Multiple evils

In Kansas, late-term abortionist George Tiller was murdered in church today. From World Magazine (conservative, Christian): Anti-abortion groups have denounced the killing. Operation Rescue President Troy Newman said in a statement, “We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, …

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Internet Monk: Stories of science/faith resolution

Michael Spencer (a.k.a. The Internet Monk) has a post asking for comments from Christians who are scientists or trained in science. They are to answer the following question: How have you resolved the tensions in your own life and thinking between science and your faith? What has been your journey? What was particularly significant in …

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The new atheists: summary of arguments

Rev. Cwirla, in his review of the Charlotte Allen article on atheism that I linked to in my previous post, summarizes the new atheist (Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, Myers, et al.) arguments as follows: 1.  The existence of God can't be proven scientifically, therefore there is no God. 2.  Religious people do bad things, therefore …

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The new atheists: “primitive opposition to faith and reason”

From the LA Times: Atheists: No God, no reason, just whining, by Charlotte Allen Subtitle: Superstar atheists are motivated by anger -- and boohoo victimhood. Here are a few quotes: I can't stand atheists -- but it's not because they don't believe in God. It's because they're crashing bores. Other people, most recently the British …

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A cheaper way to get humans to Mars: One-way tickets

NASA's Astrobiology Magazine has the text of a presentation given by physicist Paul Davies: A One-way Ticket to Mars. The greatest expense in sending a group of astronauts to Mars is actually getting them back to Earth. Davies estimates that we may be able to save up to 80% of the costs by sending a …

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