Ken Ham’s Sinking Boat

“Those people who wait in these times for the numerically impressive organizations of American religion to coalesce into a powerful redemptive force are bound to find the present circumstances profoundly unsatisfying.” ~ R. Laurence Moore, Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture (1994) In the last few years, the building of life-sized replicas of the biblical ark of […]

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Iguana Found on Mars?

The planet Mars is a subject of much interest and speculation among the general public. Unfortunately, people do not always seek out good sources of information when feeding their fascination of the red planet. Reputable scientists are just as interested in probing and learning the secrets of Mars as are pseudoscientists, but the latter group is often troublingly effective at […]

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Science, Values and the World

The central aim of science is to demythologize our intuitions about the natural world, to convert the irrationality of discovery into the rationality of justification. A judicious mixture of both creative inspiration and rigorous testing is essential to the success of this massive human project. Values in science, so controversial to so many “hard scientists,” have their freest reign in […]

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