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Baseball and the Soul by Jason M. Morgan. And baseball will heal you. Bring a box of tangled wire, a ball of knotted twine, a heap of broken heart, a clutter of twisted misery to the baseball diamond and spend [...]
New Humanist reviews Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey. Soul Dust is nothing less than Humphrey’s attempt to sketch out a materialist theory of consciousness, and write a “natural history” of the soul.
Jordan Battles to Regain ‘Priceless’ Christian Relics by Robert Pigott. A group of 70 or so “books”, each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan [...]
Casey Luskin: A Positive, Testable Case for Intelligent Design. See here.
Craig Berman (Today) rates the talent level of all ten seasons of American Idol. Personally, I agree with most of his assessments. I watched a bit of season 2, before finally watching the full fifth season. Craig rates the fifth [...]
ESPN predicts the upcoming baseball season. Yahoo! Sports does the same. Ditto NBC Sports.
Microsoft’s Odd Couple by Paul Allen. It’s 1975 and two college dropouts are racing to create software for a new line of “hobbyist” computers. The result? A company called “Micro-Soft”—now the fifth-most-valuable corporation on earth. In an adaptation from his [...]
An op-ed by Geert Wilders published today. To know why Islam is a mortal danger one must not only consider the Koran but also the character of Muhammad, who conceived the Koran and the entirety of Islam. The Koran is [...]
Engaging Today’s Militant Atheist Arguments: A Response by Daniel Harrell. See here.
From Students, a Misplaced Sense of Entitlement by Elayne Clift. How could it be that graduate students delivered such appallingly poor papers and presentations? They’d gotten undergraduate degrees; why couldn’t they write in sentences? Why were they devoid of originality, [...]
A Punching Bag No More. The traditional, thin plastic bag, though increasingly demonized and taxed, has better environmental performance and is likely to be considerably safer for human health than alternatives. More here.
Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren: The Green Energy Economy Reconsidered. “Green” energy such as wind, solar and biomass presently constitute only 3.6% of fuel used to generate electricity in the U.S. But if another “I Have a Dream” speech [...]
FP: Not All Interventions Are the Same. Quit it with the comparisons between Iraq and Libya. There’s a world of difference between neoconservatism and liberal internationalism. More at FP.
Iranian Video Says Mahdi is ‘Near’. New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi–or Islamic messiah–is about to appear. CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video [...]
Former Dawkins Atheist Richard Morgan Continues to Praise God. See here.
Pssst! Don’t Tell the Creationists, but Scientists Don’t Have a Clue How Life Began by John Horgan. See here. (There’s a few good comments mixed in with the usual chaff.)
Tsunamis: Or, Why I’m No Longer a Calvinist by Kyle Roberts. I used to be a Calvinist. Yet there were things about Calvinism as a theological system that never sat right with me. I had difficulty accepting “meticulous providence,” the [...]