Darwinist rhetorical tactics Science, worldview issues/foundations and society

The problem with Tayler’s, “Make them shut up about God . . . “

Dr Torley has recently responded to Tayler’s Article as headlined. On a day when news is still somewhat emerging about a mass murder on a community College campus where those who affirmed that they were Christians were shot in the head, it is important to take up the issue, especially in light of the underlying, Read More…

Cosmology Exoplanets Extraterrestrial life News

Millions more planets theoretically habitable?

The first clue for caution is this should be the title: Theoretical astrophysicists have discovered that millions of planets are more habitable than we realized The authors, led by Jérémy Leconte, a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, built a three-dimensional climate model and found that a Read More…

News Origin Of Life

Claim: Viruses are alive

From ScienceDaily: Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive Until now, viruses have been difficult to classify, said University of Illinois crop sciences and Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology professor Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, who led the new analysis with graduate student Arshan Nasir. In its latest report, the International Committee on the Taxonomy Read More…

Cosmology News

Why some think aliens real

From Business Insider: We’re all made of heavy atoms forged in the explosions of supermassive stars. This not only connects us to the universe, but highlights the possibility of alien life, explains famed astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson: “These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the Read More…

Intelligent Design

Baker’s dozen: 13 questions I’d ask an aspiring atheist politician

Jeffrey Tayler has written an article in Salon, titled, Make them shut up about God: The right-wing’s religious delusions are killing us—and them, in which he lists some questions he’d ask politicians of faith: Sample questions to be put to pietistic contenders for the White House: What makes you believe in God? Do you hear Read More…