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Two Half-Miles!

I've had some time off from the office this week. That's what I needed to be able to do something I haven't done since I was half this age--swim a mile. Well, two half-miles, actually, and then some. I did ...
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“Church-going Christians Less Likely To Commit Adultery”

Seen at Magic Statistics, insight on how to keep your marriage healthy: "What matters the most is being involved in a religious organization," says Amy Burdette, co-author of the study and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of North Carolina ...
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Natural Theology and God of the Gaps

Is there any theistic argument that can't be accused of being a god-of-the-gaps argument?And if not, then what happens to the god-of-the-gaps argument? Victor Reppert has a quick provocative answer to suggest. Technorati Tags: Victor Reppert, God of the Gaps ...
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James Corbett “Taught Us How To Think”

He Made Us Think He's all about opening people's minds. I don't agree with everything he says, but that's not the point. Can you tolerate someone saying something that you don't agree with? Can you have a fiery debate about ...
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Princeton “Attack” Was a Hoax

The reported attack on a conservative Princeton student was a hoax. The student, Francisco Nava, has confessed to inflicting the injuries on himself, culminating a series of deceptions--as even friends and sympathizers had been beginning to suspect. Deception doesn't help ...
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Christian Carnival CCIII (Love of God Edition)

Now up at Bounded Irrationality: Christian Carnival CCIII (Love of God Edition) ...
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Broader Education, Fewer Basic Errors (?)

Also relevant to a recent post: If some scientists or (or science journalists) were more broadly educated, they would hardly be able to make a mistake as basic as this one, analyzed today by Paul at Exiled from Groggs. Or ...
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“Hot Books”

Relevant to a recent post: David Mills wrote in the September 2007 Touchstone (not available online at this point), Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a book often invoked by the anti-censorship crowd, although, as John MIller pointed out in the ...
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One Root of Our Problems; No, Two Roots

John Brockman, Publisher and Editor of the influential science-oriented website Edge, wrote this week: What I wrote in 1991 in "The Emerging Third Culture", still pertains today: A 1950s education in Freud, Marx, and modernism is not a sufficient qualification ...
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Paul’s Ponderings

From Paul's Ponderings, a reminder for me of why we have discussions like we do here. It's not for the sake of argument but for the sake of life; and it's not because Christians are smarter of better than anyone ...
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