The Relative Truth About Science

A huge controversy has erupted over the last several weeks around Neil deGrasse Tyson, a wildly popular “science explainer.” It turns out that Mr. Tyson has a habit of, well, fabricating quotes to make a point. The standard defense of Mr. Tyson is that it doesn’t matter if the quotes are fabricated, so long as [...] [...]

The Re-education Solution

China has decided that Christianity, Islam, and other religions are not a social or legal problem, but rather a mental one — so they are committing Christians, Muslims, and other religious believers to mental hospitals for psychiatric treatment. Before we glibly condemn such “psychiatric care,” we need to be careful of the log in our [...] [...]

I Am Not an Ant

When my children were little, one of their favorite things was a book (or was it a game?) called I am not an Ant. On each page a different insect was presented, each with a description of the insect in question, and then a final statement, “I am not an ant.” It was quite useful [...] [...]

The Fallacy of Youthful Indiscretion

If there is one message our world, our culture, tells children and young adults, it’s “yes, you can.” Yes, you can get hopped up on beer every night during college, and then leave those “youthful indiscretions” behind as you get older. “Yes, you can,” hook up with various sexual partners throughout your early life, trying [...] [...]

It’s Leftovers Time

In case you didn’t see this: a school teacher gave an assignment asking her class to compare Bush to Hitler, specifically the similarities between the two. Aren’t you glad we have public schools to teach us all the important stuff? The one thing the progressive movement always needs, and always needs lots of, is enemies. There [...] [...]

Little Green Book Thinking

On the 10th of September, the President of the United States stood in front of a camera and read the words on his teleprompter. His teleprompter told him to say: Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been [...] [...]

Friday Leftovers! (and no, it’s not chicken and dumplings)

We are truly stupid when we’re proud that we don’t read books. But then again, stupid is the new smart. Particularly when it comes to the Scriptures — clearly even those who hold high office can’t be expected to read, and understand, those esoteric writings that inform the faith of millions. “I don’t read books,” a [...] [...]

Equality of Outcome and the Human Spirit

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27 Genesis 1:27 is, mostly likely, one of the most often referenced verses in my study of worldview and Christian thinking (the others are 1 John 1:9 and Romans 12:1-2, in case [...] [...]

Yum Yum! Leftovers

What often astounds me is the degree to which progressive thinkers are willing to place their faith and power in one man, while decrying the Christian’s faith in one God, and talking about how they place their faith in all men. As an instructive example, Obama has disregarded the law on voter fraud and intimidation; [...] [...]

Progressively Blind

If there’s one point any observer of the modern world can settle on, it’s this: conservatives are ignorant, while progressives are smart. On everything from global warming to gun control, conservatives ignore the facts and create a little fantasy world which only they inhabit. People are basically good, after all, they’re just miseducated and abused. One [...] [...]