Only the educated are free — Epictetus

Why I Won’t Watch the NFL

On Friday, October 27, 2017, we laid to rest my Dad at a graveside service (see previous post). My Dad was a WWII vet, and men from the local VFW showed up to present my Mom with a flag (which…

Passing of My Father

My Mom called me from Arizona last night to tell me that my Dad had died that afternoon as he was taking a nap. He was 94, and they had been married 59 years. Although he had been vigorous until…

A connection between vaccines and autism

SOURCE: ABSTRACT: Vaccinations have prevented millions of infectious illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths among U.S. children, yet the long-term health outcomes of the vaccination schedule remain uncertain. Studies have been recommended by the U.S. Institute of Medicine to address this…

Ray Manzarek’s 1973 album

I was a big fan of the Doors in high school and, after Jim Morrison’s death, kept my eyes open to what his fellow band mates were doing. I remember buying Ray Manzarek’s 1973 album THE GOLDEN SCARAB and enjoying…

Some cool videos re design

PUFFER FISH: ———————————— BIOVISIONS: ———————————— UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF LIFE: ———————————— PRIVILEGED PLANET: ———————————— CONSERVATION OF INFORMATION:

Official Retirement from Intelligent Design

Two weeks ago, Sean McDowell interviewed me about the current state of intelligent design as an intellectual project and cultural movement. He and I had written a popular-audience book on ID about a decade ago. As someone no longer active…

Miracle Survey (for THE FACES OF MIRACLES)

If miracles happen, why aren’t they more obvious? If miracles don’t happen, why are we talking about them? At some point in most people’s lives, the prospect of a miracle becomes important. Times of crises, challenges to religious belief, and…

Disillusion with Fundamentalism

I had the opportunity at the end of this month (May 2016) to update an interview I did four years ago at TheBestSchools.org: www.thebestschools.org/features/william-dembski-interview/ In the updated interview, I elaborated on my concerns over fundamentalism. Below are the relevant two…

The Limitations of Our Time

I usually like to start the workday with reading the lectionary, which includes readings from the Psalter, the Old Testament or Apocrypha, the New Testament (non-Gospels), and the Gospels. Additionally, on some days, there is a brief account of a…