Monthly Archives: March 2009

Questions on Natural Selection

I have a question about natural selection for those who know how evolution works. I think I understand the general idea: The fit survive and pass on their genes, whereas the unfit die. For Richard Dawkins, that accounts for much … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Evolution | Comments Off on Questions on Natural Selection

The Anthropic Principle

This continues my series on atheist Richard Dawkins‘ The God Delusion. For background, see Dawkins and My (Not Quite So) Open Mind. The anthropic principle states that physical conditions are “just right” for human life to exist on earth. If … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Books, Religion | 8 Comments

Forum on Mary Lane’s Comment

Under my post, Person with Asperger’s Seeks Spiritual Home, I sort of violated my own rule. I told my readers not to respond to what other commenters are saying under the post, since its aim is to help the spiritual … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Pluralism, Religion, Resurrection | Comments Off on Forum on Mary Lane’s Comment

Dawkins and My (Not Quite So) Open Mind

I finished listening to atheist Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion last night. Over the next few days, I want to interact with that book, but I’ll be using some of Russell Miller’s comments as my launching point. Please remember that … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Books, Life, Movies, Religion, School | 4 Comments

Person with Asperger’s Seeks Spiritual Home

I need some help from my readers! Recently, a person with Asperger’s named Anthony commented on my post, “Asperger’s and Religion”. He said that he’s dabbled in Kabbalah but left that because he lost the red string. (I’m don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Religion | 2 Comments

Hoover and FDR: Liberal or Conservative?

I just watched This Week with George Stephanopoulos (click here to see it). In the second half of the program (for which I cannot find a transcript), people were claiming that Herbert Hoover was the liberal whereas Franklin Roosevelt was … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Communism, Current Events, Economics, History, john birch society, Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, Regulation, Television | Comments Off on Hoover and FDR: Liberal or Conservative?

Ramblings on Ben Stein’s Expelled

I know this post is a little late, but last night I watched Ben Stein’s Expelled for the very first time. I really enjoyed it for a variety of reasons. I love Ben Stein because he’s a good Republican and … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Freedom, Apologetics, Books, Current Events, Evolution, Movies, Religion, Television, Wonder Years | Comments Off on Ramblings on Ben Stein’s Expelled

Judaism, Abortion, and Joan

I read MShaffer’s Joan of Arcadia: Season 3 episode, Episode 3.18, The Child, Part 1. Joan’s brother Luke has gotten Grace pregnant. Luke wants Grace to abort the baby, for he just got into MIT (his lifelong dream) and doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Joan of Arcadia, Joan of Arcadia Season 3, Life, Religion, School | 1 Comment

The Bible and Morality

I’m listening to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion right now, and he argues that morality is not rooted in the Bible. His reason is that the Bible has many things that strike people as immoral. He mentions Numbers 31, in … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Religion | 3 Comments

Frum and the Relevance of Less Government

In the waiting room a few days ago (to see my therapist), I read David Frum’s Newsweek article against Rush Limbaugh, Why Rush is Wrong. Frum argues that the conservative message of less government will not mobilize voters as it … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Economics, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics, Regulation, rush limbaugh, Sarah Palin | 1 Comment