Monthly Archives: February 2009

Heckling as a Public Service

Here is another very good essay in The New Atlantis that speaks to the mind/brain issue. In reaction to the ubiquitous practice of placing “neuro” in front of almost every designation one could think of the author writes: There is … Continue reading

Posted in mind/body dualism, Neuroscience, New Atlantis, Scientism | 1 Comment


This is several years old now, but I came across a good article here from The New Atlantis on the rise and fall of sociobiology. A couple of themes stood out for me. The first had to do with the … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Creationism, Darwin, Sociobiology | 2 Comments

Gillian Welch

Check out this great deal for Gillian Welch’s album Revival. What a beautiful voice and haunting songs. The song Annabelle conjurns up the black and white images most of us have seen, at one time or another, of rural life … Continue reading

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species. The BBC is doing a series of programs devoted to Darwin, the book, and the issues raised by evolution in general. Dr. Conor Cunningham (our … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Darwin, Evolution | 1 Comment

On the Visibility of the Church

In an earlier post I commented on Nathan Kerr’s new book, Christ History and Apocalyptic. There is a very interesting conversation taking place at The Church and Postmodern Culture: Conversation, also revolving around Nate’s book. Nate was kind enough to … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Gnosticism, Nathan Kerr


Related to my last post having to do with the Middle Ages and the prejudices many have toward that time-frame, is the issue of Christians, presently and in the past, not living up to their own confession of faith, i.e., … Continue reading

Posted in ethics, materialist, morality, naturalist | 6 Comments

“A String of Stereotypes held Together by the glue of Gullibility”

A couple of books out there are hopefully making some headway toward disabusing secularists of their cherished myth that Rome was the height of ancient civilization, while the period after was some dismal “dark” age of ignorance and cruelty. Of … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Ages, Middle Ages | 4 Comments