Penn, Science and Religion

Originally posted on Home of the Little-Known Blogger:
“If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would…

Conversations with Atheists 2

Paraphrased for brevity and clarity: —– Her: You don’t need god (sic) to explain creation. Multiple universes explains exactly how our universe came to be. Me: Even if it were a valid hypothesis, which it isn’t, MUT only pushes First Cause back one step. It doesn’t eliminate the logical necessity. Her: It’s more valid that […]

In Vivo vs. In Vitro

So, many people are no longer aware of this, but there are basically two types of observation which may be made in science: ‘in vitro’ and ‘in vivo’. ‘In vitro’ is Latin for ‘in the glass’, and originally referred to reactions observed in cultures in a Petri dish. However, by extension, it refers to observations […]

On Science, Faith, Religion, and Mythology (Part I)

It is essentially the raison d’etre of the ‘New Atheist’ movement to assert an existential enmity between ‘science’ and ‘religion’; one that has always existed and can only be ended when ‘religious superstition’ is finally swept away by ‘scientific truth’. Which sounds awesome. But is any part of that statement valid? I shall examine this […]

“Nature” Study on Sea-Level Rise

According to Phys.Org, a new study has been published in Nature regarding an acceleration in sea-level rise. If you’ve read my paper (‘Socialism and Scientific Illiteracy’), you’ll understand why I am non-plussed by publication in Nature. In the Phys.Org piece, there’s lots of ‘estimates’ and ‘believes’ and ‘everyone agrees’. Bad enough. More importantly, the authors […]

Obfuscation

About four years ago, I made a post on Facebook about the rising atmospheric CO2 concentration, and the lack of corresponding rise in global average temperature. The information was so easy to come by, I didn’t even think that it was worthy of a blog entry. Flash forward to today. It took me hours of […]

An Unsettling Climate

City Journal has published an excellent article on AGW hypothesis and downfall of modern science. Those of you who hold science to high standards will find the read unsurprising, but informative. Those of you who think that “man-made global warming” is a real thing because someone told you that “there’s a scientific consensus” (or some […]

Godzilla (spoilers)

Well, God knows that I have weightier things to write about, but I’ve been run pretty ragged the last few months. Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to watch the new Godzilla movie. First, the previews: —Maleficent. Post-modern deconstructionist crap. I will not be wasting any money on it, in any venue. –There is […]

Penn, Science and Religion

“If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a […]