Dr. Rosalind Picard is founder and director of MIT’s Affective Computing Research Group. She is also a professing Christian who was raised in a secular home.
Dr. Shahram Koshbin is a Harvard neurology professor from Iran whose mother was Jewish and whose father was of the Bahai faith. He wonders whether religiosity is the same thing as faith.
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What are the most difficult questions to answer? Solid candidates are those which by virtue of how they are posed eliminate the only logical and correct answers.
Who created God is one such question that is invariably heard when two or more intelligent people begin talking about the most important issues in life.
Continue reading “Who Created God? Oxford’s John Lennox Responds To Richard Dawkins”
There is likely no greater mistake when working on Capitol Hill than including a contradiction of logic or fact in a one-pager making the case for a legislative proposal, composing a position paper on a bill scheduled for a vote on the floor, or drafting remarks for your boss when she speaks to an important group this weekend back home in the district.
There are people working for Congress who eat, sleep and live detecting, exposing and criticizing contradictions among political opponents, as well as journalists, lobbyists and talking heads doing the same, so it’s no wonder aides to senators and representatives tend to be hyper-sensitive about consistency.
Continue reading “Think Like A Detective: What About The Contradictions In The Four Gospels?”
With the explosion of scientific, historical, logical and archeological based apologetics on behalf of the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the question must be asked about the evidence for other religions besides Christianity.
What about the evidence for the validity of Judaism, Hinduism or Islam? Isn’t it logically necessary to do a thorough investigation of the evidence for each of the world’s major faiths before deciding which one is right for you? That is a great question, according to Dr. Frank Turek of cross-examined.org.
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For folks who aren’t biochemists, the headline above likely makes no sense, but Reasons To Believe’s Fazale Rana, who is a biochemist, is also a solid write who knows how to make complexity understandable.
That’s fortunate for the rest of us because there is huge news on the biochemistry front that sounds like a potential paradigm shifter for our understanding of DNA.
It all has to do with interruptions. You know, that irritating legislative director in Rayburn or the haughty communications director over on the Senate side who won’t let you finish a sentence without interrupting you. And that has immense implications for the evolution vs. creation debate.
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For all of our knowledge, there remains no definitive, testable, repeatable scientific answer to the question every person who ever lived asked themselves at least once: What happens to me after I die?
Science deals with the material world, cause and effect, the repeatedly demonstrable. But death, at least as far as we know from common human experience, is always and everywhere a one-way ticket (yes, I know there are folks who claim to have died and come back with vivid – but unverifiable- reports of what Heaven is like).
(The photo above is courtesy of Madison Grooms of Unsplash.)
Continue reading “She Asked If She’s Going To Hell When She Dies. How Would You Answer?”
Did you miss me? Probably not, but that’s okay. Just thought I would let you know why I’ve not been posting for the past week. While shoveling snow February 20, I suddenly fell and landed directly on my left kneecap.
The kneecap was broken into four discreet pieces and required surgery to repair. The surgery was this past Monday, March 4, and went well. But I’ve been dealing with the usual pain and disruption of normal routines that come with a serious injury, surgery and recovery.
Busted kneecaps are not an easy recovery, apparently. I don’t know how long I will have to wear the leg brace you see in the accompanying photo, but I hope it’s not too long because, of course, now that I can’t, it’s driving me crazy not being able to bend my leg!
But starting Monday, I will be back posting. Hope you are having a great weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour tonight!