Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Interesting Reads

You know, judging by the amount of actual research articles I manage to read, you would think that I have absolutely no time for reading other stuff. And yet, somehow, I make the time for stuff like this: Darwinism and New England Theology - You know, it really irks me that people put so much faith in science that they let it trump the word of God, and then feel that somehow they have to rationalize the Bible in the face of scientific evidence. That's crazy, given how quickly science changes. When this happened, most geologists were thinking uniformitianismly, that geological features were the result of processes occurring over millions of years. Now, from what I understand more geologists believe that a lot of geological features are the result of very big, very fast catastrophes. And yet they dont' want to believe in a world wide flood?

Wired 14.11: The Church of the Non-Believers - Interesting look at the religion of atheism. You didn't read wrong, I did say 'religion'.

Temporal changes in the ageing of biblical patriarchs - This article does a cool job of explaining why the ages given for the patriarchs in the OT are so much longer than the ages of people today, although some may find it a little technical.

The Food Issue - An Open Letter to the Next Farmer in Chief - Michael Pollan - - Wow. I had some idea about the problems with the food system in the US, but had no concept of the amount of government money flowing into the system. I would imagine that here in Canada a lot of the same thing happens. Really, the food systems in both the US and Canada need to revamped, maybe Obama will actually have the guts to force farmers to play according to market rules. | The Case for Skepticism on Global Warming - This was actually the subject of a book, "State of Fear", that I thought was really good. A lot of people like to criticize him, but I think he had the time to really examine a lot of the public science out there, and make good judgements about it.

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