Fantastic podcast by Dr. Albert Mohler Jr. on Friday May 6, 2016. In it he cites 4 recently published articles demonstrating the failure of much of modern science. It it is not science per se that Mohler critiques. He rightly acknowledges that the Christian Worldview has been responsible for the scientific method as we know it. In recent years however, prominent and influential researchers have turned the scientific method on its head making outlandish claims that the universe is unreal, knowledge is unknowable and what we witness through our senses in illusory. On top of that 60% of all published papers cannot be duplicated or replicated making them patently false, yet they are received as true and valid. Students of apologetics, this is a must listen to audio.
“I want to be a cyborg,” wrote Kevin Warwick in the conclusion of his book I, Cyborg.1 This Professor of Cybernetics at Britain’s Reading University is awaiting the day when our human body, saddled with deficiencies and limitations, will be replaced by high-performance computers that will possess superhuman capabilities. A committed evolutionist, he believes without reservation that “Just as we humans split from our chimpanzee cousins, so cyborgs (cybernetic organisms) will split from humans.”2
Joshua Press is pleased to announce its latest release:
The Faces of Origins
A historical survey of the underlying
assumptions from the early church
to the twenty-first century
By David Herbert
Contemporary scientists, such as Richard Dawkins, have loudly proclaimed that evolutionism is an undeniable fact. They seem oblivious to the historical reality that the naturalistic underlying assumptions of evolutionism mirror the supernatural ones of creationism. The Faces of Origins
demonstrates the historical interdependence of these two opposing religious systems in posing answers to the question of the origin of the
universe and human life.
“Justify your existence!”1 abruptly brought Adelaide Carpenter into the world of Aubrey de Grey, host of a birthday party for a Cambridge graduate student. Since he had to attend to some electrical problem and hurried away, she was not able to respond to his terse remark. But, in the months to follow, she would have ample opportunity to come to know and become romantically attached to this most intriguing Britisher. In 1991, they were married even though she was nineteen years his senior.
“Was that thing written by a computer?” This question was asked of Raymond Kurzweil by panelist and film star, Henry Morgan, on the television program, “I’ve Got a Secret’. The amazing aspect was that this seventeen-year-old had built a computer that composed a song which Kurzweil played for the four-member panel.
“Sapere aude! ‘Have courage to use our own reason!’—that is the motto of enlightenment.”1 was written by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) in an article, ‘What is Enlightenment!’ By focusing upon human reason or rationality, the illustrious German philosopher succinctly encapsulated the central theme of this pivotal period of history which still has an effect on the mindset of the twenty-first century—some four hundred years later!
In 1983, John Dunphy, a university graduate, entered a writing contest sponsored by The Humanist magazine. Dunphy, being one of three hundred contestants, placed third. His article was titled “A Religion for a New Age.” Regarding the importance of teachers in the emergence of this new religion, namely Humanism, he wrote: “I am convinced that the battle for mankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith, a religion of humanity . . . .”1
“I’m surprised that anyone is still interested in my philosophy,”1 John Dewey quipped during the beginning of his lecture at the University of Columbia’s Philosophy Club. Nearly a decade had elapsed since Dr. Dewey retired from this university in 1940. Nevertheless, Paul Kurtz, a doctoral student in philosophy, was ecstatic that John Dewey had accepted his invitation to come and speak to a group of aspiring philosophers. For Kurtz, the return of this eminent philosopher to Columbia’s campus was personally gratifying as he had read all of Dr. Dewey’s voluminous writings.
“World Cheers Dewey at Lively 90”1 was the headline for a front page story in The New York Times on 21 October 1949. Reporter Kalman Seigel recalled how 1500 gathered the night before to extend their best wishes to John Dewey, America’s foremost philosopher. Notes of congratulations came from Harry Truman, the President of United States, and also from the Prime Ministers of Britain and India.
Normally we place the full text of book reviews directly into the blog post so you can immediately see it when the blog is updated. Recently, we received a rather lengthy book review on one of David Herbert’s books, Charles Darwin’s Religous Views by Marc-Andre Lachance who is professor of biology at Western University located in London, Ontario. The article officially appeared in a journal called Reports of the National Center for Science Education. The mandate of the National Center for Science Education’s motto is “Defending the teaching of evolution in the public schools”. I particularly like the second paragraph. It is official. I am now certifiably preposterous.
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