Bishop Barron Tackles the Myth of Science vs. the Church

Bishop Robert Barron, one of the recently appointed auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, addresses the persistent notion that Christianity (and, in particular, Catholicism) is at war with science. From his new op-ed in The Los Angeles Times: As Polkinghorne and others have observed, the modern physical sciences were, in fact, made possible by the religious milieu out of which th... More

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christmas, Twitter and a Really Big Bunny

Astrophysicist and media personality Neil deGrasse Tyson was recently at the center of a Twitter spat, and I asked a question that sparked a response concerning it. Boy, did it ever. But first, some background: On Christmas Day, Tyson — who was also the host of Fox’s 2014 version of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos,” called “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” — cra... More


FoxNews Uses Misleading, Anti-Science Headline Comparing Persons to Eggs

FoxNews typically does a better job than most mainstream media of portraying the abortion issue in a “fair and balanced” way. But not this time. FoxNews originally ran a story earlier today about the Mississippi Personhood Amendment with the headline: “Push to Declare a Human Egg a ‘Person’ Offers New Tack on Abortion Debate” FoxNews later changed the headline a... More

If Embryos were Extraterrestrials, would we call them “life”?

Michael B Dougherty had this profound thought: If a small, multi-cellular organism was in a woman’s womb rather than (outer) space, scientists wouldn’t call it “life”. What’s the backstory? A scientist’s claim to have discovered extraterrestrial, microscopic life: “NASA SCIENTIST FINDS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE: Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at N... More


University of Kentucky shows itself closed to full scientific inquiry.

I'll bet Galileo, a devout Catholic, would disagreed vehemently with the University of Kentucky's position. Martin Gaskell, Christian, applied for the position of director of the new student observatory at the University of Kentucky. One member of the search committee described him as “breathtakingly above the other applicants.” Yet he didn’t get the job. He has sued, c... More

BettNet on statistics showing greenhouse gas pollutions down

More grist for the (hopefully energy-efficient/minimal-waste-producing) mill: “To sum up: Even as population grew, American industry grew, the amount of energy consumed grew, and the amount Americans used their cars grew, greenhouse gas emissions went down. Despite everything that environmental extremists tell us we need to do to ?save the environment? from the ?human-caused? catastrophe of... More

Embryonic stem cell breakthrough?

You may have seen the headline, “Embryonic stem cells can repair eyes, company says…“ AMDG notes some things in the article, and catalogues all the “might’s, maybe’s and probabaly’s” that the scientists must include, even as they promise spectacular results. [A few of my comments in brackets]: Stem cells made from human embryos can home in on damag... More



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