Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 18 2012

The historicity of the stolen body

I’m catching up on some issues that ended up on the back burner while I was under the weather, and one of them is this comment by Kevin Harris over at Evangelical Realism, on the topic of whether the “Resurrection theory” is a more historical explanation than the non-supernatural alternatives proposed by critics. Kevin claims …

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Feb 17 2012

An honest liar

This looks like it’s going to be, well, amazing… Justin Weinstein and Tyler Meason, two of the filmmakers behind Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey and Sons of Perdition respectively, are making a documentary about the man, appropriately titled An Honest Liar: The Story of the Amazing James Randi. The film will not only dive into …

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Feb 16 2012

Ah, progress

Many people are in shock and mourning after the unexpected death of singer Whitney Houston. As reported by the International Business Times, however, others are crying all the way to the bank. Sony Music raised the price of Houston’s songs just 30 minutes after her death, reports The Guardian. The retail price was raised from …

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Feb 15 2012

Sabotaging Science

Via Greg Laden’s blog, this leaked document from climate change denialists: Dr. Wojick is a consultant with the Office of Scientific and Technical Information at the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of information and communication science. His effort wil focus on providing curriculum that shows that the topic of climate change is controversial …

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Feb 14 2012

A simple cold

Last Sunday morning, I woke up with a sharp pain in the back of my nasal passages, as though I’d somehow gotten a grain of sand or something stuck there. I thought it would pass, and it sort of did—by becoming a full-blown sore throat and swollen glands and let’s-just-make-life-a-bit-more-miserable-overall. No biggie, I’ve had head …

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Feb 13 2012

Gospel Disproof #36: Jesus and Lazarus

One mistake a lot of people make is to assume that Christians have always believed the same Gospel. If we look more closely, however, we can see evidence in the New Testament itself that suggests the resurrection story has evolved significantly, especially in the early decades of the Church. A good way to highlight this …

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Feb 12 2012

How the Bible drives technology

There’s a fascinating story over at the Atlantic about the impact of the Bible on science and technology. And it’s not what you’d think. Over the past several decades missionary groups like the Wycliffe Bible Translators have sometimes been among the first visitors to remote cultures to learn those cultures’ languages — and to do …

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Feb 12 2012

Just words

Do you want to kill somebody? No? Then read this. I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don’t understand about you … I will not pray for you. Ok, how about now? Still no? That’s odd, because according to a report by The …

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Feb 11 2012


I don’t feel like taking on anything super-heavy today, so let’s see if I can start some kind of meme. Name three fiction books you’ve read more than three times, and why. The book I’ve read the most is the Bible, due to my Christian past. I lost count of how many times I read …

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Feb 10 2012

Uh oh

Via Ed Brayton comes news of a new FtB blog: Biodork. Everybody stop by and say howdy, eh? But wait, what’s this? The first post I see has her agreeing with Bill O’Reilly? That doesn’t sound good. Oh, never mind—she just caught Bill in a moment of sanity and lucidity. Carry on. And welcome, Biodork, …

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