Chapter Fourteen from Antidisestablishmentarianism: What Does the Scientific Evidence Prove?

14. What Does The Scientific Evidence Prove?“I am quite conscious that my speculations run quite beyond the bounds of true science.” Charles Darwin1 “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams2 “In the space …

The Religion of Physics III: Hawking Rewrites History

There are two ways to rewrite history. The common lie is ineffective. The amazingly effective method is far more difficult. Simply eliminate any information which contradicts what you are attempting to promote. Never tell any outright lie, simply be very selective in what you allow your audience to hear. Secular Humanists always start from the …

Author Interviews for Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion

Two bloggers recently conducted e-mail interviews with Mary on the Young Adult Medieval Historical Fiction Novel Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion. Here are the links! Thank you to these readers and writers for their support!  http://rai29bookreadnreview.blogspot.com/2011/09/author-interview-mary-c-findley.html http://www.spencerbrokaw.com/2011/09/interview-with-mary-findley.html

The Religion of Physics II: The High Priest Pontificates

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."1 Stephen Hawking "There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, …

The Religion of Physics I: What Is Physics?

"I put a lot of effort into writing A Briefer History [of Time] at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion."1 "What I have done is to show that …

Introduction to Antidisestablishmentarianism

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.1 John Adams Sometime in the early twentieth century, Secular Humanist indoctrination convinced almost everyone in the United States that "an establishment of religion" in the first phrase of …

Book Review of The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr

Men's minds and thinking are getting shallower all the time, but it's wrong to blame that on the Internet. Many things are just as powerful as the Internet in changing our lives and our thought patterns. Rock music, television, video games and addiction (alcoholism) still play a greater role in "shallowing" the mind than the …

Skeptical of the Skeptics

Little did I know when my husband asked me to write on this subject that not only has it already been done, it's been done by skeptics. Skeptical Investigations.org is website reports on psychic phenomena and other experimental science. These are not Christians. The Amazing Meeting (TAM) London October 16th-17th 2010 is an article by …

What Did The Ark Of Noah Look Like?

"The Holy Scripture cannot err, ... the decrees therein contained are absolutely true and inviolable. But I should have in your place added that, though Scripture cannot err, its expounders and interpreters are liable to err in many ways," Galileo said in a 1613 letter to Benedetto Castelli. Anyone who dismisses the possibility of the …

Permission to Fail?

Our daughter told me about a Bible study where the teacher mentioned Proverbs 31 and said something like, "We all know that the Virtuous Woman is an ideal. She's too good to be true." Suppose a military commander gives his troop an order. The men whisper to the lieutenant, "Permission to fail, sir?" The lieutenant …

Wisdom Says, “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Proverbs Chapter Eight is absolutely amazing. We try to read through Proverbs day by day each month and this one just stops me in my tracks every time. Why does God say that wisdom is a woman? I don't know. A friend commented on the fact that Proverbs is mostly advice from father to son. …

Comments on The Little Prince by Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

"But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. ..." The fox to the Little Prince in the story of that name by Antoine de Sainte-Exupery People have tried to make me like The Little Prince for many years. I have read excerpts from it. Usually I don't even respond when people …

Giants, Genetics and Original Sin

After the death of Virgil in the First Century BC, the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar posthumously published his Aeneid. Caesar Augustus loved this book because it took the history of Rome, romanticized it and treated it as "prophecy." Virgil built on an existing legend about the founding of Rome. He expanded a story around that …

All Glorious Within

Psalm 45 is a beautiful passage of Scripture. It describes a king which certainly seems to be the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In verse nine it begins to talk about women, and there are lessons for Christian women and their earthly relationships with men and others in the descriptions found here. First, though, we witness the …

Godly Womanhood

(A note on the picture with this post: Just to prove women can be both beautiful and godly, three Barbie "Makeovers" representing characters from Edmund Spenser's epic allegory the Faerie Queene: Left to right, Gloriana, representing the glory of God, Una, representing Truth, and Goldenberry, wife of Satyrane, a godly knight protecting Una in her …

Analyze, Analyze, Analyze

A message to parents and students: Never, ever, ever read a book, watch a movie, or see or hear a play or story or poem performed without answering these questions:(Don't read a book to your child or let anyone read a book to you without doing this, either.) Do "wise" and "good" people in the …

Preface to Antidisestablishmentarianism

The most religious people on earth are those who claim not to have any religion. Dogmatic, intolerant, and bigoted, they refuse to allow anyone to so much as speak their opposition. Yet these same people demand political power and tax support. The mildest opposition, such as the mere mention of Intelligent Design (not God), has …

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