Thursday, April 30, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

I'm going to start putting together a weekly wrap-up of interesting articles. Enjoy...

Is the Panda's Thumb Really Proof of Evolution?: According to Dr. Paul Nelson, the answer is "No."

Mother Teresa's Dark Night of the Soul: "She was one of the rare souls who are able to sustain what mystic poet and theologian John of the Cross called "the dark night of the soul." - the lack of any emotional sense of the presence of God, accompanied by a great willingness to continue to do the things one knows he would want."

A review of ex-atheist Antony Flew's book, There is a God: "My discovery of the Divine has been pilgrimage of reason and not of faith."

A Scientific Experiment on the Link Between Ethical Behavior and a Belief in Free Will: "Those with weaker convictions about their power to control their own destiny were more apt to cheat when given the opportunity as compared to those whose beliefs about controlling their own lives were left untouched."

What Science Cannot Tell Us by Dinesh D'Souza: "Skepticism is of course a central tool of science, but many skeptics make the mistake of failing to apply skepticism to science itself...I call this the 'atheism of the gaps.' The basic idea is that if science hasn't figured something out, just wait a few years, because the brilliant scientists are working on it."


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