Science & Evolution
Posted 1/17/17 at 4:52 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
Apollo 17 Astronaut Eugene Cernan – the last man to walk on the surface of the moon – left the earth’s gravitational pull once more as his soul jettisoned into eternity. He was 82.
Cernan died Monday in a Houston hospital surrounded by family members as a result of “ongoing health issues,” according to a statement by his family posted on NASA’s website.
On his last mission to the moon in December 1972 he said he felt like he was looking back at the earth from “God’s front porch,” saying the experience convinced him of the existence of a Creator.
On that mission, Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, a scientist, steered their lunar rover through a valley where they managed to collect 294 pounds of rock and soil samples, the largest quantity astronauts would ever retrieve.
Cernan accidentally tore off one of the rover’s fenders with a rock hammer that protruded from his pocket. Cernan recognized it had to be fixed, and improvised a creative solution using geology maps and duct tape. FULL POST
Posted 1/14/17 at 10:40 AM | Mike Keas
2017 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design: Opportunity to Join the World of ID Scholarship
You can spend hours reading about intelligent design, its arguments and evidence, but there's no substitute for personal interactions with the top scholars in the field. That's especially true for rising scientists and scholars interested in advancing ID-related research themselves.
That's why each year Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture offers the Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design. Intended primarily for college undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and graduate students, the Summer Seminars offer the opportunity to learn from the stars of the ID community -- like Stephen Meyer, Douglas Axe, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Ann Gauger, Richard Sternberg, John West, Paul Nelson, Robert Marks, Scott Minnich, Jay Richards, and more.
The next Seminar will take place in Seattle from July 7 to 15. It is an invaluable chance to take a first step in what might be the beginning of a career in advanced ID research. Many graduates of this program go on to just such promising futures. You'll be hearing from them in due course.
More information is here. The Seminar comprises two tracks, the CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences, and the C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society.
Last year the program had fifty participants, the biggest group yet, and diverse in every way. But applying is highly selective. In past years the program has had students from Berkeley, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge, Ohio State, New York University, the University of Washington -- and around the world: Ghana, Brazil, Italy, Jamaica, Australia, Canada, Norway, China, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines.
There really is no deeper way to explore the science of ID or its relevance to the humanities. See here for reviews from our past students. The deadline is April 4.
Discovery Institute covers room and board, with travel scholarships available based on need.
If you're not a student, Discovery Institute also holds open a small number of spots for professionals, professors and scientists, clergy, and teachers. If you know someone who might be interested and qualified, please spread the word.
Top Darwinist Story of 2016
The cultural buzz over evolution from Darwinist media is uncritically supportive (they ignore the major weaknesses). Evolution News & Views (ENV) offers an alternative. Here is the top ENV story of 2016. It is about December's Royal Society meeting in London. This three-day conference on "New Trends in Evolutionary Biology" did not receive the media attention it deserved. Here's the ENV story about it.
Oh, there were a few reports. Writing for the Huffington Post, science journalist Suzan Mazur complained of a lack of momentousness: "[J]ust what was the point of attracting a distinguished international gathering if the speakers had little new science to present? Why waste everyone's time and money?" On the other hand, a write-up in The Atlantic by Carl Zimmer acknowledged a sense of strain between rival cliques of evolutionists: "Both sides offered their arguments and critiques in a civil way, but sometimes you could sense the tension in the room -- the punctuations of tsk-tsks, eye-rolling, and partisan bursts of applause."
Mild drama notwithstanding, why should anyone care about this meeting? FULL POST
Posted 12/8/16 at 1:25 PM | Brian Wallace
Posted 10/22/16 at 2:29 AM | Mark John
You have actually most likely become aware of a sort of modern technology and also solution called reverse phone lookups. This advancement is often called reverse phone check or contact number lookup. From words itself, turn around phone lookup is a sort of modern technology that makes it possible for any person to seek out needed details of an individual based from a phone number.
Exactly how does it Work?
Reverse phone lookup deals with using a computer system and also a net link. Allow us claim that you have actually had a missed out on contact your phone as well as all you have is a telephone number. If you wish to know who that individual is, after that all you should do is go into the contact number (location code as well as 7 figure number), await a couple of secs, as well as you obtain the info you require.
What type of Information Do I Get?
The kind as well as deepness of details you obtain would certainly depend on the kind of reverse phone lookup solution you have. The even more usual kind of phone number lookup is the cost-free solution. Important and also required info like the total address, household participants, birthday celebrations, and so on are some of the crucial info you obtain from a paid opposite phone lookup solution. FULL POST
Posted 9/20/16 at 2:23 PM | Brian Wallace
Linguists have long thought that your native language could have an effect on how you see. Learn more about how language affects color perception from this infographic!
Posted 9/15/16 at 8:05 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
A small onyx stone, said to be a gift to a Knight Templar over 1,000 years ago and handed down within a family, may actually be what the owner asserts: a gem originally worn by the High Priest in Jerusalem.
The astounding report – corroborated by a number of independent experts – was contained in a story by Adam Berkowitz in Breaking Israel News.
According to the Talmud (Yoma 21b), the precious stones worn on the High Priest’s garments were lost when Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians.
There were 12 stones mounted on the breastplate of the High Priest and two sardonyx stones fixed in gold settings on the shoulders of the High Priest.
“And you shall put the two stones on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for a memorial.” Exodus 28:12 FULL POST
Posted 9/6/16 at 11:19 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 9/2/16 at 10:10 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 8/11/16 at 1:20 AM | David Fournier
Creating and maintaining a good online presence is a must in today’s internet age. Almost everything you’re trying to accomplish offline will be influenced by your online presence one way or another. Your online presence includes your social media page, your website or blog, and everything you do online. There are 3 main reasons why you need a good online presence.
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When you apply for a job, chances are the recruiters search your full name on Google Search at some point. Whatever they see in return will greatly influence the decision to hire you. You may have forgotten about that rant you wrote about your former employer, but the internet never forgets. FULL POST