The King James Version renders the sixth commandment as "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17). Can people use this as evidence that capital punishment is unbiblical? Actually, no. The … more
Culture shock adds color to any journey. Travelers abroad often return home with tales of language barriers, strange foods, and puzzling local customs. Cultural differences affect not only … more
When we gaze at the world, light must pass through the lens of the eye before the brain can process it. A good lens will bring light into sharp focus; a bad one will distort or obscure what is being … more
These days there’s a bewildering array of Bible translations to choose from. How do we know which one to choose? What difference does it make anyway? For most purposes, any translation will … more
Are Bad Designs a Problem for the Case for Intelligent Design?
The Q&A sessions during our speaking events are usually filled with high drama. This is the time when skeptics can come to the … more
2 Samuel 8:13-14 (NASB)
The Bible contains records of the checkered history of Edom–the land where the descendants of Esau lived (now southern Jordan). During the Israelites’ exodus from … more
Since slavery is today considered a great moral evil, some wonder why the Bible doesn’t categorically condemn the practice. Critics even insist that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) … more
New Discovery Make Sense of Long Life Spans in Genesis 5 and 11
The other day I was shopping in the used CD section of my favorite local independent record store and I came across a compendium of … more
Yahweh, the Hebrew name of the personal God of Israel in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, reveals himself to be the Creator of heaven and earth. As the one true Lord, he is an infinite, eternal, and … more
A recent study, "Gay Men, Straight Women Have Similar Brains," seems to provide evidence for a biological basis for homosexuality. Researchers found that gay men and straight women share similar brain … more
Recently someone asked me a question concerning animal sacrifices in the Bible. Her specific question was: “Why did God allow man to use animals for sacrifice? Doesn’t he care about the … more
A caller on a recent broadcast of the Michael Medved Show said that the Bible advocated fascism. He argued that the Old Testament called for an absolute theocracy administered by kings, and that such … more
Slavery is defined as the state of involuntary (forced) servitude. This practice was an entrenched institution in much of the ancient world. Since slavery is today considered a great moral evil, some … more
The discussion continues from last week and ends here.
The last description (made in Part 6) leads to an important observation. So far, I’ve discussed and illustrated the projection and the … more
Let’s continue our discussion about cubes from last week, Part 5.
Just as the 3-D cube can be generated with a square by sweeping it out of the plane into the third dimension, the projected … more
The discussion here continues from last week, Part 4.
The 3-D cube in Figure 1 (of Part 4) demonstrates the idea of the projection of an object from a higher dimension to a lower dimension. The … more
This is Part 4 of a discussion on higher dimensionality. In Part 1 I mentioned a story by Robert A. Heinlein in which a four-dimensional cube (hypercube) played a role in the story. I promised there … more
In last week’s entry I responded to 5 (of 10) questions about dimensionality that came up in lunch discussions here at Reasons To Believe. Here are brief responses to the remaining 5 questions. … more
Last time I promised to give some short responses to various questions about dimensionality that have come up in the lunch discussions here at Reasons To Believe. Here are some of them:
Is … more
For many years science fiction writers have used the so-called “fifth dimension” (a fourth spatial dimension) to serve as a platform for telling fascinating stories. These stories have … more