When I was in junior high, I would rush home every day after school to tune in to the afternoon reruns of Star Trek.
Fascinated by the technology possessed by the crew of the Enterprise, I often … more
Shocking headlines from around the world have announced the first-ever birth of a baby with three parents (two mothers and one father)!
The research team who carried out this work will … more
The Bible has a lot to say about reconciliation. Christians, for example, are called to be ambassadors for reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18–20). Now, a scientific study is affirming what the … more
The problem of football is football. Which is to say, it [NFL football] is consciously merchandising violence.
— George Will, Fox News Sunday, September 21, 2014
I have been an avid sports … more
I have two older sisters, and I love them both, but I am often stumped by how very different the three of us are from each other. Although our ages are several years apart, I still find it astonishing … more
Is debating about the validity of the evolutionary paradigm a waste of time? My Facebook friend Deb, an atheist, thinks so. After I posted a brief critique about human evolution, she left this comment … more
Coauthored with Michael Samples, presently a student at Riverside City College.
In a world full of hatred, death, destruction, deception, and double dealing, the United States at the end of World … more
How do the choices we make in pursuit of an end goal impact the outcome of our endeavors? If our cause is worthy enough, are we excused from ethical considerations in our efforts to achieve it? In … more
Star Trek Into Darkness, the second installment in director J. J. Abrams’ reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise, warped into theatres this week—and in case you don’t care for … more
Episode #251: Descendants of Adam and Eve; Coaxing Planets to support life; Evolving cold-blooded organisms? more
Straight Thinking #176: Christianity's Dangerous Ethical Alternatives more
Common sense says we should consider pros and cons before making big decisions. Imagine choosing a university to attend or deciding to go through major surgery without weighing all the evidence for … more
Wild goose chase, rabbit trail, red herring—all these idioms refer to diversionary tactics. A mystery writer might use a red herring character to distract readers (and even the detective) from … more
From childhood, we’re taught to follow the Golden Rule: treat others as we want to be treated. Jesus Christ included this principle in His description of the greatest commandments: “The … more
Straight Thinking #154: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth more
Science Daily, "Adolescent Sex Linked to Adult Body, Mood Troubles, in Animal Study" Nov 15, 2011; www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111115145226.htm more
There he stood, perched on a box, shouting questions and clenching dollar bills. Curious San Diegans circled ‘round, eager to earn a buck in exchange for a correct answer.
Comic-Con … more
An end to the universe? How many stars? Researching monkey DNA? Ethics of biochemistry? more
Chance or choice? Fate or free will? Which is it?
This oft-debated question gets top billing in the upcoming sci-fi/thriller The Adjustment Bureau (release date March … more
Some people claim that taking serotonin supplements can improve a person’s health and well being. Recent research by scientists from Harvard and Cambridge suggests that this compound may also … more