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
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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
Today, September 1, 2009, marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II—the deadliest war in the history of humankind.
When German dictator Adolf Hitler ordered his military … more
How does sin cause physical death?, How does snake speak in Garden?, Advice on workplace ethics, creation model and scripture 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
What are the critical questions to ask when examining a system of ethics? What worldview implications stand behind the issue of morality?
In parts three and four of this series I began exploring what … more
What are the five fundamental philosophical questions concerning ethics?
In part three of this series I began exploring “the five problems of ethics.” These questions raise critical … more
The laws of physics are discovered by human beings, not invented. But would you say the same about ethical laws? Are ethical principles invented or discovered?
What is good (ethics) cannot exist in a … more
Why is it that many people think the most powerful argument in support of God’s existence is the moral argument?
Morality appears to be at the core of what it means to be a human being. … more