Winter is coming The death, or at least the Dark Age of Western Civilization is quickly approaching. We’re surrendering in battles that we’ve fought for decades, even centuries. And they’re conflicts in which the West was heading towards overwhelming victories. It’s not too long ago that the Muslim world seemed poised to join Western civilization. […]Read More The Dark Ages Are Coming
There’s a generally accepted principle in classical physics that the closer you sit to the fire, the warmer you’ll be. So why is it that Winnipeg, Manitoba was recently colder than the surface of Mars? Winnipeg, by virtue of being on Earth, is about seventy-eight million kilometres nearer to the fire (our sun). That should […]Read More Hey God! What the Heck Are You Doing?
The distinction between religion and magic was often a fine, often an invisible line. In the primitive world, the two were means to supernatural influence over events. In the medieval era, devout Muslims, Christians and Jews depended on amulets and talismans to conscript God’s assistance in an unpredictable world. An unpredictable and dangerous world. In […]Read More Oh Sorcery! Oh Sociology! Cast Your Protective Spell O’er Me
Science-fiction enthusiasts and geeks consider themselves for the most part as enlightened, progressive people, but Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning novel Ender’s Game, has taken a Christian-principled (conservative) stance against homosexual marriage. When the Ender’s Game movie was released, the progressives faced a conundrum. How can you support an author who respects the […]Read More Orson Scott Card Goes Bible Shopping at Costco
Religious fanatics don’t care about anything apart from their faith, and they’re outraged if it’s challenged. As Carl Sagan describes it in his essay “Antiscience,” they “…regard the questioning of its credentials as due to wickedness of the heart.” Zealots demand sacrifice; not just from themselves, but from everyone. Refusal is a sign of wickedness. […]Read More Religious Fanatics Rain Sickness and Death Upon Children
The speed limit for the universe is the speed of light. The speed of science is a little slower. Half a century ago, Prof. Francois Englert and his research partner Peter Higgs hypothesized the existence of the Higgs Boson to deal with an enigma in their formulas. At first nobody took the idea seriously, but […]Read More The Higgs Boson Comes to Life