alright. here we go again guys!
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ok. now that that's done:
Fort Bragg is providing for a vacation bible school. why??
critiques of the arsenic based life finding have been published. Carl Zimmer wrote about how the finding and the controversy in the aftermath changed science.
what's wrong with the Courtier's Reply of PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins?
Ben Goldacre argues children don't need "Brain Gym" to be able to tell sense from nonsense. we just have to let them speak out when they see it.
does new research support accomodationist strategies against the "new atheists"?
Jerry Coyne comments on a review of his book Why Evolution is True at BioLogos. does the success of evolution argue against the existence of God?
turns out electrons are almost perfectly round.
Chris Hallquist takes issue with Luke Muehlhauser's "endorsement" of William Lane Craig.
so we keep finding all these planets in the galaxy. but where are all the alien civilizations?
Harold Camping has rationalized his rapture prediction by saying that the rapture did happen, it was just a spiritual rapture. he now says that the end is still going to be October 21st. <roll eyes>
ex-apologist exposes a flaw in Plantinga's Free Will Defense to the Problem of Evil