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God of the Gaps? Yes. | A Critique of Christian Apologetics

May 27, 2014


This video got sent to my inbox today. You can visit the original posting here. Are Christians guilty of arbitrarily suggesting a “God of the gaps” when they argue that God created the universe? Or are atheists guilty of “science of the gaps”? The greatest cause? Brennan Manning is known for the following quote, The […]

United States of Secrets | Reflections

May 26, 2014


“We have to remember that, you know, we’d had— we had had terrorists living in this country for a number of months and we didn’t know about it. What else didn’t we know? And so there was a great deal of concern about the fact that— that we not only could not connect the dots, […]

Climate of Doubt | Reflections

May 13, 2014


As a climate scientist, I think a lot about the future. It goes with the job. And I want to make sure that in 50 years or 100 years or 200 years, nobody can ever say we didn’t warn them. – Andrew Dessler   Almost two years after this program originally aired, we continue to […]

TED | Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

May 7, 2014


When I was a young officer, they told me to follow my instincts, to go with my gut, and what I’ve learned is that often our instincts are wrong. 0:24 In the summer of 2010, there was a massive leak of classified documents that came out of the Pentagon. It shocked the world, it shook […]

TED | Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

May 5, 2014


So it’s 2006. My friend Harold Ford calls me. He’s running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, and he says, “Mellody, I desperately need some national press. Do you have any ideas?” So I had an idea. I called a friend who was in New York at one of the most successful media companies in the […]