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Shedding the Galileo Complex

A Review of John Lennox's God's Undertaker
God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?By John LennoxLion Hudson, 192 pages, $14.99 A friend recently put it to me that the Church has a Galileo Complex. Terrified by the historical narrative of the Church’s resistance to and persecution of science, Christians are averse to challenging “scientific” claims. “Complex” is an apt description, too: a group of unconscious impressions, not a Read More ›

Staying Power

Does Religion Really Poison Everything?
“Religion poisons everything,” Christopher Hitchens’s bestseller God Is Not Great declares in a constant, hymn-like refrain. “We believe with certainty that an ethical life can be lived without religion. And we know for a fact that the corollary holds true—that religion has caused innumerable people not just to conduct themselves no better than others, but to award themselves permission to Read More ›

Democrats Soak The Poor — And The Rich

BALTIMORE – For three-quarters of a century, Democrats have advocated liberal economic policies. But a radical shift appears under way. In an attempt to reform their soak-the-rich image, Democrats are casting their ideological heritage by the wayside. Don’t believe me? Just ask the poor. Lost among the wreckage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP) kerfuffle — the attempt Read More ›

Deconstructing Dawkins

Alister McGrath's Challenge of Famous Atheist Is Bracing But Does Not Go Far Enough
As Oxford professor and arch-evangelist of atheism Richard Dawkins continues his crusade against religion, we finally have the first book-length critique of The God Delusion: Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath’s The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine (InterVarsity Press). One could hardly think of a more contrasting figure to Dawkins or a better apologist for Read More ›

Spy Chief’s Testimony Deserves Second Look

One of the ironic but persistent dangers of our 24-hour cable news culture is that we often miss important information. We become fixated on the story of the moment whether ornot it is most significant. Now that the smoke has cleared from Gen. David Petraeus’ bunker-buster testimony on the progress to date of the U.S. military surge, it is evident Read More ›

Who Is Politicizing Science, Senator Clinton?

Hillary Clinton recently unveiled her potential administration’s science agenda. Clinton hit all the buzz words, saying that under her watch “political pressure” would no longer burden scientists. She vowed to lift current federal restrictions on embryo-destructive research, though she would never be that candid — it is always the intangible phrase “stem cell research.” Additionally, Clinton said she would initiate Read More ›

No Taxation Without Representation? How ‘Bout No Taxation!

WASHINGTON – The House passed legislation granting D.C. a voting congressional seat, and today the Senate votes for cloture on its version, which would grant Utah a fourth House seat. But let’s face it: Even if Democrats and Republicans believe their talking points, this is politics. Democrats are looking for another strong Democratic seat, and the District is one of Read More ›

New Doubts About Diversity’’s Value

WASHINGTON – If you are anything like me, you love the city. Or at least you think you do. I mean, you love the street. You siphon energy from a crowd. You love passing by businessmen, women strolling with children, gangsters, white people, black people — people of all ethnicities — on the same city block. You fancy yourself a Read More ›

Dial-a-porn goes country

Guess who pays for it?
Just when you thought you needed another example of the law of unintended consequences, here it comes—this time from Federal telecommunications regulation. Amid the recent discussions of broadcast decency, á la carte, and media ownership at the FCC, few have noticed that the FCC is investigating an alleged scam of epic proportions. Soon after Woodrow Wilson finished making the world safe Read More ›

What does Being President Have To Do With Evolution?

“I’m curious, is there anyone on the stage that does not believe in evolution?” came the question at the first Republican presidential debate. Much has been made of the fact that three candidates raised their hands. The candidates were not allowed to elaborate, but what should they have said had they more time? What makes the original question difficult to Read More ›