FRINGE SCIENCE meets harsh reality: Dr. Amy Bishop, the accused killer of three colleagues in the biology department at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, was working on a neural computer, blending human cells with a computer processor into what appears to be the first step toward a living artificial intelligence. Also: Carbon currency and prophecy; Joe Stack, patriot or coward; the manipulation of the Tea Party movement); and Bruce Ivins, official patsy of the 9/11 anthrax attacks.
A MINOR flap erupted this week over the news that a suppler to the US military inscribes its high-tech gunsights with references to Bible verses. Is this Christian-bashing or Dominionism on the march? Paul and Phillip Collins join us to discuss.
APPARENTLY ONE can shoot people with impunity, if you have a security contract with the U.S. government and you do your shooting in Baghdad. That’s the takeaway from the District… Read more »
H.G. WELLS, Pakistani nuclear physicist A.Q. Khan (father of the Islamic nuke), and Tim LaHaye are all connected through what researchers Paul and Phillip Collins call “the cult of the superweapon”. Basically, Wells idea was that a weapon so devastating that it threatened all life on Earth would be just what was needed to overcome the primitive concept of nationhood and local autonomy, and his beliefs have been transformed into reality over the last century.
If that isn’t enough, cattle are being mutilated with surgical precision in Georgia.
Instead of fixating on these things, which Christ told us to expect, take a break and remember the words of Paul:
[W]hatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
DOMINIONISM IS the most dangerous threat to the Christian church today. It’s seductive, because it plays on the patriotic sentiments of many evangelicals. However, it’s not scriptural. In fact, as Paul and Phillip Collins make clear, dominion theology has more in common with gnostic and New Age beliefs than it does with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
WE ARE pleased to welcome back to this site the remarkable brothers Collins, Paul and Phillip, authors of the excellent book The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century. It’s been far too long since we’ve talked, and so tonight we try to make up for that long drought with a two-part interview on two of their recent articles.
BEN STEIN surely knew when he decided to produce his new film Expelled that he’d be subjected to public ridicule. Since the film’s debut, he’s been pilloried by scientists, atheists,… Read more »