Today is an exciting day.
In a shocking turn of events this past week, a conservatively minded would-be politician wound up in hot water for making some ignorant remarks.
Here’s what happened, guys.
Yesterday’s announcement by NASA scientists, confirming the presence of liquid flowing water on the surface of present-day Mars, filled me with a kind of excitement that I haven’t had in a long time.
An essential component of the way young-earth creationism proponents say Christians should read the Bible is something called “proof-texting.”
Head over to the website of the journal Nature for the scoop on this awesome new fossil of Tetrapodophis amplectus, a weird creature that lived about 120 million years ago, was obviously a snake, and yet had these four, tiny, perfect little legs:
Adapted from an earlier post on Sojourners’ God’s Politics blog. America is a nation established on certain inalienable rights. The right to life. The right to liberty. The right to pursue happiness as one sees fit. The right, as a religious organization, to sue a government and its officials whenever…
I still remember my high school history teacher, Mrs. Gibson, and her unit on the muckrakers — a term initially intended perjoratively but later worn with pride, used to describe reform-minded journalists whose in-depth investigative reporting throughout history has exposed all manner of societal ills, corruption and abuses of power….
There was a comment posted on our Facebook page this morning that was so insightful, and so in keeping with yesterday’s article, that I wanted to make sure all of you had a chance to see it. Here it is (with some bold font for emphasis added by me, since…
As you know, Ken Ham loves to respond to people. Of course, when I say “respond,” I mean “pull a few quotes out of context as an opportunity to trot out the same two or three tired arguments he has been using for years.” Which is sort of like calling…