It’s Time to Shed Light on the Cult of Darwinism

As much as I despise the cancel culture, if there is any cultural icon who deserves to be cancelled for racist attitudes, it is Charles Darwin. Or were you not aware of how his ideas helped fuel the fires of eugenics? I tweeted a poll on June 23, asking, “Who said this? The ‘western nations of Europe …Continue reading “It’s Time to Shed Light on the Cult of Darwinism”

Is AI Today’s Tower of Babel

In May, Microsoft unveiled a new supercomputer at a developer conference, claiming it’s the fifth most powerful machine in the world. Built in collaboration with OpenAI, the computer is designed to train single massive AI models in self-supervised learning, forgoing the need for human-labeled data sets. These AI models operate in distributed optimization, resulting inContinue reading “Is AI Today’s Tower of Babel”

Israeli PM announces 14 day quarantine for all entering country

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that all people entering the country will be quarantined for 14 days as the country looks to protect its citizens from the coronavirus. In a video shared to the nation, Netanyahu stated that, “After a day of complex discussions, we have made a decision: Whoever arrives in IsraelContinue reading “Israeli PM announces 14 day quarantine for all entering country”

Coronavirus: If It Goes Bad

The worst-case scenario for the outbreak in the United States is if there are sudden spikes in infections among many communities across the country. A spike could overwhelm our health care system. “That’s one of the most dangerous things about this,” Ron Klain, who led the response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic under the ObamaContinue reading “Coronavirus: If It Goes Bad”

Coronavirus: How We Pray It Ends

To end this outbreak, for good, we’ll need antiviral treatments or a vaccine. Those are currently being produced, and at record speeds. Researchers are working on new vaccine technologies — like mRNA vaccines that don’t use viruses at all in their production process — as well as cutting-edge therapeutic antibodies. That said, it still couldContinue reading “Coronavirus: How We Pray It Ends”

What Doesn’t Kill You

You may not have considered this approach but crises reveal character. It does not make it. Let’s see what we are made of. If the growing novel coronavirus outbreak becomes a lasting pandemic, it could accelerate fundamental changes in the economy, politics and the workplace.The big picture: A truly global infectious disease event like COVID-19Continue reading “What Doesn’t Kill You”

Why Intelligent Design Isn’t a God-of-the-Gaps Argument

“Intelligent design is just a God-of-the-gaps argument,” exclaimed a prominent theistic evolutionist. We had just met, but I was shocked at what I was hearing. This kind of ignorance might be excusable from a person on the street, but not from an accomplished theistic evolution advocate associated with Biologos. Unfortunately, this is a common tacticContinue reading “Why Intelligent Design Isn’t a God-of-the-Gaps Argument”

Are Earth-like Planets Common?

It seems that every few months newspaper and magazine headlines will declare something like “Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet.” Such headlines probably lead the reader to imagine a planet with an environment much like we see on Star Trek or Star Wars where we could land our spaceship, take off our spacesuit, and frolicContinue reading “Are Earth-like Planets Common?”