How the Gospel of Luke came to be — Why Evolution Is True

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While this video by NonStampCollector—a videomaker previously unknown to me—may strike you as a visual comic, it really is a serious attempt to show and explain the differences between two of the canonical gospels: Mark (the first to be written) and Luke (an altered copy of the stories in Mark). Based on sources like Bart […]

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Must read more things like this 2k19!

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Global Energy Balances … Except When It Doesn’t — Watts Up With That?

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Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. I came across an interesting 2014 paper called “The energy balance over land and oceans: an assessment based on direct observations and CMIP5 climate models“. In it, they make a number of comparisons between observational data and 43 climate models regarding the large-scale energy flows of the planet. Here’s a typical…

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I miss my ducks — Why Evolution Is True

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Thinking back about the whole duck mishigaas last year, I realize it was a mixture of joy, terror, and anxiety. Mostly joy, as I got to make friends and commune with real wild birds. But also terror and pain, as when I had to retrieve a drowned duckling and watch another one die in my […]

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I’m not very sentimental, but this is ugh.. I can’t even..

Flowering plants remain viable after passing through the guts of waterfowl — Why Evolution Is True

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We’ve long known that plant seeds can remain viable not only after floating a long time in fresh or salt water, but also when passing through the guts of birds, including waterfowl. In fact, I believe that at least half of the plants that arrive on oceanic islands, later to form new species, come from […]

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This is a rare Darwinesque find. Read.

Book Review: Lies by T.M. Logan — The BiblioSanctum

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I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Lies by T.M. Logan Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Thriller, Mystery Series: Stand Alone Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (September 11, 2018) Length: 418 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter Unassuming Joe Lynch might not be […]

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Morally Irresponsible Science — Watts Up With That?

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Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Long ago and far away — that is, in August of last year and in the scientific field called Demography — a great controversy arose and sparked calls for a retraction and accusations of a scholarly paper falling “outside the bounds of scholarly decorum” and labeling its findings as […]

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Amen.