Regeneration

Source: New York Times — Aug 6, 2010 Two research reports published Friday offer novel approaches to the age-old dream of regenerating the body from its own cells. By inactivating two genes that work to suppress tumors, a research group at Stanford University got mouse muscle cells to revert to a younger state, start dividing and … Read more

Is Atheism a Belief?

Back in the days when I was a believer in all sort of stuff I well remember one argument I personally used was that Atheism was just another form of belief. I was not alone in thinking like this, its a very common argument (amongst believers) and I recently came across it once again during … Read more

Is the Core Christian Message true?

This is very controversial for some. It is also very difficult to tackle without it sounding like a bit of a rant no matter what position you take, so instead of the more traditional approach of outlining lots of issues, I’ll strip away all the religious words and come up with a basic and simple … Read more

A close shave with Occam’s Razor

Is there anything that a 14th century Franciscan Theologian called William of Ockham can teach us today? Why yes, there is indeed. The Latin phrase “entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate” is attributed to him. Its a deeply profound and very significant saying that translates as “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity”. What this … Read more

How accurate are the gospels?

An interesting thread opened up on the JREF forums when a devout believer who calls himself 154 started a thread entitled “Why do you hate Jesus?”. Many folks politely pointed out several issues that the poster needed to seriously consider and also explained that the JREF skeptics were not secret believers who hated Jesus (which … Read more

Coronal mass ejection headed toward Earth

Early Sunday morning, the Sun’s surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into interplanetary space directly toward us. When this coronal mass ejection arrives early in the day on August 4th, it could create a spectacular light show, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has reported. When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts … Read more