Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Albert Einstein famously proclaimed that he did not believe God played dice with the universe. As with all such pithy sayings from famous skeptics – especially ones that seem to reveal an unexpected feature of an internal landscape – a lot of people of faith have...
Why Can’t Some Christians Handle the Truth?

Why Can’t Some Christians Handle the Truth?

A great deal of time in my early years as a professional geologist was spent talking to fellow Christians and others who took a literal view of Genesis 1. I explained that unequivocal discoveries of science pointed to a universe some 13 billion to 14 billion years old...
When We Use Science to Justify Our Racial Biases

When We Use Science to Justify Our Racial Biases

The University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) announced on Oct. 26 that it would repurpose its Genealogical Eugenics Institute Fund. According to the school, the fund was originally a private trust set up in 1960. By 1975, the trust was transferred to the...