SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.evolvefish.com Science has proven the Big Bang. So why is it so difficult for the everyperson to communicate the how/why of that event? Perhaps, it's because the universe is a mind-bogglingly huge thing for us to grasp. Overwhelmed, we sometimes check out of necessary conversations about cosmology, our origins, and the observable, natural world. Dr. Dan Batcheldor has a Ph.D in astrophysics and is Head of Physics and Space Science at the Florida Institute of Technology. He's a user of NASA's Hubble telescope, and he studies heavy subjects like supermassive black holes. He is also eager to provide resources to the rest of us that can be understood and explained, making us better educated, and making us more effective in our discussions with creationists and pseudoscientists who claim that our universe bears the mark of a Divine Hand. There's a video of this exchange on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z5-AdCAVgE4 Support Dan's book via his website: http://www.danielbatcheldor.com
For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars
Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.