Category Archives: Religion

You collect 4,276 lbs of buffalonium, but your wagon can only carry 3 lbs more.

Spanning one-ninth of the earth’s circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that … Continue reading

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Why are Christians so concerned about sex?

When English interpretations of the New Testament talk about ‘sexual immorality’ they are really translating the Greek word porneia (πορνεία), it’s used almost every time the topic of sex comes up and often when talking about the worst sins in … Continue reading

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Synthetic biology from a religious perspective

If there is a God of creation that went around designing the genomes of all of the living things on Earth, they are the sloppiest, most frustrating, terrible programmer you could possibly imagine. The Intelligent Design proponents are particularly frustrating … Continue reading

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We can do better.

Last year Bill Nye described in a Youtube video why he thinks that Creationism is inappropriate for children. Representatives of the Creation Museum had a response, There is a lot about the character Bill Nye plays on TV that rubs me the wrong way, … Continue reading

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A brief introduction to how I am going to be approaching biblical exegesis in this blog

It would be unimaginably awesome if we had contemporary accounts by perfectly disinterested observers, or better yet multiple independent ones, but the contents of the bible really is pretty much the best we’ve got for figuring out what the dude … Continue reading

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