Life Without Purpose — The Fundamental Flaw

Alan Watts, Aristotle, biology, biomolecules, Charles Darwin, CHNOPS, embryogenesis, emergence, Etienne Gilson, Evolution, From Aristotle to Darwin and Back Again, function, Galileo Galilei, Intelligent Design, Isaac Newton, life, Life Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus, origin of life, parts, primordial soup, science of purpose, structure, telos, The Book, Thomas Aquinas, whole, Zen masters
The fundamental flaw in the conventional approach to understanding life is that we think we can fully understand the whole by looking at the individual parts. Source
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Former “Junk DNA,” STRs Found to Be “Rheostats” that “Precisely Regulate Gene Expression”

autism, binding kinetics, biology, cancer, Crohn’s disease, DNA, eukaryotes, Evolution, fine-tuning, gene expression, Genomics Proteomics & Bioinformatics, heaters, human genome, Intelligent Design, Junk DNA, light dimmer, motor speed, motors, mutations, nucleotides, ovens, phenotypes, power control, proteins, regulatory elements, repetitive elements, rheostat, schizophrenia, Science (journal), Short Tandem Repeats, STRs, transcription factor
Rheostats are “often used as power control devices, for example to control light intensity (dimmer), speed of motors, heaters, and ovens.” Source
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“Approve of Me or Else!” What Do You Say?

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Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Android | iHeartRadio | Email | TuneIn | RSS What are the rules for engaging a teenage or adult child who is now identifying as trans, deems you toxic, and then threatens to completely cut you off? The natural reaction to freak out usually makes things much worse. But if this happens in your family, how do you work to salvage the relationship without compromising your faith? Far too many parents and grandparents have been confronted with this unimaginable scenario, leaving them both discouraged and unsure of how to even respond. In this midweek podcast episode, Frank addresses this devastating trend while also providing some helpful tips on how to navigate these difficult situations by answering questions like:…
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For Males, an Engineering Marvel that Originates in the Brain

Actin, bioactivity, brain, calcium ions, corpus cavernosum, ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, erectile tissue, erection, guanylate cyclase, human physiology, humans, Irreducible Complexity, irreducibly complex systems, Life Sciences, Medicine, motor neurons, muscles, myosin, Neuroscience & Mind, nitric oxide, nitric oxide signaling pathway, pelvic floor, penis, physiological processes, prostate gland, reproduction, seminal fluid, seminal vesicles, smooth muscle cells, sperm cells, vaginal cavity, vas deferens
The male erection and ejaculatory reflex require multiple physiological processes to work together in an incredible coordinated manner. Source
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Another “Vestigial” Organ Turns Out to Have “Absolutely Critical” Functions: The Human Yolk Sac

biology, blood, blood clotting, bone marrow, chickens, development, duck-billed platypuses, eggs, embryo, Evolution, evolutionary interpretations, function, human embryo, immune cells, Intelligent Design, kidneys, liver, multitasker, Muzlifah Haniffa, organ functions, PNAS, Science (journal), Science Alert, toxins, Uncategorized, vestigial organs, Wellcome Sanger Institute, yolk sac
Unfortunately, despite the importance of this “absolutely critical” organ, some are still intent upon retaining evolutionary interpretations. Source
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Meet Robot Jesus

Culture CrossExamined, exploitation, idolatry, John Ferrer, Robot Jesus, Satan, Smart phone app, theology
Have you talked with Jesus yet today? No, I’m not talking about your morning prayers. I’m talking about the new Text-With-Jesus app. This is a downloadable smartphone app that will put you in a text-message conversation with an AI simulation of Jesus, and other biblical characters. You’re basically talking to a robot programmed to say things that you’d expect to hear from Jesus, or Jonah, or Moses, or Matthew, or even Satan himself. The app is free, but for $2.99 you can purchase access to the Satan-character and converse with an AI version of Lucifer himself. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the grace-based (free) version features Jesus, but you have to sell a little bit of your soul to talk to the prince of darkness. Is this APP…
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Science, Scripture, and the Image of God

A. R. Hall, Bible, Christianity, Christopher Kaiser, Creation and the History of Science, creator, Culture & Ethics, Faith & Science, history, How the West Won, human mind, humans, image of God, Intelligent Design, intelligent designer, intelligible order, lawgiver, logos, Museum of the Bible, natural world, Rodney Stark, The Scientific Revolution 1500-1800
"The proposition that the universe had an Intelligent Designer is the most fundamental of all scientific theories." Source
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Moran: Sternberg and Behe “Appear to Know More About Evolution than Their Opponents”

biology, Charles Darwin, constructive neutral evolution, David Klinghoffer, debates, Dragon, ENCODE, Evolution, genetic drift, Intelligent Design, Junk DNA, Laurence Moran, Malgorzata Moczydlowska-Vidal, Michael Behe, Michael Lynch, Michael Ruse, natural selection, Poland, Richard Dawkins, Richard Sternberg
The whole point of selection was to bias or direct the deliverances of chance variation, so that “luck” didn’t have to do all the work. Source
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The Bible From 30,000 Feet | with Dr. Skip Heitzig

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Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Android | iHeartRadio | Email | TuneIn | RSS Do Christians really know the Bible as well as we should? If we’re being honest, reading an ancient set of documents from a culture we don’t understand can be quite intimidating. With that being the case, how exactly should Christians go about getting familiar with the Bible without feeling overwhelmed and discouraged? With only 19% of church goers consistently reading the Bible on a daily basis, it’s no wonder why so many Christians struggle with biblical literacy. Desiring to counteract these low numbers, Pastor Skip Heitzig of Calvary Church in Albuquerque, NM was moved to write, ‘The Bible from 30,000 Feet: Soaring Through the Scriptures in…
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