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Proof of simplicty or genius?

It goes without saying that I am no Einstein. But do you remember this: or this? Simplistic expression isn’t necessarily a sign of genius.  For example, if I met the person who came up with the first so-called “christian” bumper

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 7)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. Molecular biologists have begun to consider whether the marvelous living alphabet which lies at the root

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 6)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. Scientists have found that the very symbols which crowd our brains may possess their own dangers.

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 5)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. “This is a fairy tale,” protested the Orphan. “I am here, I will look in the

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 4)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. When in following years scientific experiment and observation became current, a vast change began to pass

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 3)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. Long ago, however, in one of the Dead Sea Scrolls hidden in the Judaean Desert, an

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 2)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. “Papa,” I said in the evening by the oil lamp in our kitchen. “Tell me how

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The Cosmic Orphan (part 1)

An essay by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977) The Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed. Propædia ed.) The essay will be posted here in several parts. When I was a young lad of that indefinite but important age when one begins to

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A Philosophical Argument for the Christian God

A deductive argument is one in which the conclusion follows inescapably from the premises, if the premises are true. The classic example of a deductive argument is this: 1. All men are mortal. 2. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates

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Human Versus Non-Human Design

Anthony Flew, the British atheist, told a parable that goes something like this: Two explorers traveling through a remote, unexplored jungle came upon a clearing with a flourishing garden in its midst. They immediately assumed that there must be a

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