Category Science

Did a Miracle Occur at Fatima?

According to many believing Catholics, a strange and miraculous event occurred on October 13th, 1917 near the town of Fatima in Portugal.1 In the months before the purported miracle, three children named Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco had allegedly received visions of an apparition of the virgin Mary. One of three predictions made by the children was that this apparition, known as “Our Lady of Fatima,” would reveal herself through a miracle that would take place on October 13th...

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The Cosmos of the Bible

The Cosmos of the Bible

The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us – there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.
-Carl Sagan, Cosmos

The question of the world that we find ourselves in, as well as our role within it, is one that has fueled debate for many centuries. What answer we give to it will have implications about who we are, why we are, and perhaps even how we ought to be...

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evolution of man

Ten Misconceptions About Evolution

150 years have passed since Charles Darwin first proposed his theory of evolution by Natural Selection in his legendary work, The Origin of Species. Today in America there are Christians, creationists, apologists, and preachers who are diligently striving to have evolution removed from classrooms, motivated by religious ideology and fueled by gross misunderstandings of the theory and of science in general. A poll conducted from 2005-2007 found that more Americans believe in the existence of a literal hell and a literal devil (62%) than believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution (42%).1 The probl...

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