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ETI In the Sky What the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Means for Us by Hugh Ross
. . . In many respects, SETI research is a waste of time, money, and talent. However, these latest SETI efforts are yielding greater insights into and appreciation for just how many plans, preparations, and preliminary steps—especially the carefully orchestrated introduction of certain forms of non-intelligent life—are needed to make possible a narrow time window during which an intelligent living species can exist on a planet, and how many more plans, preparations, and carefully orchestrated steps must be taken to enable such a species to launch and sustain a high-technology civilization. . nike air max 2015 indonesia . Nike Air Foamposite One .
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Proving Grounded Multiverse Supporters Put the Brakes on Falsifiability by Denyse O’Leary
. . . Here is a prediction: To the extent that science is dominated by naturalist atheists, falsifiability will not survive as a criterion. That’s because it depends on the idea that there is something out there that can falsify things—call it “god” or whatever you want. Instead, whatever speculation supports the multiverse or some similar shibboleth will count for far more than any failure of evidence. And the naturalist atheists’ next war will, of course, be against the very idea of evidence. What evidence counts for will depend on who is presenting it and what causes it is thought to support. . . .
Clearing Up Cosmos The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos: Fact and Fiction in Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Landmark Science Series reviewed by Terrell Clemmons
. . . If you like science—science done well, that is—you’ll find invaluable help making sense out of Cosmos with The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos: Fact and Fiction in Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Landmark Science Series, an easily readable volume co-authored by Ell, Richards, David Klinghoffer, and Casey Luskin. The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos sorts out, episode by episode, the legitimate science from the liberal doses of materialist philosophy, revised history, and brazen ideology the makers of the series have carelessly (or intentionally?) stirred into the mix. nike tn pas cher . . .
Moon Strike Lunar Origin Causes “Philosophical Disquiet” by Hugh Ross
. . . In yet another article in the same issue as Canup’s review, earth scientist Tim Elliott observes that the degree and kinds of complexity and fine-tuning required by lunar origin models appear to be increasing at an exponential rate. Among lunar origin researchers, he notes, “the sequence of conditions that currently seems necessary in these revised versions of lunar formation have led to philosophical disquiet.” . . .
Logged Out Why Scientists Can’t Reconstruct Darwin’s “Tree of Life” by Casey Luskin
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. Nike Roshe LD 1000 . . Fortunately, we live in a more enlightened age, don’t we? Modern people invariably rest their cases on well-founded and proven facts, don’t they? You never hear anybody nowadays adhering to exotic and improbable theories about the origins of nature and the structure of the universe. Indeed, what do modern people believe on these subjects? Let us take an outstanding example of modern enlightened thought. Let us consider Dr. Adidas Yeezy 550 Homme Nike Air Max Baratas Lawrence Krauss, head of the “Origins Project” at Arizona State University. . . .
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Sci-Fact or Sci-Fi? What We Won’t Learn from Hyped-Up Science News Headlines by Casey Luskin
. Nike Air Yeezy 2 . . So why are such paltry and uncertain claims being hyped in the first place? Materialists are apparently desperate for such “good news” stories because they need them in order to convince their patrons, the public, to continue funding their work. The media willingly cooperates, printing stories that sound plausible but that are ultimately science fiction.
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The fact that materialist cultural elites are willing to hype such modest—and dubious—claims tells you everything you need to know about the state of the evidence. If they had something better, we’d surely know about it. . . .
Some good stuff around the web:
Brian Cox says humans won’t make contact with aliens – and gives a very specific reason why not
By Jeff Parsons | mirror.co.uk
That’s Not Funny
by Anthony Sacramone | isi.org
The Roots of Campus Leftism
Who are the oppressors and who the oppressed?
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And here are some links to Salvo articles related to the stories above (from the new and improved archives):
ETI In the Sky
What the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Means for Us
by Hugh Ross
The Myth of Moral Neutrality
by Greg Koukl
Utopian Creep & the Struggle for Human Rights & Freedom
by Terrell Clemmons