Showing posts from June 9, 2019

Celebrity Fight Challenge and Logic

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen A passel of people are bemused by the challenge made by singer Justin Bieber to actor Tom Cruise. He wants a fight . Not a barroom brawl, but a formal Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts event. Bieber taunted that if Cruise ignores the challenge, he is a coward. Shane Carwin and Junior Dos Santos facing off at UFC 131 Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Bad intentionz ( CC by-SA 3.0 ) Normally, my response would be, "That's silly. How long until it's time to clock out?" (In fact, I had to look up UFC, and I'm not sure I've ever heard a Bieber song. Saw a few movies with Cruise, though. Is it true that he does most of his own stunts?) What got my attention is the claim that if Tom ignored Justin's challenge, then Tom is a coward. via GIPHY This is the kind of thing that other Christians and biblical creationists have to deal with frequently. We are bushwhacked with the obligatory ad hominems as well as straw

Tilapia, Regeneration, and Degeneration

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen When a creationist submits an article to a major creation science ministry, there is no guarantee that they will put it into their corral. I've had some rejected and a couple that were published, but only after scrutiny from a scientist and other editors. Credit: Freeimages / Alex Ringer When submitting for publication, there are formats and guidelines to follow. One outfit edited an article of mine so much, I barely recognized it. CMI was good to me on this. After I wrote an article for Creation Ministries International about how tilapia is not only an excellent food source but the skin is also useful to treat burn victims , there was a similar development. There was no way I was going to try to have it added to my article. God provided us all sorts of things in nature. We can use them for food, medicinal purposes, and find other ways of using them. Like many of God's gifts and provisions, these can be corrupted by degenerate minds. Ever hea