Monthly Archives: October 2011

Frigid Frogs and Hardy Hummers

Noctivating Hummingbirds and Hibernating Snow Frogs Imagine this: A hardy hummingbird weighing just 4 ounces, having no insulation down feathers, and requiring twice its weight in daily food survives a freezing British Columbia night. So said a short article in … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer – Does it work?

Intercessory Prayer – Does It Work? The news media recently published a tragic account about an evangelical couple in Philadelphia that was found guilty of their son’s death. Apparently, their prayers and those of fellow church members did not heal … Continue reading

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Debate with Creationists

Introduction The following letters were exchanged between two members of the Center For Inquiry Indiana (CFI Indiana), and two Creationists who attended one of our monthly meetings. The monthly presentation was An Investigation of Religion led by Sean O’Brien. Our … Continue reading

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Luck or Divine Will?

Personal tragedies routinely happen all over the world, to Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and even to atheists. No person, nation, or religion is immune to the acts of nature. Earthquakes, tsunamis, extreme weather, and meteor strikes occur in spite of … Continue reading

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A Short Quiz on Superstition and Science

How Superstitious Are You? Take the following short quiz and find out. Definition of superstition: Any belief based upon fear or ignorance, that is inconsistent with the known laws of science or what is considered in a particular society as … Continue reading

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Morality and Atheism

Gates, Buffet, Morality, and Charity An editorial in the Indianapolis Star’s Faith and Values, section, Aug 21, paid tribute to the generosity of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Why was no mention given to their religious beliefs and the role … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Recantation and Conversion?

      Charles Darwin’s Recantation of Evolution and Conversion                          An unusual story published on August 15, 1915 in the American Baptist newspaper, the “Watchman Examiner”, claimed Charles Darwin recanted his theory of evolution and accepted Christ on his … Continue reading

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