Which ethical issue is more important? Transgender washrooms (“washroom” is a Canadian term for “bathroom”) or climate change? If you care to chime in, I’ve got the survey right here: Which ethical issue is more important? — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) December 15, 2017 If we can discern the relative import of ethical issues by what […]
Teaching the Controversy on Earth Day?
Yesterday CNN kicked dirt in the face of Mother Earth by featuring William Happer on a panel discussion. Happer is a climate change skeptic who — no surprise — “advises” Donald Trump on the environment. In this section he begins by pointing out that CO2 is a gas that occurs naturally in the environment (human […]
Ted Cruz and Climate Change Denial
The documentary Merchants of Doubt provides an excellent primer explaining how spin doctors propagate misinformation. What is especially interesting is the close parallel between the methods of big tobacco and of big oil. For years, the former denied a link between tobacco and cancer. The latter has similarly denied a link between the burning of fossil […]
Environmental extremism at ETS?
This year’s theme at the Evangelical Theological Society is “Caring for Creation”. And the first of four plenary speakers was Calvin Beisner, the “Founder and National Spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.” Yesterday he spoke on the topic “Creation Care and Godly Dominion: The Search for a Genuinely Biblical Earth Stewardship.” […]
Why we should all be driving a Tata (if we’re lucky)
A few years ago I was jogging along when I came upon a fine fog hovering over the sidewalk. The idiot neighbor was busy spraying his lawn with some kind of carcinogenic chemical to make it green. Good for him. But my lungs bore the brunt of it. Economists refer to that as an externality. An externality is any cost to […]
A Prolegomenon to reviewing Intelligent Design books
Gradually, I am returning to some sense of normalcy. We are slowly unpacking boxes in our new house. My daughter only has four special events to attend this week. And the stack of unmarked papers on my desk is down to a manageable six inches high. All that means it is time to start blogging […]