Health care, Les Paul, Answers in Leviticus and the Rwandan genocide

It’s another episode of “Interesting stuff I’m reading”: Answers in Genesis refuses God’s command and Ken Ham should repent (from Answers in Leviticus Les Paul Youtube Friday an old Crooked Timber post rounding up music by Les Paul, pioneer of the electric guitar and multitracking, who died this week aged 94. One they missed, at […]

[Einar] Proof by Assertion

Proof by assertion is an interesting logical fallacy. Basically, it’s just saying things that haven’t been proved has, and hoping people believe you. The Institute of Creation Research evidently love this one. I was glancing through the articles on their site today. a good 75 to 90% follow this format: Here’s a recent scientific paper. […]

[Einar] Noah’s Ark

A few days ago I found a copy of the Doré Bible at a just-about-affordable price, and snapped it up. The Doré Bible is an 1866 publication of the Bible with illustrations by Gustave Doré, usually considered one of the master engravers alongside Dürer and Hogarth.  It’s a very interesting glimpse at what the Victorians […]

[Co-blogger Einar] The Screwtape Letters, or, The Art of Seemingly-Plausible arguement

I was raised as a fundamentalist Christian (I got better). For those fundamentalists who don’t think the Bible is the only book you ever need, C. S. Lewis is perhaps the most popular apologist. Having particularly heard The Screwtape Letters constantly praised all my youth, when I saw it in a charity shop,  I thought […]