Teleological Argument

An argument based on the apparent design, (and fine tuning) of the universe. Apparent design can be observed in biological and mathematical, (the laws of nature) systems.

Epigenetics – The Sins of the Father

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 0 comments

Epigenetics – The Sins of the Father

When I was a boy, my dad would tell me I received all my good behavior from my mom, and all my bad behavior from him. At times, as a teen, I would reflect on my parents and consider my character, thinking what my dad said was more often true than not. He was joking of course, but by the time I was in my late teens, any traits I did see of my dad within myself, I wanted nothing to do with. Little did I know, the die was cast for a large part of my character. I saw the results of his poor health, stress at work, and years of smoking and drinking turn into heart attacks and a series of strokes....

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A Story – An Apologetic Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 0 comments

A Story – An Apologetic Thanksgiving

Matt was a young man was on his way home from college during the Thanksgiving break. He had been driving on a cold clear Fall day, his favorite weather of the year, when he decided to fill up on gas. He spotted an out of the way station that did not look too run down, as some of them do. As he pulled in, he noticed someone else who was heading in the opposite direction pull in off the highway . The two of them parked on opposite sides of the same island, facing opposite directions. Matt got out, opened his wallet, swiped his card, and began to pump the gas. The concrete pad was swirling with...

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Science Camp and Hunter Killer Snails

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 1 comment

Science Camp and Hunter Killer Snails

This past week I took my 6th, 7th and 8th graders to the Alliance Redwood Outdoor Education Camp. It was a new experience for most of my students; many had never been away from home, their parents, or attended any kind of science camp. Several had never spent any time on the beach, so on the last day we went to Bodega Bay  and enjoyed some tide pooling with our naturalist. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and when we left, I had a couple of them tell me their favorite part was the tide pooling and spending time exploring and playing along the beach. We walked a mile or two and...

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Counting Hairs

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 3 comments

Counting Hairs

You’re impressed with the fact that He knows the number of hairs on our heads? It seems hard to imagine that God would really know the number of hairs on our heads, especially when you think about the number of people in the rapidly growing population of our world. At the moment I am typing these words the population of our world is seven billion, one hundred and ninety four million, four hundred and twenty five thousand. The average person has from one hundred thousand, to one hundred and fifty thousand hairs on their head. That is a lot of hairs to keep track of. If I was a god, I...

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Bill Nye The Science Guy knows what is best for our Children?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 2 comments

Bill Nye The Science Guy knows what is best for our Children?

This Bill Nye clip has 5.5 millions views on Youtube. “Denial of Evolution is unique to the United States.” 1  The first words out of the mouth of Bill Nye The Science Guy are rubbish. Michael Reiss, who teaches at the Institute of Education in London, says, “In London, where I work, there are increasingly quite large numbers of highly intelligent 16, 17 and 18-year-olds doing Advanced Level Biology who do not accept evolution. That’s either because they come from a fundamentalist Christian background or from Muslim backgrounds.” 2 In Spiegel Online, a very popular German...

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My Great Uncle Nemo and Aunt Dory

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 0 comments

My Great Uncle Nemo and Aunt Dory

  Many of us have a favorite aunt or uncle who fill our memories with fond thoughts and feelings. I have very few memories of my own uncles, but I remember my father’s sister, Aunt Jessie, with great fondness and love. One of the last times I saw her, I was picking my mom up after dropping her off to visit Aunt Jessie. They had spent the day together and I picked up my mom early evening. They came out of the house laughing in such a fit they were wiping their eyes. I asked them what they had been drinking, which then extended the laughing fit. It was quite a sight, two old women,...

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Black Box

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Teleological Argument | 0 comments

Black Box

For many of you, when you hear the term Black Box, you think of the flight data recorder, (FDR) that records the cockpit conversations and flight data of all commercial aircraft. When there has been an accident, one of the first clues to what caused the accident that investigators look for is the aircraft’s black box. Australia became the first country to make the FDR required in all commercial aircraft, which is fitting because it was invented by Dr. David Warren, who was a researcher in Melbourne, Australia in the 1950’s. Since then, the black box has been adopted by countries all...

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