Tag Archive for SignofIntelligentLife

Will Vigilance Matter?

I’m a little late to the hit sci-fi novel The Three-Body Problem. I’d heard of it years ago, but before I recently started reading the book I didn’t realize Barrack Obama had given it a thumbs up, or that Amazon had planned to spend a fortune to bring what has become a trilogy to the…

Anyone Tired of This Yet?

Massacres in the U.S. are like the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. They just keep happening. The difference is that unlike Bill Murray, no one seems to be learning anything from re-living the horror over and over and over. (Wait, what’s that familiar definition of insanity, again?) Is anyone getting tired of this yet? Of the…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

There’s lots to be said about evolution, faith, and technology. This site is premised on their interaction over time, and especially in these days. Meghan O’Gieblyn, in her piece Ghost in the Cloud, gives  a sincere update on all three. As a Christian who lost her faith, her search for salvation in technology — and the people she finds…

To Generate Change, You Need to Create Empathy

Want to know why some Trump voters still support him, even after he’s vowed to destroy programs that keep them afloat? Want to know why some college students feel they need “safe places” on campus? Want to know why addicts keep going back for more, overdose after overdose? Here’s a clue: start with a little…

Taking the Bible Thumpers Down a Notch

It’s pretty clear that from right around day one, the Bible was weaponized. That holds for some, not all, of its authors and editors, and most especially for some of its readers and preachers. A percentage of them have always put the word of the Lord in service of their goals, using the Good Book to…

Sweetness!

Sublime creative forces are alive and well, and giving us all cause to celebrate — all the more because they are joining forces. Gorillaz, the brilliant love child of Damon Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett, haven’t released a new track since 2011. But the wait is now over, as the band has in a stroke of…