Month: March 2010

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens – Tossed to and Fro

I noted two odd occurrences during the conversation amongst the Quadripartite Equine Riders (Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens). Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens took a step in, what for them is, an unlikely direction only to recoil as they were pulled back by the bungee-cord of their particular worldviews. Sam Harris …

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“How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data”

Such is the title of a study conducted by Daniele Fanelli (INNOGEN and ISSTI-Institute for the Study of Science, Technology & Innovation, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom), “How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data,” PLoS ONE—Accelerating the Publication of Peer-Reviewed Science.

Jewish / Judaism : When Was the Messiah Expected?, part 5 of 7

Encyclopedia Judaica 6:861 & 10:390, “The Bible has no word for the abstract idea of eschatology. It does however, have a term-‘aharit ha-yamim-that often has eschatological connotations, at least in the broad sense mentioned above, it means literally ‘the end of the days’ i.e., ‘the end of time.’_.

Oprah Winfrey – Priestess of Spirituality and Preacher of Strict Exclusivism, part 2

Conflicts Between Winfrey/Tolle Spirituality and Christianity:A caller states that she “had a Catholic upbringing…married a Catholic, and we’re raising our children this way” and she recognizes that while Eckhart Tolle’s book has “really opened my eyes up to a new way of thinking; a new form of spirituality” it “doesn’t always align with the teachings …

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Jewish / Judaism : When Was the Messiah Expected?, part 4 of 7

A publication titled “Issues” points out four facts about the Messiah, “FACT ONE: The Messiah’s appearance was locked into a fixed time.FACT TWO: that fixed time was while the Second Temple was still standing.FACT THREE: the Messiah had to come from a specific lineage that was only verifiable through the Temple records.And the FOURTH STARTLING …

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