Thursday, July 12, 2012

Not on Facebook

Steve Baarendse has an article in Touchstone on his reasons for not being on Facebook. He is specifically addressing college students. After listing various shortcomings of Facebook, he asks,
How do we use social media responsibly, especially in view of our calling as students? Answering this will require great discernment. ... Let’s agree that the danger doesn’t necessarily lie in our tools, but in our lack of self-control, which can make us the slave of our tools. Just as we can overeat in the cafeteria, so we can over-consume in our use of technology.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quantum Physics

In Does Quantum Physics Make it Easier to Believe in God? Stephen M. Barr states his answer:
Not in any direct way. That is, it doesn’t provide an argument for the existence of God. But it does so indirectly, by providing an argument against the philosophy called materialism (or “physicalism”), which is the main intellectual opponent of belief in God in today’s world.
Hat tip: First Thoughts.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

The Derecho

Article in the Washington Post about the derecho that hit on Friday, June 29, 2012; YouTube video of the radar loops; the Wikipedia entry; a tree at the corner of Crofton Parkway and Lang Drive, Crofton, Maryland: