Author Archives: Jay Wile

More on the Flat Earth

I have written about the concept of a flat earth several times before (here, here, here, and here). Since the time of Aristotle (and probably before), most philosophers understood that the earth is a sphere. In fact, Eratosthenes was able … Continue reading

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Dr. Patrick Briney, Atheist-Turned-Christian

As many readers probably know, I was once an atheist but was “argued into the Kingdom.” Because of this, I tend to collect stories of other atheists who have become Christians. What intrigues me about these stories is that few … Continue reading

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An Excellent Observation about Postmodernism

I was first exposed to postmodernism when I went to university. If you don’t recognize the term, it is rather hard to define, mostly because there are so many variants of it. However, it generally refers to the idea that … Continue reading

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My Elementary Science Series Wins an Award

I wanted to share this with my readers: Practical Homeschooling has announced that my elementary series was awarded first place in the Elementary Science category of their 2017 Reader AwardsTM. My high school and and junior high school science courses … Continue reading

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Chris Williams: Husband, Father, Actor, and Friend

Towards the end of his life, Thomas Aquinas wrote a short book as a gift to the King of Cyprus. In that book, he wrote: First of all, among all worldly things there is nothing which seems worthy to be … Continue reading

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One Reason It Is Hard to Change a Person’s Mind About Politics (and Science)

I don’t write about politics, because I find that most political discussions produce lots of heat but very little light. However, I have decided to discuss a political “experiment” that I recently learned about because I think it relates to … Continue reading

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Microfossils? Maybe. Oldest? Who knows?

The headlines are screaming the latest incredible fossil find. Science News says, “Oldest microfossils suggest life thrived on Earth about 4 billion years ago.” MSN reports, “World’s oldest microfossils found, study says.” The Washington Post writes, “Newfound 3.77-billion-year-old fossils could … Continue reading

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Junk DNA and Evolution

In my previous post, I reviewed the book Naturalism and Its Alternatives in Scientific Methodologies. At the end of the review, I mentioned that the book suggested a conclusion for the famous ENCODE experiments that I had never considered. In … Continue reading

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Naturalism and Its Alternatives in Scientific Methodologies

What is the nature of science? Many think this is a fairly easy question to answer. Science is about making observations and then forming the most reasonable conclusions based on those observations, right? Well…that depends. There are many (myself included) … Continue reading

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The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ

In a previous post, I discussed Andrew Klavan’s conversion story and mentioned that he had written a book about it. I said I would read and review it when I had the chance. I read it a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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