The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 400, officials say.
Just look around you — at the people crouched over their phones as they walk the streets, or drive their cars, or walk their dogs, or play with their children. Observe yourself in line for coffee, or in a quick work break, or driving, or even just going to the bathroom. Visit an airport and see the sea of craned necks and dead eyes. We have gone from looking up and around to constantly looking down. If an alien had visited America just five years ago, then returned today, wouldn’t this be its immediate observation? That this species has developed an extraordinary new habit — and, everywhere you look, lives constantly in its thrall?
Essentially the “method” of science in this book boils down to Coyne’s own perspective, that is, the things he thinks evince “reason, logic, and empirical observation.” His scientist colleagues, when they disagree with him, do not count, for example, as representing science. Religion, for Coyne, is very naughty, for unlike science, which depends on reason and evidence as its method, Religion depends on “faith,” which Coyne, evincing the invincible ignorance of the New Atheists, absurdly characterizes as “belief without—or in the face of—evidence.”
This article is written by Global Outreach Home Office staff member Rory Tyer!
Growing up, I imagined many ways I’d meet my wife. What I never imagined was that my first sight of her would be in a square profile box on the search results page of an online dating website. In August of 2013, after nine long months, five different sites and maybe 30 first dates, I met Heather. We were married in May of 2014, and we’re living proof that sometimes online dating does actually work. I had my first foray into the online dating world in 2013 when it was already well established, but not without its share of skeptics and naysayers. Even now, despite the Christian use of online dating being much more widespread, I still meet people in the church who don’t know much about it or feel embarrassed by it, as if online dating is the ultimate sign of desperation or loneliness. Despite the stigma it may have, online dating can be a good tool when used wisely by mature people.