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Category: Psychology

  • God Caused Wisdom

    Wisdom is, essentially, the effective understanding and use of information.  Humans discover information; we do not invent it.  Through wisdom, humanity has developed (i.e. used information effectively) a set of scientific laws that elegantly express reality in the language of … Continue reading

  • How to deal with experiencers

    After reading Gary Bates’s Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, Don S. emailed CMI as follows: Hi, Alien Intrusion (6th printing 2011) is one of the best books I have read. Yes, churches should be abductees’ best sanctuary.But you give no … Continue reading

  • Awe, Shucks: Backwards Causation in Scientific Explanation

    By David Coppedge Is it the emotion of awe that creates belief in the supernatural, or is it the other way around? Intent on giving naturalistic explanations for everything, psychologists cannot bear the thought that a real God exists who … Continue reading

  • Transgender arguments hinge on sex versus gender—can you choose?

    In response to Dr Kathy Wallace’s landmark article on ‘transsexualism’, Male and female He made them …, correspondent Grant S., from Australia, submitted this comment: The condition known as xenomelia can tragically lead sufferers to desire that perfectly functional limbs be amputated. I … Continue reading

  • On Ethical Gray Zones

    By David Coppedge Examples from World War II and the present illustrate that just because some people compromise ethics doesn’t mean ethics itself is a matter of opinion. Nazi ethics:  Philip Ball’s new book Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of … Continue reading

  • Obvious Things Scientists Are “Discovering”

    By David Coppedge Do we really need scientists to tell us the obvious? On the one hand, but on the other:  Medical Xpress wrote in a bold headline, “Some see work as a calling, others say it’s just a job.”  Maybe a … Continue reading

  • Snakes on a Brain, and Other Evolutionary Stories

    By David Coppedge When evolution is seen as a storytelling game rather than a serious attempt at scientific explanation, it suddenly makes sense. The goal in evolutionary theory is to fit any observation into a predetermined narrative – one of … Continue reading

  • Evolutionary psychology: explaining everything … and nothing

    Tristan M. from Canada writes: Hello again! So it seems that I have landed myself in another origins debate (not that I am complaining; it can be fun). I put forward question 13 from the ‘15 Questions for evolutionists’ (“Where … Continue reading

  • George Jamieson / ‘April Ashley’: A ‘model’ life for the ‘gender reassignment’ brigade?

    In response to Dr Kathy Wallace’s landmark article on ‘transsexualism’ this week, Male and female He made them, correspondent Tony B., from France, submitted this comment: Born George Jamieson in 1935, he had gender reassignment to become April Ashley and has had … Continue reading

  • Male and female He made them …

    Introduction by Kathy Wallace A few days before this article was written (October 2013), Nathan Verhelst, aged 44 years, was legally euthanased (i.e. killed) in Belgium due to “unbearable psychological distress” after a series of sex-change operations, because the outcome failed … Continue reading

  • Thomas Nagel on the existence of God

    “I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t … Continue reading

  • How Pornography Works: It Hijacks the Male Brain

    Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. We are fast becoming a pornographic society. Over the course of the last decade, explicitly sexual images have crept into advertising, marketing, and virtually every niche of American life. This ambient pornography is now almost … Continue reading

  • Science Is Lost Without Immaterial Truth and Virtue

    By David Coppedge For evolutionary theory to work, all human behavior must originate from mindless natural processes.  What does that do to honesty and kindness? Godless potheads:  A survey of Swiss men conducted by Lausanne University found that people who … Continue reading

  • Reza Aslan’s Zealot, a second-rate rehashing of discredited theories

    by Lita Cosner Reza Aslan is no Bible scholar, and it shows. Zealot reads like every low-budget ‘historical Jesus’ documentary ever made. Reza Aslan seems to say that you can trust hardly anything in the Gospels (except the particular points the author … Continue reading

  • Socialized Education Slipping In Under Parental Radar

    By David Coppedge Common Core and NGSS are recent attempts to nationalize public education, stifle parental choice, and marginalize private and home schools.  It happened as most parents slept, but some are just now beginning to wake up and feel what hit … Continue reading

  • An entire universe … wasted on us?

    by Lita Cosner We often interact with people who argue that it is possible to be a Christian and an evolutionist, and to a certain extent, we would agree. But the reason we oppose theistic evolution is because one has to impose … Continue reading

  • What Would You Think?

    by Michael Eggleton What would you think about someone who claimed to hold to a certain set of rules, ethics or morals, but then clearly displayed by their own actions that they didn’t truly believe those claims? What would you think … Continue reading

  • Did God Make Human Memory Malleable?

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus has shown that human memories are malleable. She successfully planted false memories into people’s minds during some of her experiments. Her position on the fallibility of memory has not always been well-received, but … Continue reading

  • Political Correctness and “Bashing”

    by Dave Miller, Ph.D. The adverse impact of “political correctness” on American culture cannot be overstated. Its sinister influence has been monumental and subversive in the extent to which it has reshaped American values, literally driving the population farther away from its … Continue reading

  • Psychotherapy Has a Shrink

    By David Coppedge For better or worse, the practice of psychotherapy is shrinking, reports say. Two Brown University psychologists still believe that psychotherapy has some supporting evidence of its value, but admit that the practice is lagging.  Science Daily reported that psychotherapy … Continue reading

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