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Reproduction Rights and Roe

By Jim Virkler | May 14, 2022

Discussions involving human reproductive rights generate intense controversy. Our national populace has always been concerned about human rights. As humans what rights do we have? Our rights are deemed sacred because humans…

God Manifest in the Mundane

By Jim Virkler | April 28, 2022

Our recent family move to a different state necessitated many deliberate actions and modifications during the moving process. Of course, there was plentiful discard of what may be termed “junk.”…

God Belief—Proven, Probable, or Doubtful?

By Jim Virkler | April 16, 2022

What is more important than belief in God? Many would put this question at the top of their list of important life issues. People who believe in God usually acknowledge…

Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change

By Jim Virkler | March 24, 2022

In the last several decades climate change has been the new topic du jour. A famous saying attributed to Mark Twain, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,”…

Meteorological Seasons

By Jim Virkler | March 11, 2022

 Most calendars proclaim March 20 as the first day of spring. This date marks the beginning of astronomical spring. Even though the March 20 calendar date generates excitement, most residents cannot explain…

Of Making Many Books

By Jim Virkler | February 17, 2022

Human writing skills have proliferated in the past several thousand years. The Book of Ecclesiastes, attributed to The Preacher, probably Solomon, makes a notable comment about book writing even in…

Universal Purpose

By Jim Virkler | February 2, 2022

A query to all residents of Planet Earth: Why are we here? Did God have a purpose for creating humanity? If we ask residents about the purpose for their existence, would most people link…

Cause and Effect Research

By Jim Virkler | January 21, 2022

A treasured area of my personal bookcase contains over two dozen special science volumes. The authors are a group of scientists from the Christian organization Reasons to Believe. Each RTBscientist voices strong…

Causes and Effects

By Jim Virkler | January 9, 2022

Science is basically a study of causes and their effects: In simplest terms one event or action is the direct result of a previous event or action. Scientists must insure…

Telescopic vs. Naked Eye Astronomy

By Jim Virkler | December 25, 2021

Astronomy purists discuss the merits of telescopic vs naked eye astronomy. There is really no argument. Each observational method has its own advantages. As a science instructor in public school,…

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