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A Most Appropriate Thanksgiving Message for This Day: President Nelson on the Power of Gratitude

I just listened to President Nelson’s short message delivered at noon (Central Time) via Youtube. I always enjoy listening to this kind, wise man, but he greatly exceeded my expectations….

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Much Ado About Creation Ex Nihilo

Robert Boylan in Ireland makes some salient points in his review of a recent debate between the Latter-day Saint Kwaku El and the Evangelical Jeremy Howard. I especially liked Robert’s…

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Stunning Revelation about the Building Blocks of Life, Amino Acids

Foreordained or predestined: complex theological debates have raged around these terms for centuries. Finally science has weighed in, and the correct answer appears to “preordained.” Maybe not for the human…

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How a Near Miss on a Shanghai Runway Gave Me a Lasting Spike in Gratitude

A little before the Thanksgiving holiday, I was taking a flight back to the US to help a sister of mine as she was about to have a toe amputated….

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Engines of Beauty

“Mandarin Fish,” the winning work from a recent art contest, shown above (courtesy of Wikipedia), was produced by the world’s most prolific and accomplished artist, variously known as “Meaningless Random…

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Science and Mormonism: An Insight from LDS.org and an Update on the So-Called 1910 “First Presidency Statement”

Science and religion are two independent witnesses of God’s Creation, according to a beautiful video interview of LDS scientist Dr. John Lewis, formerly of the University of Arizona and MIT,…

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The Creation

Here is a talk I gave at District Conference for the Shanghai International District, March 19, 2017, sharing a few views on the Creation, why we should study and ponder…

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The Creation and God’s Love: Hints from a Surprise Encounter with a Geologist

On Sunday I’ll be speaking at District Conference for the the Shanghai International District on the topic of the Creation. I’ll begin with a journal entry of mine from August…

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The Stuff of Stars

(Originally posted at The Nauvoo Times.) An LDS acquaintance of mine has recently discovered science, it seems, and no longer accepts the scriptural account of Creation. Among his online writings,…

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Thomas Nagel’s Apostasy: Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False

Some elite circles in the academic world are aflame with anger at the apostasy of one of their former darlings, a man who may be the most famous philosopher in…

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