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Review: The Case For The Real Jesus


As I promised last week, I was going to write a short review on another Strobel book. On the off chance that Camping and his stupidity of the rapture was right, I waited till after 6 to write this since if the Christians were raptured I wouldn’t have to torture myself by writing this. Since Camping apparently went camping somewhere in southern California and there was no rapture, guess I should get on with the rest of this article. Continue reading

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A Review Of The Case For Christ


The author of a blog I commented on offered to send me this book and asked if I would review it on my blog. Well to be short, I accepted the offer and that is why I am reviewing (sort of) this book. Continue reading

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body


In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.

The beginning¬† of Your Inner Fish deals with Shubin’s search for a fossil of a creature that The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection said must exist but had yet to be found.

An intermediate stage between fish and reptile had long been hypothesized to have existed during the Late Devonian, some 375 million years ago. Sure enough, in some exposed rocks from the Late Devonian, Shubin’s team discovered something positively astounding. A fish with wrists. Continue reading