Losing a Game You Never Should Have Played

I’m glad to see editorials like this one, openly and publicly questioning the relationship between conservative Christianity and Republican politics and the impact it is likely to have on American Christianity going forward — but I can’t help noticing that there’s a rather significant bent of accusation aimed at liberal and progressive Christians here for…Continue reading Losing a Game You Never Should Have Played

Why would you ask a physicist in the first place?

Would We Be Better Off Without Religion? Krauss, like many STEM scientists who enter the religion debate, makes the same kinds of flawed assumptions in his argument as the New Atheist school of thought from which he draws his conclusions. Namely, the view that Religion is always juxtaposed against Science in terms of “truth” and…Continue reading Why would you ask a physicist in the first place?

Something of a Hobby: Calling Out to the Humanities and Social Sciences

  I have to admit; archaeological hoaxes, frauds, and general conspiracy theories are something of a fascination of mine.  I was first introduced to the subject academically via Kenneth Feder’s Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries during my junior year of college, and it’s a book I highly recommend, especially for anyone unfamiliar with the anthropological community’s…Continue reading Something of a Hobby: Calling Out to the Humanities and Social Sciences

Ask An Anthropologist – Why Do Anthropologists Dress Like That?

Ask An Anthropologist is an occasional series where I will be accepting reader questions and answering them here on this blog. If you have a pressing question about culture, anthropology, religion, or another relevant topic, feel free to submit your thoughts in the comments below. Q: “In photos, I always see anthropologists wearing the same…Continue reading Ask An Anthropologist – Why Do Anthropologists Dress Like That?