Culture, Science & Society

Commentary and discussion on a range of cultural topics, ranging from media to art, science, and everything in-between!

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Articles, Culture, Science & Society

The Problem of Personhood

Modern accounts of personhood fail because they do not explain deep-seated moral intuitions about the value of human life.

The 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (based on a novel of the same name) is a fictional story about the friendship between an eight-year-old son of a Nazi concentration camp officer and another eight-year-old who is one of the camp’s prisoners. The boy, named Bruno, thinks the camp is merely a farm and asks his father why the farmers “wear pajamas” (which are actually inmate uniforms). Bruno’s father begins his answer, ominously:

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What Is the New Age Movement?

New Age is a term that encompasses a broad spectrum of spiritual, philosophical, and theological thought developing in the West since the eighteenth century, mainly in counterpoint to (if not in direct reaction against) the rationalism of the Enlightenment. New Age suggests that adherents are seeking to usher in a new phase in human history (i.e., a “new age” or new epoch) through their spiritual practices and their philosophical and theological developments of traditional Western religious thought and practice.

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The Truth About “A.K.A. Jane Roe”

A new documentary on FX purports that Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in all 50 states in all stages of pregnancy—lied about being pro-life after all.

The main irony of this is Norma was used as a trophy by the National Abortion Rights Action League, and by Texas law school graduate Sarah Weddington who trawled for pregnant women looking for abortions—and who successfully brought the case to the Supreme Court.

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Abortion And Porn are Killing our Culture

The abortion wars in America have come to dominate the political landscape. In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, pro-life author and speaker Frederica Mathews-Green. Mathews-Green was a feminist who recalls driving a friend to New York from South Carolina to get an abortion. After college, Mathewes-Green had a profound conversion to Christianity and with time to the pro-life movement.

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Be Grateful for the Intelligent Design of Your Eyes

The Discovery Science News Channel is the official Youtube channel of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. The CSC is the institutional hub for scientists, educators, and inquiring minds who think that nature supplies compelling evidence of intelligent design. The CSC supports research, sponsors educational programs, defends free speech, and produce articles, books, and multimedia content. For more information visit

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Information Enigma: Where does information come from?

Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it require intelligent design? The Information Enigma is a fascinating 21-minute documentary that probes the mystery of biological information, the challenge it poses to orthodox Darwinian theory, and the reason it points to intelligent design.

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Christian Stories, Videos

Why Saudis are following Christ!

Christian convert Nasser al’Qahtani tells how as a Muslim he came to America, was trapped there because of the war in Iraq, married an American woman, and eventually, at great cost to himself, and suffering the rejection of his family in Saudi Arabia, became a believing Christian. He then recounts how that experience changed his life, his relationship with his wife, his career and in obedience to Jesus, his current mission to evangelise those whom Christ sends him to, not through arguments or apologetics, but through love.