Eric Barrios

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3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>New research into the archaeologist's work has found that this inscription is likely a forgery. Read more about the possible …

Is Christianity an Inherently Feminine Religion? | The Art of Manliness

Last week we began a series which which is exploring the relationship between masculinity and Christianity — mainly, why it is that the more a man …

7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity

Most science fictional and futurist visions of the future tend towards the negative — and for good reason. Our environment is a mess, we have a nasty …

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post …

Here's the Philosophy Essay Vox Found Too Upsetting to Publish

<i>Vox.com recently commissioned an essay from Torbjörn Tännsjö, a professor of practical philosophy at Stockholm University, on the “the repugnant</i> …

Population

Are Humans Really Part Of A Game For Robots? Scientists Claim The Universe Could Be FAKE

<i>(Flickr)</i><p>Everything you know may just be part of a Matrix-style simulation, according to physicists who claim that we could all be part of a giant …

I'm gay, liberal, open-minded – and a convert to Christianity

Identifying as a Christian comes with a set of baggage all its own. As the loudest Christian voices spout rightwing ideology – including in opposition to same sex marriage, which the US supreme court legalized on Friday – the Catholic priest molestation scandals drag on and the Westboro Baptist …

Faith

Godless millennials could end the political power of the religious right

The 2014 midterm elections are drawing near, and it appears that the Democrats may well lose the Senate, since they’re fighting on unfriendly territory – a large number of seats in red states are up for grabs.<p>But if you look deeper than the national picture, there’s a more interesting story. In …

The truth about science vs. religion: 4 reasons why intelligent design falls flat

The devil’s in the details<p><i>Of course I believe in evolution. And I believe in God, too. I believe that evolution is how God created life."</i><p>You hear this a lot from progressive and moderate religious believers. They believe in some sort of creator god, but they heartily reject the extreme, …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Why Your Image of Africa Is Wrong, and How to Change It

May 25 was Africa Day.<p>So what is the first thing that pops in your mind when you think of Africa?<p>OK, now what's the second thing?<p>If you're like most people, you probably have two basic images of Africa. Either you think of something like this:<p><i>Photo credit clockwise from bottom right: Olivier</i> …

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.<p>No one will believe you are going to Middle Earth. Most visitors arrive in Zurich ready to shop on Bahnhofstrasse and sightsee in the Niederdorf …