fbpx

OnlySky is dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through reality-based journalism, storytelling, and commentary. But as a reader-supported platform, we need your help to do this work. Can we count you in?

$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Paying the transaction fee is not required, but it directs more money in support of our mission.

OnlySky is dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through reality-based journalism, storytelling, and commentary.

Subscribe to Our Newsletters

Get world-class secular storytelling delivered to your inbox every week.

Newsletters

OR

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Thank you for registering!

Get the best of OnlySky in your inbox every week.

Posted inClimate Crisis, Politics, Science

“It’ll Start Getting Cooler… I Don’t Think Science Knows, Actually”

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m afraid these comments are absolutely fundamental to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to…everything. I am absolutely staggered and listening to this response at the blatant stupidity on the show. What disgusts me most is when, in response to: “We’ve had temperatures explode this summer. You may have learnt that we broke a record in […]

Posted inHealth, News, Philosophy, Religion, Science

The Coronavirus and a Better Gospel

Reading Time: 6 minutes As you may already know, last night President Trump phoned in an interview to Hannity and brazenly disagreed with the World Health Organization about the fatality rate of the latest global health threat, the COVID-19 virus. Viewing the appearance of the Coronavirus as more of a public relations issue than as a matter of public health, Trump takes […]

Posted inPolitics

Dems vs GOP: Voter Confidence in Scientific Method

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pew Research Center recently carried out some research with regard to science and voter preference. The piece is interesting and worth a read, but what stuck out for me was the confidence in the scientific method. As Pew stated: Factual knowledge alone does not explain public confidence in the scientific method to produce sound conclusions. Overall, […]

Posted inMeaning & Purpose, Science, The Secular

Some Questions to Dr J Berger

Reading Time: 5 minutes As some of you will know, I recently edited a book by Joseph J Berger called Science & Spirituality (Barnes & Noble), which is available now (please grab a copy, even though Amazon are being bastardly difficult with their distribution). The book, as you will find out, is aimed predominantly at students as an introduction to scientific […]

Posted inReligion, Science

Faith and Reason Are Not Really Friends

Reading Time: 8 minutes You may not find this as fascinating as I do, but I recently came across a video put out by The Gospel Coalition, a think tank for Calvinists co-founded by Tim Keller, a Presbyterian pastor and author who herein verbalizes his own reservations about human evolution. What stands out most to me is that while […]

Posted inComedy, Philosophy, Religion, Science

Theology and Black Cats

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there, and shouting “I found it!” Science is […]

Posted inGeneral

Weaponizing Statistical Platitudes On Jack-O-Lanterns

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s Halloween, and this image is being shared around again: I think the jack-O’-lantern is genuinely hilarious. The notion of avoiding this inference is certainly a spooky thing to be avoided in science, making for a funny pumpkin, but the statement doesn’t hold absolutely. I wrote a post on it last year, talking about statistical […]

Posted inEvolution

How Australian biology students’ views on evolution have changed over time

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the context of recently talking about creationism and evolution, I thought this would be of interest. As ABC News reports: A long-term study of Australian biology students reveals how attitudes towards creationism and evolution have shifted. The survey, published today in the journal Evolution: Education and Outreach, was started 32 years ago by Mike Archer at […]

Sign In

We've recently sent you an authentication link. Please, check your inbox!

Sign in with a password below, or sign in using your email.

Get a code sent to your email to sign in, or sign in using a password.

Enter the code you received via email to sign in, or sign in using a password.

Subscribe to our newsletters:

OR

By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.