Slavery Is Worse than Murder

Bob Murphy NAILS IT: A well-known free-market economist recently submitted an essay to me, asking that I publish it on my blog. Let me reproduce a sample of it and then tell you how I answered him: The continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists. They have looked to…


Wiki Wednesday – Miller-Urey Experiment

On the origin of life… The Miller–Urey experiment (or Urey–Miller experiment) was an experiment that simulated the conditions thought at the time to be present on the early Earth, and tested for the occurrence of chemical origins of life. Specifically, the experiment tested Alexander Oparin’s and J. B. S. Haldane’s hypothesis that conditions on the…


Here’s Your “Recovery”

The U.S. economy turned in its worst quarter in five years during the first three months of 2014, shrinking more sharply than previously estimated. The nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter fell at a 2.9% annual rate vs. the 1% contraction previously believed, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected…



Lunar Coincidence

I am almost certain that it wasn’t “luck” – even if the scientific reason remains unknown: It is an interesting coincidence that the Moon should so nearly perfectly blot out the Sun, since there is really no physical reason why this has be the case. The Moon happens to be about 400 times smaller than…




“When I say… “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.” I’m whispering “I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.” When I say… “I am a Christian” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. When I say… “I am a…