Dutch Euthanasia Authorities OK Apparent Murder

Wesley J. Smith notes: Euthanasia advocates tout medicalized killing as being about autonomy. But it eventually becomes about making sure certain categories of people become dead. Thus, in the Netherlands, some patients have been euthanized who have never asked for it, a killing procedure known as “termination without request or consent.” … Here are the…

Commentary on Numbers 9:1-14

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt: 2 “The Israelites are to observe the Passover at its appointed time. 3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you…

Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?

Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor? by Eric Jonas & Konrad Paul Kording Abstract There is a popular belief in neuroscience that we are primarily data limited, and that producing large, multimodal, and complex datasets will, with the help of advanced data analysis algorithms, lead to fundamental insights into the way the brain processes information.…

Commentary on Numbers 8:5-26

Notes (NET Translation) 5 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: Chapter 3 reports the census of the Levites, chapter 4 their various tasks in dismantling and transporting the tabernacle, chapter 7 the gift of oxen and carts for its transport, and at last the ceremony in which they were dedicated to their role as guardians…

Commentary on Numbers 8:1-4

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses: The placement of this passage in the present cycle sequence serves two purposes. (1) Since in chap. 7 the heads of the twelve tribes bring offerings for the tabernacle celebration, in chap. 8 the head of the tribe of Levi is provided instruction for the proper…