Tuesday, December 15, 2009

400-408 Sean McDowell, (, "Worldview Ministries"), head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Schools (, and author of many books including Apologetics For A New Generation: A Biblical And Culturally Relevant Approach To Talking About God.  And, in the new revised version of his dad's 1977 megaseller More Than A Carpenter, Sean joins his father, Josh McDowell, to tackle the questions that today's generation continues to ask about the person of Jesus Christ.  Today we talk about pornography, the biochemical-addictive aspects of it, as well as what we can do to address the addiction.  For those needing help, you can call 1-800-NEW-LIFE, and inquire about their Everyman's Battle information.

413-423Sean McDowell

428-437USAF Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney, was the #3 man in the United States Air Force as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, and he was the Director of the Defense Performance Review, you see him regularly on Fox News as a senior military analyst, and he's the author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.

443-452 USAF Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney.  Middle East,

• 458-508 Dinesh D'Souza, best-selling author and lecturer, is out with his latest – a great read – entitled Life After Death: The Evidence (  Dinesh will be on Fox's "Red Eye" this week and he'll be taping a show with Larry King also.  We talk about his latest book and the mind-body problem.

How is your book "Christian martial arts?"  How have science and reason been "hijacked"?  You're the DA and the readers are the jurors?  Since Augustine, why is it not life "after" death, but life "beyond" death?  Why is it important for personal identity to continue after death, contra Eastern religions?  What does the research of Ian Stevenson at the University of Virginia on the past lives of more than 2,500 children have to do with reincarnation?  The mind-body problem is not new, even Socrates addressed the nature of "mental stuff," tell us about Locke's "Prince and the Cobbler" and how personhood and consciousness go together.

• 512-523Dinesh D'Souza

Atheist Daniel Dennett is a materialist who says that consciousness doesn't exist, what does he mean?  (Descartes' "cogito", the incorrigible "I", freewill, etc.) If the mind is reducible to the brain, what can Frank Jackson's "The Mary Problem" tell us about the controversy?  (A scientist with exhaustive knowledge of how color impacts the brain, who has only ever seen things in black and white or shades of gray, suddenly gains the experience of sight and now sees color for the first time gains new knowledge.)  If reductive materialism fails, what about functionalism?  Will computers ever be granted personhood (strong AI and the Turing Test)?  Tell us about Searle's Chinese Room and the difference between syntax and semantics (computers only do syntax).
Your assessment of Raymond Moody's 1975 book entitled Life After Life, in which he reports 150 cases of people who have had Near Death Experiences?
How do materialists reconcile their view with modern physics, which you call an "unexpected ally" of theism?  What is the "action at a distance" problem as it has to do with the mind-body problem? 
Why does H2O expand when frozen, what would happen to our oceans if it didn't?  Does evolution deal with the origin of cells, not just their adaptation and mutation?
528-538Brian Darrow, is the high school youth pastor at Beach Cities Church in Huntington Beach, and along with his partner Danny, who is the college pastor, own Best Merchant Rates (, 866-576-5756), a business focused on saving money for business and ministries by helping them do a better job of stewardship when it comes to processing credit card transactions.  Brian has a great personal story that begins when he gets diagnosed with Lupus at 15, almost dies several times, and devotes his life to serving the Lord.  Today, he's been happily married for 11 years and has 3 kids.
544-554(:43) Avatar director James Cameron goes on NBC's Today Show with Meredith Viera on Monday (12/14/09).
VIEIRA: Yeah because ultimately, you say for all the talk about the technology, your say this is really, at its heart, a chick flick?
CAMERON: Oh yeah. All of my movies are chick flicks. I can't, I can't help it. Aliens was a chick flick. So was, so were the Terminator films, you know? And this film is no different because I love strong female characters. I love writing complex women. And even though this is Sam Worthington's character's story and we follow him, we have these amazing women in the story as well and there's a love story. 
VIEIRA: Yeah there's a love story and also there's a message about, you know, greed and when people want a lot of things, imperialism. All of that.
CAMERON: And how that tends to destroy the environment and so on. And here they are doing the same thing on another pristine planet that we've done here on earth. So it's a way, sort of looking back at ourselves from this other world and seeing what we're doing here.
Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.
In his speech, Gore told the conference: "These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years."
However, the climatologist whose work Gore was relying upon dropped the former vice president in the water with an icy blast.
"It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at," Dr. Maslowski said. "I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this."
Gore's office later admitted that the 75 percent figure was one used by Dr. Maslowski as a "ballpark figure" several years ago in a conversation with Gore.
The embarrassing error cast another shadow over the conference after the controversy over the hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, which appeared to suggest that scientists had manipulated data to strengthen their argument that human activities were causing global warming.
• Kling & Schulz (12/15/09) Planning the Next Bubble: Now that the housing bubble has burst, will government create a green-energy bubble? Arnold Kling is a member of the Mercatus Center's Financial Markets Working Group. Nick Schulz is DeWitt Wallace fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and editor of They are the authors of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities, and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity (Encounter, New York, 2009).
// There is no doubt that the boosters of green-energy programs have their hearts in the right place. But then, so did most of those who were pumping up the housing bubble.
If Congress and the president want to push the country in a greener direction, there are easier — and safer — ways of doing it. Put a price, in the form of a tax, on the pollution or emissions you don't want (such as carbon). And subsidize early-stage, basic research at the university and lab levels.
Beyond that, let the unique power of the market to experiment through trial and error and to sort and filter innovations proceed without meddling. And let entrepreneurs compete vigorously to pump those innovations into the marketplace without government's attempting to pick winners and losers. Otherwise we are setting the stage for another bubble. It likely won't be as large as the housing bubble, but it will be costly and wasteful all the same.
• Daily Express (12/15/09) Climate Change Is Natural: 100 Reasons Why.
• Here's an interesting website:  
• Bjorn Lomborg (12/14/09) Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming: Investing in energy R&D might work. Mandated emissions cuts won't. Mr. Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a think tank, and author of "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming" (Knopf, 2007).
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558-608Sean McDowell (Reprise)
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