Modern thinkers increasingly confirm a designed universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins has famously stated that: “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” [“God’s Utility Function,” Scientific American, November, 1995, p. 85] …
In fact, scientists who have affirmed that the universe might contain marks of design have found themselves the subject of hostility in academic environments. Dr. Jeffrey Schloss, who is the Professor of Biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, says: “…it is absolute professional suicide to be a young earth creationist in a geology department or an anti-evolutionist in a biology department at any institution outside of a few parochial colleges. more

Amish Life author and radio host Suzanne Woods Fisher today on "Inside the Writer's Life"

Today on Inside the Writer’s Life we have a very special guest with us– Suzanne Woods Fisher.Suzanne is probably one of the most widely recognized authorities on the Amish culture. She has authored many books and magazine articles featuring the Plain Life, both in fiction and non-fiction…I graduated from Westmont College and worked on the college newspaper. more

Media source in Isla Vista takes small steps towards a cleaner earth

Zak Weinberg, Chief Editor and Founder of Ole Today, had a vision for an environmentally friendly news publication in Isla Vista and Santa Barbara. When he created OleToday.com, it was just a few articles a week being indexed online with a couple of close friends. With the help of Craigslist and viral word-of-mouth, Ole Today quickly took off and now receives almost 2,000 unique visitors each month. … This is only the beginning for Ole Today, as the editors have already expressed plans to expand to other campus communities and give the same experience to students across California, and eventually the United States; the program launches next year at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and, depending on its success, spread from there. more