Wednesday, January 21, 2009

GREAT nature and landscape photography

This next section may take a while to build, but the following links (many gathered from Earth Shots) showcase some of the fineset nature or travel photographers in the world.

Philippe Sainte-Laudy: Photographie nature (French)
countryside, flowers: images range from traditional landscapes to higly stylized photoshop adaptations. Superb.

Dirk Ehrenraut: The World is Unique
German photographer

Kevin McNeal:
Astonishing landscape photographer based out of Washington State. Beautiful light and motion studies. Large format vistas.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Theism v Atheism debates

On occasion, I try to follow exchanges between those who affirm faith in a God-made and directed universe, and those who see the same as the end of a soley material process. Here is a growing list of links.
Douglas Wilson and Christopher Hitchens (from a Christianity Today sponsored series: Is Chrisitanity Good for the the World?
Original Written exchange
secondary debate at Westiminster University
(I was dissapointed by Douglas in this particular exchange, but see that he is stronger in print.)

(A ten-part series between Dawkins and Lennox)

(A series of debates between Christian William Lane Craig and a series of persons.)

(the Great Debate 1985, Greg Bahnsen, Gordon Stein: Both now dead)