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PowerLinks – 12.07.12

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Science Not Way to All Truth
Wesley J. Smith, Human Exceptionalism

There is a difference between “science” and “scientism.” Science is a very powerful method of gaining and applying knowledge.

Egypt’s Draft Constitution: Religious Freedom Undermined
Samuel Tadros, National Review Online

Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s latest constitutional declaration removing legal oversight and restraint on his powers has been met with a storm of controversy and protests.

Brazil’s Corruption Holds Back Economic Freedom
James M. Robert, The Foundry

Fresh charges of corruption are shaking up the Workers Party of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, as The Wall Street Journal reported last week. Reforms are long overdue.

The Knowledge Problem in the Garden of Eden
Jacqueline Otto, Values & Capitalism

It is fundamental to the Christian faith, just as it is to laissez-faire economics, that knowledge is “not given to anyone in its totality.”

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).