Jeff Koch

Jeff is a mortgage lender and graduate of the World Journalism Institute's mid-career course. He lives with his wife and their eight children in the Chicago area.

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Are scientists ready to embrace theories devoid of evidence?

Science
by Jeff Koch
Posted 6/16/15, 01:07 pm

Many of today’s leading physicists are pushing for the acceptance of “evidence-independent” cosmological theories, according to a recent op-ed in The New York Times.  Authors Adam Frank and Marcelo Gleiser (both physicists) acknowledge that experimental confirmation is “the very heart of science,” but they also argue that at the frontiers of physics and cosmology, “the situation is not so simple.”  

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Highschooler who died in Texas flood known for Christian faith

Disaster
by Jeff Koch
Posted 5/27/15, 11:35 am

Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was driving home from her high school prom when her vehicle was caught in overwhelming and unprecedented flood in Devine, Texas. She called 911 and then called her father, according to CNN, who told her to stay put and that he was coming to get her.

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Homeschooled, musical clan hopes to be TLC's new breakout hit

Television
by Jeff Koch
Posted 5/27/15, 09:00 am

TLC’s new large-family reality show, The Willis Family, seemed redundant when first announced. After all, next to their famous forerunners, the Duggars of 19 Kids And Counting, the Willis family can hardly even be called large—their dozen children a pittance in comparison.

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