History

Was the Galileo Affair Really ‘Science vs Religion’?

The Galileo affair is quite possibly the most widely raised event in history whenever discussions surrounding conflict between science and religion are brought up. The typical understanding is usually that Galileo, the lone genius scientist, went up against the intolerant Catholic church in the 17th century arguing for copernicanism i.e. the position that the sun,… Continue reading Was the Galileo Affair Really ‘Science vs Religion’?

History, Theology

Even if the Bible is Unreliable the Resurrection of Christ still Happened?

Western culture today is very interesting. By this I mean that it has put science at the driving seat; if science shows something to be false then it is false, if science shows it to be true then it is true. When this focus is shifted to towards the “science vs religion” debate many people… Continue reading Even if the Bible is Unreliable the Resurrection of Christ still Happened?

History, Philosophy and Religion, Uncategorized

Are Science and Religion at War as the New Atheists Claim? How History and Sociology Reject this Thesis

We often hear the claim (in the Western world) that science and religion are at odds with each other. Take the words of ardent atheist PZ Meyerz who asserts that “science and religion are incompatible. Simply completely irreconcilably incompatible.”1 It is easy to assume that these types of loud and proud statements are probably true… Continue reading Are Science and Religion at War as the New Atheists Claim? How History and Sociology Reject this Thesis

History

Did Darwin Invent the Theory of Evolution?

The answer may or may not surprise you, but no, Darwin did not invent the theory of evolution.1 In fact, during the time that Darwin was in the midst of constructing his account of evolution (mid 19th century), one of his contemporaries - Alfred Russel Wallace - was also busy constructing - more or less… Continue reading Did Darwin Invent the Theory of Evolution?

History, Science

Why doesn’t Science Include God Today? Science and Religion in History

The Western world today is embedded with the idea that scientific work should not discuss God and that science should base its methods of explanation on only natural explanations (this is called methodological naturalism), this means that scientific explanations cannot invoke supernatural entities such as God as an answer. Some people take this to means… Continue reading Why doesn’t Science Include God Today? Science and Religion in History

History

The Christian Roots of Science – how Modern Science Developed out of a Belief in God

When it comes to talking about the development of science as we know it in the West, the standard pop level narrative usually goes: 'From the time of the Ancient Greeks, figures such as Aristotle were the fathers of science, and then unfortunately the Roman Catholic Church came into power during the Middle Ages/Medieval period… Continue reading The Christian Roots of Science – how Modern Science Developed out of a Belief in God

History

Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?

It is widely known today that Jesus did exist. Even the average non-religious person on the street can accept that Jesus was at least a good moral teacher (although there are issues with this position as C.S. Lewis points out). However, on rare occasions, we still overhear the claim that Jesus never really did exist,… Continue reading Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?

Apologetics Answers, History

Can we Really Trust the New Testament?

The foundations of the Bible have been under increasing attack over the last few centuries. Many people now hold to the view that the Bible has been disproven through science, history and the ‘fact’ that there is no God. Whilst the average person can appreciate that Jesus was a good man with great teachings (much… Continue reading Can we Really Trust the New Testament?

Apologetics Answers, History

Atheist Scholar Agrees that the New Testament is Reliable?

If you haven’t heard of him, then you will have after reading this. New Testament Critic Professor Bart Ehrman has become an iconic figure in his field of work making a name for himself as one of the foremost critics of the New Testament (NT). Ehrman you could say he is the Richard Dawkins of… Continue reading Atheist Scholar Agrees that the New Testament is Reliable?