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’?
The short answer is not really, but of course I will need to qualify this and I will certainly aim to do so. But before I get to that…just what exactly is the ‘multiverse’ and what does it have to do with God? Does the universe look like a put-up Job? Within the last century… Continue reading Does the Multiverse Get Rid of the Need for God?
“Well of course not!” is the type of response some might be tempted give upon pondering the question for less than a few seconds. Many people today assume that faith is about taking a leap into the dark and believing in something where there is no evidence. (This is a common thought process about belief in… Continue reading Is Faith Compatible with Reason?
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
In the greatly enjoyable 2006 comedy Nacho Libre, there is one scene where Esqueleto a small and quite skinny man finds himself in a wrestling ring forced to fight another much bigger and taller man, or be beaten up by him. Just before the events continue, Nacho and Esqueleto engage in the following dialogue: Esqueleto:… Continue reading I don’t Believe in God, I Believe in Science!
Sceptics of the Bible ranging all the way from professors such as Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking right down the average layman, seem to have acquired a unified definition of what the word faith means when it comes to the Bible over recent decades. In essence the most common definition of the word you will… Continue reading Is Christianity a Blind Faith?
When someone is trying to prove a point (usually to do with the physical world), they will often refer to science by saying something along the lines of “it’s been scientifically proven that X is true.” After this is said, supposedly the case is settled unless there is some sort of evidence to the contrary.… Continue reading Is Science Based on Faith?
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?
“Experiment [science] is the only means of knowledge at our disposal. Everything else is poetry, imagination” – Max Planck. Many people today take the position that science can answer everything. This viewpoint (whether known or not) involves the affirmation of the idea that science can answer questions of origins, morality and human purpose as well… Continue reading Can Science Answer Everything? Science Vs. Religion
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?