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?