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’?
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
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?
"In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there… Continue reading According to Richard Dawkins and Francis Crick, Humans are Just Atoms in motion?
“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
What exactly is the scientific method? This is quite possibly the question you may be pondering over right now as you read the title. In order to answer this question, let us first look at what the word science means. Science comes from the Latin word scientia, which means knowledge. The word science just simply means knowledge. The modern… Continue reading Is the Scientific Method in the Bible?
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