Science


I just added a new page: Both Scientists & Christians. It's a list of doctorate-holding scientists who are Christians. It's very incomplete … I started the list while I was doing some research for my article¬†Science & Religion: Competitors or Companions? and figured I should post it online in case anyone finds it helpful.

A few months ago I posted an article on TruthMedia's Power to Change website which discusses the relationship between science & religion. The topic occasionally comes up in the comments on the site, so I thought it would be useful to have an article which addresses it. From the intro:

Many scientists today have religious convictions, such as Alister McGrath (who earned two doctorate degrees from Oxford, one in theology, the other in molecular biophysics). Examples like this of course prove nothing about the validity of Christianity or religion in general, but they at least demonstrate that it is possible to be a knowledgeable person of science as well as a religious believer. So how exactly do science and religion co-exist with each other in the world? There are basically three options …

>> Read Science & Religion: Competitors or Companions? on PowertoChange.com

Some previous posts about religion & science:
On 'Scientism' and Faith – Why the belief that science is the only way to true knowledge is ridiculous
Scientists with Faith – Discusses an article about Francis Collins which appeared in the Times

As a follow-up to the previous post, "Out of Nothing", here is a short 5 minute video where William Lane Craig addresses the question "Could the Universe Have Simply Popped into Being?" via Lee Strobel's site. It provides a more succinct reply to the question than the videos I linked to in my previous post. [HT: TruthBomb]

Click the "more" link to view (the embedded video unfortunately auto-plays so I had to add the extra step to avoid it playing every time people came to the site).

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SpaceSo, the Large Hadron Collider was turned on, and unsurprisingly, the Earth has survived. At least, according to this helpful site, the world is still here:

http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

Good to know!

I have to wonder though about some people's comments regarding the tests that will be performed using the LHC. One commenter on the news.au.com article linked above stated "hopefully this thing will show that god does NOT exist!" It's his/her right to hold that opinion of (s)he wants to, but I think the idea that God could be disproved by any experiment such as this is a bit misguided.

As far as I can see, the experiments that will be run can tell us a lot about the conditions at the earliest moments of the Big Bang. But they cannot tell us anything about what precipitated the Big Bang. How can we, as members of the universe created by said Big Bang, living within its confines & limitations of time and space and matter, discover what lies beyond time and space and matter?

The results of the studies will no doubt be very interesting, but I don't think we should look to them for proof or disproof of God's existence.

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