Science Series: “Inherit the Wind”

The supposed conflict between science and religion that proliferates culture today possibly originated with the depiction of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial in the movie Inherit the Wind (1960).  Thinking back to you high school American history class, one event that is usually taught is the infamous Scopes Trial in which John Scopes was foundContinue reading “Science Series: “Inherit the Wind””

Science Series: The Flat Earth Myth

Quickly, answer the following question: “Who proved the world was round?” If you said Columbus, you are certainly not alone. We have all heard the idea that before Columbus, the Church and all the Christian intellectuals of the Middle Ages taught that the earth was flat.  If you sailed out far enough you would fallContinue reading “Science Series: The Flat Earth Myth”

Science Series: The Myth that Galileo Goes to Jail

Everyone knows the story of how Galileo was persecuted by the church: after inventing the telescope, Galileo turns the lenses to the stars and proves that the earth revolves around the sun and not the sun around the earth. This greatly upset the Christian church and he found himself arrested, thrown in prison, tortured, excommunicated,Continue reading “Science Series: The Myth that Galileo Goes to Jail”

Science Series: The Myth that the Church Hindered the Development of Science

Anytime science and religion are brought up one can hear the proverbial announcer shout, “LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!” That science and religion are in conflict is commonly believed today.  Check out these quotes about the warfare between science and religion: “The conflict between religion and science is unavoidable. The success of science often comesContinue reading “Science Series: The Myth that the Church Hindered the Development of Science”

Science Series: Finely Tuned Cosmos

Howard A. Smith, a lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, penned an opinion piece for the Washington Post this past Thanksgiving break about how we are to be thankful for a not-so-obvious blessing: our place in the universe.  Here is a taste:   AsContinue reading “Science Series: Finely Tuned Cosmos”

Science Series: The Dawkins Delusion Continues

Richard Dawkins misrepresents science according to a recent study. Andrew Griffin of the Independent explains that “Most British scientists in a new study dislike Richard Dawkins, with some arguing that he misrepresents science and is misleading the public.”  One nonreligious professor of biology referred to him as a “fundamental atheist.” Richard Dawkins is probably the most famousContinue reading “Science Series: The Dawkins Delusion Continues”

Biblical Archaeology: “Virtual” Unwrapping of Levitical Scroll

One of the earliest manuscripts of the Old Testament was revealed by researchers at the University of Kentucky.  This scroll, which contains portions of the book of Leviticus, was discovered in 1970, but was unreadable because it suffered from fire damage 1,500 years ago.  Modern technology made it possible to scan and “virtually” unwrap itContinue reading “Biblical Archaeology: “Virtual” Unwrapping of Levitical Scroll”

Science Series: C. S. Lewis on Scientisim, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

C. S. Lewis, professor of Oxford and later Cambridge, has written over thirty books and selling over 200 million.  I found a series of short documentaries on Lewis dealing with science.  It is based on the book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Here is a three part series onContinue reading “Science Series: C. S. Lewis on Scientisim, Evolution, and Intelligent Design”

Science Series: Was Belief in God a Science-Stopper? Not for Newton

This is an article by my good friend Allen Hainline.  He is a summa cum laude graduate in physics from the University of Texas at Austin and has a Masters degree in Systems and Software Engineering from the University of Texas Continuing Engineering Studies and also later taught in the program for several years.  OverContinue reading “Science Series: Was Belief in God a Science-Stopper? Not for Newton”

Science Series: Oxford Professor-Atheism in Decline, Will be Defeated by Faith

Christianity Today article reports on Alister McGrath’s lecture at Baylor University.  McGrath holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford.  A prolific author who holds three doctoral degrees in both science, theology, and intellectual history all from Oxford University, McGrath has exploredContinue reading “Science Series: Oxford Professor-Atheism in Decline, Will be Defeated by Faith”