November 17, 2019

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Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace, Part 3.

Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace, Part 3. In Chapter 4- Strangers, Friends, Lovers: Cooperation, Not Competition, Wallace continues to expand on his version of Stephen J. Gould’s NOMA: that faith and science occupy separate spheres of influence with science covering the empirical universe and faith covering […]

A Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace, Part 2.

A Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace, Part 2. In Chapter 1- Two Ways of Seeing the Sun: Through the Eyes of Faith or the Eyes of Science? Wallace describes the childhood experience he had when driving with his family.  As they crossed the Mississippi River, the […]

A Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace

A Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace We are going to review the book, “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace.  From the Amazon review: Paul Wallace teaches in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga, […]

Evolving Faith

Evolving Faith Pete Enns had a recent post about the Evolving Faith Conference that he recently attended and spoke at.  The Evolving Faith Conference looks to me like a gathering of Progressive Christians.  See their website here and their speaker biographies here .  Now lately some of the more conservative Imonk commentators have tried to label […]

How Do You Distinguish between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness?

How Do You Distinguish between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness? I was reading this BioLogos Forum discussion that was discussing whether some forms of Young Earth Creationism (YEC) overlaps with mental illness.  The discussion initiator thought that since the new ICR museum teaches that biblical references to dragons are really about dinosaurs, who not only […]

Did Velociraptor Taste Like Chicken?

Did Velociraptor Taste Like Chicken? CNN has an article which raises this very question.  The question is raised, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, because researchers manipulated chicken embryos so that they would grow with the snout of a Velociraptor.  The report by scientists at Yale published in Evolution in September 2019, and summarized in this Popular Science article reveals […]

Has Science Disproved Christianity?

Has Science Disproved Christianity? In her review of Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, Jesus Creed regular contributor, RJS, discusses the question, “Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity?”  Of course, RJS’ answer is a hard no.  She lays out her argument based on the fact that science has never, […]

Was Venus Habitable?

Was Venus Habitable? This article speculates that at some time in the past, Venus may have been somewhat temperate and could have had liquid water oceans.  Currently, the thick atmosphere is almost entirely carbon dioxide, at a crushing pressure 93 times as at sea level on Earth. The average temperature is 460°C (860° F, hot […]

The Finding of the Oldest Human Skull Changes Evolution Science

The Finding of the Oldest Human Skull Changes Evolution Science According to this article the recent discovery of a 3.8 million-year-old cranium (skull without the lower jaw) is changing the view of how early hominin species evolved – and how they led to humans.  The previous view had Australopithecus anamensis (dated between 4.2m and 3.9m […]

The Lutheran Church and Creation Days

The Lutheran Church and Creation Days The Christian Post has an article that notes “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod passed a resolution at their convention affirming the belief that God created the Earth ‘in six natural days.’”  The article is commented on in Jim Kidder’s blog “Science and Religion: A View from an Evolutionary Creationist”.   The […]