December 18, 2018

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Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Chapter 0: The Power of Babel Fish, By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science — Chapter 0: The Power of Babel Fish By Andy Walsh We are going to blog through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  RJS, the science blogger from Jesus Creed, has reviewed the book as well here, and here .  […]

Beyond the Sixth Extinction

Beyond the Sixth Extinction It has been pretty well established there have been 5 mass extinction events in the earth’s past.  They were: 445 Million Years Ago – End of the Ordovician Period – 57% of all genera – most likely culprit: climate change. 370 Million Years Ago – Late Devonian Period – 70% of […]

Nature Red In Tooth and Claw?

Nature Red In Tooth and Claw? Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams? So careful of the type she seems, So careless of the single life; That I, considering everywhere Her secret meaning in her deeds, And finding that of fifty seeds She often brings but one to bear, […]

The Number of God

The Number of God The number of God is 137.  What? Huh…? No, really, it’s a scientific fact according to this article in Big Think.  The number, known as the fine structure constant or simply “α” has baffled scientists since the 1800s.  It is a number derived from combining three of nature’s most fundamental quantities: […]

Did Birds Get Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs?

  Did Birds Get Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs? An article in Gizmodo alerted me to a study from last year  (unfortunately behind a paywall) that was able to analyze fossil eggs of certain dinosaurs.  Researchers found that birds’ close dinosaur relatives had eggs with traces of two pigments—a red-brown one and a blue-green one. […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne, Part 5 – Cousins

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne Part 5 – Cousins We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at Chapter 5- Cousins and wrap up the review of the book.  Polkinghorne starts the chapter by comparing two explanations that biologists […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne, Part 4 – Conceptual Exploration

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 4 – Conceptual Exploration We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at Chapter 4- Conceptual Exploration.  John says continuing conceptual exploration is characterized by increasing subtlety and depth.  The first exploration of […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3d) – Lessons from History

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3d) — Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the fourth part of Chapter 3- Lessons from History.  John continues his comparative study of science and Christian theology […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3c) – Lessons from History

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3c) — Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the third part of Chapter 3- Lessons from History.  John continues his comparative study of science and Christian theology […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3b) – Lessons from History

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3b) — Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the second part of Chapter 3- Lessons from History.  John continues his comparative study of science and Christian theology […]