June 17, 2019

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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 […]

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

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3a) — Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the first part of Chapter 3- Lessons from History. Polkinghorne begins the chapter by discussing Thomas Kuhn’s famous book, […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2b) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2b) — Comparative Heuristics 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 2- Comparative Heuristics. As we said last time, John believes that similarities will emerge in […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the first part of Chapter 2- Comparative Heuristics.  One of the lessons that quantum science teaches us about physical reality […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship by John Polkinghorne- Part 1

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 1) I’m going to review the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Polkinghorne was professor of mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an […]

What Killed Off the Dinosaurs?

What Killed Off the Dinosaurs? The Atlantic has an article about the cause of the dinosaur extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, 66 million years ago and the raucous debate within geological circles.  Overall it’s a pretty good article, mostly addressed to laymen, and doesn’t get too scientific.  And let’s face it, dinosaurs are […]