April 23, 2019

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander, Chapter 1: The Historical Roots of Purpose in Biology

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander, Chapter 1: The Historical Roots of Purpose in Biology We are reviewing the book: Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander.  Chapter 1 is The Historical Roots of […]

21 Grams

21 Grams How much does the human soul weigh?  Sounds like a ridiculous question.   But according to a “scientific” study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall, a physician from Haverhill, Massachusetts, the answer was 21 grams.  Dr. MacDougall identified six patients in nursing homes whose death was imminent.  According to Wikipedia, one of the patients lost […]

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander

Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander I am going to review the book: Is There Purpose in Biology?  The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. By Denis Alexander.  Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion […]

A Review of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

A Review of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari Chaplain Mike gifted me with a copy of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, a sprawling tour-de-force summary of the human race from pre-humans to… well… what he speculates are post-humans.  It’s a combination of rigorous science, scholarly […]

Is Life Inevitable?

Is Life Inevitable? An article in Rawstory that was picked up from an article in Quanta magazine introduces the work of Jeremy England, a young MIT professor who’s proposed a theory, based in thermodynamics, showing that the emergence of life was not accidental, but almost inevitable.  The Rawstory article pitches the story as something that […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 4, The Language of Computer Science, Chapters 12- Mutatis Mutandis By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 4, The Language of Computer Science, Chapters 12- Mutatis Mutandis By Andy Walsh We been blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 12- Mutatis Mutandis with which we will wrap up our review.  Chapter 11 […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 4, The Language of Computer Science, Chapters 10- Squirrel Interrupted By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 4, The Language of Computer Science, Chapters 10- Squirrel Interrupted By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 10- Squirrel Interrupted.  The squirrel being referred to is The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, […]

What on earth is a “Biblical Worldview”?

About a week ago my cousin Ted drew my attention to an article written by a Professor of Mathematics (Emeritus) at the University of Oxford. In the article, the author, John Lennox, tells of an experience where “a brilliant scientist [was] trying to bully me into giving up Christianity.” Finding himself at a dinner with […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 8: Spleens, Strains, and Autoimmunity By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 8: Spleens, Strains, and Autoimmunity By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 8: Spleens, Strains, and Autoimmunity.  Walsh begins this chapter talking about the […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 7: The Genome Made Flesh By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 7: The Genome Made Flesh By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 7: The Genome Made Flesh.  Walsh begins this chapter with a description […]