It is often heard that Christianity, or religion in general, stunts scientific progress. If we could just get shed of our superstitions, there is no telling to what heights humanity may climb in the way of knowledge and science. Not only is the accusation false, but the exact opposite is true. The Historic Alliance ofContinue reading “The Historic Alliance of Christianity and Science”
An atheist favorite is “We’re all atheists to some degree, I just take it one god further than you do.” Of course, that statement is false. An atheist is someone who by definition believes in no gods, so in no way can we be called atheists, even to “some degree”. But a similar question is:Continue reading “Why Yahweh? Why not Zeus? Why not Thor? Why not Zoidberg?”
It can be difficult to change one’s mind about deeply held beliefs. It is nearly impossible to change someone else’s mind. Here are a few reasons why people don’t change their mind in spite of counter-evidence to their beliefs. What factors are involved in how people change their beliefs?
James N. Anderson writes a wonderful article on the philosophical presuppositions of the natural sciences. The story that science and religion are at war is false, and Anderson provides some help in thinking about this subject. The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God: The Theological Foundations of Modern Science
Bobby Conway from the One Minute Apologist explains the case for God. Given the scientific, internal, and moral evidence for the existence of God, how could one deny? Does God Exist? | Bobby Conway
Sometimes the atheist is right. Sometimes Christians make bad arguments for the existence of God, or the Bible, or why you should believe in Jesus. I’ve heard some bad arguments, but here are the top 5 according to John Dunfee.
Benjamin Dierker explains the growing skepticism within biology toward the traditional understanding of Darwinism. The theory remains in crisis as our understanding of molecular biology has rapidly increased. Michael Behe estimates one-third of biologists doubt darwinism’s ability to account for the complexity we see. Why One-Third of Biologists Now Question Darwinism
Mark Goodnight walks us through a portion of Stephen Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell. Pulling from Dr. Meyer and Dr. Douglas Axe, Mark shows the virtual impossibility of a cell forming by chance, or random processes. Design is unavoidable. The Odds of a Cell Forming Randomly by Chance Alone
Dean Meadows provides a nice introduction to the cosmological argument. He states it differently than I have heard before, so it was interesting to hear his take. I find the cosmological argument to be one of the strongest arguments for the existence of God. Introduction: The Cosmological Argument
This college professor’s conversion to Christianity was encouraging this morning. It’s a good reminder that religion isn’t the dumb people’s club, and atheism isn’t the smart people’s club. The dichotomy is historically not even close, and presently proven false all the time by people like this. An MIT Professor Meets the Author of All Knowledge