Thoughts on the science/religion rift

The deeper cause for the rift is trying to use either science or religion as a skeleton key to unlock the answers to both practical and more existential questions.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on the subordination of scientific explanations)

To know a primrose is a higher thing than to know all the botany of it—just as to know Christ is an infinitely higher thing than to know all theology, all that is said about his person, or babbled about his work…What in the name of God is our knowledge of the elements of the […]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Modern dinosaurs and misleading science jargon

The Created Evolutionist linked me over to an article in December’s Smithsonian Magazine about the important transitional links found between dinosaurs and modern birds. First I’ll give you a sample of the cool information in the article, and then a tiny rant follows: But there was one important feature that had not been found in dinosaurs, […]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Black sheep bleat “sibboleth”

My good friend Cliff Martin describes the experience of people like myself who have followed the truth even when it took us outside the borders of the evangelical reservation and found that its gate-keepers enforce stringent import restrictions on items we acquire outside its borders  — of course, he does so using the perhaps more […]

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Climate science and evolutionary science

This is a guest post from frequent commenter Arcamaede, who follows the climate change news very closely. I asked him to lend his “fair and balanced” perspective to this question. Often, it’s assumed that “as evolutionary science, so climate science” — either scorning both or upholding both unequivocally. Might there be cause for a more […]

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Faith and science: on “two ways of knowing”

I’ve been watching the back-and-forth between Jerry Coyne and Karl Giberson. Apparently there has been a video produced for USA Today that features them in a conversation answering the question, “Are science and religion compatible?” that has not been put online yet. I think we know their answers, though. Karl Giberson of the BioLogos Foundation, […]

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Squaring the Bible with the evidence

Christians coming to terms with evolution, including many ID advocates who acknowledge common descent, will often arrive at a midpoint of sorts between denial of evolution and all-out theistic evolution (or evolutionary creation) that acknowledges that we are by-products of evolution and seeks to hold the line on the most theologically problematic aspect of evolutionary […]

Monday, April 5th, 2010