A similar uneasiness with this kind of distinction has appeared more recently within Roman Catholic theology, due no doubt in part to a sense that the notion of a self-subsistent soul is non-scriptural and/or that the notion of God’s immediately creating each human soul does not fit easily into the continuum of living beings that… Continue reading The Problem of the Soul
I haven’t been following the case of astronomer Martin Gaskell, who is suing University of Kentucky for denying him a job (for which he was apparently a leading candidate) because of his faith. But Lee Kottner at Cocktail Party Physics makes a lot of sense to me on this.
I agree with PZ Myers: I’m very pleased to see that Greg Bear’s Darwin’s Radio gets mentioned for its bad biology. That one has annoyed me for years: Bear does a very good job of throwing around the jargon of molecular genetics and gives the impression of being sciencey and modern, but it’s terrible, a… Continue reading Evolution in Science Fiction
Tara Smith is all over this: Seriously. I’m not even sure what to do with this. From the wording of the abstract, it very much appears that the authors are Christians–so are they saying that Jesus could not have miraculously cured a bacterial infection, but he could have done so for flu? Or that the… Continue reading Biblical Fever = Influenza?
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