My review of Sabine Hossenfelder’s new book is up at U.S. Catholic. “Hossenfelder rejects the ‘faith versus science’ dichotomy too often recycled in these books. She makes it clear from the beginning of her own, Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions, that spiritual ideas and traditions can be perfectly compatible with modern physics… Continue reading Sabine Hossenfelder’s Existential Physics
Today, popular attitudes toward evolution and religion take three forms, and the Vatican sits uneasily between two of them. The first, and most widely touted in recent years by prominent atheists, is that science in general and evolution in particular have completely debunked the claims of the major monotheistic religions. The second, what might be… Continue reading The Vatican and Evolution: Help Wanted
The difficulty arises when concern for the truth of creation, expressed in symbolic language begins to dictate the physical events through which humanity originated. The scientist reasonably asks why it was necessary that humanity suddenly had to be unlike the biological nature which gave him form? The state of original innocence does precisely that. The… Continue reading An Unreasonable Discontinuity
Last night I discussed the ‘great debate’ between Bill Nye, the Science Guy, and Ken Ham, Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis, on Gil Gross’s afternoon radio program on San Francisco’s KKSF, 910AM.My segment starts about halfway in. It’s always a bit jarring to hear your own voice, especially through a telephone. (Hopefully I did not… Continue reading Discussing the Nye/Ham Debate on San Francisco Talk Radio
I’m still chuckling over this breathless post by Paul Cella at What’s Wrong with the World. Once again a conservative with no obvious acquaintance with working biologists is touting the ‘news’ that a ‘revolution’ in how biologists do biology is in the offing.Larry Moran applies the cold water.