Philosophy, Science & Christianity (Index Page)

Maxwell

Engraving of the great Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) by G. J. Stodart from a photograph by Fergus of Greenock. Maxwell was a devout Presbyterian, and formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as manifestations of the same phenomenon. His discoveries helped usher in the era of modern physics, laying the foundation for such fields as special relativity and quantum mechanics. His contributions to the science are considered by many to be of the same magnitude as those of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]

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PHILOSOPHY 

 
GENERAL / EPISTEMOLOGY / PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
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The Relationship Between Christianity and Philosophy (vs. Dr. E.L. Hamilton) [10-2-02] *
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THE PROBLEM OF EVIL / SUFFERING
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Christian Replies to the Argument From Evil (Free Will Defense): Is God Malevolent, Weak, or Non-Existent Because of the Existence of Evil and Suffering? [2002]

Dialogue on “Natural Evil” (Diseases, Hurricanes, Drought, etc.) [2-15-04]

Serious Christian Treatments of the Problem of Evil and Irrational Atheist Dismissals of Them (vs. John W. Loftus) [10-9-06] *

Some Christian Replies to the Problem of Evil as Set Forth by Atheists [10-10-06] *

Dialogue #2 with an Atheist on the Problem of Evil (vs. “drunken tune”) [10-11-06] *

Dialogue #3 with an Atheist on the Problem of Evil (vs. John W. Loftus) [10-11-06] *

Alvin Plantinga’s Decisive Refutation of the Atheist Use of the Problem of Evil as a Disproof of God’s Existence, Goodness, or Omnipotence [10-12-06]

Critique of Agnostic Ed Babinski’s Post on the “Emotional” Argument From Evil [10-23-06] *

Is the “Strong” Logical Argument From Evil Largely Discredited If Not Dead, Or Alive & Well? (Atheist Confusion) [11-26-06] *

“How Can God Order the Massacre of Innocents?” (Amalekites, etc.) [11-10-07]

The World’s Shortest Free Will Defense (FWD) Argument Against the Problem of Evil [3-24-08; re-posted to Facebook on 1-31-17]

The Devil’s Antics in Opposing Christians, and Suffering in the Christian Life  [7-18-09; abridged and published in The Michigan Catholic]

The Oslo Massacre and the Irrationally Subjective Application of “Symbolic” Evil Acts in Order to Draw Unwarranted and Unjust Conclusions [7-28-11] *

Why Did a Perfect God Create an Imperfect World? [8-18-15]

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EDUCATION

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On Teaching from a Classical Christian Perspective (Thomas G. Wilkes, M.A.) [1998] *

“Chronological Snobbery”: History of Ideas, Socratic Philosophy, Christian Worldview, Scientists and God (with John Kress) [May 2001] *

Response to Kevin Johnson’s Criticisms of Home-Schooling [7-12-05] *

Editorial Comment on Home-Schooling and the Dilapidated State of Public Education [1-3-09] *  

 

THEISTIC ARGUMENTS
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THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (BIG BANG, ETC.)

A Variation of the First Way of Thomas Aquinas (+ Part II / Part III) (Dr. Dennis Bonnette) [1982]

How “Creation” Implies God (Dr. Dennis Bonnette) [1985]

Dialogue with an Atheist Philosophy Professor on the Kalam Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence and its Possible Alternatives (vs. Dr. Ted Drange) (+ Part Two) [5-25-01] *

Dialogue with an Atheist on Logical Positivism, and the Existence and Cause (or No Cause) of the Universe (vs. Steve Conifer) [Jan. 2002] *

Current Models in Cosmological Physics Concerning the Origin of the Universe (Dark Energy & Matter, Etc.), & Their Interaction With Metaphysics [1-4-07] *

Atheism: the Faith of “Atomism” [8-19-15]

Cosmological Argument for God (Resources) [10-23-15]

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THE TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (DESIGN) 
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THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT
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SCIENCE
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GALILEO
EARLY MODERN SCIENCE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO RELIGION
 

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Did St. Thomas Aquinas Accept Astrology? [5-30-06]

“Science vs. Religion” Chronicles: 16th-17th Century Astronomers’ Acceptance of Astrology (+ Part Two*) [5-25-06]

Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Philip Melanchthon Wax Astronomical and Geocentric, Oppose Copernicus [2-5-09]

Christianity: Crucial to the Origin of Science [8-1-10]

Christian Influence on Science: Master List of Scores of Bibliographical and Internet Resources (Links) [8-4-10]

33 Empiricist Christian Thinkers Before 1000 AD [8-5-10]

Who Killed Lavoisier: “Father of Chemistry”? [8-13-10]

Christians or Theists Founded 115 Scientific Fields [8-20-10]

John Calvin Assumes a Non-Spherical Earth & Severely Mocks Plato for Believing that the Earth is a Globe [9-4-12]

St. Augustine: Astrology is Absurd [9-4-15]

Catholics & Science #1: Hermann of Reichenau [10-21-15]

Catholics & Science #2: Adelard of Bath [10-21-15]

Science and Christianity (Copious Resources) [11-3-15]

Dialogue with an Agnostic on Catholicism and Science [9-12-16]

A List of 244 Priest-Scientists (Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register, 11-29-16)

A Short List of [152] Lay Catholic Scientists (Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register, 12-30-16)

Science, Logic, & Mathematics All Start with Unproven and Unprovable (Unfalsifiable) Axioms [Facebook, 7-25-17]

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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE / SCIENTIFIC METHOD

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Albert Einstein’s “Cosmic Religion”: In His Own Words [originally 2-17-03; expanded greatly on 8-26-10]
BIBLE, CHRISTIANITY, AND SCIENCE ISSUES
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Old Earth, Flood Geology, Local Flood, & Uniformitarianism (vs. Kevin Rice) [5-25-04; many defunct links removed and new ones added: 5-10-17]
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Dialogue on Biblical Cosmology (vs. Matthew Green) (+ Part Two) [9-11-06] *
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Flat Earth: Biblical Teaching? (vs. Ed Babinski) [9-17-06]
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Did Darwin Prove Genesis a Fairy Tale? (Dr. Dennis Bonnette) [2007]
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Must Human Evolution Contradict Genesis?  (Dr. Dennis Bonnette) [2007]
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Modern Biology and Original Sin (+ Part 2) (Dr. Edward Feser) [9-23-11]

Defending the Literal, Historical Adam of the Genesis Account (vs. Eric S. Giunta) [9-25-11]

Dr. Dennis Bonnette Debunks the Argument Against Adam and Eve from Molecular Biologists [4-19-12] *

Adam & Eve of Genesis: Historical & the Primal Human Pair? (vs. Bishop Robert Barron) [11-28-13]

Question on the Nature and Extent of Noah’s Flood (as Understood in Catholicism) and My Reply [Facebook, 4-7-14]

Time to Abandon the Genesis Story? [Dr. Dennis Bonnette, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, 7-10-14]

Origin of the Human Species (3rd edition, 2014, by Dr. Dennis Bonnette)

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato si: A Beautiful and Profoundly Wise Statement of Christian Environmentalism and Theology of Creation [6-18-15]

Critique of Chris Ferrara’s Radical Reactionary Hit-Piece in Opposition to Pope Francis’ Christian Environmentalism [6-20-15]

Noah’s Flood & Catholicism: Basic Facts [8-18-15]

Adam & Eve & Original Sin: Disproven by Science? [9-7-15]

Only Ignoramuses Believe in Adam & Eve? [9-9-15]

Do Carnivores on the Ark Disprove Christianity? [9-10-15]

Dialogue with an Atheist on Evolution [9-17-15]

Simultaneously Dumb & Smart Christians, Atheists, & Scientists [10-9-15]

My Claims Regarding Piltdown Man & the Scopes Trial Twisted [10-10-15]

Science and Christianity (Copious Resources) [11-3-15]

A List of 244 Priest-Scientists (Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register, 11-29-16)

Is Christianity Unfalsifiable? Is Empiricism the Only True Knowledge? [5-6-17]

Genesis Contradictory (?) Creation Accounts & Hebrew Time: + Refutation of a Clueless Atheist “Biblical Contradiction” [5-11-17]

Dialogue with Philosopher Dr. Lydia McGrew on Adam and Eve and the Polygenism vs. Monogenism Genetics Issue [Facebook, 5-11-17]

Science, Logic, & Mathematics All Start with Unproven and Unprovable (Unfalsifiable) Axioms [Facebook, 7-25-17]

Atheists & Inherent “Omnipotent” Creative Qualities of Godless Matter [7-26-17]

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CLIMATE CHANGE / GLOBAL WARMING ISSUE
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THE KOOKY FUNDAMENTALIST REVIVAL OF GEOCENTRISM
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My Refusal to Wrangle With Robert Sungenis Over Geocentrism and a Supposedly 10,000-Year-Old, Non-Rotating Earth [11-15-10] *

Robert Sungenis’ Responses to My Critiques Regarding God’s Characteristics and Geocentrism (with My Replies) [11-19-10] *

Geocentrism: Not at All an Infallible Dogma of the Catholic Church (David Palm and “Jordanes”) [11-20-10] *

Response (in Words and Actions) to the Vehement Criticisms of Geocentrists “johnmartin” and “juscot” [12-10-10] *

Cardinal Newman on Galileo and the Alleged Dogmatic Status of Geocentrism [6-16-11; re-posted to Facebook on 1-31-17]

Formal Science Education of Rick DeLano, Producer of the Geocentrist Film, The Principle [1-11-14]

Actress Kate Mulgrew Says she Was Duped Regarding her Narration of the Geocentrist Film, The Principle [Karl Keating article and Facebook discussion and media links, 4-8-14]

My 5-Star Amazon Review of Karl Keating’s The New Geocentrists (2-11-15) (+ Facebook discussion)

MIRACLES 
 
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Biblical and Historical Evidences for Raising the Dead [9-24-07; posted to Facebook on 8-22-17]
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