Sacred Theories

Hemant Mehta shared this church sign. What it says is quite ironic, given that, since it is from a Free Methodist church, it is probably intended to be antievolutionist. But taken at face value, it is an excellent summary, putting in a nutshell a point made at greater length in a chart that Scott Bailey [Read More…]

Safer than with a Volcano?

Today’s Bizarro comic addresses an interesting theological point. As human beings have found themselves seemingly under assault from forces of nature – volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, storms, etc. – they have sought ways to appease those forces. The idea that they might act mindlessly, that there might be no justice or injustice involved in the destruction [Read More…]

Argumentum a Recensiones Amazon

I have encountered what may be a relatively new fallacy, but is a logical fallacy nevertheless. A commenter attempted to argue that the Intelligent Design book Darwin’s Doubt is weighty because it has more 5-star reviews on Amazon.com than 1-star reviews. That is pretty surprising, to be sure, even given the inevitable turnout of the [Read More…]

Science, Magic, and Religion: An Online Course

Via StumbleUpon, an old IO9 post came to my attention, highlighting a number of free online courses. One of them is a history class offered by UCLA on “Science, Magic, and Religion,” and the lectures are available on YouTube. Here is the first one: [Read more…]

Martin Luther King on Science and Religion

For those in Indianapolis, don’t forget the event at Butler University on Friday exploring the relationship of science and religion. [Read more…]

The Chemistry of Love

I saw this image on Facebook recently: While some object that there aren’t really people who engage in scientism and reductionism, that it is a caricature, clearly whoever made this image thinks that love and oxytocin are equivalent in some respect – although what in fact the heart represents is itself open to discussion, I [Read More…]

Engage: Faith and Science

Via the Butler Connection, I learned about this upcoming event: University of Indianapolis Professor of Biology Dr. John Langdon and former microbiologist/current pastor of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church Rev. Christine Wulff  will discuss the intersection of faith and science at the Center for Faith and Vocation, 4615 Sunset Ave., beginning at 6:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 23. Have you [Read More…]

Study Religion and Science with Denis Lamoureux

I had an online course offering drawn to my attention, via Keith Furman’s blog. Denis Lamoureux is offering an online course, an introduction to religion and science, which some readers of this blog might be interested in taking. But even if not, they may find the lectures and other materials on the course web site [Read More…]

Ray Comfort’s Latest Attempt to Deceive is Online

As several bloggers have already noted, Ray Comfort’s new movie, which deceitfully edits what scientists and even random bystanders have to say in order to deceive people about science, is now on YouTube: Use the comments section to discuss the lies, errors, and anything else that is wrong with the contents! I’ll get the ball [Read More…]

Science Doesn’t Replace Wonder

  A recent Frazz comic strip. HT Phil Plait [Read more…]