Philosophy, Science & Christianity (Index Page)

Philosophy, Science & Christianity (Index Page) November 9, 2006

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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Dialogue on God’s Middle Knowledge & Foreknowledge (vs. Dr. Alexander Pruss) [1997]
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Did Jesus Use “Socratic Method” in His Teaching? [National Catholic Register, 4-29-19]
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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]

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

The Problem of Evil: Dialogue with an Atheist (vs. “drunken tune”) [10-11-06]

Dialogue w Atheist John Loftus on the Problem of Evil [10-11-06]

“Logical” Problem of Evil: Alvin Plantinga’s Decisive Refutation [10-12-06]

Reply to Agnostic Ed Babinski’s “Emotional” Argument from Evil [10-23-06]

“Strong” Logical Argument from Evil Against God: RIP? [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 [Facebook, 3-24-08]

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

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EDUCATION / HOMESCHOOLING
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Homeschooling: Response to Kevin Johnson’s Criticisms [7-12-05]

Editorial Comment on Homeschooling and the Dilapidated State of Public Education [1-3-09, at Internet Archive]   

 

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

 

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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MISCELLANEOUS
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SCIENCE
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GALILEO
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EARLY MODERN SCIENCE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO RELIGION
 
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Astrology: Philip Melanchthon’s Enthusiastic Espousal [5-21-06]

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

16th-17th Century Astronomers Loved 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, & Math Start with Unfalsifiable Axioms [1-6-18]

Rebuttal of Seidensticker’s Anti-Christian Science “History” [8-11-18]

Exclusive Empirical Epistemology?: Dialogue w Atheist [2-25-19]

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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]
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Atheist French, Soviet, & Chinese Executions of Scientists [10-22-15]
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Cause of the Big Bang: Atheist Geologist Challenged [4-21-17]

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

Science, Logic, & Math Start with Unfalsifiable Axioms [1-6-18]

Science: “only discipline that tells us new things about reality” [???]: Scientism or Near-Scientism as a Very Common Shortcoming of Atheist Epistemology [8-9-18]

Rebuttal of Seidensticker’s Anti-Christian Science “History” [8-11-18]

Seidensticker Folly #14: Something Rather Than Nothing [9-3-18]

Miracles, Materialism, & Premises: Dialogue w Atheist [2-20-19]

Miracles & Scientific Method: Dialogue with Atheist [2-22-19]

Exclusive Empirical Epistemology?: Dialogue w Atheist [2-25-19]

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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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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, at Internet Archive]

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

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]

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

Richard Dawkins: D- Grade for Science & Christianity [5-23-18]

Modernism vs. History in Genesis & Biblical Inspiration [7-23-18]

Science: “only discipline that tells us new things about reality” [???]: Scientism or Near-Scientism as a Very Common Shortcoming of Atheist Epistemology [8-9-18]

Scripture, Science, Genesis, & Evolutionary Theory: Mini-Dialogue with an Atheist [8-14-18; rev. 2-18-19]

Seidensticker Folly #8: Physics Has Disproven Souls? [8-16-18]

Seidensticker Folly #14: Something Rather Than Nothing [9-3-18]

Seidensticker Folly #21: Atheist “Bible Science” Absurdities [9-25-18]

Seidensticker Folly #23: Atheist “Bible Science” Inanities, Pt. 2 [10-2-18]

Miracles, Materialism, & Premises: Dialogue w Atheist [2-20-19]

Miracles & Scientific Method: Dialogue with Atheist [2-22-19]

The Genesis Flood Why the Bible Says It Must be Local (Rich Deem, Evidence for God)

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CLIMATE CHANGE / GLOBAL WARMING ISSUE
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THE KOOKY FUNDAMENTALIST REVIVAL OF GEOCENTRISM
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(comprehensive website run by David Palm)
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Does the Church Support Robert Sungenis’ Novel Theories? (Jonathan Field) (+ Part Two) [11-8-10, at Internet Archive]
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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, at Internet Archive]

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

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

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

Cardinal Newman on Galileo and the Alleged Dogmatic Status of Geocentrism [Facebook, 6-16-11]

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 (+ Facebook discussion) [2-11-15]

MIRACLES 
 
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Biblical and Historical Evidences for Raising the Dead [9-24-07; revised for National Catholic Register, 2-8-19]
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My oldest son Paul was healed of serious back and neck problems [You Tube video testimony linked on Facebook, 8-28-18]
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