Science & The Bible: Final Thoughts

TBH, these thoughts will never be final. To what factors do you attribute the historical antipathy between biblical authority and scientific inquiry? In your opinion, does such an antipathy persist today? Or can these systems be reconciled with one another? Should scientists take into account the scruples of religious believers in the course of their … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Final Thoughts

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Science & The Bible: Social Darwinism

Last week our topic was on Evolution and the Problem of Evil. This week the discussion will be on something a little more personal and relevant, which is if we apply the idea of evolution to human society. This week's reading will be Exodus 21-23, Deuteronomy 1-6 (RSV), Francis Galton's, Hereditary Genius (2nd edition, pp. 1-49, … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Social Darwinism

Science & The Bible: Evolution and the Problem of Evil

Hello and thanks so much for joining me today as we talk about essentially the crux of the science and religion debate. If the God of Creation is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent, then why is there evil in the world?This week we will be reading Ayala's Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion, Job 3-14; 32-42.6 (RSV), and Ferngren’s Science … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Evolution and the Problem of Evil

Science & The Bible: Evolution by Natural Selection

So here it comes, the greatly anticipated reading of Darwin's Origin of Species! (Last week we started with Natural Theology) Focus the reading (On the Origin of Species) on Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 14. Take some time in your write-up to explain the theory of evolution by natural selection. What is it intended to … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Evolution by Natural Selection

Science & The Bible: Natural Theology

Hello! Last week we focused on The Bible and The Enlightenment, where we learned about the Documentary Hypothesis vs. Mosaic authorship in the Pentateuch, and the challenging (especially that of Spinoza) of biblical authority by stating contradictions and reiterations in the bible. This week, we will be turning our scope to the natural world, viewing the "proofs … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Natural Theology

Science & The Bible: The Bible and The Enlightenment

Hello and thanks for reading! My name is Gloria Sun and I am a student at Wellesley College. The seminar I'm taking this semester is called "Science and the Bible" and I am excited to be sharing my thoughts on this week's topic with you. As a Christian and an intended STEM major, these topics … Continue reading Science & The Bible: The Bible and The Enlightenment

Science & The Bible: The Galileo Controversy (S+R in Conflict)

Hello, and happy weekend! Last week we talked about Science & The Bible: Transhumanists, Bioconservatives, and the Role of the Bible, but why is there so much mistrust between the scientific and religious communities? To answer this, we look back at a particular era in history, which eventually led to the trial and condemnation of the … Continue reading Science & The Bible: The Galileo Controversy (S+R in Conflict)

Science & The Bible: Transhumanists, Bioconservatives, and the Role of the Bible

Hello there! If you've been following along with my previous post in this category, you would have read about NOMA and the argument against "new atheism". This week we will be discussing the role of technology in human progress - whether we can preserve the concept of dignity, and how the bible factors into the debate … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Transhumanists, Bioconservatives, and the Role of the Bible

Science & The Bible: NOMA vs. The New Atheism

Hello everyone! I'm a first-year at Wellesley College, a liberal arts college in a small town near Boston, and I will be keeping a commentary on the material that we are going through in my seminar class. The course is titled "Science and the Bible", and it is taught by Professor Ed Silver from the religion … Continue reading Science & The Bible: NOMA vs. The New Atheism