Scientists Search for Truth
Author: Mark Richardson,Gordy Slack
View: 9815Through intimate conversations with some of the world's most distinguished scientists (including two Nobel Laureates), Faith in Science invites us to explore the connections between scientific and religious approaches to truth. Subjects range from the existence and nature of God to the role of spirituality in modern science. The result is a clear account of how two major cultural forces can work together to offer unique insights into questions of existence.
Author: Edward J. Larson,Michael Ruse
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 6823A captivating historical survey of the key debates, questions, and controversies at the intersection of science and religion Throughout history, scientific discovery has clashed with religious dogma, creating conflict, controversy, and sometimes violent dispute. In this enlightening and accessible volume, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Larson and Michael Ruse, philosopher of science and Gifford Lecturer, offer their distinctive viewpoints on the sometimes contentious relationship between science and religion. The authors explore how scientists, philosophers, and theologians through time and today approach vitally important topics, including cosmology, geology, evolution, genetics, neurobiology, gender, and the environment. Broaching their subjects from both historical and philosophical perspectives, Larson and Ruse avoid rancor and polemic as they address many of the core issues currently under debate by the adherents of science and the advocates of faith, shedding light on the richly diverse field of ideas at the crossroads where science meets spiritual belief.
Reflections on Two Key Topics of Modern Ethics
Author: Janez Juhant,Bojan Žalec
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
View: 604The ethical distress of the (post)modern world stimulates and directs us to reflect our ethical and cultural grounds. Man is a transcendent being. He cannot reach or put in order immediate goods he needs if he is not prepared to acknowledge the grounds of his person and develop the virtues of prudence, love, hope, faith, wisdom, justice, courage, temperance etc. These are ethical questions concerning different worldviews and cannot be solved only by scientific methods. Many people who in the past did not care for religion as such, now take seriously religious personal and societal aspects of humane life. The fundamental crucial questions of man are ethical questions. They are in various ways related or perplexed with the question of faith and of science.
Author: Dario Lisiero
View: 2629Jesus came to this earth to offer an alternative lifestyle, in total contrast and opposition with the mundane lifestyle predominant in our societies. He did this through his living example and his inspired teaching. While Jesus invites people to choose the narrow path, he warns of terrible danger confronting those who follow the wide and easy road that leads to perdition. His restricted path, embraced by few, is strewed with sufferings, persecutions, lack of material possessions, and all the miseries known to mankind. On the contrary, the highway to perdition, taken by many, offers considerable amount of pleasures, riches, and satisfactions. By opposing the basic human tendencies, Jesus offers the bitter medicine of service, poverty, and abstinence instead of power, riches, and sex. This radical opposition to the corrupt human nature is topped with a brand of faith unknown to the world and revolutionary to many that subverts all the fundamental categories of human knowledge.
Finding Unity Through Seeking Truth
Author: Roger Pullin
Publisher: Outskirts Press
View: 3163This book is about thought—not the basic thought that we use to determine what to eat or wear or buy—but the Free Thought we use to make personal choices about the higher things of life: faith or unbelief, justice, morality, and the development and use of our creativity. Free Thought can have any outcome, including unbelief or faith, which is defined here as personal belief and trust in God, not as a religious affiliation. Free Thought is founded on free will. Everyone is a unique combination of a material body-mind and a spiritual soul. Free Thought is the integrated and iterative processing of information from the material and spiritual realms, in one or more common nonmaterial formats, across a mind-soul interface. Through our Free Thought, God and the spiritual force for evil change us and we change the material realm. All truthful spiritual insights and truthful disclosures through mathematics and science come from God, and it is through faith and science that we approach one whole body of truth. Free Thought, Faith, and Science includes definitions of terms, summaries of the author’s beliefs and background, a literature review, and a questionnaire for readers. It’s a comprehensive and thought-provoking book that will contribute to bringing more believers and nonbelievers together in an expansion of the faith-science quest for truth.
Author: E. M. Wood
Publisher: Forgotten Books
View: 2169Excerpt from Beginnings of Faith and Science NE of the most pleasant reminiscences of my life is that wherever I have lived and labored I have had the confidence and good will of the young people Of the church and community. And this has not come to me as a precious heritage by reason of making too great con cessions, but by taking a deep interest in their future. Six years of my public life have been ardently devoted to collegiate work, and I have had before me hundreds of young men and women, and I have looked into their bright faces with the profoundest hopes for their future. And this interest in them does not lessen with the length ening years. And knowing that there are thousands Of them full of native ability and ambition who can never spend time in college halls, and yet by making diligent use of the helps prepared for their hands may rise to fair prominence and great usefulness. It is mainly these students, in and out of school, I have had specially in mind while preparing these pages. Their student life should begin by securing at least a few grains of truth from him who is the Radium Light of the world. All moral and scientific torches should come to this light for illumination. I regard any person's life as dangerous ly problematical who will purposely leave out Of his life plan a sincere acceptance Of Jesus Christ as his moral teacher and Saviour. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
Author: Jitse M. van der Meer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
View: 2936This second volume of Facets of Faith and Science focuses on the effects religious and metaphysical beliefs have on the content of the specific roles of metaphysical and religious beliefs in explanation and theory construction in biology, mathematics and physics. Co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.
Author: M. Schwartz
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
View: 49321926. This work is a treatise on religion as reconciled with science and rationalism, including a refutation of atheism, skepticism and Darwinism. To those who are in agreement with the active and operative principles of religion in general, and Judaism in particular, Rabbi Schwartz submits arguments, viewpoints, analogies, propositions and conclusions which he trusts, proves to them a very arsenal of faith.
Where Faith and the Scientific Method Collide
Author: Donnell Duncan
Publisher: Tate Publishing
View: 1438Do you know that cloning, synthetic biology, entropy, And The Ice Ages can be traced To The Bible? Can the discovery of the Higgs Boson, or God Particle, by scientists in CERN or FERMILAB help us perceive the spirit realm? in Faith Science, author Donnell Duncan exposes scientific mysteries hidden within scriptures then employs the scientific method to approach the study of faith. In this radical departure from common knowledge, Duncan seamlessly blends scientific research and scriptural truth. Are you ready For The impact caused by this collision between faith And The scientific method? If so, prepare For The ride of your life. 'Mr. Duncan meticulously analyzes the scientific process and shows how it can be effectively used to understand Christian faith. I came away with a stronger understanding of how my scientific background can further strengthen my relationship with God.' —Shanta Whitaker, Ph.D. Associate Director of the Health Professions Advisory Program, Yale University
Author: John Polkinghorne
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 9219divdivIn this captivating book, one of the most highly regarded scientist-theologians of our time explores aspects of the interaction of science and theology. John Polkinghorne defends the place of theology in the university (it is part of the human search for truth) and discusses the role of revelation in religion (it is a record of experience and not the communication of unchallengeable propositions). Throughout his thought-provoking conversation, Polkinghorne speaks with an honesty and openness that derives from his many years of experience in scientific research. A central concern of Polkinghorne’s collection of writings is to reconcile what science can say about the processes of the universe with theology’s belief in a God active within creation. The author examines two related concepts in depth. The first is the divine self-limitation involved in creation that leads to an important reappraisal of the traditional claim that God does not act as a cause among causes. The other is the nature of time and God’s involvement with it, an issue that Polkinghorne shows can link metascience and theological understandings. In the final section of the book, the author reviews three centuries of the science and theology debate and assesses the work of major contemporary contributors to the discussion: Wolfhart Pannenberg, Thomas Torrance, and Paul Davies. He also considers why the science-theology discussion has for several centuries been a particular preoccupation of the English. /DIV/DIV
The Unnecessary Dichotomy
Author: Jerome Goddard
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
View: 1147This is not a book on theology, nor is it a highly technical scientific analysis. It's really just a conversation-between me and a hypothetical, non-hostile unbeliever. My purpose is to help scientific people see that religion is not just for kooks and to help religious people see that science is not just for atheists. Persons skilled in debate will quickly notice that I have utilized a variety of methods to advance my arguments such as logic, rhetoric, presentation of scientific/experimental data, and even narrative. I realize this mixture of methods is in itself a fault and sometimes appears self-contradictory. However, keep in mind that this book is written in a conversational tone. In real life conversations, people utilize a variety of methods to make their points. That's what I'm doing here-opening up a reasonable, educated conversation about God, science, and life itself in ways that work best for me. AUTHOR BIO - He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biological science from the University of Mississippi in 1979 and 1981, and his Ph. D. degree in medical entomology from Mississippi State University in 1984. In December of 1985 he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served as a medical entomologist in the Epidemiology Division of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas, for three and a half years. In 1988 he was named Best Academic Instructor in the Residents in Aerospace Medicine Course and Company Grade Officer of the Year. For two decades, Dr. Goddard served in the capacity of State Medical Entomologist at the Mississippi Department of Health, Jackson, Mississippi, where he designed, implemented, and supervised all vector control programs relating to public health throughout the state of Mississippi. Dr. Goddard has authored or co-authored over 160 scientific publications in the field of medical entomology and is the author of Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Affecting Military Personnel, published by the U.S. Air Force, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods, Second Edition, published by Humana Press, and Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Fifth Edition, published by Taylor and Francis (CRC). In 2003, the physician's guide won an award in the British Medical Association's best medical book of the year competition. Dr. Goddard has been featured in Reader's Digest and on a series entitled Living with Bugs on the Learning Channel. In 2001, Dr. Goddard published a novel about a mosquito-borne disease outbreak entitled, The Well of Destiny, and in 2006-07, published two more novels, this time about virus behavior (Vital Forces) and unethical scientific research (Endless Present). Dr. Goddard frequently presents seminars and guest lectures nationally and internationally on Arthropods and Medicine and related topics. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Mississippi Mosquito and Vector Control Association, and the Mississippi Entomological Association. His main research interests are the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne diseases, but he also publishes on a wide range of medically important arthropods. Keywords - Faith, Science, Religion, Evolution, String Theory, Fossils, Prophets, God, Human, Universe, Bible, Creation
Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural Consolation
Author: Nicholas Humphrey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 2799"Elegant and literate" -THE TIMES OF LONDON "The kind of book that both skeptics and believers would do well to read"- SKEPTICAL INQUIRER "An urbane, original, convincing rebuttal of paranormal and supernatural notions" -NEW SCIENTIST "A lively, entertaining book... Humphrey has set himself a larger task than simply explaining why people believe in parapsychology: the task of explaining why it is irrational to believe in it."-NATURE
Author: Dr. Gerard M. Verschuuren
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
View: 8661Meet the “match made in heaven” between religion and science as they harmoniously converge through exploring the Catholic view on God and evolution. Author Dr. Verschuuren, a practicing Catholic and human geneticist, challenges the ‘black and white’ attitude toward matters of religion and science. Through drawing upon religion, philosophy, and biology, he reveals that science and religion answer different dimensions to the same fundamental question, “Where do we come from?” allowing for a compatible, and desirable coexistence—one that preserves, and in fact intensifies, God’s splendor.
Author: Tom McLeish
Publisher: OUP Oxford
View: 4356"Can you Count the Clouds?" asks the voice of God from the whirlwind in the stunningly beautiful catalogue of nature-questions from the Old Testament Book of Job. Tom McLeish takes a scientist's reading of this ancient text as a centrepiece to make the case for science as a deeply human and ancient activity, embedded in some of the oldest stories told about human desire to understand the natural world. Drawing on stories from the modern science of chaos and uncertainty alongside medieval, patristic, classical and Biblical sources, Faith and Wisdom in Science challenges much of the current 'science and religion' debate as operating with the wrong assumptions and in the wrong space. Its narrative approach develops a natural critique of the cultural separation of sciences and humanities, suggesting an approach to science, or in its more ancient form natural philosophy - the 'love of wisdom of natural things' - that can draw on theological and cultural roots. Following the theme of pain in human confrontation with nature, it develops a 'Theology of Science', recognising that both scientific and theological worldviews must be 'of' each other, not holding separate domains. Science finds its place within an old story of participative reconciliation with a nature, of which we start ignorant and fearful, but learn to perceive and work with in wisdom. Surprisingly, science becomes a deeply religious activity. There are urgent lessons for education, the political process of decision-making on science and technology, our relationship with the global environment, and the way that both religious and secular communities alike celebrate and govern science.