The Bible “And He blew into his nostrils the soul of life; and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:19). This is the Genesis account of how man acquired his divine soul. “Living being” is interpreted as “a speaking spirit.” Thus the biblical position is that humans are uniquely endowed with the power to speak. […]
People merge supernatural and scientific beliefs when thinking about the origin of life
A study1, published in the June 2012 issue of Child Development, offers new insight into how supernatural and scientific explanations are assimilated and merged in people’s minds. “The findings show supernatural explanations for topics of core concern to humans are pervasive across cultures in both industrialized and developing countries. The standard assumption that scientific and religious […]
Humans – evolved or created?
When the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor, completed in 2003, mapped out the chemical composition of human DNA, they determined that only a few percent of the whole chain was really important in determining the structure of the human body and how it worked. What was the rest of the DNA for? They concluded […]
Free Will – the Bible says we have it, science says…
Genesis is unequivocal – we have free will, we are the one species who have free will. In fact, our entire faith sytem is built on the concept that humans have free choice and are free to determine their own path in life. Until this week science disagreed that we have free will. In a […]
Curiosity has landed: Life on Mars and the Bible
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity successfully landed on Mars August 5, 2012. Its mission, to help answer the question of whether there was or is life on Mars; whether on its surface or below. Why look at Mars for life? Mars may have been like the Earth in its past, including having liquid water and […]
Pi in the Bible?
The number π (pay/) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The encyclopedia tells us that earliest written approximations of π are found in Babylon and Egypt, 1900–1600 BC (with a value accurate to about 1%, 3.1250) IS THE ENCYCLOPEDIA RIGHT? “And he cast the pool, ten […]
Higgs Boson – what does it mean to science and religion
Scientist at CERN may have found the Higgs Boson. This particle has been predicted to exist for a long time as the missing piece in what is known as the standard model of elementary particles that make up the universe (although the model does not yet account for the fourth force – gravity). The potential […]
Sir Isaac Newton – scientist or theologian?
Sir Isaac Newton is considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But he was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism. Newton revolutionised physics, mathematics and astronomy in the 17th and 18th century, laying the foundations for most of classical […]
In U.S., 46% Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins
That is the conclusion of a poll published June 1, 2012 (http://www.gallup.com/poll/155003/hold-creationist-view-human-origins.aspx). The creation evolution conflict continues unabated with polls changing little over the past 30 years. Only 15% believe in a god-less theory of evolution. The whole misunderstanding is underpinned by a belief that the Bible and science disagree on what happened and when, […]
Why Is the Solar System So Bizarre?
This is the title of a May 31 2012 magazine article in Science. The article goes on to say “all manner of planets circling other stars have been popping up of late: big ones, little ones; gassy ones, rocky ones; hot ones, cold ones. But the freakish diversity of worlds starts much closer to home. […]