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Rossano, Matt J.

Matt J. Rossano

Matt J. Rossano is Professor of Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University and author of Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved.

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Does Resurrection Contradict Science?

Does Resurrection Contradict Science?

So what then does Resurrection mean? For Benedict it represents a new dimension of reality breaking through into human experience. It is not a violation of the old; it is the manifestation of something new.
March 29, 2013 
Matt J. Rossano 
Christ & New Creation 
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Evolution: Is God Just Playing Dice?

Evolution: Is God Just Playing Dice?

With his standard panache, the late Harvard paleontologist Stephen J. Gould argued strenuously that evolution had no inherent directionality. We are mere accidents; a "tiny twig on an improbable branch of a contingent limb on a fortunate tree".
October 11, 2011 
Matt J. Rossano 
Divine Action & Purpose 
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The Galileo Affair: Emblematic or Exceptional?

The Galileo Affair: Emblematic or Exceptional?

On the morning of June 22, 1633 in the hall of the convent of Santa Maria sopra Minvera in Rome, Galileo Galilei knelt before the Lord-Cardinal Inquisitors-General and publicly abjured his false opinion that the sun was the motionless center of the universe.
September 01, 2011 
Matt J. Rossano 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Thomas Aquinas: Saint of Evolutionary Psychologists?

Thomas Aquinas: Saint of Evolutionary Psychologists?

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was the foremost Christian scholar of the High Middle Ages and is today regarded as a "doctor" of the Catholic Church. No, Aquinas was not a materialist neuroscientist, but he understood the intimate interdependence of mind and body.
July 18, 2011 
Matt J. Rossano 
Brain, Mind & Soul 
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Are Infinities More Scientific Than God?

Are Infinities More Scientific Than God?

So from where does the deepest order originate? From a naturalistic standpoint, we don't know because we have yet to uncover nature's deepest laws. However, even if we reveal these laws, the question of why they give rise to such profound order will still remain a puzzle.
July 08, 2011 
Matt J. Rossano 
Divine Action & Purpose 
88
 
The Christian Revolution

The Christian Revolution

It was Christianity, he contends, that bequeathed to humanity an entirely new vision of the human person. So what was this new vision?
July 04, 2011 
Matt J. Rossano 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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The (Lack Of) Conflict Between Science and Religion in College Students

The (Lack Of) Conflict Between Science and Religion in College Students

Media-hungry atheist, creationist and religious fundamentalist provocateurs have dominated the science and religion narrative for the past decade. A recently published large-scale survey of college students, however, finds that the call to arms has fallen on deaf ears.
June 03, 2011 
Matt J. Rossano 
Education 
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