Series: Saturday Science Links (29 entries)
The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.
Ecclesiastes, Education, and the Pursuit of Meaning
If you read Ecclesiastes carefully, Solomon is not saying that knowledge and learning are bad; he’s saying they’re incomplete.
"Natural" and "Supernatural" are Modern Categories, Not Biblical Ones
When we make distinctions between natural and supernatural activity in Scripture, not only do we push our modern categories into the Bible, but we also limit God’s action.
Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science?
In none of these cases was Newton inserting God into a “gap” into our knowledge that science would someday fill. Rather, his prior belief in God helped him arrive at attitudes and ideas that have unquestionably advanced our understanding of nature.
Living Water: How a Remarkable Chemical Shaped the Land and Life of Earth
From geology to biology to research into the origin of life itself, the power of water shows the faithfulness and creativity of our Creator.
If God created the universe, what created God?
Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?
What makes BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design?
A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.
Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt” (11 entries)
Divine Ingenuity and Divine Hiddenness
Divine Hiddenness is the claim that our public evidence is strong enough to make Christian faith reasonable, but not strong enough to make it compelling.
Series: From the Archives: Miracles and Science (5 entries)
Newton, Leibniz, and the Role of God in Planetary Orbits
In the early 1700s, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz famously disagreed about whether God periodically "corrected" the orbits of the planets. Why their disagreement matters for today's debates about God and evolution.
From the Archives: Speciation and Macroevolution
A common challenge to evolutionary theory is that while life does indeed change over time (what is known as microevolution), no one has ever seen one species evolve into another species (macroevolution).
From the Archives: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1
From 2012: Many secular and many evangelical voices agree on one ‘truism’—that if you are an orthodox Christian with a high view of the authority of the Bible, you cannot believe in evolution in any form at all. New Atheist authors such as Richard Dawkins and creationist writers such as Ken Ham seem to have arrived at consensus on this.
Series: Reviewing “Darwinism and the Divine” (3 entries)
Pope Francis on Evolution, Creation, and Magic
Pope Francis is reiterating a basic claim in Catholic Christianity: If one acknowledges that God creates by giving creatures not only their existence but also their natures, one can reconcile an evolutionary worldview with the Christian faith.
An Ancient and Dynamic Universe
While reading about and studying the processes that gave rise to this astonishing world, please don’t forget that it is beautiful. It is not merely mechanics, but poetry.
From The Archives: Where are the Transitional Fossils?
From the archives: A common argument leveled against the theory of evolution is that scientists have not been able to produce transitional fossils that show the change of one species into another. In this podcast, we address a common misconception about what transitional fossils actually are.
God Decides, We Measure
The former chair of the Harvard University physics department muses on how faith gives meaning to his scientific work.