Thomas Burnett
Thomas is a former BioLogos Associate Editor. He is currently the assistant director of public engagement at the John Templeton Foundation. He has degrees in philosophy and the history of science from Rice University and University of California, Berkeley.

 

  • Goals and Limits of Science

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    Goals and Limits of Science | Thomas Burnett

    One reason why natural science is so powerful is that it avoids certain topics and restricts itself to particular domains. Read More >

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  • Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Science

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    Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Science | Thomas Burnett

    While the lack of complete certainty is perceived by critics as a weakness, the dynamic nature of science is actually a great strength; new discoveries produce feedback that enables..... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • David Lack: Evolutionary Biologist and Devout Christian

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    David Lack: Evolutionary Biologist and Devout Christian | Thomas Burnett

    David Lack began his scientific career as an agnostic, but shortly after publishing his famous book on the evolution of "Darwin's finches," he converted to Christianity. Read More >

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  • David Lack and Darwin’s Finches

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    David Lack and Darwin’s Finches | Thomas Burnett

    Considering the immense popularity of "Darwin's finches", it is quite surprising to learn that Charles Darwin himself had very little to say about them. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • What is Scientism?

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    What is Scientism? | Thomas Burnett

    Though coined recently, scientism is associated with many other “isms” with long and turbulent histories: materialism, naturalism, reductionism, empiricism, and posit... Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Creation? Which Creation?

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    Creation? Which Creation? | Thomas Burnett

    In addressing the subject of creation, William P. Brown contends that there is not one story but seven contained in the sacred texts of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Read More >

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