Posts Tagged ‘Science and Religion’

Space, the Bible, alien life and the Pope’s astronomer Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict. Brother Consolmagno said while literal readings of the Bible suggested the world was young, the perpetration of that belief, despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, was simply “bad theology”. “It’s almost blasphemous theology,” Read more

Catholic scientist who defends evolution to be honoured Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A Catholic scientist known for his public defence of evolution is to receive a prestigious honour from a top American university. Professor Kenneth Miller, a biologist at Brown University, is to receive the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal. A previous recipient was President John F. Kennedy. “Like many other scientists who hold the Catholic Read more

Why Richard Dawkins’ humanists remind me of a religion Comments 0

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Humanism in its most virulent form tries to make science into a religion. It is awash with the intolerance of enthusiasm. For a start, there is the near-hysterical repudiation of religion. To quote Richard Dawkins: “I think there’s something very evil about faith … it justifies essentially anything. If you’re taught in your holy book Read more

Unbelievers seek religion too Comments 0

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Know your enemy, ran the headline in a recent editorial of New Scientist: “To rule out God, first get to know him.” God, New Scientist seems surprised to find, is still everywhere. Try as we might to reduce the Almighty to the small “god” promoted by secularists, we can’t seem to rid ourselves of Him. Read more

Some health workers believe prayer a cure for AIDS Comments 0

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

A self assessment of transmission risks in Fiji  has revealed that a number of people, including health workers, believe prayer a cure for HIV infection. Of the  respondents who voiced opinions on the matter, most expressed belief that most other Fijians believe in the efficacy of religious faith, herbal medicines, laying on of hands, Christian prayer Read more

The claims science and religion require legitimate scrutiny. Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Naive credulity is dangerous in any field of knowledge. The claims science and religion both require legitimate scrutiny. Being a person of faith does not exclude the legitimate scrutiny of the claims made in the name of religion. Failing to do so can give rise to cults, persecutions and the destruction of human dignity. Science is not without its own of deceptions and dangerous and falsities. Being Read more

Christianity put a stop to science. Huh! Comments 0

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Christianity put a stop to science  according to Victor Stenger. “Greece and Rome were well on the way to modern science when Christianity interrupted its development for a thousand years. It was no accident that the scientific revolution of the eighteenth century happened only after the revolts against Church authority in the Renaissance and Reformation opened Read more