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Challenge: No Scientific Consensus on When Human Life Begins

This challenge comes from the first item in the Pro-Choice Action Network’s article refuting “some common misconceptions about abortion”:

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | January 13, 2015

Embryonic Stem Cell Success

This past November I wrote that embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) had not led to any successful human treatments. I was wrong.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 6, 2015

Challenge Response: Sexual Orientation Never Changes

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Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2015

How Science and Religion Converge Rather Than Conflict – Part 5 of 5

Given what I’ve written in the previous posts (PART 1, PART 2, PART 3 and PART 4), I think the best model of interaction betw

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | December 19, 2014

How Science and Religion Converge Rather Than Conflict – Part 4 of 5

In these last two posts, we will move toward the convergence of science and theology in providing knowledge of reality. However, before we discuss the proper relationship between science and theology, we must recognize an obstacle: definitions. When we talk about science and theology, we must know what we mean by each. This is no easy task. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | December 18, 2014

How Science and Religion Converge Rather Than Conflict – Part 3 of 5

In my first two posts of this series (PART 1 and PART 2), I laid a foundation with an epistemological account of the nature of explanations. Given that account, let us move to a more specific question: What constitutes a scientific explanation? 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | December 17, 2014

How Science and Religion Converge Rather Than Conflict – Part 1 of 5

Must science and religion always be in conflict? Are they completely unrelated realms of inquiry? Or can they converge to help us discover the nature of reality? Over the course of this week, I will explore the nature of explanations and scientific explanations, and then discuss the relationship between science and theology.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | December 15, 2014

Challenge Response: There Would Be More Life if the Universe Were Fine-Tuned for Life

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Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Brett Kunkle | December 11, 2014

New Evidence Quantum Events Are Not Uncaused?

When people try to refute William Lane Craig’s first premise of the kalam cosmological argument (“Everything that begins to exist has a cause”), they sometimes cite quantum mechanics as proof there are uncaused events. As part of his response, Craig will often explain that the idea that there are uncaused events at the subatomic level is merely one interpretation of the data. And in fact, he says, there are other interpretations that also fit the data:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | December 10, 2014

Challenge: There Would Be More Life if the Universe Were Fine-Tuned for Life

Today’s challenge is from a comment we received on the blog: You've got the fine tuning thing wrong. The universe is not fine tuned for life. Your God is an incompetent designer if it takes that volume of universe to create this insignificant volume of life. Seriously, life is so rare in the Universe it's astonishing.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | December 9, 2014