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Christianity As Science-Starter: Galileo

Continuing from Wednesday's post, here's what Nancy Pearcey had to say in Saving Leonardo about the effect the Christian worldview had on Galileo's scientific advances:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 27, 2012

Christianity As Science-Starter: Kepler

In Nancy Pearcey’s excellent book, Saving Leonardo, she explains why Greek thought didn't create modern science:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 25, 2012

A New Eugenics for a New Day

Our culture needs to sit down and seriously think through some questions about what it means to be a human being. And I don't just mean the question, "When do rights begin in a human life?" I mean the big ones: What are we? What is the good life? Is the highest good the manufacturing of a "perfect" life, designed according to our specifications—one where every risk and difficulty is removed, even if at great expense to the life and liberty of others?

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | January 9, 2012

Minds Are Part of Reality

Stephen Meyer on whether or not it can be valid to infer a mind as an explanation of causation, from a recent dialogue on Unbelievable:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 5, 2012

Naturalists Still View Science as Prescriptive

In an Unbelievable podcast discussing the question, "What was the primary cause of Nazi ideology—Darwinism or Christian anti-Semitism?" a listener asked, "Has Darwinism become prescriptive? When did this happen?"

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 4, 2012

Galton's Naturalistic World Ignored Morality

New Scientist reports that University College London has published online what remains of Kantsaywhere, a novel by Darwin's cousin and eugenics-promoter, Francis Galton. Most of the book was destroyed by Galton's family after his death, and this article by Michael Marshall explains why:

Blog Post | Ethics | Amy K. Hall | January 3, 2012

The Magic of Reality Review

Casey Luskin reviewed Richard Dawkins's new children's science book, The Magic of Reality over at Evolution News and Views. Here's a brief summary excerpt:

Blog Post | Science | Amy K. Hall | December 21, 2011

Theistic Evolution and Adam and Eve (Video)

Is theistic evolution compatible with a historical Adam and Eve?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 7, 2011

Is Evolution Compatible with Christianity? (Video)

Is evolution compatible with Christianity? If Christians believe in evolution, what do we do with imago dei?

Blog Post | Science | Greg Koukl | October 31, 2011

God Is Not a Science-Gap Filler

I sometimes hear atheists say that as science advances, religion retreats, and soon there will be no need for religion. It's a particularly narrow understanding of our relationship with God (speaking as a Christian here)—as if God's main function in our lives is to provide an explanation for events in nature. While some primitive, pagan religions may have focused on explaining and manipulating nature, the Bible presents quite a different picture of the true God.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | October 27, 2011