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Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Building Character and the Soul (00:00) Guest: JP Moreland - The Soul: How We Know It's Real and Why It Matters (01:00) Caller/topic: 1. How can anyone be separated from God if He's omnipresent? (00:22) 2. How can Christians engage the same-sex marriage issue? (00:31) 3. Why aren't Christians pacifists? (00:45) Find an article, book, or guest Greg mentioned on the show...
Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Were You Ever an Unborn Child? (00:00) Commentary: Christian Is a Long Journey (01:00) Guest: Stephen Meyer - The Design Debate Update (02:00)
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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, helped lay the foundation for modern physics. He was also a mathematician, engineer, and inventor. His most significant work was developing the laws of thermodynamics with James Joule. He invented submarine telegraphy and worked on the project laying the trans-Atlantic telegraph line. He was the first scientist to be honored with a peerage and received 21 honorary degrees. His work "portended the relativity theory and quantum theory."
Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Trip to Poland and European Mission Field (00:00) Commentary: Naturalism and Reality (01:00)
George Cuvier launched modern vertebrate paleontology. He originated the major classification of living things based on the nervous system: Vertebrata, Articulata, Mollusca, and Radiata. He also proved persuasively that animals did go extinct, which was doubted at the time. He was a Christian who believed God had created the world with all the variety of living things and that all modern species descended from their original pairs.
You've seen plants referred to by their scientific names, such as Rosa rubiginosa. That form of naming plants and other living things was introduced by a Christian who was a scientist named Carolus Linnaeus. He was born in Sweden in 1707 to a Lutheran pastor. He showed interest in nature from his childhood, and eventually pursued science at the University of Uppsala.
Greg responds to this claim: Just because evolution isn't purposeful doesn't mean it's random. COMMENT Read more posts
William Harvey was a physician and scientist in the 16th and 17th centuries who was the first to demonstrate how the circulatory system worked. He described how the arteries, veins, valves, lungs, and heart worked to circulate blood – and he was amazed at God's design and purpose in the systems of the body. He enjoyed studying how God had made things to work.
"For some, the wonder may be that a monk contributed anything at all to science. Don't people in monasteries spend all their time praying, singing, and fighting off dirty thoughts? Not so the friars of the St.