Category Archives: Science and Christianity

Is Theism Meaningless Wordplay? A Reply to the Courtier’s Reply

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PZ Myers responds to the learned criticisms of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion with a parable:  ‘The Courtier’s Reply’ It refers to an episode that takes place after the events narrated in  ‘the Emperor’s New Clothes’:  the fable in which a young boy embarrasses an Emperor who dresses in magical clothes made from an invisible fabric.

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Has Science Disproved God? Q&A

Q: How can you believe in God when Science has disproved His existence?

A: This a very popular sound bite and really amounts to nothing more than a simple category mistake. This category mistake occurs when a person doesn’t realise that there are different types of explanation.

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Planck Satellite Image of the Early Universe

An image of the very early universe from the Planck Satellite has been released by the European Space Agency. This is the most precise image obtained so far of what is known as the cosmic microwave background radiation, which is found throughout the universe.

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Five Ways Science Confirms the Existence of God

1) Modern cosmology indicates that the physical universe had a beginning. If the universe had a beginning, it must have non-physical cause that exists outside space and time. So it seems plausible, at the very least, to believe that our universe was brought into existence out of nothing by a Creator

2) From the large-scale structure of the universe to the microscopic world of subatomic particles, science has revealed the remarkable order of our universe.

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Creationism and Evangelicals: an Important Clarification

The National Trust drew some criticism a few years ago for including an exhibit at the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre which acknowledges that:  “Young Earth Creationists believe that the earth was created some 6000 years ago. This is based on a specific interpretation of the Bible and in particular the account of creation in the book of Genesis.” The exhibit does not suggest that these beliefs have any scientific merit.

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