Tag Archives: Christianity and Science

Why Science Can’t Explain What Science Can’t Explain

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We’ve written several shorter articles discussing William Lane Craig’s argument that there are certain things which science cannot explain (eg. “12 Things Science Can’t Explain“).

Craig’s claim would not be remotely controversial in philosophy; even proponents of scientific naturalism would not insist that the scientific method can capture every important truth.

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Is Christian Belief a Science Stopper? Seven Quick Points

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Many atheists allege that Christians use “goddidit” as a lazy approach to explaining phenomena. Every mystery is erased by invoking an all-powerful, all-knowing creator.  “God-did-it” functions as a ‘science stopper’: it encourages us to abandon enquiry and research, to forsake the quest for scientific answers.

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Christianity Helped Give Birth to Science: 8 Quick Points

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1) Christianity played a crucial role in preserving the intellectual traditions of the classical world, especially Greek natural philosophy. In the Latin West, Benedict of Nursia ensured that monasteries would combine physical labour with study. Muslims probably gained many texts from Nestorian Christians.

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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion: Part 3

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Having looked at Jerry Coyne’s attempts to show that there is a conflict between science and religion, I now want to look briefly at what he has to say about Accommodationism, which he characterizes as “claiming that science and religion are not in conflict”.

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God, The Beginning and the Big Bang: 10 Quick Points [Updated]

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1)      If the universe has only been in existence for a finite amount of time, then it is rational to believe that the universe began to exist. If the big bang theory is true, it provides strong evidence that our universe has only existed for a finite amount of time and, therefore, that our universe began to exist.

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