What Science Can Teach Us About God

In 2019, Templeton Prize winner Marco Gleiser made waves when he said that “atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method.”  In his view, atheism is a “categorical statement of belief,” and doesn’t depend on evidence as much as assumptions.  This, of course, clashes with claims of the so-called “New Atheism,” that science has officially debunkedContinue reading “What Science Can Teach Us About God”

Are We Not Alive Till Our First Breath?

I read someone’s argument on social media that “Human life occurs at the moment God breathes into [naphach] the biological life the breath of life [neshamat chayyim, ‘soul life’]. This happens at birth.” When several other commenters pointed this person to what Scripture has to say about God forming the unborn, they responded, Job 31:15Continue reading “Are We Not Alive Till Our First Breath?”

Why Do Some Christian Believe the Earth Is Only 6,000 Years Old?

Science and faith issues are no doubt a hot topic of discussion when it comes to defending the truth of Christianity. Many Christians hold many different views about the timing and mechanism of God’s creative acts. Some views hold numerous details in common while others may hold only many details in common. It is theContinue reading “Why Do Some Christian Believe the Earth Is Only 6,000 Years Old?”

A Quick History’s View of What It Is to Be a Human Being

In our day, most attempts to understand what it means to be human do not begin with Scripture but rather proceed from a worldly perspective. The most common definition for a human being—or for what it means to be human—is the scientific name Homo sapiens, meaning “wise man.” This term, in distinguishing man from allContinue reading “A Quick History’s View of What It Is to Be a Human Being”

Science Has Limits

Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefited from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. Does science have “operating limits”? In other words, are there areas of knowledge or questions that the scientific enterprise—because of its very nature—can’t adequatelyContinue reading “Science Has Limits”

The Scientific Fields Of Public Health Have Made a Mess of Things

Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman pointed out that science is iconoclastic. He quipped that “science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” Good science is edgy, takes risks, thinks outside of the box. Real experts are good at what they do, and they understand and acknowledge their own ignorance and welcome controversies and new insights.  Economist AlexanderContinue reading “The Scientific Fields Of Public Health Have Made a Mess of Things”