Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Post: "Essay 7, Miracles"

Hello all.   The web-book, "Truth Cannot Contradict Truth," is nearing completion.  One more chapter (tying everything together--I hope) and the Science Background section remain.  The newest Essay, #7, is on Miracles.  It gives examples, tells how the Church judges whether something is really a miracle (and the standards of Mother Church are exceedingly rigorous!) and asks "Can a scientist believe in miracles?"    Guess what the answer to that question is.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Post: ESSAY 5: Evolution; No War between the Church and Science

Hello all, "Essay 5: No War between the Church and Evolution," is up.   It explores the position of the Catholic Church on evolution, refutes arguments by Creationists that we can't believe in evolution, common descent (not the neo-Darwinian model for evolution occurs), because it conflicts with a literal interpretation of the Creation account given in Genesis 1. 

Also the evidence for evolution, common descent, is outlined and various models--theories--for how evolution occurs are discussed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Post: "Are We Special? The Anthropic Principle

Hello all.  A new post, "Are We Special? The Anthropic Principle." is finally published.  I talk about those unlikely conditions and events in cosmology,  planetary science, physics, chemistry and molecular biology that enable carbon-based life (and thus, us) to exist in this universe.  Read, Comment, Critique!