Popular scientist Carl Sagan said, "The universe is all that is, or was, or ever
will be." Yet, a rising tide of researchers--especially in the physical
sciences--proclaim ample evidence for an intelligent designer, pointing
from the creation to a Creator.
Physicist and Christian Richard Bube quipped, "There are proportionately as many
atheistic truck drivers as there are atheistic scientists."
Indeed, scientists like five-time Nobel Prize nominee and world-renowned
chemist Dr. Fritz Schaefer integrate faith with scientific pursuit. In an
interview with U.S. News & World Report, Schaefer said, "The significance
and joy in my science comes in...discovering
something new and saying to myself, 'So that's how God did it!'"
If all truth is God's truth, why should Christians worry about what
science uncovers? Won't objective observation reveal whatever created
order may exist in the universe? Shouldn't biblical believers
in particular be at the fore, investigating "their Father's world"? We
have gathered thinking from the realms of science and religion (many
individuals cross over those lines) to address this abiding issue.
—Leadership University Editor/Webmaster, Byron Barlowe
A Scientist Reflects on Religious Belief
Dr. Allan Sandage
Observational cosmologist and astronomer at the Carnegie Institution, Sandage
gets straight to the point in this interview, answering questions like: Can the
existence of God be proved? Must there necessarily be a conflict between science
and religion? and, Can a person be a scientist and also be a Christian?
Is Science a Threat or Help to Faith?
Dr. J. P. Moreland
Moreland, Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, responds to the
question "How are we to understand the relationship between science and
Christianity?" He concludes, "There is nothing wrong in principle, however, with
bringing one's theology into the practice of science.... It is time for
Christians to rethink these matters and allow theistic science to be a part of
how they love God with their minds."
Scientists and Their Gods
Dr. Henry F. Schaefer, III
Five-time Nobel Prize nominee in theoretical chemistry and professor at
University of Georgia, Schaefer is also a popular speaker. In this transcript, he
presents a coterie of Christians in science and their views of faith and science.
Preserving Theology and Science Through Philosophy
Thomas J. Burke, Jr.
Abstract of a paper which concludes that, the proper solution is not to try to
incorporate theology into science or science into theology, but to recapture the
fully cognitive nature of philosophy. Philosophy understood as a cognitive
discipline can bridge the gap between Theism and Scientific Naturalism without
Jean L. Bertelsen Pond
Pond challenges those on both sides of the supposed debate between science and
religion--but particularly Christians--to remain flexible regarding
preconceptions and Biblical interpretations so as not to pre-determine outcomes.
"I suggest that it is presumptuous to claim any precise understanding of where
and how God has acted in Creation."
Science and Religion
World Magazine: Despite evidence of God's creation, the newest worldview may be
closer to paganism than to the Bible.
Ask the Animals
Patricia A. Mondore, M.A. and Robert J. Mondore
A view from Scripture to science: Job's injunction to investigate life and its
environs not only points our focus back to God, but is also an endorsement of the
scientific method. If all truth is God's truth, this makes sense.
Special Edition: Faith and Science I
Real Issue, September/October 1994
Special Edition: Faith and Science II
Real Issue, November/December 1994
Special Edition: Faith and Science III
Real Issue, March/April 1995
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