Blog Posts - Religion And Science



Religion: Its contribution to society (and other subjects)

In my discussions on the subject of religion, I noticed with regret that most of the people with a negative opinion about religion have this view because they consider religion having a negative impact on society. Religion is considered, especially b...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Aug 21, 2016

Religion as a PREREQUISITE for Science!

Is religiosity related to being a good scientist? With so many scientists being religious, everyone agrees that religiosity is not …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Mar 10, 2016

Loving It

Given my remarks on occasion, some readers may conclude I dislike science. Nothing could be further from fact. Ever since I was a child I’ve been fascinated by science and secretly—or not so secretly—wanted to be a scientist. Complex mathematic...

Philosophy Wire: What is religion? A not so obvious question!

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-05-31]: People tend to talk about religion and science as if they knew what they talk about. But what is religion? What is science? If science says something e.g. about ethics without (obviously) hard “evidence...
by Harmonia Philosophica on May 31, 2015

Pillars of Science

I sometimes wonder if science would have the appeal that it does, if it didn’t have religion to shock and awe. I’m thinking of not only the fact that The Humanist magazine quite often has a focus on religion, but … Continue reading →...

Three Thoughts

If it weren’t for friends sending me little nuggets they find on the internet, I might be uninformed about much of the weird and wonderful world unfolding around me. With hours not spent at work being laid out on spartan … Continue reading &#...

Waking Up in Galilee

One voice can’t be heard. Unless, of course, it has a publicist. For years, it seems, I have been suggesting in my obscure corner of the internet that we’re not quite ready for the death of religion yet. I’ve never … Continue reading U...

Quantum Uncertainty

Physics has moved beyond the point of comprehension for the average citizen, if I might be permitted to class myself as that. I got the concept of the atom, although I always wondered about the spaces in-between. No god-of-the-gaps there, … Con...

Religion, Science, life, death…

  Religion 1, Science 0. Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled that forcing small companies to provide women with free …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Aug 21, 2014

Religion, Science, life, death…

  Religion 1, Science 0. Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled that forcing small companies to provide women with free …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Aug 21, 2014

Just Passing Through

Michael Persinger is a curious and rare scientist. Apart from occasionally making it onto Through the Wormhole episodes, he is also known for his somewhat unorthodox willingness to ask unfashionable questions. I just read his book, co-authored with G...

Truth Fully

An article on science reporting on the BBC has me thinking about truth. Again. Truth is, of course, a philosophical concept. What it means is a matter of debate, and always has been. The way that it’s used, however, is … Continue reading U...

The Call of Madness

Picture this: the wind is howling outside your tent, violently snapping the fabric. The temperature outside is well below freezing, and you are camping at the base of a mountain nobody has ever explored. You are hundreds of miles from … Continu...

Dethroning the god of science…

Often science and faith or religion are presented in stark contrast to each other. Science is objective, certain, factual, provable …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Mar 7, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Gene sequencing. A attainment of the faithful?!?

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-09-18]:NIH studies explore the promise and the ethical challenges of sequencing newborn babies' genomes. [1] A good scientific development... Well, until you see who is in charge of the NIH... Hehehe...(c) Philos...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Sep 18, 2013

God and the Philosophers. Part two.

(Continued reflections on the book: God and the Philosophers. The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason. Edited by Thomas Morris. Oxford University Press, 1994.) Brian Leftow begins his chapter this way: I am a philosopher because I am a Christian. To &...
by Enough Light on May 18, 2012

Book give away: Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief

Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief  by Huston Smith. Back in October 2011, I posted a review of this book.   It is likely not the type of book your average evangelical … Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Apr 26, 2012

Hypothesis, research and faith

The difference between science and faith is not one of method. The difference is what data are allowed to be considered. You may disagree with the presuppositions, but Christian thinkers follow the same methods of investigation and analysis that scie...
by Attempts at Honesty on Mar 12, 2012

Education And The Religion-Science Debate

A perceived conflict between science and religion has led Americans to rank nearly last among industrialized countries in understanding evolution, educators told a major science conference this weekend. But research suggests that education changes an...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Feb 20, 2012


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