Category Archives: Religion and Science

WITH GRATITUDE FOR KEPLER 452b: EXOPLANETS AND FAITH

Having relegated us to cosmic insignificance, astrophysicists now force us to deal with a question that cannot be comfortable even to them. The question is: Could it be that humans on this planet are the only beings in the universe … Continue reading

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION: MUST THEY BE AT WAR?

Most modern societies believe that the delivery of better living through science offsets the over promising of scientific researchers themselves. So why do so many religious communities seem so indifferent and even hostile toward the science itself? I think the … Continue reading

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A MEDITATION ON MULTIVERSES

Then, there was Light. And the Bang, and the Expanding. But what happened before the “Then?” For some time now, physicists have been telling their story of the universe all the way back to a bare one ten million, trillion, … Continue reading

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SCIENCE, FAITH, AND THE “GOD OF THE GAPS”

Not long ago, scientists were claiming to be on the verge of unlocking the mysteries of the universe and everything in it, human life included. All of the gaps in our present knowledge were about to be closed, and with … Continue reading

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IS THIS THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE UNIVERSES?

Then, there was Light. And the Bang, and the Expanding. But what happened before the “Then?” For some time now, physicists have been telling their story of the universe all the way back to a bare one ten million, trillion, … Continue reading

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HOW SCIENCE CAN MAKE ROOM FOR A PURPOSE-FILLED UNIVERSE

In more ways than one, the universe has become a cold, dark place. One way has been through ever more precise observations: the universe is cold and dark. Stunning pictures of merging galaxies notwithstanding, there is vastly more space out … Continue reading

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THERAPY, FAITH, AND THE CARE OF THE SOUL

One important question that mental health professionals should be able to address with considerable insight is: What is wellness of soul? Unhappily, their methodologies not only do not allow the question to be addressed; they do not allow it even … Continue reading

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DOES SCIENCE NEED FAITH?

Isaac Newton thought so. For him, our knowledge of the universe had gaps which only God could close. But that was in the seventeenth century. Today, things are different. For Stephen Hawking, who once held Newton’s chair in mathematics at … Continue reading

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GOD, GRAVITY, AND SOME QUESTIONS WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO ASK

As sounds go, it is nothing memorable: a chirp in the midst of a lot of static. But this was no ordinary kind of chirp. It is a result, we are told, of two black holes colliding in a far, … Continue reading

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RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND THE NEXT STAGE OF WORLD HISTORY

Why do religious institutions do so many things to undermine the very purposes which give them life? Initially, they present themselves as vehicles for sharing inspiring visions of a Spiritual Community whose members offer respect, encouragement, and love to all. … Continue reading

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