Culture and Religion

Observations about society, including culture and religion, and about life. With our inherent social nature, group behaviors are important, such as divide and conquer, absolute power, or conformance, in the critical issues of our day. A team with diverse skills can accomplish what an individual cannot. Our problems are solved when we work together.

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Creationism

Teaching Creation or Evolution

Attitudes in Science and Religion

Does Life Reveal an Intelligent Design

Wanting to Teach ID

Genesis and the Origin of Man

Faith Needed When Reading Science News

 

 


Creationism

These pages are about the mixing of science and religion. The belief in the Bible as the literal truth, including the story of creation, has been called creationism. This belief in that story is in contrast to a belief in evolution as found after scientific investigations. The date shown in parentheses is the date that page was last changed.

Teaching creation or evolution. What does it say for our culture that religious beliefs are presented at the same time as scientific theories? (04/06/2003)

Attitudes in Science and Religion. I find that many social and cultural conflicts are based in religious beliefs. Religious perspectives are skewing scientific practices. (03/09/2003)

Does Life Reveal an Intelligent Design? I often hear this claim but it presumes complexity requires its design. The statistical chances for any one team to win the annual NCAA basketball championship are very small but when one team finally wins did that difficult outcome require design (also known as a fix)? The rules of the game determine the winner, just like the rules of biology, chemistry and physics determine the life forms that succeed. Does the intricate detail of a snowflake, a crystal that forms a unique pattern each time, require Godís hand or is each formed by a natural process? (12/11/2004)

Wanting to Teach Intelligent Design What is behind this push by politicians and religious leaders for our teachers to teach Intelligent Design in science class? (11/05/2006)

Genesis and the Origin of Man Is Genesis the real story of the origin of man or did man evolve? (01/18/2014)


Faith needed when reading Science News Recent articles about rising sea levels due to AGW and a theoretical constant about black holes provided the inspiration to write a letter to the editors. (03/29/2009)


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