The Anthropic Principle as a Humanist God of the Gaps

Lee Smolin makes an interesting observation about String Theorists in "The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science and What Comes Next". He states, "The scenario of many unobserved universes plays the same logical role as the scenario of an intelligent designer. Each provides an untestable hypothesis that, if true, … Continue reading The Anthropic Principle as a Humanist God of the Gaps

5 science questions that are actually interesting

Most conversations about Christianity and Science bore me. Not because I am uninterested in Christianity. Not because I am uninterested in science. Not because I am uninterested in the interactions between the two. But because the conversations seem to revolve around the same stale question - did we or did we not evolve? Personally I would like to see … Continue reading 5 science questions that are actually interesting

Christianity and Science: Damned Either Way?

In “Humble Apologetics”, John Stackhouse highlights some curious inconsistencies with how Christianity is viewed in popular consciousness: Another sort of widespread belief regarding other religions is particularly ironic in the light of the supposed opposition of science and Christianity. Those of our neighbours who are in fact disaffected with science, technology and modern life in … Continue reading Christianity and Science: Damned Either Way?