Posts Tagged ‘science’

Feynman on Science

Monday, October 17th, 2011 by JEL

When I was growing up, science was all the rage. Rockets going to the moon, pictures flying through the air (TV), plastics, it was all so cool and happening so fast. About 10-15 years ago, science started taking it on the chin. Dumb became cool, and the eggheads became “elite.” All the answers of the world, it was argued, could be found in the Bible, so why are you wasting your time on quantum physics?

Plus, people seem to love when scientists get it wrong. See? See? I told you those eggheads were worthless. But as Richard Feynman explains, scientists have always been in the process of discovery. They learn new things which puts past lessons in a whole new perspective. It even makes some of those past lessons downright wrong. Which is kind of the most awesome thing about discovery.

Evolution and Christianity: Together at Last!

Monday, November 29th, 2010 by JEL

Do you happen to be a Christian who believes in evolution? Do you find yourself attacked from two sides for your beliefs? Then you might want to check out this free teleseminar series. I loved this bit from the description:

“Are you frustrated with how the mainstream media portray the science and religion issue? It’s as if the only two games in town were science-rejecting creationism and faith-rejecting atheism. But for the millions of us in the middle who see no conflict between faith and reason, heart and head, Jesus and Darwin, we know that’s a false choice. Religious faith and practice can be positively strengthened by what God is revealing through science!”

And then there’s this beauty:

“Studying evolution is like following cosmic breadcrumbs home to God. Only by looking through evolutionary eyes can we see our way out of the current global integrity crisis that is destroying economies and ecosystems around the world.”

One of the thirty speakers is Michael Dowd whom I saw a couple of years ago, and he is AWESOME. One of the most passionate, eloquent, engaging people I’ve ever seen. Listening to him alone would be worth the price of admission! Register today>>