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The Religion-Science Debate 85 Years After Scopes

Date: 07/14/2010

Eighty-five years ago this week, John Scopes was hauled into a Tennessee court, and accused of violating the state's Butler Act, which made it illegal to teach evolution. So much and so little have changed since then, but one thing remains the exact same: God and Darwin are still fighting after all these years, at least in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. So, if the fight ha ...

Related Topics: Bible, Darwin, Evolution, Evolution And The Bible, God And Darwin, John Scopes, Politics, Religion And Science, Scopes Monky Trial

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Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Justin Topp

Date: 07/03/2010

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion Edited by Ronald L. Numbers Harvard University Press ISBN 978-0674033276 Reviewed by Justin Topp, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology North Park University Blog: http://scienceandtheology.wordpress.com/ Twitter: JustinTopp Science and religion are incompatible.    It's ei ...

Related Topics: Galileo Goes To Jail, Justin Topp

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Evolution in the Key of D: Descent and Drama (RJS)

Date: 07/01/2010

I recently received a copy of John F. Haught 's new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life . Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of Theology Emeritus. He testified at the Dover trial on Intelligent Design back in 2005. His book opens some interesting topics for discussion a ...

Related Topics: Creation, John F. Haught, Science And Faith

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Evolution in the Key of D (RJS)

Date: 06/22/2010

I recently received a copy of John F. Haught 's new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life . Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of Theology Emeritus. He testified at the Dover trial on Intelligent Design back in 2005. His book opens some interesting topics for discussion and is ...

Related Topics: Evolution, John F. Haught, Science And Faith

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Orthodoxy contra Darwinism?

Date: 06/14/2010

A troubling development from Moscow: The Russian Orthodox Church called Wednesday for an end to the "monopoly of Darwinism" in Russian schools, saying religious explanations of creation should be taught alongside evolution. Liberals said they would fight efforts to include religious teaching in schools. Russia's dominant church has experienced a revival in recent years, worrying rights groups ...

Related Topics: Darwin, Eastern Orthodoxy, Evolution, Orthodoxy, Russian Orthodoxy

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Broadway Play Explores Evangelical Faith, Gay Life

Date: 06/10/2010

A new Broadway play that has been nominated for a couple of Tony awards features a character that might seem rarer than a unicorn: a gay evangelical. "Next Fall," by Geoffrey Nauffts, has already won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New American Play on Broadway, and is up for Best Play and Best Director at the Tony Awards, to be broadcast on Sunday (June 13.) The production is particular ...

Related Topics: Christianity, Blog 140

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Myths We Believe ... (RJS)

Date: 06/01/2010

Today we conclude our look at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think . The earlier installment are here: first , second , third and fourth . The book relates various insights about science and religion that emerged from her interviews with 275 scientists in seven departments at 21 "elite" universities. This book is worth serious con ...

Related Topics: Elaine Howard Ecklund, Science, Science And Faith

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Science patriotism and scoundrels

Date: 05/19/2010

Philosopher Carlin Romano can't stand the egotistical way some would-be defenders of science go about their work. Excerpt: Standing up for science excites some intellectuals the way beautiful actresses arouse Warren Beatty, or career liberals boil the blood of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. It's visceral. The thinker of this ilk looks in the mirror and sees Galileo bravely muttering "Eppure si ...

Related Topics: Carlin Romano, Science

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