Coming this Spring is my first publication, tentatively entitled “The Myth of Scientific Certainty,” an exploration into the structure and arguments of various scientists, the structure of scientific theories, and a Christian response to some of the issues that are raised in this field.

These posts on the topic are adjunct to the publication and address some of these concerns.

Will Science Its Find Limits? Christian Ethics & the Question of Scientism

Is there a place for interaction between science and theology? I try to take a different direction here and pursue an approach different from the common arguments. The idea of non-overlapping magestieria is too simplistic and subject theology to science or science to theology is too provincial. There are other options and I’ll explore one of them.

The Systematic, Evangelical Mind

This is standard for all orthodoxies. No naturalismist constructs an apologetic for YEC, OEC, or TE. They just don’t. These are called “belief systems.” It seems silly to have to say that, but it seems Mr. Enns missed something really basic.

Can Evolutionary Directionality Be an Internal Characteristic

simpler approach is James Shapiro’s informational assumption. Think of it as a variation on Dawkin’s selfish gene but going one step further. The gene is not only selfish but smart, too. It’s the biological equivalent of Adam Smith’s economic self-interest. Genes may now be seen as producers and investors rather than as mere consumers.

Can Science Inform Theology? A question for the ages

In short the answer is Yes.  But it is a qualified Yes. So let's spend some time exploring the question. First let’s be certain that we are using these terms in the same way.  By “informs” I am not saying that theology develops out of science.  To do so would mean a...

On Frameworks of Scientific Inquiry

Philosophy of science, like any other area, struggles with both method and framework. The methods side of the equation is most familiar to us. These are the questions of how theories are best constructed. That is where I have spent most of my time. The challenges are...

The Battle of Faith versus Science and Reason

We seem to be fighting a two-front war. On the one hand is the question of science. It’s not just about evolution. That’s a symptom of the situation rather than the cause. The question is about what science is. Ask the question and among the responses you will likely...

On Model Falsification

The empirical movement of modern science in the 19th and 20th centuries raised questions about knowledge.  Hume, Kant, and others asked how we can know and how we might verify that what we know is true?  Hume began with empiricism but had an issue with the reliability...