#4 Story of 2022: Science Journal Reaffirms Universe Had a Beginning

Anna Ijjas, beginning, Borde-Guth-Vilenkin theorem, Charlotte Hsu, cosmology, Ethan Siegel, Faith & Science, God Hypothesis, Intelligent Design, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Nina Stein, Null Energy Condition, Paul Steinhardt, philosophy, Phys.org, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, Return of the God Hypothesis, Roger Penrose, spacetime, Stephen Meyer, theism, University of Buffalo, Will Kinney
If the universe and everything in it are the result of a mind, then we are not unintended accidents of nature. Source
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Keating, Krauss, Tour: Three Jewish Scientists with Remarkably Different Perspectives

atheists, Brian Keating, Catholicism, Christianity, cosmologists, Culture, debate, Design Inference, faith, Faith & Science, Intelligent Design, Into the Impossible, James Tour, Judaism, Lawrence Krauss, natural philosophers, New Atheists, philosophy, proselytizing, Rice University, Stephen Meyer, Toronto, UC San Diego
Here is a fascinating and very different pair of scientific, religious, and philosophical conversations, both with UC San Diego physicist Brian Keating. Source
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William Wordsworth’s Posthumous Challenge to Darwinian Nihilism

"survival of the fittest", Alvar Ellegard, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Christianity, Culture & Ethics, Ebenezer Scrooge, evolutionary processes, Faith & Science, Higher Criticism, logic, nature, nihilism, Origin of Species, philosophy, poetry, Robert Ryan, Samuel Butler, spirituality, Thomas Malthus, Victorian England, William Wordsworth
Paradoxically, Wordsworth's theology may have formed a more effective counterforce to Darwin's ideas than Biblical orthodoxy itself. Source
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Berlinski, Metaxas in NYC: What Is a Human Being?

biological origins, Culture & Ethics, Darwinian theory, Darwinists, David Berlinski, dress code, Eric Metaxas, Events, human exceptionalism, human nature, Human Nature (book), Human Origins, Intelligent Design, jungle, materialism, New York City, philosophy, Psalms, Socrates in the City, Union League Club
The issues involved in the evolution debate derive their interest and importance largely from one question. Source
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Can Red Have “Redness” if No Self Perceives It?

apes, chimpanzees, Closer to Truth, genomes, human exceptionalism, illusion, inner feeling, Julian Baggini, lichens, neurons, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, origin of life, philosophy, qualia, red, redness, religion, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, rocks, science, scientific explanation, self
Is not the fact that we are having these discussions the best available evidence that we are not “just overgrown apes or undergrown apes”? Source
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Science Journal Reaffirms Universe Had a Beginning, a Key Argument in Meyer’s God Hypothesis

Anna Ijjas, beginning, Borde-Guth-Vilenkin theorem, Charlotte Hsu, cosmology, Ethan Siegel, God Hypothesis, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Nina Stein, Null Energy Condition, Paul Steinhardt, philosophy, Phys.org, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, Return of the God Hypothesis, Roger Penrose, science, spacetime, Stephen Meyer, theism, University of Buffalo, Will Kinney
If the universe and everything in it are the result of a mind, then we are not unintended accidents of nature. Source
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