Kepler’s Pursuit of a Mathematical Cosmology

Andrew McDiarmid, astronomy, Center for Science and Culture, Colorado Christian University, cosmology, Discovery Institute, Faith & Science, Harmonices Mundi, ID The Future, Johannes Kepler, mathematics, Melissa Cain Travis, Mysterium Cosmographicum, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, Podcast, science history, theology, Thinking God’s Thoughts, Tycho Brahe
Dr. Travis tracks the progression of Kepler’s ideas to show how he became a key figure in the transition from ancient astronomy to a true celestial physics. Source
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A Theoretical Biologist’s Mission Impossible: Banish Teleology While Retaining Meaning

academic politics, Chemistry, consciousness, Darwinian evolution, DNA, Evolution, genes, genetic code, information, Intelligent Design, Marcello Barbieri, materialism, Meaning, natural selection, paradigm, physics, private truth, public truth, teleology, University of Ferrara
The nonsense will cease eventually. But eventually is a long way off, if Barbieri’s dilemma is any guide. Source
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Comparing Design Evidence in Physics Versus Biology — Is One Stronger than the Other?

Aaron Zimmer, Atheism, atheists, Big Bang, biology, cosmological constant, Darwinian theory, Elie Feder, Evolution, evolutionary history, fine-tuning, fossils, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, life forms, mathematics, multiverse, Paul Nelson, physical constants, physicists, physics, Physics to God, Physics, Earth & Space, Podcast, Return of the God Hypothesis, Stephen Meyer, Steven Weinberg, unguided processes, universe
The multiverse is nakedly an attempt to save atheism from science. Darwinian theory is less nakedly so. Source
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Thank God for Quantum Mechanics

Albert Einstein, Anton Zeilinger, atoms, biblical tradition, blackbody, Canceled Science, Chemistry, electromagnetic radiation, emissivity, Energy, Faith & Science, Genesis, Gospel of John, helium, hydrogen, information, Intelligent Design, intention, John Wheeler, Louis de Broglie, matter, Max Planck, mind, Niels Bohr, nuclear fusion, nucleons, observer participation, particles, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, Planck’s constant, protons, quantization, quantum effects, quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation, spectroscopy, sun, ultraviolet catastrophe, universe, University of Paris
An example of how quantum effects permit life as we know it operates in the nuclear furnace of the Sun. Source
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Now, with Starships, Evolutionary Origins Become Still More Difficult

biology, David Coppedge, Evolution, Evolution News, gene transposon packages, genes, horizontal gene transport, hybridization, Intelligent Design, Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, origins, physics, sex, species, Star Trek, Starships, Stephen Barr, symmetry, universal common descent
So it appears that self-contained gene transposon "packages" permit transfer of genes from one species to another Source
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Understanding Design Arguments: An Introduction for Catholics

Aristotle, atomists, Benjamin Wiker, biology, Church Fathers, Democritus, Douglas Axe, Epicurus, Evolution, Faith & Science, God's Grandeur, Gregory of Nazianzen, Intelligent Design, James Sinclair, Jonathan Witt, Leucippus, Michael Behe, Michael Denton, New Atheists, philosophy, physics, Plato, Robin Collins, Roman Catholics, Scopes Monkey Trial, scripture, Socrates, Stephen Meyer, stereotypes, Vatican I, william lane craig, Xenophon, zero-sum game
What ID denies is that every feature of nature is the product of natural forces all the way down. This commitment is necessarily shared by Catholics. Source
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God Hypothesis: Exploring the Ultimate Mystery

biology, cosmology, epilogue, Eric Metaxas, Faith & Science, faith and science, information, Intelligent Design, interviews, objections, paperback, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, resources, Return of the God Hypothesis, scientific discoveries, Stephen Meyer, universe
Eric Metaxas interviews Meyer about the ultimate mystery of the universe as drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biology. Source
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Qualified Agreement: How Scientific Discoveries Support Theistic Belief

Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, biology, Christianity, compartmentalism, cosmology, creator, Epistemology, faith, Faith & Science, Francisco Ayala, Frederik van Niekerk, humanity, intellectuals, Intelligent Design, Judeo-Christian tradition, metaphysics, natural selection, Nico Vorster, NOMA, non-overlapping magisteria, physics, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Robert Boyle, Robert Grosseteste, Science and Faith in Dialogue, Sir Isaac Newton, soul, William of Ockham, Worldview
For many intellectuals, a scientifically informed worldview was a materialistic worldview. It is not hard to see why they held this opinion. Source
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Sean Carroll: “How Could an Immaterial Mind Affect the Body?”

amino acids, analgesic, Aristotle, arthritis, biology, body, causation, chirality, Darvon, documentary, efficient cause, enantiomer, final cause, formal cause, Francis Bacon, free will, individuation, Johns Hopkins University, libertarian free will, material cause, matter, mind, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, penicillamine, philosophy, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, quantum mechanics, sculptor, sculpture, Sean Carroll, statue, trailer
Aristotle noted that when we think carefully about natural causes we see that there are four distinct ways that causes can lead to effects in nature. Source
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