A Vatican astronomer who embraces both science and religion has said there is no conflict between the two, arguing that scientist who reject religion are lacking in humility, while Christians who reject science believe they can tell God how he should have made the universe.
"To me (the issue) comes down to two problems: Scientists not having enough humility to understand, that they don't have all the answers and religion not having enough to recognize that they can't tell God how He should have made the universe," Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, answered in response to a question regarding people who find conflict between science and religion, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Consolmagno said in a speech at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper that the Roman Catholic Church has been looking to bring a balance between science and faith since the 1580s, when Pope Gregory XIII committed the Church to scientific study. more >>
Media magnate Oprah Winfrey recently interpreted her favorite Bible verse, Psalm 37:4, for "The Late Show" host Steven Colbert, but Minnesota-based Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor John Piper questions Winfrey's understanding.
In a podcast last week for his website DesiringGod.org, Piper highlighted four major differences between the way he and Oprah explain the meaning of the verse.
1. Piper Focuses on Jesus, Oprah Focuses on Virtues more >>
Authoritarian personality, a mentality closely associated with fascism and even nazism, plays a strong factor in the support for Donald Trump, according to some researchers.
While many political experts have struggled to explain the electoral success of Trump in the Republican primary, researchers like University of Massachusetts, Amherst Ph.D. candidate Matthew MacWilliams have taken a psychological approach.
In a recent column for Politico, MacWilliams reported that in December he did a national poll of 1,800 voters to explain the support for Trump. more >>
Go is a game often mistaken for a verb in the English language. It requires skill, intelligence, discernment, and was for some time thought to be too complex for a machine to play.
But now no more! Go champion Lee Se-Dol, one of the best if not the best players in the world, recently lost a second time to Google's AlphaGo computer.
In a match watched by hundreds of thousands of South Koreans, Lee lost for a second-straight time to the machine, further proving that robots are indeed on the verge of taking over. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham says evolution has become a religion for many secularists, pointing to "intolerance" in scientific communities whenever the possibility of the Creator is mentioned.
"If secularists were to be honest, they would fully acknowledge that from their perspective, when they die, that's it — they're dead. Then why do they even fight so vehemently against God? What is it that irks them so much about this?" Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday in which he also calls out atheists, asking why they are so "vehemently" opposed to God.
"Well, the bottom line is that they know that if there is a God who created them, and if He is the God of the Bible, then He owns them, He sets the rules, and they are accountable to Him. It means, for example, that marriage is one man for one woman, that abortion is murder, and so on," he added. more >>
PLOS ONE, a popular peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science decided, Thursday that it would retract a paper it published earlier this year that credits the "Creator" with the design of the human hand.
The paper, titled: "Biomechanical characteristics of hand coordination in grasping activities of daily living," was written by a team of four researchers. Three of them are affiliated with Huazhong University in China while one, Le Xiong, is affiliated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
PLOS ONE's decision to retract the article came after a global coalition of scientists revolted against the journal for embracing what they say is the theory of intelligent design reflected in the article. more >>