Friday, April 18, 2014

God and Science - Is There a Conflict?

A five star video - God and Science - Is There a Conflict? Faith and reason cannot conflict where they intersect. Durston shows the logical necessity of a Creator and information. IDvolution agrees wholeheartedly - "God “breathed” the super language of DNA into the “kinds” in the creative act." Complex information was right there "in the beginning". The DNA language is super sophisticated with layering, efficiency and can be read forward and back. He cites several recent science papers.

God is the foundation of science and the universe.  His fingerprints are all over. "God and science are mutually enriching" - Durston

 "There is a popular notion that as science advances, religion retreats. This is true of Greek mythology and superstitious beliefs, but is it true of Christianity? In this lecture given March, 2013 at Wilfrid Laurier University-Laurier Brantford, biophysicist Dr. Kirk Durston shows that science has failed to push back the major claims of Judeo Christianity pertaining to God and nature. Surprisingly, as science advances, the evidence in support of the major claims has actually increased."

Kirk Durston on God and Science: Is there a Conflict? from Power to Change - Students on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Some heavyweight Oxford professors discuss and refute new atheist claims

This is worth watching - it is broken up into several parts. "Let's look at the big questions". Philosophy and the God debate Philosophy, Science and the God Debate: 'Science disproves the existence of God'. Scientists and philosophers interviewed: Alister McGrath (The Dawkins Delusion), Keith Ward (Why There Almost Certainly Is a God) and John Lennox (Gunning for God). This documentary shows Oxford professors responding and refuting the New Atheists, like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Christopher Hitchens (God is not Great), Sam Harris (Letter to a Christian Nation) and Daniel Dennett (Breaking the Spell).