Category Archives: science

Free book on Adam and Eve

My book, Adam and Eve versus Evolution, will be free from Sunday, October 15th to Tuesday, October 17 (Pacific time), in Kindle format only. Please take advantage of this offer. The book attempts to reconcile the apparent conflict between the … Continue reading

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Why Does God Permit Natural Disasters?

We are fallen sinners, so it is fitting for us to live in a fallen world, where harmful things happen. For sin causes harm. And while natural disasters are not directly the result of sin, God permits this type of … Continue reading

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Scientific Theories that Catholics must Reject

As Catholic Christians, we are obliged to believe what the Magisterium of the Church teaches. And if sinful secular society or any scientific or other discipline teaches the contrary, we are obligated by faith in Jesus Christ to reject the … Continue reading

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Free book on Adam and Eve

The Kindle edition of my book: Adam and Eve versus Evolution will be free from Wednesday, March 16th through Sunday, March 20th, 2016 (Pacific Time). In this book, I propose a resolution of the apparent contradiction between God’s creation of … Continue reading

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My book on Adam, Eve, and Evolution

Here is the book description, in which I summarize the main thesis of the book: Adam and Eve versus Evolution This book argues in favor of Adam and Eve as two real historical persons, and also in favor of accepting … Continue reading

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Evolution, Global Warming, The Big Bang, and Dark Matter

One of the errors of religious fundamentalism is an attempt to live a life of faith, apart from and in contradiction to reason. The teaching of the First Vatican Council on faith and reason contradicts this type of religious fundamentalism. … Continue reading

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What Noah Saw After The Flood

You have no idea what Noah saw. It wasn’t a simple rainbow. As I explain in my book, Noah’s Flood: Literal or Figurative?, what Noah most likely saw after the Flood was not a simple rainbow, but a vast array … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Evolution: Q and A for Catholics

Pope Francis recently gave a talk to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (27 Oct 2014), in which he mentioned evolution and the Big Bang theory. There has been some confusion among my fellow Catholics about the meaning of the Pope’s … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Evolution

Pope Francis commented on the Big Bang theory and evolution in a speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He said that the Big Bang theory “doesn’t contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it.” The Pope also … Continue reading

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Why Many Believers are Uncomfortable with Global Warming

Climate science is the study of all the many combined influences on the earth’s climate. And it turns out, not surprisingly, that the human race, with over 7 billion persons on the face of the earth, has a substantial influence … Continue reading

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Can Computers Ever Become Sentient?

The question has theological implications. In the Christian view, human beings are persons, having free will and the ability to reason abstractly, precisely because God has gifted each of us with an immortal soul. A person has sentience, also called … Continue reading

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A Few Comments on Geocentrism

Geocentrism is the belief that the earth is at the center of the solar system and the center of the universe. Geocentrism claims that the sun and planets revolve around the earth. I don’t believe in geocentrism. I don’t believe … Continue reading

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The Rainbow after Noah’s Flood

The Flood of Noah was a real historical event. Some parts of the Biblical description of the Flood are figurative and other parts are literal. There was literally a Noah, an Ark, and a great Flood. However, the expressions that … Continue reading

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How long have humans been on this earth?

I frequently see the claim made in news media coverage of science: that humans have been around for a couple of million years. They talk about the latest anthropological discovery in terms of “early humans” and “our ancestors” in times … Continue reading

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What Size Was Noah’s Ark?

Some persons say that the size of the Ark could not be literal. {6:14} Make yourself an ark from smoothed wood. You shall make little dwelling places in the ark, and you shall smear pitch on the interior and exterior. … Continue reading

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Noah’s Flood versus Modern Science

My interpretation of the Biblical story of Noah is complex. I consider that the story contains both literal elements and figurative elements. By faith, I accept the story as true, but with reason I understand that not every part of … Continue reading

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The Misguided Genetic Hunt for Adam and Eve

Here’s a recent news report on a search by scientists for the origin of the Y-chromosome. One groups of scientists places this starting point about 338,000 years ago. In the same news report, some other scientists argue for the more … Continue reading

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Evolution’s Glass Ceiling

The Catholic Christian Faith is based on faith and reason, not faith alone. And we are obliged by our love of truth to consider and accept any scientific theories that are reasonable, fairly well proven, and not in contradiction to … Continue reading

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Contra Mark Shea on Polygenism

Msgr. Charles Pope has a useful post on the topic of Adam and Eve and evolution: Polygenism is Problematic — A Catholic Caution on another Aspect of Evolutionary Theory. He supports the idea of monogenism, i.e. the origin of humanity … Continue reading

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Is Creation in a Fallen State?

When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden (paradise), they fell from grace. In a sense, humanity was tested by God, and we failed. But why did Adam and Eve need to be in paradise, to be tested? … Continue reading

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