A materialistic way of thinking assumes that science is the be-all and end-all of human knowledge. Those who have this outlook claim that the methods of science are the only reliable ways to secure knowledge of anything “Science provides all the significant truths about reality and knowing such truths is what real understanding is about.” (Alex Rosenberg, … Continue reading Materialistic thinking – rational?
The idea that science has replaced religion has become popular these days. Some put religion to one side as now of date. People are noticing a huge development in research into the working of the human brain which seems to support this view. New imaging technologies allow science to measure blood flow and neural activity … Continue reading Science – Does it invalidate religion?
People in developing and third world countries have gazed upon the Western world from a much better position in recent years. This has happened through their hugely expanded access to mobile phones, internet, radio and television. They have reacted both positively and negatively. On the one hand, they very understandably desire to enjoy some of … Continue reading Western world – worthy of praise or shame?
Some pretty weird things are going on in laboratories that study the tiniest of things. “In the quantum world there is a sense that things don’t like to be tied down to just one location or follow just one path. It is almost as if things were in more than one place at a time. … Continue reading Weird science – What findings are true?
I know a lot about the complexity of a tree; its biology, evolutionary position and physical make up. Everything that science is saying about trees is true but where is the logic that says “since I know a lot about a tree, I know everything about that thing?” Another entertaining video from offTheLeftEye It's … Continue reading How Do You Know God’s Not In a Tree?
If the human soul is something spiritual can we not understand it in terms of science? Although the derivation of the word ‘psychology’ literally means study of the soul, science has failed to pinpoint the location of the soul in the body and contemporary psychology is now defined as the study of mental processes and … Continue reading Soul of a person – How to understand?
Both religion and science make truth claims about ultimate reality. For that reason there is growing interest among scientists, theologians, and laypeople to ask if science and religion can both answer the same questions about reality and have real points of interaction. I like to think of myself as part of this exciting and stimulating … Continue reading Science and religion
The theory of evolution is now universally taught in schools. The clash between science and religion was partly because religion got something badly wrong. This was religious people claiming that the Bible is literally true as a source of knowledge about our natural origins. The Darwinian view easily saw off the creationists within conventional academia. … Continue reading Evolution theory – Does it fully explain our natural origins?
Film about Emanuel Swedenborg Written and presented by the novelist Philip Makatrewicz, the documentary explores the central themes of Swedenborg’s life and work, charting his journey from scientific genius to mystical savant – messiah to some, madman to others. Examining the influence his vast and varied writings have had in the spheres of science, literature, … Continue reading Heaven, Hell & Other Places