Monthly Archives: July 2009

A Fine Tuned Universe? 8

Chapter 14 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the question of teleology and directionality in evolution. The neo-Darwinian paradigm, (that popularized by Richard Dawkins for example), is that evolution … Continue reading

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Why Us?

There is a new book out Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves by James LeFanu (HT TG). I have not read this book (yet anyway) – but it has received a fair bit of attention lately. It … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 7

Is there evidence for design in biology? Or for that matter, what would constitute evidence of fine-tuning in biology? This is the next question arising as we continue on with Chapter 13 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The … Continue reading

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Evolution, the Bible, and the Book of Nature

The July/August issue of Books and Culture contains an interview by Karl Giberson with Francis Collins on his views of science and faith – now available on line: Evolution, the Bible and the Book of Nature. Here is a brief … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 6

Chapter 13 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology poses some interesting questions about evolution and the language used to describe evolutionary mechanisms. (For those paying attention – I’ve skipped Ch. 12; … Continue reading

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Science and Faith – A Pastoral Approach?

Over the last year or so I’ve written a number of posts that have reflected on various aspects of the intersection of science and faith. These are issues and questions that I’ve thought about and wrestled with most of my … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 5

Can These Bones Live? This is the question posed in Chapters 10 and 11 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology where he gives a brief overview of the chemical requirements for … Continue reading

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A Fine Tuned Universe? 4

The second section of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with fine-tuning and natural theology in the context of a number of scientific theories and observations. The first of these … Continue reading

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