Another noteworthy individual is Albert Einstein who was a great physicist but viciously attacked for his beliefs and even had his life threatened for believing in God. On a professional level, he was ridiculed in published articles and attacked in public speeches. 4 One famous quote of Albert Einstein is, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” While this paper is not focused on the history of each topic, it is significant to show how Christians were treated by the secular world. I believe the Christian response to Physics should follow suit to those great Christian predecessors in that the secular world cannot take away your achievements, knowledge or dignity for standing firm in the beliefs in which you base
Christian Worldview Paper I Abstract It is true, knowledge and truth can in fact be sought out in different ways. The ways in which one may seek knowledge has a lot to do with their background or worldview. We all have opinions and biases based on what we have been taught or experienced A scientist will seek knowledge and base truth only on things that can be proven, by use of the scientific method. On the other hand Christians see truth as being what is God's word. There are people that feel the two can be integrated, but there are others that feel Christianity and science are not at all compatible.
There were many factual claims on both sides throughout the debate, but the Q/A portion really caught my attention. Especially the question that stated, “what, if anything at all would change your mind?” I think that this is where Ken really lost ground. By saying that nothing would ever change his mind about the Christian God being the one true God that created the universe, in my opinion was completely writing out the validity of all science. On the other hand Mr. Nye spouted numerous things that would change his mind instantly. The
In the miniscule fractions of a second after the Big Bang, the universe was tremendously hot, and as a result, both matter and antimatter was rushing apart in all directions. As it began to cool, almost an equal amount of matter and antimatter collided to create pure energy. However, the slight asymmetry resulted in the universe maturing in such a way that allowed matter to persist above antimatter (LaRocco & Rothstein 2012). Secondly, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution states that all life descended from a common ancestor. As a result of random genetic mutations which occur within an organism’s genetic code, certain beneficial mutations result in the aid of survival, which are then passed down through successive generations.
Stephen Jay Gould is well known for essays in the scientific field, including Nonmoral Nature. Gould illustrates the fact that god does not have all power over creation and the workings of the animal world using real-life examples. He uses many quotes and excerpts from other influential writers to help illuminate, and reinforce his argument. He, along with Darwin leaves the possibility that, there could have been a first creator, but then chance and nature took over. The four main characteristics of ‘God’ are that he is; Omnipotent-all powerful, Omniscient-all knowing; Omni-benevolent-all good, and unchanging.
He is almost certainly sure that no God exists, but says that he would change this view if he were confronted with empirical evidence that suggested otherwise. However, Dawkins’s declaration that he is not a fundamentalist could be questioned by examining other parts of his book. Dawkins seems to focus more on the evidence that religion lacks opposed to the evidence that his evidence-based worldview contains. He also holds Darwinism in a very high esteem. One might say that Dawkins’s view of Darwinism is a strict set of basic ideas and principles, embodying the definition of fundamentalism.
Ward believes religion to be existential. However, not everyone shares my opinion. Richard Swinburne used the principle of Occam’s razor to illustrate that Aquinas’ Cosmological Argument has value for religious faith. Occam’s razor says that the simplest answer is the best one, and as God is the simplest answer for the first cause, it is the best one. Denys Turner makes the point that Aquinas is misread, he says that Aquinas is just clarifying the existence of God for people who already believe rather than in an attempt to persuade non-believers.
Cosmic Creation Myths Across Cultures Shari Rose HUM/105 January 26, 2015 Professor Frank Varisco Cosmic Creation Myths Across Cultures Myth Mythology allows you to journey into an exciting, mysterious world where legends and heroes make up the world. For centuries the word myth has been around and the mean is so many different things to different people. Academic experts have heated debates about what a myth is and its functions in human lives. There has been so much conflict with the meaning of this word, some scholars have declared the word meaningless. When looking for pure story value, readings in mythology are not a perfect match.
In discussion of Pascal’s wager, one issue has been the persuasiveness of Pascal’s argument, as well as the holes in some of his reasoning. On the one hand, Simon Blackburn argues that we know nothing about this “God” we are supposed to believe in, so we do not know whether this is a jealous God who will send people to hell for not believing in Him, or if this “God” is the Christian God that Pascal presents. Blackburn eventually states that regardless of which type of God exists, “a God that punishes belief is just as likely, and a lot more reasonable, than one that punishes disbelief.” On the other hand, Linda Zagzebski contends that Pascal does have a compelling argument, yet his reasoning is flawed. Zagzebski states that it is wrong for people to believe in God because of their self-interest, based around the fact that if they do believe in God and if he does exist, they will be rewarded with infinite gain. Furthermore, Zagzebski employs an intriguing analogy by comparing one who chooses to believe in God just for infinite gain is similar to someone who chooses a mate with a high income, and then tries to love that person.
Christians across the world battle on the issue that memes does or doesn’t exists. Religious memes and me metric may not be inherently good or bad superior or inferior but they do exist. That no matter what are cultures are we can evolve while staying true to ourselves and are roots. So whatever category one’s culture labels it’s all a meme of a belief in someone or something being the teacher, philosopher that we should follow his word and know that other cultures beliefs may seem to imitate each other. That some disagree that they believe in what another culture or religion believes to be what they believe to be Jesus and what he stands for also.