Science and Religion
Wednesday June 25, 2008Islam • Science and Religion:
Harun Yahya is one of the most widely distributed authors in the Muslim world. His glossy books and DVDs on religion and science sell in Islamic bookshops around the globe. He gives away thousands of expensive volumes and lets readers download much of his work from his websites for free.
Wednesday May 14, 2008Catholic Church • Science and Religion:
Just as there are multiple forms of life on earth, so there could exist intelligent beings in outer space created by God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, the Vatican’s astronomer speculates.
Tuesday March 18, 2008Science and Religion:
Research suggests religion can act as an “insurance policy” against the adversities of life.
Monday February 11, 2008Science and Religion:
Europeans have long viewed the conflict between evolutionists and creationists as primarily an American phenomenon, but it has recently jumped the Atlantic Ocean with skirmishes in Italy, Germany, Poland and, notably, Britain, where Darwin was born and where he published his 1859 classic.
Friday January 18, 2008Science and Religion:
Michael Dowd speaks in tongues, and when he’s not doing that, he’s talking almost nonstop about why Christians should embrace evolution.
Thursday December 20, 2007Science and Religion:
Henry Morris III, the chief executive of the Institute for Creation Research, said Tuesday that the proposed curriculum, taught in California, used faculty and textbooks “from all the top schools” along with, he said, the “value added” of challenges to standard teachings of evolution.
Sunday December 16, 2007Science and Religion:
The nonprofit Institute for Creation Research in Dallas wants to train future science teachers in Texas and elsewhere using an online curriculum. The institute’s proposal comes amid a fierce debate over how to teach evolution – the theory that humans and other species evolved from lower forms of life – in Texas public schools.
Wednesday October 24, 2007Science and Religion:
The author of three books on the topic, Tom Woodward has been called “the historian of the intelligent design movement.”
Thursday October 18, 2007Science and Religion:
Sabrina Rahim doesn’t practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool.
Monday October 1, 2007Science and Religion:
It is hoped the guidance will help avoid the situation in the United States where some schools – under pressure from the religious Right – have compelled science teachers to introduce lessons in intelligent design, a creationist off-shoot.
Science and Religion:
The move is in response to a campaign by Christian group ‘Truth in Science’ which last summer sent every school DVDs promoting intelligent design (ID), a Creationism offshoot, in a bid to get it taught.
Tuesday September 25, 2007Science and Religion:
Europe’s main human rights body will vote next week on a resolution opposing the teaching of creationist and intelligent design views in school science classes.
Monday September 24, 2007Science and Religion:
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a Louisiana Christian group that has challenged the teaching of Darwinian evolution in the public school system and to which he has political ties.
Monday September 3, 2007Islam • Science and Religion:
Throughout the Muslim world, there is a widespread suspicion that science is heresy–or at least those parts of science that cannot be used, or twisted, to support literalist interpretations of Islamic scriptures.
Thursday July 19, 2007Islam • Science and Religion:
In the United States, opposition to the teaching of evolution in public schools has largely been fueled by the religious right, particularly Protestant fundamentalism. Now another voice is entering the debate, in dramatic fashion.
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