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Survey of Views on the Relationship of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 1 P. Bruggink Very nice! I look forward to reviewing the survey.
by G. Cooper
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Missional university 0 L. Braband Does anyone know anything about this: ? A friend who is not an ASA member is considering applying to an announced teaching position. It is a 100% on-line institution.
by L. Braband
Friday, July 19, 2019
Catholic Cursillo Weekends or Protestant Versions of Them 0 R. Frank Has any other scientist attended a Catholic Cursillo weekend or a Protestant version like Via de Cristo and found them as inspiring as I did? Your thoughts?
by R. Frank
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Origin of the term "evolutionary creation" 5 T. Gray Here is a link to the George McCready Price article that Randy referred to.
by T. Gray
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Sean Carroll Claims Afterlife is Impossible 0 R. Sanders
by R. Sanders
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Hubble Law --> Hubble-Lemaitre Law 0 G. Cooper Last month (August), the IAU met and decided to take a vote on changing the Hubble Law to become the "Hubble-Lemaitre Law".  They will use electronic voting to get greater participation.  [The Pluto demotion vote appeared mishandled so they seem to be avoiding those voting issues of the past, at least in this case.] Abbe Georges Lemaitre (Belgian priest with a PhD from MIT) was the first to propose the expanding universe in a scientific manner (1927).  [Edgar Allan Poe had suggested it in a poem written in 1848.]  Lemaitre did this with his knowledge of General Relativity and a couple years before Hubble had discovered the correlation of distance and redshift.  [Hubble never chose to call it expansion leaving theory to the theorists.] The entrenched Static Theory held the universe essentially immutable, so it seemed a bit absurd to many that our universe may have had a beginning.   Einstein initially looked at Lemaitre's paper and, by some accounts, considered his math as fine but his physics "abominable".   I think most expect the vote to go without much of a.... Bang! More on this Cosmoquest forum:  
by G. Cooper
Monday, September 17, 2018
Historical Adam: Yes or No 10 P. Bruggink Not to barge in, but just wanted to quickly respond to R. Clouser above on mentioning the interpretation of Romans 5:13-14 "13To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come." From my interpretation I take this chapter to mean that sin entered the world through The Fall and was in the world before the law was given since it was Moses who wrote the law some time later than Adam. For the sake of this topic I do believe in Adam and Eve being the first humans, but would argue that God also created other humans as well. As I read Genesis 4:13-16 I feel there may be a possibility that there were more than just the descendants of Adam and Eve, but since they did live for hundreds of years back then maybe in due time there were enough descendants of A&E to have other civilizations and communities...   Just curious OP is there an updated data table that you have made? Sorry I'm a couple years late
by B. Nobles
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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by l. Brunstdge
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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by M. Phillips
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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by M. Phillips
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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by N. Worth
Thursday, August 10, 2017
AGU - Christian networking event? 0 H. Fuqua-Haviland Any ASA affiliates attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) next week in San Francisco? Please send me a private message if you would like to attend a Christian networking event and prayer meeting.   --Heidi Fuqua-Haviland
by H. Fuqua-Haviland
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Review of End of Darwinism by Eugene Windchy 5 D. Roemer My understanding is that the 2nd law specifically addresses the dissemination of information ("nonmaterial"), and not simply observations of "liquids, solids, and gases." Some physicists have even suggested that information theory is the basis of this law. (e.g.,
by J. Hübner
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Cosmos 2nd round? 1 G. Cooper I agree, and wonder if in a second round Cosmos might even briefly examine the current state of science and faith discussion, and perhaps recognize some of the work being done (e.g., the CTNS volumes per the Vatican, Zygon journal, etc.) and the people doing it (e.g., Polkinghorne, Murphy, Van Till, etc.). Perhaps a well-worded letter to Tyson might encourage him to investigate?
by J. Hine
Monday, December 8, 2014
Statement of Faith and the Triune God 2 K. Vasques Hi Kalvin,I won't comment on ASA's policy per se. I believe that all are welcome to contribute to this site.What I would say is that the doctrine of the Trinity is part of mainstream, orthodox Christian belief, whether in its Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant forms (save Enlightenment Liberal Protestant theologies, many of which arguable are not actually Christian).You say above that the Nicene Creed identifies only Father and Son as being of the same substance; this may be technically true, but the Creed also says that the Spirit is the Lord and Giver of life and is to be worshiped together with the Father and the Son. But even without that, its affirmation of the Father and Son already rules out unitarianism.I don't say this to exclude. I think the ASA is about dialogue, though as a Christian organization it regards trinitarian belief as basic to Christian faith and confession.Consider the following quotes (the books cited may be helpful to read):“The doctrine of the Trinity can be regarded as the outcome of a process of sustained and critical reflection on the pattern of divine activity revealed in Scripture, and continued in Christian experience . . . Scripture bears witness to a God who demands to be understood in a Trinitarian manner.” (Alister McGrath, Christian Theology; Wiley-Blackwell, p. 239).“For the Christian confession, the doctrine of the Trinity makes all the difference in the world, for that doctrine is at the heart of the Christian gospel, and so at the heart of the Christian understanding of the nature of God and of the manner of God’s relation to the world” (John Webster, Holiness, Eerdmans, p. 36).“The doctrines of the Trinity and of the incarnation thus form together the nucleus at the heart of the Christian conception of God and constitute the ontological and epistemological basis for the formulation of every Christian doctrine.” (T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God, T&T Clark, p. 30).These are representative of the broad consensus of the Christian tradition. For a recent biblical approach, you might want to check out Koestenberger and Swain's book here: My suggestion is to do some more reading on the Trinity to see why it's so central to Christian belief. And then continue the conversation.I don't want to comment on the membership policy; that's for others to decide. But I would suggest that the statement of faith cannot be modified as you suggest without purging it of its distinctively Christian content.
by P. Franklin
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Jonah and the Whale 8 R. Boyd S Sutherland writes - " It also warns us that God will go to great measures to encourage us to align our views with his views".I must say that I struggle to know just what those views are - the Bible often seems contradictory. Input/advice/directives?
by J. Robbins
Friday, June 13, 2014
Entropy and Evolution 1 D. Roemer I've made good use of audio files, because they allow me to gather information while I'm doing brainless tasks around the house, or listen to prior to going to sleep or upon waking to get ready for the day.My wife and I have done many crafts while listening to audio resources of our own choosing. It is a nice reprieve from the drivel most often found on radio. Prayers are with you as you remain firm in pressing forward in your efforts.
by G. Anderson
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Bible and Science Class Educational Resources 7 R. Duke It is probably too late for you to consider but I'd like to suggest Christopher Kaiser's Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science: The Creationist Tradition from Basis to Bohr Brill, 1997.Note that the term "Creational" and "Creationist" do not refer to the young or old earth creationists in the contemporary USA. Rather, it indicates how the doctrine of creation impacted science's development.   A potential limitation is that it only deals with the physical sciences so you may need to supplement it with additional readings. If you are envisioning more of a Science and Religion course you might consider Alister McGrath's excellent Science and Religion: A New Introduction Wiley, 2010.  The book is well organized and very clear but it can sometimes be difficult to tell exactly how McGrath's ideas fit together.  However, if you read his A Fine-Tuned Universe before teaching the class the connections will be very clear and you can point them out to your students.  A potential weakness is that the book is an introduction so he doesn't go into too much depth on any one topic.  You might also want to consider Southgate's God, Humanity, and the Cosmos, 3rd ed.   While this book is excellent it can be a bit challenging for introductory students.  It also might not be suitable for use at your university since it is rather theology-heavy and written almost exclusively from a Christian viewpoint. Anyway, I hope these suggestions help. Steve
by S. Contakes
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cosmos 3 B. Gambone This is the Quranic account of the destiny of the universe. It began as a singularity and violently hot. The universe suddenly expanded creating space and time. The Qur'an then describes the early universe at a later stage as hot, hazy and gaseous. In the distant future overwhelming gravitational forces will halt the expansion. Space-time will be curved upon itself and the universe will start to contract. It will become gaseous once more and towards the end, matter will be crushed into its constituent atoms and subatomic particles and finally the universe will collapse into a singularity. From this second singularity a new inconceivable cosmos will emerge. This is not an oscillating universe. It is simply mind-bobbling that a 7th century document could give such a precise scientific account of the origin and fate of the universe. H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6
by J. Noor
Sunday, July 28, 2013
CreationWiki on Evolution and Entropy 2 D. Roemer Dr. William Bradley of Baylor University and an ASA member responded to an email I sent about "Entropy and evolution" with the suggestion I read his chapter about thermodynamics and evolution in Debating Design. I could not find in the chapter anything that refuted my arguments in the article or my review on of End of Darwin: How A Flawed and Disastrous Theory Was Stolen and Sold. 1) In the introduction Bradley says, "The laws of thermodynamics have a unifying effect in the physical sciences". Do the laws of thermodynamics apply to the evolution of stars? 2) In the introduction, "What is intriguing is that the predictions of one [thermodynamics] seem to contradict the predictions of the other [evolution]." A living organism is a more complex piece of machinery than a Boeing 747 in flight. I don't see how it makes any sense to speak of the temperature or entropy of an airplane. For the same reason an airplane doesn't have a temperature, a living organism does not have a temperature. I refer you also to the quote from Biology's First Law: The Tendency for Diversity and Complexity to Increase at under the Second Law of Thermodynamics.3) In the introduction, "The Second Law of Thermodynamics suggests a progression from order to disorder… in the physical universe." The second law applies only to systems of non-interacting entities and systems with chemical reactions as a source or sink of energy.  4) In the introduction, "Unlike biological evolution, where it is fashionable to believe that there is sufficient creative power in mutation combined with natural selection to account for the diversity of life in the biosphere, it is generally recognized the origin of life is one of the great mysteries in science." Natural selection acting upon innovations explains only the adaptation of species to the environment, not common descent. There are no mysteries in science, there are only unanswered questions. (There are only mysteries in the method of inquiry called metaphysics.) There are seven quotes in "revolution-quotes" under Natural Selection Explains Adaptation Not Common Descent. Laymen think that natural selection explains how bacteria evolved into mammals in only 3.5 billion years because of misinformation disseminated by advocates of intelligent design and their opponents. The misinformation that evolution does not violate the second law is perpetrated because saying the second law does not apply to evolution sounds like saying evolution violates the second law. Saying this sounds like creationism and intelligent design.  5) In part 3 under Thermodynamics and Configurational Energy, "Imagine a chemical system that is comprised of fifty amino acids of type A and fifty amino acids of type B. What happens to the configurational entropy if two of these molecules chemically react? The total number of molecules in the systems drops from 100 to 99 with 49 A molecules, 49 B molecules, and a single A-B bipeptide. The change in configurational entropy is given by ...[Entropy = k ln 25]" This equation is dangerously close to eq. 4b in the AJP article, which I am saying is absurd because the Boltzmann equation is used to calculate the change in entropy of an organism as it evolves. Your equation is okay, I suppose, because you create a hypothetical situation where 100 molecules go to 99 molecules. The AJP article simply plugs a probability into the Boltzmann equation and says it is a change in the entropy of an organism. 6) In part 3 under Thermodynamics of Open Systems, "The total entropy change that takes place in an open system such as a living cell must be consistent with the Second Law of Thermodynamics and can be described as follows:∆S(cell) + ∆S(surrounding) > 0." This is like saying ∆S(airplane in flight) + ∆S(surrounding) > 0. An airplane can be broken up into a number of thermodynamic systems, e.g., the engine, pilot’s cabin, metal wing, etc. Each thermodynamic system will have its surroundings and this law will apply. But to suggest that there is such a thing as the entropy of an airplane in flight is nonsense. A living cell has much more machinery in it than an airplane.What follows is four more references about this matter. 1)   McIntosh, A.C., "Information and entropy – top -down or bottom-up development in living systems?", Int. J. of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. Vol. 4, No. 4 (2009), pp. 351 to 385.2)   Fourth paragraph of Ilya Prigogine, Gregoire Nicolis, and Agnes Babloyantz, "Thermodynamics of evolution”, Physics Today 25(11) (1972), pp. 23 to 28. View online:   My article in
by D. Roemer
Wednesday, March 6, 2013