Religion and Science, Again

Does it seem to you that in discussions between “science” and “religion” , most often “science” is the one who sets the terms of the discussion? It seems so to me. Not always, but often. We start with science and then see if religion has anything to add.  We approach the topic as if science has the more […]

Once Again, Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design

Earlier this week on their web site, Scientific American posted the article, “Evolving Creationism in the Classroom”  complete with links to earlier articles and a state by state map of the “creationism controversy”.  The article, in my estimation, didn’t have anything new to say other than to note Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s comments concerning creationism and […]

Models: Science and Theology

Sometimes it is helpful to think about familiar things using unfamiliar language or concepts. That exercise can help us see things in a different and sometimes helpful way. Today I am suggesting we consider the concept of models. I’m not talking about model planes but rather models in the way science uses them. And I’m […]

The Academic Freedom Law

Here in Michigan, as in some other states, legislation called the “Academic Freedom Law” has been introduced into both the state House of Representatives and the Senate. Please take a moment and read the bill  Its short and mostly free from legal- speak. (its the same in both the Michigan House and Senate. You will […]