The Symphony of Science is a music project created by Washington-based electronic musician John Boswell. The project seeks to “spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through musical remixes.” Boswell uses pitch corrected audio and video samples from television programs featuring popular scientists and educators.
When having honest discussions with Christians, I’ve heard many times that they feel the universe is a more beautiful place because God is in it. What we deem as beautiful is often a result of what we’ve been conditioned to think is beautiful.
Imagine you baked two dozen cookies and your secret ingredient was cashew nut oil. You know you put cashew nut oil into the batter. You bought it, you tasted it, and you poured it in.
This is a very popular argument these days. Christians proclaim that without God, morality cannot exist, and there would be nothing keeping a person from robbing and killing another person because one’s own self-interest would be all that matters.
The universe is very very very very very big.
Therefore it is very very very very very old.
Read about how we know this…
This misconception is frequently alluded to in Christian circles in an attempt to discount the findings of the scientific community as merely “one man’s opinion.” While there is a constant hum of debate among scientists, Christians seem to think that no one agrees on anything, and that there are no theories that aren’t questionable.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that scientists have just as much faith in their theories as religious people do in their dogma. It frustrates me every time. Anyone who says this is defining theory, faith, or both, incorrectly.
This web series explains in layman’s terms some of what we know about the origins of the the universe, the origins of life, the evolution of life, human ancestry, and more. The series also covers the scientific method behind mankind’s pursuit of this knowledge.
People of every stripe tend to generalize about other groups. We all do it, and it’s mostly subconscious. It makes it easier for us to handle the massive amount of information we hear on a daily basis. If we can automatically qualify the source of information, it makes it easier to determine how credible it is.
Like many of you, I left my faith with an abiding mistrust of religion. But since I had been listening for decades to a man talk from behind a pulpit, those teachings made a significant dent in my thinking.
I eventually realized that I had been severely misguided when it came to science.
By Frank Schaeffer
Other boys might have been worrying about baseball; I was worrying about discerning God’s will for my life. Ours was a life of self-examining spiritual intensity.
The Laminin Protein is being used by Christians to “prove” that their god is the creator of mankind.
Laminin is a protein with bonding qualities. The bonding provided by this protein plays a vital roll in our molecular structure. This has lead Christians to say that “Good keeps us together”.
Biblical creationism, repositioned as creation science and most recently intelligent design has lost the contest of ideas on all counts: the rules, the criteria and the judging. It doesn’t follow the scientific method; it doesn’t allow us to explain, predict, and control better; and the jury of relevant experts keeps returning the same verdict.
The first video explains the Theory of Evolution in simple terms. A must for anyone who is confused by what the Theory is, what it means, and why it’s taught in classrooms. The following 2 videos explain natural selection and human evolution.
This is a video of a children’s seminar run by the creationist group Answers in Genesis. The group’s founder, Ken Ham, indoctrinates thousands of children every year into fundamentalist creationist thinking.
By Drew Stedman
I went to a Christian High School where I was taught young-earth creationism in science class. Here’s what I learned then and what I know now.
By Drew Stedman
Creationists ignore evidence. It is simply the only way they can maintain their belief. This post provides some of the evidence from the fossil record for those who do not wish to ignore it. Included in this entry is a list of many transitional species found in the fossil record (although all species are said to be transitional). This list includes sources and links. Happy debunking!
By Drew Stedman
Is homosexuality a choice? Does it occur in nature? It can’t lead to procreation so it must be unnatural right? This post includes portions of a conversation with a fundamentalist who believes that homosexuality is a sin. This will be part of an ongoing challenge to the traditional arguments used in favor of regarding homosexuality as sinful and damaging to society.