Tag: science

Read Recovering Fundamentalists founder Drew Stedman’s story of recovery from evangelical fundamentalism.

Posted on April 20, 2012 by Drew Stedman

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.

Posted on May 7, 2010 by JIm Etchison

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.

Posted on May 2, 2010 by JIm Etchison

A brief video explanation of the origins of our universe.
Episode 1 of “From Big Bang to Us — Made Easy” Series.

Posted on April 30, 2010 by Rob Steiner

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. This video is part of the ‘Made Easy’ series that explains the history of our world, from the Big Bang to the human migration out of Africa.

Episode 7 of “From Big Bang to Us — Made Easy” Series.

Posted on April 30, 2010 by Rob Steiner

This video explains how we acquire this knowledge, and how ideas go from a hunch in a laboratory to accepted theories taught in school.

Episode 10 of “From Big Bang to Us — Made Easy” Series.

Posted on April 30, 2010 by Rob Steiner

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.

Posted on April 30, 2010 by JIm Etchison

Does there truly exist an insuperable contradiction between religion and science? Can religion be superseded by science? The answers to these questions have, for centuries, given rise to considerable dispute and, indeed, bitter fighting. Yet, in my own mind there can be no doubt that in both cases a dispassionate consideration can only lead to a negative answer.

Posted on December 20, 2009 by Albert Einstein
Category: Religions

It would not be difficult to come to an agreement as to what we understand by science. Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thoroughgoing an association as possible.

Posted on December 20, 2009 by Albert Einstein
Category: Misc. Content

During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed.

Posted on December 20, 2009 by Albert Einstein
Category: Religions

Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain. One has to keep this constantly in mind if one wishes to understand spiritual movements and their development.

Posted on December 20, 2009 by Albert Einstein
Category: Religions

A child in the sixth grade in a Sunday School in New York City, with the encouragement of her teacher, wrote to this question to Einstein in Princeton on 19 January I936.

Posted on December 20, 2009 by Albert Einstein
Category: Religions