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Faith and Science: Sharing My Questions (STEAM Grant Series Intro)

This year, supported by generous funding provided by the John Templeton Foundation through Fuller Seminary’s STEAM program, ESN will be creating a Faith/Science curriculum for young adult small groups. Read our first entry, a reflection by a science student designed to elicit questions from student groups. We’ll be building the rest of the curriculum around student questions. What are yours?Read more…

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ESN Collaborations: STEAM Grant for Faith/Science Engagement (ESN Fall 2016 Preview Series)

This year, thanks to God’s grace and generous funding from the STEAM Project through Fuller Seminary, our faith/science engagement will be expanding in several ways.Read more…

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Science Corner: Shape of My Brain

I’d be particularly curious to know if Sting’s brain reacts differently from other listeners, and if those differences are explained by his experience as a performer and composer, his particular genre-blurring musical tastes, or just being Sting.Read more…

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Science in Review: The Open and Closed Case of Steve v Steve

Optimizing for sustainability, personal cost, global resource consumption, individual dietary needs, and overall nutrition and health in the presence of uncertainty about the relative and absolute merits of different foods and diets is a nontrivial problem. The space of possible foods over which to perform that optimization is expanding.Read more…

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Science Corner: Objects in Poster May Be Further Away Than They Appear

And if you like her story, you might enjoy Rogue One, which looks to be telling the story of another woman who doesn’t exactly fit the usual molds, making her the perfect candidate to pull of a mission everyone thinks is impossible.Read more…

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Volleyball, Webcomics, and Thriving As a Science Student

Volleyball. Speakers who’ve shared at Urbana 15 and Veritas Forum, or served as Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. A webcomics and science chat. Read more…

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Science Corner: I Can’t Believe I Ate That Whole Thing

But even with unlimited funds to buy whatever you wish and unlimited time for shopping and preparation, eating well still poses a challenge. There is an educational component as well; you have to learn or be taught what choices to make.Read more…

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Science Reader Question: So you want to read more about evolutionary biology and theology

What I’ve collected here is some of the writing that has influenced my thinking and resources that I and my collaborators and commenters think are interesting and helpful.Read more…

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Science Reader Question: Putting the Biology in Evolutionary Biology

When evolution is called “settled science,” it’s easy to imagine the theory as largely in our scientific past. For many biologists, evolution is integral to their scientific present and future.Read more…

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Science Reader Question: Which Came First, the Sinner or the Sin?

At the same time, the notion that there was a first Homo sapiens ultimately doesn’t work. If we followed humanity backwards in time, there would be no obvious place to draw a line between H. sapiens and earlier hominins.Read more…

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Science Reader Question: Original Sin Goes Viral?

So to think about the effects of the primal sin, the concept which we call original sin, seems to hinge in Scripture on two things: our capacity as rational beings, and the exercise of this rational capacity to choose something other than God.Read more…

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Science Reader Question: Becoming Made in God’s Image

This conversation on the relationship between an evolutionary natural history and man’s creation in the image of God reminds me of a saying in the world of software engineering: “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature!”Read more…

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Science Reader Question: Seated at the Right 01101001 of God

Perhaps already you can see where a spiritual God would deal with relationships over forms since he himself does not have a form, and where a consistent God would be continually engaged in creation.Read more…

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Science Reader Question: Evolutionary Project Management

Perhaps God expresses his intentions in this relational fashion. This is a very different paradigm than God-as-artist, where he directly selects every detail of the final product.Read more…