This story about citizen scientists contributing their time at sea to science caught my eye.
A message from our friends in the Lausanne Movement / World Evangelical Alliance Creation Care Network. Find out about a new conference and submit a presentation idea.
A scientist and a theologian get together to assess both environmental trends and biblical teaching and contend that there are reasons for serious concern, concerted action, and because of the gospel, for hope.
What I personally find interesting about our plastic problem is that what made plastic so attractive is also what makes it so troublesome — it’s very durable, at least chemically. It doesn’t rot; it doesn’t readily break down via the chemistry that occurs naturally around us. This desire to build something that lasts is understandable, and one that the Bible acknowledges and even affirms to an extent. Yet maybe there is also a kind of grace in building things which won’t last.
Biologists study life processes – perhaps we should be astounded that biologists exist. Science, which explores this universe from the largest scales of astronomy to smaller objects, such as in my own field of microbial genetics, is a remarkable human endeavour.