Last week, the Templeton Foundation announced that Francis Collins was the 2020 winner of their annual prize recognizing contributions to the dialogue between science and the deep questions our world and ourselves.
Science Corner: 2019 BioLogos Conference Recap
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the BioLogos conference in Baltimore, MD. Although there is a healthy dose of science, their conferences have a different feel than American Scientific Affiliation meetings, or at least the one I attended. ASA is primarily focused on scientists and students in the sciences, while BioLogos positions itself […]
Does science rule out God?
This is the second in a series of blog posts concerned with Christian questions about evolution. A major question for me after I became a Christian was: Does science in general and evolution in particular rule out God? I know that is also a question that troubles many Christians. You may remember that in my […]
Book Review: The Language of God
The value of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief is that it was written by the Director of the Human Genome Project. Francis Collins’ personal narrative of coming to faith and his sometimes eloquent plea for an end to the warfare between science and faith are the most valuable parts of the […]
Are “agnostic” scientists really agnostic?
Last week, I became engaged in a rather lengthy online conversation about the religious faith of university scientists. It was prompted by this GetReligion post about Francis Collins. In my comments, I cited Rice sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund’s recent book Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think, as well as her online article “Religion and […]