I have no idea what, if any, spiritual views Denise Chow may hold, but she posted a remarkable post on space.com in 2011 in which she describes the history of the universe from the Big Bang to Now.
No, I’m not making this up. Some of the specific details may have been updated and become better understood since Chow put this piece together but it remains one of the most accessible explanations of the subject I’ve come across anywhere. Definitely worth the read. Go here.
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Dr. Rosalind Picard is founder and director of MIT’s Affective Computing Research Group. She is also a professing Christian who was raised in a secular home.
Dr. Shahram Koshbin is a Harvard neurology professor from Iran whose mother was Jewish and whose father was of the Bahai faith. He wonders whether religiosity is the same thing as faith.
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What are the most difficult questions to answer? Solid candidates are those which by virtue of how they are posed eliminate the only logical and correct answers.
Who created God is one such question that is invariably heard when two or more intelligent people begin talking about the most important issues in life.
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For folks who aren’t biochemists, the headline above likely makes no sense, but Reasons To Believe’s Fazale Rana, who is a biochemist, is also a solid write who knows how to make complexity understandable.
That’s fortunate for the rest of us because there is huge news on the biochemistry front that sounds like a potential paradigm shifter for our understanding of DNA.
It all has to do with interruptions. You know, that irritating legislative director in Rayburn or the haughty communications director over on the Senate side who won’t let you finish a sentence without interrupting you. And that has immense implications for the evolution vs. creation debate.
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For all of our knowledge, there remains no definitive, testable, repeatable scientific answer to the question every person who ever lived asked themselves at least once: What happens to me after I die?
Science deals with the material world, cause and effect, the repeatedly demonstrable. But death, at least as far as we know from common human experience, is always and everywhere a one-way ticket (yes, I know there are folks who claim to have died and come back with vivid – but unverifiable- reports of what Heaven is like).
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What does a 16-year-old American traveling across Eastern Europe do when she sees young kids begging on the street and learns they are there because of Russian human traffickers?
For Emily Kennedy, co-founder of Pittsburgh-based Marinus Analytics, that experience was her introduction to the horrendous world of human trafficking, which exists everywhere on Earth and encompasses men and women, but especially young girls, who are forced into everything from prostitution to petty street crimes.
And why should anybody working on Capitol Hill know about this millennial?
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Things, including people, tend to change over time and, according to the conventional wisdom of many of the top folks among the scientific and cultural elite, if you combine enough time with the right kind of matter and the phenomenon called “chance,” you get to evolution as an explanation of the origins of life on Earth.
Note that the phrase can either refer to theistic evolution, which God uses, or a-theistic evolution, which puts God entirely out of the picture. There is also an important distinction to be made between macro-evolution, which concerns the appearance of distinct species, and micro-evolution, which concerns the appearance of changes within species.
So why should anybody working on Capitol Hill care about this?
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