Reconciling the Bible and Science
In this episode David and Aaron discuss how the Bible and science can work together to understand reality and what to do when they seem to contradict each other.
Notes and Resources
- Dr. Nelson referenced the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, it can be found here.
- For more on epistemology see Wikipedia.
- A secular view on how to deal with religion in the science classroom can be found here.
- More on the “realists” and “antirealists” in scientific philosophy can be found in the book Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha.
- The interviews with prominent Christian theologians and scientists mentioned by Dr. Nelsen can be found here. Those interviewed are:
- José G. Funes (Director of the Vatican Observatory)
- Alister McGrath (Director, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University)
- Deborah Haarsma (President of the BioLogos Foundation)
- Justin Barrett (Director, Thrive Centre – Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology)
- Bishop Dr. Rowan Williams (104th Archbishop of Canterbury).
- The paper discussing different views of origins is:
Ross, M. R. (2005). Who believes what? Clearing up confusion over intelligent design and Young-Earth Creationism.Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(3), 319-323.
- Corbit and Dr. Nelsen briefly discuss some controversy between their major professor at Loma Linda University, Dr. William K. Hayes, and Dr. Bruce A. Young from A. T. Still University over the “venom metering hypothesis” which suggests that venomous animals have control over how much venom they inject and use it judiciously because it has a metabolic cost to produce. If you are really interested you can go here and here.
- The concept of Non-overlapping Magisteria was popularized by the late Harvard paleontologist Stephen J. Gould see:
Gould, Stephen Jay. "Nonoverlapping magisteria." Natural history 106, no. 2 (1997): 16-22.
- Kenneth R. Miller is a cell biologist at Brown University. His 1999 book promoting theistic evolution is titled Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground between God and Evolution.
- Pathfinders is a worldwide boys and girls club sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Biblical references to spiders:
- Job 8:13-15
- Proverbs 30:24-28
- Isaiah 59:1-6
- The diagram mentioned by Dr. Corbit is Figure 6.4 in the following book:
Brand, L., Chadwick, A (2016). Faith, reason, and earth history: a paradigm of earth and biological origins by intelligent design (3rd ed.). Andrews University Press.
- A free eBook is available at https://www.adventistlearningcommunity.com/faith-reason-earth-history or at amazon.com.
- Other Biblical references in the podcast:
- 1 Corinthians 13:9 – “For we know in part and we prophesy in part.” (NKJV)
- Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (NKJV)
- Audio production: Aaron Corbit
- Music: “Perspectives” by Kevin Macleod