Science Part III Articles
to Apologetics and Time
This portion of the Science Area offers articles that span topics from the concept of design exhibited by life forms and a controversial movement that challenges evolution theory. We see many critiques of design today, but to examine what the design argument really is, opens eyes and adds insight to our thinking about who we are and how we got here!
Further, scientific information opens other areas of thought and so there is a chance to consider the role of a sound apologetic stance in the light of scientific references in various texts. In this regard, Scripture uses accurate references to the natural world and the universe in agreement with a scientific perspective.
Specific titles for additional articles are found in Parts I and II.
Here are a few points covered in the articles listed here
Certainly, intelligent design may sound like a new concept to many, but only recent data in support of this is what's new. Again, the idea of design goes back to ancient thinkers, long before Darwin entered the scene. Discussion in terms of nature based on design persisted to Darwin's time. But as described in other feature articles here at WindowView, the idea of intelligent design opens the question of there being a designer. Darwin, and company, sought a way away from such a conclusion. But it's not that Darwin or anyone would prefer to think in terms other than design, the continual building base of perspectives reveals and yields more on design than science could have ever imagined in the mid-19th or even early-20th centuries. (from: Intelligent Design )
A significant symposium was held on the campus of Yale University during November 2 to 4, 2000. A remarkable group of speakers gathered to broaden the base of a growing 'movement' that today is commonly associated with the term 'Intelligent Design.' Here you can view the program from the symposium and even listen to selected talks (see listing below)! (from: Yale Symposium)
The concept of complexity can be appreciated from two different perspectives. First, when science moved from light microscopes to electron microscopes, the inner cell revealed features that were immensely more complex than previously imagined. second, molecules in cells, such as proteins that function as enzymes, are themselves specifically complex such that a single protein can be considered a cellular machine. And complexity builds as these proteins are found combined or co-located in a way that is analogous to machines placed on a factory floor. Complexes, specific machine like function, and compartment location in cells makes for life's chemistry as more efficient than anything in a test tube. (from: Complex Examples — Videos — Cells ... )
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One might conclude that a scientific apologetic might rely on scientific information alone. Actually, Scripture along with scientific information provides the launching pad for a faith in a God who provides the physical foundations from which scientific data is gathered by humans. A dilemma creeps in when one assumes that science can explain everything (strictly a materialist's viewpoint) — to the exclusion for the existence of God. But in many cases, the opportunity to examine evidence and to consider the existence of God — both considerations taken together — is resisted and argued with great effort. However, peeling away false assumptions and entertaining ignored information often makes for the valid apologetic and brings one to reality in clear terms. (from: Science and Apologetics)
Here is the suggestion that science and scriptural lines converge as time advances. This is why the WindowView time line pages list concurrent events in these very different areas of human activity. History is being written along multiple tracks, yet this all fits within a common experience. If there is a point of convergence ahead, what exactly is it? Science plays its part in this key process. But what are the driving forces that lead humanity along the time line... (from: Science Along the TimeLine)