On February 1st, 2013 at Purdue University, Dr William Lane Craig participated in a debate with Dr Alex Rosenberg on the topic, “Is Faith In God Reasonable?” Over 5,000 people watched the event on the Purdue University campus along with tens of thousands streaming it live online from around the world. This is a series of eight video clips of each of eight arguments that Dr Craig presented in his opening statement.
The god-gene hypothesis has inundated the world. It was basically invented by the human geneticist Dean Hamer, who now claims he has in fact discovered a gene that he decided to call the “god gene.” Does he have a case? What is wrong with his claims? Find out in this video!
Host Doug Keck of EWTN’s Bookmark welcomes Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand to discuss her book “The Dark Night of the Body – Why Reverence Comes First in Intimate Relations” which analyzes intimacy and modesty in today’s culture.
In the six decades since the publication of Julian Huxley’s Evolution: The Modern Synthesis, spectacular empirical advances in the biological sciences have been accompanied by equally significant developments within the core theoretical framework of the discipline. As a result, evolutionary theory today includes concepts and even entire new fields that were not part of the foundational structure of the Modern Synthesis.
23 Clips from an interview with Prof. Peter Harrison, former Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and director of the Centre of the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. Harrison gives a nuanced answers to questions on the differences and the interplay between science and faith from a historical perspective. He answers questions about the presumed conflict between science and faith, about Copernicus, Galileo and Darwin.
Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist known for spearheading the Human Genome Project and for his landmark discoveries of disease genes. Talking to a terminally ill patient at her bedside made geneticist Francis Collins begin to think more carefully about his atheism. It led him to study C.S. Lewis, and realize that there was more to belief in God than he had thought. In these videos he tells his personal story.
Modern biology makes us believe that we descended from the animal world and that we are nothing more than glorified animals. However, even if we did descend from the animal world, that doesn’t mean all our characteristics were transferred to us through genes and umbilical cords. For example, our anatomy and physiology did come from there, but what about our rationality and morality? In this article, I will focus on morality alone and argue that what sets us apart from the animal world is exactly the fact that we are rational and moral beings who can make rational and moral decisions. Take rationality or morality away from us, and we are indistinguishable from animals.
Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfire.org