Category Archives: Science

The Importance of Probabilistic Reasoning

How do you determine if something is true? It could be anything from a claim about history or why your car is making a funny noise to what is most likely to happen in the future. Every single day of our lives, whether we realize it or not, we use probabilistic reasoning. As much as we would like it, it’s usually impossible to prove anything to a point of being irrefutable. This makes some people very uncomfortable as we humans love certainty. Nonetheless, we reason this way all the time probably without realizing it.

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The Two Theories of Evolution

Evolution is a significant topic in discussions of religious belief, primarily because it challenges long held traditions and beliefs based on Scriptures. However, there are currently two theories of Evolution at large in the world. They are opposed to each other, yet they aren’t competitors. In this article we are going to examine both theories, their propositions, evidence, merits and why they both exist.

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Picking at Threads, Part 2 – Religions of the Ancient Near East

In part 2 of the Picking at Threads series, we have a look at some of the oldest religious traditions for which we have written evidence, in particular those of the Ancient Near East. The gods, stories, myths and heroes of these ancient peoples pre-date our oldest Biblical manuscripts by over a thousand years. This article will show how these cultures influenced each other as well as how their traditions changed over time and distance.

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A Secular View of Sin

In this post we examine sin and what it really is from a more scientific viewpoint. It turns out that humans truly are “sinners” in one sense of the word, but there is good news. No, I’m not referring to a Savior that came to deliver you from your depravity. The true good news is that even though you are a “sinner”, it is not your fault.

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