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1. General Term: Entropy
Entropy A measure of the disorder or unavailability of energy within a closed system. More entropy means less energy available for doing work. Search for Entropy Full Glossary
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2. Divine Action Topic: Peacocke, Arthur. “Chance and Law in Irreversible ...
and a low state of entropy, given the second law? The answer, as Peacocke points out, is that living systems are open to their environment. By exchanging energy and matter with it they can decrease in entropy as long as there is an
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3. Physics Topic: Thermodynamics, Chaos, and Complexity
the non-decrease of entropy in closed systems isolated from their environment. Examples include gas in a balloon, liquid cooling in a container, wood burning in a stove. Since all such phenomena moved from states of low to states of high
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4. Physics Topic: Evil and the Problem of Suffering in Nature
and so on, and thus entropy . It is then possible to ask whether the laws of thermodynamics are in some way a precondition for the possibility of the slow evolution of those capacities which, at least in humanity, emerge as full-blown
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5. General Term: Classical Thermodynamics
and dissipation of entropy (i.e., ‘dissipative systems’), and though, of course, the total entropy of the open system plus its environment obeyed the second law. Two final points: 1) Whether ‘entropy’ applies to the
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6. Stem Cell Topic: Analysis of Responses to Questions 6-10
against uncaring entropy , all have driven many humans to hope for intervention from above” (Michaud, 230). SETI critics such as Edward Regis show less empathy but make the same point, namely, what we see here is a secular hope for
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7. Evolution and Providence Topic: Robert Russell - Presentation
, Genetic Mutation , Entropy , Hermeneutics , John Barrow , Paul Davies , Ontological , Fred Hoyle , Big Bang Cosmology , Bohr , Planck , Einstein Topic Index Next > Meyer on 'Intelligent Design'
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8. Origins Topic: Robert Russell - Presentation
, Genetic Mutation , Entropy , Hermeneutics , John Barrow , Paul Davies , Ontological , Fred Hoyle , Big Bang Cosmology , Bohr , Planck , Einstein Topic Index Next > Meyer on 'Intelligent Design'
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9. Physics Topic: Physics and Cosmology: Topic Index
a thermodynamic world where entropy reigns but order and novelty emerge spontaneously out of disorder and chaos. These and other ‘windows on the universe’ derived from contemporary physics and cosmology hint at the profound beauty,
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AAAS Report on Stem-Cells

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Becoming Human: Brain, Mind, Emergence
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Cosmos and Creator
Creativity, Spirituality and Computing Technologies
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Darwin: A Friend to Religion?
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E. Coli at the No Free Lunchroom
Engaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence: An Adventure in Astro-Ethics
Evangelical Atheism: a response to Richard Dawkins
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Evolution and Providence
Evolution and Creation Survey
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Evolution, Creation, and Semiotics

The Expelled Controversy
Faith and Reason: An Introduction
Faith in the Future: Religion, Aging, and Healthcare in the 21st Century

Francisco Ayala on Evolution

From Christian Passions to Scientific Emotions
Genetic Engineering and Food

Genetics and Ethics
Genetic Technologies - the Radical Revision of Human Existence and the Natural World

Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics
Getting Mind out of Meat
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God, Humanity and the Cosmos: A Textbook in Science and Religion
God the Spirit - and Natural Science
Historical Examples of the Science and Religion Debate (GHC)
History of Creationism
Intelligent Design Coming Clean

Issues for the Millennium: Cloning and Genetic Technologies
Jean Vanier of L'Arche
Nano-Technology and Nano-ethics
Natural Science and Christian Theology - A Select Bibliography
Neuroscience and the Soul
Outlines of the Science and Religion Debate (GHC)

Perspectives on Evolution

Physics and Theology
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Questions that Shape Our Future
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Reintroducing Teleology Into Science
Science and Suffering

Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (CTNS/Vatican Series)

Space Exploration and Positive Stewardship

Stem-Cell Debate: Ethical Questions
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