11. Stem Cell Topic: AstroTheology: Religious Reflections on Extraterrestrial Li...
the encompassing field of astrobiology, we should distinguish between
unintelligent and intelligent life. The field of exobiology focuses on the
discovery of microbial or biologically simple forms of life, non-intelligent
life forms. At
12. Evolution Topic: Was Richard von Sternberg expelled?
because evolutionary theory doesnt propose an explanation for lifes origin,
nor do we even have an agreed upon theory from any scientific field outside of
evolution. But we do have a virtually
universally accepted theory for the
13. General Term: Big Bang Cosmology
of his special theory of relativity, Einstein worked on applying it
to a dynamical theory of gravity. His basic insight was to reconceptualize
gravity as the curvature of spacetime instead of as a (Newtonian ) force in
14. Biography: Stephen Post
in the nation.
the field of bioethics, Post is both a generalist and a specialist with a focus
on neurology, dementia, and aging. He is Editor-in-Chief of the definitive reference work in the
field, the third edition of the five-volume
15. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: A Classification of Theories of Divine A...
give a brief summary of each theory. The best way to compare them in detail is to ask - what, for each theory, is
the causal joint at which God - as a transcendent , immaterial world cause -
interacts particularly with causative factors
16. Biography: Russell Stannard
contributions to the
field of spiritual values; in particular for contributions to greater
understanding of science and religion (1986).
The Bragg Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics for distinguished
17. Divine Action Topic: Kuppers, Bernd-Olaf. Understanding Complexity.
emergence even within a field, such as within physics, and not just between
In a similar way, those
supporting intratheoretical reduction (e.g., reductionism within physics)
frequently appeal to bridge laws, while
18. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Different Understandings of Chance
the implications of
quantum theory ). Polkinghorne has argued that there is indeterminacy also in
large-scale chaotic systems.
Meaning ii) has an enormous effect on how
the world actually develops - most strikingly in the field of
19. Intelligent Design Topic: The Distinction Between Natural and Non-Natural De...
idiom of modern information theory.
Larry Arnhart remains unconvinced. In the most recent issue of First Things (November 2000) he claims that our knowledge of design arises not from any inference but from introspection of our own human
20. Intro Topic: Purpose
it is not necessarily the field which can show us
the point of either our own lives or of the universe as a whole. That task is
outside science, he says; instead it is to be found in our own experience as
human beings living in the world. As he