Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

If the Big Bang marks the universe's initial expansion, then could it be the beginning of the universe? Could this indicate a transcendent cause—a creator?
St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

As a science and math geek, I need a patron saint. I choose St. Augustine of Hippo, whose insights into science and math were centuries ahead of his time.
Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Scientists Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were contemporaries. Mendel certainly knew of Charles Darwin, but did Darwin ignore Gregor Mendel's work?
Theories of Evolution Before Darwin

Theories of Evolution Before Darwin

The name of Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution are so closely linked that most people are unaware of the history of the theory “before” Darwin.
The Secular Versus Catholic View of the Human Person

The Secular Versus Catholic View of the Human Person

University of Notre Dame Professor Carter Snead explains the secular versus Catholic view of the human person, beginning with "What is a person?"
Is Free Will an Illusion?

Is Free Will an Illusion?

If we're hardwired to respond to situations in a particular way, should we despair of ever being able to change? This brings up the question of free will.
Made in His Image: the Social Synapse and the Neurobiology of Connection

Made in His Image: the Social Synapse and the Neurobiology of Connection

The data is in: we are hardwired for connection and social interactions. Not a surprise—for God is a community of love, and we are made in His image.
Made in God’s Image; or Are We?

Made in God’s Image; or Are We?

Should the idea of our being “made in the image of God” should be set aside since it has been disproved by science? Dr. Marie George answers.
Hidden Figures in the Story of DNA 

Hidden Figures in the Story of DNA 

If someone asked you who discovered DNA, what answer would you give? The correct answer: all of the above contributed in some way—and many others!
How Wonderful is Wonder?

How Wonderful is Wonder?

It must be hard to live a life of metaphysical certitude about everything. Certainty leaves no room for wonder. And that’s sad. Because wonder is wonderful.

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