New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies

New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies

The Magis Center is launching a new John Templeton Foundation funded campaign, “The Purposeful Universe. The campaign will be promoted to journalists, bloggers, and also on social media platforms through mid-December.  Here is the text of the press release that went out yesterday.. Please forward to friends, family, colleagues, etc.

The Value of Science in the Age of CRISPR

The Value of Science in the Age of CRISPR

In 2002, John Paul II addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the beginning of its plenary session with “The Cultural Values of Science.” Eighteen years later, the truth of his words still resonates:

St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

“It is also necessary—may God grant it!—that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking. Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.” -St. Augustine of Hippo, “The Trinity” I, 8

5 Credible Near Death Experience Stories (Peer-Reviewed) 

5 Credible Near Death Experience Stories (Peer-Reviewed) 

When it comes to near death experience stories, there are many unscientific writings based on the writers’ own agendas rather than actual evidence. However, there is also a growing body of legitimate research around near death experience (NDE) reports, and peer-reviewed scientific journals have published a number of medical studies on the subject.

Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were contemporaries, but did they know of each other’s work? There is clear evidence that Mendel read “The Origin of Species,'' and mounting evidence that Darwin had heard of Mendel’s work.

John Lennox: 'Exposing My Faith to Questioning Has Only Made it Stronger'

John Lennox: 'Exposing My Faith to Questioning Has Only Made it Stronger'

Professor John Lennox is an Oxford University Professor of Mathematics and renowned speaker on science, religion, and philosophy.

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. 

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 news has featured human connectivity in seemingly endless variety lately—from discussing the negative effects of social distancing and quarantines on our mental health to the creative ways people are reaching out and staying in touch. 

Made in God’s Image; or Are We?

Made in God’s Image; or Are We?

One of the modern narratives is that science has knocked the human person off its pedestal. We are no longer seen as the pinnacle of creation, more important than other animals and meant to rule over the rest of creation. In fact, the idea of our being “made in the image of God” should be set aside since it has been disproved by science. 

Leader of the Human Genome Project Receives 2020 Templeton Prize

Leader of the Human Genome Project Receives 2020 Templeton Prize

Since its founding in 1972, the Templeton Prize has honored 17 scientists, 7 opinion leaders, 16 religious leaders, and 7 theologians/philosophers.

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