Science and Faith: Friends or Foes? by C. John Collins

By C. John Collins

Many believers fear that technology undermines the Christian religion. rather than fearing medical discovery, Jack Collins believes that Christians should still savor the flora and fauna and examine it. God's fact will stand opposed to any problem and should enhance the very medical stories that we worry. Collins first defines religion and technological know-how, indicates their relation, and explains what claims each one has pertaining to fact. Then he applies the biblical instructing on construction to the subjects of "conflict" among religion and technology, together with the age of the earth, evolution, and miracles. He considers what it capacity to stay in a created global. This booklet is for an individual trying to find a Christian engagement with technology with out technical jargon.

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51 These conversations illustrate the four possible relationships between two statements. In conversation 1 we are looking at a conflict—there are two competing claims about the same thing, and at least one of them is wrong. He died from the bullet or from strangling or from neither, but not from both. In conversation 2 we have an example of compartmentalization—the statements have two different scopes, and do not interact at all. There is no conflict, but McCoy isn’t really doing what coroners are supposed to do.

As I told you in the last chapter, I am one of those who often finds philosophers tiresome and unhelpful; but here they have a point. I think we can arrive at a reasonable definition of science, but we do need to be careful. ” The best laws are in the form of an equation that allows you to predict what will happen next. The thing that makes science so superior to everything else, I was told, is that it is “objective,” which means it is free from bias and not subject to disagreement (I think of the character in Chesterton’s Father Brown story who says, “I don’t believe in anything; I’m a man of science”).

One conclusion is that faith and reason are not at odds with each other. Faith is in fact rational behavior: given who God is, and the reasons he’s given for trusting him, it’s unreasonable not to trust him. It is true that faith goes beyond what I can verify; but that’s true of every kind of relational faith: when I married my wife, I trusted her claim to love me. How else could I verify it but by taking the “risk” (though I would never call it that)? Was Must Science and Faith Be At Odds? 39 that unreasonable?

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