Science, Religion and the Big Bang Theory

Science, religion and the Big Bang Theory

Whenever a major new scientific theory comes along, there is a tendency to mix it together with religion, and the outcome is often both unexpected and unfavorable. When the distinction between science and religion is clearly understood, such problems can be avoided. The history of the Big Bang theory is a fine example of how read on
What the Father of the Big Bang Theory left behind for faith and science scholars

What the Father of the Big Bang Theory left behind for faith and science scholars

The name Fr. Georges Lemaître was one that I was unfamiliar with until a couple of years ago when the Adler Planetarium graciously hosted a one-day event “Celebrating Clergy Contributions to Science.” While his greatest discovery — The Big Bang Theory – is well-known in popular culture and even is the name of a popular read on

Robert Pitts named Zygon Center’s 2016 Artist in Residence

Photojournalist Robert Pitts is serving as an artist in residence at the Zygon Center for Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. As the 2016 artist in residence, Pitts is collaborating with Dr. Lea Schweitz, director of the Zygon Center and associate professor at the Lutheran School of Theology and a read on

Annual IRAS conference attendees seek to co-create knowledge in perilous times

The membership of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) are preparing to gather once again at Star Island in New Hampshire to discuss “How Can We Know? Co-creating Knowledge in Perilous Times” from June 25 through July 2. “We will begin by looking at the complexity of the knowledge required to read on

Brain structure might be the source of the conflict between science and religion

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Babson College say that the conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains. The scientists say that in order to believe in a ‘supernatural god or universal spirit,’ people appear to suppress the brain network used for analytical thinking and engage read on

New free curriculum seeks to bring youth to the intersection of faith and science

A new web-based curriculum, FAITH INTERSECTIONS, developed by a Christian educator in the Lutheran church seeks to engage youth on topics such as creation and evolution, theological and scientific methods and the connection between mind, body and spirit. Kim Eighmy has been working on the project with the backing of the Center for Advanced Study read on