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canada goose black friday sale A diverse set of Christian seminaries will be awarded grants ranging from $90,000 to $200,000 provided by the John Templeton Foundation, which has funded various efforts to bridge science and faith, including $3.75 million to AAAS for the project.. The grants will cover faculty, events, science canada goose outlet uk resources, guest canada goose coats uk speakers and other related costs. Seminaries could incorporate applicable issues of modern technology, methods of science or the history of science into courses seminary students already take, such as canada goose outlet store new york church history, ethics, pastoral counseling or systematic theology. canada goose black friday sale

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There it is again, the vaunted dialogue between science and faith. Let me echo Laplace and say that, from the community of canada goose jacket outlet sale scientists, we don need that endeavor. If there is to be interchange, let it be not a constructive dialoguebut a destructive monologue, one canada goose outlet toronto location in which science efforts knock the props out from under faith, one by one. And religion has nothing to say to scientists, at least nothing that will help us in our work. All religionistscan do is educate us about the natureand influence of divine fairy tales that have inimically influenced world culture. Do we really need that?

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Also, it states it wants to the theologians, but theological literacy among the scientists. What semantic crap. Theology is not, imo, a valid subject in a proper university. Religious Studies is fine, even good (I included some in my history degree), but what on earth is the point of teaching theology to scientists? Surely the goal, if it theology is also to influence. I suspect they looking to nab a few scientists to the dark side while they still young. In the theological schools, doubts that arise in young people will be explained away by counsellors and not allowed to fester.

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No. No, science shouldn grant even that much, not even for seemingly noble short term goals. So belief in evolution will go up? Sure, but not actual understanding just boxes ticked off on questionnaires. Heads nodded, yes: God works through evolution. One might as well team up with homeopaths to increase vaccinations, or promote mathematics as revealed truths of the past.. found that some Christians (particularly evangelicals) canada goose outlet los angeles are more likely than other religious groups to consult a religious leader or fellow congregant if they have a scientific question. my experience growing up canada goose outlet location in the Southern Baptist church hinterland, consulting a fellow congregant and/or leader is the path of least resistance for one who attends church services/activities one or more times/week. (Much more convenient than driving to the state university 20 40 miles away and making an appointment with a professor, not an option in the case of the callow adolescent too young to drive, and whose science teachers don want the wrath of the local community on them for having broached science topics.) I suspect the questioner is likely motivated by having heard of some scientific finding (with the potential for) conflicting with a faith tenet, and not by intellectual curiosity. Also probably some confirmation bias; one is going to canada goose outlet store toronto get the answer canada goose outlet online uk one WANTS to hear, and what canada goose outlet niagara falls fellow congregants want him to want to hear, and canada goose outlet hong kong be reassured.

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