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Untangling Evolution

From the December 1997 Print Edition

There’s no denying that historically evolution has been harmful to religious faith. It has contributed to undermining confidence in Scripture and to promoting a naturalistic view of man. In our own age, such atheists as Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, and Carl Sagan have . . . . Continue Reading »

Bible, Creed, and Science

From the March 1997 Print Edition

Bible and Science By Stanley L. Jaki Christendom Press, 222 pages, $9.95 In this book Father Jaki discusses with much learning, insight, and wisdom the complex relationship between biblical religion and science. In the first chapters he gives an illuminating analysis of the Bible’s view of the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Atheism of the Gaps

From the November 1995 Print Edition

Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness. By Roger Penrose. Oxford University Press. 457 pages, $25 . Roger Penrose, the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, has gone a long way toward burying materialism, which is remarkable since Penrose is apparently a . . . . Continue Reading »