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Science and Christianity Hand in Hand

A humble Friar named Roger Bacon pioneered the scientific method, a Belgian priest named Father George Lemaître was the originator of the Big Bang Theory, and Father Gregor Mendel was the world’s first geneticist.

Religions are not superstitions — they are social technologies

About 40,000 years ago there were only about 2,000 breeding Homo Sapiens left.  Humanity was on the verge of annihilation.  In order to survive, humans starting perfecting ritual systems to ensure cooperation, prevent infighting, and thwart extinction.  These ritual systems evolved into religions.   For more on this topic start by reading Supernatural Selection by Matt Rossano.

The religion that changed the the world most dramatically —  in ways that have never been equaled — is Christianity.  Christianity invented some of the most incredible social technologies ever devised, such as organized charity,  women’s rights, orphanages, universal human rights, higher education, libraries, and more.  Read Dominion by Tom Holland for more details.

Christianity is not at odds with science

BioLogos was founded by one of the top biologists in the world, Francis Collins. He led the Human Genome Project and now directs the National Institutes of Health. In 2006, he wrote the best-selling book The Language of God in which he tells the story of his journey from atheism to Christian belief, showing that science is not in conflict with the Bible, but actually enhances faith.

For more info on this topic

Read my post Mythbusting Anti-Christianity or watch my Christianity for Doubters video series:


Review: “Lady, Go Die!” by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane

I finished the new Spillane book posthumously completed by Max Allan Collins.  And although it isn’t a great book with a capital “G” — it’s no contender for the Nat’l Book Award or anything — it is a great Mike Hammer book.

Everything you want is there.  Corrupt cops and politicians, evil mobsters, and psycho killers all cower in the dark, waiting to be rooted out of their holes, itching to be punched in the nose or plugged with a 1911 Colt by the incomparable P.I. known as Mike Hammer.  And yes, there are luscious dames, highballs at 10 am on Sunday, loyal friends, and aging heroes with scores to settle.  I can’t stand cliche — except in my hard-boiled fiction.  Here it’s an essential ingredient.

A tip of the fedora to you Mr. Collins.  Although I noticed your hand in the prose a few times, there was nothing there Mickey would’ve said was out of place.  You done good, kid.