Science and Religion Posts

It’s science and religion. Links to my ‘science’ posts start right after a sort of disclaimer, and an explanation.

My ‘science’ posts are not ‘Bible science,’ or ‘creation science.’ (March 31, 2017)

About once a week, I write about a fossilized critter, planets circling other stars, new tech — whatever caught my eye in recent ‘science and technology’ news, along with why honest research cannot interfere with faith:1

Off Schedule, and Loving It

Technical issues put me off schedule. After my son resolved the issue, going back to the routine was an option. Instead, I decided to start work on several ‘back burner’ projects; including a book that’s been on my ‘really should do this’ list for some time:

I’ll also be posting something new whenever there’s something ready. Some posts will be in the usual being Catholic and science news categories, some in not-so-usual categories like being a citizen or being an artist. The one I finished first, “Spirit Photographs,” wouldn’t fit in existing categories, so I made a new one: discursive detours.

Posts with some ‘science’ content go on the ‘science and religion’ link list, whether they’re ‘news’ or not:

Other ‘science’ posts, from A Catholic Citizen in America on Blogger
(February 2, 2009 — April 29, 2016):

1 Seeking truth and seeking God are compatible. So are faith and reason. I thought this was true before I became a Catholic, and still do. More importantly, that’s what the Church says. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 35, 50, 154, 274, 283, 1706)

For a Catholic, faith should be consciously embracing “the whole truth that God has revealed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 142150)

We find truth in the Bible. That’s one reason we’re expected to study the Scriptures. (Catechism, 101133)

We also find truth in the natural world’s order and beauty. (Catechism, 32, 41, 74, 283, 341, 2500)

I believe that God creates everything: the physical realities studied by science and the spiritual realities that faith pursues. (Catechism, Prologue, 27, 74, 214217, more under Truth in the Catechism’s index)

Believing this while fearing knowledge of God’s world would be — illogical.

“…God, the Creator and Ruler of all things, is also the Author of the Scriptures – and that therefore nothing can be proved either by physical science or archaeology which can really contradict the Scriptures. … Even if the difficulty is after all not cleared up and the discrepancy seems to remain, the contest must not be abandoned; truth cannot contradict truth….”
(“Providentissimus Deus,”1 Pope Leo XIII (November 18, 1893) [emphasis mine])