I’ve turned my “About Me” page into several shorter pages, arranged hierarchically:
- About Me
- Brilliant, Talented, and On Medication
- Becoming a Catholic
- Being a Catholic Citizen in America
- Science? In a ‘Religious’ Blog??
- Who are Those Catholics?
It’s science that fascinates me, not ‘Bible science,’ or ‘creation science.’
I don’t mind living in a universe that’s much bigger and older than folks thought, a few centuries back.
Even if I did, being offended by God’s work and making up my own version of reality wouldn’t make sense. Not to me:
- “Science and Religion” (January 12, 2018)
- “Earliest Life: Maybe” (March 10, 2017)
- “Faith, the Universe, and Wisdom” (August 28, 2016)
Faith and Reason, Science and Religion: Pursuing Truth
Faith and reason, science and religion, get along: or should. We live in a beautiful and ordered universe. What we see lets us know God, but doesn’t tell us everything. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 35, 50, 154-159, 274, 1706)
Science and technology, learning how this universe works and using our knowledge, part of being human. If we’re doing it right, studying this universe lets us experience greater admiration for God’s work. (Catechism, 35-36, 282-283, 341, 2293)
As a Catholic, acknowledging and seeking truth, dealing with reality, isn’t an option: it’s an obligation. (Catechism, 170-171, 2104, 2465-2470)
That’s why I think learning about the universe and pursuing truth is a good idea:
- “Oldest Human Fossils?” (June 16, 2017)
- “Knowledge: Opening the Gift” (March 26, 2017)
- “Climate Change Continues” (January 20, 2017)