Are we nearing the end of science? That is, are we running out of answerable questions, leaving us with only some mop-up duty, working around the edges of the great scientific achievements of Darwin, Einstein, Copernicus, et al.?
The rise of the New Atheism has stimulated a new interest in Christian apologetics, both in the academy and the churches. The appeal to science in the writings of leading 'New Atheists', such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, is reflected in two apologetic strategies.
A newly published study reveals that many of the super-Earth planets discovered in the last twenty years may have captured the equivalent of between 100 and 1000 times the hydrogen in the Earth’s oceans, but may only lose a few percent of it over their lifetime, making it almost impossible for life as we know it to exist.
...The siege took place in a school, and few could forget the harrowing images of the hall, in which the children were assembled, being rigged with explosives and flanked by armed terrorists. Humphrys’ question was blunt and to the point: ‘Where was God yesterday morning?’ Williams’ response and the ensuing discussion were played to the audience...
...Rochelle was a high school biology student who was excited about the advances in genetics... However, when her church youth leader told her that there were too many gaps in the fossil record to believe evolution... Rochelle's sense of direction began to waver. If she became a medical researcher, would she have to give up her Christian friends?
John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, gives an insight into what the Old Testament meant to its original audience, and what relevance these ancient texts have for modern readers today.