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  1. Attempts to Explain Cosmogony Scientifically

    Stephen Barr, physicist and president of the Society of Catholic Scientists, explains what is at stake in scientific theories of the beginning.


  2. Ah, to Live in a Cosmos Again!

    John Brungardt looks at how pictures of the cosmos are formed and what it takes to make one today.


  3. Frankenstein's Scientific Chaoskampf

    Ben Parks, SLU PhD student in Theology and Bioethics, compares the creation of Dr. Frankenstein's monster to ancient myths of creating order from chaos.

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  4. If the Mother of the Maccabees Knew of Atoms

    Stacy Trasancos, bestselling author on the topic of science and religion, looks at how contemporary scientific knowledge sheds light on the martyrdom of the Maccabees.

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  5. Reality Is Bigger Than the Human Mind

    Christopher Baglow, Director of the McGrath Science & Religion Initiative, recalls early modern science's mistakes and explores how theology can move beyond them.

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  6. Science Is Not as Important as We Believe

    Chase Padusniak, Princeton University English Department PhD candidate, on the relative importance of speaking to science within the New Evangelization.

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  7. Looking for the New Atheist Virgil

    John Knox, Liberty University Associate Professor of Sociology, reviews Jerry Coyne's Faith vs. Fact and finds it to be at times an almost reliable guide.

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  8. Let's Not Ignore Scientific Faith

    Noelle Johnson, MICL intern in the Science & Religion Initiative, enlists Michael Polanyi to discuss the faith and beliefs that undergird science itself.

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  9. I Used to Be a Creationist

    I have a confession to make: I used to be a creationist. This probably sounds absurd, especially coming from a student at a university which prides itself on its commitment to faith and reason—a university which was even home to on...

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  10. Agrarian Insights on Ecological Conversion

    Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ posed a tremendous challenge for the Church and the entire world. Although the encyclical letter was seen widely as an intervention on climate change negotiations, it in fact offered much more ...

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  11. Nourishing the Imagination: Science & Religion

    As anyone reading this article is likely to know already, the McGrath Institute for Church Life is dedicated to nourishing the Catholic imagination and renewing the Church. The past three years of my work in the MICL have made the claim ...

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