We finally are getting to science and evolution. There is so much to say in this particular area of our culture and our thinking that it will take two weeks to cover this particular point. we have seen the first part of two on this sphere we call science but despite only being halfway through there is still much we can discuss.
As always I am anxious to hear your thoughts and read your comments.
1. What were some of the key "jewels" that stood out to you in this weeks tour? and what was particularly striking about them for you?
2. Have you ever experienced the wonder of God's creation? Share with as story from your past about such experiences.
3. Jean-Paul Sartre said that the Great Philosophical Question is, "Why is there something rather than nothing?" Do you think that science is capable of answering this question? Why or Why not?
4. In Romans 1:20, the apostle Paul tells us that God's "invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse." How is it possible to perceive invisible truths in tangible, physical realities? Have you ever had such an experience?
5. In scientific terms, what do we mean by the words hypothesis, theory, and law? given the definitions of these words, is there any basis for Carl Sagan's assertion that "evolution is a fact?" At what point in the scientific process would such a statement become invalidated?
6. Lets have a discussion on some of the imaginative ways in which scientists have managed to skirt around the problems inherent to evolutionary theory. Are their solutions tenable? Why or Why not?
7. How have evolution-based philosophical assumptions led to social abuses in our own day?