Last night I watched an HBO documentary called "Questioning Darwin." It took an in-depth look at those who reject Darwin's theory of natural selection on grounds of faith in the words of the Judeo-Christian Bible. At the same time it presented the personal journey of Darwin from his roots to his presentation of his theories in the book, "The Origin of the Species," in which he described the mechanism of natural selection, the theory upon which our scientific understanding of how life evolves on this planet.
November 2, 2013 - Humans are great at denial. It keeps us going in times of war and crisis. It gives us hope even when reality points to a disastrous outcome. Think about the passengers and crew on the deck of the Titanic as it started to sink. Were they in denial? Absolutely! Because it is genetic and there is plenty of evidence to support this.
Religion, Technology and Science in the 21st Century - Part 4: How the Hindu & Buddhist Faiths Deal with Science & Technology
Of the world's major religions one, Hinduism, stands out as not following the Western monotheistic view of God. Close to a billion of us follow the religion. And the faith has been described as monistic, that is a belief in a single godhead who appears in multiple manifestations, or pantheist and polytheistic, that is a faith of multiple gods.
Here I am writing about religion, science and technology and the 21st Century and suddenly I run across the following story.
Religion, Technology and Science in the 21st Century - Part 3: How Islam Deals with Science and Technology
The scientific and technological revolution in the Western Christian World bypassed Islam in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Ottoman Empire, the most powerful of Islam's organized states succumbed to a lethargy that resisted Western ideas and the military ascendancy of the West ended with the carving up of much of the Islamic World into European spheres of influence.
The major religions of the world are faced with a knowledge explosion here in the 21st century. In particular scientific knowledge is growing exponentially.
Back at the beginning of the 21st century, PBS, the U.S.
There has never been a better time in history for us to become collectively engaged in addressing the challenges humanity faces including climate change, energy, food production, social, religious, national and political unrest, space and more.
Every once in awhile I rant.
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