What Is Your Authority?

Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it. Deuteronomy 12:32 If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead. Luke 16:31 The Scriptures Cannot Be Broken. John 10:35 All Scripture …

Random Thoughts on the Subject of Christmas

I read an article about a YMCA that replaced its Santa with Frosty the Snowman. This was a decision by the local management, not some upper-level YMCA ruling. They said it was because they wanted to make their annual seasonal celebration more inclusive for everyone. I heard earlier from a friend that a YMCA in …

The Religion of Physics IV: What is “Scientific Evidence?”

All quotes, unless otherwise noted, are by Stephen Hawking from his book A Brief History of Time. "A theory is a good theory if it satisfies two requirements: It must accurately describe a large class of observations on the basis of a model that contains only a few arbitrary elements, and it must make definite …

The Religion of Physics II: The High Priest Pontificates

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."1 Stephen Hawking "There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, …

The Religion of Physics I: What Is Physics?

"I put a lot of effort into writing A Briefer History [of Time] at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion."1 "What I have done is to show that …