Charles Babbage – Father of the Computer – Stand to Reason Blog

Charles Babbage was born in London in 1791 and is considered the father of the computer and one of the most influential scientists in history. He was an Anglican Christian who believed science and the Bible are compatible. He believed we should use our best knowledge and imagination to know God as best we can. He believed the authenticity of Scripture and used his scientific endeavors to demonstrate its reliability and to understand it better. He understood that theology is a knowledge-based study and that science has limits of what it can prove or disprove.

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Cumulative Evidence and the Case for God’s Existence Free Bible Insert | Cold Case Christianity

Excerpt from Cold Cased Christianity’s Webpage

My cold cases are typically built on circumstantial evidence. Cumulative circumstantial cases are incredibly powerful when considered in their totality; the more diverse the forms of evidence and the more abundant their existence, the more reasonable the conclusion. As jurors consider these large collections of evidence implicating a particular suspect, they must ask themselves a simple question: “Could this guy just be incredibly unlucky, or is he the cause of all this evidence because he is truly guilty?” The more the evidence repeatedly points to the defendant, the less likely it is merely a matter of coincidence. The cumulative case for God’s existence is similarly powerful. There are a number of circumstantial lines of evidence pointing to the existence of God, and the diverse, collective nature of this evidence is most reasonably explained by the existence of a Creator. This month, we’re featuring a free downloadable Bible insert summarizing a brief cumulative case for God’s existence, built on just five lines of circumstantial evidence:

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Evidence of Exodus

 

Evidence of Exodus

 

 

By Jeff Laird

 

Is there any tangible, non-Biblical support for the story of the Exodus? Or has archaeology proven such a thing never happened? Many critics claim there is no evidence of large slave populations in Egypt, or bones of Israelites in the desert near Sinai, from the necessary time periods. As usual, those claims have no basis in fact, and there is substantial archaeological evidence which fits nicely with the Biblical narrative.

 

Note, of course, the phrase “ancient historical proof” is almost a contradiction in terms. This is especially true when the events in question are more than three thousand years past. The best a reasonable person can hope to find is a combination of supportive documentation and tangible remnants. The scriptures are one written record, and, as it turns out, there is other evidence available, even for the Exodus, for those who aren’t committed to rejecting it out of hand.

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Why do you balk at the doctrine of the Trinity – God the three in One – yet meekly acquiesce when Einstein tells you E=mc2? What makes you suppose that the expression “God ordains” is narrow and bigoted, while your own expression, “Science demands” is taken as an objective statement of fact? You would be ashamed to know as little about internal combustion as you know about Christian beliefs. I admit, you can practice Christianity without knowing much theology, just as you can drive a car without knowing much about internal combustion. But when something breaks down in the car, you go humbly to the man who understands the works; whereas if something goes wrong with religion, you merely throw the works away and tell the theologian he is a liar.
– Dorothy Sayers

Why balk at what you don’t understand?

Intimidating Darwin Doubters? Emory University Shows the Way – Evolution News & Views

If Darwinism has all the firm scientific evidence that so many people claim that it does why are they so afraid of people who challenge them? Many well respected scientist have lost their jobs because they dared mention doubting Darwin. Science isn’t supposed to be about dogma, it is supposed to be about discovering truth about the things that can be tested by science. Micro Evolution is a fact, but many people have questions about Macro Evolution. These people should be allowed to discuss and test their doubts, but no instead of being able to discuss their theories scientifically they are shunned! http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/05/intimidating_da059401.html