Faith and Science

Science can be misunderstood and misconstrued. Sadly, it can be twisted and even idolized. At the same time, science is a blessed exploration of God’s creation and a tremendous service to others and the world.

Historical Background

The English word scientist was first coined by William Whewell in the 19th century. Before that, there were natural philosophers.

Natural philosophers aspired to empirical investigations. Classical examples include Thales and Aristotle. Then, the scientific method was methodically employed since the Middle Ages (for example, by Ibn al-Haytham and Roger Bacon).

Modern science began to develop in the early modern period, and in particular in the scientific revolution of 16th- and 17th-century Europe.[2] Traditionally, historians of science have defined science sufficiently broadly to include those earlier inquiries.[3]

According to Wikipedia’s organization at least, Modern science can be broken down into the following:

Meanwhile, we should also continue considering philosophy, which continues to influence fundamental questions of knowledge, value, reason, etc.

Organizations for with additional Scientific Reading

Looking for resources from a Lutheran perspective on faith and science? May this be a good place to start.

Topics

Creation in general

Creation vs. Evolution

Psychology

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