Category Archives: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

What Is Biology? Part 4 of 4

How Life is Defined: There is no simple clear definition of what life is. This is appropriate as life is a wonderful, complex, beautiful, enigmatic phenomenon that defies any effort to over-simplify it. Still, most people have no difficulty recognizing … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 3 of 4

The Scientific Method All scientific endeavors begin with a question. The questions we ask are typically influenced by our worldview. For example, a Darwinist may ask, “How did the appendix evolve?” While a Bible-believer might ask, “What was the appendix … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 2 of 4

    Rules of Science:   If we embrace the metaphysical assumptions listed in the previous blog:   The material world exists The universe is logical Our senses provide reliable information about the world Our minds allow us to understand … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 1 of 4

  Biology is the scientific study of life. But what is “science?” And what is “life?” Most of us use these words all the time and have a general idea of what we mean by them, however, it is common … Continue reading

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Scientific Revolutions: Part 2

Further conceptual revolutions in science Revolutions in the Life Sciences The life sciences have experienced fewer revolutions than the physical sciences. The first major revolution in the biological sciences was initiated by William Harvey, as noted above. The next revolution … Continue reading

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Scientific Revolutions: Part 1

Scientific Revolutions Occasionally, the scientific community rejects an idea that was previously widely accepted and replaces it with a new idea, which becomes the current consensus. This rapid change in scientific opinion is known as a “scientific revolution.” These revolutions … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Development of Science: Part 3 – Modern Day Believers

Introduction In part 2 of this series, we looked at a number of influential early scientists who believed in God. These men provided a foundation for the science and technology we use today. While the science culture may have become … Continue reading

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