Science and Religion portrayed to be in harmony in the Tiffany window Education (1890).
In response to Alhazen’s views covered in my last post, Professor Darrell Arnold penned this thoughtful reply. Continue reading Science and Religion: A Not So Sympathetic View of Religion
Clerks studying astronomy and geometry (France, early 15th century).
I received the following comment from Alhazen, concerning my recent post “Letter from a Former Student.” This response agrees (roughly) with the independence model regarding the science/religion debate. Continue reading Science and Religion: A Sympathetic View of Religion
I’ve recently been avoiding political posts because the situation in the USA is so dire and depressing. Democracy and the rule of law are under assault as never before and the prospects for our becoming a truly authoritarian state are real, Continue reading How far will Republicans go to destroy democracy? And can they still be stopped?
The pansy, a symbol of freethought.
After my recent post, “Outgrowing Religion,” I received the following from Jason, a former student who I admittedly do not remember. (I’ve taught approximately 10,000 students over a 30-year career.) Let me say that I have seldom been so moved by a correspondence. Continue reading Letter From A Former Student
Ḥasan Ibn al-Haytham (Latinized as Alhazen c. 965 – c. 1040) was an Arab mathematician, astronomer, and physicist of the Islamic Golden Age. Continue reading Wisdom and Avoiding the End of the World