Science and Religion

Has Science Found God?

The Latest Results in the Search for Purpose in the Universe.

Book published by Prometheus Books in 2002

Reviews, sample chapters and related work. Go here to read a discription of book. Do not distribute chapters.

PowerPoint slide show (7.8 Mb; better have a fast connection)


Review of The Cosmic Blueprint by Paul Davies, to appaear in Science & Theology News.

The Great Debate: Is There a God? - A Scientist and a Philosopher Speak Out

My debate with William Lane Craig, Ph.D., Th.D.

September 10, 2003 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

My opening statement

Htm file. PowerPoint slide show (6.7 Mb)

My rebuttal

Htm file. PowerPoint slide show (1.5 Mb)

My closing statement

Htm file.

If you want to read Dr. Craig's views, visit his web site.

More information. You can order tapes from here.

Article on debate from student newspaper.

The Incompatibility of Science and Christianity. Notes for talk.

Read my exchange on religious behavior and health with United Methodist minister Andrew Weaver and best-selling author Larry Dossey reprinted from the Templeton Foundation newspaper Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology.

1. Original Readers' Forum exchange with Weaver. Vol 2, No. 5, January 2002.
2. My response to Weaver. Vol. 2., No. 6, Fenruary 2002.
3.  Weaver response in same issue.
4.  Larry Dossey reaction to be published  in June issue.
5.  My response to Dossey.

Where do the laws of physics come from?

New work in progress.

Go here for description and related work.


Intelligent Design: The New Stealth Creationism." PDF file of paper based on talks given in Lawrence, Topeka, and Wichita, Kansas, September 22, 25, 26, 2000 at the invitation of the Kansas Citizens For ScienceNow at Secular Web.Abstract  in html. OK to distibute, with credit. Note that the material here has been updated for the book Has Science Found God? (See above).

Natural Explanations for the Anthropic Coincidences. Paper published in PhiloVolume 3, Number 2 Fall-Winter 2000. Reprints available on request. Do not distribute without permission of the author and editors.

The Breath of God: Identifying Spiritual Energy.   Chapter 32 of Skeptical Odysseys edited by Paul Kurtz,  Amherst N.Y.: Prometheus Books (2001). Copyrighted. Do not distribute without permission of the author and editors.

The God of Falling Bodies. Article published in Skeptical InquirerVol. 25, no. 5, September 2001, special issue on science and religion. OK to distribute, with credit. This is based on a chapter in Has Science Found God.

Humanity in Time and Space. Essay published in Free Inquiry Vol. 21 No. 2 Spring 20001.

The Other Side of Time.  Short essay on the Kalam cosmological argument in which it is shown that the universe need not have had a beginning.

Long article The Anthropic Coincidences: A Natural Explanation.Published in Skeptical Intelligencer Vol. 3 Issue No. 3, July 1999. Available from ASKE, the Association for Skeptical Inquiry.

Shorter article Anthropic Design:  Does the Cosmos Show Evidence of Purpose?  Published inSkeptical Inquirer Vol. 23, No. 4, July/August 1999.

Go here to read an interview  by Cliff Walker, editor of Positive Atheism, conducted in Portland, Oregon in November, 1999.

Anthropic Design and the Laws of Physics. Published in the Reports of the National Center on Science Education, Vol. 18, Number 3, May/June 1998, pp. 812. Link to text not available.

Article Has Science Found God? Published in Free Inquiry19(1) Winter 1998/99, 56-58.

Seeking Purpose in a Universe of Chance.  Review of Belief in God in the Age  of Science by John Polkinghorne. This review is on the  Secular Web.

Fitting the Bible to the Data.  Review of The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdomby Gerald L. Schroeder. This review is on the Secular Web and has been published in Skeptical Inquirer Vol. 23 No. 4 July/August 1999. This version can be found here.

The Functional Equivalent of God. Review of The Creator and theCosmos: How the Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God by Hugh Ross. This review is on the Secular Web and has been published in Skeptic Vol. 6 No. 3 (1998)89-91.

Links to other work can be found on the home page and following pages

Other material related to this subject can be reached with the following links:

  • Timeless Reality Book published in October, 2000.
  • The Unconscious Quantum. Book published in 1995.
  • Physics and Psychics. Book published in 1990.
  • Not By Design.Book published in 1988.
  • Cosmythology.This page contains links to articles and reviews on the anthropic coincidences and other arguments for intelligent design.
  • Metaphysics. This page contains links to my writing on quantum mysticism and metaphysics.

  • Short Essays 1990-1994

    The following essays appared in the Newsletter of Humanists Hawaii in the early 1990s. A few were reprinted in other humanist publications. I do no thave the exact publication dates and they are not in the order they originally appeared. They are all copyrighted and should not be distributed or quoted without proper credit.

    Ingersoll's Vow

    The eloquent vow made by the nineteenth century freethinker Robert G. Ingersoll.
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