quantumpork?

quantum = a share or portion

pork = to "pig out"; to stuff oneself


Our sphere of interest represents the region of logic where theology , philosophy, and cosmology overlap. Creating a forum of symbiotic relationships is paramount because science adds depth to theology and philosophy. Each study must validate each other to become the complete truth. We believe that discounting any part of the whole is insulting to the professionals that work hard to give us knowledge. In that spirit of respect, quantum•pork is about discussion and inquiry, though we try to stop short of naively or arrogantly offering "proof" of anything.

Our knowledge differences, unique personalities and non confrontational style lead to stimulating dialogs during each meeting. Currently our meetings are held in Northern Illinois, bimonthly. At each meeting, we give out a book recommended by a member that fall into our quantum•pork sphere of interest. If you would like to start your own local group, please contact quantum•pork.

We encourage your opinions and feedback. Enjoy!

 
American Scientific Affiliation

I joined The American Scientific Affiliation in 2010 and wish to make our readers aware of this exceptional organization.

What exactly is the American Scientific Affiliation?

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a fellowship of men and women of science and disciplines that can relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. ASA was founded in 1941 and has grown significantly since that time. The stated purpose of the ASA is "to investigate any area relating Christian faith and science" and "to make known the results of such investigations for comment and criticism by the Christian community and by the scientific community."

Why must there be an ASA?

Science has brought about enormous changes in our world. Christians have often reacted as though science threatened the very foundations of Christian faith. ASA's unique mission is to integrate, communicate, and facilitate properly researched science and biblical theology in service to the Church and the scientific community.

ASA members have confidence that such integration is not only possible but necessary to an adequate understanding of God and His creation. Our total allegiance is to our Creator. We acknowledge our debt to Him for the whole natural order and for the development of science as a way of knowing that order in detail. We also acknowledge our debt to Him for the Scriptures, which give us "the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ."

We believe that honest and open study of God's dual revelation, in nature and in the Bible, must eventually lead to understanding of its inherent harmony.

The ASA is also committed to the equally important task of providing advice and direction to the Church and society in how best to use the results of science and technology while preserving the integrity of God's creation.

http://www.asa3.org/

 
featured book

 



Dr. Timothy Johnson

 

Recommended reading; this book is easy to read and tries to answer the question of, "what if I have questions about God?" It begins with a chapter on cosmology and Genesis, a chapter on the biological makeup of man, a chapter on philosophical questions, then dives into the Bible, God, Jesus, the Church and more. A great book for a seeker, or anyone that has questions and is looking for guidance to logical answers.

 

It is always interesting when a public figure like Johnson, medical editor for ABC News and frequent medical journalist on shows like Nightline and 20/20, writes about faith from a personal angle. The initial chapter relates much of his life story, outlining the questions that have caused him to question and doubt. The remainder of the book is a pithy discussion of what he has discovered (and what he still doubts) about issues like the origin of the universe, proofs for the existence of God, the identity and teachings of Jesus and the practical difference that religion should make in people's lives. While peppered with gently humorous asides and personal observations, the overall focus of the book is not on Johnson himself but on the questions he explores.

 

Most notable is his excellent discussion of the "intelligent design" arguments that have recently become so widely discussed in academic settings. His brief and very comprehensible discussion will introduce a much wider audience to these ideas. In discussing his faith, Johnson is honest enough to surprise many readers. As he himself states, "some who admire my secular achievements will be turned off by this spiritual exploration and some who admire my spiritual stance will be disappointed in my conclusions." Although some readers may disagree with Johnson, they will find it difficult not to be stimulated to think much more deeply about their own answers to these questions.

 

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