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Does the Catholic Church allow scientific experiments that deliberately inflict some degree of pain on a human being?

I want to know if the intention of causing pain in a human being for scientific reasons is immoral.
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Are there instances in scripture of technical or scientific expressions pre-dating their discovery by other sources?

I am interested to see if there are any reliable references in (peer-reviewed) scientific literature or learned articles which indicate that some expressions in scripture pre-date scientific or ...
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Are there any peer-reviewed scientific publications lending credence to Christian miracles?

Are there any publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals lending credence to any Christian miracle? For example, a peer-reviewed publication validating some "unexplainable" healing ...
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Do any Christian groups pray for the sick to get healed of medically incurable diseases?

The practice of praying for the sick, anointing them with oil, is based on James 5:13-18 (ESV): 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone ...
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Have any healings during modern revivals been medically confirmed?

Introduction My question is inspired by the fascinating phenomenon of revivals and the testimonies of supernatural healings that usually accompany them. Just to give you an idea, the Wikipedia article ...
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Is naturalistic cosmology pointing us back to viewing stars as gods (similar to how pagans did), crediting stars with giving meaning to the universe?

I ask this after seeing a documentary on BBC TV, the evening of 27 October 2021, where Professor Brian Cox started a new series on the universe. This first episode dealt with the way the universe ...
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Is the Holy Spirit more effective at restoring people's mental health than secular therapeutic approaches and treatments?

Mental health is an essential component of a person's well-being and, as everything else in life, it is subject to a plethora of potential maladies, some of which are quite difficult to cure even for ...
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Bloodletting and Protestantism?

After a bit of googling I've found that the Catholic Church prohibited bloodletting at the Council of Tours in 1163. Bloodletting But nothing about Protestant opinions... Some Protestant author wrote ...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

In my experience there seems to be a strong correlation between right wing evangelical Christians and climate change skepticism which intrigues me. I've never been able to see where this link comes ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists account for radiometrical dates of more than 7000 years?

How do Young Earth Creationists account for all the things which have been radiometrically dated to more than 7000 years ago? For example, the oldest carbon-14-dated seed that has grown into a viable ...
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How do Christians who think animals have only existed for <7,000 years on Earth reconcile their views with Pleistocene saber-toothed tigers? [duplicate]

Saber-toothed tiger (smilodon) fossils are regularly dated to the Pleistocene (such as here), which would put them before animals existed according to many Christians (at the earliest, ~12,000 years ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

Many Christians believe that creation was cursed because of Adam & Eve's fall into sin, and that death entered creation because of the fall but not before. In other words, the idea of pre-fall ...
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Are Catholics obliged to follow scientific evidence that they find disreputable with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Like most of the planet, I've been taking in gobs of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations. The latest news I read was that even the horribly abortion tainted Johnson and Johnson vaccine is ...
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What Christians believe about Time Travel and Teleportation? [closed]

I have three question: Is teleportation is phenomena that is proven in the Bible? Do Time Travel is possible (e.g. Forward Time Travel) is generally accepted fact in the Bible? Can the Fouth ...
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What encyclical upheld God's sovereignty over the regularity of natural laws?

Somewhere in my readings (I forget exactly where) I came across the following chain of events: The Philosophy of Aristotle regarding the regularity of science --- scientific laws can be relied upon ...
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Are there any texts that mention viruses or dinosaurs or black holes or electricity or chromosomes or explain that the stars are suns etc? [duplicate]

From what I've understood, there's a lot more literature than just the Bible. So does anyone know if there are texts that mention anything about viruses, dinosaurs, electricity, magnetism or life on ...
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Intellectual work of monks as a way to getting closer to God by understanding better His creation?

Lately I have been very interested in the different ways that Christianity (and religion in general) has to address all the different ways that we as mere mortal humans have to get closer to God. In ...
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Do cases of scientific foreknowledge in the Bible come from Exegesis or Eisegesis?

There are many apologists who say that scientific knowledge can be found in the Scriptures, although they are not really explicit. [The only fact I can see clearly stated is that the Universe had a ...
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What scientific evidence is there for a global flood? [duplicate]

An atheist has asked me for scientific evidence of a global flood. He's claimed "ZERO EVIDENCE of a global flood". I'm not well-read on that. What scientific evidence is there consistent with Noah'...
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What formal methods and criteria could be used to evaluate the message of the bible? [closed]

My agnostic friend has asked for "formal evidence" of the Bible. How can one scientifically evaluate statements written over 2,000 years ago? Besides the historical evaluation of events, how to ...
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How to suggest more reasonable themes/paradigms for the Covid-19 homilies (sermons) to the Catholic priests and bishops?

While I am fan of Catholic theology particularly and religious sciences and philosophy of religion generally (For example, I am trying to read journal such as Theological Studies from cover to cover, ...
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How do you reconcile materialism with the Christian perspective of the soul? [closed]

Throughout the ages, our knowledge of the world has expanded. And with it, the knowledge of our mind. First, we thought that humans had a soul, we saw ourselves as something different. Then we had ...
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Is the Solar System Described in a Psalm?

Is there a Psalm that seems to describe the Solar System and that everything revolves around the Sun?
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Does the Bible forbid space exploration? [closed]

I am very keen in space exploration, and have an ambition to be a pioneer in that field. However, I was thrown off-guard by this verse that I found, which appears to be forbidding space travel. ...
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Has the Catholic Church endorsed the view of Einstein on the Creator?

One of Albert Einstein's most famous quotes is, "God does not play dice with the universe." I wish to know if the Catholic Church has ever used the said statement of Einstein in its teachings on ...
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Can time dilation be used to reconcile Young Earth Creationism and scientific evidence, regarding the age of the Earth?

Young Earth Creationism posits that the Earth is much younger than scientific evidence suggests. My question is, could time dilation be used to explain and reconcile the apparent differences? Time ...
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How does the Bible justify geocentrism? [closed]

The Bible states in numerous places that Earth and/or man is center. Joshua 10:12-13: On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: "O ...
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What verified, uniquely Christian principles support scientific approach?

In several books (incl. those written by atheists) there is the statement that Christianity gave a boost to science in the West. Allegedly, there are statements in the Christian teaching that promote ...
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Scientific contradictions in bible [closed]

The problems are:- In the Book of genesis it is said that the Universe was created in 6 days. But from the scientific perspective it is impossible. It took billions of years. Also the chronology the ...
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What is the best interpretation of Matthew 24:29, from the perspective of an evangelical Christian?

In the verse mentioned above, Jesus narrates: "Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and ...
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Have any Christian theologians discussed whether Jesus resembled Joseph?

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. So my question is, have any Christian theologians discussed whether Jesus only resemble his mother Mary, or ...
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Oldest monasteries where natural science is still practiced?

Science and religion are actually not mutually exclusive at all. In history, we know many examples of clerical scientists. What is the oldest still existing convent (monastery) where monks still ...
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Have there been any Christian writings on the genetics of Jesus? [closed]

Mainstream Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God the Father and Mary, a virgin. From a scientific perspective, this means that he would have had no genetic material provided from a male ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the relationship between science and religion?

Hugh Ross in his book Navigating Genesis states that the "non-overlapping magesteria" model for the relationship between science and religion (of whom Stephen Jay Gould is a proponent) is endorsed by ...
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What is (or where can I find) a summary of David J Bartholomew's views on God and Chance?

I note that David J. Bartholomew has written extensively on a theological view of chance. What is a brief summary of the views he expresses on this topic in the following works or elsewhere: God of ...
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How do young earth creationists explain the evidence for ice ages?

I am interested to know how those with a "Young Earth" viewpoint (i.e., the earth is approximately 6,000 years old) see the apparent evidence of the ice ages, i.e. that ice sheets formed and eroded ...
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Have any major Christian intellectuals responded to Stephen Hawking's "The Grand Design"?

Stephen Hawking, in The Grand Design, argues that God did not create the universe. One review of the book states its aim as "to banish a divine creator from physics". The essence of the argument is: ...
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How do creationists explain some recent hominid discoveries

Recent discoveries of more than 15 complete fossilised skeletons of a newly defined early human designated Homo naledi are yet to be dated, but scientists say their primitive features, small brains ...
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Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?

This is an attempt at an on-topic and useful version of this question - any edits or feedback to ensure that it meets both of those aims are welcome. To clarify the key term in use: ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution?

Understanding the scientific [Biological] theory of evolution simply as descent [from a common ancestor] with modification through Darwin's proposed mechanism of natural selection, starting from the ...
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Why aren't any dinosaurs written in the bible? [duplicate]

Did they really exist before men? Or co-existed with man in the early ages? Where did the fossils came from and why isn't it written in the bible?
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Is there modern evidence that the Sun stood still? [closed]

Has anyone presented tangible, astronomical evidence of a disruption we can see today that is claimed to be caused by the Sun/Moon "stopping" roughly 3500ish years ago as it says in Joshua 10? Has any ...
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Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib? [closed]

I recently read an article which talked about Mitochondrial DNA, and it placed quite a bit of emphasis on how different female DNA was from male DNA. It even went so far as to say that Mitochondrial ...
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Is there any scientific explanation for the Sabbath Year?

For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow ...
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What did Charles Hodge teach about theology as science?

John Owen says in the second chapter of his Biblical Theology (page 8 as published in English by SDG), As the subject matter of theology is largely God Himself, it is as infinitely far removed from ...
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Why is there a modern misconception about Christianity and Science? [closed]

Those of us who care to look into history even the slightest can see that both devout Christian laymen and Christian leaders have been make scientific strides for almost two millennia. Some examples ...
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The Burden of Proof [duplicate]

In Science class, we were taught that a Scientific theory, even one without "evidence" to back it up, is true until it can be disproven. That being said, and assuming that's actually true, Why is the ...
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How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their "creation science"?

The history of science is full of cases where a new, sound scientific theory didn't catch on right away, and was ridiculed by the scientific community, sometimes for decades or centuries, before ...
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Can theology still be defined "the science of faith"?

According to Wikipedia, Richard Hooker (March 1554 – 3 November 1600) was an English Anglican priest and an influential theologian. He was one of the most important English theologians of the ...
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How did the wise men (Magi) know the country where the new king was born?

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star ...