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Can the scientific method be applied to the study of the supernatural from a Christian perspective?

The scientific method involves developing theories about how reality operates by formulating hypotheses, making predictions, and conducting experiments to determine if the outcomes match the ...
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What is the Christian perspective on parapsychology?

The Journal of Parapsychology is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on psi phenomena, including telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, as well as human ...
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How do Christians present the teleological argument for God's existence in an era where abiogenesis and evolution are so widely accepted?

The teleological argument is defined as follows: The teleological argument (from τέλος, telos, 'end, aim, goal'; also known as physico-theological argument, argument from design, or intelligent ...
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In Christianity, why is the natural world accessible to everyone, while the supernatural realm is accessible to only a privileged few? [closed]

My question is based on the common understanding that everyone knows the natural world exists. We constantly experience it through our senses, scientists study its patterns, experiment with it, and ...
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According to Christian proponents of Intelligent Design, is Satan blinding the minds of the advocates of naturalistic abiogenesis and evolution?

Proponents of intelligent design in both the universe and biology highlight several noteworthy features of nature. These include the fine-tuning of the universe, the surprising applicability of ...
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Is there a study that gathered credible accounts of healing under scientific scrutiny?

Is there a study that gathered accounts of healing under scientific scrutiny? What is meant by healing? Healing in this context means a person who had a medically documented sickness was healed in a ...
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Do Protestants, like Catholics, rely on psychiatrists and physicians to rule out natural causes before declaring someone demon-possessed?

Catholic Exorcist Father Vincent Lampert, in an interview on the PBD Podcast, explained: Rather than being critical of someone else, I would tend to want to be more positive about what I believe ...
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What is the biblical basis for consulting psychiatrists to rule out natural explanations before declaring someone demon-possessed?

This question addresses the epistemological challenges of determining whether someone is possessed by demons. Belief in demon possession has to contend with skepticism from those who view it as a myth ...
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How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence?

Fr. Carlos Martins (profile, personal YouTube channel), author of The Exorcist Files, has made the following declarations in a recent interview entitled Famous EXORCIST Reveals His Worst CASE: So in ...
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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

Young Earth Creationists often argue that denying a young age for the Earth amounts to adopting the naturalist/materialist perspective prevalent in secular science. They suggest that this denial ...
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How do Christian advocates of the Fine Tuning argument for God's existence address the objection posed by the Anthropic Principle?

The anthropic principle, also known as the "observation selection effect", is the hypothesis, first proposed in 1957 by Robert Dicke, that the range of possible observations that could be ...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

I previously posed the question Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?, an answer to which contended that one doesn't need to rely on Biblical inerrancy or a specific exegetical ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

I would like to know if this is a common belief among Christians, and if so, is it grounded in the Bible? Does the Bible suggest that God created mathematics, and that He used mathematical principles ...
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Do Young Earth Creationists believe the evidence for YEC is unmistakably conclusive if studied diligently, unbiasedly, sincerely, and open-mindedly?

Young Earth Creationism postulates two main theses: Creationism/Intelligent Design: the thesis that the universe was created by a divine entity. Young Earth: the thesis that the Earth is ...
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Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?

Suppose X is a neutral, honest, open-minded truth seeker, and let's say Y is an apologist for Young Earth Creationism (YEC). If Y intends to persuade X of the truth of YEC, must Y first establish the ...
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Does quantum cosmology show that the universe can just come out of nothing? [closed]

I am struggling with my faith a lot and yesterday I was taking to my Atheist friend and when we were talking about the origin of the universe, he suggested that quantum cosmology could be the origin ...
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Have there been notable scientific research articles with ground-breaking results in Young Earth Creationism research?

I previously asked Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?. Here I'm relaxing the conditions. In other ...
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Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?

I'm interested in whether there are peer-reviewed scientific articles, particularly in respected journals like Nature or Science, that offer supporting evidence for Young-Earth Creationism. This ...
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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

From Abiogenesis - Wikipedia: In biology, abiogenesis (from a-‘not’ + Greek bios ‘life’ + genesis 'origin') or the origin of life is the natural process by which life has arisen from non-living ...
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According to Christians who argue for the testability of Christianity, what is a step-by-step guide on how to perform such a test?

Context: before answering this question, I highly recommend reading the answers to Is Christianity testable? and What is the biblical basis for John Lennox's claim that Christianity is testable?. ...
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Reconciling Genesis 1 with Science: Order of Creation

Let's go through it and number the issues with the order of creation. Some issues are with science (I mark with an S), but others are actually apparent even to an ancient reader, within the text ...
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When is it rationally justified for a Christian to say that an anomalous event that has taken place is a miracle?

I've been engaged in a thought-provoking chat discussion with an atheist on the philosophy site. In our conversation, I've been advocating for the idea that there is evidence supporting the existence ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

One presentation of this argument is put forward by Carl Sagan: "If the general picture, however, of a Big Bang followed by an expanding universe is correct - what happened before that? Was the ...
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Does Modern Science's Law of Causation confirm Christianity's Doctrine of Creation as stated in Genesis 1:1 and Acts 17:24? [closed]

The discoveries in modern science by Einstein and Hubble assert that the universe is expanding, and that if the "clock" were rolled back, the universe would come to a "Singularity Point....
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How do Young Earth Creationists respond to the 'Last Thursdayism' objection?

Last Thursdayism (alternately Last Tuesdayism or Last Wednesdayism) is the idea that the universe was created last Thursday, but with the physical appearance of being billions of years old. It's also ...
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What are Christian responses to Graham Oppy's argument for atheism from naturalism?

Short version I'm specifically referring to Graham Oppy's paper An Argument for Atheism from Naturalism: Abstract This paper outlines an argument for atheism from naturalism that I have developed in ...
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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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What is an overview of Christian epistemological views on scientific skepticism and the epistemic value of eyewitness testimony?

Most atheists & agnostics are known for practicing scientific skepticism. They reject any miracle/supernatural claims unless solid scientific evidence is provided. A consequence of this ...
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How do proponents of the Skeptic's Prayer counter arguments challenging its legitimacy as a scientific test?

I have previously asked two questions about the "Skeptic's Prayer": Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to ...
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Is there any scientific evidence for God's existence?

I became a Christian a couple of years ago and then converted to the Roman Catholic faith, but very recently I have started having doubts in my faith, especially the evidence for God, so my question ...
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Concept of attractiveness

I want to ask why would God create such concept as attractiveness if He does not look at someone’s looks? 1 Samuel 16:7 ”for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” ...
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What scientific objections exist against theistic evolution?

There is already a question focused on biblical arguments, What are the Biblical and theological problems with theistic evolution?, but I found none focused on scientific reasons. According to ...
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How can a case be made against reducing the Christian experience to the Placebo effect? [closed]

The responses and reactions elicited by the question Is Christianity testable? on Philosophy Stack Exchange have been quite insightful. In particular, I would like to bring the reader's attention to ...
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What is the biblical basis for John Lennox's claim that Christianity is testable?

In a debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins on the topic "Can science explain everything?", at minute 44:47 John Lennox claims: Lennox: "And the major reason why I believe that ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

On April 8, 2021, during a debate between Matt Dillahunty and Catholic Apologist Trent Horn titled Is belief in the Resurrection reasonable? Trent Horn Vs Matt Dillahunty Debate, hosted by Pints With ...
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Patronage of Saint Thomas the Apostle?

Is Saint Doubting Thomas the Patron Saint of any of the following: Rational Theology Science Skepticism (religious [atheism] and others) Deus Magnus Est
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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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Church Fathers on life beyond the earth?

Are there any church fathers or medieval Christian writers who gave their opinion on extraterrestrial lives?
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Does human DNA have markers that Jesus is alive in us?

The author of the Voyager books, Ashayana Dean, offers a graph that is called Diamond Sun DNA 12 strand Celestial human silicate lineage related to that of Jesus. Can you tell me if modern day humans ...
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What was Jesus' blood type , by official pronouncement of Catholic Church?

A write-up in cherishrecatholic.org states that Jesus belonged to AB type of blood group, as per official announcement of Catholic Church. The article cites a eucharistic miracle that happened in ...
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Has any Christian philosopher ever argued that naturalism can be shown to be false?

From Wikipedia: In philosophy, naturalism is the idea or belief that only natural laws and forces (as opposed to supernatural ones) operate in the universe.[1] Naturalism is not so much a special ...
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Do Christian proponents of Intelligent Design hold it to be a scientific position, and if not, do they see this lack of scientific rigor as an issue?

I would like to hear the Christian perspective on a question I asked on Philosophy SE. Intelligent Design (ID) proposes that certain features of the natural world are best explained by an intelligent ...
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What are reasons (scientific or otherwise) to reject a literal and historical take on Noah's Flood (Genesis 6:9-9:17)?

Some Christians (e.g., Young-Earth Creationists) believe in a literal interpretation of the Genesis account. In particular, they believe in the historical occurrence of a massive worldwide flood that ...
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According to proponents of creationism and intelligent design, are we clueless about the origin of life? James Tour vs. Dave Farina

Dr. James Tour recently uploaded a video titled Dr. James Tour vs Dave Farina | Are we clueless about the origin of life? #abiogenesis. The description in the video says: Join us for an exciting ...
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Did St. Augustine warn us about interpreting the Bible in a way which harms science?

Yesterday I came across a quote that was associated with St. Augustine of Hippo which shocked me and I was wondering if this is a real quote by St. Augustine or is it another fake quotation by him? It'...
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What is the Biblical Basis of a "water canopy", and is there scientific evidence to support it?

Some Creationists have asserted that in the pre-flood world that there may have been some sort of water vapor canopy that perhaps doubled the air pressure and caused things to be much healthier than ...
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According to Young Earth Creationists why would God create elements that decay if the creation was perfect?

I was reading about radiosotopes this morning in the kindle book "Thousands not Billions" by Donald DeYoung, and it suddenly occurred to me...Why would God create such elements? Did He ...
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What are critiques of the theory that Mt. Sinai was volcanic?

In his book The Miracles of Exodus (2003), chapter 6, physicist Colin Humphreys argues that the description of Mt. Sinai in the book of Exodus is characteristic of volcanic activity (and identifies Mt....
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Does Christianity claims that congenital deaf-blindness could never be cured by humans? [closed]

I am not a christian so please forgive me if there maybe a lack of knowledge from my side about it in the question. If I say that I am a son of god (God forbid) , then no christian will believe me. ...
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Which biblical verse was used against Galileo?

Which biblical verse was used against Galileo by the Church to punish him for his blasphemy? Which biblical doctrine was erroneously interpreted by Galileo for such a punitive action by the Church?