In the previous episode, medical physicist Scott Symington described his paradigm for understanding the relationship between Christianity and science, which he called STOMA, or symbiotic trending overlapping magisteria. In this episode, Abdu and Scott discuss certain controversial topics in the conversation between religion and science and apply Scott’s STOMA paradigm to them in order to […]
Abdu is joined by medical physicist Scott Symington to discuss the relationship between religion and science. Do they intersect or overlap, or are they part of what Stephen Jay Gould called non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA)? Symington proposes an alternative paradigm, STOMA, that holds the potential for mutual benefit between science and, in particular, Christianity.
“The Bible is the Word of God because the Bible says it is the Word of God.” If you’ve ever made or heard this argument, you may have heard the accusation that it uses circular reasoning. Is that true? And if so, is it even possible to claim the divine authorship of the Bible without […]