Science & Faith
of Planetary Motion
"I had the intention of
becoming a theologian
...but now I see how God is,
by my endeavors, also
glorified in astronomy,
for 'the heavens declare the
glory of God.'"
"I am a Christian...I believe...
only and alone in the service
Jesus Christ...In Him is
all refuge, all solace."
"Let my name perish if only
the name of God the Father
"[God] is the kind Creator
who brought forth nature
Inventor of calculus,
of universal gravitation
Newton's three laws of
"There are more sure
marks of authenticity in the
Bible than in any profane
" This thing [a scale model
of our solar system] is but a
imitation of a much
grander system whose laws
you know, and I am not
to convince you that this
mere toy is without a
designer and maker;
as an atheist, profess to
believe that the great original
which the design is
taken has come into being
without either designer or
maker! Now tell me by what
sort of reasoning do you
reach such an
[1912-1977]; first Director
of NASA, pioneer of
"Scientific concepts exist
only in the minds of men.
Behind these concepts lies
the reality which is being
revealed to us,
but only by
the grace of God."
Father of Microbiology,
"The more I study nature,
the more I stand
amazed at the
of the Creator."
"Science brings men nearer
Dan Eumurian 
"Where have you been,
Lord Random, my
Where have you been,
my brilliant young man?
I have learned math
and science; to
they both sing
Of the infinite glory of
God, our wise King."
To our younger readers:
is your page - one designed to encourage young Christians to develop their
interests in the natural world - perhaps to consider a career in science,
medicine or engineering and relate science to your Christian faith.
parents are welcome to take a peek.
a word from a Texas teacher who began her path to
science in high school.
Read her article,
Science as Compassion.
about the evolution question? Do not miss
there a place for girls in science and engineering? Try
Woman Role Models
Back to Eden - Students Find Inspiration in Creation Care
Off the wall...Science
By KENNETH CHANG
A 17-year-old from Fort Worth won the $50,000 grand prize at
Google’s science fair last week.
Green Chemistry in action
The good vibrations of the stars
Did you know that the sun is vibrating? It's very hard to see, but researchers
study the sun can measure how strong those vibrations are. They can also
smooth the surface of the
Sticky spider web caught bugs millions of years ago
Have you ever touched a
spider's web? If you have,
you know they are sticky but also pretty easy to break.
It's hard to believe a
spider's web could last for millions of years, but one web did.
Spain and the United States say they found a 110-million spider web
has bug parts sticking to it.
Symphony Of Colours In The Tarantula
Tarantula Nebula is the most vigorous star
forming region known in the local
the power of the freely available ESA/ESO/NASA
Photoshop FITS Liberator package a young amateur
astronomer has created an amazing panorama of
the centre of the Tarantula.
Gender split in science attitudes
Girls and boys in
Britain both think science is important but there are
differences in their interests, a survey suggests.
Two-thirds of boys were keen
on the latest technological
developments. But only 37% of girls felt the same - and
they were much more
likely to think animal experiments
were always wrong. Mori polled 704 youngsters
11 to 21 in England, Wales and Scotland, for food
company Nestle's social
research programme. (English spelling)
Seven out of ten boys and girls agreed that
science and technology made modern life
healthier and more comfortable.
Two-thirds wanted more money spent on making
"environmentally friendly products", while 43% called for more investment in research
And 53% of those surveyed trusted scientists to be
responsible about the
potential dangers of their work.
They were split on whether or not the
government could be trusted to legislate to control dangerous
scientific developments. Just over half agreed "people like me and my family have little
influence the government".
were much more likely to say they learned how to deal with life's
reading fiction and watching films and TV dramas.
Nestle research director Helen
Haste said girls were not as turned off
by science as was commonly believed but
were much more concerned
than boys about the ethical issues surrounding the
subject. She said
one of the most interesting aspects of her study was that
about the benefits of science was highest among the very girls who
were most interested in scientific careers. "If we want to get girls more
interested in science and technology, we must move away from
'space and techie' stereotype that seems to appeal to boys, and bring ethics
the human context into the science curriculum," Prof Haste said.
Portman, Oscar Winner, Was Also a Precocious Scientist By
Natalie Portman is one of a handful of stars who have serious
credentials. The Intel Science Talent Search is considered
most elite and demanding high school research competition,
crème de la
of aspiring young
scientists. Victors and near-victors in the 69-year-old
contest have gone on
to win seven
Nobel Prizes in physics or chemistry,
two Fields Medals in mathematics,
a half-dozen National Medals in
science and technology, a long string of
MacArthur Foundation “
genius” grants — and now, an Academy Award for best
actress in a
leading role. New York Times
As sticky as a gecko ... but 10 times stronger!
The gecko's amazing ability to stick to surfaces and walk up walls has
many researchers to manufacture materials that mimic the
special surface of a
'Oldest star chart' found
A carving made more than 30,000 years ago may be
the oldest image
of a star pattern yet discovered, claims a German scientist.
The ride of their lives
Scientists study male frogs that take their clutch on piggy-back journeys
through the forests of Papua New Guinea. BBC News
Owls have 'surround sound'
A new study reveals that owls catch their prey by
creating a two dimensional map of sound signals BBC News
Sorry, Charlie, you and Nemo aren't the only fish that talk
Talking fish are no strangers to Americans. From the comedic portrayal of "Mr.
Limpet" by Don Knotts, to the children's Disney favorite, "Nemo," fish can talk,
laugh and tell jokes -- at least on television and the silver screen. But can
fish verbally communicate?
An Interesting Career in Psychology
: A Social Psychologist in Rehabilitation Technology.
David Boninger, Three Rivers
Rosie and Riff Talk to Lief Sigren,
a Wetland Ecologist
Rosie and Riff Talk to Dr. Cindy
a Lung Doctor
Rosie and Riff Talk to Ms. Linda
Advice for Computer Science
1. Practice the fundamentals. Don't spend all
your efforts on popular
languages and tools,
and the skills listed in the job advertisements.
Instead, master your skills in statistics,
computing, databases, operating
computer architecture, computer networks
and discrete mathematics.
Try to solve problems
in Donald Knuth's Art of Programmingî. If you
solve most of the problems, your skills in
computing are not bad.
Living the Issue
B. L. Benderly.
A family health crisis led lab
scientist Adil Shamoo to a new passion
and a new career in bioethics.
Peter Fiske, national lab
Some great science links!
AAAS Science for Kids
Chemistry for Bored Kids
PBS-Nature Learn a lot of
Never lend a geologist money. They consider a million years ago to be recent.
Does taking tests
help students learn science?
BY SCOT SUTHERLAND, ON JANUARY 24TH, 2011
A New York Times article
upon a recent
Purdue study by Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Janell R.
Blunt shows that when students take tests they
learn science better than
when they use study aids
such as concept maps and other learning
Test of FAITH: Science and
Stewardship: Doing the Right Thing. 17.
Human Identity. 21. and much more.
set of age
graded faith-science lessons.
An Interesting Sunday School Course:
Faith - Finding Our Way Through the Creation
Thea Leunk Sessions:
4. New course for teens!
DNA From the Beginning Get it right!
Internet Public Library Science Fair Project Resource
When all else fails!
Science Fair Guide
Suggested by a student in India
Super Science Fair Projects
Packed with all sorts of
About Your Health
The National Air and
Take a tour.
Generate a virtual map of the sky.
Astronomy for Kids
A great site of things for kids and their parents to do on
a clear evening.
Kitchen Scientists - A Guide To Home Science Experiments (suggested
by Andrea Merkel)
NASA's For Kids Only
Science 4 Kids
Mathematics is made of 40 percent
40 percent proofs and 40 percent imagination!
Let us in on other links that you have enjoyed.
Latest entry: 7/20/2011