Monday, December 30, 2019

A Look Back and Forward: Top Posts Written in 2019


Three years ago, on December 30, 2016 I wrote my first blog entry that introduced this blog devoted to a discussion of science and biblical Christianity. I want to thank all of you who have been readers of my thoughts through these last three years.

The World Wide Web was actually invented in the same building as the office that I use when I am at CERN doing research. (The opening figure above shows the plaque posted in the basement hall commemorating the development of the World Wide Web.) Nevertheless, I am constantly amazed by the way that the Web has changed the world. Because of this remarkable invention, people from every corner of the globe can interact and share information. As a result I have readers from every continent on the earth and from a vast variety of countries with different political systems and religious backgrounds. I am grateful for all of you. If this blog has been beneficial to you I would ask that you continue to tell others about it and spread the word.

The front page of my blog has a section with the most viewed blog posts over the last year and over the life of the blog. I'd like to highlight the five top posts that were actually written during this last year. So here is a list of the most read blog posts that were written in 2019:
  1. A Primer on Various Views About Origins: A short introduction to different ideas about how God created the universe and humans held primarily by Christians who believe the biblical stories are true.
  2. Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: The first post in a two-part discussion of a paper by Sean Carroll in which he tries to answer the question of why the universe exists.  
  3. God and the Nobel Prize: An account of the discovery of the cosmic background radiation that led to a Nobel Prize for Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson and gave overwhelming evidence that the universe had an actual beginning, thus requiring some transcendent cause, which gives support for the existence of an actual creator. 
  4. Why the Universe? Critiquing Sean Carroll: The second post in the two-part series discussing Sean Carroll's paper and showing why his answer that the universe exists by "brute force" is far from satisfactory and ultimately is an acknowledgement that there must be an external creator.
  5. Four Reasons to Believe in God From Science: An overview of some of the most compelling things I see in my scientific studies that give evidence for God. This entry was posted just over a month ago but has already had enough readership to place it in the top five for the entire year.
I hope that you have found this blog helpful, insightful, and maybe even entertaining. If so, please tell others about it and encourage them to read it and pass it on. People often tell me that I am able to make complex topics easy to understand and I am sure that you know people who would be interested in the types of subjects I discuss when they can be explained in simple language.

In addition if you have topics you would like to see discussed, please feel free to contact me via the email link in the column to the right and I will try to address your questions and issues. I hope to continue offering thoughtful discussion of topics relating to God and science for a long time to come.

Again, let me express my gratitude to you who read this blog and thank you for you readership and your interaction with me through comments and emails. The invention of the Web has been remarkable in creating a true world-wide community. I am also so grateful for those who have expressed how some of my writings, my book The Creator Revealed, or my speaking engagements have actually affected your lives deeply and eternally. That is the most rewarding experience I could hope for. May you all be greatly blessed in the next year and beyond.


1 comment:

  1. This blog in a blessed source of reliable information on the topic of Bible, Christianity and Science.

    One subject would be to illustrate the historicity of Scripture in agreement with archeology and other branches perhaps particularly referencing certain OT miracles.
    An example is evidence that Israel was indeed a captive of the Egyptian Pharaoh....exodus, etc.

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