Index to main SMR articles

Index to main SMR articles

Updated 4 May 2024

Summary essay

  1. The search for harmony: A summary essay: The search for harmony

Evolution, age of the Earth, creationism and intelligent design

  1. Does creationism pose a challenge for geology and evolution?: Creationism
  2. Have species been individually designed?: Design
  3. What does DNA reveal about evolution?: DNA
  4. Can an evolutionary program generate English text?: English text
  5. What is the evidence for evolution?: Evolution-evidence
  6. What do fossils say about evolution?: Fossils
  7. Does intelligent design pose a challenge for evolution?: Intelligent design
  8. What do scientists understand about the origin of life?: Origin
  9. Are there missing links between ancient primates and modern humans?: Prehuman fossils
  10. Do probability arguments refute evolution?: Probability
  11. How reliable is radiocarbon dating?: Radiocarbon dating
  12. How does radiometric dating work?: Radiometric dating
  13. How reliable is geologic dating?: Reliability
  14. How many scientists question evolution?: Scientists-evolution

Philosophy, postmodernism and progress

  1. What does the new atheist literature say about science and religion?: Atheists
  2. Are there benefits to religious belief and participation?: Benefits
  3. Is modern society in decline?: Decline
  4. Have science and religion always been at war?: History
  5. Is modern science socially constructed and forever tentative?: Postmodern
  6. How has the idea of progress shaped modern society?: Progress
  7. Is scientific progress real?: Progress-science

Physics, astronomy, anthropic principle, Fermi’s paradox, multiverse and fine tuning

  1. What is the anthropic principle of cosmology?: Anthropic principle
  2. How solid is the evidence for the big bang?: Big bang
  3. How are distances to the stars and galaxies calculated?: Distance
  4. Where are the extraterrestrial civilizations? (Fermi’s paradox): Fermi’s paradox
  5. Is the universe fine-tuned for intelligent life?: Fine-tuned
  6. What is the inflationary theory of cosmology?: Inflation
  7. What is the multiverse, and what is its significance?: Multiverse

Theology, biblical scholarship, natural law and Noah’s flood

  1. Is the Bible supported by modern archaeology?: Bible archaeology
  2. Can biblical chronology be used to date creation?: Bible chronology
  3. What was the ancient biblical cosmology?: Bible cosmology
  4. Is the Bible inerrant?: Bible-inerrant
  5. Is God a Great Deceiver? The central fallacy of creationist theology: Deceiver
  6. Is the cruelty in nature consistent with Judeo-Christian theism?: Cruelty
  7. Does modern science repudiate miracles?: Miracles
  8. Are natural laws in conflict with Judeo-Christian theism?: Natural law
  9. Are Noah’s ark and flood literal scientific facts?: Noah’s flood


  1. Bibliography with all references cited in the above articles: Bibliography

Other articles (the above articles may be more up-to-date):


  1. Aliens made this rock: The post-hoc probability fallacy in biology, finance and cosmology


  1. The Failures of Mathematical Anti-Evolutionism


  1. The origin of life in an inflationary universe
  2. Pseudoscience in the age of Coronavirus
  3. Why are people embracing astrology in an age of science?


  1. The scientific debate is over: it is time to act on climate change
  2. How many habitable exoplanets are there, really?
  3. Pi, climate change denial and creationism
  4. Does the punctuated equilibrium theory refute evolution?
  5. Marcelo Gleiser wins Templeton Prize
  6. When did life start on Earth?


  1. New books and articles on the “great silence”
  2. Does the string theory multiverse really exist?
  3. Fermi’s paradox and the Copernican principle
  4. Chromosomes, DNA and human evolution
  5. Has cosmic fine-tuning been refuted?
  6. Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now”: Humanism and scientific progress
  7. Does a sense of purpose improve one’s health?


  1. The future of artificial intelligence: Utopia or dystopia?
  2. Fine tuning and Fermi’s paradox
  3. Can there be harmony between science and religion?
  4. Does a secular worldview lead to greater rejection of pseudoscience?
  5. Are Hollywood stars qualified to comment on science?
  6. Carlos Rovelli’s “Reality Is Not What It Seems”
  7. Exoplanets, 4 billion-year-old life, Fermi’s paradox and zero-one laws


  1. Christmas 2016: Benefits of a charitable life
  2. Shawn Otto’s “The War on Science”
  3. Why science needs the humanities
  4. Bacteria adapt to antibiotics before your eyes.
  5. How fast can evolution operate?
  6. Are the “hobbits” a separate prehuman species?
  7. The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Evolution before our eyes
  8. Would modern science have developed without the monotheistic tradition?
  9. Is religion a pernicious delusion in world history?
  10. How likely is it that scientists are engaged in a conspiracy?


  1. Life existed on earth 4.1 billion years ago
  2. New prehuman species “Homo naledi” found in South Africa
  3. Is science based on secular humanism?
  4. Young-earth creationism and the forest fallacy
  5. How certain are scientists that the earth is many millions of years old?
  6. Desperately seeking ET: Fermi’s paradox turns 65 (Part II)
  7. New developments in the origin of life
  8. Where is ET? Fermi’s paradox turns 65
  9. Does public opinion always agree with scientific fact?


  1. Do religious colleges teach old-earth geology and evolution?
  2. Prehuman fossils: an embarrassment of riches
  3. Creationists: modern-day Don Quixotes?
  4. Is intelligent design a legitimate scientific movement?
  5. Review of Amir Aczel’s “Why Science Does Not Disprove God”
  6. Gravitational waves confirm mathematical prediction of inflationary big bang
  7. What do scientists think of religion?
  8. Why mathematics is beautiful and why it matters


  1. Twenty questions about science and religion
  2. Science vs. Religion: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
  3. Towards a theology of evolution
  4. Please mess with Texas: Texas textbook fiasco threatens US science
  5. Troubles beset Kentucky’s Creation Museum
  6. Did dinosaurs live with humans? Were dragons real?
  7. What are the ultimate constituents of the universe?
  8. Is the universe one or many?
  9. Are there benefits to religious belief and participation?
  10. Criminology, sports drug testing and evolution
  11. The last Japanese WWII holdout: A lesson for creationists
  12. Did God create the world through evolution?
  13. Who are more stubborn? Fundamentalists or atheists?
  14. Academic plagiarism and evolution


  1. Is nature entirely “red in tooth and claw”?
  2. Alarm bells sound over latest international test scores
  3. Is believing in climate change “an insult to God”?
  4. Life on Mars!? Maybe we are all Martians
  5. Study released on Dutch researcher’s “culture of fraud”
  6. Do creationism and intelligent design qualify as peer-reviewed science?
  7. What on earth do they think? Politicians on the age of the planet
  8. New book on evolution: “Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters”
  9. Antiscience beliefs and U.S. politics
  10. What is science?
  11. Algebra is essential in a 21st century economy
  12. Does science have all the answers?
  13. Creationism, technology and intellectual consistency
  14. How old is the earth? Calculate it yourself
  15. Does modern science undermine morality?
  16. Are there analogues of evolution in other fields?
  17. Is there a “royal road” to science and religion?


  1. How can we study geology and evolution without a time machine?
  2. The remarkable decline of violence
  3. Creationism and religious activity of youth
  4. Mathematics and scientific fraud
  5. Why all the fighting?
  6. Can computers think?.
  7. Can (or should) God be found in the gaps of scientific knowledge?
  8. Is the Bible a scientific textbook?


  1. Siberian fossils were Neanderthals’ cousins, interbred with humans
  2. How do other scholars view Dawkins’ The God Delusion?
  3. Creationism and politics don’t mix
  4. Hawking and Mlodinow take on philosophy and God
  5. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
  6. Scientists discover 2.1 billion-year-old pre-Cambrian fossils
  7. Scientists announce creation of synthetic bacteria
  8. Is That Your Final Answer? Creationism and Atheism Confront the End of Life
  9. Creationism, Global Warming Denial and Scientific Integrity
  10. SF Bay Area Hiker Threatens the Foundations of Modern Science
  11. What have I learned?

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