Thursday, August 17, 2006

Shades of truth & error

After I did a recent post on Christian biographies, a commenter complained that my list had nothing on science.

And it’s true that a list of Christian biographies has nothing on science, not to mention a recipe for chocolate chip cookies or a repair manual for a busted carburetor.

Be that as it may, here’s a bibliography of science, with special reference to the philosophy of science and the issue of origins.


J. Byl. The Divine Challenge

H. Dooyeweerd. The Secularization of Science

R. Feynman. The Character of Physical Law

J. Horgan. The End of Science

S. Jaki. The Limits of a Limitless Science and Other Essays

T. Kuhn. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

L. Laudan. Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth

D. Livingstone. Putting Science in its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge

J. Moreland. Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Examination

N. Pearcey, The Soul of Science

W. Newton-Smith, ed. A Companion to the Philosophy of Science,

R. Martin. Pierre Duhem: Philosophy and History in the Work of a Believing Physicist

D. Ratzsch. Nature, Design and Science

_____. Science & Its Limits

N. Rescher. The Limits of Science

R. Rorty. Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers, Volume 1.

_____. Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers, Volume 3.

H. Poincaré. Science and Hypothesis

_____. Science and Method

_____. P. Schilpp, ed. The Philosophy of Karl Popper

M. Ruse. Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy

W. Scott and M. Moleski. Michael Polanyi, Scientist and Philosopher.

B. van Fraassen, Bas C. Laws & Symmetry
_____, The Empirical Stance

_____. The Scientific Image

P. Yourgrau. A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel & Einstein


W. Brown. In the Beginning

J. Byl. God & Cosmos

R. Gentry. Creation's Tiny Mystery

J. Woodmorappe, Noah's Ark

K. Wise. Faith, Form, and Time

_____. Something From Nothing

T. Wood & M. Murray. Understanding the Pattern of Life


A. Custance. Without Form and Void

J. Davis. The Frontiers of Science & Faith

H. Ross. A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy

_____. The Genesis Question: Scientific Advances and the Accuracy of Genesis

D. Snoke. A Biblical Case for an Old Earth

D. Young. The Biblical Flood

E. J. Young. In the Beginning


F. Collins. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

P. Davies. The Mind of God

M. Denton. Nature's Destiny

P. Teilhard de Chardin. Christianity and Evolution

K. Miller. Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution

_____. Perspectives on an Evolving Creation ISBN 0802805124

J. Polkinghorne. The Faith of a Physicist

_____. Scientists as Theologians

_____. Belief in God in an Age of Science

R. Sheldrake. The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science & God

R. Swinburne. The Evolution of the Soul

F. Tipler. The Omega Point

B. B. Warfield. Evolution, Science, & Scripture. M. Noll & D. Livingstone, eds.


S. Barr. Modern Physics and Ancient Faith

M. Behe. Darwin's Black Box

D. Dembski. The Design Inference

_____. Design Revolution

_____. Mere Creation

_____. No Free Lunch

_____. Uncommon Dissent

G. Gonzalez & J. Richards. The Privileged Planet

J. Moreland, ed. The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for An Intelligent Designer

P. Nelson. On Common Descent (forthcoming)

C. Thaxton, The Mystery of Life's Origin

J. Wells. Icons of Evolution

_____. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design


H. Van Till. The Fourth Day


F. Crick. Life Itself

F. Hoyle & C. Wickramasinghe. Evolution of Life: A Cosmic Perspective


P. Grassé. The Evolution of Life


W. Craig & Q. Smith. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

W. Dembski & M. Ruse, eds. Debating Design: From Darwinism to DNA

D. Hagopian, ed. The Genesis Debate: Three Views on the Days of Creation

J. Moreland & J. Reynolds, eds. Three Views on Creation & Evolution.

R. Youngblood, ed. The Genesis Debate: Persistent Questions about Creation and the Flood.


  1. For THE FOURTH DAY - that's not to be mixed up with Cornelius Van Til. FOURTH DAY was written by Howard Van Till who actually had an exchange with Phillip E. Johnson here.

  2. Steve,

    You forgot to mention Dawkins' Selfish Gene


  3. No Rushdoony? Hmmmm...