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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D.

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Robert J. Kurland, Ph.D. describes himself as a retired, cranky, old physicist. whole converted to Catholicism in 1995. He now writes and teaches to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith. He is a volunteer to a federal prison and hospital, lector, and sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery. Find his blogs at rationalcatholic.blogspot.com.

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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. January 10, 2023 10 min read

The 'Just Right' Anthropic Coincidences of Our Goldilocks Universe: Part IV

Dr. Kurland continues to discuss the 'just right' anthropic coincidences of our universe by examining the chemistry of water and hydrogen bonding.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. November 2, 2022 6 min read

The 'Just Right' Anthropic Coincidences of Our Goldilocks Universe: Part III

Dr. Kurland continues to discuss the 'just right' anthropic coincidences of our universe. In this installment, he examines the evidence provided by physics.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. September 29, 2022 8 min read

The 'Just Right' Anthropic Coincidences of Our Goldilocks Universe: Part II

A further look into whether the anthropic coincidences are 'special' by examining astronomical and earth science evidence.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. August 25, 2022 11 min read

The 'Just Right' Anthropic Coincidences of Our Goldilocks Universe: Part I

A look into whether the anthropic coincidences are “special,” examining specific instances of the “just right” instances of these, and the cosmic evidence.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. April 29, 2022 2 min read

How Science Works, Part IV: What Science Can’t Do

This fourth installment discusses how science can answer the 'how' question but not the 'why' questions of ethics, beauty, faith, goodness, and truth.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. March 14, 2022 13 min read

How Science Works, Part III: What Science is All About

The third of the series on how science works and why science does not give us eternal truths but 'truths' of science change as new data/theories arise.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. February 16, 2022 8 min read

How Science Works, Part II—How We Believe: Rational Inquiry

The second of a series on how science works and the limits of science focusing on the different methods by which we come to believe by reason.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. February 4, 2022 6 min read

How Science Works, Part I: How We Believe—Faith and Revelation

This is the first of a series on how science works and the limits of science: things we believe by faith.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. November 16, 2021 8 min read

Extraterrestrial Life Part III: A God of Gaps

Dr. Kurland concludes his 'Extraterrestrial Life' series with his thoughts on the SCS 2021 Conference and his argument that we are His sole creation.
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. September 2, 2021 6 min read

Extraterrestrial Life Part II: Ways to Search

What technology is required to aid humans in their attempt to discover whether life exists outside of our Earth?
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. August 3, 2021 7 min read

Extraterrestrial Life Part I: Chemical Evolution

What kind of chemistry does life, as we know it, require in order to exist?
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Dr. Robert Kurland, Ph.D. June 5, 2021 8 min read

23 Famous Scientists Who Are Not Atheists

Many atheists are of the opinion that you cannot be a good scientist if you are deluded by religious faith. Let's put the kibosh to that opinion.
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