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  • Well, yes...and we refer to them as miracles. There are any number of instances recorded where God overrides scientific principles for his own purposes and does something scientifically impossible. But that, I don't think, is what you are asking about. The Bible does on occasion speak of matters of the operation of the world, and there it does not contradict scientific priniciples. It does contradict naturalistic/materialistic biases and presuppositions which frequently masquerade as science. The Bible can for example speak of the sun rising and setting the same as we do, without demanding a geocentric or heliocentric cosmology; it is speaking from the reference point of the Earth. The Bible can even be "ahead of the curve". Here's an article on how the laws of sanitation given to the Jews under Moses made for good health and hygiene: http://answersingenesis.org/creation/v17/i1/medicine.asp This of course from the excellent Q&A resource at AnswersInGenesis.org: http://answersingenesis.org/home/area/qa.asp
  • Yes, lots of them do. It is doubtful if the Biblical writers had any concept of science. One small example would be God creating rainbows after Noahs flood was over. Surely, the laws of optics and the refraction of light existed before the flood? If you interpret the Bible literally, you get an Ancient Mesopotamian Universe like the one in these pictures.
  • Well, there's the resurrection... and the immaculate conception... and the story of jonah and the whale...
  • What about the story in the Gospels where Satan takes Jesus up a very high mountain and shows him all the Kingdoms of the World. Why did they have to go up a high mountain? The Bible suggests that this was neccessary in order to view all the kingdoms of the World. However, it is only possible to view the whole of Earths surface from a single point on a mountain top on a Flat Earth. http://www.scribd.com/doc/9666072/Flat-Earth-Bible-07-of-10-Jesus-and-His-Disciples
  • The science channels have had many programs on the earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, and other natural phenomena at the exact time these stories were to have taken place. . . To the innocent and uneducated people of these areas they must have been hideously frightening. . . Anyone could have told them 'Anything' and they would have believed it, especially it being THE WRATH OF GOD FOR SINNERS.
  • Actually, when you think how long ago it was written, it is amazingly scientific. For example, the stages of God's creation of the earth are right in line with scientific understanding of the order of how things evolved through time from the big bang outward.
  • Parting the waters for the Hebrews to walk through. And I always wondered why their feet didn't just get stuck in the mud.
  • Of course. The Bible is full of miracles. A miracle is where God breaks his own natural law, contradicting scientific principles. Jesus raising from the dead after three days in the tomb is one such miracle. With love in Christ.
  • Pi =/= equal 3. 1 Kings 7:23 "He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it."
  • Of course not! The talking snakes, flying donkeys, 900-year old people, 2 of every species of animals in an ark, making a woman out of a guy's rib, an invisible dude whipping the world out of his top hat in 6 days, all of those things have been scientifically proved beyond the shadow of a doubt
  • Um...lots? The red sea was not split into two. The word smudged. It actually was the reed sea. I am sure of it. I watch many documentaries. Ha, he made earth? Please! If that were true we wouldn't have cosmologists! Studying antimatter and matter that made up the universe.
  • It is not that it contradicts Science's principles, since Science did not exist at the time those books were concocted. But of course those writings are as anti-scientific as any dogmatic magically inspired story can be, from beginning to end. Those who seek to find correspondences between bible accounts and Science, do so because they ignore what is Science about, and because Science has cornered all mythologies (the bible included) and forced believers to twist their interpretations so they fit scientific findings.
  • The disagreement between those who believe in science and those who believe in religion and the sacred texts will not be resolved for some time but we will know when we die. For those that believe in science, good luck, 'cause if you're wrong, you're gonna need it. For those who believe in God and the truths He has revealed, we have nothing to lose. And, it's comforting to think that some of the greatest scientists have stated that it's impossible for there not to have been God directing everything. In the meantime, I guess we will just have to agree to disagree. For those who accept it, God bless you, and for those who don't, good luck or whatever you believe in.
  • I regularly find bushes that burn without being consumed. They also talk to me.
  • Never mind Scientific principles. the bible itself is full of contradictions
  • Well... Let's see. Global flood - no evidence. Species created as they are seen today - piles of theory and evidence to the contrary. Every miracle - impossible to walk on water, go party with pals 3 days after your death, raise the dead, etc. You mean stuff like that> . +5
  • I don't think anyone mentioned the fact that the great flood was supposed to have happened in recorded history. That is to say, the Chinese and Egyptians and other civilisations have unbroken written records running right THROUGH the time of the flood, yet they fail to mention anything about everyone dying and Noah and his sons then repopulating all the empires with different races of people, then rebuilding the pyramids and temples and great cities exactly as they were, and all that. You'd think that someone must have found this bizarre series of events remarkable enough to write about, or at least that they'd stop writing for a while after God killed them all. Guess it's not easy being a god when you drown the entire planet you've created and then all the people you've killed are just like, "meh, whatever" and just carry on doing whatever it was they were doing. Maybe that's why he's so grumpy all the time. So yeah, I guess what I'm saying is that if history counts as a science, you can add it to the list of what the Bible contradicts.
  • How about the long day of Joshua? (Joshua 10: 12 & 13 ) It breaks the following: 1)Law of conservation of momentum (angular & linear) 2)1st law of thermodynamics 3)Law of gravity. If the Earth did stop rotating for Joshua, where did its angular momentum go to? Where did it gain new angular momentum from when it resumed rotating? The Earth has a circumference of about 24,000 miles. A point on the Equator rotates once every 24 hours.Therefore anything on the equator is moving at 1000mph.If the Earth stopped rotating, the oceans and atmosphere would continue to keep moving. If the Earth stopped rotating, it would no longer have any kinetic energy due to its rotation.The Astronomer, Carl Sagan has shown that if the Earth stopped rotating then the kinetic energy would be converted to heat and raise the Earths temperature by 100 degrees. Finally, if the moon ever stopped in its orbital path around the Earth, then it would fall from orbit and crash into the Earth. There would have been mega tsunami's and mega hurricanes. Joshua does not seem to have noticed these.Nor does he seem to have noticed the temperature increase or the moon crashing into the Earth. However, since Joshua thought that the Sun and Moon were just little lights in the sky going around the Earth he did not have to consider these problems.Of coarse, the main reason why ther were no problems is that the story is just made up.
  • The question should rather be what text doesn't contradict scientific principles.
  • oops! grr!
  • Just because we can't figure out how to do it, doesn't mean it's not possible. They used to think that a flying machine was not possible. Remember, we are talking about the one who created pretty darn complicated stuff. There's nothing in the Bible that is all that amazing compared to what we see around us, and through a telescope.
  • Virgin birth Global flood within the last 5 or 6,000 years (or 10,000 or 500,000) Taking bushes Universe created in 6 days Survival of death People living several hundred years Walking on water The existence of a supernatural and yet completely undetectable being ... To name a few
  • No. The problem is lack of understanding of the Bible and inadequate understanding of what can or cannot be done. If you don't fully understand the Bible or science, it might seem that way.   Example: Moses heard God's voice coming from a bush. There many ways that even humans can accomplish that now. It seemed to be impossible, only because humans didn't understand science well enough at that time.   Wireless technology would have been thought to be against scientific principles 1000 years ago. It just depends on how advanced your scientific discovery is. Otherwise, we should stop researching.   The point is, things which were formerly impossible because they defied science are now common. The key is understanding both the Bible and science, and understanding that science is still advancing.
  • Genesis comes to mind...
  • yes like a lot of it. MOST scientist like 93 or 95% don't believe.
  • VERY ENLIGHTENED as to YOU. it's over I think I debated enough with you. but wait it wasn't even a debate you had no facts just your own abstract realities. There i'm DONE Reply all you want. Say all u want. Live the way you want. I don't give a flying fuck. =) Have a nice day.
  • Negative.
  • First off, the Bible is not a science book but the priciples that science is now aware of were already written about thousands of years ago by the Bible authors. I'll list 9 or 10 examples. 1. The Shape of the Earth----"He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in," (Isaiah 40:22, NIV). 2. The Earth is suspended in nothing (outer space)---- "He spreads out the northern[skies] over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing," (Job. 26:7, NIV). This is particularly interesting, considering that the cosmology of other cultures at that time did not have the earth suspended in nothing, but rather upon pillars, or people, or animals. 3. The Stars are Innumerable----- "He took him outside and said, 'Look up at the heavens and count the stars -- if indeed you can count them.' Then he said to him, 'So shall your offspring be,'" (Gen. 15:5, NIV). 4. The Existence of Valleys in the Seas----"The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of breath from his nostrils," (2 Sam. 22:16, NIV). 5. The Existence of Springs and Fountains in the Seas----"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month -- on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened," (Genesis 7:11, NIV). See also Gen. 8:2; Prov. 8:28. 6. The Existence of Water Paths (Ocean Currents) in the Seas----"O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!...When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,...You made him [man] ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet...the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas," (Psalm 8:1,3,6,8, NIV). 7. The Hydrologic Cycle-----"He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight," (Job. 26:8, NIV). "He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind," (Job. 36:27-28, NIV) "The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again" (Ecclesiastes 1:6-7, NIV). 8. The Concept of Entropy---- "In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded," (Psalm 102:22-26, NIV). 9. The Nature of Health, Sanitation, and Sickness----The listing for this section is too large to post here but the scriptural references are Leviticus 12-14. Those are but a few references that coincide with science knows now. So no, the Bible doesn't say that the earth is flat contrary to what some may say. Does the Biblical text contradict scientific principles? I don't believe so. Another question could be asked----Do the scientific principles contradict the Bible? Something to ponder.
  • That would depend entirely on how your interpret it. An inflexible and obtuse literalism with no appreciation of poetry, panegyric, genre, hyperbole, idioms, and the like can produce a number of absurdities. But miracles in and of themselves don't contradict "scientific principles" since miracles are by definition beyond the reach of the material sciences. The material sciences deal only with natural (and repeatable) processes. A miracle is an unprecedented and sovereign act of God. If God is God there is no scientific reason why He could not do such things; in fact God ought to be able to do such things. So the question is not whether God could do such things, but whether He would, and that's a question for theologians and philosophers, not scientists.
  • Although the Bible speaks accurately of the scientific principles of Astronomy, Hydrology, the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Geology, Meteorology, Physiology, etc, but when it comes to miracles, it most definitely contradicts scientific principles. That's why they're called miracles.
  • What about when God said let there be light and there was? Since when was it scientifically possible to make light appear like that?
  • The bible is not a scientific text and it would be unfair to hold it up to this scrutiny. It has a load of historical and archaeological text and reference that need more research into.
  • Yes. The Red Sea parted and Moses led the Jews through it on dry ground. Mary was a virgin and gave birth to Jesus Christ. Lazarus was dead and he lived again. Jesus died and he lived again.
  • yes they do... BUT you would think if someone or something created everything, it would have the power to do whatever it pleases despite the laws of science that this creator had originally set forth. God is allowed to bend the rules, he made them.
  • Yes. The Corners of the earth. Imparting knowledge just by eating a fruit. Dragons, Unicorns, Demons, life after death, water into wine, etc.
  • Yes. Just about all of it.
  • No, but it sometimes contradicts what humans think it possible, based on their limited understanding of science and technology. Just because she/he can't do it doesn't mean it's not possible or contradicts science.   They hear about something in the Bible and say, "hey, I've never seen that happen! That's impossible!" But, only because he or she doesn't understand enough about science and technology.
  • They way we understand science today, and the way we interpret the bible yes. It does not make either wrong.

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