Can Christian thinking enhance academic work? It's our conviction, at Faith-in-Scholarship, that it can. So I'm excited to tell you about a paper offering a positive contribution to philosophy of science on the basis of a Christian philosophy. It's about scientific objectivity. Common definitions of objectivity call for a 'view from nowhere', or guaranteed repeatability of results, or getting nature to reveal herself, and often imply some kind of inerrancy. Instead, we propose that objectivity is projection: representing a complex system using numbers, diagrams, photographs or videos, for example.
In this article I want to explore the neglected idea of the backsliding atheist. Just think of the scornful atheist who proclaims loudly: “I do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus. It’s all nonsense.” Is it possible to doubt this bold confession?