The Proslogion (English title: Discourse on the Existence of God) was written by Anselm of Canterbury in AD 1077-1078. It represented his finest attempt at presenting a rationale for his Christian faith. It is probably best known for laying down the ontological argument, which essentially states that since we can conceive of God, He must therefore exist. While typically only convincing to those who already believe, it has nevertheless fostered spirited philosophical debate throughout the centuries.

This Blog might represent my “Proslogion,” as it will be a discourse on my views regarding God and things of interest to the people of God. As a scientist, it is hard for me to fathom anyone who has scientific training and does not believe in God. The natural world, in my opinion, screams out His existence to anyone who examines it even in a cursory way. Indeed, it was science that brought me not only to a belief in God, but also to faith in Christianity. Unlike the Proslogion, however, I am not trying to convince you (the reader) of anything. I am simply hoping that you enjoy the discourse, and I hope to enjoy (and learn from) your comments.

If you would like to know a bit about me, I have an earned Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the same institution. I have won several awards for excellence in teaching and have presented numerous lectures on the topics of Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution. I have published lots of articles on these subjects in nationally recognized journals and have authored or co-authored 8 award-winning science textbooks designed to be used in a homeschool setting. My teaching credentials include:

· The University of Rochester

· Indiana University

· Ball State University

· The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities (a high school for gifted and talented students)


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  3. Nicholas says:

    Has anyone attempted to link human ancestry with that of the bear family. A Polar bear on its hind legs looks very humanlike and it might help to explain why we have black white and brown humans. Also the bear is the only animal that I know that stands on the sole of its foot.

    1. Jay Wile says:

      I don’t think there is any reason to consider humans and bears closely related. I don’t know of any studies that directly compare bears and people on a genetic level, but I would suspect that the genetic differences are much bigger than those between humans and primates.

      Polar bears actually have black skin. Their hair has a white color, but their skin is black. As I understand it, all bears have black skin. Also, there are many mammals that stand on the soles of their feet. They are called plantigrades, and they include all primates, raccoons, skunks, red pandas, mice, rats, rabbits, hedgehogs, opossums, and kangaroos.