Seek Scientific Knowledge by Study and Also by Faith
LDSHE Webinar by David Handy presented Wed. Apr. 29, 2020
YouTube video of the webinar
Handout for the webinar - recommended reading list (PDF format)
Slides from the webinar (PDF format)
- The Power Within Us, by Russell M. Nelson
- Published by Deseret Book in 1988, four years after President Nelson became an apostle in the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It gave me a greater appreciation for the miracle of
life, and the fact that we live in a universe governed by laws that must be understood and
obeyed for us to succeed. Motivational, inspirational, and practical.
- Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, by Stephen Meyer
- I learned so much from this book. Not just about the scientific basis for Intelligent Design
theory, but also about how cells work, the history of science, the nature of scientific evidence,
and much more. Very highly recommended!
- Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed, by Douglas Axe
- I recently finished reading this book, and I really like it.
Although Professor Axe is a world-class molecular biologist, his profound respect for “regular
human beings” comes through in a liberating, empowering way. His approach really resonates
with my engineering philosophy as well. I think a lot of people could benefit from this book. He'll walk you through the mathematical problems of Darwinism and reacquaint you with the wonder and beauty of life, and teach you a little bit of molecular biology along the way.
- Relativity: The Special and the General Theory – A Clear Explanation that Anyone Can Understand, by Albert Einstein
- Taking the title at face value, I read this book for the first time at age 11. I
actually checked it out from my elementary school library! I have since
read it six more times, understanding it better each time. The first edition
was published in 1916, the 5 th edition (my copy of it) in 1952. It was
written in German and then translated to somewhat formal English. It does
contain an equation here and there, and only the most basic black-and-
white line drawings for occasional illustrations. In other words, it is a true
classic that will make you think. The principles taught in this book are
truly bedrock essentials for understanding how the universe works. I have
literally kept this book by my bedside for years. Highly recommended for
you and your children.
Background photo credit: NASA