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A Theology of Technology

Fusing ideas from science and creation apologetics.

On our blog our friends of Camp Infinity connect STEM and a biblical worldview.

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Fact, Fiction, or Future: The Martian Code Technology

Fact, Fiction, or Future: The Martian Code

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox   In your face, Neil Armstrong!  –Mark Watney Introduction In 2011, science fiction fans everywhere were treated to a literary feast. Andy Weir’s The Martian became a near instant bestseller and catapulted its obscure author to fame. Four years later, The Martian was adapted into an award-winning film directed by sci fi legend Ridley Scott. The book tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney, a botanist and mechanical engineer of the Ares 3 mission to Mars. During a sandstorm, the crew is forced to abort the mission. In the process, Watney is struck by flying ...

3D Printing Comes to Camp Infinity Technology

3D Printing Comes to Camp Infinity

Camp Infinity is constantly evaluating the latest technology in an effort to discern when it is appropriate to add something new to our summer STEM camps. This allows the camp to stay on the leading edge. However, the most important goal, as with everything at Camp Infinity, is to prepare campers to excel in their STEM related fields and do so with a biblical viewpoint. To this end, the past summer Camp Infinity is pleased to announce it has purchased two Micro M3D printers for camp. We will use the printers, among other things, to create a three-dimensional puzzle that ...

Fact, Fiction, or Future

Fact, Fiction, or Future

Fact, Fiction, or Future is the brainchild of Camp Infinity Founder Dan Wooster as a way to educate campers on how popular culture impacts science and technology. The talk debuted at an evening meal during Overnight Camp 1 of CI 4.0. Topics such as warp drives to space battles were examined from both a scientific viewpoint and a biblical one. The campers were given certain scenarios and asked whether the results were fact, fiction, or future. They were then given the chance to discuss as a group before being shown the answer. Some of the answers were surprising even to ...

Fact, Fiction, or Future: Ready Player One Stories

Fact, Fiction, or Future: Ready Player One

Introduction Ever since the printing of the first novel, authors have imagined vast, impossible worlds filled with a myriad of fascinating characters. For many years these creations resided only in the minds of readers. Then came the question: Could these worlds be made real? Not just real to the mind of the reader, but a literal world you could feel and enjoy? A whole new topic began to make its way into science fiction: virtual reality. Soon novels, films, and videogames began to explore the concept of what such a virtual world could be like and what consequences it could ...

Fact, Fiction, or Future: Deep Impact Technology

Fact, Fiction, or Future: Deep Impact

Introduction Have you ever attended an old fashioned shooting gallery? A staple of old time films and popular novels, this type of entertainment was a popular attraction at most carnivals. At the booth, a rifle is fired to destroy targets at various distances in a variety of shapes. Sometimes the targets move; especially hard to hit, these garner a great deal of satisfaction when successfully taken down. This is all good, clean fun, but did you realize that the earth itself is a target in the middle of a gigantic shooting gallery? Our planet is but one of countless asteroids, ...

Fact, Fiction, or Future: The Ringworld Hypothesis Technology

Fact, Fiction, or Future: The Ringworld Hypothesis

Introduction It has been called the game that sold the Xbox. When it released, Halo: Combat Evolved revolutionized the modern first person shooter genre and set the benchmark for many games that would follow. The titular “halo” of the name comes from a massive space station that is the setting of the game.  It is a megastructure shaped like a giant wedding ring. Halo with its grand scale, earthlike climate, and aura of mystery is one of the most familiar fictional locations of all time. However, is this just fiction? Could we build a halo ring? The Definition of BIG ...