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  • Bait and Switch: A Trick Used by Both Anglerfish and Evolutionists

    01/12/2012 9:17:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Jan. 2012 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    Bait and Switch: A Trick Used by Both Anglerfish and Evolutionists by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “Bait and switch” is one of the oldest tactics under the sun…or seawater. In it, a person (or creature) is lured by something desirable that is then switched out with something much less desirable, or even fatal. It is a fact of life in this fallen world—in the world of nature, in courts of law, and in evolutionary stories about origins. Bait and Switch in the World of Nature Consider the female anglerfish. These bony predators lure their prey with a...
  • This Just In: Everything Came From Nothing and if You Don’t Agree You Know Nothing

    01/11/2012 8:47:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Darwin's God ^ | 01/10/2012 | Cornelius Hunter
    Evolution professor Lawrence Krauss is now saying that the universe, and everything in it, came from nothing. Not only that, but there are probably billions and billions of universes that have spontaneously arisen. Occasionally a universe happens to have all the right properties for life to arise spontaneously within it, and that would be us. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Krauss, a theoretical physicist and head of The Origins Project at Arizona State University, is not the first evolutionist to defy the age-old wisdom that something does not come from nothing. World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking popularized the idea...
  • Diamond Weevil Studded with Advanced Technology

    01/06/2012 9:25:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-6-12 | Brian Thomas
    Diamond Weevil Studded with Advanced Technology by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Jan. 6, 2012 The diamond weevil, which makes its home in the Brazilian tropics, has a body studded with tiny, brilliant reflectors. Each one is like a diamond, reflecting different-colored light in shiny arrays. New research has probed the microstructure of these brilliant facets and discovered that the way they work is familiar—but the way they are made is not. These insect "diamonds" are not made of carbon like the diamonds in a jewelry store, but instead contain the same sugar-based molecules called chitin that comprise the rest of...
  • Old Earth Belief

    Have you ever been to a church that claimed that the earth is young? Have you ever felt pressured into believing in a young earth, even though you felt the scientific evidence was contrary to a young earth? Have you ever thought that in order to be a Christian, you had to deny science, and believe in young earth creation science? You are not alone. Many churches teach that the earth is young, and many require you to profess this belief through their statement of faith, which includes a world that was created in six 24-hour days. No, you are...
  • African Lungfish Has Scientists Rethinking 100's Of Millions Of Years Of Evolutionary History

    12/14/2011 10:13:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/14/2011 | Dina Spector
    A fish that uses its fins to walk across the floor is causing scientists to rethink the evolution of walking on land, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers at the University of Chicago observed an African lungfish using its pelvic fins "as hind legs to propel itself along the bottom of the tank," reports Victoria Gill and Jason Palmer at BBC News. This could mean that our ability to walk developed underwater—before creatures grew toes or limbs necessary to move on land—essentially rewriting hundreds of millions of years of...
  • Even Richard Dawkins is Right Sometimes (Is the Biblical story of Adam and Eve a myth?)

    11/29/2011 12:32:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 417 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 11/28/2011 | Paul Wallace
    For the last several months there has been a flurry of discussion—mostly online, of course—about the impossibility of a literal Adam & Eve (see, e.g., here and here and here). This ruling-out has been accomplished recently by the Human Genome Project, which indicates that anatomically modern humans emerged from primate ancestors about 100,000 years ago, from a population of something like 10,000. In short, science has confirmed what many of us already knew: there was not a literal first couple. So what else can we learn from this story? Plenty, it turns out. Peter Enns, a biblical scholar who blogs...
  • Cosmic Origins - Trailer

    11/18/2011 6:23:25 PM PST · by firerosemom · 18 replies
    Magis Institute for Reason and Faith ^ | Spring 2012 release | Magis Institute for Reason and Faith
    There is extensive evidence from physics for a beginning and fine-tuning of the universe. When the complementary nature of these insights is seen, it provides compelling evidence for a transcendent, intelligent Creator. Cosmic Origins features eight world-class physicists talking about modern physics and God. They include Nobel Laureate Arno Penzias (who discovered the background radiation from the Big Bang); Templeton Prize winners John Polkinghorne (Cambridge) and Michael Heller (Vatican Observatory); Owen Gingerich (Harvard); Lisa Randall (Harvard); Jennifer Wiseman (NASA); and narrated by Stephen Barr (University of Delaware).
  • Is the Wood Recently Found on Mt. Ararat from the Ark?

    11/16/2011 7:49:05 AM PST · by fishtank · 86 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | Nov. 9, 2011 | Andrew A. Snelling
    From the conclusion: "Conclusion If the wooden remains of the Ark were to be found on Mt. Ararat, then samples of that wood would be expected to yield C-14 dates of between 20,000 years and 50,000 years, consistent with the C-14 dates of pre-Flood wood found fossilized in the geologic record of the Flood. Even though the true age of such fossilized pre-Flood wood should be only 4,500 years or so old, around the date for the biblical Flood, these grossly inflated C-14 dates obtained in conventional radiocarbon dating laboratories are due to those laboratories ignoring the very much less...
  • DNA Study Contradicts Human/Chimp Common Ancestry

    11/15/2011 7:37:50 AM PST · by fishtank · 29 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-15-2011 | Brian Thomas
    DNA Study Contradicts Human/Chimp Common Ancestry by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Nov. 15, 2011 Evolutionary biologists argue that since human and chimp DNA are nearly identical, both species must have evolved from a common ancestor. However, creation scientists have pointed out that their DNA is, in fact, very dissimilar. The vast majority of each species' DNA sequence is not genes, but instead regulated gene expression. A new report unmistakably confirmed that the regulatory DNA of humans is totally different from that of chimps, revealing no hint of common ancestry. Biologist John F. McDonald, of the Georgia Institute of Technology's School...
  • Dinosaurs Ate Rice by Brian Thomas

    11/04/2011 8:18:59 AM PDT · by fishtank · 110 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 | Brian Thomas
    Dinosaurs Ate Rice by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Nov. 4, 2011 Just what did dinosaurs eat? One way researchers are finding out is by studying coprolites, or fossilized dinosaur dung. And as it turns out, some dinosaurs ate rice plants. But if flowering plants like rice did not evolve until millions of years after dinosaurs lived—as evolution maintains—how could dinosaurs have eaten them? Some coprolites contain phytoliths, which are uniquely shaped microscopic crystals manufactured by various plant tissues. Most phytoliths are made of silicon dioxide, the same chemical that comprises sand. Scientists examining these tiny grains can often discern from...
  • Mercury's Fading Magnetic Field Fits Creation Model

    10/26/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 173 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-26-2011 | Brian Thomas
    Mercury's Fading Magnetic Field Fits Creation Model by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Oct. 26, 2011 Planets, including the earth, generate magnetic fields that encompass the space around them. Observations have shown that, like earth's, the planet Mercury's magnetic field is rapidly breaking down, and NASA's Messenger spacecraft confirmed that again earlier this year. If the planets in the solar system are billions of years old, why do these magnetic fields still exist? In 1974 and 1975, the Mariner 10 spacecraft measured Mercury's magnetic field strength with its onboard magnetometer and sent the data to earth. The astronomers analyzing the data...
  • The Question of Origins and the 2012 Presidential Election

    09/17/2011 7:52:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Classical Conversations ^ | 09/17/2011 | Jonathan Bartlett
    In the last few months, in the run-up to the Republican primary, the press (and others) have made quite a bit of noise about the beliefs of the candidates on the issue of evolution. The goal of this post is to elucidate why the question of origins is important within politics at all. Even more so, my hope is that this will help parents understand and teach the practical consequences of our beliefs within everyday life. It may seem to some people that the position of a political candidate on an issue like evolution is like asking them what their...
  • Evolution Needs to Evolve

    09/16/2011 1:37:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Specator ^ | 09/16/2011 | By Hal G.P. Colebatch
    Professor of Atheism Richard Dawkins grows increasingly shrill. His outbursts include the following, not very recent, but typical: __________________________________ It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that). __________________________________ You can, of course, make any point you like providing you don't care about first premises. One thing which evidently fails to enter Professor Dawkins' mental universe is the idea -- accepted by many scientists -- that the theory of evolution is broadly correct, but as an...
  • Darwin's Sacred Imposter: The Illusion That Natural Selection Operates on Organisms

    09/01/2011 4:59:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2011 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. *
    Darwin's Sacred Imposter: The Illusion That Natural Selection Operates on Organisms by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * "Suppose in July 1969 two men watched the Saturn V rocket launch the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. One marveled at the power of nature’s cosmic siphon acting on the rocket to lift it off the pad and accelerate it upward. The other said that liftoff was actually caused by a natural phenomenon called “natural projection” that was inevitable if compressed combustible fuels were released and ignited in a cone, directing violently expanding gases downward with sufficient thrust to lift the...
  • Theologian (Robert McCabe): Genesis means what it says!

    08/29/2011 10:56:00 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    creation.com ^ | Featured article today, but from June 2010 | J. Sarfati
    Robert V. McCabe, M.Div., Th.M., Th.D., earned his Th.D. degree at Grace Theological Seminary in 1985 in Old Testament Languages and Literature. He joined the faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983 as head of the Old Testament department, and he became Registrar in 1987. One of the OT classes he teaches at DBTS is Biblical Creationism, and he has conducted several seminars on biblical creation in local churches in the Detroit area. I first heard about Dr Bob McCabe upon seeing a very thorough defence of a straightforward understanding of Genesis, including in-depth studies of the original Hebrew.1...
  • Christian Professor Claims Genetics Disproves Historical Adam

    08/27/2011 10:07:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-26-11 | Brian Thomas
    National Public Radio recently interviewed Trinity Western University biologist Dennis Venema, who stated his belief that humans did not descend from Adam and Eve.1 Venema, an evangelical evolutionist, claimed that genetics studies show "there is no way we can be traced back to a single couple."2 Do the data really contradict the biblical account of human history? "Given the genetic variation of people today, [Venema] says scientists can't get that [starting] population size below 10,000 people at any time in our evolutionary history," NPR reported.2 But this claim fails for three reasons. First, it relies on the presumption of "evolutionary...
  • NH Mother Uses Child as a Prop to Question Rick Perry on Evolution

    08/18/2011 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Michael Falcone,Arlette Saenz - The Note
    Among the protestors at this morning's meet and greet in Portsmouth, N.H., a mother used her child as a prop to confront Rick Perry about his beliefs on evolution and science. The mother pushed her son towards Perry and insisted he ask the governor about the age of the earth. "How old do I think the earth is? You know what, I don't have any idea," Perry said. "I know it's pretty old so it goes back a long long way. I'm not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is." While Perry was...
  • Rick Perry Answers the Dreaded "Evolution" Question (Mentions holes in the Theory of Evolution)

    08/09/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Evolution News ^ | 08/09/2011 | David Klinghoffer
    Governor Rick Perry on evolution, in an interview with the Associated Press: "There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn't happen by accident and a creator put this in place. Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I'm not going to tell you that I've got the answers to that. I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there's enough holes in the theory...
  • Testimonies of Scientists Who Believe the Bible

    08/09/2011 7:23:55 AM PDT · by Sopater · 34 replies
    Testimonies of Scientists Who Believe the Bible Aug/08/11 20:55 Filed in: Evolution | Evidences August 9, 2011 (Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org; for instructions about subscribing and unsubscribing or changing addresses, see the information paragraph at the end of the article) -High Schools, colleges, and universities typically teach only one theory of origins, that being evolution, and the students are not presented with a creationist or even an Intelligent Design viewpoint. In fact, they are often given the idea that no true scientist today is a creationist. When the National Academy...
  • Stephen Hawking Explains Spontaneous Creation in Discovery Channel Series

    08/04/2011 2:02:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2011 | Fionna Agomuoh |
    Stephen Hawking is squaring off with God, saying that God did not have a hand in creating the universe and that the "laws of science" can explain how the universe created itself from nothing. In the premiere episode of The Discovery Channel’s latest series "Curiosity," set for Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, Hawking takes on the question: "Is There a Creator?" Hawking, who has done extensive research on several contentious topics such as time travel, parallel universes and black holes, says that God was not necessary for the creation of the universe. He proposes that it is possible that the...
  • What's your opinion about teaching the theory of evolution in public schools? (Freep this poll!)

    07/30/2011 9:55:01 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 97 replies
    KIII-TV ^ | 07/30/11
    What's your opinion about teaching the theory of evolution in public schools? Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far: Evolution should be taught in public schools. 39% Evolution should be taught along with creationism. 33% Creationism should be taught, not evolution. 24% I don't know.
  • And God Created North Dakota .

    07/29/2011 3:59:44 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 8 replies
    bible ^ | 1/1/1 | Archangel Michael
    God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired, "Where have you been?" God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made." Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?" "It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance." "Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused." God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity...
  • Science stunner! 'Missing link' for 150 years and now it isn't?

    07/29/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 07/29/2011 | Bob Unruh
    A fossil touted since the time of Charles Darwin as the "missing link" between dinosaurs and birds is likely just a dinosaur, scientists have admitted in a new report in the journal Nature.. The proposal to reclassify the specimen Archaeopteryx, which has been presented since its discovery in 1861 as a key transitional link, highlights the shifting sands on which much of evolutionary theory is based, according to one expert in the field. David Menton of Answers in Genesis has a Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University, taught anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine, lectured in anatomy, was...
  • God Particle, the Higgs Boson, Could Be Found in 2012

    07/27/2011 1:31:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 26, 2011 | John Heilprin
    Scientists hoping to puzzle out how the Universe began will find a long-sought theoretical particle — or rule out that it exists — by the end of 2012, the director of the world's largest atom smasher predicted Monday. Rolf Heuer, director of the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva, said his confidence was based on the latest findings from the $10 billion proton collider under the Swiss-French border. "I would say we can settle the question, the Shakespearean question — 'to be or not to be' — end of next year," he told reporters at a major physics conference in...
  • Chris Christie: My opinion on evolution? “None of your business”

    05/14/2011 12:49:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2011 | Allahpundit
    I guess that delegation from Iowa can cancel their trip. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it’s “none of your business” whether he believes in evolution, creationism or intelligent design…On Thursday morning, at a press conference in Jersey City recognizing the St. Anthony’s High School basketball team, ranked no. 1 in the country, Christie again said it should be a “local decision” whether to teach creationism along with the state-approved curriculum. He said there was no consensus on teaching creationism, whereas evolution is part of the curriculum because there is a consensus. When I posted this item in Headlines, there...
  • The conundrum of atheism

    04/26/2011 6:46:33 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 28 replies
    PointMan ^ | 04/26/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    I got to thinking while driving last night about atheists, atheism and why they tend to get so animated about nothing. After all, God doesn't exist, right?
  • Why God Created the Universe—For Good Friday

    04/22/2011 10:20:47 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 4/22/2011 | John Piper
    On the panel at The Gospel Coalition I was asked how my preaching may have become more Christocentric over the years. Here’s the summary of my answer. My devotion to the truth that God magnifies himself in all that he does has been increasingly refined in a Christ-centered direction. I have been driven in this direction by a cluster of insights. 1. The apex of God’s display of his own glory is the display of his grace. “God predestined . . . according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace” (Ephesians 1:5–6)....
  • New York Times Book Review: How Evolution Explains Altruism

    04/10/2011 5:01:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/10/2011
    What do colon cancer, ant colonies, language and global warming have in common? This might sound like the front end of a joke, but in fact it’s a serious challenge to the standard view of evolution. Martin A. Nowak, the director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard, has devoted a brilliant career to showing that Darwin, and particularly his followers, batted only two for three. Random mutation and natural selection have indeed been powerful motors for change in the natural world — the struggle for existence pitting the fit against the fitter in a hullabaloo of rivalry. But...
  • Basics of the Reformed Faith: In the Beginning–God

    03/09/2011 5:33:21 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Valiant for Truth ^ | 3 / 9 / 2011 | Kim Riddlebarger
    In the Beginning–God The Bible opens with a remarkable statement in Genesis 1:1– “In the Beginning, God . . .” This simple assertion is packed with meaning. Some of the most fundamental truths of the Christian faith are found in this short declaration, and it is important to give them due consideration. The first thing this passage tells us is that before anything was created, God already was. In fact, God always was, without beginning or end. Since God alone is uncreated, we speak of him as eternal. God exists before time itself, and is not bound by the succession...
  • The Old Song...Revelation 4

    03/03/2011 1:56:50 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.(Revelation 4:9-11)The Apostle John has been ushered into the very center of reality, the throne room of Almighty God. God is there,...
  • Gov. Branstad(Ia) Talks Small Business Creation

    02/22/2011 10:10:31 AM PST · by Son House · 7 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Feb 21, 2011 | KTTC.com
    MASON CITY, IA (KTTC) -- Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad, made a stop in Mason City Monday afternoon to talk about his plan to create more jobs in the state, but what will it take to create a healthier business climate? The tour was part of the Governor's election promise to bring more jobs to Iowa, he said it's a necessity because more than 106,000 people are unemployed. In a recent poll, commissioned by the Des Moines Register, 75% of people polled said they're skeptical he'd be able to create 200-thousand some jobs within the span of five years. Governor Branstad...
  • Catholic Dogma and Teaching on Creation, [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    02/20/2011 2:58:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic Dogma and Teaching on Creationand the 1909 Pontifical Biblical Commission on Genesis Catholic Dogma and Teaching on Creation and the Fall And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them....And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth:...
  • When is it acceptable to discriminate against evolution sceptics?

    02/18/2011 8:40:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/16/2011 | James Hannam
    Dr Martin Gaskell is a respected expert on supermassive black holes and a long-serving research fellow at the University of Texas. In 2007, Dr Martin Gaskell applied for the position of director at the new MacAdam student observatory at the University of Kentucky. He stood "breathtakingly above the other applicants in background and experience" according to the chairman of the selection panel, but he did not get the job. Unsurprisingly, he sued. It is not controversial to state that English-born Gaskell is a devout Christian. He has also said that he is sceptical about certain aspects of evolutionary theory and...
  • A Nationwide Day for Honoring Charles Darwin, but Handled With Caution

    02/16/2011 10:13:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/16/2011 | Amy Harmon
    There was trepidation on both sides when a squadron of biologists set out to celebrate Darwin Day in rural America during the weekend. The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, N.C., which instigated the road trip in the name of scientific outreach, first held a workshop where seven of its Ph.D.’s staged role-playing games and practiced debunking misconceptions about evolution without sounding confrontational. The group’s small-town hosts took their own precautions. A high school principal in Ringgold, Va., sent out permission slips so parents could opt out of sending their children to the event (two did). A museum vice president...
  • Taking Physicist Stephen Barr to Task for His Mischaracterizing Saint Augustine's Stance ...

    02/12/2011 2:14:52 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 20 replies
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 2-12-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    In this post I take Physicist Stephen Barr to task for his misquoting Saint Augustine's position on the dating of God's creation -- e.g., old or young earth" The problem with Dr. Barr’s summation is that he has failed to take into account that people’s views on matters change over time. For instance, R.C. Sproul (evangelical scholar, professor, and President of Ligonier Ministries) mentioned that through most of his teaching career he accepted the old-age position. However, late in his career he changed his position to that of the young earth creationists. For most of my teaching career, I considered...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Evolution

    01/27/2011 6:49:36 AM PST · by Sopater · 147 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | Jan. 27, 2011
    Tom Ritter, who taught physics and chemistry for over a decade, has filed a federal lawsuit against The Blue Mountain School District in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (13:11 – CV – 116), where he resides. This same district that rendered the infamous Kitzmiller decision in 2005. The argument presented in full: Evolution is Unscientific "The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity." -- Richard Dawkins, famous Atheist Biology studies organisms. It can also explain how organisms got that way, but...
  • The Case of the Christian Astronomer

    01/19/2011 3:39:10 PM PST · by careyb · 19 replies
    Gawker ^ | 1/19/11 | Gawker
    Martin Gaskell is an astronomer who studies quasars. He's also a Christian who questions evolution. The University of Kentucky decided not to hire him at least partly because of his religious views. Now Gaskell's won a settlement over it. Good.
  • Mohler takes on 'theistic evolution'

    01/16/2011 4:09:10 PM PST · by balch3 · 1,732 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | January 13, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist seminary president and evolution opponent has turned sights on "theistic evolution," the idea that evolutionary forces are somehow guided by God. Albert Mohler Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote an article in the Winter 2011 issue of the seminary magazine labeling attempts by Christians to accommodate Darwinism "a biblical and theological disaster." Mohler said being able to find middle ground between a young-earth creationism that believes God created the world in six 24-hour days and naturalism that regards evolution the product of random chance "would resolve a great cultural and...
  • The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/06/2011 2:09:41 PM PST · by JosephJames · 3 replies
    Spiritual Food ^ | January 6, 2011 | Fr. Joseph Dwight
    God created the universe, which moves like a huge precise clock. The universe was above all created for the King of the Universe, Jesus Christ, and secondarily for human beings. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM has fascinated many for centuries. For millennia, believers, scoffers and the curious have wondered at the Biblical account of the Star. The Bible recounts unusual, or even impossible astronomical events at Christ's birth. For many doubters, the account of the Star is easily dismissed as myth. For many believers, it is a mystery accepted on faith. But what happens if we combine current historical scholarship, astronomical...
  • God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope Benedict

    01/06/2011 12:57:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/06/2011 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – God's mind was behind complex scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident, Pope Benedict said on Thursday. "The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said on the day Christians mark the Epiphany, the day the Bible says the three kings reached the site where Jesus was born by following a star. "Contemplating it (the universe) we are invited to read something profound into it: the wisdom of the creator, the inexhaustible creativity...
  • God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope

    01/06/2011 6:32:35 AM PST · by starlifter · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 6, 2011 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – God's mind was behind complex scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident, Pope Benedict said on Thursday. "The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said on the day Christians mark the Epiphany, the day the Bible says the three kings reached the site where Jesus was born by following a star.
  • What Creation Awaits...Romans 8

    What Creation Awaits…Romans 8 Posted on January 1, 2011 by billrandles For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God..(Romans 8:20-22)A christian, as we have seen, is a man who lives between two Ages. The present evil age is an age of sin, death, decay, and weakness. But we have been...
  • Gallup Poll: 4 in 10 Americans still hold creationist views

    12/20/2010 7:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 418 replies · 23+ views
    Science on MSNBC ^ | 12/19/2010
    If you're in a room of 100 people, odds are likely about 40 think God created humans about 10,000 years ago, part of a philosophy called creationism, according to a Gallup poll reported Friday (Dec. 17). That number is slightly lower than in years past and down from a high of 47 percent in both 1993 and 1999. And 38 percent of Americans, the poll estimates, believe God guided the process that brought humans from "cavemen" to today's incarnation over millions of years, while 16 percent think humans evolved over millions of years, without any divine intervention. This secular view,...
  • Earth: Rock of Ages or Young Planet?

    12/15/2010 5:17:34 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 311 replies · 1+ views
    Inspire Tomorrow ^ | Dec. 15, 2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day.” (Exodus 20:11a KJV) According to evolutionary scientists, the earth is over 4 billion years old; but Biblical chronology dates the age of the earth at about 6,000 years. In an attempt to reconcile the two extreme positions, many creation scientists have used 2 Peter 3:8 to state that the six days mentioned in the Genesis account were not literal 24-hour days. However, if we used the “a day is as a thousand years” formula, we would have...
  • Astronomer claims he lost University of Kentucky job because of faith

    12/13/2010 11:18:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 219 replies · 3+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 12/13/2010 | Peter Smith
    An astronomer is suing the University of Kentucky, claiming he was denied a job running its observatory because of his Christian faith. Martin Gaskell was once considered the leading candidate to be the founding director of the observatory, opened in 2008. The Courier-Journal reports that a trial has been set for Feb. 8 after a federal judge ruled Gaskell has the right to a jury trial. Gaskell argues that the school discriminated against him because he had given lectures in the past discussing astronomy and the Bible and his questions about the theory of evolution, even though he accepts it....
  • Creationism Par Excellence

    12/12/2010 6:29:34 PM PST · by jdlevy95 · 10 replies
    chabad.org ^ | 1961 | Rabbi Menachem Schneerson
    In 1961, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, and Professor Cyril Domb exchanged correspondence on the subject of Torah and Science. Professor Domb was a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University from 1952 to 1954 and professor of theoretical physics at King's College, London, from 1954 to 1981. From 1981 to 1989, Domb was professor of physics at Bar-Ilan University, and remains professor emeritus there. He is also president of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. He now lives in Israel.
  • Biblical Creation: Religious Myth or Historical Narrative?

    12/08/2010 8:24:38 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 34 replies
    www.inspriretomorrow.com ^ | 12/8/2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    Mention the Bible in a room of people, and there will be numerous views on it. Some will consider it a bunch of stories written by men who wished to make a moral point. Others will view it as God’s religious guidebook for life. Yet others will accept it as the literal, written word of God Himself. How the Bible is viewed becomes especially important when looking at the Genesis account of creation. Can we trust that what was recorded in Genesis is an actual historical narrative? Or is it just a religious myth? None of us were there as...
  • Biblical Creation: Religious Myth or Historical Narrative?

    12/08/2010 8:24:17 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 2 replies
    www.inspriretomorrow.com ^ | 12/8/2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    Mention the Bible in a room of people, and there will be numerous views on it. Some will consider it a bunch of stories written by men who wished to make a moral point. Others will view it as God’s religious guidebook for life. Yet others will accept it as the literal, written word of God Himself. How the Bible is viewed becomes especially important when looking at the Genesis account of creation. Can we trust that what was recorded in Genesis is an actual historical narrative? Or is it just a religious myth? None of us were there as...
  • This Existed? New Creationism Theme Park Plans To Put Dinosaurs On Noah’s Ark

    12/03/2010 9:40:21 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/03/2010 | Ray Rahman
    Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced that his state’s Creationism Museum will soon be joined by a creationism theme park named “Ark Encounter,” making Kentucky the unofficial creationism capital of our 6,000-year-old world. Some of the “edutainment” promised by the park include a Walled City, a Tower of Babel, and a “500-foot-long wooden replica of Noah’s Ark” that, as was revealed in the press conference, will feature dinosaurs. A representative from Answers in Genesis, the group that will operate the theme park, stepped in yesterday when Gov. Beshear was asked by a reporter, “Will there be dinosaurs on the Ark?”...
  • The Origin of Man: Made in Whose Image?

    12/01/2010 7:50:12 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Inspire Tomorrow ^ | 12/01/2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26a, 17 KJV) According to the Theory of Evolution, man evolved from primates about 5 million years ago. In high school biology class we were taught about fossils and science’s search for the “missing link,” the point where apes became human. However, it’s been 120 years since Darwin penned his theory, and the fossil record – which is now fairly complete – has yet to...