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  • Storming Young-Earth Creationism ( is Genesis 1 the only text at issue?)

    05/10/2009 8:21:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies · 2,089+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 4/30/2009 | Marcus R. Ross
    In The Bible, Rocks and Time (IVP Academic), geologists and Reformed Christians Davis Young and Ralph Stearley try to convince young-earth creationists (YECs) to abandon their position. First, they argue that the Creation account in Genesis 1 need not be understood as a historical narrative documenting the creation of the universe and its inhabitants in six normal (rotational) days. Second, they argue that the data from geology point unwaveringly to a planet of exceedingly ancient age. I particularly appreciated Young and Stearley's historical overview of church beliefs on Genesis and Creation. Their careful documentation puts to rest the claims of...
  • Chris Matthews Attacks Pence and Conservatives on Belief in Science (Rush)

    05/06/2009 3:56:09 PM PDT · by mnehring · 37 replies · 2,201+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, I got some sound bites here with Chris Matthews and Mike Pence last night.  I want to play these for you because it's very instructive about what the liberal media is attempting to do to Republicans: portray Republicans as anti-science; portray Republicans as not believing in evolution, only believe in creationism; blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  I play this Matthews stuff for you because I don't think it's just Matthews.  Normally I won't give a hoot, but I think this is a template that the left has come up with and that they're going...
  • Student Wins Suit After Teacher Says Creationism 'Superstitious Nonsense'

    05/05/2009 10:26:46 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 57 replies · 2,076+ views
    FOXnews ^ | 04 May 2009 | AP
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A federal judge ruled that a public high school history teacher violated the First Amendment when he called creationism "superstitious nonsense" during a classroom lecture.
  • Student Wins Suit After Teacher Says Creationism 'Superstitious Nonsense'

    05/04/2009 3:31:47 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 860+ views
    foxnews ^ | May 04, 2009
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A federal judge has ruled that a history teacher at a Southern California public high school violated the First Amendment when he called creationism "superstitious nonsense" during a classroom lecture.
  • Creating an insult to intelligence (another misrepresentation of Intelligent Design)

    04/29/2009 7:56:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 738+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 4/29/2009 | Melanie Phillips
    Listening to the Today programme this morning, I was irritated once again by yet another misrepresentation of Intelligent Design as a form of Creationism. In an item on the growing popularity of Intelligent Design, John Humphrys interviewed Professor Ken Miller of Brown University in the US who spoke on the subject last evening at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge. Humphrys suggested that Intelligent Design might be considered a kind of middle ground between Darwinism and Creationism. Miller agreed but went further, saying that Intelligent Design was nothing more than an attempt to repackage good old-fashioned Creationism and make it more palatable....
  • The Multiverse Problem

    04/11/2009 9:31:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 1,047+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 3/30/09 | Nathan Schneider
    Is theoretical physics becoming the next battleground in the culture wars? Not according to some theologians and scientists.People have long sought after a theory of everything, even when they had nothing but their five senses as tools of measurement. In the 6th century BCE Thales asserted that all matter is made of water; Anaximenes responded that itÂ’s all air. Parmenides a century later concluded with exacting proofs that everything we see is an illusion and that reality really consists of a single, unchanging sphere. Today, scientists are once again looking beyond the pale of measurable time and space to answer...
  • Papal preacher says intelligent design is truth of faith, not science (Catholic Caucus)

    03/16/2009 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 826+ views
    cns ^ | 03.13.09 | cindy wooden
    Affirming the reality of an intelligent design for the creation and development of the universe is not a scientific theory, but a statement of faith, said the preacher of the papal household. Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, offering a Lenten meditation to Pope Benedict XVI and top Vatican officials March 13, said the controversy that has arisen between scientists supporting evolution and religious believers promoting creationism or intelligent design is due mainly to a confusion between scientific theory and the truths of faith. The intelligent-design theory asserts that the development and evolution of life is such a hugely complex process that...
  • Do These Mysterious Stones Mark The Site Of The Garden Of Eden?

    02/27/2009 9:47:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 122 replies · 4,668+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 27, 2009
    Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden? By TOM COX For the old Kurdish shepherd, it was just another burning hot day in the rolling plains of eastern Turkey. Following his flock over the arid hillsides, he passed the single mulberry tree, which the locals regarded as 'sacred'. The bells on his sheep tinkled in the stillness. Then he spotted something. Crouching down, he brushed away the dust, and exposed a strange, large, oblong stone. The man looked left and right: there were similar stone rectangles, peeping from the sands. Calling his dog to heel,...
  • 7 Major "Missing Links" Since Darwin

    03/01/2009 5:30:40 AM PST · by Salman · 195 replies · 5,128+ views
    National Geographic ^ | March 2009 | Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation
    For the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 2009), National Geographic News asked leading scientists for their picks of the most important fossils that show evolution in action ...
  • Results from nationwide poll (Overwhelming support for teaching both sides of Evolution debate)

    02/19/2009 4:06:47 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 227 replies · 4,824+ views
    Zogby International ^ | February 3, 2009
    Narrative Summary 4. Would you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that teachers and students should have the academic freedom to discuss both the strengths and weaknesses of evolution as a scientific theory? (Click excerpt link for responses) 5. Charles Darwin wrote that when considering the evidence for his theory of evolution, “…a fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with Darwin’s statement? (Click excerpt link for responses) 6. I am going...
  • The Transformation of a Young-Earth Creationist

    02/18/2009 3:30:46 PM PST · by DallasMike · 103 replies · 3,473+ views
    Science in Christian Perspective ^ | June 2000 | Glenn R. Morton
    I became a Christian in my sophomore year of college. The people who had led me to the Lord immediately began my discipleship. They taught me to evangelize and they taught me what they felt a Christian should believe. But most importantly they were a loving family of believers which was a welcome oasis for someone like me whose home life had been less than familial. Thus, when I was told that Christians must believe in a young-earth and a global flood, I went along willingly. I believed. Being a physics major in college I had not taken any geology...
  • Old-Earth Creationism: A Heretical Belief?

    02/17/2009 8:38:53 AM PST · by mnehring · 55 replies · 1,720+ views
    Ken Ham is an ardent young-earth creationist. As president of Answers in Genesis, he generates a steady stream of articles critiquing the old-earth view. Although I disagree with most of his assertions, I respect his right to express them. However, Ham’s article, “The god of an old earth,”1. crosses the line of amicable debate. By declaring “the god of an old earth cannot be the God of the Bible” and “the god of an old earth destroys the Gospel,” he is accusing old-earth creationists of heresy. Disagreements in the body of Christ are inevitable. And history has shown debate in...
  • The Sunset of Darwinism

    02/15/2009 12:19:49 PM PST · by GonzoII · 77 replies · 869+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Thursday, February 12 2009 | Julio Loredo
    The Sunset of Darwinism Written by Julio Loredo    Thursday, February 12 2009 Praised until recently as dogma, Darwin’s theory of evolution is now fading away, discredited by the same science that bore its poisoned fruit. Instead, the Christian vision of a supernatural design is being increasingly affirmed. “Evolution is now a datum proven beyond any reasonable doubt and no longer a theory, it’s not even worth taking the trouble to discuss it.” This is what a spokesman proclaimed at the Festival of Science held in Genoa in November 2005, thereby neglecting a very important aspect of modern science—the need...
  • Louisiana is reaping what it sowed — repercussions of the 2008 LA Science Education Act

    02/14/2009 4:10:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 117 replies · 2,621+ views
    Louisiana Coalition for Science ^ | February 14, 2009 | Barbara Forrest
    The repercussions that were expected from the Louisiana legislature’s passage and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing of the creationist 2008 LA Science Education Act have begun. Louisiana taxpayers and schoolchildren are now reaping what the legislature and governor have sowed: the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, one of the nation’s leading scientific societies, is boycotting Louisiana.
  • Darwin at 200: A Liberator Like Lincoln

    02/12/2009 7:12:54 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 15 replies · 522+ views
    by Edward Hudgins February 12, 2009 -- Of the two famous men born on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln is the one known as a political liberator. But the other man, Charles Darwin, also deserves recognition on the bicentennial of his birth for his own form of Emancipation Proclamation. Darwin’s Origin of Species was published in 1859 and set forth the thesis that the various kinds of living organisms were not fixed and eternal but, rather, evolved from other, often less complex organisms over millions of years. In the century and a half that followed, this discovery has had a...
  • The Vatican claims Darwin's theory of evolution is compatible with Christianity

    02/11/2009 10:07:55 AM PST · by wafflehouse · 148 replies · 1,748+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1:52PM GMT 11 Feb 2009 | Chris Irvine
    Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said while the Church had been hostile to Darwin's theory in the past, the idea of evolution could be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Santa Croce University in Rome, added that 4th century theologian St Augustine had "never heard the term evolution, but knew that big fish eat smaller fish" and forms of life had been transformed "slowly over time". Aquinas made similar observations in the Middle Ages. ...
  • Vatican endorses Darwin, slights intelligent design - Creationism is a cultural phenomenon ...

    02/11/2009 10:04:53 AM PST · by js1138 · 64 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Register ^ | 11th February 2009 13:02 GMT | Joe Fay
    The Vatican gave the Creationist lobby a left right sign of the cross today, announcing it would stage a conference on Darwinism next month and declaring that it was one of the Fathers of the Church that thought up the idea in the first place. At one point the conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University wasn't going to give Creationism or Intelligent Design a hearing at all. But apparently the organisers have relented, and will consider Intelligent Design as a "cultural phenomenon" rather than as a valid scientific theory, giving US-based IDers the chance to be smirked at by a...
  • The Appropriate Place for Religion in the Intelligent Design Debate

    02/07/2009 8:14:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 464+ views
    Awaken Generation ^ | December 19, 2008 | Ron Carlson
    This past weekend I was speaking on the Intelligent Design vs. Evolution debate. After my lecture a student approached me and asked, “Mr. Carlson, when I tried to defend Intelligent Design in my public school science class, my teacher asked me, ‘which version of Intelligent Design are you talking about? Christian? Native American? Hindu?’ He went on to say to me, ‘If you want to talk about Intelligent Design, you can’t avoid having to give equal time to everybody’s story of creation. This is why it’s best to leave religion out of the science classes.’ Well, I didn’t know how...
  • Texas Governor Perry Reappoints Creationist As Head of Education

    02/07/2009 10:04:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies · 1,403+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | February 6, 2009 | Charles Johnson
    ...Apparently, in Texas you can be astoundingly dishonest and advocate teaching pseudo-science to children, and still be reappointed to a job you’re not remotely qualified to hold...
  • Charles Darwin, Abolitionist

    02/01/2009 2:48:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 1,128+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2009 | Christopher Benfey
    ...Two arresting new books, timed to co­incide with Darwin’s 200th birthday, make the case that his epochal achievement in Victorian England can best be under­stood in relation to events — involving neither tortoises nor finches — on the other side of the Atlantic. Both books confront the touchy subject of Darwin and race head on; both conclude that Darwin, despite the pernicious spread of “social Darwinism” (the notion, popularized by Herbert Spencer, that human society progresses through the “survival of the fittest”), was no racist...