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  • Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic

    03/14/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 2014 | James Johnson
    Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their lives.” With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths. Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of God’s creation (and...
  • Circular Intronic RNAs Defy Junk DNA Dogma (article)

    10/15/2013 10:51:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Circular Intronic RNAs Defy Junk DNA Dogma by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A completely new category of circular RNAs has been discovered, adding another layer of amazing complexity to human genetics. These circular RNAs are formed from the intron regions inside a gene that were once thought to be nothing but junk DNA.1 Genes in plants and animals are copied (transcribed) into messenger RNA molecules (mRNAs) that are subsequently processed to remove segments that do not end up in the mature RNA transcript. The gene regions that remain in the final coding RNA transcript correspond to regions in the genetic...
  • Global Warming...and Gaseous Dinosaurs (if the Dinosaurs can do it....?)

    09/27/2013 3:53:17 AM PDT · by kimtom · 68 replies
    http://www.apologeticspress.org ^ | 7/1/2012 | Eric Lyons, M.Min
    According to evolutionary theory’s assumption-based dating methods and circular reasoning (see DeYoung, 2005), for well over 100 million years large sauropod dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Antetonitrus allegedly lived more than 200 million years ago, Apatosaurus 150 million years ago, and Argentinosaurus 95 million years ago—about 30 million years before dinosaurs are said to have gone extinct. Note that these dinosaurs supposedly did not flourish on Earth for just hundreds or thousands of years, but for multiplied millions of years. Evolutionists contend that dinosaurs inhabited Earth at least 500 times longer than “modern humans.” Consider the connection between the vast time...
  • Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds (self-contradicting conclusions)

    08/12/2013 9:06:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 12, 2013 | Rob Waugh
    Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades. A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity” in 53 out of 63 studies. … Previous studies have tended to assume that intelligent people simply “know better”, the researchers write—but the reasons may be more complex. For instance, intelligent people are more likely to be married, and more likely to be successful in life—and this may mean they “need” religion less. …
  • How 'Junk DNA' Can Control Cell Development (Extra Programming is not junk..)

    08/04/2013 8:34:23 AM PDT · by equalator · 1 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8-2-2013
    Researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney's Centenary Institute have confirmed that, far from being "junk," the 97 per cent of human DNA that does not encode instructions for making proteins can play a significant role in controlling cell development. And in doing so, the researchers have unravelled a previously unknown mechanism for regulating the activity of genes, increasing our understanding of the way cells develop and opening the way to new possibilities
  • "Unlike Naturalists, You Creationists Have a Blind Faith"

    07/22/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT · by kimtom · 79 replies
    www.apologeticspress.org ^ | 7/1/2013 | Jeff Miller, Ph.D.
    We openly grant that the accusation represented by the title of this article is true, at least for many individuals today. But not for all. “Blind Faith”—Many Have It What is “blind faith”? What is meant by the accusation? The idea behind “blind faith” is that a person chooses to believe in something or someone (namely, God) without any supporting evidence. The portrait painted in our minds is that of a person who puts on a blindfold and steps up to a ledge. He cannot see what is beyond the ledge. He has no idea how far down the drop...
  • Christianity Gave Birth to Science

    08/12/2013 5:04:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 32 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 5 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Science is the systematic application of a logico-empiricist method to look at and understand things, and was born in Christian Europe first with the Scholastic philosophy and then with Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon and Galileo Galilei. The necessary foundation for scientific research is the belief in one God that created a universe regulated by immutable laws which can be understood by man exactly because God's mind and man's are similar except in extent. The Christian God is a person. Galileo famously talked about the "book of nature", that scientists try to read, being written by God. This is possible...
  • How the Earth’s Surface Was Shaped

    07/14/2013 8:28:08 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 41 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 14, 2013 | Bob Ellis & Michael Oard
    Have you ever wondered how the diverse and wondrous features of our planet came to be the way we see them today? Living in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, I think about that a lot, especially on hikes. Materialists and evolutionists have their ideas about these things, and they usually involve millions and billions of years of slow change. If you believe the earth is 4.5 billion years old as such people claim (and there is really no solid scientific proof for such assertions), then some of their ideas make a certain sort of sense. But the Bible...
  • Can Quantum Mechanics Produce a Universe from Nothing?

    07/18/2013 10:36:09 AM PDT · by kimtom · 170 replies
    www.apologeticspress.org ^ | 2/1/2013 | Jeff Miller, Ph.D.
    According to the First Law of Thermodynamics, nothing in the Universe (i.e., matter or energy) can pop into existence from nothing (see Miller, 2013). All of the scientific evidence points to that conclusion. So, the Universe could not have popped into existence before the alleged “big bang” (an event which we do not endorse). Therefore, God must have created the Universe. One of the popular rebuttals by the atheistic community is that quantum mechanics could have created the Universe. In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed the idea of mass-energy equivalence, resulting in the famous equation, E = mc2 (1905). We now...
  • New Fossil Book Won't Showcase Obvious Catastrophe (article)

    06/20/2013 6:51:51 AM PDT · by fishtank · 365 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 17, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    New Fossil Book Won't Showcase Obvious Catastrophe by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Not just horses and fish, but—like a whole ancient zoo buried together—lizards, alligators, stingrays, snakes, squirrel varieties, bats, long-tailed turtles, lemur-like primates, birds, frogs, insects, and sycamore, palm, and fern leaves were all fossilized in Wyoming's Green River Formation. A new book showcasing some of the more spectacular fossils provides secularists another opportunity to reinforce their ideas about how these diverse creatures were encased in what became a giant rock formation. Commonsense observations refute their slow-and-gradual scenario, however, and point to a more violent explanation. Lance Grande collected...
  • Scientific Verification of the Genesis 10 Dispersion

    06/06/2013 11:26:44 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 6 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | June 7, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    Archaeology, linguistics, and genetics have demonstrated a Nilo-Saharan dispersion across a vast expanse of the global south extending from the Niger-Benue Trough to India during the Holocene Wet Period. I have termed this the “Afro-Asiatic Dominion.” It is older than the Vedic Age and the dominate religion diffused with the dispersion of Proto-Saharan and Kushite priests variously called O-piru, Apiru, Habiru (Hebrew) and Horite (Horim) in ancient texts. Tool evidence Discoveries made by Michael Petraglia, from the University of Cambridge, cast doubt on the theory that the volcanic eruption of Toba in Indonesia was catastrophic for humans living even great...
  • Blood and Crosses

    06/02/2013 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 8 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Alice C. Linsley
    Cultural anthropology and genetic studies shed light on the etiology of the association of blood and rebirth or resurrection. The anthropological, linguistic and genetic evidence indicates that Abraham's ancestors were Proto-Saharan, probably Nubians. Nubians have their own genetic marker which indicates migration from the sub-Sahara to the Nile and there has been virtually no immigration into the lower Nubia area from Asia according to the Y chromosome study done by Lucotte. Among the Nubians the sun was a central symbol of life and often shown as a red orb. This lent the additional association with the red eye of Horus....
  • Blue Stars Confirm Recent Creation

    09/01/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT · by lasereye · 102 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | September 2012 | Jason Lisle, Ph.D.
    Orion is one of the most well-known and easily recognized constellations of the winter sky. The three bright blue stars in Orion’s belt seem to draw our attention instantly.1 Such stars are a strong confirmation of the biblical timescale. Most stars generate energy by the process of nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in the stellar core. This is a very efficient power source. Theoretically, a star like the sun has enough hydrogen in its core to keep it burning for ten billion years. But that’s not the case with blue stars. Blue stars are always more massive than the...
  • Darwinists Wrong Again on Human Evolution

    08/16/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 70 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 16, 2012 | JP
    Paging Nicholas Wade. He’s the New York Times science writer who worships at the altar of Darwinism. Two years ago, he reported that biologists, led by Svante Paabo of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, had determined that Neanderthals mated with modern humans. That “scientific” finding provided a convenient explanation for what happened to humanity’s supposed ancestor: We interbred with them until they disappeared. Now comes a new study, reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the finding reported by Wade, were wrong. There was no mating, no “hybridization,” between Neanderthals and Homo...
  • Science points to God

    07/19/2012 5:48:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 63 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 7/12/12 | DAVE DENLINGER
    I appreciated the comments of Leroy Stucky (Western Front, June 28) defending the biblical view of the beginning of mankind, the world and the universe, otherwise known as creationism. Creationism will always be a very difficult doctrine to accept, as long as people exclude the supernatural influence and presence of an almighty God who, in my opinion, started the whole process. I have never read an issue of The American Spectator magazine, but recently at the library I happened to pick up the May 2012 issue. The magazine, I found out, is very conservative, but not necessary Christian. However, included...
  • Ever War: The Skulls of Chou Kou Tien, Part 1: The Fall

    06/17/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT · by wizkid · 8 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 06/17/2012 | WizKid
    On December 2, 1929, deep within a Chinese cavern, four scientists slid into a narrow chasm and discovered the site where the fall of man began nearly half a million years ago, where the original sin was committed. The crime scene that they uncovered was so vile that the artifacts were made to disappear and the implications covered up. While deep in our psyches we still retain a memory of this horror, our elites work to erode the customs developed over eons to keep the terror at bay. This is the fascinating story of these artifacts, the forty skulls of...
  • Scientific Fraud and Evolution

    04/20/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 20, 2012 | JP
    The scientific community is atwitter about recent reports documenting the sharp rise in retractions of articles published in scientific journals. To wit, The New York Times published a chart this week showing that such retractions have increased from a mere three instances in 2000 to a whopping 180 in 2009. The chart indicated that 235 of the articles retracted over that ten-year span were attributable to “scientific mistake.” Another 196 were attributable to “fraud or fabrication.” And the remaining 311 to “other.” That brings to mind what arguably is history’s most glaring example of scientific mistake, fraud and fabrication all...
  • The Week that Changed the World

    04/08/2012 9:12:02 AM PDT · by Errant · 3 replies
    The Hal Lindsey Report ^ | 6th April, 2011 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey describes the events that lead up to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and how the Jewish Passover foretold the event, unbenounced to the Jews. Great job by Hal and one of his best weekly reports.
  • Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says

    04/10/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | March 28, 2012 | Paul Hutchins
    ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Dead Sea Scrolls have long been considered words from God recorded by men under inspiration. Since their discovery they have been a source of great wonder and revelation for the faithful, and now an author is arguing in his new book that the Hubble telescope validates a passage from the scroll of Isaiah confirming God to be the energy source behind the Universe. The book retraces the history of the telescope, and is based on Hubble's discoveries made over the past two decades. It chronicles how Hubble has photographed the greatest cinematic...
  • People on Other Worlds

    04/09/2012 10:05:05 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 155 replies
    LDS.org ^ | April 1971 | Kent Nielsen
    Long before our God began his creations, he dwelt on a mortal world like ours, one of the creations that his Father had created for him and his brethren. He, with many of his brethren, was obedient to the principles of the eternal gospel. One among these, it is presumed, was a savior for them, and through him they obtained a resurrection and an exaltation on an eternal, celestial world. 8 Then they gained the power and godhood of their Father and were made heirs of all that he had, continuing his works and creating worlds of their own for...
  • Do you HATE Evolution? Black Student Throws a Fit in Florida Evolution Class

    03/22/2012 7:44:32 AM PDT · by Moseley · 321 replies · 5+ views
    Cure Socialism ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Here is evolution for you: http://upressonline.com/2012/03/fau-student-threatens-to-kill-professor-and-classmates/ This is very sad. And it seems crazy at first. BUT THINK ABOUT IT. It is obvious to me what is going on here. Yes, I am guessing / reading between the lines. But I think it is very clear. The class was being taught about EVOLUTION: A fellow classmate, Rachel Bustamante, was sitting behind Carr prior to her outburst and noticed she had been avoiding looking at the professor until 11:35 a.m. — that’s when she snapped. The classmate reported that Kajiura was discussing attraction between peacocks when Carr raised her hand to...
  • Vanity: Genesis As Science, Chapter 1

    03/18/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 146 replies
    03/18/2012 | EnglishCon
    A few people asked me to write this, after a couple of comments I made on another thread. The first few chapters of Genesis are, with minimal mental gymnastics, a clear and accurate statement of science, as we understand it today. I am not talking from any particular creed here. Though a Catholic, (and without any authority!), I am from a background of a devout Protestant and much less devout Jewish culture who is, like many people, simply looking for answers. My training was as a Biochemist, at a time when we were first starting to map the genome. So,...
  • Flood of Noah, Earthquakes

    01/06/2011 5:21:27 PM PST · by BrandtMichaels · 45 replies
    video.search.yahoo.com/video/ ^ | Sept. 17th, 2010 | Pastor Kevin Lea
    CalvaryChurchPO | September 17, 2010 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes Pastor Kevin Lea presents Dr. Walt Brown's Hydroplate Theory, examines the Genesis account of the flood and answers the questions: Where did the water comefrom? Where did it go? Where did the comets come from? ...and many other important questions.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Father Cantalamessa's 1st Advent Sermon: "The Christian Answer to Atheist Scientism"

    12/04/2010 11:04:18 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | DEC. 11, 2009 | Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa
    Father Cantalamessa's 1st Advent Sermon "The Christian Answer to Atheist Scientism" VATICAN CITY, DEC. 11, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is the Advent reflection delivered Friday by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled: "The Christian Answer to Atheist Scientistism." * * * "When I look at thy heavens, the moon and the stars, what is man?" (Psalm 8:4-5) The Christian Answer to Atheist Scientism The three meditations of this 2010 Advent are a small contribution to the need of the Church which led the Holy...
  • Is Religion Ridiculous?

    12/04/2010 9:43:37 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 30 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 4, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    In a recent post answering the anti-religious zealotry of Bill Maher’s documentary-style film Religulous, I concluded that the film’s topic is “the argument of our time.” That is to say, our political paradigm is founded upon our spiritual paradigm, how we define and perceive the nature of man. If you believe mankind to be the product of an ongoing, emergent, evolutionary process, then you will tend to believe that human consciousness can be applied to drive evolution in a favorable direction. This belief tends to metastase into an elevation of some men above others. Whether the basis for distinction is...
  • Sam Harris' new book “The Moral Landscape” — will science prescribe morals?

    10/04/2010 11:24:17 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | Oct 4, 2010 AD | Mariano
    ...keep in mind that as you consider Dr. Sam Harris’ prescriptions for morality that this is the very same Sam Harris, supposed champion of reason (and now science) who prescribed capital punishment for thought crime, Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them. He also blames deaths of the 6,000,000 Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust on…on the Jews themselves: The gravity of Jewish suffering over the ages, culminating in the Holocaust, makes it almost impossible to entertain any suggestion that Jews might have brought their troubles upon themselves. This...
  • Pioneer of Natural Family Planning is Dead

    10/05/2010 9:18:55 PM PDT · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/05/2010 | Tancred
    Despite his spectacular success he was held in scorn and discounted his entire life because of his Catholic Faith.(kreuz.net) The Austrian Doctor, Professor Dr. Josef Rötzer, died yesterday at 91 years of age. This was according to the old liberal website, 'kathweb.at'. Rötzer was born in Vienna on the 21st of March 1920.
  • Creation vs. Evolution: Why it Matters

    11/17/2010 9:34:52 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 156 replies
    Inspire Tomorrow ^ | Nov 15, 2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    Creation or Evolution? The very mention of the debate can make blood pressures rise, tempers flare, and strain the closest of relationships. Why is there such passion on both sides? When it comes right down to it, does it even matter what we believe on the subject? This may seem like just a point of differing perspectives on the origin of man; but if that were so, the battle wouldn’t rage as hotly as it does. It is about more than simple perspective. It is a life issue, for what a person believes about man’s origins forms the foundation of...
  • Who Is [Saint] Albert the Great?

    11/14/2010 8:46:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    AquinasandMore.com ^ | not given | AquinasandMore.com
    Who Is Albert the Great? On November 15th, the Church remembers Saint Albert the Great, who had become a name even in his own time due to his logic, philosophy, and advances of the sciences. St. Albert, who is also called Saint Albertus Magnus and Albert of Cologne, was a Dominican priest and a teacher, and has been declared a Doctor of the Church. He is the patron of medical technicians, philosophers, scientists, students, and students of theology. A Brief Biography Not much is known of Albert’s childhood and early education. He was born sometime between 1193 and 1206 at...
  • “Atheists Debate How Pushy to Be”

    10/22/2010 7:21:14 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Oct 18t, 2010 AD | Mariano
    Full story posted in parts: Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • Prayer And Effort At Work: Chile Mine Workers Rescue

    10/14/2010 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 14,2010 | annem040359
    What took place this week in Chile with the rescue of 33 miners is a reminder of not only the power of effort, but also the power of prayer at work. When I had watched the news reporting of what was going on, what I see is a team effort to bring these 33 miners out of the mine. This whole trapped miners news story went back to August 5th, 2010 and lasted for nearly 70 days. These men who have been trapped, with faith and a positive attitude, kept going, knowing that they were going to be rescued. There...
  • In The Beginning: Shedding Light on Creation

    11/24/2010 12:38:02 PM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 4 replies
    www.InspireTomorrow.com ^ | Nov 23, 2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3 KJV) In the first three verses of Genesis, we have the order of initial creation. God first establishes that He created everything, and then He proceeds to reveal the secret of how He did it, a secret scientists are just now unraveling. According to creation scientists, the void...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Claims of Science

    08/22/2010 4:58:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Claims of Science 514. Science leaves no room for an other-worldly religion. You exemplify my contention that those who suppose a conflict between science and the Catholic religion understand neither science nor Catholicism. 515. Before a thing can exist it must have a definite beginning and an end. Time and space are the only exceptions. That statement you must try to prove. You do not attempt to do so. I maintain, of course, that it is wrong. God, the Creator of all things, is eternal. He exists, yet He had not to begin to exist, and can never cease...
  • Can Physics Prove the Existence of God?

    07/20/2010 6:09:03 PM PDT · by firerosemom · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Magis Center of Reason and Faith ^ | July 23, 2010 | Spitzer, Robert
    The last few years have seen several books championing agnosticism or atheism making their way into the popular press. These books leave most informed readers quite baffled, because they ignore the vast majority (if not the entirety) of the considerable evidence for theism provided by physics and philosophy during the last few decades. This evidence is capable of grounding reasonable and responsible belief in a super-intelligent, transcendent, creative power that stands at the origins of our universe or any hypothetically postulated multiverse. The main purpose of this book is to give a brief synopsis of this evidence to readers who...
  • The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight

    12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 160 replies · 3,840+ views
    AlwaysBeReady.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    Even though the Bible was completed 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the microscope, the telescope, satellites, etc. it does not contain any scientific errors. This might be considered a miracle in itself. Without exception, every ancient religious writing has certain unscientific views of astronomy, medicine, hygiene, etc. The Qur’an says in Surah 18:86 that the sun sets in a muddy spring. Qur’an 18:86 “…when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring” The only exception to these kinds of errors, among ancient religious writings, is the Bible. Not only is...
  • SCIENCE and SCRIPTURE. Is the Bible Reliable?

    12/11/2009 2:38:04 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies · 1,322+ views
    Bible Bulletin Board ^ | unknown | John Macarthur
    Introduction The famous evolutionist Julian Huxley once said, "Any view of God as a personal being is becoming frankly untenable. The difficulty of understanding the functions of a personal ruler in a universe which the march of knowledge is showing us ever more clearly as self-ordered and self-ordering in every minutest detail is becoming more and more apparent" (Essays of a Biologist [New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923], p. 217). His sentiments were echoed by the British philosopher Bertrand Russell: "That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin,...
  • Rejecting Creation the movie: A business decision

    12/10/2009 7:40:29 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 1,160+ views
    CMI ^ | December 10, 2009 | Emil Silvestru, Ph.D.
    Canada’s Macleans news site recently published an article titled “Darwin movie too evolved for U.S. audiences”. The article refers to the decision of US film distributors to “pass” on the film “Creation”—the dramatized story of Charles Darwin’s struggle while writing the Origin of Species. The refusal to distribute a film premiered and acclaimed at the Toronto Film Festival seems to have again roused the Canadian media’s scorn of the “backward Americans” of which—according to Gallup—only 39% believe Darwin and his evolutionary theory. It is interesting how very differently the Canadian and world media treated America during WW II when far...
  • Does Science Have a Magisterium?

    12/10/2009 4:24:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 134 replies · 2,686+ views
    The American ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jay Richards
    At National Review Online, conservative curmudgeon John Derbyshire has weighed in on the Climategate scandal by encouraging conservatives not to jump on the anti-science bandwagon. I share his worry and find his advice is good so far as it goes; but I think Derbyshire’s defense of science might actually encourage the skepticism he wants to prevent. Most of the trouble comes from his invocation of the word “science,” and his claim that science has a magisterium.His article is called “Trust Science.” I’m not sure what that means. What is “science,” and how do we “trust” it? Imagine if someone said:...
  • Biologic InstituteDesign without a Designer? (Hold onto your hat!!! Evos invite IDers to...)

    12/10/2009 11:03:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 1,185+ views
    Biologic Institute ^ | December 9, 2009 | Douglas Axe
    Last February I mentioned the events that would commemorate the life and work of Charles Darwin in 2009. I had no idea at the time that I would be invited to participate in one of these events. But there I was, precisely 150 years after On the Origin of Species first appeared, seated with other scientists in front of a packed room that featured, among other interesting things, a life-sized model of a baleen whale. The venue was the National Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany, and the occasion was a panel discussion titled Design without a Designer? [1]...
  • Environmental change via biosphere feedback mechanisms (can ID help check climate alarmists?)

    12/10/2009 7:24:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 746+ views
    Science Literature ^ | December 10, 2009 | David Tyler
    With millions of eyes on Copenhagen, this seems an appropriate time to ask whether ID thinking has any relevance to understanding the Earth's environment. Can design concepts help us weigh the diverse and often conflicting messages? I think ID is helpful, because features of the Earth's environments and ecologies start to take on new meaning. In this blog, I am thinking particularly of negative feedback mechanisms. Human design engineers will use negative feedback to promote stability and positive feedback to amplify an input signal. They select the mechanisms they need to achieve the desired effect. By analogy, if the Earth...
  • What Defines an Organism? Biologists Say 'Purpose.'

    12/10/2009 8:12:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 308 replies · 3,639+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    David Queller and Joan Strassmann, evolutionary biologists at Rice University, recently proposed a new way to describe what makes an organism a unified whole. They defined an organism as an entity made up of parts that cooperate well for an overall purpose, and do so with minimal conflict. But how do parts like these get together, and where does purposeful behavior come from?...
  • New Finch Species Shows Conservation, Not Macroevolution

    12/09/2009 6:13:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 665+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    “Darwin’s finches” are a variety of small black birds that were observed and collected by British naturalist Charles Darwin during his famous voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle in the early 1800s. Years later, Darwin argued that subtle variations in their beak sizes supported his concept that all organisms share a common ancestor (a theory known as macroevolution). The finches, whose technical name is Geospiza, have since become classic evolutionary icons...
  • Can Evolution Explain Altruism in Our Children?

    12/08/2009 7:52:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 69 replies · 1,806+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 8, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    esearch has shown that humans like to help, even before they are old enough to have been taught how to do so. This innate characteristic distinguishes humans from their supposed closest evolutionary family member, the chimpanzee, which doesn’t demonstrate the same altruistic behavior. In studies on the subject, at only 18 months old, toddlers were observed to consistently aid unrelated adults in simple tasks such as opening a door or picking up a clothes pin. Researchers assumed then that altruism, or unselfish concern for the welfare of others, evolved early in humans. But does this conclusion necessarily follow from the...
  • Michelle Obama racism row—what’s it based on?

    12/08/2009 5:54:56 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies · 2,622+ views
    CMI ^ | December 8, 2009 | David Catchpoole, Ph.D.
    This recent BBC News header[1] was typical of the news headlines worldwide on the story: Michelle Obama racist image sparks Google apology Apparently, the image referred to was a photograph of Mrs Obama that had been manipulated to give her the facial features of a monkey. I say “apparently”, because the mock-up photo no longer appears as the #1 ranking on Google’s list of image search results for “Michelle Obama”.[2] It is very clear however from the news reports of the “race row”[3] that in the last days that the picture was Google-accessible, it stirred many people. Such was the...
  • Science Cannot Police Itself

    12/08/2009 8:26:34 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies · 1,673+ views
    Discovery News ^ | December 7, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    In his new book, The Deniable Darwin (Discovery Institute Press, 2009), published just before the ClimateGate scandal broke, mathematician David Berlinski explained that scientists should not be trusted to check themselves--no more than anyone else on the planet, and maybe less so, since grant money is involved. Now he writes on his blog, "I Told You So." From The Deniable Darwin: My own view, repeated in virtually all of my essays, is that the sense of skepticism engendered by the sciences would be far more appropriately directed toward the sciences than toward anything else. It is not a view that...
  • “The Totalities of Copenhagen”

    12/08/2009 12:58:20 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 629+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | December 8, 2009 | William Dembski
    “The Totalities of Copenhagen” William Dembski Bret Stevens’ article today in the WSJ, “The Totalities of Copenhagen,” again shows the strong parallels between the global warming debate and the evolution debate, especially with the proclivity of AGW and evolution advocates to quash all dissent. Consider, from his piece, the following characteristics of the AGW advocates: ...
  • Why young-age creationism is good for science

    12/07/2009 7:30:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 170 replies · 3,384+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Brett W. Smith
    The current treatment of young-age creationists in the scientific community and society at large is unfair and unwise. Scientists and philosophers of science, including old-age creationists and naturalists, should respect youngage creationists as legitimate contributors to science. Young-age creationists offer to the current origins science establishment a competing rational viewpoint that will augment fruitful scientific investigation through increased accountability for scientists, introduction of original hypotheses and general epistemic improvement...
  • Commenter Nails the Central Issue in ClimateGate: the Rigging of Peer-Review

    12/07/2009 9:34:57 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies · 1,067+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Egnor
    The pro-global warming blog Climate Change Denial is spinning like a top. Devastated by the revelation of pervasive fraud in climate science, the warmists are clearly dazed and grasping at any tactics that might salvage their ideological hijacking of science, now laid bare. In their latest post, "Swiftboating the Climate Scientists", they ignore the transparent scientific misconduct and fraud revealed in the highest eschalons of climate science, and accuse the skeptics of attacking climate science for base ideological motives. The term "swiftboating" alone is risible and actually revealing; warmists are nearly all leftists, still simmering over the implosion of the...