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Has science got rid of God?

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December 2004
Scientific (including creation)

Has science got rid of God?

Speaking on BBC television, atheist Richard Dawkins claimed, 'I think science really has fulfilled the need that religion did in the past, of explaining things, explaining why we are here, what is the origin of life, where did the world come from, what life is all about'. He is mistaken. The fact is that…

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Bird brain!

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October 2004
Scientific (including creation)

Bird brain!

Last month we reported briefly on recent findings regarding the fossil Archaeopteryx. In this longer article Paul Garner develops the matter further.Archaeopteryx— meaning ‘ancient wing’ — must be one of the most famous fossils in the world. The first skeleton belonging to this creature was discovered in the Solnhofen Limestone of Bavaria in 1861…

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Archaeopteryx was just an early bird

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September 2004
Scientific (including creation)

Archaeopteryx was just an early bird

  British scientists have decided that the fossil Archaeopteryx is not, after all, the 'missing link' between reptiles and birds but was a fully developed bird. The conclusions (published in the scientific journal Nature and reported in the Times on 5 August) stem from a new examination of the creature's skull.   Using the…

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Is Scientific American unscientific?

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June 2004
Scientific (including creation)

Is Scientific American unscientific?

Last month we began to look at the attempts made by the popular science journal Scientific Americanto refute 15 creationist arguments (or more strictly, arguments attributed to creationists). We considered seven of these points and now complete our examination of the remainder. In each case, the heading summarises the argument in question. This is…

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Is Scientific American unscientific?

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May 2004
Scientific (including creation)

Is Scientific American unscientific?

The editor-in-chief of the leading popular science journal Scientific Americanhas charged creationists with being unscientific. In the July 2002 issue, John Rennie wrote an article entitled 'Fifteen answers to creationist nonsense', claiming that creationist arguments do not hold up. Although the article is nearly two years old, the issues have not gone away.If creationists…

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Has science got rid of God

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April 2004
Scientific (including creation)

Has science got rid of God

Oxford scholar Peter Atkins accuses Christianity of propagating 'manifest nonsense that is totally incompatible with our scientific understanding of the world'. His colleague Richard Dawkins calls a God-centred worldview, 'ignominious, contemptible and retarded', and claims that religion 'is no longer a serious candidate in the field of explanation'.This is rousing stuff, and countless people…

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Darwin’s Black Box- the ultimate challenge to evolution

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March 2003
Scientific (including creation)

Darwin’s Black Box- the ultimate challenge to evolution

Earlier this year I wrote a column in support of the teaching of creationism and Darwinian Evolution side by side in science classes in the public schools in Kansas.That column ran in three newspapers in New Jersey. After presenting numerous scientific and philosophical reasons for questioning the theory of evolution, I concluded: ‘Belief in…

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Teaching controversy -the creation vs. evolution debate

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January 2003
Scientific (including creation)

Teaching controversy -the creation vs. evolution debate

In Britain we are used to living in a post-Christian culture. So it continues to surprise us how many US citizens believe in creation and the God of the Bible. We also tend to underestimate the importance of their strong tradition of Christian involvement in eductaion - where Christianity actually influences the curriculum. Recent…

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Evolution: fact or fiction?

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December 2002
Scientific (including creation)

Evolution: fact or fiction?

The British biologist Sir Julian Huxley, the first Director of UNESCO, once claimed, 'Evolution is the most powerful and the most comprehensive idea that has ever arisen on earth'.On another occasion he argued: 'It is essential for evolution to become the central core of any educational system, because it is evolution, in the broad…

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Archaeology and the Bible

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December 2002
Scientific (including creation)

Archaeology and the Bible

Archaeology is a young discipline. Little serious archaeology was done before the nineteenth century, but as western nations extended their empires, whole new worlds opened up. At first, the cultures of Egypt and of ancient Mesopotamia - today's Syria, Iraq and Iran - were studied for their own sake. But it soon emerged that…

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Parallel Universes:

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August 2002
Scientific (including creation)

Parallel Universes:

Has God anything to say? by David Tyler Science fiction writers have always enjoyed exploring the idea of 'parallel universes'. More recently, however, serious scientists have played around with the thought that there actually are many universes existing in parallel (the 'Multiverse' or 'Many Worlds' concept). A comment on the popularity of these ideas…

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Creation in the headlines

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May 2002
Scientific (including creation)

Creation in the headlines

The profile of creation in the UK media rose to a new high in March 2002. Many newspapers carried stories about the Christian ethos of Emmanuel College in Gateshead, which receives its day-to-day expenses from the State.Television channels covered the issue with interviews and comment, and the BBC website forum for audience feedback had…

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