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All articles in category Scientific (including creation)

Has science got rid of God
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
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
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?
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
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:
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
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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Human Cloning
February 2002
Scientific (including creation)

Human Cloning

In November 2001 the American company Advanced Cell Technology announced that it had been successful in cloning a human being. This was 'the first such announcement from a research group with an established track record in the use of cloning'1. This dramatic event (coupled with the fact that cloning techniques are now legal in…

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Darwin’s doubts
June 2001
Scientific (including creation)

Darwin’s doubts

Professor Andy McIntosh recently gave the annual Darwin lecture on 'A designer world' at Darwin College, University of Kent, in Canterbury. He spoke on creation at further meetings at the University campus and in Margate. He and his wife Juliet write: 'It was a most interesting occasion. There were about 50-60 guests, including the…

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The human genome
May 2001
Scientific (including creation)

The human genome

Most readers will have heard of the 'Human Genome Project'. But what exactly is it? In what ways might it benefit humanity? And what should Christians think of it?First of all, what is a ‘genome’? Think of a company owning millions of factories. Each factory has a central office where it keeps a copy…

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A sure foundation
February 2001
Scientific (including creation)

A sure foundation

Responding to Archbishop CareyIt is rare for a sermon to reach the front page of a national daily newspaper, but that is what happened at the end of 2000. Archbishop George Carey was speaking to a congregation on the Isle of Man, drawing attention to the culture of 'tacit atheism' now dominant in our…

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‘Neanderthal’
February 2001
Scientific (including creation)

‘Neanderthal’

Ever since Neanderthal bones were first discovered in Germany, the identity of Neanderthal Man has been a puzzle. Rather inconveniently for evolutionary theories, Neanderthals had average brain sizes somewhat larger than modern man. Despite this, they have been consistently represented as less than human. Early portrayals made them out to be hairy and ape-like:…

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