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All articles in category Scientific (including creation)

The Big Bang
November 1998
Scientific (including creation)

The Big Bang

A generation that does not know the LordThe 5 November celebration in Lewes, East Sussex, has been a Big Bang for generations. Evidence points to it having begun shortly after the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.Over the years it grew into the biggest 5 November celebration on earth. This is not surprising for Lewes, aged…

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Faith-healing
July 1998
Scientific (including creation)

Faith-healing

The reader's interest in 'faith-healing' may have been revived after the revelation that England manager Glenn Hoddle recently asked Robbie Fowler to visit his faith-healer in an attempt to restore his form. Robbie apparently told reporters, 'I'm a Catholic lad and if I want help I'll go to see the local priest, not a…

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Darwin’s challenge to biblical creation
April 1998
Scientific (including creation)

Darwin’s challenge to biblical creation

During the weeks before last Christmas, BBC Radio 4 carried a series of programmes giving popular presentations on the lives of famous scientists with the general title 'On Giants' Shoulders'. On 17 December, it was the turn of Charles Darwin. The revolutionary nature of his work was discussed by four leading Darwinian professors (Stephen…

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The Flood of Noah
January 1998
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The Flood of Noah

Its implications for today'I am fairly at a loss to comprehend how anyone for a moment can doubt that Christian theology must stand or fall with the historical trustworthiness of the Jewish Scriptures. The very conception of the Messiah, or Christ, is inextricably interwoven with Jewish history; the identification of Jesus of Nazareth with…

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Alternative medicine
December 1997
Scientific (including creation)

Alternative medicine

The popular appeal of alternative medicine is increasing. This article suggests a Christian approach to its evaluation.What is alternative medicine?Alternative medicine can he defined as therapeutic practice not included within the medical school curriculum. Alternative medicine therefore lies outside the scope of the basic medical sciences (including anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) and the clinical…

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Should christians be green?
October 1997
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Should christians be green?

In August, the oil giant BP withdrew its £1.4 million court action against Greenpeace Ltd, the British arm of the worldwide environmental crusade, lifting the threat of bankruptcy from the UK organization. Almost certainly, however, we have not heard the last of the matter. Activists from Greenpeace had invaded a BP drilling platform in…

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Haeckel’s humbug
October 1997
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Haeckel’s humbug

One hundred and twenty years after the event, the popular press has admitted that the widely quoted work of Ernst Haeckel on the ‘evolution’ of the embryo was a fraud. Writing in The Times on 11 August, science editor Nigel Hawkes reports how recent work by Dr Michael Richardson of St George’s Hospital Medical…

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Sojourner probes the surface of Mars
September 1997
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Sojourner probes the surface of Mars

After seven months travelling through space, NASA's Mars Pathfinder Mission achieved a successful landing on the surface of the red planet late on 4 July. The six-wheeled robotic vehicle, named Sojourner, has been actively nosing up to selected boulders and carrying out extensive analyses of their composition.The rocks have been given names designed to…

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