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All articles in category Scientific (including creation)

September 2014
Scientific (including creation)

Naturalism’s tightening grip on education and science

Within the UK, we have a large number of vocal and influential people who want to exclude all expressions of biblical Christianity from education, whether state-funded or independent. Their first target is to banish the concept of creation and replace it with the exclusive teaching of evolutionary theory. These crusaders present themselves as speaking for Enlightenment science and make much of the supposed consensus within the scientific community about these issues. Direction Their latest success has come with the Department for Education (DfE) requiring church schools converting to academies to adhere strictly to the evolutionary account of origins when teaching science.      The new development...

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May 2014
Scientific (including creation)

Was Noah’s Ark big enough?

One of the annoying aspects of so many accounts of Noah and the great flood is the ridiculous pictures that are used to represent the ark. One aspect of the current film that is more biblical is the fact that the ark is very big. A recent investigation by four physics students at Leicester University investigated whether the dimensions of the ark given in the Genesis account would produce a container with sufficient buoyancy to float when all the animals were loaded. They calculated the average size of the cubit using a number of estimates and used Archimedes principle to calculate the feasibility of the...

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March 2014
Scientific (including creation)

Esoteric evolution – an overview (1)

This article is an abstract of a thesis. It provides an overview of evolution as a cosmological and metaphysical paradigm that seamlessly unites science with ‘spirituality’, in a manner that corrupts the truth. Evolution is more than an alternative to the creation story. Evolution is not just a scientific concept; it is a spiritual worldview. This article is not by any means complete nor exhaustive; it is simply a broad overview of the topic of spiritual evolution, particularly its mysticism and esoteric applications to postmodern life, in both the culture at large and also the church. Perfection The full scope of evolution posits that there...

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January 2014
Scientific (including creation)

‘New doors open’

These were the words of a leading scientist, as he unveiled dozens of new species to a watching world last year. A purring monkey, a vegetarian piranha and a colourful lizard, too shy to fight, were among the latest discoveries of rare and endangered species, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Last year the Amazonian rainforest and a hitherto unexplored mountain forest in Mozambique called Mount Mabu revealed to botanists and zoologists dozens of rare species of flora and fauna never seen before.       According to the WWF, expeditions over the past three years to catalogue plant and animal life in the furthest stretches...

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December 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Can faith and science work together?

How should we cope with apparent conflicts between faith and science? This issue was faced by Dr Ming Wang while investigating wound-healing in eyes. This account is adapted from his speech at the American Scientific Affiliation’s annual conference, on 20 July 2013, at Belmont University, Nashville, TN (www.thecollegefix.com/post/14052). I would like to share a story from my own career as a doctor and scientist. It’s a story of faith leading to discovery. My experience has proved to me that science and faith can find a way to work together.   Dilemma The story begins when I was a medical student at Harvard Medical School and...

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December 2013
Scientific (including creation)

The myth of neutrality

Those seeking to secularise society often claim that their position is the most reasonable, because it is the only one that’s neutral — the only one free from influences arising from religious beliefs. Prominent among these is Jonathan Miller, who rejects the label ‘atheist’, describing himself simply as a ‘disbeliever’. This, of course, implies that he has no belief. How ridiculous! As someone who doesn’t believe in a creator, he must believe the alternative — that life arose by only natural processes. As someone who doesn’t believe in God, he must believe that there is nobody to whom we are morally accountable. Presumably, as an...

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October 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Pseudoscience and the stifling of debate -What promoters of climate change and evolution have in common

Much effort is currently being expended to persuade the general public that lavish investment in ‘green energy’ (such as wind farms) is vital for our planet’s future and is also scientifically justified.       My purpose here is not to argue for or against the claims of pro-climate-change scientists and politicians, but to look at how prominent spokespersons are going about their task.[1]       Promoters of the idea that people, penguins and pomegranates share a common ancestor are fond of claiming that contrary voices are ‘anti–science’ — a charge that is also being levelled at those who disagree with the party line on ‘climate change’.[2] It...

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August 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Eden zoo

Adam was the world’s first ‘taxonomist’. A taxonomist is a person who seeks to organise all the living organisms into a logical system. As well as the task of serving and guarding the Garden of Eden, Adam had the great task of naming all the animals and birds. Eden became the first zoo. Taxonomy should not be dull and boring; it should be worship! It is striking that Adam’s call to glorify God should involve him in caring for plants and animals. It seems that, in a special way, these living organisms display something of God’s glory, which it is right we should examine and...

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June 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Immortality… but is it real?

Our life in this world is so tied up with death that our mortality has become a secret shadow that stalks us all our lives. It is the subject that no one discusses in polite conversation, but we all have a funeral at the back of our minds…our funeral. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth brings into the open and public gaze the reality of immortality…but can we really believe in it? Is it real? It is hard for us to believe in the reality of immortality. One aspect of our lives in this death-dominated world which points towards the reality of immortality is the...

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April 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Eden Zoo

In a special way living organisms display something of God’s glory which it is right we should examine and proclaim.

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April 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Darwinism detrimental

New discoveries are emerging thick and fast in the wake of the recent debunking of the 'junk DNA' myth.

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February 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Evaluating Christian views on origins (2)

Evaluating Christian views on origins (2) There are four views on origins popular among evangelical Christians — theistic evolution, old earth creationism, the gap (or ruin-restoration) theory and young earth creationism (see January 2013 ET). We should examine how compatible each of these views is with the Bible’s storyline. Theistic evolution is increasingly popular today. Many evangelicals have adopted it as an elegant way to minimise the potential conflict between science and the Bible. It allows the conventional evolutionary view of origins to be accepted in its entirety. However, major aspects of the biblical storyline must be rewritten to accommodate it.    For example, the standard...

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