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All articles in category Scientific (including creation)

May 2015
Scientific (including creation)

Prayer and birdwatching

Prayer and watching birds may not seem obvious activities to combine, but for me as a Christian who enjoys watching birds, there are special occasions when they do. Afterwards, I am left with memories of special moments when I felt in awe of God and especially thankful of his love.

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November 2014
Scientific (including creation)

Cedar of Lebanon

In this article, we are looking not so much at trees themselves, as sourcing the wood for Solomon’s great temple, and also seeing what we can learn from a discovery 30 years ago. This discovery was the substantial remains of a first century fishing boat, in the mud of the Sea of Galilee. Boats and fishing, mentioned about 50 times in the Gospels, were so much a part of Jesus’ ministry that it is remarkable that we have the kind of boat, preserved, that he and his disciples would have been familiar with. Prized wood Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is the finest tree in...

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October 2014
Scientific (including creation)

Back to the beginning

To many professing Christians, the view that the first few chapters of Genesis record true history is akin to believing a fairy tale. Rather than accept the account of creation and human history affirmed by Christ and his apostles, they choose instead to embrace the teaching of atheists and God-haters. For instance, despite the Bible’s emphatic statements that God originally created a perfect world, they believe that life, from its beginning, flourished through a process of natural selection and ‘survival of the fittest’. Rather than accept that God made the first man through a wonderful act of special creation, they assert that humanity emerged through...

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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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