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All articles in category Scientific (including creation)

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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Evaluating Christian views of origins (1)
January 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Evaluating Christian views of origins (1)

Evaluating Christian views of origins (1) Ever since the time of Darwin, there have been debates among Christians about how Genesis (and in particular chapters 1-11) should be interpreted. Should we search for harmony between Genesis and modern scientific accounts of origins? And, if so, what are the options available to us?     In fact, these debates had been raging for over 100 years before Darwin came along, because of the demands being made by geologists for increasingly long periods of pre-human history in their understanding of geological phenomena.    While theological liberals have been content to relegate Genesis to the status of pre-scientific myth, those...

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December 2012
Scientific (including creation)

Meet the multiverse

Meet the multiverse According to Goldilocks, Little Bear’s porridge was ‘just right’, but only in the last 60 years or so have scientists been forced to agree. Not just about porridge, of course, but about planet Earth’s apparently unique capacity to sustain life. The realisation that Earth is perfectly suited (‘just right’) for the task of playing host to intelligent life has led scientists to call it ‘the Goldilocks planet’. Logically, of course, it should be called the porridge planet, since it was the porridge rather than Goldilocks that was just right, but that’s a detail.         Exploration of the solar system has demonstrated...

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