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All articles in category Scientific (including creation)

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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…

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Evaluating Christian views of origins (1)

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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…

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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…

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November 2012
Scientific (including creation)

Could this be the death of Darwinism?

Could this be the death of Darwinism? On Thursday 6 September 2012, the Guardian newspaper carried a dramatic headline on its front page, announcing that ‘Breakthrough study overturns theory of “junk” DNA’. http://genome.ucsc.edu/ENCODE/aboutScaleup.html The story was carried by many newspapers and news bulletins and soon the blogosphere was buzzing with a mixture of excitement…

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Fossils and the Flood

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March 2012
Scientific (including creation)

Fossils and the Flood

Fossils and the Flood Ever since I was a boy I have loved fossils — collecting them, handling them, studying them. There is something magical about splitting open a rock on the beach to find a beautifully preserved ammonite inside. Fossils are the remains or traces of animals and plants that lived in the…

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Komodo Dragons and the virgin Mary

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December 2011
Scientific (including creation)

Komodo Dragons and the virgin Mary

A few days before Christmas 2006, the London Times ran with the headline, 'Wise Men seek a virgin mother'. Another newspaper ran the headline, 'Lizard's immaculate conception'.

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Brainwaves and pickpockets

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December 2011
Scientific (including creation)

Brainwaves and pickpockets

The Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures this December will be given by psychologist Professor Bruce Hood, Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre. The advance announcement says he 'will induce false memories in members of the audience and use pickpockets to demonstrate how easily we are distracted'.

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The dark days are here

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November 2011
Scientific (including creation)

The dark days are here

The dark days are here Each autumn, here in the UK, we gain an extra hour in bed when the clock is turned back from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time. Whilst the extra hour of rest is very welcome, this season of the year is not the favourite of many. The evenings…

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November 2011
Scientific (including creation)

Cloning

Cloning  Human embryos have been used to create colonies of embryonic stem cells, according to an MSNBC report. Referring to an article in USjournal Nature, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory claims to have created two lines of cells by using cloning technology. According to the report, this ‘accomplishment’ moves science closer to…

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The Genesis Flood – 50 years on (4)

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July 2011
Scientific (including creation)

The Genesis Flood – 50 years on (4)

The Genesis Flood — 50 years on (4) Since the 1960s, many creationists have followed Whitcomb and Morris in reinterpreting the geological record in the light of the biblical Flood. Several scientific models of the Flood have been proposed, the most promising of which is known as Catastrophic Plate Tectonics.1 This model explains how…

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The Genesis Flood – 50 years on (3)

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June 2011
Scientific (including creation)

The Genesis Flood – 50 years on (3)

The Genesis Flood — 50 years on (3)   Like any book dealing with scientific matters, some of the arguments in The Genesis Flood have had to be reconsidered based on further study.   The book was published before the theory of plate tectonics revolutionised the earth sciences in the late 1960s, which means…

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