Pageant Theory Becomes Law?

July 29, 2011

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Maybe I should apologize for being too tough on the Miss USA contestants last month [read post]. None of them seemed to understand what a scientific theory was, but it may not be their fault. Apparently science education materials sometimes get it wrong and kids can be misled. My wife and I just bought a […]

The Search For The Historical Adam

June 28, 2011

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The cover story in Christianity Today this month is called “The Search for The Historical Adam“. Writer Richard N. Ostling did a good job of introducing the scientific problems facing the idea of a first human couple and gave a useful summary of the debate.  Check it out.

Pageant Theory

June 25, 2011

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Should evolution be taught in schools?  It looks like someone who was searching for the answer decided to ask all the Miss USA contestants: I don’t really know why they spring these types of questions on pageant contestants, but it offers us an array of misunderstandings to ponder.  One thing that stood out to me […]

At the Church Library

May 13, 2011

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At church recently, one of the pastors asked the question “Do faith in God and science contradict?” Immediately I was jabbed in both sides. My wife on my right and my youngest sister on my left each felt the need to elbow me and tell me to calm down, even though I was sitting peacefully, […]

Truth or Consequences

February 16, 2011

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Debating evolution can be interesting, even fun – but sometimes I get a little frustrated when people try to make it about all Nazis or other unrelated stuff. It seems that some prefer avoiding the science and arguing that Darwin led to the Holocaust, racism, and even school shootings. These are bogus claims to be […]

Darwin at the Abbey

February 12, 2011

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Today marks the birthday of that loved and hated British naturalist, Charles Darwin. I came across a sermon by N.T. Wright which happens to convey some of the attitudes toward Darwin, and how they appear to be more intense here in America compared to Jolly Ol’ England. When I worked here at (Westminster) Abbey one […]

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Mammoths and Creation Science

February 6, 2011

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You may have heard about another attempt to clone a woolly mammoth.  This project is being carried out by scientists from around the world, and it’s pretty cool. Meanwhile, at places like the Institute of Creation Research (ICR), Creation Scientists are doing something else.  Instead of participating or trying to resurrect a competing extinct animal, […]