Browsing All posts tagged under »evolution«

Darwin Quiz

February 12, 2015

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I made a quiz for NewsUp that ran on Darwin’s birthday. It’s a little online fun aimed at separating fact from fiction concerning Darwin’s life and work. Try it out let me know how you did. www.newsup.me/life/fact-or-fiction-charles-darwin  

Nye/Ham Debate Pt1: Biblical Assumptions

February 14, 2014

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It was cool to see that the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate drew such a huge amount of attention and was viewed by an estimated 3 million people. Americans remain interested in the subject, and hold a diversity of views that don’t all fit neatly into the two positions represented at the debate.¬†According to a 2012¬†Gallup […]

Where does theistic evolution lead?

August 25, 2013

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So where is this heading? What kind of Christians accept evolution, and how does it affect their beliefs? Do they all deny Adam, original sin, the doctrine of inerrancy, divine intervention? Do they even accept the virgin birth and bodily resurrection of Jesus? Before any of these questions can be answered, a few points should […]

C.S. Lewis

August 7, 2011

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I’ve previously mentioned C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) as an example of a notable Christian with an evolutionary view of life’s history. I find it interesting that his name is so often evoked by critics of evolution. The Discovery Institute, the think tank which leads the Intelligent Design movement, loves Lewis and publishes a quarterly journal all […]

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 […]

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 […]