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The Decline of Darwinism

The Decline of Darwinism

This recent article at Evolution News highlights some interesting developments in scientific fields about evolution. First, it discusses the recent skepticism of Darwinism by famed Yale computer scientist Dale Gelernter. Gelernter says that Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt was pivotal in his rejection of neo-Darwinian Evolution, and that “Few open-minded people will finish it with their faith in Darwin intact.” The article discusses further numerous figures and scientists who have expressed skepticism towards Darwinism, including a list… Read More →The Decline of Darwinism

Video: Is the universe designed for life?

Is the Universe Designed for Life?

Is the universe designed for life? “The fact that the universe is fine-tuned in such a way that carbon-based life emerges is for the most part noncontroversial.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective and Author, Cold Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses the nature of the finely-tuned world we live in and the potential explanations for it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Is the universe designed for life?

Video: Does the scientific community agree that life begins at conception?

Does Life Begin at Conception?

Does the scientific community agree that life begins at conception? “The science of embryology… has said all along that from the very beginning, at conception, what we have is a living, distinct, whole human being.” — Megan Almon, Speaker, Life Training Institute In this video, Megan Almon discusses how the scientific community agrees that life begins at conception, even if pro-choice advocates argue on philosophical grounds that human life in that stage is not yet… Read More →Video: Does the scientific community agree that life begins at conception?

A Seat at the Table: Christian Relevance in an Anti-Christian Culture

A Seat at the Table: Christian Relevance in an Anti-Christian Culture

This week’s episode of Unbelievable contains an interesting conversation between Dr. John Lennox and Dr. Peter Atkins, moderated by author and Unbelievable host Justin Brierley. In this episode, Lennox and Atkins discuss the question “Can science explain everything?” from shockingly different perspectives. While Atkins says that even Christians who have won a Nobel Prize in science need to “grow up,” John Lennox sees his faith as the motor behind both his scientific curiosity and the curiosity… Read More →A Seat at the Table: Christian Relevance in an Anti-Christian Culture

Fact vs. Faith?

With an average viewership of over 18,000,000 people, CBS’s hit show The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms on television. Now in its twelfth, and final season, The Big Bang Theory will be the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in television history with 279 episodes. The show also boasts some of the highest-paid actors on TV, with some characters making around one million dollars per episode.¹ Christianity and The Big Bang Theory The… Read More →Fact vs. Faith?

Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Are Miracles Possible?

Are miracles possible? “If there was a beginning to the universe, and Genesis 1:1 is true, then every other verse in the Bible is at least possible.” — Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Many people object to Christianity because of its miracle claims. In this video, Dr. Frank Turek discusses the possibility of the miracles in the Bible, based on current scientific and philosophical evidence. This video is part of a series titled “Answers… Read More →Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Christianity: The Fuel for Modern Science

This video by Tim Barnett highlights some crucial points about the relationship between science and Christianity. Many of the founders of modern science actually became scientists because they expected nature to be orderly and intelligible, as the result of it’s creation by an orderly, intelligent creator. Despite what many people say today, Christianity and science are not competing explanations for the natural world, but rather, belief in God fueled the curiosity about the world that became… Read More →Christianity: The Fuel for Modern Science

Can Darwinism explain the language of life?

Language of Life

In this recent episode of the Discovery Institute’s ID the Future podcast, Dr. Jonathan Wells brings to light some interesting information (no pun intended) about the genetic code that is foundational to cellular life. He explains how this specified information, this language, cannot be explained by random mutation and natural selection for the same reason that randomly shaking up a bunch of letters and throwing them out on the floor randomly would not produce a… Read More →Can Darwinism explain the language of life?

Is Life on Earth Unique?

Is Life on Earth Unique?

Colson Center President and Summit faculty member John Stonestreet brings to our attention some interesting new research about the uniqueness of life here on earth. Stonestreet cites a recent paper by researchers at Oxford that highlights how life on other planets may not be nearly as likely as many people think. Why is there so much interest, especially in the scientific community, about whether or not there is intelligent life in other parts of the universe? Could it… Read More →Is Life on Earth Unique?

Shaky Part 3: When Doubts Come From Conflicting Commitments

Some people don’t want to embrace Christianity because they are committed to ideas or lifestyles they don’t want to abandon. They think, If the Bible is true, then I’m in trouble. I don’t want to change my lifestyle or behavior, so instead I’m going to try to ignore what the Bible says. If you meet someone who opposes Christianity, you might ask, “What are you afraid would happen to you if you became a Christian?”… Read More →Shaky Part 3: When Doubts Come From Conflicting Commitments