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On Destructive Biotechnologies, We Agree with Feminists and Environmentalists

Another insight from today's Biotech Century Conference: Christians can use biotech issues to build common ground with some (perhaps) unlikely allies. For example, some feminists oppose human cloning because of its impact on a woman's health.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 14, 2005

Every Worldview Needs a Good Story

The recent debate over evolution among Kansas school authorities has proponents of evolution attempting to redefine science to exclude any form of intelligent design. It reminds me how desperate naturalists are to ensure their story of creation wins. Naturalism needs evolution to be true. Why? Evolution is naturalism's creation story and every worldview needs a creation story to be considered credible. Without it, naturalists are left without an explanation of how life on earth emerged.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | May 31, 2005

Naturalism Wins the Contest? for Most Dangerous Definition of Science


Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | May 17, 2005

Behind Closed Minds

Darwinists continue to dismiss Intelligent Design (ID) rather than debate it, according to William Dembski who updated the Biola University audience on the status of the ID movement Monday night. They label Christians as dogmatic and close-minded to science and new ideas. Ironic. Our dogmatic beliefs make us close-minded to evidence and new ideas? Harvard geneticist and committed Darwinist Richard Lewontin admits?with remarkable candor?just the opposite.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | April 21, 2005

Intellectual Freedom

It seems nearly anything offensive and avant garde is tolerated in our universities these days in the name of intellectual freedom, but actually only ideas of a certain sort are tolerated.  If you stray, then they come down on you like a ton of bricks.Despite a stellar research record, Iowa State University astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez is being forced out of his job for the expression--outside the classroom--of an inconvenient personal belief.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | June 8, 2007

Raise Your Hand for Faith & Reason

At the Republican debate hosted by MSNBC and Politico, a question was posed to the candidate from an email:  Do you believe in evolution?  All of the candidates were asked to raise their hands if they did not believe in evolution.  It was an unfair way to pose the question, allowing no opportunity for explanation.  It seemed to me that the point of the question was to classify whoever raised their hands as "religious" and "anti-science." 

Blog Post | Philosophy | Melinda Penner | May 31, 2007

Is God a Delusion?

Former atheist Alister McGrath and evolutionist Richard Dawkins debated at Oxford last week.  Here's part one and part two.  It's a robust, good-natured discussion, made all the more delightful by the English accents which I think makes anyone sound automatically more intelligent.  This is the level of debate that really excites me.  And it's gr

Blog Post | Philosophy | Melinda Penner | March 27, 2007

Abortion and Breast Cancer: It's Time to Take the Link Seriously

by Steve Wagner Time Magazine ran a cover story last week on pregnancy resource centers. In the course of the article, Time mentions one opinion that centers "inflate" the risk abortion poses for breast cancer. I can't speak for what individual centers have claimed, but I can clear up some confusion on the question.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Guest | February 23, 2007

Brett Kunkle - reThink Conference (September 2, 2012)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: The Bible and HomosexualityCommentary: Arrogant Tactics?Guest: Brett Kunkle - reThink Conference Caller/topic:

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 2, 2012

The Argument from Desire (August 26, 2012)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: No Other NameCommentary: The Argument from DesireCommentary: The Similarities Between Christians and Atheists Caller/Topic

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | August 26, 2012