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DNA’s Intelligent Design

Harvard researchers were able to cram 700 terabytes of data onto one gram of DNA. Here are two truths we can conclude from this—truths that point to a designer.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2018

Ask the Right Question about Evolution

Alan's monthly letter for May 2014 Evolution can be overwhelming. It draws upon evidence from multiple disciplines: geology, paleontology, genetics, chemistry, and others. It’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why I suggest using an easy, yet powerful tactic to help handle this issue. Whenever you come across the topic of evolution, ask a simple question: What definition of evolution is being used? Since evolution has at least three different meanings, it’s essential to know which one is being invoked.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 8, 2014

Why Evolution Is Dogma

Alan's monthly letter for June 2011 Dear Friend, Atheists like to fancy themselves as rational people. They claim they aren’t encumbered by holy books or divine doctrine. They’re free from the shackles of religious belief so they can follow the evidence where it leads. When a new scientific discovery is made, atheists claim they can welcome it without passion or prejudice. The only problem with this self-assessment is that it’s not entirely true.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 23, 2013

Smart People Can Make Dumb Mistakes

“It is not necessary to invoke God to…set the Universe going,” concludes Stephen Hawking in his latest book, The Grand Design. Denying God is old hat, but this comes from a world-class theoretical physicist. That’s why Christians are unnerved by his bold claim. A statement from a scientist of his caliber commands attention. But it turns out there is no reason for concern. Everything Hawking has written in his book can be dismissed as irrational. Everything. Let me tell you why.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Who, Really, Is Closed-Minded?

Alan's monthly letter for August 2010 Dear Friend,

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

A Crash Course in Intelligent Design

Alan's monthly letter for September 2009 Dear Friend, When I think of summer breaks, I think of the sun, the beach, the waves, and drinking fresh lemonade. I like to relax in a chair and think of absolutely nothing. But this summer I took a slightly different approach: I studied physics, quantum theory, relativity, cosmology, embryology, and genetics – all in ten days. Not necessarily a relaxing summer, but at least I had some lemonade.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Darwin's 200th Birthday: A Celebration of Darwinists, Not Darwin

Alan's monthly letter for February 2009 Dear Friend, Darwinists around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth this February 12. Darwin parties will continue all year since November 22nd will also mark the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s landmark book, On the Origin of Species. It’s a momentous year for all things Darwin.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Academic Suppression: It's the New Academic Freedom

Alan's monthly letter for March 2008 Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe a state legislature passed a law forbidding the teaching of evolution. It’s true! In fact, a public high school teacher was found guilty in a U.S. court for teaching Darwin’s theory. But this happened 83 years ago in the famous Scopes Trial.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Evolution Sunday: A Paradox in the Making

Alan's monthly letter for March 2007 Dear Friend,

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Is Intelligent Design Just God-of-the-Gaps?

Alan's monthly letter for October 2012 Dear Friend, Centuries ago, scientific knowledge was in its infancy. Although our understanding of the natural world progressed, there were gaps in the explanations. Sometimes a scientist would insert God in this gap of knowledge to explain the unexplainable. But over time those gaps were filled with satisfactory natural explanations. Theists worried that if this trend continued, God would be relegated to the role of passive bystander to creation or worse, a wishful invention of their minds.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013