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Father of Modern Anatomy

For centuries, Christian convictions motivated scientists to pursue understanding. Christianity was not in conflict with scientific inquiry and it wasn't a "science stopper," as many suggest these days. That's because modern science is dominated by the philosophy of materialism, which rejects God. It's not science itself that is in conflict with Christianity; it's the philosophy that is a prior conviction of the majority of scientists today.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | January 16, 2014

Viva la Difference!

Darwinists will sometimes point to the high percentage of genes that humans and chimpanzees share as evidence of common descent. But it's not simply the similarities that matter, it's the qualitative differences in what the genes do that offers contrary evidence. Dr. Fazale Rana reports on a recent study from the Salk Institute that indicates that the similarities in genes humans and chimpanzees share is very significant because of other differences in how genes are expressed.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | December 13, 2013

Ethical Stem Cell Therapies Are the Successful Therapies

Christianity Today reports: [Scientists] have learned how to reprogram adult cells so that they can do many things an embryonic cell can do. No human embryos are destroyed in the process. Along the way, embryonic stem cells—just a decade ago hailed as the future of medicine—have largely been bypassed. Some researchers still use them, but for now, the future belongs to adult stem cells and iPS cells, which are adult cells genetically reprogrammed to express specific genes.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | December 10, 2013

Synthetic Life Points to a Designer

I listened to a fascinating discussion with Dr. Paul Nelson on the Michael Medved show about Dr. Craig Venter's work on the human genomes. Recent stories reported that he is on the verge of creating synthetic life. Not quite, since he's using biological material in the process. 

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | November 6, 2013

Junk DNA?

A frequent objection to a Designer of the universe and life is junk DNA. Darwinists claim that this DNA that has no apparent purpose is leftover residue from epochs of evolution, and they claim that a Designer would not have been so wasteful.  New studies are finding, however, that this DNA isn't junk, and actually has a purpose. A recently published study finds that it regulates the other genes that have a more obvious purpose. One person described this DNA as the operating system for the rest.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | November 4, 2013

Kepler and the Scientific Revolution

Joseph Spradley writes:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 3, 2013

Natural Selection and Mutation

Someone brought this video to our attention and asked what our response is. It's a nicely made video, but the argument is so flawed the response seems simplistic. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 1, 2013

The Laws of Nature

The constant laws of nature that are the foundation of modern science and mathematics were a development of thinking around the 15-16th centuries - and grounded on theology, the God of the Bible. Nature and Nature's laws lay hid    in nightGod said: "Let Newton be!"    and all was light.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | September 26, 2013

Darwin Dissenter

Thomas Nagel, atheist and philosopher professor at New York University, finds signficant weaknesses in neo-Darwinian evolution and chemical evolution.  He published his view in a new Oxford University Press book Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False.  Evolution News and Views provides a number of

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 11, 2012

Defining Science by One Theory

Some claim we at STR force people to choose between science and faith becuase we don't believe evolution is true.  That's a false dichotomy, or a false choice.  Evolution is a theory of science - it's not science.  And no, we don't believe evolution is an accurate account of origins because we don't think the evidence supports it, the Bible allows for it, and philosophy counts against it.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | October 8, 2012