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Critiquing Whale Evolution

I'll quickly summarize Richard Sternberg's critique I mentioned in my previous post and in my August 2, 2008 interview with Greg.

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | August 6, 2009

Dinner with ID Greats

I was privileged to have dinner with Jonathan Wells Ph.D, Bruce Gordon Ph.D, and Richard Sternberg Ph.D (one of the "expelled" scientists from Ben Stein's documentary) while I've been

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | July 14, 2009

Ida - Missing Link, Missing Evidence

   In May of this year, a scientific paper was released that fanned the flames of the evolution/intelligent design debate to new intensity.  It documented the discovery of an elegantly structured, beautifully preserved fossil of a haplorrhine, an ancient primate thought to be ancestor to both modern-day lemurs and “higher” primates, including human beings.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2009

Psychiatry Textbook Acknowledges that Homosexuals Can Change

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | June 23, 2009

Is God Merely a Function of the Brain?

Brian asks:  “Science can't say whether God represents a loving, vengeful or nonexistent being. But researchers have revealed for the first time how such religious beliefs trigger different parts of the brain.”How should we think about these efforts to locate religion in brain activity?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 20, 2009

Recent Book about Ex-Gay Study

I've started reading an interesting book that describes the details of a study conducted by two researchers, Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse. There were two goals of the study: 1) to determine whether a homosexual orientation can be changed and 2) whether participating in “ex-gay” ministries is harmful.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | December 31, 2007

Microevolution Is Not Macroevolution

According to an article in the San Diego Union Tribune, only half of those surveyed in a recent Gallup poll "believed evolution is definitely or probably true." This baffles some evolutionists.

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | November 30, 2007

Leprechauns and Intelligent Design

Some think they can solve the conflict between Darwinism and design by combining the two into one: theistic evolution, God using evolution as His creative tool. This idea may make Christians feel safe, but it has no traction for real Darwinists. To evolutionists, adding God over-determines the result.  It’s like saying that water boils because of heat and leprechauns. If heat alone can do the job, though, why add elves?  The leprechaun is superfluous.

Blog Post | Science | Greg Koukl | November 7, 2007

An Interesting Twist During an Intelligent Design Debate

Evolutionist Michael Ruse was the star of the show at last week's debate against intelligent design (ID) proponent Paul Nelson. He was witty, funny, gracious, and surprisingly theological. His ideas were wrong, however, but I expected that.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | October 11, 2007

Artificial Intelligent Design

I had to chuckle at the opening line of a recent AP release on “artificial” life:  “Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they’re getting closer.”  They think the effort “has the potential to shed new light on our place in the universe, [removing] one of the few fundamental mysteries about creation in the universe and our role.”

Blog Post | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | August 27, 2007