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Yes, the Evolutionary Process Does Depend on Randomness

Atheists will often assert that evolution is not random. (In fact, I was having this conversation just last night!) This is true if we’re talking about the natural selection part of the process, but natural selection can only select from what already exists. It’s the mutations that must provide the new genetic information, and mutations do not occur according to what is needed for an organism to survive; they can only cause the being to survive (and thus be selected) after they happen to occur.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | March 31, 2016

Challenge Response: The Bible Doesn’t Teach Scientific Insights

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS

Blog Post | Science | Brett Kunkle | March 24, 2016

Challenge: The Bible Doesn’t Teach Scientific Insights

Here’s another challenge from “40 Problems with Christianity”—one I’ve heard atheists cite before:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | March 22, 2016

Are Vestigial Eyes Evidence of Evolution?

Evolutionists love to point to vestigial structures in the biological realm as evidence for evolution. The argument goes like this: Some organisms contain structures that were once functional in their evolutionary past but have now become useless (or almost useless). In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins writes, “Vestigial eyes are evidence of evolution. Given that a cave salamander lives in perpetual darkness so has no use for eyes, why would a divine creator nevertheless furnish it with dummy eyes, clearly related to eyes, but non-functional?”

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | March 12, 2016

February Newsletters: Columbo, Evolution, and Adam

Alan’s, Tim’s, and Brett’s February newsletters are now posted on the website:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | February 24, 2016

Challenge Response: All Human Life Is Not Equal

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Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 11, 2016

Bad Design Is a Bad Argument against ID

One of my favorite things to talk about is the evidence for intelligent design. In particular, I’m fascinated by the work of Stephen Meyer in Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell. When I speak about intelligent design to secular audiences, there is always some pushback.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | January 27, 2016

Does Sentience Give Us Value? (Video)

Alan explains whether our value is derived from being sentient creatures. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 4, 2016

Can Intelligent Design and Evolution Both Be True? (Video)

Tim explains whether or not evolution and intelligent design are compatible beliefs: COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Science | Tim Barnett | November 30, 2015

Random Mutation, Natural Selection, and Information

This new video from the Discovery Institute is a clear and concise explanation of why we should doubt the power of random mutations and natural selection to build new, functional information content in DNA. Here are some excerpts, but watch the whole video (below) to see the helpful way they illustrate the truth of this:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | November 14, 2015