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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.
Here’s another challenge from “40 Problems with Christianity”—one I’ve heard atheists cite before:
Alan’s, Tim’s, and Brett’s February newsletters are now posted on the website:
Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Clear Thinking on the “Same God” Debate (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. What happened to the things placed in the Ark of the Covenant? (00:17) 2. Is the brain a sophisticated machine? (00:24) 3. How do you avoid “never reading a Bible verse” when reading devotionals? (00:50) Download the mp3...
Host: Greg Koukl Guest: Dr. Hugh Ross – Living on the Autism Spectrum and Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey through Genesis 1-11 Download the mp3...
Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: The Work of Writing and the Christian Story (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. Should Christians recite the Pledge of Allegiance? (00:23) 2. A caller interviews Greg about his biography (00:40) 3. Aren’t young-earth creationists (who think there’s an appearance of age) and evolutionists (who think there’s an appearance of design) both rejecting the evidence they observe? (00:51) Download the mp3...
Host: Greg Koukl Guest: Dr. Fuz Rana – Who Was Adam? Download the mp3...
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:
Here's why the abortion-choice argument is unjust discrimination: The S.L.E.D. test originally comes from Stephen Schwarz in the first chapter of his book, The Moral Question of Abortion.
For this week’s challenge, here’s a quote from a Salon article: [I]t insults our intelligence to be enjoined to believe, now that we have split the atom, discovered the Higgs Boson, and sent a probe to Pluto, in the veracity of a supernatural account of the origins of our cosmos.