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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

Darwin's Doubt Makes Positive Claims

Stephen Meyer’s response to the charge that Darwin’s Doubt makes only a negative “God-of-the-gaps” argument (i.e., “We can’t explain it, therefore God did it”) is helpful in concisely explaining why this isn’t the case:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | October 22, 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

Atheist Bradley Monton Defends Intelligent Design

Though philosopher Bradley Monton does not believe God exists, in a book titled Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, he opens with this: This book is not providing a full-fledged endorsement of intelligent design. But intelligent design needs to be taken more seriously than a lot of its opponents are willing to.

Blog Post | Science | Amy K. Hall | September 25, 2013

Challenge: Saying "God Did It" Is Lazy

Lawrence Krauss will be challenging you this week via a quote from his "Has Science Buried God?" debate with William Lane Craig in Australia: There’s a lot we don’t know about the universe—a lot more we don’t know than we do. That’s the wonder of science; that’s why I’m a scientist. But it is intellectually lazy to just stop asking questions and stop looking for physical explanations and just say, “God did it.” That’s lazy.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | September 24, 2013

Materialism Can't Explain Our World

In an article titled “The Heretic,” Andrew Ferguson tells the story of how and why atheist Thomas Nagel’s book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False upset materialists who believe that most of what we experience in life is an illusion. Colors, sounds, our sense of self, free will, morals—all illusions. We’re just “molecules in motion,” “nothing but a pack of neurons.”

Blog Post | Philosophy | Amy K. Hall | March 20, 2013

Challenge Response: Your Creation Story Is Just Another Myth

I answer this week's challenge in the video below.  

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | February 14, 2013