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Intelligent Design Event in San Diego

Some of my friends from the Discovery Institute will be teaching a one-day conference on intelligent design at the Rock Church in San Diego (Point Loma campus) on Saturday, September 15. Jay Richards, Casey Luskin, John West, Ray Bohlin, and others will b

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | August 29, 2012

Is a Human Embryo Without a Brain Alive? (May 29, 2012)

Alan responds to an interesting defense for abortion. People argue that since a brain dead person is not alive, an unborn human embryo can’t be alive either because it doesn’t have a brain. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 29, 2012

How Old Is the Earth?

R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries explains how he approaches this question:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | May 16, 2012

Does Analytic Thinking Decrease Religious Belief?

A University of British Columbia study just rel

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 27, 2012

Christianity As Science-Starter: Newton

Nancy Pearcey gives yet another example in Saving Leonardo of how the Christian worldview led to the rise of science:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 28, 2012

Christianity As Science-Starter: Galileo

Continuing from Wednesday's post, here's what Nancy Pearcey had to say in Saving Leonardo about the effect the Christian worldview had on Galileo's scientific advances:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 27, 2012

Christianity As Science-Starter: Kepler

In Nancy Pearcey’s excellent book, Saving Leonardo, she explains why Greek thought didn't create modern science:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 25, 2012

A New Eugenics for a New Day

Our culture needs to sit down and seriously think through some questions about what it means to be a human being. And I don't just mean the question, "When do rights begin in a human life?" I mean the big ones: What are we? What is the good life? Is the highest good the manufacturing of a "perfect" life, designed according to our specifications—one where every risk and difficulty is removed, even if at great expense to the life and liberty of others?

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | January 9, 2012

Minds Are Part of Reality

Stephen Meyer on whether or not it can be valid to infer a mind as an explanation of causation, from a recent dialogue on Unbelievable:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 5, 2012

Naturalists Still View Science as Prescriptive

In an Unbelievable podcast discussing the question, "What was the primary cause of Nazi ideology—Darwinism or Christian anti-Semitism?" a listener asked, "Has Darwinism become prescriptive? When did this happen?"

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 4, 2012