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If you do have rights of any kind you need to offer a worldview in which rights claims have traction. A young and attractive newlywed was facing imminent death due to brain cancer. Her name was Brittany Maynard. She was 29-years-old and married just over a year. There was no way to stop the growth of the tumor. Anticipating her imminent death, she decided to take matters into her own hands and die on her own schedule.
Alan's monthly letter for May 2014 Evolution can be overwhelming. It draws upon evidence from multiple disciplines: geology, paleontology, genetics, chemistry, and others. It’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why I suggest using an easy, yet powerful tactic to help handle this issue. Whenever you come across the topic of evolution, ask a simple question: What definition of evolution is being used? Since evolution has at least three different meanings, it’s essential to know which one is being invoked.
If they can, does this refute Christianity? I had an interesting question asked of me last week. It had to do with what philosopher's call the mind/body problem. I answered that question with an illustration and I have gotten a response in the mail to the question that was raised. I want to spend some time responding to this because it really helps us to work through this issue. It helps to make a case, I think, for the existence of the soul, which is very important.
Can science disprove the existence of the soul? Here Greg deals with advances in computer science and neurology, and the limitations of science.
Alan's monthly letter for June 2011 Dear Friend, Atheists like to fancy themselves as rational people. They claim they aren’t encumbered by holy books or divine doctrine. They’re free from the shackles of religious belief so they can follow the evidence where it leads. When a new scientific discovery is made, atheists claim they can welcome it without passion or prejudice. The only problem with this self-assessment is that it’s not entirely true.
Can one question evolution on a nonreligious basis? Greg discusses how the problems with the theory of evolution are rooted in science, not religion.
Greg sees a parallel between the evidence for grand design in nature and the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy by Jesus.
In scientific debate, the Christian is often saddled with a handicap similar to that of the famed Australian racehorse Phar Lap.
Many scientists exclude God as an explanation for any event. In some cases, agent causation is the only rational conclusion.
The search for missing links assumes the truth of evolution. One big assumption is that similarities in the bodies imply a biogenetic relationship and ancestry.