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Responsible Science and Stem Cell Research

  Ethical Stem Cell Research: A Mass of Misconceptions On March 9, 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order entitled “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells.”[i] The president’s order explicitly revoked President Bush’s Executive Order 13435 that, among other things, clarified certain limits on federal funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2009

Christianity and Science: Are They Compatible?

      Is there a conflict between faith and science?   I think not.  Rather, I think the current quarrel between the two has been contrived.  A specific error—an arbitrary definition of science— is holding science hostage.  I’d like to suggest a solution.       One book serves as a helpful launching point for reflection on this error.  Though published in 1988, it remains a useful foil for a discussion on the issue.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2005

The Confusing Moral Logic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2004

Partial-Birth Abortion Is Not about Abortion

  When we justify killing of a fully developed human child through partial-birth abortion, we are not defending abortion.  We’re promoting something much more chilling.  Even the mothers involved know what’s going on.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2004

Vanishing Pro-Life Apologist

  Pro-lifers around the country are getting tight-lipped on abortion.  Here’s why we’re shying away from speaking frankly about the moral crime of the century and how you can be equipped to engage this problem.*       The last few years have witnessed a stunning development in the pro-life movement, one worth considering, especially since this month marks 30 years since the landmark legal decision of Roe v. Wade.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2003

Archaeology, the Bible, and the Leap of Faith

  Does the archeological accuracy of the Bible have anything to do with it’s truth claims?  Not according to many world-class archaeologists.  There’s a catch, however, which tells us volumes about modern man and his dilemma.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2002

The Confusing Moral Logic of ESCR

  The embryonic stem cell research  debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2001

The American Holocaust

  Lynching of Blacks by the KKK. Jewish genocide under the Third Reich. Abortion in America. Do these three have anything in common?       Early this fall, the campus of the University of Kansas was rocked by a controversy that made headlines in the national press.  Two pro-life groups--the Center for Bioethical Reform and Heartland Life Network--had posted a "pictorial essay" at a prominent crossroads on campus.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1998

Star Light & the Age of the Universe

  When you look up into the midnight sky do you see stars?  Or are the lights in the heavens mere appearances, images created in transit?  The answer settles the question of whether the creation of the universe was recent or ancient.

Solid Ground | Science | Greg Koukl | July 1, 1998

Can a Soul be Cloned?

      The cloning confusion continues.       Doctor Richard Seed, a cum laude graduate from Harvard with a Ph.D. in physics, has promised to produce the first human clone in less than two years in a clinic in the Chicago area, if he gets funded.       "We are going to become one with God," he boasted.  "We are going to have almost as much knowledge and almost as much power as God."[1]

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 1998