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Evolution and Faith: My Story, Part 2

In Part 1, I described the trajectory of my thinking over the past four decades as an evangelical Christian on the scientific aspects of creation. Here I describe the personal and theological aspects of this journey.  Hard Questions and Cold … Continue reading

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Evolution and Faith: My Story, Part 1

As I read across the spectrum of writings on creation and evolution, I often find a certain level of demonization of one’s opponents. Some Young Earth (YE) creationists ascribe to evolutionists an agenda of tearing down all that is good. … Continue reading

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Was “World War II” Just a Myth?

The following is excerpted from “Letter from a Higher Critic” by Stewart Robb, which appeared in pp. 239-244 of the collection Analog 6, ed. John W. Campbell, Conde Nast Publications 1966, 1968; Pocket Book edition 1969. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ May 5, 2415 … Continue reading

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Christian Apologetics Insights from David Geisler, Ray Ciervo, and Prem Isaac [2020 NCCA, 9]

This continues my writeups of material from the 2020 annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA). Here I will summarize and comment on talks by David Geisler, Ray Ciervo, and Prem Isaac. Most of these items deal with classic apologetics themes … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine on Interpreting Genesis

The church father Augustine wrote around 400-430 A.D. He was bishop of the city of Hippo in North Africa. His views are deeply respected by orthodox Christians of all types. Roman Catholics, along with the Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans, celebrate … Continue reading

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2019 Letters to a Creationist, Part 1: Bible Interpretation

Preface for blog: Earlier this year I had a discussion with an evangelical Christian woman who I will call Rachel (not her real name). She had recently learned that I endorse modern scientific findings in geology (the earth is old) … Continue reading

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Evolution Before Our Eyes: Complex Mutations in Microbes Giving New Functions

OUTLINE ( 1 ) Barry Hall’s lac Bug ( 2 ) Lenski’s Long Term E. Coli Evolution Experiment          Lenski’s E. coli Evolve Ability to Metabolize Citrate under Aerobic Conditions ( 3 ) Bacteriophage Lambda Evolves a New Protein Binding … Continue reading

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A Creationist Speaker Comes to Town

By the early 1800s European geologists (many of them devout Christians) realized that the rock layers they observed had to be far older than the 6000 years allowed by a literal interpretation of Bible chronology. For instance, as discussed here … Continue reading

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“Big Daddy” Chick Tract: The Most Widely-Distributed Anti-Evolution Publication

CONTENTS The Best-Seller Fossil Evidence for Intermediate Human-Primate Species The Chick Tract Treatment of Anthropoid Fossils “Big Daddy”: Fruits, Roots, and Responses * *   *   *   *    *   *   *   *    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * … Continue reading

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Endogenous Retroviruses in Your Genome Show Common Ancestry with Primates

Summary Retroviruses are a well-known class of viruses. Retroviruses work by inserting their genetic material into the DNA of a cell. The inserted DNA takes over the cell’s machinery and forces it to make more copies of the virus. This … Continue reading

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