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Evolution’s Twisted Ethical Benchmark

We must be careful when we use “science” or “evolution” as an excuse to disregard Christianity. A world without God comes with ugly baggage. 
Biologist E.O. Wilson writes, “Our bloody nature, it can now be argued in the context of modern biology, is ingrained because group-versus-group was a principal driving force that made us what

“Sensible” Men and “Sensible” Science

Behind every word is a story. Take the word “primitive.” In modern use it’s either technical (i.e. primitive tools or societies) or pejorative (he’s just primitive in his thinking). In both cases “primitive” describes a time or person or culture or worldview that’s lesser than today. Primitive tools are lesser tools. Primitive thinking is lesser thinking.

Crisis: The N.I.H. Director is a Christian!

The director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) is appointed by the president and then confirmed by the Senate. The position is of substantial importance within the scientific community because the director is ultimately in charge of the dollars that the United States government dedicates to biomedical research. The NIH employs 20,000 scientists and

Hawking to Believers in God: Go Back to Your Homes…Nothing to See Here

You might have heard that prominent Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking has released a book arguing that the “latest advances in cosmology explain why the laws of the universe seem tailor-made for humans, without the need for a benevolent creator.” I can’t help but picture a confident member of the authorities (Hawking) calmly telling the crowd

Evolution at The Smithsonian

“In seventh grade, however, the teacher presented the theory of evolution, and like the clear-sighted child in The Emperor’s New Clothes, young Patrick immediately recognized that it contradicted all his prior religious teaching. “I stood up in class and asked the nun, If Darwin’s theory is true, then how can the creation story in the

He Said What? Really?

For those who are interested in the topic of life’s origin and the resulting implications, this is something that’s certainly worth chewing on for a bit. Richard Dawkins—perhaps the world’s most prominent atheist and proponent of purely naturalistic evolution—is on the record as saying that human beings are the earth’s “last, best hope.” So he

Infinitely Finite

I have to admit that I am somewhat of a closet nerd. I played various sports in high school, but the fact is I am much better at games you can play while holding a drink in your hand. So, the reality is I am more of a passive observer of my surroundings instead of

What Makes Us Happy?

Imagine if you could observe 250 individuals over the course of 70 years with insight into everything from what makes them mad to what shoe size they wear? The amount of information collected would be overwhelming. Just ask George Vaillant, he should know. Dr. Vaillant is concluding the longest running longitudinal study of human behavior

Monkey Business

You may have read this past week about the recent scientific discovery of the oldest known fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. If not, you can read about it here. This news is considered extremely important within the disciplines of anthropology and paleontology. However, I would like to know what a discovery like this means

Was Adam a Real, Historical Individual?

Throughout this history of the church, good theologians have always maintained that God gives us two kinds of revelation: one that comes through his word, i.e., that which we have in the Bible and is necessary to know Christ (2 Tim. 3:15-16, 2 Pet. 1:20-21), and the other that comes through the natural world (Psa.