Evolution doesn’t make you smart

So Rafi Letzter, writing in Business Insider, wonders “why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution.” He rightly questions a study suggesting if you’re smart, you should believe in evolution. But he then fails to follow through with what his own analysis suggests. Continue reading

Creator of space and time

As people of faith reflect on the miracle of the Christ child and His resurrection, ask churches can expect unusually high attendance on Christmas and Easter. However, there are an increasing number of those that believe science has disproved the existence of God, particularly as Creator. They therefore believe those that rely on His precepts and principles are intellectually deficient. Since the increase of this atheistic belief system is directly proportional to the decrease in the quality of life we enjoy here in America, the scientific argument regarding the existence of God is as important a cultural issue as it is a faith issue. Continue reading

Origin of universe and life

One can speculate without end about the origin of the universe, no rx the earth, rx and life. That is all evolutionary astronomers and biologists do. Any model of the origin of these things, must explain what they are like today. No one can do this, who rejects the one Historical Record we have from the earliest times. The Hebrew Bible holds that record. Continue reading

AiG to sue Kentucky for renege

Answers in Genesis (AiG) announced yesterday they would sue the State of Kentucky in federal court. The Kentucky tourism development board reneged on their earlier offer of tax incentives to Ark Encounter, LLC. Ark Encounter has started to build the first-ever full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark. Continue reading

Evolution’s liberal defenders

Evolution has its defenders. Atheists obviously defend and propound evolution. They wield the “Trident” (uniformitarianism, abiogenesis, and common descent) to skewer Christianity and promote their view of the universe as a giant roulette wheel. Or so they think. But evolution has another class of defenders worse than these. Nominal Christians (and some nominal Jews, also) seek somehow to “reconcile” evolution with what Scripture (literally, what is Written) says about God’s Creative act, and His policies that followed. Continue reading

Answering Michael Gungor

Michael Gungor answered his critics yesterday. In Relevant magazine he pleaded for unity of the Church. He also denounced those who called him apostate, blasphemer, heretic, false teacher, etc. over his belief in evolution. But in so denouncing, he left out the most inflammatory words he earlier used. And he failed to address the heart of the matter. He failed to address the sad and sore mistakes he makes in reading the first eleven chapters of Genesis. Continue reading

Evolution and creation in NJ District 12

The debate between creation and evolution became explicitly political last night. An incumbent Representative set that stage last month. He introduced, for the second time, a resolution to make Charles Darwin’s birthday a federal holiday. Last night his announced Republican opponent condemned him for it. And she did so on explicitly philosophical grounds. To wit: evolution, as a philosophy, causes greater social harm than does creation. Continue reading

Human evolution attitude survey

At the end of the year, the Pew Research Center published another survey on public attitudes about human evolution. Pew last took this survey in 2009. Pew finds attitudes seemingly little different today from four years ago. But in one key respect, attitudes are changing. Namely: those who stick to evolution on one hand, and creation on the other, now sort themselves as conservatives and liberals, respectively. Continue reading

Are Christians being attacked?

Nick Lally asks: are Christians being attacked?Are Christians being attacked? Definitely, treat yes, especially just before Christmas attacks have become prevalent. Ken Ham (AIG) and Gary Bates (CMI) made excellent cases for the relatively new phenomena. There are hundreds of missionaries around the world reporting abuses and attacks against Christians and America is not immune to it. Bill O’Reilly made an excellent observation upon pointing out that “Christian Attacks” are on the rise, especially around Christmas. Between the American Civil Liberties Union, the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the American Humanistic Association, the attacks on Christmas has expanded greatly. Jerry Bergman also made excellent observations by pointing out that “academia” attacks Christians all the time. Just read his book, “Slaughter of the Dissidents” and read the numerous attacks on Creationist professors. Continue reading