Science & Evolution

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Posted 2/21/14 at 1:28 PM | Michael Bresciani

The Twenty First Century – Enter at Your own Risk

After reading the reviews, publishing some on our website and finally taking the time to listen to every word and nuance of the debate between creationist Ken Ham and Bill Nye the science guy. The idea of rating one against the other to determine who won the debate melted away like snow in July. After hearing only one single answer from Bill Nye and Ken Ham’s follow-up reply the abject spiritual poverty of modern man became perfectly evident – it was blaring.

Nye offered one of the worst explanations of entropy, sometimes called the second law of thermodynamics, ever heard. It was as if he was espousing the idea that the law, which states that everything in the universe is decaying, could be overcome simply by the warm glow of the sun.

We almost expected someone, anyone, to stop the debate long enough to remind Nye that the sun is also subject to the second law, it too is slowly burning up and will someday be gone altogether. But Nye’s mesmerization with science magic could not be de-lustered. FULL POST

Posted 2/19/14 at 10:39 PM | Mike Keas |

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The War on Humans: Documentary Released February 18th

The War on Humans, an important documentary from Discovery Institute that explores the growing disparagement of the value of human beings, is now available for viewing. The ebook by the same title is also available for $1.99 (Kindle or Nook).

About the Ebook
The environmental movement has helped produce significant improvements in the world around us—from cleaner air to the preservation of natural wonders such as Yellowstone. But in recent years, environmental activists have arisen who regard humans as Public Enemy #1. In this provocative e-book, Wesley J. Smith exposes efforts by radical activists to reduce the human population by up to 90% and to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and Mother Earth. Smith argues that the ultimate victims of this misanthropic crusade will be the poorest and most vulnerable among us, and he urges us to defend both human dignity and the natural environment before it is too late. FULL POST

Posted 2/11/14 at 10:18 AM | Brian Wallace

Can you make yourself smarter?

If you could make yourself smarter, would you? This infographic contains tips and tricks to increase your memory and recall as well as your critical thinking skills. Physical exercise and coffee both make the list!

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Posted 2/10/14 at 9:23 PM | Michael Bresciani |

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Pat Robertson’s Slam on Ham – Calls for a Second Opinion

The secular world is no doubt titillated with Pat Robertson’s latest remarks that level a rebuke at creationist Ken Ham in a Christian Post article penned by Christian Post reporter Morgan Lee.

Robertson seems to think that Ham may be making a mockery of Christians by holding to the young earth idea that so many Christians believe.

“Let's be real, let's not make a joke of ourselves” Robertson said and added, “Anyone who is in the oil business knows he's drilling down 2 miles, 3 miles underground, you're coming into all these layers that were laid down by the dinosaurs," said Robertson. "And we have skeletons of dinosaurs that go back like 65 million years. And to say that it all came around 6 thousand years ago is nonsense.”

Robertson has overlooked the fact that new materials are also found at very great depths which puts a cog in the old earth theory as well. Robertson seems woefully unaware of the myriads of new evidence creation science has uncovered and may have spoken from whereof he knows not. FULL POST

Posted 2/8/14 at 9:35 AM | Olabode Ososami |

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Is the Earth 6000 years old?

Listening to the Ham-Nye creation debate , I fear that there are some questions that are not as helpful in that they add little value to solving today’s challenges …instead, they often contribute to muddling the issues. The Bible is a book inspired by the Holy Spirit and there is a large extent to which it cannot be fully unlocked except by that same Spirit. It is not clear if being the salt and light is achieved by winning arguments, nor are we told logical persuasion is God’s way of salvation. The Apostle Paul actual boosts of not gaining converts by clever arguments and disputing although he was well educated.

Both science and interpretations of scripture in the past have been proven to be erroneous …but this does not prove we should discard either. There is an important difference - in that scripture claims an unchangeable God to be its author while science searches for other means to validate its shifting claims. When the Bible says we know in part, it must mean that there are things for which we must still wait for revelation and others that we will never know until God chooses to reveal them. But this also applies to science albeit in a different way. Faith is therefore required for both science and spiritual matters and higher laws when discovered will claim to debunk lower ones … but no one can claim to have established the exact complete reality of matters – except by faith. FULL POST

Posted 2/5/14 at 2:55 PM | Christian Post Guest Voices |

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Bill Nye and the Devolution of Man

Photo by Ed Schipul - Creative Commons
Bill Nye

By Wade Burleson

Last night I watched the Ken Ham and Bill Nye debate LIVE and was captivated on several fronts. First, the electronic medium of the debate was through Live - You Tube. You Tube is changing the game regarding broadcasting LIVE events, and pastors and churches need to be aware of the incredible technology available for FREE - as long as your church's You Tube account has 100 subscribers. Over 500,000 people from several nations watched the Creation vs. Evolution debate LIVE via You Tube. The sphere of our globe has genuinely flattened when it comes to communication, and it is to the advantage of anyone with a message worth sharing to understand and to use such a powerful medium.

Second, Al Mohler has done a very good job pin-pointing the problem with last night's debate. Nobody's mind was changed. The starting point for both men (and their supporters) was too far apart. It's like two runners who enter a race that is to be run in two separate stadiums. The start line, the race itself, and the finish line are so far from the other runner, that the spectators aren't exactly sure where to look. Ken Ham believes "in the beginning God created" and Bill Nye believes "by chance-the universe evolved from nothing."   Ken Ham is a six-day creationist and not all Christians (as Bill Nye pointed out) agree with his interpretation of a six-day duration of creation. But at least those Christians who do not hold to six-day creationism do hold to Intelligent Design. Bill Nye's "molecule to man" evolution is in another arena of thought altogether. I would enjoy a debate between two Christians who disagree over six-day Creationism more than I enjoyed last night's debate because at least those debaters would be sparring in the same stadium. FULL POST

Posted 2/4/14 at 12:44 PM | Brian Wallace |

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How to Overcome the STEM Talent Shortage

In America in can be a challenge to find quality graduates in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For example, many software programmers obtain visas to work in the United States.

This infographic talks about the relevance of STEM talent.

Posted 2/1/14 at 7:46 PM | selwyn perry

Philosopher Frog on Space

‘Hello Frog!’
‘Hello Toady.’
‘I have a question that troubles me, Frog.’
‘What is it, Toady?’
‘I have been observing, Frog.’
‘What sort of things Toady?’
‘I don’t know.’
‘What is it you don’t know, Toady?
‘What it is. I can’t make up my mind what it is.’
‘Well, describe it to me, Toady.’
‘There is nothing to describe, Frog. It isn’t really a thing but a nothing.’
‘A nothing, Toady. You mean it doesn’t exist Toady?’
‘Yes, Frog, it doesn’t exist. It’s a nothing.’
‘How do you observe it if it doesn’t exist, Toady?’
‘ I observe it but it isn’t there.’
‘What isn’t there?
‘Space, Frog. Space.’
‘Do you observe space with your eyes, Toady?’
‘I can see it, Frog but it isn’t a thing but a nothing.’
‘No Toady, my friend, you don’t see it at all; you infer it.’
‘What does infer mean, Frog?’
‘It means you think space must be there because stars and planets are there in space.’
‘But what is space Frog if its a nothing?’
‘It’s not visible, that’s all, Toady. It’s there Toady but you can’t see it.’
‘But Frog, if it’s there what is it?’
‘As you said Toady, it’s not a thing; its bigger than a thing. It’s everywhere Toady and between everything and beyond everything.’
‘Oh, I see Frog! It’s not observable because it’s invisible.’
‘That’s right Toady, it is invisible but it is there. ’
‘How did it get there, Frog’
‘God put it there, Toady. When he made man he put the idea of space in their minds because only a mind can see space.’
‘Only the mind can see space, Frog?’
‘Yes Toady. The mind can know what is there even when it can’t be seen. It’s called extrasensory perception, Toady.’
‘Ext-ra-sen-sory what Frog?
‘Perception, Toady.’
‘What is that Frog? I have never heard of it at Toad School.
‘It means seeing without eyes, or feeling without touch, or hearing without ears, Toady.’
‘So space is extra-sen-sory then, Frog.’
‘Yes, Toady. Only the mind can see beyond things. Only the mind can imagine the unseen; and only the mind and soul can know God, because God created what is visible and invisible and gave us extrasensory perception to know both kinds of reality: what a thing is and what is not a thing.

Posted 1/30/14 at 8:50 PM | Mike Keas |

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The New War on Humans and February/April 2014 Events that Oppose this War

The new War on Humans website asks:

Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and plants be given constitutional rights? The War on Humans e-book and companion documentary explore how a new generation of activists are pushing a radical agenda whose ultimate victims may be the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

On Monday, February 3, watch the free premiere of The War on Humans, a provocative documentary from Discovery Institute that explores the growing disparagement of the value of human beings -- in the name of saving the planet. The premiere will be at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. Register now. Or, watch the full documentary at YouTube when it premieres during the week of February 17, 2014. Find the documentary YouTube link at the War on Humans website when it is available. Watch the trailer now (scroll one screen down to find it there). FULL POST

Posted 1/27/14 at 4:32 AM | Jeffrey Goodman |

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Four Blood Moons

NASA
                      "A BLOOD MOON"

FOUR BLOOD MOONS

Due to John Hagee’s recent book, Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change (Worthy Publishing, Oct. 2013) there has recently been a surge of interest in “four blood moons” as a sign that relates to end times Bible prophecy. The premise for Hagee’s book is that key events in Jewish history have occurred around the time of Jewish holy days when lunar eclipse blood moons have also appeared. Pastor Hagee says that the four blood moons that are to appear and coincide with the Jewish holidays of Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015 because of lunar eclipses may constitute a sign for important end time events.

Astronomers know that a blood moon can occur when a lunar eclipse makes the moon appear red as it passes behind the Earth’s shadow and the moon glows red. On the other hand, we must not forget that the moon can also appear red when it is low on the horizon at sunset or sunrise, or when there is a lot of dust in the atmosphere. NASA’s website, which records and calculates lunar eclipses, is the basis for Pastor Hagee’s assertion that four total lunar eclipses in a row during a period of two years (called a tetrad) will produce red moons in 2014-2015. In his book, Pastor John Hagee suggests that since some important Jewish historical events have occurred around the time of Blood Moon tetrads, the upcoming 2014-2015 tetrad could signal the coming fulfillment of Biblical prophecies that relate blood moons to the day of the Lord and the return of Jesus Christ. A number of end time aficionados also relate this tetrad to the rapture. FULL POST

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