Intelligent Design Counter Claims

Intelligent design counter claims as US school legislators gang up to fight off the Intelligent Design movement which they claim is a cover for getting creation science into schools under a new name. Their argument is with people such as Michael Behe, a Biochemist at Oelehigh University, who claims in his book Darwin’s Black Box […]

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Headmaster Creates Stir over Evolution

A headmaster of a Protestant school in Amsterdam has agreed to stay at home for a few days after causing a stir by his insistence his teachers adhere to the Christian theory of Creationism. Peter Boon of Augustinus College in the northern city of Groningen said in an interview with newspaper “Dagblad van het Noorden” […]

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Anglican Bishop Appalled

Anglican Bishop appalled, according to Anglican News (Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Australia) March 2007, p2. In a response to Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion, Bishop George Browning writes: “Like you (Richard Dawkins) I am appalled by the teachings of creationism and of intelligent design. My reason for taking the teaching seriously rather than […]

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Quote: Bishop on Darwin

In 1882 Darwin was buried in Westminster Abbey where over the centuries much good theology has also been buried. His grave bears the simple inscription: Charles Robert Darwin, Born 12 February 1809, Died 19 April 1882. Pall bearers at the burial service included Sir Joseph Hooker, Alfred Russel Wallace, James Russell Lowell (U.S. Ambassador), and […]

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Quote: Darwin on God

Darwin on God. Although he rejected the Bible, Darwin does not reject the idea that there is a god: “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist and an evolutionist. … In my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the […]

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Quote: Darwin on the Old Testament

Darwin on the Old Testament: In his autobiography (written in 1876) Darwin describes his loss of trust in the Bible over the years as he worked on his evolutionary theory: “Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers (though themselves orthodox) for […]

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Quote: Darwin’s Grand View of Life

Darwin’s grand view of life. The final paragraph of the first edition of Darwin’s Origin of Species, (1859) sums up his view of how all living things came into being: “It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting […]

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Vatican Says Aliens Could Exist

“Vatican says aliens could exist” as it prepares to organise a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, according to BBC News 13 May 2008.  Gabriel Funes, Director of the Vatican Observatory, suggested that God could have created intelligent life elsewhere […]

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Anglicans, But Not Catholics, Apologise To Darwin

Anglicans, but not Catholics, apologise to Darwin, according to articles on the Church of England website and Reuters 16 September 2008. Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, says the Church owes Charles Darwin an apology for misunderstanding him and attacking him in the 1860s. In an […]

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Archbishop Says Stop Teaching Creationism

Anglican Archbishop says stop teaching creationism reports The Guardian, 21 March 2006. “The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stepped into the controversy between religious fundamentalists and scientists by saying that he does not believe that creationism – the Bible-based account of the origins of the world – should be taught in schools. Giving his […]

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