Resurrection a Scientific Question

Resurrection a scientific question, according to a Letter to the Editor of Nature, vol. 433, p571, 10 February 2005. After Nature published an editorial suggesting that religious leaders should be consulted when dealing with ethical issues in science, an irate atheist wrote a letter protesting against this idea, which began: “I was horrified to read […]

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Quote: Kel Richards on the English Language

Popular ABC Radio commentator, Kel Richards (Australia), claims the rich and diverse idioms of the English language come from many sources, but two of them dominate: Shakespeare and the Bible. He writes: “From the Bible comes ‘the writing’s on the wall’, ‘the salt of the earth’, ‘turn the other cheek’, ‘the blind leading the blind’, […]

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Quote: Calvin on Age of Earth

“Albeit the duration of the world, now declining to its ultimate end, has not yet attained six thousand years. God’s work was completed not in a moment, but in six days.” John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion 1 (Louisville, KY: The Westminster Press, 1960), p. 160-161, 182 J.T. McNeil, editor) Evidence News 27 May […]

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Life and Death Questions

Life and death questions are in this year as we received a number asking about what animals ate in the original created world described in Genesis, where there was no death. Question “Birds such as woodpeckers, seem very well designed to eat grubs and insects, so what would they have eaten in the Edenic world?” […]

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How Big Was Noah’s Foot?

How big was Noah’s foot? when the KJV says God told Noah “the length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits”. Genesis 6:15 KJV Silly Question? Not when you remember Noah’s Ark is given the length of 450 “feet” in many […]

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Chimp Religion

Religion may have developed from primitive behaviour evident in chimpanzees and apes, scientists claim, according to Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Australia, 22 February 2000. Great ape expert, Professor Robert Sussman, said that if chimpanzees could write there would be a “chimp bible”. He added “the Ten Commandments aren’t really talking about God. They are talking about […]

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Catholic Theologians on Biblical Accuracy

Pope Benedict XVI has said (24 April 2005), “We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.” This did not please the atheist-minded scientists in our society, who maintain with vehemence that we are as Richard Dawkins asserts: “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, […]

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Biblical Thorns

A Thorny Issue In 2007 and 2009 John Mackay and colleagues found fossils of plant stems with sharp thorny projections. Some critics have questioned whether these are really thorns. One botanist has asserted that technically these are not thorns, but spines. So let us deal with two questions: First: Would the hard pointed structures on […]

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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: Earliest Systematic Naming

“The earliest case of systematic naming occurred about 6,000 years ago when God brought all his newly fashioned creatures to Adam to see what he would call them (Genesis 2:19).” J. L. Heilbron, “Coming to Terms”, Nature, vol. 415, p585, 7 Feb 2002. Heilbron is from Worcester College, Oxford UK. Editorial Comment: The intriguing thing […]

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