Quote: Augustine on the Age of the Earth

Age of earth? It’s not a new debate. Augustine (AD 354 – 430) wrote: “They are deceived, too, by those highly mendacious documents which profess to give the history of many thousand years, though, reckoning by the sacred writings, we find that not 6000 years have yet passed.” The translator’s note says: “Augustine here follows […]

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Quote: Darwin’s Family Legacy

Darwin’s Family Legacy:  In 2000 Darwin’s great, great grandson declared: “I don’t believe in God: how could I, given my great great grandfather’s theories? But perhaps I would feel happier if I did. Just because I have rejected conventional religion, it does not mean there isn’t a void to be filled.” Sunday Times , (UK) […]

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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 Attacking Chrisianity

Darwin on attacking Christianity: In 1873 Darwin wrote to his son on how to best attack Christianity: “I have lately read Morley’s Life of Voltaire and he insists strongly that direct attacks on Christianity (even when written with the wonderful force and vigour of Voltaire) produce little permanent effect: real good seems only to follow […]

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Quote: Darwin on Lyell’s Time

Darwin on Lyell’s Time: Darwin’s complete dependence on Lyell shows in his comment in the Origin of Species: “He who can read Sir Charles Lyell’s grand work on the Principles of Geology, which the future historian will recognise as having produced a revolution in natural science, yet does not admit how incomprehensibly vast have been […]

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Quote: Darwin Becomes Lyell’s Disciple

Darwin becomes Lyell’s disciple: During his time on the Beagle (1831 – 1836) Charles Darwin read lawyer Charles Lyell’s book Principles of Geology. After returning to Britain, Darwin wrote to a friend and colleague about the effect of Lyell’s writings on his own research and writing: “I always feel as if my books came half […]

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Best Dated Biblical Structure

“Best dated biblical structure” confirmed by carbon dating, according to Nature Science Update, 11 Sep 2003. Geologist Amos Frumkin of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem has carbon dated plant remains embedded in the plaster lining the Siloam Tunnel that bring water into Jerusalem. His results indicated the tunnel was built around 700BC, corresponding exactly with the […]

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Darwin Sets Christian Faith Behind

“After Annie’s death, Charles set the Christian faith firmly behind him” writes Randal Keynes, a great, great grandson of Charles Darwin in a biography of Darwin, Annie’s Box. Keynes’ book, which focuses on Darwin’s family life, was reviewed in Science, vol 296, p1974, 14 Jun 2002. The reviewer states, “Freed from the last vestige of […]

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At 107 Years of Age

At 107 years of age, Australia’s last surviving soldier from the western front of World War 1 died June 24th 2005. Mr Casselly was also believed to be Australia’s oldest male reported The Sydney Morning Herald June 25 – 26, 2005, p1. His family believed he could have lived longer if he had not fallen […]

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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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