Climate on Trial in Queensland,

Climate on trial in Queensland, according to the Courier Mail 27 March 2019. Last year (2018) Professor Peter Ridd was fired from his position as a scientist at James Cook University, Queensland after questioning the quality of research used as evidence that the Great Barrier Reef is in danger due to global warming. He had […]

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Ten Theses on Creation and Evolution that (Most) Evangelicals Can Support?

“Ten Theses on Creation and Evolution that (Most) Evangelicals Can Support” claims Todd Wilson in an article in Christianity Today 4 January 2019. Wilson’s ten theses include asserting that creation is “central to the Christian faith” and “God created and sustains everything”, and “Everything in creation finds its source, goal, and meaning in Jesus Christ”. […]

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“Silencing dissent kills science”

“Silencing dissent kills science”, as marine scientist Professor Pete Ridd is dismissed by James Cook University (Queensland, Australia).  Popular columnist Andrew Bolt in Courier Mail 24 May 2018, p. 46, reported this after Dr Ridd questioned claims that man-made global warming is destroying the Great Barrier Reef.  Bolt commented: “He may be right, he may […]

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South Australian Government Removes Creation Ban

South Australian government removes creation ban, according to the Policies of the Non Government Schools Registration Board applicable to the registration and review of Nongovernment schools 2010/2011. Last year we reported the South Australian government had put the following statement in their 2009/2010 policy guidelines for science teaching in non-government schools: “The board requires the […]

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Royal Society Professor Resigns

Royal society professor resigns after creationism row, according to articles in the Royal Society News 12 and 16 September 2008 and BBC News 13 and 19 September 2008. Professor Michael Reiss has resigned from his position as Director of Education for the Royal Society because the Society claims comments he made on creationism damaged the […]

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Religion Going Way Down Under

Religion going way down under as Victorian (Australia) newspaper The Age 13 May 2011, kick starts a series of “let’s get religion out of Australian Schools” with complaints that, “The Christian group that provides religious education and chaplains in Victorian government schools will be investigated after its chief executive told a conference: ‘We need to […]

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Quote: The Science Teacher on God

God out of science, says The Science Teacher (USA) Nov 2003, Vol 70 No.8, p.34 which states: “scientists refrain from considering God’s actions in their work. Instead they use observation, experimentation, prevailing scientific theory, mathematics, logical arguments, strict empirical standards, heuristics, and healthy skepticism to produce knowledge. Scientific theories are therefore explanations about aspects of […]

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Quote: Robert Laughlin on Anti-theories

“Much of present-day biological knowledge is ideological. A key symptom of ideological thinking is the explanation that has no implications and cannot be tested. I call such logical dead ends antitheories because they have exactly the opposite effect of real theories: they stop thinking rather than stimulate it. Evolution by natural selection, for instance, which […]

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Quote: Lipson on Experimental Evidence

‘If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces and radiation, how has it come into being? There is another theory, now quite out of favour, which is based upon the ideas of Lamarck: that if an organism needs an improvement it will develop it, and transmit it to its […]

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Quote: Arthur Koestler on Evolution

  Quote: Arthur Koestler on Evolution ‘In the meantime, the educated public continues to believe that Darwin has provided all the relevant answers by the magic formula of random mutations plus natural selection – quite unaware of the fact that random mutations turned out to be irrelevant and natural selection a tautology.’ Arthur Koestler, ‘Janus: […]

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