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Does the Bible command its readers to think and use reason?

Does the Bible command its readers to think and use reason?

Does the Bible command its reader to think and use reason? Yes, absolutely. Indeed, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 commands us to "Test everything; hold fast to the good." 1 Peter 3:15 says, "But in your ...

Was Jesus Married?

Dr. Daniel Wallace, one of the top New Testament manuscript experts in the world, has weighed in on the recently revealed manuscript fragment where Jesus allegedly refers to "my wife."  The ...

The Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

This week, I participated in a debate on the subject of same-sex marriage before an audience at the University of Glasgow. The motion was "Politics, Religion and Expression: This House ...

The Demise of Junk DNA and Why It Matters

ENV's Casey Luskin has already drawn our attention to the groundbreaking research published this week by ENCODE. A number of ID critics are asking the question: "Why should a pro-intelligent ...

On the Origin of Protein Folds

A common objection to the theory of intelligent design (ID) is that it has no power to make testable predictions, and thus there is no basis for calling it science at all. While recognising ...

Latest ENCODE Research Validates ID Predictions On Non-Coding Repertoire

Readers will likely recall the ENCODE project, published in a series of papers in 2007, in which (among other interesting findings) it was discovered that, even though the vast majority of our ...

Here Comes McBride (Again): The Debate on Junk DNA Continues

Over at his Still Monkeys blog, Paul McBride has offered a rebuttal to my defense of Casey Luskin's chapter on junk DNA in the new book Science and Human Origins. Similar to Larry Moran (whom I ...

"Junk DNA," "Non-Coding DNA," and Larry Moran's Hyper-Pedantry

Earlier this week, David Klinghoffer posted an article responding to Larry Moran's claim of contradiction between myself and Jonathan Wells on "junk DNA." Larry Moran has now posted a follow-up ...

A Response to Paul McBride on Junk DNA

We have recently been discussing a series of critical reviews of Science and Human Origins published by PhD student Paul McBride on his blog Still Monkeys. I am going to respond now to ...

On the Evolution of the Mammalian Middle Ear

A correspondent recently asked me about the evolution of the mammalian middle ear in relation to the fossil record. Based on data gathered from embryology, it is widely thought that the bones ...

An Incontrovertible Case of Intelligent Design: Artificial Jellyfish Made from Silicone and Rat Heart Muscle

The popular science media are abuzz over the creation by scientists of a synthetic jellyfish, called a medusoid, using silicone and a rat's heart muscle cells (Nawroth et al., 2012). Explains ...

The Moral Argument for the Existence of God

The moral argument for the existence of God refers to the claim that God is needed to provide a coherent ontological foundation for the existence of objective moral values and duties. The ...

The End of Moral Relativism: A Chain of Perverts

If you are not familiar with the name Alfred Kinsey, you might want to look him up, and you might want to start with Judith Reisman's, Sexual Sabotage: How One Mad Scientist Unleashed a Plague ...

New Paper in Bio-Complexity Reveals a Remarkable Coincidence

Critics of intelligent design often claim that the peer-reviewed literature published by ID proponents amounts to nothing more than a negative critique of the neo-Darwinian paradigm, as ...

When Was John's Gospel Written?

A number of significant events occurred in the life of the church in the decade of the A.D. 60's. Among them was the great fire of Rome which broke out in A.D. 64, resulting in Nero cracking ...

Science and Human Origins: A Review

ENV editor David Klinghoffer has already drawn our attention to the new book by Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe and Casey Luskin on Science and Human Origins.Although intelligent design is not committed ...
Are the Gospels Based on Eyewitness Testimony? The Test of Personal Names

Are the Gospels Based on Eyewitness Testimony? The Test of Personal Names

Are the gospels based on credible eyewitness testimony? This is a question on which modern scholars line up on both sides of the divide. From my point of view, the cumulative case for the ...

The Nativity Defended

The Nativity and, in particular, the virgin birth has increasingly come under attack from liberal scholarship in recent years. Those committed to a naturalistic worldview dismiss the virgin ...
What Really Happened at Nicea?

What Really Happened at Nicea?

For many years, the council of Nicea has been the subject of much confusion among laypeople. The misapprehensions which have come to be associated with the council of Nicea have, in part, been ...
The Speeches in Acts: Are They Authentic?

The Speeches in Acts: Are They Authentic?

Much of the book of Acts -- about 50% -- is comprised of speeches, discourses and letters. Among them, a total of eight speeches are given by Peter; a total of nine speeches delivered by Paul; ...

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