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Retroviruses and Common Descent: And Why I Don’t Buy It

Those of you who have been following Uncommon Descent, as well as Evolution News & Views, for some time, will be aware that I have previously discussed, across multiple articles, the ...

Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt: The Passover as a Foreshadow of Christ

Some weeks ago, I posted a blog entry on the Abraham affair as a foreshadow -- a prototype -- of the Gospel. As with most of the arguments for Christianity, the evidence from Old Testament ...

Peer-Review and the Corruption of Science

The Guardian features an interesting opinion column by the renowned British pharmacologist David Colquhoun. The article bears the intriguing headline, "Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the ...
What Claims Did Jesus Make Regarding Himself?

What Claims Did Jesus Make Regarding Himself?

A key part of the investigation into the reliability of the New Testament (and the transformative message which it conveys) lies in establishing what Jesus considered Himself to be, and the ...

Meyer and Nelson on a Failed Explanation for the Origin of the Genetic Code

Ann Gauger has already drawn our attention to the new paper, published just last week, in the journal BIO-Complexity. Authored by Discovery Institute's Stephen Meyer and Paul Nelson, the paper ...

Who are the Real Gay Bigots and Bullies?

George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” When you tell the truth about homosexuality today, you can be sure that the central tools of ...
Sex at Work?

Sex at Work?

Are you supposed to have sex at work? I guess it depends on your profession, but for most of us the answer is “no.” Why then is corporate America obsessed with training about sex? As ...

The Origin of Life: An RNA World?

Previously on ENV, I published a review of a recent article that appeared in New Scientist concerning the RNA world scenario with regard to the origin of life. Nick Matzke at Panda's Thumb has ...

New Scientist Weighs in on the Origin of Life

This week's issue of New Scientist contains an interesting article bearing the headline "First Life: The Search for the First Replicator." As a means to circumvent the chicken-and-egg problem ...

A Substantial Conundrum Confronting The Chemical Origin Of Life

In ID circles we often discuss the sheer rarity of biologically relevant polypeptides with respect to combinatorial sequence space (and the related conundrum of macromolecular interdependence). ...

The Kinesin Motor: A Stunning Example of Cellular Nanotechnology

One of the most amazing examples of cellular nanotechnology is a molecular motor protein known as kinesin. Kinesin is responsible for transporting molecular cargo -- including chromosomes (e.g. ...

What's Wrong With The Zeitgeist Movie?

The Zeitgeist movie has been circulating on the internet since 2007. In the video its director, Peter Joseph, seeks to persuade viewers that the authors of the New Testament essentially ...

A Case For The Resurrection: Part 6

In previous posts in this series, we have discussed some of the evidence for the historical veracity of the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus to the disciples and others, including an ...

A Case For The Resurrection: Part 5

In my previous blog entry, I started to discuss the testimony of first century Christian martyrs (specifically those who claimed to be eyewitnesses to the resurrection) as part of my cumulative ...

A Case For The Resurrection: Part 4

In previous blog posts (part 1; part 2; part 3), I began to examine the evidence for the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus, building a cumulative argument based on ancient Hebrew and ...

A Case For The Resurrection: Part 3

In previous posts (one; two), I explored the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus in the context of the Jewish Messianic expectations and the prevailing concepts regarding resurrection in the ...

A Case For The Resurrection: Part 2

In my previous blog entry, I discussed the resurrection in the context of ancient Jewish Messianic expectations. In this blog post, I will discuss the ancient Jewish and pagan understanding of ...

A Case For The Resurrection: Part 1

What do you think was the most significant event in human history? Unquestionably, the greatest event was the faint sound of a heartbeat in a cold lifeless body in a tomb two thousand years ago. ...

Did Nazareth Exist During The Life Of Jesus?

Did Nazareth exist during the life of Jesus? How can we know? What does the evidence say? These are questions to which Christians have been asked to give an answer on a more and more frequent ...

Does Isaiah 53 Speak About Jesus? A Response To Critics

I have always viewed the exquisitely detailed Messianic prophecy of Isaiah 53 as one of the most powerful and compelling reasons for thinking that Christianity is indeed true. Written some 700 ...

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