Month: May 2010

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“Signature in the Cell,” “Signature of Controversy” and the Signature of Pseudo-Scientific Sloth, part 2

Until quite recently, no completely satisfactory synthesis of the pyrimidine nucleotides has been available. The existence of a synthetic pathway has now been established (Matthew W. Powner et al., “The synthesis of activated pyrimidine ribonucleotides in prebiotically plausible conditions,” Nature 459, pp. 239–242). Questions of pre-biotic plausibility remain. Can the results of Powner et al. …

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Do More Christians Than Muslims Blow Up People Every Single Day? Tavis Smiley Weighs In

Do More Christians Than Muslims Blow Up People Every Single Day? Tavis Smiley Weighs In Indeed, Tavis Smiley has weighed in and have been found wanting. Whilst in Israel for two months, I recall sitting around telling Jewish jokes with some friends and a Mormon woman who was with us could not believe we were …

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“Signature in the Cell,” “Signature of Controversy” and the Signature of Pseudo-Scientific Sloth, part 1

Hereinafter I will provide a succinct summary of some of the contents of the proceedings which proceeded forth from the new—and free—ebook, Signature of Controversy – Responses to Critics of Signature in the Cell[fn]David Klinghoffer, Ed., Signature of Controversy – Responses to Critics of Signature in the Cell (Seattle, WA: Discovery Institute Press, 2010) Copyright …

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The Abortion Money Machine Rolls Out the Ads in the UK

The Abortion Money Machine Rolls Out the Ads in the UK “One of the UK’s largest abortion providers has announced that the country’s first ever abortion advert is to be screened on national television later this month.”[fn]First ever abortion ad to air on national TV, The Christian Institute, May 19, 2010, Copyright The Christian Institute …

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The Destroyed Bible – On How to Reconstruct the Bible, part 4

Extra-Biblical / Non-Biblical: But what if the works of the church fathers were destroyed? What could we learn about Jesus and about Christians from sources outside of the Bible and outside the writings of the church fathers? (note that in what follows I am not even referencing history and archaeology affirming the Old Testament and …

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Atheist and Darwinian Science and Story Telling, part 2 of 9

Miscellaneous Examples: In the essay Scientific Cenobites I provide many, many quotes such as the following regarding wishful speculations, storytelling, narratives, myths, ethos, and philosophizing in the name of, in the guise of, science. Franklin M. Harold, emeritus professor of biochemistry at Colorado State University, wrote:

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Books by Josh McDowell – from Planning a Murder, to Atheist, to Christian Apologist

The atheist, Josh McDowell, set out to write a book refuting Christianity. The title was to be “Evidence That Demands a Verdict” and it would present evidence to which Christians would have to answer. However, just like Lee Strobel and so many others have done, in seeking to discredit Christianity, in actually researching the evidence, …

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