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  • Professor Emiritus Hal Lewis Resigns from American Physical Society

    The following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Sent: Friday, 08 October 2010 17:19 Hal Lewis From: Hal Lewis, University of … Continue reading

  • Amazing Birds

    Birds never cease to astound us with their grace in the air and cheery songs, because they exhibit design at many levels. Hummingbird tongue is a micro pump (Science Magazine). The scientists who discovered in 2011 that the hummingbird tongue is … Continue reading

  • Eduard Pernkopf and the Ethics of Science from Holocausts

    A tempest has arisen recently in the wake of the videos documenting the sale of body parts of aborted children to scientists for use in research. Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon who is running for the Republican nomination for … Continue reading

  • Why Christianity?

    Occasionally we receive some very basic questions about Christian belief and theology, and the answers can be educational for Christians, because they are questions everyone should be able to answer as we witness to people around us. Malik G., U.S., … Continue reading

  • More than In God’s Image

    I feel the continual need to defend the value of human life simply and merely because it is human. Why? Among other reasons, human exceptionalism is the necessary predicate to universal human rights and equality. If we don’t have objective … Continue reading

  • The seven-day cycle

    What is the origin of the names we use for the days of the week? It doesn’t take long to discover they are identified with seven pagan gods associated with the five major planets plus the sun and moon. This … Continue reading

  • You Have to Be Conscious to Deny Consciousness, and Other Conundrums

    Would you have a rational discussion with a zombie? Materialists are forced into the position of discussing philosophy and science with the walking dead, since under their terms we are all that. Unless rationality is a mindful concept — unless … Continue reading

  • More to Thank God for in Your Body

    Here’s news about wonders in the human body you may not know about. Body fireworks: Given that tonight fireworks will light up the skies around America for Independence Day, Live Science posted a timely and interesting infographic called “Fireworks and You.” It … Continue reading

  • DIY Education = Homeschooling

    DIY has become a way of life for some folks. From landscaping to minor home repair, there are entire websites and even TV networks dedicated to encouraging people to do it themselves. But what about teaching your children? Could you do … Continue reading

  • Here’s the Intel; Stephen Hawking fears robots could wipe us out

    We have reported in Creation magazine that the famous physicist Stephen Hawking was concerned that tampering with the ‘God particle’ (Higgs boson) could end the world.1 Now he has issued another dire warning: mankind is doomed if artificial intelligence takes over because we … Continue reading

  • Natural Light Shows Dazzle Scientists

    Here are some news stories from diverse fields of science, related only by the phenomenon of light. Independence Day is a time for explosions of light in the dark. Nature’s light explosions can be strictly physical, but the most interesting … Continue reading

  • Two Mutations Caused Black Death

    The Black Plague of the Middle Ages happened by accident. It was enabled by two mutations to a bacterium, scientists claim. The germ that caused the “Black Death” is only a young bug, “evolutionarily speaking,” say scientists at Northwestern. Although … Continue reading

  • Brain Size Myth Won’t Die

    Evolutionists continue to push the idea that bigger brains offer better fitness, despite repeated empirical problems. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog,” an old proverb goes. Similarly, … Continue reading

  • Can Iron Preserve Fossil Proteins for Eons?

    News reports around the world tell of red-blood-cell-like and collagen-like structures found in 75 million year-old dinosaur bones long stored in the British Museum. This news coincides with the release of the film Jurassic World, in which fictional scientists resurrect … Continue reading

  • Bobby Jindal and Louisiana’s “Creationist” Law

    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy for President yesterday, and he faces a challenge in distinguishing himself in an already overpopulated field of Republican aspirants. Insofar as he succeeds in doing so, you can bet he’ll have the Louisiana Science Education … Continue reading

  • Humanists say their message is being suppressed

    Londoners have been exposed to a heavy dose of humanism through a ‘thought for the commute’ poster program which appeared throughout the public transport system. Sponsored by the British Humanist Association, the ‘thought-provoking’ posters—with the heading ‘What’s it all for?’—included … Continue reading

  • Moths Defy the Possible

    How do you make choices in a data-poor environment? Imagine being in a dark room in total silence. Every few seconds, a tiny flash of light appears. You might keep your eyes open as long as possible to avoid missing … Continue reading

  • Two Things “You Probably Won’t Hear about Pope Francis’ Encyclical”

    Our friends over at The Stream appear to have read Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, more carefully than some premature pundits. They point out “11 Things You Probably Won’t Hear about Pope Francis’ Encyclical.” Two of those are particularly relevant to our concerns … Continue reading

  • Paper Reports that Amino Acids Used by Life Are Finely Tuned to Explore “Chemistry Space”

    A recent paper in Nature‘s journal Scientific Reports, “Extraordinarily Adaptive Properties of the Genetically Encoded Amino Acids,” has found that the twenty amino acids used by life are finely tuned to explore “chemistry space” and allow for maximal chemical reactions. Considering that … Continue reading

  • National Geographic Provides a Pulpit for Atheism

    With his blog Why Evolution Is True and now a new book pushing atheism, our old friend Jerry Coyne, Censor of the Year for 2014, provides a perennial source of interest and entertainment. The National Geographic Society must think that if one censor … Continue reading

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