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  • Nobel winner's evolution claims stir response

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BP) -- The winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry have been hailed by the body to award the prize as demonstrating "the power of evolution."

    But scientists with Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the Discovery Institute say the Nobel laureates have made no such demonstration and, in fact, have illustrated the necessity of an intelligent designer for the existence of life.

    This year's Nobel-winning research "really has nothing to do with evolution in the sense of Darwin and the sense of going from molecules to man," said Georgia Purdom, a molecular geneticist with AiG, a young-earth creationist organization based in Petersburg, Ky. Read More

  • DNA analysis surprises evolutionists

    by Julie Borg/WORLD , posted Monday, September 10, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- A landmark study published last month appears to push back on evolutionists' assumptions about human ancestry.

    DNA analysis of an ancient bone fragment, published last month in the journal Nature, concluded the fragment belonged to a 13-year-old girl with a Neanderthal mother and Denisovan father. Evolutionists generally consider Neanderthals and Denisovans to be two groups of ancient human relatives that share a common ancestor with modern humans, but who do not come from the same species, and who rarely if ever mated. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Childlike awe

    by Randy C. Davis, posted Monday, August 06, 2018 (6 months ago)

    Reflecting on a grandson's awe at seeing the ocean for the first time, Randy Davis writes that "we sometimes get so familiar with what God has done and is doing that we lose the awe of Him and the wonder of the work of His hands." Read More

  • Pruitt's EPA resignation stirs lament, reflection

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 06, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation Thursday (July 5) amid federal investigations of his spending and management prompted his pastor to lament the "present ugliness" of political attacks and note the high ethical standards to which Christians are held.

    Pruitt -- a deacon at First Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Okla., and until early 2017 a trustee of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary -- wrote in his resignation letter to President Trump that he believes "providence brought me into your service," adding, "I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people," according to a copy of the letter tweeted by a New York Times reporter. Read More

  • Ancient DNA said to support Bible's Babel account

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (one year ago)

    TANANA, Alaska (BP) -- Ancient human genetic material harvested in Alaska has been cited by two creation researchers as corroborating evidence of Scripture's claim humans migrated en masse from the Tower of Babel.

    A study published Jan. 3 in the journal Nature claims DNA extracted from the remains of an infant girl buried in central Alaska suggests an ancient migration of people from East Asia, across a frozen land bridge, to North America.

    After scientists extracted the DNA, they dated it to approximately 11,500 years ago, according to common evolutionary dating methods, and discovered commonalties between the harvested genome and the DNA of modern Native Americans. Researchers also found the ancient infant girl had ancestors in East Asia some 35,000 years ago according to evolutionary dating methods. Read More

  • 'Genesis: Paradise Lost' docudrama back 1 final night

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- A docudrama defending the Genesis 1 creation story is back in theaters one final night Dec. 11, producer Eric Hovind has announced.

    "Genesis: Paradise Lost" will show creation unfold in 3-D animation that Hovind described as utilizing "cutting-edge cinematography, trusted creation science and biblical accuracy" in a Nov. 28 press release. A panel discussion including historians, researchers, scientists and Christian leaders is included in the production.

    "Over the past 150 years, we have seen an increasing attack on the idea that God created the heavens and the earth," said Hovind, president of the ministry Creation Today. "By focusing on creation and the science behind it, 'Genesis: Paradise Lost' will reinforce how the universe was intelligently designed by a divine Creator." Read More

  • Theistic evolution critiqued by evangelical scholars

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (one year ago)

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BP) -- "An interdisciplinary critique of theistic evolution" was the topic of a half-day session at this fall's meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).

    The event featured scientists, philosophers and theologians presenting arguments against the notion that God created humans and other living beings through the process of evolution rather than by direct creation of distinct species -- a view known as theistic evolution. Read More

  • Christian geologist wins fight over Grand Canyon rocks

    by Leigh Jones/WORLD News Service, posted Friday, July 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The National Park Service has agreed to let a Christian geologist collect rock samples from the Grand Canyon for research.

    Andrew Snelling, who has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Sydney, tried for four years to get permission to collect the samples. The park service only agreed after lawyers with Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit. Read More

  • Ark Encounter critics 'guaranteed more publicity'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- A letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation warning public schools not to take field trips to the Ark Encounter theme park in northern Kentucky has been characterized by the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Kentucky Today news resource as unwittingly helping to attract "even more visitors."

    Local pastors told Baptist Press the Williamstown, Ky., attraction, which opened last week and features a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, already has served as a tool for evangelism and discipleship. Read More

  • Bill Nye tours Ark Encounter, hears Gospel

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- When evolutionist Bill Nye "the science guy" visited a life-size replica of Noah's Ark in northern Kentucky, he wanted to learn how children were reacting to what he has called a danger to science education.

    By the time he left the Ark Encounter theme park, he had also learned the story of Christ's atoning death on the cross for humanity's sins, Ark Encounter's chief executive Ken Ham told Baptist Press, underscoring the park's value as an evangelistic tool. Read More