Evidence for God from Science Newsletter December, 2014
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- Answers for atheists
- Design vs. evolution
- Biblical creation
- YouTube Videos
Passing of Carole Allen Deem
My wife of 25 years, Carole Allen Deem, passed away from this life and into the arms of Jesus on September 2. Having been diagnosed with a brain tumor 18 years ago, her prayer was that she be given enough time to raise our three sons, who were then only 1, 3, and 5 years old. God granted her that wish and endless opportunities to witness for Jesus during those intervening years. Since Carole's parents were unable to travel to the memorial, I had the memorial service recorded. I have published the video on YouTube and many people have watched it and been inspired by her story. If you would like to make a contribution in Carole's name, please consider Smile Train or Reasons To Believe.
I would appreciate your prayers for our family, including our three sons, Matt, Drew, and Mark, and Carole's parents, who lost their only daughter. I would specifically covet your prayers regarding where God wants me to go in my life. I am beginning to branch out into uncharted territory, giving a talk at the Southern California chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation this February and teaching at Biola in 2016.
Reasons Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Chapter of Reasons To Believe is continuing in the new RTB video series Navigating Genesis. If you live in the Los Angeles area, please stop by for the study and some good Christian fellowship:
Monday, January 5, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
154 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Answers for atheists
There is no God
Christians often cite Psalm 14:1 as a rebuke of atheists. However, the Hebrew word translated "fool" doesn't have the same connotations as the English word. The passage actually says that we are all foolish. More...
Design vs. evolution
Silicon is often the favorite atom for alien life forms in science fiction. In Star Trek, the Horta and crytalline entity were unique life forms based upon silicon. Are such life forms possible, given the laws of chemistry and physics? Guest author and chemist John Millam tackles this question head-on by examining all the possible ways that non-carbon/non-water based life might exist. If any of your friends tell you that life can be based on chemistries other than carbon, send them here! More...
Dr. Bruce L. Gordon, associate professor of the history and philosophy of science at Houston Baptist University, and senior fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle takes on young earth creationism from both a biblical and scientific perspective. Dr. Gordon concludes, "For those of us outside the young-earth community—evangelical or not—who are scientifically literate or even just educated as critical thinkers, it is difficult to overstate how profoundly absurd young-earth science strikes us as being. This perception is exacerbated when one realizes that the interpretation of Scripture giving rise to this enterprise is not only rendered unnecessary but demonstrably deficient by sound principles of biblical interpretation respecting the inspiration and authority of the Bible." More...
Hundreds of thousands of people have seen UFOs. Although most of these observations can be explained as natural, earthly phenomena, there are a significant number of UFOs that defy these explanations. At least a quarter of Americans believe these objects are real UFOs inhabited by real extraterrestrial aliens. In this article, I propose that these are real sightings, but that the objects themselves are not real, but spiritual apparitions, produced by spiritual demonic beings (demons). More...
Designs in DNA
DNA coding sequences are not as simple as first envisioned. The concept of one gene-one protein does not apply to much of the human genome. Find out three specific ways in which the coding of genes has been optimally designed. More...
Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny
Part 3 of Epic Failures of Evolution concerns the evolutionary concept of "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny." Although the original concept is no longer accepted among evolutionists, a modernized version of the theory says that embryos go through a common, phylotypic stage, before going on to differentiate into their respective species. However, new data shows that even this theory is an epic failure. More...
Part 4 of Epic Failures of Evolution examines the "evolution" of the peppered moth. Although the moth is an excellent example of natural selection within a population, recent genetic data shows that the evolutionary change that produced the dramatic color change was nothing more than a single based pair mutation that broke the wing patterning gene. Scientist has expected something much more dramatic. More...
UFOs: What are they?
UFO sightings have increased dramatically in the last 20 years, although there has been no verified physical evidence of any of these "spaceships" or their "pilots." If one examines the physical problems of interstellar space travel, one finds a universe which seems to be designed to twart any realistic means to travel between solar systems. Part 1 of this video series examines why the physics of the universe makes interstellar travel impractical. Part 2 examines the newly released data linking religious measures with frequencies of UFO sightings. The data shows that unbelievers see many more UFOs suggesting that UFO sightings are spiritual manefestations rather than real objects. More...
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