Tag Archive | Origins

The Cutting Edge of Science

Thanks to John Chase for pointing out this amazing article from Wired.com. Here is a taste: In a stunning technical feat, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an archaic Siberian girl 31 times over, using a new method that amplifies single strands of DNA. The sequencing is so complete that researchers […]

Ted Davis on Theistic Evolution

In the debates on the origins of life, it is easy to argue with each other without understanding each others true positions. In that vein, Dr. Ted Davis, my colleague at Messiah College, offers his take on the tenets of Theistic Evolution as part of a series at the BioLogos Forums‘ site. He will eventually be […]

How They Got Their Start?

Now, which one is Jamie and which is Adam?

The Research Monopoly

There is an interesting feature of life in academia. Research is often funded with public funds via grants from the NIH, NSF, and other sources. The results often make headlines in the popular press. The press cites a scholarly journal in which the full results are published, and offers a take (often neglecting numerous provisos […]

Some Perspectives on the Arizona Shootings

In the time since the shooting of Gabby Giffords and 13 others on 8 January, I’ve been trying to keep up with the updates on her condition. The vitriol from both sides has been hard to ignore. It has also been disappointing. I have avoided comment, since there has probably been more than enough said […]

What Not to Say

Greg Stier has an interesting little read (HT: Rob Martin, again) about what not to say when witnessing for Christ. I found his list and his reasoning to be funny, but I have to admit I’ve probably committed all three mistakes, at least in my thought process about my own salvation. (Hopefully not too recently.) […]

Is Stephen Hawking Wrong?

Came across this very interesting article today about Stephen Hawking’s latest book. John Lennox responds eloquently. Here are a couple of quotes from the article that I thought were persuasive. He begins by acknowledging Hawking’s stature. There’s no denying that Stephen Hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. And in his latest book, […]