Archive for the 'Current Issues in the World' Category

New York Court May Grant “Personhood” to Tommy the Chimpanzee

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Human rights may no longer be just for humans. A group called the Nonhuman Rights Project is currently involved in a legal battle to get a 26-year-old chimpanzee named Tommy recognized as a legal person deserving of certain legal rights, …

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Evolutionary Biologist Gets It Right (Sort of)

For years evolutionists have been repeating the famous mantra of “nothing in biology makes sense except in light of evolution” in one form or another. Evolutionary biologist David P. Barash is the latest to make statements of this kind. He

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“Creationism Is About … ” Well, the Bible!

According to a science and religion blogger with the not-so-reliable Huffington Post, the evolution/creation debate is not about science or even the Bible—it’s about gay marriage! Well, that’s certainly news to me!

Writer Paul Wallace claims that he could …

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Should I Have Dinner with BioLogos?

I have been invited to dinner. BioLogos published an article this week with the following headline: Ken Ham, We Need a Better Conversation (Perhaps Over Dinner?)

But should I go to this proposed dinner?

Dr. Deborah Haarsma, president of the …

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Boy, Girl, or “Purple Penguin”?

According to news reports (including on Fox News yesterday), a school district in Lincoln, Nebraska has recently given its teachers a handout to promote gender inclusiveness in their classrooms. This handout encourages teachers to stop referring to students as “girls …

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Evolution—A Proven Fact?

I am constantly amazed when I see claims like this one:

If someone asks, “Do you believe in evolution?,” they are framing it wrong. That’s like asking, “Do you believe in blue?”

You see, “Evolution is a fact!” is the …

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Black Holes: Real or Imaginary? A Problem of Observational vs. Historical Science

Black holes form the background in many science fiction stories. But black holes are not fictional. A black hole, as you probably know, is so massive and dense that even light cannot escape from its enormous gravity, so it is …

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Supreme Court and Gay Marriage

Gay marriage is back in the headlines. On Monday the media reported that the U.S. Supreme Court has effectively endorsed same-sex marriage by not hearing appeals from states wanting to prohibit it:

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals

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Scientific American Anti-Creationist Rant

Scientific American science blogger, Dana Hunter, recently wrote, “These creationists have a distressing tendency to lie by omission, trying to lure actual geologists into associating with them by pretending they’re legit, and then telling their fundamentalist flocks they’ve presented …

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“Why Does Creationism Matter So Much?”

Recently Andrew Brown, a blogger with the UK’s The Guardianasked the question, “Why does creationism matter so much?” He claims that the creation/evolution debate is such an emotional topic because those who deny evolution are throwing away …

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