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Near Space photography - 20km above ground / real photo

Why God is Still the Best Scientific Theory to Explain Our Life on Earth

As crazy as it all sounds, scientists have long posited the possibility of aliens on our planet. But no alien being within the universe can explain what scientists have discovered about the structure of the universe. Read More ›
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The Cambrian Explosion and the Combinatorial Problem: Does Intelligent Design offer a plausible Account of Life’s Origins?

We count on scientists to tell us what they know and don’t know—not just what they want us to hear. But when it comes to the contentious issue of the evolution of life on earth, spokesmen for official science are often less forthcoming than we might wish. Read More ›
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Not By Chance

Renowned British philosopher, Antony Flew, the Pope, the President of the United States and the Dalai Lama have each weighed in on the subject. But what is this theory of intelligent design? And why does it arouse such passion and inspire such apparently determined efforts to suppress it? Read More ›
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military RC military drone flies flies against backdrop of beautiful clouds on blue sky background. Elements of this image furnished by NASA
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Drones Can Protect Us From Kim’s Missiles

President Trump’s announcement that he will meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un caught everyone by surprise. The big question is: Will the meeting reduce the threat of North Korean ballistic missiles? Read More ›
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A Scopes Trial for the ’90s

A distinguished biology professor, Dean Kenyon, was forbidden to teach his course not because he taught evolutionary theory (which he did) but because he offered a critical assessment of it. Read More ›
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Puffin Talk on Saltee Island Great, one of my favourite spots on earth. See this picture also on Unsplash or in my categorie Birds.The Saltee Islands are a pair of small islands lying 5 kilometres off the southern coast of County Wexford in Ireland. The two islands are Great Saltee (89 hectares) and Little Saltee (37 hectares). Both have been privately owned by the Neale family since 1943.
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Intelligent Design is not Creationism

Contrary to media reports, ID is not a religious-based idea, but an evidence-based scientific theory about life’s origins. What signs of intelligence do design advocates see? Read More ›
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How Should Schools Handle Evolution? Debate it

Though many have portrayed the hearings that led to the Kansas policy as a re-run of the Scopes trial, the reality is much different. Rather than prohibiting teachers from teaching about evolution (as Tennessee law did for John Scopes in 1925), Kansas is poised to adopt a policy that would enable students to learn more about the topic. Read More ›