The creation/evolution debate has been bubbling for several years in our community, but there still seem to be numerous misunderstandings about what those who endorse an evolutionary view of creation actually believe. I wrote the Fourth Conversation as an attempt to address these misunderstandings and to positively explain the details of an evolutionary creation, and why those of us who have acquiesced to the evidence have done so. Recent publications in our community show that this position is still widely misunderstood, and as a result many of the arguments against it are based on fabrications that are not accurate. I’ve decided to make reformat the book into a website so that the content is publicly available.
Mention Jericho, and the first thing that comes to mind for many of us is the story of “the walls that came tumbling down”. It's interesting that it was Jericho’s walls that gave the city its prominence in the scriptural record, because its walls have also been the source of much interest by archaeologists. Israel … Continue reading Archaeology at Jericho
Recently, I participated in a thread on the ‘Christadelphian Origins Discussion’ Facebook page. Like most debates there is the usual back and forth, until someone made this comment that made me think more deeply about his point, which has led to this post. “Because in this context the Bible is not evidence. It is a … Continue reading Hypothesis vs Evidence
Science can play a two fold-role in the lives of the faithful. Firstly, we can see it as an “independent third-party” that can help to give us a more holistic perspective about God’s creation. Secondly, when further developed, that perspective can help us develop a far richer worship experience. Let’s explore these two points … Continue reading Science and Faith are not Dichotomous
I recently came across an essay that reviews (and attempts to refute) various lines of evidence for common descent. This post addresses the arguments raised in the essay. This is quite a long post, but for those who enjoy detail and want to look into this things more deeply, hopefully you'll appreciate it. The "TL:DR" is … Continue reading A review of “The Case Against Common Descent”
I have previously made the point about how our community’s speakers don’t do themselves or their credibility any favours with some of the arguments they raise against an evolutionary method of creation - and it seems that the Lampstand has done it again. In this article, it describes the how the body processes oxygen. It … Continue reading What the…???
Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of the creation debate in our community, is the way some of our members misrepresent or misunderstand the details of what they are rejecting. The result is that they create a concept of evolution that is completely false - and then proceed to refute this ill-informed concept. The … Continue reading Because Truth Matters…
The topic of soft dinosaur tissue has been doing the rounds again, and so it could be useful to explain some of the details about this topic. Very briefly, this is what the issue is about: Mary Schweitzer is a palaeontologist who discovered remnants of soft tissue in fossilised dinosaur remains. The science community has … Continue reading The Soft Tissue Saga