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Real Days or Thousands of Years?

Both Christians and non-believers often have difficulty with timetables in the Bible. In one frequently overlooked passage, could it be talking about literal days or thousands of years? It seems to refer to days by numbers—the first day, second day, third day, etc. Could these perhaps be long periods of time? We need to read [...]

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“Illogical, Captain”

I always liked the way that Mr. Spock would issue a put-down to Captain Kirk in Star Trek by telling him that what he had just said was “illogical.” Unfortunately, very few people today seem to understand what logic is all about. Logic involves the progression of an argument through legitimate steps. It is very [...]

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Dinosaur Extinction and Global Catastrophe

Every schoolchild knows that the dinosaurs died out because a giant meteorite—possibly even an asteroid—hit the Earth at Chicxulub in Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous period, sending up a great global cloud of dust, which killed off all the dinosaurs. Remarkably, environmentally sensitive creatures like butterflies and frogs were unaffected by this evolutionary [...]

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The Man Who Dated Creation

To many atheists and theistic evolutionists, James Ussher is a figure of derision. He was Archbishop of Armagh for 16 years during the 17th century, and therefore nominally in charge of the Anglican Church of Ireland. But he is most famous for providing a date for creation—6:00 o’clock p.m. the evening before October 23rd, 4004 [...]

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Can evolution determine right and wrong?

A critique of an article entitled “The Science of Right and Wrong” in the January 2011 edition of Scientific American.1 The science of right and wrong Scientific American has recently published an article on the science of moral issues, written by the atheist publisher and author, Michael Shermer. The purpose of the article—which quotes favorably from Sam [...]

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