October 14, 2019

Did Velociraptor Taste Like Chicken?

Did Velociraptor Taste Like Chicken? CNN has an article which raises this very question.  The question is raised, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, because researchers manipulated chicken embryos so that they would grow with the snout of a Velociraptor.  The report by scientists at Yale published in Evolution in September 2019, and summarized in this Popular Science article reveals […]

Has Science Disproved Christianity?

Has Science Disproved Christianity? In her review of Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, Jesus Creed regular contributor, RJS, discusses the question, “Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity?”  Of course, RJS’ answer is a hard no.  She lays out her argument based on the fact that science has never, […]

Was Venus Habitable?

Was Venus Habitable? This article speculates that at some time in the past, Venus may have been somewhat temperate and could have had liquid water oceans.  Currently, the thick atmosphere is almost entirely carbon dioxide, at a crushing pressure 93 times as at sea level on Earth. The average temperature is 460°C (860° F, hot […]

The Finding of the Oldest Human Skull Changes Evolution Science

The Finding of the Oldest Human Skull Changes Evolution Science According to this article the recent discovery of a 3.8 million-year-old cranium (skull without the lower jaw) is changing the view of how early hominin species evolved – and how they led to humans.  The previous view had Australopithecus anamensis (dated between 4.2m and 3.9m […]

The Lutheran Church and Creation Days

The Lutheran Church and Creation Days The Christian Post has an article that notes “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod passed a resolution at their convention affirming the belief that God created the Earth ‘in six natural days.’”  The article is commented on in Jim Kidder’s blog “Science and Religion: A View from an Evolutionary Creationist”.   The […]

Bad Objections to Evolution

Bad Objections to Evolution It’s back to school time, and this video from Genesis Apologetics has been making the rounds of… well… I don’t really know where it’s making the rounds.  Maybe Christian home schools?  Videos like these are pretty typically posted on Facebook by evangelical/fundamentalist parents so school kids can be warned in case high […]

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think: Genetic tests of ancient settlers’ remains show that Europe is a melting pot of bloodlines from Africa, the Middle East, and today’s Russia. The following story appeared in the August 2019 issue of National Geographic magazine.  From the opening two paragraphs: The idea that there were once […]

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 13 – What Difference Does It Make, Anyway

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 13 – What Difference Does It Make, Anyway We now come to the end of our review of God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey.  Today is Chapter 13 – What Difference Does It Make, Anyway.   Beliefs […]

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 12 – Direct Effects of the Fall on Nature

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 12 – Direct Effects of the Fall on Nature We will continue our review of God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey.  Today is Chapter 12 – Direct Effects of the Fall on Nature.  Jon begins the […]

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 11 – On Pain and Suffering

God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey, Chapter 11 – On Pain and Suffering We will continue our review of God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation, by Jon Garvey.  Today is Chapter 11 – On Pain and Suffering.  In this chapter Jon intends to question the factual […]