LONDON – Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and despite the clash in worldviews between Darwinism and Christianity, some churches will be celebrating the naturalist's contribution to science and understanding of God’s creation.
“Christians believe that God created the world. Charles Darwin gave the first successful scientific account of one important part of God’s creation: how life developed from the simplest of forms into the extraordinary variety that we see around us,” said the Rev. Dr. Philip Luscombe, principal of Wesley House, Cambridge, and president of the Cambridge Theological Federation.
“In doing so, Darwin ruled out some of the ways in which many had assumed that God worked. But as he himself was clear, nothing that he wrote affected the majesty of God in creation.” more >>
Charles Darwin may be an influential name in the scientific community for the theory of evolution but a new Gallup poll shows that roughly one-third of Americans have no clue who he is or what he's known for.
Ahead of his 200th birthday celebration on Feb. 12, a Gallup poll conducted over the weekend asked Americans the question: "For what scientific theory is Charles Darwin known?"
The Gallup weekly briefing on Tuesday showed that 55 percent of respondents correctly associated Darwin with the theory of evolution, theory of natural selection or his fundamental work Origin of Species. Another 10 percent gave incorrect answers while the other 34 percent said they didn't know who Darwin was or what scientific theory he was known for. more >>
If Darwin knew what we know today, would he still have developed his theories?
That's what Creation Ministries International, a non-profit group of Christian apologetics ministries, is posing in a documentary film project that challenges evolution.
As the world marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth on Feb. 12, CMI hopes to illustrate how the evolutionary viewpoint is far from the tried and tested science fact that many believe it to be, according to the ministry website. more >>
While hundreds of celebrations worldwide will be marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth beginning in February, one creationist ministry will be holding conferences to refute the famed scientist's theory of evolution.
Answers in Genesis, which runs the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, Ky., will host two free national conferences to help Christians defend their faith against a theory that the ministry sees as running counter to Scripture.
The two conferences, dubbed "Answers for Darwin," will take place at two churches - one held on the West Coast and one on the East Coast - to provide training and education for Christians regarding evolution and creation. more >>
Some courts are ruling that creationism cannot be taught. Many of us believe that evolution is purely a theory and not a science. The reality is that neither side can prove their case, according to all the scientific knowledge and the inability to reproduce the things that created each.
Because we cannot identify with certainty or prove either case with certainty, I believe what we can do is explore the practicality of which to follow. Let's start with the theory of evolution. First, scientists believe in the Second Law of Thermodynamics which clearly says that any system left unattended will eventually run down. In short, it does not evolve, it devolves. Second, DNA now proves beyond any doubt that Adam and Eve started it all. This completely eliminates the possibility that man evolved from the mud and the slime. Science believes that DNA is a science and we even put people in prison or get them out of prison based on DNA evidence.
Because of evolution, both Hitler and Stalin believed that since man was "just a higher form of animal," they used that as the excuse to annihilate literally tens of millions of innocent people. Darwin's "survival of the fittest" (which is the most racist concept ever concocted by man!) had pointed out that if you got rid of the "inferiors" that all of mankind would benefit. more >>
The State Board of Education voted Thursday to drop a 20-year-old Texas requirement that science teachers address both "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories, including evolution.
While refusing to reinstate the language, however, the Board has passed amendments that would require students to "analyze and evaluate" all the major parts of evolutionary theory, including common descent, natural selection, and mutation using empirical evidence.
Media reports have named scientists the winner in this week's vote to remove the "strengths and weaknesses" phrase, but the Discovery Institute – an intelligent design think tank – pointed out that only half the story was reported. more >>