PLOS ONE, a popular peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science decided, Thursday that it would retract a paper it published earlier this year that credits the "Creator" with the design of the human hand.
The paper, titled: "Biomechanical characteristics of hand coordination in grasping activities of daily living," was written by a team of four researchers. Three of them are affiliated with Huazhong University in China while one, Le Xiong, is affiliated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
PLOS ONE's decision to retract the article came after a global coalition of scientists revolted against the journal for embracing what they say is the theory of intelligent design reflected in the article. more >>
Do human beings do nice things because they're afraid that God will punish them if they don't?
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a purely Darwinian explanation of the world is the persistence of traits and behaviors that, strictly speaking, don't further the purposes of what Richard Dawkins famously called "the selfish gene."
The most obvious stumbling blocks are human altruism and cooperation. If natural selection is a "zero sum game," that is, if your selfish gene wins, then my selfish gene loses, why should I bother to cooperate with you? more >>
Creation Museum's Ken Ham has shared the testimony of one former atheistic evolutionist who became a creationist due to Ham's ministry, and argued that it shows there is "hope for atheists" despite what he called their "sheer hatred against Christians."
"When I read some of the atheist blogs, Facebook posts, and news articles that display a sheer hatred against Christians (really, it's a hatred against God), it can seem, humanly speaking, hopeless to try to reach these secularists with the truth of God's Word and the salvation message it presents," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog.
"And yet, we can be encouraged to read of the incredible conversion of Saul (who severely persecuted Christians) in Acts 9 and realize that God's Word can penetrate even the most hardened heart," he added. more >>
The United Methodist Church has rejected an Intelligent Design group's request to have an information table at the denomination's 2016 General Conference.
Reaffirming a decision from December, the UMC's Commission on the General Conference decided last week to not allow the Seattle-based Discovery Institute an information table at the Mainline Protestant denomination's gathering in Portland, Oregon.
"Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." (Heb. 11:1)
Most people recognize this text of Scripture. Christianity, however, isn't the only worldview which requires faith.
Christianity relies upon a written record given to man over a period of about 1500 years. The theory of evolution, on the other hand, calls for blind faith in something that supposedly happened over billions of years. more >>
Atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins says the best argument for God he's ever hard has to do with a deistic God as the fine-tuner of the universe.
Dawkins visited Google's office in Kirkland, Washington, to discuss his book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, after which he took a couple of readers' questions. He was asked in a video published on Monday what is the best argument in favor of God and the best argument against evolution that he has heard.
Dawkins prefaced his answer by making it clear that he is not "in any sense admitting that there is a good argument," and insisted that "there is no decent argument for the existence of deities." more >>