Researchers from the University of Utah announced that they are launching "The Religious Brain Project," an initiative aimed at studying the effects of faith on the human brain, and will be starting off by examining Mormon missionaries.
"Religious and spiritual stimuli are among the most profound influences on behavior that exists. The neuroscience of spirituality, however, is almost completely unknown," explained project Director Jeff Anderson, who is also an associate professor of neuroradiology at the university.
"We want to study what happens in the brain when someone has a spiritual experience." more >>
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham fired back at "The 700 Club" host Pat Robertson who blasted Ham's young earth views, calling the controversial televangelist "misinformed and deceived."
"Sad that so many will believe him (who is neither a scientist, nor a Bible scholar) rather than open their Bibles and see that evolution and millions of years are totally incompatible with the first 11 chapters of Genesis and rather than think for themselves and check out creationist web sites like Answers in Genesis," Ham wrote on Thursday in a Facebook post.
On Wednesday, Robertson talked about the much-publicized debate that took place Tuesday night at the Creation Museum in Kentucky between Ham and evolutionist Bill Nye "The Science Guy," and accused the creationist of making a mockery of Christians with his young earth views. more >>
Young earth creationist Ken Ham and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" continued their debate on creationism and evolution on CNN's Piers Morgan, tackling the question of whether humans co-existed with dinosaurs.
"Based on the Bible, I believe that all the land animals were made on day six, and Adam and Eve were made on day six, and people try to make fun of us for believing that dinosaurs lived with people, but there are a lot of animals living today that evolution says lived with dinosaurs," Ham, president and CEO of the Creation Museum, said in response to Morgan's question.
Nye's rebuttal: "When it comes to humans living with dinosaurs, to me that's an extraordinary claim for which there is no proof at all." more >>
Ken Ham, founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, went head-to-head with Bill Nye, known popularly as "The Science Guy" for his scientific kids show, in a debate about whether the six-day creation model is scientifically viable.
"Creation is the only viable model of historical science confirmed by observational science in today's modern scientific era," Ham, a Christian, proclaimed at The Creation Museum Tuesday night. The creationist argued that science supports his view of a historical six-day creation, as outlined in the first chapters of Genesis. He also listed a great deal of prominent scientists who believe in the creationist model.
Nye, an agnostic, retorted that such ideas are fanciful. "If you insist the natural laws have changed, for lack of a better word, that's magical," the "science guy" declared. "Your interpretation of a book written thousands of years ago, as translated into American English, is more compelling for you than everything that I can observe in the world around me." more >>
In a move meant to improve the textbook review process, the Texas Board of Education is looking to clarify the procedure in light of perennial controversies over their decisions.
Announced last Friday, the rules will take effect 20 days after they are filed on the Texas Register and involve what some observers are describing as stricter regulation.
Debbie Ratcliffe, director of media relations for the Texas Education Agency, told The Christian Post that the move "merely clarifies existing practices." more >>
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" are set to go head-to-head in their anticipated creationism debate Tuesday night at 7 p.m. EST. National media will be present at the event which will address the question: "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?"
"In addition to CNN correspondent Tom Foreman, who will moderate the debate, more than 70 credentialed media will be in attendance, such as ABC, NBC, Scientific American magazine, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Al-Jazeera America, The New Yorker and more," A. Larry Ross Communications reported on Monday, the day before the debate at the Creation Museum in Kentucky.
Furthermore, over 10,000 churches, schools, colleges, and other groups have told the museum that they will be streaming the debate live, including Liberty University in Virginia, which has given an honorary doctorate to Ham. more >>