Science itself proves the need for a creator, says biochemist and Christian apologist Fazale Rana, executive vice president of Research and Apologetics at Reasons to Believe.
In an interview with the Christian Post, Rana discussed the achievements of his two debates in May, and his upcoming teaching schedule. He continues to work to put forward "a model supported by scripture that can be subjected to the rigors of scientific testing."
In May, he debated Michael Ruse, Florida State University professor of the Philosophy of Biology, Ethics, and the History and Philosophy of Science. Ruse also testified as a key witness for the 1981 case McLean v. Arkansas, which struck down the Arkansas state law permitting the teaching of "creation science." more >>
The U.K. government has backed a controversial new in vitro fertilization technique which would make it the first country in the world that allows babies to be created from the DNA of three different people.
"This is excellent news for families with mitochondrial disease," said Professor Doug Turnbull, director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research at Newcastle University, according to BBC News.
"This will give women who carry these diseased genes more reproductive choice and the opportunity to have children free of mitochondrial disease. I am very grateful to all those who have supported this work." more >>
A Bible that belonged to the famous scientist Albert Einstein was recently auctioned off in New York for a total amount of $68,500.
Bonham's Auction House of New York City held a "Fine Books & Manuscripts" auction Tuesday of certain valuable historical monographs including Einstein's Bible.
In the book, Einstein wrote that the Holy Bible "is a great source of wisdom and consolation and should be read frequently." more >>
The New Jersey State Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill on Monday that would ban the controversial reparative therapy for gay minors.
In a vote of 54 yeas to 14 nays with 7 abstentions, the Assembly approved A-3371, sending it to the Senate for consideration.
"Being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming. The major professional associations of mental health practitioners and researchers in the United States have recognized this fact for nearly 40 years," reads the bill. "A person who is licensed to provide professional counseling … shall not engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age." more >>
An Indiana physics professor who has been accused of pushing a religious agenda in his coursework is awaiting a decision from Ball State University officials.
Eric Hedin, assistant professor at BSU's Physics and Astronomy Department, garnered controversy over teaching a course known as "The Boundaries of Science," which included works advocating and critiquing intelligent design.
While Ball State agreed to investigate Hedin back in mid-May, they have yet to reach a decision as to whether or not he should have been allowed to teach a course that included literature about intelligent design. more >>
A soon-to-be published study on World War II veterans found that those who had bad experiences of combat were more likely to pray and then attend church after the conflict.
Scheduled to appear online next week in the Journal of Health and Religion, the study was conducted by brothers Craig Wansink, professor of religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College, and Brian Wansink, professor of consumer behavior at Cornell University.
Titled "Are There Atheists in Foxholes? Combat Intensity and Religious Behavior," the study found that as combat became more frightening, the number of soldiers who reported praying during those times increased from 42 percent to 72 percent. more >>