The scientific discovery of the Higgs Boson, also known as the "god particle," has produced a new theory about the end of the universe, and a prominent Christian Bible scholar says it might shed light on how God will bring about the new heavens and the new earth.
"Maybe there is an implication of Higgs Boson in terms of how the universe will end," Hendrick (Hank) Hanegraaff, president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute and host of the Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Hanegraff compared a Higgs Boson End Times theory to the theory of the Big Bang, which "seems to correspond to reality but doesn't in any way undermine a biblical worldview."
"Taken at face value, the result implies that eventually (in 10100 years or so) an unlucky quantum fluctuation will produce a bubble of a different vacuum, which will then expand at the speed of light, destroying everything," wrote Joseph Lykken, a theorist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Maria Spiropulu of the California Institute of Technology. more >>
Ken Ham has spoken out against a Halloween-themed Washington Post article that said his Creation Museum in Kentucky is "one of the scariest places" for rejecting the real science of evolution and embracing creationism.
"As you read through this, it stands out she is mischaracterizing true Christianity, misquoting (or probably more likely she just doesn't understand) the Bible's teaching on various matters. She has no clue about what science is and isn't!" Ham wrote on Tuesday on his Facebook page, linking to the WP article which was posted on Oct. 28.
The piece, which lists what the author, Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, identified as five Christian theologies "scarier than Halloween," puts "God vs Evolution" at number 4 on the list, writing: more >>
The Ohio Christian Alliance has applauded the reintroduction of a bill seeking to ban human cloning and animal-human hybrids, arguing that no human lives should begin and end as the subjects of experiments.
"We attest that a process that knowingly encourages human life to be created, manipulated for research, and ultimately destroyed is immoral and should be prohibited," Ohio Christian Alliance said in a statement on Tuesday.
"And all who believe that human life, including nascent human life, is a unique and precious gift from our Creator have an obligation to support efforts to ban it. The bottom line is still that any ban short of a total prohibition on human cloning further devalues the sanctity of human life." more >>
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) recently spoke to students of Liberty University in Virginia, warning them that advances in abortion, science and technology could result in the practice of eugenics in the future. Paul told the students that Americans must stay true to their values and independence in order to combat the government's dangerous control on its people.
Paul was speaking at the well-known evangelical college in Lynchburg, Va. during its Monday Convocation ceremony alongside Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican running for governor in the state's fast approaching election.
The Kentucky Senator focused his speech on the importance of Americans keeping their government's power in check. Paul incorporated film and literature references of dystopian futures to communicate that the country's fast advancements in technology and science could result in the practice of eugenics, or birth selection based on superior genetic traits. more >>
Dan Kahan, professor of law and psychology, found that those who identify with the Tea Party score higher than non-Tea Partiers on a measure of science comprehension. In a blog post, he says the results surprised him because his only impressions of Tea Partiers came from watching news coverage of the movement.
He expected to find below average science comprehension among Tea Party supporters, Kahan wrote. "But then again, I don't know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable TV – & I don't watch Fox News very often – and reading the 'paper' (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico)."
Kahan's research uses a set of questions to measure science comprehension plus a cognition test that measures critical thinking skills. Using this measure he previously found that science comprehension has a positive correlation with education and a negative correlation with religion. more >>
A recently discovered skull in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia may challenge the traditional notions of human evolution.
Researchers writing for Science Magazine found skulls at Dmanisi, one of which bore a strong resemblance to skeletons found in Africa from the time period.
The significance? The various species predating Homo Sapiens may have been subsets of the same species rather than different species as the traditional evolutionary theory posits. more >>