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 >>
The vast majority of American Christians believe that God gives second chances to people who have made bad decisions in the past says a newly released study.
According to the findings of a recently released survey by LifeWay Research, 84 percent of Christians believe God gives second chances.
Broken down by group, 95 percent of "Protestant, Nondenominational" respondents and 98 percent of "Born-again, Evangelical, Fundamentalist" respondents agreed. more >>
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – A "young earth" creationist, who also believes the universe is much younger than many astronomers calculate, says once people begin to rely on science rather than the Bible to answer questions about our origin, even for just parts, they are asking for trouble.
"It's a very slippery slope when you decide that there are some sections of the Bible that you are going to allow the secular scientist to tell you what it really means," said Dr. Jason Lisle, during an interview with the press shortly after his debate at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics with astronomer and pastor Dr. Hugh Ross, who argued for a universe that is nearly 15 billion years old.
"You've opened a very dangerous door," Lisle continued. "Basically, you've decided to say that 'I'm going to make the secular scientist my ultimate standard by which I interpret the scriptures' and if you are consistent with that, and most people are not, thank goodness, but if you are well, hey, most scientists don't believe the resurrection of the dead is possible." more >>