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Is Creation Scientific?

Evolutionists commonly claim creation is unscientific and should be excluded from science. However, scientists study phenomena for which the mechanism is not known, science itself is not clearly defined, and evolutionists use science to try to disprove creation. These points suggest the agenda driving opposition to creation is more philosophical than scientific. Published in Origins v. 11, n. 2.

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The Sleuths Challenge Science

A review of the book, Betrayers of the Truth: Fraud and Deceit in the Halls of Science. Many scientists, famous and otherwise, have failed to live up to the highest ideals of good science, in some cases acting fraudulently and deceitfully. Published in Origins v. 11, n. 2.

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The Problem of Morals

Creation provides a foundation for absolute moral values, while evolutionary theory renders them relative to the respective society. This difference in viewpoint marks an important line of conflict between creationists and evolutionists. Published in Origins v. 10, n. 1.

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Axioms

Axioms, or untestable assumptions, are a necessary part of science. Creationists and evolutionists differ in their axioms, and this leads to conflicts in their interpretations. Published in Origins v. 9, n. 1.

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Perceptions of the Nature of Science and Christian Strategies for a Science of Nature

When scientific pronouncements and religious beliefs conflict, what options are open to the Christian? The answer depends upon a host of things, but surely upon how science and religion are perceived. The present essay is confined largely to a consideration of the potential role played by various views of science, though many of the points made might be adapted readily to views of religion as well. Published in Origins v. 9, n. 1.

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But Is It As Much Fun?

Many scientists worry that acknowledging God's activities in nature would hinder scientific advance, but it might make science more exciting and fun if there is always the possibility that God is active in nature. Published in Origins v. 8, n. 1.

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Supernatural Problems

It may be an oversimplification, but the separation of evolutionary and creation ideas pivots around the rejection and acceptance of the presence of the miraculous. Published in Origins v. 7, n. 2.

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Beyond Design

Creationists who want to use the scientific method need to develop and test theories based on creation, and not to be satisfied merely to show that some phenomenon is designed. Published in Origins v. 7, n. 1.

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Beyond Science

Exclusion of the supernatural by science has restricted theories of origins to purely naturalistic processes. Large numbers of people are looking for broader explanatory approaches that accommodate their own experiences of love, morality and beauty. Published in Originsi v. 7, n. 1.

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Is Truth Dead?

We should be careful to present our views in truthful and informed ways because it is more important to find truth than to defend our ideas. Published in Origins v. 6, n. 1.

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The Ignorance of Isolation

Specialization is a necessary result of our limitations in dealing with the vast amount of information known. Specialization may lead to isolation, which can be at least partially avoided by using multidisciplinary approaches. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 1.

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Does Evolution Qualify as a Scientific Principle?

The claim that evolution is a "principle of science" is refuted by its lack of prediction, its status as unfalsifiable, and the logical circularity of some of its most important claims. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Zeal and Hoaxes

Bad arguments undermine one's credibility. It is more important to be accurate than to be able to prove one's position. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Can the Christian Afford Scientific Research?

Yes, the Christian may very well have time for research. Because of his sense of urgency and because he considers all his resources as valuable gifts and not to be wasted, the Christian will be more careful about his reasons for research. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Some Philosophical Implications of the Theory of Evolution

Evolution is not primarily a scientific theory, but a comprehensive metaphysical world view that implicitly and explicitly has frightening implications in all of the most important categories of human existence. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 1.

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Ancestral Dissonance

A reivew of the book, Uniqueness and Diversity in Human Evolution. Comparison of Australopithecus and Homo using multivariate statistics does not support the claim that australopithecines are ancestral to humans. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 1.

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The Pervasiveness of the Paradigm

A paradigm is an unquestioned framework within which research is conducted, generally without questioning the assumptions of the paradigm. Evolution is a paradigm that should be challenged because of the data that do not fit comfortably within the evolutionary paradigm. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 2.

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Man: Creature and Explorer

The human brain is far more complex than anyone has described, but there is no evidence that its functions involve laws that are potentially inaccessible to science. The existence of purpose sets the mind apart from artificial systems such as computers, and we may never be able to fully decipher the workings of the brain. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 1.

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Science Against God?

Scientists commonly object to the idea that God might be active in nature because this would interfere with scientific inquiry. This may be true for a capricious god, but it is not true for the rational God of the Bible, and scientists need not fear that this God will prevent science from advancing. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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Rationalism, Empiricism and Christianism as Philosophical Systems for Arriving at Truth

The use of the scientific method in the context of the philosophical system of christianism has advantages over its use in empiricism. The unity of truth makes the position of the scientific method within a system which encompasses all truth the more reasonable and reliable alternative. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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