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Is the Earth Special? Planetary Habitability and Genesis 1

At the time of the writing of this article the earth remains the only place in the universe where humans have been able to empirically detect life and its signatures. Why is it so? Is the earth special?

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Science and the Gospel: A Dialogue

Do science and theology undermine each other or support each other?

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Making Friends in the Scientific Community

One often hears of conflict between religion and science or that creationists are anti-science. This article rejects such mindsets and presents another perspective about looking for the good even in people we may disagree with.

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The Origins Time Line

Historic moments in the conversation about beginnings

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How Adventists Became Creationists

Adventists and creation go together like jam and bread, but things were not always this way.

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Science and Faith

We need both to believe

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General Revelation and Adventist Theology

Nature and history acquire a grander perspective from the vantage point of the Bible, and Scripture becomes more colorful and alive with the help of natural revelation. Published on volume 26/2 of the Perspective Digest.

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Kindness? Or Set Them Straight?

How do we deal with persons who don’t believe that Genesis is right about creation and the flood?

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Faith and Science

An understanding of both the strengths and the limits of science can enable us to relate to it more realistically. Published on Volume 26/1 of the Perspective Digest

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How Many Brains Do We Have?

New study of neuronal diversification reveals the complexity of the gut's brain

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Stasis Is Not Evolution

A Cambrian fossil worm shows only minor differences from species still living, an example of family stasis.

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Is There a Scientific Conflict Between the Theory of Darwinian Evolution and the Fossil Record?

Darwin saw evolution as a slow and steady process with species gradually transforming into new species over long time. He thought that the fossil record should provide evidence for his theory. However, the needed evidence proved to be elusive.

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“Silent” Substitutions Make a Difference

Changing a DNA sequence can affect a protein even if it does not change the amino acid sequence.

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Does the Bible Teach that the Earth is Flat?

This article critically examines the purported biblical evidence brought forward to support the belief that the earth is flat. Originally published in the October 2019 issue of Reflections, newsletter of the Biblical Research Institute.

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A Genomic Code for Chromosomal Structure

Chromosomes regulate their own structure through their sequences of non-protein-coding DNA.

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Design in Crane Fly Eyes

Fossilized crane fly eyes discovered to be calcified and have melanin

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What Do Fossils Tell Us?

Fossils are remains or other evidence of organisms that lived in the past and are preserved in the rocks. How did they form and what can we learn from them?

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The Christian and Big Bang Cosmology

Does the Big Bang Theory integrate directly with the biblical cosmogony? Should individual Christians feel intellectually obligated to adopt and defend the Big Bang Theory? Article published on Perspective Digest, v.24/4.

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How Can Miracles Be Possible?

The denial of miracles is a recent phenomenon based on how modernity has chosen to understand the workings of nature and what is possible in it. Belief in a personal God (theism), however, argues that through God’s actions, an event that is naturally impossible can be transformed into a real historical event. This article was originally published in Perspective Digest, v. 24/2.

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Biblical Creation and Ancient Near Eastern Evolutionary Ideas

Ancient Near Eastern views should be considered part of the history of the idea of evolution. The biblical Creation account, in describing the divine actions through which God actually brought the cosmos into existence, was likely deconstructing the alternative theories or speculations of origins available in the Ancient Near East. Consequently, the biblical narrative can be used as well to deconstruct contemporary cosmogonies and evolution. This article was originally published on Perspective Digest, v.24/3.

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