Geloof en wetenschap
In het boek Daniël (5: 1; 7: 1) lezen wij over de Babylonische koning Belsazar. Lange tijd gold hij voor niet-historisch. Uiteindelijk werd er een Babylonische tekst gevonden die zijn naam vermeldde. “De Bijbel is bevestigd” lezen we dan. Is deze formulering juist? In scholen wordt in de Latijnse les “Over de Gallische oorlog” van... Read more »The post Bevestigen teksten en vondsten de Bijbel? appeared first on Logos Instituut.
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Two recent news stories, one from the Carnegie Institute for Science1 and another from an issue of Nuclear Technology,2 shed light on an icon of “deep time” radioisotope dating—the Isochron model. The former reported evidence that quartz crystals in samples of a granite body can crystallize at temperatures below what has been conventional orthodoxy in the geochronology field for years. The la... More...
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Ontwerpen uit de schepping
Veel uitvindingen zouden waarschijnlijk niet zijn gedaan, als mensen niet waren geïnspireerd door voorbeelden uit de schepping. De bekende dierentuin in Amsterdam heet voluit: Natura Artis Magistra, ofwel ‘de natuur is de leermeesteres van de kunst’. Maar met evenveel recht kunnen we de natuur de leermeesteres van de techniek noemen. Overigens gebruik ik liever het... Read more »The post Ontwerpen uit de schepping appeared first on Logos Instituut.
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A recent Livescience article1 is entitled “The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution.” It addresses, among other things, “unique examples of plant and animal life.” The islands contain a variety of biota (the animal and plant life in a particular area), such as the Galápagos giant tortoise, sea lions, the varieties of finches, waved albatrosses, penguins, marine iguanas, and hundreds of ... More...
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Hoe embryonale ontwikkeling van invloed is op evolutie
Als er evolutie geweest is, dan moeten de ingewikkelde embryonale ontwikkelingsstadia ook geëvolueerd zijn. Inderdaad, de ontwikkelingstrajecten van de soort zouden cruciaal zijn in een dergelijk proces. Als we de evolutionaire bewering dat de soort vanzelf ontstond, moeten geloven, dan moeten heel veel embryonale ontwikkelingstrajecten op de een of andere manier een enorme verandering ondergaan... Read more »The post Hoe embryonale ontwikkeling van invloed is op evolutie appeared first on Logos Instituut.
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Lucy’s bavianen wervel
De beroemde ‘Lucy’ (Australopithecus afarensis) is lange tijd een icoon van de evolutie geweest, die in musea en handboeken werd afgebeeld als een rechtop lopende aapvrouw, ‘gedateerd’ op ongeveer 3,2 miljoen jaar oud. Nu, meer dan 40 jaar na haar ontdekking in Ethiopië, hebben paleo-antropologen geconstateerd dat een van Lucy’s botten niet echt van haar... Read more »The post Lucy’s bavianen wervel appeared first on Logos Instituut.
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A new DVD highlights deceptive false teaching under the guise of science.
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Isaiah prophesied the Messiah's arrival hundreds of years in advance.
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The first ever mission to fly a spacecraft directly into the sun's corona is on the way.
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Information OrganizationA recent paper, authored by Winston Ewert, uses a dependency graph approach to model the relationships between the species. This idea is inspired by computer science which makes great use of dependency graphs.Complicated software applications typically use a wealth of lower level software routines. These routines have been developed, tested, and stored in modules for use by higher level applications. When this happens the application inherits the lower-level software and has a dependency on that module.Such applications are written in human-readable languages such as Java. They then need to be translated into machine language. The compiler tool performs the...
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Ten Thousand Bits?Did you know Mars is going backwards? For the past few weeks, and for several weeks to come, Mars is in its retrograde motion phase. If you chart its position each night against the background stars, you will see it pause, reverse direction, pause again, and then get going again in its normal direction. And did you further know that retrograde motion helped to cause a revolution? Two millennia ago, Aristotelian physics dictated that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Aristarchus’ heliocentric model, which put the Sun at the center, fell out of favor. But...
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Guess Who Wins?The title of John Farrell’s article in Commonweal from earlier this year is a dead giveaway. When writing about the interaction between faith and science, as Farrell does in the piece, the title “The Conflict Continues” is like a flashing red light that the mythological Warfare Thesis is coming at you.Sure enough, Farrell does not disappoint. He informs his readers that the fear that science could “make God seem unnecessary” is “widespread today among religious believers,” particularly in the US where “opposition to belief in evolution remains very high.”Indeed, this fear has “haunted the debate over the tension...
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Pop Quiz: Who Said It?There are many fundamental problems with evolutionary theory. Origin of life studies have dramatically failed. Incredibly complex biological designs, both morphological and molecular, arose abruptly with far too little time to have evolved. The concept of punctuated equilibrium is descriptive, not explanatory. For example, the Cambrian Explosion is not explained by evolution and, in general, evolutionary mechanisms are inadequate to explain the emergence of new traits, body plans and new physiologies. Even a single gene is beyond the reach of evolutionary mechanisms. In fact, the complexity and sophistication of life cannot originate from non-biological matter under...
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An initiative by a major biomimetics lab to prepare students for careers in STEM introduces them to biological coding. The post Biomimetics Moves STEM Education in an Intriguing Direction appeared first on Evolution News.
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For this BAR Test Kitchen dish, we made mersu, an ancient Syrian delicacy made of flour, dates, and pistachios. The post BAR Test Kitchen: Mersu appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.
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Simple, small, and worldwide in distribution, the placozoa don’t fit any clear evolutionary picture. The post Placozoa: An Evolutionary Leftover? appeared first on Evolution News.
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In an excerpt from his new book, Professor Flannery identifies Darwin's principal failing in developing his theory. The post For Alfred Russel Wallace, Natural Selection Opened the Door to Teleology appeared first on Evolution News.
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Learn about prehistoric dining at Tel Tsaf, an ancient village about 20 miles south of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The post The Prehistoric Diet and the Rise of Complex Societies appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.
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Father Michael Chaberek helped me (a passionate but amateur Thomist!) understand an issue that perplexed me for years. The post New Website Aquinas.Design Provides Insight into Nature and the Mind appeared first on Evolution News.
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A 2,200-year-old gold earring portraying the head of a horned animal was unearthed in the Givati Parking Lot in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park. The post Hellenistic Jewelry Discovered in Jerusalem appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.
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The massive stone enclosures of the Göbekli Tepe ruins may be the earliest examples of Neolithic religion. The post The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.
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