ThoughtLetters filed under Science & Origins

Can a Person Believe in God and Evolution?

by Daryl E. Witmer   Yes , certainly it’s possible for someone to affirm faith in God and evolution. I know many who do. But in order to do so, one must circumvent the traditional definition of the term ‘God’ or ‘evolution’ or both. Which makes taking this position a mistake.   Now I’m assuming […]

Posted in 2008, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Six Leading Archaeological Myths

by Dr. Bryant G. Wood Volume 17, No. 1 October, 2006 Download PDF

Posted in 2006, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Is ‘Intelligent Design’ Really Scientific?

by Dr. Wayne Frair Wayne Frair, Ph.D., is past president of the Creation Research Society, professor emeritus in biology at The King’s College, the author of more than 50 research papers, co-author of A Case for Creation, and an AIIA Resource Associate since 2000. The modern Intelligent Design (ID) movement is held to have had […]

Posted in 2006, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Questions Kids Ask About Natural Disasters

by Daryl E. Witmer Why did God make the world so dangerous? Look at all the bad storms and stuff. Why do you think that God made the world dangerous? Just because it’s that way today doesn’t mean that it was that way when He first made it. The Bible says that after God created […]

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Evidence for Intelligent Design

compiled by Daryl E. Witmer The Neo-Darwinian version of evolutionary theory has fallen on increasingly hard times. In its place secularists now attempt to advance alternative ideas of how naturalism alone can explain all that exists. But a mighty foe to naturalism has arisen in the land – the Intelligent Design movement. The movement is […]

Posted in 2004, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Why Do So Many Scientists Endorse Evolution?

compiled by Daryl E. Witmer The obvious reason that so many scien-tists endorse the theory of macroevolu-tionary process as the best explanation for life origins and development here on earth is because they really believe such to be the case. But is that true, really? Is it possible that there’s a lot more to the […]

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Creation’s Ten Best Evidences

This month’s article originally appeared in the July/August 2000 issue of Think & Believe, the monthly publication of the Alpha Omega Institute (AOG). It is authored by Dave & Mary Jo Nutting, with Dan Korow, and reprinted here by permission. Contact AOG at PO Box 4343 Grand Junction CO 81502. 1. The Fossil Record The […]

Posted in 2003, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Digging for Answers

An original interview with respected archaeologist, Bryant G. Wood Bryant G. Wood, Ph.D., is Director of Associates for Biblical Research (check biblearchaeology.org) and editor of Bible & Spade journal. He is adjunct professor at a number of educational institutions. He presently continues extensive archaeological field work. He and his wife Faith live in Harrisburg PA. […]

Posted in 2003, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Ground Rules for Earth & Life Origins

The First Law of Thermodynamics “In any process, energy can be changed from one form to another (including heat and work), but it is never created or destroyed.” The Second Law of Thermodynamics In a spontaneous irreversible process, the total entropy of the system and its surroundings always increases. For any process, the total entropy […]

Posted in 2002, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Seven Short Answers to Evolutionary Textbook “Proofs”

This month’s article is reprinted with permission from Think & Believe, the official bimonthly publication of the Alpha Omega Institute, PO Box 4343, Grand Junction CO 81502. Editors: Dave & Mary Jo Nutting. Do you and your children have answers for the most commonly used “proofs” of evolution? It would obviously take more space than […]

Posted in 2001, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Why I Am A Creationist

by Dr. Wayne Frair The following excerpts are drawn from a far more extensive chronicle of Dr. Frair’s spiritual and scientific pilgrimage that is also available at no cost from AIIA. What follows here is an original, never-before-published article. Dr. Frair has been an AIIA Resource Associate since 2000. He is author of more than […]

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An Especially-for-Skeptics Archeological Tour of Ancient Jericho

An Especially-for-Skeptics Archeological Tour of Ancient Jericho Dr. Wood is Director of Associates for Biblical Research (ABR), headquartered in Frederick MD. He is adjunct professor at a number of educational institutions. He has been quoted in many national publications, including TIME magazine. He presently continues extensive archaeological field work. He and his wife Faith live […]

Posted in 2000, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

On a Functionally Mature Creation

by Daryl E. Witmer A straightforward reading of the Bible seems to imply that God created the universe thousands, not billions, of years ago. But many scientists vehemently disagree with that position and contend that the universe is indeed very old. So… who do we believe? Is the Bible misleading or is modern science misled? […]

Posted in 1999, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Unconditional Praise: A Purpose in Pain

With one exception, the following represents edited excerpts from Passing Showers, a 48-page illustrated booklet first published in 1991-92 that details a number of key insights gained from my 1984-85 ordeal with Guillain-BarrŽ syndrome. Passing Showers was revised, updated, and reprinted earlier this year. It is now cataloged with the Library of Congress and available […]

Posted in 1999, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Answering Five Common Arguments Against Biblical Creationism

by Dennis E. Wert, Chairman, Creation Science Fellowship The following piece represents an edited version of a two-part article appearing in the January and February 1998 issues of Origins Insights, a monthly publication of the Creation Science Fellowship (CSF). In that article Mr. Wert responds to 12 common arguments that he has encountered in various […]

Posted in 1998, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

The Great Creation-Evolution, Science-Faith, Debate Revisited, Part 2

Two years ago this Spring-at 7pm on the evening of April 20, 1996-nearly 2000 people made their way into the Alfond Arena at the University of Maine (Orono), to witness a live, unrehearsed Creation-Evolution debate co-sponsored by AIIA and Campus Crusade (Orono). Dr. John G. T. Anderson represented the evolutionist point of view, and Dr. […]

Posted in 1998, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters

The Great Creation-Evolution, Science-Faith, Debate Revisited, Part I

Two years ago this Spring-at 7pm on the evening of April 20, 1996-nearly 2000 people made their way into the Alfond Arena at the University of Maine (Orono), to witness a live, unrehearsed Creation-Evolution debate, sponsored by AIIA. Dr. John G. T. Anderson represented the evolutionist point of view, and Dr. Gary E. Parker presented […]

Posted in 1998, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Archaeology and the Bible

An Interview with Dr. Bryant G. Wood First in a series of original interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates This month we begin a three-part series of never-before-published interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates, each of whom have training, experience, and expertise in some particular area of apologetics. Dr. Bryant G. Wood is currently Director […]

Posted in 1997, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Kiwi Migration & Biblical Perspicuity

On the evening of April 20, 1996, nearly 2000 people gathered on the campus of the University of Maine (Orono) for a public debate on the scientific evidence for creation vs. evolution. The debate, featuring Dr. John Anderson of the College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor ME) and Dr. Gary Parker of Answers in Genesis […]

Posted in 1996, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters

Quote Forum: The Time & Duration of Creation

This month we’re presenting the second of a two-part series on the subject of origins-in this issue dealing primarily with two questions: How long ago, and over how long a period, did creation occur? Just how literally should we interpret Scripture? While making a sincere effort to preserve the integrity of all sources in terms […]

Posted in 1995, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

Quote Forum: Creation or Evolution

This month we present the first of a two-part series on the subject of origins-in this issue dealing primarily with the question of how, and next month with when. The following rather notable quotations have been accumulated over a period of many years. While making a sincere effort to preserve the integrity and intent of […]

Posted in 1995, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

When Science Errs: the Oft Times Lonely Stand for Truth

On July 1, 1818, a little boy was born in Budapest, Hungary. His mother named him Ignaz. As the boy grew, so did his interest in medicine and the sciences. Eventually, he became a doctor. In his work at the Vienna General Hospital, Ignaz saw many victims of the highly contagious and often deadly puerperal […]

Posted in 1993, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

On Goose Bumps, Tonsils, and the Fantastic Pharynx

Is the human body the carefully crafted work of an Intelligent Designer or merely the prevailing product of impersonal evolutionary processes? In the ongoing debate between creationists and macro-evolutionists over credible evidences for the origins and development of life on earth, the matter of vestigial organs is often raised. “If an Intelligent God really did […]

Posted in 1993, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

On Helium Balloon Heaven & the Case for Recent Creation

Little Johnny is trudging through the amusement park. His fist is clenched tightly. He is proudly holding onto the string of that great big helium-filled balloon his mother finally agreed to buy him. But suddenly he is jarred by a passer-by. His hand slips. And Johnny’s balloon is …uh, unfortunately, up, up, and away! Not […]

Posted in 1992, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment

On Design as Evidence for Supernatural Intelligence

A: “Why should I believe that any supernatural intelligence exists outside the realm of space and time as we know it on this planet?” B: “Are you asking me how I know that God exists?” A: “Not necessarily. I’m just asking for some compelling evidence of the existence of any superior Intelligence. Whether or not […]

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On Dinosaurs, Evolution, & the Scripture

“Evolutionists believe in dinosaurs, right?” “Right.” “And you, as a creationist, believe that Darwinian macro-evolutionary theory is incorrect, right?” “Right.” “Then what do you do with dinosaurs?” “I do the same thing with dinosaurs that I do with hot fudge sundaes.” “You do what?!” “Friend, to my knowledge, most evolutionists also ‘believe in’ hot fudge […]

Posted in 1991, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters

On the Age of the Earth

Stephen Hawking is no dummy. In fact, the brilliant British physicist has even been described by some as “a modern-day Einstein”. And Hawking says billions. So does popular astronomer Carl Sagan. So does National Geographic magazine. So does the PBS’s excellent TV series, Nature. But not everyone says billions. Some say, “No, no. Only thousands.” […]

Posted in 1991, By Topic, By Year, Science & Origins, ThoughtLetters | Leave a comment