Talking Points and Basic Information
The Case For a Creator
Lee Strobel, Focus on the Family
When I opened my mind to the possibility of an explanation beyond naturalism, the theory denying any supernatural existence in the universe, I found that the design hypothesis — that says there is a purposeful, intelligent, created order to the universe — most clearly accounted for the evidence of science. Consider some of the facts from my investigation.
Scientists, Atheism, and God: Not Quite What You Think
Eric Metaxas & Stan Guthrie
We often hear these days that there’s a fundamental conflict between science and religion, and that scientists don’t believe in God. As the late Stephen Hawking says in his new book, “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” “There is no God. No one directs the universe.” There’s only one problem with this narrative—’’it’s not true. Don’t believe me; just ask scientists!
Christianity and Evolution – Seeing the Problem
Dr. Albert Mohler
The conflict between Genesis and evolution is not merely over the “how” as opposed to the “why” of creation. Evolution presents a direct challenge to the entire story-line of the Bible. Efforts to resolve this challenge generally involve a misunderstanding of biblical Christianity, a misunderstanding of evolution, or a misunderstanding of both.
Comprehensive Research and Articles
Starting to Explain the Mysterious “Altenberg 16″
Casey Luskin, Discovery Institute
Recently, Rob Crowther reported on the “Altenberg 16” conference that was planned for Altenberg, Austria. Sixteen leading leading evolutionary scientists — who do not support intelligent design but do have doubts about Darwinism — were to re-evaluate the core claims of neo-Darwinism.
Fossils Challenge Old Evolution Theory
The finding further discredits that iconic illustration of human evolution that begins with a knuckle-dragging ape and ends with a briefcase-carrying man.
Lindy Keffer, Focus on the Family
But think about this statement: “If it can’t be proven by science, it’s not true.” Many will tell you that you can’t just assume that God exists — you’ve got to prove it. The problem is, you can’t just assume that God doesn’t exist. That’s not provable by science either. What do you do with something that can’t be proven? Well, you gather all the evidence you can, then you act on the evidence. You act in line with what you have good reason to believe is true. Hmmm … haven’t we heard that before? Yep! That’s faith. And scientists, even though they don’t like to admit it, have to take some things (the things that can’t be proven) on faith.
Intelligent Design Belongs with Darwin in the Classrooms; Political Correctness Does Not
Candi Cushman, Focus on the Family
Reports are regularly surfacing of well-respected professors and scientists being ostracized, denied tenure and even fired for daring to openly conjecture that there might be evidence of design in nature, and that perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance.
America Woefully Out-Scienced
James Jay Carafano, PhD, The Heritage Foundatin
What do children in Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Estonia and Hungary all have in common? They are eating our kids’ lunch, educationally speaking.
How Christianity Nurtured Science
Dr. Albert Mohler
Stark argues that the so-called “Dark Ages” were not so dark after all, and that during these centuries “European technology and science overtook and surpassed the rest of the world.” In the end, “Christian faith in reason and in progress was the foundation on which Western success was achieved.”
A Haunting Specter – Modern Science Without Moral Limits
Dr. Albert Mohler
In reality, many Americans simply assume that whatever science is able to do is good — because science is morally neutral. This is one of the most dangerous myths of our times. The incredible wonders that have come to us through modern science — so many wonderful developments that have transformed human lives for good — can blind us to the reality that other technologies and applications can be inherently evil. The myth of moral neutrality in modern science is a myth we cannot afford.
Panicked Evolutionists: The Stephen Meyer Controversy
Dr. Albert Mohler
For the Christian believer, the Bible presents the compelling and authoritative case for God’s creation of the cosmos. Specifically, the Bible provides us with the ultimate truth concerning human origins and the special creation of human beings as the creatures made in God’s own image. Thus, though we believe in more than Intelligent Design, we certainly do not believe in less.
President Endorses Intelligent Design
Robert Morrison, Family Research Council
In this letter, the former president, Thomas Jefferson, one of the leading scientific minds of his day, rejects the atheism of some of the French philosophies with whom he shared so many ideas. He ascribes to the Creator “power in the production, intelligence in the design, and constant preservation of the system…”
Books and Media
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (Film)
Ben Stein travels the world and learns an awe-inspiring truth that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure and even fired for the crime of merely believing that there might be evidence of design in nature, and that perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance.
Science and Christianity (Video)
Dr. Del Tackett responds to a question from the The Truth Project Classroom about how science relates to Christianity.
The Earliest Scientists (Video)
Dr. Stephen Meyer (The Truth Project) explains how early scientists believed they were investigating and discovering the wonder of God’s creation.
Dr. Stephen Meyer on Darwin (Video)
Dr. Stephen Meyer (The Truth Project) explains how Darwin set up his own tests to prove or disprove his theory of random species change, and his tests all failed.
Has Darwinism Evolved? (Video)
Dr. Del Tackett (The Truth Project) responds to a question about how the theory of evolution has adapted to try to keep up as science facts challenge the theory.
Dr. Stephen Meyer: The Case for Design (Video)
Dr. Stephen Meyer (The Truth Project) explains the scientific case for intelligent design of life on Earth.
FIDES ET RATIO
Pope John Paul II
An encyclical letter reflecting on science and religion, it starts off “[f]aith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.”
Sowing Atheism (Book)
Robert Bowie Johnson Jr.
The National Academy of Sciences` sinister scheme to teach our children that they are descended from reptiles.