Stephen Hawking’s mistake

When Stephen Hawking writes a book, people pay attention. His latest volume, The Grand Design, coauthored by Leonard Mlodinow, has made a media splash because Hawking, who used "god language" in his earlier works, has come to the conclusion that there is no need for any sort of god to explain the origin of the …

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Has Science Disproved Christianity?

I highly recommend "Has Science Disproved Christianity?", a talk given by Dr. Charles Kankelborg at the Evangelical Free Church of Bozeman, Montana earlier this month. Dr. Kankelborg is a professor of physics at Montana State University. The audio file is available from the Bozeman Evangelical Free Church site (Scroll down to November 1, 2009) Here …

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Mars dust devil trails

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day: Martian Dust Devil Trails The APOD description for this image: Who's been marking up Mars? This portion of a recent high-resolution picture from the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows twisting dark trails criss-crossing light colored terrain on the martian surface. Newly formed trails like these …

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Religious belief among scientists

Here are some results of a PEW Research Center study on the religious and political beliefs of scientists: Statistic #1 42% -- Scientists ages 18-34 who say they believe in God. 28% -- Scientists 65 and older who say this. What does this mean? Does it mean that an increasing number of scientists believe in …

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A cheaper way to get humans to Mars: One-way tickets

NASA's Astrobiology Magazine has the text of a presentation given by physicist Paul Davies: A One-way Ticket to Mars. The greatest expense in sending a group of astronauts to Mars is actually getting them back to Earth. Davies estimates that we may be able to save up to 80% of the costs by sending a …

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Martian methane

From LiveScience.com: Mars Methane: Geology or Biology? Plumes of methane gas detected over certain locations on Mars in 2003 could point to active geological processes on the red planet, or perhaps even to methane-burping microbes deep below the Martian surface, a new study reports. There is no firm evidence for life on the red planet, …

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Day-age time chart

One of the most prominent old-Earth creation organizations is Reasons to Believe, headed by astronomer Hugh Ross. Ross is an advocate of what is known as the day-age interpretation of Genesis 1-2. In the day-age theory, the days of Genesis 1 are not literal 24-hour days, but represent vastly longer periods of time. Ross advocates …

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