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Macroevolution vs. Microevolution

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Apologists for evolution frequently cite examples of microevolution to exemplify their major paradigm of “descent with modification from a common ancestor.” Microevolution involves small scale changes…

Establishment of Religion?

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Imagine the following as part of a discussion taking place in a public school biology class: “Each of the eleven major human body systems is so…

The Power of Endorsement

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Belief in evolution is strengthened by support from religious authorities, ranging from two recent Roman Catholic popes to an array of mainline protestant clergy. In a…

Implications of NOMA

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Several years ago I initiated written communication with two well-known evolutionary scientists. Much of the discussion centered on the interaction of science and religion. I cannot…

The NOMA Principle

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Stephen Jay Gould, the self proclaimed agnostic who helped construct many support pillars of modern evolutionary science until his death in 2002, is famous for articulating…

God-of-the-Gaps Reasoning

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Evolutionists frequently criticize those who believe in supernatural interventions in our natural world for subscribing to the God-of-the-gaps position. Theists are accused of crediting God with…

Job’s Epiphany

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Among the many scriptural creation passages other than Genesis 1-2, the Old Testament book of Job contains a majestic epiphany expressing profound perception, sensitivity, and appreciation…

Abductive Reasoning

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Evolution’s explanation for life on earth is said to be “good science.” Is this pronouncement sufficient to establish the truth of the tenets of evolution, we…

Mount Improbable

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Richard Dawkins has achieved fame speculating on the mechanisms of evolution. One of his books a decade ago was “Climbing Mt. Improbable.” The “fact” of evolution…

Experimental, Observational, or Historical?

By Jim Virkler | September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Levels of science investigation are threefold. Science may be classified as experimental, observational, or historical. This sounds simple enough, but public confusion about these terms may…

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