The following articles are related to the topic of EVOLUTION

Ellen Goodman and Those Creationists

Some folks have something to say; others have to say something. Ellen Goodman, a syndicated newspaper columnist, is in the latter class. Twice a week she grinds out an insipid composition that generally reveals her minuscule range of knowledge. Her primary dubious talent is the "gift of gab." Such was typically the case when she produced her essay, "Those ever-evolving ... read more »

The Destiny of Our Children: Nature or Nurture?

Do parents have any important, long-term effects on the development of their children? That was the question raised recently by psychologist Judith Rich Harris, author of the controversial book, The Nurture Assumption. Her answer was a boisterous, "No!" Harris's book is sub-titled, "Why Children Turn Out The Way They Do" and "Parents Matter Less Than You Think And Peers Matter ... read more »

America—A Nation Out of Control

An optimist views everything in the most favorable light possible. On the other hand, a pessimist sees things rather negatively. The optimist sees a silver lining in every cloud; the pessimist believes a dark cloud obscures every silver lining. The realist is somewhere between these extremes. Most of us would like to think that we are realists, and, if anything, ... read more »

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »

False Ideas about God

When Paul was in Athens, he declared to certain philosophers (who had gathered together to hear new ideas) that they were ignorant of the true God (Acts 17:23). In our current society, many feel that modern man has intellectually advanced beyond the primitive Greeks. The truth is, a significant segment of our own populous is about as crude in its ... read more »

Psalm 139:14 – Wonderfully Made

Is the human body the result of divine design or is it merely the consequence of a series of "happy accidents" in the evolutionary process? Without hesitation, the child of God affirms the former, and this is the position of scripture. In Psalm 139, David declares that he was "fearfully and wonderfully made." He asserts that his body was "curiously ... read more »

The Big Bang Theory vs. God’s Word

"We have tried over and over again to point out to readers that the big bang theory is not at odds with the Bible nor with the concept of God as Creator." So wrote John N. Clayton, of South Bend, Indiana, in the September-October, 1999 issue of his paper, Does God Exist? In addition to teaching high school, Mr. Clayton ... read more »

Sleep: An Evidence of Divine Design

"And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7). Presently, God said: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a help meet [suitable] for him" ( Gen. 2:18), Subsequently, "Jehovah God caused a deep sleep ... read more »

Why Do Natural Disasters Happen?

On December 26, 2004, a violent earthquake in the Indian Ocean off of the western coast of northern Sumatra (of the magnitude of 9 on a scale of 12), initiated several tsunamis (tidal waves) that have taken more than 200,000 lives. It was the deadliest natural disaster in the past quarter of a century. But as horrible as it was, ... read more »

Are Science and Faith Compatible?

Well are they? Can one believe in the concept of a universe that was created by God, and not be considered an anti-science ignoramus? Many people have been led to believe that faith in God and the facts of science are mutually exclusive propositions. In one of his books, Vance Packard declared that "the discoveries of astronomers, geologists, and space ... read more »