Category: Biology

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Does Natural Selection “Degrade God”?

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Does Natural Selection “Degrade God”?

The title of this chapter is deliberately provocative, but is also a quote from Mike Riddle, head of Creation Training Initiative, and former speaker for Answers in Genesis. Riddle made the comment offhand during a lecture he delivered in Washington state in answer to an audience question.[1] Riddle’s comment represents a secondary trend in creationist … Continue reading RESEARCH ARTICLE: Does Natural Selection “Degrade God”?

Acetylaldehyde and Life

Acetylaldehyde and Life

A recent study out of Germany has raised a few eyebrows in the origin of life community. The study, from a university in Munich, is claiming that the componentry of DNA could have arisen millions of years before they had previously thought.  However, digging into the study, reveals some very startling disparities between the claims, … Continue reading Acetylaldehyde and Life

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Power of Natural Selection

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Power of Natural Selection

Natural selection is a concept that has been around since at least the early 1800s when creationist Edward Blyth proposed a form of the idea. Blyth observed what he called “acquired variations” which, to his mind were “gradually brought about by the operation of known causes.[1]” Blyth first published this in 1835, nearly twenty-five years … Continue reading RESEARCH ARTICLE: Power of Natural Selection