There is a view making the rounds in American Christianity called the Temple Innaugeration view which runs counter to the Biblical worldview. In this article, I will attempt to explain what the temple inauguration view is, and why, as Christians, we should not follow it and how we can explain to others about why this … Continue reading Inauguration or Creation?
Recently Michael Schermer, the publisher of Skeptic magazine and a well-known figure in the atheist and secular circles, published an article on the Scientific American website on abortion. Unsurprisingly, given it is Michael Schermer, the article displayed a level of mental gymnastics and cognitive dissonance that would be hard to fathom if Schermer did not regularly display … Continue reading A Skeptics Take on Abortion
Building on the last article’s discussion of heredity and the genome, we need to take some time and discuss polyploidy. Polyploidy is probably a foreign word to many of you but it is a fairly straightforward word to understand. The prefix “poly” means many or multiple. The word “ploid” comes from Greek and roughly translates … Continue reading Polyploidy and the Genome (Research Article)
A recent article from Nature chronicled the efforts by scientists to create a self-replicating artificial cell. While this is a very interesting project and carries potential medical implications, it also raises some significant ethical questions. Providing a balance between the ethical implications and the needs of research will likely be a delicate balance moving forward. … Continue reading Cells from Scratch?