Life Is Simply Impossible Without This ‘Irreducibly Complex’ ATP Generator, So How Did It Get Here?

“Irreducible Complexity” (IR) is a term coined by Lehigh University biochemist and Intelligent Design advocate Michael J. Behe. The Department of Defense (DOD) organizational chart may seem irreducibly complex, as do congressional parliamentary procedures at times.

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But beginning with his 1996 book, “Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution,” Behe has been talking about incredibly complex machines at the nano level that must be assembled in a certain order before they can perform functions that are essential to the continuation of a living organism’s existence.

Whether you think Behe is right or wrong, there is again new evidence that points to IR as a reasonable explanation of some of the most basic and vital questions about the origins of life. As the following video vividly explains, that evidence concerns the ATP Synthase, an amazing motor that manufactures a chemical, ATP, every cell in your body must have. Continue reading “Life Is Simply Impossible Without This ‘Irreducibly Complex’ ATP Generator, So How Did It Get Here?”

Noted Physicist Says Multiverse Theory Of Creation Is Religion, Not Science

Strike up a conversation with folks around Capitol Hill about their view of how and why the universe came into existence and odds are very good you will sooner or later hear the theory ours is just one of many universes.

Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder. (Screen shot from YouTube.)

This is the “multiverse” explanation for why there is something rather than nothing, and it is a concept that in recent years has gained numerous advocates within the scientific community and disciples in the popular press.

I’m also quite certain that more than a few knowing nods of the head would be seen in any gathering of congressional aides who could be asked if they are aware of the multiverse concept. And some of them could explain it, at least in basic terms. Continue reading “Noted Physicist Says Multiverse Theory Of Creation Is Religion, Not Science”

Yale Computer Science Legend David Gelernter Says Goodbye To Darwinism

Professor David Gelernter of Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is famous for having predicted the World Wide Web years before its appearance, as well as having conceived or designed  innumerable computing tools in wide use throughout the world.

Yale Professor David Gelernter. (Screen shot from interview with Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson.)

But Gelernter is also something of a Renaissance Man because he is a prolific lecturer and author, the latter including works of fiction, technical articles and art criticism. Plus, he’s a member of the National Council of the Arts.

But there is one thing Gelernter is not, at least not anymore, and that is a believer in contemporary Darwinism. The Yale professor explained why in May in a Claremont Review of Books (CRB) article provocatively entitled “GIving Up Darwin.” Unfortunately, this may be the first you’ve heard about it. Continue reading “Yale Computer Science Legend David Gelernter Says Goodbye To Darwinism”

THINK ABOUT THIS: 10 Reasons Why Christianity Ignited The Scientific Revolution

Greece had philosophy, Rome architecture and law, and Islam mathematics, but people of the Bible gave science a place of honor and priority

Men and women have been doing mathematics, philosophy and tool design for thousands of years, but what we today know as “science” is a modern phenomena that started in the Medieval period of Europe and led to a revolution that changed virtually every facet of daily life and continues to do so today for billions of people.

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Daniel Currier of iApoligia points out that for the Scientific Revolution to happen, it had to be in “Christian medieval Europe [which] was the perfect utopia for science. Brilliant European Christians led the fight against superstition and irrationality by promoting reason, progress and biblical worldview.”

Because that is true, Currier continues, “many fields of science must thank Christians as being their progenitors.” He then names more than two dozen of them and the scientific field each played a major role in opening, including, to cite just three, Robert Boyle for electrodynamics, Gregor Mendel for genetics, and Lord Kelvin for thermodynamics. Continue reading “THINK ABOUT THIS: 10 Reasons Why Christianity Ignited The Scientific Revolution”

Here’s Three Reasons That The ‘War Between Science And Faith’ Is A Myth, Even On The Hill

So, you’re walking down a corridor in the Rayburn House Office Building one day thinking about how your boss wants an amendment to a draft bill that she really cares about when your thoughts are interrupted by  a conversation you overhear between two people walking a little ahead of you.

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The duo appear also to be Hill aides, but they are debating an arcane topic – which is “better” for understanding reality, science or faith?

One of them tells the other he “doesn’t think there should be any conflict between science and faith because they really aren’t opposed.”

To which the other person responds: “Well, I think they are fundamentally opposed to each other, always have been and always will be. But tell me three reasons why you think they aren’t.” Continue reading “Here’s Three Reasons That The ‘War Between Science And Faith’ Is A Myth, Even On The Hill”

Artificial Intelligence Church Founder Removes God From His Driver-less Cars Vision

This Silicon Valley inspired congregation believes “machines” will soon take over.

If you work on technology issues in the transportation sector on Capitol Hill, you probably know the name, Anthony Levandowski, the guy who designed and built Google’s first driverless car, among other neat stuff.

Photo by Jake Blucker, Unsplash.

Levandowski is such a believer in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that he literally went out and founded a church —Way of the Future Church —that in its statement of beliefs sounds, well, maybe a little whacko but definitely committed to bringing about an AI-driven paradise on earth:

“Way of the Future (WOTF) is about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + ‘machines.’

“Given that technology will ‘relatively soon’ be able to surpass human abilities, we want to help educate people about this exciting future and prepare a smooth transition.” Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence Church Founder Removes God From His Driver-less Cars Vision”

RIP: Dr. Norman Geisler, 1932-2019

Dr. Norman Geisler, philosopher, systematic theologian, and classical Christian apologist, died early in the morning today, according to one of Geisler’s best-known students, Ravi Zacharias.

Dr. Norman Geisler (Screen shot from The One-Minute Apologist)

Geisler was “blessed with an incredible mind and being a prolific writer, he influenced tens of thousands all over the world. He was one of the most ardent defenders of the Holy Scriptures,” Zacharias said in a Facebook post today. That is an understatement, to be sure.

It’s difficult to measure the academic and popular influence of Geisler, but in his scholarship, rhetorical skills and teaching excellence he certainly ranks with C.S. Lewis, Josh McDowell, William Lane Craig, Zacharias and Gary Habermas as a key factor in the explosion in recent decades of credible, compelling philosophical, historical, archeological and other evidence for the reliability of the Bible, the literal resurrection of Christ and the existence of God. Continue reading “RIP: Dr. Norman Geisler, 1932-2019”