Saturday, January 24, 2009

"What Darwin Didn't Know"

In celebration of Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, Dr. Fuz Rana has an extended article in the current issue of Charisma magazine entitled, "What Darwin Didn't Know:

Summary: "In the 150 years since Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species, science has offered compelling proof of the existence of God."


Here are a couple of the opening paragraphs:
When Charles Darwin advanced his theory of biological evolution, there was a lot of biology he didn't know. Some of it he recognized. But there was much he never even thought about.

During the 150 years since then, scientific advance has yielded important understanding about life's origin, history and characteristics. These accomplishments provide the framework for modern biology. Even more, they are causing scientists to question his theory. Learning what scientists know will equip Christians with a response to the Darwin anniversaries and his theory of biological evolution that can change minds and lives. Continue reading...
Strangely, Dr. Rana's article is followed by a rather unfortunate sidebar: "Atheists vs. Creationists: Today there is growing hostility toward belief in a Creator." It paints the scientific community in a pretty negative way and feeds into the fear that mainstream science should not be trusted by Christians. Ironically, if it wasn't for the findings of mainstream science, then we wouldn't have the kinds of evidence that Dr. Rana highlights in his article.

If you're so inclined, please take a moment to write a note of thanks to the editors at Charisma for featuring this article and encourage them to continue highlighting Reasons To Believe's scholars in the future.

1 comment:

Sabai said...

here's what i don't get. regardless of whether there comes a good theory for life from non-life, does that answer the question of where the non-life materials came from in the first place?