A lady came into the shop where I worked. I knew that her husband was a pastor. They both frequently visited our shop. Today, however, she had some fearful news.
If you are hoping that the title indicates that this is a “how-to” guide, then you will be mistaken. I am not qualified to explain how to speak or write without arrogance, because this is a constant battle for me.
My friend and colleague, Eric Hovind, has already blogged succinctly on Richard Dawkins’ statement that he is an agnostic rather than an atheist. This confession, that he could not be 100 percent sure that God did not exist, came in a discussion with Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. I want to comment on Dr. Williams’ part in the discussion.
Science education is not merely about cramming students with scientific facts. Indeed, it is not primarily about facts. Good science education is about training children to think scientifically, and this involves the usual scientific processes of building hypotheses and critically testing hypotheses. Most of the scientific information given to students during high school years is not actually factual, but the result of sophisticated theoretical development of ideas over time.
I have just returned from a week of ministry in Oregon, accompanied by my son, Adam.
The majority of discoveries of the modern scientific era were made by people who believed the book of Genesis to be true.1 Does this not matter to education? Most of these scientists saw their work as not being separate from their faith in God and their acceptance of biblical truth. Should children not be taught that such discoveries were made entirely because of the scientists’ belief in the truth of Scripture?
Over the first three days of last week, we filmed a pre-shoot version of my new DVD curriculum series, “The Six Days of Genesis.” This is based on my book of the same title. The idea is to present six talks based on the text of Genesis chapters 1 and 2, outlining current creationist thought framed around a biblical exposition.
Richard Dawkins is well-known for his lack of logic in his diatribes against Christians, and especially against creationists. One American politician has recently, famously, cast doubt on the theory of evolution. This made the retired Oxford professor’s blood boil. Writing in the Washington Post:
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