Is There a Theological Problem with the Theory of Evolution?

By Moshe on May 8, 2013

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In an article that wasn’t directly relating to the question of evolution, Rabbi Slifkin briefly touched upon the question of whether or not it is heresy to state that ‘evolution occurred’.  I, who am interested in the theory of evolution and it’s greater theological significance, asked him for some clarification on what he meant by evolution. […]

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Michael Behe’s Claim (An Introduction to Darwin’s Black Box – Part 1)

By Moshe on January 23, 2013

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Irreducible Complexity

As I set out to put together the third post on irreducible complexity, I realized that I needed to take a step back and approach the issue a bit more thoroughly. And the best place to begin a thorough analysis of the concept of irreducible complexity is with Professor Behe’s book Darwin’s Black Box. After […]

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Objections to Irreducible Complexity

By Moshe on January 15, 2013

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Irreducible Complexity

Last week we introduced the idea of irreducible complexity. This week, we introduce some of the objections to irreducible complexity. We’ll start with an excerpt from the documentary ‘Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial’ and follow up with a couple of videos from Professor Kenneth Miller. First, Judgement Day. The Objections Judgement Day: Intelligent Design […]

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An Introduction to Irreducible Complexity

By Moshe on January 8, 2013

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Irreducible Complexity

I want to start a new series on Irreducible Complexity. For now, I’ll let the main players involved do the talking and offer my personal thoughts and comments afterwards (although I may ‘sneak’ in a thought here or there). We’ll start with two different documentaries that represent the two different sides of this issue. The […]

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Perry Marshall on DNA and Intelligent Design

By Moshe on January 2, 2013

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This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series DNA

I know that I’ve written quite a bit about DNA and that some of what you are about to see duplicates what I’ve already written earlier, but I think that Perry Marshall has some interesting things to say about DNA that are worth listening to.  I could explain why, but I think he does a […]

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It Takes Three to Tango (The Special Symbiotic Relationship of Leafcutter Ants)

By Moshe on December 25, 2012

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Argument from Design

Last week we saw a ‘simple’ symbiotic relationship between an orchid bee and an orchid. Let’s now take a look at a more intricate symbiotic relationship – one involving a clever little ant known as the leafcutter ant: So what we seem to have here is a mulit-step symbiotic relationship. The forager ants cut the […]

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What Is the Future of the Big Bang Theory?

By Moshe on December 19, 2012

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Big Bang Theory

Last week I touched on the question of what happened before the Big Bang. Today I thought we’d talk about life after the Big Bang theory. Not that the theory is necessarily going anywhere, but as science writer Marcus Chown notes there are a number of unanswered questions that the Big Bang theory still needs […]

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Richard Jastrow on the Big Bang

By Moshe on December 11, 2012

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Big Bang Theory

Given that yesterday we touched on the question of what happened before the Big Bang, I thought I’d share the thoughts of one Astronomer on the subject – a physicist named Robert Jastrow. It is noteworthy to see how he struggles with the implications of the Big Bang theory as well as some of his […]

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What Happened Before the Big Bang?

By Moshe on December 10, 2012

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Big Bang Theory

What ‘happened’ or what was there before the Big Bang? The scientific truth seems to be that we really don’t know. But, one can speculate. And while I’m not a big fan of scientific speculation, I do want to note that the theory allows for one type of speculation which sounds rather familiar to anyone […]

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Information Means Something

By Moshe on December 10, 2012

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series DNA

As Stephen Meyer notes, information means something.  Information is intricately related to intellectual activity.  Intellectual, conscious people organize, communicate and record information.  What’s more – they create information.  And, of course, they encode information. As such, the discovery of information at the heart of the cell and all of life has real, significant and meaningful […]

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