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The Gene Genie

Friday 25th September 2015 by John - Science, Evolution, Darwin

As I headed for the front exit of Salisbury public library, firmly clutching the latest Wallander novel, and looking forward to reading Henning Mankell's latest flight of fiction, wrapped around the realities of life in a Swedish police station, I happened to glance at the 'Recently Returned' table and notice a book entitled 'Creation – The Origin of Life', by Adam Rutherford. Rutherford's book cover was decorated with a schematic of a DNA molecule unzipping and getting ready to replicate.…

Beating Radicalisation

Saturday 15th August 2015 by John - The Bible, Science, Evolution, Creeds and Comments

In 1854 there was a cholera epidemic in London. The source of the outbreak was traced to Broad Street, where the residents had been cheerfully drinking water from a pump that drew its supply from the adjacent River Thames, a veritable sewer in which floated all manner of rotting offal, human faeces and urine. Dr. John Snow realized what was going on and famously gave his simple solution to the problem: 'Remove the pump handle!' Microbes At that time, just a couple of decades after Louis Pasteur…

Ways and Means

Wednesday 29th July 2015 by John - Science, Evolution, EvoGenesis, Darwin

The Andrew Marr show recently featured an army general discussing the struggle against Muslim fundamentalists in the Middle East and the need to send in the army, 'boots on the ground', to sort things out. He made the point that technology, such as missiles and drones can only do so much, and then you need those feet and boots on the ground, forces that generals like to play with like pieces on a chess board. He used the phrase 'ways and means' – the chosen 'way' to deal with the Islamist…

God's Executive Training Programme

Saturday 11th April 2015 by John - The Bible, Science, Evolution, Darwin

As a Christian person, what is your purpose in life? The apostle Paul tells us that we have a special calling or vocation, saying: 'I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called' (Ephesians 4:1). And Jesus Himself made that vocation a little more specific when He urged his disciples: 'Seek you first the Kingdom of God'. Astonishing as that calling is, very little ever seems to be said about it, at least in church services I attend.…

Darwin's Black Hole

Saturday 28th February 2015 by John - Gap Theory, Evolution, Darwin, Creation

Very few people realize that, after having hoodwinked the intellectual elite of the western world for a hundred and fifty years, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is being increasingly exposed for the infantile nonsense it really was. In an exchange of views with a professional scientist and evolutionist, Dr X, who posted some very helpful comments on this site recently, it became very clear that we were in pretty close agreement as to how 'nature' operates with regard to variation in plants…

Little Mic and the Big Mac Myth

Saturday 21st February 2015 by John - Science, Gap Theory, Evolution, Creation

A few of years ago I spoke to the owner of an evolutionist website who informed me that he no longer bothered updating it because the war against Genesis and creationism had been well and truly won. At the same time Richard Dawkins had written so many books that they occupied one whole shelf at my local Waterstones bookshop. And also at the same time, the Human Genome Project was getting underway, and the evolutionary clamour was growing ever louder as they prepared to charge into their final battle…

Chimps and Chumps

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - Evolution, Science

Visiting a local remaindered book shop here in Salisbury, I stumbled across a harback entitled 'Not A Chimp', by science writer and would-be TV presenter Jeremy Taylor who has clearly worked hard to keep abreast of the avalanche of biochemical breakthroughs in recent decades. The book is not easy reading . . . And I am confused!  What, I ask myself, is the purpose of Jeremy's book, which was rated highly enough in 2009 for Oxford University Press to publish it all over the world, and as a hardback?…

Epigenetic Antics

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - Evolution, Science

Back in the year 1802, Rev William Paley effectively started the Intelligent Design movement by asking how anybody who stumbled across a watch lying in a meadow could possibly believe an object of such complexity could be “natural”. Clearly, the watch had a maker and designer. The point being, of course, that all plants and animals are far more complex than a watch and so could not be the products of mindless evolution. For anybody who has not nibbled the magic mushroom of Darwinism,…

Has Science Created Life?

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - Evolution, Science

In 1953, Francis Crick wandered into the Eagle pub in Cambridge, England, and announced: 'We have found the secret of life!' What he had actually found, or unravelled, was the spiral structure of the DNA molecule. For that amazing achievement he and his fellow worker, Watson, would later share a Nobel Prize. The first pure sample of what is now called DNA had been extracted from salmon sperm by Friedrich Miescher back in the days of the American wild west. But it took another sixty years to figure…

The Genome Genie

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - Evolution, Science

As I headed for the front exit of Salisbury public library, firmly clutching the latest Wallander novel, and looking forward to reading Henning Mankell's latest flight of fiction, wrapped around the realities of life in a Swedish police station, I happened to glance at the 'Recently Returned' table and notice a book entitled 'Creation – The Origin of Life', by Adam Rutherford. Rutherford's book cover was decorated with a schematic of a DNA molecule unzipping and getting ready to replicate.…