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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.…

The E-Cat coming out of the Bag?

Monday 24th August 2015 by John - Science, History, Creation

With the help of his God-given creative imagination, Albert Einstein somehow discovered that all Matter (every atom and molecule) is actually composed of Energy. As a result, we can agree with Paul's statement that: 'Things which are seen were not made of things which do appear' (Hebrews 11:3). To test his statement, simply turn off the lights one night and you will realize that all objects (unless heated up or set on fire) are actually invisible in the absence of light. In fact, Paul also pointed…

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…

Waking Up!

Wednesday 13th May 2015 by John - Science, Creation

Some years ago I was somehow led to discover that Solomon's famous work The Song of Songs was, and is, in reality a masterclass in the principles of creativity and genius, probably the most commercially valuable document ever written. Sadly, more than twelve years later, I have still not found a publisher or even a literary agent interested in making my discovery known to the world. With the advent of Amazon, I was able to publish the book myself, but soon realized that 'publishing' is more than…

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.…

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,…

The ENCODE Encore

Friday 13th February 2015 by John - Science

Despite the media euphoria, the ambitious Human Genome Project failed to find the crucial 'blueprints' or 'positional information' in our genes required to control the size, shape and design of any part of our bodies. It just ain't there, admits top Harvard evolutionist Richard Lewontin. As a result, he says, we still do not know what it is that makes us 'human'. DNA is, after all, just a molecule, composed of inanimate atoms.  To make matters worse, the project also failed to find any practical…