Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fwd: These Christian Scientitst Believe In Evolution

Thursday 6 February 2014
Bill Nye's epic debate with Ken Ham of the Creation Museum continued the ongoing debate about the earth's origin.

While young earth creationists like Ham point to the Bible and place the earth's age at 6,000 years old, others rely on scientific evidence that say it's several billion years old. However, the debate does not need to pit science against religion. Plenty of scientists have deeply held Christian beliefs while still agreeing with mainstream scientific beliefs about evolution.

Here are a few that we know of -- please add to this list by submitting scientists whom you know or admire who have faith and believe in the science of evolution.  Continue reading...
Protect the Children, Mayor de Blasio
If there is a practice common among a minority of New Yorkers that is proven to sometimes cause serious injury or even death to infants, wouldn't the new mayor want to curtail that practice? Continue reading...
It's Time to Talk
One might assume that to be religious is to be anti-choice -- and conversely, that one cannot be both a person of faith and a supporter of abortion care. But in reality, people of faith have long supported a woman's right to make the complex decision about whether to have a child. Continue reading...
Ken Ham Is a Quack Not a Theologian
The goal is not to defend the absurd idea of young-earth creationism, but rather biblical literalism, the ideology from which fundamentalists draw their strength. Continue reading...
Haven't We Been Here Before?
Deconstruct these debates and the motivation behind the opposition to both evolution and LGBT people in the Church is clear: fear. It is a fear of falling down the "slippery slope" which changes long-held positions "supported" by scripture. Continue reading...
Rain Dance
You may have heard that California is experiencing a devastating drought. Sure, we're using social media to share photos of ourselves cavorting on the beach in Santa Cruz, wearing swimsuits on Martin Luther King Jr''s birthday so that loved ones in, say Ohio, will hate us, but things are getting really serious. Continue reading...

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