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God, Nature and Learning: An Integrational Approach

There is a need in Christian education for an integrational approach to the study of God and nature, and Christian educators should promote the integration of faith and learning.

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The Longer Look

Belief in creation is far more widespread than the impression given in the mass media, and is increasingly coming to the attention of the scholarly community. The Bible and naturalistic science are both regarded as authoritative sources, and it is unlikely the conflict between them will go away soon. Published in Origins v. 14, n. 2.

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Origin of Life: A Look at Late 20th-Century Thinking

The origin of life continues to be a game-stopper for materialism. Two major problems point to the inadequacy for life to arise spontaneously. First, cells have a high information content that has no known material source. Second, life is a non-equilibrium process that is opposed by natural law which pushes chemical reactions to equilibrium. There is no explanation for life's origin apart from an intelligent creator. Published in Origins v. 14, n. 1.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Creation-Science

The US Supreme Court ruled that the Louisiana law requiring schools to present evidence for creation whenever they studied evolution is unconstitutional because it requires a religious idea be taught in public schools. Published in Origins v. 14, n. 1.

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Creation-Science and the Louisiana Balanced-Treatment Act

The state of Louisiana has passed a law requiring that when evolution is taught in schools, creation must receive equal treatment. This law has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, with a ruling expected in a few months.

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Probability and Its Application to the Origin of Life

Probability is used to estimate the likelihood of an event occurring in which enough is known to constrain the possibilities. The naturalistic origin of life is extremely unlikely and has never been observed, so that probabilities do not really apply to the question, but indicate that some alternative explanation is to be sought. Published in Origins v. 13, n. 2.

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Louisiana Creationists Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Louisiana Balanced-Treatment Act, requiring that creation be taught whenever evolution is taught, was ruled unconsititutional by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the matter has been appealed to the Supreme Court. Published in Origins v. 13, n. 1.

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California Science Textbooks

California has rejected the proposed science textbooks as devoting too little time to evolution, human reproduction, and environmental and ethical issues. Published in Origins v. 12, n. 2.

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The Louisiana Balanced-Treatment Act

The state of Louisiana passed a bill requiring that evidence for creation be presented with any classroom teaching of evolution. The bill has been challenged legally, and is now scheduled for action by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Published in Origins v. 12, n. 1.

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Creation in the Public Schools

Evolutionists are fighting hard to prevent creationism from being taught in public schools, despite a significant amount of public skepticism about evolution. Published in Origins v. 11, n. 2.

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A Candid Reevaluation

A review of the book, The Mystery of Life's Origin: Reassessing Current Theories. This is a review of the scientific evidence against the theory of abiogenesis. Published in Origins v. 11, n. 2.

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Life, an Evidence for Creation

Life is a property of precisely ordered biopolymers maintaining a non-equilibrium state. The ordering requires information, and this, with the chemical state of non-equilibrium, are conditions not available to natural processes, and point to the existence of a Creator. Published in Origins v. 11, n. 2.

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Life from Space

A review of two books on the origin of life: Life Itself, and Evolution from Space. Both books conclude that life is much too complex to have originated on the earth, and must have come from some other part of the universe. Published in Origins v. 10, n. 2.

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Scientific Creationism?

Creationism can be structured as a biblically-based religious doctrine, or as a method for exploring the world that is open to the possibility of creation. It would be inappropriate for religious creationism to be taught in public schools, but a scientific approach that considers the possibility of a creator need not be excluded. Published in Origins v. 8, n. 2.

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Arkansas Act 590

Is the teaching of creation in science classes of public schools unconstitutional? This question has been put to the legal test in the State of Arkansas, one of the first states in recent times to pass a creation bill (Arkansas Act 590) into law. Published in Origins v. 8, n. 1.

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Georgia House Bill 690

A bill in the Georgia state legislature mandating the teaching of creation when evolution is taught was passed in both houses of the legislature but differences in the two versions prevented it being passed into law. Supporters hope to see it passed in the next session of the legislature. Published in Origins v. 7, n. 1.

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A Methodological Manual

A review of the book, How to Think About Evolution and Other Bible-Science Controversies. Written for creationists, the book mainly addresses questions of speciation and change, and proposes that conflict between creationists and evolutionists is often due to failure of communication, and both sides should be regarded as engaged in honest attempts to discover truth. Published in Origins v. 7, n. 1.

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Public Opinions Regarding Creation and Evolution

A recent Gallup poll showed that about half the U.S. population believe in the creation of Adam and Eve as the first humans. University education tends to reduce belief in creation, suggesting a pattern of indoctrination during university education. Published in Origins v. 7, n. 1.

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The Attitude of University Students Toward the Teaching of Creation and Evolution in the Schools

This study has shown that the majority of both graduate and undergraduate students favor the two-model approach for the teaching of origins. Published in Origins v. 6, n. 2.

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Publicity for Creation

Lack of academic freedom is claimed by students who want both creation and evolution taught in biology classes at Iowa State University, and is reflected in several Darwinian-based publications. Published in Origins v. 6, n. 2.

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