Category Archives: Creation

Born, made or brainwashed

A fascinating article by Professor of Politics at Birbeck College, Eric Kaufmann, entitled Progressivism, Sexuality, and Mental Illness deals with the report that 21% of “Generation Z” Americans now identify as LGBT.

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Revisiting Genesis 1 as a tabernacle-building text

Let’s take some time out from geopolitics to give a few new thoughts on my contention (far from unique) that the way to understand the Genesis 1 creation account is as (a) a non-historic place-setter for the rest of Genesis and, indeed the Bible; (b) a phenomenological, rather than a theoretical, account; and (c) a temple-building text.

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Tits up on Springwatch

Once again, the BBC’s Springwatch has been drawing attention to the horrors of climate change, generating guilty fears which don’t really stand up to scrutiny.

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And now for the good news…

Here’s quote from the newsletter of my publisher today, which I haven’t seen before: “There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” John Calvin

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We must do something

An unusually prolonged exchange on a thread at Daily Sceptic, on the claims that we are in the midst of a mass extinction, put me in mind of the sudden decline in greenfinch numbers in the UK over the last few years.

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Black in tooth and claw

Just a brief nature note today. Back in 2015, in a post on genes, I mentioned the serendipity of noticing a wild black rabbit out of my study window as I was writing it.

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For Once, the Atheists at Peaceful Science Don’t Sound Fishy to Me

I am second to none as an admirer of Jon’s recent columns on COVID, European and world politics, and the role of the Christians in challenging the direction in which the world is heading. And I hope to eventually write some columns on these grave topics myself. But I think that every now and then, to balance out such gravity, we need some levity, and I’m offering this mainly in that spirit — though there will be a serious point as well.

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The 200m Law

To celebrate my Psalm 90:10 birthday, we took a trip out yesterday in the winter sunshine and crisp air to Burton Bradstock, effectively the starting point of the forty miles of Chesil Beach.

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Old views on biology tested empirically

With biology nowadays so focused on evolutionary theory (“nothing makes sense” etc – Dobzhansky) it’s easy to forget that the predictions of older theories about the living world can still be tested against the wealth of modern data. Sometimes, they do surprisingly well: sometimes they don’t.

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Anomalies rule, OK?

We have a scattering of a pretty little plant called Centaury in our meadow – or we did have, until I mowed it at the end of last month.

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