I recently got a copy of "10 Breakthroughs of 2010, Scientific Discoveries that Affirm Creation", ed. Joe Aguirre. "Average Joe" Aguirre hosts a couple of my favorite podcasts called, "I Didn't Know That" (IDKT) and "Science News Flash", which often cover recent scientific discoveries and their implications for the Christian faith. This 30 page booklet from Reasons to Believe (RTB) is a compilation of the top 10 discoveries of the year that they feel were most important.
Reasons to Believe's mission is to integrate the record of nature and the words of the Bible is such a way that the integrity of both is upheld. Their approach allows Christians to fully appreciate the evidence for God's creation around them in the universe without fearing that it will somehow undermine their faith. The discoveries discussed in the booklet further this goal. I found it very interesting as well.
A sampling of titles in the top 10 list include:
- Smell the Flowers and be Thankful for Them, too
- Why the Electron Dipole Moment Matters
- Hominid Dream Discoveries Turn into Nightmare for Human Evolution
- An Infectious Case for Design
Using the ten examples, it makes the case that the year's scientific discoveries better support a testable creation model than do the standard atheistic models for the origin of life and the evident design observed in the universe.
You'll have to read the booklet to find out the rest, however, I'd be interested to know which one you think is most important. Personally, I found the one about 400 million year old footprints to be great. Apparently, those crazy amphibian tetrapods just don't know enough to not appear before their "evolutionary" fishy ancestors in the fossil record. Fossils out of temporal sequence are a great challenge to the naturalistic model for life on earth.
I would highly recommend this booklet for anyone interested in keeping abreast of recent scientific discoveries. The scientific evidence presented here is factual and accurate, so anyone, regardless of their worldview perspective, should be able to get sometime out of it.
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