SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Resources related to science and its practical application.
Articles & Other Resources
ARTICLES & OTHER RESOURCES

2009: A Space Junk Odyssey
"If you've ever walked through a swarm of gnats at a picnic, you have some idea of what it's like to navigate the mass of debris that circles our planet in low-Earth orbit."

Abortion
What is the history of abortion in America? What is the biblical view of prenatal life? What are some ethical questions relating to abortion? (from Biblical Ethics: Choosing Right in a World Gone Wrong) [pdf]

Darwin's sad legacy
"Darwin's ideas concerning 'molecules-to-man' evolution have left a significant negative legacy on society. For many secularists, his ideas were ammunition to eliminate any consideration of the supernatural." (by Ken Ham)

The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community
"Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability. Social scientists, clinical psychologists, and biologists have begun to clarify some of the social and psychological effects, and neurologists are beginning to delineate the biological mechanisms through which pornography produces its powerful negative effects." (from the Family Research Council) [pdf]

The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning
Insight paper from Dr. Robert P. George and the Family Research Council (FRC). [link]

False Promises: Common Cloning Claims Refuted
"Pro-cloning forces have been working hard to convince state governments to pass constitutional amendments enshrining a 'right' to clone and to destroy embryos for research. Such amendments promise medical cures, limitless profits, and ethical benchmarks. But all of these promises are false. In this pamphlet we show how such claims fall apart, and how you can effectively oppose cloning amendments in your state." (from FRC) [ link to pdf]

Global Warming: A Scientific and Biblical Expose of Climate Change
Review of DVD available from Answers in Genesis. [link]

Human Cloning and the Abuse of Science
"Human cloning is a subject of international controversy -- it is being debated on every continent and at the United Nations. In the United States, the question is being addressed at both the national and state levels. No matter the venue, however, clear and careful thinking is necessary. To make an informed decision about human cloning, we must understand what it is and what it entails. How we answer the question of human cloning has significance for the future of biotechnology, medicine, ethics, and human dignity." (from FRC) [link to FRC for free pdf]

Manhattan Declaration
"Because the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage as a union of husband and wife, and the freedom of conscience and religion are foundational principles of justice and the common good, we are compelled by our Christian faith to speak and act in their defense. In this declaration we affirm: 1) the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of every human being as a creature fashioned in the very image of God, possessing inherent rights of equal dignity and life; 2) marriage as a conjugal union of man and woman, ordained by God from the creation, and historically understood by believers and non-believers alike, to be the most basic institution in society and; 3) religious liberty, which is grounded in the character of God, the example of Christ, and the inherent freedom and dignity of human beings created in the divine image." [pdf]

So, your child wants a phone?
"Your child is asking for a cell phone. It is a sign of the times, and a sign that things are changing in your child's social circle. But how do you know if she is ready for her own phone? And how do you know if you are ready for her to have one?" (by Rebecca Powell) [link]

Recommended Resources
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
(descriptions from CBD)
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics

This comprehensive reference volume examines every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics. Written entirely by leading apologist Norman Geisler, it stands as the culmination of the author's lifelong career and ministry.

The Case For A Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God

From evolutionary icons to the uniqueness of planet Earth, from irreducible complexity to the kalam cosmological argument, Lee Strobel gives full rein to his keen analytical mind in addressing these issues and more. But don't expect an inaccessible tome of arcane scientific terms; Strobel's years of newspaper reporting gives the book a conversational style. Relying on transcriptions of his interviews with experts in the pertinent fields, he tells the incredible stories about the hard science behind what some have termed creationism. Extensively researched, this book should be a classic apologetic text for years to come.

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Big science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom ... What they forgot is that every generation has its Rebel! That rebel, Ben Stein (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) travels the world on his quest, and learns an awe-inspiring truth … that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure and even fired – for the crime of merely believing that there might be evidence of design in nature, and that perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance. To which Ben says: Enough! And then gets busy. NOBODY messes with Ben. (product description from Amazon.com)

How Now Shall We Live?

If we are going to respond to Paul's command to "not conform any longer to the teaching of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you mind" we will need to develop a Christian worldview. In How Now Shall We Live Colson and Pearcey carefully lay the foundation of a Christian worldview and enable you to develop a Christian perspective on every aspect of life. If you want your faith to help you counter what your children are learning in school, challenge the decadence of popular culture and impact the lives of unsaved family and friends, consider How Now Shall We Live? required reading!

The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library on CD-ROM

Instantly access Dr. Geisler's renowned expertise and defend your faith amidst a relativistic, agnostic, and cult-filled culture! Twelve volumes -- over $250 worth of printed editions -- including:

  • Why I Am a Christian
  • Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
  • Roman Catholics and Evangelicals
  • When Skeptics Ask
  • When Critics Ask
  • When Cultists Ask
  • Miracles and the Modern Mind
  • Come, Let Us Reason
  • Worlds Apart: A Handbook on Worldviews
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Answering Islam, Second Edition

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