Biblical Insight: Does “Intelligent Design” = “Perfect World”?

With war, famine, disease, and death, it would be impossible to make sense of the world around us apart from the Bible. Without revelation, we are left to our own conclusions about the world and the God who made it. And so, when we attempt to discard God’s wisdom about reality, it’s not surprising that we …

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“A world strewn with pennies”

This morning I read an AP story by Seth Borenstein, under the headline, “Scientists believe millions of species undiscovered.” The scholars estimate that we’ve found only 1.9 million of the 8.8 million out there. As one of the report’s authors put it, “We are really fairly ignorant of the complexity and colorfulness of this amazing …

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Human Dignity and Biomedicine

Arguably, one of the best extended contemporary discussions of human dignity and its implications for biomedicine was commissioned under President George W. Bush and convened by his President’s Council on Bioethics. The council’s two reports, Being Human (2003), and Human Dignity and Bioethics (2008), are the results of more than a few public meetings, thousands …

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A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy: On Being a Speciesist

Believing as I do in the priority of the human species among all other animal species probably makes me, ironically, a dinosaur. Happily, I’m not alone. Attorney, author, and activist Wesley J. Smith is also a proud speciesist. His latest book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of …

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