The original question was: As to Biblical references to the words homosexuals or sodomites, would I be correct in saying that the 1611 King James Version didn’t include either word, until the 1982 New King James Version – a period of 371 years later? Who or what caused the alteration? Why did the alteration take […]
Answer by John Osgood The answer is yes, and it comes from a rather surprising placename. Sumer is the ancient name for the region better known to most people as Babylonia. The Biblical name for the region is Shinar. It is the region where Genesis records the Tower of Babel was built. Why the difference? […]
Answer by Diane Eager First a summary of what is now known about how the virus gets into humans: According to articles in Scientific American 14 October and BBC News 19 October, scientists searching the source of the Ebola virus have tracked it to fruit bats. Researchers from International Centre for Medical Research of Franceville […]
Answer by John Osgood Let us start with the four people who are regarded generously as Job’s ‘friends’ in our search for clues as to when and where Job lived. After Job was afflicted we are told: “Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each […]
The original question was: Evolution is pure science, so how can it have anything to do with politics and morality? Why don’t you stop using red herrings to impose your religion onto the science classroom? Answer by Steve Stranghoener Let’s start by asking an American question; “Have All Men Evolved Equally”? and follow it by […]
The original question was: I have recently heard several pastors preach the Gap theory. I don’t see how there can be a gap anywhere in Genesis 1. Where did the gap theory came from, and how do we answer it? Are these pastors deceived, ignorant or just ill-informed? Answer by John Mackay What is the […]
DAY: Thousands or Millions? Why doesn’t Peter say a day is as a million years to make his point stronger?
The original question was: Why doesn’t 2 Peter 3:8 read; “To the Lord a day is like a million years, and a million years is like a day.”? Surely the meaning would be the same as “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Answer by […]
The original question was: Neanderthals? Did these species exist and when? And there are many scientific evidences on these species. What evidence do you have and could you briefly explain their existence. Answer by John Mackay Neanderthal? The word means the valley of Mr Neander, but who was Mr Neander? – Answer Joachim Neander who […]
Answer by John Mackay The new biology teacher asked on the first day of term, who in the class believes in creation? A young Welsh final year High School science student (name withheld) was the only one to raise her hand. The teacher told her loudly she would never get anywhere in biology with such […]
How is carbon 14 used to calculate age?