Answer by Diane Eager This question reminds us of a church enterprise we came across recently. An Australian country church brought the local hotel when it went bankrupt. Their aim was to make it into a youth centre. They discovered the publican had named the toilets Adam and Eve, but they had to change this […]
BREATHING: Inhaled foreign bodies usually enter the right bronchus. Is this a design flaw in creation?
Answer by Diane Eager First of all, a brief human anatomy lesson: When you breathe air moves down the throat, through the larynx (voice box) and down the trachea (windpipe). The trachea then divides into two main airways that convey the air into each lung. These are the right and left main bronchi (singular: bronchus). […]
Answer by Diane Eager It is commonly believed that white blood cells only exist to fight infectious diseases, but they do have other functions. First of all, we need to note that the cells that are called “white blood cells” do not actually live their lives or carry out their functions in the blood. These […]
The original question was: Revelation 21:1-2 mentions the new earth will have no sea! Is that because Jewish people thought sea was symbolic of chaos? Answer by John Mackay We have sometimes been asked to preach in churches which take this position, and we have read commentaries that say God is will not making a […]
Answer by Diane Eager Let’s start by asking where the figure of 49% comes from. The complete genome of fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe (the yeast used in brewing) was found to have only 4,824 protein coding genes, whilst humans have over 20,000. Therefore, it cannot be a reference to 49% of the total human genome. […]
Answer by Diane Eager Adaptation is any process that modifies the structure or function of a living thing so that it can cope with changes in its environment or changes in activity. Adaptations are occurring all the time in living organisms, including ourselves. A familiar example happens whenever we take up a new sport, or […]
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 […]
The original question was: Richard Dawkins claims the giraffe is so badly designed it can’t have been created, but surely bad design is still design and not a random arrangement, so my question is how can we recognize design anyway, good or bad, and how would it differ from random or natural arrangement? Answer by […]
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