Answer by Diane Eager and John Mackay High School text books back in the 1990’s introduced a diagram showing the evolutionary history of whales that is still in the minds of most people. A dog like creature (Mesoynchid) somehow evolved into a semi-aquatic walking creature called Ambulocetus which further evolved tail flukes like a whale, […]
Answer by Diane Eager and John Mackay Here is a typical description of horse evolution from the Natural History Museum in Oxford UK (2016): “The evolutionary origins of the modern horse can be trace back to the beginning of the Eocene period, around 55 million years ago. At that time the first horse, Hyracotherium, was […]
SIX DAYS: Do any doctrines depend on the six days of Creation, or is it just an interesting but irrelevant issue?
Answer by John Mackay Let’s start with an eye-banger! Those who claim the Genesis six days of Creation narrative is not an issue as no Christian doctrine depends on it, actually means no one would have been able to recognise Jesus Christ as Lord or Saviour? So what do I mean? There is no doubt […]
Answer by Diane Eager Consider this: If a militant transgender promoter was murdered and can no longer promote their claimed sexuality, DNA tests on any cell in their body will reveal that they never were a male who could be a female, or vice versa. Gender is definitely biological. It is not a cultural construct […]
Answer by Diane Eager Homo floresiensis is the scientific name given to bones found in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores initially in 2003. Since then more bones have been found and the creature has been nicknamed “The Hobbit” due to its small stature, about 3 feet tall, and its small head. As […]
HOMOLOGOUS STRUCTURES? Vertebrate limbs have the same bone structure. Is this evidence for evolution?
The Original question was: School textbooks and lesson plans use homologous structures, such as the bones in vertebrate limbs, as evidence for evolution. How can we refute these claims? Answer by Diane Eager Homologous structures are organs and body parts that have the same internal organisation. For example, all vertebrates have limbs with a common […]
HUMAN TAILS? I have read that babies can be born with true tails. Are these leftovers from our evolutionary ancestors?
The original question was: I read an article that claimed there are “true tails” as opposed to “false tails” and there are 20 to 30 cases of “true tails” in humans. Is this correct, or are they just “more advanced” false tails? Reference: http://io9.gizmodo.com/5967742/the-science-of-human-tails Answer by Diane Eager. The article referenced in the link above […]
CRUCIFIXION of Christ? Did Jesus just go into a coma on the cross and merely appear to rise from the dead?
The original question was: I am a medical doctor and a Christian. I am sure you would get more people in church if you taught Jesus didn’t actually die, he was just comatose and revived after three days. People would find it easier to believe and the churches would be full. Why don’t you teach […]
GIRAFFES: If natural selection favoured long necked giraffes why are females shorter than males? How do juveniles survive?
The Original question was: Giraffe evolution – If giraffes have long necks because natural selection favoured that phenotype in an environment with high foliage, why are the adult females one metre shorter than males? Surely they would all be the same height if the evolution story were true? It is also a bit of a […]
Following our publication of a question and answer on Lenski’s E. coli experiment we received a request for further information. We suggest you first read the original question: Bacteria Evolution? Lenski’s E coli experiment: Has it shown bacteria can evolve new information? Answer here by Diane Eager Follow up questions were: Why do you use […]