The original question was: My biology lecturer has stated that since the early days of Millers amino acid experiment we have discovered natural processes on earth and in stars can make amino acids for proteins, sugars for DNA, complex carbohydrates and on and on, so no god is needed to make life because given long […]
The original question was: I have read and watched Professor Neeland’s material on your site about life spans of various molecules. What does he have to say about scientific claims we can extract detectable DNA from material hundreds of thousands to millions of years old? What is a reliable lifespan for intact DNA? And what […]
EDUCATION: A School Chaplain claims students lose faith unless we teach God used evolution. How do you reply?
Answer by Diane Eager and Ed Neeland School chaplains need to know that Biblical creation and evolution are mutually exclusive explanations, so let’s make a clear separation. The evolution model does not need to invoke God (ask any atheist). The Almighty God doesn’t need to use evolution. Combining the two is a desperate and unnecessary […]
The original question arose in a debate between atheist Philosopher Dr. Alex Rosenberg and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig on the existence of God at Purdue University Friday 1st February 2013. Rosenberg challenged that he would “turn Christian” if Craig could explain why God would allow evil. Craig, who does not take Genesis seriously, never […]
If life evolved, how did it begin?
DINOSAURS: Tissue and cells in dinosaur bones just shows they last a long time. Why make a big thing of it?
It is worth making a big thing of it.
The same way you recognise design in man-made things.
Answer by Dr Ed Neeland who is a published scientist and chemistry professor at U.B.C. (Hons B.Sc. Double Major Biology/Chemistry, M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Postdoc Botany).