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Common atheistic arguments December 31, 2011
How should we respond?

Isaiah 7:14 December 20, 2011
Is there a contemporary fulfillment of this passage?

Vestigial organs revisited December 17, 2011
The argument from ‘vestigial organs’ has been refuted many times by creationists, but some evolutionists still think it is a good argument against creation.

Apartheid racism biology December 11, 2011
Does biology have a place in our understanding of apartheid in South Africa?

God Simple December 10, 2011
Does God have parts?

Flood models flat earthers December 4, 2011
How do we decide between different flood models?

Lizard parthenogenesis December 3, 2011
Does parthenogenesis in lizards mean that some lizards only had one gender on Noah’s Ark?

Quran prophecy christianity November 26, 2011
A brief look at Islamic and Judaistic arguments against Christianity.

Gap theory revisited November 20, 2011
‘Gap theory’ has no exegetical basis in Scripture in both ancient Hebrew and 17th century English.

Hebrew bible season pi November 19, 2011
This week’s feedback addresses questions of the proper understanding and defence of the Old Testament. CMI’s Dr Jonathan Sarfati responds.

Sun age November 13, 2011
Does the current ratio of helium to hydrogen in the sun prove it is billions of years old?

Whale fossils mutations yom November 5, 2011
Whale fossils, mutations, and the meaning of Genesis 1

Rocks to reincarnation October 30, 2011
The Bible is our final authority and reliable guide

Mutations epigenetics information October 29, 2011
Addressing some common misconceptions about creationist biology.

Religious racism cain chronology October 22, 2011
The Bible provides the antidote to racism and slavery, and a basic chronology of Cain.

Thermodynamics and evolution October 18, 2011
How useful is the Second Law of Thermodynamics as an argument against evolution?

Pagan copycat thesis refuted October 15, 2011
Jesus was not made up from pagan myths

Living fossils erv function October 8, 2011
Why do ‘living fossils’ and functions in ‘junk DNA’ present problems for evolution?

Evolution exams fossil fallacies October 1, 2011
How to answer questions about evolution: whether for course credit or to clear up misconceptions about fossils

Silver bullets natural selection fossils September 24, 2011
No one article will win the origins debate single-handedly.

15 questions responses 3 September 22, 2011
Our 15 Questions for Evolutionists has sparked many responses from evolutionists and skeptics attempting to answer. We’ve compiled many of the answers that we’ve received, along with our refutations.

Bible time human genetic diversity September 17, 2011
Is there enough time in the Bible to account for all the mutations?

15 questions responses 2 September 14, 2011
Our 15 Questions for Evolutionists has sparked many responses from evolutionists and skeptics attempting to answer. We’ve compiled many of the answers that we’ve received, along with our refutations.

Christians atheists other religions September 10, 2011
What does it mean to be an ‘atheist’?

Chronology genesis 1 September 8, 2011
Big bang beginnings and days before the sun.

15 questions responses 1 September 7, 2011
Our 15 Questions for Evolutionists pamphlet has sparked many responses from evolutionists and skeptics attempting to answer.

Atheism plants and gas giants September 3, 2011
CMI gets questions and comments on all sorts of issues. This week we showcase some of that variety, with questions on topics from atheism to astronomy.

Childbirth consciousness September 1, 2011
Would stopping childbirth pain disprove the Curse? And, how does human consciousness fit into the Christian worldview?

Sardines and heretics August 31, 2011
Do either have a place?

Lucy atheism science August 27, 2011
Even if ‘Lucy’ walked upright, would she be an ancestor of humans? And, does science naturally lead to atheism?

History and theology August 18, 2011
History, science and philosophy without theology lead to atheism

High view of scripture August 6, 2011
Round two versus a theistic evolutionist who objected to being grouped with the ‘useful idiots’ who help the atheistic cause with their compromise. Objective biblical exegesis trumps postmodern eisegesis.

Strata cave dating July 30, 2011
Are creationists mistaken about how they form, and how long they take to form?

Gobekli Tepe July 26, 2011
How does this supposedly 12,000-year-old archaeological find fit with biblical history?

Geology astronomy naturalism July 23, 2011
Do creationists have to resort to secular ideas to explain them?

Mainstream science theology Genesis July 16, 2011
The folly of theologians favouring the ‘science of the day’ over biblical foundations.

Fossils plant survival Flood July 9, 2011
Are they possible in the Genesis Flood?

School assignment genesis 1 and 2 July 2, 2011
Advice on how to structure an assignment on creation/evolution

Compromise fails June 25, 2011
Some Christians think that watering down what the Bible says in Genesis makes it easier to reach unbelievers. Does it really?

Useful idiot who me June 23, 2011
One correspondent took umbrage at the term ‘useful idiot’ to describe theistic evolutionists in a CMI article. Is the adage, ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’ justified?

Soldiers scoffers June 21, 2011
CMI helps believers in the war of ideas where they are and stands as a public challenge to scoffers at the Bible.

Missing mass big bang June 18, 2011
Do recent reports of ‘missing matter’ being found have anything to do with the elusive ‘dark matter’? Plus: how to handle atheopathic pressure on the Internet.

ANE Cosmogonies and Genesis 1 June 16, 2011
Do they prove Genesis 1 should not be interpreted as reliable history? Plus a comment on the Hebrew word bara and heretical ideas by Dutch scholar Ellen van Wolde.

Testimony June R June 11, 2011
A supporter testifies to the damage of long-age thinking to Christian faith; plus, the meaning of ‘devolve’, and more.

Jeremy h testimony and aliens June 4, 2011
Creationist cosmologies help a believer see the truth of Genesis, and how we should address UFO believers.

Hawaii hot spot May 28, 2011
Catastrophic plate tectonics may provide some clues as to how the Hawaiian islands formed when we start from the Bible.

Bald heads and talking snakes May 21, 2011
Could Adam have been created bald? And, could the serpent in Genesis 3 really have talked?

tomcods & evolution May 19, 2011
A skeptic misunderstands what evolution is, and what is required to make it plausible.

Cains wife brother-sister intermarriage May 14, 2011
How could Cain have married his sister, if God forbade this practice in Leviticus, and his moral law is unchanging?

Reconciliation and reality May 7, 2011
Do the spiritual truths of the Gospel negate its reliance on history?

Genetics-primal-couple April 30, 2011
A reader points out that a Biologos article contradicts what CMI has published. Who is right?

Stereotype atheists April 23, 2011
When does generalizing a particular belief become stereotyping?

Ghost-encounters April 19, 2011
‘Are ghosts real?’ We said no, but what about people who claim to have sighted them?

Christian vs evolutionary atrocities April 16, 2011
Some facts about evolutionary atrocities, and how to refute skeptics who complain about alleged biblical or Christian ones.

Genetics geographical distribution April 14, 2011
A correspondent challenges us to explain genetics and geographical distribution in a creationist framework.

No alien limiting god April 12, 2011
A correspondent, while acknowledging that we reason biblically, thinks that it limits God to deny the existence of alien life. Is he right? We respond.

Eclipses Easter April 9, 2011
Are lunar eclipses possible during a full moon? And what about WMAP discoveries, universe ‘flatness’, rotating objects in the big bang model, and white holes?

Creation laughing stock April 2, 2011
Most of the responses to our correspondence with the compromising chaplain were positive. Here we respond to the only one who disagreed.

Five concise responses to atheistic arguments March 26, 2011
Dr Rob Carter gives five concise responses

Interpreting Genesis as history March 19, 2011
Why is it so important to interpret Genesis as reliable history?

Timing of events Noahs life March 12, 2011
When was Shem born? How long did Noah have to build the Ark? Was mankind’s lifespan reduced to 120 years?

Atheist deconversion and Palestine word origins March 5, 2011
Do we think all atheists ‘deconvert’ from Christianity because they don’t like a ‘judgemental’ God? And, are the origins of the word ‘Palestine’ antisemitic?

Bacterial mutations plus biblical geology February 26, 2011
Do bacteria suffer the same genetic entropy as multicellular organisms? Is the Flood the best biblical explanation for the geological record?

Canyons and fossils February 19, 2011
Emil Silvestru tackles questions on canyon formation and fossil layers.

Charity or apologetics February 12, 2011
Some people say that feeding the poor is more important than debating ‘side issues’ such as creation. Are they right?

Inferior women February 5, 2011
A correspondent claims that CMI’s articles are demeaning to women; we respond.

Can compromisers really be saved? January 29, 2011
CMI often says that creation compromisers can be saved; are we wrong?

Y Adam sea floor January 22, 2011
Does what we know about the Y chromosome fit with biblical history? And could there be a connection between sea floor life and the Cambrian explosion?

Cavemen, Ark, plant evolution, DNA replication January 15, 2011
Dr Jonathan Sarfati answers questions ranging from ‘caveman’ diets to plant evolution.

Deny vote to creationists January 8, 2011
Refuting a fact-free atheopathic diatribe against God, by a writer who hates that Christians are allowed to vote.

Evolutionist attack on Creation magazine January 1, 2011
CMI’s response to an evolutionist who accuses Creation magazine of being ‘purposefully inaccurate, both distorting the truth and telling outright lies.’