Feedback Archive 2012
Time eternity creation December 30, 2012
Can the universe be caused by something immaterial and eternal?
Dinosaurs day six December 29, 2012
We were not there, but the God of the Bible was, and we can trust His word.
Evolution quantum mechanics December 23, 2012
So why then is there no Nobel Prize for evolution?
Fence sitting December 16, 2012
Either Jesus is Lord, or he was wrong.
Christian suffering December 9, 2012
The Lord never promised his people freedom from suffering before until the eternal state.
Ice core clamour December 2, 2012
CMI hoses down a blizzard of objections from a rabid anti-creationist.
Bible not jewish folklore November 25, 2012
Today’s feedback features a skeptic who questions the authenticity and reliability of the Bible, positing hopeless contradictions between Jesus and Paul and portraying the Bible as Jewish folklore.
Evolution harms science and society November 24, 2012
Setting science back and justifying horrific social policies.
Fall destroy gods image November 18, 2012
Do we have the image of God in our fallen state?
Hell questions answered November 17, 2012
Does the doctrine of Hell make God into a cruel monster?
Seekers and scoffers November 11, 2012
Today’s correspondence illustrates some of the reasons why CMI exists: to help seekers understand the truth of the Bible, and to stand as a public challenge to scoffers.
Building better biology November 10, 2012
It’s not as easy as some skeptics seem to think it is.
God particle-wave duality November 4, 2012
Mixing biblical metaphor with the physics of light is not enlightening.
Interpreting early chapters Genesis November 3, 2012
Lita Cosner and Don Batten answer questions about how to interpret specific points within the early chapters of Genesis.
Do correspondents letters mean what they intended October 28, 2012
A correspondent writes that ‘what the author intended to convey’ is ‘subjective and debatable’.
Why do Christians defend evolution October 27, 2012
Evolution is naturalism for biology and undermines the integrity of the gospel; so why marry it with the Bible?
Prepared to answer October 21, 2012
Facing the tough questions.
Nature not clearer than writing October 20, 2012
Nature can’t speak for itself.
Termites lizards bible October 14, 2012
Only when we use the Bible consistently as our foundation can we properly make sense of life.
Misconceptions creation gospel October 13, 2012
CMI’s Dr Jonathan Sarfati and Lita Cosner help some correspondents through some misconceptions of biblical creation and the assurance of salvation believers have.
Gods omni attributes October 7, 2012
An inquirer asked how Christians can defend the claims that God is Omnipotent, Eternal, Spiritual, and Omniscient. The answer includes defining them correctly, and far more.
Did God use big bang October 6, 2012
Is the big bang compatible with God’s creation described in Genesis?
Answering reasonable atheist philosophical questions September 30, 2012
Atheist argues that meaning and morality are possible without God.
Brother sister intermarriage September 29, 2012
Does Leviticus 18 imply that brother-sister intermarriage was always wrong?
Trinity analogies countering critics September 23, 2012
Answering questions about the Trinity: does God have parts, good vs. fallacious analogies, the Holy Spirit’s personality, the early Church’s recognition of the Trinity, what ‘God is one’ means.
Can evolution and religion co-exist September 22, 2012
It depends on the religion!
Trusting compromised ministries September 16, 2012
As always, the Scriptures are to be our ultimate guide.
Bible historical record September 15, 2012
The archaeological record corroborates the Bible’s record.
Discrimination information September 9, 2012
Should we discriminate against homosexual practices? And is the information problem a valid argument against evolution?
Other mechanisms for evolution September 8, 2012
Evolution is unlikely from a scientific perspective not just because of a lack of evidence, but also because what we know works against it.
Element origins big bang September 2, 2012
Bible vs the big bang
All food clean September 1, 2012
Are Christians bound by Mosaic (or Edenic) food laws today?
Universe cause August 26, 2012
The cosmological argument shows that the existence and nature of the universe is thoroughly consistent with the existence of the biblical God.
Logic and lesbianism August 25, 2012
‘Natural’ behaviours are not necessarily moral.
Science difficult believe Bible August 19, 2012
A commenter claims that discoveries about the universe make the Bible hard to believe, causing him to feel that God is distant from us.
Atheism no objective morality August 18, 2012
Does common human agreement on morality make it objective?
Human fossils ancient co2 levels August 12, 2012
Should we expect human fossils and how did they measure atmospheric CO2 over the last 400,000 years?
Christianity fear God August 11, 2012
Christianity is often characterized as a religion of fear. However true ‘fear of God’ is quite different from what many think.
Dont bother me August 5, 2012
Freedom of religion means living peaceably with people who disagree with you.
Biblical earth age objection August 4, 2012
The only so-called ‘science’ that contradicts the Bible’s age for the Earth makes baseless anti-biblical assumptions.
Hawkesbury sandstone conaghan July 29, 2012
Did CMI put words into the mouth of a geologist that he never said?
Science history bible July 28, 2012
Where do evolution and the Bible fit into how we investigate science and history?
Genetic entropy and human lifespans July 15, 2012
If the human genome is degrading, shouldn’t lifespans be getting shorter?
Haeckel not a hero July 14, 2012
Far from being a hero, Ernst Haeckel perpetrated a number of frauds.
AI UFO testimony July 8, 2012
Finding out the truth about this phenomenon gives comfort to many who have experienced it.
Glasses of deep time July 1, 2012
The assumption of long ages determine the results because it is assumed before the evidence is considered.
Neo darwinism limits June 24, 2012
What are mutations and natural selection capable of?
Adam eve races genetics June 17, 2012
‘Races’, genetics, and the biblical history of the world.
Arrogance June 16, 2012
An African supporter sent CMI’s 15 Reasons to Take Genesis as History to a Christian friend and got a withering response. He asked CMI to comment on the response …
Interview objection June 10, 2012
How we pick the people we interview for Creation magazine.
Physical evidence June 9, 2012
Sometimes physical evidence isn’t available for some claims of the Bible—is this a problem?
No death before the Fall June 3, 2012
The importance of the distinction of nephesh chayyah life.
Bible contradiction claims June 2, 2012
Skeptics come up with Bible contradiction claims all the time—from the superficially plausible to the supremely preposterous. How do we deal with them? Also, does the Bible say pi = 3, and what does it mean by “God is light”?
Islam testimony Trinity May 27, 2012
Refuting Islamic criticisms of the Trinity, and the difference between Islamic and Christian conversion testimonies.
Do animals possess morality May 26, 2012
Do humans only differ in degree from animals?
Atheopaths hide May 19, 2012
Skeptics who refuse to reveal their name—do they have something to hide, or something to fear?
Morality and pantheism May 13, 2012
The Bible can explain both.
ASC cosmology May 12, 2012
What does CMI think about an alternative solution to the distant starlight problem?
Acellular first life May 6, 2012
Did the hypothetical ‘first life’ need to be cellular?
Arguments against homosexuality May 5, 2012
If homosexuality was found to have a biological basis, would that make it morally acceptable?
Inbreeding genetic variation April 29, 2012
Inbreeding effects in post-Flood populations.
Missing gaps magic bullets April 28, 2012
Does the Bible teach any sort of a ‘gap’ theory? Is there such a thing as a universal ‘knock down’ argument against evolution?
teaching-two-histories April 22, 2012
It’s about teaching opposing histories of the world, and (where possible) showing how biblical creation is overall the one that best fits reality.
Fall fish death April 21, 2012
Were fish a category of nephesh chayyah life that did not suffer death before the Fall?
Skeptic blunders on thermodynamics April 15, 2012
Skeptic blunders on thermodynamics.
Answering close family April 14, 2012
Biblical creationists are used to the outright rejection and ridicule so common in today’s world, but it can be very hard to deal with when it occurs within marriage.
Samuel ghost April 7, 2012
If God sent Samuel’s spirit to deliver judgment to Saul, does that make Him guilty of witchcraft?
Mudskippers apemen cladograms March 31, 2012
How useful are cladograms and ‘transitional’ creatures as evidence for evolution?
Answering objections March 27, 2012
Many times we can be at a loss when trying to answer objections when ‘on the front lines’ of evangelism, and CMI exists to equip Christians with those answers.
Creationists evolution misrepresent March 25, 2012
A visitor to our website claims that CMI does not treat arguments for evolution fairly. In reality, it is creationist arguments that are often misrepresented.
abortion-vaccines March 24, 2012
A few vaccines use cells from babies that were aborted—is it immoral to receive these vaccinations?
Ghosts experience March 18, 2012
The Bible is our ultimate authority, not experience.
ad hominem March 17, 2012
When they can’t fault our arguments, often our critics turn personal.
Information metaphor DNA March 13, 2012
If information is too simplistic a metaphor for DNA, how does that help evolution?
Abortion death brain March 11, 2012
Does an embryo become a person only once brain cells begin developing?
Bible injustice March 10, 2012
Slavery, morality, and the positive effect of the Bible on society.
Creation schools science March 6, 2012
Keep faith and science separate, we’re told. Why, then, do we teach evolution in school science classes?
Culture and Christ March 3, 2012
Did God intend for culture groups to remain separated?
Animal numbers ark amoral atheism February 26, 2012
Was there enough room?
Losing ancient technology February 19, 2012
How quickly was technology lost after the Flood? And, what is the right definition of evolution?
Humans explore stars February 18, 2012
And colonize other planets?
Mental furniture deep time February 12, 2012
Throwing out the really old furniture.
Skeptic puzzles over Question Evolution February 11, 2012
CMI’s point-by-point response to a respectful, thoughtful enquiry by professed atheist and evolutionary neuroscientist.
Fall and other religions February 7, 2012
If there is only one true god, then how come the world today has diverse religions?
Evolution to blame? February 5, 2012
Is evolution really at the heart of race-based atrocities and abortion?
ATP synthase in all life February 4, 2012
Must naturalism account for the existence of ATP synthase in first life?
DNA language information February 2, 2012
In different contexts, the same sequence of DNA bases can have vastly different meanings.
Take high ground January 29, 2012
Christians are often marginalized by UFO/ET adherents because of their spiritual view of the phenomenon. So what’s the best way to reach this group of UFO ‘true believers’?
Paleoenvironments and the bible January 28, 2012
The role of assumptions and worldview in geological interpretation
Bible precision date of creation January 15, 2012
Can we discern from the Bible the exact year or day for the date of creation?
Big bang moon age January 7, 2012
Big bang blowups and the moon age mystery.