Two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin, and 150 years since the publication of "The Origin of Species" this page contains links to some of the issues for Christians and the book of Genesis today.

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Darwin Revisited. The media went into overdrive celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of evolutionary biologist, Charles Darwin. Now availalable to view or download on THE HOPE TV WEBSITE we invited four scientific Christians to reflect on their faith in the light of science, reason and the theory of evolution. Is there still a place for faith and belief in the 21st century scientific world? Watch this interview. NEW: Extended interviews from this programme are now available for viewing.
Mart de Groot
Tim Standish: In Conversation In Conversation Specials. Tim Standish, a Biologist working at the Geoscience Research Institute in Loma Linda California, believes that Intelligent Design is a liberating way of viewing nature and our origins. In the Hope TV programme, In Conversation, Tim reflects on his childhood, his upbringing and how it shaped his life and career. Then in an In Conversation Extra Victor Hulbert questions Tim further on his specialist subject of Intelligent Design. In Conversation Extra
Focus Magazine

FOCUS ON ORIGINS has been in preparation ever since Richard Dawkins published his 'The God Delusion' and announced his intention to commemorate the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth by 'an anti-God crusade' in the media.  "We are blessed," says Editor, Dr David Marshall, "to include in our Church in Britain no less than three top-flight scientists.  Professor John Walton, Research Professor in Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, has a PhD and a senior doctorate (DSc) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Dr Mart de Groot was, until retirement, chief of the Armagh Observatory.  Dr Colin Mitchell, the Oxford-Cambridge-Harvard-educated author."

All three scientists collaborated with Marshall – and the GC's Cliff Goldstein – to produce this FOCUS special. "God is making a comeback!" says Marshall.  "If you want to get into His corner and do more than cheer, FOCUS: ORIGINS is available from the Adventist Book Centre. To order phone 01476 539 900. You can download Focus Magazine Origins Edition.

Focus Magazine
Prof John Walton is Professor of Chemistry at St Andrews University, Scotland. John believes passionately in his God. In this lecture presented at Crieff Seventh-day Adventist church, Scotland he asks: 'Why Doesn't God Stay Dead?' Includes mp3 of lecture with accompanying PowerPoint and book list. (Courtesy Crieff church)
John Walton
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"Intelligent Design and Darwin's God." Shrewsbury is hometown to the global Darwin celebrations. It is here that Darwin was born. Exploring the significance of 'Darwin's God' the Shrewsbury Adventist church ran a series of three lectures exploring what Darwin's God can mean to us today. Pictures from the series, and an mp3 recording of Dr Mart de Groot's lecture is available.
Elaine Kennedy

Christianity and Science: Dr Elaine Kennedy has a PhD in Geology from the University of Southern California, is adjunct professor of geology at Southwestern Adventist University and a geological consultant. In addition, she worked as a research scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute in Loma Linda, California, from 1991-2005.

To Dr Kennedy studying mud and stones is a passion.  A geologist who specialises in sedimentology she is far from the scientific stereotype so often portrayed in the press.  Victor Hulbert asked her what got her interested in mud! Then in an explorative conversation he asked Dr Kennedy why it is so important to look at Data and Interpretation -- a must listen for school and college students.*

Elaine Kennedy
Brief History of Eternity

So is it ridiculous to be a scientist and believe in Creation? That is the accusation so often made by the evolutionary lobby - but why not make up your own mind. Aeronautical engineer, Professor Roy Peacock was an avid proponent of atheism -- until he met some questions he could not answer. Listen to his story then find out what to do when Science and the Bible do not match. Professor Peacock holds a Chair in Aerospace Sciences at the University of Pisa and is Chief Executive of Thermodyne, a high technology company working in the gas turbine field. He has also written "A brief History of Eternity" a riposte to Stephen Hawking's book, "A brief history of Time". Listen to his interview about the book.*

Roy Peacock
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Geoscience Research Institute - Scientific Research on issues surrounding Creation and Evolution.
Creation Science Movement - The oldest creationist movement in the world but with very up-to-date resources and ideas.
Answers in Genesis - A lot of useful material on the Creation/Evolution debate.
Creation Ministries International - Publishers of Creation Magazine and much more.
Centre for Scientific Creation - On-line book "In the Beginning. Compelling evidence for Creation and the Flood".
Creationism for Children - More material specifically to help children and teens.

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Credits: Dr Elaine Kennedy and Professor Peacock interviews first aired on AWR. All recordings are mp3. Either click to listen online or right-click and 'Save Target As' to download to your computer.

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