Web Site of the Month - January 2019
by Lothar Janetzko

95 Theses
http://www.0095.info/en

95 Theses Against Evolution (English translation from German)

The website review for this first month of 2019 looks at a site recommended by a reader of our website from the Netherlands.  I believe this site really provides a great deal of information helpful when searching for material concerning the ongoing debate between creation and evolution.

On the Introduction page of the site you learn why the author of 95 Theses Against Evolution chose to present his arguments against evolution in this manner.  “The intransigence among the upper echelons of science, education and the media is strongly reminiscent of the stubbornness with which the Roman Catholic Church of the Middle Ages defended its then worldview.  On October 31, 1517, the reformer Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses with which he challenged the practice of selling indulgences, widespread in his time.  This started a chain reaction, which finally led to The Reformation.  In a similar way, the ninety-five theses presented here are intended to contribute to a rethink in the debate on the origin of life.”

95 Theses Against Evolution is available as a free PDF download. An English book that you can purchase will soon be available.

The PDF version of 95 Theses Against Evolution begins with a short statement of the Back-cover text and then provides a Table of Contents.  From this table you learn how the ninety-five theses are presented:

  1. Biology (sixteen theses)
  2. Geology and Paleontology (fifteen theses)
  3. Chemical evolution (nine theses)
  4. Radiometry and geophysics (eleven theses)
  5. Cosmology and the big-bang theory (thirteen theses)
  6. Philosophy (eleven theses)
  7. Information theory (eight theses)
  8. Humans and culture (twelve theses)

After this listing of the ninety-five theses you will find Ninety-Five One-Sentence Theses against Evolution.

What follows is a detailed description of each of the individual theses and 5eferences to supporting material.  The PDF document contains 239 pages, so there really is a great deal of information to study.  All this information is also available in seven other languages beside English.

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Web Site of the Month - February 2019
by Lothar Janetzko

EVOSKEPSIS
https://www.evoskepsis.nl/english/index.php

Association of Critical Scientists

This month’s website review looks at another website recommended by a reader from the Netherlands.  From the Welcome on the home page you learn that this is the “website of Evoskepsis, an association of critical scientists and practitioners who are skeptical over the empirical foundation of the ‘innovation motor’ of the theory of evolution.  The objectives of Evoskepsis are the stimulation of the scientific debate over the tenability of the theory of evolution in its current formulation and the defense of science against misunderstanding and misuse.”

The website presents the views of Evoskepsis by the following three topic areas:

  1. Science and religion – Evoskepsis’ view of the relation between science and religion
  2. Vision – Evoskepsis’ vision of the theory of evolution
  3. Problems – Key and secondary problems in the theory of evolution

The different topic areas can be explored by selecting different tabs on the home page or by just selecting a topic from the bottom of the page and then selecting the Read more > link.

From the Science and religion topic, you learn that Evoskepsis believes “Science is a domain of knowledge containing testable theories, which continue to be open for criticism and falsification.  Religion is a domain of knowledge containing theories that need not be testable and mostly aren’t.  They need not be open for debate either.”  Also, “Both science and religion are based on assumptions that cannot be proved.” 

The second topic area, Vision, presents how Evoskepsis believes the scientific debate and criticism over the theory of evolution should be addressed.

The third topic area addresses seven different key problems and twelve secondary problems in the theory of evolution.  Each problem discussed makes for interesting reading.

In addition to the three topic areas presented on the website, on the home page of the site you will find a link to Publications of Evoskepsis.  Here you can explore in more detail why Evoskepsis is so skeptical of many of the common beliefs held by evolutionists today.

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Web Site of the Month - March 2019
by Lothar Janetzko

Center for Scientific Creation
https://www.creationscience.com/

IN THE BEGINNING: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood

This month’s website review looks at the website of the Center for Scientific Creation.  This site serves as the place on the Internet where you can order a hard copy of the 8th edition of In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood by Dr. Walt Brown.  This book can also be read or printed out at this website.

At the top of the home page of the site you will find two short videos which provide a general introduction of the Hydroplate Theory developed by Dr. Brown to explain in detail what happened at the time of Noah’s flood as described in the Bible.

Also, on the home page you will find a short About the Author paragraph which provides a biographical sketch of the life of Dr. Brown.  If you are interested and wish to know more about Walt Brown, a link is provided to a chapter of a book that provides more details of his life.

Links to three additional videos can also be found on the site presenting the Hydroplate Theory Overview Part I, Part II and Part III.

Near the bottom of the home page you will find a description of the contents of the book Dr. Brown has written which presents the results of his more than 35 years of study regarding creation and the flood.  The current book is the 8th edition published in December 2008. The online version is updated from time to time.

Following the ONLINE BOOK link on the main page of the site, you arrive at the Table of Contents of the book.  After a Preface, the book is divided into three parts:

The Table of Contents is presented as links so the reader can easily jump to information that may be of interest.  Part II presents the details about the Hydroplate Theory and Part III seeks to answer the most frequently asked questions the author has received in his seminars and public presentations.

In the Preface of the book, Dr. Brown asks the question “Where is the creation-evolution controversy headed?  I believe the battle will be won – not in courts, legislatures, boards of education, or church councils – but by grassroots science education.”  This is what he seeks to provide in his book.

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Web Site of the Month - April 2019
by Lothar Janetzko

Darwin’s God
http://darwins-god.blogspot.com/2012/05/you-wont-believe-what-evolutionists.html

How Religion Drives Science and why it Matters

The website review for this month looks at a blog post from Thursday, May 3, 2012, which has the title, “You Won’t Believe What Evolutionists Believe.

The post begins with the observation that “Evolutionists argue about many things but one thing they agree on is that their idea is a scientific fact.  It is the one, definite, consensus position within evolutionary thought.  Evolutionists say their idea is as much a fact as is gravity, the roundness of the Earth and heliocentricity.”

What follows in the post are quotes from various individuals, a professor and numerous evolutionists, and even the National Academy of Sciences, which state that evolution is a fact.

It is interesting to learn that about 30 years after Darwin’s book was published, evolution professor Joseph Le Conte wrote this: “Evolution is certainly a legitimate induction from the facts of biology.  But we are prepared to go much further.  We are confident that evolution is absolutely certain.”

The quotes from numerous evolutionists all really want you to believe that evolution is an absolute fact that should not be questioned.

Evolutionist R. C. Lewontin wrote this in a scientific journal: “It is a fact that all living forms come from previous living forms.  Therefore, all present forms of life arose from ancestral forms that were different.  Birds arose from nonbirds and humans from nonhumans.  No person who pretends to any understanding of the natural world can deny these facts any more than she or he can deny that the earth is round, rotates on its axis, and revolves around the sun.”

It is the blog author’s belief that “we do not know evolution to be a fact.  Not even close.  If anything, we know that the idea is greatly challenged by science.  It certainly is not a scientific fact.  And so, the evolutionist’s certainty that evolution is fact is a sign of underlying metaphysics.  When people believe in things that they don’t understand and, furthermore, insist they are right and everyone is wrong, and anyone who dares to question must be blackballed, then there is a problem.”

Typical of blog posts, you will find links to the Blog Archive on the main page of the site which provide links to posts from 2009 to 2019.  By selecting a particular year, you can select a month and then be provided by a one- or two-line abbreviated title for past posts.  Also, you will find comments provided by readers of the post and suggested Links provided by Cornelius Hunter, the author of the post.

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