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2009-10-27 10:22:24

When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species 150 years ago, he deliberately avoided the subject of the origin of life. This, coupled with the mention of the 'Creator' in the last paragraph of the book, led us to believe he was not willing to commit on the matter. An international team, led by Juli Peret³ of the Cavanilles Institute in Valencia, now refutes that idea and shows that the British naturalist did explain in other documents how our first ancestors could have come into...

2009-10-07 07:50:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Was Adolf Hitler, along with other genocidal mass murderers, influenced by the Theory of Evolution? Is America truly one nation under God, or a conflicted nation under Darwin? These are just some of the controversial questions posed to readers by Sharon Sebastian and Raymond G. Bohlin, Ph.D. in their newest book, "Darwin's Racists - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." Rooted in elitist and racist dogmas, Darwin's Theory of Evolution has...

2009-09-23 10:59:08

U.S. author Ray Comfort and actor Kirk Cameron say they plan to give away 100,000 copies of a new edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Comfort and Cameron are co-hosts of the faith-themed program, Way of the Master. The pair say their 304-page version of Darwin's book about evolution shares the gospel in an updated introduction, designed to clear up the pervasive mistake that Darwin did not believe in the existence of God. Darwin wasn't anti-God at all. In his famous book...

2009-09-22 16:41:00

BELLFLOWER, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling author Ray Comfort and actor Kirk Cameron, TV co-hosts of Way of the Master, will give away 100,000 free copies of Charles Darwin's seminal book Origin of Species--considered an atheist's holy bible that contains the blueprint for evolutionary theory. If you are thinking "come again?" you should know the popular TV ministers' 304-page version shares the gospel in an updated introduction, designed to clear up the pervasive mistake...

2009-09-12 14:37:30

British producer Jeremy Thomas claims his new movie Creation has not found a U.S. distributor because of its take on evolutionist Charles Darwin. The Oscar-winning producer contends that despite positive reviews, the movie about the British naturalist's struggles while writing On the Origin of Species has not landed a single distributor in the United States, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. It has got a deal everywhere else in the world but in the U.S., and it's because of what the film...

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2009-03-23 13:28:15

Unlike most penniless college students surviving on ramen noodles and crackers, Charles Darwin enjoyed a pampered existence with someone to polish his shoes, make his bed and stoke his fire in his lavish room at the University of Cambridge where he attended almost two hundred years ago.  These new details of the famed scientist's life before he ventured out on his arduous five-year voyage that would vastly change the scientific opinion of the world, have recently been discovered by...

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2009-03-01 09:25:00

Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House. So why couldn't Darwin have done it too? A Journal of Biology article* argues that Darwin's background, influences and research focus gave him a viewpoint that prevented him from interpreting the evidence that was all around him, even in his own work. Darwin's commitment to quantitative variation as the raw material of evolution meant he could not see the logic...

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2009-02-12 13:05:00

Fans everywhere are celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, the man whose controversial book "On The Origin of Species" captured the mind of some of the world's most important thinkers. David Attenborough, whose television programs on the natural world have been watched by millions, said Darwin turned natural history into a science. According to Reuters, Darwin's naturalist influence is being celebrated at his old university in Cambridge, at his home in Kent -- now preserved for the...

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2009-02-08 11:15:00

The name Charles Darwin is synonymous with the infamous theory of evolution that infuriated many because it conflicted with the Biblical view of creation. However, not many know that his theory also launched problems in Darwin's marriage with his very religious wife, Emma. "Darwin tried not to hurt his wife," Ruth Padel, the naturalist's great great granddaughter, told the Associated Press. "She said he seemed to be putting God further and further off. But they talked it through, and she...

2009-02-02 10:28:01

Charles Darwin may have been born 200 years ago come Feb. 12, but his theory of evolution remains an everyday touchstone for modern biologists. And while the Origin of Species author might not have known the term "global warming," he wouldn't have been surprised that the environment is changing. He would, however, be astonished by the speed at which it's happening today. "Every species is under temporary permanence," says Bill Saidel, an associate professor of biology at Rutgers University's...


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