Evolution in decades

University of Oregon biologist Bill Cresko discusses his lab's discovery that threespine stickleback, a small fish native to seawater, were able to quickly evolve, both genetically and phenotypically (external traits), to survive their being isolated in small freshwater ponds following the 1964 Alaskan earthquake. Cresko's team suggests other organisms may have this ability to survive sudden environmental change.

Thoughts from a doubting Christadelphian

Dare to doubt
By "Doubter"

John: I thought you might want to publish this. If not, it was still useful writing down the thoughts that have been running through my head for a long time. Yours, "Doubter"

Why I Doubted

This blog seems aimed at intellectuals.  It presents a balanced diet of intellectual reasons for unbelief, counters to intellectual reasons for belief, and good, old-fashioned ridicule.  That was how I interacted with it.
When Corky was running it, I used to occasionally stop by and correct bias and misreadings of scripture. John Bedson was the same: one hole, one wrong assumption, and I could dismiss the entire argument without touching my faith. I could have argued the apologetics all day without needing to change my mind.

So what changed?  

Videos: 'First Peoples' Season 1 Episodes 1 - 4

See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant.

The book of Genetics, not the book of Genesis, is the true account of human origins. Forget everything that the Christadelphians have ever told you and discover the real truth about how we got here.

How many Christadelphians are there?

By Credo Quia Absurdum

It turns out that there are not as many as you might think – or at least not as many as Wikipedia thinks.

Video: The Big Bang explained

By: Dr. Christopher D. Impey, Distinguished Professor, Astronomy/Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona

The scientific story of creation begins 13.7 billion years ago in a circumstance of incredible temperature and density, when all matter and radiation was contained in a region smaller than an atom. The big bang is now a mature theory, with a web of observational evidence supporting it. This talk will tell the story of how an iota of space-time turned into a vast cold universe of 100 billion galaxies. This is an account of real creation, for which we have empirical evidence; not the two different and contradictory pagan inspired creation myths of Genesis chapters 1 & 2.

Podcasts: Dave Burke explains the need for critical thinking about religion

Dave Burke
By Dave Burke
Dave Burke is a Christadelphian Theist, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT support or condone the Atheist position of this website.

Instructing & Teaching with Wisdom
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The Decline and Fall of Christadelphian Exegesis and the The Rise of the Anti-Intellectuals

By Dave Burke
Dave Burke is a Christadelphian Theist, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT support or condone the Atheist position of this website.

Abstract: Our Christadelphian community was founded on a high respect for God’s Word, and a deep desire to study it with the best tools available. Early Christadelphian commentators applied sophisticated methods of Bible study, following and using relevant mainstream Biblical scholarship.

Steven Fry On God

Steven Fry On RTE ONE's "meaning of life." - Contributed by Mark Colston

Why an increasing number of Christadelphians are accepting Evolution

By Ken Gilmore

(Ken Gilmore is a Christadelphian Theist, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT support or condone the Atheist position of this website.)

Two more from Ken Gilmore

The evidence for multiple ice ages in the last 1.5 million years from speleothem growth patterns

The first archaic Homo from Taiwan - more problems for YECs
(Ken Gilmore is a Christadelphian, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT support or condone the Atheist position of this website.)

My reasons for leaving the Christadelphians

By Anthony Burgess
My first contact with Christadelphians was in the late 1970s, when world events seemed to confirm what they had been saying for many years. There was an Islamic Revolution in Iran and the USSR invaded Afghanistan. Then Mrs. Thatcher came to power in the UK, followed by Ronald Reagan in the USA.

Why does life exist?

Jeremy England,
a 31-year-old physicist at MIT,
 thinks he has found the underlying
physics driving the origin of life.
By: Natalie Wolchover

Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the fundamental laws of nature and “should be as unsurprising as rocks rolling downhill.”

The illusion of free-will proves that God cannot exist

Free-will is a powerful cognitive  illusion. But if humans do not possess free-will, God cannot reward or punish them for their actions. Therefore there cannot be a God. Professor Brian Greene explains in sixty seconds why free-will is an illusion.

Click below for more on the illusion of free-will

Video: 'What was the Exodus' - By William H.C. Propp

William H.C. Propp, professor of history and Judaic studies at the University of California, San Diego, explains why he does not believe that the Exodus story is true. 


Credo Quia
By Credo Quia Absurdum

Australian Christadelphians seem to be getting increasingly active in combating what they see as the heresy of theistic evolution in their midst.  A recent video posted on the Christadelphian Video channel on YouTube addresses the dilemma:

Debunking a creationist meme on human evolution

By Ken Gilmore (Ken Gilmore is a Christadelphian, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT support or condone the Atheist position of this website.)

By now, I am sure most people would have seen this anti-evolution meme which has been circulating on Facebook and e-mail for some months:

Robert Roberts predicted that humans would never fly!

 "The air can be navigated..... But by what kind of machinery? Here is the secret. It requires living machinery of a most complex and subdivided character, and all under the command, to its minutest fibre, of a will acting with lightning speed and with knowledge of the motions wanted. This can never be done by lifeless mechanism. Air ships are a dream."

Robert Roberts, ‘A Voyage to Australia, New Zealand, and other Lands’, The Christadelphian (32.377.413), 1895.

A critique of Kel Hammond’s 'The Testimony' magazine article “The Bible, science, evolution and creation”

The Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore
(Ken Gilmore is a Christadelphian, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT condone the Atheist position of this website.) 

I’ve previously referred to the regrettable fact that in response to the growing acceptance in our community of the fact of evolution, magazines such as The Christadelphian and The Testimony are doubling down on their attempts to defend the indefensible. Kel Hammond is the latest author recruited by The Testimony in their desperate attempt to rebut evolution.[1]

Still haunted by Christadelphian memories

Dear Ex-Christadelphians

I have only just come across your website. I was a cdn for over a great many years and resigned xxx years ago. I have never doubted that my resignation was the right option. My question is that after all these years, I am still haunted by the memories of those times, and have never been able to completely move on. I still see a couple of cdns from time to time, it might help if I ended all such associations. But are you aware of other ex-cdns who have had issues like this? If so can you give me any information on how others have coped with this.

Thank you
Anthony Burges

Video: Ken Miller on Intelligent Design

Editor's Note: Ken Miller is a Catholic Theist who rejects Intelligent Design and Special Creationism.

Video: Science Faith and Religion Discussion

Bill Blakemore hosts scientists Lawrence Krauss, Ken Miller, Guy Consolmagno, and philosopher Colin McGinn in a fascinating conversation on faith and science. Insights from psychology, philosophy, biology and physics make this a memorable and thought provoking discussion. To cut out the long and tedious introduction start watching at 17m.45s.

Scientific evidence against a global flood

The Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore
(Ken Gilmore is an in-fellowship Christadelphian, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He DOES NOT support or condone the Atheist position of this website.) 

Claims by YECs that there is considerable evidence for a global flood are completely without support.

Friedrich Nietzsche on religion

Friedrich Nietzsche
1844 - 1900
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
Friedrich Nietzsche