News to Note, April 27, 2013

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell on April 27, 2013

“Ata boy,” the non-alien, “Evolution can kill you,” Starbirth on steroids? Stone Age Europe, When did life begin?

1.DNA Confirms Tiny Body from Atacama Desert as Human

DNA confirms tiny body from Atacama Desert belonged to a human.

2. Traditional Treatments for Infections May Strengthen Antibotic Resistance

Traditional “hit early and hit hard” approach to treating severe infections may increase antibiotic resistance.

3. Distant Galaxy Allegedly Rapidly Forming Stars

Star light, star so bright—is this hot spot in the sky churning out stars at record-breaking speed?

4. Modern European Family Tree Has Stone Age Roots

Family tree of much of modern European population has Stone Age roots.

5. Researchers Calculate Life Began Before Earth Could Have Existed

Researchers calculate that life had to have begun so long ago earth did not yet exist.

And Don’t Miss . . .

  • Freedom continues under fire both here and abroad. The Obama administration’s case against the Romeikes was presented this week to a three-judge panel at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The Romeikes are a German homeschool family currently under asylum in the United States after fleeing persecution triggered by their decision to homeschool their children. U.S. immigration Judge Lawrence Burman granted them asylum stating the Germany’s treatment of this family was “utterly repellant to everything we believe as Americans.”1 But, as we’ve reported recently the Obama administration’s Department of Justice has appealed that decision. While the judges’ ruling may not be known for many months, HSLDA attorney Michael Farris, who argued the case, commented, “Tough questions were asked on both sides, and it’s hard to predict the outcome. But I also remember arguing a case before a California court in 2008 and being convinced that we had lost. We ended up winning unanimously. So I know God can intervene.” All Americans should be very, very concerned about the outcome of this case because the Obama administration’s position threatens not only the constitutionally protected freedom of all Americans to direct the upbringing of their children but also the religious liberty of all Americans. Meanwhile, to see the ugly face of what happens when parents lose their freedom to direct the upbringing their children, see the latest on Sweden’s Domenic Johansson, a child forcibly taken from his parents as they prepared to emigrate to his mother’s home country in order to continue homeschooling. Overturning a previously favorable ruling, a Swedish court terminated parental rights in December. HSLDA is encouraging a world-wide letter-writing campaign urging Sweden’s Supreme Court to hear the case and return Domenic to his parents. For more information: Ken Ham’s blog and read our follow-up report this coming Monday.

For more information: Get Answers


Remember, if you see a news story that might merit some attention, let us know about it! (Note: if the story originates from the Associated Press, Fox News, MSNBC, the New York Times, or another major national media outlet, we will most likely have already heard about it.) And thanks to all of our readers who have submitted great news tips to us. If you didn’t catch last week’s News to Note, why not take a look at it now? See you next week!

(Please note that links will take you directly to the source. Answers in Genesis is not responsible for content on the websites to which we refer. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.)

Footnotes

  1. www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=40131

Recommended Resources

Newsletter

Get the latest answers emailed to you or sign up for our free print newsletter.

See All Lists

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.