News to Note, December 13, 2008

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

on December 13, 2008

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1. President Bush Speaks Out About God and Evolution

Much has been made in the past several months of the former U.S. presidential and vice-presidential candidates’ views on origins. Now the current president weighs in.

2. Studies Show Jupiter Moon Has Violent Subsurface Oceans

The hypothesized subsurface ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa was already a hotbed for evolutionists’ hopes for finding extraterrestrial life.

3.The Origin of Life and the Irony of Darwin's Origin of the Species

Darwin’s On the Origin of Species ironically doesn’t actually explain how species originated: that’s a clever point made, believe it or not, by evolutionists!

4. Australian School Permitted to Teach Creationism

A Christian school in Australia will still be allowed to teach creation. Now, why is that newsworthy?

5. Determining the Center of the Universe

Are we or aren’t we special? The debate continues!

6. New Nautical Device Takes Design Cues From Clams

An incredible new nautical device takes design cues from the humble Ensis directus clam.

7. Roger Ebert: “Win Ben Stein’s Mind”

Ben Stein documented the expulsion of Darwinism-questioning academics in Expelled. No wonder he’s getting the boot from evolutionist film critic Roger Ebert.

To say that Ebert thinks Stein’s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed has problems would likely be a great understatement. But rather than spending his time on a thorough scientific investigation of the movie’s claims, Ebert sandwiches nit-picks and misunderstanding between outright character assassination. In fact, the entire opening of the critique is a ridiculous scenario Ebert concocts to slander Stein.

In an article to run on this website on Tuesday, AiG’s Peter Galling takes a closer look at the errors and outrageousness in Ebert’s attack on Expelled. Check back then!

Remember, if you see a news story that might merit some attention, let us know 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!

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