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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

No. There is not a single "real (peer-reviewed) research paper" showing that evolution is not likely or possible. I would challenge anybody who provides names to instead post a link to such ...
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Have any major Christian intellectuals responded to Stephen Hawking's "The Grand Design"?

God and Stephen Hawking, by John C. Lennox, is a popular direct reply to The Grand Design. Alister McGrath calls it "a brilliant response," and the book won an Award of Merit in Christianity Today'...
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How do Young Earth Creationists explain artifacts dated to 20,000 years ago or more?

As others noted, icr.org and answersingenesis.com have numerous articles on the subject. The argument is usually boiled down into the following points: 1) Accurate radioactive dating assumes that the ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

Those creationist Christians typically place the "extinction event" in Noah's day, thus long after the fall of the historic Adam. An example is from the well-known Young Earth model defender,...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

Michael Behe, Stephen Meyer, and Douglas Axe have argued in technical & lay publications against the plausibility of unguided evolution; several of the arguments used are: Specified complexity is ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

John clearly and logically makes four statements : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. [John 1:1,2 KJV] 'In the ...
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To what degree does the Church of England consider the Genesis creation account to be metaphoric?

The Church of England has not taken a stand on the simplified 'creation versus evolution' debate. Many people investigating this have reported being unable to find a clear positional statement from ...
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Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?

The short answer is "yes, sort of". The only sub-group within Christianity that I'm aware of that cares about whether the animals in the Garden of Eden were originally carnivorous or not are the ...
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What is the position of the United Methodist Church on creationism and evolution

The official statement on Science and Technology says in part, "We find that science’s descriptions of cosmological, geological, and biological evolution are not in conflict with theology. The ...
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Is creationism falsifiable?

You're right, creationism, of whatever variety, is not scientifically falsifiable. Creationists do not think this is a problem. In fact, they would say that all alternatives to creationism are ...
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What do the Amish believe with respect to Creationism?

I'm Amish -- sort of.* You are correct that there is a lot of variation within the Amish tradition (and even more if you include Mennonites, another branch of the Anabaptist heritage), so I can't ...
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Where does the word 'Eloheim' originate from?

There seem to be two basic questions here: In the original Hebrew manuscripts; the writer uses the word Elohim....From my research it seems 'Eloheim' doesn't exist in the Hebrew nor English ...
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Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?

I think it's clear that your assumption is wrong, and that figurative interpretations of the Genesis were always common amongst scholarly interpreters, such as for example St. Augustine. At the very ...
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Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?

As a YEC - I think David Stratton has presented a good overview of our belief regarding animals (and human beings) being herbivorous before the fall, and that we use the Bible as our only canonical ...
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According to Ravi Zacharias's apologetic argument, how could love have existed prior to the fall?

You appear to be slightly misunderstanding Zacharias's argument. Here are his four options: No world Amoral world (no such thing as good and evil) Constrained world (no possibility of choosing evil) ...
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Does the Roman Catholic Church embrace theistic evolution?

The position of the Catholic Church is necessarily consistent with the position espoused by the pope, which position can also be described as having evolved since the middle of the twentieth century ...
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In Trinitarian theology who created the world?

In Trinitarian thought, God has one will and one action. Everything is accomplished by the Three Persons of the Trinity acting in unity. This applies to creation as well. The typical language is along ...
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HOW does the existence of the Universe make those who do not worship God to be "without excuse"?

St. Paul is evidently musing on themes in the book of Wisdom in Chapter 1 and beyond: Wisdom 13:1-9 But all men are vain, in whom there is not the knowledge of God: and who by these good things that ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

To expand on GratefulDisciple's answer... ...the short version is that a lot of them don't. There are, as I see it, three-and-a-half options. GratefulDisciple already explained the "young-Earth ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists account for radiometrical dates of more than 7000 years?

The literal answer is that YECs "account" for no such thing. They reject the accuracy of such dates, based on an alternate interpretation of the available evidence. However, that isn't very ...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

Disclaimer: I can't say with confidence that any of the cited individuals are Protestant, as opposed to Orthodox or Catholic, although it's unclear to me why that should matter. Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson ...
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What is the basis for the belief that Eve was created on the sixth day, like Adam?

The basis for the belief that Eve was created on the 6th day is a literal interpretation of Genesis 1. Genesis 1:26-28 ESV Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists explain the teeth of animals if there was no death before the fall?

The explanation is quite simple. They had the same teeth, but they ate plants. Whether they struggled to eat plants is another question and mostly opinion based. Generally, Young Earth Creationists ...
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Why was the first man called Adam?

'Āḏām comes from the Hebrew 'āḏām, meaning "human being, mankind collectively, cognate with Phoenician 'dm (probably adam), Arabic 'adam human being; further etymology uncertain: perhaps related to '...
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What is the Biblical basis for mankind being morally required to treat animals well?

It's true that the Bible says that man has "dominion" over the animals: And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea ...
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What is the biblical basis for a Flat Earth?

What is the biblical basis for a Flat Earth? Wikipedia makes the claim that St. John Chrysostom and Archbishop of Constantinople, explicitly espoused the idea, based on scripture, that the Earth ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

I have practically answered this question here with this argument: We can reformulate the question as: what is the Biblical basis for the Nicene interpretation of the Pre-existence of Christ doctrine?...
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According to LDS, on what earth did God live before he became God and created everything?

There is no official LDS doctrine on what earth God lived on. The LDS believe in continuing revelation so this may be revealed at a later time. There are plenty of questions that we currently don't ...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

Yes. You can find many articles at ApologeticsPress.org by Jeff Miller who is a Biomechanical Engineer who explains why evolution is a false theory. See "God and the Laws of Science: Genetics ...
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