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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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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Paul is indeed making a teleological argument here, but it functions somewhat differently from modern watch-maker arguments. Paul is writing at a time when nearly everyone believed in some ...
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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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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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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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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?

No. Everything that exists, came to be by the process of evolution. So by that logic, scientific beliefs too are false. There's nothing in the evolutionary mechanism that optimizes for objective truth,...
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Why do many Christians oppose the evolution theory?

TL;DR: Because it's wrong. And it's opposed to Scripture. First off, we need to get our terminology straight. Most if not all Christians don't oppose "evolution", although many prefer the ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Genesis 1 is a much more serious challenge to evolution, so why worry about this? But really, this passage is all about idolatry, not evolution. This is far more evident in a modern English paraphrase,...
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Did any Church Fathers specifically reject Darwinian Evolution?

As noted, the idea that life and the cosmos came into being without design playing a role can be readily traced back at least to Epicurus. Lactantius (240-320 AD) Lactantius, mentioning "the ...
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How do Christians holding some role of evolution defend against YEC that the many deaths required is adding blemish to God's character?

Augustine answers this question in The Literal Interpretation of Genesis book III chapter 25: Someone is going to say: 'Then why do beasts injure one another, though they neither have any sins, so ...
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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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What proportion of global Christians belong to denominations that accept evolution?

Answering my own question just in case anybody cares about this topic. This is totally unscientific, just cobbled together from wikipedia and googling. I am still interested in hearing an actual ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

If we zoom in: Romans 1:18-24 aims to emphasize the invisible attributes of God as the creator. But if we also zoom out and consider the context of the chapter, it is about how human perspectives on ...
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Why do many Christians oppose the evolution theory?

Some Christians oppose evolutionary theory because they believe it contradicts the Bible. Other Christians see no contradiction between the concept of evolution and the creation account in the Bible. ...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

In order to come to a conclusion about research that shows the theory of evolution to be untenable, you will need to read quite a few books and articles, written by Christian scientists who maintain ...
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Did any Church Fathers specifically reject Darwinian Evolution?

If the question be asked, "Did any Church Fathers and any modern-day scientists specifically reject Darwinian evolution?" the answer would be "Yes, both groups (despite centuries ...
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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?

This might not be the answer you're looking for, but a great reference for this argument would be in C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity. Certain concepts are paralleled with this argument, specifically ...
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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?

It matters zero where religious beliefs as a whole come from (I doubt the claim it is emergent from evolution can be properly proven, anyway), because even if it were as claimed, that touches not at ...
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How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin?

How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin? Before getting into the crux of this question, it should simply be noted that not all Christian denominations believe in Original ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?

For the sake of completeness of views on this issue, I want to provide some quotes from the 2003 New Catholic Encyclopedia. They are from the entry titled "monogenism and polygenism": Monogenism ...
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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?

First, to directly address the (not exactly identical) question in the title: Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief? No, because from a Christian ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Q: Is Romans 1:20 a challenge to the Theory of Evolution? First off, what is meant by "evolution"? Organisms change over time; the evidence for this is, by any sane and rational definition, ...
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How do Creationists interpret the faculty of color perception in living beings?

After God created all the sea creatures and all the winged birds he saw that it was good (Genesis 1:20-23). After God created all the wild animals, livestock, and all the creatures that move upon the ...
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Why do many Christians oppose the evolution theory?

Many Christians do not countenance the concept of an alternative explanation of the creation of man for several biblical reasons. Luke gives a genealogy that charts the history of humanity back from ...
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Did any Church Fathers specifically reject Common Descent?

Which Church Fathers and/or Apostles, if any, specifically wrote against the idea that humans somehow arose from non-human animals? The short answer is none! So God created mankind in his own image, ...
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What is the Biblical evidence against the day-age theory?

Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology (295ff.) lays out several arguments against the day age view, the most significant of which are: the "evening" and "morning" language of ...
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What is theistic evolution?

Creationism is a literalist interpretation of the Bible that says life did not change at all and claims to disprove evolution. Those who do not take the Bible so literally like non-theistic Christians ...
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How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin?

The only compelling theological reason to postulate a literal Adam was in order to account for the universality of sin — because, in a static universe, there is no other way to account for it. The ...
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What are some scholarly biblical arguments for theistic evolution?

First of all, evidence for the claims of evolution theory, theistic or not, comes from observations. Therefore, I understand the question as asking for exegetical evidence that the narrative of ...
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