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Have there been notable scientific research articles with ground-breaking results in Young Earth Creationism research?

Not much research in the Young Earth creationist area can realistically be described as 'ground breaking", even within the confines of YEC. This is at least in part because the number of people ...
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Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?

In Science we only falsify hypotheses. That's the rule by which we try to build an understanding of how the world functions. It follows that the answer to your question and to any question of whether ...
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Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?

Frame Challenge If your definition of "reputable" is "run by the clique that systematically excludes anything that disagrees with their dogma", then I think you can guess the ...
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Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?

From the Young Earth Creationist perspective, there is no conclusive scientific evidence of a young earth. This is because Creationists believe that the true domain of science is the present, not the ...
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Do Young Earth Creationists believe the evidence for YEC is unmistakably conclusive if studied diligently, unbiasedly, sincerely, and open-mindedly?

Yes Abiogenesis is an absolute disaster. No one has a clue how it could have happened. Why, then, are scientists so convinced it did happen? I think Lewontin sums it up best: Our willingness to ...
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How do Christian advocates of the Fine Tuning argument for God's existence address the objection posed by the Anthropic Principle?

A straightforward definition of the anthropic principle is given here by geophysicist Professor Bob White: "The universe is extremely finely balanced. The anthropic principle, which is a subject ...
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How do Christian advocates of the Fine Tuning argument for God's existence address the objection posed by the Anthropic Principle?

The arguments of the Weak Anthropical Principle against Fine Tuning critically depend on the existence of an effectively infinite number of universes in which there can be "survivors". If ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God does not operate by human laws. He doesn't have to use mathematics, as His will created all things. His knowledge is infinite - 1 John 3:20 says: "...God is greater than our heart, and he ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

That mathematics describes how the universe works is a consequence of there being uniform laws that describe it. In the oldest book of the Bible, God said that there are regularities/laws of the ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God didn't use mathematics to create the universe. Mathematics is actually something created by humans (in the mind of humans) to understand and manipulate what we observe in nature which is made by ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

The Creator certainly both comprehends and creates mathematics. For one, Jesus is both man and God, so any human facility for mathematics also touches on God the Son. Next, we have God's omniscience. ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

Does the Bible suggest that God created mathematics? In the Nicene creed, Christians confess, in accordance with Colossians 1:16, that God Created "all things [....] visible and invisible". ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God does not have to use mathematics - whatever He does, the natural laws follow. That being said, Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, there was nothing. Whether or not you believe in the ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

It occurs to me that the person asking the question is unnecessary. So I would simply ask "does the fact that you are unnecessary in the grand scheme of things mean you don't exist?" I don't ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

If you want a loaf of bread, I suppose a baker is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step. There is no aspect of life anywhere that does away with the necessity of a Creator or that makes ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

Dawkins' arguments tend to center on bold assertions that are stated as axiomatic. He asserts that a creator must be "vastly complex", "very, very, very complicated", and not &...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

Maybe the title of this book gives the clue - Inventing the Universe - Why we can't stop talking about science, faith and God. The author speaks here about how, a hundred years ago, it was massively ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

tl;dr Instead of asking how to counter certain arguments, why not ask how you can sincerely try to understand why someone came up with those arguments in the first place? Long story: I think many ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

Why not save a step? It's amusing that a materialist would make such an argument when "god of the gaps" is one of the more frequent criticisms leveled against deists. To halt investigation ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

This argument seems to use Occam's razor for what it was not designed to be used for. Occam's razor is a tool to help us organize our research better, to decide in what priority we investigate the ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

The quotes all seem to turn on this postulate that deity must have been vastly complex in the first place. which directly contradicts the clear and concise doctrine of Divine Simplicity. So the ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

Quantum entanglement is two things: Scientific fact Without any good explanation Do we then conclude that quantum entanglement doesn't exist? No, we accept the fact that the mathematics is correct, ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

There is a law of physics taught to children; "Nothing comes from nothing." The existence of God has a complexity penalty from Occam's Razor of 1. There is 1 hidden entity required. The ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

I personally subscribe to the Big Bang theory. The next question from Carl Sagen is, "What happened before that?" Who or what was the cause? "Undefined" cause is not the absence of ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

To Carl Sagan's point, a typical response from a Christian apologist would leverage the Philosophical Principle of Sufficient Reason. This principle states that the existence of a thing needs a ...
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