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Evidence of humans’ uniqueness found in creation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- While the Bible teaches that God designed humans -- and only humans -- in His image, evolutionary scientists continue to try to explain the origin of humans' superior intellect when compared to primates. Researchers at Kent State University now seem to think the answer might lie in differences in brain chemicals. For their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers analyzed brain samples from humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons and monkeys. They found marked differences in brain chemicals in the ...

Swimming bacteria defy Darwin

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Tiny biological motors that give bacteria the power to swim possess a complexity that baffles scientists and undercuts Darwin's theory of evolution. A recent study in Scientific Reports claims the existence of the motors shows evolution produces inevitable and creative ideas, terminology that sounds more like the work of God than of natural selection. "Natural selection is supposed to be blind, random, and uncaring, but not here," Discovery Institute experts noted Jan. 8 on the organization's blog.

New surgery exposes ‘chink’ in pro-abortion armor

HOUSTON (BP) -- Surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston recently performed an innovative new surgery on an unborn baby boy with spina bifida at 24 weeks of gestation. The doctors removed the mother's uterus but left it attached internally and then operated on the child through tiny slits in the womb, The New York Times reported.

Scientists poke holes in natural selection

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The Darwinian concept of natural selection seems pretty straightforward: The most fit survive and pass their genes on to their offspring, while unfit organisms die off. But new research, published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, shows survival is a lot more complicated, and natural selection is neither clear-cut nor provable. The researchers, who study natural selection as it relates to infectious diseases, explained the theory does not account for environmental changes.

Evolutionary scientist admits theory’s major flaws

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Gerd Müller, a highly regarded Austrian evolutionary theorist, recently gave a presentation, published in Interface Focus, in which he admitted Charlies Darwin's theory largely avoids explaining how life originated and how complexity developed. Müller did not espouse any creationist or design beliefs, but his presentation demonstrated that even the staunchest advocates of evolution are forced to admit the theory has many holes. The presentation was devastating "for anyone who wants to think that, on the great questions of biological origins, orthodox evolutionary theory has got it all figured out," Discovery Institute experts wrote on their organization's blog.

Biologists analyze 900-year-old Gospel of Luke

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Scholars study old manuscripts by analyzing linguistics and writing styles to learn about the authors and the world in which they lived. But researchers are missing a wealth of information they could glean from biological materials in the texts because libraries prohibit invasive sampling of rare and precious books. "It's even harder to sample a rare book than human fossils or teeth," Matthew Collins, a biochemist who has spent the last five years studying a 900-year-old copy of the Gospel of Luke, told Science Magazine.

Study: Abortion increases rate of mental health disorders

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- It may be no surprise to pro-life advocates that a new study published in the July 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed journal SAGE Open Medicine confirms women who have abortions run a significantly increased risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse. But the research offers an important boon to pro-life groups in the U.S., where scientific evidence showing the harmful consequences of abortion for women has been scarce because available data is inconsistent and limited. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require states ...

Study: Healthy babies can still be born after abnormal tests

CAMBRIDGE, England (BP) -- New research suggests women who terminate their pregnancies because of an abnormal prenatal test may be aborting perfectly healthy babies.

Use of ‘Creator’ in article sparks controversy

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- A scientific journal has retracted an article about the complexity of the human hand after receiving backlash to the authors' use of the C-word, "Creator."

New fern discovery ‘a problem’ for evolutionists

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP)-- Evolutionary biologists have announced the recent discovery in France of a hybrid fern species they claim to be as exciting as discovering a manatee could produce offspring with an elephant or a human with a lemur.