Category Archives: Creation

Parshall Proposal: LDS Gospel Topic Essays on Science

Somewhat hidden in the comments on keepapitchinin.org is an important suggestion by Ardis E. Parshall:  that LDS Church leaders provide a set of gospel topic essays on science and Mormonism.  Parshall’s OP was in reaction to some bogus “science” presentations … Continue reading

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Anthropocene: A Strong Warning

By Justin Worland, Time (12-19 Sep 2016) As geological epochs have come and gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions.  An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again, Old Testament Biblical Dating

John P. Pratt, PhD in Astronomy (from the University of Arizona), has developed a biblical timeline back to Adam (and Eve).  His extensive “research” was recently summarized in Meridian Magazine.  And here are the dates: The Exodus:  1462 BC Great Flood: … Continue reading

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Inoculating Mormons Against Creationism

In a recent discussion on the origins of Mormon polygamy, rameumptom made the following comment on bycommonconsent.com: [More pressing than the issue] of Joseph [Smith’s] polygamy [is the] need to inoculate against 6-day Creationism and the like.  Too many kids … Continue reading

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What Are Our Responsibilities as Co-creators of the Earth?

I have frequently made the argument that we are co-creators of the Earth.  In the past, I have largely made this argument to justify Mormon environmentalism.  But being co-creators could mean so much more.  It could also mean enhancing the … Continue reading

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The Nature of God

I started to think about my own concept of God when I read the following comment by Nate on timesandseasons.org: I think we have a too anthropomorphic view of God, “a God who weeps.  We see Him in our own … Continue reading

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How Soon Will We Find Alien Life?

According to a recent Time magazine (8-15 Sep 2014) quoting the SETI Institute, we will find alien life somewhere in the universe within the next 26 years.  Here are the calculations: The Milky Way has at least 100 billion star systems that … Continue reading

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