Links to Recommended Miscellaneous Sites

Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute


There is scientific dissent from Darwinism which deserves to be considered. This 20-page list of Ph.D. scientists includes some from the US National Academy of Sciences, the Russian, Hungarian and Czech National Academies, as well as from universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and others. The signees have endorsed the following statement: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”


Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA (“In this engaging narrative, Meyer demonstrates what I as a chemist have long suspected: undirected chemical processes cannot produce the exquisite complexity of the living cell. Meyer also shows something else: there is compelling positive evidence for intelligent design in the digital code stored in the cell’s DNA. A decisive case based upon breathtaking and cutting-edge science.”
—Review by
Dr. Philip S. Skell, National Academy of Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor at Pennsylvania State University, emeritus)


Since 1970, the Institute for Creation Research has pioneered in scientific research from a biblical perspective by conducting innovative laboratory and field research in the major scientific disciplines, as well as in ancient biblical studies and graduate science education.


There is credible scientific skepticism of anthropogenic global warming which deserves to be considered. As of January 2011, at least 850 peer-reviewed papers supporting such skepticism have been published in scholarly journals. Also see Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). This 880-page report is the most comprehensive critique of the United Nations IPCC's positions ever published. The report represents the work of 35 contributors and reviewers from 14 countries. An appendix lists the names of 31,478 American scientists who have signed a petition stating that "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." (To download the full report or excerpts, click on the “2009 Report” tab on the homepage of this hyperlinked site.)


Dr. Roy W. Spencer serves as the leader of the U.S. Science Team working with the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer carried by NASA’s [the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s] Aqua satellite. While working as a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, he and his colleague Dr. John Christy were co-recipients of NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in recognition of their work with satellite-monitoring of global temperatures. Dr. Spencer’s recent research has found that “feedbacks previously estimated from satellite observations of natural climate variability have potentially large errors.” (Notice the word “estimated,” which is not synonymous with “measured.”) He argues that a careful and appropriate interpretation of the best satellite observations suggests that the climate system is insensitive (rather than sensitive), thus implying that carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere via anthropogenic activities is insufficient to cause the warming which has occurred over the past 100 years; hence, a natural mechanism must somehow be involved.


"All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in the novel are accurate" (Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, page 1). Is The Da Vinci Code (both the novel by Dan Brown and the movie produced by Sony Pictures) based on historically accurate information, or did Brown distort the facts? At the hyperlinked site you can find answers to crucial questions raised by this work, e.g.: “When was the Priory of Sion actually organized? Is the Bible true? Was Jesus married? Are the 'Lost Books of the Bible' authentic? Is Jesus God? What is the validity of 'The Sacred Feminine'? What is the Holy Grail?”


The aim of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to touch both the heart and the intellect of the thinkers and opinion-makers of society with the credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


To view the Jesus Film you can choose a soundtrack in the language of your choice at the linked page. The Jesus Film is a very accurate dramatization of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Bible.


You can read the Bible in your native language (or in a second or third language) at Bible Gateway. (For Mandarin Chinese, scroll to the bottom of the list of available translations.)