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#NewRelease Doubts #Darwin on #DarwinDay
by Brian M. and Wayne D. Rossiter, Mind Over Matter

Contact: Wayne Rossiter, 732-947-1574, wrossite@waynesburg.edu

February 12th is the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, but not everyone agrees 'Darwin Day' lives up to the hype.

Charles Darwin is known for his theory, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, that natural selection could account for all of the biological diversity observed on the planet. It was quickly seen as finally answering William Paley's argument from design, put forward in his book, "Natural Theology." 

But Darwinism's grip has loosened considerably, and not just for philosophical and theological reasons. Science itself conspires against it, and scientists themselves are increasingly willing to rethink it. One hundred and fifty years later, evolutionary biologists are writing, "There are winds of change in evolutionary biology . . . Many biologists feel that the foundations of the evolutionary paradigm . . . are crumbling."

One of those scientists is Dr. Wayne Rossiter, an assistant professor of biology at Waynesburg University. Rossiter is willing to give Darwin his due, but in the course of his own work, he has learned that there are questions that Darwinism can't answer, and that the science at the frontiers of evolution biology might well be suggesting a view of life more akin to Paley's, than Darwin's.

Rossiter has written that, "The neo-Darwinian theory of evolution is clearly like no other universal metatheory. It is far too complex, convoluted, and incoherent to be awarded such a status."

As others are celebrating 'Darwin Day,' Rossiter and his brother, Brian Rossiter (whose background is in theology), are challenging its foundations, releasing a book titled Mind Over Matter: The Necessity of Metaphysics in a Material World

The Rossiters confront the belief that every aspect of life can be reduced to purely naturalistic causes and provide a guide for those defending the proposition that "belief in transcendent intelligence is not only rational, but is completely consistent" with the world as we encounter it.

If they are right, the people who argue that "Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist" may have to go back to the drawing board.

The Rossiters are available for interview and may be reached at 732-947-1574, or wrossite@waynesburg.edu. Learn more about their book at www.mindovermatterbook.us.

Defending the Faith — Apologetics ‘Boot Camp’

Is Christianity really true? What about all the contradictions? Isn’t it just a story? A myth? People of all ages struggle with these questions, but in this ‘boot camp’ young people get an opportunity to get the answers they’re looking for.

Dr. Anthony Horvath, a former middle-school and high school teacher and experienced Christian apologist will run the ‘boot camp.’ Having spent some time as an atheist himself, you can be sure this will be a very practical and relevant experience. Recommended for students aged 13-18. Parents and pastors are encouraged to attend, as well.

Date: February 20th. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Facebook event). Lunch is provided. Cost: $30. Group discounts are available. Location: ACM’s offices. Contact Dr. Horvath at director@athanatosministries.org to register.

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If you know better than to mess with Texas, and you'll be in the neighborhood of Shamrock on Thursday, February the 18th from 1 to 4, you're in luck! Mosey on over to the Shamrock Public Library to meet Sam Pakan, author of Jesse's Seed. He'll even give you his John Hancock. (Thanks Melanie King for your help!)

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On February 25, Sam will give a short presentation at 6:30pm and be available for conversation and book signing 5:30-7:30pm at the Collingsworth Public Library.

Wanted: Christian filmmakers, authors, artists, musicians, bands, etc…

MPK @christianceltic Band is slated to perform Saturday, August 6th at the @ACMArtsFestival & Contest! http://mpkband.com
ACM is pleased to announce its first Christian Arts Contest–the only contest that seeks to integrate a defense of the faith with artistic expression and encompasses nearly all creative formats! [Awards amounts are more massive than ever.]
 
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