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by DBowling
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Neanderthals - Recent Finds and Surprising Activities

These new findings, again, dredge up the question of what does it truly mean to be human - despite what Hugh Ross might think? https://www.foxnews.com/science/neanderthal-beachcombers-went-diving-for-seashells I'm pretty sure I've given my .02 on this topic elsewhere, but I think both the biologica...
by DBowling
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Who Knows
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Who Knows

Based on the simple fact that I do not have perfect knowledge or perfect understanding, somewhere deep in my psyche there is there is a little agnostic that prevents me from 100% certainty about almost anything. However, as a person educated in engineering and the sciences, my inclination is to make...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Michael Heiser & The Rock in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Michael Heiser & The Rock in Matthew 16:18

Philip wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:36 am
DB: However, I am inclined to believe that Jesus is referring to Peter as "the rock".
But obviously wasn't making Peter head of the worldwide church as some supposed first Pope (as Catholics assert), with authority to make new teachings on his own!
Correct...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Bible Studies
Topic: Michael Heiser & The Rock in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Michael Heiser & The Rock in Matthew 16:18

Here, Dr. Heiser questions the common interpretations of the "upon this rock" passage of Matthew 16:18 - very interesting! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=51&v=73CJPCf_jDo&feature=emb_logo Comments? Thoughts? Some thoughts... As Heiser points out, I do believe that the location is extre...
by DBowling
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

The bee example is very similar to your computer in a maze example. The bee receives input data regarding its surroundings The computer receives input data regarding its surroundings. The bee's central nervous system processes the input data into information that can be used by the bee. The compute...
by DBowling
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

What do you say about this quotation from Wikipedia /Information? "The colored light reflected from a flower is too weak to do much photosynthetic work but the visual system of the bee detects it and the bee's nervous system uses the information to guide the bee to the flower, where the bee often f...
by DBowling
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

DB, let's discuss the example Cepheid variables. They are a class of stars with the nice property that their diameter and luminosity varies with time, 1-50 day period, and the period length is directly proportional to the mean luminosity. This makes them an important tool for measuring distances. I...
by DBowling
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Modern Humans Pre-Adam?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Modern Humans Pre-Adam?

DB: I hold the standard Scriptural view that sin entered the world of mankind through Adam (Romans 5:12). But what about Romans 1:20? "For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that hav...
by DBowling
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Modern Humans Pre-Adam?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Modern Humans Pre-Adam?

DB: It took me years (actually decades) to finally wrap my brain around this... But it is really quite amazing to see how Special Revelation and General Revelation complement each other when you take the Biblical sequence of events in Genesis 1 and 2 at face value. 1. In Genesis 1:26-27 God created...
by DBowling
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Modern Humans Pre-Adam?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Modern Humans Pre-Adam?

It took me years (actually decades) to finally wrap my brain around this... But it is really quite amazing to see how Special Revelation and General Revelation complement each other when you take the Biblical sequence of events in Genesis 1 and 2 at face value. 1. In Genesis 1:26-27 God created mank...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

OK, I should have asked about the responder. From where does he get the information? Nils The responder gathers data about the status of the moon and then organizes that data into structured meaningful code that is transmitted to the inquirer. What do you say about this quotation from Wikipedia /In...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

But from where did the "inquirer" get the information? Nils The inquirer does not have the information he desires about the status of the moon. That is why he is asking the responder for information about the status of the moon. The responder gathers the information and then transmits that informat...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

If you take my example with the full moon or astronomy generally. What does it mean that the information is "meaningful and understandable" to the moon? In your example, the moon was neither the sender or receiver of information. The moon was the object of the information. In your moon example, you...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Creation of information
Replies: 165
Views: 11069

Re: Creation of information

Information has to be meaningful and understandable by both the sender and the receiver . If you take my example with the full moon or astronomy generally. What does it mean that the information is "meaningful and understandable" to the moon? In your example, the moon was neither the sender or rece...
by DBowling
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: A Prominent Theologian Changes His Mind!
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: A Prominent Theologian Changes His Mind!

Here is a link that I came across a while ago that led me to take another look at what the Bible says about abuse and divorce. Very significant to me was the historical and Scriptural context surrounding the "any cause" clause which provides additional insight into Jesus' response to the Pharisees i...