The New Atheism
“The New Atheism” has become especially loud and strident since September 11, 2001. Bestselling books like Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” and battles over evolution vs. design in school boards are front page news. It might even appear that 21st century atheism is an unstoppable force.
But there’s another side to the story. The #1 atheist philosopher of the last 50 years, Antony Flew (who died in April 2010 at age 87), announced that he believed in God and wrote a book about his change of views.
There’s huge new information from the Human Genome project that neither the atheists nor intelligent design advocates have ever told you. Even evolution itself screams design as you begin to understand the sophisticated adaptation mechanisms behind it.
Perry Marshall’s presentation features “10 Hard Questions No Atheist Can Answer.” It’s based on his experience on the front lines of these debates for 5+ years. He shares a unique perspective on history, science and the universe. His websites www.cosmicfingerprints.com and www.coffeehousetheology.com get 1 million visitors per year and his famous MP3 “If you can believe this I can prove God exists” is the most controversial talk on the origin of life on the entire Internet.
Perry has applied digital communications theory and Information Technology to build a bulletproof case for design in DNA. His challenge to atheists, “Show me a message that doesn’t come from a mind,” remains unmet for 4 years and counting. His DNA argument is referenced on more than 1,000 websites on the Internet.
The presentation will be recorded and the video will be posted here on this web page. [PENDING]
Symbiogenesis and a Closer Look at Genesis 1 & 2
Presented at the Chicago Chapter of Reasons to Believe in Wheaton, Illinois
Perry Marshall discusses a controversial scientific theory which some say has already replaced Neo-Darwinism. It’s called Symbiogenesis and it’s #1 champion is the late Carl Sagan’s wife, Lynn Margulis, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts.
It was first proposed by a brilliant Russian scientist in 1924; the fact that it was entirely ignored for 50 years in the English speaking world is considered by some to be a major oversight.
In Symbiogenesis, cooperation, rather than competition, is seen as the primary driver of evolution.
Perry will discuss its place among other evolutionary mechanisms and evolution as an engineered process.
Perry Marshall also gives part 2 of a “Biblical Case for Evolution.” He discusses:
- The Hebrew in Genesis 1 & 2
- New questions about the traditional English interpretations of Genesis
- A new meta structure for making interpretive decisions
- Exploring of a range of translation options for the pivotal words in the ancient text
- Stimulating questions about the relationship between science and Bible interpretation
Symbiogenesis MP3 audio (35 minutes)
Genesis 2: A Biblical Case for Evolution Mp3 audio (49 minutes)
(This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Here’s part 1: “Genesis 1 & A Christian Case for Evolution” Power Point in PDF