Gary Chiang

Developing an Integrative Approach
to Science and Christianity

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Origin of Sex

I came across this entry about the origin of sexual reproduction:

The Origin of Sex: Cosmic Solution to Ancient Mystery
By Robert Roy Britt, Senior Science Writer, posted: 10 July 2001

"Now a new study out of Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has used digital organisms to simulate life before sex and yielded a possible mechanism for instigating Earth's first courtship.
Comet or asteroid impacts could have stressed asexual organisms enough to send them down the path of sexual reproduction after forcing a flurry of genetic mutations, the study shows. Heavy doses of radiation might also have done the trick."

At present, there is no satisfactory naturalistic (that is to say, evolutionary) theory to explain how sexual reproduction came about. Sexual reproduction gives rise to variation in offspring, but at such a tremendous cost to the species that in evolutionary terms it makes no sense.

The Bible states that Eve was a product of Adam's body, and if all sexually reproducing animals were created in the same way, with the female being created from the original created creature, this would explain how God created sex and why such creatures only reproduce after their own "kind."

This notion is more fully explored in my book, Overcoming Prejudice in the Evolution/Creation Debate: Developing an integrative approach to Science and Christianity.

Monday, September 25, 2006


Soon to appear: The Biography of Arthur C. Custance
Written by Evelyn White, his personal assistant for the last 30 years of his life, this biography weaves a tale taking us from upper class British society, through the depression days in the West and the bread lines in Toronto, and finally to the success in the military laboratories in Ottawa. It is informative and uplifting. It provides a story of faith that will be an encouragement to any Christian coping with the secularization of our modern world.
The works of Arthur C. Custance (for example, The Doorway Papers) are noted for their clarity of thought, and academic rigor. This biography will tell you of the man behind the Doorway, and how the Lord Jesus Christ prepared him for his appointed task.
I have been blessed in having had a small part to play in creating this biography, and look forward to its completion.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Does anyone know what bug this is?

We found it in leaf litter as we were collecting other critters.
Its outside shape, and its insides, are very much like Leptoglossus, the cone-seed sucker, but its colour is quite different. It is also bigger than any of the cone-seed suckers we have collected this summer.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

EVOLUTION takes another HIT

One more weapon in the arsenal against evolution has just become available.
More longer does the Christian creationist need to rely only on the Bible and some quasi-scientific facts to fight against this doctrine of Atheism.
This book lays out the biological evidence against evolution in an easy to understand way, and it also provides a depth to science that few books have been able to do.
This book is a must for senior highschool students who want to know what biology can tell them about origins.
It shows that biology, loud and clear, supports the belief that the human race started with Adam and Eve, that Noah's flood wiped out all the people on the earth except for those saved in the Ark, that species were created to reproduce after their own kind, and that the evolution/creation debate can be used as a fantastic way to show the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Note: This book should not be read by Evolutionists.
Read the preface ....