TASC - Triangle Association for the Science of Creation

TASC endeavors to show Christians and others in the Triangle area that the facts of science are consistent with the Biblical account of origins and inconsistent with the evolutionary worldview. 

Is Anthropogenic Climate Change Destroying the World?

May, 2020

Nowadays it is hard to escape the constant media bombardment of dire predictions for life on earth if human beings don't radically curtail the use of fossil fuels. 1 These sources claim that the nearly unanimous consensus of the scientific community is that the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from the use of fossil fuels is destroying the planet and that only immediate and drastic changes to our way of life can save us (i.e., the “Green New Deal”). These dire assessments are said to be based upon “settled science” that is above question, yet hundreds of scientists are on record as skeptical of these claims. 2 Anyone doubting these views is labeled a “science denier.” However, there are many reasons to question all the doom and gloom.

Agnostic Surgeon Viggo Olsen, MD Discovers Truth!

April, 2020

By Mark Ellis, taken from God Reports, June 8, 2012

Dr. Viggo Olsen has more than twenty letters of academic and professional achievement following his name and is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. His brilliant surgical career is documented in the book, Daktar: Diplomat in Bangladesh.

At the beginning of his medical practice he believed in science, a view that held little room for religious faith. “I viewed Christianity and the Bible through agnostic eyes, feeling that modern science had outmoded much of this religious sentiment,” he recalls.

Dr. Viggo Olsen and his wife Joan, 1950

He began his internship in internal medicine at Long Island College Hospital in New York. During this period, his wife Joan’s parents challenged the young couple to attend church and investigate the claims of Jesus Christ. While he gave them some outward assurance they would attend, he wouldn’t say how often. He also told them he would make an impartial search for truth about the Bible, but inwardly, he had reservations. “We reluctantly agreed to study their ‘unscientific’ religion.”

What Happened at Babel?

February, 2020

Figure 1. Colors/shading reflect the many distinct language families throughout the world.

When a person thinks about Babel, theye almost always think about language. There were Earth-changing events that preceded Babel that need to be understood. Let us consider the Seven C's of history: 1

  1. Creation: God created in six days and everything was perfect; then He rested for a day.
  2. Corruption: the fall from perfection due to sin
  3. Catastrophe: Noah’s Flood is the origin of most fossil layers.
  4. Confusion: The rebellion at Babel is key to understanding the world today.
  5. Christ: The Creator became a man, our “Kinsman Redeemer.”
  6. Cross: Christ’s resurrection shows He has conquered death.
  7. Consummation: The fulfillment of all things

Does the Fact that Random Genetic Mutations Can Result in Adaptation Prove Macroevolution?

January, 2020

Michael Behe (Fig. 1), author of Darwin’s Black Box and originator of the concept of “irreducible complexity,” has written his third major book: Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution. 1 Behe, a well-known proponent of intelligent design and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, 2 is professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University. Over the last three decades, Behe has pointed out many of the unsolved problems for macroevolutionary theory. Behe is a Roman Catholic and can be considered a theistic evolutionist. Behe accepts much of the secular cosmic and biological stories, including descent with modification from common ancestors and deep time. However, based on the evidence in the literature, he rejects the notion that random genetic mutations, acted upon by natural selection, can account for the enormous organized complexity found in the biological world. Instead, he advances the idea that the complexity seen in biology could only have been the work of a supreme intelligence. Although Behe is a theistic evolutionist, his insights into macroevolution are still valuable to the creation/evolution debate. In Darwin Devolves (Fig.

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