Nectar Robbing Bees, Natural Evil and the Image of God

Cheaters prosper! Yes, they really do. Hundreds of thousands of species are singularly devoted to some form of parasitic life strategy. It’s a strategy that involves one organism deriving all or much of its resources from a host organism to the detriment of that host. Many of these strategies make us cringe. For example the […]

What is a Perfect Trait? The Prelapsarian Paradise in Our Own Eyes

Creationist’ literature can be baffling to read at times. It doesn’t just contain common misunderstandings of science and theology but often it leaves you with the impression that they haven’t thought through the implications of what they have written.  As a result, one article frequently contradicts the thesis, or even the facts, of another.  Today’s […]

Was The Young-Earth Perfect Prelapsarian Paradise a Maladapted World?

A central tenet of young earth creationism is the belief that the entire world before Adam’s transgression experienced no animal death.  What would such a world have looked like? Examining YEC depictions of Eden you would think that the animals looked like those alive today except that all extinct things, eg. dinosaurs, were also alive […]