Origins & Design
Issue 38, Vol. 20, No. 1
Spring 2000

Published by Access Research Network. Copyright 2000.

Publication Information

Table of Contents

Editorial & Letters

From the Editor & Correspondence

Origins & Design welcomes Nancy Pearcey, a veteran contributor to the public understanding of the relationship of science and theology, as our new Managing Editor; and readers respond about the Denton roundtable and the problem of evil.

News and Commentary

Science and Religion in the Nation's Capital

In the past few years, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has begun to play an active role in the religion/science dialogue. Philosopher of science and design theorist Michael Corey attended the AAAS's conference on the "big questions," and provides a report.

An Exchange on "Blaming the Handyman"

Walter Hearn, author of How to Be a Christian in Science, poses challenging questions arising from his reading of Lydia McGrew’s commentary “Blaming the Handyman” (O&D 19:2), and McGrew responds.


Peering into Darwin's Black Box
Joseph W. Francis

Cell biologist Joseph Francis argues that even in “simple” bacteria, the most basic cell functions display irreducibly complex mechanisms—for instance, cell division. This article considers the origin of an irreducibly complex cell division apparatus in the light of protocell theory and intelligent design theory, and concludes that intelligent design is a better explanation.


Darwinism Defeated? The Johnson-Lamoureaux Debate on Biological Origins
(Regent College Publishing), by Denis Lamoureux, Phillip Johnson, and others. Reviewed by Margaret Helder.

Faith, Reason, and Earth History: A Paradigm of Earth and Biological Origins by Intelligent Design
(Andrews University Press), by Leonard Brand. Reviewed by Kurt Wise.

And Also:

Literature Survey

Ayala doubts the clock; Erwin wonders about the origin of body plans; and more.

Guidelines for Article Submission

A comprehensive set of guidelines for submitting your work to Origins & Design.

About the Contributors

Biographical sketches of this issue's authors.

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