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By Design - Dr. Jonathan Sarfati | Creation Super Conference 2011

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By Design

Evidence for nature's Intelligent Designer—the God of the Bible

Dr Jonathan Sarfati presents case after case for amazing design in the living world, and demolishes theories of chemical evolution of the first life. Yet unlike many in the prominent Intelligent Design Movement, he is up-front about the truth of the Bible. This enables him to refute many anti-design arguments, and answer the key question: ‘Who is the Designer?’

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Format: Soft cover
Audience: High School–Adult
Author: Dr Jonathan Sarfati
Pages: 260
Product Code: 10-2-524

Dr Jonathan D. Sarfati B.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D., F.M.

Creationist Physical Chemist and Spectroscopist (Australia)


Dr Jonathan Sarfati was born in Ararat, Australia in 1964. He moved to New Zealand as a child and later studied science at Victoria University of Wellington. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry with two physics papers substituted (nuclear and condensed matter physics). His Ph.D. in Chemistry was awarded for a thesis entitled ‘A Spectroscopic Study of some Chalcogenide Ring and Cage Molecules’. He has co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals on high temperature superconductors and selenium-containing ring and cage-shaped molecules. He also had a co-authored paper on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22.
Dr Sarfati has been a Christian since 1984. He has long been interested in apologetics, the defense of the faith, and was a co-founder of the Wellington Christian Apologetics Society (New Zealand).1 Creation vs evolution is of course a vital area, because of the ramifications for the doctrines of Creation, the Fall which brought death into the world, and their links to the doctrines of the Incarnation, Atonement and Bodily Resurrection of the God-man Jesus Christ.

In August 1996, he returned to the country of his birth to take up a position as a research scientist and editorial consultant for Creation Ministries International in Brisbane. In this capacity, he is co-editor of Creation magazine, and also writes and reviews articles for Journal of Creation, CMI’s in-depth peer-reviewed publication, as well as contributing to CMI’s website.
In 1999, his first book was published—Refuting Evolution, which countered a teachers guidebook by the National Academy of Sciences, Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science, which had been widely circulated and publicized. Refuting Evolution now has 450,000 copies in print. Later that year he was a co-author of the updated and expanded Answers Book [note: now entitled The Creation Answers Book], answering 20 of the most-asked questions about creation/evolution. He later wrote Refuting Evolution 2, countering the PBS Evolution series and an anticreationist article in Scientific American.

In 2004, he wrote Refuting Compromise, defending a straightforward biblical creation timeline and a global flood, and answering biblical and scientific objections, concentrating on the errant teachings of day-age/local flood advocate Hugh Ross. It has been acclaimed as ‘the most powerful biblical and scientific defense of a straightforward view of Genesis creation ever written!’ See the introductory chapter and some reviews.

In 2006, he co-authored 15 Reasons to Take Genesis as History with Don Batten, as a concise reference guide for Christians, including pastors and theologians, why Genesis can be trusted as real history of Creation about 6000 years ago and a global Flood.

In 2008, he finished By Design: Evidence for nature’s Intelligent Designer—the God of the Bible. This demonstrates many examples of design in many areas, shows why chemical evolution can’t explain the origin of first life, and answers many objections to the Intelligent Design movement by invoking the biblical Creation-Fall model.
Dr Jonathan Sarfati playing blindfold chess
In 2010, Dr Sarfati wrote The Greatest Hoax on Earth? Refuting Dawkins on evolution, a response to leading atheopath Richard Dawkins’ latest book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (see website).

That year, Dr Sarfati emigrated to the USA with his wife to work in the CMI–USA office as speaker and Head Scientist.

In 2012, he considerably expanded and updated a classic general apologetics book, Christianity for Skeptics, by Dr Steve Kumar of New Zealand. This presents a positive case for the existence of God, the inspiration of the Bible, and the divinity and resurrection of Christ, and answers challenges from suffering, atheism, Eastern philosophy, and Islam. The update now also contains cutting edge material on design in nature, the Christian roots of science, and answering the ‘new atheists’.

Dr Sarfati is also a keen chess player. He is a former New Zealand Chess Champion, and represented New Zealand in three Chess Olympiads, and drew with Boris Spassky, world champion 1969–1972, in a tournament game (those interested in the game score and ‘post-mortem’ (i.e. post-game analysis) photograph can see this chess site). In 1988, F.I.D.E., the International Chess Federation, awarded him the title of F.I.D.E. Master (FM). Dr Sarfati regularly accepts challenges from multiple players where he plays ‘blindfold’, i.e. from memory without sight or any physical contact with the board, so moves are communicated via a recognized chess notation (See an example at the Croydon Chess Club). Twelve is the most played simultaneously to date—see photo, above right.

Dr Sarfati is married with one stepson and two grand-daughters.


  1. B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry (with condensed matter and nuclear physics papers substituted)
  2. Ph.D. in Spectroscopy (Physical Chemistry)


  1. 1988, F.I.D.E. Master title, The International Chess Federation



  1. Refuting Evolution; See index of online chapters, and free chapter study guides
  2. Refuting Evolution 2; See index of online chapters.
  3. Refuting Compromise: A biblical and scientific refutation of ‘progressive creationism’ (billions of years) as popularized by astronomer Hugh Ross; See introductory chapter and reviews.
  4. By Design: Evidence for nature’s Intelligent Designer—the God of the Bible; See extract: The Prostate Gland—is it ‘badly designed’? Countering design critics, and guest reviews of the book by ‘Nate’ and by an engineering student.
  5. The Greatest Hoax on Earth? Refuting Dawkins on evolution. See website, and extract Recurrent laryngeal nerve.
  6. The Creation Answers Book (edited by Don Batten) with David Catchpoole and Dr Carl Wieland) (available in Albanian, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Russian and Spanish). See index of online chapters and free chapter study guides.
  7. Answers to the 4 Big Questions (edited by Dr Don Batten; with Ken Ham & Dr Carl Wieland)
  8. 15 Reasons to Take Genesis as History (with Dr Don Batten)
  9. Christianity for Skeptics (with Dr Steve Kumar)
  10. Mammoth: Riddle of the Ice Age (Booklet)
  11. Why would a loving God allow death and suffering? (Booklet)
  12. The Genesis Files: Meet 22 Modern-Day Scientists Who Believe in a Six-Day Recent Creation (One of the interviews is with Dr Sarfati)
  13. In Six Days: Why 50 [Ph.D.] Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation (Dr Sarfati contributed one of the articles)


  1. Chemicals to Living Cell: Fantasy or Science?
  2. Jesus in Genesis: The Messianic Prophecies
  3. Arguments Creationists Should NOT Use
  4. Leaving Your Brains at the Church Door? The power of logic in defending your faith.
  5. Evolution and the Holocaust
  6. God the Master Designer
  7. Six Days … Really? Refuting compromise from the Scriptures

Creation science articles

  • Apologetics and Philosophy
    1. Loving God with all your mind: Logic and Creation (Semi-Technical)
    2. What? A Christian mind?
    3. Origins of the word ‘Palestine’
    4. What good is Christianity?
    5. Presuppositionalism vs evidentialism, and is the human genome simple?
    6. Questioning God’s many attributes
    7. ‘AnswersLIVE’ questions & answers: 20 November 2002 and 27 April 2004
    8. Moving forward—arguments we think creationists shouldn’t use (available in Spanish)
    9. The tyranny of ‘tolerance’
    10. The Hypocrisy of Intolerant ‘tolerance’: Christian schoolgirl failed for refusing ‘gay’ assignment
    11. Near Death Experiences? What should Christians think?
    12. Reader questions motive of CMI’s response to tsunami disaster
    13. Answer to philosophy/religion professor on biblical exegesis and the problem of evil
    14. Da Vinci Code apostate challenges CMI
    15. Creation challenge: leave the Bible out of it
    16. Intolerance, persecution and fundamental conceit (including: if religious belief is in our genes, then is there a gene that makes us believe that beliefs are in our genes?)
    17. Miracles and science
    18. Do evolution and the big bang follow scientific laws?
    19. Agnostic asks whether biblical Christians commit circular reasoning: role of axioms, internal consistency and real world application
    20. Terrorists and Death
    21. Why is there Death and Suffering? (available in Italian)
    22. Why is there Death and Suffering? booklet: Raises questions but provides framework for answers
    23. Norway terrorist: more anti-Christian media mendacity
    24. Atheism is more rational? (reply to critic)
    25. Answering a reasonable atheist on deep philosophical questions
    26. God is a liar? (reply to critic)
    27. Darwinist hype and the culture war
    28. The Biblical roots of modern science
    29. Why does science work at all?
    30. Biblical history and the role of science
    31. Why is the church losing its young people?
    32. Does God’s foreknowledge entail fatalism?
    33. At a loss to answer objections?
    34. Islam, testimony, and the Trinity
    35. Trinity: analogies and countering critics
    36. Does the universe need a cause?
    37. Correcting misconceptions on creation and the gospel

  • Astronomy
    1. Solar system origin: Nebular hypothesis [why it is wrong]
    2. The sun: our special star (available in Spanish)
    3. Our steady sun: a problem for billions of years
    4. Age of the Sun
    5. The Moon: The light that rules the night (available in Spanish)
    6. Venus—cauldron of fire
    7. Earth is ‘too special’?
    8. Mars: The red planet
    9. Comets—portents of doom or indicators of youth (available in Russian)
    10. Will comet Elenin destroy us? And: What about the planets lining up in the sky?
    11. Have fundamental constants changed, and what would it prove? (Semi-Technical)
    12. ‘Big-bang’ critic dies (Sir Fred Hoyle, 1915–2001) (Semi-Technical)
    13. Hawking atheopathy
    14. What about the slowing, stopping and reversing of light? (Semi-Technical)
    15. Should creationists accept quantum mechanics?
    16. Neutrinos faster than light?
    17. Evolutionary theologian thinks aliens would have more advanced religion— Bible college crisis: leading staff violate their own statements of faith
    18. Alien visitors to Earth? Not with the huge energy shortage and megaton dust bombs
    19. Nobel Prize for alleged big bang proof
    20. More space travel problems: g-forces
    21. Have NASA computers really proven Joshua’s long day?
    22. ‘He made the stars also’: Interview with Creationist Astronomer, Dr Danny Faulkner
    23. Exploring the heavens: Interview with NASA scientist Michael Tigges
    24. Could an asteroid have tilted Earth’s axis?
    25. Galileo Quadricentennial
    26. Black holes and Lilith: reality and myth (respectively)
    27. Eclipses and Easter, big bang questions
    28. Anisotropy Synchrony Convention
    29. ‘Missing mass’ of the big bang found?
    30. Origin of the elements—Bible vs the big bang
    31. Atheism, plants, and gas giants
    32. Is God a particle-wave duality?

  • Biological change, mutation and natural selection
    1. Some bugs do grow bigger with higher oxygen
    2. Of silver bullets, natural selection and fossil formation
    3. Variation and natural selection versus evolution
    4. Tortoises of the Galápagos
    5. The birds of the Galápagos
    6. Male nipples prove evolution? (Semi-Technical)
    7. Is antibiotic resistance really due to increase in information? (Technical, reply to critic)
    8. Anthrax and antibiotics: Is evolution relevant? (Semi-technical; available in Spanish)
    9. Do Rabbits Chew Their Cud?
    10. The superbaby mutation: Evolution of a new master race?
    11. Rats! A toothless argument for evolution
    12. The human umbilical vesicle (‘yolk sac’) and pronephros—Are they vestigial?
    13. Dawkins playing bait and switch with guppy selection
    14. Fox and dog speciation

  • Design in the creation
    1. Sight and the centre of the universe
    2. Amazing Abalone Armour
    3. Super shells
    4. Great gecko glue? (Semi-Technical)
    5. Gecko foot design—could it lead to a real ‘spiderman’?
    6. Why nail biters don’t cry
    7. Blood Types and Their Origin (Semi-Technical), Answering the Critics)
    8. Lobster eyes—brilliant geometric design (Semi-Technical)
    9. The Non-evolution of the horse: Special creation or evolved rock badger?
    10. Useless horse body parts? No way!
    11. Design in living organisms (motors)
    12. The wonders of water
    13. God’s webspinners give chemists free lessons (Semi-Technical)
    14. Copying God’s design: Biomedical engineers combine information from spiders and algae
    15. Spiderweb stickiness secret
    16. Ear now … An incredible design in a tiny fly is inspiring engineers (Semi-Technical)
    17. Excellent Eye: Better than any camera—the eye’s response to light
    18. Green power: God’s solar power plants amaze chemists (Semi-Technical)
    19. Startling stickiness: Designed that way
    20. Pterosaurs flew like modern aeroplanes
    21. Can it bee?
    22. Astonishing acrobatics—dragonflies
    23. A coat of many colours: Captivating chameleons
    24. DNA: marvelous messages or mostly mess?
    25. Shrimpy superboxer (powerful punch (and exquisite eyes) of mantis shrimp)
    26. Mantis shrimp ‘fist’ could inspire new body armour
    27. Olfactory Design: Smell and Spectroscopy (Technical)
    28. Beautiful black and blue butterflies (Semi-Technical)
    29. Decoding and editing design: double sieve enzymes (Technical)
    30. Flighty flippers [humpback whale flipper nodules improve streamlining]
    31. Scientists finally copy Creator’s super-rubber
    32. Venus flytrap: Ingenious mechanism still baffles Darwinists
    33. ‘Primitive’ cell inspires advanced robot mini-sub
    34. Crayfish tail inspires Mars robot design
    35. Ants find their way by advanced mathematics (Semi-technical)
    36. The Creation Couple: Whether challenging secularists on creation or abortion, this dynamic duo packs a powerful punch
    37. Turtles can read magnetic maps
    38. Plankton’s powerful pogo
    39. Bone building: perfect protein (osteocalcin design, technical)
    40. Knowing toil, knowing soil (interview with agricultural scientist Craig Russell)
    41. Brilliant brittlestars: Entire skeleton forms one big compound eye
    42. Fibre optics in eye demolish atheistic ‘bad design’
    43. Backwardly wired retina “an optimal structure”: New eye discovery further demolishes Dawkins
    44. Müller cells refuting Dawkins: feedback
    45. What a relief …
    46. Even a tiny virus has a powerful mini-motor
    47. The Prostate Gland–is it ‘badly designed’?
    48. Germ’s miniature motor has a clutch
    49. Butterfly brilliance
    50. Tooth enamel: sophisticated materials science
    51. Cuttlefish colour changes inspire new energy-efficient TV screen design
    52. Sight and the centre of the universe
    53. Flying Creatures: Created or Evolved? (The Old Schoolhouse)

  • Dinosaurs and Birds
    1. Archaeoraptor—Phony ‘feathered’ fossil
    2. Archaeopteryx (unlike Archaeoraptor) is NOT a hoax—it is a true bird, not a ‘missing link’
    3. Which came first—the dino or the bird?
    4. Dino-Bird Evolution Falls Flat!
    5. Kentucky Fried Dinosaur?
    6. Yet another birdosaur claim?!
    7. Ostrich eggs break dino-to-bird theory
    8. ‘BPM 1 3-13’—have they finally found a true feathered dinosaur?
    9. Yet another flap about dino-to-bird evolution
    10. New four-winged feathered dinosaur?
    11. Skeptics/Australian Museum ‘Feathered Dinosaur’ display: Knockdown argument against creation?
    12. ‘Sue’ the T. rex: another ‘missionary lizard’
    13. ‘Sue’ the T. rex: Does it show that dinosaurs evolved into birds?
    14. Did a meteor wipe out the dinosaurs? What about the iridium layer? (Semi-technical)
    15. ‘Schweitzer’s Dangerous Discovery’
    16. Dinosaur growth rates: Problem or solution for creationists?
    17. Liaoceratops: a ‘missing link’ of the horned dinos? (available in Spanish)
    18. Birds: fliers from the beginning
    19. Bird breathing anatomy breaks dino-to-bird dogma
    20. Anchiornis huxleyi: new four-winged feathered dino?
    21. ‘Carnivorous’ dinosaurs had plant diet (And: More challenges to dino-to-bird dogma)
    22. ‘Feathered’ dinos: no feathers after all!

  • Ethics and Morality
    1. A tale of two theologians
    2. Abortion—The answer’s in Genesis (available in Spanish)
    3. Antidote to abortion arguments (Review of Politically Correct Death by Francis Beckwith)
    4. Offended by the term ‘Baby Killers’
    5. Offended by previous feedback response on abortion
    6. When it comes to my body, ‘leave the choosing to me’
    7. What about abortion to save the mother’s life?
    8. Unborn babies may “be planning their future”
    9. Abortion ‘after birth’? Medical ‘ethicists’ promote infanticide
    10. The Holocaust and evolution
    11. Nazis planned to exterminate Christianity (available in Spanish)
    12. America’s evolutionists: Hitler’s inspiration? (available in Russian; review of War against the Weak by Edwin Black)
    13. The Darwinian roots of the Nazi tree (review of From Darwin to Hitler by Richard Weikart)
    14. Anti-creationist slanders are back-to-front: the evolutionary basis for racism, eugenics and Nazism
    15. Reinforcing the Darwin–Hitler connection and correcting misinformation about slavery and racism
    16. Stem cells and Genesis (Semi-technical)
    17. Anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce: Christian hero
    18. The Bible v slavery and apartheid (reply to critic)
    19. Does the Bible clearly teach monogamy?
    20. Christian converts and polygamy; and CMI’s view of the ‘Hobbit’
    21. Earth Day: Is Christianity to blame for environment problems?
    22. Response to a critic of Cain’s Wife booklet
    23. Cain’s wife and brother-sister intermarriage
    24. Is brother-sister intermarriage intrinsically immoral?
    25. The bible vs female inferiority
    26. Bomb-building vs the biblical foundation (the Moral Argument for God explained properly vs misconceptions)
    27. Gay ‘marriage’ and the consistent outcome of Genesis compromise
    28. Reply to a homosexual’s Objections to homosexuality article (see also positive feedback on this article)
    29. The disingenuous and anti-Christian nature of ‘gay rights’ rhetoric
    30. Legalized Cloning in Australia: What are the issues?
    31. New monkey clone?
    32. First human embryo clone? What really happened, and what are the ethics involved? (Semi-technical)
    33. What is ‘good’?
    34. Can pantheism explain morality? And, the fight-or-flight response and the Fall
    35. What good is Christianity?
    36. Genocide, evolution and the Bible
    37. Refuting contrived pro-abortion arguments
    38. Transplants, xenotransplants, xenotransfusion and xenoexperimentation
    39. One man one woman

  • Fossils and the Flood, Noah’s Ark
    1. Flood models and biblical realism
    2. The Yellowstone Petrified Forests (Semi-Technical)
    3. How did fish, invertebrates and plants survive the Genesis Flood?
    4. How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? (Polish translation (off site))
      See also Refutation of major evolutionary Flood/Ark critique (Semi-Technical, on the creationist True.Origins Archive)
    5. Micro-primates … a transitional form or just heel-bone hype?
    6. Tiktaalik—a fishy ‘missing link’
    7. How innocent are ‘bathtub arks’? (response to critic)
    8. Mammoth: Riddle of the Ice Age (Semi-Technical; Spanish translation available, as well as an English booklet)
    9. Yes, Noah did build an Ark! (Refutation of anti-Ark BBC program)
    10. Noah’s Flood and the Gilgamesh Epic
    11. CMI presents geological ‘misinformation’?
    12. Another leggy snake?
    13. ‘The oldest pregnant mum’—not! (Materpiscis attenboroughi or ‘Mother fish of Attenborough’)
    14. Darwinopterus v Dawkins
    15. Flood legends, and creation in the science class
    16. Computers on the Ark?
    17. Running out of puff: Low oxygen may have medical benefits—implications for the ‘Vapor Canopy’ model
    18. Many questions, many answers: Cavemen diets, Ark stability, plant evolution, DNA replication
    19. Evolution exams and fossil fallacies

  • Human Origins
    1. Time’s alleged ‘ape-man’ trips up (again)! Response to ‘One Giant Step for Mankind’, Time magazine cover story, 23 July 2001 (Ardipithecus ramidus kadabba)
    2. Was Adam from Australia? The mystery of ‘Mungo Man’
    3. Ethiopian ‘earliest humans’ find: A severe blow to the beliefs of Hugh Ross and similar ‘progressive creationist’ compromise views
    4. More evidence Neandertals were fully human
    5. Neandertals were fully human in thinking: Symbolic items show human cognition and symbolic thinking

  • Origin of Life
    1. Thermodynamics and evolution
    2. Loopholes in the evolutionary theory of the origin of life (Semi-Technical)
    3. Other possible mechanisms for abiogenesis and evolution?
    4. Did Craig Venter really create life in a test tube? And does it disprove biblical creation?
    5. Self-replicating Enzymes (Technical; a Critique of some recent evolutionary origin of life models)
    6. Origin of Life: The Chirality Problem (Technical)
    7. Origin of life and the chirality problem:
      Is magnetochiral dichroism the solution?
    8. Origin of Life: The Polymerization Problem (Technical)
    9. Hydrothermal origin of life? (Technical)
    10. Origin of life: Instability of building blocks (Technical)
    11. World record enzymes (Semi-Technical)
    12. New DNA repair enzyme discovered
    13. Life on Mars? Separating fact from fiction (Semi-Technical)
    14. Conclusive evidence for life from Mars? Remember last time! (Semi-technical)
    15. Moon microbes? Remember the ‘life from Mars’!
    16. Panspermia theory burned to a crisp: bacteria couldn’t survive on meteorite
    17. Life from space? Unlikely … Let’s wait and see (Semi-technical)
    18. Sugars from Space? Do they prove evolution? (Semi-technical)
    19. Did life’s building blocks come from outer space?
      Amino acids from interstellar simulation experiments?
    20. Will scientists create new life forms—and what would it prove?
    21. Answering a skeptic about polymerization problems
    22. Huff and Bluff: Can ‘quantum magic’ save chemical evolution?
    23. Does ribozyme research prove Darwinian evolution? (response to critic)
    24. Nucleic acid bases in Murchison meteorite?
    25. When is “Intelligent intervention” acceptable?
    26. Monkeying with probability (feedback)

  • Refuting anti-creationists
    1. Billions of years? Appraising the dangers
    2. The glasses of ‘deep time’
    3. ‘One long ad hominem
    4. Flood models and flat-earthers
    5. What’s Wrong With Bishop Spong? Laymen Rethink the Scholarship of John Shelby Spong
    6. Refutation of PBS-TV Evolution series (Seven articles— one per episode) Episode 2 rebuttal available in Spanish
    7. Refutation of Kenneth Miller’s anti-creationist book Finding Darwin’s God (Semi-Technical)
    8. Refutation of Richard Dawkins’ anti-creationist book Climbing Mount Improbable (Semi-Technical)
    9. Dawkins’ Delusion (continued)
    10. Misotheist’s misology: Dawkins attacks Behe but digs himself into logical potholes
    11. Refutation of Boyce Rensberger’s Washington Post article: ‘How Science Responds When Creationists Criticize Evolution’
    12. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Semi-Technical, Answering the Critics; available in Spanish)
    13. Some thermodynamics criticisms (by anti-creationist science writer Jonathan Sherwood) —and answers:
      1. Part 1
      2. Part 2
    14. Who’s really pushing ‘bad science’? A Response to: Good Science, Bad Science by Lawrence S. Lerner (Semi-Technical, available in Russian)
    15. 15 ways to refute materialistic bigotry—A point by point response to Scientific American (Semi-Technical, available in Russian)
    16. Critique of the atheist John Stear’s ‘No Answers in Genesis’ website and the skeptics featured there (on the creationist True.Origins Archive)
    17. More nonsense from Professor Plimer
    18. Judas II (Nathan Z.)
    19. Barbara Thiering: A short critique
    20. The ‘Indoctrinator’
    21. Playwright just plain wrong
    22. The Skeptics and their ‘Churchian’ Allies (and point-by-point reponse to their reply)
    23. Bonebox bashers blasted: Update on James ossuary claims
    24. Atheists blast Christianity. Yet another misleading anti-Christian assault from Australia’s taxpayer-funded TV station, ABC (covers the origin of science, big bang, evolutionary compromises, death and suffering)
    25. The fallacy of arguing from authority
    26. Time and Newsweek blatantly attack Christian doctrine: Christians use Internet to refute mainstream media misochristism—and be heard!
    27. CMI scientist refutes atheistic evolutionist in Wellington’s (New Zealand) major newspaper
    28. Intelligent Design—‘A War on Science’ says the BBC
    29. War on creation, continued (refutation of criticism of above)
    30. Feedback: Correcting a severe misconception about the creation model; Dr Sarfati—‘a good communicator and a good witness’
    31. Clearing up creation confusion
    32. New England Journal of Medicine promotes anti-theism
    33. The lies of Free Inquiry—a response
    34. Reader questions motive of CMI’s response to tsunami disaster
    35. Catalytic reporting: An Australian science show [on ABC] flags its bias
    36. Creationists can’t agree any more than cosmologists? (feedback)
    37. Atheism is more rational? (feedback)
    38. Mangling misotheism (feedback)
    39. Newton was a creationist only because there was no alternative? (feedback)
    40. ‘God doesn’t care a bit’ about origins? (response to critic)
    41. When will Europe wake up?
    42. Science, Creation and Evolutionism: Response to the latest anticreationist agitprop from the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Science, Evolution and Creationism
    43. Top 10 Consequences of evolution?
    44. Atheopathy vs Science: Refutation of New Scientist’s Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions:
      1. The Darwin–Hitler connection; refuting ‘Hitler was a Christian’ mendacity
      2. Mangling misotheists’ ignorant attacks on the Bible (refuting alleged contradictions)
      3. Evolution v natural selection (includes mutations, information, ‘bad design’, missing links)
      4. Darwin isn’t the final word (includes Haldane’s Dilemma and the bacterial flagellum)
      5. What about creationist disagreements? Are transitional series plausible?
    45. Feedback: Biblical creation impedes evangelism? Plus yet another uninformed atheist.
    46. Deny vote to creationists

  • Refuting progressive creationism, theistic evolution and other compromise views
    1. Introduction to Refuting Compromise: A biblical and scientific refutation of ‘progressive creationism’ (billions of years) as popularized by astronomer Hugh Ross (plus links to outside reviews)
    2. Exposé of NavPress’s new Hugh Ross ‘progressive creationist’ Book, The Genesis Question (Semi-Technical)
    3. Hugh Ross lays down the gauntlet! (Semi-Technical)
    4. Answering some Hugh Ross supporters
    5. Analysis of the Hovind–Ross Debate, John Ankerberg Show, October 2000 (Semi-Technical)
    6. Analysis of the Lisle–Ross Debate, ‘Dr Bob Grant’ radio program, December 2004 (Semi-Technical)
    7. Ten major differences and similarities between Calendar-Day and Day-Age Creationists —According to Dr Hugh Ross
    8. Critique of the introductory chapter of Hugh Ross’s new book A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy
    9. Trilobites on the Ark? Hugh Ross’s latest bungles on the created kinds
    10. More false claims by Hugh Ross
    11. The Fall: a cosmic catastrophe—Hugh Ross’s blunders on plant death in the Bible
    12. Hold on, Mr Holzmann: Leading homeschool supplier misleads about biblical creationist exegesis
    13. Evangelical compromise misses the essentials (Semi-technical, review of The Essence of Darwinism by Kirsten Birkett)
    14. ID theorist blunders on Bible: Reply to Dr William Dembski
    15. Chamberlain and the Church
    16. Church of England apologises to Darwin: Anglican Church’s neo-Chamberlainite appeasement of secularism
    17. Response to the evolution appeasers (Treasury, New Zealand)
    18. Compromising chaplain castigates creation
    19. Compromising chaplain castigates creation, round 2
    20. Genesis, history and Haeckel’s diagrams
    21. ‘Useful idiot’—who, me?
    22. A high view of Scripture? Second response re: objections from ‘Atheist spat’ article
    23. Refuting compromising critic of CMI seminar
    24. Theistic Evolution and the Kenotic Heresy

  • Theology
    1. Dealing with claims of Bible ‘contradiction’
    2. Should we trust the Bible?
    3. How precise is the Bible about the date of creation?
    4. Understanding the Hebrew Bible: ‘season’ and ‘pi’
    5. Gap theory revisited
    6. The Qu’ran, Messianic prophecy and Christianity
    7. ‘Religious’ racism, and a chronology of Cain
    8. Easter and Good Friday: questions and answers
    9. The Incarnation: Why did God become Man?
    10. Christmas and Genesis
    11. Jesus Christ our Creator: A Biblical Defence of the Trinity
    12. Defending vital doctrines and the deity of Christ
    13. Jesus is God the Son
    14. The Virginal Conception of Christ (available in Spanish)
    15. If God can do anything, then can He make a being more powerful than Himself, or a rock too heavy for Him to lift? What does God’s omnipotence really mean?
    16. The Authority of Scripture (available in Spanish) (Semi-Technical)
    17. Who wrote Isaiah?
    18. ‘In Peleg’s days, the earth was divided’: What does this mean? (Does it refer to catastrophic splitting of the continents?)
    19. Timing of events in Noah’s life
    20. The numbering pattern of Genesis (Technical)
    21. Biblical chronogenealogies (Technical)
    22. Genesis: Bible authors believed it to be history: ‘The important thing is that God created, isn’t it?’ (available in Finnish and Russian)
    23. If God created the universe, then who created God? (Available in French)
    24. The old ‘Who created God?’ canard revisited; who designed the Designer?
    25. Y-chromosomes confirm Genesis teaching about Abraham; history of the Jews
    26. Calvin says: Genesis means what it says
    27. Cainan: How do you explain the difference between Luke 3:36 and Gen. 11:12? (Semi-Technical, available in Spanish)
    28. How could the days of Genesis 1 be literal before the sun was created? (available in Spanish)
    29. Q&A: 2 Peter 3:8—‘one day is like a thousand years’
    30. Templeton Prize goes to panentheistic Darwinist
    31. Evolutionary theologian thinks aliens would have more advanced religion:Bible college crisis: leading staff violate their own statements of faith
    32. Archbishop’s achievement: James Ussher’s great work Annals of the World is now available in English (Interview with Larry and Marion Pierce)
    33. Pain in childbirth: result of the Fall or fear?
    34. Unfair to Islam? Part 1 and Part 2
    35. Isaiah 9:6–7: The coming Child who would be called ‘Mighty God’ (first published on the site, where Dr Sarfati was one of 12 Jewish scholars invited to contribute on how Yeshua fulfills the Messianic prophecies in the Hebrew Bible)
    36. Lilith: Adam’s mythological first wife
    37. Are we allowed to eat all animals today?

  • Young Earth, age, dating
    1. Salty seas: Evidence for a young earth (Semi-Technical)
    2. Blowing Old-Earth Belief Away:
      Helium gives evidence that the earth is young
    3. The earth’s magnetic field:
      Evidence that the earth is young
    4. Exploding stars point to a young universe. Where are all the supernova remnants? (Semi-Technical)
    5. Is the absence of short-lived radionuclides a problem for the Biblical timescale (Semi-Technical, reply to critic)
    6. Diamonds: a creationist’s best friend: Radiocarbon in diamonds: enemy of billions of years (contains a technical box replying to objections)
    7. Dino proteins and blood vessels: are they a big deal?
    8. CMI scientific blunder?

  • Interviews of Dr Sarfati
    1. An awesome mind: A talk with one of Christianity’s foremost defenders, Jonathan Sarfati, from Creation magazine.
    2. Interview on website
    3. Now a Creationist (Dr Sarfati’s guest article on the website explaining why he became a biblical creationist; see original article on this site)
    4. Radio interview on Bob Enyart Live, 27 April 2010
    5. Dr Sarfati explains the scientific and biblical evidence for creation and against evolution, Curs-Ed Net Breakthrough Radio (CNBR), 25 April 2011
    6. Dr Sarfati discusses the amazing designs in nature, from his book By Design, Curs-Ed Net Breakthrough Radio (CNBR), 20 June 2011
    7. Interview on Crossroads TV, Canada, 4 November 2010. “Jim Cantelon speaks with Dr Jonathan Sarfati about his book The Greatest Hoax On Earth? which meets Dawkins The Greatest Show on Earth head-on. He answers Dawkins’ challenge. He shows that to believe the Bible’s account of Creation/Fall/Redemption does not commit intellectual suicide, but it is the intellectually superior position.” Part 1, Part 2.
    8. (Samaritans) Member Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International, posted by Mike Miller on 16 May 2012
    9. Militant anti-Theism, hijacking science and Dawkins & Krauss on Redemption Radio, with Dr Sarfati as guest
    10. The greatest hoax: Evolutionary theory is riddled with contradictions, interview with Peter Hastie, Australian Presbyterian, August 2012
    Interviews by Dr Sarfati from Creation magazine
    1. Theologian: Genesis means what it says! (Dr Robert McCabe, Old Testament scholar)
    2. Exposing Evolution’s Icon: World leader on sickle-cell anemia: ‘Nothing to do with evolution!’ (Dr Felix Konotey-Ahulu)
    3. Nuclear physicist embraces biblical creation (Dr Jim Mason)
    4. Enzyme expert exposes evolution’s error (Finnish biochemist Dr Matti Leisola)
    5. Brain scientist helps develop young Christian minds (neuroscientist and cell biologist Dr David DeWitt) – (see also feedback on this article)
    6. Hebrew scholar affirms that Genesis means what it says! (Dr Ting Wang, lecturer in biblical Hebrew)
    7. Couple for creation (biochemistry researchers Dr John and Sally McEwan)
    8. The Creation Couple: Whether challenging secularists on creation or abortion, this dynamic duo packs a powerful punch (chemist Dr Stephen Grocott and psychiatrist Dr Dianne Grocott)
    9. Standing upright for creation (human spine expert Dr Richard Porter)
    10. Performing surgery upon evolutionary thinking (pediatric surgeon Dr Ross Pettigrew)
    11. Law and Creation: Christian vs Darwinist influences on legal systems (law professor, Dr Augusto Zimmermann)
    12. Knowing toil, knowing soil (agricultural scientist Dr Craig Russell)
    13. ‘Millions of years’ are missing (biologist and geologist Dr Ariel Roth)
    14. Manipulating life? Genetic engineering researcher backs Genesis (Dr Dudley Eirich)
    15. Corals, genes and creation (marine biologist and geneticist Dr Rob Carter)
    16. ‘He made the stars also …’ (astronomer Dr Danny Faulkner)
    17. Exploring the heavens (former New South Wales Government Astronomer, David King)
    18. Exploring the heavens (NASA scientist Michael Tigges)

    Technical papers in secular science journals

    1. J.D. Sarfati, G.R. Burns, and K.R. Morgan: ‘Tetraphosphorus tetraselenide: crystalline and amorphous phases analysed by X-ray diffraction, Raman and magic angle spinning 31P NMR spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry’, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 188(1-2):93–97, 2 July 1995 (doi:10.1016/0022-3093(95)00093-3).
    2. J.D. Sarfati and G.R. Burns: ‘The pressure, temperature and excitation frequency dependent Raman spectra; and infrared spectra of CuBrSe3 and CuISe3’, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular Spectroscopy 50(12):2125–2136, November 1994 (doi:10.1016/0584-8539(94)00176-6).
    3. G.R. Burns, J.R. Rollo, J.D. Sarfati and K.R. Morgan: ‘Phases of tetraphosphorus triselenide analysed by magic angle spinning 31P NMR and Raman spectroscopy, and the Raman spectrum of tetraphosphorus tetraselenide’, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular Spectroscopy 47(6):811–8, 1991 (doi:10.1016/0584-8539(91)80153-A).
    4. G.R. Burns, J.R. Rollo, and J.D. Sarfati: ‘Raman spectra of the tetraphosphorus trichalcogenide cage molecules P4S2Se and P4SSe2’, Inorganica Chimica Acta 161(1):35–38, 3 July 1989 (doi:10.1016/S0020-1693(00)90111-7).
    5. G.R. Burns and J.D. Sarfati: ‘Raman spectra of tetraphosphorus triselenide doped in tetraphosphorus trisulphide’, Solid State Communications 66(4):347–49, April 1988 (doi:10.1016/0038-1098(88)90854-X).
    6. Mawdsley, H.J. Trodahl, J. Tallon, J.D. Sarfati and A.B. Kaiser: ‘Thermoelectric power and electron-phonon enhancement in YBa2Cu3O7-δ’. Nature328(6127):233–234, 16 July 1987. book reviews

    • Dr Sarfati was a Top-1000 Reviewer at—see his Reviews Page (Off-site—Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in these reviews, especially on non-creation–related topics such as chess, are his alone, not necessarily those of Creation Ministries International).


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