CT Scan: Critical Thinking Scan

CT Scan: Critical Thinking Scan

15 Seasons

Critical Thinking Scan with Patricia Engler can help you process any faith-challenging message and reach a biblical, logical conclusion yourself.

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CT Scan: Critical Thinking Scan
  • Dating Method Assumptions

    Episode 1

    Isn’t earth millions of years old? Common dating methods used to support this idea include analyzing ice cores, counting varves (sediment layers), and radioisotope dating. How do these methods work—and what assumptions do they involve? Let’s think about it.

  • Handout 1 - Dating Method Assumptions

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  • Origin of Life (Part 1)

    Episode 2

    What would have to happen for life to arise naturally from non-life? Let’s begin thinking through just some of the steps required. Along the way, we’ll see how to separate facts from assumptions in “origin of life” studies, including the famous Miller-Urey experiment.

  • Handout 2 - Origin of Life (Part 1)

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  • Origin of Life (Part 2)

    Episode 3

    Let’s continue thinking through the steps that would have to happen for evolve naturally. We’ll look at the popular “RNA world” hypothesis, which claims that life first evolved from RNA-like molecules, and see why even some evolutionists now argue this would have been impossible.

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  • The Achilles’ Heel of Creation and Intelligent Design

    Episode 4

    A fatal weakness of creationist arguments is said to be that environments change over time. “After the changes,” this objection states, “living things are no longer adapted to the environments they were originally designed for, so their designs are no longer good. This reality doesn't fit with th...

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  • Aliens and UFOs

    Episode 5

    Are aliens and UFOs real? The idea of life from other planets has captivated popular culture, but isn’t a concept you’d get from the Bible so much as from evolutionary assumptions. Let’s apply some biblical critical thinking checks to see what research really reveals about extraterrestrials.

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