J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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USCIRF commissioner indicted

Washington | Charges are the latest tumult for embattled international religious freedom commission
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/05/19, 11:32 am

Federal prosecutors have indicted a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), raising new questions about the commission’s effectiveness and future. 

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Darwinism’s big breakdown

Science | Michael Behe says evolution degrades genes but doesn’t create them
by Marvin Olasky & J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/21/19, 01:05 pm

Michael Behe, a 67-year-old biochemistry professor who has taught at Lehigh University since 1985, has helped to create nine children and two major theories.

His first book, Darwin’s Black Box, focused on “irreducible complexity,” the idea that major evolutionary change requires dozens of small changes to happen all at the same time, an event so statistically improbable as to be virtually impossible.

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Dangerous descent

Q&A | How Darwinian thought seeped into every cultural crevice, and what we can do to counter it today
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/12/19, 03:16 pm

John West is vice president of Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think tank best known for its research and advocacy for intelligent design. West is also the author of several books, including Darwin Day in America, which examines how Charles Darwin’s idea influences culture today. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation in Seattle.

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