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5. What have been the prevailing scientific theories of the origin of the universe?

6. How did the shift from a steady-state model of the universe to the Big Bang model take place?

7. Could you discuss some of the submodels of the Big Bang?

8. What are some of the problems with the oscillating model of the Big Bang?

9. Would you comment on Stephen Hawking's Brief History of Time?

10. What is your take on the Anthropic Principle?

11. What lines of evidence are there for an intelligent design of the universe?

12. Could you give another example of intelligent design in the universe?

13. Are there physical parameters in our Solar System that require such fine tuning?

14. How finely tuned must the distance to the sun be in order to prevent either a greenhouse effect or runaway glaciation?

15. How finely tuned must the components of our atmosphere be in order to sustain life?

16. Water is obviously crucial for life. Could you describe some of its critical properties?

17. How do those who do not believe in a designer explain the fine tuning of the cosmos?


Dr. Robert Newman's complete interview including responses to the following questions will be available on VHS in May, 2000 through Access Research Network www.arn.org

1. Would you briefly describe your educational background?

2. How did you develop an interest in the study of origins?

3. Do you agree with those who claim that intelligent design has no place in science?

4. Do any branches of science use an inference to intelligent design?

18. What are the primary views of biological origins?

19. What are the strengths of a purely materialistic or naturalistic evolutionary model?

20. What are some of the weaknesses of a naturalistic evolutionary model?

21. What are the strengths of the theistic evolutionary position?

22. What are the primary weaknesses of the theistic evolutionary position?

23. What are some of the strengths of an old-earth, progressive creation model of origins?

24. What are some of the weaknesses of the progressive creation model?

25. What are some of the major strengths of the young-earth creation model?

26. What are some of the weaknesses of the young-earth model?

27. What is the relevance of the age of the earth to the subject of origins?

28. What are the major evidences for an old earth?

29. How did the Christian worldview play a role in the rise of modern science?

30. Can a naturalistic worldview distort scientific inquiry?