Winter 2005 Winter 2005 Folly Marches On David Hulme People will believe almost anything, it seems, despite the availability of credible and feasible alternatives. Spring 2006 Facing Facts David F. Lloyd Is The Da Vinci Code based on fact, or are its author’s claims of accuracy the novel’s greatest fiction? Winter 2005 Seeds of Discord Rebecca Sweat Increasing numbers of DNA-based patents are being applied for on a daily basis. Vision examines some of the implications of the battle over who owns life. Arguments in Favor of Life Patenting Arguments in favor of life patenting. Ethical Concerns Many believe that if living things can be patented, life is reduced to a mere commodity. Economic Implications When a company gets a patent on a biological product, it has monopoly rights and can charge any price it wants for that product. Research Issues Many in the biotech industry say that patenting will boost research, while probably just as many think it will have an adverse effect. Should We Put a Patent on Life? How can life in all its varied forms be defined as a human creation for the purpose of granting patents when it is freely given as a gift from God? Winter 2005 The Simple Complexities of Life John C. Anderson Modern science may be coming face-to-face with the very circumstance that Darwin said would cause his famous theory to break down. Winter 2005 Making the Case for Design David Hulme John C. Anderson William Dembski, a proponent of intelligent design, talks with Vision publisher David Hulme and contributor John C. Anderson about issues facing the movement. Winter 2005 Answers and Questions David Hulme Vision publisher David Hulme interviews Charles A. Pasternak, a noted British biochemist and the founding director of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre. Winter 2005 Life on the Fly Stephen Elliott A fisherman observes some of the intricacies of life as he matches wits with finicky fish. Can fly fishermen teach us a lesson on life? Winter 2005 The Gospels for the 21st Century, Part 20 Connected to the Vine David Hulme As Jesus concludes His final Passover meal with the disciples, the peace in the upper room stands in stark contrast to the violence about to unfold outside. Winter 2005 Daniel: Prophet or Historian? John C. Anderson How did a young Jewish slave foretell more than 2,500 years of world history? Roads That Lead to Rome After Constantine’s adoption of Roman Christianity in the fourth century C.E. the empire became viewed as the divine tool for Christianizing the world. Winter 2005 Our Fragile Future John Meakin Peter Roberts Vision speaks with cosmologist Sir Martin Rees, Britain’s Astronomer Royal, about the main threats facing humanity. Winter 2005 The Da Vinci Con David F. Lloyd The Da Vinci Code—love it or hate it—has achieved the status of a phenomenon. Why should a novel generate such a torrent of debate? Winter 2005 Polycarp: The Apostolic Legacy Ivor C. Fletcher Peter Nathan Personally taught by the apostle John, Polycarp remained totally faithful to the teaching of the apostles.