In my recent comments about Ken Ham’s view of modern creationism I stated that flood geology was nothing more than a recapitulation of many previous … [Continue reading...]
The road cut through Sideling Hill in Maryland on I-68 is one of the best displays of roadside geology east of the Mississippi River. Having spent … [Continue reading...]
Thousands of dinosaur footprints have been found on a steep mountain slope in Denali National Park in Alaska. These are not the first dinosaur tracks … [Continue reading...]
Most of us remember our first life-like encounter with dinosaurs sitting in a theater watching Jurassic Park (1993). Although dinosaurs had been very … [Continue reading...]
Ken Ham would have us believe that the modern creationist movement, which apparently began only 53 years ago, is the real deal this time. Unlike all … [Continue reading...]
Maybe you missed it last week with all the excitement of the pictures from Curiosity and its analysis of the rocks on Mars (See my last post: Curious Geology: Stunning Images … [Read More...]
I was intrigued by several articles that were just published this month in the journal Quaternary International . The entire May issue is devoted to research devoted to … [Read More...]
We live in a new golden age of fossil discoveries. It seems that every week a new and dramatic fossil find is revealed. This fossil renaissance can be attributed to the opening … [Read More...]
Layers of sediment underlying some lakes can be read like rings in a tree. These layers called varves (alternating layers of sediments and/or organic material) and the precise … [Read More...]
Another remarkable fossils find has been reported in the past few days. This involves 15 complete or nearly complete fossils of juvenile dinosaurs all preserved in what is … [Read More...]
A small chamber in a deep, dark cave. Tens of thousands of bones. Animal bones and human bones. … [Read More...]
Can you imagine the world’s oceans filled with carnivorous reptiles? Dinosaurs are the most famous … [Read More...]
What do you think of when someone mentions the Jurassic or Cretaceous ages? Most likely you will … [Read More...]
What is the largest animal to have lived on the Earth? Most people will answer "dinosaurs" or … [Read More...]
During the last ice age some 12 to 13 thousands years ago a young girl found herself wandering in … [Read More...]
Creationism and the Church
In my recent comments about Ken Ham’s view of modern creationism I stated that flood geology was nothing more than a … [Read More...]
Ken Ham would have us believe that the modern creationist movement, which apparently began only 53 years ago, is the … [Read More...]
Can you imagine the world’s oceans filled with carnivorous reptiles? Dinosaurs are the most famous members of the age … [Read More...]
Last night in a public broadcast Ken Ham announced that enough funds have been obtained to break ground for the huge … [Read More...]
Last week I pointed out that the Bible provides no support for Ken Ham's contention that massive numbers of species have … [Read More...]
Our perceptions of the age of an object are frequently based on our common experience but I have found that for many people those common experiences are of little help when it comes to examining … .
I've been thinking about acacia plants ever since I showed some pictures of them while leading a Sunday School class a few weeks back. The point at the time was just to present some of the salient … .
Recent studies (see references below) of multiple intact fossilized forests provide a very detailed account of the presence of an seemingly alien forest that was found multiple locations across the … .
This is a follow-up to my previous post on the 15 juvenile dinosaur fossils found in a nest. In that post I mentioned one of the explanations by flood geologists (ie. young earth creationists) for … .
Wisdom from the Past
I’m sitting in the Boston Airport on my way to a conference at Gordon College but I have enough time for a natural history note while I wait for a colleague to arrive. On my flight from Ohio I read … .
In Cotton Mather’s Biblical commentary Biblia Americana Mather spends considerable time discussing the issues raised by science especially geology with respect to the Mosaic account of Genesis. I … .
John Ray's most famous work is The Wisdom of God which, like many books at the time, he continually revised and reissued until the time of his death and then even after his death edits he had made to … .
This is part of a continuing a series of posts on John Ray's correspondences. Quotes are from the publication of Ray’s letters (Further Correspondence of John Ray) edited by Robert W. T. Gunther … .
The same letter of Ray's to Lhwyd in 1695 that I posted recently goes on to explain Ray's feelings about the new flood theories that were being promoted in the late 1600s and some observations on … .