Where are the fact checkers in Young Earth Creationist' (YEC) organizations? And why do simple errors and profound misconceptions of science persist among their ranks? I have commented multiple times that the YEC organization Institute for Creation Research (ICR) has a self-editing problem. As I have documented (Eg. The Case of the Shrinking … [Read More...]
There is much interest in determining the likelihood of future asteroid and meteorite impacts on Earth. It is very difficult to estimate the … [Continue reading...]
In our tour of African stone artifact collections, we now travel to a remote portion of the Sahara Desert in southern Egypt. Stone artifacts are … [Continue reading...]
My now 7-year-old daughter is very attentive to the insect population around our house. She spends many hours collecting all sorts of insects and … [Continue reading...]
I have been writing about the immense number of stone artifacts that are preserved in the sands, soil and rock layers of Africa in response to the … [Continue reading...]
The Nubian Desert, which encompasses 400,000 square kilometers of the eastern portion of the Sahara Desert, contains a rich assortment of stone tools … [Continue reading...]
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...]
The human fossil record is probably one of these least understood and talked about topics in the church. I have neither the expertise or desire to stride into the debate over … [Read More...]
William Buckland: Minister and Geologist Grappling with Fossil Feces, Deep Time and the Age of Reptiles
The Reverend William Buckland (1784-1856) was one of the last in a line of influential natural theologians following in the footsteps of John Ray (late 1600s) and William Paley … [Read More...]
Remember the meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this year? A 50 foot diameter object exploded 14 miles above the surface of the earth and created a shock wave that injured … [Read More...]
Recently, Dr. Terry Mortenson of Answers in Genesis responded to one of my articles (Trillions of … [Read More...]
Everyone is an expert in something but they can’t be an expert in everything. At some point we all … [Read More...]
Thistles are the common name typically given to members of several genera of sunflowers. These … [Read More...]
How many stone age tools and associated artifacts are there and what are the implications of their … [Read More...]
An exquisitely preserved fossil snake has made its debut on the internet the last couple of days and … [Read More...]
Creationism and the Church
Where are the fact checkers in Young Earth Creationist' (YEC) organizations? And why do simple errors and profound … [Read More...]
Everyone is an expert in something but they can’t be an expert in everything. At some point we all have to rely on the … [Read More...]
Young earth creationists frequently speak of two kinds of science which they refer to as "origins" and "operational" … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago I was a scheduled to present several lectures as part of a course offered by Veritas Theological … [Read More...]
The physical and spiritual status of Neanderthals has been hotly debated since the first fossilize of bones were … [Read More...]
Trillions of stone artifacts cover the surface of the African continent. The product of the manufacturing of stone tools by hunters and gathers over long periods of time, these stone artifacts … .
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 … .
Natural History Notes
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 … .