Plants aren't just helpless victims of herbivory. They find ways to fight back against those voracious animals that … [Read More...]
Layers of sediment underlying some lakes can be read like rings in a tree. These layers called varves (alternating … [Read More...]
Maybe you missed it last week with all the excitement of the pictures from Curiosity and its analysis of the rocks on … [Read More...]
The human fossil record is probably one of these least understood and talked about topics in the church. I … [Read More...]
I was intrigued by several articles that were just published this month in the journal Quaternary International . … [Read More...]
The site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in earth’s history, the effects of the Toba Super Eruption have been of considerable interest to archaeologists and anthropologists because of its potential impacts on past human populations. New research exploring the Toba Super Eruption (Sumatra) has been published since I explored the implications of the […]
Family vacation with the Duffs always includes some geological sights. In 2007 we visited Prince Edward Island and had a wonderful time but the there just wasn’t enough geology there to satisfy my curiosity so I took us on a 2 hour detour in Nova Scotia. After a lot of “are we there yets” and […]
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 1500 people and damaged more than 7000 buildings. Despite the drama, the lasting effects on the earth were minimal and only small pieces of the meteorite made it to the surface of the earth.
A recently published study is making news the last couple of days. It regards evidence obtained from remains of preserved bones of human scavenging and/or hunting practices. The site of the dig is a hillside in southern Kenya where, in less than an acre, more than 3700 fossils and more than 2000 artifacts have been recovered […]
In my class yesterday I reviewed a paper selected by my students that explored the sweet tasting abilities of bats. We learned that most, but not all, bats can taste sugar like other mammals. I did not know much about mammalian taste receptors (that is one problems with letting students pick the topics!) and I […]
Creation and the Church
This is a bit embarrassing but I think instructive so I am going to share how I discovered that I … [Read More...]
A friend of mine recently gave me a book that he had found at a local library book sale knowing that … [Read More...]
Thus far in this series about horses we have we have explored some of the interpretations of the … [Read More...]
Does Genesis require that ostriches were flight capable in the prelapsarian world? If … [Read More...]
In a previous article (Consider the Ostrich: Job 39 and God’s Commentary on His Creation) I looked … [Read More...]
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 … .
This is the first in what will be a series of posts on the "apparent age" or "appearance of age" theory as an explanation for some of the features of the earth and cosmos. There is a long tradition … .
Last time I looked at horses I noted there were differing opinions about the significance of the … [Read More...]
Plants aren't just helpless victims of herbivory. They find ways to fight back against those … [Read More...]
As we saw in the last installment of this series, When is a Horse a Horse?, horse species today … [Read More...]
In my introduction to the origin of horses I suggested that a horse is a horse of course, unless of … [Read More...]
"A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course, unless, of … [Read More...]
Natural History Notes
Just the name will probably offend a few but this is what Sailhamer calls it and I like the name as well and think it is appropriate. I might also call it a Biblical Creation view. I usually refer … .
The challenges faced when confronting Genesis 1 and 2. Before diving into Sailhamer’s book, Genesis Unbound we need to lay out a list of some questions concerning the interpretation of Genesis 1 … .
HISTORICAL CREATIONISM: A summary of the interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2 by John Sailhamer as presented in "Genesis Unbound: A provocative new look at the creation account" (1997). What follows … .
There have been a number of commentaries on Genesis 1 and 2 by conservative evangelical scholars. Many of these can be found in my literature review (Modern Creation Debate Books). In the case of … .
Wisdom from the Past
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. … .
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 … .
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. … .
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 … .
The following quote is by John Ray from a correspondence with Mr. Edward Lhwyd on April 8 1695. The quote is from a publication of Ray's letters called the Further Correspondence of John Ray … .