A few weeks ago yet another sensational fossil was unveiled. It wasn’t a dinosaur or a hominid but rather several tiny mosquitoes. Fossils of mosquitoes are known from amber (fossilized tree sap) but are extremely rare in sedimentary rock. However, it isn’t the rarity of the fossil itself that made headlines. It was what researches discovered in the […]
Inverted valleys formed from lava “rivers” and ancient stream beds are one of many unusual geological phenomena found in Utah. The rocks speak in Utah and they speak very clearly because they readily reveal so many clues about their origins since they are so visible to us. Some of the most powerful testimonies of […]
Everything has an origin.* Some stories of origins are very simple (eg. the current island of Krakatoa from a volcanic blast recorded in history) while others are much more complex (eg. the Grand Canyon). The study of origins is the study and reconstruction of past events. We have eyewitness accounts of some events from the […]
The Amazon basin isn’t all just a lush tropical forest. In large portions of western Amazonia wet seasonally-flooded grasslands, not trees, are the norm. The upper branches of the Amazon River wind themselves across massive flood plains like snakes writhing across a sandy surface. One feature of these nearly featureless flat plains that has puzzled […]
Yep, dinosaurs are known by more than just their bones. I have been reading quite a few research papers about dinosaurs as I prepare to write a long set of posts about Dr. Schweitzer and the significance of soft-tissue preservation in dinosaur bones. During this reading I got distracted by a discussion about dinosaur coprolites […]
Dr. Jason Lisle of the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) presented a seminar entitled “Astronomy Reveals Creation” at this year’s PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) General Assembly which took place two weeks ago. Some billed this as the young-earth follow-up to a seminar given at last year’s PCA GA by Dr. Greg Davidson who presented […]
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 […]
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.