This is a bit embarrassing but I think instructive so I am going to share how I discovered that I have been utterly fooled by a parody web site for many years. Last week I wrote about the importance of understanding that even fringe groups have fringes (see: Human Fossil Footprints: Exploring the Fringes of […]
Thus far in this series about horses we have we have explored some of the interpretations of the fossil record of horses and demonstrated the difficulty of defining the boundaries of species of modern horses. We have seen that evolutionary theory and most modern young earth creationists propose that the domestic horse, the donkey […]
Does Genesis require that ostriches were flight capable in the prelapsarian world? If you have read parts I and II of this series you might think that I have overlooked one very important clue about the origin of ostriches: the Genesis creation account. You could suggest that a logical argument can be made that the […]
In a previous article (Consider the Ostrich: Job 39 and God’s Commentary on His Creation) I looked at how the ostrich is portrayed in the Bible and compared that to a modern natural history of the Ostrich. The conclusion from this comparison was that the Biblical description of the Ostrich matches modern observations of ostrich […]
The book of Job, which is an exploration of the problem of human suffering, contains some of the most descriptive language about the natural world in all of Scriptures. Job 39 in particular sees God using the natural history of multiple animals including the mountain goat, deer, donkey, ostrich, horse, hawk and eagle to illustrate […]
In two prior posts (Creation Science Organizations: Past, Present and Future and The Next Generation of Creation Scientists) I have raised questions about the viability of the creation science movement as measured by the conversion of new scientists to the movement. Of course there have been many converts to belief in a young earth or at […]
I have to believe that when Henry Morris formed ICR he envisioned hundreds of scientists today actively applying the creation model to the historical sciences not just mouthing support for it. That former obviously hasn’t happened despite the proliferation of creation science organizations with their significant financial resources and publishing capacity Creationists list hundreds of PhD scientists who are creation scientists but this is not the same as saying there are hundreds of creation scientists doing creation science.
Over the years I have maintained an eye on the ever-changing organizational structure of several creation science ministries. The growth and in some cases retraction of some organizations is not unlike what happens to many non-profit or other para-church organizations. The growth of para-church organizations is frequently caused by one of two main drivers: a dynamic personality […]