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 […]
What happened to huge dinosaur eggs that were either abandoned or broke prematurely? You might think that this is a question that is impossible to answer, but there have been dinosaur eggs that have been discovered with intriguing evidence of scavenging of various forms. I recently came across a report from 2011 that I […]
Last year I wrote about the strange rubbing boulders of the Atacama desert. In that post I relayed the story of these strange large boulders that are found scattered in a high valley in the Atacama desert. That desert is one of the driest places on earth with the area that these particular boulders lie […]
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 counting of one that represent annual layers have been used to test and calibrate radiocarbon dating methods. A few weeks ago there was a report on additional […]
A few months ago I wrote about the significance of recent findings regarding the Toba super volcano in Indonesia (The Toba Super Eruption: A non-Flood Catastrophe – the Artifacts Say Yes). Briefly, I explained that the Toba volcano caldera produced the largest eruption in the past 100,000 years releasing an estimated 2800 cubic kilometers of […]
A reader recently brought the articles linked below from a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) website to my attention. I found them interesting not just because they present a good overview of the challenges that the Greenland ice cores present to young earth creationism but because it raised my own awareness about current discussions in the […]
According to young earth creationists, there isn’t enough salt in the oceans if the earth is old. Recent references to this argument have spurred me to look a little closer at how it is being used today. What I find is that it appears to have only a purely rhetorical use as the actual data about the ocean’salinity suggests that the amount of salt in the sea is a useless tool for indicating the earth is old or young.
There are thousands of sites with either human remains or artifacts (stone tools usually) that are known across southern Europe and many are found in locations where they are found in layers stacked on top of each other like in caves or flood plain locations along rivers. But, the exact pattern of Neanderthal and modern human population migrations and changes is not my main interest.