Last night in a public broadcast Ken Ham announced that enough funds have been obtained to break ground for the huge “evangelistic project” – the Ark Encounter. The event was clearly designed to put-to-rest rumors that Answers in Genesis has run into money problems and that the project is in trouble. I do think they rightly pointed […]
Last week I pointed out that the Bible provides no support for Ken Ham’s contention that massive numbers of species have formed following their departure from Noah’s ark 4500 years ago (YEC Biblical Evolution: I Have A Book That Says Otherwise). Now I’m following up with “observational” evidence from DNA sequences to test whether the […]
Last week Ken Ham promoted a biblical evolution model to explain the diversity of life on Earth. I have a book before me that provides compelling evidence that this model of evolution is wrong. That book is the Bible. For those that follow the creation literature nothing that Ken Ham said last week in his […]
A story is breaking today of a significant fossil find that was made almost a year ago but kept under wraps until the significance of the find could be evaluated. What has now been reveled is that over 100 footprints were found in newly uncovered rocks along a shoreline of England. Careful analysis of […]
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 up of new fossil sources, particularly China and Mongolia but also South America and to improved technology for retrieving and analyzing fossil remains. […]
Cancers are cells that have forgotten who they are supposed to be. They become independent brats in the body, hogging resources and dividing uncontrollably. The problem, from the cancers perspective of course, is that being a spoiled brat may bring short-term rewards, like lots of progeny and freedom from having to behave like the cell […]
A colleague has a fossil scallop in his office that he collected while teaching a field course on Chesapeake Bay biology. He pulled this scallop from the cliff wall at Calvert Cliffs near Calvert, Maryland. It is particularly impressive not only for its size (more than 5 inches in diameter) but also for its condition. […]
Peat bogs are a repository of the passage of time. They record changes in the earth’s atmosphere and unique events such as ash falls from volcanic eruptions. Through careful analysis of bogs we can reconstruct the past just like we can reconstruct a crime from the crime scene. Peat bogs in Europe give us a unique window into the effects of human industry and landscape shift due to deforestation and agriculture and even longer term shifts in climate patterns.