A few weeks ago I was a scheduled to present several lectures as part of a course offered by Veritas Theological Seminary in Santa Ana, California. The course title was Scientific Apologetics: The Age of the Earth. The course was split 50/50 between speakers from Solid Rock Lectures including myself, and two prominent employees of Answers in … [Read More...]
The difference between what young earth creationists like to term "operational" or "observational" science and historical science doesn't have the … [Continue reading...]
John Ray, one of England's greatest 17th century natural theologians, spent much time pondering the meaning of fossils or "formed stones" as they were … [Continue reading...]
The Ark Encounter in Kentucky is built on a foundation of trillions of fossils but when they built a new activity to allow visitors to find their own … [Continue reading...]
The Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky is literally built on trillions of dead things. This fact would seem to support Ken Ham's popular … [Continue reading...]
Young earth creationists greatly underestimate the fossil record when they tell their audiences that there are "billions of dead things buried in rock … [Continue reading...]
Maybe you missed it last week with all the excitement of the pictures from Curiosity and its analysis of the rocks on Mars (See my last post: Curious Geology: Stunning Images … [Read More...]
Sudden catastrophic events are not unknown in Earth’s history. Large craters are evidence of past cosmic impacts. Widespread layers of volcanic ash are a testimony of massive … [Read More...]
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 … [Read More...]
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 … [Read More...]
Do places on Earth exist where annual records have been stored for tens of thousands of years and can be accessed today? Ice-cores and tree rings can preserve long records of … [Read More...]
Take a tour of the Ark Encounter with a geologist, paleontologist and myself in this YouTube … [Read More...]
This summer two of my sons and I took a hike through the Jurassic time period. Near Greybull, … [Read More...]
Our perceptions of the age of a subject are frequently based on our common experience with similar … [Read More...]
Scattered across the upper surface of a hard layer of limestone in the badlands of the Bighorn Basin … [Read More...]
If you have followed my blog for the past six months you know that I have been discussing the … [Read More...]
Creationism and the Church
Take a tour of the Ark Encounter with a geologist, paleontologist and myself in this YouTube presentation. In July I … [Read More...]
Young earth creationists (YECs) are the most vocal skeptics of evolutionary theory, however, they recognize organisms do … [Read More...]
Guests at the Ark Encounter will observe many descriptions and artistic impressions of what happened before, during and … [Read More...]
Ken Ham posts a picture and comment almost daily on Twitter about the thousands or of visitors that are flocking to the … [Read More...]
I am now blocked from commenting on the Facebook page of the Institute of Creation Research (ICR). This was … [Read More...]
Do places on Earth exist where annual records have been stored for tens of thousands of years and can be accessed today? Ice-cores and tree rings can preserve long records of yearly events but some … .
Please welcome David MacMillan* as a guest author today on Naturalis Historia.** As the strict young-earth creationists at Answers in Genesis work to complete their Ark Encounter "theme park," … .
Bones of Contention II: Ape, Human or Fraud? Young Earth Creationists Respond to the Dinaledi Chamber Fossil Discovery
The largest collection of hominin bones ever found in Africa is causing massive waves in the anthropological world and beyond. When it was first announced, I wrote about how I thought some creationist … .
Where no animal except a lost owl and rodent has ever found themselves, through skinny passages that I could not fit through, laying on or just under fine sediments, the partially fossilized bones of … .
A few weeks ago I was a scheduled to present several lectures as part of a course offered by Veritas Theological Seminary in Santa Ana, California. The course title was Scientific Apologetics: The … .
Natural History Notes
Wisdom from the Past
John Ray, one of England's greatest 17th century natural theologians, spent much time pondering the meaning of fossils or "formed stones" as they were called then. I have shared some of his thoughts … .
Should professors at Universities be active participants in generating and testing ideas or should they be content to be teachers of what is already known? Most higher educational institutions, such … .
Modern young-earth creationism has deep roots. The essential elements of flood geology were established in the 1600s though much of what passed as flood geology at that time might be difficult to … .
The Englishman and natural historian John Ray is best known for his book, The Wisdom of God. Like many other books of the 18th century, he continually revised and reissued his book until the time of … .
I’m sitting in the Boston Airport on my way to a conference at Gordon College but I have enough time for a natural history note while I wait for a colleague to arrive. On my flight from Ohio I read … .