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Young-earth Apologist David Rives and a Tale of Ancient DNA Discovery

I follow a number of apologists who play secondary roles in the young-earth (literal-day) creation universe. These are individuals with ministries … [Continue reading...]

Nectar Robbing Bees, Natural Evil and the Image of God

Cheaters prosper! Yes, they really do. Hundreds of thousands of species are singularly devoted to some form of parasitic life strategy. It's a … [Continue reading...]

Lessons in Geostatism and the Coronavirus Hoax Learned at the Dog Park

Dawn and I took Calvin to our local dog park yesterday afternoon.  It’s a time of socialization for our dog but if you have dogs you know it’s also a … [Continue reading...]

Young-earth Creationism and Biodiversity Loss: Mass Extinction, Disposable Planets and MacArthur

Young age creationists have responded to biodiversity loss (extinction) in a scattershot way in recent years.  So my interest was peaked when the … [Continue reading...]

Young-earth Hyper-migration? Drowned Ice Age Caves Contradict Young-Earth Timeline of Human History

During the last Ice Age when the oceans were up to 300 feet lower than they are today, an extensive cave system on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico was … [Continue reading...]

Answers from Jeanson: Revealing the Truth of Joseph’s Global Famine?

A few years ago I wrote a satire piece titled Answers from Genesis: Reclaiming the Biblical Authority of Joseph’s Global Famine. It was meant to call … [Continue reading...]

Kind of Confusing – Young-earth Creationist’ Classification of the Bombardier Beetle

Young-earth creationists in the twenty-first century take a broadly inclusive view of the relationship of existing and extinct species as they relate … [Continue reading...]

A Six-day Evolutionist? It depends on what you mean by evolution

Young-earth creationists like to talk about two types of evolution, one is real (microevolution), and the other is a lie from the pit of hell … [Continue reading...]

Chimps, Orangutans and Gorillas Evolved from a Common Ancestor on Noah’s Ark

When the Creation Museum in Kentucky opens back up on June 8 they will have a new exhibit on great ape origins.  There you will be able to learn how … [Continue reading...]

Finding Mars on Earth: A Conversation about Martian Meteorites

The evidence continues to accumulate: Mars used to be wet.  It used to have a much more active hydrological cycle. The Mars Couriosity Rover has been … [Continue reading...]

Dissent with Modification: Young-Earth Creationists Deny and Accept Macroevolutionary Theory

How can a population of organisms reproduce and over some period of time diversify into hundreds of species each of which has its own menagerie of … [Continue reading...]

A Family History of Coronavirus–Origins and Future Prospects

The talk of the world is coronavirus-so many questions. How did it come to infect humans?  How should we go about controlling its spread? Will the … [Continue reading...]

A Letter of Concern: Thoughts on the Global Coronavirus Crisis

The following is a letter that I wrote and have sent to a few family and friends.  Given the news today I decided to I would post it here for my … [Continue reading...]

Bad Calculation: The Case of the Shrinking Comet and the Age of Solar System

Ten years after launching, the European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft caught up to its target: Comet 67P.   In 2014, Rosetta, now 250 million miles … [Continue reading...]

A Plea to Pastors and Theologians who Preach on Social Media

Many of my Facebook friends and those that follow my blog may not be aware that I am a PK (preacher’s kid). I know how difficult a pastor’s life can … [Continue reading...]

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The Liturgy of Creation: Reading Genesis 1 as a Festival Calendar Narrative

I own more than 400 books on the topic of origins, broadly speaking. That includes commentaries on the book of Genesis, works on the relationship of science and faith, young-earth creationist … .

An Ancient and Alien Forest Reconstructed: A Fossil Challenge for Young-earth Creationists

Fossils often provide us with only a fragmentary view of the distant past but sometimes collections of fossils record ancient and seemingly alien worlds in stunning clarity.   In the past decade … .

On the Origin of Thorns: The Prelapsarian Acacia and the Good Creation

Thorns, prickles, spines and needles provide an effective means of protection for plants against many herbivores which would otherwise find them to be a source of nourishment.   A common perception of … .

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter to Usher in a Modern Day Reformation?

Ken Ham would have us believe that the modern reincarnation of the young-earth creationist movement, which he claims began only 55 years ago, is the real deal this time.  Unlike previous attempts over … .

My Letter to the Host of a Local Creation Conference

For many pastors and their congregations, questions about the intersection of science and faith are difficult because of their unfamiliarity with the scientific evidence and the extensive theological … .

William Buckland: Minister and Geologist Grappling with Fossil Feces, Deep Time and the Age of Reptiles

The Reverend William Buckland (1784-1856) was one of the last in a line of influential natural theologians following in … [Read More...]

The Frequently Overlooked Geological Context of Hominid Fossils

The human fossil record is probably one of these least understood yet frequently discussed topics in the Christian … [Read More...]

The Toba Super-Eruption: A Global Catastrophe that Young-Earth Creationists Ignore

Sudden catastrophic events are not unknown in earth’s history.  Large craters are evidence of past cosmic impacts and … [Read More...]

Finding Mars on Earth: A Conversation about Martian Meteorites

The evidence continues to accumulate: Mars used to be wet.  It used to have a much more active hydrological cycle. The … [Read More...]

The YDB Event: The Most Recent Global Catastrophe in Human History?

In 2013 a 50-foot meteor  streaked across the Russian sky exploding 14 miles above the surface of the earth creating a … [Read More...]

Creationism and the Church

Nectar Robbing Bees, Natural Evil and the Image of God

Cheaters prosper! Yes, they really do. Hundreds of thousands of species are singularly devoted to some form of parasitic … [Read More...]

Young-earth Creationism and Biodiversity Loss: Mass Extinction, Disposable Planets and MacArthur

Young age creationists have responded to biodiversity loss (extinction) in a scattershot way in recent years.  So my … [Read More...]

The Liturgy of Creation: Reading Genesis 1 as a Festival Calendar Narrative

I own more than 400 books on the topic of origins, broadly speaking. That includes commentaries on the book of Genesis, … [Read More...]

Responding to the False Dichotomy on the Age of the Earth

"My Christian school taught that the earth is 6,000 years old but what’s taught in public schools is that the earth is … [Read More...]

The Toba Super-Eruption: A Global Catastrophe that Young-Earth Creationists Ignore

Sudden catastrophic events are not unknown in earth’s history.  Large craters are evidence of past cosmic impacts and … [Read More...]

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A Challenge to Ken Ham: Send Your Employees to Professional Science Conferences

How do scientists communicate with each other?  What are the latest research results? How can one learn about theories … [Read More...]

Young-Earth Evolutionists? Talking about Hyper-speciation and Theological Implications

I recently attended the annual meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation held at Wheaton College.   About 300 … [Read More...]

Stranger Things–Creationist’ Views of Speciation and Natural Selection in the 1980s

Today, young-earth creationists are actively promoting a new model of the origin of the diversity of life on Earth.  … [Read More...]

Faith in Flood Geology? Dogmatic Assertions of Expertise

Everyone is an expert in something but they can’t be an expert in everything. At some point we all have to rely on the … [Read More...]

Where is the Next Generation of Creation Scientists?

Where is the next generation of creation scientists?   I don’t mean the next generation of believers in creation science … [Read More...]