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Multituberculates and the YEC Flood/post-Flood Boundary Problem

Yes, multituberculates have something to say about the ongoing division among YECs about where to locate the Flood/post-Flood boundary in the … [Continue reading...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021- Part 4: Final Thoughts and New Creationism Resources

What is going on in young-earth creationism these days? In the previous three parts of this series on creationism in 2021 I hypothesized that there is … [Continue reading...]

The Next Generation Products of Ken Ham’s Young-Earth Apologetic

Two individuals I have never heard of* but have a YouTube channel, Standing for Truth, went on a 3 hour 45-minute live rant about my views of YEC … [Continue reading...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021: Defining Characteristics of The New Creationists

What is this New Creationism being preached by The New Creationists?  What are its distinguishing characteristics?  What I am identifying as The New … [Continue reading...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021: The Dawn of The New Creationist, Part 2

Pick up a copy of The New Answers Book Volumes 1-4 from the young-earth apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis and you could be forgiven for thinking … [Continue reading...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021: The Dawn of The New Creationists, Part 1

In 2017 the film documentary Is Genesis History? marked a significant moment in the history of creationism evangelism.  A professional-quality … [Continue reading...]

Don’t be a Jerry! It’s time for us to resist the hand-washing edicts of the CDC

In the 1990s Americans were fed a weekly diet of propaganda from Hollywood in the form of a sitcom called Seinfeld. This seemingly innocuous show … [Continue reading...]

The False Hope of a Mature Creation

Strike up a conversation about the age of the earth with nearly any group of evangelicals and you are sure to get a lively discussion.   There may be … [Continue reading...]

Social Media Reach of Young-Earth Creationist’ Organizations

There are many organizations that have built an apologetics ministry around a young-earth interpretation of Genesis. If you are familiar with … [Continue reading...]

My First Step into Social Media: Parasitic Plants and the Garden of Eden

My post-doctoral research from 1995 to 1999 included searching for, sequencing and characterizing genes of chloroplast genomes of holoparasitic plants … [Continue reading...]

Ham and Thomas get their Platypus Egg-Genes Scrambled

Reading and understanding original research publications can be difficult when the content is outside your field of expertise. Sometimes reading that … [Continue reading...]

Cheaters Prosper as Long as They are in Short Supply–MacArthur, Masks and Anti-vaxxers

In a community of pollinators there are bound to be some that skirt the usual mutualistic pact between flower and pollinator. As I wrote about in my … [Continue reading...]

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...]

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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 … .

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Creationism and the Church

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021- Part 4: Final Thoughts and New Creationism Resources

What is going on in young-earth creationism these days? In the previous three parts of this series on creationism in … [Read More...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021: Defining Characteristics of The New Creationists

What is this New Creationism being preached by The New Creationists?  What are its distinguishing characteristics?  What … [Read More...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021: The Dawn of The New Creationist, Part 2

Pick up a copy of The New Answers Book Volumes 1-4 from the young-earth apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis and you … [Read More...]

Young-Earth Creationism in 2021: The Dawn of The New Creationists, Part 1

In 2017 the film documentary Is Genesis History? marked a significant moment in the history of creationism … [Read More...]

The False Hope of a Mature Creation

Strike up a conversation about the age of the earth with nearly any group of evangelicals and you are sure to get a … [Read More...]

Social Media Reach of Young-Earth Creationist’ Organizations

There are many organizations that have built an apologetics ministry around a young-earth interpretation of Genesis. If … [Read More...]

My First Step into Social Media: Parasitic Plants and the Garden of Eden

My post-doctoral research from 1995 to 1999 included searching for, sequencing and characterizing genes of chloroplast … [Read More...]

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...]