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 of the best records come from layers of sediment underlying some lakes which, if formed under the right conditions, can be read like the annual rings … [Read More...]
What does it mean to evolve? What is natural selection? Where did the genetic variation come from that allows evolution to happen? Why are there so … [Continue reading...]
Guests at the Ark Encounter will observe many descriptions and artistic impressions of what happened before, during and just after Noah's Flood. One … [Continue reading...]
Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter presents it visitors with exhibits with odd-looking creatures and explains that just 4350 years ago these were the common … [Continue reading...]
Ken Ham posts a picture and comment almost daily on Twitter about the thousands or of visitors that are flocking to the Ark Encounter and Creation … [Continue reading...]
In Egypt the Nile River Valley conceals a massive canyon that once was as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon in Arizona. We have explored the origins … [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...]
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 the footsteps of John Ray (late 1600s) and William Paley … [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...]
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...]
So many highlights from our vacation but I am going to hold off on some of my favorites until I am … [Read More...]
The past month has been quite an adventure. It has been good to get a break from my job and this … [Read More...]
A massive canyon lays hidden below the Nile Valley in Egypt. In Part II we looked as how this … [Read More...]
I am now blocked from commenting on the Facebook page of the Institute of Creation Research (ICR). … [Read More...]
A meandering river on a wide river plain running through Egypt is the site of one of the … [Read More...]
Creationism and the Church
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...]
Ecology is the branch of biology that studies the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment. … [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
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 … .