Young earth creationists greatly underestimate the fossil record when they tell their audiences that there are "billions of dead things buried in rock layers." The point, that there are huge numbers of fossils, is correct but billions is such an underwhelming number compared to the reality of the fossil record. The vastness of the fossil record … [Read More...]
The sedimentary rocks of the Earth hold vast quantities of fossils. Hundreds of years of observations have shown that these fossils are far from … [Continue reading...]
Take a tour of the Ark Encounter with a geologist, paleontologist and myself in this YouTube presentation. In July I visited the Ark Encounter with … [Continue reading...]
This summer two of my sons and I took a hike through the Jurassic time period. Near Greybull, Wyoming is a long ridge called Sheep Mountain. … [Continue reading...]
Our perceptions of the age of a subject are frequently based on our common experience with similar subjects. Most people have some ability to guess … [Continue reading...]
Scattered across the upper surface of a hard layer of limestone in the badlands of the Bighorn Basin in Wyoming are the tell-tale signs of dinosaur … [Continue reading...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
The human fossil record is probably one of these least understood yet frequently discussed topics in the Christian church. I have neither the expertise nor the desire to attempt … [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...]
If you have followed my blog for the past six months you know that I have been discussing the … [Read More...]
In remote western Kansas, groups of rock pillars stand like a natural Stonehenge over the grassy … [Read More...]
Young earth creationists (YECs) are the most vocal skeptics of evolutionary theory, however, they … [Read More...]
The fact that bacteria are able to develop resistance to antibiotics has been a textbook example of … [Read More...]
Just 10 days after the grand opening of the Ark Encounter on July 7th, I traveled down to … [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
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 … .