The Appearance of Age and the Origin of the Hawaiian Islands

What is the origin of the Hawaiian Islands?  The exploration of that question consumed my attention for several years.  At that time—way back in the 1990s—I was a post-doctoral researcher at Southern Illinois University sequencing chloroplast genes from holoparasitic plants. At the same time I discovered list-serve discussion groups, I was given creation science literature […]

Long Distance Dispersal via Catastrophic Events

When I give my lecture in class about animal distributions,  questions often are raised about how did animals get to some remote islands or even islands that are not that far off from the mainland.   Sometimes the answer is that during ice ages the oceans was up to hundreds of meters lower than it is […]