Is Teaching Creation Child Abuse?

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 2 comments

  An article in Creation Ministries International’s Prayer News (April 2014) caught my eye. It was entitled: “ ‘Teaching creation is child abuse’? A response to rabid atheist claims.” In this well-written article, Gary Bates exposed their tactics and answered their unscientific claims. Teaching creationism has been called “child abuse” because it is withholding information from children. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Creationists like Bates and...

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Learn Through Experience

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  There is something spectacular about getting to live what you are learning. I didn’t think much about that until the years I spent working at a Christian Living History Camp in California. Each day as my fellow guides and I stepped into costume and into character, we experienced both history and ministry from a firsthand perspective. And that experience wasn’t limited to ourselves – we were privileged to provide countless 4th grade campers and their parents...

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Microscopic Structure of Tears

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  I was alerted to a photographic study, which I managed to find on the web, regarding the microscopic structure of dried human tears. Rose-Lynn Fisher, the photographer, wondered if various tear types dry into different patterns. It appears at first glance that tears of joy yield a different pattern from tears from onions, tears from grief, or just normal tears which continually lubricate the eye. Although I had never considered that one teardrop might differ from...

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Ancient walk on the beach

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  People have asked me about the reports of footprints of a human ancestor, which were uncovered by recent tides, being found in England. An article came out a couple of weeks ago in The Telegraph (April 21, 2014)  in regards to some tracks that were preserved in soft sedimentary rock. It referenced an older article (Feb, 7, 2014) by Richard Gray, a science correspondent, entitled 900,000 year old footprints of earliest northern Europeans discovered. Researchers think...

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All in the family! Part 2

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  Research on the Neanderthal genome has revealed modern humans and Neanderthals could interbreed with one another.  This means Neanderthals and modern humans are all of the same kind, or family. In other words, Neanderthals are just a variation of humans. The following is from an article on the New Scientist website entitled, “Breeding with Neanderthals helped humans go global,” by Michael Marshall. “The publication of the Neanderthal genome last year...

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All in the family! Part 1

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  A discovery of five skulls from Dmanisi, Georgia, has added a new twist to the story of human evolution. They believe there may not have been many different evolutionary Homo species, but just one species consisting of a huge variation within that species. “The five skulls found at Dmanisi do not seem to go together, having cranial capacities varying from 546 to 730 cubic centimeters and a constellation of features evolutionists typically assign to three different...

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The Ken Ham/Bill Nye Debate – Thoughts

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

In researching about both speakers, they have two very different worldviews, perspectives, and goals. Ken Ham has been very active sharing his perspective and worldview for practically all of his life. He started out teaching public school science in Australia, but eventually moved to the US to work with Creation ministries. Bill Nye has been a popular science teacher for many years, and recently, he has been especially outspoken on what he perceives are the dangers of...

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Bacteria Shredding Insect Wings

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

Some interesting research published a few days ago holds a huge promise for reducing incidences of bacterial infection. Wings of dragonflies and the Cicadae are constructed with ultra-microscopic-sized (nano) spires which literally shred bacteria. To read about this go to: Germ-killing nanosurface opens new front in hygiene. I always like to say that God has given us a vast array of things in nature for us to glean from in order to “invent” amazing technology that will help...

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In the Dark about Dark Matter

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 1 comment

  Atheist argument: “How can you believe in a so-called-god when you can’t see him/she/it even through the best Hubble telescopes?”  Clear back in 1965, after their space launches, the Russian government posted anti-god posters meant to dissuade people from believing in God. The caption at the bottom of the poster (on the right) basically says, “The bright light of science has proven there is no God.” So, the basic argument is, “If you can’t see God, He doesn’t exist.”...

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Dinosaurs: Millions of Years or Only Thousands? Naturalistic/Evolutionary Perspective

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Marianis from the Front, The Biggest Challenges to Evolution | 0 comments

  Introduction: Everyone today has heard that at one time, long ago, dinosaurs roamed our world. Dinosaurs were some of the largest land animals ever to live. Thousands of dinosaur fossils can be found throughout the fossil record. Soft Tissue has also been discovered in numerous examples now. Did dinosaurs have feathers? What is the Truth about dinosaurs? What were they like? When did they live?   Naturalistic/Evolutionary Answer: Dinosaurs lived between 230 – 65...

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Rapid ‘Hoodoos’

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

    In Bryce Canyon National Park (located in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau in Utah) are some amazing rock pillars called ‘Hoodoos’. These hoodoos have wondrous, fantastic shapes that a person could spend hours viewing. How were these hoodoos formed … here is a quote from a web site on the geology of Bryce Canyon: “The chaotic destructive force of water, not wind, is responsible for the fantastic shapes in Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon’s...

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Population Estimates – A Major Problem for Evolution

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  When Mary Jo and I were at Northern Illinois University giving Creation programs, a student asked how it was even possible that the 8 people who got off the ark could have reproduced enough offspring to account for the population during the short duration from the Flood to the Exodus, led by Moses, out of Egypt. Actually there is no issue for Biblical timeframes, but instead, population studies pose a huge issue for evolutionary assumptions. Using the average...

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