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Jay Wile

As a scientist, it is hard for me to fathom anyone who has scientific training and does not believe in God. Indeed, it was science that brought me not only to a belief in God, but also to faith in Christianity. I have an earned Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the same institution. blog.drwile.com

Accidental Space Laboratory Confirms Relativity Theory

Click for original image [Originally published as Mistake in Satellite Placement Used To Further Confirm Relativity] One of the things I continually stress with my students is that science doesn’t have to make sense. In fact, most of the theories…

July 1, 2019

Pocket Watch lying on a granite surface, photo credit Pixabay

Introducing a Young Creation Scientist!

[Originally published as Dr. Winston Ewert, Homeschool Graduate and Software Engineer. Dr. Wile posts many more homeschool student goes on to excel at science stories, be sure to find encouragement in his collection of their stories.] Back in July of…

June 24, 2019

Narwhals swimming showing one tusk: Image courtesy of Kristin Laidre, NOAA

Discovering What a Narwhal’s Tusk is For

[Originally published as What Is the Function of a Narwhal’s Tusk?] Back in April, I spoke at the Ohio Homeschool Convention. It is part of the Great Homeschool Conventions, at which I have been fortunate to be a regular speaker. This…

June 17, 2019

Wooly Mammoths grazing: ID 67725239 © William Roberts | Dreamstime.com

Restoring the Woolly Mammoth, or, Not

[Originally published as Will Scientists Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth?] One of my former students sent me an article from The Telegraph, a news outlet in the UK. The headline reads: Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard…

June 10, 2019

Neurons 3D image: ID 136686190 © Siarhei Yurchanka | Dreamstime.com

Zombie Brains?

[Originally published as No, Scientists Did Not “Partially Revive” Pig Brains!] As anyone who reads my blog knows, I have a rather low opinion of science “journalism.” In my experience, most science “journalists” know little about journalism and even less…

June 3, 2019

Mice Demonstrate Just How Important “Junk” DNA Really Is

[Originally published as Study of Mice Highlights the “Junk DNA” Myth] The concept of “junk DNA” is crucial to evolutionary theory. For example, the “gold standard” of evolutionary simulations doesn’t produce any evolution unless at least 85% of the simulated…

May 27, 2019

Beakers, and a gloved hand with dropper representing practical science: Dreamtime.com ID 95060455

Apologetics Training: Redefining “Science”

[Originally published as An Excellent Commentary on Science] We live in an age of shocking scientific illiteracy, and to add insult to injury, some of the loudest “cheerleaders” for science are some of the most ignorant when it comes to…

May 20, 2019

Bacteria chains: ID 79799041 © Katerynakon | Dreamstime.com

Nylon Eating Bacteria, Designed not Evolved

[Originally published as “Nylon”-Digesting Bacteria are Almost Certainly Not a Modern Strain] Evolutionists are fond of stating “facts” that aren’t anywhere near factual. For example, when I was at university, I was taught, as fact, that bacteria evolved the genes…

May 13, 2019

Wind Farms, a Cautionary Tale for Environmentalists

[Originally published as Wind Farms Warm the Planet] More than five years ago, I wrote about a study that indicates wind turbines aren’t as “green” as many think. Indeed, it has been estimated that they are responsible for slaughtering more than…

May 6, 2019

Chicken ≠ Alligator: adapted from ID 86551549 © Vladimir Velickovic | Dreamstime.com

Coxing Chickens into Dinosaurs? Not Happening

[Originally published as No, We Won’t Have Dinosaurs in Two Years] A little while ago, I wrote an article about how silly “science journalism” can get. The article was about the popular media’s claim that scientists were about to bring mammoths…

April 22, 2019