Category : Chemistry

ISS Lightning, Earth's Horizon, and the Milky Way, photo credit: NASA

Lightning, Carbon-14 and Dating the Past

[Originally published December 7, 2017 as Lightning: A Natural Nuclear Reactor!] In 1994, a scientific team using the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory reported seeing intense gamma ray flashes coming from the earth. The researchers called it an “unexplained terrestrial phenomenon,” but they noted: The…

April 13, 2020

Was there really a jump in this?

The Great Oxidation Event And LGBTQ Acceptance?

Attending the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology), I had some conversations with fellow students regarding Darwinian evolution and the Bible that I was totally unprepared for. But I never had to deal with Darwinism…

February 25, 2020

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Why We can Study the Cosmos

Did you know our universe is so orderly we have been able to predict discoveries well before finding them? And what does this reality tell us about Who created it? Enjoy this short video that makes sharing wonder and worship…

January 26, 2020

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Education to Question, and, Light from a Single Atom

[Originally published as No, It’s Not a Picture of an Atom] When I wrote the first edition of my high school chemistry textbook (back in 1994), I discussed the impossibility of seeing atoms. Atoms aren’t just small; they are simply…

December 30, 2019

Dr. Jekyll stage photo

Chemistry for Dramatic Effect

The very talented Eric Bailey portraying Dr. Jekyll in Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical (edited photo by Michelle Mullins) [Originally published as Another Special Effect Based on Chemistry] I just got finished portraying Sir Danvers Carew in Jekyll and Hyde:…

December 9, 2019

Gypsum Cave in New Mexico

Park’s Ranch Cave – Part 2

[Originally published at Creation Clues.org] The light from my headlamp bounced across the dark cave wall, making the microscopic white crystals glisten. Before I got there, I had imagined that crawling through small spaces and swimming through the deep water…

December 6, 2019

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Extraordinary Everyday Water

[Originally published as Water] According to scientists, the structure of liquid water is still difficult to comprehend, even after having been studied for over one hundred years. What is not hard to grasp is that without the unusual structure of…

October 30, 2019

Curiosity with organic compound illustration, photo credit: NASA

“Organic” Doesn’t Equal Life

[Originally published as NASA Has NOT Found the Building Blocks of Life on Mars] The headlines are screaming it. NASA Mars rover discovers ‘building blocks’ for life: 3-billion-year-old organic matter, Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient ‘Building Blocks for Life’ on Mars, Building Blocks of…

September 23, 2019

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When Was Water Created?

[Originally published as Water: When was it Created?] Genesis 1:1–2 states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of…

August 3, 2019

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The First Law of Thermodynamics

I was 25 years old when I read Dr Henry Morris’s book “The Biblical Basis for Modern Science.” There I read about the First Law of Thermodynamics which states that matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed. Morris stated…

July 24, 2019