Category : Earth

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How To “Discover” Deep Time

[Originally published as A Young Earth with Critical Thinking] Martin Rudwick’s book Earth’s Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters came out in 2014. Martin Rudwick is professor emeritus of history at the University of California – San…

May 7, 2020

mountains, desert, blue sky, with hiker

Climate Changing? What, Who, How?

[Originally published as Climate Control] In 1977, the worst winter of the century struck the United States. Artic cold ripped the Midwest for weeks on end. Great blizzards paralyzed cities of the Northeast. One desperate night in Buffalo, 8 people…

May 6, 2020

Blue-tinged iceberg with mountains in backdrop, photo credit: Pxhere

Freshwater, Saltwater, and the Scientific Method

[Originally published as A Cool Variation on an Experiment] In my elementary science book, Science in the Beginning, I explain to students that many things in science are counterintuitive. To make this point clear, I have them do an experiment with…

May 4, 2020

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

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Creating Beauty from Tragedy

[Originally published as God Likes to Create Beauty From Tragedy. It may not at first be clear why this is the right kind of article to share on Resurrection Day, but, it shouldn’t take long to recognize how this principle…

April 12, 2020

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A Wide-Sweeping Overview of How Noah’s Flood Fits Reality

[Editor’s note: This 22 minute video does an amazing job demonstrating the feasibility of the world-wide flood of Noah’s day occuring. It’s captivating enough to hold the attention of any audience able to understand basic science and history facts. Although…

April 4, 2020

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Vast Volcanic Activity During the Flood in Western Australia

[Originally published as Enormous volcanic cataclysm engulfed most of northern Australia during Noah’s Flood] The adjacent figure is a small extract from a geological map of the area around Kellys Knob, Kununurra, Western Australia. Whenever I visit a new area,…

April 2, 2020

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Rainbows and Rain Before the Flood

[Originally published as the 2nd half of No Rain?] After the global flood, God promised Noah that He would never again destroy the entire world by water (Genesis 9:11).  God used a rainbow as a sign of this promise (Genesis…

March 20, 2020

Was Jesus a Young Earth Creationist?

Was Jesus a Young Earth Creationist? What did He teach about the age of the Earth? As followers of Jesus, that should be an important point for us to consider. Can we determine from the New Testament records of Jesus’…

March 10, 2020

Man sitting at the summit of a hike overlooking Kepler Bay NZ: Image by Gerralt van Soest from Pixabay

God So Loved He Created

For God so loved the world… John 3:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16…

February 14, 2020