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Leviathan!

Job 41 presents a ferocious creature for our consideration, the Leviathan. The Biblical description is lacking in general characteristics that would help us identify what kind of animal this is. But there are enough details given that a number of possible candidates have been put forward by creationists: a dinosaur (perhaps Parasaurolophus or T rex […]

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November 1, 2023
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God & Time

Isaiah 57:15 states, “For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy.” What exactly does it mean that God “inhabits eternity”? It seems to be saying that God exists outside time and views the whole of space/time from His timeless abode. He is simultaneously experiencing the wonder of creation, […]

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October 2, 2023
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Blog: Trace Fossils & Eggs – Part 4

Last month we noted that fossilized dinosaur eggs are typically found on a flat bedding plane, like a muddy beach. This fits well with a Flood scenario in which female dinosaurs laid eggs under duress as thick sediment layers were rapidly accumulating around them. But we also have some special cases in which these these […]

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August 2, 2023
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Trace Fossils & Eggs – Part 3

In recent months we have discussed the vast number of dinosaur trace fossils preserved in rock layers. One of the challenges for the Flood model is that there are places where trace fossils, especially footprints, are found on top of very thick sediment layers. Sometimes tracks and nests are found at multiple rock levels in […]

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July 2, 2023
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Trace Fossils & Eggs – Part 2

Recall from our discussion last month that a trace fossil is preserved remains of biological activity that were not part of the original animal’s body. These include footprints, tracks, burrows, borings, gastroliths (stones swallowed to help with digestion) and fossilized fecal matter. Last month we focused upon two unique characteristics of fossil trackways that give […]

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June 2, 2023
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Dinosaur Trace Fossils & Eggs – Part 1

This month we start a new series discussing dinosaur trace fossils and eggs. Also known as an ichnofossil, a trace fossil is a preserved record that gives indirect evidence of biological activity. Footprints, though not as informative as fossilized skeletons or skin impressions, can still yield valuable insights. Dinosaur tracks from diverse parts of the […]

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May 1, 2023
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Yuandiao Dragon

We have discussed on previous occasions the wonderful history of dragons from the country of China. Perhaps more than any other civilization, the ancient Chinese were intrigued by dragons. From their zodiac, to their art, to their histories, dragons appeared prominently. Much of the Chinese dragon iconography is very stylized. It is commonly gaudy ornamentation […]

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March 31, 2023
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Sonar – Part 5

For a few months now, we’ve reviewed the wonder of echolocation in animals. We conclude the series this month by discussing echolocation in humans. Can a person actually “see” by sound alone? For centuries it has been known that certain blind people gain information about their environment by snapping their fingers, tapping the floor with […]

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March 2, 2023
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Sonar – Part 4

In recent months we have been discussing echolocation in animals. This month we come to the marvelous use of this navigation technique in water…true sonar. Sound travels 5X faster in water than in air, making it particularly useful for whales and dolphins These mammals echolocate via a specialized organ called the dorsal bursae, which sits […]

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February 1, 2023
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Sonar – Part 3

Last month, we discussed the incredible precision of bat echolocation. I want to talk just a bit more about these amazing nocturnal flyers that “see” by listening to echoes. If you look up into the sky on a warm summer evening you will likely see many bats flitting about. How do they distinguish their echo […]

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January 1, 2023
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Sonar – Part 2

Last month, we began a new series on echolocation in animals. Active sonar involves an animal emitting a sound wave that bounces off a distant object, returning an echo that provides information about the object’s proximity and size. Over a thousand animal species use sonar. They mostly rely on echolocation to find food in an […]

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December 1, 2022
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Sonar – Part 1

This month, we start a new series on sound navigation and biology. The word sonar is an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging. Active sonar, emitting sounds and analyzing the returning echo, is primarily employed by people to navigate, measure distances, and detect objects in the water. The first recorded human sonar use was in 1490, […]

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November 1, 2022
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