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God’s Message in Biology

As a creation speaker, I especially enjoy doing presentations at secular venues, like public schools and colleges. Though audience members can be hostile, it is an opportunity to actually engage many who are undecided or “on the fence” regarding origins. Since most people are theists, many are genuinely interested in understanding what part God played. […]

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October 2, 2021
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Fossil Fuels – Part 5

In the final installment of our blogs on fossil fuels, I want to note a couple of Biblical mentions of petroleum products. After the flood, the Bible explains how Noah’s descendants began to multiply. But instead of spreading out as God commanded, they congregated in a great city and began to construct the Tower of […]

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September 2, 2021
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Fossil Fuels – Part 4

Many people assume that fossil fuels like oil must take a long time to form, because it is buried so deep in the ground. But new research shows that this cannot be the case. As we already discussed, oil originates with organic materials being buried and pressurized by overlying sedimentary layers. But today, nearly all […]

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August 2, 2021
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Fossil Fuels – Part 3

Have you ever seen a video of an oil well blowout? This is when the oil underground is under tremendous pressure and our drilling through the overlying rock provides an escape for it to come squirting out, sometimes high into the air. One oil well in Texas gushed more than 4,200,000 gallons of oil per day […]

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July 2, 2021
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Fossil Fuels – Part 2

Old Earth geologists claim that the present is the key to the past. Large rock formations, like the extensive layers we find in the ground, they claim, were formed by the same types of processes that we see around us still today. But the tremendous coal layers around the world are a big problem for […]

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June 1, 2021
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Fossil Fuels – Part 1

This month we introduce a new series, a review of some of the creation-related things we can learn from fossil fuels. Our modern lifestyle is largely built on the fossil fuel industry. Extensive research into coal, natural gas, propane and oil has given us a greater understanding of the origin of these materials and a […]

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May 2, 2021
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Bioluminescence – Part 12

This is the last of our series on animals that have the ability to glow at night. I want to end by discussing bioluminescent pterosaurs. The Bible references the “fiery flying serpent” (Isaiah 14:29, 30:6). I’ve written a whole journal article on glowing reptiles that fly. But here I want to specifically discuss their light. […]

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April 2, 2021
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Bioluminescence – Part 11

We are coming to the end of our series on glowing organisms. We’ll wrap it up next time. But first I want to discuss some really amazing biofluorescence recently discovered in mammals. Shining a UV flashlight on flying squirrels causes them to glow bright pink! Why does the squirrel do this? Biologists have speculated that […]

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March 1, 2021
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Bioluminescence – Part 10

Have you ever heard of a tardigrade? That’s this piggy-looking fellow with the nozzle mouth to the right. Tardigrades are microscopic eight-legged animals that are sometimes called “water bears.” They have a tough outside shell like a beetle, and up to six claws on each foot. Their mouth is used to bore into plants and […]

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February 2, 2021
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Bioluminescence – Part 9

Hopefully you are not wearying of all of our discussion of glowing creatures. We have just a few more fascinating animals to investigate before we complete our survey. Consider the photo to the right, a luminescent reptile! This picture was taken in 2015 in the Solomon Islands. Divers observed the strange sight of a glowing […]

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January 1, 2021
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Bioluminescence – Part 8

This month we turn our attention from deep sea creatures to the crawly world of arthropods, specifically the bioluminescent millipede. As you can see to the right, this organism uses a special protein to produce a beautiful bluish glow right through its crusty outer layer. The neon-like light can be bright enough to read by. […]

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December 2, 2020
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Bioluminescence – Part 7

The next installment of our ongoing series on bioluminescent creatures focuses on larger marine organisms, glowing fish. Perhaps you recall the angler fish that was a villain in the movie Finding Nemo. Pictured on top, this ugly occupant of the dark, silent deep has a spiky fin ray that sticks out of its forehead, acting […]

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November 2, 2020
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