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Bioluminscence – Part 2

Last month we considered the wonder of simple fireflies and their amazing light-generating organs called photophores. This month I want to consider glow worms. There are different kinds of light-producing worms. Some are merely juvenile fireflies. In their wingless, larvae state, these bioluminescent worms have the same photophores as adult beetles.  These glow worms are […]

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June 1, 2020
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Bioluminescence – Part 1

This month, I would like to start a new series featuring organisms that have the ability to glow. Some of these organisms are pretty crazy. But let’s begin with a common one. Fireflies are probably the most familiar of all the illuminating organisms. They employ light-generating organs called photophores. Here’s how they work. A chemical […]

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May 2, 2020
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How Do Viruses Fit Into the Creation Model

World attention is focused on the coronavirus that is causing a global pandemic. People’s perception of viruses is almost totally negative. With this terrible reputation, we might be inclined to ask why God made viruses in the first place. Unlike bacteria, single-celled organisms that are alive and can reproduce, viruses are non-living capsules of DNA. […]

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April 3, 2020
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H2–Oh Really!

Just about 70% of the adult human body is composed of water. Interestingly, almost the exact same percentage of our Earth is covered by water. Through the years, scientists have pointed out a number of unique attributes of water that make it ideal for life as we know it to exist on Earth. The viscosity […]

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March 2, 2020
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The New Atheism Fails

Over the last decade or so atheism took a more aggressive turn. Four authors in particular were celebrated as the “Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse” (an allusion to the biblical horsemen of Revelation). These four, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, promulgated atheism with a missionary zeal. Their books became best sellers as they […]

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February 1, 2020
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The Chinese Nian Monster

January 1st marks the beginning of the new year for most of the world. But for the Chinese, this greatest holiday of the year varies because their ancient calendar was based on the lunar cycle. The Chinese New Year is a single day, but the celebration has become synonymous with the “Spring Festival,” which lasts […]

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January 2, 2020
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Fangalabolo Identification

Last week I was on the island of Madagascar doing night research concerning a nocturnal flying creature that the Malagasy island people call “Fangalabolo”. The local eye witnesses liken it to a very large bat with a wingspan over 5 feet. There is some disagreement in the zoological information regarding the largest bat in Madgascar. […]

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November 1, 2019
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Variation by Design

A number of advances in our understanding of the underlying genetic mechanisms of variation are challenging traditional darwinian understandings. Evolution is supposed to proceed by random variations that natural selection preserves because they confer a slight advantage. But increasingly, we are finding that variation is not random. The genetic mutations that modify the beak of […]

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October 2, 2019
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The Fangalabolo

Madagascar is one of the largest islands in the world. It is also the home to an alleged cryptid, called Fangalabolo. This next month we are planning an initial reconnaissance trip to look into the sightings of this nocturnal creature to determine if a full expedition might be warranted. Eye witnesses describe it as something […]

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September 2, 2019
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New Ogopogo Video

A new video recently surfaced purporting to show the Ogopogo monster that inhabits Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. It seems to display a long, slender body, some humps and even flippers coming up out of the water. The creature’s total length seems unrealistic. But how long is a sea serpent? We really don’t know […]

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August 6, 2019
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Voltaire – Part 2

Last month we considered the work of the famous skeptic Voltaire. His railings against Christianity and the Bible were tireless. In 1764 he wrote, “The Bible. That is what fools have written, what imbeciles commend, what rogues teach and young children are made to learn by heart.”  It is reliably reported that Voltaire once held up a […]

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July 1, 2019
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Voltaire – Part 1

The famous French philosopher known to the world as Voltaire was born in November of 1694 and was named François-Marie Arouet. He became popular as a deistic writer (producing more than 2,000 books and pamphlets) and for his witty critique of Christianity. Voltaire was well known for his railing against the Bible: “The subject is […]

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June 1, 2019
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