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Fulfilled Prophecy Part 1 – “The Jews”

It is not unusual for scientifically-minded people to ask how it is that Christians can start with the Bible as a premise. It can be foreign to a mindset of empiricism and testing everything. But if one has enjoyed the experience of true communion with God while reading the words of scripture, this is compelling, […]

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October 2, 2018
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The Indian Thunderbird

The Thunderbird story as told by the western American Indians has become one of the most famous icons of their culture. Celebrated as having spiritual powers, this huge flying creature was understood differently by various native American tribes. For some, it took on mythological status and was fancifully depicted on totem poles. For others, it […]

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September 3, 2018
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The Jerusalem Dragon Well

The Old Testament seers prophesied against a number of ancient cities. On multiple occasions, the destroyed and abandoned cities were condemned to become the lair of dragons (see Isaiah 34:13 and Jeremiah 51:37). The prophet Jeremiah actually made the prediction that Israel would be carried away into captivity and Jerusalem would be broken down and […]

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August 2, 2018
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Early Medieval Dragon Report

To the right is a sculpting of the Bator Dragon. Reliable historical accounts tell of a dragon that was killed in the swamps of what is now Bator, Hungary about the year 1035. This fierce reptile had become the scourge of the countryside and was finally destroyed by some courageous townspeople. Thereafter the town became […]

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July 1, 2018
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Naked Mole Rats

Naked mole-rats are marvelous and bizarre rodents, arguably the weirdest mammals God made. These East African critters do not get tumors. They are immune to certain types of chronic pain and even the irritant found in chili peppers. These odd little subterraneans live their lives like social insects in 300-strong colonies. In the tunnel recesses, a […]

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June 1, 2018
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Seed Germination

Spring has finally arrived at my home in the State of NH. Bulbs that we planted in fall have now sprouted. The process of germination is fascinating. In New England, seeds of native berries, like raspberries and blackberries, need to be abraded in a bird’s gizzard (eroded by digestive acids) before water and air can enter […]

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May 1, 2018
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Protein Machines – Part 7

This last installment in our series on nanomachinery in the cell will focus on a microscopic power generator: ATP synthase. This machine resembles an energy-producing water wheel or windmill. But instead of making electricity, it produces ATP molecules (over 100 per second), the primary energy source for the cell. You may recall our discussion of […]

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April 2, 2018
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Protein Machines – Part 6

This month we turn our attention to a tiny little molecular machine that has become an icon of intelligent design, the bacteria flagellum. The single-celled E coli bacterium is so small that 10,000 can fit on the head of a pin. These rod-shaped cells move around through liquid by using an outboard engine called a […]

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March 1, 2018
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Protein Machines – Part 5

In recent months we have been considering the sophisticated microscopic machinery of the cell. This time I would like to simplistically discuss a couple of the amazing genetic replication proteins. Our DNA is wound up like a twisted rope. Unwinding it is the job of a protein machine called helicase. Like the motor protein kinesin, […]

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February 1, 2018
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Protein Machines – Part 4

Last month I likened the tiny organelles in living cells to specialized buildings in a walled town. But how does the cell transport the goods from one facility to another? One such microscopic delivery agent is the motor protein kinesin (see animation to the right). Running on fuel known as ATP, this “FedEx agent” of […]

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January 1, 2018
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