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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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The Wadjet

For many years I have been fascinated by flying serpent iconography in ancient Egypt. The Genesis Park website had featured a couple of these ancient depictions. This flying snake (or Wadjet in the original Egyptian) was an important symbol of lower Egypt. Numerous ancient authors mention serpents flying from Arabia into this northern region of […]

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October 3, 2022
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The Egyptian Exodus

Although I primarily work with scientific apologetics material, there are occasionally significant archaeological finds that bear mentioning. Progress in recent years at a dig site in northern Egypt, called Tell-el-Daba, is one of those special cases. This location appears to match the ancient city of Avaris, capital of the Hyksos Dynasty. The Hyksos were a foreign people […]

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September 2, 2022
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Blushing

Blushing is defined as the reddening of the face from blood rushing to the skin’s blood vessels, usually associated with feelings of embarrassment or shame. The origin of blushing has long been an evolutionary enigma, because no animals are known to blush. This origin problem bothered Darwin and he acknowledged that there is no real […]

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August 1, 2022
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Blind Cave Fish

In recent months, we have discussed how certain biological adaptations happen very quickly and appear to be more like engineered, organism-driven systems than happenchance mutations. An article in this month’s CRS Journal highlights yet another fascinating example. Sometimes fish are swept into a cave by a large wave or a flood. It has been known […]

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July 3, 2022
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Adaptation – Part 4

In recent months we’ve been discussing the ability of animals to adapt to their environment in a rapid fashion, quicker than scientists had previously thought. A 2018 article in Nature was entitled: “How warp-speed evolution is transforming ecology: Darwin thought evolution was too slow to change the environment on observable timescales—ecologists are discovering that he […]

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March 23, 2022
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Adaptation – Part 3

The title of a 2008 article by National Geographic article caught my eye: “Lizards Rapidly Evolve After Introduction to Island.” The fascinating article explained how scientists were surprised in recent years just how quickly whole suites of genetic traits can be changed, almost like a cascading switch was thrown. Insectivore Italian Wall Lizards were transported […]

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March 1, 2022
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Adaptation – Part 2

Last month we began a new series on adaptation, the process of organisms becoming better fitted for the environment around them. The stock explanation given by an evolutionary biologist is that natural selection acts upon heritable variation over multiple generations. By it’s very definition, this is a slow process. Tiny genetic changes, a small percentage […]

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February 2, 2022
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Adaptation – Part 1

In biology, adaptation is defined as organisms adjusting to new environments or to changes in their current environment. For millennia, it has been observed that creatures are specially fitted to survive in rather specific niches. The Psalmist reflects on this beautiful fitness between certain animals and their habitat: “As for the stork, the fir trees are […]

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January 4, 2022
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The Collector’s Curve

Günter Bechly (right) is a brilliant German paleontologist. For most of his career he was an atheist and staunch supporter of Darwinism. But today he rejects naturalism and advocates for intelligent design. What changed his mind? Fossil evidence helped to give Günter a new perspective. I would like to quote from his insightful post from […]

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December 3, 2021
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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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