Incredible Odds Against Earth’s Perfect Placement

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “In 1966…Carl Sagan announced that there were two important criteria for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star…As our knowledge of the universe increased, it became clear that there were far more factors necessary for life than Sagan supposed. His two parameters grew to 10 and then 20 and then 50…As factors continued to be discovered, the number of possible planets [that could support life] hit zero, and kept going. In other words, the odds turned against any planet in the universe supporting life, including this one. Probability said that even we shouldn’t be here. Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met, or the whole thing falls apart. Without a massive planet like Jupiter nearby, whose gravity will draw away asteroids, a thousand times as many would hit Earth’s surface. The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing… …Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.” To read the full article, go to:...

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Symbiotic Evidence of Design

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “PBS 3 also describes the leaf-cutting ants of Brazil. They form colonies containing eight million insects, and they cut leaves into pieces and bring them to the nest, but they don’t eat them. Rather, other leafcutter ants mulch them and use the mulch to grow a fungus ‘garden.’ This fungus is used as food for the young leafcutters, which thus depend on the fungus for survival, but the fungus depends on the ants to provide the mulch. But this fungus garden has a ‘weed,’ a virulent mold that badly hinders the fungal growth. To combat this, some ants have a white waxy coating that is now known to be tangled mats of bacteria that produce antibiotics that kill the mold. Presumably, by this stage in the series, the producers hope that viewers are so indoctrinated in evolution that they don’t even need to try to produce evidence. To the diehard evolutionist, any phenomenon at all can be adduced as ‘evidence’ for evolution. In this case, they don’t bother to explain how such a complex symbiosis could have evolved, but merely assert that the bacteria and mold are products of an arms race lasting 50 million years.” From Jonathan Sarfati and Michael Matthews, Refuting Evolution 2: Chapter 4: Argument: Natural Selection Leads to Speciation,, accessed August 6,...

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Einstein’s Knowledge – Not Enough

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

“The mathematical precision of the universe reveals the mathematical mind of God.” -Albert Einstein Albert Einstein’s quote confirms what Paul said in Rom 1:19-20 – “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” From various accounts, it appears that Einstein did not believe in a personal God. We pray that all might not only see and acknowledge the evidence of a God in the world, but would take the next step of belief in the one true God – By Brian...

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“A True Mystery of Science”

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  Regarding new fossil teeth much older than previously thought (2.8 million years old – 400,000 years earlier than before): “Arizona State’s William Kimbel, an author of the paper, said it’s not clear whether the fossil came from a known early species of Homo or whether it reveals a new one.” Such phrases seem to come up frequently: ‘older than previously thought’, ‘younger than previously thought’, ‘surprising results’, ‘unexpected data’, etc. This shows that science is still rapidly advancing, but I believe that it more often shows that we harbor assumptions and worldviews which color the way we interpret data and influence our expectations. In particular, I believe that many scientists operate under the wrong worldview (of Evolution and Naturalism) and are thus often challenged by data. Speaking of worldviews which color our interpretations, I also find an irony in the example above, in the fact that they would at least offer the option that the fossil teeth may be a new species of Hominid. That will guarantee more funding for sure! By Brian Mariani, Source:, Scientists say jaw bone fragment dating back 2.8 million years evidence of earlier evolution, March 5, 2015,

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Christian Heritage

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “[Ownership and embracing of science] is where some of my Christian brothers and sisters fail mightily. So often they cede “science” to the atheist and shrink away from his challenges, backing off in defeat while muttering something about “faith” and “belief.” “Well, you might have your fancy science books, but I’ve got faith.” Yes, faith and belief are important, but you, my Christian compatriot, are standing on the Mountain of Truth. You have the high ground. YOU have the facts and the science on your side. Your faith does NOT conflict with science. Christianity built this civilization; your Christian ancestors are the pioneers behind the greatest advancements in many fields of study. Christianity illuminates the sciences and invigorates the passion for discovery. As a Christian, you aren’t just a member of a religion — you’re a member of a rich intellectual tradition unmatched by any group, anywhere in the world. So don’t just sit there and let the atheists blabber about how your faith hates science. Speak up…Fight back. Get angry.” “…Atheism has to hide from so much, deny so much, and twist and manipulate so much, because its existence is always jeopardized by the scorching light of truth. To paraphrase CS Lewis, an atheist has to be careful about what he reads and which facts he encounters. There are traps everywhere.” From Matt Walsh, Christianity has done more for science than atheism ever could, September 13, 2013,

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The Importance of Reading

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” (1 Timothy 4:13) “In this video age, Christians are in grave danger of forgetting the importance of reading. The word translated “reading” in this verse is the Greek anagnosis, a compound word meaning essentially “renewed knowledge.” A sermon or lecture is knowledge heard; an educational film or video is knowledge seen; but reading is knowledge that can be read, rehearsed, reviewed, and renewed again and again, until fully and securely learned. In fact, it is necessary for students to take notes, even when hearing a sermon or seeing a film, if they expect to retain any knowledge received by such means…The conscientious Christian must never cease to study and to grow in grace and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18).” From Henry Morris, The Importance of Reading,

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Oort Cloud: Fact or Fiction?

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 1 comment

  “I remember learning about the Oort Cloud in college and accepted it as it was taught to me…as a proven fact. I had no reason to doubt it. Much later, I was shocked to learn that that fact was based on no evidence. The Oort Cloud ‘has to exist’ only to make the billions of years of cosmology possible.” -Brian Mariani, AOI Speaker   “Consider this quote from Sagan and Druyan: ‘Many scientific papers are written each year about the Oort Cloud, its properties, its origin, its evolution. Yet there is not yet a shred of direct observational evidence for its existence.’” “This raises a very important question as to the scientific status of the Oort cloud. Can something that cannot be observed, even indirectly as in the case of subatomic phenomenon, be classed as scientific? While the Oort cloud is often referred to as a theory, given the usual definition of a theory and the impossibility of observation, can the Oort cloud be termed a theory? Indeed, given that it is doubtful that this idea can ever be tested, one has to question whether the Oort cloud is even an hypothesis.” From Danny Faulkner, Comets and the Age of the Solar System, December 1, 1997, Quoting Sagan, C. and Druyan, A., 1985. Comets, Random House, New York, p 201....

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History Weighing in on the “Bible vs. Science” Fight!

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “Scientific facts are obtained by making observations about today’s creation, not yesterday’s. We do not have yesterday. The origins debate is not the Bible vs science; it is biblical history vs extra-biblical history. Leading evolutionary scientists are not wrong about science; they are wrong about history. Dr Collins, BioLogos and other evolutionists take today’s discoveries and interpret them to fit with evolutionary history—a history that they accept by faith. Other geneticists can not only easily interpret new discoveries to fit with Scriptural history (which is also, obviously, accepted by faith), but the interpretation is often a much better fit.” “Science does fit with Scripture, although not the way that BioLogos envisions.” From Richard Fangrad, BioLogos, theistic evolution and the Pelagian heresy, March 22, 2014,

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Flunking Scientists

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “In most careers, being wrong too often is grounds for dismissal. False prophets in ancient kingdoms were stoned or shamed out of town. Only in science, it seems, can experts consistently get it wrong, and not only keep their jobs, but be highly esteemed as experts. Among the guiltiest of the lot are planetary scientists, whose predictions have been consistently wrong for almost every planetary body studied since the dawn of the space age. Their orbital mechanics is solid; they do get their spacecraft to arrive at the right place at the right time with uncanny accuracy. But what the missions reveal is often completely different from what scientists had told the public they expected to find. This has been true of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, comets, asteroids, and most of the moons of the solar system, where hasty revisions have had to be made after spacecraft data falsified the predictions.” From Creation Evolution Headlines, June 23, 2011,

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“Earth Has Done Remarkable Things”

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  Consider this statement by Gregory Laughlin, an astrophysicist and planet hunter at the University of California, Santa Cruz: “From our anthropocentric viewpoint, we naturally separate ourselves from the planet that we live on, but if one adopts the point of view of an external observer, it is the ‘planet’ (taken as a whole) that has done these remarkable things.” Notice how his worldview affects his conclusions. No matter who you are or what you do, philosophy and personal worldviews will inevitably come into play, even when interpreting data. How does your worldview affect your everyday life? Quote Source: Clara Moskowitz, What Makes Earth Special Compared to Other Planets,

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