Hugh Ross has claimed that numerous church fathers held old-earth viewpoints, but listen to what a couple of old-earth Christians themselves admit: “In his book Creation and Time (Colorado Springs: Navpress, 1994), astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross conveyed the impression that there was a wide range of opinions about the nature of the creation days in the early church. He maintained that “writing later in the third century, Lactantius (c. AD 250-325),...Read More
The Endosymbiosis Theory – Is it realistic?
Some evolutionists have postulated that simpler forms of life (ancient early cells) engulfed other simpler forms of life (two common examples hypothesized are mitochondria and chloroplasts) to become bigger and more complex cells – like eukaryotic cells today. Is that really possible?? Can one simpler blob of life with specific evolved genetic code engulf another simpler blob of life with it’s own specific evolved genetic code and then the host would have to...Read More
Story Time – This Pastor’s Answer Shocked Me!!
In keeping with the post from yesterday, I couldn’t believe what I heard from a pastor. Recently while hiking in the Grand Canyon with Jackson Hole Bible College students, I heard one of the students talking with a gentleman on the trail. I heard the gentleman say “I am an evolutionist.” That got my attention! In talking with him, he said that he is a pastor of a church. We tried reasoning with him that Evolution and Genesis don’t fit – and he agreed with that, but...Read More
Is Science Only About Natural Explanations??
“Science does deal with non-observable, intelligent causes where it suits the practitioners—for example, forensic science is all about finding evidence that ‘person X poisoned person Y with strychnine’, for example (natural causes cannot account for person Y’s body containing strychnine, so someone, an intelligent agent, was responsible). Likewise, the SETI program is tacit agreement that science can tell the difference between natural causes and intelligent causes...Read More
“There’s a fundamental principle at issue here. If something is over-engineered, does that not mean that it must have been engineered in the first place? And if it was engineered, does that not imply an engineer who designed and built the creature? No wonder even evolutionists can’t help but use language noting that the crocodylian lungs are “complex and appear very well designed” and marvel that alligators have “such a complex musculo-skeletal system”. Complexity,...Read More
Chance – Beauty??
“What are the odds that something painted by Rembrandt will be beautiful, potent, and worth hanging on your wall? It’s a sure thing. Bet on it. Chance has nothing to do with Rembrandt. Chance has nothing to do with anything as far as I can tell, thank God. If he did, this world would look worse than a canvas by Jackson Pollock.” – N.D. Wilson, Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl, 2013. This Creation Nugget was discovered by a student volunteer – Jane! If you would like to...Read More
“While traveling in outer space, Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, made a fascinating discovery about our planet. He said, “…I looked out my window and tried to find Earth. The little planet is so small out there in the vastness that at first, I couldn’t even locate it. And when I did, a tingling of awe spread over me. There it was, shining like a jewel against the black sky. I looked at it in wonderment, suddenly aware of how its...Read More
Turtle Time #5: Turtles – Hopeful Monsters!!
“Systematist and reptile expert Olivier Rieppel stated that a big “problem for an evolutionary biologist is to explain these transformations in the context of a gradualistic process.” Rieppel concludes that turtles could not have evolved by any gradual process, so they must be an example of ‘hopeful monsters’, a result of major mutations that cause very rapid evolution called punctuated equilibrium.” Read this AMAZING article here:...Read More
Turtle Time #4: Designed Turtle Shells!!
“The shell design suggests “daring architectural design with innovative engineering.” Although the main function of the turtle shell is protection, it also serves as a reservoir for water, fat, and wastes and also functions as an effective pH buffer.” Read this AMAZING article here: https://creation.com/pappochelys-turtle-evolution Picture from: https://pixabay.com/vectors/cartoon-green-sea-turtle-2027744/ accessed...Read More
Turtle Time #3: No Conclusive Turtle Transitional Fossils!!
– Even a supposed 220 million years ago, turtles had clear shells and look like modern turtles!! “More fossils and more research has only resulted in biologists telling “dueling stories of how turtles got their shells”.” “A huge chasm exists between turtles and their proposed reptilian ancestors. The latest claims of evolutionary links totally fail to bridge this large gap. The origin of turtles remains one of the most problematic claims of evolution and all efforts...Read More
Turtle Time #2: How did the shoulder blade get inside the ribs??
““Remarkable changes in [both] the skeleton and internal organs” were required to evolve turtles from non-turtles.”” “Another required change concerns the scapulae (‘shoulder blades’), which in other vertebrates are located outside of the rib cage, except in turtles, where they are located inside the rib cage (along with the humerus and several other bones).” “Why is it that uniquely in turtles the shoulder blade lies inside the ribcage, instead of being located...Read More
Turtle Time #1: Turtles From Space!!
“The fact is, “The early evolution of turtles continues to be a contentious issue in vertebrate paleontology.” Thus, “scientists who study the evolution of these animals have a running joke: turtles might as well have come from space.”” Read this AMAZING article here: https://creation.com/pappochelys-turtle-evolution Picture from: https://pixabay.com/vectors/cartoon-green-sea-turtle-2027744/ and...Read More