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Cypress trees in Hungary buried for “eight million years” are unfossilized and uncoalified. 

Bacteria buried under Antarctic ice that “range in age from 100000 years to eight million years” were revived.

They have also found soft dinosaur tissue that was apparently millions of years old. 

Read more! 

According to the geneologies and timelines given in the scriptures the earth is between 6000 and 10000 years old.  This flies in the face of modern science where long ages have replaced the great God who created everything with natural random processes. Finds like these don’t ever cause the long ages to be reconsidered…their old ages are just assumed.

A clay tablet that was dug up near the ancient city of Babylon and stored in a British museum was translated by a visiting professor.  As it turns out, the tablet was a receipt for a monetary gift that Nebo-Sarsekim gave to a temple.  Nebo-Sarsekim, probably not a name you specifically remember from the Old Testament, can be found in Jeremiah 39.

Pretty exciting find!  For more info check out:

News article

Creation Evolution Headlines

I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t had a chance to write anything the past few weeks but wanted to point out a few things that have been going on:

1. Council of Europe produced a document that condemns Intelligent Design and Creationism – http://creationsafaris.com/crev200706.htm#20070622a.

The times will be getting worse and worse, and this is another indication of that. Creationists often receive a lot of “official” condemnation…things like this could lead to persecution.

2. The complexity of the human brain – http://creationsafaris.com/crev200706.htm#20070625a

Fascinating information on some recent discoveries about the brain and dismissing Phrenology as a pseudoscience.

3. “When Elegant Theories Go Wrong” – http://creationsafaris.com/crev200706.htm#20070630a

Monday, May 28, the Creation Museum opened in Petersburg, Kentucky after many years of planning and construction. To check out the ribbon cutting ceremony use the following link (and scroll down some):


There has been a decent amount of opposition to the museum, but we’re excited and want to take a trip at some point.

As we like to discuss so much in these blogs, we believe the future to be wrapped up in all that has been prophesied through the pages of scripture. This includes resurrection from the dead, God’s righteous kingdom being established on Earth by Jesus the Messiah, etc. Well, I came across the following on MSN that describes our evolutionary past and what we could expect in the future:

MSN Interactive Evolution Thing (Try it out and have some fun…the only humans I’ve ever seen with a cylinder head were newborn babies right after they’d come through the birth canal :-))

The following article discusses the creationist perspective of photosynthesis versus the naturalistic/evolutionary perspective:


Any thoughts?

Giraffes are truly a wonder of God’s creation. They:

  • Are the tallest living mammal
  • Their hearts are about 24 lbs and 2 feet long
  • Have twice the normal blood pressure for an average large mammal (The blood has quite a ways to go to get to the Giraffe’s brain)
  • Have a special pressure regulation system in the upper neck called the “rete mirabile” to keep the animal from dying due to excess blood flow to the brain when bending down to drink and also to keep the animal from passing out when it raises it’s head back up after drinking

From Wikipedia (See reference 1):

Irreducible complexity (IC) is the argument that certain biological systems are too complex to have evolved from simpler, or “less complete” predecessors, and are at the same time too complex to have arisen naturally through chance mutations.

A mousetrap illustrates this idea (the following is a quote from Michael Behe – see reference 2):

“If any one of the components of the mousetrap (the base, hammer, spring, catch, or holding bar) is removed, then the trap does not function. In other words, the simple little mousetrap has no ability to trap a mouse until several separate parts are all assembled.

Probably the biggest difficulty with being a YEC (Young Earth Creationist) had to do with how starlight from our vast universe could have traveled the immense distances to reach the earth so that we can actually see it. The difficulty boils down to the following:

distance = speed * time

When looking at stars and distant galaxies, the distance is measured in light years. (One light year is a measure of the distance light travels in one year, 9.5×10^12 kilometers. http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question19.html.) The speed of light is approximately 300,000 km/s.

It is highly unlikely that the observed distances are inaccurate. According to the following website, http://seds.org/HST/97-25.html, the farthest observed galaxy is approximately 13 billion light years away.

The book of Genesis describes God’s creation of the universe, its corruption and destruction, amongst many other things. Now that we’ve made it through 2 Peter, these blogs are going to address specific issues and criticisms of the Genesis account of creation. While this may seem like a trivial subject, the reality is it cuts to the core of what we believe as Christians. If we accept millions/billions of years and evolution as the truth then we have completely missed the Creator’s first hand account of His work AND completely undermined the gospel. (If death and suffering occurred before Adam then sin and death didn’t actually enter the world through Adam…so what was the point of that whole Jesus thing again?)

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