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Category: Chemistry

  • Terrible Mistake about Diamond Dates

    By David Coppedge Geologists fess up to wrong conclusion about the “world’s oldest diamonds.” It’s just grit from polishing paste.  Read about it on Live Science.  The “terrible mistake” came to light five years after the claim was made in the … Continue reading

  • Crude Oil in One Hour, Not Millions of Years

    By David Coppedge A slurry of algae with the right heat and pressure can produce crude oil in one hour. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has succeeded in producing crude oil in an hour and is now … Continue reading

  • Europa Joins the Geyser Club

    By David Coppedge Hints of watery plumes have been detected on Europa – like Enceladus, at its south pole, too. Judging from its surface, Europa should have activity.  It resembles the known active surface of Saturn’s geysering moon Enceladus.  Europa … Continue reading

  • Science Reporter Says Scientists Are Like Cattle

    By David Coppedge A science reporter lists several reasons why scientists are about as trustworthy as bankers. The Science and Technology Editor at The Conversation, Akshat Rathi, should know about scientists.  Not only does he hold that prestigious editorial position, he … Continue reading

  • Mercury: more marks of youth

    by Andrew Lamb In 2011 the Messenger spacecraft began orbiting Mercury, using its suite of sensors to study Mercury’s chemistry, magnetism, atmosphere, geology and landscape. Being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is subject to space weathering (heating, micrometeoroid bombardment, radiation, and … Continue reading

  • Carver Biography Sanitized of Religion

    By David Coppedge A short biography of George Washington Carver posted by a science news site omitted what was most important to the Father of Agricultural Chemistry: his faith. Mary Bagley wrote an article on Live Science about George Washington Carver which … Continue reading

  • Transgender arguments hinge on sex versus gender—can you choose?

    In response to Dr Kathy Wallace’s landmark article on ‘transsexualism’, Male and female He made them …, correspondent Grant S., from Australia, submitted this comment: The condition known as xenomelia can tragically lead sufferers to desire that perfectly functional limbs be amputated. I … Continue reading

  • Dinosaur Soft Tissue “Explained”

    By David Coppedge The discoverer of soft tissue in dinosaur bone now has a new explanation for its preservation – but does it really answer the obvious question? According to Live Science, Mary Schweitzer’s “controversial T. rex soft tissue find” has … Continue reading

  • Does ‘Y-Chromosome Adam’ Refute Genesis?

    by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. Secular geneticists believe that modern humans can trace their male genetic ancestry back to one man and their female genetic ancestry back to one woman.1 Two new studies suggest that female “mitochondrial Eve” and male “Y-chromosome … Continue reading

  • Clarifying the magmatic model for the origin of salt deposits

    Answering criticisms by Stef Heerema Editorial explanation: The origin of the vast salt deposits of the world has traditionally been explained by evaporation of enormous volumes of seawater over millions of years. In 2009, Stef Heerema published an alternate model whereby the … Continue reading

  • Questionable Dating of Bloody Mosquito Fossil

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. Researchers recently examined a spectacular mosquito fossil from the Kishenehn Formation, finding fresh blood—remnants of its last meal—still stored in its abdomen. They wrote, “The data reported herein provide incontrovertible documentation of the presence of heme- … Continue reading

  • Evolutionists Claim Clay Caused Life to Spontaneously Emerge From Non-Life

    ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers at Cornell University published a study last week in which they claim that clay helped life spontaneously arise from non-life millions of years ago. On Thursday, scientists affiliated with Cornell University released a statement detailing new research findings regarding … Continue reading

  • Newfound Nitrogen Harmony Saves Tropical Forest Trees

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. New research shows that tropical forests quickly recover after clear-cutting by using clever mechanisms to locate sufficient levels of nitrogen that they need to thrive. Publishing in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers representing Princeton … Continue reading

  • Findings That Comport With Genesis

    By David Coppedge The history of the world and its life could hardly be more different between the Bible’s account and that of modern evolutionary naturalism.  Some recent scientific reports fit with a designed, recent creation, and do not fit … Continue reading

  • Argon from RATE site confirms the earth is young

    A second noble gas testifies to the biblical 6,000 years by Russell Humphreys Recently a critic1 of the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE)2 creation research project inadvertently helped me find a new line of evidence supporting the biblical 6,000-year age … Continue reading

  • Frozen in stone … in just decades

    by Jonathan O’Brien Cape Leeuwin is a wild, beautiful and windy place, the most south-westerly point of mainland Australia. A famous lighthouse stands there, made of a limestone that glows a brilliant white on sunny days. Attracted by the awesome coastal … Continue reading

  • ‘smORFs’: Functional Little Genome Gems Confront Evolution

    by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. Until recently, thousands of tiny, potential protein-coding regions in the genome called “small open reading frames” or “smORFs” have been difficult to identify. They are now getting well-deserved attention for the important biochemical functions they play … Continue reading

  • Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood

    by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. Oil resources are in the news nearly every day, with discussions on both the pros and cons of oil “fracking.” Approximately 10 percent of the world’s recoverable oil reserves are in shale-rich rocks that can only … Continue reading

  • Could Magnetic Monopoles Cause Accelerated Decay?

    Bruce Oliver, Eugene Chaffin* Abstract We study the effect of superheavy magnetic monopoles on nuclei such as Aluminum-26 and Potassium-40, to see if the rate of beta decay is enhanced by the nearby passage of a magnetic monopole. Following an … Continue reading

  • Evolution Conspiracy: Oxygen Photosynthesis Began Earlier Than Thought

    By David Coppedge Evolutionists are putting the rise of oxygen 700 million years earlier than thought, requiring the origin of photosynthesis that much earlier, too. A co-author of a paper in Nature commented on the implications of putting oxygen back nearly a … Continue reading