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Category: Geography

  • The Lake Missoula flood—clues for the Genesis Flood

    It is difficult to comprehend fully the immense, almost unimaginable power of the Genesis Flood—because of its sheer size. Its vast volume of water would affect the rates of erosion and sediment deposition in ways not comparable to anything happening … Continue reading

  • To Discover Irreducibly Complex Mechanisms, Biologists Reverse Engineer a Worm

    My master’s degree research focused on paleomagnetism and I’ve always been fascinated by the earth’s magnetic field. So naturally I was interested in new research by biologists at the University of Texas, Austin, published in the journal eLife, “Magnetosensitive neurons mediate … Continue reading

  • National Geographic Provides a Pulpit for Atheism

    With his blog Why Evolution Is True and now a new book pushing atheism, our old friend Jerry Coyne, Censor of the Year for 2014, provides a perennial source of interest and entertainment. The National Geographic Society must think that if one censor … Continue reading

  • Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

    The volcano’s main 1980 eruption filled in an entire valley with hundreds of feet of sediment. Another smaller eruption event deposited more material on top of that, and then a third deposition occurred in 1982. Later, a catastrophic flood of … Continue reading

  • Improbable Sailors: Do Animals Raft the Oceans?

    To keep their phylogenies and dates intact, evolutionists propose ocean voyages by unlikely animals—maybe even all of them. Monkeys Evolutionary biologists have a problem with New World monkeys. They are assumed to have evolved from Old World monkeys, but the … Continue reading

  • Stunning Fossils Featured

    A magazine has displayed some of the most amazing fossils of animals that were suddenly captured in unusual situations. New Scientist has posted a series of “Stunning Fossils”. Here are the magazine’s captions for the seven most stunning fossils, with links … Continue reading

  • Lost Civilizations : Human History Hidden in Plain Sight

    New imaging techniques have revealed extensive ancient human settlements in two very different remote environments. Sahara civilization: By scanning satellite images, David Mattingly from the University of Leicester found that habitation of the Sahara from 1000 BC to 700 AD was much more widespread … Continue reading

  • Crinoid Pigment : 240 Million Years and No Evolution

    Pigments from crinoids fossilized in early Mesozoic strata are identical to modern counterparts. In 2013 there were reports of fossilized crinoids from Paleozoic strata (Mississippian, 350 million years) with preserved pigments produced by the organisms (see 2/22/13). That finding was since … Continue reading

  • Out of Babel — Not Africa

    Newly published research combining genetic, language, and demographic data challenges the idea of a single lineage of languages and human populations evolving out of Africa.1 Instead, the data supports the idea that multiple people groups have independent origins—a condition one would … Continue reading

  • Antarctic ice at all-time high, but climate change still to blame

    Is there anything climate change won’t affect? In this most recent development, NASA reports that sea ice coverage surrounding Antarctica has exceeded 20 million square kilometers – the largest area it’s covered since measurement began in 1979. Is this proof … Continue reading

  • Thousands of Mountains Discovered on Ocean Floor

    Scientists have discovered thousands of new mountains in the unlikeliest of places: The seafloor. The seamounts — more specifically, underwater volcanoes — revealed themselves as part of a new ocean floor–mapping project conducted by researchers at California’s Scripps Institution of … Continue reading

  • Where is Mount Sinai in Arabia (Galatians 4:25)?

    by Gordon Franz MA Proponents of the “Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia” thesis continue to appeal to Galatians 4:25 as a supporting argument for their theory. Gordon Franz shows how the 1st century reader would have understood Paul’s geographic reference. Introduction … Continue reading

  • Fulfilling the Genesis Mandate While Helping the Poor

    by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. Aquaculture expert Jon Steeves recently helped an African community establish a fish farm to supply local food needs—a wonderful example of biblical multitasking through obeying the Genesis mandate while also serving and loving … Continue reading

  • Three early arguments for deep time—part 3: the ‘geognostic pile’

    by John K. Reed and Michael J. Oard Of the three primary original arguments advanced for deep time in the 18th century, only one—the time needed to form the sedimentary rock record—is still advanced, even though it is a weaker argument than most … Continue reading

  • Geologists Warming Up to Catastrophic Floods

    By David Coppedge Megafloods larger than anything seen today are better concepts for explaining certain features on Earth and Mars. and Live Science reported that megaflood theory is helping explain a large canyon in solid basalt in Idaho.  Niagara Falls is a … Continue reading

  • Geography in General

    By Eric Lyons, M.Min. Have you ever stopped to consider how flexible people are when using geographical terms to describe somewhere they have been in the past or are going in the future? Perhaps you have heard friends telling about … 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

  • Awe, Shucks: Backwards Causation in Scientific Explanation

    By David Coppedge Is it the emotion of awe that creates belief in the supernatural, or is it the other way around? Intent on giving naturalistic explanations for everything, psychologists cannot bear the thought that a real God exists who … 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

  • Granite formation was catastrophic

    In spite of what the tourist sign says by Tas Walker Albany, on the south coast of Western Australia, is a popular stopping-place to explore the area’s beauty. A peninsula shelters Albany from the Great Southern Ocean, and is home to … Continue reading

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