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Category: Geography

  • 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

  • Surprising Things Science Didn’t Know

    By David Coppedge Scientists presume to speak with confidence about the origin of the universe and billions of years, but have been clueless about some everyday things close to home in the present. Mystery of the whistling teakettle:  PhysOrg reported that two … Continue reading

  • The Natural Bridge has two sides

    by Tas Walker The formation in Virginia called Natural Bridge has been a popular tourist destination in the United States for more than 200 years.1 A small stream, Cedar Creek, flows beneath the arch. A nearby sign gives some of the arch’s … Continue reading

  • Counting Earth’s Age in Lightning Strikes

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. Scientists recently studied the Drakensberg Range in South Africa, discovering that lightning likely damages mountain surfaces far more often than previously thought. Lightning also generates fulgarites, and these two finds call into question old age assignments … Continue reading

  • Respect for Alfred Russel Wallace: Too Little, Too Late

    By David Coppedge On the 100th anniversary of his death, Alfred Russel Wallace is getting a smattering of attention, but not nearly what Darwin gets every day.  Perhaps it’s because the co-discoverer of natural selection believed in intelligent design. In Live … Continue reading

  • Amazing Fossils, Dead and Alive

    By David Coppedge Australia’s oldest bird tracks with dinosaurs, “living fossil” sponges and other strange and wonderful findings accentuate the news on natural history. Cretaceous bird tracks:  The oldest bird tracks in Australia, claimed 105 million years old, were reported … Continue reading

  • British Pre-Roman Roads Lead to Genesis

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. Archaeologists uncovered the remains of a well-maintained and well-built British road beneath an ancient Roman road in 2011. This evidence contrasts what modern texts teach about primitive-pagan peoples inhabiting the land before Caesar conquered it and … Continue reading

  • Human/animal hybrids: are they possible, and could they be saved?

    by Lita Cosner Scientists in China announced that they’ve engineered cows to give milk that is similar to human milk. The Telegraph website1 reports: The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human … Continue reading

  • Jacob’s Journey to Egypt

    by Eric Lyons, M.Min. Three times in the Old Testament, it is stated that seventy people from the house of Jacob went down into Egypt. According to Genesis 46:27, “All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to … Continue reading

  • Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Consensus in Crisis

    By David Coppedge Worries and debates emerge from supporters of human-caused global warming – not just skeptics.  How does this resemble the creation-evolution debate? Disclaimer:  This is not an entry about whether human-caused global warming is true or not, since … Continue reading

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