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  • The ‘Arabia’: a steamboat buried in a cornfield

    by Jonathan O’Brien In 1856, while on a voyage up the Missouri River, the steamboat Arabia hit a concealed log and slowly began to sink.1 It had a full contingent of passengers and crew. Also on board was a cargo of new store goods … Continue reading

  • Darwin, Slavery, and Abolition

    Darwin’s biographers, Adrian Desmond and James Moore, have produced another book, Darwin’s Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins, which they claim “is the untold story of how Darwin’s abhorrence of slavery led to our modern understanding of … Continue reading

  • Darwin’s Bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley

    by Russell Grigg Charles Darwin had little time for the scientific, theological and moral controversies engendered by the publication of his Origin of Species in 1859. Not so Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895), who leapt to the fray, even dubbing himself ‘Darwin’s bulldog’.1 Darwin … Continue reading

  • Enzyme Expert Exposes Evolution’s Error

    Jonathan Sarfati interviews Finnish biochemist Dr Matti Leisola Dr Matti Leisola obtained his D.Sc. (Tech) in biotechnology from the Helsinki (Finland’s capital) University of Technology in 1979. His extensive career includes winning the Latsis Prize for a significant young researcher in 1987 … Continue reading

  • The Failed History of Uniformitarianism

    Readers of Acts & Facts and other creation science literature are well aware of the influence of Sir Charles Lyell. He, more than any other, was responsible for turning the scientific enterprise toward the principle of uniformitarianism. Beginning as long ago as … Continue reading

  • Earth’s Twin: What Does “Potentially Habitable” Mean?

    The Kepler spacecraft has found dozens of “potentially habitable” planets around other stars, but this week announced one that some news sources are calling “Earth’s twin.”  The announcement provides an opportunity to study where empirical science ends and speculation begins. … Continue reading

  • The Book of Mormon and the Ancient Evidence

    Mormonism began in 1820, when Joseph Smith, Jr. purportedly received a vision of two heavenly beings claiming that all churches had become corrupted and that their creeds were abominations. Smith’s divinely ordained duty was to restore the one true church. … Continue reading

  • Why Were The Sailors Afraid Of The Syrtis Sands (Acts 27:17)?

    EXCERPT On the Apostle Paul’s ill-fated journey to Rome, the ship he traveled on was blown off course soon after leaving the Cretan anchorage of Fair Haven (Acts 27:8-12). Dr. Luke, who accompanied the Apostle Paul on this voyage, records the … Continue reading

  • George Fairholme (1789–1846) Scriptural Geologist

    During my research on the 19th century Scriptural geologists, I was privileged to meet some of the living relatives of George Fairholme, another one of the geologically competent opponents of old-earth geological theories. George was born into the wealthy Scottish … Continue reading

  • Settlers on the Establishment of Plymouth Colony

    IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken … Continue reading

  • Darwin’s “Savages”

    Darwin supported a missionary society for years—but why? On 17 December 1832, Charles Darwin arrived in Tierra del Fuego1 at the southernmost tip of South America, as part of his world tour aboard H.M.S. Beagle. Here he got his first view … Continue reading

  • Racism—A Consequence of Evolution?

    What’s wrong with this picture? More blatantly than most, it typifies the racism inherent in a lot of human evolutionary progressions. Did you notice that the transitional hominid just before the end (second from right) looks like a modern-day African … Continue reading

  • Biology and the Bible

    Biology, a word derived from two Greek words, bios (“life”) and logos (“word”), is “the study of life.” The Bible is the written Word of God, according to its own claims and an abundance of evidence. The Bible encourages—in fact, … Continue reading

  • Expert Engineer Eschews “Evolutionary Design”

    Philip Bell Interviews Creationist and Professor1 of Engineering Design, Stuart Burgess Prof. Stuart Burgess, BSc, PhD(Brun), CEng, FIMechE, is Professor of Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol (UK). He is a world expert on biomimetics (imitating design … Continue reading

  • Morality and Salvation Minus History Equals Ignorance and Unbelief

    Smiling broadly, the middle-aged gentleman extended his hand and shook mine warmly. So I was somewhat taken aback when he said: “I disagree with just about everything you’ve said today.” This was immediately following my CMI presentation1 at his church. … Continue reading

  • Evolutionary Education Group Gives ‘Favorable’ Review of Creationist Film

    NCSE Gives ‘Favorable’ Review of The Voyage that Shook the World (but with painfully predictable paradigm patting) by Dr Robert W. Carter It took over a year, but the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) followed through with their undertaking … Continue reading

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