Category Archives: Fossils

2019 Letters to a Creationist, Part 3: Minds Changed?

Preface for blog: This is the last in a series where I show my side of a dialogue with a young earth creationist who I will call Rachel. She had sent me links to some videos that she and her … Continue reading

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“Friend of Science, Friend of Faith” by Gregg Davidson: A Comprehensive Treatment of Bible and Science

Greg Davidson is chair of geology and geological engineering in at the University of Mississippi. He is a co-author of The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth, which I reviewed here. (He has also authored a science fiction trilogy). … Continue reading

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Tanis Site: The Day the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Hit

CONTENTS Sequences of Fossils in Sedimentary Rock Layers K-Pg Asteroid Strike The Tanis K-Pg Event Site More Findings from the Tanis Site Other Dinosaur Finds: Tracks, Eggs and Feces Location of Dinosaur Fossils in the Rock Layers: Is a Recent … Continue reading

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Evolution Before Our Eyes: Complex Mutations in Microbes Giving New Functions

OUTLINE ( 1 ) Barry Hall’s lac Bug ( 2 ) Lenski’s Long Term E. Coli Evolution Experiment          Lenski’s E. coli Evolve Ability to Metabolize Citrate under Aerobic Conditions ( 3 ) Bacteriophage Lambda Evolves a New Protein Binding … Continue reading

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A New Resource for Creationism: “The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth”

A helpful book has just been published. I ordered The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? from Amazon, and it arrived a few days ago. The book delves into the geological features … Continue reading

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Exposing the Roots of Young Earth Creationism

SUMMARY The Protestant consensus since the time of the Reformation has been that the physical universe and its history are real, not illusory. As God’s creation, the physical world conveys genuine information about the Creator and can serve to inform … Continue reading

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“Soft Tissue” Found in Dinosaur Bones

For fossils as old as dinosaurs (over 65 million years), the conventional wisdom has been that no original organic material could remain. If the delicate structure of soft body parts is discernable, that is only because these parts were converted … Continue reading

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Realistic Expectations for Transitional Fossils

Evolutionary theory asserts that today’s plants and animals developed from far different ancestral life-forms. The characteristics of populations have changed with time, to produce new species. These changes are believed to be relatively gradual. Scientists believe that a new species … Continue reading

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Evolution and Faith: My Story, Part 1

As I read across the spectrum of writings on creation and evolution, I often find a certain level of demonization of one’s opponents. Some Young Earth (YE) creationists ascribe to evolutionists an agenda of tearing down all that is good. … Continue reading

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The Cambrian Explosion and Darwin’s Doubt

The “Cambrian explosion” refers to the initial appearance of the fossils of many major animal groups (“phyla”) within a period of about 10 million years, about half a billion years ago in the Cambrian period. If you consider only some … Continue reading

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