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An eclipse is generally defined as an astronomical event in which a celestial body moves into the shadow of another. Within a stellar system, three objects within the same gravitational system will align on a straight plane, so that one of the objects will obscure the view of another. Eclipses can occur on many planets. In regards to the earth, an eclipse occurs when the moon, sun and earth are in line with one another. Two general types of eclipses are the solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse. These forms can be broken down further into four categories: total, partial, hybrid, and annular. In their book and companion video The Privileged Planet, Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards use the solar eclipse and the important discoveries made during these events to illustrate an argument for design. The distance of the moon from the Earth is but one of many aspects that are not only virtually perfect for life, but also provide a unique opportunity for scientific discovery. It would appear that the Earth was created in such a way wherein intelligent life could explore the cosmos.
Jericho is one of the most excavated sites in Israel. Once a favored winter-resort of Herod and a key city in the control of Canaan, Jericho played an important role in the Bible. It was an important historical, cultural, and political center located northwest of the Dead Sea. Commonly known as “the oldest city in the world,” the city is perhaps best known from the Biblical story of a great victory over its Canaanite citizens by the Israelite leader Joshua. In the story, the walls of the heavily fortified city were destroyed with divine assistance during the year 1400 BC. The site of ancient Jericho, known today as Tell es-Sultan, has been the focus of several archaeological excavations to investigate the Biblical story. The original settlement was built on a hill, or “tell”. The results of these excavations suggest that the walls of Tell es-Sultan have been rebuilt due mainly to collapse caused by earthquakes.
Information is a term derived from the Latin verb informare meaning "to give form to the mind", "to discipline", "instruct", "teach". Information is generally understood as knowledge or facts that one has acquired. To creation science, it is information (God's word) that underlies the fine-tuning of the universe. Furthermore the existence of biological information (DNA and RNA) provides what is perhaps the most powerful argument for intelligent design. William Dembski asserts that DNA possesses specified complexity (i.e., is both complex and specified, simultaneously) and therefore it must have been produced by an intelligent cause (i.e., that it was designed), rather than being the result of natural processes. One of the main objections to evolution is the origin of the enormous amounts of genetic information content that is needed for an organism to evolve from microbes to humans. Not only has no credible source been identified where information could be produced by natural processes, but in contrast the adaptation of living organism involves a reduction of the information in the genome through natural selection. ...Full article
Abortion is the induced or spontaneous termination of a pregnancy. The legalization of elective abortions has become a contentious issue around the world with many countries adopting abortion-on-demand legislation. Although most of the world's nations limit abortion after 20 weeks, the United States, North Korea, China, and Canada allow abortions for any reason (such as sex selection) throughout the nine months of pregnancy. After the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the activity in 1973, it is estimated that close to 1 out of every 3 babies conceived in the United States has been killed. About 1,500,000 abortions have been performed per year in the US, totaling over 50 million children. Perhaps one of the most devastating consequences of philosophical naturalism is the resulting devaluation of human life. From the evolutionary stance, each of these unborn babies is simply another animal of no significant value. But the Bible clearly teaches that humans are different from all other forms of life: made in the image of God. ...Full article
Tree frogs are any of the species of frogs belonging to the taxonomic family Hylidae. As their name indicates, they are perfectly designed for arboreal life. They have slender lightweight bodies and long toes with sticky toe pads that help them climb in trees and cling to branches and leaves. They also have extra cartilage between the last two bones of each toe that makes their toes more flexible. Tree frogs come in a variety of sizes and colors. Most species live in trees, but there are some species that spend most of their time on the ground and some species that spend most of their time in the water.
Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in Washington State, USA (the most active in the Cascade Range). The most recent series of eruptions began in 1980 when a large landslide and powerful explosive eruption created a large crater, and ended 6 years later after more than a dozen extrusions of lava built a dome in the crater. Larger, longer lasting eruptions have occurred in the volcano's past and are likely to occur in the future. Although the volcano seems to have returned to a period of quiet, scientists closely monitor Mount St. Helens for signs of renewed activity.
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Evolutionists Strategize to Fight Creation Nature’s editorial for May 15, “Science in schools,” took aim at creationists on the occasion of Eugenie Scott’s retirement. Creation Evolution Headlines, June 6, 2013.
Ball State Will Investigate Course on 'Boundaries of Science' University officials investigate the school's "Boundaries of Science" course, which investigates the intersection of religion and science, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint with the school earlier this week. Christianity Today, May 20, 2013.
A one-in-a-billion dinosaur find Rare dinosaur extracted from a cliff in a working mine, which is thought to have been washed out to sea during a flood then quickly covered in mud and silt. The Guardian, May 13, 2013.
A Survey of Clergy and Their Views on Origins In 2012, the Barna Group conducted 743 telephone interviews with pastors from across the US, from churches big and small, and from all Christian denominations. The BioLogos Foundation, May 8, 2013.
Dr. Easterbrook’s presentation on climate change At Washington State Senate hearings of the Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee scientist challenges claims that global warming is a recent phenomena that is due to industrial activities. Doug Ericksen Washington State Senator. March 26, 2013.
University Takes Action to Punish Student Florida Atlantic University student has been brought up on academic charges after complaining against his professor for ordering the student to stomp on the name of Jesus. FOX News Network, March 25, 2013.
Young earth v. old earth An old earth creationist asks the Creation Science Hall of Fame whether it will honor those who interpret Genesis somewhat less than literally. The Secretary-Treasurer of CSHOF gives his answer. Creation News, Creation Science Hall of Fame, February 18, 2013.
Asteroid makes case for hydroplate theory Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass closer to earth than a communications satellite. Under the current evolutionary model of asteroid origin, this should not happen. Conservative News and Views, February 8, 2013.
Radiocarbon in dino bones: International conference result censored A team of researchers gave a presentation at the 2012 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, at which they gave C-14 dating results from many bone samples from eight dinosaur specimens ranging from 22,000 to 39,000 years. Creation Ministries International, January 22, 2013.
Stampeding Dinosaurs Were Actually Swimming Findings, published in the January issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, upends the traditional interpretation of the world's only dinosaur stampede. Yahoo! - ABC News Network, January 18, 2013.
A Science Teacher Draws the Line at Creation In customary fashion, another dishonest anti-creation rant from Scientific American labels creationism as a rejection of science that handicaps our nation. Scientific American, January 7th, 2013.
In U.S. Congress, a clash of Science and Scripture Canadian press criticizes Rep. Paul Broun, M.D (Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives) for being a young earth creationist. Post Media News, December 28, 2012.
Does creationism have a place at a public school? The Christian Club on an L.A. Unified campus has heard presentations from a nationally prominent creationist. A biology teacher believes such events undermine science education. Los Angeles Times, December 08, 2012.