Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fossil Facts That Shatter Evolutionary Claims

"Your brother is a Christian, but he has come to believe in progressive creationism, in part because of the fossil record. Prepare a discussion sheet you can share with him that lists the facts regarding the geological formation of fossils, the faulty interpretations of the fossil record, and the missing transitional forms that call into question not only evolution, but the idea that a loving, omnipotent God would choose an eons-long cycle of death to form His world."
This was the assignment for an exam I had this week in my ICR Creationist Worldview course, and I thought I would share the essay I put together with y'all.

How Fossils Are Formed

Very few fossils are forming today. The ones we do see forming now are in due to rapid burial by water. An example: what happens to a fish when it dies? It either floats to the surface or sinks to the bottom where it decays and is eaten by scavengers. Yet many fish fossils are so exquisitely preserved that even the scales and organs are preserved. Obviously there was no time for decay and bacterial action. We can certainly say that something extraordinary happened to form the fossils. Fossils are usually found in rock formed from sedimentary layers deposited by water. Fossils require rapid burial in unusual circumstances.
Processes of fossilization include:
- Mineralization
- Carbonization
- Impressions
- Ephemeral markings
- Hard parts
- Soft parts
- Frozen parts

Where Fossils Are Found
  • The majority of fossils are marine invertebrates.
  • Lots of sedimentary rocks contain no recognizable fossils.
  • The sedimentary rocks in which fossils are found give evidence of rapid catastrophic deposition.
  • Marine fossils are found in rock layers that cover vast areas, almost always on continents.
  • The fossils require extraordinary circumstances of a rapid and catastrophic nature, such as those in the Flood.

Fossil Facts that Disprove Evolution

·         The fossil record shows no transitional forms. Many fossilized creatures appear strikingly alike to modern life forms with few if any physical changes.
·         Phenomenon such as ‘Lazarus bacteria’. Lazarus bacteria is revived from salt inclusions supposedly 250 million years old. This suggests the salt is not millions of years old.
·         Molecules such as proteins, pigments, and DNA—as well as intact cells and, in some cases, cells still grouped together in tissues—have been found in fossils that are supposedly millions of years old. Whole organisms are sealed in amber deposits, and over a thousand still-living kinds of microbes have been extracted from them. Obviously if the fossil was millions of years old, it wouldn’t have such molecules still present. This is excellent evidence for a young earth.
·         A newly discovered ten-foot-long mosasaur fossil in South Dakota not only had soft tissues of its own, but also remnants of what it last ate. Other fossilized animals have been found in the process of eating, some with their prey not even completely swallowed. This demonstrates rapid burial, signifying a catastrophic event such as the biblical Flood.
  • Polystrate fossils—tree trunks in coal (Araucaria spp. king billy pines, celery top pines, in southern hemisphere coal) indicate a rapid burial. There are also polystrate tree trunks in the Yellowstone fossilized forests, Joggins, Nova Scotia and in many other places.  
·         Evolutionary history holds that collagen-containing cartilage is supposedly 80 million years old and yet laboratory experiments demonstrate that collagen locked in bone should not be older than 30,000.
·         Experiments show that with conditions mimicking natural forces, coal forms quickly; in weeks for brown coal to months for black coal. It does not need millions of years. Furthermore, long time periods could be an impediment to coal formation because of the increased likelihood of the permineralization of the wood, which would hinder coalification.
·         Many people today, including scientists, have the idea that oil and natural gas must take a long time to form, even millions of years. Such is the strong mental bias that has been generated by the prevailing evolutionary mindset of the scientific community. However, laboratory research has shown that petroleum hydrocarbons (oil and gas) can be made from natural materials in short time-spans. Long time spans are once again no longer required!
·         Clastic dykes and pipes (intrusion of sediment through overlying sedimentary rock) show that the overlying rock strata were still soft when they formed. This drastically compresses the time scale for the deposition of the penetrated rock strata.
·         Many fossil bones ‘dated’ at many millions of years old are hardly mineralized, if at all. This contradicts the widely believed old age of the earth.
·         Many creatures exist that are known as ‘living fossils’ - jellyfish, graptolites, coelacanth, stromatolites, Wollemi pine and hundreds more. The fact that tis phenomenal amount of different species could remain so unchanged, for even up to ‘billions’ of years in the case of stromatolites, speaks against the millions and billions of years being real. Once again – where are the transitional forms that are declared to be present?
·         Discontinuous fossil sequences. E.g. Coelacanth, Wollemi pine and various ‘index’ fossils, which are present in supposedly ancient strata, are missing in strata representing many millions of years since - but still living today. Such discontinuities speak against the interpretation of the rock formations as vast geological ages—how could Coelacanths have avoided being fossilized for 65 million years, for example?
·         In 2009, UK paleontologists found ink sacs intact within squid fossils. What makes this an interesting hint to a young age of the earth is the presence of eumelanin, in the ink. Eumelanin—a biochemical with a complicated structure—is an abundant pigment that serves many purposes in animals and other organisms, including darkening a mammal's skin and hair. It is also notoriously difficult to work with in the lab since it refuses to dissolve in common solvents. However, because all systems tend to become disordered over time, no knowledgeable chemist or physicist would expect eumelanin's complicated structure to have persisted for 160 million years—the age assignment given to the rock formations containing the fossil ink sacs. The eumelanin found in the ink sacs was chemically intact. This should not be so, if the fossil were as old as it’s claimed to be.
·         Scientists recently found blood remnants in a mosquito fossil trapped in a supposed 46-million-year-old rock. Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the researchers reported that they detected iron three times inside the fossil mosquito's abdomen, which strongly suggests the presence of still-fresh hemoglobin. No scientific evidence supports the assertion that heme groups can last, even under circumstances that would maximize their preservation, for one million, let alone tens of millions of years. In fact, all longevity studies of biomolecules like hemoglobin, DNA, and collagen show decay rates in ranges that demonstrate total sample disintegration in a matter of months to a maximum of several hundred thousand years—assuming reasonable Earth surface temperatures.
·         Fossilized human and dinosaur footprints have been found alongside eachother in several locations across the globe, throwing into question the notion that man evolved millions years after the dinosaurs.
·         Fossils are found on all levels of rock strata. The earth is covered with layers of sedimentary rock, much of it containing microscopic fossils such as plankton, pollen, and spores. Marine invertebrates are some of the most commonly found in the fossil record; yet the majority of these fossils are not found in the deep ocean basins, as would be expected, but on the continents. There is no great variation between the rock layers of fossil complexity. Fossils on the bottom levels are no less complex than those on the top layers. This disproves the claim of macro evolution.

These are only a few examples. You can find more on sites like ICR.org, creation.com and the Answers in Genesis website.
In conclusion – geology clearly demonstrates signs of a young earth, and a global flood. Between the two theories – Biblical creationism, and naturalistic evolutionism, I believe the fossils align best with the former.
Occam's Razor is the principle that says, when several theories are present to solve a common problem, to always go with the simplest. Which is simpler - and more reasonable? An all-powerful Godhead calls to creation every structure in the universe, in merely six, literal 24-hour days. Or, all the matter in the universe created itself out of virtually nothing, and life stemmed from non-life?
God’s Word states that the He, the Maker is not a God of chaos.  (1 Cor. 14:33) Some Christians argue that since He is so powerful He could do whatever he pleased, even if that included using evolution and naturalistic processes that are pushed by humanists and evolutionists.
I, however, disagree adamantly with this line of thought.  Yes, God is all-powerful, but He cannot create imperfection. He is the author of every good and perfect thing and it’s impossible for Him to mess up!
Why, when He is capable of creating beauty, order and peace, would He opt to go with something so preposterous as the evolutionary framework?
From what I have read and studied in His very Word, such an action would not align with His character. He is a God of love, peace and brilliant order! Why would He purposely allow His creation to warp and suffer through millions of years of pain and death - exactly what evolution requires?
Search the Scriptures – and the fossil record – and surely you will be forced to agree.
YHWH, Jesus Christ, the Almighty Creator and Savior, is not an evolutionistic being.
Nor could He possibly initiate such a process.

Geology information taken from the Institute for Creation Research and Creation Ministries International.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow, the Little Glories of God

Let's face it, not everyone is as dilly-dattle as I am when it comes to snow. It's just this big wet white mess you have to get out of roads/walk-ways, which is WAY too much work, and then you have to drive in it, and that isn't safe, right? But have we ever stopped and actually thought about what we're talking about? Snow. Where did the word even come from? A small four letter word, which holds so much meaning...beauty...love. A word which God mentions multiple times in the Bible, as meaning pure.

Snow is God's treasure. Just as man love his own treasure, God loves His, but instead of keeping it all to Himself He shares it with us.

"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail," ~ Job 38:22


If God has such delight in snow, why shouldn't we? God our loving Creator created so wonderfully perfect little crystals of His love, each differing from each other. Each snowflake is special to God. Just as each person. God made everyone different; everyone special. How is this possible? Wouldn't God eventually run out of new ways to make somebody? Isn't anybody the same? The answer is simply, no. Yes, some people may act similar, look similar, but no one is exactly like someone else and the same thing goes for snowflakes. No two snowflakes are alike. Think about it, you can have a wardrobe of 15 clothes and put it in so many different orders. It's amazing what power God has!

A verse comes to mind when I think about snow,

"For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth;" ~ Job 37:6a

How extraordinary! What joy to know God told the snow to be on the earth! It makes me sad to think of all those that don't appreciate God's handiwork. The way snow is formed is by God, our loving Saviour, taking water vapor out of the air which comes from oceans, rivers, lakes, even people and plants (Every time you exhale you are placing water vapor in the air), and cools the air, causing the water vapor to condense out. The water vapor that is close to the ground forms dew drops, where as up high in the air the water vapor condenses onto dust particles, which to me is magnificent! (Did not God say that we were created from the dust of the earth?)  The water vapor condenses into numerous minute droplets, and each droplet contains a particle of dust. Actually, that's pretty much what clouds are made of, lots of water droplets. If a particular drop freezes, it becomes a small particle of ice surrounded by all the other droplets of unfrozen water. Snowflakes do not come from frozen rain. When rain freezes it produces beautiful sleet, but unlike snow, sleet doesn't have elaborate and symmetrical patterns. As the water vapor condenses on the frozen droplet's surface, the ice grows forming what we all know as a snowflake. The snowflake grows, creating a simple hexagonal shape. Most snowflakes take on this shape in the younger stages. Diffusion limits the snow growth, making the branches grow, and causing the snow to get it's uniqueness. The droplets of water vapor with dust particles (clouds) surrounding the frozen droplet (now snow) will not stay there. They will evaporate creating more water vapor in the air. The liquid state of these droplets is called cloud droplets and the solid state is called snowflakes. 

God has everything planned out in such a complex way that without Him there would be much chaos. Just imagine what would happen if there was no Intelligent Designer behind everything. The world would be ugly, out-of-order, and well there would be no world, because such a "Big Bang" as evolutionists like to give credit to, is impossible. I'm glad we have such a loving God that shares His beautiful world with even the worst of people, whether they appreciate it or not.

Snow is beautiful and all, but that is not the only reason God created it. God uses snow to protect even the smallest creatures during harsh winter times. God even told us in His Word, before scientists "discovered" this.

"He (God) giveth snow like wool" ~ Psalm 147:16a 

God says He gives the snow like wool. We all know what wool is, I hope. It's a textile fiber which comes from sheep and other animals, which people make into clothing and blankets to keep warm. What does God mean by, "He giveth snow like wool?" Surely David and others might have wondered. Or maybe not, having such faith as David, you wouldn't question God's creation, and would take what He says as literal...like we should, but probably don't. Man is taking what beauty God has created and turning it into another source to try and "prove" evolution, something impossible to prove. However, God meant what He said, snow was given as the earth's wool. Snow is an insulating blanket to earth. You might think snow would freeze creatures living under it's surface, but no. God loves and cares about each and every thing He created, and protects them even in the winter. Under about one foot of snow, the soil, and creatures roaming to and fro in that soil are safe from the harsh wintery air. Snow holds in heat, preventing moisture from evaporating into the air. Keeping all those little creatures cozy.

Snow, is one of the little glories of God, that He placed here on the earth. Let's appreciate it!

There is one particular verse I love to read,

 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." ~ Isaiah 1:18


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Misconceptions About The Geologic Column

It’s obvious that evolution and creation propose two different views, and one of the ways we can see this is through the earth’s geologic features.
Evolution dictates that over millions of years the earth has experienced change – most modern evolutionists now accept the theory of punctuated equilibrium, or change/growth/mutations in quick spurts.
Interestingly enough, geology has only been seen as a science for a short time in human history. Many early geologists worked from a creationist view of the universe, contrary to today’s historical-scientific realm which is dominated by atheistic agendas and viewpoints.
It’s well-known that the study of rock strata is a common evolutionary tool. And the ten strata systems that geologists use are:
  1. Cambrian
  2. Ordovician
  4. Silurian
  6. Devonian
  7. Carboniferous
  8. Permian
  9. Triassic
  10. Jurassic
  11. Cretaceous
  12. Tertiary
This composes the "standard geologic column" and is claimed by many to contain substantial, if not the primary proof for evolutionary theory.
The systems are used today to indentify supposed general time periods in the earth’s history. The systems are named either for geographical locations where they were first identified, or for a specific physical characteristic.  
Originally, these systems didn’t refer to time periods, but were intended to merely classify different types of strata. It is actually a misconception that the column refers to different ages – instead, it is referencing varying geographical areas.
There are many other misconceptions about the geologic column. Let’s examine a few major ones.
Contrary to popular belief, the geologic column wasn’t devised by atheistic evolutionists. The system was created by researchers who believed that life was created, and that the earth had been formed through catastrophic processes. This took place before 1860.
Another misconception is that the rock strata compass the entire earth in uniform layers.  In actuality, the only place where this is found is on the geologists’ diagrams! Only a very few locations on earth have shown the complete succession of the ten ages in physical, real form. And even here, scientists agree that the evidence is obsolete – the individual systems are found incomplete.
Many claim that the earth’s crust is similar to an "onion skin", with successive layers containing all strata systems distributed on a global scale. However, this doesn’t align with the facts. Strata layers do not occur uniformly across the planet, and in many places are they found out of place or not in the alignment that the geologic column suggests.
“Data from continents and ocean basins show that:
  • Approximately 77% of the earth's surface area on land and under the sea is missing seven or more (70+%) of the strata systems.
  • 94% of the earth's surface has three or more missing systems, and an estimated 99.6% has at least one missing system.2”
This alone is pretty substantial evidence that the modern implications of the geologic column are faulty and pseudo-scientific, is is not?
When it comes to dating the column’s time eras and the new strata which is uncovered, many resort to using fossils to assign strata to their appropriate layers. However, this is not a solid means of dating strata – it’s circular reasoning. We can’t know for certain where the fossil originally deviated from, or how much structural events such as erosion, faulting and overturning have pushed it from one “layer” to another. Although some fossils appear to be distinctive of certain systems, it doesn’t mean that we can instantly assume this to be true - it doesn’t mean that the fossils came from those systems, necessarily.
Up until recently, most geologists believed that sedimentary lamina (layers) pointed to being formed over millions of years. But now it has been discovered that lamina form quickly over river floodplains during floods, in shallow marine areas during storms, and in deep water by turbidity currents. The evidence of rapid sedimentation is now easily recognized, and more and more scientists are recognizing catastrophism to be true.
The Creationistic, Biblical viewpoint supports the geologic evidence far better than the evolutionistic framework. A worldwide flood would require massive catastrophic events. The geologic record of the earth’s crust as observed naturally points to a past that could easily fit such an event, and even points to one. The flood of Noah’s day was not a mere drizzle, but a torrential downpour which would employ massive amounts of erosion and crustal disturbances. As the “fountains of the great deep” burst forth, intense tectonic activity beneath the surface would move, overturn and rupture the earth, creating violent, out-of-order layers of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock. What do we see in modern rock strata? Disheveled, out-of-order layers of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock.
Radiometric dating is typically employed to determine strata age, but it often contradictory. It doesn’t automatically confirm long ages. And often, it cannot be trusted with rock and fossils as old as evolutionary diagrams dictates – radiometric dating has been seen to bring faulty/contradictory results with rocks/fossils over a certain age, and most rocks would fall under that category.
In essence, I believe the earth’s geologic structure to fit best with the Biblical account of a worldwide flood.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cause and Effect

Hello! Yes, I'm finally writing again. Sorry for this late post, a bunch of things have come up lately keeping me very busy. First, let me say how Great our God is! He has blessed me exceedingly!

Recently, I came across something in Henry Morris' The Biblical Basis for Modern Science that caught my attention. It was the Principle of Cause and Effect. Something I hadn't looked into much. If you're not sure what this principle is, I'll explain it a little. It's basically the principle stating that although one cause has many effects, no cause can be either quantitatively greater than or quantitatively superior to its First Cause. To sum it up, an effect can't be greater than the cause which started it. A chain of effects must trace back to a First Cause. And what is The First Cause? Do we even have a First Cause? The law of cause and effect states there must be a First Cause! From Henry Morris' The Biblical Basis for Modern Science, we see a list of causes:

 The First Cause of limitless space must be infinite. 
The First Cause of endless time must be eternal. 
The First Cause of boundless energy must be omnipotent.
 The First Cause of infinite complexity must be omniscient. 
The First Cause of love must be loving. 
The First Cause of life must be living. 

Thus, the First Cause of the Universe must be an infinite, eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent, personal, volitional, holy, loving, living being! 

And who do we know that is all of these? God - The Ultimate First Cause! God is the Divine Creator of absolutely everything. And without Him was nothing made. Some get confused when they hear God is the Ultimate First Cause, 'cause who made God? No one made God. God always has been and always will be. Just as numbers are infinite, so is the Loving God who created us. God is the Creator of everything, which means He created space and time. God is outside the realms of time though, which means He didn't have to have a beginning, nor an end. If God had a beginning, then where was His First Cause? How far can causes go back? They must have one sole resource - a First Cause, which can only be God. There cannot be many gods as polytheism teaches or dualism. There must only be One First Cause. We are in a Universe, not a multi-verse. God created the World by Himself and for His glory. If more than one God created the world then the world would be a multi-verse and a confused disaster.

Atheistic evolutionists might say the principle of cause and effect traces back to the big bang, but could such a random disaster create such beautiful things? The principle of cause and effect states that no effect can be greater than its cause, but the big bang says otherwise. The effects in the big bang must be greater than the cause, which scientifically can't be possible. No random event, such as the big bang, could have ever created such a complex universe. Was the big bang loving? If not wherein did we get love? Was the big bang eternal, infinite, omnipotent, omnipresent, personal, volitional, holy, living being? No, it was not. The big bang was, and is only a theory created in the minds of wicked man.

The only event that could ever bring forth the universe is God approximately 6,000 years ago creating the heavens and the earth, then saying "Let there be Light". Thus, starting the beautiful week of creation, where God created the world in just six days and resting on the seventh. It didn't take God millions of years to create the world, neither did he rest for millions of years. Just six 24 hour days. Yes, the sun wasn't created until day 4, but we don't need the sun to make a day. A day is the time the earth spends on its axis once. What? Does God not know the future? Did God not know what a literal day meant when He said He created the world six days? Can anything be impossible for God who made everything? Must God be under our laws, or we His? A God who breathed life into man, could have made everything in a second, but He created the world in six days as part of His divine plan. Giving us a beautiful calendar picture of each week. We have an amazing God who can do all things!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Creation Science Resources

(photo by me)
 So, firstly, I am so so so sorry for not posting in such a long time! My life has been utterly crazy and I've been trying to set my priorities straight...which has meant, letting some of my blog work drift to the back burner.
Anyway aren't you thankful Symphony has been doing such a great job posting while I've been "off"?
That's what is nice about doing a blog with somebody else! You can hopefully always have posts going...even if one person is being lazy. (me, in this case. :P)
SO. I wish I could write up a long article on some deep scientific topic, but all I can present at the moment is a short list of some helpful Creation Science resources which have been very valuable both on my bookshelf and in my life period! Hopefully they will be of equal use to you guys, too!
Creation Science Websites:
Answers in Genesis - This is one of my favorites. They have so much information available at one's disposal, just on their website alone! Also, I love that they've even created a Creation museum among other things.
The Institute for Creation Research - This is my utter, absolute favorite for Creation materials and info. I am currently taking their Creationist Worldview Course, which has been very, very useful, and I recommend it to anyone who would like to further their knowledge on science from a Biblical perspective. Also, even if you don't want to take the course, you can find ABOUNDING amounts of factual information at the site. From fulgurites to DNA and genetic code, to great Creation scientists of old. They've got the details! (That you can trust!)
Jonathan Park - This may be a children's audio series page, but don't let that turn you away! There are scores of resources located here, perfect for use of the entire family. My brothers and I love this program!
Jonathan Park  - So as previously stated, my family loves this show. It's an audio drama similar to Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey, only, its purpose is to spread Biblical truth on science, so it's got a ton more 'meat' so to speak than AIO.
Ravi Zacharias Ministries - I am a huge fan of RZIM. Ravi Zacharias is a brilliant apologist with a heart for helping Believers defend their faith firmly. He has a radio program called "Let My People Think", which is excellent, and you can also find videos of him debating well-known atheists.
John Lennox -  This is another brilliant man, who can offer great scores of knowledge and information on how to defend your faith, and rebut atheistic and evolutionistic ideas. I greatly enjoy listening to Mr. Lennox's debates.
There are many fine Creation Science books out there, and I could go on and on trying to list them all. You can find most of the best ones at either ICR or Answers in Genesis. My favorites are by John Morris, Henry Morris, and Duane Gish.
I know this wasn't much, and there is so much more which could be covered, but I hope this post proved helpful to you nonetheless.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Which Came First? The Chicken or The Egg?

How many times have you heard that question asked?  I've heard it a lot. And surprisingly, many people don't know the answer. The majority is confused, because of what evolutionists have taught them. They wonder, How can the egg come first? You need a chicken to have the egg. Or How can the chicken come first? Don't you need an egg to have the chicken? 

In Genesis, God says he created every winged fowl on day five of the creation week. So, as we see here, birds came before eggs.

But, were eggs before chickens?

Just because birds were created before the egg, doesn't actually mean the chicken was. I researched this a bit, and to my surprise the chicken is a created kind of bird that possibly came from another bird by God's beautiful design.

 Now, the chicken did not evolve. God said that each creature will produce after its own kind.

Creationists researched chickens to find out who their parent kinds were by analyzing every Biblical word for chicken and birds, then studying which ones can mix with chickens and produce offspring. Within the research, Creationists found evidence for chickens coming from the potential created kind Galliformes order.

According to research n God's Word, these birds were among the clean kinds in the Ark.

"Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of the earth." ~ Genesis 7:2-3

After the Flood, these birds reproduced and filled the earth with many different kinds of birds. Just as all the different nations of people came after Noah and his family spread out among the earth.

God created immense diversity within the genetics of the original kinds. Remember, before the fall, the world was much different than it is today. Everything was perfect then. Animals didn't kill to eat. They ate of the grass of the field and other plants God provided for them. Nor did people eat animals. They ate of the fruit and the plants.

With this in mind, it is very possible that a non-chicken bird produced an egg that laid a chicken. After the flood, some early fossils found looked like pheasants and other wild birds. Modern species of domesticated chickens are called Gallus Domesticus. There's good evidence that the Gallus Domesticus Egg came first.

Just keep in remembrance not to confuse any one that asks the question, Which came first? The chicken or the egg? God is not the author of confusion. And just because you say the egg came first, remind them that you don't believe in evolution. And also, keep in mind birds came before eggs!

Secular scientists ask this question to stump people though. And we need always remind them God created the birds before the eggs. (God could have even directly made the chicken on day five). Even British scientists have said the chicken must have come first. (Now, when referring to this, they mean birds.) So, yes British scientists have said you have to have birds in order to have eggs. Just like God's Word says.  In order for eggs to "come first" all the parts/ chemicals would have to be there for the egg-laying system to work in the first place. Eggs couldn't have evolved like evolutionists say. Evolutionists believe the "Cambrian explosion" documents the "sudden" appearance of many life forms on earth. And that Vertebrates diversified in the oceans, and reptiles "evolved" from amphibians mainly due the "evolution" of the amniotic egg. And then eventually mammals and birds "evolved" from there. They also believe birds evolved from the theropod dinosaurs. As you know, it's silly to think anything "evolved". There was no "Big Bang" that led to evolution. Evolution is proven impossible multiple times. Evolution says that all life on earth has come about through descent with modification from a single common ancestor ( a hypothetical, primitive, single-celled organism). Evolution assumes to happen by consequence with natural selection. But direct science has never observed fish gradually turning into a frog. And never will. You can watch your fish in the fish tank as long as you want, but I promise you, it will NOT turn into a frog.  Natural selection is often used interchangeably with evolution, but should better be defined as the process by which individuals possessing a set of traits that confer a survival advantage in a given environment tend to leave more offspring on average that survive to reproduce in the next generation. Natural selection falls into the category of observable science. That means, it an be observed. Say I have a calico cat and a persian cat. And the one cat gets pregnant by the other. When the kittens are born, you will see different kinds. There could be a black kitten, a white kitten, a calico, and any other sort. Same goes with the mule. Donkeys and horses are from the same kind. And can produce together. But cats cannot produce with dogs, nor can humans with animals.

 Most Biblical creationist agree with evolutionists on natural selection. Of course not where the evolutionists say natural selections leads from molecules to man. Because that study has been proven untrue and is impossible.

 But back to the point, science always falls back to the truth. And goes directly with what God said.

 God's Word is always proven true!

This picture from Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis makes the best point:


And that is exactly right. Without God our Creator neither would be possible. We would have absolutely nothing without our loving God creating everything.

God mentions birds about 25 times in the Bible. (Deuteronomy 14:11, Jeremiah 4:25, Leviticus 14:50, Psalm 104:17, Matthew 8:20, Luke 9:58, Song of Solomon 2:12, etc)

Always trust God for the answers! Embrace science! True science! For it is absolutely amazing!

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." - II Timothy 2:15.

We should embrace science to show the world God's Word is True! God is Truth and has been from the beginning. For ever! And will always be!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fun with Dinosaur Names!

I thought it would be fun to list a few dinosaurs and give their name meanings!

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold." ~ Proverbs 22:1
On to our fun with names!

Dinosaur (terrible lizard)

1. Dilophosaurus.  
            "two-crested reptile"

2. Cryolophosaurus
           "frozen crested reptile"

3. Tyrannosaurus rex
             "tyrant reptile king"

4. Triceratops
             "three-horned face"

5. **Iguanodon
              "Iguana tooth"
Second dinosaur to be named scientifically**

6. Heterodontosaurus
          "reptile with different teeth"

7. **Megalosaurus
            "big reptile"
First dinosaur to be named scientifically**

8. Scufellosaurus
            "small scaled reptile"

9. Kentosaurus
            "prickly reptile"

10. Baryonyx
             "heavy claws"

11. Quetzalcoatlus
              "feathered serpent god"

12. Plesiosaurus
                "near reptile"

13. Kronosaurus
                "time reptile"

14. Pteranodon
               "winged and toothless"

15. Rhamphorhynchus
                    "narrow beak"

16. Ceratosaurus
                    "horned reptile"

17. Deironychus
                   "terrible claw"

18. **Estemmenosuchus**
                      "wreathed with crown crocodile"
**Not true dinosaur; therapid reptile**

19. Anurognathus
             "tailless jaw"

20. Avaceratops
                "Ava [discoverer's wife] horn face"

21. Euoplocephalus
            "well-protected head"

22. Oviraptor
            "egg thief"

23. Protoceratops
               "first horned face"

24.  Velociraptor
               "swift robber"

25. Seismosaurus
              "earthquake reptile"

26. Ultrasaurus
               Nicknamed because of enormous size. Not yet named scientifically.

27. Corythosaurus
             "helmet reptile"

28. Apatosaurus
               "deceptive reptile"

29. Camarasaurus
             "chambered reptile"

30. Brachiosaurus
             "arm reptile"

31. Coelophysis
             "hollow form"

32. Euparkeria
     named in honor of W.K. Parker; English scientist

33. Spinosaurus
               "spiny reptile"

35. Hypsilophodon
                 "high-crested tooth"

36. **Archaeopteryx**
                 "ancient wing"
    **Not dinosaur. 100% bird.**

37. Lambeosaurus
           "Lambe's [Canadian Paleontologist Lawrence Lambe] reptile"

38. Gallimimus
           "foul mimic"

39. Stegoceras
                "horny roof"

40. Pachyrhinosaurus
            "thick-nosed reptile"

41. Diplodocus
            "double beam"

42. Dromiceiomimus
             "emu mimic"

43. **Inostrancena**
**Not true dinosaur; therapsid reptile**

44. Carnotaurus
             "meat-eating bull"

45. Psittacosaurus
          "parrot reptile"

46. Plateosaurus
            "flat reptile"

47. Sauropelta
               "shield reptile"

48. **Dimetrodon**
**Not true dinosaur; synapsid reptile**

49. Amargasaurus
             La Amarga Creek, in Argentina, where found

50. Parasaurolophus
               "similar crested reptile"

51. Polacanthus
             "many spines"

52. Epigaulus
            "upon bucket, was a horned rodent"

53. **Tanystropheus**
          "long vertebrae"
**Not true dinosaur; sauropsid reptile**

54. Hesperornis
             "western bird"

55. Acanthopholis
               "spine bearer"

56. Pachycephalosaurus
                 "thick-headed lizard"

57. Maiasaura
          "Good mother reptile"

58. Allosaurus
           "different reptile"

59. Apatosaurus
               "illusionary reptile"

60. **Icthysaurus**
             "fish reptile"
**Not true dinosaur, since dinosaurs are land creatures.**

61. **Plesiosaurus**
                   "near reptile"
**Not true dinosaur, since dinosaurs are land creatures.**

62. Sinosauropteryx
               "Chinese feathered reptile"

63. Ornitholestes
             "bird robber"

64. Dryosaurus
              "oak lizard"

65. Camptosaurus
               "bent lizard"

Those, of course, are not all the dinosaur names, but those were a few! :)

And remember, birds did not "evolve" from dinosaurs. Birds were created on day 5 of the Creation week. Dinosaurs were created on day 6. Such creatures like the Icthysaurus and the Plesiosaurus were created on day 5, since they are sea creatures.

"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds." - I Corinthians 15:39

Hope you had fun learning about the meaning behind the dinosaur names!