Scientists labor long hours to discover new things. What should we do with their discoveries? I teach an introductory biology course at Barclay college. The textbook that I use has the following to say about science: [S]cientific findings are “value neutral.” Science, in its ideal form, provides us with facts that are independent of subjective… Continue reading “Follow the Science”…
A Diplodocus model in a driveway. Do dinosaurs have anything to do with quantum mechanics? According to one movie, there is a relationship. Let us see what this relationship is, if there is one. In the movie, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, one of the characters references a scientific principle that is not very well… Continue reading Dinosaurs and… Quantum Mechanics?
Skeletal reconstruction of a Lystrosaurus on display at Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris. Taken from Wikimedia Commons, photograph by FunkMonk. In my last post, I talk a little bit about how creationists and evolutionists can agree on things. I do not want to give the impression that creationists should abandon the Bible, the basis of… Continue reading Hibernation Before the Flood?
As creationists, it is not surprising that we stand opposed to evolution. After all, these two ideologies are diametrically opposed to one another. Creationists believe that the earth is around 6,000 years old, evolutionists believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Creationists believe that creatures were created according to distinct groups, evolutionists believe… Continue reading Creationists and Evolutionists can Agree on Things
Recently the U.S. Supreme court made decisions that equate "gender identity" with "sex (gender)" in civil rights law. This is not only unbiblical, but unscientific. Our DNA governs our gender – whether we are male or female – with XY or XX chromosomes. This is a biological, scientific fact. In contrast, "gender identity" is governed… Continue reading “Gender Identity” Is Unscientific
A puma. Even though this cat is big, it is not considered a big cat. Do you know what is the big cat that lives in the United States? Just so you know, I am not referring to the puma. The puma, also called the mountain lion or cougar, is indeed a big cat if… Continue reading The Big Cat in the United States
Hagfish at the Oklahoma Aquarium. It is difficult to see the individual fish. The small blue arrow is pointing at the head of one hagfish. The mouth is ringed by barbels, which look a bit like small tentacles. These were used for sensing their environments. Recently, my family visited the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma.… Continue reading The Jawless Hagfish
The diet of Tyrannosaurus rex seems obvious: it ate meat, right? What if the answer was not that simple? What did Tyrannosaurus rex originally eat? If you are familiar with creationist literature, then you might recognize this question. It has been used to illustrate an important concept in the creation narrative, namely that God originally… Continue reading On the Original Diet of Tyrannosaurus rex