Genesis can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but what happens when we let the Bible speak for itself? I was reading Genesis 11 the other day, and I noticed an interesting, and concerning, note in my Bible. Genesis 11 basically consists of two parts. The first nine verses tell us of the Tower… Continue reading Taking Genesis for What it Says
I was recently in the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita, Kansas. It is a neat little museum, with artifacts from across time (fossils to mummies to medieval swords to Vietnam War uniforms). However, there was one particular case that caught my attention. It displays various types of stone tools. As to be expected, these… Continue reading The Re-interpretation of an Evolutionary Display
What kind of creature was leviathan? Here, leviathan is portrayed as a mosasaur. Is that a good identification? Image is from Genesis Park. Having established in the previous post that leviathan is a real creature that really breathed fire, what may leviathan actually be? First of all, let us deal with the “low hanging fruit.”… Continue reading Some Speculation About Leviathan, Part 2
Destruction of Leviathan, an engraving by Gustave Dore from 1865. Such a reconstruction treats leviathan as a symbol, rather than as a real creature. If leviathan is not a symbol or mythical, what kind of animal could it be? In the last post, I talked a little bit about Livyatan, the hyperpredatory sperm whale named… Continue reading Some Speculation About Leviathan, Part 1
When we think of big predators, this big guy, Tyrannosaurus rex, is probably the first to come to mind. Is it really as big as predators got? What is the largest predator that ever lived? Some may eagerly respond, "Oh, Oh! I know this one! Tyrannosaurus rex!" That would immediately be followed up by someone… Continue reading What was the Largest Predator?
Pluto, as captured by the New Horizons probe. Once considered the ninth planet, now considered the first dwarf planet, what is the deal with the classification of this object anyway? In 2008, the International Astronomical Union (the IAU) re-defined a planet in such a way that Pluto is excluded. That was nearly 13 years ago,… Continue reading Pluto the Dwarf Planet, or When is a Planet not a Planet?
Recently, the internet has become enamored with carcinization. Apparently, a research article exploring carcinization was published in 2017i, but a few popular articles ran about it in late 2020.ii Carcinization has become so popular that “everything becomes a crab” has become its own meme. What exactly is carcinization? It is the development of a crab-like… Continue reading How Many Crabs are There?
A short while ago, I talked about Stan and how fossil specimens can be lost or left in limbo depending on ownership of the fossil. Don't think that those types of problems are unique to the world of commercial paleontology, because they are not. There is a recent case involving a small fossil dinosaur named… Continue reading Another Ownership Dispute over a Dinosaur Fossil
There is a new piece at the Heart of America Science Resource Center. It is a floor to ceiling mural in the Ice Age Room. Check it out in the panoramic photograph above. The mural was created by Joe Taylor, who has his own museum, the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, Texas. As you… Continue reading New Mural at HOA
How much is a fossil, such as this Triceratops skeleton, worth? Why is it worth that much? Who knew that fossils could be big business? After all, if fossils such as Stan can sell for $32 million, then there is certainly money to be made in the sale of fossils. However, this is not a… Continue reading Why Did Stan Sell for $32 million, or What is a Fossil Worth?