Archive of Impact Articles


Phenomenally Designed Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin is an iron-containing respiratory protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen and then transports and releases it to cells that need oxygen. It’s designed as four subunits (two alpha...
Radiohalos: Nature's Tiny Mysteries
Figure 1. Some typical examples of different radiohalos found in granitic rocks, from volume 2 of the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) study.1   Radiohalos are minute...
Does the Cosmic Microwave Background Confirm the Big Bang?
Introduction Three main arguments are commonly used to support the Big Bang model of the universe’s origin: The apparent expansion of the universe, inferred from redshifted spectra...
Stromatolites: Evidence of Pre-Flood Hydrology
Stromatolites are some of the more puzzling fossils found throughout Earth’s rock record. They are fairly common in the oldest known sedimentary rocks, but living stromatolites only occur in rare...
Assembling the Pre-Flood World
Knowledge of the pre-Flood world is limited because the Bible only gives a few details. Some creationists have relied heavily on secular interpretations in their studies on continental configurations...
The Impossibility of Life's Evolutionary Beginnings
The hypothetical naturalistic origin of life and its most basic biomolecules from non-living matter is called abiogenesis. This paradigm lies at the very foundation of biological evolution, but the...
Dinosaur Tracks Back Noah's Flood
by Brian Thomas, M.S., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.* There’s nothing quite like seeing firsthand dinosaur tracks that were made in mud or wet sand long ago. But how long ago were...
Stellar Nucleosynthesis: Where Did Heavy Elements Come From?
Radiation from pulsar PSR B1509-58, a rapidly spinning neutron star, makes nearby gases glow gold (image from the Chandra X-ray observatory) and illuminates the rest of the nebula in blue and...
Testing Old-Earth Climate Claims, Part 2
There is strong geological evidence for a single Ice Age, which creation scientists attribute to the aftereffects of the Genesis Flood.1 However, secular scientists claim that dozens of ice ages have...
Testing Old-Earth Climate Claims, Part 1
In a scientific controversy, how do laypeople evaluate the merits of each side’s arguments when those arguments involve technical details? Unfortunately, many people simply assume that the majority’s...
Architecture  and Engineering  in Created  Creatures
“Nature is a pretty impressive engineer,” states evolutionist Daniel Lieberman in an issue of Nature magazine. He notes: The physical world poses many basic challenges, such as gravity,...
The Human Brain Is 'Beyond Belief'
The human brain, and any animal brain for that matter, is an engineering marvel that evokes comments from researchers like “beyond anything they’d imagined, almost to the point of being...
The Flood, Catastrophic Plate Tectonics, and Earth History
Although evolutionary scientists insist there is no evidence for the global, Earth-destroying Flood described in Genesis, accepting the Genesis Flood as literal history enables researchers to make sense...
The DNA Goldmine Appears Infinite
by Frank Sherwin, M.A., and Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.* Decades ago, high school and college students learned the basics of how the molecule of life—DNA—contained segments...
DNA Science Disproves Human Evolution
The Bible describes humans as being created in the image of God—the pinnacle of His creation. In contrast, those who embrace the presupposition of naturalistic origins have put much effort and...
Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link
Human evolution has consistently been shown to be without scientific or biblical merit. Although a parade of supposed transitions are displayed in every conceivable outlet, non-Darwinists maintain that...
The God of Infinities
Did you know that more than one infinity exists—and some infinities are larger than other infinities? But if something is infinite, then how can something else be more infinite? These concepts...
Refuting BioLogos: Do Japanese Lake Varves Prove an Old...
In 2010, the BioLogos Foundation published an article by old-earth geologists Gregg Davidson and Ken Wolgemuth presenting four supposedly unanswerable arguments for an old earth.1 However, creation...
Gravitational Waves and the Space-Time Continuum
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. (Isaiah 40:22) When...
Milankovitch Meltdown: Toppling an Iconic Old-Earth Arg...
Introduction Uniformitarian scientists, who ignore the Bible’s eyewitness accounts of recent creation and the Genesis Flood, claim that dozens of ice ages have occurred over the last few million...
Milankovitch Meltdown: Toppling an Iconic Old-Earth Arg...
Introduction The Milankovitch, or astronomical, theory is the dominant secular explanation for the dozens of ice ages said to have occurred within the last few million years. According to this theory,...
Milankovitch Meltdown: Toppling an Iconic Old-Earth Arg...
Introduction Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of “Variations in the Earth’s Orbit: Pacemaker of the Ice Ages.”1 Regular Acts & Facts readers know that...
Subatomic Particles, Part 4: Gauge Bosons, the Glue Tha...
by Jason Lisle, Ph.D., and Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.* Have you ever wondered how a magnet “knows” to stick to a refrigerator? If you hold a magnet sufficiently close, it will...
Subatomic Particles, Part 3: Mesons
by Jason Lisle, Ph.D., and Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.* When considering the term subatomic particles, many people typically think of things like electrons, protons, or neutrons. We have...
Subatomic Particles, Part 2: Baryons, the Substance of ...
by Jason Lisle, Ph.D., and Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.* In the fifth century B.C., the Greek philosopher Democritus and his mentor Leucippus proposed that all matter is composed of tiny...
Subatomic Particles, Part 1: Leptons
by Jason Lisle, Ph.D., and Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.* As you read this sentence, trillions of invisible particles called neutrinos are streaming harmlessly through your body. These ghostly...
The Evidence Rats Out Bat Evolution
Of the 1,240 living mammal species, almost 25 percent are the amazingly designed bats.1 They compose the second-largest order of mammals, next to rodents,2 and are ecologically and economically important....
Embracing Catastrophic Plate Tectonics
Some Christians hesitate to embrace the notion that the earth’s outer surface is moving—and moved even more dramatically during the Flood year. However, tremendous amounts of empirical data...
A Realistic Look at Global Warming
by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., and Jake Hebert, Ph.D.* Since the late 1980s, global warming has been hotly debated, with many arguing that Earth is undergoing potentially catastrophic man-made...
Deep Core Dating and Circular Reasoning
Many Christians are reluctant to accept the Bible’s clear teaching of a recent creation because they believe secular dating methods prove that the earth is extremely old. The apparent agreement...
Earth's Young Magnetic Field
For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am...
Time Travel
What an experience it would be to have a time machine! Just imagine traveling into the future, seeing technological marvels that have yet to be invented, and meeting our distant descendants. What will...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: The Imaginary Piltdown Man
Focused and vividly imagining his next move, the young boy is filled with determination as his mind pictures the football soaring. He runs, positions his legs, and says aloud, “This time I’m...
Trees: An Engineering Wonder
There are few things more beautiful and soothing than walking through a forest or grove of trees.1 Scripture has much to say about these majestic woody perennials, from the “fruit tree that yields...
More DNA Evidence Against Human Chromosome Fusion
One of the most common arguments evolutionists use to promote the theory that humans evolved from an apelike ancestor is the idea of a “chromosome 2 fusion.” This story proposes that in...
Ancient Blood Cells Still Red
Do we live on an earth that is 4.6 billion years old or only thousands of years old? The age of our planet is a significant stumbling block for many Christians and keeps countless others from even considering...
Heavy Metal Clocks, Pb-Pb Dating Model: Radioactive Dat...
…that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. (Ephesians 4:14) This...
Heavy Metal Clocks, U-Pb and Th-Pb Dating Models: Radio...
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is...
Rare-Earth Clocks, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf Dating Models 2: Rad...
This series has summarized radioisotope dating models, their assumptions, and how those assumptions mistakenly lead to a “deep time” picture of our universe.1 Secularist scientists want...
Rare-Earth Clocks, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf Dating Models: Radio...
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8) Author’s...
Alkali Metal Dating, Rb-Sr Dating Model: Radioactive Da...
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29) Editor’s...
Ice Cores, Seafloor Sediments, and the Age of the Earth...
by Jake Hebert, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.* The two previous articles in this series demonstrated problems with the old-earth timescales that secular scientists have assigned to deep seafloor...
The Noble Clock: Radioactive Dating, Part 3
Radioactive dating methods—many of which are quite elaborate—have numerous physical condition requirements that cannot realistically remain unaffected over millions and perhaps billions...
The Iconic Isochron: Radioactive Dating, Part 2
The Bible is quite clear about the origin and timeframe for the creation of Earth and the cosmos. If Scripture is inaccurate in this, then how can it be trusted in anything else? Some evolutionists...
Clocks in Rocks? Radioactive Dating, Part 1
We don’t know what we are talking about. Many of us believed that string theory was a very dramatic break with our previous notions of quantum theory. But now we learn that string theory, well,...
Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science...
For over 150 years, Darwin’s hypothesis that all species share a common ancestor has dominated the creation-evolution debate. Surprisingly, when Darwin wrote his seminal work, he had no direct...
Hijacking the Scientific Method
Are modern schools teaching the scientific method properly? It appears the general public and even the scientific community itself has a rather fuzzy understanding of what it is.1 In its purest form,...
Ice Cores, Seafloor Sediments, and the Age of the Earth...
Many people perceive the vast ages assigned to deep ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica as unanswerable arguments for an old earth. My previous article made a number of points about these ice cores.1 First,...
Ice Cores, Seafloor Sediments, and the Age of the Earth...
In an attempt to learn about past climates, scientists have drilled and extracted cylindrical cores from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Because of the great thickness of these sheets, the cores...
The Solar System: Asteroids and Comets
In the year 1801, Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered a new planet in our solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Named Ceres, this new world was far smaller than the other planets,...
The Solar System: Pluto
In 1930, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered a faint point of light orbiting the sun beyond Neptune. The new world “Pluto” was considered the ninth planet for 76 years, but in 2006 the...
The Solar System: Neptune
The year was 1989. A small, unmanned space probe rapidly approached the mysterious and unexplored planet Neptune. Launched in 1977, the Voyager 2 spacecraft had already visited Jupiter, Saturn, and...
The Solar System: Uranus
For millennia, the science of astronomy was limited to observations that could be made with the unaided eye. That changed in the 1600s with the invention of the telescope. As telescopes grew in size...
The Solar System: Saturn
When people peer into a telescope and see Saturn for the first time, the typical response is “Wow!” All the other planets appear as simple disks with a few surface features, but Saturn’s...
The Solar System: Jupiter
The planet Jupiter is a wonderful example of the creativity of the Lord. It is remarkably different from the worlds we have examined previously in this Impact series. Jupiter does not possess a solid...
The Solar System: Mars
Although Venus has been called Earth’s sister due to the similar size of these two worlds, the planet that appears most earthlike at its surface is undoubtedly Mars. A solid, rocky world, Mars...
The Solar System: Earth and Moon
When the Voyager 1 spacecraft reached the edge of our solar system in 1990, it turned its camera around and photographed Earth. From such a tremendous distance, the earth appears as a tiny bluish-white...
The Solar System: Venus
For millennia, people have enjoyed the sight of the “evening star” shining brightly in the western sky shortly after sunset. Outshining all other stars, this remarkable beacon seems to brighten...
Dark Matter, Sparticles, and the Big Bang
Why do many cosmologists claim that only a small fraction of all the matter in the universe is the “normal” everyday matter with which we are familiar? In particle physics, protons and...
The Solar System: Mercury
The smallest planet of our solar system holds some big mysteries for secular astronomers, and it continues to delight creationists. Mercury is only 38 percent the diameter of Earth, making it the smallest...
The Solar System: The Sun
Then God made...the greater light to rule the day. (Genesis 1:16) At the heart of our solar system is the sun, a stable hydrogen “bomb” that gives off more energy every second than a...
The Solar System
One of the wonderful things about astronomy is that it is so different from our everyday experience. Things are not what they might seem at first glance. Who could have guessed that those tiny little...
Paluxy River: The Tale of the Trails
In the early days of the modern creation science movement, a favorite recent-creation argument involved dinosaur and human tracks reportedly found together along the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas....
Rethinking Carbon-14 Dating: What Does It Really Tell U...
Evolutionists have long used the carbon-14, or radiocarbon, dating technique as a “hammer” to bludgeon Bible-believing Christians. A straightforward reading of the Bible describes a 6,000-year-old...
Engineered Protein 'Evolution' Proves Biological Complexity
Researchers recently announced the first systematic laboratory-induced mutation of successive amino acids in a nearly complete simple bacterial protein.1 The results demonstrated how protein chemistry...
God's Amazing Invertebrates: The Missing Links Are Stil...
In their 2010 zoology text, evolutionists Stephen Miller and John Harley present a clear summary of the current state of animal classification. They maintain, “There is little disagreement among...
Epigenetics Proves Humans and Chimps Are Different
One of the rapidly expanding and exciting research fields in molecular biology is the area of epigenetics. In the study of epigenetic modifications, scientists analyze DNA that has been modified in...
Evolutionary Math?
Most people have heard of “evolutionary biology.” But the term “evolution” is often applied in a broader sense (gradual, naturalistic changes over long ages) to other fields...
Junk DNA Myth Continues Its Demise
Secular biology, intelligent design, and creationist communities are abuzz with the recently reported data from 30 simultaneously published high-profile research papers in the field of human genomics,...
Engineered Adaptability
Doctors, lawyers, and engineers. Engineers always seem to take third place in the list of esteemed professions. Exciting television programs feature skilled surgeons or smooth, well-dressed defense...
The Higgs Boson and the Big Bang
Scientists from Europe’s CERN research center presented evidence on July 4, 2012, for a particle that is likely the Higgs boson, the last remaining elementary particle predicted by the Standard...
Why Is Modern Cosmology So Weird?
Cosmology is the study of the origin and structure of the universe. Because the Big Bang is the dominant cosmological model, most astronomers interpret all their observations to fit this paradigm. Big...
A Universe from Nothing?
Explaining the origin of the universe is an enormous challenge for those seeking to deny their Creator: How could a universe come from nothing? The challenge is so great that some have argued that the...
Why Recent Creation Matters
No aspect of creationism is under greater attack by evolutionists than the biblical doctrine of recent creation. The evolutionist, knowing the weakness of the scientific case for evolution, almost always...
Tracking Those Incredible Hypercanes
The world immediately after the Genesis Flood was considerably different than it is today. The crust of the earth ripped apart, continents moved around, hot magma spewed into the ocean, water inundated...
The Resting Ark, the Grounded Fish, and the Empty Tomb
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat (Genesis 8:4). And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry...
Did the 'God Particle' Create Matter?
Introduction The book of Genesis is probably the most important book ever written. In reality, it’s the foundation of all true history and true science. Above all else, it’s the foundation...
The Draining Floodwaters: Geologic Evidence Reflects th...
by John D. Morris, Ph.D., & James J.S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.  * Mainstream geology has long dismissed the idea that the earth was once subjected to a global flood that cataclysmically annihilated...
Snowflake Bentley: Man of Science, Man of God
Wilson (Willie) Bentley (1865-1931) was born on a farm in Jericho, Vermont. Jericho was an ideal place to study snow because it was in the heart of the snowbelt, producing an average annual snowfall...
Darwin's Sacred Imposter: Natural Selection's Idolatrou...
A major university promoted an annual Diversity Day that featured almost any organization willing to set up a booth. At one booth, a student was given a small carved statue that, he was told, had the...
Benjamin Lee Whorf: An Early Supporter of Creationism
Introduction Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1941) is best known both for documenting the importance of language in shaping our innermost thoughts and for documenting the strong connection between language and...
Darwin's Sacred Imposter: The Illusion That Natural Sel...
Suppose in July 1969 two men watched the Saturn V rocket launch the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. One marveled at the power of nature’s cosmic siphon acting on the rocket to lift it off the pad...
Both Argon and Helium Diffusion Rates Indicate a Young Earth
Introduction In the final report of ICR’s Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) project, Dr. Russell Humphreys reported that helium diffusion from zircons in borehole GT-2 at Fenton...
Darwin's Sacred Imposter: How Natural Selection Is Give...
In medicine, a patient’s symptoms may be explained by many causes. Experienced doctors train new physicians to keep an open mind and an active list of potential diseases until evidence indicates...
A Well-Watered Land: Effects of the Genesis Flood on Pr...
Scripture and paleoclimatology indicate that the Middle East had more trees and grass in the past. Several theories suggest that the climate is drier today because of overgrazing, cutting of forests, or...
Darwin's Sacred Imposter: Recognizing Missed Warning Signs
In order for a human brain to “see” something external, the data patterns captured by the eyes must be associated with related patterns stored in memory. When they match, the mind accurately perceives...
Defending the Faith
In the next-to-last book of the Bible, the apostle Jude exhorts us to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3). His warning refers primarily to professing...
Louis Agassiz: Anti-Darwinist Harvard Paleontology Professor
Introduction Jean Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. A founding father of the modern American scientific establishment, Agassiz was also a lifelong...
A New Creationist Cosmology: In No Time at All Part 3
by Larry Vardiman, Ph.D., & D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. * Editor’s Note: This article is the last in a series offering an explanation for how distant starlight could be visible from an earth...
A New Creationist Cosmology: In No Time at All Part 2
by Larry Vardiman, Ph.D., & D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. * Editor’s Note: Hebrews 11:3 says that “through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things...
An Ice Age in Yellowstone National Park
Introduction Yellowstone National Park holds the distinction of being the first national park in the United States and in the world. It exhibits magnificent geological features such as a 30-mile-diameter...
A New Creationist Cosmology: In No Time at All Part 1
by Larry Vardiman, Ph.D., & D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. * Introduction One of the issues that concern many people who wish to adopt young-earth creationism as a valid view of earth history is the...
Greatest Earthquakes of the Bible
The Holy Land is a region where earthquakes occur frequently. By one means or another, big earthquakes have been documented in the Holy Land for a period exceeding 4,000 years.1 Many are known from history...
News from the Red Planet
According to a number of recent blogs on the Internet, on August 27, 2010, Mars made its closest approach to earth in history, coming within about 35 million miles. Some sites even predicted it would be...
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Is Not Evidence of Poor Design
Introduction A common claim by evolutionists is that the human body is poorly designed, which to them is evidence that it was not intelligently designed, but rather cobbled together by the unintelligent...
New Evidence for Global Cooling
Evidence continues to accumulate that we may have turned the corner on global warming. The earth may be entering a period of cooling. A group of solar physicists in Europe has found a strong association...
Recent Creation Is a Vital Doctrine
There is no aspect of creationism which is under greater attack by evolutionists than the biblical doctrine of recent creation. The evolutionist, knowing the weakness of the scientific case for evolution,...
Climategate: Begging the Question
One of the criticisms evolutionists often throw at young-earth creationists when they deal with origins issues is that they are begging the question--that is, that they commit a logical fallacy in which...
Creation & Resurrection
The two greatest events in the history of the cosmos were, first of all, its supernatural creation and, secondly, the resurrection of its Creator from the dead. The evidence for each, to one whose mind...
An Ice Age in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park contains evidence that glaciers once filled Yosemite Valley to a depth of over 3,000 feet, almost to the top of Half Dome, and covered most of the higher elevations in the park....
The Real Nature of the Fossil Record
The fossil record leaves an inescapable impression on the honest observer. It certainly doesn't communicate the macroevolutionary picture. The record of the past written in stone contains no evidence that...
Reflections on a Legacy: Four Decades of Creation Ministry
In 1961, Drs. Henry M. Morris and John C. Whitcomb published The Genesis Flood, a landmark book offering persuasive scientific evidence that the biblical account of creation and the Flood could be confidently...
Tweaking the Genetic Code: Debunking Attempts to Engine...
A Strange New Hypothesis A new concept making its way through the scientific community holds that just a few key changes in the right genes will result in a whole new life form as different from its progenitor...
Sir Ambrose Fleming: Father of Modern Electronics
Sir John Ambrose Fleming (November 29, 1849-April 18, 1945), often called a father of modern electronics, is best known for developing the first successful thermionic valve (also called a vacuum tube,...
Dinosaur Protein Sequences and the Dino-to-Bird Model
Evolutionists have maintained that the fossil record supports a long-ages history for earth, but material extracted from dinosaur bones is providing an interesting challenge to that theory. The recent...
Genesis: Real, Reliable, Historical
Introduction to Earth's Catastrophic Past Why Take Genesis Seriously? The first eleven chapters of the Bible have been relegated by many to the category of myths, not real history. These...
Common DNA Sequences: Evidence of Evolution or Efficien...
With the advent of modern biotechnology, researchers have been able to determine the actual sequence of the roughly three billion bases of DNA (A,T,C,G) that make up the human genome. They have sequenced...
Will Solar Inactivity Lead to Global Cooling?
Global warming continues to make headlines and drive policy decisions, based on the widespread assumption that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the main contributing factor to an increase in world...
Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Res...
In 2003, the human genome was heralded as a near-complete DNA sequence, except for the repetitive regions that could not be resolved due to the limitations of the prevailing DNA sequencing technologies.1...
Human-Ape Hybridization: A Failed Attempt to Prove Darwinism
Ilya Ivanov (1870-1932) was an eminent biologist who achieved considerable success in the field of artificial insemination of horses and other animals. Called “one of the greatest authorities on...
Speciation and the Animals on the Ark
Many people who use biological data to support an old-earth position believe that the appearance of millions of animal species does not support a young earth interpretation of creation. Nor do they think...
Old-Earth Creationism
Many evangelical leaders today, unfortunately, have capitulated to the evolutionary timescale of modern unbelieving geologists and astronomers. They feel that they must somehow reinterpret the Genesis...
The Vanishing Case for Evolution
Dr. Henry M. Morris, father of the modern creation science movement, devoted his life to upholding the accuracy and authority of God’s Word. Combining scientific knowledge with a thorough understanding...
Benjamin Carson: The Pediatric Neurosurgeon with Gifted...
Introduction Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., one of the world's foremost pediatric neurosurgeons, is professor and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Medical School.1 Born on September...
When God Became Man
We can never understand the doctrine of the incarnation, whereby God the Creator became man the creature, for it is beyond the limits of finite comprehension. But we can believe it, and rejoice in it! In...
A New Theory of Climate Change
Introduction Man-made carbon dioxide is generally thought to produce global warming. However, in a recent article entitled "Does Carbon Dioxide Drive Global Warming?" I presented several major...
Does Carbon Dioxide Drive Global Warming?
Introduction In the latest of my series of articles on global warming, I offered evidence that global warming appears to be occurring, but evidence seems to be growing that fluctuations in the electromagnetic...
Werner Arber: Nobel Laureate, Darwin Skeptic
Introduction In 1978, microbiologist Werner Arber received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (sharing the honor with Daniel Nathans and Hamilton O. Smith) for the discovery of restriction enzymes...
The Logic of Biblical Creation
This month, creation scientists from all over the globe are gathering in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the sixth International Conference on Creationism. The modern creation movement is largely considered...
Red Rock Pass: Spillway of the Bonneville Flood
Scenic places fascinate geologists, especially vistas that generate profound thoughts. Sometimes these thoughts challenge our customary ways of viewing our world. On my "top ten list" of favorite...
Demanding the Evidence in the 21st Century
Millions of people around the world believe it is, but not everyone understands the weight of evidence that verifies the accuracy of the 6-day creation account, the special design and creation of the...
Evolution's Evangelists
"It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that)."1 ...
Ernst Chain: Antibiotics Pioneer
Ernst Chain and his colleague Howard Florey are credited with "one of the greatest discoveries in medical science ever made."1 Together with Sir Alexander Fleming, they were awarded the 1945...
The Principles of Creationism
February 25, 2008, marks two years since the founder of the Institute for Creation Research, Dr. Henry M. Morris, passed into glory. In honor of this man of God, we have adapted the following article written...
The Earth: Unique in All the Universe (Updated)
The following article was originally published as an Impact article in the June 1985 Acts & Facts. Dr. Bergman provides the following update based on what is currently known about the earth and...
ABO Blood and Human Origins
Many people know what their blood type is and understand that blood types must be matched in a medical emergency. The ABO blood group is the most significant blood factor in clinical applications involving...
Radiocarbon in 'Ancient' Fossil Wood
The presence of measurable radiocarbon in fossil wood supposedly tens and hundreds of millions of years old has been well-documented.1-5 Baumgardner6 has similarly reported measurable radiocarbon in...
Microscopic Masterpieces: Discovering Design in Snow Cr...
One of the most beautiful wonders of nature God has given us is the amazing variety of shapes of snow crystals that fall from the sky on a cold winter's night. Johann Kepler, the famous astronomer known...
Darwinism: Survival without Purpose
Humans have always wondered about the meaning of life...life has no higher purpose than to perpetuate the survival of DNA...life has no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless...
Mutations: The Raw Material for Evolution?
by Barney Maddox, M.D. * Galen, the personal physician to Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and his 22 thick volumes of medical treatises dominated medical practice for 1,300 years. In many ways his legacy...
The Rapid Ascent of Basalt Magmas
It is now well established that the earth's upper mantle is the source of the basalt magmas erupted by many volcanoes as lava flows1--for example, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. The earth's crust is predominantly...
Creative Evolution: An Anti-Darwin Theory Won a Nobel
Abstract An anti-Darwinian theory of biological origins that was well received and widely accepted for years was creative evolution. This theory attempted to deal with some of the major problems of Darwin's...
Who Is Jesus Christ? A Challenge to Christians
The central question of Christianity, and of history itself, is: Who is Jesus Christ? Indeed, the Bible makes it clear that, whether we recognize Him now or not, all must one day stand before God and answer...
Adam and Eve, Vitamin C, and Pseudogenes
Every winter, as the influenza (flu) season spreads across America, people flock to stores to get vitamin C tablets to deliver them from the symptoms of the common cold. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is...
Evidence for Global Warming
Introduction The global warming issue will not go away. Evidence continues to mount that some type of warming is occurring, maybe temporarily or of longer duration. But, is it caused by man and can anything...
The Code of Life: Little Words, Big Message
Most of us are impressed with the apparent intelligence of those who use big words in speeches or conversation. Even more impressive are those who actually know what these words mean, how to use them,...
Water Activity on Mars: Landscapes and Sedimentary Strata
Despite 30 years of accumulating increasingly abundant and unequivocal geomorphological evidence, the case for past catastrophic water-related activity on Mars has remained controversial until very recently.1...
A Few Reasons an Evolutionary Origin of Life Is Impossible
There were no human witnesses to the origin of life, and no physical geological evidence of its origin exists. Speaking of the origin of a hypothetical self-replicating molecule and its structure, Pross...
A Tale of Two Hourglasses
In your kitchen you start a three-minute egg timer and a 60-minute hourglass simultaneously and then leave. You return a short while later to find the hourglass fully discharged but not the egg timer!...
Extremes of Creation
 Introduction Some of the most fascinating details of creation occur on the scale of the very small and the very large. Examples extend widely from the world of tiny living microbes to the vast...
Presidential Support for Creationism
Introduction Several recent American presidents have openly supported creation thinking. A few "on the record" statements of these presidents in support of their belief in creationism are reviewed...
Dinosaurs vs. Birds: The Fossils Don't Lie
The term "Dinosauria" was first used in 1841 by Sir Richard Owen in an address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, subsequently publishing the term in 1842. He was the...
Do Volcanoes Come in Super-Size?
by Steven A. Austin, Ph.D. and William A. Hoesch, M.S.* Geologists have long known that explosive volcanoes of the past were far bigger than the relatively tepid eruptions known from human recorded experience.1...
Evolution Is Not Based on Natural Laws
One of the claims most frequently used by evolutionists for excluding the scientific evidence for creation in public schools and to be denied for publication in scientific journals is that such evidence...
How Soon Will Jurassic Park Open?
In the fictional movie "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs were cloned by obtaining the genetic information necessary to make a dinosaur from ancient DNA (aDNA) sequences extracted from dinosaur blood found in the...
The History and Impact of the Book, "The Genesis F...
The Genesis Flood has been a life-changing experience for its authors, even since 1961 when our book was published. My highly esteemed and long-time friend, Henry M. Morris, co-author of The Genesis Flood,...
Wollemia nobilis: A Living Fossil and Evolutionary Enigma
When discovered in August 1994, the Wollemi pine was hailed as the "botanical find of the century," like "finding a small dinosaur still alive on earth." It was found by New South Wales...
Theistic Evolution and the Creation-Evolution Controversy
In speaking to college audiences about the creation-evolution controversy, the most common response I have encountered is, "Why can we not accept both evolution and Christianity? Is it not reasonable...
Confirmation of Rapid Metamorphism of Rocks
Where thick sequences of sedimentary rock layers have been deposited in large basins, the deepest layers at the bottoms of the sequences may subsequently have become folded by earth movements when subjected...
What Makes Us Human?
Are humans really biologically and socially different from the rest of the created world? Are there definitive characteristics that separate humans from other forms of life, or are humans simply an...
Are Hurricanes Getting More Destructive?
Introduction Hurricane Katrina which plowed through New Orleans in August 2005 comprised the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. Not too many years earlier in 1992 Hurricane Andrew crossed...
FitzRoy, Captain of the Beagle, Fierce Critic of Darwinism
Background Admiral Robert FitzRoy is better known as the Captain of HMS Beagle, the ship that carried Darwin on his famous voyage. FitzRoy was born into a notable royal family line and gained command...
Is the Backwards Human Retina Evidence of Poor Design?
By Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. and Joseph Calkins, M.D.* Introduction The so-called backwards retina is an example of an argument against creationism long ago disproved. Nonetheless, it is one of the...
What Comes after RATE?
The RATE Project The RATE Project (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth) ends in 2005 after eight years of intense research and writing. The project was successful beyond all expectation in helping...
Polonium Radiohalos: The Model for Their Formation Test...
One focus of the RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth) project was radiohalos research.1 It was concluded that the uranium (238U) and polonium (Po) radiohalos frequently found in granitic rocks...
Genomics at ICR
In 2001 the complete human genome was published1 with great fanfare and excitement. Many anticipated that the knowledge of the human genetic code (the genome) would provide a complete understanding...
Evidence for a Young World
Spiral galaxy NGC 1232 in constellation Eridanus. Photo: European Southern Observatory Here are fourteen natural phenomena which...
Darwin's Passion for Hunting and Killing
One side of Darwin rarely discussed in popular and scientific literature was his powerful sadistic bent. One of his passions that reflected this was his love for shooting, hunting, and guns. Darwin's interest...
Do Tsunamis Come in Super-size?
Fast-food consumables like french fries are known to come in "super-size." According to Hollywood, tsunamis do also. But is there scientific evidence for super-size tsunamis in the past? The...
Recent Rapid Uplift of Today's Mountains
An ongoing enigma for the standard geological community is why all the high mountain ranges of the world—including the Himalayas, the Alps, the Andes, and the Rockies—experienced most of the...
Stem Cell Research: Greasing the "Slippery Slope&q...
In November 2004, California voters passed a ballot measure providing $3 billion for stem cell research to find cures for a plethora of degenerative diseases. Many prominent individuals made pleas for...
Rapid Petrification of Wood: An Unexpected Confirmation...
It is extremely unusual for creationist research to be favorably reported and referenced in a technical scientific paper by academic geologists published in a major, secular, geological journal. However,...
The "Evolution" of Antibiotic Resistance
An increase in the frequency of antibiotic resistance in bacteria since the 1950s has been observed for all major classes of antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of respiratory illnesses, skin disorders,...
The Biblical Hebrew Creation Account: New Numbers Tell ...
Is Genesis 1:1-2:3 a historical narrative (with the plain sense of its words corresponding to reality and the sequence of events portrayed correlating with real time) or is it an extended poetic metaphor?...
Radioisotope Dating of Grand Canyon Rocks: Another Deva...
Deep inside the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon, northern Arizona, are the crystalline basement rocks that probably date back even to the Creation Week itself. Clearly visible in the canyon walls are the...
Science, Education, and the Subject of Origins
True science is the search for truth. The single most important principle of science education is the one that instructs students to identify assumptions, use critical thinking, make logical deductions,...
Evolution Hopes You Don't Know Chemistry: The Problem o...
According to modern evolutionary theory, the recipe for life is a chance accumulation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen; add a pinch of phosphorus and sulfur, simmer for millions of years, and...
The Greenhouse Warming Hype of The Movie The Day After ...
It was billed as a major disaster film about a serious subject. The movie The Day after Tomorrow describes the effects of global warming at a breathtaking pace.1-3 Global warming triggers the collapse...
A Story of Two Professors
There were once two professors whose story tells us much about higher education today. Professor Hardison was a philosophy professor who liked to discuss biology, and Bishop was an anatomy professor who...
Evolution Hopes You Don't Know Chemistry: The Problem w...
When the newspaper headline, "Life in a Test-tube," appeared in 1953, the evolutionary community became very excited because they viewed the work of Stanley Miller and Harold Urey as scientific...
Dinosaur National Monument: Jurassic Park Or Jurassic J...
By William A. Hoesch and Steven A. Austin* More than one thousand large fossil bones stand out in bold relief upon the rock wall at the Quarry Visitor Center in Utah's Dinosaur National...
American Genesis: The Cosmological Beliefs of the Indians
With the rise of uniformitarian geology and Darwinian evolution in the nineteenth century, the stage was set for a naturalistic interpretation of life. Naturalism would soon pervade every facet of life...
Biology Confronts Evolution
Evolution pretends to be biology but it plays us for fools because it provides no successful experimental documentation. Let's see if there is one scintilla of scientific evidence to support evolution....
Was Charles Darwin Psychotic? A Study of His Mental Health
Introduction Darwin's many lifelong and serious illnesses have been the subject of much speculation and study for over a century. Darwin stated that his health problems began as early as 1825 when he was...
New RATE Data Support a Young World
New experiments done this year for the RATE project1 strongly support a young earth. This article updates results announced in an ICR Impact article last year2 and documented at a technical conference...
Carbon Dating Undercuts Evolution's Long Ages
Evolutionists generally feel secure even in the face of compelling creationist arguments today because of their utter confidence in the geological time scale. Even if they cannot provide a naturalistic...
Mediated Design
When I was an undergraduate, my plant physiology professor required students to write a term paper for his class. Since I found the subject terribly uninteresting, I asked my professor if he could recommend...
Sea Dragons
For more than a thousand years ancient and medieval mariners often returned from their voyages with frightening tales of encounters with, or sightings of, large and dangerous sea monsters. These were amazing...
Are Polar Ice Sheets Only 4500 Years Old?
Glaciologists have drilled about a dozen deep ice cores into the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. The two most important, drilled to about 3000 meters to bedrock from the top of the Greenland Ice...
Progressive Creationism
Did God use vast ages of time, even millions and billions of years, to bring the universe and the world to its present form? Many Christians have adopted this view during the past two centuries in order...
Dating Niagara Falls
Few natural wonders stir the emotions as does the great Niagara Falls. Divided by an island into the American and Canadian falls, their immense size dwarfs the viewer. From the American side the waters...
The Voyage Of The Beagle - In The Creator's Service
The famous 1831-36 voyage of His Majesty's Ship (HMS) Beagle, with Charles Darwin on board as naturalist, was a voyage in service of the Creator. Its primary purpose was to survey the coast of lower South...
Fellowship, Creation, and Schistosomes
God displays His invisible attributes in creation (Romans 1:20). Therefore, creationists can use the nature of God as a guiding principle in science. One attribute of God is His desire for fellowship...
The "Baby Doctor," Benjamin Spock, On Darwin ...
Yale trained Benjamin Spock, M.D., is the author of one of the bestselling nonfiction books of all time, a guide for parents titled, Baby and Child Care. First published in 1946, it has sold over 50 million...
Glimpses Of Christ the Creator
The nature of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, one and equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, is a primary doctrine of the Christian church. Thus, Jesus Christ was also the co-Creator of the universe,...
Shapes, Numbers, Patterns, And The Divine Proportion In...
In God's creation, there exists a "Divine Proportion" that is exhibited in a multitude of shapes, numbers, and patterns whose relationship can only be the result of the omnipotent, good, and...
Radiohalos - Significant And Exciting Research Results
Two years ago it was reported that polonium (Po) radiohalos were still "a very tiny mystery."1 Since then, extensive research into the geological occurrence and distribution of Po, uranium (U) and thorium...
Nuclear Decay: Evidence For A Young World
Recent experiments commissioned by the RATE project1 indicate that "1.5 billion years" worth of nuclear decay took place in one or more short episodes between 4,000 and 14,000 years ago. The results strongly...
Evolution: The Secret Behind The Propaganda
"Everybody" knows, one might suppose, that evolution is about facts and the creation model is about belief. Certainly this was the message of the PBS TV series entitled "Evolution."...
In Search Of the Congo Dinosaur
There is always something new coming out of Africa. Herodotus, fifth century B.C.Perhaps the most exciting prospect for the world of creation science is the possibility that dinosaurs may still be living...
Water, Water Everywhere . . . And Not A Drop To Drink
Many seabirds (such as albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters) spend months and even years at sea soaring over the world's oceans without ever approaching any land mass. So the question naturally arises,...
High School Students' Attitudes toward Creation and Evo...
High school students' beliefs regarding origins are very important. Many high school students claim to believe in a supernatural theistic Creator. Many also report a born-again experience and would thus...
The Terror of Anthrax in a Degrading Creation
Since the September 11, 2001 attack on America, we have realized a variety of hitherto ignored threats to U.S. citizens, including biological attack with engineered anthrax. Anthrax disease begins when...
Ten Problems with Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Embryonic stem cells are the basic building blocks for some 260 types of cells in the body and can become anything: heart, muscle, brain, skin, blood. Researchers hope that by guiding stem cells in the...
Creation in the Natural History Museum of Great Britain
Introduction It is not uncommon for Christians to feel oppressed by the heavy emphasis on evolution and naturalistic, anti-Christian sentiment in science museums. From the commentary and interpretation...
Review Of The PBS "Evolution" Series
Only 13 days after the act of terrorism on NewYork, Public Broadcasting Stations delivered a different, but another event of grave importance that was witnessed by millions of Americans—a seven-part,...
The Imminent Death of Darwinism and the Rise of Intelli...
"He will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13). According to Darwinism, all life on earth arose by natural variation and selection of the most fit. But many questions raised by Darwin's...
Genome Decay in the Mycoplasmas
The single most significant biological event since creation is undoubtedly the Curse on creation as a result of Adam's sin. In addition to animal death, creationists have long inferred a number of other...
Earth's Climate Thermostat
Introduction Global warming, the greenhouse effect, and climate change continue to receive attention in the media and scientific circles. A recent decision by President George W. Bush not to ratify the...
Why Icr - And Why Now?
What exactly is ICR's mission and purpose? Interest in creationism has increased dramatically since our beginnings in 1970, and many other creationist organizations have been formed as a result, so is...
The Effect of Darwinism on Morality and Christianity
It sometimes is claimed that one can be both a Darwinist and a Christian (Miller). Others argue that religion and Darwinism are incompatible because they are separate fields that should not be intermixed...
The Human Genome: A Creationist Overview
Deciphering the sequence of the human genome is the molecular biology equivalent of landing a man on the moon. The project was discussed as early as 1985 and officially began as an international consortium...
Chicxulub and the Demise of the Dinosaurs
Introduction There have been nearly one hundred different dinosaur extinction theories offered in recent decades. These range from poisonous plants to mass suicide by dinosaur herds. One particular extinction...
Darwin's Influence on Ruthless Laissez Faire Capitalism
Introduction The Darwinian worldview was critical, not only in influencing the development of Nazism and communism, but also in the rise of the ruthless capitalists that flourished in the late 1800s...
Evolution Is Religion--Not Science
The writer has documented in two recent Impact articles1, 2 from admissions by evolutionists that the idea of particles-to-people evolution does not meet the criteria of a scientific theory. There are...
The Scientific Case against Evolution: A Summary* Part 2
We have noted from the statements of leading evolutionary scientists that no true vertical evolution from one kind of organism to a more complex kind has ever been observed in all human history. Similar...
The Scientific Case Against Evolution: A Summary* Part 1
Belief in evolution is a remarkable phenomenon. It is a belief passionately defended by the scientific establishment, despite the lack of any observable scientific evidence for macroevolution (that...
An Australian Fossil Insect Bed Resulting from Cataclys...
Because of the apparent frailty of their bodies, and the ability of many of them to fly, insects are thought of being rarely found as fossils. Any mention of insect fossils though, and most people think...
Experiments in Stratification
Having always been intrigued by historical geology with its eras of hundreds of millions of years, I was interested to know to what extent it could be, and has been, tested by experiment. Some years...
Einstein's Gulf: Can Evolution Cross it?
Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time, described the "gulf" that logically separates the concrete world of hard objects on the one hand from the abstract world of ideas...
Polonium Radiohalos: Still "A Very Tiny Mystery"
It is now almost two decades since the then Assistant Chief Geologist of the US Geological Survey, Dr. G. Brent Dalrymple, described polonium radiohalos as "a very...
The Unselfish Green Gene
Evolutionary theory emphasizes the "survival of the fittest," and the idea that progress comes through elimination of less-fit organisms. This idea has been used to justify an ethic of selfishness by saying...
Basic Chemistry: A Test of Creation
Most of the chemical arguments in support of creation over evolution have stressed the biochemical perspective as it relates to the origin of life. While it is not suggested that these biochemical arguments...
Neanderthals Are Still Human!
Since the first Neanderthal fossil was discovered in the middle of the last century, their remains have been highly controversial. By the mid 1950s, some scientists were beginning to argue convincingly...
A Visual Presentation of Creation
Mr. Lee Kroeger has been an effective champion of creation on a local level for many years. He presents a brief testimony and something of his methods as an encouragement...
Archaeoraptor: Feathered Dinosaur from National Geograp...
National Geographic Society is widely known as one of the most important promoters of the theory of organic evolution in the eyes of the public. Louis and Richard Leakey might have remained obscure...
Jerusalem's Unique Climate
A Respite from the ColdDuring the winter months in cold latitudes when blizzards spread their blankets of snow across the frozen landscape, visions of balmy, tropical beaches begin to attract the attention...
Dubious Radiogenic Pb Places U-Th-Pb Mineral Dating in Doubt
Perhaps the most popular and highly regarded radioisotopic dating method currently in use is the U-Th-Pb dating of grains of zircon (ZrSiO4), baddeleyite (ZrO2), titanite (CaTiSiO5) and/or monazite...
The Gospel of Creation in a Moslem Land
My wife and I have spent the last 13 years living in the wonderfully hospitable land of Turkey. After learning the Turkish language, we moved to a city of 400,000...
Evolution Is Biologically Impossible
Charles Darwin was daydreaming when he wrote that he could visualize "in some warm little pond," with all sorts of salts and electricity, the spontaneous generation of the first living cell.1...
The Polystrate Trees and Coal Seams of Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Large lycopod tree arising from shale into sandstone. (Photo by Harold Coffin) Certain geologic sites have been especially...
The Search for New Planets
The nine solar system planets, from Mercury to Pluto, have been much-studied targets of the space age. In general, a planet is any massive object which orbits a star, in our case, the Sun. Some have questioned...
Rate Group Prepares Status Report
Download a copy of the 2000 book: "Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth — A Young-Earth Creationist Research Initiative" 2.8 MB PDF Albuquerque Meeting The research group...
The Myth Of Chemical Evolution
The ancient Greeks believed in the spontaneous generation of life. More recently, Louis Pasteur showed that life did not arise from non-living material. Yet those who deny the Creator's existence must...
The Bible and/or Biology
Biology, a word derived from two Greek words, bios ("life") and logos ("word") is "the study of life." The Bible is the written word of God, according to its own claims and...
The Global Flood of Noah's Day
Acceptance of old-earth ideas, including the Big Bang, progressive creation, theistic evolution, the framework hypothesis, etc., necessarily implies downgrading the Flood of Noah's day from worldwide...
Cloning: Redefining When Life Begins Exposing Flaws in ...
Cloning is a technological breakthrough that adds a new dimension to reproductive technology as well as new insight into the long-standing debate regarding fetal interests. Currently, a flawed understanding...
Potassium-Argon and Argon-Argon Dating of Crustal Rocks...
According to the assumptions foundational to potassium-argon (K-Ar) and argon-argon (Ar-Ar) dating of rocks, there should not be any daughter radiogenic argon (40Ar*) in rocks when they form. When measured,...
The Blind Gunman
It is held by evolutionists that genetic mutations are an avenue of positive change in living organisms. For example, Richard Dawkins' book, The Blind Watchmaker, seeks to establish a godless cosmos of...
"Excess Argon": The "Archilles' Heel&quo...
For more than three decades potassium-argon (K-Ar) and argon-argon (Ar-Ar) dating of rocks has been crucial in underpinning the billions of years for Earth history claimed by evolutionists. Critical...
A Call to Arms for Conservative Christian Science Educators
The young and growing discipline of science education is at a pivotal point of development. This very important field deals with aspects of how we teach our...
Creation and Quantum Mechanics
Background December 14, 1900, is called the birthday of quantum mechanics. On this date German physicist Max Planck first presented his new quantum concepts. At this time it was generally thought that...
Scientific Roadblocks to Whale Evolution
Hamlet:   Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet:   Me thinks it is like a weasel. Polonius:...
The Declining Power of Post-Flood Volcanoes
"He toucheth the hills, and they smoke" (Psalm 104:32). Ask a geologist, "What is Yellowstone National Park?" and you are likely to get the answer, "Yellowstone is a gigantic, collapsed volcano." That...
Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth
Introduction On May 20-21, 1998, a second conference to address radioisotopes and the age of the earth (RATE) met in San Diego, California. Six research scientists with specialized training in...
The Young Faint Sun Paradox and the Age of the Solar System
Most people are aware of the many unique characteristics of the Earth that make life on it possible. These characteristics include such things as the composition of the planet and the atmosphere, the tilt...
Production of Therapeutic Proteins by Genetic Engineering
The March 1998 Impact article"Cloning - What is It and Where is It Taking Us?" discussed the procedure of cloning by somatic cell transfer. In that procedure, the nucleus from a cell derived from an embryo,...
Christianity: A Cause of Modern Science?
The Duhem-Jaki and Merton Theses Explained Did Christianity hinder the development of science? Most intellectuals these days believe it did, citing as evidence the showdown between Galileo and the Inquisition...
Cloning - What is It and Where is It Taking Us?
In 1966, J.B. Gurdon of Cambridge University succeeded in cloning frogs.1 Thirty years later, Ian Wilmut and colleagues of the Roslin Institute of Edinburgh, Scotland, succeeded in cloning sheep from fetal...
Neocreationism
Creationism is being fitted for new clothes today by a number of very articulate writers and speakers, and it is hoped by many that this will help it gain acceptance...
Twentieth Century Earthquakes - Confronting an Urban Legend
An Urban Legend As the Twentieth Century comes to an end and a new millennium approaches, many would-be prophets predict increasing natural disasters. This concern about earthquakes, volcanoes, famine,...
Global Warming and the Flood
Introduction If the Flood really happened as described in Genesis, then the earth's atmosphere, ocean, and crust would have been severely disrupted. Following the Flood, it would have taken thousands...
Scientific Naturalism as Science
The current attitude in the academic and scientific community is that science and religion are completely incompatible. It is believed that science is a system of knowledge based on experimentation, observation,...
Origins Beliefs Among American Science Teachers (Revised)
Science educators' beliefs about origins are very important. It is generally assumed by creationists that most science teachers hold to beliefs that are not consistent with a creationist perspective. This...
Where has All the Water Gone?
In their unrelenting attempt to find evidence for extraterrestrial life, governments have spent many billions of dollars on space probes of various kinds and giant radio telescopes vainly searching the...
The First Young-Earth Conference on Radioisotopes
A group of young-earth creationists gathered in San Diego on July 5, 1997, to attend The First Young-Earth Conference on Radioisotopes. The purpose of this first conference was to establish each researcher's...
Reticulate Evolution
Located on the Equator about 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador is a set of volcanic mountains that emerged from the Pacific Basin. They were first named Las Islas Encantadas or, "the Bewitched Islands,"...
Creationism in Russia
Few can forget the 1991 demise of the Soviet Union. Down came the statues of Lenin, Marx, and Stalin, as people celebrated the new hope of freedom! But there remains...
The Mere Consistency of Signs and Creation
Signs are objects, actions, or marks standing for things besides themselves as in figure 1. Signs in ordinary experience are (1) sensory, (2) motoric, and (3) linguistic. To the extent signs are consistent...
Alleged Evolutionary Ancestors Coexisted with Modern Humans
Shock waves are reverberating through the halls of evolution at the recent redating of the Java Solo (Ngandong Beds) Homo erectus fossil skulls. These alleged evolutionary...
The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh
Background The Epic of Gilgamesh has been of interest to Christians ever since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at Nineveh, with its account of a universal...
The Power of the Creation Message
In a world totally removed from ours, the Saluan people live in the remote jungle mountains of Sulawesi, Indonesia. They...
Natural Selection - A Creationist's Idea
According to Loren C. Eiseley, Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania before his death, "the leading tenets of Darwin's work —...
Should Evolution be Immune from Critical Analysis in th...
This fall it was back to class for millions of students enrolled in schools, colleges, and universities throughout Canada...
Planning and Implementing a Creationist-Based Field Trip
Introduction Most teachers realize that textbook-centered instruction limits learning. Despite this knowledge, educational researcher Robert Yager reports that "over 90% of all science teachers...
The Creation Science Movement in Korea
Introduction It was during October, 1980, when the World Evangelization Crusade was held in Seoul, that public interest on creation science was first raised with a four-day seminar entitled "Creation...
Teaching the Bible in Public Schools?
Perish the thought! What about "Separation of Church and State"? What about pushing off the Christian religion on innocent public-school children? What about offending non-believers who reject...
Biology Textbooks Worldwide Development and the Creatio...
Introduction Secondary school biology textbooks are the central tool in the instructional process of teaching biological science...
Cooling of the Ocean After the Flood
Introduction If ". . . all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered" by the Flood and ". . . all flesh died that moved upon the earth . . ." as described in...
Evidence for a Young Sun
According to current models of stellar evolution, when a star like our sun is very young, its enormous output of energy is provided by gravitational contraction. As it grows older, the models...
The Gish - Max Amarillo Debate
None of us now on the ICR staff even thought before its founding that we would be on a public platform debating evolutionists. Very early in its history, however, people began to think it would be instructive...
New Stars, New Planets?
INTRODUCTION Dramatic space pictures from the Hubble Telescope and other new instruments have become frequent news events. Everyone is awed by these colorful images of distant planets, stars, and...
The Resource for Answering the Critics of Noah's Ark
How many animals did the Ark actually carry, and how did Noah get all those animals on the Ark? How could eight people possibly care for so many thousands of animals, and how could such a small...
Creation and the Curse
Have you ever seen a National Geographic special that featured a lioness chasing a gazelle and eventually eating it? As the gazelle is fleeing for its life, one can see the terror in its eyes. We ourselves...
Wise and Learned Men Who Believed in a Creator
What did the wise and learned men who founded the greatest republic in the world (the U.S.A.--the most free and prosperous for over 200 years), believe about the beginning of this universe? Were they...
An Educational Step in the Right Direction
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Colossians 2:8). The present generation...
The Young-Earth Creationist Bibliography
The books listed in this bibliography represent works of authors advocating literal creationism, including the six-solar-day creation week and a worldwide cataclysmic flood. No opinion is implied regarding...
The Yellowstone Petrified Forests
Yellowstone National Park surpasses all other sites in the United States for its petrified wood, for here is found large amounts of it, in an exquisite state of preservation. In and around Yellowstone...
Female Monarch Butterfly's Needles Designed for Survival
There are many marvelous evidences of creative design in the structure and life history of the Monarch butterfly. Only one example—that...
Microgeometric Design of Diatoms: Jewels of the Sea
It was a miracle of rare device, A sunny pleasure dome with caves of ice! (Samuel Taylor Coleridge on the Pleasure Palace of Kubla Khan) From the evolutionary view of the biosphere, the Kingdom Protista—which...
Could Adam Really Name All Those Animals?
The clear pearls of dew are released by the brush of Adam's leg against the dense green leaves. He hurries to an open area the size of a school playground, flanked by a river running with blue water...
Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot
On December 6, 1994, Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos, well-known astronomer and speaker, appeared before the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco to introduce his new book, Pale Blue Dot.1 Earlier...
The Greater Light to Rule the Day - Ladies and Gentleme...
"Of all the celestial objects with which we are acquainted, none make so strong and universal an impression upon our globe as does the Sun. He is that very light, 'the greater light to rule the...
The Nature of Science and of Theories on Origins
The Nature of Science and of Scientific Theories Science is our attempt to observe, understand, and explain the operation of the universe and of the living things it contains. Since a scientific theory,...
A Faulty Climate Trigger
INTRODUCTION In the 1980's and 90's, considerable emphasis has been placed upon climate and environmental issues in the United States. Much air pollution legislation has been put into force. Long-range...
Dr. Bliss- Science and the Bible
In the January 1995 Acts & Facts, it was reported that Dr. Richard Bliss, Chairman of the ICR Science Education Department, Director of the "Good Science" curriculum project and workshops,...
Design in Infant Nutrition
By definition, evolutionary scientists believe that life came through random chance processes, including natural selection....
Man's Visit to the Moon Compared to God's Visit to the Earth
On July 20, 1969, as astronaut Neil Armstrong took that historic first "step for mankind" onto the dusty, desolate surface of the moon, there was great excitement and joy back at Mission Control...
The New State Religion: Atheism
It seems that atheism has become the official stance of America's school system. One way in which many schools and teachers are attempting to indoctrinate students is by the use of new terms to hide...
Gravity
Introduction Gravity holds us firmly on the ground and also keeps the earth circling the sun. It draws rain from the sky and causes the tides. This mysterious gravity force continues to puzzle scientists...
A Practical Model for Integrating Science and Faith
One of the four Master's degree programs at the Institute for Creation Research leads to a degree in science education. Science education is a broad amorphous field of study with little...
Out of Whose Womb Came the Ice?
Introduction Recent reports of ice-core drilling in Greenland have raised anew the question for young-earth creationists—How could so much ice accumulate in polar regions in only a few thousand years?...
Geocentricity and Creation
1. What is geocentricity? Geocentricity is a conceptual model of the form of the universe which makes three basic assertions about the nature of the earth ...
Tree Rings and Biblical Chronology
Introduction About two miles high, in the White Mountains of eastern California, grows a unique tree, Pinus aristata (also referred to as Pinus longaeva).1 Commonly known as the Bristlecone pine,...
Star Formation and Genesis 1
Most astronomers accept the idea that stars form by gravitational collapse of a cloud of gas and dust, and that...
When is a Whale a Whale?
Evolutionists are desperate in their search to find transitional or intermediate forms to validate their theory of evolution. If, as they believe, millions of species of plants and animals have evolved...
Darwin's Teaching of Women's Inferiority
The racism of evolution theory has been documented well and widely publicized. It is known less widely that many evolutionists, including Charles Darwin, also taught that women are biologically...
Would China Benefit from Christianity?
Early in 1994, the Chinese government sanctioned a conference to be held at the Beijing Convention Center and attended by over 2000 government officials or designees. Christian professionals were asked...
Compromises and Consequences - The Genesis Account
"The world expects of Christians that they will raise their voices loudly and clearly and so formulate their protest that not even the simplest man can have the slightest doubt about what they are...
When God Became Man
"In the beginning was the Word, . . . and the Word was God . . . . All things were made by Him; . . . And the Word was made flesh (John 1:1,3,14). We can never understand the doctrine of the...
Christianity and Technological Advance - The Astonishin...
Without question, "technology" has now become the new magic word in place of the word "science." Since technology represents the practical applications of science, it is clearly...
The Dating Gap
Evolution places severe demands upon fossils used to support it. A fossil in an evolutionary sequence must have both the proper morphology (shape) to fit that sequence and an appropriate date to justify...
The Principle of Preformism as a Creationist Approach i...
In the 17th and 18th centuries, preformistic ideas were widely held in embryology. Embryological preformists considered already-shaped microscopic creatures of a...
The Earth's Magnetic Field Is Young
The earth's magnetic field is a powerful witness for a world much younger than the billions of years required by evolutionary theories. Let's start the story with the most prominent feature of the field...
Dragons in Paradise
"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. . ....
Creation Evangelism Cross Culturally
The Tarahumara Indians of north-central Mexico present a beautiful case for the power and validity of creation evangelism in a cross-cultural setting. To illustrate...
The Greenhouse Effect and Pre-Flood Days
Introduction During the late 1980s and 1990s, the alleged "Greenhouse Effect" captured the interest of news magazines, radio, and television programs. Predictions from various scientists range...
Studies in Creationism and Flood Geology
Over the last 15 years, I have engaged in intensive scholarship in scientific creationism, with which I would like to acquaint the lay creationist reader. Many questions and issues in flood geology have...
Design Features for the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle
Perhaps the most familiar butterfly to nature lovers around the world is the orange-winged monarch butterfly. This beautiful creature reigns supreme because: (1) it lives longer, (2) travels farther,...
The Origin of Conceptual thought in Living Systems
It is almost universally taught in the high schools and universities of Europe and North America that a truly scientific...
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