Archive of Origins Issues Articles


Genesis Quiz
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Spiral Wonder of the Spider Web
Here's an easy recipe: take food, metabolically convert it into sticky glue. Then, allow air to contact it while rapidly stretching it into an impossibly narrow, nimble thread as strong as steel. There...
Are Sharks and People Related?
Evolutionary naturalism (as taught in American taxpayer-paid public schools) preaches that every living thing came from an unknown, unobserved common ancestor billions of years ago that—conveniently—left...
"Ear Ye, Ear Ye"
As the story goes, a medical doctor asked his child, "Didn't you register the alternate phases of rarefaction and condensation of my vocal cord emissions impacting your tympanic membrane?"...
Un-Bee-lievable Vision
Next to the fruit fly, the most popular insect (arthropod) of the creation scientist could very well be the common honey bee. Much has been written and filmed of this insect's incredible ability to make...
Fruit Flies in the Face of Macroevolution
Since the early 1900s, the biological community has used the tiny fruit fly (Drosophila) to conduct thousands of experiments. Students in biology classes work with fruit flies, crossing various types to...
Tiny Machines, Eiffel Tower, and Gecko Feet
Recently released science stories have not been kind to Mr. Darwin's strange theory. It seems everywhere one looks there are stories that are an affront to the just-so, natural-selection-did-it,...
Creation, Corruption, and Cholera
The creation model continues to take shape as contributions from various scientific fields are analyzed from a more rewarding non-Darwinian perspective. Creation scientists suggest the pathogenic bacteria...
PB & J (Painful Blisters and Jellies)
Jellies (commonly termed "jellyfish") of the phylum Cnidaria (ni-dah'-ree-ah), class Scyphozoa, are amazing creatures composed of 96% water. Where did the jellies (and the 10,000+ other...
Pterosaur!
The pterosaur ("teer-o-sore") was a remarkable flying reptile of the pre-Flood, and possibly post-Flood world. They must have been an incredible sight in their day. Pterosaurs came in a wide...
All Out War in the Cornfield
A lazy summer day in an Illinois cornfield is the setting of an unbelievable altercation involving chemical warfare, field-wide alarm calls, and some of the most graphic violence seen on any battlefield....
Worshipping the Creator or the Creation?
Although the accusation of mixing Christianity with science is regularly leveled at the creation scientist, one finds plenty of emotion—and yes, religion—in the secular scientific community....
The Devastating Issue of Dinosaur Tissue
A recent discovery in the field of paleontology has sent shockwaves through the scientific community. Evolutionist Mary H. Schweitzer of North Carolina State University has discovered flexible blood vessels...
That Troubling Laryngeal Nerve?
The recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in man is found branching off the tenth cranial nerve (vagus) in the chest cavity. The twelve cranial nerves are part of the beautifully designed autonomic nervous system...
Evolution and Malaria
The parasitic disease known as malaria continues to devastate millions of people. It is acute in Africa, where over two million people die per year—most of them children. The protozoan (single-celled)...
Origin of the Oceans
Secular scientists are unclear as to the origin of anything: the universe, our solar system, the earth, the oceans, or the creatures that inhabit the oceans. Where did the oceans come from according...
Butterflies vs. Macroevolution
Perhaps there is no other group of animals that are more ornate and beautiful than the butterflies. Butterflies are insects, of course, belonging to the class Insecta. They, in turn, belong to a much larger...
Gene Mutation Makes Tot Stronger
Because mutations are random relative to need and because organisms generally fit well into their environments, mutations normally are either neutral or harmful; only very rarely are they helpful—just...
Ammonite Evolution?
"Cephalopods of Subclass Ammonoidea and especially the Mesozoic forms known in the vernacular as 'ammonites' are amongst the most abundant and well known of all fossils."1 Ammonites were a subclass...
Biology and the Age of the Earth
Evolution means change, but when we look to the living world, we see no significant change (macroevolution). Consider the troublesome creatures that Darwin labeled "living fossils." These...
Running Counter to Evolution
One of the many beautifully designed bio-mechanical systems in the living world is the countercurrent exchanger. This mechanism is a "wonderful net" that involves the movement of fluid...
Zoology vs. Evolutionism
In 2003 evolutionist A.G. Fisher admitted, "Both the origin of life and the origin of the major groups of animals remains unknown."1 A well-known zoology text2 by three evolutionists reveal the...
The Origin of Laughter
Since the Scriptures teach that "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Proverbs 17:22), consider: Five out of four people have trouble with fractions. The thing about retired gardeners...
Mending Mistakes - The Amazing Ability of Repair
If someone were to ask a creation scientist for evidence of creation, he may very well reply, "The DNA molecule." Everyone has heard of this "molecule of life" found in virtually...
Harsh Unfriendly Mars
There has been much excitement recently regarding the stunning successes of America's two Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs). Landing on opposite sides of the Red Planet, Spirit and Opportunity have...
Molecular Motors vs. Evolutionism
Did you know that your body contains about 75 trillion cells? Did you know that virtually each of these cells is designed with thousands of tiny machines?   Diagram of a rotating submicroscopic...
21 Years Until Alien Contact?
Although evolutionary naturalism has failed to empirically document the molecules-to-man philosophy,1 it makes great strides in sparking the imagination. For example, Hollywood continues to release...
The Dogma of Evolution
  It has been almost one hundred fifty years since Darwin published his infamous On the Origin of Species in 1859. No species origin has ever been described, however, not even the ubiquitous and...
The Ultimate Gamble
Science has repeatedly shown the incredibly small chance of organic life arising from inorganic non-life (biogenesis). There would be a better chance of winning a lottery every day for the next century....
We Welcome Them Into the Fold
In 1996 a blockbuster book was published by Touchstone Books entitled, Darwin's Black Box. Author and biochemist, Michael Behe, spoke engagingly regarding the "irreducible complexity" of the...
For Every Structure There Is a Reason . . . .
If you're a baby boomer (or earlier) you've no doubt been presented in high school and college the story of the alleged lack of function of our appendix. Instructors called it — and continue to call...
Bat-tastic Bats
Bats are fascinating members of the order Chiroptera. They even exceed rodents in abundance. It's unfortunate that bats have such negative connotations and superstitions associated with them for...
Reheating the Prebiotic Soup
A number of secular science reports have been supporting the creationist position. For example, a 2003 report in Science1 shows the famous "origin of life" experiment in Chicago in the early...
The "Just-So" Story of Enzyme Origin
The origins debate will always be regarding the origin of species — or macroevolution. Creationists look to the God of the Bible — the Creator — as explanation for the origin of everything....
Science Does Matter!
  While browsing through the stacks at the local library, I came across Science Matters, a book by two evolutionary naturalists.1 Chapter 17 is entitled, "Evolution" and the following...
The Battle
The war in Iraq is not the only place where battles have been occurring. The Spring 2003 issue of the National Science Teachers Association recommends an anti-creation book, authored by three evolutionists,...
Those Hilarious Creationists
Evolutionist M.V.K. Sukhdeo of Rutgers University was quite amused to find a creation publication citing work done by evolutionist Janice Moore. One cannot help but chuckle when reading that [Moore's]...
Species -- A Most Elusive Subject
As evolution continues to be replaced by good science, Darwinists are programmed to see any change — no matter how slight — as positive evidence validating their tenuous position. Such...
The Whole Tooth about Wisdom Teeth
Were you ever told that your wisdom teeth had to come out because they were crowding your other teeth — and this was because the modern human jaw was slowly evolving? In a section of a popular...
Koala Chemistry and Creation
We're all familiar with the cuddly 20-pound koala bear (Phascolarctos cinereus) of eastern Australia. For Darwinists, the origin of the koala "is far from solved."1 According to evolutionism,...
Living Light
A summer evening in the humid Midwest may reveal the flashing light of the friendly firefly. Such an enchanting display — called bioluminescence — is found throughout the biological world....
The Rapidly Unraveling Thread between DNA and "Hum.,.
Christian students in secular schools have been unnecessarily troubled by evidence from DNA (genetic material found in the nucleus of virtually all cells) that allegedly shows chimpanzees to be our close...
Natural Selection's Role in the Real World
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. It became popular—and still is—because it explained creation without the Creator, putting in His place something called natural selection...
The Egg/Chicken Conundrum
The recurring challenge in the evolutionary community revolves around which came first—the egg or the chicken? Creationists, using the Scriptures as our foundation, see the chicken as being created...
The Big Bang... In Immunology
It would seem the sudden “explosive” appearance of everything—from the universe to invertebrate creatures, to people and their immune system—is the frustrating rule in secular...
God's Creation Is 'Clearly Seen' in Biomechanics
Every field of science supports the creation model. This would include the fascinating study of biomechanics. Science writer Bruce Fellman states, “biomechanics studies how the design and construction...
Restoration Ecology
Every field of science we turn to supports the creation model. One fascinating field of biology is called restoration ecology. After the violent eruption (both magmatic and phreatic) of Mount St. Helens...
Those Anti-Creation Websites
One need not cruise the Net very long to encounter a plethora of anti-creation and anti- Christian sites. This is strange in light of society’s insistence to be more tolerant and sensitive toward...
Not A Leg To Stand On
Papers published in the 12 July, 2001 issue of Nature including, “Return to the Planet of the Apes,” has led several widely read magazines to write articles relevant to human origins. This has prompted...
The Plasticity Of Evolution Theory
Ordinarily, scientists confronted with clear evidence contrary to a theory will readily accept it and perhaps consider other alternatives.This is not true with evolutionism. Committed Darwinists will not...
The Unasked Question
Limits to evolutionary thinking are clearly seen when secular scientists posit questions, but not the question, as they conduct investigations related to macroevolution. S.B. Carroll, writing in Nature...
Can Creation Science Be Found Outside America?
Atheist Stephen J. Gould of Harvard is perhaps the premier anti-creationist in America today. Sadly, in this age of “tolerance” and multi-culturalism, it was Gould who bluntly stated in the...
Science Teachers See The Case For Creation!
The December 1999 issue of Science Teacher ran an article entitled “Attitudes Toward Evolution” by two investigators, Weld & McNew, who “were surprised to unearth polar discord among...
Science vs. Macroevolution
One finds many in the secular community constantly equating the word science with macroevolution, or large change. This has led to gross misunderstanding of those who are trying to fathom the origins issue....
The Never-Ending Problems In Evolutionary Biology
In 1995, a reviewer of the book, Darwinism Evolving: Systems Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection by Depew & Weber said, “. . . evolutionary biology remains a turbulent, dynamic area...
Even If... Even With
The “new wave” in evolutionary theory is molecular evolution—looking at the molecules of life such as DNA and then attempting to produce an evolutionary “tree of life.” But...
Animal Rights... And Wrongs
The lines continue to blur between you and your dog with the philosophy of evolutionism proposing that they be erased altogether. As man continues to be denigrated as “a virus infecting Earth”...
The Continued Contraction of Evolutionary Time
These are indeed exciting times to be a Bible-believing Christian! Recent secular scientific research has concluded drastically shorter time spans for geological and biological processes that traditionally...
The Gnarled Tree of Life
Most everyone who has had high school biology is familiar with the infamous evolutionary “tree of life” in their biology text. There are many variations, but such a chart essentially shows...
Whale Tales
In an article on whale evolution (Natural History 5/94) peppered with negative remarks toward creationists, Steven J. Gould of Harvard, perhaps one of the more strident anti-creationists today, stated: I...
Bad Science in Kansas Science Textbooks
In regard to the Kansas school board decision and resulting massive disinformation campaign waged against those who question the dogma of macroevolution, it might be well to simply look at some of the...
The Animals Came to Noah
During devotions with my children the other night, my four-year-old son asked if I would read about Noah and the Flood since they had discussed this during a recent Vacation Bible School. I turned to the...
Responding to Internet Accusations
Recently, this comment was found on one of the many anti-creation websites on the Internet:First of all, I am not against Christianity. In fact, I am a Christian . . . What I am opposing here is the secularization...
Life on Mars?
False or unsubstantiated rumors, once established, achieve a life of their own. One example is that life has been found on Mars. Those who support the idea of Martian life do so mainly because of...
Created for a Purpose
Many in the Church see the origins question as something peripheral, an unimportant side issue. But ideas have consequences, and clearly macroevolution has spawned a number of practices which can devastate...