Archive of Features Articles


A Great Door
“For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” (1 Corinthians 16:9) The ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History is taking shape! It was...
ICR Discovery Center Update
This summer the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History received a huge delivery! Three dozen feathered, furry, and ferocious animals traveled from Amherst, Wisconsin, to make their home...
Engineered Adaptability: The Need for Biblical Clarity
Can an average person without a Ph.D. in science or theology acquire a correct understanding of what the Bible means just by reading an accurate translation on their own? Did God communicate clearly...
Human-Chimp DNA Comparison
Jeff Tomkins: Interview with a Geneticist Dr. Jeffrey P. Tomkins is Director of Life Sciences at the Institute for Creation Research. He recently spent time talking about his work with ICR Science...
ICR Discovery Center Update
Help Us Complete the ICR Discovery Center’s Exhibits A lot has happened in the past 12 months. We grabbed an image each month from the stationary camera positioned above the construction site...
Engineered Adaptability: Adaptive Solutions Are Targete...
How do you know when evolutionary theory is following the facts or just inventing them? Consider this statement by evolutionary authority Jerry Coyne: True, the raw materials for evolution—the...
Living Word, Listening Ears
“If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will...
ICR Discovery Center Update
Help Us Complete the ICR Discovery Center’s Exhibits As we build the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History, we’re raising funds for the interior exhibits. We’re developing...
Engineered Adaptability: Adaptive Changes Are Purposefu...
Suppose you were in a game show with $100,000 riding on how well you match the top three responses to this question: “What word means the opposite of designed?” You might have a good chance...
In Business for Christ
I recently received an Easter card. On the front, an empty tomb is pictured with the text of Matthew 28:6: “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.” The card is signed by Phil and Sharon...
Engineered Adaptability: Designed Mechanisms Best Expla...
Diverse creatures have repeatedly been observed rapidly and independently converging on the same traits needed to solve similar environmental challenges. How extensive is this phenomenon? Harvard biologist...
On This We Stand
I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. (2 Timothy 1:12) The Institute for Creation Research was founded...
ICR Discovery Center Update
“My seven-year-old son loves science, but we’re constantly battling evolutionary ideas that infiltrate nearly every area of children’s education and media. We can’t wait for...
Engineered Adaptability: Active Environmental Tracking ...
Darwin’s followers appear to be comfortable embracing totally contradictory explanations for the same thing. When diverse groups of organisms share nearly identical traits, evolutionists see that...
Vernon Cupps: Interview with a Nuclear Physicist
Those who scoff at biblical creation often claim creation scientists “aren’t really scientists,” saying they don’t perform actual research or publish in scientific journals. Dr....
Engineered Adaptability: Creatures' Adaptability Begins...
What grabs our attention when we watch living creatures? Action! We lock on to their active responses. Or, as techno-lovers would say, “their outputs.” But without detectors, or “inputs,”...
God's Wonderful Works
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered....
Measuring the Proton's Radius
When we want to measure something in our everyday lives, we set a ruler against the object in question and read its dimensions from the markings. Things are not so simple when we attempt to measure...
Engineered Adaptability: Sensor Triggers Affirm Intelli...
In December 2016, Amazon unveiled a high-tech, brick-and-mortar store where customers can swipe the “Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout.”1...
Skeptics' Pointless Ridicule of the Bible’s 'Unicorns'
Skeptics mockingly poke fun at the King James Bible’s mention of unicorns, accusing the Bible of being unscientific.1,2 Such ridicule is readily refuted, however, by Hebrew vocabulary and zoological...
Itching Ears
The Bible contains abundant warnings against following false teaching. All of them foretell awful consequences for those who don’t test what they hear against the inerrant words of God. There...
Wrapping Up Seafloor Sediment Research
  Regular Acts & Facts readers know I have long studied the methods uniformitarian scientists use to assign ages to the deep ice cores of Greenland and Antarctica. Although Bible skeptics...
Engineered Adaptability: Epigenetics—Engineered Phen...
A thrill-seeking bungee jumper wouldn’t leap off a bridge tethered by a chain, and most people wouldn’t buy a car with its axle welded directly to the frame. It needs a flexible spring system...
Uniformitarians Stumble on Distant Starlight
The accuracy and authority of God’s Word are often attacked by those who claim that science shows biblical claims to be erroneous if not impossible. 1 Peter 3:15 calls on believers to be always...
The Gospel and ICR
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) exists to explore and explain the science that confirms the Bible. We target scientific discoveries and analyses that confirm biblical creation. Scripture tells...
Just What Is Homo naledi?
Over four years have passed since Lee Berger’s discovery of Homo naledi bones in the Rising Star Cave system of South Africa.1 Yet, back-and-forth bone disputes in the scientific literature leave...
Beauty in Motion: Formula 1 Drivers
Bright red with perfect details, a Ferrari Formula 1 F1 SF15-T diecast model race car would make a great present! Young boys around the world push their model Ferraris across the floor while making...
Cactus, Bats, and Christmas Gift-Giving
Darwinists teach that nature is just a gladiatorial arena of cutthroat competition and selfish struggle—a conquer-or-be-conquered “survival of the fittest” contest. They routinely...
The Universe Out of Nothing
ICR founder Dr. Henry Morris wrote this article in 1984. Despite the many discoveries and developments in cosmology since then, the points he makes about the creation of the universe are still valid....
Young Radiocarbon in Old Samples
Old-earth advocates often claim that dating methods, including radiocarbon, show the earth must be older than the Bible says. But is this true? This chart reflects the radiocarbon that still lingers...
Engineered Adaptability: Engineering Causality Studies ...
Imagine the challenges facing an engineer who’s been tasked with designing a fully automated, unmanned spacecraft that needs to travel to a planet and safely return. The vessel will be equipped...
Mechanical Multitasking on the Mayflower
For want of a nail, or a horseshoe, unforeseen consequential damages may follow.1 For the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, however, it was a screw jack—not a nail—that provided providential...
Creation Salvation
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Twice Born Nicodemus asked the key question “How...
How Did Homo naledi Get in That Cave?
Homo naledi is the most recent claim of a human evolutionary ancestor.1 Exactly what the bones represent remains unclear, but they are certainly not human.2 An additional mystery is how the bones ended...
Engineered Adaptability: Engineering Causality Is the A...
A popular film version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol begins, “Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. This must be distinctly understood if anything of use is to come of this story.”...
Luther, the Reformation, and Taking Creation Seriously
Five hundred years ago in Wittenberg, Germany, an unusual scholar changed the course of human history using pen and hammer. Dr. Martin Luther protested unbiblical teachings and practices—especially...
Eternal Perspective
...remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:3) One of the more difficult disciplines of the Christian life...
Did Heavy Elements Come from Supernovas?
Have you ever wondered where all of Earth’s chemical elements came from? There is such a diversity of elements in the crust—ranging from the hydrogen atom with a single proton orbited by...
Lee Huntington's Creation Story
Editor’s note: Prominent San Diego engineer and industrialist Lee Huntington was an ICR Board member for over two decades. This article describes his creation journey. Lee Huntington graduated...
Engineered Adaptability: Adaptability via Nature or Des...
Does Darwin deserve all the homage he gets? After all, the idea of evolution didn’t originate with him. Others before him recognized that less “fit” animals die, and his book on human...
Using Pointed Questions to Point to Answers
Do pointed questions help people think? Good questions can make them curious and open their minds to things they might not have considered. When people express doubts about the truth of the Bible, asking...
Behind the Scenes of The Universe: A Journey Through Go...
How do you tell the story of the universe? That’s a tall order, but I’ll give you a clue—it doesn’t start with a Big Bang somewhere in the outer reaches of space. The real account...
Sinking the Floating Forest Hypothesis
by Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.* The concept of a pre-Flood floating forest ecosystem has been promoted in creationist literature for several decades and is often...
Engineered Adaptability: Arriving at a Design-Based Fr...
A map is crucial for all travelers, from fun-seeking vacationers to serious scientific researchers. This month’s article is a map of the Engineered Adaptability series and highlights the places...
Polar Bears, Fitted to Fill and Flourish
Polar bears are really cool. These furry frost-giants are fitted to fill frigid habitats in Arctic Ocean waters, ice floes, and shore lands.1 Polar bears also provide four living lessons in apologetics:...
Discover ICR
In May, we officially began construction on the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History. Many of you have given generously to make this vision a reality, knowing that ICR plans to showcase...
Ethical Science
From time to time, people ask why the Institute for Creation Research doesn’t use a particular line of evidence or a specific argument for creation. Often, the person asking is very fond of that...
Engineered Adaptability: Engineering Principles Should ...
In our detailed exposition of Romans 1:18-25 last month, we discovered that people inevitably come to one of two conclusions about nature—either God created nature or nature created itself.1 People...
Rats, Rabbits, and Roadrunners: Fitted to Fill
The word “desert” usually refers to dry, hot habitat—arid, torrid, and sometimes even horrid.1 Deserts are often deemed uninhabitable and empty. However, most deserts are far from...
Breaking Up Fallow Ground
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12) Most major construction...
Chicxulub Crater Theory Mostly Smoke
In secular literature and movies, the most popular explanation for the dinosaurs’ extinction is an asteroid impact. The Chicxulub crater in Mexico is often referred to as the “smoking gun”...
Engineered Adaptability: Engineering Principles Point t...
When you observe nature, especially living things, does what you see look purposeful or messy? In other words, do living things have body parts that look like they have a proper fit and function, or...
Dinosaur DNA Trumps Mammoth Expert
According to Dr. Adrian Lister, a British paleobiologist, DNA cannot survive in dinosaur bones because dinosaurs lived far too long ago for their DNA, which is inherently unstable, to survive to the...
Important Mothers in Scripture
Several women are given recognition in Scripture. Some are recognized in unusual ways for traits of a mother’s heart seldom given much thought. This Mother’s Day might be a good time to...
Exploring Exo-planets
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...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Evolutionists Strike Out w...
“Casey at the Bat” is one of America’s best-known poems. Surprisingly, even operas have dramatized the story of Mudville Nine’s baseball slugger. In Ernest Thayer’s 1888...
Sloppy Religion and Sloppy Science
In 1633, Galileo Galilei faced hostile inquisitors who opposed his astronomical discoveries. Galileo claimed that Earth moves around the sun while the sun stays stationary, which was opposite to...
Lessons from Amos
But do not seek Bethel, nor enter Gilgal, nor pass over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing. Seek the LORD and live. (Amos 5:5-6) By the time...
Radiocarbon Dating Can't Prove an Old Earth
Recently, I conversed with an educated man who maintained Earth must be millions of years old because radiocarbon dating proved it. Although this argument is common, it’s simply inaccurate. Even...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Evolutionists Strike Out w...
The suspense is palpable as fans watch baseball slugger Casey at the plate primed to wallop a game-winning home run. “And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go, and now the air...
An Evening at Campbell University
Sometimes ICR speakers are invited to speak to a potentially hostile crowd. In January 2017, I spoke at Campbell University in North Carolina in a creation event that a group of dedicated Christian...
Thank God for Earthworms!
Despite their size, earthworms are surprisingly helpful creatures. They occasionally venture above ground in broad daylight but are mostly night crawlers. They are best known for their underground habits,...
All in Favor…
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of...
South America Shows the Flood Progression
New research confirms that the Flood recorded in Genesis was global. It also reflects the exact step-by-step biblical account of the floodwaters’ progression. In previous articles, I described...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Convergent Evolution Is a ...
When it comes to swindles, it would be hard to top Liz Carmichael. She spun a tale about obtaining proprietary secrets from her deceased NASA engineer husband that enabled her to start and become CEO...
Clever Creatures: 'Wise from Receiving Wisdom'
Animals fascinate children. They should amaze adults, too, yet often we are too busy to take time to ponder and appreciate the God-given traits of the creatures who share our world. Why should animals...
Creation Is the Foundation
It’s time that people in general, and Bible-believing Christians in particular, recognize the foundational significance of special creation—the creation of a fully functional universe by...
Monkey Business in the Chimp Genome
Evolutionists continue to contend that genetic studies have proved humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor. But many people don’t realize the current chimpanzee genome has not been constructed...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Evolutionary Psychology fo...
Grocery shopping can be enlightening in many ways. While waiting to check out, a shopper can read why someone has a crush on their alien abductor, or loves their talking poodle’s poetry, or enjoys...
Pushy Parasites and Parental Passwords
In this fallen world, even bird households have troubles. One family problem encountered by many bird parents is the nest-security issue of brood parasites, a sneaky form of fowl “home invasion.” Brood...
Sowing and Reaping
“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And...
Minuscule Erosion Points to Hawaii's Youth
Secular scientists claim the Hawaiian Islands are millions of years old based primarily on radioisotope dating. Yet, the landforms and measured erosion rates tell a far different story—a story...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Neanderthals Were Subhuman...
“So easy, a caveman could do it” is the witty slogan of a company hoping to lure customers to switch car insurance. The humorous catch to the commercial was the brutish-looking, yet endearing,...
Dung Beetles: Promoters of Prairie Preservation
The apostle Paul evaluated social and materialistic success as disposable dung compared to the ultimate value of belonging to and living for Christ.1 Yet, even dung has value, especially to dung beetles—humble...
The Only Begotten
Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men....
Earth's Young Magnetic Field Revisited
What sustains Earth’s magnetic field? Creationists and secularists disagree on the answer, but a recent update from Physics Today seems to lend support to the creationists’ hypothesis that...
Book Review: Approaching "The Scientific Approach ...
Did evolution really happen? That depends on what you mean by “evolution.” Rob Stadler’s new book The Scientific Approach to Evolution, his first, evaluates evolutionary ideas using...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Imagining That Life Is Onl...
Some people who watch American football only see players running in zigzags and senselessly colliding until there is a pile of men lying on the field. But to the cheering fans, they just witnessed a...
There's Nothing Like an Eyewitness
How was one of the largest German warships ever built sunk?1 How did marine animals get fossilized alongside dinosaurs?2 Do we need reliable eyewitness reports to know the real truth about non-repeating...
Eternal Thanksgiving
One of the more delightful passages of the book of Revelation describes the uncountable throng surrounding the Throne, joining the 144,000 freshly sealed saints from the tribes of Israel and the 24...
Fresh Water and Salt Water Don't Mix
On a recent visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta, Canada, I headed straight to the famous Dinosaur Hall that houses over 40 mounted specimens, including the Tyrannosaurus rex known as “Black...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Haeckel's Embryos Born of ...
“Generations of biology students may have been misled by a famous set of drawings of embryos published 123 years ago by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel.”1 Science magazine is referring...
Balancing Church and State, Part 3: Luther's Stand Revisited
Like Dr. Martin Luther’s stand of old, a Missouri Synod Lutheran church took a stand, asserting their religious liberty and conscience rights when they invoked the U.S. Constitution’s First...
Behind the Scenes of Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs
In 2014, ICR produced Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis. The following year, we produced Made in His Image. This year, our scientists and host Markus Lloyd are back for a new DVD series—Uncovering...
Internal Telomere-like Sequences Are Abundant and Functional
The prevailing evolutionist mantra holds that humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor that lived about six million years ago. One of the most cited evidences for this belief is the alleged human...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Evolutionists Can't See Ey...
Ignorance and a limited perspective can lead to some pretty amazing blunders. Robert H. Goddard was a visionary trailblazer in the early days of rocket science. NASA lauded his accomplishments in a...
SOBA Graduate Interview: Pastor Richard Corwin
In 2009, the Institute for Creation Research founded the School of Biblical Apologetics to provide training in biblical education and apologetics with a special emphasis on Genesis 1–11. ICR’s...
Creation Research Society Conference 2016
On July 29–30 this past summer, 128 creationists gathered at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend the Creation Research Society’s annual conference. Headquartered in Chino...
Hearing Revival
When God created man, He created five senses: taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound. For the growing human embryo, the sense of hearing is the first to develop. Studies show that babies in the womb...
ISS Commander Returns from Space
Col. Jeff Williams took his Bible with him to space. He posted this on Facebook, May 22: “Sunday thought…60 days into the stay at this orbital outpost. The weeks are flying by and they...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: The Imaginary Archaeoraptor
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is quite serious about flying safety. If an aircraft crashes, the FAA will conduct an investigation called a Root Cause Analysis. This involves methodical detective...
Balancing Church and State, Part 2: Evolutionary Law
What is law and the rule of law? Is law objective and stable, like a wooden ruler, or is it stretchy and unstable, like a rubber band? Many citizens expect government officials to obey the law, yet...
Tim LaHaye and the Institute for Creation Research
“Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21) Tim LaHaye, well-known evangelical leader and co-author of the Left Behind series, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2016,...
Complete the Doing
It is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago; but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also...
The Ice Age and the Scattering of Nations
There seems to be a clear explanation for the Ice Age, one that may answer the mystery of post-Flood animal migration.1 The Bible tells us that after the Flood humans stayed near the Tower of Babel...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: The 'Degenerate' Genetic Code?
“Newspeak” was the language developed by the fictional totalitarian regime Oceania in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. The regime redefined words and slogans as a means of thought...
When It Rained Chocolate Kindness
Imagine a German child who survived World War II’s destruction only to be deprived of decent food, clothing, and shelter. Then, like lightning breaking through a nightmare of darkness, the sky...
Providence, Provision, and Purpose: Videoconference wit...
On June 17, 2016, Col. Timothy Kopra turned over command of the International Space Station (ISS) to Col. Jeff Williams as Expedition 47 ended and 48 began. After completing 186 days in space, Expedition...
Did Jesus Teach Recent Creation?
Editor’s note: Despite the decade since this article’s initial publication, its timeless message stands: Perhaps the single most important reason to believe in recent creation is the fact...
Seafloor Sediment Research: Nearing Completion
Secular scientists use the Milankovitch theory to explain the 50 or so ice ages they believe occurred in the last few million years. According to this theory, slow changes in Earth’s orbital and...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Breaking Dollo's Law
According to the brilliant conception of the immortal Charles Darwin (1809-1882): Evolution—the transformation of organisms—results from the fixation of useful individual variations provoked...
Balancing Church and State
When an American astronaut quotes Psalm 24 and is faulted for violating the so-called separation of church and state, it’s time to learn about balance.1 Just as mountain goats need a body designed...
Created for Earth, Living in Space
The human body is unique among the living creatures of Earth. It gives us unparalleled abilities to think and invent, and also allows us to perform amazing athletic feats—like climbing Mount Everest...
ICR Founder Henry M. Morris: A Son's Tribute
There is a line in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy from King Théoden of Rohan just as he was getting ready to lead his nation into the great war against Mordor. He threw...
Seafloor Sediment Research: Exciting Results!
Regular Acts & Facts readers may be aware that I have hinted at upcoming results from my research on deep seafloor sediments.1 Now I am pleased to share some preliminary results with you. Uniformitarian...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: The Fatal Flaws of Living ...
Judy Rivers was stuck living out of her car for months. She was not poor—her bank accounts had $80,000. Yet she couldn’t rent an apartment or access her money. The police even took her to...
The Next Giant Leap: NASA ISS Experiments Look to Mars
When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, the feat captured the world’s imagination. Numerous missions followed, including the Space Shuttle program and the massive International...
Tree-Snacking Tanagers Undermine Darwin
Survival of the fittest has been a dominating tenet of Darwinian evolution. But a trio of colorful birds provides evidence that Darwin got it wrong when he suggested competition is the fundamental force...
How Important Is a Recent Creation?
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud...
Examining Thermoluminescence Dating
The most common method for dating artifacts and biological materials is the carbon-14 (14C) method. However, it poses a serious problem for deep-time advocates because it cannot be used for dating anything...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Berra's Blunder
Did you know airplanes evolve? A 2014 research article titled “The Evolution of Airplanes,” written by Duke University’s distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Adrian Bejan,...
ICR in Russia with NASA Astronaut
On March 18, 2016, NASA astronaut Col. Jeffrey Williams’ family and friends gathered in an open field about three-quarters of a mile from the launch pad to watch the Soyuz rocket lift off. Col....
Christ Predicted Climate Patterns
In the gospel of Luke, Christ once reported a climate pattern in Israel.1 Alaska’s southeast temperate coastal rainforest corroborates His claims, illustrating once again how true science confirms...
Holey Bags
“You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages, earns...
A More Accurate Chimpanzee Genome
Evolutionists claim that genetics has proved humans and chimpanzees are close evolutionary relatives. The current chimpanzee genome, however, was not constructed on its own merits. Instead, the human...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: The 'Poor Design' of Our R...
“There you go again” is Ronald Reagan’s unforgettable line from his 1980 United States presidential election debate with incumbent President Jimmy Carter. This pithy phrase is not...
Evolutionary Naturalism vs. Biblical Providence
Evolutionists are quick to credit random chance when explaining the origins of humans, animals, plants, or Earth’s sedimentary rock layers, even though the evidence points to God’s handiwork....
A Different Kind of Museum
What would you expect to find in a science museum? Would you anticipate displays that praise God for His marvelous ingenuity? Would you envision scientific exhibits that illustrate specific biblical...
ICR Research Update
ICR’s research holds promise in answering some of the most pressing creation questions of our time. Below are brief descriptions of our scientists’ current projects. Genetics: Human...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Are Whales and Evolution J...
National Geographic has a Little Kids First Big Book of… series on different topics. In its Little Kids First Big Book of Animals, pictures show giraffes, camels, bears, and whales.1 Young readers...
Divine Calling
My four-year-old son and I enjoy taking walks in our neighborhood. From stroller to handholding, toddling to running, we have passed the same houses and streets many times. We often engage in a familiar...
High-Altitude Flying Is for the Birds
If dogs were meant to fly, they would have bodies designed for it. Flying at altitudes so high that the lack of oxygen is a serious problem requires bodies specifically equipped for breathing thin air....
The Days of Elijah
One of my favorite songs is “The Days of Elijah” written by Robin Mark in the early 1990s. It became widely known in the United States with the release of his 1999 album Revival in Belfast.1...
Complex Grammar in the Genome Defies Evolution
A recent press release from a prominent European research group started off with this amazing proclamation: “A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that the ‘grammar’ of the...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Our Useful Appendix--Evide...
Once there was a teenage girl with a sweet personality, selfless spirit, and diverse skills. But she was so envied by her cruel stepmother and two rude stepsisters that they forced her to constantly...
Planetarium Unlimited
The following are excerpts of an interview with ICR’s Director of Physical Sciences and astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle about ICR’s plans to build a new creation science museum and state-of-the-art...
God's Timing Makes Sense of Adversity
Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator. — 1 Peter 4:19 “Why do people suffer bad things that...
Stand in the Ways
Thus says the LORD: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.” — Jeremiah 6: 16 — Many...
Evolutionists Lay an Egg: Vitellogenin Pseudogene Debunked
The grand evolutionary story claims that egg-laying creatures share a common ancestry with placental mammals. Non-mammalian vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles, lay eggs with nutritional reserves...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Survival of the Fittest, E...
Western society’s eugenics disaster of the early 20th century sought to weed out the “unfit”—people seen as genetically dragging the human race down. It flowed from a survival-of-the-fittest...
Back to Genesis
The greatest Bible teacher of all time was the Lord Jesus Christ, and when He wanted to teach His friends about Himself and His great plan for the world, He began by teaching them the book of Genesis....
Even Fish Need to Know!
A person who sees a trout swimming in a stream may casually think the fish needs only water, food, and a mate with which to reproduce. Yet even fish have more than these physical needs. Similarly, because...
Gifting, a Biblical Perspective
Most of us are aware that the Lord Jesus Christ was the greatest gift ever given to humanity. This is the season when we remember His incarnation and sacrifice and wonder at the salvation made possible...
Genetic Clocks Verify Recent Creation
The idea of an evolutionary genetic clock in which DNA sequences steadily change, like a clock ticking off time, has played a major role in the ideas shaping modern biology. As employed by evolutionists,...
Standing on the Word
Over 60 years ago, the Lord raised up Dr. Henry M. Morris to lead the biblical creation movement. Despite being rebuked after his first presentation in 1953, he persevered and took a stand against the...
Building for the Next Generation
Back in September, I challenged each of us to “Go For It!”1 Rising to the surface of my mind then was the deep burden that I have carried for over five years to put in place a legacy tool...
Seafloor Sediment Research Continues
This past summer the Institute for Creation Research was privileged to host the 2015 annual meeting of the Creation Research Society (CRS) in Dallas, Texas.1 I was among the ICR scientists who made...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: The Eugenics Disaster
Imagine yourself a young woman diagnosed as “feeble-minded” and trapped in legal proceedings. You take the defense of your personal autonomy to the Supreme Court and finally hear your name...
The Ghost Army
Sometimes the best defense is an offense, even when the “offense” is really a bold bluff. This tactic is valued in wartime, and when God uses this principle He deserves our appreciation. America’s...
What Is Man?
LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him? (Psalm 144:3) Three passages of Scripture ask this question. The psalmist asked it in the above...
Made in His Image: The Amazing Design of the Human Body
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) Several crucial things are needed to construct...
Creation Research Society Meets at ICR
ICR was very pleased to host the fifth annual Creation Research Society (CRS) conference this year July 31–August 1 in Dallas. Many attendees arrived early for a reception at ICR the evening before...
Conformed to His Image
And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. (1 Corinthians 15:49) One of the most amazing promises of the Word of God is that those who “love...
Penguin Eggs to Die For
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12) During January–March 1912, Captain Robert Scott and four other optimistic members of the British...
Go For It!
Many Christian leaders have spoken publicly over the past few months about their concerns for the state of our nation—especially since the Supreme Court ruling on homosexual marriage. All of these...
Reading African Strata
Recent Acts & Facts articles have discussed how ICR’s scientists are reconstructing the Flood-sediment patterns across North America using megasequences within the geologic column.1,2 The...
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Evolutionary Predictions F...
Without a doubt, humans, chimpanzees, and other organisms share some very similar features. One explanation for the origin of these features is that they reflect similar designs that serve similar purposes....
The Moon Rules
Earth is ruled, in part, by lunar rhythms. It is “tuned” to the moon’s periodic rhythms in its daily and monthly cycles as well as annual seasons. This illustrates Genesis 1:16, which...
Sounds of Music, Words of Truth
But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’” (Luke 4:4) Many of us have seen the 1965 musical The Sound...
Carbon-Dating Fossils
ICR researchers continue to look for radiocarbon in ancient carbon-containing Earth materials. Archaeologists commonly use carbon-14, or radiocarbon, to estimate ages for organic artifacts. No measurable...
Made in His Image: Designed Control Systems
Some people like the thrill of driving or flying. For them, all the talk about fully automated cars and planes—which would relegate drivers and pilots to passenger status—is dreadful. For...
Attracted to Genesis by Magnets and a Bird Book
God used magnets, a bird book, and some precious Christian teachers to draw me to appreciate and rely upon the origins history taught in Genesis. My journey of learning about creation and my Creator...
The Making of Made in His Image
As Director of Communications at ICR, I’ve had the delightful task of being immersed in the production process for our upcoming series, Made in His Image. I’ve discovered that most people...
Made in His Image: A Camera Made from Living Tissue!
Great photographers have an intuitive sense, coupling interesting subjects with a mastery over the mechanics of picture-taking such as exposure, lighting, focus, and depth of field. They pair one select...
Deep Seafloor Sediments and the Age of the Earth
Regular Acts & Facts readers are aware that I write quite a bit about the methods secular scientists use to date the long ice cores extracted from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. These scientists...
Cherry Picking Data Is the Pits
Picking cherries sounds like good, clean fun, but it isn’t always a good thing. In origins science the practice of “cherry picking” refers to an analytical fallacy—using a few...
Dr. Jake Hebert: My Creation Journey
I joined the science team at ICR in the fall of 2011 as a Research Associate after receiving my Ph.D. in physics. Most of my ICR research focuses on deep-ice cores and seafloor sediments, as well as...
Rise Up, O Men of God!
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? (Psalm 94:16) Over a century ago, William P. Merrill wrote the words to the challenging hymn...
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 7
For the past several years, the Institute for Creation Research has been seeking answers to the major questions of creation biology. This series’ previous installments chronicled the purpose and...
Made in His Image: Tiny Parts Are Big Players in Human ...
When we think about human vision, the first thing that comes to mind is the eye. But just as a star football player performs with other essential players on his team, our eyes are supported by key,...
Crayfish, Caribou, and Scientific Evidence in the Wild
An unusual law has helped some creation science evidence to “go wild.” Unsurprisingly (for Bible believers), mounting evidence increasingly shows that only the Genesis explanation of...
Hungry Hearts in the Middle East
Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ. (Colossians 4:3) Open Doors Sometimes the Lord opens unexpected doors. Institute...
Settling the Dinosaur Weight Debate
by Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.* Weren’t dinosaurs too big to fit on the Ark? Creation scientists need accurate estimates of average animal sizes to determine...
Made in His Image: Living Light Detectors Declare Design
Suppose you are an electronic engineer tasked with devising a mechanism that can translate ordinary variations of light into useful information. But here is the tricky part: It has to work inside a...
Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI
Dr. Raymond Damadian is the “father of the MRI” (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). MRI is widely recognized as “one of the great medical breakthroughs of the 20th century” and has...
A Secret Weapon for Apologetics
Secret weapons provide special advantages. Imagine the value of a bazooka in the hands of a skillful soldier hiding in the bushes when an enemy tank lumbers by. Or, consider the smug confidence of a...
Destructive Heresies
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring...
The First Joint ICR/CRS Research Meeting
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and the Creation Research Society (CRS) are pleased to announce their first-ever joint research meeting July 30–August 1, 2015, in Dallas, Texas. This...
Made in His Image: Life-Giving Blood
After 100 years of development, automobiles still need engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, and so on. Wouldn’t it be great if just a single multipurpose fluid could be circulated...
Grappling with Megasequences
ICR’s ongoing Column Project (an analysis of over 500 drilling-core and outcrop samples from across North America) has revealed surprising results that smash entrenched uniformitarian thought.1...
Why We Want to Go Home
Home is a special place that attracts us, one way or another. Is the Genesis creation account part of the explanation for why home is so important? The universal habit of using a personal shelter,...
10,000 Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis DVD Sets Sold...
Since ICR’s 12-DVD series Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis (UTMG) first hit our store last May, God has used it beyond our expectations. We have received countless letters of thanks and appreciation,...
Above All the Earth
Few can say they’ve left planet Earth. Jeff Williams has done it three times. After a lengthy military career, Colonel Jeffrey N. Williams was chosen from among a handful of candidates to become...
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 6
In this series, we are tracing the Institute for Creation Research’s efforts to replace the evolutionary model on the origin of species with one that is both biblically faithful and scientifically...
Made in His Image: Baby's First Breath
In 1967 Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant. Until that time, if someone’s heart was taken out, they died. People were astounded to learn that not only was a man’s...
Genesis in Chinese Pictographs
Ancient Chinese pictographs are silent witnesses, like fingerprints, of historical events reported in Genesis. In particular, the details of these word-symbols are clues that point to how the earliest...
Evolution of a Creation Scientist
Unlike many researchers working in the field of creation science, I was not raised in a strong Christian background. The occasional trip to some nominal church with my parents—my father, a successful...
Forensic Science Frustrated by 'Peer Review'
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a house stood in ruins. What destroyed it? Did Sandy “total” it, or was it structurally defective well before the storm struck? Surely forensic science can...
God's Lovingkindness and Truth
God’s loving care is a great and expansive theme throughout the Bible. Many of the Psalms cite incidences of God’s faithful help, provision, deliverance, or other evidence that He remains...
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 5
The first two articles of this series described the purpose and strategy of ICR’s life sciences research.1 Installments three and four surveyed the incredible gains our science team has made on...
Creation Conversion: From Atheist to Creationist
I have always loved science, partly due to the influence of my engineer father, who was heavily involved in research and development. While growing up, my free-time diet consisted of Mr. Wizard, Disney...
The Whole Counsel of God
We live in a time when science and scientists have seemed to take on the role of the ultimate authority for mankind. Christian leaders must either refute the false science of evolutionary philosophy...
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 4
The first two installments of this series described the purpose and strategy of ICR’s life sciences research and highlighted the key origins questions we’re trying to answer—the how,...
Sound Science about Dinosaurs
Were dinosaurs noisy? Did dinosaurs honk nasally like Chewbacca in Star Wars? Did dinosaurs make moaning noises like mourning doves and owls, or did they wail like bagpipes? Are there any clues...
Wernher von Braun: The Father of Space Flight
Wernher von Braun—more than any other scientist—brought us into the space age.1 Von Braun laid the foundation for cell phones, satellite radio, the Internet, GPS, and Doppler radar. His...
God With Us
One of the most familiar passages in the Bible—familiar because of its frequent appearance on Christmas cards and in Christmas sermons—is also one of the most profound and mysterious passages...
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 3
The last two installments of this series described the purpose and strategy of the Institute for Creation Research’s life sciences research and highlighted the key questions on origins we’re...
Rockslides on Ararat
Mt. Ararat is a volcano, erupting numerous times since the Flood. Its ice cap continually erodes the hardened basaltic rock underneath. As the ice sheets move along, they push the loosened rock over...
Job's Icy Vocabulary
By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen. (Job 37:10) Institute for Creation Research scientists have repeatedly analyzed the Ice Age, showing how a solitary post-Flood...
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis: The Conference
A crowd of over 3,400 recently gathered at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, to hear an all-star team of speakers teach about biblical creation truths. At the Unlocking the Mysteries...
Unlocking the Times
Dwight Eisenhower was reported to have said, “Hindsight is always more accurate than foresight, but foresight is far more valuable.” During the time that David was beginning to be recognized...
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 2
In last month’s article, I described the purpose of ICR’s life sciences research and sketched out the need for a counter-offensive strategy against evolution’s lines of scientific...
Carolus Linnaeus: Founder of Modern Taxonomy
Introduction Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778), Swedish botanist and zoologist, laid the foundations for the biological binomial nomenclature system still used today.1 As the father of modern taxonomy...
People Yet to Be Created
This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. (Psalm 102:18) Shakespeare’s Hamlet considered the grave question of whether to end his...
Living Missionally
I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Taiwan in July 2013. When the opportunity came this past summer to return to the same part of that country for three weeks, I honestly wasn’t sure if...
Doing the Lord's Business
Do business till I come. (Luke 19:13) The first command given to humanity was the broad responsibility to “subdue” and “have dominion” over Earth (Genesis 1:28; Psalm 8:4-8)....
Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 1
Readers of this column know that over the last four to five years the Institute for Creation Research has been heavily involved in life sciences research. In this article series, we will bring you up...
ICR: 'R' Is for Research
We do many things here at the Institute for Creation Research, but the core of our ministry is original scientific research that relates to the topic of origins. We study the universe for the glory...
How Do We Answer Fools?
“A house divided against itself will not stand” is an easily understood truth.1 The same concept applies to logic used in debates and arguments. If an argument is self-contradictory, it...
Declaring the Unknown God
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship,...
Human lincRNA Regions Vastly Different from Chimpanzee
It was once thought that the areas between protein-coding genes located around the genome were vast purposeless wastelands of alleged “junk DNA.” However, we now know that these previously...
Physicist Michael Pupin: Science Leads to God
Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858–1935) was a leading American researcher who made many scientific advances, including development of the fluoroscope and an electrical transmission system for long-distance...
Monte Jones: ICR Graduate Teaching and Defending the Faith
Monte Jones has taught science for 25 years in both public and Christian schools. While teaching at Lincoln Christian School in Lincoln, Nebraska, Monte began ICR’s School of Biblical Apologetics...
Creation Conversion: The Turning Point
God essentially gives us the ability to see the true nature of the world as His creation. He graces us with new perspectives and renewed thoughts.1 Seeing creation as God’s handiwork is a spiritual...
Original-Tissue Fossils: Creation's Silent Advocates
When the Jewish leaders objected to the celebration of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, Jesus commented that if the people did not proclaim Him as the Lord and Messiah even the “stones...
Apologetics, Evidence, and Relevance
Some confusion persists with the terms “apologetics” and “evidence”— particularly because those concepts are expected to be culturally relevant. Throughout typical criminal...
New Findings Presented at Creation Research Society Con...
ICR’s BioOrigins team is entering a new, exciting phase of investigation. In August, we will present several preliminary research advances at the Creation Research Society (CRS) conference. This...
ICR in Korea: An Audience of Millions
Creation research is alive and well in South Korea. This year, the Institute for Creation Research’s own Dr. Randy Guliuzza was invited to speak at several major occasions, and the results...
One Bankruptcy, Many Adversaries
Theistic evolution is like a mega-bankruptcy case containing an almost countless number of adversaries and contests, like piecemeal mini-lawsuits that in aggregate address smaller conflicts within a...
The Pursuit of Happiness
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...
The Biblical Basis for Peer Review
How does ICR ensure the accuracy and reliability of its articles? Responsible scientists are firmly committed to a publication process called peer review. This iron-sharpening-iron (Proverbs 27:17)...
A Hart for God
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. (Psalm 42:1) “Pursuing God” sounds like a commendable commitment, but there is a disconnect when someone reports...
Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist
Eminent French scientist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) devoted his life to a field of research called entomology—the study of insects.1 His pioneering research laid the groundwork for this field...
Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse
God providentially used several key events to draw my father, Charles Phillips Morse, to salvation and into the ministry as a creation pioneer in the late 1960s, when a six-day biblical creation was...
The Foundation of Jesus Christ
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11) This observation by the apostle Paul warns Christians that it is possible to build either...
Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition
In the early days of molecular genetics in the 1960s and ’70s, it was widely held that a gene could be defined as a single entity that encodes the information to make a protein. However, as genetic...
Is the Present the 'Key' to Our Past?
Some doormats have a key hidden underneath, yet many do not. The physical appearance of a common doormat provides no reliable indication of whether or not there’s a useful key to be found. Appearances...
Creation Conversion: The Turning Point
Last month in our second Creation Conversion article, Dr. Vernon Cupps described how he came to a young-earth view of creation after he took the time to investigate the actual scriptural, observational,...
Broken Cisterns
“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) Nearly...
New Dog Genome Research Nixes Evolutionary Paradigm
Evolutionists are desperate to find genomic evidence proving Darwinian ideas about natural selection and evolution. One of the chief areas where they have searched for such evidence is in the canine...
Contending for the Faith and the Genesis Mandate
Believers are commanded to share the gospel, but they sometimes face political obstacles when they try to “earnestly contend for the faith.”1 For example, in the early 1800s missionary...
Creation Conversion: The Turning Point
Last month we ran our first Creation Conversion article, in which ICR zoologist Frank Sherwin described his shift from adhering to a billions-of-years evolutionary model to believing in biblical...
New Genetic-Clock Research Challenges Millions of Years
Does a 6,000-year-old earth match the findings of modern science? Secular scientists have answered forcefully in the negative for generations. However, their arguments rest on the assumption of constant...
Proton Problems: Faith in Theories or Reality?
The proton—a positively charged particle found in the nuclei of atoms—continues to present problems for the Standard Model of particle physics. Generally considered a composite particle,...
Creation Conversion: The Turning Point
Many people believe that creationists are “brainwashed from birth” and adhere to a recent biblical creation simply because it has been drilled into their heads since they were toddlers—a...
Apologetics: Reactive, Proactive, or Both?
Recently I heard a radio talk show host caution, “When it comes to Christian apologetics, we cannot select the questions to be answered.” Why not? Relying on 1 Peter 3:15, he explained,...
New Genetic Findings Tackle the Toughest Evolutionary Q...
Which creature would you expect to be genetically closer to a common wombat—a cane rat or a kangaroo (Figure 1A)? What about a southern marsupial mole? Would you expect it to be more genetically...
How Old Is Our Planet?
The age of the earth is hotly debated among Christians today. This issue is not really whether God created Adam but whether our planet is as old as most secular scientists insist. The conflict is that...
Ancient Human DNA: Neandertals and Denisovans
Questions about ancient DNA (aDNA) abound—particularly ancient human DNA. Are the data real? Are they accurate? Are the newly published genomes of the Neandertals, Denisovans, and others being...
Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic
“It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or...
The Power of Love
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all...
New Discoveries from 2,700 Species Comparisons
How would you answer the evolutionist who says that DNA comparisons demonstrate human-ape common ancestry? You might cite the results of Jeff Tomkins’ recent research which show that 900,000,000...
Fishy Science
Careful observations define empirical science. When “modern science” experts teach us about nature, we expect to learn about how our world works. How does snow form and fall? How do...
The Vital Ministry of Teaching
The Great Commission, as it is known, is broader than many Christians realize. First of all, it involves Christians being sent into all the world. “As my Father hath sent me,” said Jesus...
Using ENCODE Data for Human-Chimp DNA Comparisons
In 2012, a variety of research papers associated with the ENCODE project (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) described how the human genome was pervasively copied—transcribed—into an amazing...
Both Hands
Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. (Nehemiah 4:17) There came a time...
The Truth Test
Truth and consequences go together—how we handle a test of truth produces a consequence. Think what it must have been like when Joseph of the Old Testament, disguised as an Egyptian leader, put...
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis
Available for ordering now! But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory….But God has revealed [it] to us. (1 Corinthians...
New Research Debunks Human Chromosome Fusion
Humans and great apes differ in chromosome numbers—humans have 46 while apes have 48. The difference is claimed to be due to the “end-to-end fusion” of two small, ape-like chromosomes...
New ICR Research Associate: Vernon R. Cupps
Vernon R. Cupps believed that God created the universe and that Darwinian evolution was inconsistent with the Bible and science since he was young. But he didn’t give much consideration to...
Fulfilling the Genesis Mandate While Helping the Poor
Aquaculture expert Jon Steeves recently helped an African community establish a fish farm to supply local food needs—a wonderful example of biblical multitasking through obeying the Genesis mandate...
Reaching the Millennials: A Crucial Connection
Over 40 years ago when ICR’s founder, Dr. Henry Morris, worked with Dr. Tim LaHaye to start Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College), the baby boomers were the trailing-edge...
Report on the 2013 International Conference on Creationism
In August, 354 creation scientists and supporters from nine different countries attended the 2013 International Conference on Creationism (ICC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dozens of authors presented...
Explaining Organismal Complexity with Non-Coding DNA
Scientists have wondered why the number of protein-coding genes in an organism doesn’t strongly correlate with its “apparent” complexity. The emerging answer to this question is contained...
The Challenge of Plenty
The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. (Matthew 9:37) ICR constantly receives invitations to speak to churches and organizations around the country, and we try to send our experts...
ICR's Toddler Duck-Billed Dinosaur: Eddie
In 2008, the Institute for Creation Research acquired Eddie, a rare juvenile Edmontosaurus (duck-billed hadrosaur). He currently resides in our offices in Dallas, Texas. This “little”...
ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics: A Different Approach
The Christian world overflows with schools and seminaries that teach the particulars of the Bible. So why did the Institute for Creation Research open its own apologetics school in 2009? For the simple...
Determined to Disciple
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and...
Study Debunks Beta-Globin Pseudogene Evolution
A popular argument for human evolution and our shared ancestry with apes has lost its steam in light of new genetics research at the Institute for Creation Research and a recently published article...
Creation and College
Many Acts & Facts readers have been involved with decisions about college choices for their children or grandchildren. Parents often ask our speakers what colleges they should send their children...
Ancient Water Claims Have Leaks
"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” This quote from Benjamin Franklin is all too true, especially in drought-stricken areas. Wells are supplied by groundwater that exists...
Dinosaurs, Stars, and Special Creation at Gateway Church
Dinosaurs in Texas? On June 5, 2013, over 2,000 dino lovers visited Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, to hear Brian Thomas of the Institute for Creation Research speak about dinosaurs, the first...
Is Biblical Creation a Distraction to Evangelism?
The Institute for Creation Research and other biblical creation ministries are sometimes criticized as distractions from the ministry of evangelism. The alleged concern is that the promotion of ...
Genuine Liberty
Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof Lev. XXV X By Order of the ASSEMBLY of the Province of PENSYLVANIA for the State House in Philada. Pass and Stow Philada MDCCLIII This...
Pseudogenes Are Functional, Not Genomic Fossils
One of the past arguments for evidence of biological evolution in the genome has been the concept of “pseudogenes.” These DNA sequences were once thought to be the defunct remnants of genes,...
Avoiding Identity Fraud
Identities matter. I recently lost my credit card, triggering a host of worries and questions: Where and when did I last use the card? Did I leave it in my pants pocket? Is it on the floor of my car?...
The Paradox of Faith
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:62) Hebrews 11:1 records the Bible’s precise definition...
Hiding from God in the Multiverse
ICR research sometimes involves detecting flawed logic in common evolutionary arguments. One such argument claims that something called the “multiverse” removes the need for a Creator. Is...
Introducing ICR's New Geologist: Timothy Clarey, Ph.D.
"Dr. Clarey rocks!…[He] makes the subject easy to understand, shows a great knowledge, and is an overall amazing professor!” The sentiments expressed by this former student at Delta...
Siberian Huskies and the Dominion Mandate
Anti-creationists, cloaked in “eco-friendly” green, often scoff at the book of Genesis, blaming many of our environmental problems on the dominion mandate (i.e., God gave mankind dominion...
Did Giants Ever Exist?
A: Consider when warfare was accomplished by hand-to-hand combat. Facing greatly taller and stronger warriors would seem, to smaller soldiers, like infantrymen attacking a bunch of tanks. Several references...
Paradise Lost
Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us,...
How Similar Are Human and Ape Genes?
In the past, evolutionists have tried to prove human evolution by comparing only similar DNA segments between humans and apes—disregarding the non-similar DNA regions.1 Many evolutionary studies...
'New from Nothing': Is God Still Creating Today?
God has accomplished certain works of creation for every Christian who is alive today. What are they? Part of answering that question involves answering this question: Is God still creating? Although...
Duane Gish: Celebrating a Creation Champion
The creation science movement has lost a stalwart champion. Dr. Duane Gish, longtime defender of creation truth, went home to be with his Savior on March 6, 2013. A memorial service was held for...
Adam in the City
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Mark 10:6) Our Lord Jesus made this statement to the religious leaders of His day when they attempted to trip Him up with a...
ICR Life Sciences Research: Three Years in Review
What is the origin of species? This month marks the three-year anniversary of the ICR Life Science research initiative addressing this question.1 Much has been accomplished since April 2010. Over...
Real Freedom Only Comes from Real Truth
Imagine a courtroom where a litigating party tells the judge that different people have different truths. This situation actually occurred when a hostile witness accused a government contractor of wrongdoing...
Creation Seminar Series at Prestonwood Baptist Church
Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, hosted a series of creation science talks in January 2013 featuring experts from the Institute for Creation Research. ICR Director of Physical Sciences...
Willingly Ignorant
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed...
Mosquitoes and the Fall
Christians often question what we call the “predator-prey problem”—animals that appear to be designed to prey upon others. For example, bats find and consume prey using sophisticated...
God Fitted Habitats for Biodiversity
God chose to fill the earth with different kinds of life. All over the world, we see His providence demonstrated in ecological systems. Different creatures live in a variety of habitats, interacting...
The Wonder of His Love
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ( John 3:16 ) This poignant passage has...
Chromosome Comparison Shows More Chimp-Human Differences
Since the original 2005 chimpanzee genome report, researchers obtained and made available for public use additional chimpanzee DNA sequences, courtesy of federal tax dollars.1 However, this new chimpanzee...
Lincoln Laments at Gettysburg: Biblical Creation and Ci...
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.1 These words spoken...
Everlasting Love
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Jeremiah 31:3) Perhaps no doctrine in Scripture...
Noah Found Grace
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. ( Genesis 6:8 ) The word “grace” appears for the first time in the Bible in this verse. Noah lived in the midst of the most...
The Two-Book Fallacy
The founder of the scientific method, Francis Bacon, taught that God has written two books: the Scriptures and the book of creation (or nature).1 Today, many professing Christians affirm this view....
No Backdated Punishment in Eden
At the end of Day Six, God said all was “very good” (Genesis 1:31), which means no death existed on earth because death is not good (Romans 8:20-22, 1 Corinthians 15). No animals died or...
A Mountain of Snow after the Genesis Flood
Nor’easters enhanced by a warm Atlantic Ocean following the Genesis Flood would have dumped large quantities of snow in eastern Canada.1 This could explain why the Laurentide Ice Sheet was thicker...
The Lamb and the Lion
One of the more vivid biblical portraits of the Lord Jesus is the paradox of His presentation as a lamb and also as a lion. In the magnificent book of Revelation, the scene in heaven unfolds as the...
Wanted: Young Creation Scientists
ICR, together with the rest of the creation science movement, has made great strides in the last 40 years. In many areas, the superiority of the creation worldview has been clearly demonstrated. Even...
Christmas, Vikings, and the Providence of God
How are two famous Viking battles in 1066 related to the very first Christmas? Both prove God’s providence. At the first Christmas, God so loved the world that He gave us the living Word of...
God Gave Himself
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) It is singularly appropriate that we...
Giving Thanks: Understanding the Biblical Emphasis of T...
It may be a curious reflection on our Western culture, but the “thank you”of normal social interchange does not have a counterpart in the Bible. The declining custom of writing thank you...
Bio-Origins Project Update, Evidence Against Differenti...
Last month we showed preliminary evidence suggesting that the molecular patterns we see in animal species may be due to different rates of mutation in each “kind.”1 Further investigation...
What Good Are Experts?
How should we react to “experts” who smugly announce that the Bible is disproven? What about science “authorities” who have assured us that the Higgs boson particle “proves...
'Creation Revival' at Local Church
Do origins matter? It may surprise you to discover that, for some, understanding their origins is quite irrelevant, and there are those who believe the account of creation in Genesis just doesn’t...
Thanks for Everything
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20) Thankfulness is one of the evidences that a Christian is indeed “filled with...
The Scientific Case Against Evolution
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 (evolution...
Bio-Origins Project Update, Hypothesizing Differential ...
You might expect that the same gene in different creatures would have the same sequence. Surprisingly, this is not so. As we reported last month,1 our preliminary protein/DNA comparison data show...
The Gap Theory: A Trojan Horse Tragedy
The gap theory is a tragic approach to interpreting Genesis because it opens the gate for a Trojan horse, namely, imagined eons of time that contradict the cosmogony of Genesis.1, 2 This invites error...
Examining Evidence
Some confusion seems to persist with the terms “apologetics” and “evidence”— particularly because those concepts are expected to be “relevant.” Throughout...
Bio-Origins Project Update, Comparing 2,000 Animal Spec...
If you were to compare DNA across diverse species, what pattern would you expect to see? The Bio-Origins project at ICR has narrowed its focus to DNA to answer several major creation biology questions....
Valuing God's Variety
God likes variety—more variety than we can fully appreciate, even if we had multiple lifetimes to investigate His creation! Here are two proofs: 1) Scripture shows that variety matches God’s...
Teaching the Evidence of Creation to Children
Young children approach life with refreshing innocence. They assume that spoken words are truth because they have no reason to question the trusted adult who spoke them. But as children grow older,...
Exploring the Evidence for Creation: Reasons to Believe...
Does the God described in the Bible really exist? Is it plausible to believe that an omnipotent, omniscient being has existed eternally? And did that God really create everything in the universe? Or...
It's Alive!
"Look! It's moving. It's alive...it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!" — Dr. Henry Frankenstein1 Those highly charged words from the classic 1931 horror film...
The Importance of Creation Research
All science is creation science. Science is possible precisely because God upholds the universe in a consistent way that the human mind can (at least partially) understand. If the universe were merely...
Biblical Truth in High Definition
The stunning clarity of HD television has revolutionized our way of viewing the world around us. Those of us old enough to have grown up with basic black-and-white TV know that the introduction of color...
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