The Bactrian camel is one of the many creatures you’ll find at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History when it opens next spring. While the exhibits will display an incredible variety of animals, the camel is probably my favorite. Our camel has the Mona Lisa smirk. She makes me think of a line from a movie I once saw—it went something like this: “She smiles at me as if she knows something I don’t.”
We showed our Facebook followers a close-up of the camel’s face and asked them to caption it, to let us know what they thought she might be thinking. Jason responded with “You looking at me?” Dennis said, “The look you give when someone talks about evolution.” Margo said, “Come see me!” And that’s a great suggestion—you should plan to bring your family to see this cool camel next spring.
We’ve come a long way since we first broke ground in April 2017. Dr. Henry Morris III fills in more details in his article this month, “A Great Door.” He says, “Although we will not formally open the ICR Discovery Center [this fall], we’ll hold several informational and fundraising meetings…while we are working to complete the magnificent exhibit hall that will house the displays….Please join in our thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus for His absolutely stunning provision.”
Our cover displays an incredible tube worm found deep in the ocean. Frank Sherwin explains how these creatures contain hemoglobin and why that’s significant (“Phenomenally Designed Hemoglobin”). This is an example of the wonders of God’s design that you’ll learn about in the Discovery Center.
In this month’s research article, “ICR Climate Research Advances,” Dr. Jake Hebert discusses Ice Age theory and the pre-Flood world’s climate. Dr. Hebert’s work will be prominent in our Ice Age exhibit in the Discovery Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins discusses the hexapod gap. Read his article to learn more about this evolutionary conundrum (“Evolutionists Can’t Fill the Hexapod Gap”). His extensive research on human DNA and chimp DNA will be on display in the Discovery Center as well.
We often encounter questions about fossils and created kinds. In this issue, Brian Thomas examines the extinct beardog and discusses problems with linking it to the evolution of dogs and bears (“Beardogs: Bears, Dogs, or Something Else?”). Also in this issue, Mr. Thomas addresses the question we encounter too often—is Genesis 1–11 actual history? See why he says, “Lock the gate labeled ‘Genesis is poetic.’”
Whatever your creation questions may be, you’ll find answers to many of them online at ICR.org and in each issue of Acts & Facts. And when the time comes, you’ll find plenty of scientific and biblical evidence to grow your faith and understanding at the ICR Discovery Center.
Does our Mona Lisa know something you don’t? Make plans to visit her in the spring to find out! In the meantime, follow us on social media (@ICRscience) and visit ICR.org for the latest in biblical science news.
* Jayme Durant is Director of Communications at the Institute for Creation Research.