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Seafloor Spreading Matches Creation Predictions
Evolutionary scientists recently determined that seafloor spreading has been slowing down.1 And they are not exactly sure of the reason. However, this is no surprise to Flood geologists. It’s...
What Happened with Washington's Violent Volcano? | The .,.
How did a 1980 volcanic eruption change our understanding of geology? What impact did this event have on the age assignments of sediments? Join us for episode 23 of The Creation Podcast to commemorate...
Remembering Patti Morse
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the...
Fossil Insect Predation Shows No Evidence of Evolution
Some recent science news stories have come out describing fossils of insects feeding on plants supposedly many “millions of years ago.” What is amazing is the fossil plants and insects are...
Adaptive Genetic and Epigenetic Changes in Plants
Being sedentary organisms, plants are essentially stuck where they are planted and need to dynamically adapt to the conditions around them to not only survive but thrive. They do this by constantly detecting...
Dr. Tim Clarey Awarded Adjunct Professor of the Year
Congratulations to ICR Research Scientist and geologist Dr. Tim Clarey! He received the Adjunct Professor of the Year award from King’s University, an “accredited, Spirit-empowered, evangelical...
Mars Rover Records Dramatic Solar Eclipse
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has filmed the Martian satellite (or moon) Phobos eclipsing the sun, and this short but impressive video may be viewed online.1,2 During the eclipse, Phobos...
Darwin or Design? CET Pt. 2 | The Creation Podcast: Epi.,.
How does design provide a better explanation for biological functions and adaptations than natural selection? And how can engineering principles help us to understand biological design? Episode 22 of...
Inside May-June 2022 Acts & Facts
How can Christians stand up to scientific elitism? What does the plant fossil record in Iceland tell us about the global Flood? Does a new bacterium prove evolution? What is our responsibility to those...
Resurrecting “Ancient” Enzymes?
The most abundant protein on Earth is probably an enzyme (biological catalyst) called RuBisCO (or Rubisco) designed by the Creator to function in photosynthesis.1 Specifically, Rubisco combines...
Lifting the Curtain on Scientific Elitism
“The curtain has been lifted” is an idiom that aptly portrays when a hidden truth is revealed. On the public side of a curtain called “biological science,” the perception of...
Flood Explains Mysterious Iceland Plant Fossils
Recently, a colleague alerted me to some unusual fossil discoveries on Iceland that are best explained by ICR’s Flood model.1,2 The fossils of interest are plants, specifically lignite,3...
Yellowstone National Park, Part 1: A Flood Supervolcano
by Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, Ph.D.* Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. Geologist Ferdinand Hayden led an expedition the year before through much of what...
The Five Rules of Flood Paleontology
Most people assume that both geological and fossil evidence support the story of evolution. Geology textbooks portray the formation of canyons, mountains, oil deposits, and other features as representing...
Big Bacterium--a Missing Link?
Bacteria are tiny single-cell organisms that show a huge range of metabolic and genetic variation, and also exist in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Bacteria, which are classed among the life forms...
Speculation, Invention, and the Invisible Hand
Evolution is broadly and almost unequivocally accepted as fact. Creationists who try to present the evidence contradicting it are often met with “How can you go against proven science?”...
ICR’s School of Biblical Apologetics
The Institute for Creation Research’s School of Biblical Apologetics (SOBA) was launched over 12 years ago. ICR’s SOBA programs provide biblical creation-based apologetics for seeking, finding,...
Altruistic Birds Embarrass Evolutionists
Why are evolutionists surprised to learn that birds are intelligent, careful, and very caring? Birds communicate among themselves, use tools, and often demonstrate altruism (unselfishly caring for others)—sometimes...
Caring for the People in Your Life
Many people relate stewardship to managing money. When they consider their resources, money comes to mind, along with vehicles, homes, investments, clothes, and so on. But how often do we include people...
Creation Kids: Grand Canyon
by Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with ICR’s special Creation Kids learning and...
New RNA Viruses Discovered in Ocean Water Samples
An international team of scientists onboard the schooner Tara is conducting an ongoing oceanic global study. The research is part of the Tara Oceans Consortium and has identified 5,500 new RNA virus species...
Imago Dei: Man’s Designed Role as Image-Bearer
On days one through five of the creation week, God developed and populated the originally empty (“without form and void”1) earth introduced in Genesis 1:2. He did so with great precision...
"Adaptive Tracking" in Seasonal Fruit Fly Pop.,.
Contrary to Darwinian theory, creatures are not molded by the environment, but rather they actively sense the environment and adapt accordingly. They continuously track their environmental surroundings...
Did Darwin Deceive Us? CET Pt. 1 | The Creation Podcast.,.
If natural selection is a mystical delusion, what then is driving the adaptions we see in living organisms? And how can the principles of engineering help us to understand biological design? In episode...
Does Creationism Lead to Racism?
A newly published psychology paper strongly suggests that disbelief in human evolution leads to racism.1,2 As summarized by a popular-level science article, A disbelief in human evolution...
Completion of Human Genome Reveals Anti-Evolutionary Su.,.
Most people would be surprised to know that, until recently, the human genome was not entirely sequenced where all the DNA letters it contains are deciphered. With the use of new DNA sequencing technologies,...
Hubble Photographs "Most Distant Star"
Since its launch 32 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has taken incredible pictures of the universe. Recently, with the aid of a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, the Hubble took a...
No Sign of Beetle Evolution
The world is alive with beetles! A 2022 study by 17 biologists states, “Beetles constitute the most biodiverse animal order with over 380 000 described species and possibly several million more...
How Many Ice Ages Were There? | The Creation Podcast: E.,.
Should we believe that there were multiple Ice Ages? How does an Ice Age happen? And what evidence can we find for a single Ice Age? Watch Episode 20 of The Creation Podcast as host Trey Bowling and...
Cambrian Explosion Explained by the Flood
Conventional geologists are still baffled by the Cambrian Explosion. Some try to deny that it was sudden,1 but most admit that Cambrian rocks record the sudden appearance of fossils from nearly...
NASA Announces: 5000 Exoplanets Discovered
Evolutionary scientists would like nothing better than to find life (in any form) outside Earth. But so far this has been lacking. The pages of the book on astrobiology (the study of life in the universe)...
A Strange and Mysterious Hypercarnivore Discovered
In 1988 a fossil jaw was discovered by paleontologists in San Diego County, California. Decades later the scientists determined it belonged to a relatively unknown carnivore species of the machaeroidines...
Intense Ice Age Volcanism Fits Biblical Model
Evidence continues to accumulate that the Genesis Flood caused an ice age lasting hundreds of years.1 Creation scientists maintain there are two significant climate factors needed for an...
Is Echolocation Evidence for Design? | The Creation Pod.,.
What is echolocation? Does echolocation work the same way in all the animals that use it? And how does it point to design? In Episode 19 of The Creation Podcast, host Trey Bowling and ICR research scientist...
Oxygen-Based Adaptive Engineering in Blind Cavefish
A wide array of fish, amphibians, and arthropods have successfully colonized cave environments. In their cave adaptation, these creatures display complex systems of morphological, physiological, and behavioral...
General Revelation: "So That They Are Without Excu.,.
The noble and lifelong pursuit of Christians throughout Christendom is the quest to know God as He truly is. Because God is infinite, He cannot be fully understood by finite creatures, so it is requisite...
More Unique Human Genes Defy Evolution Narrative
Researchers recently scanned a region of the smallest human chromosome and found three previously undiscovered families of genes that are uniquely human and completely absent from apes.1 This...
Deep-Sea Volcano Gives Glimpse of Flood Eruptions
A team of scientists from Australia and the USA recently studied the ejecta from a subsea volcano, gaining new insights into how magma can explode to the surface from deep underwater.1 This...
What's the Issue with Natural Selection? | The Creation.,.
How does natural selection replace God as the creative agent? What issues can be found with the concept of natural selection? And can accepting Darwinian evolution be harmful to one's faith? Host...
Parasites Actively Adapt to their Environments
Although we see much beauty in God’s creation, we cannot help but see Earth as a perfect world gone wrong. Conditions such as cancer, COVID, and carnivores reminds us this world has been cursed due...
What's So Sad About This Dino's Disease?
Scientists described the first evidence of a possible respiratory illness in a fossil. The common soil fungus Aspergillis can infect birds and reptiles today. The resulting disease, also called aspergillosis,...
Inside March-April 2022 Acts & Facts
Why is it vital for us to demonstrate Christian courage? How does the N-Q boundary provide evidence supporting Dr. Henry Morris’ prediction for the Genesis Flood? Did actual encounters with supposedly...
Christian Courage Is Imperative
Courage was a character trait I heard a lot about growing up, primarily from my dad but also teachers, and even on television. I saw courage to do your duty in Combat! and quiet, principled courage...
Paleontology Supports an N-Q Flood Boundary
by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.* Defining where the global Flood of Genesis terminated in the rock record is of great importance in developing an accurate and cohesive story for...
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: The Blanket Sand fro.,.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lies a few miles east of the town of Munising, Michigan, along one of the most scenic shorelines in the United States. America’s first national lakeshore, it...
Dragon Art Defies Millions of Years
Of all the displays in the 30,000 square feet of the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History in Dallas, the Dragon Encounters exhibit has become some visitors’ favorite. It shows...
Flightless by Design or Designed by Death?
Jesus is amazing! He is also brilliant and glorious. It can be difficult to find the right words to describe Him. Earth is absolutely filled with His brilliantly designed life—everywhere. Environments...
Sturgeon and the “Latest Therefore Greatest” Fallacy
Chesapeake Bay, the world’s largest bay, continually confuses evolutionists, but not so Atlantic sturgeons, who periodically spawn in that bay’s tributary rivers.1 Why? Erroneous...
Strengthening God’s Holy Temples
We read in 2 Chronicles 24:4, “Joash set his heart on repairing the house of the LORD.” The historical context of this verse has to do with the death of the wicked queen Athaliah. The seven-year-old...
Creation Kids: Hummingbird Flight
by Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with ICR’s special Creation Kids learning and...
Meet ICR's Communications Department
“Can we get a kids’ book on dinosaurs?” “Does this sentence sound okay?” “Can you add zing to this title and make this letter sing?” These questions and...
Out-of-Africa Theory Contradicted by Israeli Fossil
The standard evolutionary theory is that humans evolved from a chimp-like ancestor about 3 to 6 million years then migrated out of Africa about 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. However, anomalous fossils...
"Simple Yet Elegant" Design in Fruit Flies
Graduate student Shiuan-Tze Wu led a study of some ingenious organization into the odor-sensing cells of fruit flies. He and his collaborators at the La Jolla campus of UC San Diego found that the odor-detector...
Did Plate Tectonics Cause the Global Flood? | The Creat.,.
Can plate tectonics explain how the Flood happened? How does subduction work? And do plate tectonics fit the biblical account of the Flood? Host Ivana Semidey and ICR Research Scientist and Geologist...
Bronze Age Tsunami Reminiscent of the Flood
Evolutionary scientists discovered an ancient tsunami victim and a dog skeleton at Çeşme-Bağlararası, a settlement on the coast of Turkey.1 The researchers also found numerous marine...
Family Stories Told by Ancient DNA
A group of scientists—including archaeologists from Newcastle University, UK, and geneticists from the University of the Basque Country, University of Vienna, and Harvard University1,2—unearthed...
The Tonga Volcano Eruption and the Ice Age
On January 15, 2022, an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean’s Kingdom of Tonga erupted with the energy of hundreds of Hiroshima-size atom bombs.1 Both the resulting column of ash and...
Squirrel Gut Microbes and Hibernation
It seems not a week goes by that zoologists find yet another function of the designed microbiome. Although it is difficult to define, the total collection of microscopic flora on the individual and...
Oldest Fossil Flower Bud and Branch Discovered
Flowers are as beautiful as they are complex. Flowers (Anthophyta) are designed with a receptacle (axis) upon which are found the carpel (ovary, style stigma) and stamen (filament and anther). The petals...
Can Fossils Last Millions of Years? | The Creation Podc.,.
Can current dating methods determine exact age assignments? How long can soft tissues last? And does the Bible explain why we should expect to find soft tissues in fossils? Host Ivana Semidey discusses...
Bacterial Complexity
Yet another layer of complexity has been added to the lowly bacterial cell. It has been discovered they can undergo genetic silencing to guard themselves from mutations. A researcher stated this finding...
Random Mutations Debunked by Secular Scientists
A fundamental axiom of evolutionary theory is the alleged random appearance of mutations in the DNA of an organism. This supposedly creates novel genetic variation for the mystical agent called natural...
Bat Echolocation Defies Evolutionary Explanations
Bats are the only flying mammals. What was their origin? According to evolutionists, The 50-million-year-old bat specimens are already recognizable as bats, so where did they come from? When, where,...
Is There Evidence for a Global Flood? | The Creation Po.,.
What really happened during the Genesis Flood? Is there scientific evidence for a global Flood? And how does geology confirm the book of Genesis? Host Trey Bowling examines the historical and scientific...
Welsh Dinosaur Tracks Found in Flood Rocks
A group of evolutionary scientists from the United Kingdom and France recently unearthed a large track-bearing surface in southern Wales.1 They speculate that these prints are from a bipedal...
Remembering Dr. Kevin Anderson
Dr. Kevin Anderson went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2022. He served the people of the Lord’s Kingdom with a lifetime of good scientific research. He earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from...
"Ancient" Fish Brain Evidence of Evolution?
A recent secular news article confidently asserts that a fish fossil discovered in 1995 “is an ancestor of the first land animals or four-limbed vertebrate tetrapods.”1 The Flinders...
The Role and Realm of Science
In society today, “science” often takes center stage as a significant influencer on policy decisions and public opinion. Climate change, pandemic response, and people’s conception of...
FOX News Discusses Creation, Evolution, and Adam
FOX News recently ran internet and television coverage discussing the creation/evolution controversy. Specifically, they discussed Adam’s place in history (if any) and the nature of the six days...
Is Creation Science Really That Important? | The Creati.,.
What is creation science, and why is it important? Why did an evolutionary scientist become a creationist? And how can you defend Christianity using science? Host Trey Bowling discusses these foundational...
Evidence Supports Post-Flood Wet Climate for Egypt
Evolutionary scientists found evidence that the Sahara Desert was green and fertile at the end of the Ice Age, allowing people to live hundreds of miles west of the Nile River.1 These findings...
ICR Announces New Logo
After 52 years of fruitful ministry, the Institute for Creation Research is renewing its commitment to rigorous scientific research that affirms the truth of Scripture. As a staff, we’re delighted...
Inside January-February 2022 Acts & Facts
How can we use the Bible to guide scientific research? Why is counting ice core layers an insufficient way to determine Earth’s age? How does ICR’s Flood model explain the origin of Crater...
Finding Biblical Clues to Design
True story…and the star is physicist Dr. Russ Humphreys. Every so often someone passes on a new insight that revolutionizes our thinking. We remember these occasions because they are so rare. About...
New Year, New Logo
After 52 years of fruitful ministry, the Institute for Creation Research is renewing its commitment to rigorous scientific research that affirms the truth of Scripture. As a staff, we’re delighted...
Announcing ICR’s New Digital Media Department
Today there are more ways to communicate than ever before, so we have assembled a Digital Media Department to explore the best new avenues for sharing ICR’s pioneering research. The department’s...
ICR Ice Core Research Continues
Creationists think the thick ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica began forming just 4,500 years ago during a short Ice Age triggered by the Genesis Flood. During the Ice Age, warm oceans resulted...
Crater Lake National Park: Serene Beauty After Volcanic.,.
by Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.* The deepest and arguably most spectacular lake in the United States is located inside a volcano. Known as Crater Lake, it reaches 1,943...
The Creation Week: A Systems-Based Approach
We are clearly told in the book of Genesis that God created the heavens and the earth in a very short sequence of time, six literal days. The Hebrew text is grammatically put together using a specific...
Bucket Orchids and Bees, a Codependent Design
Flowers hold a fascination for most people. They have at least a threefold purpose: First for attracting animals (e.g., insects, birds, and mammals) for reproduction via pollination, the second for...
Puffins, Fitted for Living in Sea, Air, and Land
In order for tufted, horned, and Atlantic puffins to “be fruitful, multiply, and fill” specific habitats on Earth,1 they need the right equipment. That requires God-given design...
Donors Make It Happen
In 1 Samuel 30, there’s an interesting story that’s easy to overlook if you fly by too fast. David and his men are returning from Jezreel to Ziklag. Upon arriving at Ziklag, they find the...
Creation Kids: Our Young Solar System
by Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with ICR’s special Creation Kids learning and...
Pterosaur Contours Look Engineered
Flying reptiles once flew through ancient skies. Most of our knowledge of these fascinating animals, called pterosaurs, comes from their fossils. But how well-suited were they for flight? Details from...
Flood Evidence Clearly Seen by Geologist
One evolutionary geologist sees the evidence of massive and prolonged water flow across the American West. He admits that current explanations have not identified any source for the water, and he’s...
Geology's "Holy Grail" Still Unresolved
Evolutionary scientists are still trying to explain the origin of Earth’s continents. Some have even called this mystery the “holy grail” of geology.1 But rather than explaining...
Spider Silk Secrets Stun Scientists
Two separate spider research projects published remarkable results, both in the journal Current Biology. These spiders’ specific features show their miniature skills, and cause us to marvel at their...
A Four-Legged Snake?
In 2021, paleontologist Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta in Canada stated, “There are many evolutionary questions that could be answered by finding a four-legged snake fossil, but only...
Don Rohrer, Icon of ICR, Passes
An icon of ICR during the early years was Chief Financial Officer Don Rohrer who was recently ushered into Glory. I first met Don in 1995 while applying to be an ICR speaker and scientist. With a big...
New Exoplanet's Year Is Just 16 Hours
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to discover a gas giant in another solar system. The planet holds a new record...
Longtime Creation Advocate and ICR Friend Passes
Dr. David Menton, biologist, award-winning professor, and respected creation scientist, went home to be with the Lord this Saturday morning.1 Dr. Menton’s expert knowledge of anatomy enabled...
New Evidence of Flood in Grand Canyon
The Coconino Sandstone, famously exposed near the top of Grand Canyon’s splendid sedimentary layers, remains a controversial rock. Two counterclaims vie for its origin. If wind formed the Coconino’s...
Supersaurus-Sized Dinosaur No Match for the Flood
Scientists are still trying to out-do each another by finding the biggest dinosaur. Brian Curtice, from the Arizona Museum of Natural History, recently threw his name in the hat with a new analysis of...
Inside December 2021 Acts & Facts
How can we understand Christ’s role as our mediator from a scientific perspective? Why was ICR's first dinosaur excavation significant for creation science? How do oceans point to a young...
Jesus Christ Is Our Perfect Mediator
We’ll never get bored throughout eternity. There is always something wonderfully new to learn about our precious Lord Jesus, the uplifting Holy Spirit, and our good heavenly Father. Even now,...
ICR’s First Dinosaur Excavation
ICR conducted its first paleontological excavation on September 4-5, 2021. Last years’ inspection of a site on private property in Wyoming concluded that bone material partly exposed from a Morrison...
The Oceans Point to a Young Earth
by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.* Over 70% of Earth's surface is covered by water, most of which is marine and contained in the oceans. On average, the depth of the ocean is...
Haleakala National Park: One of Many Young-Looking Vol.,.
You can start the day atop the cold peak of Mt. Haleakala and end it on a warm beach on Maui. The sprawling volcanic mountain rises 10,000 feet above sea level. Nēnē birds, cattle, horses, and people...
Are Birds “Cousins” to Reptiles?
Are today’s birds genealogical “cousins” to today’s reptiles due to a shared evolutionary ancestry? No. However, birds and reptiles share the same Creator, the Lord Jesus...
Biblical Creation and Intellectual Foolishness
In a recent interview discussing his new book In Quest of the Historical Adam, philosopher and Christian apologist William Lane Craig acknowledged his biased assumptions when interpreting how the words...
Early Land Plant Evolution?
In a recent Science article, two evolutionists consider land plants (embryophytes) to have evolved from stoneworts (charophyte algae).1 A spore is a haploid (single, unpaired chromosome),...
The Gift of God Himself
Each Christmas we remember how deeply God loves us. His wondrous plan of salvation—first set in motion in the Garden of Eden—was miraculously manifested in the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ...
Creation Kids: Snowflakes
by Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with ICR’s special Creation Kids learning and...
Christ’s Providence Is Clearly Seen in Bird Migrations
Just as monkeys can’t accidently type Shakespeare texts, birds can’t migrate by evolutionary luck, despite imagined eons of time for “lucky” accidents.1 Why? Because...
Spiders Have Built-In Algorithm to Construct Webs
One of the many mysteries of biology is how a creature like a web-weaving spider with a tiny brain is able to systematically construct an elaborate web with amazing elegance, complexity, and exacting geometric...
Earth's Atmosphere Is Vital to Life
There are countless interconnected, precise, and non-coincidental features of Earth that directly contribute to our planet’s ability to sustain life. One such phenomenon is that of Earth’s...
Did Dinosaur Herd Behavior Evolve?
It is hard to identify the behavior of creatures just from their fossils. An international team of paleontologists tried just that on a big group of dinosaur fossils from Argentina. Their Mussaurus specimens...
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