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The Miracle of Life | The Creation Podcast: Episode 42
How does a brand new human begin forming inside a mother? What crucial role is the placenta designed to fill? Human reproduction is a mind-bogglingly complex process that demonstrates the glory and...
Has Real Evolution Unfolded in Puerto Rican Lizards?
“We are watching evolution as it’s unfolding,” said an evolutionist at New York University. She was referring to “The Puerto Rican crested anole, a brown lizard with a bright...
Dubious Views on Octopus Evolution
The octopus is one of the most amazing animals in God’s creation.1 Now, A new paper in Genome Biology and Evolution indicates that a type of octopus appears to have evolved...
Microraptor Ate Mammals But Was Not a Dinosaur
The recent claim of a nearly half-inch mammal foot in the stomach of a ‘dinosaur’ is tainted by evolutionary dogma.1 The fossil foot of the mouse-sized mammal is real enough,...
Dr. John Morris Is at Home with His Lord
Dr. John Morris passed peacefully away on January 29, 2023, at the age of 76. He was deeply respected and dearly loved by family, friends, and colleagues. Fondly known by many as Dr. John, he was the...
Scripture Memory & Archaeological Evidence | Creation.L.,.
"Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You" (Psalm 119:11 NKJV). Scripture memory was important thousands of years ago, but is it still relevant today when we have...
Webb Telescope Continues to Challenge Big Bang
Data obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continue to challenge expectations of Big Bang proponents.1,2 The JWST is designed to “see” in the infrared portion...
The Truth About the Chimp Genome (Humans & Chimps: Part.,.
Have scientists proven human evolution from a "common apelike ancestor," or are we being told a clever, confusing story filled with farcical "facts?" What is chromosome fusion, and...
World's Oldest Meal
The Ediacara biota is a sporadic faunal (animal) stage containing unique soft-bodied fossil creatures in sandstone from the Ediacaran System dating “635-541 million years ago” according...
No Microbes on Mars
Mars is a lifeless world. But those holding to a naturalistic worldview continue to have hope—even faith—that the Red Planet was at one time thriving with life. Such a conviction is...
Flood Explains Grouping of Ichthyosaurs
The discovery of dozens of ichthyosaur fossils in Nevada was announced in the journal Current Biology.1 Seven 50-foot long ichthyosaurs of the species Shonisaurus were found in a single layer,...
Frog Stripe Evolution?
Color patterns in animals, whether vertebrates or invertebrates, are designed by the Creator for camouflage, warning, courtship, or, simply, for the aesthetic value. Evolutionists have recently...
They Lied to Us? (Humans & Chimps: Part 1) | The Creati.,.
Back in the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin promoted the supposed similarity between humans and chimpanzees. Later DNA studies seemed to support that idea—until someone started taking a closer...
The Importance of Context in Sound Biblical Interpretation
During World War II, fighter planes often returned from battle riddled with bullet holes. The Allies analyzed the litany of data and mapped the areas that were most commonly struck by enemy fire. In...
Bird Beaks: Modern and Ancient
Science is dynamic. What was considered incontrovertible for decades can be overturned with a simple discovery or more research. So it is with the never-ending problems with bird evolution. As creationists,...
Martian Lander Discovers ‘Surprising’ Martian Volcanism
The InSight robotic lander found evidence in the interior of Mars for the existence of an active giant mantle plume, a large blob of molten rock that is rising, not unlike a wax blob in a 1970s-era...
January 2023 ICR Wallpaper
"But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 NKJV ICR...
CET or Evolutionary Trick?
Did you know that about 50% of the oxygen in the air you breathe comes from plankton in our oceans? Specifically, microplankton is made up of tiny organisms that are a mixture of zooplankton (animals)...
What a Wonderful Year! 2022 in Review
Longtime readers of Acts & Facts may fondly recall how in the January issue ICR founder Dr. Henry M. Morris would sum up ICR’s major activities and blessings of the prior year. When he pulled...
Badlands National Park: Flood Features and Fossils
Visited by over a million people a year, Badlands National Park is just over an hour east of Rapid City, South Dakota, and covers around 380 square miles. National park status was designated in 1978,...
Creation Ex Nihilo Through Jesus Christ
The first verse of the Bible provides the foundational truth of our faith and the fundamental truth concerning the universe: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis...
Toothed Fish Fossil Rewrites Evolutionary Fish Story
Once again, research into the fossil record has provided evidence that a creature “originated far earlier than previously believed”— in this case, ray- and lobe-finned fish (osteichthyans)....
Building a Human Body: Jesus Christ's Amazing Engineering
When Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution, he appealed to the logic of ancestry, the evident diversity of species, and the magic of time. We all understand that time changes things. However,...
Eating Like a Bird
“Oh, she eats like a bird!” These words described the skimpy half-meal gulped down by a toddler just before she scampered off to play. The assumption behind those dismissive words implies...
Creation Evangelism
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:31) John’s gospel is perhaps the...
Creation Kids: Arctic Hare
by Michael Stamp 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...
Ice Age Footprints Step on Radiocarbon Results
Radiocarbon dating seems like solid science. It appeals as a kind of time machine, providing a clear peephole to peer into the past. However, a new debate over ancient human footprints from New Mexico...
A Very Merry Christmas Special | The Creation Podcast: .,.
How did a single grain of sand almost ruin hours of filming? What are our viewers saying about ICR's podcasts? What were some of our favorite episodes to record? In this special Christmas episode,...
Marine Invertebrate Antibiotic
Erythromycin is an antibiotic that has been prescribed to many of us that may have experienced skin or upper respiratory tract infections. It was discovered in 1949 in a soil sample from the Philippines....
Fossil Defies So-Called Brain Evolution
A recent amazing discovery in China's southern Yunnan province gives significant support to the creation model. Half-inch long invertebrate fossils of a sea creature were discovered that allegedly...
Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? | The Creation Podcast: Ep.,.
According to many sources, some dinosaurs had feathers and eventually evolved into birds. But Scripture says that birds and dinosaurs were each created by God on two different days of the creation week—and...
Yet Another Living Fossil Found
Evolutionary philosophy states the fossil record is a record of the gradual and slow evolution of life forms that all came from a single common ancestor impossibly long ago.1 Yet, the fossils...
Fuel for Variation
There’s a lot more variation in animal populations than what evolutionists thought. Investigation by an international research team and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW)...
Strange Mammal “Bends and Even Breaks a Lot of Rules.,.
Evolution theory has been challenged yet again, this time in regard to a unique mammal fossil discovered in East Africa, “A team of 14 international researchers...published the comprehensive description...
Kids Edition: Good Creation & the Fall
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. Our Creator,...
Kids Edition: Just for Kids!
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts as a Christmas gift just for you! In this issue, you’ll discover fun facts about dinosaurs and dragons, be amazed by amazing creatures, explore...
Kids Edition: The Flood & Fossils
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. About 4,500...
Kids Edition: Dinosaurs & Dragons
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. Dinosaurs...
Kids Edition: Kinds & Cats
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. Our Creator...
Kids Edition: Amazing Creatures
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. A marsupial...
Kids Edition: Horses, of Courses
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. Horses can...
Kids Edition: Space
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. Christ Jesus...
Kids Edition: Goldilocks Planet
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. The Lord...
Kids Edition: Weather
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. Earth can...
Kids Edition: Created in God's Image
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation just right in the beginning. For us, Jesus...
What About Transitional Fossils? | The Creation Podcast.,.
Transitional fossils supposedly contain evidence of one kind of creature morphing into another, and purportedly provide proof for evolution. But is that proof so conclusive? Do fossils with distinct...
Did Our Middle Ear Evolve from Fish Gills?
A recent SciTechDaily article begins by saying, “Embryonic and fossil evidence proves that the human middle ear evolved from the spiracle of fishes”1 That’s quite a statement...
Can Scripture Be Trusted? | Creation.Live Podcast: Episode 8
Both believers and skeptics can find themselves asking if Scripture can be taken at its word. Is it scientifically accurate? Can its history be trusted? Where does the evidence land? And why does it...
Cambrian Soft Tissue Defies Evolution
Paleontologists have discovered “early fossils [of] simple hollow tubes ranging from a few millimetres to many centimetres in length.”1 Furthermore, they have unearthed the animals...
Fruit Fly Jitters
Researchers working with fruit flies–the ubiquitous lab animal–have discovered the flies are able to undergo an amazing ocular process called microsaccades (involuntary microscopic jittering...
Can Radioisotope Dating Be Trusted? | The Creation Podc.,.
Carbon dating is a common method used to determine the ages of fossils and other materials, but carbon14 deteriorates quite quickly. How can it still be detected in things that are supposedly millions...
Prepare for the Big Non-Event!
In 1950 the famed Italian physicist Enrico Fermi asked his coworkers at the lunch table the simple metaphysical question in regard to possible aliens in the universe, “Where is everybody?”...
Move Toward the Enemy: Fighting for Truth in Science
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. —...
Evolving Mammals?
The evolution of mammals from non-mammals, like the evolution of all other animal groups, has been, and will always be, problematic. English paleontologist Michael Benton stated, “The origin of...
Butterfly Variation
Butterflies have made science news again, this time in regard to a master gene called WntA: “a combined team of researchers from Cornell University and The George Washington University, has characterized...
How Old Is The Universe? | The Creation Podcast: Episode 35
Many scientists claim that the universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old by reverse-engineering the Big Bang with the assumption that this theory is correct. How then do they explain the signs...
Created to Sing: Our Gloriously Engineered Musical Ability
by Randy J. Guliuzza and Aaron T. Guliuzza* “Next time, won’t you sing with me?” is the closing line of the ABCs so often heard from sweet little voices. Since they don’t...
Entablature Reveals Flooding of Columbia River Basalts
Many creationists are familiar with the breached-dam explanation for the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington.1 During the Ice Age, the dam holding glacial Lake Missoula in western...
Mackinac Island State Park: Flood, Ice Age, and...Digestion?
Originally designated in 1875 as America’s second national park, Mackinac Island’s federal land was transferred to the State of Michigan in 1895 and became its first state park.1...
James Webb Telescope vs. the Big Bang
The new James Webb Space Telescope is thrilling astronomers with spectacular images of distant galaxies, but preliminary data contradict Big Bang expectations. In order to understand these results,...
Mount Hermon Was Flood-Formed
Mount Hermon is a topic that seems to pop up increasingly these days, especially among Christian prophecy and end-times teachers. Much of this interest has to do with intriguing discussions surrounding...
Bird Pelvis Doesn't Come from a Dinosaur
Most zoologists and vertebrate paleontologists have reached an imaginative consensus—birds are actually flying dinosaurs. This belief includes the soaring Andean condors, painted buntings, and...
When Bats Dine Out at Night
Bats are mysterious, marvelous mammals of prey, even in a fallen world where omnivorous predation is common.1 Because bats are mostly nocturnal, only beginning their aerial hunting at sunset,...
The ICR Discovery Center Celebrates Its Third Anniversary!
The ICR Discovery Center in Dallas, Texas, held its grand opening on September 2, 2019. Since then, thousands of people have come through our doors and seen the scientific and historical evidence that...
Creation Kids: Trees and Leaves
by Michael Stamp 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...
Massive Tsunamis Generated by the Flood, Not an Asteroid
Two separate studies claim massive tsunamis and earthquakes from an asteroid impact profoundly affected the rock record. One research team modeled a 1.5 km (1 mile) high water wave that propagated across...
Fighting For The Next Generation | Creation.Live Podcas.,.
How do you show a skeptical generation that the Word of God can be trusted? Hosts Trey and Michael discuss this question with ICR zoologist Dr. Frank Sherwin and Reasons for Hope founder, Carl Kerby....
Matthew Fontaine Maury: The Father of Oceanography
See above the first printed map of oceanic bathymetry, published by Matthew Fontaine Maury in Explanations with data from USS Dolphin (1836).1 In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in...
Alleged 380-Million-Year-Old Fish Heart
A fossil fish heart, in remarkable condition, was found in Western Australia. It was embedded in a chunk of sedimentary rock dated by evolutionists to be 380 million years old. Co-author of the study,...
Breaking News: Humans Procreated With... Humans
Over a century ago, evolutionists taught that Neanderthals were sub-human brutes.1 But in the intervening decades, as more research and discoveries have been made, Neanderthals are believed...
Do Complex Systems Defy Evolution? | The Creation Podca.,.
Which came first, the protein or the cell? They were intentionally created at the same time along with every essential component of the all-or-nothing systems of life on earth. However, the theory of...
Eroding Hillside Reveals Dinosaur Skin Pattern
Recently, a fossil believed to be a juvenile duck-billed dinosaur was found in a hillside in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada. The scientists discovered “two exposed fossils, a foot and part of a...
Do Land Plants Have Algal Relatives?
Evolutionists recently reported observations about a plant group called the Zygnematophyceae (a class of green algae). They claimed to know more about its evolutionary history. This class of algae has...
Scientific Debates Reveal Hidden Story Beneath Ape Fossil
In 2002, Professor Michel Brunet of the University of Poitiers, France, described a tiny fossil ape skull nicknamed Toumaï as an upright-walking human ancestor.1 This ancient skull and...
From Suffering to Glory: Romans 8:18-30
Why is there travail, sorrow, and ultimately death in this life? Why does God allow this to happen to His children? Per Romans 8:20, “for the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but...
These Animals Are Masters of Disguise | The Creation Po.,.
From the leopard's spots to the butterfly's wings, many of our planet's creatures possess the ability to hide in plain sight. Where did this skill come from? And why is it found in so many...
Do Fish Skulls Show Evolution?
Fish never learned to walk. Regardless, an evolutionary paleontologist suggested an undocumented scenario of how fish gradually evolved into four-legged creatures (tetrapods) about 400 million years ago. In...
Creation Pioneer John Morris
Several years have passed since I retired from the Institute for Creation Research. Let me emphasize “retired.” I didn’t leave ICR. In fact, I’ve always stayed in contact, coming...
John C. Whitcomb: God’s Providence and The Genesis Flood
John C. Whitcomb   John C. Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris published The Genesis Flood in 1961. For the first time, a book presented an in-depth analysis of the biblical and scientific...
Creation Pioneer John Baumgardner
My wife, Mary, and I currently live in central Virginia near Lynchburg and Liberty University, where I serve as research professor emeritus in the School of Engineering. God has blessed me here with...
Creation Pioneer Gary Parker
Gary Parker   In rural south Florida where I grew up (Arcadia, DeSoto County), where my wife, Mary, and I had the first of our four children (all born within five years 60 years...
Creation Pioneer Russell Humphreys
Russell Humphreys   After I retired in 2008 from being an associate professor for the Institute for Creation Research, I moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. From my home office...
Creation Pioneer David Coppedge
David Coppedge   I’ve lived in Santa Clarita, California, since 1992, but I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. My parents were godly servants of the Lord in the Valley...
Creation Pioneer Larry Vardiman
Larry and Jeannette Vardiman   During my second year in graduate school at Colorado State University, I received a phone call from Pastor Siemen’s secretary at First Baptist...
Creation Pioneer Don DeYoung
I first met Dr. Henry Morris in 1973 when he spoke in chapel at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. With a growing interest in creation studies, my family and I spent the 1979–1980 sabbatical...
Henry M. Morris and Duane T. Gish: Advancing the Cause .,.
    The following excerpts by Dr. Henry Morris and Dr. Duane Gish were taken from the first issue of the Creation-Science Report (Volume 1, Number 1, January–February...
Honoring Pioneers of Creation
It’s always fun to catch up with old friends. We recently asked some pioneers of the creation movement to share with us where they are in their professional, personal, and ministry pursuits. In...
Remembering Raymond Damadian: Father of the MRI and Cre.,.
Have you ever faced a health crisis that called for an MRI? You can thank Dr. Raymond Damadian for the medical and scientific benefits of this cutting-edge technology. Dr. Damadian was an outstanding American...
"Stone Age" Surgery
The creation model states that humans were created by God about six thousand years ago—as opposed to evolution that says we came from apes over millions of years. If creation is true, then humans...
Amazing Animals, Obvious Design | Creation.Live Podcast.,.
From the pets in our backyard to the creatures that dwell deep within the ocean, the world is home to a fascinating variety of animals. Where did they come from? Why do they seem so perfectly designed...
Do Bird Embryos Show Evidence of Evolving from Dinosaurs?
The majority of zoologists and vertebrate paleontologists believe that birds are actually flying dinosaurs. This even includes the world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird of Cuba. Some scientists...
Seeing Stars At Impossible Distances | The Creation Pod.,.
For millennia, mankind has looked at the stars in wonder. Technology has allowed us to study these magnificent creations, but we still have questions. A prominent issue is the distant starlight problem....
Fresh Dinosaur Tracks Revive Rankling Mysteries
Droughts across north Texas dried the Paluxy River bed, famous for its dinosaur footprints. Ordinarily, the dinosaur tracks lie buried beneath water-covered mud, but dry conditions enabled workers to remove...
Upright Walking Ancestor?
In 2020, an interesting evaluation of human evolution was made by a Scientific American science writer.  The human saga, we now understand, is far more intricate than scholars of yore envisioned....
Mucin in the Mucous
Most readers would rather avoid the topic of mucous. It’s hardly a dinner-table subject! Regardless, our lives depend on this watery, mucilaginous material found in most creatures—vertebrate...
God's Gift of Speech
Evolution is so flexible! It can be fast1 or slow.2 It can go forward or backward.3 It can add or eliminate structures—such as the alleged loss of parts of our voice...
Do We Have Useless Organs? | The Creation Podcast: Epis.,.
Tonsils, the appendix, and the spleen are just a few examples of organs within the human body that many people refer to as "useless," but are they? The Creation Podcast host Trey Bowling sits...
James Webb Telescope Data: Challenges for the Big Bang?
Astronomers are thrilled by the extraordinary images provided by the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)—but some of the data already contradict Big Bang expectations.1 The JWST...
Amazing Moth Compass
Most of us are familiar with the incredible ability of different animal groups to migrate (such as birds).1,2 But what about invertebrates? Recently, scientists discovered that a moth called...
Natural Selection’s Death-Driven Worldview
Millions of Christians are rejoicing over the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. Countless Christians have prayerfully labored...
ICR Ice Sheet Research: Status Update
With ICR’s new focus on biology, my current ice sheet research is wrapping up. So, now is a good time to summarize the results so far. Creation scientists argue that there was only one Ice...
Grand Teton National Park: the Youngest Rocky Mountains
by Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, Ph.D.* Just south of Yellowstone National Park lies one of the most picturesque mountain ranges in the western United States—the Teton Range, established...
Evolutionary Dinosaur Myths Debunked
by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.* Dinosaurs capture the public imagination like no other creatures. The extreme popularity of the Jurassic Park movie series over the past three...
The Venus Flytrap’s Snap
The Venus flytrap is one of the more unusual plants in God’s creation. It grows naturally only on the East Coast of the United States and has the fascinating ability to snap up unsuspecting insects...
God’s Providence in Salmon, Guppies, and Cavefish
For fish, life is very demanding. Fish life requires quick, targeted self-adjustments 24/7 to ever-changing conditions such as varying salinity and dissolved oxygen, pH (acidity/alkalinity), seasonal...
We Need You!
There’s been a steady decrease in the U.S. population’s belief in God. The assessment of our country’s religious views began when Gallup conducted a public opinion poll in 1944. Remarkably,...
Creation Kids: Sharks
by Michael Stamp 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...
Evolutionary Dinosaur Analysis Leads to Bizarre Conclusion
A new dinosaur discovery in Rio Negro Province in central Argentina resulted in a very peculiar assertion.1 A bipedal dinosaur (walked on two legs) named Jakapil kaniukura was unearthed in upper...
Living on the International Space Station | Creation.Li.,.
Most of us have never been to space, but we wonder what it's like. What does it take to become a NASA astronaut? What do astronauts do while in space? Sit with us as Colonel Jeff Williams recounts...
Scientists Reach for Evolution's Replacement
Most people say that evolution is true, so why do a growing number of scientists doubt it? These skeptics don’t question evolution’s premise that nature alone is somehow responsible for crafting...
Are We Really Full of Junk DNA? | The Creation Podcast:.,.
Is it really true that less than 2% of genes are functional? Is the other 98% just "junk?" In episode 30 of The Creation Podcast, host Lauren Pennington and ICR geneticist Dr. Jeff Tomkins...
The Passive Stealth Wing of the Moth
We appreciate the beautiful butterfly, but not so much the pesky moth. However, the wing structure of both creatures is amazing, “The wings of moths and butterflies are densely covered in scales...
The Incredible Canine Sniffer
As any dog owner will tell you, the smelling ability of Rover is incredible.1 Surprisingly, however, “little is known about the structure of their olfactory [smelling] system.”2...
Claims of 'Freshwater' Plesiosaurs Drowned by the Flood
A new discovery in Morocco’s Saharan Desert has evolutionary scientists making claims that plesiosaurs lived in freshwater too.1 Usually thought of as marine reptiles, plesiosaurs have...
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