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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Design and Complexity of the Cell: Testimony to the.,.
The growing field of biology—including biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences—is becoming more prevalent in our world and more relevant to our daily lives. This field is dominated...
America's Founding Fathers and Creationism
As the nation celebrates American liberty on the Fourth of July each year, it would be appropriate for all Americans (including those who have come here from other nations in search of that same freedom),...
Research at ICR: An Overview
It is a very exciting time to be a Christian! As we learn more about life, the earth, and the universe, we continue to be impressed by how science confirms what the Bible teaches—this is especially...
Of Grackles and Gratitude
When was the last time that you saw a bird—perhaps a grackle or a pigeon—and shuddered with the scary realization: That could have been me! Maybe you have never thought about a grackle that...
How Science Class Will Impact Your Child This Year
It’s hard to believe, but in another month most of us will send our children back to school. Homeschoolers may be trying out new curriculum. Among the various subjects covered, science will have...
Dr. Larry Vardiman Retires from ICR
Dr. Larry Vardiman, Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Creation Research, has devoted 30 years to the defense of science that honors the Creator. June 2012 marked the retirement of Dr. Vardiman,...
Do Origins Matter?
An unprecedented confusion is now permeating the modern world. Everything has seemingly been turned upside down, and the older standards of right and wrong have been almost completely interchanged….the...
Journal Reports Bias in Human-Chimp Studies
Two reports in the Journal of Creation (JOC) provide a current review and refutation of the “nearly identical” human-chimpanzee DNA similarity paradigm.1,2 Creation biologist...
Tonsils, Forensic Science, and the Recent Fabrication Rule
Would God give us a body part that we don’t need? Frequently, we face creation versus evolution choices in life, even though we are not always fully informed about the scientific facts that...
Humans: The Imitators
A chasm exists between all physical objects fashioned by human hands and those made by God. That which is made by us may appear to exhibit genius in design and construction, but a closer inspection...
Does Genesis Really Matter?
Does the creation versus evolution debate matter today? Perhaps you have heard people say, “With all the problems in today’s world, we really shouldn’t bother arguing about how it...
Genesis and the Character of God
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:31) The message of Genesis is not confusing. The repetitive information throughout the rest of Scripture is consistent....
Mechanisms of Adaptation in Biology: Genetic Diversity
God gifted His living creatures with the ability to adapt to new or changing environments. Genetic diversity in adaptation refers to variation within created kinds of organisms. For example, consider...
Staying on Track Despite Deceptive Distractions
“Don’t get sidetracked. Stay on track. Don’t get derailed.” These advisory metaphors are colorful reminders of years when railroads and trains were common experiences in long...
The Speed of Light Revisited
In the December 2011 issue of Acts & Facts, I reported that recent experiments in Europe showed that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light.1 The OPERA (Oscillation Project...
SOBA Student Profile: Lucien Tuinstra
ICR’s School of Biblical Apologetics (SOBA) is now in its third year of training leaders in biblical education and apologetics. Using an online format, SOBA is reaching students around the world....
7 Creation Miracles of Christ
No star. No angels. No shepherds. No wise men. No mention of Bethlehem or Mary and Joseph. No compelling story of the babe in a manger. No genealogy of Jesus to introduce His birth. No elaborate “Christmas...
Mechanisms of Adaptation in Biology: Molecular Cell Biology
The concept of natural selection remains controversial in both the evolutionary and creationist communities. Classical evolutionists still cannot clearly define it as they continue to debate one another...
The Creator's Glory Reflected Everywhere: True Treasure.,.
The Cayman Islands are famous as an offshore asset haven—huge amounts of wealth are stored there. Yet their greatest treasure is not the money stashed in private accounts, it is the islands’...
The Resurrection and the Origin of Life
At Easter time we focus on the cardinal Christian doctrine of the Resurrection. Without the Resurrection, Christianity is a sham. The truth that Jesus Christ rose from the dead sets Christianity apart...
Introducing ICR's New Director of Research: Jason Lisle.,.
Dr. Jason Lisle approaches science from the perspective that God’s Word is true—“the Bible teaches us the truth about origins, and good science confirms what the Bible teaches.”...
Mary on Easter Morning
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher (John 20:1). Most of the events regarding our Lord’s...
The Book of Foundations
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. (Psalm 102:25) The Bible is filled with descriptions of God’s active involvement in the creation...
The Genesis Controversy
Genesis is a fascinating book! The timeless narratives it contains have delighted spellbound youngsters since it was written. Scholars have debated the information for centuries—especially the...
The Irreducibly Complex Genome: Designed from the Beginning
The concept of what comprises a gene and how it works has changed markedly since the beginning of the modern genomics era about 35 years ago when the first viral gene was sequenced.1 Since...
Genesis Critics Flunk Forensic Science 101
The forensic character of origins science, as opposed to the observational nature of empirical science, is routinely bungled and botched by uniformitarian evolutionists. They strain out gnats, yet they...
ICR Research Impacts North Korea
North Korea is a secretive country that threatens to attack its neighbors with missiles if provoked. It spends most of its limited resources on weapons and military personnel, which results in starvation...
Victory in Jesus
Asaph was a gifted music leader in ancient Israel, so he was used to seeing many worshipers come and go in the temple. While he didn’t write a tell-all book about his experiences, he did pen a...
Victory Over the Wicked
There is a painting by Italian artist Guido Reni (1575–1642) of the Archangel Michael that pictures the ultimate defeat of Satan. A miniaturized sculpture of that painting stands in my office,...
Internal Telomere Sequences: Accidents of Evolution or .,.
The life sciences research team at ICR has recently focused on the cell’s telomere features, a chromosome end-capping system found in the cells of plants and animals that provides a variety of...
Hidden in Plain View: Evolution's Counterfeit History I.,.
The creation versus evolution controversy is ubiquitous—it’s virtually everywhere. Evolutionists routinely and repeatedly provide the public with a counterfeit history of human origins,...
SETI Radio Telescope Goes Back Online
The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute announced December 5, 2011, that it will begin monitoring radio waves that it hopes might be sent out by life forms on a planet recently...
Darwin's Sacred Imposter: Answering Questions about the.,.
Editor’s note: several important questions have been received by ICR’s editorial staff in response to our series in Acts & Facts addressing natural selection.1 This article...
SOBA Graduate Profile: Seth Trotman
The Institute for Creation Research is dedicated to equipping believers with evidence from science and the Bible to strengthen their faith and to prepare them to minister to others. Its degree program,...
Love and the Heart
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (Matthew 22:37) According to Jesus, this is “the great commandment of...
Christian Students Hear from Creation Science Expert
Students from Prestonwood Christian Academy and other area Christian schools got to participate last November in a creation science panel discussion as part of the school’s annual Biblical Worldview...
New Video Show Receives Rave Reviews
Here’s something worth a post or a tweet! In October, the Institute for Creation Research debuted That’s a Fact, a new series of online video shorts aimed at delivering fascinating...
The Ongoing Impact of Creation Truth
Wise King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes that there is really nothing new under the sun. While a lot of “progress” or “thought” seems new to us, we are merely discoverers of those...
Celebrating 50 Years
Each January we take time in Acts & Facts to look back at the Lord’s blessings upon the ministry of the Institute for Creation Research over the past year. It’s good to pause and give...
Human-Chimp DNA Comparison Research Yields Lower Geneti.,.
The ICR life sciences team has completed the second phase of its project comparing human and chimp DNA sequence. As we reported in a previous research column, 40,000 purportedly random chimpanzee DNA...
Bait and Switch: A Trick Used by Both Anglerfish and Ev.,.
“Bait and switch” is one of the oldest tactics under the sun…or seawater. In it, a person (or creature) is lured by something desirable that is then switched out with something much...
Science Essentials Blog: Practical Resources for Teachi.,.
The Institute of Creation Research’s Science Essentials blog is making an impact! Since its official launch on October 24, subscribers have demonstrated over and over that creation-based science...
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
God rest ye, merry gentlemen,      let nothing you dismay. Remember, Christ, our Savior,      was born on Christmas day. This has long been one of my favorite...
The Gifts of God
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17 In the days of the Bible,...
First Phase Complete in Human and Chimp Genome-Wide DNA.,.
The ICR life sciences team has been conducting a large-scale comparison project of human versus chimp DNA sequence, the first phase of which has now been completed. The research involved the use of...
'Teaching Through Genesis' to Be Featured at Pastors Co.,.
Each year, the Institute for Creation Research sponsors the Jacksonville Pastors Conference held at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. ICR board member Dr. Mac Brunson is senior pastor...
A Christmas Carol in Four-Part Harmony
The same infinite God who became incarnate as a small baby had previously created the heavens and the earth, and all of its living inhabitants. To all of God’s creatures, great and small, He gave...
First SOBA Class Graduates
The Institute for Creation Research’s School of Biblical Apologetics (SOBA) is proud to announce the graduation of its first class. Nine students have completed their Christian Education...
Has Einstein's Limit on the Speed of Light Been Broken?
Introduction A consortium of 174 scientists at the CERN and LNGS laboratories announced on September 23, 2011, that they had observed neutrinos traveling 0.0024 percent faster than the currently...
With Grateful Hearts
Gratitude is worship. That phrase has stuck with me for 30 years since my time at Columbia Bible College and a well-spoken chapel message by Dr. Johnny Miller. I’m grateful that at this stage...
Sharing the Inheritance
…giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. (Colossians 1:12) There are many references in the Bible to the inheritance...
Ongoing Telomere Research at Odds with Human-Chimp Chro.,.
Life sciences research at ICR has recently been focused on the cell’s telomere system. As described in earlier articles, the chromosome end-capping (telomere) system found in the cells of plants...
Human Suffering: Why This Isn't the 'Best of All Possib.,.
Many people have used the tragedies of human suffering as an excuse for rejecting the God of the Bible. Accordingly, skeptics rationalize this rejection by using syllogisms such as this: If...
Dr. Brad Forlow, Associate Science Editor
When Dr. Brad Forlow initially contacted the Institute for Creation Research, he was just looking for part-time work while he was in school. But when hiring representatives saw that his resume included...
CLOUD Experiment Supports Global Warming Theory
Introduction In several Acts & Facts articles over the past few years, I have addressed Henrik Svensmark’s theory that modulated galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) from outer space may be...
Spreading the Creation Message through ICR Events
The Institute for Creation Research’s mission to equip believers with the truth of God’s creation has not changed since its founding by Dr. Henry Morris over 40 years ago. One effective way we carry...
Slow Death for a Tarantula: A Lesson in Arachnid Apologetics
In 1999, this author witnessed an unforgettable “air show” in which a dive-bombing maneuver resulted in the gruesome death of an unsuspecting victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It...
Evaluating the Human-Chimp DNA Myth--New Research Data
A recent presentation at the 2011 Creation Biology Society (CBS) meetings has stirred the pot once again on the human-chimp DNA similarity issue among creationists, intelligent design proponents, and some...
Life Below the Surface
Very seldom do we bother to look at life below the surface. In our daily addiction to activity, we rarely take the time to plunge beneath the mundane and the ordinary and the obvious. Various reasons exist...
Genesis Under the Microscope
Teaching Genesis and Science to Honor the Creator How does your understanding of science affect how you teach Genesis? Likewise, how does your understanding of Genesis affect the science that you teach?...
Ed Creek: ICR Volunteer
by Eric Latas & Christine Dao  * The Institute for Creation Research has a small but dedicated events staff committed to planning, directing, and staffing the various conferences and outreach...
The Necessity of Preaching Genesis
Since God inspired the writing of the 66 inerrant books we call “the Holy Bible,” it can be assumed that He wanted people to hear what each book says. Having served as a pastor, I know both the...
Evolution Ex Nihilo
Evolutionists have frequently criticized creationism as unscientific because of its basic commitment to the doctrine of creation ex nihilo—that is, “creation out of nothing.” The idea that God simply...
Human-Chimp Genetic Similarity: Do Shared 'Mistakes' Pr.,.
The ICR life sciences team continues to tackle the problem of refuting the evolutionary tree of life1 and, specifically, the frequently cited claim that humans and chimpanzees have an unusually...
Biblical Devastation in the Wake of a 'Tranquil Flood'
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. (Genesis 6:17) Floods...
Global Cooling Forecast
Introduction It was announced at the recent annual meeting of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS/SPD) at New Mexico State University that the next 11-year solar sunspot...
User-Friendly Science Education
Education has always been a critical focus of the mission of the Institute for Creation Research. In fact, ICR was originally established as the research division of Christian Heritage College (now San...
Preaching Genesis
We are immersed in a secular culture, bombarded with an ever-increasing vitriol and hatred. In bestselling books such as The God Delusion, God Is Not Great, Breaking the Spell, and The End of Faith, well-known...
The Donkey Strategy
Seeking celebrity status is dangerous for Christian leaders. Examples abound where well-known Bible teachers have made the teachings of Christ a mockery as they paraded their odd views on network television...
Balaam's Error and Today's Evangelicals
If Balaam lived among today’s evangelicals, he would be considered a great man. His public sayings would be widely known, and his “ministry” would have great impact (Numbers 22:6). In his day, Balaam...
Human-Chimp Genetic Similarity: Refuting the Appeal to .,.
A current research emphasis of the ICR life sciences team is the “tree of life,” a standard icon of the evolutionary paradigm.1 Evolutionists commonly try to buttress their claim of a universal...
The Failed Apologetic of the Wedge Strategy
How the Intelligent Design Movement Treats the Bible as Irrelevant Is it possible to profess confidence in God’s Word, yet act like the Bible is not authoritatively relevant? Yes, according to the Lord...
Creation Expo VBS Reaches Thousands
Just imagine walking into the atrium of your church and seeing Triceratops prorsus, Albertosaurus sarcophagus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Thescelosaurus neglectus, Droaeosaurus albertensis, and Ichthyosaurus...
True Learning
And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. (Deuteronomy 5:1) In...
As a Matter of Fact
Facts are funny—sometimes. Not humorous, but odd, especially when two people see the same facts and describe them differently. I suppose that’s the problem with being finite and faulty human beings—we...
Three Reasons Why Genesis Matters
The Bible is an uncomfortable, yet undeniable book. From beginning to end, what is revealed about God Himself, His creation, His dealings with mankind, and His plans for the future makes sinful human beings...
Human-Chimp Genetic Similarity: Is the Evolutionary Dog.,.
One of the major missions in ICR’s current research emphasis is to scientifically challenge the evolutionary tree of life as a valid biological paradigm.1 A common manifestation of...
Culpable Passivity: The Failure of Going with the Flow
Swimming upstream is not easy—just ask a salmon. Why not just lazily drift along with the current? “Going with the flow” looks much more attractive and is certainly much more popular. Why struggle...
Communicating Like the Old Masters
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I recently discovered this afresh when I visited the Dallas Museum of Art. My favorite collection is the European art section—the old masters....
Communicating Certainty
Every human organization has an inner core, a character that molds the way it functions. The Institute for Creation Research is driven by three ideals expressed in these words: Biblical. Accurate. Certain....
New Research Undermines Key Argument for Human Evolution
One of the leading arguments for human evolution from a shared common ancestor with apes is the “chromosome 2 fusion model.” This hypothetical model proposes that the end-to-end fusion of two small...
Genesis Is History, Not Poetry: Exposing Hidden Assumpt.,.
“Why are you guys so literalistic about Genesis? Don’t you know that it’s just Hebrew poetry? There’s no need to treat it like real history!” This was the smug comment of a young English literature...
Unmasking Darwin's Deception
Imposters are elusive. Just ask FBI agent Joe Shea, who spent years trying to catch Frank Abagnale, Jr., one of the most notorious con artists in recent history. Abagnale posed as an international airline...
Achieving Accuracy
The focus of the mission of the Institute for Creation Research is expressed in three words: Biblical. Accurate. Certain. Although these terms are related and flow from one another, they are quite different...
New Human-Chimp Chromosome 2 Data Challenge Common Ance.,.
One of the leading arguments used to support the concept that apes—particularly chimpanzees—and humans descended from a common ancestor is the “chromosome 2 fusion model.” This...
Quintillions of Creation Witnesses: Blood Service Agent.,.
Creation, rightly understood, bears indisputable testimony to the Creator. In fact, God has provided “many infallible proofs” that this is so.1 This can be appreciated by considering a...
Japan Earthquake Rocks the Planet
Introduction The effects of the Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011, broadcasted on television made it one of the most terrifying natural events ever displayed in near real time. Several large earthquakes...
CSI: Creation Science Investigation
Think back for a minute to when you were a middle school student. What subjects were you interested in? English, math, history? Science, perhaps? What if you had been given the opportunity to study scientific...
Ed and Eileen Gross: ICR's Ambassadors-at-large
Ed and Eileen Gross travel around the United States in their Blue Bird Motor Home, representing the Institute for Creation Research for the past 10 years to hundreds of churches. “All done on a volunteer...
Saying More with Less
Tag lines at businesses help customers quickly get to the nuts and bolts of what describes products or services they offer. Here are a few samples: “Save money. Live better.” — Walmart “Moving...
Being Biblical
Biblical. Accurate. Certain. These three adjectives describe fundamental characteristics that define the work of the Institute for Creation Research. These terms do not speak to what we do or even to the...
Life Sciences Research: Year One in Review
The Institute for Creation Research announced its new research venture into the life sciences in April 2010. Since then, the research team has made significant progress investigating the outstanding biology...
Our Daily Bread: How Food Proves God's Providence
Sometimes the proof that God is our Creator comes in the form of a potato, or lingonberries, or cheese, or eggs, or a codfish. Each type of food is a witness to God’s providential care. The meals consumed...
Celebrating 400 Years of Influence
In 2010, the Institute for Creation Research celebrated 40 years of ministry. Looking back on four decades of research, teaching, and communicating the wonders of God’s creation, all of us are humbled...
Impact of the Empty Tomb
There are “many infallible proofs” of the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, but the testimony of the empty tomb is the most conclusive of all. Jesus had been buried, with the tomb sealed...
It's Only Natural...or Is It?
Each morning when I look out across our back deck at home with my cup of coffee, I see so many amazing sights—boats on a canal, a variety of trees, flowers, and grass, the diversity of local wildlife,...
Naturalizing the Supernatural: How evolutionary ideas s.,.
The uncertainty of one thing, does not necessarily affect the certainty of another thing. Our ignorance of many points need not suspend our assurance of a few. Before we yield, in any particular instance,...
Telomeres Get the Spotlight as Cellular Evidence for In.,.
One of the recent cell biology and genetics projects at ICR has involved the compilation of years of research data on the cell’s telomere system in plants and animals, with an emphasis on its role in...
DNA and RNA: Providential Coding to 'Revere' God
Secret codes and ciphers are serious business—just ask Paul Revere. Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five; Hardly...
Dragons in Paradise
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon....And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world….And...
Dr. Rhonda Forlow: ICR's New Education Specialist
Rhonda Forlow first attended college on a nursing scholarship, but after a few years decided she wanted to work with special education children instead.“I switched colleges and started studying psychology...
A Flood of Influence: The Impact of Henry Morris and Th.,.
The question of the historicity and the character of the Genesis Flood is no mere academic issue of interest to a small handful of scientists and theologians. If a worldwide flood actually...
Molecular Equidistance: The Echo of Discontinuity?
The ICR life sciences research team is using sequence alignments to re-examine published molecular data and look for evidence of discontinuity.1 One of our preliminary findings has fascinating...
The Creation Movement's Firm Foundation
The 50th anniversary of the publication of The Genesis Flood, co-authored by Dr. John Whitcomb and my father, Dr. Henry Morris, brings back poignant memories. A teenager when it was being written, I can...
Global Flood, Global Impact: The Legacy of The Genesis Flood
There has, indeed, been a remarkable revival of strict creationism (as distinct from theistic evolutionism or progressive creationism) in past decades. The Scopes Trial in 1925, however, had resulted in...
Just Say No to Trojan Horses: Worldview Corruption Is L.,.
Hospitality to visitors is usually a virtue,1 but in this fallen world it is important to understand exactly who is being invited before welcoming him with open arms—as the ancient Trojans...
Texas Schools Seek Science Supplements
Texas adopted new science standards for K-12 public schools in 2009, but the state did not have enough funds to purchase new science textbooks that covered all the information that students would be responsible...
Russian Pastor Visits ICR
Evgeny Bakhmutsky had always wanted to visit the Institute for Creation Research. In November 2010, he did. “This is a dream come true,” he told ICR staff during morning devotions. Bakhmutsky is...
Confronting Evolutionary Ideas
In 2009, much of the world celebrated the life and legacy of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist who popularized the notion of evolution through natural selection. Darwinism has been a belief system...
Looking for Molecular Discontinuity: The Use of Sequenc.,.
The ICR life sciences team has identified several key research questions in the field of origins biology. Our current task is reviewing the literature concerning the evolutionary tree of life,1...
Evaluating Real vs. Apparent Design
Everyone has some unhealthy habits and the best way to achieve long-term freedom from them is not to “drop” them but to “replace” them with something better. The freedom-through-replacement...
ICR Science Curriculum Debuts at Education Conferences
The Institute for Creation Research unveiled its new Science Education Essentials curriculum at Christian school and homeschool conventions across the United States this past fall. ICR participates...
ICR's Modern-Day Noah
Ernie Carrasco is building an ark. Actually, in addition to working in the Institute for Creation Research’s Internet Ministries department, Carrasco is a student in ICR’s School of...
The Long View
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; all unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not....
Buyer Beware! Don't Swallow Evolutionist Sophistry
Evolutionary propaganda is more than just science fiction—it is hyped and sold with slick sophistry. Its proponents routinely offer what appears to be a straightforward choice: To explain origins,...
Eternity on Our Hearts
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and...
Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!
The October 31 sermon by Pastor Chuck Swindoll in Frisco, Texas, highlighted the life and work of Martin Luther, responsible in large part for the Protestant Reformation, of which all evangelicals are...
XMAS: Removing the Reason for the Season
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. — Mark Twain1 Sometime...
Literature Review: Molecular Data and the Tree of Life
The ICR life sciences team is in the midst of the literature review phase of our new research venture that will examine the major unanswered origins biology questions.1 Our current focus is...
ICR Celebrates 40 Years
On October 7, the Institute for Creation Research held a special banquet in honor of its 40 years of ministry. Over 400 people gathered at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre to celebrate God’s marvelous...
Fighting Over Furniture and Faith
America’s evolution-creation controversy is like a lawsuit over a probate estate. The evolutionists are “contesting the will” of the founding fathers of modern science, but so far...
The Folly of Design without Purpose
A construction contractor struggling to prevent a failed project criticized his designer as “flying by the seat of his pants,” meaning that he was simply making up stuff as the project progressed....
A Mission of Praise and Proclamation
Now celebrating our 40th year of ministry, the Institute for Creation Research is grateful to God for meeting our material needs to keep this ministry going, but also for strengthening us with His power...
Biology and the Bible
Biology, a word derived from two Greek words, bios (“life”) and logos (“word”), is “the study of life.” The Bible is the written Word of God, according to its own...
Literature Review: Simplifying the Research Process
The ICR life sciences research team is currently conducting a review of the scientific literature to answer the five major origins biology research questions we have identified.1-5 This literature...
Every Nation Under Heaven: Using Scripture to Understan.,.
Scoffers who attack God’s Word are famous for proving how tough they are by bludgeoning a “straw man,” a supposed biblical problem that has no real substance or validity. Rather than...
Similar Features Demonstrate Common Design
There are two equally valid explanations for why some things share similar features. They may be part of a group, like motorcycles, “related” by commonly designed attributes. Or, like brothers,...
Topsy Turvy
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes,...
Pioneering a Global Movement
This month the Institute for Creation Research marks the 40th anniversary of this ministry, looking back with gratitude for four decades of God’s faithfulness and looking forward to the plans and...
Presuppositional Research and the Definition of Kind
What is best way to classify creatures? One of the research focuses of the ICR life sciences team is the question of biblical taxonomy.1 A debate exists over the definition of the key scriptural...
Similar Features Show Design, Not Universal Common Descent
“I’m related to George Washington,” an acquaintance announced after searching his genealogical record. He also believes he is closely related to chimpanzees. Though he doesn’t really...
Survival of the Fitted: God's Providential Programming
Birds display God’s providential programming. That means God carefully planned them before He created their original ancestors on Day Five of the creation week. He planned their genetics, their bio-diversity...
An Inconvenient Truth
With apologies to Al Gore for the use of his movie title, the ongoing debate over creation versus evolution just will not go away. Most of academia, the majority of science practitioners, and (disappointingly)...
Why Does the Universe Look So Old?
The Theological Costs of Old-Earth Thinking The mention of Genesis 1:1 in today’s academic circles, whether secular or Christian, evokes far more heated responses than one might assume in our science-saturated...
Fighting the Dragon
The Bible describes our ultimate Enemy as "the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan" (Revelation 20:2), who wages war against the saints with his many "ministers"...
Civil Conversation or Dangerous Discourse?
Having a great conversation with someone can be wonderfully satisfying. Newlyweds enjoy this. College students thrive on it. No one wants to be involved in uncomfortable conversations, like students with...
Using Nature to Encounter God's Attributes
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) life sciences team has identified four major origins biology research questions.1-4 The fifth and final question concerns the identification of God's...
Oil Companies, Global Warming, and Hurricanes: How Does.,.
The prophet Jeremiah once vigorously argued with Jewish men and women who insisted that their troubles were caused by a failure to worship the queen of heaven.1 People today might sneer at such...
All-or-Nothing Unity
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? A fresh usage of this familiar question can quickly illustrate unseen strengths to the design argument. At first, the issue seems to be one of timing. That problem...
Creation Is the Foundation
It is high time that people in general, and Bible-believing Christians in particular, recognize the foundational significance of special creation. Creation is not merely a religious doctrine of only...
Sorry, I Don't Dance
Recently we alerted Acts & Facts readers to the hazards of an organization called BioLogos, a non-profit group founded by Dr. Francis Collins that aggressively engages the disciplines of science and...
The Deceptive Dance of Compromise
"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).... "Oh dear, what nonsense I'm talking!"1...
The Impetus for Biological Change
What does the Bible teach about biological change? In recent articles, the Institute for Creation Research life sciences team has shown that the Bible teaches limited common ancestry1 and a...
Misreading Earth's Groanings: Why Evolutionists and Int.,.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. (Romans 8:22) The ecological crises affecting our planet today should make every thinking Christian groan over...
Life's Indispensable Microscopic Machines
Humans love machines. Everyone likes how they save time and make jobs easier. If a new machine is invented that helps detect specific diseases and aids in early diagnosis, it is big news. People also...
Larry Vardiman
When Dr. Larry Vardiman was a graduate student in atmospheric science at Colorado State University, he, like many Christian scientists, struggled with the conflicts between a literal interpretation of...
From Parasites to Pictographs: ICR Apologetics School S.,.
So what can you learn about avian parasites, sedimentary rocks, fossilized clams, ostrich eggs, logical fallacies, plover migrations, giraffe blood systems, plesiosaurs, ancient Chinese pictographs,...
Celebrating with Gusto and Gratitude
If one word could describe the major characteristic of the United States, that word would be freedom. The Puritans sought religious freedom from tyranny. The colonists sought political freedom. The...
Celebrating Our Freedom, Honoring Our Creator
Every state constitution refers to God as understood by the writers as a Creator God, not the impersonal god of Hinduism or Buddhism. Furthermore, the Judeo-Christian Creator God from whom comes our freedoms...
The Limit to Biological Change
The Institute for Creation Research life sciences team is currently exploring several key research questions in origins biology. The first and second concern the nature and meaning of taxonomy (the classification...
Tackling Charges of Biblical Inconsistency: Putting the.,.
When critics accuse the Bible of "inconsistency," do not expect their logic to be legitimate. In courtroom contexts, it is not unusual for truthful witnesses whose testimony is both sincere and...
Discovering Life's Complex Patterns of Design
It is simple to learn a subtle method shared by evolutionists promoting evolution. Notice a common approach toward nature starting with Charles Darwin, who said in 1859: I can see no very great difficulty...in...
ICR Graduates -- A Cause for Celebration
The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School (ICRGS), which is based in California, has offered degree programs since 1981 with the aim of expanding the impact of creation science studies and providing...
The Holy War
Now Diabolus thought he was safe because he had captured Mansoul and garrisoned himself within the city…. He had spoiled the old law books and promoted his own vain lies. He had appointed new...
Taking God Seriously
Recently ICR participated in an international apologetics conference that had creation as its topic. Dr. Henry Morris III delivered a keynote address outlining the biblical argument for creation. Three...
Creation by Evolution
Understanding the Theological Hazards of Bruce Waltke, BioLogos, and the New Darwinian Evangelicals The Institute for Creation Research receives hundreds of letters from our constituency, most of them...
Common Ancestry and the Bible--Discerning Where to Draw.,.
In last month's column, the Institute for Creation Research life sciences team explained the first of several key research questions in origins biology--the nature and meaning of taxonomy. This month we...
Hidden Assumptions Play 'Hide and Seek': Using Context .,.
Hide and seek is a childhood game that many of us played years ago. But how many of us recognize that same "game" when it is played by those who criticize the Bible? In many instances, when some...
The Mind Behind the Design: Unraveling Life's Plans and.,.
Suppose someone walks through their neighborhood and spies a new construction site for a custom-built home. Concrete has just been placed for the foundation. About how long ago did the project start? Simply...
Students See Real Science with ICR
Every year, First Baptist Academy (FBA) high school students in Dallas, Texas, take the week before spring break to participate in extracurricular courses. These Interim Term classes have ranged from sewing...
Our Day in Court: ICR Graduate School v. THECB et al
Longtime Acts & Facts readers will be aware of the Institute for Creation Research's fight for academic freedom in the state of Texas. As prior issues have noted,1 in April 2008 the Texas...
Going with the Flow
I recently watched a video of The Michael Coren Show out of Canada. Mr. Coren's guest was a prominent evangelical Christian philosopher from a California school of theology who appeared to defend the existence...
Biblical Apologetics for a Russian Viking King: How Gen.,.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. (1 Peter 3:15) Biblical apologetics,...
Supervolcanoes and the Mount St. Helens Eruption
The eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano, just 30 years ago this month, marked a turning point in geologists’ understanding of volcanic processes. That eruption became the geologic event of the 20th...
New Frontiers in Animal Classification
In last month's column, the Institute for Creation Research life sciences team explained the rationale, motivation, and goals of life science research at ICR. This month, we'll identify the first of several...
Natural Selection Is Not 'Nature's Intelligence'
Christians can be confident in claiming that the power of the Lord Jesus Christ is the best explanation for complex design found in nature, "for the invisible things of him from the creation of the...
The Critical Importance of Teaching the Teachers
When Institute for Creation Research biologist Dr. Gary Parker goes to Christian education conferences to speak, he admits he has a personal as well as professional reason: I became a Christian just...
The Double Mindedness of Evolutionary Compromise
Willard Ramsey is a longtime friend. He and I served together for many years as co-pastors of Hallmark Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina. We had long discussions about issues in Christendom...
No Ordinary Day
"Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God." (Matthew...
New Chromosome Research Undermines Human-Chimp Similari.,.
A recent high-profile article in the journal Nature released the results of a study with implications that shocked the scientific community because they contradict long-held claims of human-chimp DNA...
New Initiatives in Creation Research
Research is an integral component of creation apologetics at ICR. This year marks the beginning of a brand-new initiative in the life sciences, with a specific emphasis on biology. With several decades...
Understanding Effective Biblical Apologetics
In 1990, a graduate student from communist China--raised on atheistic evolution--asked me the following question: "Why should I believe in the Bible God, the Bible is true, and God is fair, when China...
Natural Selection Is Not 'Nature's Design Process'
The popular documentary series Skyscraper featured a fascinating look at architects using the design process. Viewers appreciated learning how this process is implemented. For anyone wanting to create...
Acquiring the Skill of Discernment
Damon Rambo grew up with an atheist father "who hated Christians in general." However, he was enthusiastic about science. "I spent most of my life sitting in front of a television watching...
Presuppositional Assumptions
At the very outset, let me say that my experience in science has affected my interpretations of the Bible…. It is improbable that I ever would have come up with the view that the earth is millions...
Four Decades of Grace and Goodness
Last year while leading the ICR Yosemite Creation Tour, I was overwhelmed with the beauty of this pristine national park. Even more amazing was the reality of how Yosemite Valley was formed, as Dr....
Exploring the Evidence for Creation
God is the greatest communicator, always revealing exactly what He wants us to know about Himself, about one another, and about the world around us. Romans 1:20 gives assurance that every person in the...
New ICR Director of Events: Charles Morse
When Charles "Chas" Morse joined the U.S. Air Force in 1983, he intended to serve for about four years. Instead, he stayed for 26. "My wife, Patti, and I saw that there was a great mission...
Extreme Cold Can Be an Inconvenient Truth: Botanical De.,.
Recently, the Institute for Creation Research acquired some property in Alaska that will enable its scientists to study the unique mechanisms in plants that allow them to live in extreme climates. The...
Unmasking Evolution's Magic Words
Everyone certainly sees design in nature by observing the purpose of precisely fitted parts--those in fish gills or bird wings, for instance, enable those animals to fit into their environments. Evolutionists,...
The Naive Literalist
When the plain sense makes common sense, seek no other sense. -- M. R. De Haan (1891-1965), Founder of the Radio Bible Class There has been quite a stir among evangelicals about what it means to...
Be Mine
As children, we used to receive Valentines from classmates, cards and candy that somehow always seemed to strike fear and trepidation in the boys each February. Our culture has turned this month into the...
Communicating the Message of the Creator
By the time Dr. Henry Morris founded the Institute for Creation Research in 1970, he had already conducted an extensive speaking ministry on the topic of creation science around the country for over a...
The Scientific and Scriptural Impact of Amos' Earthquake
The Bible is often regarded as a book of stories based on a primitive people's understanding of the world around them. As such, many people--and even some Christians--believe that it is not a reliable...
Fit & Function: Design in Nature
To help others understand that Christ is their Creator, use the approach the Bible says always provokes a living conscience: "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly...
The Intelligent Designer Movement
At a conference last year, a Christian schoolteacher asked an ICR speaker if he was part of the Intelligent Design Movement. "No," he stated. "I belong to the Intelligent Designer Movement." The...
The Information Age
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:7) O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge...
Steadfast and Resolute
Resolutions at the beginning of the New Year have occasionally been helpful, but are often forgotten within the first month or so, usually because most resolutions have something to do with food! Making...
Counting Our Blessings: A year in review, a legacy in p.,.
Anniversaries are exciting events, particularly when they celebrate decades of commitment, as is the case in 2010 with the 40th anniversary of the Institute for Creation Research. Our usual "Year...
God's Omniscience
The omniscient God knows all that can be known given the sort of world he created….In our view God decided to create beings with indeterministic freedom which implies that God chose to create...
The Legacy of Our Founder, the Example of Our Creator
The Christmas holidays are a time to focus on what's really important: honoring our Creator, King, and Savior, Jesus Christ, and especially remembering His birth, life, and death. To think that the Creator...
Christian Geologists Influential at GSA Meeting
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is the largest and oldest association of professional geologists in North America. Its members are from academic institutions, industry, government, and private...
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...
Perspectives on Life
“Britain's Prince Charles…talked to plants but he is no longer alone with a rising number of people joining his campaign to treat plants with respect.”1 The past several...
The Best Laid Plans
I've been thinking recently about the sayings of wise King Solomon. He was one of the greatest world leaders of all time, and a really busy man. Solomon wrote in Proverbs 16:9 that "a man's heart...
Bless the Lord
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Psalm 103:1 This is the season when we in the United States tend to turn our thoughts to thankfulness for the blessings of...
Manning the Booth
Seminar and conference attendees may be familiar with seeing the Institute for Creation Research booth. ICR attends over a hundred events every year, and the booth is a great way for people to stop by...
Did Humans Evolve from 'Ardi'?
Ardipithecus ramidus is an extinct primate whose fossilized remains were first found along the Awash River in Ethiopia about fifteen years ago. Many fragments were collected, including shattered bones...
Made in His Image: Immune Systems, The Body's Security Force
Good neighborhoods provide families a lot of protection, but even the best of communities remain vulnerable to the threat of criminals invading their homes. Our human bodies are also vulnerable to foreign...
The Issues of Death
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." -- 1 Corinthians 15:26 "Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil." -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman These quotations...
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