Archive of Creation Science Update Articles


Urban Trees Point to Creation
A recent U.S. Forest Service study estimated that the trees planted along California streets provide a billion dollars’ worth of human benefit each year.1 And that benefit comes cheap....
Scientific Evidence for Creation [Podcast]
Science and the Bible agree. ICR zoologist and Research Associate Frank Sherwin tells us how in this 5-part podcast series on the scientific evidence for creation. From submicroscopic machines to the...
Neuron-Packed Bird Brains Point to Creation
The amazing ability of birds to achieve ape-level cognitive traits—and in some cases exceed them like when they emulate human speech—has long confounded the evolutionary paradigm that claims...
Special Cells Help Brain and Gut Communicate
After investing so much time and effort to understand how body parts interact, scientists keep turning up new and unforeseen connections—often when they ask the right questions. New and strange...
Five Reasons to Believe in Recent Creation [Podcast]
Should we read the Genesis creation account as literal and inspired history, or is it simply a symbolic framework that should be adapted to the most popular scientific theories? Sadly, a growing number...
Is Chimp Grief Evidence of Evolution?
As genetic research continues, the similarity between humans and our supposed closest evolutionary ancestor, the chimpanzee, becomes more and more distant—well beyond the bounds of any evolutionary...
Seagrass Re-evolution
It's fairly easy to explain the evolution of plants, animals, or people if one presupposes that Darwinian evolution is a scientific fact. For example, evolutionists assume that flowering plants...
Junk DNA…Trashed Again
Repetitious "words" in DNA represent more than half of the human genome's three billion nucleotides.1 Because human reasoning essentially views the repetition of words in spoken...
ICR Discovery Center: Impacting Hearts and Minds
Science Writer Brian Thomas tells how creation evidence changed his beliefs about God and Scripture—and ultimately the course of his life! ICR’s discovery center has the potential to reach...
Titanic Remake More like Noah's Ark
The Titanic's sinking on April 14, 1912 was the most famous seafaring disaster in modern times. But the survival of Noah's Ark in the Flood was the most famous seafaring success in ancient times....
New DNA Study Confirms Noah
Evolutionary teachings hold that all mankind arose from a population of ape-like ancestors from which chimpanzees also evolved. But Genesis, the rest of the Bible, and Jesus teach that all mankind arose...
ICR Discovery Center: Encouraging Believers
With engaging exhibits and a 3-D planetarium, ICR’s discovery center will show how scientific evidence confirms the Bible.  We want this project to encourage Christian believers that...
Organic Residue Is 247 Million Years Old?
Those who have difficulty accepting reports of collagen (a type of protein) preserved in supposedly 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones1 will scratch their heads with new vigor over a recent...
Wall-Climbing Cave Fish: Evolutionary Intermediate?
Scientists recently discovered another bizarre fish.1 This one has a pelvic girdle. Is it the missing link evolutionists have been searching for? The scientific name of this supposed...
ICR Discovery Center: Confirming Genesis
Genesis lays the foundation for every other book of the Bible, and it’s continually under attack. ICR’s discovery center will feature evidence demonstrating that all of the Bible—from...
Big Bang Continues to Self-Destruct
In modern cosmology, one of the most important numbers is the current value of the so-called "Hubble parameter," also known as the Hubble constant, designated by the symbol H0. This number...
Iron-mining Fungus Displays Surprising Design
What happens when a soil fungus runs into a hard mineral containing precious trace amounts of nutritious iron? A poorly designed fungus might go hungry and languish like a forlorn noodle, but researchers...
Monkey Business in the New Gorilla Genome
Old evolutionary assumptions seem hard to break. The recent assembling of ape DNA sequences based on the human genome provides a good example. This new gorilla genome study, despite capitalizing on...
Amber-Encased Lizards Showcase Recent Creation
What did lizards look like when they crawled around dinosaur feet? Newly described lizards encased in Burmese ambers clearly show the answer. Publishing online in Science Advances, a team of zoologists...
Viral Genome Junk Hits the Trash
Evolutionists have long claimed that human chromosomes were infected with many different viruses over millions of years, which then multiplied in the genome. Then, as some of these sections of virus-like...
Tyrannosaur Ancestral Tree Remains Limbless
Since Darwin's time, the lack of fossil evidence for vertical evolution has always been a problem for secular scientists. Now a recent paper published online in Scientific Reports attempts to map...
Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science
A recent scientific paper, published in the high-profile journal PLOS ONE, made three separate references to the amazing design of the human hand…and rightly attributed them to the Creator.1...
ICR Discovery Center: Revealing Creation Evidence
What kind of creation evidence can ICR reveal in the new museum? Science Writer Brian Thomas shares a few fascinating facts that refute evolution and confirm the authenticity of the Genesis account. For...
Tooth Study Takes Bite Out of Evolution
Secular scientists have told incredible stories for over a century about how fossil teeth supposedly support the idea that humans evolved from primates. A lack of knowledge about tooth development has...
ICR Discovery Center: Equipping Believers
“Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). Physicist Dr. Jake Hebert tells how ICR’s museum can equip you to...
China Spends Millions Searching for Aliens
How much money should a nation spend on space-alien ventures? China is shelling out almost 200 million dollars on an enormous radio antenna built to listen for signs of far out intelligence.1...
ICR Discovery Center: Impacting Lives for the Gospel
Two-thirds of the children raised in conservative Christian families leave the church in disbelief by the time they get to college. Find out how ICR’s museum project can influence our culture,...
ICR Discovery Center: It's Okay to Ask Dinosaur Questions
Brian Thomas shares how the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History can impact the faith of countless people by giving solid answers to their creation questions. For more information:...
Were Sauropods Wading in China?
It’s tough to beat a genuine dinosaur trackway for a fascinating glimpse of ancient life. Among the frozen tracks of giant, four-footed sauropod dinosaurs like Apatosaurus now frozen in stone,...
Octopus Genome as Large as Human Genome
The amazing octopus continues to astonish scientists and the public. Every facet of this invertebrate has surprised researchers, from its extremely rapid ability to change color and disappear into the...
Delicate Silk Fossils Point to Creation
Numerous amazing fossils supposedly millions of years old contain original, non-mineralized biomolecules like collagen, elastin, ovalbumin, DNA, laminin, melanin, hemoglobin, and chitin.1...
Mother's Milk Could Save a Million Lives
Who wouldn't want to encourage a simple practice that can save almost a million lives and over 300 billion dollars per year in health costs?1 According to an article in medical journal...
Honor To Whom Honor
"Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor" (Romans 13:7). On President's Day each year, our nation...
Beetles and Bears Inspire Technologies
Namib desert beetles collect faint water droplets on their exquisitely designed outer surfaces so they can survive in their dry environments. And polar bears keep a tight grip on smooth ice using precisely...
ICR Discovery Center: Showcasing a Recent Creation
Physicist Dr. Jake Hebert recounts some of the best evidence for recent creation found within his field and explains how ICR’s new Discovery Center will be able to showcase it in powerful and...
Living Fossils Found off Australia's Coast
The Deep Down Under project explores "relict faunas," living creatures with eerily similar counterparts among some of the world's oldest fossils.1 Deep-sea researchers used...
ICR Planetarium: Travel Through Space
Astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle explains how ICR’s future planetarium will outshine the simple night-sky domes of the past. This 3-D, digital, fully immersive environment will not only transport...
Your Brain Has More Memory Than the Internet
Whoever said the human brain is the most highly organized collection of matter in the universe was more correct than they could have known. New research modeled tiny structures within nerve cells and...
Epigenetic Code More Complicated Than Previously Thought
In complete contradiction to evolutionary predictions, the language systems in the genome continue to reveal nothing but unimaginable complexity. As a news story on a recent discovery explains, "The...
Rapid Erosion Supports Creation Model
Recently in Dorset, England, bad weather washed a massive section of a cliff into the sea revealing scores of ammonite fossils.1,2 Creation scientists are interested in this cliff fall because...
Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps
Increasingly, orphan genes defy evolution and support the Genesis account of creation. These genes are unique sets of coding sequences specific to particular creatures. This is a big problem for evolutionary...
Population Study Standoff
In 1975, ICR's founder and hydrological engineer Dr. Henry Morris made some interesting human population calculations. He demonstrated the feasibility of obtaining today's world population in...
NORAD Gene Could Aid Cancer Research
Non-coding does not mean non-functioning. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a linear, single-stranded polymer (large molecule) that contains D-ribose nucleotides that are copied from a DNA template—RNA...
Smart and Stealthy Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) belong to an order of cephalopods called Sepioidea. They appear suddenly in the fossil record as cephalopods. "Ancestral cephalopods" are unknown. Using hydropropulsion...
Top 2015 News: Human Origins
Did mankind come from Adam? Did nations arise from families dispersed from Babel, found in modern-day Iraq? Genesis says, "These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations,...
Top 2015 News: Amazing Animal Designs
Every year scientists discover new and amazing animal designs, and 2015 was no exception. Each find brings a new reminder of the same message every generation needs to hear: “The heavens are Yours,...
Top 2015 News: Comets, Planets, and Pluto
No discussion of the top science news in 2015 would be complete without mentioning the stunning details of Pluto and its sister Charon received from the New Horizons spacecraft. But before exploring...
Signs of Christmas
“Moreover the LORD spoke again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.” (Isaiah 7:10-11) Although “the Jews...
2015: Evolution Immobile
Advocates of vertical evolution think their beliefs are as factual as the earth orbiting the sun. However in 2015, science again shows something quite different. Recent paleontological discoveries...
Top 2015 News: The Real Jurassic World
Plenty of 2015 discoveries clashed with the largely fictional portrayal of dinosaurs in this year's blockbuster movie Jurassic World. They even confront basic theories, like that dinosaurs evolved...
Top 2015 News: Science Confronts Big Bang
2015 was not kind to Big Bang cosmology. This popular idea holds that the universe began from a small point that exploded, accelerated, slowed, and continues to expand. All the while, random energies...
Blue Tarantulas Supposedly Evolved Eight Times
Like all other animals, the origin of spiders poses an ongoing problem for evolutionists. According to the fossil record, "the first fossil spiders are known from the Devonian"1...
A New Planet from Cosmic Dust?
A team of astronomers claims to have direct evidence that a giant planet is in the process of forming.1,2,3 How strong is this claim? The planet, known as LkCa 15b, is one of two or three...
Do 'Quill Knobs' Show Dino-to-Bird Evolution?
Newfound "feathered dinosaurs" continue to garner fossil headlines. What's the big deal? Peter Larson of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, part of a team that described...
Thanksgiving
"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:11) The themes of praise and thanksgiving are very prominent throughout...
Pluto's Craterless Plains Look Young
Earlier this year, New Horizons flew past dwarf planet Pluto and its sister Charon, rapidly capturing data. That information continues to trickle in, revealing a surprisingly smooth heart-shaped plain...
Fossil Shrimp Brains Look Modern
Cambrian rocks are supposed to represent a time about 500 million years ago when ancient muds buried some of the first creatures that evolved on Earth. Today's array of life forms supposedly emerged...
Unexpected Oxygen on Young-Looking Comet
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe travelled all the way to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to collect unprecedented cometary details. The space probe keeps sending unexpected particulars...
2015 Nobel Prize Highlights Cell Repair Mystery
Tomas Lindahl from Sweden, Paul Modrich from the United States, and American-Turkish researcher Aziz Sancar were awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for uncovering how cells repair their own DNA.1...
Amazing Design Structures in Long-Necked Dinosaurs
The 75th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology provided glimpses into the latest research on fossils of all kinds, including those long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods. One presentation...
Amazing Sauropod Neck Design in 'Cervical Ribs'
When someone says "ribs," people immediately think of those organ-protecting bones that wrap around a thorax. Well, cervical ribs are different, and cervical ribs on extinct long-necked dinosaurs...
New First Life Estimate Creates More Problems
How long would inanimate chemicals take to swirl themselves together and form a living cell? This unfair question assumes that such chemicals could ever form themselves into a cell even given an eternity...
Can't See the Forest for the Trees
At the 75th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, held this year in downtown Dallas, the world's foremost fossil experts presented scores of research summaries. Researchers described...
Noah’s Ark ‘Discovery’ Likely a Sinking Ship
“Spirited Debate,” a Fox News program hosted by Lauren Green, recently interviewed Norman Geisler and Philip Williams on the possible discovery of Noah’s Ark.1 Despite Dr....
Homo naledi: Claims of a Transitional Ape
Our first article on Homo naledi addressed questions about the anatomy and geologic setting of these fossils. Our second asked why these scientists chose to not date the fossils. This third and final...
Homo naledi: Dating the Strange Ape
In the first of our three articles on this news-grabbing subject, we pointed out some strange circumstances surrounding the geology of the cave systems in which Homo naledi was discovered, as well as...
Homo naledi: Geology of a Claimed Missing Link
Recent claims of a transitional species named Homo naledi have the anthropologic world in an uproar.1-3 National Geographic used this recent discovery as this month's cover story, and...
Prosecute Climate-Change Skeptics?
Bible-believing Christians have good reasons to expect a stable climate, since the greatest climate-changing event in history, the Genesis Flood, has already occurred. Furthermore, the Lord promised...
Liquid Water on Mars?
Scientists have announced indirect evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars, raising hopes among secular scientists that life may be present on the "red planet."1,2,3 But...
Cancer Medicine in Wasp Toxin?
A short protein, or peptide, in wasp toxin may one day treat human cancer in a whole new way. Researchers isolated a particular peptide from the venom of Brazilian Polybia paulista wasps and studied...
Discovery: Spine Signals Ears to Maintain Balance
Bodies bounce while jogging or performing any number of other vigorous activities, usually without getting dizzy. However, bodies get dizzy when they are "bounced" from the outside, like while...
'Living Fossils' Point to Recent Creation
According to Genesis 1:21, “God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind.” The creation of original, distinct...
Protoplanetary Disc Model Falls Flat
How did our solar system get here? Those who dismiss any possibility of creation imagine ways that pure natural forces might set in motion the sun, each unique planet and their moons. New computer modeling...
Pitcher Plants Designed to Attract Bats
Even children learn that plants and animals depend on one another. Plants release oxygen for animals to breathe, and plants make food—mostly sugar—for animals to eat. In turn, animals produce...
Homo naledi, a New Human Ancestor?
A BBC News story reported on September 10 the discovery of a “new human-like species” in Africa, stating “researchers claim that the discovery will change ideas about our human...
Dinosaur Footprints in Dallas
by Brian Thomas, M.S., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Spring rains flooded the Dallas area this year, including Lake Grapevine which is about 10 miles west of the Institute for Creation...
Man and His Labor
“Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.” (Psalm 104:23) The 104th Psalm is a beautiful psalm of creation and the Flood, supplemented by God’s providential...
Sea Serpent on Danish Ship Prow
On August 11, researchers from Södertörn University in Sweden raised an ancient 660-pound ship's prow from the floor of the Baltic Sea. The 11-foot-long beam features an exquisite dragon...
Giant Galaxy Ring Shouldn't Exist
A team of astronomers from Hungary and the United States, led by Professor Lajos Balázs of Konkoly Observatory in Budapest, has announced the discovery of an enormous ring of galaxies. According...
Cell Feature Resembles Power Grid
Apparently, it's time to alter biology and anatomy textbooks again. There's much more to mitochondria than we ever thought. Researchers revealed that these tiny cellular power houses are highly...
Undersea Monolith Reveals Genius Engineering
Of all the scientific disciplines, underwater archaeology may be one of the most fascinating. These researchers examine artifacts our ancestors left behind before global sea level rose and covered them....
New Horizons at Pluto
Congratulations to the New Horizons team on their remarkable achievement of sending a spacecraft to Pluto. The mission was a complete success, and we are enjoying high-resolution images of never-before-seen...
Snakes with Legs?
As weird as it may sound, some snakes had legs. Fossils reveal little legs on ancient snakes that have apparently been extinct for some time. Yet, those had only hind legs. Now, in the journal Science...
Jesus Lizard Runs on Water, Tramples Evolution
Jesus lizards literally run across the surface of ponds in Central and South America. According to evolutionary thinking, all reptiles—snakes, turtles, gavials, dinosaurs, pterosaurs, chameleons,...
A Real Jurassic World?
The Jurassic World movie, though thrilling to watch, comes packed with fictional ideas like de-extinction, designer creatures, and iron somehow preserving dinosaur DNA indefinitely. But how would the...
Human Nucleome Reveals Amazing 4-D World
A new study investigating the three-dimensional human genome (the nucleome) in the context of time and gene expression revealed unimaginable complexity and precision. The authors of the research paper,...
Scientists Describe Job's 'Springs of the Sea'
Modern machines provide our generation with knowledge entirely unknown in yesteryear. Which of our great grandparents saw footage of water rising through hydrothermal vents on the deep sea floor? New...
Bacteria Metabolisms Are Like Computer Circuit Boards
Bacteria sometimes face a rough life. At about a tenth the size of most plant and animal cells, they have no layer of skin to protect them. Environments can change quickly and if microbes don't...
New Horizons, Pluto, and the Age of the Solar System
Today, more than nine years after its launch, the New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to make its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto.1 This will make New Horizons the first space...
Discovery: Volcanoes on Venus
The tortured surface of Venus appears to have been formed through recent geologic processes, and its rocks contain no record of deep time.1 What if Venus were young rather than 4.5 billion...
Solving the Missing Tropical Dinosaurs Mystery?
One of the unsolved mysteries of secular science is why so few dinosaurs are found in rocks from supposed tropical regions, especially the Triassic system rocks. Jessica Whiteside of the University...
Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils
New science directly challenges the millions-of-years dogma scattered throughout the blockbuster movie Jurassic World. The spring 2015 edition of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) is a...
Bronze-Age DNA Confirms Babel Dispersion
Scientists used new techniques to sequence 101 ancient human genomes believed to be from Bronze-Age populations in Europe. Their findings indicate a massive migratory influx of genetic diversity just...
Can Iron Preserve Fossil Proteins for Eons?
News reports around the world tell of red-blood-cell-like and collagen-like structures found in 75 million year-old dinosaur bones long stored in the British Museum. This news coincides with the release...
Britain's 'Oldest' Sauropod and a Jurassic World
Crumbling seaside cliffs at Whitby in northern England continuously reveal new fossils. Most of them are remains of small plants and animals, but researchers from the University of Manchester described...
Does National Geographic Promote Atheism?
National Geographic interviewed atheist Jerry Coyne.1 The subject was not science, but Coyne's personal beliefs. Will Nat Geo provide the same platform for a researcher who believes that...
Colorful Dinosaur Eggs Challenge Deep Time
German scientists revealed that some Chinese dinosaur eggs probably looked similar to the dark blue-green hue of modern emu eggs. If the dinosaur’s original pigment molecules revealed the egg’s...
Dog Fossil Study Shows Wobbly Dating Practice
DNA research identified a Siberian fossil as an ancient dog bone.1 But its radiocarbon date doesn't match the accepted evolutionary story for dog origins. The ease with which scientists...
Dinosaur Thighbone Found in Marine Rock
Researchers have excavated a portion of a theropod dinosaur thighbone from beachfront marine rock north of Seattle.1 How did a land animal's leg bone get buried in marine rock? Christian...
Why Do Animals Use Sexual Reproduction?
Biologists from the U.K. conducted a 10-year-long experiment on common flour beetles to help understand why insects keep on using sexual reproduction despite its inefficiencies. Though they interpreted...
Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later
The volcano’s main 1980 eruption filled in an entire valley with hundreds of feet of sediment. Another smaller eruption event deposited more material on top of that, and then a third deposition...
What Mean These Stones
“When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? Then ye shall let your children know.” (Joshua 4:21-22) The poet George Santayana once said,...
New Fossil Dubbed 'Platypus Dinosaur'
It has a bill like a duck, leg spurs like a rooster, lays eggs like a reptile, but has fur like a mammal. Yet all these features elegantly integrate to form the body of a modern platypus. If God created...
Clever Construction in Rorqual Whales
A few years ago, scientists discovered a unique sensory organ in the jaw of a rorqual whale—the world's largest creature. Rorqual whales, which include the blue whale and fin whale, feed by...
Still Searching for Geology's Holy Grail
The origin of the continental crust continues to baffle secular geologists who often refer to this mystery as the "holy grail of geology."1 The outer surface of the Earth is composed...
A Cosmic 'Supervoid' vs. the Big Bang
In a new paper, scientists have announced the discovery of an enormous region of lower-than-average galaxy density about three billion light-years from Earth.1,2 This "supervoid,"...
Scientific Suicide
The recent cover of the April 4-10, 2015 issue of New Scientist magazine reads "Belief: They drive everything we do. But our beliefs are built on…nothing."1 This is an amazing...
Three-Dimensional DNA Code Defies Evolution
Scientists have long been baffled as to what actually tells proteins called transcription factors (TFs) where to bind in the genome to turn genes off and on. However, new research incorporating the...
Mosasaur Babies: Aren't They Cute?
We often hear claims that birds are similar to dinosaurs, but birds and mosasaurs? Mosasaurs were swimming reptiles. How can they be confused with birds? A recent study published in Palaeontology by...
No Salamander Evolution Evidence, Past or Present
Scientists in Portugal unearthed a "super salamander" which, although "weird compared to anything today," is still very much a salamander.1 The fossilized bones of...
Myths Dressed as Science
A recent MSN article claims a fossilized hominid called "Little Foot" found in a cave at the Sterkfontein site near Johannesburg, South Africa, is approximately 3.67 million years old.1...
Saturn's Enceladus Looks Younger than Ever
The more we learn about Enceladus, the younger it looks. Stated another way, the more that our space probes discover about this fascinating little moon that inhabits Saturn's tenuous E ring, the...
Another Horizontal Gene Transfer Fairy Tale
As the genomes of many new creatures rapidly fill the public DNA sequence databases, the problems for the grand evolutionary story are becoming overwhelming. One issue is the fact that different creatures...
Dinosaur Moth: An Evolutionary Enigma
Scientists discovered a tiny moth on Australia's Kangaroo Island and gave it the name Enigmatinea glatzella. The name is quite descriptive, as Enigmatinea means "enigma moth" in Latin.1,2...
Twins Provide Peek into Mankind's Origin
Lucy and Maria Aylmer are 18-year-old twins from the United Kingdom. They were born on the same day from the same mother, yet one has light skin and hair, and the other has dark skin and dark, curlier...
Heads, Evolution Wins--Tails, Creation Loses?
Wouldn't two billion years of mutations and changing environments inevitably produce some effects in an organism? After all, in only a quarter of that supposed time, evolutionary processes are said...
Spiders Have Always Been Spiders
A University of California Berkley graduate student has discovered two beautiful new species of peacock spiders in southeast Queensland, Australia.1 The student, Madeline Girard, named the...
Live Webcasts March 18 and 22!
(Note: These webcasts occurred March 18 and 22, 2015.) Get a front-row seat to “Science Confirms Biblical Creation” and “Your Origins Matter” in the comfort of your own home...
Cancer Research Inadvertently Refutes Evolution
How did nature supposedly transform a single-cell organism into all the varieties of land-walking animals in our world today? Textbook explanations invoke natural selection of beneficial mutations across...
Lids, Lashes, and Lunar Rovers
Our amazing eyes are kept clean and moist due to the blink reflex stimulated by receptors on our eyes and eyelashes. When the lash is touched or the eyeball begins to dry, receptors fire and we immediately...
Manganese Nodule Discovery Points to Genesis Flood
Scientists recently discovered a large batch of manganese nodules on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.1 These metallic pellets provide strong evidence that most seafloor sediments were deposited...
RNA Editing: Biocomplexity Hits a New High
When the workings of the genome were first being discovered, the central evolutionary dogma of molecular biology claimed that genetic information passes consistently from DNA to RNA to proteins. Now...
Secular Study: No Big Bang?
Christians who believe the universe began billions of years ago often point to the Big Bang model to try and verify a creation-like beginning.1 But a new origin of the universe model offers...
Honey Bee Orphan Genes Sting Evolution
A key type of rogue genetic data called orphan genes has just been spectacularly reported in honey bees.1 Orphan genes conflict with ideas about genome evolution, and they are directly linked...
Out of Babel--Not Africa
Newly published research combining genetic, language, and demographic data challenges the idea of a single lineage of languages and human populations evolving out of Africa.1 Instead, the...
Big Bang Evidence Retracted
In March 2014, the BICEP2 radio astronomy team announced purported direct evidence of cosmic inflation, an important part of the modern Big Bang model for the universe’s creation. This announcement...
Snakes Have Always Been Snakes
It's an old story. An animal or plant is discovered in sedimentary rocks by paleontologists and it pushes the organism's origin further back by many millions of years—but it's always...
A New Antibiotic?
Antibiotics serve as some of the most effective tools modern medicine has to offer. These amazing chemicals save many lives by targeting specific and essential processes in pathogenic bacteria—but...
The frilled shark . . . is still a shark
On January 21, 2015 the news broke—an Australian fisherman hooked a "living fossil." Called the frilled (or frill) shark (genus Chlamydoselachus, belonging to Order Hexanchiformes),...
Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus
The Exodus is one of the best-known narratives in the Bible. It details the Israelites' escape from Egypt after centuries of slavery, Moses' rise to leadership, the devastating plagues on Egypt,...
2014 Most Notable News: Evolutionary Icons Toppled
The big-picture story of evolution tells that, over millions of years, natural processes produced millions of species from one or a few primitive progenitors. Did this really happen, or did God create...
The Hubble 'Pillars of Creation' Revisited
In 1995 the Hubble Telescope photographed spectacular columns of gas, illuminated by nearby stars, in a section of the Eagle Nebula.1 The enormous columns of gas in this famous photo have...
2014 Most Notable News: Recent Creation
In the year 2014, at least a half dozen fascinating observations confirmed the recent creation of our world and universe. For example, researchers took a closer look at Saturn's moon Enceladus,...
2014 Most Notable News: Creation Is a Hot Topic
Every generation of believers must settle for itself the core questions of ultimate origins. Where did everything come from? Can God's account of beginnings in Genesis be trusted as actually history?...
2014 Most Notable News: Fossils Resemble Living Relatives
Every year, a few fortunate paleontologists discover fossils that closely resemble living creatures, and 2014 was no exception. In fact, it was a banner year for finding modern-looking fossils in what...
2014 Most Notable News: Big Bang Fizzle
We might learn an important lesson from a bit of embarrassment Big Bang supporters suffered in 2014. In March, mainstream media outlets announced that the BICEP2 radio astronomy telescope team discovered...
Study: Comets Did Not Supply Earth's Water
Slightly different versions of water's constituent elements, hydrogen and oxygen, are relatively common in the universe. But how did Earth's version of water get here? European Space Agency...
Facts Bite into Bird Tooth Story
Fossils clearly show that some birds used to have small teeth, but most birds today do not have teeth. When and how did this change happen? A new study in the journal Science makes a few unfounded conclusions.1 The...
Birds Inspire Flight Sensor Inventions
The Wright brothers studied wing structures of seabirds before building their first airplane, and the first helicopter is said to have been inspired by dragonfly flight. Today, inventors continue this...
Amazing Ant Beetle Same Today as Yesterday
If ancient history according to Scripture is true, then what should we expect to find in animal fossils? Surely excellent body designs would top the list, closely followed by a lack of "transitional...
Unlocking the Origins of Snake Venom
The origin of snake venom has been a long-time mystery to both creationists and evolutionists. Interestingly, new research confirms that the same genes that encode snake venom proteins are active in...
How Different was 'Java' from 'Modern' Man?
Interest in human origins persists generation after generation, and researchers continue to uncover and interpret clues. The latest set comes from a reinvestigation of clam shells dug up in the 1890s...
550 Million Years of Non-Evolution?
A strange, new, mushroom-shaped species discovered alive on the deep seafloor near Australia—more than 3,000 feet below sea level—may be a record-breaking living fossil. Researchers investigated...
Ghost Lineage Spawns Evolution Ghost Story
Fossils seem to tell amazing stories about ancient animal life, but close inspection reveals that these stories differ from each other not because of different fossils, but because of different interpretations....
Thanksgiving in Heaven
And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to...
Missing Link or Another Fish Story?
Recently there has been some celebration from the Darwinian community regarding a discovery of a fossil1 that allegedly links terrestrial animals to their future aquatic relatives: the ichthyosaurs. Cartorhynchus...
Plants' Built-in Photosynthesis Accelerators
Sunlight can change in a heartbeat. One second, a leaf could be under intense sun and may receive more light than it needs to build sugar molecules through a process called photosynthesis. But a few...
Trees Really Are 'Pleasant to the Sight'
Genesis 2:9 records one of the Lord's original intentions for creating trees, saying, "Out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The...
Saber-Toothed Deer Alive in Afghanistan
Based on journal entries, a Danish survey team probably sighted musk deer while working in the remote regions of northeast Afghanistan in 1948, but that was the last official sighting—until now....
Dino Tracks
Dinosaur tracks are found on every continent—but how did they form? See how the awesome event of a global flood offers an explanation to this confounding scientific riddle. Click here...
Exocomets: Evidence of Recent Creation
Astronomers recently detected evidence of possible comets orbiting a faraway star system named β Pictoris.1 They compared what they saw to what our solar system may have looked like...
Human Fairness: Innate or Evolved?
How does it make you feel when you put forth just as much effort as the next guy, but he receives twice the reward? Unfair! But how did people acquire the sensibilities involved when assessing fairness?...
Pro-Evolution Pope
During an October 28 meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences held in the Vatican, Pope Francis said, "Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution...
Did God Make the Ebola Virus?
When this article was written, the number of West Africans who contract the deadly Ebola virus was doubling about every three and a half weeks, making it the worst outbreak of the disease since the...
Gamma-Ray Bursts Limit Life in Universe
What are the odds that life somehow self-generated? Many experiments have shown that the likelihood of just the right chemicals combining by chance in just the right proportions, orientations, and sequences...
Weather Channel Founder Blasts 'Climate Change'
John Coleman, award-winning meteorologist and co-founder of the Weather Channel, has long been an outspoken skeptic of man-made global warming. He recently claimed that the idea that humans are changing...
Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution
What makes sleep so mentally refreshing? University of Rochester neuroscientist Jeff Iliff addressed the crowd gathered at a September 2014 TEDMED event and explained his amazing new discoveries.1...
Giant Clams Are Brilliant Algae Farmers
Giant clams living in the Pacific Ocean's shallow-water tropics display brilliant, iridescent colors. Other mollusks like squid and sea snails use specialized color-producing cells to communicate...
A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big.,.
During a high profile news conference in March 2014, the BICEP2 radio astronomy team announced purported direct evidence for inflation— an important part of the modern Big Bang model.1 In...
Throwing Darwin a Curve
“The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two.” That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans....
Were Intestines Designed for Bacteria?
Scientists purposefully made mice sick to test how the creatures’ intestines—and the microbes they harbor—would react. They discovered details behind a remarkable relationship that,...
Vital Function Found for Whale 'Leg' Bones
Few animal traits are trotted out as illustrations of evolution as often as the whale’s supposed vestigial hip bones. Defenders of evolution ask why else would a whale, which has no hind limbs,...
Jurassic Squirrels?
Jurassic mammals made headlines recently, as Chinese paleontologists described in the journal Nature six tiny skeletons comprising three new species.1 The squirrel-like fossils break with...
Australopith Child Gets an Academic Spanking
A fossil group of alleged evolutionary human ancestors called australopithecines—all quite ape-like in their features—have traditionally been uncooperative as transitional forms. Now the...
Cambrian Fossil Intensifies Evolutionary Conundrum
New fossil finds further verify one of evolution's biggest problems: the Cambrian explosion. According to evolutionary reckoning, a massive explosion of new life supposedly spawned dozens of brand-new...
Genome Scrambling and Encryption Befuddles Evolution
One-cell creatures called ciliates are expanding our knowledge of genome dynamics and complexity. Now a newly sequenced ciliate genome reveals unimaginable levels of programmed rearrangement combined...
Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test
Secular astrophysicists often talk about “primordial nucleosynthesis” as though it were a historical event like Washington crossing the Delaware. In theory, it describes how certain conditions—not...
Are We Evolving Stupidity?
Are we dumber than our grandparents? Social psychologists are tracking IQ scores and noticed a decline in the last decade after a steady rise since the 1950s. Some wonder if the recent downturn...
Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle
What is the recipe for making an iceberg? Scientists know the basics from watching polar-ice sheets. Huge chunks calve, slide off, and float away as icebergs. But that’s for modern icebergs. New...
Dual-Gene Codes Defy Evolution...Again
Discoveries of DNA sequence that contain different languages, each one with multiple purposes, are utterly defying evolutionary predictions. What was once hailed as redundant code is proving to be key...
Ciliate Genome Reveals Mind-Bending Complexity
A newly discovered genome for the unicellular chromosome-morphing ciliate Stylonychia lemnae has been published, and it’s breaking all the evolutionary rules. It exhibits a repertoire of unbelievable...
New Giant Dinosaur from Argentina
Scientists described a new and remarkable fossil skeleton of a giant titanosaur, a group that includes the largest creatures ever to have lived on land. Dinosaur enthusiasts of all backgrounds want...
Fungal Parasitism Marked by Gene Loss, Not Gain
Certain types of fungi can be parasitic to both plants and animals. Two new studies show that this has developed, in part, by a loss of genetic information—not a gain as predicted by evolution.1,2 In...
Decoding Snake-Venom Origins
The origin of snake venom has long been a mystery to both creationists and evolutionists. However, by stepping outside the standard research paradigm, scientists recently showed that snake venom proteins...
Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics
Authentic speciation is a process whereby organisms diversify within the boundaries of their gene pools, and this can result in variants with specific ecological adaptability. While it was once thought...
Octopus Skin Inspires High-Tech Camouflage Fabric
An octopus can change the color of its skin at will to mimic any kind of surrounding. It actively camouflages itself with astoundingly complicated biological machinery. Wouldn't it be great if,...
New Finds Reveal Fully-Human Neandertal
The case for Neandertals as more primitive members of an evolutionary continuum that spans from apes to modern man continues to weaken. Genetic and archaeological finds are completely reshaping modern...
There's More to the Story
The Dallas Morning News recently reported that a group of Ph.D. scientists is swimming against the flow of the broader scientific community. Instead of believing in millions of years of evolution, the...
What Is 'Real Scientific Research'?
A recent article in The Dallas Morning News1 and a follow-up NBC interview2 presented some history and touched on the tenets of the Institute for Creation Research. Both news reports...
DNA Was Created as a Reservoir for the Information of Life
Secular scientists claimed in the 1970s that chimp genomes are 98% similar to humans, and it was apparently verified by more modern techniques. But that estimate actually used isolated segments of...
Christian Band Rejects Literal Genesis
Respected guitarist and talented Christian songwriter Michael Gungor has recently made the news—not with his music, but with his outspoken rejection of a historical Genesis. Amid this contention,...
ICR Featured in The Dallas Morning News
The Institute for Creation Research was featured on the front page of the August 15, 2014, edition of The Dallas Morning News in an article that contrasts the evolutionary story with young-earth...
European Spacecraft's Comet Close-up a World First
After a ten-year-long flight, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft entered into orbit around a comet. It will soon attempt to actually land a probe on the comet's surface. Though...
Does Dinosaur Extinction Encourage Faith?
Many professors at private religious universities cling to secular views of the past despite the clear anti-Christian consequences. Theological inferences from a recent study on dinosaur extinction...
Solar System Geysers—Each a Fountain of Youth
A sticky problem for nature-only origins just got 100 times worse. When discovered about ten years ago, a remarkable plume of water ice ejected from Enceladus, an icy moon in Saturn’s E ring,...
Solar-Powered Sea Slug Illuminates Evolutionary Weaknesses
In an everyday scene so bizarre that science fiction writers might never have imagined it, algae-eating sea slugs actually hijack chloroplasts—those tiny plant structures that perform photosynthesis—and...
Zombie Ant Origins Mystify
A fungus turns ants into zombies. Roundworms brainwash insects, forcing them to commit suicide by drowning in order to complete the worm's life cycle. Barnacles transform male crabs into females...
Four-Winged Dinosaur Definition Doesn't Fly
What does it mean to be a dinosaur? Older generations understood dinosaurs as reptiles with hip structures that pointed their legs straight down, instead of out to the side to produce the sprawling...
Echolocation
While bats live in air and dolphins live in water, both use a biological form of sonar technology called echolocation to see with sound! The specifications in dolphin and bat biosonar systems are...
Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache
Who has ever heard of a fossilized brain? Few would expect such a discovery, yet it looks like that's what researchers found inside a Stone Age skull from Norway. If so, it would confirm a published...
NASA's Far-Out Search for Life
With lofty words about humanity’s future, NASA promoters discussed the hope of discovering life on other planets at a recent meeting in NASA headquarters in Washington.1 Despite billions...
Circular Arguments Punch Holes in Triceratops Study
Researchers continue to study one of the most well-known dinosaurs—the three-horned genus Triceratops—as they analyze data collected during the eleven-year Hell Creek Project. The effort...
Second Look Causes Scientist to Reverse Dino-Bird Claim
Stephen Czerkas digs dinosaurs. His early advocacy for feathered dinosaurs makes his recent reversal that much more remarkable. His reexamination of a fossil—one that had been known as a feathered...
Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say?
Many Americans are convinced that mainstream narratives are true—like humans descended from ape-like ancestors or that burning fossil fuels causes global warming. But many times large contingents...
Did Adam Really Live 930 Years?
Genesis 5:5 says Adam lived for 930 years. Judging by today’s standards, this sounds impossible. Many contemporary readers of Genesis balk at such numbers and some end up rejecting the whole Bible....
Oops! Evolutionists Disproving Evolution
For protozoa-to-person evolution to have worked over time, purely natural factors must have conceived, constructed, integrated, and implemented new proteins into old organisms. Brave researchers—already...
Clever Clover: Evidence for Evolution?
Clovers come in a wide variety of sizes, and some of them hold interesting surprises. Plant biologists have been studying one trait in particular, and it keeps showing up—or disappearing—in...
Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved?
Darwin's hypothesis of evolution faced enormous scientific challenges from the very outset of its publication. Recently, a group of evolutionists, publishing in the journal Science, claimed to have...
Ceremony Becoming the Occasion
"The LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are...
Human Remains in Spain: Neandertal or Not?
A famous fossil cave in Spain yielded some 6,500 human fossils from at least 28 ancient individuals. Investigators analyzed the human skull parts and compared them with typical Neandertal skulls. Their...
Oceans of Water Deep Beneath the Earth?
We should not imagine subterranean oceans as depicted in Jules Verne’s classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, but scientists keep finding evidence for vast amounts of water far below...
Chimp DNA Mutation Study—Selective Yet Surprising
Scientists just published a study describing chimp DNA mutation rates and compared a number of cherry-picked genomic regions to human—and this research doubled their evolutionary timeline.1...
Cyclostratigraphy: Another Round of Circular Reasoning?
Secular scientists believe that fossils and rock layers correspond to multi-million-year time scales, but nowhere does the Bible refer to that supposed "deep time." Different areas of investigation—including...
Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part Three
The information of life is in a state of gradual decay, not upward evolution, according to at least eight technical papers published in the proceedings of a unique symposium called Biological Information:...
Human Proteome 'More Complex than Previously Thought'
Once again the oft-repeated phrase "More complex than previously thought" has been used to describe new research cataloguing thousands of proteins produced from the human genome.1...
Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part Two
In 2011, 29 leading design scientists held a Biological Information symposium in which they compared the standard Darwinian explanation of origins to amazing new discoveries about biological languages....
Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part One
In 2011, the “Biological Information: New Perspectives” conference was held in which 29 leading design scientists technically assessed critical aspects of Neo-Darwinian theory. This evolutionary...
Comb Jelly Genome Gums Up Evolution
Comb jellies (ctenophores) look like disco balls with flashing lights that dance and spin as they float around the ocean. These creatures are so fascinating that one neuroscientist likened them to "aliens...
Brainwashing Children to 'Suppress' Design Intuition
The Wall Street Journal praised psychological research on kindergarteners that demonstrates how a picture-rich storybook could replace children’s intuitive inferences of design with Darwinian...
'Smoking Gun' Proof of Big Bang Already In Doubt
In March 2014, a team of radio astronomers using the BICEP2 telescope announced purported direct evidence for inflation, an important part of the Big Bang model.1 But only two months after...
Saturn's Magnetic Field Auroras: Evidence for Creation
Over a million people have viewed the NASA video "Walking On Air," which features stunning arctic and Antarctic auroras photographed from the International Space Station.1 They...
Antarctica Rising: Uplift Rate Suppresses Conventional .,.
Land is not supposed to rise this fast. Generations of geologists have been trained to think in terms of slow and steady processes to explain Earth features. New results show that the continental crust...
'Simple and Elegant' Insect Design Showcases Creation
Sometimes little things matter a lot. For example, consider how some tiny creatures fully depend upon each other for survival in a relationship called symbiosis. This very clearly showcases divine creation....
Lest Thou Forget
"Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy...
College Clashes over Adam and Eve Statement
The trustees over Tennessee's Bryan College altered the school's long-held statement of faith. It used to say, "the origin of man was by [command] of God in the act of creation as related...
'Junk' DNA Keeps Your Heart Beating
A new research study has shown that large regions of the human genome, once thought to be useless junk, work to keep your heart functioning properly.1 When these areas of the genome malfunction,...
Brazil, Disease and Adam & Eve
Only one in a million U.S. Americans suffer from the horrible disease xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," but one in 40 from the Brazilian town of Araras has it. The affliction leads to tumors...
Pat Robertson: Creationists 'Deaf, Dumb, and Blind'
Television minister Pat Robertson said on the May 13 episode of CBN's 700 Club, "The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to think that this earth that we live in only has 6,000 years...
Millions of Years of Evolution Equal Engineering?
Increasing numbers of innovative researchers borrow from biology when they examine and incorporate living systems into man-made designs. We know how man-made designs originate— people design them....
Birds' Built-In Defenses Fend Off Radiation
It has been 28 years since Chernobyl's nuclear power plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown in Ukraine. People are still not permitted to live near it because radiation levels remain dangerous,...
Three's Company, but Two's a Cloud?
by Brian Thomas, M.S., and Jason Lisle, Ph.D. * It's not a planet, nor a comet, but the faraway object named 2012 VP113 now joins Sedna as only the second member of what secularists...
Zonkeys, Geeps, and Noah's Ark
Zookeepers in Reynosa, Mexico, recently witnessed a female zebra give birth to a "zonkey." So far, this rare hybrid animal appears to be in good health.1 Meanwhile, an Irish farmer's...
Still Soft after Half a Billion Years?
Original soft tissue fossils are revolutionizing our understanding of how and when fossils formed. Secular researchers have described dozens of them over the years, from mummified skin and hemoglobin...
Neandertal: The Answer Is Epigenetics Not Evolution
Recent genome reports show that the Neandertals are essentially fully human, causing scientists to reclassify them as "archaic humans."1,2 But what about the apparent subtle differences...
Designed to Walk on Water
Insects called water striders spend their lives gliding gracefully across stream surfaces. Scientists from China have uncovered some specific design specifications that perfectly suit the insects'...
Americans Question the Big Bang
A new poll revealed that 51 percent of Americans question the Big Bang theory, and 54 percent of Americans believe that the universe is so complex that there must have been a designer.1 Mainstream...
Wonder Worm
Spectacular details in a special worm fossil contradict even the longest age estimates for genetic disintegration. This worm should have gone extinct a thousand times over, but apparently it didn't...
How (Not) to Date a Fossil
Do rocks and fossils hold clues that demand millions-of-years? Not the fossils from China's Daohugou beds. On the contrary, their clues speak to more recent origins. Accessible from several...
Why It Was a 'Good' Friday
"As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council." (Luke 22:66) The origin of "Good Friday" ceremonies...
Fossil Plant Chromosomes Look Modern
As mere fragments, most fossils reveal only small hints of ancient life forms, like a single segment from a crinoid stem, or a lone hadrosaur tooth. But a fossilized fern's stem recently discovered...
Former Junk DNA Candidate Proves Indispensable
Some of the primary candidates for being labeled "Junk DNA" have been the highly repetitive regions of the genome that, after years of study, seemed to have no discernable function despite...
Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible
Advanced physics students at Leicester University were tasked with determining if the Biblical dimensions of Noah's ark—assuming it was properly constructed—could have supported the...
Dual-Gene Code Discovery Highlights Designed Biocomplexity
Recent evidence of dual codes in the protein-coding sections of genes raised the bar on our understanding of genome complexity.1,2 Now a new study is showing that the control regions of genes...
Cells' Molecular Motor Diversity Confounds Evolution
Scientists believe that the study of genes that encode the proteins for molecular motors will help solve the mysteries of evolution. However, the result of a study published in the journal Genome Biology...
Water Deep in Earth's Mantle
How far below Earth's surface can we find water? There is no way to drill hundreds of miles down, so researchers must wait for evidence to surface from the depths. An international science team...
Shale Oil Boom Begs Explanation
U.S. companies have ramped up oil and gas production over the last four years, using cutting-edge techniques to extract oil from shale. Lejly Alic, an analyst with the International Energy Agency, recently...
Zircon: Earth's Oldest Crystal?
by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S. * Most people are familiar with man-made, diamond-like cubic zirconia (zirconium dioxide), but zirconium silicate, a less well-known...
Mind-Boggling Complexity in the Fruit Fly Transcriptome
The humble fruit fly that has been at the heart of genetic studies for nearly 100 years continues to amaze scientists and defy simplistic evolutionary predictions. A research team recently evaluated...
'Smoking Gun' Evidence of Inflation?
On March 17, a team of radio astronomers announced they discovered purportedly direct evidence for cosmic inflation—a critical component of the modern Big Bang model. To make this discovery, the...
IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human
On March 5, 2014, the IBM supercomputer "Watson" became a pioneer virtual chef, inadvertently showcasing the remarkably superior hardware and software found between our ears. This intelligent...
Ancient Lake Bed Merges with Biblical Clues
In northwestern India, annual monsoon rains fill lake Kotla Dahar, which then eventually dries as it receives virtually no precipitation for about half the year. But scientists recently found clues...
Reverse Engineering Reveals Ideal Propulsion Design
In a recent analysis of how dozens of species propel their bodies through air and water, a collaborative team found not only ideal design but also common design.1 To successfully propel...
Black Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws
Red flags traditionally act as warning signals. In this case of a surprising rock discovery in West Virginia the flag is black rather than red, but the results are the same. Geologist Callan Bentley...
Asteroid Medley Challenges Naturalistic Origins
Data from recent spacecraft flybys challenge the prevailing naturalistic perspective on asteroid origins. Secular astronomers assume that natural processes, rather than miracles, created the sun, Earth,...
Europe’s Oldest Human Footprints—Dated in Error?
News headlines worldwide recently reported Europe's oldest human footprint discovery at Happisburgh on England's east coast. How old are the tracks? It appears the media and research team answer...
Live Birth Fossil Exposes Evolutionary Enigma
Fossils sometimes capture brief, fleeting moments. Pterosaur footprints, raindrop craters, ripple marks, and half-swallowed fish adorn Earth's layers. And now researchers have discovered a baby...
Wooly Mammoth Mystery Finally Solved?
Researchers claim to potentially have solved the mystery of the wooly mammoth’s mass extinction.1 After drilling permafrost cores in Alaska, Canada, and northern Russia, a team led...
Human lincRNA Genes Contradict Evolution
Researchers from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently characterized a group of genes in humans and other mammals that not only defies evolutionary models but vindicates the...
Genesis Camels: Biblical Error?
Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University recently radiocarbon-dated camel bones from digs at an ancient copper smelting camp in the Aravah Valley that runs along the Israeli-Jordanian border. Primarily...
DNA Proof That Neandertals Are Just Humans
The study of ancient DNA (aDNA) is currently all the rage in the field of genomics, with more and more researchers jumping into the fray. Despite the fact that many problems still plague the field,...
Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories
From satellite images, researchers have concluded that the Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier in Greenland has set a new speed record for glacial flow.1 The ice stream’s calculated average...
Could Space Dust Help Spark Life?
Physicists in California and Hawaii found evidence that solar wind performs curious chemistry on space dust to produce water, and they suggested that this discovery will help support a naturalistic...
Evolutionary Dogma, Not Science, Kicks Out Adam
Secular geneticists continue to claim that humans did not come from a literal Adam and Eve.1 But if clues in the human genome do not reject Adam from our ancestry, then why would scientists...
Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts?
We tend to think that some core in each person will somehow, somewhere live forever. Sociologists have been attempting to track down the source of this belief but so far have not been able to separate...
Cuneiform Reed-Ark Story Doesn't Float
News emerged in 2010 that Irving Finkel, a cuneiform expert at the British Museum, had translated an ancient tablet describing Noah’s Ark as round and built of reeds.1 Now, Finkel is...
Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman
A surprisingly large number of people—some three million—watched live online February 4 as debaters discussed the topic “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern...
Fossil Skin Pigment Evolved Three Times?
Dark outlines of soft tissue often surround fossilized vertebrates. What chemicals make up this material? Paleontologists recently presented their analysis of original skin leftovers from three marine...
Most of Venus' History Is Missing?
Venus’ tortured surface begs for explanation, but scientists have a trying time reconstructing the planet’s past based on its mysterious features. Secular geologists anticipate that additional...
Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention
No, it’s not science fiction—it’s real. Spider webs use electricity to snare prey, and researchers recently discovered an added environmental benefit from these arachnids’ masterful...
Interest in Origins Stays Strong
Do Americans still care about where they came from? The results of two recent polls and a surge in interest in an upcoming creation vs. evolution debate suggest they do. This origins conversation has...
Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses?
During winter, red foxes hunt snow-covered mice without even seeing their prey—but how? Certainly, hearing plays a crucial role, but researchers from the Czech Republic and Germany found that...
Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues
When mainstream scientists search for clues about how and when the first bony-skeleton creature evolved from a non-bony creature, do they overlook evidence showing skeletons could never evolve from...
Gecko-Footed Robot Fit for Outer Space
Abigaille the robot can climb up smooth walls, but she leaves behind no residue, much like living geckos. Engineers at Simon Fraser University copied gecko design when they developed the robot’s...
Amber Flowers Challenge Dinosaur Depictions
Dinosaur dioramas don’t display flowers and grasses—supposedly because they had not yet evolved. But it takes only one piece of the right kind of evidence to disprove a whole paradigm. Amazing...
Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required
It was once believed that the regions in between the protein-coding genes of the genome were wastelands of alleged nonfunctional “junk DNA.” However, we now know that these previously misunderstood...
One-Hour Oil Production?
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington State have pioneered a new technology that makes diesel fuel from algae—and their cutting-edge machine produces the...
Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution
A hand bone found in northern Kenya surprised researchers when it surfaced in rock layers assigned a supposed age of about 1.4 million years, making it the oldest dated human bone but still “young”...
Blind Cavefish Shed Light on Creation
How do fish that can see make the switch to blind cavefish, and should that process really be called “evolution”? This transformation fascinates biologists. Picture the scene—a normal-looking...
Duons: Parallel Gene Code Defies Evolution
Researchers have just characterized a new, previously hidden genetic code embedded within the same sections of genes that code for proteins—utterly defying all naturalistic explanations for its...
Best of 2013 Creation News: Earth's Age
As in years past, 2013 presented some new and serious challenges to the entrenched dogma of a 4.6-billion-year-old Earth. The latest discoveries support Scripture’s eyewitness-verified presentation...
Best Creation News of 2013: Tissue Fossils
About a dozen reports from the last half-decade have described original-tissue fossils, and 2013 added its fair share of finds. Experiments show the biochemicals, cells, and tissues within these fossils...
Best Creation News of 2013: Human Origins
The popular notion that humans evolved from ape-like ancestors took several heavy hits this past year—both from secular and creation-friendly research—confirming that God created man in...
Best Creation News of 2013: Astronomy
This year science has challenged the popular idea that the universe developed all by itself over billions of years. Astronomical discoveries from 2013 confirm creation—starting with the moon and...
Digging Into a Fossil Outhouse
A group of paleontologists reported the discovery of concentrated fields of fossilized dung, called coprolite, in northwest Argentina.1 The closely-spaced dung piles are seen as evidence...
Butterfly Wings: Inspiration for Waterproof Clothing?
What is the best way to shed water? Researchers writing in the journal Nature recently published some amazing water-repelling results that mimic butterfly wings’ tiny scales.1 These...
Dinosaur Soft Tissue Preserved by Blood?
Researchers are now suggesting that iron embedded in blood proteins preserved the still-soft tissues, cells, and molecules discovered inside dinosaurs and other fossils after the creatures were buried...
Dinosaur Youngster Looks Like Dragon Figurines
Phil Currie, one of Canada's leading paleontologists, helped excavate a virtually complete skeleton of what is likely the youngest ceratopsian dinosaur ever found. Ceratopsians include the...
Which Came First--the Spear or its Thrower?
Scientists age-dated a cache of stone-tipped throwing spears unearthed from Ethiopia's Gademotta Formation at 280,000 years old. This find appears to pierce the conventional story of human evolution—a...
Tibetan Cat Fossil: A Tall Tale?
An international research team claims to have found the world's oldest big cat fossil in Tibet, publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.1 Big cats include...
Delicate Balance in DNA Production
Scientists recently ran experiments to determine what happens when excess nucleotides are present during DNA replication.1 In normally functioning living things, each newly formed cell receives...
Questionable Dating of Bloody Mosquito Fossil
Researchers recently examined a spectacular mosquito fossil from the Kishenehn Formation, finding fresh blood—remnants of its last meal—still stored in its abdomen. They wrote, "The...
Secrets from the Most Distant Galaxy
An international team recently announced discovery of a new record for the most distant galaxy and claimed they were viewing this galaxy at "an epoch only 700 million years after the Big Bang."1...
Counting Earth's Age in Lightning Strikes
Scientists recently studied the Drakensberg Range in South Africa, discovering that lightning likely damages mountain surfaces far more often than previously thought. Lightning also generates fulgarites,...
New 'Human' Fossil Borders on Fraud
An international team of paleoanthropologists reported discovering the earliest human fossils found outside Africa at a dig in the country of Georgia.1 The team told Science that one specimen,...
Incredible Microprocessor Protein Acts as Genome Guardian
Researchers recently studied a highly sophisticated cellular machine that acts as a guard for the genome against harmful mutations and that evolution cannot explain.1 Humans have two...
Human-like Fossil Menagerie Stuns Scientists
by Brian Thomas, M.S., & Frank Sherwin, M.A. * An international team of scientists made a stunning and controversial discovery from an archaeological site in Dmanisi, a small town in the country...
Did Sea Slugs Evolve to Steal Genes?
Solar-powered sea slugs (sacoglossan molluscs) feed on filamentous algae, a water plant, to capture photosynthetic organelles called chloroplasts and use them for solar energy. Considered kleptoplastic...
Newfound Nitrogen Harmony Saves Tropical Forest Trees
New research shows that tropical forests quickly recover after clear-cutting by using clever mechanisms to locate sufficient levels of nitrogen that they need to thrive. Publishing in the journal...
British Pre-Roman Roads Lead to Genesis
Archaeologists uncovered the remains of a well-maintained and well-built British road beneath an ancient Roman road in 2011. This evidence contrasts what modern texts teach about primitive-pagan peoples...
Impact Theory of Moon's Origin Fails
Secular scientists used to regard the planetary collision theory as a triumph in explaining several of the moon's specific arrangements. But newfound facts severely debilitate this lunar impact...
Bloody Mosquito Fossil Supports Recent Creation
Scientists recently found blood remnants in a mosquito fossil trapped in a supposed 46-million-year-old rock.1 Could blood really last that long? Publishing in the Proceedings of the...
Sun Paradox Challenges Old Earth Theory
Scientists previously uncovered fossil algae in Archean rocks—evidence of life in a period that evolutionists date from 3.0 to 3.5 billion years ago.1 At that supposed time, the sun...
Recent Earthquake Spawns New Island
A recent 7.7 magnitude earthquake in south-central Pakistan killed over 260 people and displaced thousands more. It also spawned a new island in the Arabian Sea hundreds of miles from the earthquake's...
Was Toxic Protein Once Good?
A new study published in the journal Nature showed that the Photorhabdus bacteria's protein toxin, the "ABC toxin," is precisely engineered to deliver a protein payload into neighboring...
Global Warming Halts, Arctic Ice Multiplies
Fox News recently reported, "Arctic sea ice up 60 percent in 2013," publishing dramatic before and after satellite images of Earth's Arctic region.1 How could ice increase if...
'smORFs': Functional Little Genome Gems Confront Evolution
Until recently, thousands of tiny, potential protein-coding regions in the genome called "small open reading frames" or "smORFs" have been difficult to identify. They are now getting...
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