An atypical atheist, plus Just how long was that so-called ‘gap’? December 30, 2006
Why would an atheist say he likes the CMI website?
Seeing the pattern December 29, 2006
When one sees that beautifully-preserved fossils are found all over the world, an all-too-obvious pattern emerges. But to some, it’s not that obvious.
Letting rotting sharks lie
A marine animal washed onto the coast of New Zealand raises more questions about that Japanese fishing trawler and the plesiosaur carcass.
Vehement about human extinction
December 27, 2006
This vocal lobby movement wants people to voluntarily die out to ‘save the planet’. But for whom is it being saved, and why?
A Right Royal Interpretation? December 26, 2006
England’s Prince Charles, in recent addresses to Muslims, claims that the meaning of any ‘sacred text’—including the Bible—is not what it plainly says.
The Nativity: Fact or Fiction? December 23, 2006
Luke’s account of Christ’s birth shines like a beacon of credibility in this age of skepticism towards the historicity of the Bible.
Japheth, remember to turn off the computer … December 22, 2006
The recent discovery of the amazing capacity and function of an ancient computing device challenges evolutionary objections to Noah’s capacity to build the Ark.
Preaching to his own choir December 21, 2006
Prominent evolutionist, Michael Ruse, explores the relationship between science and religion. Impressive and excellently argued but, under close scrutiny, the arguments do not hold up. So, who is he trying to convince?
What does the New Testament say about Creation? December 20, 2006
Special Creation, theistic evolution or Progressive Creation?
Climate change & terrorism: a new political agenda? December 19, 2006
Whatever the reality of the current gloomy climate predictions, the current bandwagon is such that some have even compared normal scientific scepticism to terrorism.
A missionary to atheists December 18, 2006
Zdenek Karasek left his homeland amid the despair, poverty and hopelessness of its atheistic government. But later he returned with Good News for his countrymen.
Why don’t they carbon-test dino fossils? + A powerful plug for a powerful Christmas gift December 16, 2006
T. rex bones with dino blood cells in vessels—C-14 dating and new discoveries. Another reader explains why our Da Vinci Code DVD is valuable.
Legalized Cloning in Australia:
What are the issues? December 15, 2006
Cloning: what are the moral and scientific issues, and why did Australian politicians change their minds?
Parkie: a new ‘pseudoplesiosaur’ washed up on the Nova Scotia coast December 14, 2006
What was it? Some say the beast had the makings of a famous sea monster. See detailed pictures and evidence behind an identification that surprised many
No sale for Darwin December 13, 2006
Even other evolutionists seem to be embarrassed at a book that 'oversells' the alleged practical value of evolution to the public.
Old Drug, New Results December 12, 2006
Chloroquine used to be effective against malaria, but when widespread resistance broke out, this was regarded as ‘evolution’. So what does it tell us now that the resistance is disappearing again?
Voting with their feet December 11, 2006
14,000 people surveyed say why they abandoned mainstream churches. They want teaching that defends The Faith, upholds moral absolutes and stands on the authority of the Bible. Many recommended creationist websites.
Presuppositions required for science, ‘Christian’ v atheist atrocities, defending the faith December 9, 2006
A critic misunderstands what creationists actually believe about natural selection, and downplays the difference between operational and origins science. The response also explains the propositions needed for science to work.
Old Bee, Young Creation
December 8, 2006
The ‘oldest bee’ looks very much like a bee. But its hind legs are a bit narrower, so evolutionists seize on this to support their belief.
Scripture and general revelation December 7, 2006
The present understanding of most Christian and non-Christian scientists stands in marked contrast with what the Bible actually says.
‘Time Magazine’ Christians December 6, 2006
Some people, like Time, live their lives in boxes—politics, business, science, family, art and cinema—with their Christian faith on a page at the back in a box called ‘religion’.
Living Dinosaurs or Just Birds? December 5, 2006
Evolutionary enthusiasts today claim that you can see live dinosaurs hovering around the hummingbird feeder. What are the facts?
Tsunami tragedy December 4, 2006
The tragic devastation wreaked by the Boxing Day, 2004 tsunami is a sober reminder of the awesome power of God’s judgment in the Flood of Noah.
Bomb-building vs. the biblical foundation December 2, 2006
A critic disputes that a biblical foundation is necessary for ethics. The response shows why it is, and points out the real ethical problem for atheists.
Dawkins and Eugenics December 1, 2006
Prominent Darwinist and anti-Christian, Professor Richard Dawkins, says he hates to be agreeing with Hitler on the point, but applying eugenics to breeding humans is a pretty good idea after all.
Taking firm hold on an illusion November 30, 2006
Incisive review of the latest popular ‘evangelical’ book promising a bridge between faith and biology. Journal of Creation sneak peek.
‘Not to Be Used Again’: November 29, 2006
In the biblical world, people would have regarded use of common designs as honorable, and demonstrating mastery over creation.
Homosexual Animals November 28, 2006
A public exhibit once again uses the assumption of evolution to undermine biblical morality; and the logic is faulty, too.
A Monstrous mound of … minerals! November 27, 2006
It grabs tourists’ attention in Hot Springs State Park, Wyoming, USA, but this elephant rock has an even bigger message about fossils, petrifaction and the meaning of things.
Alien & skeptics November 25, 2006
Gary Bates responds to a reader’s questions on weird alien-related claims. Another reader has insightful comments on our debate with the Skeptics.
Journal of Creation—a great Christmas gift November 24, 2006
We hope you enjoy this sneak preview from the soon-to-be-released Journal of Creation. Subscribers will be delighted with the printed journal’s powerful content and explanatory graphics.
A ‘tail’ of many monsters November 23, 2006
Basking sharks and ancient plesiosaurs, there is a connection, but what is it?
The Basis of a Christian Worldview November 22, 2006
Whenever a culture steps away from these fundamental principles, atrocity and mayhem follows.
Could the mammalian middle ear have evolved … twice? November 21, 2006
Given the complexity of the mammalian middle ear, evolutionists assumed it originated only once. But the discovery of a tiny fossil jawbone makes the evolutionary story doubly difficult.
The Stone ‘Age’—a figment of the imagination? November 20, 2006
We often hear that ‘prehistoric’ humans used stone tools for over two million years before they used metal. But the evidence from archaeology is not as clear-cut as you might think.
Christian chemist’s assumptions lead to accusations November 18, 2006
A theistic evolutionist accuses CMI of neither understanding science or the Bible. The response explains the difference between facts and interpretations, and between literalism and interpreting in context.
Jumbo Minds November 17, 2006
Chimps are supposed to be our closest relatives, so evolutionists readily gloat about their ‘human-like’ social and other skills. But what about when elephants perform well in these areas?
Bone building: perfect protein November 16, 2006
For bones to deposit the hard calcium mineral in the right place, they need the protein osteocalcin. Recent discovery of its crystal structure shows that it binds calcium in exactly the right geometry for proper crystal growth.
Can we live as long as Methuselah? November 15, 2006
A multi-million dollar donation to a search for the cure for ageing raises some people’s hopes that we might be able to live as long as pre-Flood patriarchs.
A New Neandertal/Modern Human Fossil Hybrid? November 14, 2006
Most long-agers would love to see Neandertals be a separate species to humans. But how can this be if the evidence shows that they interbred?
The father of lies November 13, 2006
With overwhelming publicity given to evolution and ‘old-earth’ teaching, many Christians have tried to accommodate such ideas to the Bible. But neither fit.
Is antibiotic resistance really due to increase in information? November 11, 2006
A critic of Dr Sarfati’s PBS rebuttals took issue with antibiotic resistance and information. The response points out that the cited examples show transfer or loss of information.
Planet definitions and the Creator November 10, 2006
The decision to remove Pluto from the roll-call of planets in our solar system has caused much controversy, and some confusion. Find out the facts.
The Haggard tragedy November 9, 2006
When a vocal defender of the Bible’s authority, even one who attacks evolution, is morally disgraced in the public eye, what does that say about the link between evolution and morality?
A dolphin with legs—NOT November 8, 2006
Once more the papers are abuzz with alleged evolutionary evidence. But again, the reality is different from the ‘spin’.
Evidence of a watery origin for the solar system November 7, 2006
We hope you enjoy this sneak preview of an article from the soon-to-be-released Creation magazine. Subscribers will be delighted with the printed magazine’s powerful content and brilliant graphics.
Insect inspiration solves giant bug mystery November 6, 2006
For years, scientists have puzzled over how giant fossil insects could have ever existed, let alone fly. But now an ingenious researcher has discovered their secret, using modern x-ray technology.
Jonah in a megalodon? Plus, from ‘fungus’ to faith. November 4, 2006
Was it a whale that swallowed Jonah? If not, then what? Schoolboy counters common sceptic objection. Plus: Schoolgirl taught she ‘came from fungus’ comes to faith in Christ.
Gogonasus—a fish with human limbs?
November 3, 2006
Media reports have led many to believe that something akin to a human limb on a fish has proven evolution beyond any doubt. But the reality is far less spectacular, as usual.
Quebec Quells Creation November 3, 2006
But they do, and their students are better informed than those in government schools where any criticism of evolution is censored.
Mutations, selection and the quest for meatier livestock November 2, 2006
One place where mutations and natural selection can be tested and studied is the livestock industry.
Evolutionary ice age theories still don’t work November 1, 2006
Latest research in Science acknowledges more and more problems.
‘War Cry’? Or whimper? October 31, 2006
Caring for the poor, as the Bible commands, is a hallmark of the Salvation Army. But some within their own ranks are (unwittingly?) marching to the beat of a different drum by surrendering biblical authority to the worldly philosophies of secular ‘science’
Spectacular spider stickiness October 30, 2006
Geckos can stick to almost anything because of their feet’s fine structure. This has inspired powerful (and self-cleaning) adhesives. Now a spider’s feet are shown to stick the same way.
Penguins and proselytizing October 28, 2006
This week we feature two friendly feedbacks. First, a query about penguin design. Then, an inspiring example of effective outreach using CMI materials to reach work colleagues for Christ.
The hypocrisy of intolerant ‘tolerance’ October 27, 2006
A Christian schoolgirl failed for refusing a ‘gay’ assignment gives cause to reflect on the ‘new tolerance’—and how it relates to what creation ministries are all about.
Western culture and the age of the earth October 26, 2006
The earth’s age is crucial for the Christian worldview, but the ‘dating game’ is not objective science. Biography of Arthur Holmes, one of the major players in the game, shows it’s subjective, arbitrary and erratic.
Unintelligently Attacking Intelligent Design October 25, 2006
A Christian responds to an Australian university newspaper’s ill-conceived attack on ID and creationism.
Superstition vs Christianity October 24, 2006
This item is a ‘sneak preview’ from the soon-to-be-released Creation magazine. Subscribers will be delighted with the printed magazine’s powerful content and brilliant graphics.
Swift Swallow Selection October 23, 2006
What evolutionists are claiming as ‘a case of dramatic evolution’ in barn swallows, is actually good news for creationists.
Dr Damadian’s vital contribution to MRI: October 21, 2006
‘Origins questions’—evolutionists puzzled, creationists muzzled October 20, 2006
As research progressively uncovers things that thwart naturalistic explanations, evolutionists are left to wonder. But they refuse to hear of a Creator.
Startling plant discovery presents problems for evolution October 19, 2006
An error-correcting mechanism discovered in Arabidopsis fixes a mutation where even both copies of a gene are defective. This ‘edit-undo’ function speaks of design, not evolution.
Saddle up the horse, it’s off to the bat cave October 17, 2006
When genetic evidence fits the evolutionary belief system, humanists are quick to gloat. But what about when it totally contradicts it?
Alfred Russel Wallace—‘co-inventor’ of Darwinism October 16, 2006
It occurred to Alfred Russel Wallace during a fever fit in Ternate that fit animals survive better than the unfit; what could this possibly mean?
Compromisers and Hebrew eisegesis October 14, 2006
An enquiry gives the opportunity to answer some objections raised against those taking Genesis as real history.
Evangelical wing of major Aussie church promotes ‘peace with evolution’ October 13, 2006
The Sydney Anglicans are rightly respected for their stand on biblical authority. But a recent affiliated publication calls for seeing Genesis as ‘figurative’.
Human and dinosaur fossil footprints in the Upper Cretaceous of North America? October 12, 2006
Careful study of dinosaur trackways reaches amazing conclusions. Prints and sediment point to abnormal stress on animal communities. See what it means.
Be Still and Know … What God? October 11, 2006
A Scripture text on a memorial to a world-famous South African statesman and soldier reminds us of the contrast between his evolution-inspired new-agey ideas and the God of the Bible.
Rampaging Radishes October 10, 2006
These hybrid children were so successful, they not only formed a new species, they wiped out their parents. But if that’s evolution, why are creationists excited?
October 9, 2006
The Polled Dorset breed of sheep did not evolve—its hornlessness is the result of a mutation.
Nobel Prize for alleged big bang proof October 7, 2006
Despite the fanfare, the discovery for which this award was granted has been seriously discredited—including in very recent days.
Kenyan pastor speaks out against evolution October 6, 2006
Africans are increasingly being exposed to evolution, particularly ‘human evolution’, as never before.
Green River forum contents last round redirect October 5, 2006
As geologists Mike Oard and John Whitmore conclude their cases, you can decide what makes the best sense of the data.
The Simpsons and Scopes October 4, 2006
When a popular satirical TV show gets into creation/evolution, at least you know that it is a ‘live’ issue in the culture
Designer didn’t design junk October 3, 2006
Portions of the genome thought to have no purpose—disparagingly named ‘junk DNA ’—are now known to contain patterns suggesting instead an important functional role.
Other solar systems challenge evolution October 2, 2006
The reported discoveries of ‘extrasolar’ planets are a serious challenge to evolutionary ideas.
C14 equilibrium in the atmosphere September 30, 2006
An enquirer raises a gentle challenge to an article on our website about the imbalance between radiocarbon production and decay, after an earlier question of his was answered.
Walking sharks: evolution in action? September 29, 2006
A new species of ‘walking shark’ has aroused evolutionary passions. But sharks ‘walking’ is nothing new, and gives no support to ideas of seadwellers evolving onto the land.
Dark matter and a cosmological constant in a creationist cosmology?
September 28, 2006
This new cosmological model does away with the need for dark energy or dark matter to explain the movement of stars in galaxies.
‘Fragile comets’ origins mystery September 27, 2006
The continuing fragmentation of Comet 73P/Schwassman–Wachmann 3 is proving awkward for evolutionary cosmologists.
Petulant parrot proves a point—but atheists can’t (or won’t) see
September 26, 2006
When parrots show they can deliberately give every possible wrong answer, this demonstrates high intelligence. But when atheists seem to do it, it’s a different story.
Turning Greeks Into Jews September 25, 2006
Many Christians get discouraged when their efforts at evangelism in today’s culture seem to be ineffectual. But understanding the roots of the problem can make a huge difference.
Neuropsychology and evolution September 23, 2006
Sometimes the important thing about an issue that seems to challenge creation is the way we look at it…
The ‘Lucy Child’
More good news for creationists September 22, 2006
This fossil type is widely touted as our ancestor. The discovery of an extremely well-preserved specimen focuses attention on the evidence that things are not what evolutionists would have hoped.
Did a jaw muscle protein mutation lead to increased cranial capacity in man? September 21, 2006
An evolutionist proposed that a mutation in the MYH16 jaw muscle gene resulted in smaller jaws and therefore larger brains in humans. See why the proposal does not withstand careful analysis.
Canada joins search for ET life September 20, 2006
Quest for the origin of life still stuck in an evolutionary dead end.
From weird to worthy September 19, 2006
Creation Ministries aims to break this association in people’s minds.
The Axolotl September 18, 2006
The axolotl lives in water but has legs to walk on the bottom. Some evolutionists think this is a perfect ‘missing link’, but the facts give a quite different picture.
Strong reaction to Steve Irwin report September 16, 2006
Steve Irwin’s death from a stingray was a national tragedy. The feedback on our report allowed teaching points on a number of issues.
The Big Bang fails another test September 15, 2006
The ‘background echo of the big bang’ was supposed to cast a shadow—but only if it is really true that this radiation is coming from far away.
Fossil evidence for alleged apemen—Part 2: non-Homo hominids
September 14, 2006
Peter Line reviews the status of the varied fossils not labelled as ‘Homo’ that evolutionists interpret as our ancestors. He shows that their story does not stack up.
Cuddly cold-cures counter critics September 13, 2006
How did koalas survive without eucalyptus trees en route? The surprising reason for their current all-gum diet solves the problem.
Biologically inspired designs: Testament to evolution?
September 12, 2006
Nothing is left to chance in this new field of science as researchers identify superior designs in biology and purposely copy them.
Abortion argument unravels September 11, 2006
How the unborn child defends itself against its mother, confirming that he/she is a separate human being from the start.
If you are truly scientists / There will be skeptics September 9, 2006
Many evolutionists attack creation because it is ‘not science’, but their attacks are often inconsistent. But real-world science works by interpreting data according to theories, which are often protected by auxiliary hypotheses.
Has ‘dark matter’ really been proven? September 8, 2006
Caution urged about so-called empirical proof from the Bullet-cluster observations. Indeed, ‘dark matter’ is really a fancy name for a fudge factor, and proper physics eliminates the need for it.
The fog of fiction blankets the landscape of facts September 7, 2006
The book presents some good science in regard to genetics, but when it comes to evolution, there are few islands of reality in a vast sea of story telling.
The stingray of death September 6, 2006
The sudden death of ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin—in a most unexpected way—stunned the world.
The bronze tree of Sanxingdui September 5, 2006
The creators of a mysterious, ancient bronze tree, unearthed in China, shared their ancestral history with Abraham and Moses.
Learning to sing September 4, 2006
Ornithologist Dr Michael Tarburton knows more than most about bird calls, and how they point to a Creator.
Miracles and science September 2, 2006
A reader questions the rationality of believing in miracles. However, the response points out that the argument commits a logical fallacy, and that sceptical attacks commit circular reasoning.
Killer Kangaroos and Demon Ducks? September 1, 2006
When armed with a biblical worldview, reports of giant flesh-eating kangaroos and killer birds are no cause for alarm—or sensationalism
‘Ripples’ of galaxies—another blow to the big bang August 31, 2006
A cluster pattern discovered in the organization of galaxies does not support the secular story for the naturalistic origin of the universe.
Neandertals were fully human in thinking:
Symbolic items show human cognition and symbolic thinking August 30, 2006
Although Neandertals are known to have made ornaments and decorated bone tools, many evolutionists have dismissed this as ‘borrowing’. New analysis of a site shows that the Neandertals were the real inventors.
US Senate passes embryonic stem cell bill; President vetoes August 29, 2006
Why are so many senators so keen on embryonic stem cell research? Why are adult stem cell successes ignored?
Eugenics … death of the defenceless August 28, 2006
Ethnic cleansing, abortion of ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all come from eugenics. This was invented by Francis Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin.
Offended by the term ‘Baby Killers’ August 26, 2006
Many abortion defenders hate to see abortion defined as what it is, baby-killing. The feedback response explains that the nature of the unborn is crucial to the debate; returning people to this key point defeats most pro-abortion rationalizations.
Addendum August 25, 2006
New research on a tiny human fossil angers prominent anticreationists, and it seems more consistent with a biblical worldview than ever.
Green River Forum contents 2nd round August 24, 2006
Mike Oard and John Whitmore respond to each other's arguments and add to their cases. Look at how the geological evidence is interpreted and decide for yourself.
Mind by design August 23, 2006
This item is a ‘sneak preview’ from the soon-to-be-released Creation magazine. Subscribers will be delighted with the printed magazine’s powerful content and brilliant graphics
Monkeying around with the origins of language August 22, 2006
Monkeys’ brains react in predictable ways to the communication calls of their fellow monkeys. The evolutionary hype over these rather banal findings is, as usual, quite unjustified.
Unravelling the knotty khipu code August 21, 2006
Who would have ever thought of storing information on segments of threaded strands according to a certain code? The Incas did—and they weren’t the first.
Response to ‘gay marriage’ article objections; CMI shows questioner
that Christian faith is logical August 19, 2006
A gay man took issue about an article on ‘gay marriage’; the response explains the biblical teaching and refutes pseudo-Christian objections. In the second feedback, a then-new Christian (now a guest writer for CMI) explains how logical answers from CMI were instrumental to her conversion.
SETI—religion or science? August 18, 2006
George Basalla, professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware, says that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is more of a faith than a science. But SETI disputes this—on the basis of evolution.
World record enzymes August 17, 2006
Without special enzymes, vital reactions of life would take as long as trillions of years. Their origin is a mystery even to evolutionists.
They must be joking! August 16, 2006
It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at the latest attempt by evolutionists to explain the origins of laughter.
String theory unstrung August 15, 2006
Physicists had looked to string theory as ‘the great hope’, but they now admit it does not even describe observed reality let alone explain where space and time came from.
Quite a challenge August 14, 2006
A Nobel prize-winning physicist who likens Christianity to belief in a tooth fairy has questioned why his Christian friends aren’t even trying to convert him. He thinks it’s because they doubt the Bible themselves.
Da Vinci Code apostate challenges CMI August 12, 2006
A reader has used the Da Vinci Code as an excuse for leaving his former professed faith. Dr Sarfati’s response exposes many fallacies of this, and provides advice on how to handle works like Dan Brown’s.
Deep freeze seed bank initiated August 11, 2006
The need for preservation of seeds of the world’s crops underlines the fact that genetic information does not ‘grow on (evolutionary) trees’.
The Green River Formation: a large post-Flood lake system August 10, 2006
John Whitmore details multiple lines of evidence for deposition in a large post-Flood lake system.
Copying God’s design: August 9, 2006
Spider silk is the strongest fibre known. Now this has been stiffened with glass beads from microscopic algae, using the genetic information from both creatures.
Big bang goes pear-shaped? August 8, 2006
The big bang has long struggled to explain how we have any matter at all. To get around this, neutrons were supposed to have pear-shaped asymmetries. Now a breakthrough by UK scientists shows that it’s ‘back to the drawing board’.
Tigers and pigs … together? August 7, 2006
Extraordinary scenes from Sriracha Zoo in Thailand.
Does ribozyme research prove Darwinian evolution? August 5, 2006
The origin of the first living organism is a huge problem for materialists. Agnostic DB of California agrees that creationist critiques are strong, but argues that ribozyme ‘evolution’ might solve the problem; Dr Sarfati responds.
Darwin drives Da Vinci’s Dan? August 4, 2006
What motivates an author like Dan Brown to attack the veracity of God’s Word with impunity? His court testimony about the influences on his life provide a fascinating part of the answer.
The case for Flood deposition of the Green River Formation August 3, 2006
Michael Oard presents nine major lines of evidence that the Formation was laid down in the Inundatory phase of the Flood and eroded in the Recessional stage.
Controversial claim for earliest life on Earth August 2, 2006
Controversy over origin of stromatolites reveals new insights into the way scientists think.
Plankton’s powerful pogo August 1, 2006
The brightest human engineers are once again plagiarizing from the Master Designer. And the mechanism they’re trying to copy comes from an organism that evolutionists wrongly suppose is ‘primitive’.
What? A Christian mind? July 31, 2006
Although Jesus commanded ‘love God with all your … mind’, many in the church have neglected this. Creation magazine helps people in over 100 countries develop ‘the mind of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
Woolgrower comments on ‘freak’ sheep July 29, 2006
This woolgrower reckons the handy ‘mutation’ which leaves sheep bald in the crutch area is readily explained by existing genetic variation in sheep.
How bees decide July 28, 2006
Cornell University researchers have described a beehive’s group decision-making process as ‘complicated enough to rival the dealings of any department committee’. Could such complex ‘dealings’ have arisen by evolution?
Green power (photosynthesis) July 27, 2006
Photosynthesis is vital for life. New research shows that it stores the energy from four photons so it can split the water molecule. This defies evolution, since a partially complete system would not work at all.
Dinosaurs, day care and diluvium July 26, 2006
34 juvenile dinosaurs and one adult overwhelmed in a sudden, watery catastrophe in eastern China, fossils suggest.
Chickens with teeth July 25, 2006
Defective they may be, but these chickens do have teeth! As do the reptiles from which evolutionists say they descended. But it fits snugly with Genesis creation, too.
Radioisotope dating of rocks in the Grand Canyon July 24, 2006
The discordant ‘dates’ for Grand Canyon rocks point to an episode of accelerated radioactive decay some time in the past.
Leonardo’s last supper errors July 22, 2006
Feedback from Scotland: not only was Dan Brown’s interpretation of Leonardo’s The Last Supper ‘flaky’, but the brilliant artist himself erred.
Erring on the side of censorship (Brittany McComb’s address cut short)
July 21, 2006
A school’s top student wanted to thank Jesus in her farewell address. But school officials disconnected the microphone. What are the legal and educational implications for Christians?
Introduction to the Forum July 20, 2006
Geologists discuss whether it formed during or after Noah's Flood. See the multitude of issues that need to be addressed, and the sorts of methods creationists employ. You be the judge.
‘Schweitzer’s Dangerous Discovery’ July 19, 2006
The lady scientist who discovered that still-soft-and-stretchy dinosaur material is at the heart of a controversy.
‘Impossible’ asteroid July 18, 2006
Japan’s Hayabusa spacecraft’s recent visit to the asteroid Itokawa has left planetary scientists puzzling over how such an asteroid could ever have formed.
Why nail biters don’t cry July 17, 2006
The humble fingernail turns out to have intricate design. The middle layer has fibres aligned to prevent tearing down to the nail beds, and the two outer layers make nails as strong as hooves.
Flaming koalas / Keeping up standards July 15, 2006
This week we feature two recent ‘friendly feedbacks’ to CMI, the first with a dash of humour, and the second an encouragement to keep emphasizing accuracy over sensationalism.
Aces of the Air July 14, 2006
The best fliers in the world are some of the most humble-seeming of creatures.
Haldane’s dilemma has not been solved July 13, 2006
Population genetics shows that evolution of ‘higher’ organisms is impossible, even given evolutionary deep time.
Sunny surprise July 12, 2006
If the sun is supposed to have condensed from a cloud of dust and gas along with the planets, one would expect its makeup to be consistent with this idea. But new findings have cast this idea into confusion.
Did God create life on other planets? redirect July 11, 2006
Would God create such a huge universe and not fill it with intelligent species? Actually, God has clearly revealed in His Word why not, and the purpose of the vastness of the cosmos.
Bombardier idea July 10, 2006
The bombardier beetle’s sophisticated rear-end ‘cannon’ has long stymied attempts to explain how it could have evolved without blowing itself up. Now engineers are hoping to apply its explosive secrets to aircraft engine design.
War on creation, continued July 8, 2006
A physiology student takes issue with our points on the role of biases and assumptions behind dating methods. However, he failed to study what he was criticising.
Doing the (CMI) ‘2-step’ program July 7, 2006
Equipping Christians with answers to faith-destroying questions encourages evangelism and renewal of churches—ultimately changing nations.
Mitochondrial Eve and biblical Eve are looking good: criticism of young age is premature July 6, 2006
The critic fails to address the issues, using bluff and bluster. The data are consistent with there being one mother of all humans and within the Bible’s time frame.
Caution about ‘Ark’ discovery July 5, 2006
A group of Texas adventurers announced recently that they found the remains of Noah’s Ark on the slopes of a rugged mountain in Iran. However, many questions need to be answered before a definite verdict can be reached about the validity of this claim.
Major US denomination ‘affirms evolution’—and more July 4, 2006
The Episcopalian Church (Anglicanism in America) comes out strongly and officially in support of a position that rejects Genesis the way Christ taught and understood it.
Water, water, where are you? July 3, 2006
‘Where there’s water there’s life’—so say those who won’t believe God created life, that life began ‘out there’—hence the enthusiasm for finding water on Mars. What has been found?
Racial origins and bone marrow transplants July 1, 2006
A reader had seen information that bone marrow donors are best accepted within the same ethnic groupings, and was puzzled as to why that would be so, given the close relatedness of all people groups, and presumably knowing what we had previously written about evolution and ‘race’.
‘Dealing’ with evolution June 30, 2006
Looking for ways to counter evolutionary ideas to family and friends? Here’s a quick 5-minute refutation of ‘natural selection = evolution!’
Fossil evidence for alleged apemen—Part 1: the genus Homo
June 29, 2006
Morphological analysis points to genetic variation within the one human kind, so the case for human evolution collapses.
Shrimpy superboxer June 28, 2006
Meet the tiny mantis shrimp that can punch holes in glass using an ingenious catapult mechanism. Its eyes, with 12 types of colour receptor, may help designers of cameras for satellites.
Darwin’s Eden June 27, 2006
A huge evolutionary promotion aimed to put the Galápagos—and evolution—on the world map as never before.
Science academies around world urge teaching of evolution June 26, 2006
They may be surprised to learn that creationists would agree with this sentiment.
Creation science does not meet the standards for secular publications? June 24, 2006
Physics teacher questions some of our astrophysical claims, but his main problem is the old canard of lack of publication in secular journals and the misunderstanding of the role of the paradigm in interpreting data.
The Heliconius hybrid butterfly: speciation yes, evolution no June 23, 2006
The ‘re-creation’ of the South American butterfly Heliconius heurippa in the lab has been heralded as ‘evolution’. But a closer look at the facts shows otherwise.
The Hobbit: Precious fossil or poisoned chalice? June 22, 2006
The debate rages over the ‘hominid’ found on the Indonesian island of Flores. It is most likely that, whilst still human and hence a descendant of Adam, it is a reflection of post-Babel human pathological variation, concludes Dr Peter Line.
Excellent Eye Better than any camera June 21, 2006
The eye can adapt to a greater range of light intensities than the best man-made detectors. The iris is the best known mechanism. But new discoveries show that intricate micro-machinery is at work as well.
Herero genocide June 20, 2006
The brutal regimes of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin are stark testament to the realities of evolutionary thought carried to its logical conclusion. However, evolutionist ideas were behind another bloodthirsty reign of terror in Africa.
Huff and Bluff June 19, 2006
Leading media physicist Paul Davies is puzzled. He realizes that ‘stupid atoms’ can’t generate the information required for living things. But he is unwilling to accept creation, so he tries to use quantum mechanics as a way out.
Evolutionist debater fails to understand young-earth arguments June 17, 2006
A young supporter asks some questions about young-earth evidence raised by an evolutionary debater. The response points out some of the evolutionist’s misunderstandings and even outright errors, and the role of axioms in the debate.
Australian croc rolls evolutionary story June 16, 2006
Australian palaeontologists announced a new fossil find which they say overturns ideas about crocodile evolution. Little do they realise that it points to creation and supports biblical history.
Blast from the Past:
Museum director Dr Johann Blasius v Darwin June 16, 2006
Prof. Johann Blasius was director of a major German museum when Darwin wrote Origin. His reaction reminds us that it was predominantly the scientists, not the theologians, who at first opposed Darwinism.
The evolution of an idea
June 15, 2006
The groundwork for Darwin's theory of evolution in biology was long prepared by long-age ideas in geology. Indeed churchian compromisers unwittingly provided straw men for Darwin to knock down.
Changing Lane June 14, 2006
Terry Lane is not the first church leader to have publicly abandoned Christianity. And given what many theological colleges are continuing to teach, he may not be the last.
How could Adam have named all the animals in a single day? June 13, 2006 Here is an answer to a common question from those who deny the Genesis time-frame of creation in six days.
Here is an answer to a common question from those who deny the Genesis time-frame of creation in six days.
The age of the earth: The Bible is reliable. June 10, 2006
Nervous about taking a stand on the age of the earth? Prefer a less dogmatic approach?—Why the Bible can be trusted.
Venus flytrap June 9, 2006
Scientists have finally worked out how the Venus flytrap snaps shut on insect prey. But they are still baffled about the same thing Darwin was: how did this mechanism evolve?
The ubiquitin protein: chance or design? June 8, 2006
Considering the number of variants of the ubiquitin protein, probability calculations show that it could not have arisen naturalistically.
‘It’s just evolution’ … Not!
June 7, 2006
With repeated exposure to ticks, animals can develop immunity to tick paralysis. But this is not due to an increase in genetic information, so is not evolution.
Blowing the whistle on corruption June 6, 2006
One man’s refusal to bow under pressure brought down a leading judge, threatened political careers, and made him a household name against official corruption.
Chimp/Human DNA—count the differences! June 5, 2006
The widely-touted 98-99% chimp/human DNA similarities are claimed as evidence for evolution. But as geneticists probe more deeply, things look very different.
Out of his depth on radioactive dating, but still a match for his chemistry prof. June 3, 2006
Supporter feels out of his depth on nuclear chemistry but is still a match for his prof.
The Da Vinci Code movie June 2, 2006
Virtually none of the dialogue is worth remembering or repeating.
Gain-of-function mutations: at a loss to explain molecules-to-man evolution June 1, 2006
Mutations are supposedly the raw material for evolution. Most are harmful or neutral. But even mutations that result in new functions are really informationally downhill, because they cause loss of specificity.
ET needed evolution May 31, 2006
There's something ET needed more than a spaceship, in order to reach Earth. And Charles Darwin provided it.
Protecting your children in the battle of worldviews May 30, 2006
Our children often find themselves in the front line, but we can help them win.
Fish challenge misconceptions May 29, 2006
While many people might regard fish as being well down the intelligence stakes, fisheries biologists have mounting evidence to the contrary.
Amazing Abalone Armour May 27, 2006
The incredible toughness of abalone shells is the envy of materials scientists.
No Facts, No Faith! The REAL Danger of The Da Vinci Code
May 26, 2006
The real danger of The Da Vinci Code. Lessons from a strategy boxers use to knock their opponents down.
Beautiful black and blue butterflies May 25, 2006
They are far more intense than man-made colours, but we are beginning to learn from the Creator.
No flies on ‘freak’ sheep May 24, 2006
A ‘handy’ mutation in sheep could revolutionize the Australian woolgrowing industry. But it’s not evolution.
Summer in the enemy’s camp May 23, 2006
Noting the influence of Christian youth &lsqyo;summer camps’, the atheists have started their own. And they've replaced biblical teaching with something guaranteed to counter Christianity.
The Da Vinci Code: The Church is Mobilizing!
Let’s finish the job May 22, 2006
Evangelical churches world-wide are mobilizing against a blatant attack on the historicity of the Bible. Let's move to reclaim all of biblical history.
Do Evolutionists really claim their theory isn’t perfect? May 20, 2006
Reader says: ‘Evolutionists do not claim their theory is perfect, so it’s unfair for creationists to say evolution is flawed.’
Too Many Questions, No Answers! May 19, 2006
Too many questions? Christians can engage our culture when they connect the Bible with the real world. See how easy it is to jump from the physical to the spiritual.
The Da Vinci Code:
Fiction masquerading as fact May 18, 2006
The Da Vinci Code is the world’s top selling novel of the last three years, but its claims about Christianity don’t stack up.
Back on solid ground May 17, 2006
Back on solid ground: Dr Albert Mills’ faith was weakened by evolutionary compromise. Creation magazine contributed strongly to restoring his faith.
The Pizzly: a polar bear / grizzly bear hybrid explained by the Bible. May 16, 2006
The Pizzly: a polar bear / grizzly bear hybrid explained by the Bible.
What about the slowing, stopping and reversing of light? May 15, 2006
First scientists stopped light—now they’ve managed to reverse it! What does this mean? And are there cosmological implications? CMI’s Dr Jonathan Sarfati explains.
Dino feather folly May 13, 2006
So-called ‘dino feathers’ actually collagen fibre, says leading evolutionary ornithologist.
Kamikaze ichthyosaur? May 12, 2006
Ichthyosaur buried nose-down, at 90 degrees to the rock layersdeals long-age thinking a lethal body blow.
Radio-dating in Rubble May 11, 2006
The explosive eruption of Mt St Helensobserved in 1980, but according to so-called reliable radioisotope methods, it happened millions of years ago!
Darwin’s impact—the bloodstained legacy of evolution May 10, 2006
The horrific brutality of Nazism and the ruthless fist of communism—there is a common denominator!
Super shells May 9, 2006
The giant conch shell has been hailed by evolutionists as “one of nature”s greatest engineering masterpieces. What makes it so special?
The Three Sisters: strong evidence for Noah’s Flood in Australia May 8, 2006
The Three Sisters: A clumsy attempt by the Australian Skeptics to refute this awesome evidence of the global Flood backfires.
Intelligent Design—‘A War on Science’ says the BBC May 7, 2006
The BBC’s war on belief in a Designer; Russell Grigg and Jonathan Sarfati counter-attack against BBC presuppositional bigotry and pseudo-science.