Beating Crohn’s and other Autoimmune Diseases

It had been a year since our oldest son, Wesley, had come down with some kind of mysterious illness.  After his fourth birthday he had gradually grown weaker and weaker and had stopped growing, had lost weight, and had to rest after walking no more than a few hundred feet at a time. Painful nodules…

Epigenetics and the Bible

This talk is about epigenetics as it relates to certain concepts found in the Bible that may appear to have made little sense until fairly recent discoveries dealing with epigenetics. The focus of this presentation is on the recent discoveries of epigenetic inheritance and gene expression modification through lifestyle – to include diet, fasting, religion,…

The Pale Blue Dot

This presentation is about how an extreme level of significance or importance can be hiding within something that is apparently extremely insignificant. Concepts presented include the history of the Voyager 1 space mission and Carl Sagan’s request to have it take a picture of Earth from 4 billion miles away… as well as various anthropic…

Interesting Take on Noah’s Flood

Noah’s flood occurred just a few thousand of years ago and wiped out all terrestrial life on earth. Only those various “kinds” of animals that made it on the Ark were preserved – along with just eight people. In fact, recent evidence suggests that almost all species living today are the same age – that…

Complex Organisms are Degenerating – Rapidly

The Darwinian mechanism is dependent upon random genetic mutations in order to produce variability in gene pools upon which natural selection can then work to preferentially select out the best mutations to be passed on to future generations.  One of the serious problems here (and there are more) is that beneficial mutations are very rare…

Evolution from Space?

The statistical difficulties with the concept of life spontaneously arising on this planet (aka: abiogenesis from inorganic materials), without the involvement of intelligent design, have become so overwhelming that many scientists are actually starting to seriously consider other options – options that have long been ridiculed as utter nonsense (such the older theories proposed by…

Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species

Mark Stoeckle of Rockefeller University and David Thaler of Basel University recently published a very interesting study based on extensive analysis of over 100,000 species (“Why should mitochondria define species?”, Human Evolution, 2018).  What they found shocked them. Their data showed that almost all animal species on Earth today emerged about the same time as humans. For the…

The Sabbath and the Covenants (Old vs. New)

A friend of mine recently sent me a popular YouTube video (see below) put out by Chris White of Chris White Ministries regarding the weekly Sabbath as it relates to the Old vs. the New Covenants in Scripture – suggesting that the weekly Sabbath, while a key part of the Old Covenant between God and the…

The Science of Miracles

How does one rationally detect when a miracle of design or a miracle of Divine action occurs? Is it possible to use scientific methodologies to detect the miraculous? Presentation given 11/18/17 at Mortensen Hall, Loma Linda University Sabbath School Class (Link):