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):  

Revisiting “Desert Dunes” in the Fossil Record

The following is a review of an article written by Robert T. Johnston (Link) and published in the journal Adventist Today with a forward by John McLarty (November 16, 2017 – Link). This article is directed against a 2016 article I wrote about the Navajo and Coconino Sandstone layers representing the actions of a Noachian-style Flood rather than…

Massive Deserts Dunes – During a Worldwide Flood?

Coconino Sand Dunes: For many, one of the strongest evidences against a worldwide Noachian-style Flood is the presence of large deserts preserved within the fossil record. One of the most striking and common examples cited is the Coconino Sandstone – one of the more noticeable layers within the Grand Canyon.  Third down from the rim of…

Newly Discovered Human Footprints Undermine Evolutionary Assumptions

Modern evolutionary scientists believe and teach that humans first evolved in Africa from ape-like ancestors. The chimp-like Australopithecus, thought to be among the earliest human ancestors, evolved some 4 million years ago. They had brains no bigger than a chimpanzee’s, and their hands and feet and semi-circular canals in their skulls were all most similar to tree-climbing chimps…

The Creator of Time

Ancient and Modern Views on the Nature of Time: Ancient Greece: Throughout history, many philosophers and scientists believed that time is infinite and eternal. For example, Aristotle believed in the real empirical existence of infinity in part because of the existence of time “for it is infinite” (Link). Aristotle offered two reasons for this conclusion:…

Christians and the Sabbath

Last update: May 15, 2017 Most Christian denominations today worship on Sunday, or the first day of the week, rather than on the Sabbath, or the seventh day of the week.  Yet, Seventh-day Adventists and other Sabbatarians continue to observe the Sabbath as a “holy day” – along with practicing Jews.  Why?  What is so important…

Feathered Dinosaurs?

Based on a short essay I wrote in April, 2012 (Link), and republished with a few modifications and additions here due to the recent find (July, 2016) of a small feathered dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in amber (Link). Similarities between birds and dinosaurs: Modern scientists have long believed and taught that modern birds originally evolved…