Posted tagged ‘creation’

Tiktaalik, a transitional fossil or just a fish?

November 10, 2010

This video presents some of the speculation and artwork that goes into describing fossils. Conclusions drawn about fossil finds are always subject to the interpreter’s bias. This video shows how a simple experiment can turn a round-headed fish into something resembling the flat-headed and supposed (by some) part-fish, part-amphibian known as Tiktaalik roseae.

There is evidence Tiktaalik was a “fishapod”, but there is also plenty of evidence it wasn’t.  Paleontologists (people who study fossils) should be more careful about explaining their findings, and they should set higher standards for themselves. They should not publish a “transitional fossil” until they have at least one fully intact specimen, as well as full or partial fossils of what it transitioned from and what it transitioned into. Paleontologists should also be very careful about passing their work off as “science”, because real science requires that conclusions be verified with direct observation, and we can’t do that with fossils. To prove what Tiktaalik really transitioned into, we would have to go back in a time machine and observe it over many generations, but we cannot do that. Interestingly, in all the real multigenerational studies, where scientists either have or currently are collecting data on what organisms transition from and into, not one of them shows evidence of transitioning from one kind of organism to another. Even multigenerational studies on bacteria, which can reproduce daily.

The Bible informs science, so it should be no surprise when scientists conclude over and over again that there are limits to genetic change. God said He created “each according to its kind” ( Genesis 1), and that “all flesh is not the same flesh” (I Corinthians 15:39) and man’s scientific endeavors with live organisms affirm this.

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CLEP Professor Biology Commercial

August 21, 2009

Turn up your speakers, set YouTube to the “HQ” setting, and enjoy!

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Using DIVE Science Video

August 18, 2009

DIVE Science is not your ordinary high school science curriculum. While the textbook is at the heart of most science courses, the video lectures, labs and homework are the foundation of DIVE Science. Watch the video to learn more about how you can use DIVE Science to get a college preparatory high school science education taught from a Christian foundation.

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Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

August 14, 2009

In July I visited Katmai National Park and hiked through The Valley of 10,000 Smokes. If you want to go somewhere that is vastly different than pretty much anywhere else on earth, then this is the place to be! Here is a YouTube video I made about the trip, that includes a discussion of a young Earth, and me getting zapped by a bear fence.

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