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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Dealing with Apparent Conflicts Between Geology and the Genesis Flood

Who are you going to believe, the Bible or your own lying eyes? It seems like a tough decision at times. The problem gets worse when people are uneducated about the sciences, the Bible, and creation science. Appearances can be deceiving, so we will take a look at how what we see in geology can appear problematic.

There are times when secular geology appears to be at variance with Flood geology. A proper understanding can help things fall into place.
Monument Valley, Arizona image credit: Freeimages / Enrico Nunziati
If you saddle up and ride to, say, Monument Valley and a creationist tells you about the Genesis Flood, you may want to ask, "How can that be?" And yet, in the middle of the desert we can see formations that are clearly the results of cataclysmic water rushing through. There are other areas of apparent conflict, but a proper understanding of Flood geology and errors inherent in the uniformitarian system can help things fall into place.
I had explained to the people who packed the auditorium in Bridgnorth, England, that the Bible records the true history of the universe. Thus, we should use the Bible as our starting point in science, especially sciences like geology that deal with Earth history.
‘I believe the Bible,’ my visitor said, ‘but how can we accept what it says when it contradicts scientific facts? It is clear from geology that the rocks did not all form in a worldwide Flood.’
‘What do you mean?’
‘I’m a lecturer in chemistry at university. My geological colleagues tell me that the area all around was once a desert. You can see the sand dunes in the cliffs. How could there have been a flood here when it was a huge desert?’
. . .
Anyone who takes the Bible seriously cannot escape the obvious—the Flood was global. My questioner now realized this and was concerned. How could there be a huge desert in England in the middle of a global flood?
You can read the rest by clicking on "Shifting sands — How do we handle conflicts between geology and the Bible?" For a related article, see "Have scientists proved that the earth is old?"

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Nerve Distribution by the Master Engineer

In our previous exciting episode, we learned that a newly-discovered organ works with cells to give the brain input on pressure and pain. Most of us know that we have assorted nerve endings that give us stimulation for both pleasure and pain. In a fraction of a second, we can know the burner on the stove is too hot and pull our hand away, or we know that something feels wonderful and hope for more. The nerves were designed by our Creator to have strategic placement.

We have nerves that are distributed throughout our skin. They are placed by the Master Engineer where they will be beneficial but not cause us sensory overload.
Credit: FreeDigitalPhotos / yodiyim
If you study on it a bit, you will see that we can have too much input, which would make it difficult to decide if something we touch (or is touching us) is should have our immediate attention or disregarded. Some areas that we frequently use or have special importance have more nerve endings than others. I reckon that God placed things in specific areas for certain purposes.
In addition to targeted nerve distribution, our brain has the remarkable ability to block overstimulation as well. This leads to some interesting effects. For example, can you feel your socks right now? Well, now that they’re on your mind, you probably can. But after you got dressed this morning, you likely forgot how your clothes feel. If you think about it, you can feel their texture, but you have to focus on it. Your brain filters out information it deems unimportant—like feeling your clothes—so you can focus on more important matters.
To read this short article from the get-go or download the MP3 by my favorite reader, click on "Nerve Distribution—A Sensitive Topic".

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Engineering the Pain-Sensing Organ

When people are asked to name organs in the human body, the obvious come to mind. Those include the heart, lungs, Wurlitzer, brain, and so on. There are actually quite a few organs.

"Is this going to be an organ recital, Cowboy Bob?"

Not hardly! While the skin itself is an organ, a new one has been discovered working with the skin.

A new pain-sensing organ that works with skin cells has been discovered. This illustrates design principles used by the Master Engineer.
Credit: Unsplash / Max Libertine
This new one works with cells that scientists had not realized had additional functions, and these respond to pain, pressure, and so forth. But they do not respond to all stimuli, which is an example of design through engineering principles. 

Let me attempt an analogy. You could have a motion-sensitive camera installed, but it would not be helpful if it was triggered by every leaf blowing by or a pet sauntering past it. This new organ responds only to specific stimuli, which is what human engineers and the Master Engineer would develop.
New human organs are rarely discovered, but that’s what several astute scientists recently accomplished at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.1 The organ is a loosely connected mesh of cells in the skin’s nervous system that are sensitive to painful conditions straining the skin. This research also demonstrates fundamental design principles of biological sensors.
The press release showcasing the discovery states,
To find out what is happening, click on "Pain-Sensing Organ Shows Engineering Principles".

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Wood Chips Buried in the Ocean Floor

Secular geologists commenced to tap-dancing around some inconvenient evidence found in the ocean floor. Core samples revealed very small wood chips where there should not be found. These were quite a long way out to sea and deep in the floor. The discovery could affect climate models.

Secularists have some additional problems. Wood chips from Himalayan trees were found deep in the ocean floor, and climate change models are affected.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Missb7 (CC by-SA 4.0)
Climate change alarmists have not taken many factors into account in their models, and this carbon sequestration is likely to have an impact on the carbon cycle, and then climate models. In addition, secularists are puzzled because the wood is from Himalayan trees. Uniformitarian geologists envisioned several catastrophic events that raise more questions than they answer. The most logical explanation, which is consistent with many other findings that are anomalies for secularists, is the Genesis Flood.
Wood chips hundreds of feet deep in ocean sediments have been found. How did they get there?
Watch out for ocean trees.
Geology researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) went boring into ocean sediments near India, and were surprised to find direct evidence that “Catastrophic events carry forests of trees thousands of miles to a burial at sea.” They pulled up six cores of sediment from the ocean floor a thousand feet below the surface. The cores were extracted miles apart and over a thousand miles from shore.
To read the rest, click on "Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea".