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Characteristics of Clouds

Characteristics of Clouds

Have you considered the purpose of the clouds?   Clouds both heat and cool the Earth. When clouds cover the sky, they help keep the Earth warm, like a blanket, by reducing the amount of surface heat radiating into space. There have been estimates that clouds warm the...

Piranha Diet: Plants vs. Prey

Piranha Diet: Plants vs. Prey

  How did piranhas acquire a taste for blood? The ferocious piranha is a carnivore, which hunts in schools of 30 or more, preying on animals such as baby birds that fall out of their nests and into the river. They have teeth so sharp that the Indians of South America...

Eagle’s Eye

Eagle’s Eye

How do birds see at great speed? In addition to the upper and lower eyelids, birds have a third eyelid. This transparent eyelid called the nictitating membrane, sits in the corner of the eye and sweeps backward. The purpose of this membrane is to clean and moisten the...

Baby’s Heart Beat

Baby’s Heart Beat

  Have you considered the amazing function of the baby’s heart in the womb? How does a baby breathe when immersed in a sack of water? Why doesn’t blood circulate through a baby’s lungs while the baby is inside of the mother? The blood does not need to circulate to the...

Bent Strata

Bent Strata

How much evidence is there for a worldwide flood?  A strong evidence for the rapid formation of the geology of our planet is the widespread existence of folded sediment throughout the mountain chains of the world. Three-fourths of the surface of the Earth is made up...

Bone Structure Designed to Sprint

Bone Structure Designed to Sprint

Did you notice the winning horse’s shin bone, or metacarpal the last time you watched a horse race?  This tiny shin bone is located just below his front knee, supporting the horse’s whole weight, even when galloping. Think about the enormous load this bone, the size...

Skins Unique Umbrella

Skins Unique Umbrella

How does the biggest organ in our body shield us?  Umbrellas are not just for rain, they also provide shade from the sun. The sun gives off deadly ultraviolet rays which would kill every one of us if we did not have protection. Sunscreen helps, but God provided us...

The Force of Water

The Force of Water

How powerful is the force of water? It was World War II, and the British Royal Navy ships were experiencing unexplained damage to their propellers. Physicists worked out the problem: it was cavitation bubbles. Cavitation bubbles occur when turbulent waters cause tiny...

Polystrate Fossils

Polystrate Fossils

  Why are fossilized trees discovered spanning across multiple rock layers?   A polystrate fossil cuts across many geological layers. Poly means “many” and stratum means “layer”, hence “many layers”. The eroding cliffs of Joggins, Nova Scotia are famous for their...

Awesome God of the Universe!

Awesome God of the Universe!

  Do you ever consider how awesome God is?   Our universe is truly a spectacular place. The heavens are enormous because God made them to reflect his character: beauty, power, wisdom, and creativity. Psalm 19:1 tells us that “The heavens declare the glory of God; the...

Preying Plants

Preying Plants

  Have you considered the functions of the plants of prey?   The sundew plant traps insects with its long red hairs. The tips of these hairs emit a smell that entices insects to visit. Upon an insect’s arrival, it gets stuck to the thick fluid on one of the leaves....

Inclement Weather Insects

Inclement Weather Insects

  How do insects deal with inclement weather and flood conditions? Go out and find an ant, place it in a glass of water, after a few seconds the ant will appear like it has drowned; it will be lying at the bottom of the glass of water. After a few minutes, remove the...

Dinosaur Soft Tissue

Dinosaur Soft Tissue

What does it mean when we discover fresh tissue in dinosaur bones? Organic molecules rapidly degrade when exposed to oxygen or weathering forces. Even when deeply buried, organic materials cannot survive for tens of thousands of years. The fragile chemicals that make...

Revealing Resurrection

Revealing Resurrection

  Did you know that every detail of Scripture is recorded for a purpose?   All too often we read through many of the stories and historical accounts in the Bible without understanding the significance of the small details. This is especially true when we do not...

Helping Hurricanes?

Helping Hurricanes?

 Is there any benefit to a raging hurricane?   According to NASA, “Hurricanes are the most powerful accumulations of energy on Earth”. They are violent ocean-churning storms that have a purpose. Hurricanes release a tremendous amount of rainfall, in 2003, Hurricane...

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