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Floating Ice

Floating Ice

Imagine a lake filled with fish, plants, and other creatures. In the winter, the top of the lake freezes and turns into ice. What if that ice sank to the bottom, then more ice formed on the top, and this cycle repeated?  Eventually ice would completely fill the lake,...

The Great Unconformity

The Great Unconformity

Have you ever heard of the Great Unconformity?   This is a distinct, essentially flat surface, often separating the lowest layer of sedimentary rock from upper layers of metamorphic rock. It is called the Great Unconformity because it extends across all of North...

Bird Breath

Bird Breath

Did you know that birds do not breathe in and out like we do?   Birds have a different breathing system with rigid lungs that act like filters. Air flows through the lungs to air sacs that are sandwiched between muscles and limbs, acting as bellows to move the air.  ...

Incredible Folding

Incredible Folding

Have you considered the bud of a beech tree? This tiny bud, less than one inch long, opens to produce a leaf which is six inches across. How can such a big leaf come from such a tiny bud? It is folded in a precise way to allow maximum packing efficiency, without the...

The Clotting Cascade

The Clotting Cascade

Have you considered the scab on your arm? Do you realize that it takes ten processes to form that scab? This is called the Clotting Cascade. There are ten specific individual chemicals that must react in a domino effect in order for a blood clot to form. If one of...

What Do the Fossils Say?

What Do the Fossils Say?

Did you know that insect fossils have been found in the same layer as dinosaurs? These insects look just like the ones we see today. If evolution were true, we should find one creature changing into another in the fossil record. But the fossil evidence shows no...

Traction By Design

Traction By Design

Have you ever been inspired to invent something to improve our way of life? It was the early 1900’s, and Paul Sperry liked to go sailing. However, this hobby of sailing was tough, especially with the flat-soled shoes that he wore. Sperry would slip and slide on the...

Horsefly Larvae

Horsefly Larvae

Who likes those nasty, blood-sucking horseflies? Well, they are actually pretty interesting creatures! The larvae of the horseflies in Malawi, Africa display a unique design behavior. When the larva is ready to undergo metamorphosis, it buries itself in wet mud. This...

Does “Bad Design” Prove Evolution?

Does “Bad Design” Prove Evolution?

Did you know one of the most common criticisms of creation is the supposedly poor designs found in nature? In other words, if God made such a creature or feature, why did he design it so poorly? These so-called “poor designs” actually turn out to be the result of a...

The Yucca Plant and Moth

The Yucca Plant and Moth

Did you know the evolutionary worldview believes plants evolved millions of years before insects? The yucca plant is a plant with a rosette of stiff, sword-shaped leaves at its base, with a tall stem containing clusters of white, waxy flowers. The yucca plant can only...

Five Components of the Universe

Five Components of the Universe

What is the origin of space, matter and time? Evolutionary theorist Dr. Herbert Spencer spent many years promoting the idea that the universe made itself. After many years of contemplating the makeup of the universe, he came to the conclusion that physical reality...

Beetle Bumps

Beetle Bumps

How do desert dwellers survive extreme conditions? The Namibia beetle is a great example of a critter that lives in the dry, desolate desert of Namibia where it rarely rains. So how does the beetle get the water it needs to endure in this desert environment? Early in...

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Did you know that in order for humans to gracefully move around on two legs, they must have a greater sense of balance than those creatures moving on four legs? Humans achieve this balance primarily through inner ears. Our inner ear has three, semi-circular...

Instant Canyon: Just Add Water

Instant Canyon: Just Add Water

Did you know that water can possess great power? A lot of water in a little time proved to be extremely catastrophic at Canyon Lake of Central Texas in the summer of 2002. Due to record spring rainfall, the water was diverted around the dam forming a massive canyon....

Kidney Signals

Kidney Signals

How often is science rewritten? Many features of the human body that have been historically promoted as “non-functional” are now known to have a useful function. A great example of one of these features is the tiny hair-like structure sticking out of the cells in the...

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