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Fossilized Jellyfish

Fossilized Jellyfish

What's so rare about a jellyfish fossil? In Central Wisconsin, near the town of Mosinee, there is a rock quarry home to a very important fossil find, the jellyfish. This is no ordinary quarry; it contains thousands of fossilized jellyfish. Why are they there? In the...

Designer Sunglasses

Designer Sunglasses

Did you know that penguins wear sunglasses?  Penguins that live in the Antarctic experience intense glare from polar sunlight. Yet, they have clear vision. Why? Within their retina are colored droplets of oil, and these droplets filter out blue and ultraviolet colors...

Biblical Geology

Biblical Geology

Did you know the credibility of the biblical worldview hinges on one key event in history?  That event is the global flood in the account of Genesis. If this event was simply a local flood, then the enormous rock layers of the Earth must have taken enormous periods of...

Evolution True or False

Evolution True or False

Is the evolutionary worldview truthful? The evolution creation debate is similar to debating the existence of air. No matter how much evidence we put forward as to the existence of air, the person refusing to acknowledge air’s existence would reject the evidence and...

Master Migrator

Master Migrator

Why do animals migrate? In the spring and fall, you've most likely noticed large flocks of birds flying overhead. What are they upto every year? Certain animals move from one place to another, in huge groups and It's called migration. Migration is necessary for...

Diamond Design

Diamond Design

What can we learn from the brilliance of a diamond?   Well, nothing sparkles like a diamond. Diamonds aren't only pretty to look at, they are also the hardest natural substance known to man. The word diamond comes from the Greek word that means unbreakable. Only...

The Amazing Octopus

The Amazing Octopus

Can animals use tools? Scientists have recently discovered the most unusual way animals use tools, or even trash to build their homes. Scurrying across the seafloor is the veined octopus, who builds his house using elements such as coconut shells or in this case a...

Stinky Flowers?

Stinky Flowers?

  What is a titan arum? The Corpse flower is one of the world's rarest flowers. It grows in Indonesia and its stalk can grow up to 15 feet tall and its bloom can be more than three feet wide! Even with this amazing size, the corpse flower is best known for its foul...

Hippocampus?

Hippocampus?

Do you know what a hippocampus is? That’s the scientific name for seahorse! This tiny and unique fish lives in the ocean and is called a seahorse because its head looks like a tiny horse. This unusual creature often pairs up and swims with another seahorse, and they...

Canyons on Mars?

Canyons on Mars?

How is a canyon formed and what can we learn from these massive erosion remnants?  Due to record spring rainfall, water was diverted around the dam in Canyon Lake of Central Texas in the summer of 2002. This flood flow carved through solid bedrock resulting in a two...

Scriptural Scientists

Scriptural Scientists

Did you know by the 1960’s, Christianity was in full retreat in the United States? Bible colleges and seminaries were turning out pastors poorly prepared to defend the straightforward understanding of Genesis. Thus, everything the Bible says about biology and...

Fantastic Feet

Fantastic Feet

Have you considered the human foot?  It has a unique arch that allows man to stand upright. What does it take to make an arch? Think of the Gothic churches of the Middle Ages and their towering arches. Arches need wedge-shaped blocks, a keystone and ties. The human...

Busy Bees

Busy Bees

What is one of the most busy and productive insects?  The bee gets the prize hands down for its productivity in supplying a product for human consumption. Bees stay super busy and just to fly a bee has to flap its wings over 200 times per second. This ultra fast...

Young Planets?

Young Planets?

Do the planets appear to be old? Neptune is an enormous gas planet, the eighth planet in our solar system. This planet appears as a small bluish dot in our most powerful telescopes. Our best photos of Neptune were taken by the Voyager II spacecraft when it flew by the...

Creatively Sharing the Gospel

Creatively Sharing the Gospel

    Consider all of the creative ways to share the gospel! Back in 1909, a Canadian named Jack Miner set out to discover where birds migrate. He was the first person to begin banding ducks and geese in order to track their movements. Some years earlier, he had created...

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