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The Handiwork of the Heart

The Handiwork of the Heart

Have you ever considered the marvelous design of the heart?   A sac called the pericardium is a tough, thin, fibrous membrane which surrounds and protects your heart. Imagine it this way: your heart is in a plastic sandwich bag with another sandwich bag surrounding...

Pitcher Plant Prey

Pitcher Plant Prey

  When did plants become carnivorous? The pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant that traps its prey. The leaves form a deep cavity in which a liquid is at the bottom, like a pitcher of water. To catch bugs, sweet nectar is needed. Instead of mixing the sweet nectar...

Grand Canyon Strata Formation

Grand Canyon Strata Formation

How did the rock layers form in the Grand Canyon?   The Grand Canyon is known for the rugged beauty displayed in its landscape. The dominant view today is that slowly and gradually sediment was laid down over millions of years. If this were true, we would expect to...

Earth’s Special Location

Earth’s Special Location

  Why would we want to study the universe and Earth’s positioning?   To comprehend the enormous variety and beauty of creation and gain a picture of God’s purpose, power, creativity, and engineering skills! Planet Earth is halfway between the center and the edge of...

Desalination Station Birds

Desalination Station Birds

Have you considered how marine birds get their drinking water? Many birds' only nearby source of water is the salty ocean. I’m sure that you’ve heard if you drink ocean water, you will die. So why don’t these marine birds die? These birds are equipped with their own...

What do we Learn from the  Layers?

What do we Learn from the Layers?

  What do the sedimentary layers in the Grand Canyon tell us?   Geologists from around the world descend upon the Grand Canyon to see the layers of rocks. Only a few places on earth reveal such a sequence of rock layers, and here is what has been discovered.   1. All...

Design of Dust

Design of Dust

  Have you considered dust as a blessing from God? Yes, the dust that accumulates on your furniture and the dust that makes you sneeze. Every drop of rain is gathered around dust. If the air is too clean, rain has a hard time forming. Dust is needed. If there were no...

Bizarre Birds

Bizarre Birds

Can you name a bird designed to defy evolution? The hoatzin is a strange bird that lives in South America. This bird has blue skin, red eyes and a four inch Mohawk of spiky feathers on its head. Young hoatzins have claws on their wings, so they can climb trees like...

The Truth of God’s Word

The Truth of God’s Word

  What is the most reliable and trustworthy book in the world? The original documents of the Bible are no longer with us, so how do we know that the translations that have been handed down are correct? Manuscript studies is the field of knowledge that deals with these...

Petrified Teddy Bear?

Petrified Teddy Bear?

How long does it take a fossil to form? People are conditioned to think about millions of years and evolution whenever they hear the word “fossil.” But is this really a valid conclusion or just storytelling?   Near York, England is the Dripping Well of Yorkshire. This...

Truth Matters

Truth Matters

  What is Truth? Truth is a concept under siege. Like the last stand at the Alamo, our culture seems determined to destroy every last remnant of the belief in truth, and Christians seem besieged on all sides by overwhelming forces of deception. Consider the adjectives...

Maker of Mistletoe

Maker of Mistletoe

  What is the origin of mistletoe? The scientific name for mistletoe is Phoradendron, meaning “tree thief”. Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, popularized by its bright white berries and green foliage during the Christmas season when other...

Flood Fossils Form Fast

Flood Fossils Form Fast

  How does a fossil form? A fossil is preserved remains, or impression of a once-living organism that turns into rock and it takes very special conditions to make a fossil. What happens to a dead animal? Scavengers eat it, and bugs/bacteria cause it to rot and decay,...

The Fall: Developing New Diets

The Fall: Developing New Diets

The vampire bat survives by stealing and drinking the blood of large mammals, but has this always been the case?   Creation biologists have long wondered how vampire bats started to crave and drink blood when the Bible clearly teaches that there was no death or...

He created them male and female

He created them male and female

  If evolution were true, which gender came first?   Almost all forms of complex life have both male and female. Each needs the other in order to make offspring. The male needs the female, and the female needs the male. What if the female evolved many years before the...

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