From Science

Asian Blight

In 1986 Varroa mites were introduced into the American bee population.  These mites have destructive results in bee hives.  The American population of bees has declined as much as fifty percent and continue to experience stress and decline from these blood sucking parasites. The mites came from Asia, where Asian bees are able to defend against these mites, through a regimen of grooming unknown to the American varieties of honey bees.  Prior to 1986, beekeeping was rather easy and nonchalant compared with today’s frenzy of mite defenses. It got me thinking about the long list of invasive species that originate…

A Matter of Faith

This 2014 movie is about evolution versus creationism, a topic which few in the secular mainstream would find interesting, but Christians might.  As a “Christian” film it does not have the flash, pomp, and professionalism that fifty million dollars can buy.  Harry Anderson plays a biology professor at a state University who religiously promotes evolution in his classes.  A Christian freshman is confronted with evolution taught as incontrovertible fact while her parents fear that her faith is being destroyed.  Thus, a debate between these two opposing theories for the origin of life ensues. It is rated 3.7 on IMDB which…

Fossil Fuel Fraud

How many trillions of barrels, each containing fifty-five gallons of crude oil, have been pumped out of the earth?  This is the problem that the Democrat, Socialist, Liberal and Humanist are now complaining about and basing their predictions of future destruction upon.  Who put these trillions of gallons of oil in the earth?  Why was it developed and exploited and why did those who did so get very rich?  Why is oil the catalyst for growth of all industrialized countries?  What types of economies, life styles, health and longevity existed before the industrial age which were spawned by fossil fuels?…

Birth Order

There is a theory that common personality preferences exist among people based on whether they were first born, last born, only child, or middle child.  The general public believes this theory is true.  My wife is a great advocate of this theory and uses it to explain conflicts and preferences she observes in our children and grandchildren.  Psychological experts do not acknowledge any factual reality to this theory as it presumably can not be proven as a certainty.  However, I believe there are distinctions that are produced from within the family dynamic.  Every family varies in its strengths, weaknesses, and…

Correcting the Record

Imagine if your child came home from school and told you that the best thing to do when you get cut is to put cow dunk on it and bleed a lot if you have a fever.  This is where we are in public education today.  All but the very oldest people alive today were taught in public educational institutions that the theory of evolution had been established as fact, based on scientist’s ability to fashion a primordial soup of amino acids from primary elements.  From these amino acids they affirmed that life evolved through infinite permutations by random chance.…

The Fingerprint of God

If this being is omnipotent, then every occurrence, including every human action, every human thought, every human feeling and aspiration is also His work; how is it possible to think of holding men responsible for their deeds and thoughts before such an almighty Being?  In giving out punishment and rewards he would to a certain extent be passing judgment on Himself.  How can this be combined with the goodness and righteousness ascribed to Him. –Albert Einstein. Scientists (and atheists and agnostics) who refuse to accept the abundant evidence which establishes there is a Creator, do so because they falsely judge…

More Science Fiction

I have always enjoyed a good science fiction story, but to be good it must have a device to make it plausible. C.S. Lewis wrote a science fiction trilogy with the first book, “Out of the Silent Planet”, published in 1938. It employed an anti-gravity coating on a space ship that enabled space travel to the moon. This device gives the reader freedom to accept the rest of the story. Today, the Democrat Party is promoting its own version of science fiction as did its leader, Barack Hussein Obama, but with less imagination. Obama forced the market to discontinue the…

Faulty Humans

We watched a movie entitled “The Experimenter”, based on a true story of social behavioral experiments conducted in 1961, by psychiatrist Dr. Stanley Milgram.  The movie was OK, if you are interested in mind games or psychology, but I found an aspect in the background that was startling.  Dr. Milgram devised a test to see how far people would go when given instructions by an authority figure.  It involved one person, the teacher, giving negative feedback to another, the student, via electric shocks for each wrong answer.  There weren’t any real shocks, but the teachers were led to believe they…

The Global Warming Hoax

In the last few years a number of scientists and politicians have warned about the earth warming unnaturally and the catastrophes that will occur as a result.  Some politicians recently have suggested that the earth will be destroyed within just 12 years.  As many of these people are from the fascist left it is not surprising that they are not willing to hear any other point of view from other scientists who disagree with their conclusions but rather try to shame them with the label “denier”. Recent global warming agreements brokered by the United Nation seek steep reductions in world…

The Creator and the Cosmos

This book by Hugh Ross, Ph.d. is well written and interesting.  It discusses astrophysics in a way that is understandable even though it goes into considerable depth.  Dr. Ross is a believer and a cosmologist and theoretician.  This was the third edition which included many recent updates. The Big Bang theory and recent discoveries related to it have transformed thinking on the origin of the universe and the existence of a Creator.  Those who are opposed to God in any concept are scrambling to craft new arguments against the Big Bang theory.  This book explains evidence for and defense of…

The Silliest Idea

The idea of a utopia on earth constructed by men is the silliest idea ever.  However long we have lived on earth there has been no utopia.  All the attempts by tyrants, communists, Emperors, dictators, and even well-meaning people can not create perfect order from the brokenness in this world.  It is frightening to consider that men exist who think they can create a utopia through their own wisdom.  This is pride and arrogance at its zenith. In fact, there are many who believe a utopia is possible.  Secular Humanism teaches that the barrier to human utopia is religion and…

Man as God

The earth is like a spinning top tilted on its axis.  The spin gives us day and night, while the tilt provides the seasons.  It’s a good thing our scientist are keeping the earth spinning at just the right speed for us, because if it slowed or stopped we would either bake in the heat or freeze in the dark.  I’m glad our great scientists are keeping the earth’s axis tilted at just the right angle so that the poles neither freeze nor thaw too much.  Oh, that reminds me of the global warming that our scientist are solving by…

Observations on Evolution

“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3. In the essay “Is Theology Poetry” C. S. Lewis discusses his view of the universal evolution theory  – “By universal evolutionism I mean the belief that the very formula of universal process is from imperfect to perfect, from small beginnings to great endings, from the rudimentary to the elaborate, the belief which makes people find it natural to think that morality springs from savage taboos, adult sentiment from infantile

National Catastrophe

I’m hearing a lot about potential catastrophic events that seem imminent and serious. First, I heard sometime ago that our entire water, food, financial, communication, and energy infrastructure could be permanently disabled by a cyber attack or an EMP, (electro magnetic pulse).  It is estimated that this catastrophe would result in the death of 90% of the US population within one year.  The second catastrophe I heard was of a large volcanic crevasse which opened in the Yellowstone National Park that is indicative of an eruption of a massive volcano under Yellowstone.  This volcanic area is the largest in the nation…

Perspective

A bird has a sense of equilibrium in their head that enables the bird to maintain its head in a fixed position irrespective of the bird’s body, wings, tail and feet.  This is necessary as the bird flies by moving and positioning it’s wings and tail separately. We are made to travel with feet fixed to the ground, so our equilibrium is referenced to the ground rather than the air.  Of course we can fly, swim, dive, roll, climb and move in almost any manner with the devices and instrumentation that we have invented.  We were made by God to…

Incomprehensible

It was asserted that Sigmund Freud didn’t attempt to cure his neurotic patients through psychoanalysis, but merely help them to accept the world as it is.  He was not a believer – an agnostic, but he properly assessed the capability of man.  To heal is the work of God, which He accomplishes through doctors, right living, and his miraculous intervention. Just because He uses men in His work, the cure does not cease being His.  Just as the prophetic word (1 Cor. 14: 24-25), preaching, acts of lovingkindness, or teaching may be used of God in His work – salvation…

The Power of Chance

Everyone seems to agree that in chance there is hidden great power. The theory of evolution is based on chance events that happen randomly over millions of years. This theory is now generally accepted as fact and forms a basis for the origin of species. I was watching a nature show recently that cited certain animal species that evolved to live on land, but rejected it and returned to the sea. Perhaps this explains the large brain and mental capacity of dolphins that breathe air and are mammals like humans. Could they be the missing link? Might humans be the…

Observations on Evolution

“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3. In the essay “Is Theology Poetry” C. S. Lewis discusses his view of the universal evolution theory  – “By universal evolutionism I mean the belief that the very formula of universal process is from imperfect to perfect, from small beginnings to great endings, from the rudimentary to the elaborate, the belief which makes people

The Sky Is Falling

“The sky if falling.”  Chicken Little uttered these words over and over and some began to believe her.  The lost (an acceptable biblical term referring to those who do not currently believe in God) spew forth a seemingly endless list of pending doom for this world.  Here is a brief incomplete list: – Nuclear Destruction – Over population growth – Global climate change – Asteroid collisions with earth – Comet collision with earth – World wide disease epidemics – Starvation through genetic tampering – Poisoning of all air and water There are other items

This is Not Rocket Science

I saw a very serious report on a major network national news segment discussing the plans necessary to inhabit Mars as an alternative to Earth.  Mars is a dry rock, without a breathable atmosphere, and incapable of sustaining any existing life.  Simple common sense shows there is no possibility of making it habitable.  The soil and environment will not grow any existing life.  Even in a worse case scenario , it would be much easier to clean up earth, all its water, all its air, all its soil, rather than attempt…