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Today's Creation Moment

Jul
01
Has Evolution Produced Anything of Practical Value?
Job 38:4
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding."
Many of our listeners are familiar with the name of Dr. Don Batten. This plant scientist and creationist is the author of countless books and articles as well as booklets on science topics that...
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God's Design

The Smokescreen of Carbon Pollution

Isaiah 55:12
"For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."

To environmental alarmists, carbon dioxide is a pollutant and its existence in Earth's atmosphere is one of the greatest threats facing our planet today. But if plants could talk, they'd tell you a totally different story. To plants, carbon dioxide is food, and right now they are begging for more!

Windows of Heaven

Isaiah 54:12
"And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones."

If the streets of heaven are made of pure gold and its twelve gates are pearl, what are the windows of heaven made of? The King James version of the Bible tells us: "And I will make thy windows of agates."

You Are Mostly Bacteria

Leviticus 17:11
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."

You may want to be sitting down as you listen to today's broadcast. Why? Because scientists tell us there are far more bacterial cells in your body than actual human cells. According to researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, an average adult weighing 155 pounds consists of about 40 trillion bacteria and only 30 trillion human cells.

So Where Is Everybody?

Jeremiah 10:12
"He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion."

On our previous broadcast, we told you about the Fermi paradox. In case you missed it, the Fermi paradox is the attempt by scientists to account for the fact that we have not come in contact with extraterrestrial life. This is a very real problem for evolutionists because they believe that if life evolved here, evolution must have occurred on countless other planets. So why haven't we found anybody out there? Here are a few attempts to solve the Fermi paradox.

The Fermi Paradox

Deuteronomy 10:14
"Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is."

Where is everybody?! That's what physicist Enrico Fermi wanted to know. After all, if life evolved on Earth, he thought, certainly it must have evolved on countless other planets. So in 1950, he put forth what is called the "Fermi paradox" – a challenge to other scientists to explain why extraterrestrial life has not yet been found.

Robot Without a Brain

Psalm 18:32
"It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect."

A robot that can move about on its own must be programmed in great detail. Instructions must be given to each moving part. These instructions must also be able to direct the robot under all anticipated conditions. If there is any error in the instructions or an encounter with unexpected conditions, the robot will probably just freeze in place. Even slime mold can do better than this.

What the Cat Knew

Proverbs 16:23
"The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips."

While modern computers can do increasingly amazing things, they would not compete well on even a simple task with an animal.

Our Logic and God's Are Not the Same

Genesis 1:21a
"And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly..."

Ask any scientist and he'll tell you that blades designed to operate in fluids, like air or water, are best designed to have smooth edges. It only makes sense that a smooth leading edge is more efficient.

Can There Be Design Without a Designer?

Romans 1:20a
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead..."

A new science called biomimetics is making news. In the past we have talked about how some of man's designs are often similar to God's which do the same job. However, in biomimetics, researchers actively seek to study the creation to learn of designs that will solve engineering problems.

The Design of Speed and Precision

Psalm 8:3
"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained...."

Studies show that it takes about a second to decide whether a person will do A or B. That's much too slow to make a successful typist or pianist. Good typists execute one key stroke every 60 thousands of a second. A pianist can play 30 notes with each hand about every 40 thousands of a second. How do they do it?

Evolutionary Model of Early Earth's Atmosphere Fails Test

Genesis 1:31
"And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."

According to the theory of evolution, the atmosphere of the very early Earth contained no oxygen, but it did contain carbon dioxide. When the plants and trees evolved, they lived on the carbon-dioxide as they still do today and, by metabolizing carbon dioxide, they released oxygen as a waste product.

Science Makes the Case for God

Romans 1:20
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."

Though Creation Moments doesn't agree with everything that Christian author and apologist Eric Metaxas believes about origins, we have to congratulate him on his excellent op-ed piece that appeared in The Wall Street Journal – "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God."

Meet a Creationist Who's Also a Nuclear Physicist

Titus 2:1
"But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:"

Evolutionists never seem to tire of taunting creationists with such words as: "If creationists were real scientists, their papers would be published in secular scientific journals."

The Importance of a Worldwide Flood

2 Peter 2:5
"And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;"

A long-time friend of Creation Moments, Richard Rothermel, recently shared his thoughts with us about the worldwide flood of Noah's time and why this historic event is so important for creationists to defend. Here is what he had to say.

Peer-Review Fraud Strikes Again and Again

Proverbs 20:17
"Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel."

Evolutionists never tire of taunting creationists with the statement, "If creationism is scientific, why are there no papers from creationists published in peer-review publications?"

Mr. Peanut

Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Born the son of slaves in the early 1860s, George Washington Carver grew up to become one of America's most prominent chemists. Though most people recognize him as the man who gave us peanut butter, few know that Carver was a scientist with a very close relationship with his Creator.

Comfort from Biblical Creation

Psalm 31:7
"I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;"

I hope that today's program doesn't sound like a two-minute-long infomercial for Creation Moments' Letting God Create Your Day books. The purpose of today's broadcast is to point out that creation truth is not only a good way to begin conversations with your friends about spiritual things. It is also good for your own state-of-mind.

The Sixty-Seventh Book of the Bible

Revelation 22:18
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:"

As we all know, there are 66 books in the Bible – no more, no less. And yet, from the way that many people interpret the first chapter of Genesis, it appears that they have added a sixty-seventh book to the Bible – a special "book" they use to interpret the other 66 books of the Bible.

Do You Know How Complex a Single Cell Is?

Psalm 96:3
"Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people."

It wasn't until 1839 that cell theory was first described by Theodor Schwann in basically its modern form. By 1858, researcher Rudolf Virchow had learned enough about the cell to conclude that every cell must come from a preexisting cell. But Charles Darwin wasn't paying attention. The very next year he published a book, On the Origin of Species, which theorized that the first cell was formed from non living matter.

Patterns of Design

2 Timothy 1:13
"Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."

If you own a car, you know that it has an engine, doors and, of course, wheels. There are some engineering solutions to transportation problems that are clearly better than others, and no matter who makes the car, designers eventually arrive at the same solutions because they work best.

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