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Today's Creation Moment

Sep
02
One Smelly Amoeba
Job 9:25-26
"Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey."
Not all dangerous predators can be seen. One of the most dangerous predators in a drop of pond water is Amoeba proteus. This amoeba literally terrorizes its one celled pond mates because they can...
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I was stationed in Hawaii, (Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station on Oahu), in 1973. I found some amber-like stuff oozing from a palm tree. There were no insects in it, and it was of the consistency of chewed gum. I put a bit, the size of a marble into a film canister. Many years later, I came upon that film canister, and found the resin to be harder than wood. On a fling, a friend of ours took it to the university where he works, and had it tested. The report came back that it was spruce amber, and over 150,000 years old. I never did tell them, "The rest of the story."

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