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Today's Creation Moment

Tall, Fat and Upside-Down
Luke 6:44
"For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes."
If you want to snack on fruit from a 10-story-high Grandidier's baobab tree, you'd better bring a very tall ladder. That's because there are no branches to climb until you get to near the very top of...

The Romans Beat Columbus to the New World

Psalm 104:25-26a
"This great and wide sea, in which are innumerable teeming things, living things both small and great. There the ships sail about…"

On recent Creation Moments programs we have talked about several evidences that strongly suggest contact between Europe and the New World before Columbus. Some evidence even suggests that knowledge of the New World was common before the Dark Ages. Now, mainstream science has concluded that the Romans made it nearly as far as Mexico City by the second century A.D.

Anthropologist Roman Hristov studied a black terracotta head that was uncovered near Mexico City in 1933. It had been unearthed by professional archaeologists, documented, and then stored away in a Mexico City museum. Hristov removed material from the head and sent it to the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. After testing, scientists concluded that the material was 1,800 years old. Hristov also had the figure evaluated by art experts. They concluded that it matches figures that were created by the Romans in about 200 A.D. Hristov and other scientists agree that the figure is solid proof that there were indeed Romans wandering about Mexico as early as the second century A.D.

Ships and sailing are documented early in the Old Testament. While these sailors didn't have all the tools we have today, they were just as intelligent as today's sailors. They were also filled with the same drive to explore and subdue the Earth as we have today, a drive that was placed in us when our forefather Adam was created.

Lord, help me to learn more about Your world and praise You for it. Amen.
The Province, 2/10/00, p. A38, "Romans said first to find New World."