Happy mole day!

In honor of Avogadro's number (6.02 x1023), today is mole day. According to some who celebrate this day, celebrations can actually begin at 6:02 on 10/23. National Mole Day Foundation Mole Day Jokes -- there are some new ones here I had not seen before. Grace and Peace

Mars dust devil trails

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day: Martian Dust Devil Trails The APOD description for this image: Who's been marking up Mars? This portion of a recent high-resolution picture from the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows twisting dark trails criss-crossing light colored terrain on the martian surface. Newly formed trails like these …

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Answers in Genesis conference — day 2

I wasn't really happy with the first iteration of my "Answers in Genesis conference -- day 2" post" so I have rewritten it. Here it is again, hopefully somewhat improved. On Sunday night, I attended part of day two of the Answers in Genesis "special outreach" with Dr. Terry Mortenson (PhD in the History of …

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The ESV Study Bible on creation — Introduction and Introduction to Genesis

The ESV Study Bible (ESV is the English Standard Version translation) is a masterpiece of conservative Evangelical scholarship. The scholars who put this volume together are highly-qualified Bible experts who have a high respect for the Bible as the Word of God. For those of you not familiar with the concept of a study Bible, …

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Answers in Genesis conference — day 1

I went to an Answers in Genesis "special outreach" conference today. The speaker was Terry Mortenson, and the topic was "Was Darwin Right?" (though the AiG web site said the topic would be "The Age of the Earth & Why it Matters"). Here are some things that stood out to me: A common young-Earth strategy …

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