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What have creationists done for science?

Eric Hovind May 26th, 2011

Creationists hear this type of argument all the time, “What have creationists done for science?”  I remember researching this a while back and coming across a list from www.creationinfo.com/list.htm.  I wanted to simply list it out here in this blog for you to see. Feel free to go to the article and to the rest of their site to see what is happening over there.

Fairytale Land and Theorytale Land

Eric Hovind May 3rd, 2011

Dora The Explorer

My son was watching Dora the explorer this morning and they went to fairytale land. The magic words you had to say to get there were “once upon a time.”  Once inside fairytale land, just about anything can happen. Poor Boots ate the banana from the Wicked Witch and fell fast asleep. The only way to wake up sleeping Boots was to have a princess give him a hug.

Journey to Peru—Day Five

Eric Hovind April 25th, 2011

Flying over the Nazca Lines

Today our agenda is simple: Get to the Nazca airport, charter a plane, and fly over the Nazca lines to see some of the wonders that people of centuries ago left for us to observe. By 10 am, our hour-long flight was ready to depart and we cranked up the engine of what I believe was a Cessna 182 single engine seven-passenger airplane. Our pilot and co-pilot quickly rattled off their checklists to each other in Spanish and a few moments later, we were taxiing down the runway getting ready for take-off.  I thought to myself, I wonder if these lines are going to be as amazing as people say? Within minutes, we were at full throttle making a squiggly line down the runway as the pilot tried to keep the plane going in the right direction. As we lifted off, I could tell that this was going to be a rough flight! The pilot described the flight pattern to us and showed us on paper the formations that we were going to see. We would start by flying over the “whale”; first we would bank on the right side, then the bank on the left side. Following that, we would fly over to the next figure; first banking on the right, then banking on the left. Now I have to be honest here, I was not too impressed with our first sighting of the whale. I thought to myself, what’s the big deal? I could have done that one. From there, we went to see what the literature called an “astronaut,” but after talking to Denis Swift about it, he said if you look closely you will see that he has big eyes, and is throwing something. It is depicting a fisherman. Much of this culture depended on the fishing to be able to survive and even trade so the idea of them depicting a fisherman is much more likely than an astronaut.  We went by this figure banking on the right, then banking on the left.

Evolutionists say, “No Fair”

Eric Hovind April 20th, 2011

Scientific Critique Not Fair

Journey to Peru – Day Four

Eric Hovind April 19th, 2011

Drive to Nazca: Aqueducts, gravesites, mummies, mission work.

This morning we were up at 7:00 and had to be on the road at 8:00 to drive down to Nazca in the Altacama Desert, the driest place on the planet. The trip was absolutely breathtaking as we drove from Pisco down to Nazca through the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The geography there was very telling as we saw river rock sediment covering the mountains. The question: “How could that kind of sediment be all the way up here?” kept running through my mind. Thankfully, our geologist Dr. Brent filled us in on the details and told us how the water from the ice age and subsequent flood could account for this river rock material. Evolutionary geology cannot make sense of or account for what we were observing.

“Proof” vs. “Persuasion”

Eric Hovind April 14th, 2011

Atheists ask for “proof” all the time; however, I don’t believe that is really what they want.  I believe that atheists really want to be “persuaded” more than anything else. The reason I believe this is outlined below.

Did the Dinosaurs Become Extinct?

Eric Hovind April 12th, 2011

A recent study has just come out from scientists claiming that evidence of man and dinosaurs living together is bogus. The new report claims that the most famous petroglyph of a dinosaur in Kachina Bridge, Utah, is not a dinosaur at all; instead, using drawings to illustrate their point, they are describing it as the combination of two different petroglyphs.

Journey to Peru—Day Three

Eric Hovind April 11th, 2011

Candelabra

After a few hours of sleep, we began our day with a piece of bread and some instant coffee for breakfast. (Not complaining; it was complimentary!) We took the opportunity this morning to see one of the tourist attractions by chartering a boat to take us out across the Paracas Bay to the Isle de Ballestos, an island just off the coast of Pisco. The Paracas people lived there from 1300 B.C to 300 A.D. and they made the most famous textiles in the world. Because of the dry climate in Peru, these textiles are remarkably preserved today. This area is most known for the Candelabra, a massive 650-foot-tall and 310-feet-wide image in the side of one of the islands that has been dug some 6 to 7 feet deep into the surface. Today there are some questions as to the meaning of this formation and, therefore, several different theories as to what purpose it served. The guide described a few of these concepts ranging from ocean navigation lines to a symbol of worship so that the gods would bless their plants. Personally, I think it was a fabulous waterslide that the pre-Columbian people used ;-)