Have you heard the news? Scientists have created genetically modified mosquitos in an attempt to help control the mosquito population. Because mosquitos carry such a variety of diseases, scientists are discovering ways of reducing the population and ways of switching off the gene that allows malaria to survive inside the mosquito. It is a neat trick, but here is what we think of it:
Author and friend William Gibbons has recently released his book Mokele-Mbembe: Mystery Beast of the Congo Basin, which combines all of the research and exploration done in the Congo of Africa over the last several decades into one exciting journey. Mr. Gibbons, coauthor of the book Claws Jaws and Dinosaurs with Dr. Kent Hovind in 1999 after his third expedition to the Congo, says that 11 years later the evidence is even more overwhelming in favor of the beast. Mokele-Mbembe is an excellent overview that shows detailed fieldwork, and examines the real history of the monster known to the natives as Mokele-Mbembe. The creature is described as larger than an elephant, with a long neck and long tail. The pygmy natives that live in the largest swamp in the world testify to the truth of the dinosaur-like creature that still inhabits their land. Dozens of expeditions into the swamp have been completed, and lots of evidence gathered to make the remarkable claim that these creatures still roam the earth.
I have always gotten a kick out of oxymorons! Webster defines oxymoron as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words: something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.”
Many people think that religion and science do not go together. Often, they compartmentalize each into completely separate places in their lives. Science, after all, is based upon observation and testing—unquestionable facts. Right? Religion, on the other hand, is based upon thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Science is material; religion is immaterial. Science gives answers; religion causes problems. Isn’t this the basic attitude towards the two?
Today, it is estimated that 60% of Americans have trouble with their wisdom teeth; thus, many have them removed. Some of the problems may be related to our modern, softer diets.
Have You Heard the Tale of the “Birkenhead”?
I recently read a poem that helped me to see the perspective of my life in the Creator’s hands. I hope it does the same for you. It’s comforting to remember that our refuge [a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble] is in God (see Ps 62:7).
Standing at the base of the Grand Canyon and concluding that the multiple bands that line the canyon walls are products of millions of years of sedimentation is just plain illogical. I spent a couple of weeks wandering through the Grand Canyon when I was in my early twenties. I was alone and was not given one of the government-sponsored propaganda tours, but I had been told the same pseudo-science concerning the Canyon and its origin throughout my government school indoctrination program, beginning in elementary school. I was puzzled by it then, but far more puzzled when I looked at it in person.
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