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Notes from the intersection of faith, reason and geology
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Stephen C. Meyer and Doug Axe discuss 5 major problems with macro-evolution

Stephen C. Meyer and Doug Axe discuss 5 major problems with macro-evolution | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Problem #1: the sudden origin of body plans in the fossil record
Problem #2: the origin of information (e.g. – in protein molecule)
Problem #3: need for favorable early mutations (for body plans)
Problem #4: the problem of epigenetics
Problem #5: the universality of the design intuition
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Hotel Belvédère: The Iconic Swiss Hotel on The Edge of The Rhone Glacier

Hotel Belvédère: The Iconic Swiss Hotel on The Edge of The Rhone Glacier | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Nowhere else in the world could one drive a car so close to the edge of a glacier, check into a hotel room with balconies overlooking the massive river of ice, and then walk down a paved path to the glacier below located only a couple of hundred yards away.
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The puzzle of large natural bridges and freestanding arches

The puzzle of large natural bridges and freestanding arches | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Large natural bridges and freestanding rock arches are structures left behind after erosive action, features called erosional remnants. Along with several other types of landforms examined in this magazine in recent years, they provide further evidence for rapid erosion in the late stages of Noah’s Flood.
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Explore the Geologic History of D.C. Through This Walking Tour

Explore the Geologic History of D.C. Through This Walking Tour | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
While using the bathroom in one of Washington, D.C.’s congressional office buildings, if you let your eyes wander to the stall dividers, you might notice something that transcends the political moment by a couple million years: fossils engraved on the glossy limestone, ancient shells and exoskeletons left behind by animals of a prehistoric Earth.
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Two More Soft-Tissue Fossils Pile on the Evidence Against Deep Time

Two More Soft-Tissue Fossils Pile on the Evidence Against Deep Time | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"A bizarre behavior is being exhibited by secular scientists. All the evolutionists are treating deep time as a fact, trusting uncritically in illogical suggestions and dubious proposals (see 10 Nov 2018) that somehow these proteins can escape the relentless decay processes for all those Darwin Years (years that Darwin requires for evolution).


So great would be the impact if these fossils are only a few thousand years old, the entire Darwin Empire would likely come crashing down. With stakes so high, evolutionists feel obligated to believe impossible things."

YEC Geo's insight:
Curioser and curioser...the soft tissue elephant rears its bulky head again in the uncomfortably small living room of deep time.
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Scientists suggest Biblical Sodom destroyed by meteoric explosion

Scientists suggest Biblical Sodom destroyed by meteoric explosion | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Archaeologist Phillip J. Silvia believes the destruction of the fabled city was due to a powerful airburst from a meteor colliding with Earth’s atmosphere.
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The Tiny Globe That Puts the World and Heavens in Your Palm

The Tiny Globe That Puts the World and Heavens in Your Palm | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Cushee’s elegant 1745 orb was boundary-pushing at the time.
YEC Geo's insight:
Sort of an 18th century version of Google Earth.
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The Salt Mining Elephants of Mount Elgon

The Salt Mining Elephants of Mount Elgon | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
There is evidence that these caves have been artificially expanded by thousands of years of mining—not by humans, but by the pachyderms.
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Natural Sources of Methane Surprise Climate Scientists

Natural Sources of Methane Surprise Climate Scientists | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Whether you believe the climate consensus is your business, but you had better build your case on research into real data, not on appeals to authority.
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Mars moon got its grooves from rolling stones, study suggests

Mars moon got its grooves from rolling stones, study suggests | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact.
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Chukchi Sea polar bears number almost 3000 according to new survey results

Chukchi Sea polar bears number almost 3000 according to new survey results | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Despite the huge declines in summer sea ice since 2007, Chukchi bears are doing better than OK — they are truly thriving
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Why Iceland Imports Ice From Other Countries

Why Iceland Imports Ice From Other Countries | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
t turns out that ice imported from other countries are as much as forty percent cheaper than ice produced in Iceland, despite the fact that electricity is incredibly cheap in Iceland because of the country’s abundant hydroelectric and geothermal resources.
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Lionhead Natural Water Slides – Coolin, Idaho

Lionhead Natural Water Slides – Coolin, Idaho | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Pristine, old-growth cedar forests surround the stunning Priest Lake in the most remote parts of northern Idaho. In the farthest corner of the lake, you’ll find a flat rock flowing with a layer of icy cold mountain water.
YEC Geo's insight:
More fun with geology
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Can the Midwest, South have earthquakes? Yes, the Big One could hit

Can the Midwest, South have earthquakes? Yes, the Big One could hit | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
"A 4.4 magnitude earthquake is a reminder for people to be prepared," said John Bobel, a public information officer for the division of emergency management in Kentucky's Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
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Carbon dating—who is fooling who?

Carbon dating—who is fooling who? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

'A critical factor to consider, that, in my mind, blows most of the claims of accurate 14C dating for very old samples out of the water: Willard Libby, the Nobel Prize winner who invented the 14C method, assumed an equilibrium condition between the production of 14C and its disintegration. 


It was a critical assumption.'

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Peak Oil Postponed Again: “USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever”… And it’s in the Permian Basin

Peak Oil Postponed Again: “USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever”… And it’s in the Permian Basin | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The Permian Basin a nearly infinite resource. It seems as if there will always be more hydrocarbons to squeeze out of its numerous oil & gas reservoirs.
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Does Barcoding DNA Reveal a Single Human Ancestral Pair?

Does Barcoding DNA Reveal a Single Human Ancestral Pair? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Well, I am unwilling to dismiss the article flat out, but neither can I endorse it. I don’t think the study can claim all the things it does based on the evidence they have. That I take this approach is ironic. I myself am investigating the possibility of our origin from a single human pair, so my opinion is not because I exclude the idea a priori. Yet I must confess I have reservations. Too many unanswered questions.
YEC Geo's insight:
Intelligent look at a controversial article by an Intelligent Design theorist.
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Reptile Footprints Advance Flood Explanation

Reptile Footprints Advance Flood Explanation | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"Rowland told UNLV news, “One reason I’ve proposed is that the animal was walking in a very strong wind, and the wind was blowing it sideways.”

Really? How in the world could a wind strong enough to shove a lizard sideways fail to obliterate that same lizard’s footprints in the dry sand it climbed?"

YEC Geo's insight:
The conumdrum of the Coconino Sandstone--how could an aeolian deposit contain preserved animal tracks, and tracks from very tiny animals, in particular?
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This Interactive Sandbox Allows Users to Make Topographical Maps in Real-Time

This Interactive Sandbox Allows Users to Make Topographical Maps in Real-Time | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The Augmented Reality Sandbox allows users to build their own interactive topographic map and see how water pools and flows on a landscape.
YEC Geo's insight:
...want...one...please
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Plans to sail reconstructed Noah's Ark to Israel

Plans to sail reconstructed Noah's Ark to Israel | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Devout Christian businessman Johan Huibers built the huge vessel, which has already sailed on Holland’s Maas River.

He built the boat over five years ago to the exact specifications listed in the Bible – making it 390ft-long, 75ft-high and containing 12,000 trees worth of wood.

And now, he is ready to take it to Jesus Christ’s birthplace after announcing plans to set sail to Israel.
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The Collapse of Marib Dam And The Fall of an Empire

The Collapse of Marib Dam And The Fall of an Empire | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
For as long as it stood, the Great Dam turned the desert into an oasis allowing the irrigation of more than a hundred square kilometers of sandy soil centered around Marib, which was then the largest city in southern Arabia.
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Detrital Zircons Can Give False Geological Ages

Detrital Zircons Can Give False Geological Ages | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"In a new paper in Geology, six geologists tested a widely-used technique of gathering detrital zircons: crystals of zirconium that often contain uranium (U) and its daughter product lead (Pb), found in debris piles below a slope. They tested the assumptions in their samples collected in Venezuela.


Their title hints of troubles ahead: “Use and abuse of detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology—A case from the Río Orinoco delta, eastern Venezuela.”

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4,000-year-old termite mounds found in Brazil are visible from space

4,000-year-old termite mounds found in Brazil are visible from space | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that a vast array of regularly spaced, still-inhabited termite mounds in northeastern Brazil–covering an area the size of Great Britain–are up to about 4,000 years old.
YEC Geo's insight:
Apparently there are termite mounds in Africa about the same age. 

Here's a question:  why only 4000 years?  Why not any older?

And isn't it an odd coincidence that the oldest known trees have been dated to 3600-4800 years? 

What biological reason could there be for that particular age limit on organisms that really don't inherently require an age limit?

Maybe the reason is not biologic, but geologic and catastrophic.
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#CampFire #WoolseyFire Blaming climate – ignoring incompetence

#CampFire #WoolseyFire Blaming climate – ignoring incompetence | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Over 8,000 homes and businesses have been reduced to ashes and rubble by the latest California conflagrations. Well over 60 people have perished, over 50,000 are homeless, hundreds remain missing. “This is the new abnormal,” Governor Jerry Brown insists. “Dryness, warmth, drought, all those things are going to intensify,” because of climate change. Even if we do more on forest management, that won’t stop climate change. “And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies.”

Those assertions have no basis in fact.
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