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WHATS IN THIS BLOG: Three positions for Genesis believers. Young Earth Creation (YEC). Theistic Evolution. (Evolution of birds from dinosaurs plus DNA evidence for evolution). Old Earth Progressive Creation. Each position has a dilemma.

This is the third part of a three-part series on creation and evolution. It’s a mix of science and spiritual. The subject here is personal belief, and how your belief compares with others. As always, I use as much data and facts as possible.

THREE POSITIONS FOR GENESIS BELIEVERS. If you believe in biblical truth AND you believe in science, you fall into one of three positions, as laid out in a book by Hal Reed and Duane Thurman called How to Think about Evolution (2015). It’s a carefully researched book, not yet published, by two biology professors.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Overview of creation – evolution. • Where does science succeed and where does it fail? • Fossil evidence for deep time. • How reliable are dating methods? • The bones of John the Baptist. • The dilemma of young earth creation. • Thirsty koala bear in Australian extreme heat drinking water.

On the subject of deep time, this is the second of three parts of a series on creation and evolution. It’s a mix of science and spiritual. As always, I use as much data and facts as possible. Your feedback and comments will be appreciated.

At the end of this blog is an ultra-cute video of a koala bear in Australia’s extreme heat drinking water offered by a cyclist.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Wonders of the natural world • The hummingbird • Spectacular hikes • Role of consciousness in creation and evolution

This is the first of three parts of a series on creation and evolution. It’s a mix of science and spiritual. I’m motivated by a need for clarity, as I’ve heard statements on the subject that seem way off the mark. As always, I use as much data and facts as possible, but there are times when my own experience and bias comes in. Your feedback and comments will be appreciated.

LET’S BEGIN WITH SOME WONDERS OF THE NATURAL WORLD. The whirlpool galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy, and one of the brightest in the sky. However, 75% of matter in this galaxy is missing.… More

Thanksgiving in America is a big deal. It’s the first winter holiday, and the winter can be horrible in the USA, as we found out last week when the latest polar vortex came south. Buffalo received many feet of snow in their football stadium (I have heard numbers from 7 – 12 feet), and the venue had to be shifted to Detroit. But it’s a time when we can gather in front of a fire, and eat and chat to our heart’s content. Then there is Black Friday right after T-day, when extreme shopping takes place….. so far I have managed to avoid this every year.

At this time of year I try to be especially thankful, as I have a lot of things to be grateful for.… More

First, I was surfing the TV channels when I came across a movie by this title. It was an engrossing high-drama movie, well-acted, and I felt like I was right there in the Middle East when all these things happened to Daniel. What came across strongly was the unmitigated faith that Daniel and his friends had in God. I went straight out and bought the movie, which was produced by an outfit called PureFlix. I also bought another PureFlix movie entitled The Book of Ruth, but haven’t watched it yet. I’m hoping the g-kids will enjoy these movies. The official movie trailer for The Book of Daniel can be seen if you click on the link. Apparently the movie is now available on NetFlix.… More

Integrative Medicine – I have come to respect Dr Andrew Weil. From reading his book Spontaneous Happiness, to seeing him discuss natural remedies for the heart and the lungs on TV with Dr Oz. Thirdly, he has published a pyramid of anti-inflammatory foods that I have just discovered. According to Dr Weil “Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age.” If you right-click on the image, you can then hit print to print it out.

Dr Weil gave a lecture in the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe this week. The architecture is beautiful in this old theater situated not far from the plaza.… More

So many people have cancer…..something like 1 in 3 in the USA……we all know someone close to us who has contracted it. Yet biomedical scientists have been searching for a cure for 50 years. A conventional treatment often consists of chemotherapy plus radiation, both of which are toxic (poisons) and kill good cells as well as bad cells. This can be a real dilemma to a cancer patient who faces sickness and hair loss and energy depletion while on this regimen, which can last for weeks.

Along comes a new book that arose from interviews with many cancer patients who weren’t expected to live…..but their cancers had radical remission. The book presents behaviors and factors common to these cancer patients. Nine factors are identified, and there are some surprises!… More

I had wanted to visit Chaco Canyon for over 30 years. It’s near the Four Corners area of the USA, about two and a half hours from ABQ. The road is paved except for about 12 miles of unpaved washboard (corrugations) which challenged my new Subaru Forrester (rattle….rattle).

The “Ancient Ones” lived here from 800-1200 AD. The alternative name “Anasazi” is derived from a Navajo word, and is not used by the Pueblo people. The largest of the pueblos in Chaco is Pueblo Bonito. The people who lived here were a head taller than people living in several other locations in Chaco Canyon, which suggests healthier denizens (i.e. better food), and perhaps an upper or ruling class.

The building was up to five stories high.… More

Dedicated to my mother Alison who turned 92 recently, and accompanied us on this family adventure.

I was in Australia in August 2014. Ventured out on two hikes in the first two days I was there. In the Flinders Ranges of South Australia we encountered much natural beauty, but also a mysterious death.

We stayed at Gum Creek near Blinman, where from our beds we could watch the sun rise, eat breakfast on the deck overlooking the creek, and photograph the sunset colors on the nearby hills. We saw emus and kangaroos down toward the creek. To cap it off, we could slide the ceiling back and stare at the stars while lying in bed. All this was heaven enough, but there was more.… More

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