Acts and Facts, June 2017

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From the Editor : Breaking Ground, Sowing Seed, and Bearing Fruit / Jayme Durant. p. 4
Breaking Up Fallow Ground / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 5
Events : June. p. 8
Research : Chicxulub Crater Theory Mostly Smoke / Tim Clarey. p. 9
Impact : DNA Science Disproves Human Evolution / Jeffrey P. Tomkins. p. 10
Back to Genesis : Will the Real Pseudoscientists Please Stand Up! / Jake Hebert. p. 14
Back to Genesis : Cancer Research Confirms the Curse / Brian Thomas. p. 15
Engineered Adaptability Series : Engineering Principles Point to God’s Workmanship / Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 16
Creation Q&A : Is the Earth Round? / Brian Thomas. p. 20
Apologetics : Dinosaur DNA Trumps Mammoth Expert / James J. S. Johnson. p. 21
Stewardship : The Strength of ICR / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22
Letters to the Editor. p. 23

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Answers, July-August 2017

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Publisher’s Pen : That Really, Really Big Hole in the Ground / Dale Mason. p. 10
In the Beginning : Coping with Criticism / Ken Ham. p. 12
Let There Be Truth (cartoon strip) / Dan Lietha. p. 13
Creation Basics : The Longest Week Ever? / Tim Chaffey. p. 15
Creation Basics : Why Is Creation Such a Big Deal? p. 17
Creation On Display : Decked Out for the Desert / Gordon Wilson. p. 19
Creation On Display : Every Tail Has a Tale. p. 22
Creation On Display : Earthworms. p. 24
Science in Perspectives : South America’s Overgrown Garden; Wasps Teach Drones to Fly, Giant Dinosaurs’ Zigzag Bones; Neanderthal Medicine, Dr. Fraud; Darkness Falls Across the Nation. p. 27
Science in Perspectives : How To Solve a Monster Mystery / Neal Doran. p. 33
Science in Perspectives : Is Improbability the Best Argument Against Evolution? / Ron Tagliopietra. p. 38
Science in Perspectives : Slow Processes Over a Long Time? p. 40
Bible and Culture : Evangelism on the Decline; A Church Without God; River Rights, The Crime of Preaching…in Britain? p. 45
Bible and Culture : Bringing Clarity to a Confused World / Owen Strachan. p. 48
Bible and Culture : Should We Update God’s Design? / Dennis Sullivan. p. 48
Grand Canyon: Nine Days Below the Rim / Mike Matthews and Chris Neville. p. 50
Avian Acrobats of the Americas / Tom Hennigan. p. 70
Is This Science? / Heather Brinson Bruce. p. 78
Speak Up : The Value of the Fictional Noah. p. 84
Creation Every Day : My Lap Cat. p. 82

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Creation Magazine, July-September 2017

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Feedback. p. 4
Facebook Feedback. p. 5.
Editorial : Sola Scriptura in an age of science / Lita Cosner. p. 6
Focus—creation news and views. p. 7
Nature’s creatures do impossible things / David Catchpoole. p. 12
Dead crocodiles down under / Ron Neller. p. 14
The Alien intrusion: A creation-based movie like no other—coming your way soon / Gary Bates. p. 16
Interview : Creation couple: Husband and wife both scientists and creationists with Michael and Shouchin Man / Joel Tay. p. 20
Learning the lessons of Mount St Helens / Tas Walker. p. 23
Coral: The animal that acts like a plant, but is an active predator, and makes its own rocks for a house / Robert Carter. p. 28
Creation for Kids : Created kinds / Erin Hughes and Lita Cosner. p. 32
Eugenics is back / Russell Grigg. p. 36
Could the Flood have been tranquil? / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 38
Placental vs marsupial: A tale of two ‘wolves’ / David Catchpoole. p. 40
Fish scales inspire flexible armoured gloves / Jonathan Sarfati. p. 43
The peacock spider: Intricate beauty on a tiny scale / Michael Eggleton. p. 44
Interview : Conversation with an unlikely convert with Dr Rosaria Butterfield / Lita Cosner. p. 46
Trappist-1’s seven planets—none suitable for life / Russell Grigg. p. 49
Martin Luther: Captive to the Word of God / Russell Grigg. p. 52
Reindeer eyes / David Catchpoole. p. 56

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Editors: Don Batten, Lita Cosner, Jonathan Sarfati, Tasman Walker.

Creation, Vol. 39, No. 3, July-September 2017, quarterly, $25 for 4 issues, 56 pages. ISSN: 0819-1530

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Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, June 2017

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Editorial : Asilomar II: The Ongoing National Academy of Sciences Report on CRISPR / James C. Peterson. p. 1
Articles : Medicine and Miracles: Cancer and Cures / Michael A. Birbeck and Douglas A. Lauffenburger. p. 67
Articles : Creating a Medium for Exploring the Implications of Science: Edgar Allan Poe and the First Science Fiction / Harry Lee Poe. p. 76
Articles : The Evolution of Creation Science, Part 2: Beneficial Mutations / Senter, Philip J. Senter and Jared J. Mackey. p. 87
Review, Response, Rejoinder : Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics by Robert J. Marks II, William A. Dembski, and Winston Ewert / Randy Isaac. p. 99
Review, Response, Rejoinder : Meeting Chaitin’s Challenge: A Response to Randy Isaac’s Review of Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics / Robert J. Marks, II. p. 104
Review, Response, Rejoinder : Rejoinder / Randy, Isaacs. p. 108
Book Reviews : A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland by Cornelia F. Mutel / John Mickus. p. 110
Book Reviews : Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home by Kevin Nelstead / David J. Mulder. p. 110.
Book Reviews : Cetacean Paleobiology by Felix G. Marx, Olivier Lambert, and Mark D. Uhen / Ryan M. Bebej. p. 113
Book Reviews : How Can Physics Underlie The Mind? Top Down Causation in the Human Context by George Ellis / Randy Isaac. p. 114
Book Reviews : Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science by Dennis R. Venema and Scot McKnight / Amos Young. p. 119
Book Reviews : Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion edited by Paul Levinson and Michael Waltemathe / Mark Shelhamer. p. 120
Book Reviews : A Little Book For New Scientists: Why and How to Study Science by Josh A. Reeves and Steve Donaldson / Sara Sybesma Tolsma. p. 122
Book Reviews : In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence by George Zarkadakis / Paul Fayter. p. 123
Book Reviews : Technology vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash between Man and Machine by Gerd Leonhard / Jack Searengen. p. 125
Book Reviews : Algorithms To Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths / Jeffrey Nyhoff. p. 127

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Journal of Creation, August 2017

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Perspective : Fossil time ranges continue to expand up and down / Michael J. Oard. p. 3
Perspective : The problem with science is that so much of it simply isn’t / John G. Hartnett. p. 6
Perspective : What is the origin of Martian floods? / Michael J. Oard. p. 8
Perspective : Pseudo-pseudogenes: revealing further complexity in the genome / Jean K. Lightner. p. 10
Perspective : Mammoth taxonomy problems / Michael J. Oard. p. 12
Perspective : Banded iron formations formed rapidly / Harry Dickens. p. 14
Perspective : Design: just a trick of the mind? / Shaun Doyle. p. 17
Book Review : The Catholic Church’s response to evolution (Catholicism and Evolution: A history from Darwin to Pope Francis by Michael Chaberek, O.P.) / Michael J. Oard. p. 20
Book Review : The not-so-intelli-gent professor (The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not by Abby Hafer) / Jerry Bergman. p. 23
Book Review : The total bankruptcy of so-called theistic evolution (Shadow of Oz : Theistic evolution and the absent god by Wayne D. Rossiter) / John Woodmorappe. p. 27
Book Review : Hitler the evolutionist; Hitler the pantheist (Hitler the atheist—Yes) (Hitler’s Religion: The twisted beliefs that drove the Third Reich by Richard Weikart) / John Woodmorappe. p. 31
Book Review : New Old Testament survey criticizes JEPD (The Old Testament: A historical, theological, and critical introduction by Richard S. Hess) / Lita Cosner. p. 35
Book Review : Supernaturalism is innate to the human; so is natural law (God is Watching You: How the fear of God makes us human by Dominic Johnson) / John Woodmorappe. p. 37
Book Review : Reading evolution into the Scriptures (Adam and the Genome: Reading scripture after genetic science by Dennis R. Venema and Scot McKnight) / Robert W. Carter. p. 41
Book Review : Design by intuition: good biology, naive philosophy (Undeniable: How biology confrms our intuition that life is designed by Douglas Axe) / Joel Tay. p. 47
Letter : Strategically dismantling the evolutionary idea strongholds / Don Batten. Reply: Daniel A. Biddle, Jerry Bergman. p. 51
Letter : Even more surprises with Pluto’s satellites / Danny R. Faulkner. p. 52
Viewpoint : Sodom—part 1 / Anne Habermehl. p. 53
Viewpoint : Disposal of Homo naledi in a possible deathtrap or mass mortality scenario / Timothy L. Clarey. p. 61
Viewpoint : Sodom—part 2 / Anne Habermehl. p. 71
Paper : Was Terah dead when Abraham left Haran? Views on the meaning of Acts 7:4 / Andrew Sibley. p. 78
Paper : Not enough rocks: the sedimentary record and deep time / John K. Reed and Michael J. Oard. p. 84
Paper : The irreducibly complex ribosome is a unique creation in the three domains of life / Matyas Cserhati and Warren Shipton. p. 94
Paper : Carol Cleland’s case for historical science—part 1: devaluing experimental science / John K. Reed and Peter Klevberg. p. 103
Paper : Darwinism fosters moral decline / Jerry Bergman. p. 110
Paper : Non-glacial landforms indicate thin Scandinavian and British-Irish Ice Sheets / Michael J. Oard. p. 120

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Oz creationist wins canyon row

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The Australian
Jul 7 2017
One of several articles on Dr. Snelling’s settlement with the National Park Service over the issuing of a rock gathering research proposal permit in Grand Canyon National Park. Dr. Snelling had previous been issued several permits by the NPS but this particular request was denied at the urging of anti-creationist geologists affiliated with secular universities.

This article in The Australian is noteworthy because it appeared on the front cover!

Andrew Snelling, a Christian who has a PhD in geology from the University of Sydney, told The Australian he had been trying since 2013 to get a permit to collect rock samples for a peerreviewed, scientific research project within the Grand Canyon that would challenge the idea that the rock layers are millions of years old.

Dr Snelling lodged his lawsuit against park administrators with the US District Court in Arizona just days after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order promising protection of religious freedoms “from undue interference by the federal government”.

“The Grand Canyon is the gold standard for geologists,” Dr Snelling said.

“It’s important because it’s the largest and deepest canyon in the world. It’s accessible, not surrounded by jungle. The walls are stacked like pancakes: shale, sandstone, limestone, mud. There are more rock layers exposed there than anywhere else.”

While most geologists believe that the Grand Canyon supports the theory that the earth is millions of years old, Dr Snelling believes that evidence for the Bible story of creation may be found in those stacked layers. In 2013, he applied to collect 40 to 60 samples, each fist-sized, for a research project. “They turned me down because they didn’t like the question I was asking,” he said.

In emails obtained under Freedom of Information legislation, park officials criticised his Grand Canyon project as “inappropriate” and “outlandish”. One said it was “dead end creationist”.

Dr Snelling is employed by Answers in Genesis, a US-based Christian think tank established by fellow Australian Ken Ham, who has built a replica ark in Kentucky.

“What I’m saying, as a geologist, is that there are folds in those rocks, so were they still soft when they were laid down?” Dr Snelling said. “Because if it looks like it was still soft when it was formed, that implies there was a short period of time between the layering, not millions of years.”

When his application for a research permit was dismissed, he put in a Freedom of Information request. “The way they referred to me, and my beliefs, it was defamatory,” he said. “My methodology was sound, but I was a Christian who had alternative views.”

Dr Snelling said he had withdrawn his lawsuit, after administrators agreed to grant the permit. Under the rules, the data he collects must be made available to other scientists.

“That’s fair enough,” he said. “I will provide the data to the park, to the public, and publish the results in scientific journals. Even if I don’t find the evidence I think I will find, it wouldn’t assault my core beliefs. We already have evidence that is consistent with a great flood that swept the world.


Creation Matters, May/June 2017

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Palmaris Longus Muscle: Useless or Useful? / Jerry Bergman. p. 1
The Greatest Mathematician Ever / Paul G. Humber. p. 1
Math Matters : Electron Math / Don DeYoung. p. 2
Matters of Fact : Adaptation? / Jean K. Lightner. p. 6
Speaking of Science from the Creation-Evolution Headlines / David F. Coppedge. p. 7
Letters : CRS: More Than Just Model Building by D. Sharp, Discrediting Evolution Is Necessary by J. Bergman, Response: The Mission of the CRS Is Still Model Building by R. Hill. p. 9
Quarterly Research Matters : Summaries of Cutting-edge Research from the Creation Research Society. p. 11
All By Design : Reflecting on the Creator / Jonathan C. O’Quinn. p. 12

Editor: Glen W. Wolfrom

Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June 2017, bi-monthly, free download of older issues or $38 for CRS Quarterly & Creation Matters, 12 pages. ISSN: 1094-6632

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Reasons Newsletter, May/June 2017

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Finding Hope Online. p. 1
Grasping God’s Nearness: Even When He Seems Far / Hugh Ross. p. 2
Q&A / Fazale and Anjeanette. p. 4

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Editors: Amanda Warner, Sandra Dimas, Gina Donnelly, Jocelyn King, Kathy Ross

Reasons Newsletter, May/June 2017, bimonthly, free, 4 pages.

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