Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 31, 2015

Best of 2015

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Best Of 2015

It’s the last day of the year, and this is the 52nd and last weekly blog post of the year. I hope that the Bible-Science Guy Blog has informed, challenged, and perhaps even stirred you in 2015.

Here are some of the year’s blog highlights.
Don’t miss the recap below of the
Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2015.

In 2015, 54,814 distinct readers from 180 countries viewed this blog 89,169 times. This is a 61% increase in distinct readers and a 65% increase in views over 2014. And that does not count all the blog subscribers who read the blog posts by email. This year the blog followers have increased by over 200 to reach 1587 blog followers at year’s end.

The Top Ten countries in descending order of total views were USA, Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa, Philippines, India, Germany, France, and Norway.

Monday was the most popular day to read the blog with 16% of the blog views occurring on that day. This means viewership is fairly evenly spread throughout the week, since an equal distribution of views would have 14.3% per day of the week.

Click 2015 Bible-Science Guy Articles for a list of the 52 new articles posted on the Bible-Science Guy Blog in 2015. Additionally, ten blog articles from 2007 were migrated from a defunct previous host to BibleScienceGuy.wordpress.com.

The Bible-Science Guy Blog started in October 2007. It now comprises 421 posts, 87 newspaper articles, and 10 tab pages for a total of 518 items. During 2015, 512 of these items were viewed at least once. Over the life of the blog, 111,123 different visitors have viewed the blog 242,233 times.

The busiest viewership day of the year was April 19 with 990 views. How Many Died in Noah’s Flood? was the most popular post that day. Surprisingly, this article was not posted in 2015 but the previous year in June 2014.

The five articles with the most views during 2015 were all published in prior years. Of the 101 articles with 100 or more views during 2015, only 12 were published in 2015. This illustrates the continuing relevance of the Bible-Science Guy blog articles.

Here are the Top Five articles with the most views during 2015:

How Many Died in Noah’s Flood? (Jun 18, 2014) – 19,644 views.
Tower of Babel – Where? (Mar 13, 2013) – 6,583 views.
Tower of Babel – What Did It Look Like? (Mar 20, 2013) – 5,577 views.
Could Noah Fill the Earth? (May 28, 2014) – 2,752 views.
Tower of Babel – How Many Languages? (Apr 24, 2013) – 2,147 views.

 

The Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2015

Here are my choices for the best Bible-Science Guy Blog posts from 2015, listed in order of publication date. I chose the posts I liked best — the ones I found most interesting, most important, or best written. I included those that accumulated the most views or stimulated the most comments.

Kepler's Nose

Kepler’s Amazing Nose (Jan 14)
Who designed and engineered noses? While humans may consider eyes their most valuable sense organs, our Jack Russell terrier Kepler lives by his nose. He is continually waving it about to catch an abundant cornucopia of odors. Noses warn of danger, detect minute invisible chemicals, filter noxious elements, destroy germs, sense direction, generate pleasurable sensations, provoke powerful emotions, and give the breath of life. Who could even imagine, much less create, such a phenomenal multi-purpose tool? Read Kepler’s Business Card to learn how Kepler helps us share the Gospel.

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Patterns of Evidence: Exodus – Did It Happen? (Jan 29)
Is the Bible’s account of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt a myth? A recent documentary, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, boldly confronts the general consensus of opinion among archaeologists, Egyptologists, and scholars that the Exodus never happened. This is the first of a series of 5 articles on this outstanding documentary which presents abundant evidence to support the historicity of the Exodus.
The second article of the series, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus – Facing the Facts (with video), was the most-viewed article of 2015 and the one that stimulated the most comments. The first, third, and fourth articles in this series were the second, third, and fourth most-viewed articles of 2015 respectively.

Billy Sunday Outfield

Evangelist Is a Creationist (Mar 18)
This man became one of America’s most popular athletes. It stunned the nation when he left baseball to preach the Gospel. But eventually he became the country’s most popular preacher. His passion for the truth electrified America with vigorous, unapologetic Biblical preaching. His lively physical antics on stage riveted listeners’ rapt attention. He preached the Word of God to over 100 million people, and estimates of conversions at his tabernacle meetings run to over one million. Both hearers and conversions are believed to number more than anyone else prior to Billy Graham. This is the first of four articles covering this dynamic evangelist’s baseball career, ministry career, teachings, and position on creation/evolution.

Questions That Reveal (Apr 22)
Have you ever wished you could zero in on the position of a Christian church, school, or organization? Frequently it’s difficult to cut through the warm-fuzzies talk, the inspirational fluff, and the Christianized cliches in order to find out the real truth. Here are five trenchant questions you can use to quickly discern the worldview of any person or organization.

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He Made the Stars Also (Apr 29)
Ponder the mysteries of this astronomically astounding statement from Genesis 1:16: “He (Yahweh) made the stars also.” How many stars are out there anyway? The sequel Naming the Stars considers the difficulties of God’s naming all the stars (Isaiah 40:26). How many star names could you think up?

Noah & Archimedes (May 13)
Noah’s descendant, the Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC), explained why objects float or sink. Noah himself, a master shipbuilder and daring sea captain, surely understood the principle that Archimedes subsequently published over 2,000 years after the Great Flood.

Mystery Structure Casts Doubt on Evolution (May 27)
What was the mystery structure that I rescued and re-purposed whose hardware components are pictured here? How can someone recognize intelligent design in these components but refuse to see it in DNA, the most complex information system in the universe? Imagine throwing metal and wood into a cement mixer; let it churn for a million years. Will it ever produce the components needed for this mystery structure?

Jupiter and its 4 Galilean Moons (top to bottom): Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto.

Is There Alien Life in Space? (Jul 22)
The notion that life exists in galaxies far, far away has long intrigued mankind. Could it be true? No definite evidence of life on other planets or asteroids or in distant galaxies has ever been found. But a mammoth new effort is now underway to exhaustively search for alien life.

Key to Scientific Success (Sep 9)
The job of the scientist is to study the works of the Lord with the goal of understanding His work. The User Manual from the Creator contains the secret to scientific success.

Ignoring God’s Clues (Sep 16)
All over the globe the evidence of Noah’s Flood is clear, but men insist on obfuscating and storytelling to suppress the truth. Noah’s Flood explains the geology of the earth. Throughout the world Yahweh has left abundant clues to Himself and His work. We ignore them at our peril.

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Was Adam in the Garden of Eden? (Sep 23)
Genesis is a hotly debated book. For a decade or so Genesis has been under a new assault. The claim is that Adam never existed. According to those who imagine that mankind evolved over millions of years, Adam and Eve are mythical and have no place in human history. Does the historical existence of Adam matter? What does the Bible teach about Adam? This is the first of a series of articles on Adam in which I discuss such questions. Other intriguing questions covered include:
Did Jesus Believe in Adam?
Does Belief in Adam Matter?
Adam and Puppies
What Was the Forbidden Fruit?
What Should Adam Have Done After Eve Ate?
How Long Was Adam in Eden?
Why Does Scripture Call Jesus Adam?

The series on Adam will continue in 2016 with Where Was the Garden of Eden? along with other Adam-related topics.

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The Frost of Heaven (Nov 25)
The God who “hurled a great wind on the sea” to drive Jonah to repentance controls all creation — from sparrow deaths, to storm paths, to rulers’ rise and fall. This includes the storm that snowed us in at a campground with one foot of snow the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Questions to Ponder
  1. Which is your favorite of all the 2015 Bible-Science Guy Articles? Why?
    (It does not have to be one from this Best of 2015 list.)
  2. Which do you think is the best article to share with unbelievers to stimulate their consideration of Jesus of Nazareth?
  3. Which do you think is the best article to share with believers to spur them to honor, worship, and glorify the Creator?
  4. What topics would you like to see addressed in 2016?
  5. Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Peruse the other Best of Bible-Science Guy lists:
Top Ten Bible-Science Guy Blog Posts 2007-2012
Best of 2013
Best of 2014
Best of 2016

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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
“for the defense of the gospel”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Thursday December 31, 2015 A.D.

For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

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