Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 31, 2017

Best of 2017

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It’s the last day of 2017, 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 2017.

To headline the Best of 2017, Kepler, my Jack Russell terrier, insisted I use this picture of him. He was adamant that he deserved special notice since he wrote 13 blog articles for me this year based on his adventures.

Here are some of the statistical highlights for this year’s blog. Below the stats, don’t miss the recap of the Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2017.

In 2017, 69,247 distinct readers from 192 countries viewed this blog 106,865 times.

The top ten countries in descending order of total views in 2017 were USA (76,161 views), Canada, UK, Australia, India, South Africa, Philippines, Jamaica, Singapore, and Cayman Islands (602 views).

Sunday was the most popular day of the week to read the blog in 2017 with 16% of the blog views occurring on that day. This means viewership is probably fairly evenly spread throughout the week, since an equal distribution of views throughout the week would have 14.3% per day of the week. September was the busiest month with 6,787 visitors and 10,194 views.

Click 2017 Bible-Science Guy Articles for a list of the 52 new articles posted on the Bible-Science Guy Blog in 2017. Additionally, 2 blog articles from 2008 were migrated from a defunct previous host to BibleScienceGuy.wordpress.com.

The Bible-Science Guy Blog started in October 2007. It now comprises 573 posts, 87 newspaper articles, and 10 tab pages for a total of 670 items. During 2017, 668 of these items were viewed at least once. Over the life of the blog, 246,442 different visitors have viewed the blog 454,266 times.

Today’s post is actually my 600th blog post. This counts the 573 blog posts on this site plus 27 blog posts from 2008 that remain to be migrated from a defunct previous host.

The five articles with the most views during 2017 were all published in prior years. Of the 132 articles with 100 or more views during 2017, only 23 were published in 2017. This illustrates the enduring relevance of the Bible-Science Guy blog articles.

Here are the five articles with the most views during 2017:

How Many Died in Noah’s Flood? (Jun 18, 2014) – 19,049 views.
Tower of Babel – What Did It Look Like? (Mar 20, 2013) – 5,886 views.
Could Noah Fill the Earth? (May 28, 2014) – 5,681 views.
Tower of Babel – Where? (Mar 13, 2013) – 4,511 views.
Tower of Babel – When? (Apr 3, 2013) – 4,050 views.

 

The Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2017

Here are my choices for the dozen best Bible-Science Guy Blog posts from 2017, 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.

Make America Great Again (Jan 25) (with video)
The United States inaugurated a new president on January 20, 2017: Donald J. Trump. Here is a report on his inauguration along with Biblical instruction on how you and I can help make America great again.

Is Genesis History? The Movie (Feb 8) (with video)
This was the most-viewed 2017 blog post of the entire year.
What really happened “In the beginning“?
Did God create the world in six days, or did it take billions of years?
How did the vast diversity of plants and animals originate?
Did Man descend from apes, or was he created in the image of God?
Was there a global flood that destroyed the world, or is that a myth?
Why do we have so many different languages?
In short, Is Genesis really true and historically accurate?
The documentary Is Genesis History? is a comprehensive investigation into the scientific and historical evidence pertaining to the historicity of Genesis. Respected scientists, theologians, and philosophers present evidence that Genesis provides a true account of man’s history from the Beginning.

The Case for Christ, the Movie (Apr 12) (with video)
To save his marriage to a Christian wife, an avowed atheist seeks to disprove the Resurrection with a rigorous detective-like investigation. The tension of the marriage relationship of a new believer with an adamant atheist made for a gripping story. Lee Strobel, legal editor at the Chicago Tribune, begins an intense pursuit of the truth about the Resurrection, hoping to prove it false and restore his wife to atheism. He interviews world-renowned experts in archaeology, history, theology, philosophy, psychology, and medicine with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Excellent story-telling keeps the viewer engaged throughout the movie.

Yahweh interrupted Moses
with a Burning Bush

The Great Interrupter (May 10)
The Great Interrupter of history is God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Yahweh specializes in divine interruptions which change the course of history. This blog discusses ten of Yahweh’s big interruptions.

Science in the Bible – Starry Host (Jun 7)
How many stars are there? It’s a very simple question, yet man cannot answer it. God alone has numbered and named the stars.
This is the 13th of 24 articles in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts published this year. Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This series focuses on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
The Science in the Bible posts were among the most popular posts. Of the 25 most-viewed 2017 posts, 21 were from this series.

Kepler Mentors Henry (Oct 4)
Kepler’s buddy Henry tries to write a guest article for Master’s blog on the meaning of smells. Henry claims that he can sniff a tree and tell the breed, age, and sex of all the dogs that have used that tree in the last month.
This was the most-commented article of all the 2017 blog posts.

Genesis and the Reformation (Oct 25)
October 31, 2017, was the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. It was the day Martin Luther “tweeted” his 95 theses by nailing them to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. The men who started the Reformation believed in a literal Genesis beginning a literal Bible, as demonstrated by these quotes from their works.

Kepler

Kepler

Kepler Gives Thanks (Nov 22)
Honoring and thanking God is vital. Refusal to do so leads to futile speculations, such as thanking the universe, and to other foolishness. Kepler says he is thankful that he is not a turkey, among other things.

Stealing Thanks (Nov 29)
Are you alert to the pagan/secularist practice of deflecting attention and focus away from the Great Creator? Like referring to “Mother Earth,” like calling Thanksgiving “Turkey Day or “Friendsgiving,” and like trying to remove Christ from Christmas.
More people “Liked” this blog post than any other 2017 post.

Science in the Bible – Biogenesis (Dec 6)
People once believed that life spontaneously generated itself despite the Bible’s teaching that life comes from life. Since the Law of Biogenesis is taught in the Bible and confirmed through all human experience and observation, why do evolutionists dogmatically insist that in the beginning life originated from lifeless matter? Doesn’t that belief contradict the Law of Biogenesis that life only comes from life?
This is the 24th of 24 articles in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts published this year.

After Eden Word Became Flesh

Kepler’s Newest Enemy (Dec 13)
Kepler’s new enemy is the same as his Master’s totally unexpected choice of favorite Christmas animal. It’s closely connected to the reason for the season.

Born of a Virgin? (Dec 20) (with video)
The Creator of the universe born as a baby from a virgin? Can rational, thinking people of the 21st century really believe such things? Read about the significance, evidence, and ramifications of the Virgin Birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Questions to Ponder

1. Which is your favorite of all the 2017 Bible-Science Guy Articles? Why?
(It does not have to be one from this Best of 2017 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 2018?

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 2015
Best of 2016
Best of 2018
Best of 2019
Best of 2020

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“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
“for the defense of the gospel”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Saturday December 31, 2017 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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Responses

  1. I really enjoyed getting to meet you on your visit to ICR. I hope we can do it again – perhaps when the Discovery Center is complete in the Fall of 2018!

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    • Same here, and thank you for the great tour. Maybe we can meet up again for the grand opening of the Discovery Center.

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  2. I don’t always post a comment after reading an article but I have found a comfort in all of them that I have read.
    Thank you for the continued Bible writings and also for the Kepler blogs. The simplicity of Kepler’s interpretations also help for clarification.
    I always end up thinking about the information presented for longer than just the time when I am reading.
    Thank you.

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