Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 1, 2020

Best of 2019

(5 Minute Read. 1Jan2020)

Best of 2019

Did the Bible-Science Guy Blog inform you, challenge you, and perhaps even spur you to action in 2019? I hope and pray that it did.

I published 52 weekly blog posts this year. Click Bible-Science Guy 2019 Posts for a list of clickable links to the 2019 posts.

Here are some statistical highlights for the blog for 2019. Below the stats, don’t miss the recap of the Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2019.

Blog Stats for 2019

In 2019, 75,334 readers from 197 countries viewed the Bible-Science Guy Blog 121,399 times. Followers of the blog numbered 1,055 at year’s end.

The Top Ten countries in descending order of total views in 2019 were United States (77,218 views), United Kingdom, Canada, India, Australia, Philippines, South Africa, Singapore, Nigeria, Malaysia (874 views).

Sunday was the most popular day of the week to read the blog in 2019 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. January was the busiest month of 2019 with 8,480 visitors and 13,093 views.

Click 2019 Bible-Science Guy Articles for a list of the 52 new articles posted on the Bible-Science Guy Blog in 2019. Additionally, 14 blog articles from 2008 were migrated from a defunct previous host to BibleScienceGuy.wordpress.com. The 52 new articles for 2019 averaged 1,230 words each, about a 4-minute read.

The Bible-Science Guy Blog started in October 2007. Click Why Do I Write the Bible-Science Guy Blog? to learn why I write the blog. It now comprises 704 posts, 87 newspaper articles, and 10 tab pages for a total of 801 items. During 2019, 508 of these 801 items were viewed at least 10 times each, and 781 items were viewed at least once. Over the life of the blog, 408,002 visitors have viewed the blog 710,496 times, as of the end of 2019.

The ten articles with the most views during 2019 were all published in prior years. Of the 140 articles with 100 or more views during 2019, only 13 were published in 2019. This illustrates the enduring relevance of the Bible-Science Guy blog articles. New posts were also received by email by over 850 weekly subscribers, but reading the articles in email is not tallied in the statistics for views.

Here are the 10 articles that had the most views during 2019, listed with original publication dates.

How Many Died in Noah’s Flood? (Jun 18, 2014) – 14,177 views.
Orion & the Pleiades Speak Truth (Nov 23, 2016) – 7,000 views.
How Many Children Did Adam Have? (Apr 6, 2016) – 4,554 views.
Tower of Babel – What Did It Look Like? (Mar 20, 2013) – 3,407 views.
Tower of Babel – Where? (Mar 13, 2013) – 3,218 views.
Could Noah Fill the Earth? (May 28, 2014) – 2,641 views.
Did Adam Wear Clothes in Eden? (Jan 13, 2016) – 2,436 views.
Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics (Apr 26, 2017) – 2,302 views.
Tower of Babel – When? (Apr 3, 2013) – 2,255 views.
Tower of Babel – How Many Languages? (Apr 24, 2013) – 2,210 views.

 

The Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2019

Apollo 8 Crew
Frank Borman, Bill Anders, Jim Lovell

Below are my choices for the 12 Best Bible-Science Guy Blog Posts from 2019, listed in order of publication date. I chose the posts I liked best — the ones I found most interesting, most important, or best written. Other factors that influenced selection included the number of reader views, likes, and comments.

Little Idea, Epic Result (Jan 9)
Fifty years ago a spur of the moment, seemingly inconsequential suggestion by Christine Layton — walking by her husband as he crumpled sheet after sheet of paper with discarded ideas — turned out to have epic consequences when the Apollo 8 astronauts testified of the Great Creator as they orbited the moon on Christmas Eve.

Elijah on Mt. Carmel

Elijah Does Apologetics (Jan 23)
Elijah practiced aggressive apologetics as he applied logic to evidence. Fundamentally, his debate issue was, Is There A Creator God or Not? It’s the same issue still argued today. What can we learn from Elijah’s approach?
This is the first of a series of blog posts (8 so far) on Apologists in the Bible including Peter, Paul, John, Jesus, Job, Matthew, and David.

On Thinking (Feb 27)
It’s time to think about thinking, because there is a widespread lack of good thinking today. Nowadays education does not teach people how to think. Instead, for the most part, educators seek to inculcate their own opinions of what to think. The whole political correctness movement is about thinking along socially and politically mandated lines of thought. Critical thinking that disagrees is simply emotionally scorned and rarely opposed with reasons.

Global Warming in the Bible (Mar 13)
Today’s global warming and climate change alarmist scares are not a sure thing. Weather continually changes. Some centuries of earth history have been warmer than today; others have been colder. But Scripture speaks of an intense global warming that will occur in the future. This article is the conclusion of a series of seven articles on Global Warming. Preceding articles in this series covered Climate Facts, Benefits and Repercussions, and Analysis.

Jonah, Jesus, & the Resurrection (Apr 17)
Outside of Genesis, the book of Jonah is the most scorned and ridiculed account of the entire Old Testament. Did Jonah’s adventure of being thrown into a raging sea, swallowed by a great fish, and regurgitated onto land three days and nights later actually occur? Yes, it did, because Jesus affirmed the literal truth of Jonah and used it to explain a proof of His own identity. This is the concluding post of a series on Jonah. The prequels were
Ravenous Fish Gulps Jonah and Jonah & Nineveh.

Kepler

I’m Running for President!

Kepler for President (Jul 10)
Our Jack Russell terrier Kepler made a huge announcement. He’s running for President of the United States! He outlined his qualifications along with his Latin campaign theme Alere Flammam Veritatis meaning Nourish the Flame of Truth or Let the Flame of Truth Shine. He laid out his campaign platform in
Kepler for President: Grins & Growls #1 and
Kepler for President: Grins & Growls #2.
Kepler wrote five blog posts this year about his adventures. Click Kepler’s Blogs for a list of his articles.

Judging a Chief Justice (Aug 14)
Did Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson realize that by saying, “There are no absolutes,” he was making an absolute statement? Didn’t he realize that “All concepts are relative” is an absolute statement delineating a non-relative concept? How is it possible for a judge to decide right from wrong if he believes there are no absolutes? If there are no absolutes, then nothing can be judged as wrong or right. Morality and absolutes are not a matter of personal opinion — whether it’s the opinion of the Chief Justice, the opinion of the President, or the opinion of any private citizen. Absolutes are set by the Great Creator. We defy them to our own peril.

Unclean Lips (Sep 25)
Isaiah’s “unclean lips” generation was not unusual. We have the same difficulty with clean speech today. The words of one’s mouth reflect the inner person. “Unclean lips” indicate an “unclean heart.” But there is a cure for “unclean lips.” And there is a catchy mnemonic rhyme to help you remember the situation when Isaiah delivered his famous and distinctive outcry.

Bible-Science Starter Library (Oct 16)
These 15 books are rich brain food on Creation, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Rock Layers, Fossils, Dinosaurs, and Noah’s Flood. Reading them will boost thinking skills, strengthen Biblical convictions, and superbly prepare you for great conversations with questioning believers, unbelieving friends, or any truth seekers.

Phillip Johnson Put Darwin on Trial (Nov 13)
Prof. Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019), called “our age’s clearest thinker on evolution” and the “principal lay critic of Darwinism,” looked at the evidence for evolution from a lawyer’s perspective — identifying assumptions, analyzing arguments, evaluating evidence, and seeking proof. Johnson focused on this fundamental issue: Is life the result of random natural processes or the result of purpose and design? This post includes pithy Phillip Johnson quotes and a Phillip Johnson video on Intelligent Design. This was the most-viewed article of all the 2019 blog posts.

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek &
2019 Tournament of Champions
winner James Holzhauer

Jeopardy, James, & Jennings (Nov 20)
A famous statesman who died a century ago said something about the authority of Scripture only days before he died. It was broadcast worldwide to millions by radio and telegraph. Almost 100 years later, it was heard again by millions of people this year. It will echo to millions more via popular recordings of a pivotal Jeopardy! question answered by legendary champion James Holzhauer.

Tragedy, Rescue, & Thanks (Nov 27)
In early morning hours of September 8, 1860, the steamship Lady Elgin sank in the stormy and frigid waters of Lake Michigan. A young hero saved 17, but over 300 passengers and crew died. How many of those saved expressed their gratitude? Thankfulness is a crucial aspect of Biblical faith. Failure to give thanks leads to darkening of the heart and separation from God.

Here is an appropriate Rebus puzzle for today. Can you figure out the phrase that this puzzle represents? Try to solve the puzzle before you look at the answer below.

Questions to Ponder

1. Which is your favorite of all the 2019 Bible-Science Guy Articles? Why?
(It does not have to be one from this Best of 2019 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 Great Creator?
4. What topics would you like to see addressed in 2020?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Rebus Puzzle Answer:
[Ring inn the n+hoo y+ear]
Ring in the New Year.
(Click Rebus puzzles for links to blog articles with a Rebus puzzle.)

For Christ and His Kingdom.

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 2017
Best of 2018
Best of 2020

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Wednesday January 1, 2020 A.D.

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  1. Dear Bible Science guy. I just found a dinosaur head on my ranch–the kind that academics claim died out 16 million years ago. There was something very strange about it besides the fact the solid flint stone head had all it’s flesh intact (although missing a smooth thin slice on the left side and lower jaw. But here is the thing that struck me as strange–the head was cleanly sliced off the body as if done by a super sharp knife! American natives are known to make super sharp knives out of the flint I find all over my ranch, I thought perhaps this is yet more evidence of man and dinosaurs once lived together at the same time–about 6000 years ago?? What do you think? If man was not around, how could the slice be so smoothly done?

    Always, truly, Janet Trust Jesus, Read the Bible, Do what He says.. Matthew 7:24

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  2. Great statistics, all for the glory of God! I am currently in a debate with an atheist friend concerning Noah’s Ark and the flood, particularly flood geology. I have been relying on the Institute of Creation Research to help me. I have read Dr. Vardiman and Dr. Snelling. Have you heard of this group? Thanks for your feedback!

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