Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | March 14, 2018

Kepler Wants to Move to Australia

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Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.

I have a Big Announcement to make today.

I have decided to move to Australia!

I told my plan to my buddy Henry, a Silky Terrier whom we adopted several years ago. He was stunned.

Henry: “Why in the world do you want to move to Australia, Kepler?”
Kepler: “Because I love Kangaroos!”
Henry: “How do you know what kangaroos taste like?”
Kepler: “Master got me this bag of kangaroo meat dog food. I ate it and decided right away: we have to move to Australia and eat kangaroos. They are delicious!”
Henry: “What is kangaroo meat like?”
Kepler:Kangaroo meat is a flavorful lean red meat. The Great Creator made kangaroo meat to be high in protein, low in fat, and a rich source of vitamins and minerals. People usually cook it medium or medium rare so that it doesn’t get too tough. But I like it raw best. Yum! Yum! Yea for roo meat!”
Henry: “Will they let you eat kangaroo in Australia? Is that legal?”
Kepler: “In Australia, the kangaroo population of 50 million is more than double the human population of 24 million. Kangaroos are viewed as pests because they damage property, trample crops, compete with livestock for food and water, and even attack people. In fact, Australian officials are urging people to hunt and eat kangaroos. I can hardly wait to get to Australia — to chase kangaroos and eat roo meat!”
(See Australians told to eat more kangaroo and
Wild boxing kangaroo knocks Australian jogger unconscious.)

Henry: “Have you ever seen episodes of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo? It was a TV show about a boy and his pet kangaroo Skippy. Wouldn’t eating roo meat be like eating that cute little roo Skippy? Just like you couldn’t eat Bambi, could you?”
Kepler: “I have no problem eating Skippy or Bambi. They would both taste great, being especially tender. Besides, the Great Creator gave permission to eat animals after Noah’s Flood.” (Genesis 9:3)
Henry: “Did you know people all over the world eat our cousins? I heard about it from Master’s friends at church returning from a short-term missions trip to Thailand. At first I thought they were talking about delicious hot dogs they enjoyed there. But no; they ate real dogs. They horrified me with their enthusiasm for how good the little Thai dogs tasted.”
Kepler: “Yes, I know that people eat dog meat, but I don’t like to think about it. Worldwide, people eat 25 million dogs yearly. China, South Korea, and Vietnam are the leading consumers of dog meat. We have to stick close to Master when we travel, because as of 2018 it is legal to eat dogs in 43 states.”
Henry: “Well we have a vested interest then in promoting a kangaroo diet. Would Master like kangaroo steaks?”
Kepler: “I’m sure he would. I’ve never seen him turn down any kind of steak. You know how he teases PETA people by saying he’s behind them all the way. Then he says that he’s part of People Eating Tasty Animals. They are never amused. He really does love animals — on his plate with mashed potatoes and gravy.”
Henry: “Why does he always say ‘mashed potatoes,’ Kepler?”
Kepler: “Beats me. His stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.”

Kangaroo Meat for sale in
Melbourne, Australia


Henry: “Where is Australia?”
Kepler: “Not sure. The word means southern land. So I presume it’s somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Henry: “Southern Hemisphere! How will you get to Australia, Kepler?”
Kepler: “I will ask Master and Missus to move to Australia and take us with them. If they won’t go to Australia with me, I will ask Master for money for a plane ticket. I will find a new master in Australia.”
Henry: “Isn’t Australia too far to travel to all by yourself on a plane piloted by who knows whom?”
Kepler: “Not at all. My brother Finn moved to Poland and did just fine. Besides, I will buy a cockpit seat so that I can keep an eye on the pilot, just like I keep an eye on Master when he drives.”
Henry: “Will your dog license be valid in Australia?”
Kepler: “I will have to get a new one, because I’m going to officially change my name to one of Master’s nicknames for me. Sometimes he calls me Kanga because I jump so much and so high. It will be a good name for me in Australia, especially since I’m going to be a kangatarian.”
Henry: “Oh, Kepler, you always use too big words. What’s a kangatarian?”
Kepler: “A kangatarian is someone who eats roo meat. Technically, kangatarians are people who only eat vegetables and kangaroo meat. About 20% of Australians eat roo meat. I think roo meat might help me jump higher and get to things that are now just out of reach.” (See Kangatarians emerge in Australia.)

Kepler & Henry Chat


Henry: “You don’t know anybody in Australia, human or canine. How will you find friends and a new master?”
Kepler: “Henry, I was born scintillating! My natural charisma and magnetism will make it easy to make friends. There will be a long line of mates wanting to be my new master. I will choose carefully to get one where I can run things. I prefer to be the Alpha, rather than the Gamma like I am now.”
Henry: “But, Kepler, what will I do here by myself without you?”
Kepler: “Stay here and be Master’s dog. He will promote you from the Delta to the Gamma. Master will find a buddy for you at the pound to be the new Delta. Look for a Lab – Jack Russell mix.”
Henry: “Does Master know about your plan to move to Australia?”
Kepler: “Not yet. I’m trying to think of the best way to sell the idea to him.”
Henry: “Why don’t you sell it to him the same way you got the idea. Give him some kangaroo dog food to eat.”
Kepler: “Good idea, Henry. That just might work.”
Henry: “If it doesn’t work, maybe you can go through Missus. She can get him to do stuff nobody else can.”
Kepler: “True, but she’s unlikely to disagree with Master about this. We’ll see what happens.”
Henry: “Well, to use a big word I learned from you, Kepler, I don’t know about these grandiloquent plans of yours. My guess is that Master and Missus will veto them.”
Kepler: “I don’t think so. Master is quite reasonable and he will understand my viewpoint. Besides, you ought to consider coming with me, Henry. You are a Silky Terrier; that breed was developed in Australia by crossing the Australian terrier with the Yorkshire terrier. You might meet some of your relatives. Let’s go together. There’s enough roo meat for both of us down there. Woof! Woof!”

If my dreams of Australia come true, this may be my last blog post — unless I can work out a way for me to blog for Master from Down Under. Stay tuned.

So that’s how things look from the Dog House!

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What meat that you haven’t eaten would you most like to try?
2. Why did the Great Creator make so many different flavors, tastes, and textures?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 30th article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-31 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy
28. Kepler Loves Bulldogs
29. Kepler Ponders Snow

Read the sequel:
31. Kepler’s Dating Profile

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Wednesday March 14, 2018 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | March 7, 2018

23. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 3

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Nebraska’s Statue of
William Jennings Bryan
in the U.S. Capitol

William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was a two-term Congressman from Nebraska, a three-time American presidential candidate, and a United States Secretary of State.

But Bryan is even more well known for his involvement in one of history’s most famous courtroom trials. This was the Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, in July 1925. This “Trial of the Century” is popularly referred to as the Monkey Trial.

Bryan died during an afternoon nap in Dayton, a mere five days after the close of the trial. The Scopes Trial had not been not Bryan’s best hour. Bryan looked foolish when he could not answer defense counsel Darrow’s Bible questions.

In the popular view, Biblical credibility was damaged and Christianity was impugned when evolutionist Darrow confounded Bible-champion Bryan. Bryan won the court case, but Darrow won the battle over the nation’s worldview.

Despite dropping the ball when Darrow questioned Bryan during the Scopes Trial, Bryan spent many effective years upholding Scripture and attacking evolution. He averaged 200 speeches yearly as the nation’s premier anti-evolution crusader in the 1920s.

Bryan’s Legacy

Bryan was highly respected nationwide throughout his life. The esteem for Bryan was so high that $5 million poured in after his unexpected death, to build a college in Dayton in his memory. Bryan College opened in 1930 to “educate students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.”

In a 1934 dedication for a Bryan memorial in Washington DC, authorized by a joint resolution of Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said of Bryan,

“I think that we would choose the word ‘sincerity’ as fitting him most of all. It was that sincerity which brought to him the millions of devoted followers; it was that sincerity that served him so well in his life-long fight against sham and privilege and wrong. It was that sincerity which made him a force for good in his own generation and kept alive many of the ancient faiths on which we are building today. … We who are assembled here today to accept this memorial in the capital of the Republic can well agree that he fought the good fight; that he finished the course; and that he kept the faith.”
(Roosevelt, Franklin D., Address at a Memorial to William Jennings Bryan, May 3, 1934.)

William Jennings Bryan Statue in Salem, Illinois
The statue was created by Mt. Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum.
It was dedicated in Washington DC by President Franklin Roosevelt on May 3, 1934.
In 1961, it was moved to Salem, Bryan’s birthplace.

Wisdom of William Jennings Bryan

Here are some excerpts from the speeches and writings of William Jennings Bryan that reflect his thought.

“I have a right to assume, and I prefer to assume, a Designer back of the design — a Creator back of the creation.”
(Bryan, The Prince of Peace, Fleming H. Revell Company, Chautauqua lecture, 1914, p.12)

Bryan’s lectures in the 1920s vigorously attacked evolutionism. In his widely-distributed 1920 pamphlet, The Menace of Darwinism, he showed how evolutionism threatened the Christian foundation of American society and education. In lectures at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia he said,

“It is better to trust in the Rock of Ages than to learn the ages of rocks.”

Why should an hypothesis, suggested by a scientist, be accepted as true until its truth is established? Science should be the last to make such a demand because science to be truly science is classified knowledge; it is the explanation of facts. Tested by this definition, Darwinism is not science at all; it is guesses strung together. There is more science in the twenty-fourth verse of the first chapter of Genesis (And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping things, and beast of the earth after his kind; and it was so.) than in all that Darwin wrote.
(William Jennings Bryan, In His Image lecture series, Fleming H. Revell Company, 1922, pp 93, 94.)

In a New York Times article Bryan emphasized that the theory of evolution was speculation without evidence:

The first objection to Darwinism is that it is only a guess and was never anything more. It is called a “hypothesis,” but the word “hypothesis,” though euphonious, dignified and high-sounding, is merely a scientific synonym for the old-fashioned word “guess.” If Darwin had advanced his views as a guess, they would not have survived for a year, but they have floated for half a century, buoyed up by the inflated word “hypothesis.” When it is understood that “hypothesis” means “guess,” people will inspect it more carefully before accepting it.
(William Jennings Bryan, “God and Evolution”, New York Times, 26 Feb 1922.)

William Jennings sBryan

William Jennings Bryan

At the end of the Scopes Trial, defense attorney Darrow declined to make a closing statement. Under Tennessee law, this meant prosecutor Bryan could not make a closing statement either. Here are excerpts from Bryan’s 41-page Scopes Closing Statement which was not delivered at the trial but which was published posthumously:

Christianity welcomes truth from whatever source it comes and is not afraid that any real truth from any source can interfere with the divine truth that comes by inspiration from God Himself. It is not scientific truth to which Christians object, for true science is classified knowledge, and nothing therefore can be scientific unless it is true.

Evolution is not truth; it is merely a hypothesis – it is millions of guesses strung together. It had not been proven in the days of Darwin – he expressed astonishment that with two or three million species it had been impossible to trace any species to any other species – it had not been proven in the days of Huxley, and it has not been proven up to today. It is less than four years ago that Professor Bateson came all the way from London to Canada to tell the American scientists that every effort to trace one species to another had failed – every one. He said he still had faith in evolution but had doubts about the origin of species.

There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.

If the results of evolution were unimportant, one might require less proof in support of the hypothesis; but, before accepting a new philosophy of life built upon a materialistic foundation, we have reason to demand something more than guesses: “we may well, suppose” is not a sufficient substitute for “thus saith the Lord.”

Professor J. Arthur Thomson says that the “idea of evolution is the most potent thought-economizing formula the world has yet known.” It is more than that; it dispenses with thinking entirely and relies on the imagination.

Our first indictment against evolution is that it disputes the truth of the Bible account of man’s creation and shakes faith in the Bible as the word of God. This indictment we prove by comparing the processes described as evolutionary with the text of Genesis. It not only contradicts the Mosaic record as to the beginning of human life, but it disputes the Bible doctrine of reproduction according to kind – the greatest scientific principle known.

The world needs a savior more than it ever did before and there is only one “Name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” It is this Name that evolution degrades, for, carried to its logical conclusion, it robs Christ of the glory of a virgin birth, of the majesty of His deity and mission, and of the triumph of His resurrection. It also disputes the doctrine of the atonement.
(Bryan, Closing Statement at the Scopes Trial, July 1925)

Bryan discussed the theory of evolution at length in the chapter titled “The Origin of Man” in his 1924 book Seven Questions In Dispute:

Seven Questions In Dispute
by William Jennings Bryan
Frontpiece

. . . physicians, when they find certain diseases, arthritis, for instance, institute a search for the source of the poison that brings disorder into the body — the teeth, the tonsils, and the sinus being examined first. The evolutionary hypothesis is the source of the poison which is bringing disorder into the Church. Scratch a critic of the Bible and you are sure to find an evolutionist.

At present the theistic evolutionists are doing more harm than the atheists; they loudly proclaim their belief in God while they discredit the Bible, our only infallible standard of faith and conduct — the Book that gives us our conception of God and our only knowledge of the Saviour.

And what is offered as proof that the evolutionary hypothesis, or guess, furnishes an explanation of the origin of the more than a million species to be found in the animal and vegetable world? (Darwin estimated the number of species at from two to three millions.) Nothing but resemblances, and these resemblances are insignificant when compared with admitted differences. There is enough similarity between man and the mammals to have raised the question of kinship thousands of years ago, but the proof furnished by resemblances is completely overthrown by one fact, namely, that it has been impossible to trace any species to any other, notwithstanding the number of species and the resemblances between them. . . . Of what weight, we may likewise inquire, are resemblances when Darwin admitted that he had never been able to connect any species with any other? Huxley declared that no connecting link had ever been found; and only two years ago the same statement was made by Professor Bateson, of Great Britain, who came all the way across the Atlantic to give that information to the scientists of America. Similarity puts us on inquiry, but it does not reveal origins. If we see houses of different sizes, built of exactly the same material, we do not say that the larger grew out of the smaller; we say that the same architect planned them all. Why deny to God the credit for originating species — at least, until one species can be traced to another?

After locating our first parents in Central Africa, Darwin asks, “But why speculate?” If he had thought of that in the beginning, he would have been saved the trouble of writing The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, both of which are made up of speculations. He used the phrase, “We may well suppose,” over and over again, and employed every word in the dictionary that means uncertainty.

But the case against the evolutionary hypothesis is even stronger. There is not only an entire absence of evidence sufficient to support the hypothesis, but there is positive evidence that overthrows all the presumptions that have been built upon similarity.

Anatomy presents convincing evidence that man’s body was designed by an Infinite Intelligence and carefully adapted to the work required of him. His eyes, his ears, his heart, his lungs, his stomach, his arteries, his veins, his ducts, his nerves, his muscles — all his parts show that man is not a haphazard development of chance, but a creation, constructed for a purpose.

Christianity does not fear any truth that science has discovered or may discover. All truth is of God, whether it is revealed in the Bible or by nature; therefore, truths cannot conflict. It is not truth that Christians object to; they object to guesses put forward without verification and substituted for “Thus saith the Lord.”

The objection to evolution, however, as an explanation of life is not, primarily, that it is not true — many things that are false are scarcely deserving of attention. Neither is the ridiculousness of the explanations of evolutionists the chief reason for rejecting it, although there is more unintentional humor in these explanations than in any intended fun. The principal objection to evolution is that it is highly harmful to those who accept it and attempt to conform their thought to it.

Evolution, theistic as well as atheistic, when carried to its logical conclusion, robs Christ of the glory of the Virgin Birth, of the majesty of His deity, and of the triumph of His resurrection. Such a Christ cannot meet the world’s needs. Society, brought to the verge of ruin by a godless philosophy — by mind-worship — by learning unsanctified by love — can be revived and reconstructed only by the salvation and leadership of a full-statured Christ, whose code of morality is to endure for all ages, whose Gospel is for all mankind, and whose teachings will establish a universal brotherhood and usher in the day when swords shall be beaten into ploughshares and nations learn war no more.

(William Jennings Bryan, Seven Questions In Dispute, Fleming H. Revell Company, 1924, pp 125, 128, 129-130, 132-133, 137, 139, 143, 144, 158.)

Here are links to other works by Bryan defending Creation and the Bible and opposing Evolution:
The Bible or Evolution
Mr. Bryan on Evolution, Reader’s Digest, August 1925.

Therefore…

We could use a man like William Jennings Bryan again — a man with active faith in the Creator and one with selfless concern for his fellow man. Bryan believed in the Creator, the God of the Bible, and he lived his life by the dictates of that Book. Bryan was not duped by the evolutionism that deludes so many intellectuals today. How foolish is the arrogance and hubris of today — where man thinks he is so advanced and despises the wisdom of previous generations regarding the existence of a Creator!

Belief in a Creator is common sense based on looking at what has been created, just as
Paul the Apostle (Romans 1:18-23),
President Thomas Jefferson,
Benjamin Franklin,
Sir Isaac Newton,
John Calvin,
Dr. Werner von Braun,
George Washington Carver,
Johann Kepler,
Blaise Pascal,
Robert Boyle,
Dr. Raymond Damadian,
President Herbert Hoover,
Billy Sunday,
William Jennings Bryan,
and innumerable other leading thinkers have argued. These men believed in a Creator and Intelligent Designer. None would have been fooled by the evolutionism that hoodwinks so many today. Throughout history the vast majority of mankind has known that there must be a Creator.

Bryan believed in the Creator and lived his life in honorable service to mankind. Today’s intellectuals would do well to pay heed to this congressman, presidential candidate, statesman, and Bible teacher — one whose achievements far exceed those of most today.

Questions to Ponder

1. Bryan described evolution as “millions of guesses strung together.” Can you identify recent statements in media or in government education as one of these guesses?
2. What was William Jennings Bryan’s most significant character quality?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 23rd installment in the Famous Thinkers series highlighting great men who believed in the Creator.
Read the prequels:
1. Famous Thinkers – Former U.S. President Supports Intelligent Design
2. Famous Thinkers – Scientist Supports Intelligent Design
3. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Supports Intelligent Design
4. Famous Thinkers – Theologian Testifies for Creation
5. Famous Thinkers – Rocket Scientist Supports Intelligent Design
6. Famous Thinkers – Botanist Supports Creation
7. Famous Thinkers – Botanist Supports Creation 2
8. Famous Thinkers – Astronomer Is a Creationist
9. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Is a Creationist
10. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Is a Creationist 2
11. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 1
12. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 2
13. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 3
14. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 4
15. Famous Thinkers – Physician Is a Creationist
16. Famous Thinkers – President Is a Creationist
17. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 1
18. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 2
19. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 3
20. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 4
21. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 1
22. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 2

Read the sequel:
24. Famous Thinkers – ??? Is a Creationist coming soon…

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Wednesday March 7, 2018 A.D.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Romans 1:18-23)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | February 28, 2018

22. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 2

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William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was a two-term Congressman from Nebraska, a three-time American presidential candidate, and a United States Secretary of State.

But Bryan is even more well known for his involvement in one of history’s most famous courtroom trials. Most high-profile trials involve murder. But this 1925 trial was only a misdemeanor case.

Why was a misdemeanor case, nicknamed “The Trial of the Century,” so significant? Because it was a battle over important ideas: free speech, Bible vs. Evolution, taxpayer control of school curricula. The nation’s most renowned lawyers argued the issues.

Provocation – The Butler Act

Corn and tobacco farmer John Butler wrote the law that provoked the controversial trial. Butler deplored county schools teaching his five children evolution. Learning of someone who returned from college believing in evolution but not God, Butler ran for the state legislature in 1922. His winning platform opposed teaching evolution in government-funded schools.

Butler’s 1925 bill read: “It shall be unlawful (in any state-funded school) to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”

Butler’s common-sense rationale was that teaching evolution contradicts the Bible and thus undermines government, because government receives its authority from God in the Bible. Therefore he believed it was quite reasonable for government to forbid teaching evolution. He believed schools should teach citizenship grounded on Biblical morality; evolution “demoralized” morality by removing its foundation in God’s law.

Tiny Dayton, population 1800, in southeastern Tennessee was in severe economic decline. City leaders hatched a plan to revitalize and promote Dayton. They recruited high school math and physics teacher John Scopes to accept an ACLU offer to defend a test case against Tennessee’s new anti-evolution law, the Butler Act. Their motivation was financial, not philosophical.

Scopes had substituted for a sick biology teacher and later insisted he had never taught evolution. Scopes said he agreed to test the law in court during “a drugstore discussion that got past control.” The defense never claimed he had not broken the law, and he never testified — because the trial was about Tennessee’s anti-evolution law, not Scopes. Scopes later admitted his lawyers coached students to perjure themselves by testifying he taught evolution.

Clarence Darrow & William Jennings Bryan At the 1925 Scopes Trial

Clarence Darrow & William Jennings Bryan
At the 1925 Scopes Trial

Trial Protagonists

Devout Christian William Jennings Bryan, 65, was a national figure, averaging 200 speeches yearly as the nation’s premier anti-evolution crusader in the 1920s. Despite a 30-year absence from the courtroom, Bryan volunteered to defend a principle he had championed for years by volunteering to help prosecute John Scopes.

Bryan’s courtroom opponent was evolutionist defense counsel Clarence Darrow, a militant atheist. Darrow, 68, was America’s most celebrated lawyer, famous for cross-examination skill and courtroom eloquence.

In demand nationwide at $200,000 per case, Darrow volunteered to defend Scopes — his only pro-bono work ever. He relished the trial as an opportunity to attack the Bible and ridicule Christianity in a national spotlight. Darrow determined to “prevent bigots and ignoramuses from controlling education.”

At the trial: Darrow grilling Bryan on the Bible before 5,000 spectators

Scopes Trial
5,000 watched Darrow grill Bryan on the Bible

Darrow-Bryan Duel

Worldviews clashed throughout the eight-day trial. It climaxed when defense counsel Clarence Darrow put prosecutor William Jennings Bryan on the stand, grilling him about the Bible before 5,000 spectators outdoors. Untold numbers listened by radio. The New York Times called the Darrow-Bryan duel the greatest court scene in Anglo-Saxon history.

Bryan said Darwin’s theory was merely a hypothesis, lacking definitive evidence and lacking documented examples of one species changing into another. He insisted such speculation should never be taught in schools. Bryan considered belief in evolution the root cause of moral and social problems. He thought evolution so greatly undermined religion and morality that the legislature should ban it from government schools.

Bryan argued scientific testimony from the defense was irrelevant because the legislative will of the people to control curricula in tax-supported schools superseded experts. Prevented from using scientists, Darrow called Bryan to testify as a “Bible expert.” With 1,000 people crammed into the second-floor courtroom, cracks developed in the floor and the judge moved the proceeding outside.

Darrow strove to undermine the Bible as he cross-examined Bryan for two grueling hours:
“Was Eve made from Adam’s rib?
Did Joshua make the sun stand still?
Did a whale swallow Jonah?”

Darrow questioned Bryan about Creation, Noah’s Flood, Tower of Babel, and Age of the Earth. Bryan wimped out over the length of Creation Days. He stunned the crowd by agreeing they might have lasted millions of years, thereby accepting a key evolutionary tenet that denies clear Biblical teaching.

Bryan charged Darrow with “slurring the Bible.” Darrow retorted, “I’m examining you on your fool ideas that no intelligent Christian on earth believes.”

Press coverage was unprecedented, even exceeding that of national political conventions. The Chicago Tribune broadcast the entire trial live using telephone lines costing $1,000/day. Newspapers printed courtroom transcripts. Two hundred reporters spewed 2 million words. Sixty-five telegraph operators keyed a record 200,000 words overseas.

The Bible-Science Guy in the judge's chair in the Scopes Courtroom

The Bible-Science Guy in the judge’s chair
in the Scopes Courtroom in Dayton, TN

Trial of the Century

The “Trial of the Century” gasolined a Creation-Evolution conflagration still raging today. Scopes was a financially-motivated hoax based on lies and perjury. Legal implications were negligible, but it had enormous symbolic significance.

In the popular view, Biblical credibility was damaged and Christianity was impugned when evolutionist Darrow confounded Bible-champion Bryan. This flagship event has been a rallying cry for nearly a century whenever Evolution is challenged. Ironically, today it is the evolutionists who use courts to enforce their dogma.

Despite many effective years upholding Scripture and attacking evolution, Scopes was not Bryan’s best hour. Darrow made him look foolish — primarily because Bryan could not answer questions on Genesis like, “Where did Cain get his wife?” Bryan was not prepared to defend the foundation of his faith (1 Peter 3:15). Repercussions from his strikeout have dogged Christianity ever since. Bryan won the court case, but Darrow won the battle over the nation’s worldview.

Answers to Questions Bryan Fumbled

Striving to discredit Genesis, skeptics frequently ask: “Where did Cain get his wife?” This question has perplexed believers since William Jennings Bryan fumbled it at the Scopes Trial. The question seems difficult to some because of an evolutionary mindset. Actually, from a Biblical worldview, it’s easy to answer. Jesus’ reply to Sadducees fits this situation perfectly: “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God?” (Mark 12:24)
Click Where Did Cain Get His Wife? for the answer to Darrow’s question.

Was Eve made from Adam’s rib?
Click Adam’s Dream Girl for the answer.

Did Joshua make the sun stand still?
Click When the Sun Stood Still for the answer.

Did a whale swallow Jonah?
Click Jonah and the Resurrection for the answer.
By God’s sovereign appointment, a rebellious prophet, a raging storm, and a ravenous fish came together to illustrate the death and resurrection of Christ and to bring revival to a sin-soaked city. Jonah’s preaching spurred Nineveh to believe in “the Lord God of heaven who made the sea and the dry land.” (Jonah 1:9)

How long were the days of creation?
Click Are the Six Days of Creation Regular Days or Long Ages? for the answer.
The historical record in Genesis supplies compelling reasons proving the Creation Days were regular days. Six Days is the key distinguishing characteristic of the Biblical explanation of origins.

How old is the earth?
Click How Old Is the Earth? for the first of a series of blog posts answering the question.

Click The Scoop on Scopes for more on the Scopes Trial.

Read the next article in this Famous Thinkers series for examples of Bryan’s incisive thinking and powerful arguments defending Christianity and Creation.

Questions to Ponder

1. Why is it important to be able to answer questions like those Darrow asked Bryan?
2. Are you prepared to answer questions like those Darrow asked Bryan?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 22nd installment in the Famous Thinkers series highlighting great men who believed in the Creator.
Read the prequels:
1. Famous Thinkers – Former U.S. President Supports Intelligent Design
2. Famous Thinkers – Scientist Supports Intelligent Design
3. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Supports Intelligent Design
4. Famous Thinkers – Theologian Testifies for Creation
5. Famous Thinkers – Rocket Scientist Supports Intelligent Design
6. Famous Thinkers – Botanist Supports Creation
7. Famous Thinkers – Botanist Supports Creation 2
8. Famous Thinkers – Astronomer Is a Creationist
9. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Is a Creationist
10. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Is a Creationist 2
11. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 1
12. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 2
13. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 3
14. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 4
15. Famous Thinkers – Physician Is a Creationist
16. Famous Thinkers – President Is a Creationist
17. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 1
18. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 2
19. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 3
20. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 4
21. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 1

Read the sequel:
23. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 3

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Wednesday February 28, 2018 A.D.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Romans 1:18-23)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | February 21, 2018

21. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 1

(2 Minute Read)
What American presidential candidate said this?

“All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution. It would be better to destroy every other book ever written, and save just the first three verses of Genesis.”

This man was a two-term Congressman from Nebraska, a three-time American presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, and a United States Secretary of State.

Who is he?

Each state places two statues of favorite sons in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Nebraska chose this man’s statue as one of their two. He was a colonel of a Nebraska militia regiment in the Spanish-American War. This man said,

“Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.”

Who is he?

This man ran for President on the Democratic ticket in 1896 and 1900 against William McKinley and in 1908 against William Howard Taft, losing all three times. He served as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1915. He edited the Omaha World Herald and founded The Commoner Newspaper.

Who is this lawyer, politician, and statesman who vigorously defended Creation against Evolution?

William Jenning sBryan

William Jennings Bryan

This man was William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925).

At age 36 in 1896, Bryan is the youngest man ever to run for President on a major party ticket. In his three presidential elections, he received 493 electoral votes. This total is more than any other candidate in history who never won the presidency.

William Jennings Bryan was a national figure. By the 1920s he averaged 200 speeches yearly as the nation’s premier anti-evolution crusader. He addressed state legislatures, wrote books and dozens of newspaper articles, and blanketed the nation with his syndicated column, “Weekly Bible Talks.” His Bible class in a Miami park numbered 5,000 weekly.

Bryan’s 1924 Nashville lecture, Is the Bible True?, was distributed nationwide and spurred passage of a Tennessee bill that outlawed the teaching of evolution in government schools.

Read the next article in this Famous Thinkers series to learn how Bryan defended Creation against Evolutionism in one of history’s most famous courtroom trials, a trial which was provoked by that Tennessee bill outlawing the teaching of evolution.

Questions to Ponder

1. If William Jennings Bryan had been elected president, would thinking Christians of the day have felt embarrassed to stand with him for the Bible and Creation?
2. What courageous crusader of today is speaking out boldly to have an impact on anti-Biblical culture?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 21st installment in the Famous Thinkers series highlighting great men who believed in the Creator.
Read the prequels:
1. Famous Thinkers – Former U.S. President Supports Intelligent Design
2. Famous Thinkers – Scientist Supports Intelligent Design
3. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Supports Intelligent Design
4. Famous Thinkers – Theologian Testifies for Creation
5. Famous Thinkers – Rocket Scientist Supports Intelligent Design
6. Famous Thinkers – Botanist Supports Creation
7. Famous Thinkers – Botanist Supports Creation 2
8. Famous Thinkers – Astronomer Is a Creationist
9. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Is a Creationist
10. Famous Thinkers – Mathematician Is a Creationist 2
11. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 1
12. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 2
13. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 3
14. Famous Thinkers – Chemist Is a Creationist 4
15. Famous Thinkers – Physician Is a Creationist
16. Famous Thinkers – President Is a Creationist
17. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 1
18. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 2
19. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 3
20. Famous Thinkers – Evangelist Is a Creationist 4

Read the sequel:
22. Famous Thinkers – Statesman Is a Creationist 2

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Wednesday February 21, 2018 A.D.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Romans 1:18-23)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | February 14, 2018

Kepler Ponders Snow

(4 Minute Read)

Kepler
Cavorting in Snow

Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.

Last weekend we got snowed in with over a foot of snow! I had completely forgotten how great snow is until I got out in it to smell, taste, and frolic.

I chatted about the new snow with my buddy Henry, a Silky Terrier whom we adopted several years ago:
Kepler: “Look at all the snow filling the air, Henry. We can’t even see the next house.”
Henry: “What does it taste like? Will it sting my tongue? Where’s the grass? How can I go potty?”
Kepler: “Hey, look! A black squirrel is running across the snow in our yard. That’s a No-No!”
Henry: “Should we go out and catch Mr. Squirrel?”
Kepler: “Well, we have to do something. I don’t permit tree rats in our yard.”
Henry: “But is it safe to go out there? It looks too cold. How deep is the snow? Will we sink in and get lost? Will we freeze to death?”

Then suddenly the decision was taken out of our hands. Before I quite realized what was happening, Missus had us hooked up to tethers while we were gazing out the glass door. Then she shooed us out into the snow and cold to do our business.

I started to ask why we had to go out into the cold when Master gets to do his business in the warm house, but Missus had already slid the glass door shut.

But as it turned out, I didn’t mind the snow. I got rid of Mr. Squirrel, and I loved cavorting in the snow . . . for a little while; then I wanted to get back in the warm house.

It took us several days to shovel out our long driveway. That didn’t really matter, because our street was unplowed for even longer, so we couldn’t go anywhere anyway.

Master shoveled a path to our big woodpile at the back of our lot to bring in firewood. He said it reminded him of pioneer days.

Origin of Snow

The snow was amazing. All of a sudden, while I was watching, snow just started falling out of the sky . I looked up and there were millions upon millions of snowflakes coming down and filling our yard. I wondered, “Where do all the snowflakes come from?” I had no idea, so I asked Master.

Master explained some stuff about atmospheric water and temperature which I didn’t understand. And then he finished by saying snowstorms ultimately come from Yahweh and are under His sovereign control. He showed me these Bible passages which credit Yahweh with sending snow:
God thunders with His voice wondrously,
Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.
For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’
(Job 37:5-6)

He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
(Psalm 147:15-17)

Kepler
Tasting Snow

Snowstorm Theology

We did not experience any difficulty from this snowstorm other than inconvenience. But snowstorms sometimes stagger people with destruction, suffering, and death.

I wondered about the reason for such catastrophes. So I asked Master. And he told me — more than I ever wanted to know. Here is what he said.

Does an all-powerful, loving God intentionally send snowstorms as well as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis? Or does the Ruler of the Universe just wish such catastrophes didn’t happen? Biblical response to disaster includes compassion and assistance along with the truth that the Great Creator, Ruler, and Sustainer of the universe controls even destructive weather (Isaiah 45:7).

Why do catastrophes happen? The reason is sin — we live in a broken world (Genesis 3:16-19; Romans 8:20-22).

Yahweh uses weather to grab man’s attention (2 Chronicles 7:13-14; Amos 4:7-8). Sometimes weather and morality are directly connected — as vividly demonstrated by Noah’s Flood (Genesis 6). The same lesson in reverse (drought instead of flood) was delivered to Israel’s King Ahab 1650 years later (1 Kings 16:30-18:46). Noah’s Flood and Ahab’s Drought were both weather-delivered divine moral judgments from the Great Creator.

The God who “hurled a great wind on the sea
to drive Jonah to repentance controls all
creation — from sparrow deaths,
to snowstorms, to rulers’ rise and fall.

God has a clear purpose for catastrophes. How did Jesus answer when asked about tragedy? His astounding answer was that catastrophes — like the Siloam Tower collapse killing eighteen and Pilate’s Galilean massacre — are warnings to repent. When asked about those tragedies, Jesus said,
“Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” (See Luke 13:1-5).
The proper response to calamity is repentance.

Most people waste catastrophes—they miss God’s message. Either they babble nonsense about the power of “Mother Nature,” or they curse God and refuse to repent (Revelation 16:9,11,21).

Why expect good weather? If everything developed via random evolutionary processes, catastrophic weather should be the norm.

Expectations of good weather presuppose a benevolent weather Controller. Do we thank God for good weather? The God who “hurled a great wind on the sea” to drive Jonah to repentance orchestrates all weather (Jonah 1:4; Psalm 107:29; Zechariah 10:1).

God controls all creation, from sparrow deaths (Matthew 10:29), to storm paths (Job 37:9-13), to rulers’ rise and fall (Isaiah 40:23-24; Daniel 2:21,37-38,44; 4:17,32). Storms are God’s “merciful megaphones” to get man’s attention. The crucial message of every calamity is “Repent and follow Christ.”

Kepler
Frolicking in the Snow

What Snowstorms Cannot Destroy

People scramble to safeguard life and property against storms, but neglect the essential preparation — repentance for sin and commitment to Jesus Christ. Eventually life and property will be destroyed anyway (Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3:7,10-12).

Extreme winter weather seals the hand of every man (prevents ordinary business and work) for the purpose that all men may know His work (Job 37:5-7). Remember this verse when snow causes inconvenience and cancellations. Instead of bemoaning the snow and ice, praise Yahweh for His glory, majesty, power, and great deeds. He alone can send a snow storm and decorate trees with snow.

Prepare for life’s storms by turning to Jesus Christ. The gain is eternal life which storms cannot destroy. The greatest tragedy of history, the Crucifixion, provided reconciliation with God. Christ died for Master’s sins and gave him eternal life. Why should we fear storms or mourn misplaced bones I buried?

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What one-sentence testimony can you formulate to honor the Great Creator next time your area has a big storm?
2. Have you made the one essential preparation for life’s storms?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 29th article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-30 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy
28. Kepler Loves Bulldogs

Read the sequel:
30. Kepler Wants to Move to Australia

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Wednesday February 14, 2018 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | February 7, 2018

Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma

(3 Minute Read)

Which Came First,
the Chicken or the Egg?

Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?

This question has stumped people for years. Scientists, evolutionists, philosophers, and thinkers of every stripe have all been perplexed by this question.

Evolutionists cannot answer this question, although many have tried to argue that the egg came first. But where did that “first egg” come from if there were no chicken to produce it?

But a scientific paper in 2010 announced the discovery by British researchers at Sheffield and Warwick universities of a protein that is found only inside the ovaries of chickens. This protein, OC-17 (ovocledidin-17), is necessary for the formation of the chicken’s egg shell. The researchers concluded that the egg can only exist if it had been created inside a chicken. Therefore the chicken had to come before the egg. The chicken came first.
(See Structural Control of Crystal Nuclei by an Eggshell Protein.)

One of the researchers, Dr. Colin Freeman, from Sheffield University’s Department of Engineering Materials, said, “It had long been suspected that the egg came first, but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first.”

Why was this question so difficult for people? Why was it used as an example of an unanswerable question for so long? The answer is refusal to accept the testimony of Genesis. This would never have been a question if people had paid attention to the Genesis 1 record of creation.

In the Genesis record of the Great Creator’s work on Day Five, it states that He created winged fowl with the ability to reproduce after their kind. Therefore the chicken was created first with the capability of making eggs for reproduction.
Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. (Genesis 1:20-23)

Which Came First?

This question occurs in many cases which befuddle evolutionists. It is a question for every bird that lays eggs and for every insect that lays eggs. But it occurs in many other arenas as well.

Chickens and humans, all mammals, birds, and reptiles, and most creatures are built out of proteins. The code for constructing the proteins is in an animal’s DNA. But proteins are required to make the DNA. So which came first, DNA or proteins?

This protein-DNA conundrum is a problem for evolutionists, but not for creationists. The answer is that the Great Creator created them together when He created each kind of creature.

Who first asked the “Which Came First?” question?

Surely it was a Biblical Creationist illustrating the absurdity of evolution and demonstrating that Creation is a logical necessity. Today the question is always asked rhetorically without this salient point ever being recognized. What a vivid display of man’s stubborn refusal to accept Genesis!

God created the world in six days by His Word. He designed reproduction according to kind to propagate life. Chickens produce eggs which yield chickens . . . in that exact order without variation. The chicken came first!

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified that chickens came before eggs. Only within the last decade have scientists confirmed this Biblical truth and overturned the claim of most evolutionists that the egg came first.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. Why has the the discovery of the chicken-ovary protein received so little publicity?
2. You’ll probably hear the “Which came first?” question in the next month or two. What is your one-sentence answer from this blog?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 28th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid

Read the sequel:
29. Science in the Bible – The Beginning

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Wednesday February 7, 2018 A.D.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 31, 2018

Science in the Bible – First Aid

(2 Minute Read)

During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and even until the 19th century, many people died because they did not know how to treat open wounds.

Ignaz Semmelweis (1818–1865) and Joseph Lister (1827–1912) initiated revolutionary advances in wound care in the 19th century. Semmelweis instituted the practice of washing hands with an antiseptic solution, and Lister began the use of carbolic acid to disinfect wounds and sterilize surgical instruments.

But almost 2,000 years earlier, Dr. Luke recorded good first aid advice from the lips of Jesus in his gospel. In the story of The Good Samaritan, Jesus told how a Samaritan man aided a wounded traveler that he found along the road:
Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead. . . . But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.” (Luke 11:30, 33-34)

The Samaritan EMT poured wine and oil on the wounds and bandaged them. Wine is a good disinfectant because it contains ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol. Olive oil, the common oil of the time, is a good disinfectant as well. It also moisturizes and soothes the skin. This first aid treatment, along with rest in a motel of the day, would have helped the wounded traveler recover.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Many lives could have been saved during the Middle Ages and Renaissance if doctors of the time had paid attention to first aid treatments recorded in the Bible. Luke was a doctor (Colossians 4:14) and quite capable of accurately recording medical treatments.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Question to Ponder

1. How did the Samaritan EMT know what to do?
2. We use coconut oil which has properties similar to olive oil. What health remedies do you use that are inspired by the Bible?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 27th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs

Read the sequel:
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma

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Wednesday January 31, 2018 A.D.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 24, 2018

Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs

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Do you like to eat pigs?

I like ham, sausage, and various cuts of pork very much. But there is danger in eating pig meat if it is not cooked properly.

Eating undercooked pig meat can result in trichinosis. This disease is caused by cysts of Trichinella roundworms in meat that have not been killed by sufficient cooking heat. Symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle pains, inflammation of heart and lungs, central nervous system complications, and facial swelling.

In the mid 1800s, American parasitologist Joseph Leidy (1823–1891) discovered that trichinosis was caused by ingesting parasites through eating undercooked meat.

But over 3,000 years previously Moses had prohibited the Hebrews from eating pork.
The pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses. (Deuteronomy 14:8)

This was one of the dietary laws that Moses instituted around 1500 BC. Pigs are scavengers and eat almost anything. In doing so, they pick up various disease-causing organisms from the garbage and waste they eat.

Other Mosaic dietary laws included the prohibition against eating sea creatures unless they had fins and scales (Leviticus 11:9-12). This is because bottom-feeders (those with without scales or fins) can carry diseases as a result of the waste material they consume.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

How did Moses know to institute these dietary restrictions to preserve Israel’s health thousands of years before modern scientists discovered them? Could it have been because the Great Creator told him as the Bible asserts?

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Question to Ponder

Should we follow the OT dietary restrictions today? Why or why not?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 26th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?

Read the sequel:
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid

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Wednesday January 24, 2018 A.D.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 17, 2018

Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?

(3 Minute Read)

When pigs fly!
Have you ever heard someone express their opinion about some unlikely event with those words? Such a statement is based on a firm belief that pigs will never fly. Otherwise it loses its meaning.

But if Evolutionism is a valid belief system, pigs with wings should be possible. Evolutionists believe that all life descended from a common ancestor. Many different animals purportedly evolved many different types of wings independently through many different chains of descent. Evolutionists also believe animal kinds continue to evolve new traits and characteristics as well as develop new animal kinds.

So if Evolutionism is true, why shouldn’t pigs evolve wings someday? Wouldn’t winged pigs have a survival advantage over unwinged pigs?

But don’t hold your breath waiting for pigs with wings. According to a Biblical worldview, pigs will never develop wings. Yahweh created different kinds of life in the beginning with the ability to reproduce after their kind (Genesis 1:20-25). This phrase “after their kind” is repeated 10 times in Genesis 1.

After their kind” means cats produce cats, camels produce camels, and crocodiles produce crocodiles. Cats never produce chihuahuas. Camels never produce cows. Crocodiles never produce canaries.

This agrees with what scientists and non-scientists have observed for thousands of years. Never has anyone seen one kind of life change into another kind as evolutionists hypothesize. It just doesn’t happen.

Moreover, Yahweh created each animal kind with built-in potential for genetic variation to facilitate adaptation to a wide variety of environments. But there are limits to the variations as determined by each kind’s genetic code in its DNA. To produce usable wings on pigs would require an impossibly enormous amount of new genetic information integrated into pig DNA. That cannot happen through random accidental DNA changes which must simultaneously preserve or increase viability. The overwhelming majority of random DNA changes are deleterious.

Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) is the founder of the science of genetics. He discovered the laws of genetics using pea plants and showed that variety occurs within a kind but only within limits.

Mendel’s laws of genetics have been confirmed through thousands of experiments since the beginning of the 20th century. Moreover, man has employed selective breeding for centuries with many animals and plants to enhance desired traits. Crop yields have been increased, but new features like wings on pigs have never been produced. Even more significant, new kinds of life have never been developed.

One of the most extensive selective breeding efforts has occurred with dogs. We now have a great variety of dogs from chihuahuas to mastiffs with many different shapes, sizes, temperaments, and abilities. But all such breeding efforts produce dogs — never a new kind of animal.

Selective breeding does not even produce new features like wings on a dog or pig. It cannot produce apples on corn plants. It only “loses” traits that were already present in the genetic code. It never creates new genetic information to produce new features. If new features cannot be produced, then molecules-to-man evolution is impossible.

Why do people continue to believe in the theory of evolution when it violates the Biblical and scientific principle of reproduction “after their kind,” one of the foundational scientific laws of biology? Pigs will never develop wings!

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years before scientists discovered the laws of genetics, the Bible clearly taught that plants and animals reproduce only after their kind. The Bible emphasized the reproductive integrity of plant and animal kinds from the beginning.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. Do people believe in evolution because of investigation, evidence, and proof?
2. Do claims like “Everybody thinks . . .” or “Everybody knows . . .” or “Everybody says . . .” influence your opinions?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 25th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis

Read the sequel:
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs

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Wednesday January 17, 2018 A.D.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | January 10, 2018

Kepler Loves Bulldogs

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Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.

Master and I are big fans of the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

UGA had a great season of football this year, finishing the regular season 11-1 and then thrashing Auburn 28-7 in the SEC Championship game. They finished the season ranked #3 in the country, and thereby earned a spot in the Rose Bowl against #2-ranked Oklahoma and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield.

As a result, Missus won’t need to trim my toenails this month — I wore them down pacing around with nervousness and excitement during the Rose Bowl game on New Year’s Day. It was one of the greatest bowl games of all time! After two overtimes the University of Georgia Bulldogs came out on top 54-48.

This past Monday Georgia played the University of Alabama Red Elephants for the college football National Championship. Alabama was favored by four points. Georgia scored first early in the second quarter and led the rest of the way until Alabama tied the score at 20 with just under 4 minutes left in the game. Georgia made a field goal in overtime to lead 23-20. After a big sack on first down, Alabama hit a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game 26-23 in overtime.

It was a heart-breaking loss for me. I so wanted Master’s Bulldogs to win. But finishing #2 in the country is still pretty good. Here is a USA Today article telling the story of the game: “Alabama captures national title with overtime win over Georgia.”

In two post-game interviews, I heard Alabama’s winning freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa give credit, praise, and thanks to his “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” I know there are disciples of Jesus Christ on both teams who badly wanted to win, but the sovereign ruler of the universe, who works all things after the counsel of His will (Ephesians 1:11), ordained Alabama to win the championship this year.

My only beef with UGA is I think they should use a Jack Russell terrier for their mascot instead of a bulldog. Wouldn’t the University of Georgia Jack Russell Terriers be much better? I would be a great live sideline mascot for the team. My enthusiasm is limitless, and jumping high into the air is one of my specialties.

Bulldogs & Elephants

The Georgia-Alabama National Championship game was especially interesting for me, because I like Bulldogs and Elephants very much. Do you wonder why? It’s because as a dog I like Noses! I always root for teams with good noses.

Most people think bulldogs are ugly, but I really admire their noses — they are so well-designed by the Great Creator. The bulldog’s pushed-in nose permits the bulldog to maintain its powerful jaw grip and still breathe. While the bulldog hangs onto its prey, the loosely-wrinkled face-skin provides channels to drain dripping blood away from the bulldog’s eyes and air passages.

Of course I am envious of elephant noses. They are so big and multi-purposeful. The largest nose on earth is the elephant’s trunk — 6 feet long, weighing 300 pounds! It’s a respiratory device, an olfactory instrument, and a food-gathering machine. I absolutely love it! What a gift from the Great Creator!

I loved watching Big Al, the Alabama elephant mascot, patrol the sideline during the National Championship football game. What a superb nose he has!

Elephant trunks can pick up small berries and leaves from the ground with the sensitive tip or pull seed pods and fruit from 20-foot trees. If necessary, elephants wrap their trunks around trees and shake food down. They even uproot trees with their trunks to reach upper leaves and fruit. Elephants use their trunks to strip bark from trees and dig up roots for food.

Elephants can pick up 600-pound logs with their trunks. An elephant can suck up 1.5 gallons of water to spray into its mouth, over its back, or all over you. Elephants looking for water dig pits 10 feet deep with their trunks. Elephants are also excellent swimmers using trunks as snorkels. Trunks are noses designed for amazing breadth of use.

I would love to have a trunk for a nose! My nose is a super-smeller, but a handsome little Kepler-sized elephant trunk would really add to my capabilities to serve Master and Missus.

Another animal nose that I greatly admire is that of the moose, because with a moose nose I could dive underwater and explore for extended periods. Moose can dive almost 20 feet deep to graze on underwater vegetation.

The moose nose is a fascinating piece of engineering with multiple large passages. Specialized structures of muscle, bone, and cartilage work together to seal moose noses for underwater dives. Within each nostril a thick tissue pad can be pulled in to block outer nasal passages while diving. On each side of the dome of the moose nose is a pulley-like structure that helps muscles pull each nostril shut. A mobile cartilage joint on each side slides back and forth to widen or narrow the nostril.

This well-designed moose nose system could not have evolved gradually. It had to work properly from the beginning or moose would drown. Less-than-perfect operation confers no survival advantage for moose.

You might wonder at my fascination with all the different noses that the Great Creator made, but remember, I’m a dog. My nose is the primary tool the Great Creator gave me for learning about my world.

Even the Bible is big on noses. Israel’s King Solomon, often considered a connoisseur of feminine beauty, admired big-nosed women. He praised one wife for her enormous nose “like the tower of Lebanon” (Song of Solomon 7:4). This was apparently a successful compliment because Solomon accumulated 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:1-3). Today Master could give Missus an analogous compliment by saying, “Your nose is like the Washington Monument!”

Surprisingly, most people do not drool over bulldog noses or elephant noses. Nobody wants a bulldog nose — except bulldogs. Nobody wants an elephant nose — except elephants. Not all noses are as attractive as Mrs. Solomon’s nose, but I myself have never seen an ugly nose; even moose noses are beautiful. In fact, noses substantially contribute to facial attractiveness. Imagine if that spot on your face were empty! How handsome or beautiful do you think you would be?

People Noses

The Great Creator gave Master a nose of sorts. I know it was designed just for him, but I would prefer him to have a bulldog nose or an elephant trunk.

I consider Master nose-blind, because he can hardly smell anything. But that’s what I’m good for — I help him out with smelling.

However, Master argues that he is not as nose-blind as I think. He says the roof of his nose contains 10 million scent receptors of 500-1,000 different types that detect thousands of chemicals. Scent receptors are proteins folded to fit odor molecules of particular shapes. When odor molecules snap into protein receptors, olfactory nerves signal the brain.

The sense of smell is very complex. A single odor may contain 1,000 different chemicals. A quick whiff generates activity throughout the brain. Strong emotional memories result because the human nose is also connected to the brain’s limbic system which controls emotion.

Trained perfumers can identify 10,000 different fragrances. To warn of natural gas leaks, a rotten egg smell is added. The human nose can detect as little as one 400-billionth of a gram of this chemical in a quart of air.

For comparison, I have about 220 million scent receptors in my nose, over 20 times the number that Master has. If the membranes in my nose were spread out, they would cover several king-size beds. The Great Creator gave me far more smelling ability than Master.

The nose hosts a second detection system. The centimeter-long vomeronasal organ (VNO) detects odorless pheromones which influence feelings and mating behavior. It is wired directly to the hypothalamus which affects emotions and drives. Evolutionists once incorrectly believed the VNO was a useless vestigial organ. How would two completely separate systems for detecting invisible molecules in the air evolve by random increments?

Who designed, engineered, and created noses?
Who made something for people and animals that can explode like a cannon in a sneeze, 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 as the nose?
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14)
Praise be to the Great Creator for His gift of noses!

So that’s how things smell from the Dog House!

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. Why is a strong imposing nose out of fashion as an element of beauty in western culture?
2. Why would Terriers be a good mascot for a team?

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

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 28th article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-29 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy

Read the sequel:
29. Kepler Ponders Snow

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Wednesday January 10, 2018 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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