Monday, March 18, 2019

#PANDA SPECIALIZED DIET #GIANT PANDA #FOSSILIZED PANDA #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #CHRISTIAN #Bible #BRIGHAM YOUND UNIVERSITY #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY #Grand Canyon UNIVERSITY #FAITHIT #IT IS WRITTEN #GODVINE #LIVING CHRISTIAN #BILLY GRAHAM #WOMEN OF CHRIST #CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

GIANT PANDA, wikipedia commons

VARIETY FOUND IN ANCIENT DIET 
OF GIANT PANDAS 


G’day everyone!

How are all of you? No matter your circumstance, with Jesus you are always blessed! And right now I am being blessed with beautiful sunshine and the singing birds of spring. I can look out the window and see several different species building nests. What a blessing! All you people south of the equator are ushering in autumn and I pray yours is as beautiful as ours was last October.

January 31st of this year, this article released in Science Daily Ancient pandas weren’t exclusive bamboo eaters, bone evidence suggests. It states “The giant panda we know and love today live only in the understory of particular mountains in
Courtesy of Word Wildlife Fund
southwestern China, where they subsist on bamboo alone. But according to new evidence, extinct and ancient panda species most likely had a more varied and complex diet.” 

How do they know this? Scientist examined isotopes (containing radioactive elements) of pandas. Isotopes can vary depending on what an animal (or human) has taken in (eaten). The study included bone samples from both current pandas and fossils of extinct and ancient pandas. From that, the scientists have determined that a sole diet of bamboo has developed recently and not something the pandas would have had two million years ago (evolution timescale [but would be recent post flood in the biblical timescale]). 

KOALA, wikipedia commons
But is this an isolated case? Are pandas the only animals that have become more specialized in their diets in recent times. No. Another great example is the koalas of Australia. It is a well known fact that koalas used to eat leaves from multiple species of plants and trees. However now they have become so specialized in their diet that they can only digest no more than two or three species of eucalyptus leaves, which, as in the case of the giant pandas can lead to their extinction. And this does not fit with the theory of evolution because macro evolution is all about survival of the fittest, the strongest dominating. No room for compassion and specialization or they would have gone extinct when such adaptations first developed.

So why is this type of specialization considered evidence that
Second floor inside the Ark
at Answers in Genesis
backs up the Bible? One of the biggest “faults” evolutionists like to point out about the animals on the ark is, “How could Noah have gathered and stored on the ark all the specialized foods for each species of animal from all around the world?” First, not each species of animals were on the ark, only two or seven of each kind. And second, this new evidence that pandas werent always so specialized in their diet goes to show that Noah didn’t have to travel around the world to gather the proper food for animals on the ark. Dietary specialization of wild animals all fits perfectly with the unaltered truth recorded scripture. 

Until next time, take care and God bless,
Willow Dressel


References:



https://www.savethekoala.com/about-koalas/koalas-diet-digestion 

Monday, March 11, 2019

#ANKYLOSAUR #CHARLES STERNBERG #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #Noah’s FLOOD #GLOBAL FLOOD #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #CREATION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL #DINOSAUR #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #CHRISTIAN #Bible #IT IS WRITTEN #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY #FAITHIT #CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #HOME SCHOOL COOP #CHRISTIAN YOUTH GROUP #BILLY GRAHAM #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY



Ankylosaur, wikipedia commons

ARE  ANKYLOSAURS  EVIDENCE  FOR  
A  GLOBAL  FLOOD?


Greetings everyone!

And how are all of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, doing today? Though it is the month of March, and warm weather is promising to come, we are supposed to get snow this week! Well, whatever is thrown your way, praise God! Lol!

Have you ever put something in the water to float, like a nut or round stick, something that was heavier on one side than the other? Did you ever put it in the water with the heavy side up? Then watch it as it slowly rotates until the heavy side is down? Well, the law of gravity doesn’t change and in the case I’m
Courtesy of Creation Ministries International
going to present to you, it is evidence of the global Flood. Let’s take a look…

Thirty six ankylosaur fossils, none of which were complete skeleton, where discovered by paleontologist Charles Sternberg (1885–1981) after a lifetime of collecting dinosaur fossils in western Canada and the USA. He determined that twenty-six (70.3%) of the specimens were buried and turned to fossils in the upside-down position. He also noted that the other 10 fossils were right side up and a single skull was preserved on its side. So why did the majority of these animals wind up on their backs and how was that determined?

A team of modern scientists took a close look at the fossils in the USA and Canada. They were able to find original field notes and photographs, examined the fossils themselves and even were able to speak with the original collectors. Sun bleaching, erosion and lichen growth on the “up” side of the fossil bones all made determination of orientation fairly easy. 

So three possible explanations have been offered for the upside down orientation. Of them only one is logical. The first one is that ankylosaurs are clumsy and, just like tortoises
today, can fall or be turned upside down by a predator or a battling male and could not right themselves. However this would not then explain the fossils that were right side up. And if 70% of ankylosaurs ran into such a fate, wouldn’t the species become extinct or at least not have such an abundance of fossils?

Number two is called the “armadillo roadkill” theory. The researches found “that on land ankylosaur carcasses would flip over due to bloating (no water required), just as allegedly occurs to dead armadillos, with their likewise armored backs. The researchers investigated about 200 roadkill armadillo, including 22 fresh carcasses that they protected from scavenger interference, and found their orientations to be random. They observed that a few armadillo carcasses originally on their sides did roll onto their backs due to
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bloating (on dry land), but they expressed skepticism that a 2-ton ankylosaur carcass would do the same.”
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The last but not least theory is the ‘bloat and float.’ The researchers found “that in water dead ankylosaurs would flip over due to the heavy osteoderms on their backs and bloating tummy gases. To test this theory, they developed 3D models of a regular ankylosaur and a nodosaur (no tail-club) using carcass buoyancy equilibrium software previously used to successfully model the buoyancy (floating/sinking/orientation, etc.) of alligator, elephant, horse, giraffe, turtle, and penguin carcasses. The software model demonstrated that bloated ankylosaur carcasses were indeed likely to overturn in water.”2 This is the only plausible, logical theory. 

author with ankylosaur replica
So with the most logical explanation of how these animals wound up on their backs when they were buried quick enough to be fossilized being due to water, the evidence once again points to a flood. A global flood. As is recorded in the unaltered truth of the Bible. 

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel








References:


Ankylosaur photo at top of page by jasonwoodhead23 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/woodhead/23367937239/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45642414

Monday, March 4, 2019

#Inca writing #Inca civilization #written language #knot and fiber written language #creation science #focus on the family #christian #catholic science #Bible #genesis 5:1 #it is written #living christian #women of christ #ancient writing #answer in genesis #institute of creation research #brigham young university #calvary university #bob jones university #home school coops #one million moms

By Martin St-Amant (S23678) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8450312


DID  THE  INCAS HAVE  A  
WRITTEN  LANGUAGE?

Good morning! After such a snow bound time last week (over two feet/two thirds of a meter!), it has all melted, watering the ground deeply. The sun is out and the temperature is just right, not to hot not too cold. I love living here, ha ha! I hope and pray all of you have had a wonderful experience this past week whether it is weather related or not.

Speaking of nothing related above, I just listened to a video on the Inca civilization. For those of you who might not be
familiar with them, the Inca Empire is the ruling domain in pre-Columbian America. It spanned about 5,000 kilometers
Painting of Incan King. Wikipedea commons
and ruled at its height from the 1200’s to 1572 when it was conquered by the Spanish. The largest range of this empire stretched from modern-day Ecuador well into Chile. “This civilization was complex and absolutely massive…They built a system of roads and woven bridges to connect the land, built ziggurats that still astound engineers today, and left behind a bevy of artifacts for us to puzzle over. One such group of artifacts is known as ‘khipu.’ These are a system of knots tied into cords.”1


It has long been thought by scholars that the Incan people could not write:
“The Incas lacked the use of wheeled vehicles. They lacked animals to ride and draft animals that could pull wagons and plows... [They] lacked the knowledge of iron and steel...
Courtesy of Answers in Genesis
Above all, they lacked a system of writing... Despite these supposed handicaps, the Incas were still able to construct one of the greatest imperial states in human history.— Gordon McEwan, The Incas: New Perspectives”
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But is that true? Recent studies have discovered that this civilization did indeed have a written system. Just not what we are used to. In fact it is an ingenious and complex arrangement of fibers and knots that present a 3-D view. And it is considered a tactical system because it is not just looked at, a person actually has to touch and feel the strings in order to decipher which animal fiber it is made out of. Thus giving more identity to what ever was being recorded. 

Cusco ruins,  capital of Inca, wikipedia commons
To date the system has not been able to be decoded. And no “rosetta stone,” so to speak, has been found either that can give us clues. One thought is, it is system for numbers possible to record tariff. However others believe it could be a record of constants of their language. Which ever one it is, or even something else. It shows high intelligence. 

Mankind has always been intelligent—this is just another example. Those who left Babel and travelled to South America to establish their own civilization and culture were made in the image of God with intelligence and ingenuity. They also had a God-given language that came from the division at the Tower of Babel. Genesis 5:1 says, ‘This is the book of the generations of Adam.’ There is no reason to believe that Adam, Noah, etc. did not have a written language/language system and could have handed documents down to Moses and later generations.”3 Notice the word book. 

Our different languages did not come from one gruntal half
Knot and fiber system of writing in the Incan language
Courtesy of Answers in Genesis
ape half human race. We all are descendants of Adam and Eve, created by the One True God (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) speaking on language until the scrambling occurred at the Tower of Babel. 

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

References:

1,3https://answersingenesis.org/human-evolution/could-the-inca-people-write/?utm_source=articlesmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1-banner-cta&utm_campaign=20181208&mc_cid=0641607bd2&mc_eid=ec76e61712

2https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_Empire

By Martin St-Amant (S23678) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8450312

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

#COAL #PRE FLOOD WORLD #Noah’s FLOOD #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #MOUNT ST. HELESN #VOLCANO #COAL SEAMS #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #CHRISTIAN EDUCATION #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #BIBLE #CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY #WOMEN OF FAITH #IT IS WRITTEN #FAITHIT #Grand Canyon UNIVERSITY

Courtesy of Answers in Genesis

COAL IN THE PRE-FLOOD WORLD?

Salve! Many happy greetings my friends, I pray all is well with my readers and their families and friends! I just learned this wonderful Italian greeting; Salve. From what I understand it is an old greeting as well. There is nothing like good traditions.

Speaking of ancient times, I have been working on the third
Myself, my friend and my sister doing research for my novel
at Answer in Genesis’s beautifully build life size Ark.
book in my sequel of Sign of the Oth series. It is titled, Journey of the Ancient Oracles, and in the middle of writing a scene the following question came up; was there coal in the Former World before the Noachian Flood? Think about it. All of our coal formation came from the Flood in which the mammoth amount of biomass from vegetation was buried and compressed, thus turning into our fossil fuels, including coal. So if the coal we find today came from such a cataclysmic event, how would coal have formed before the Flood?

The May 18, 1980 catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens, U.S.A., provided an opportunity to observe large scale destruction of forests by volcanism. Both secular and creation scientists studied how the forest debris from the explosion had deposited in layers, most with stumps and logs with roots (even delicate hair roots), in rock fragmented sediments. Which is exactly what we find in most coal basins.
Layers deposited by Mt. St. Helens eruption.
Courtesy of Answers in Genesis
“Furthermore, recent artificial coalification experiments have been able to rapidly produce high rank coals using clays as catalysts under conditions analogous (comparable) to those existing in and around volcanic centers.”
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In other words, both the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens and its following burial of vegetative biomass that is exactly the same as we find in coal deposits of today, and the reproduction of coal made in an artificial environment confirm the conclusion that coal can and must have existed before the global flood. The formation of coal is not dependent on a world wide catastrophe. However the colossal reserves of fossil fuel we find in today’s earth’s surface could only have been formed from a world wide cataclysmic event. “The lesson from Spirit Lake is that coal beds can and do form
Piled up debris from local flood
rapidly, due to catastrophic destruction of forests, not the slow and gradual growth of plants in swamps. The Flood would have destroyed the earth’s forests in a matter of weeks, and the floating, jostling logs would produce bark that then sank to form most of the earth’s coal layers.”2 And in the Former world, smaller catastrophic events such as local floods and volcanic activity (just like the local catastrophic event of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens) also would have rapidly formed coal beds.

Secular scientists are still trying to discover and define how coal and coal seams are formed. Why are they still searching when the evidence is clearly in front of them? Because then they would have to admit that the events recorded in the Bible in Genesis chapters 6 through 8 are true. And they would have to admit there is a God. 

Until next time, take care and God bless,
Willow Dressel

References;
2https://answersingenesis.org/geology/mount-st-helens/lasting-lessons-mount-st-helens/

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

#DINOSAUR GENOME #UNIVERSITY OF KENT #PROTO DINOSAUR #DINO DNA #CREATION SCEINCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #CHRISTIAN #BIBLE #IT IS WRITTEN #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #HOME SCHOOL CO-OPS #ONE MILLION MOMS

courtesy of Answers in Genesis

Reconstructed Dino Genome?

Good evening my fellow friends!

How have you been this week? I have had a very busy week entering the final information (and checking it over and over for accuracy) for turning my taxes in, as here in America it is getting on toward the time to turn your taxes in to the government. I am so relieved that it is finally over.

Speaking of information, I just read an article on a study that presents the information that they have been able to piece
archaeopteryx, commons (supposed pre-bird transitional form
together a portion of a dinosaur’s genome (the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism). This recent study from the “University of Kent would be a massive accomplishment—if their claim is true. However, the team of researchers made a critical assumption that led them to this conclusion.” Actually two assumptions; 1) that evolution is true and that there existed in deep times past a precursor to the dinosaurs that live some 20 million years before dinos even existed. 2) that dinosaurs evolved into birds who now walk in this time on earth. The researchers started with what they assumed the genome would be like for this proto-dino then “continued tracing until they reached birds, which they considered as
chicken, commons
either living dinosaurs or the descendants of dinosaurs. The original study, published in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Communications, made the claim…that a Velociraptor would have similar DNA to a modern chicken if the DNA were viewed under a microscope. That is an extremely bold claim to make!”
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Sometimes in science assumptions have to be made. But they should all be based on facts and open to interpretation from different points of view. Especially when the facts are so scarce that different conclusions can be made. “Noted evolutionist Dr. Richard Lewontin…is admitting here that many evolutionists will always look for a materialistic explanation, regardless of evidence. This explains why the
authors of the aforementioned study make such flawed assumptions. They had to make it or else risk acknowledging the possibility of a divine entity, which creationists know to be the God of the Bible.”3 

Please pray for these biased souls that their minds would clear enough to see the truth. 

God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel

References;

1-3https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/feathers/have-researchers-found-dinosaur-genes/?utm_source=articlesmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2-banner-cta&utm_campaign=20180825&mc_cid=42ccdf4c58&mc_eid=ec76e61712

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

#GOATS INTERACTION #DR. ALAN MCELLIGOTT #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #CHRISTIAN #BIBLE #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #WOMEN OF CHRIST #GOD VINE #LIVING CHRISTIAN #IT IS WRITTEN

Playful baby goat, commons


EMOTION  READING  GOATS?


Greetings all you wonderful people out there!

How has life treated you this past week? I pray very well and blessed by our Creator and Savior Jesus Christ! Many times over the past week the presence or our Lord has brought a smile to my face and peace to my heart. I am so blessed to be a Christian, I don’t know how anybody lives without Him.

Goat intelligence, commons
Speaking of smiling, I uncovered this fun fact of yet more animals giving evidence of the truth of the Bible. Goats! Goats are amazing creature no matter what, very intelligent and playful. But a new study found something stunning about these creatures…

Angry man, commons
University of London researcher Dr. Alan McElligott has recently conducted a study on goats to see if they can identify differences in human emotion. To avoid any criticism that live subjects could influence the goats by the animals sensing the emotions, McElligott only present images. He showed two different pictures, one of a human face smiling and the other of an angry human face. Each goat in the study avoided the image of the angry face while moving directly toward the smiling human image. Though not absolute proof, this study coupled with the well known fact that goats are capable of reading human body language,
presents “strong evidence that animals far removed from humans (speaking from an evolutionary perspective) are somehow capable of interacting in surprisingly complex ways with us.”1

“This is a very strange phenomenon from a Darwinian point of view as goats only began to be domesticated roughly 11,000 (evolutionary) years ago. Given that the ability to interpret emotions depends on complex neurological functions, why would goats (who have no ability to make facial expressions themselves, and whose faces bear no resemblance to human faces) somehow have the ability to accurately read human expressions? It is very hard to imagine how this obscure ability could have any substantial selective
goats commons
advantage for domestic goats; it is even harder to explain if it developed prior to goats’ domestication, since then the goats would have had minimal contact with humans. Furthermore, how could such a complex trait have come about via random mutations in only 11,000 years? This does not seem to fit well with the evolutionary picture…The study has important implications for how we interact with livestock and other species, because the abilities of animals to perceive human emotions might be widespread and not just limited to pets.”
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However, looking at this study from a scriptural point of view
goat interaction with happy human
commons
we shouldn’t be surprised. The results fit nicely with what the Bible has recorded in Genesis and other places. “Since God created animals like goats right alongside humans from the very beginning, and for the purpose of interacting with humans, it would not be surprising that they would have the innate ability to understand, at least on some basic level, the meaning of human facial expressions.”
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Having had the privilege of working with goats, I fully concur that goats do have that ability. As a matter of fact, these animals constantly look at human faces to get their cues. God created these amazing and fun animals (Genesis 1:24), there is so much about them that just can’t be explained by
Goats look at people, commons
evolution.

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel







References:


1-3https://creation.com/goats-read-faces?utm_campaign=infobytes_us&utm_content=Dragons+on+Noah%27s+Ark+in+16th+century+artwork&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailing.creation.com&utm_term=Fortnightly+Digest+-+2018.09.28

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

#WASPS #PREDITOR WASP #NATURAL EVIL #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION SCIENCE #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #BIBLE #FAITHIT #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #WOMEN OF CHRIST #IT IS WRITTEN #LIVING CHRISTIAN #ONE MILLION MOMS

wasp with prey, commons

NATURAL  EVIL?

Hello, hello!

Any how are all you fine people today? I know there has been some significant snow storms across the glove this past week and I hope you all have faired well inside of cozy homes. This past week here where I live the weather has been very
courtesy of Answers in Genesis
pleasant but is supposed to snow storm over the weekend. I better prepare!

Speaking of preparing and living inside, wasps are creatures that do just that, but not in the way we would think. Most species of wasps actually live quite a gruesome life. They paralyze their victim, usually another insect such as cockroaches, tarantulas, wolf spiders, cicadas, and many more. “Their gruesome behavior highlights an evil that needs explanation. What does evil, or more specifically ‘natural evil,’ mean? Evil in this sense is not a willful, culpable disobedience against God. Natural evil—in the biological realm—refers to present-day arsenals of living creatures that are designed to deal out death and destruction in a post-fall world.”1

Emerald was, commons
For example, the emerald jewel wasps sting their prey in the thorax which paralyzes their front legs. Then the wasps clip the roach’s antenna and the remaining stump becomes a straw for them to sip blood. Or how about the tarantula wasp who stings one of these spiders, drags it to its own home then lays her eggs on spider. The larvae eat their way inward keeping the tarantula alive for as long as is able. The parent wasp even goes to the extent of blocking the entrance hole so the spider in its weakened state can’t climb out. And there are many more species of wasps that have the same type of horrible behavior. 

So why do insects that display such shocking behavior exist? How can a loving God allow something like this to go on? “In short, God is very good. Sin is very bad. God’s judgment
Eastern cicada wasp with cicada, commons
against our sin is very good. These horrendous life cycles were not in existence at the beginning. They are part of God’s judgment. We and all creatures were vegetarians at first (Genesis 1:29-30), but then God stepped in. Romans 8:20-21 says, ‘For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.’ Thankfully, this is short-term. God uses evil as a warning and goad so that we will turn from evil and trust in his chosen Savior, Jesus Christ his Son. Those who turn from evil and trust him have a promise: ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed
Tarantula wasp, commons
away’ (Revelation 21:4). The gospel doesn't only redeem humans. God promises that he will transform the entire creation so that all evil is wiped out, including the wicked ways of wasps…These behaviors sound nasty, and they are. But in our fallen world, the wasps actually serve to limit pests. In fact, farmers view these parasitoid wasps as good girls. They sometimes release these wasps intentionally to kill insect pests, a practice called biological control.”
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Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel 

References:


https://answersingenesis.org/creepy-crawlies/insects/why-are-wasps-so-evil/?utm_source=articlesmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2-banner-cta&utm_campaign=20181026&mc_cid=53fb1f2f84&mc_eid=ec76e61712