Dialogue 2012 #1
The Egg: Creation’s Perfect Package
Eggs are complex structures designed to allow the embryo to develop outside of the mother’s body. An animal egg (Latin, ovum) provides a protective shell in which an embryo can develop. In most birds, reptiles, insects, mollusks, fish, and monotremes (mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young), the egg contains an ovum or, if fertilized, a zygote. A zygote results from fertilization of an ovum, and develops into an embryo. Read the rest of this entry »
Review: Exactly How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?
Have you ever wondered how this transformation takes place? The caterpillar makes his cocoon (or chrysalis) and out pops the butterfly – pretty simple, right? Simple – until you realize that nearly every single organ in the caterpillar body is destroyed and then remade into a beautiful butterfly. Eat leaves? Now change your diet to drinking nectar. Those tiny suction-cupped feet? Forget those – now you can fly with wings that make the whole world envious of your beauty. Read the rest of this entry »
Why Ugly Bats are Beautiful!
If bats were prettier to look at, we might appreciate their amazing talents more. The fact is that bats exhibit some astonishing design features which our engineers and technologists really envy. Traditionally scientists have grouped bats according to their food preferences. There are the fruit bats with good eyesight, the insect consuming, echolocating bats and the vampire or blood consuming bats. Further research has revealed how amazingly these animals are designed for their life styles. Such studies have also revealed that the old fashioned ways of categorizing the creatures according to lifestyle and physical appearance do not really work. This has had some serious implications for ideas concerning whether Darwinian evolution could ever work or not. Read the rest of this entry »
Enthusiastic Reception for Dr. Jerry Bergman
CSAA’s featured speaker for Creation Weekend 2011 was well known creation apologist Dr. Jerry Bergman. Large numbers of people came to hear one or more of his lectures and all declared themselves delighted with his genial, non-confrontational manner and his interesting material. In that Dr. Bergman’s area of expertise is biology, chemistry and medical anatomy, the issues he discussed were quite different from the geological topics which we have considered in recent years. This material demonstrated anew that the issue of creation is broad and encompasses all aspects of nature. Read the rest of this entry »