23 October 2004 

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 Weekly News        

Q: How do salmon give evidence of a Creator?

A: When you think about it, scientists have to spend millions of dollars to invent very complicated computer systems to produce a guided missile. And these missiles don’t always hit their target.

But the Pacific salmon have a built-in guidance system that must make these same scientists drool with envy.

Quotable quote:

‘Although at the beginning the paradigm was worth consideration, now the entire effort in the primeval soup paradigm is self-deception on the ideology of its champions. …

‘The history of science shows that a paradigm, once it has achieved the status of acceptance (and is incorporated in textbooks) and regardless of its failures, is declared invalid only when a new paradigm is available to replace it. Nevertheless, in order to make progress in science, it is necessary to clear the decks, so to speak, of failed paradigms. This must be done even if this leaves the decks entirely clear and no paradigms survive. It is a characteristic of the true believer in religion, philosophy and ideology that he must have a set of beliefs, come what may (Hoffer, 1951). Belief in a primeval soup on the grounds that no other paradigm is available is an example of the logical fallacy of the false alternative. In science it is a virtue to acknowledge ignorance. This has been universally the case in the history of science as Kuhn (1970) has discussed in detail. There is no reason that this should be different in the research on the origin of life.’

– Yockey, Hubert P. (a non-creationist), Information Theory and Molecular Biology, Cambridge University Press, UK, p. 336, 1992.

Research indicates that salmon are able to use the earth’s magnetic field, the position of the sun, moon and stars, along with the ability to detect the chemical composition of the stream from which they began their life. All this to enable salmon to return to their native stream to spawn!

How could evolutionary scientists be so blind? The salmon’s remarkable achievements, especially its amazing ability to navigate great distances with perfect accuracy, is impossible to explain as a result of purposeless and unguided evolution.

When we stand in awe at man’s achievements in building advanced guided missiles—how much more should we stand in awe and worship the Creator God who created something infinitely better than the best man can do.

Recommended resources:

Special Wonders Pack
Special Wonders Pack
If Animals Could Talk
If Animals Could Talk
God’s Amazing Creatures and Me!
God’s Amazing Creatures and Me!
What is the Best Evidence that God Created?
What is the Best Evidence that God Created?

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This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …

16 October: Ice-bound plane flies again!
18 October: Gecko foot design—could it lead to a real ‘spiderman’?
19 October: Mary had a little lamb
20 October: The evolution of feathers: a major problem for Darwinism
21 October: Science curriculum decision in Pennsylvania may be a first
21 October: Why Won’t They Listen? Chapter 7: From ‘Jews’—to ‘Greeks’
22 October: ‘I found the pot of gold’/Same old canard


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 Education News        


Education question:

Were stars created?

Scientists have issued reports stating that they have observed stars in the process of forming. Is this really true? Find out …

For more in-depth information:

Textbook of the month:

Our featured textbook of this month is The Genesis Files.

You’ll read about a spelunker (cave explorer) who transported Christian films to clandestine places and miraculously avoided capture by the authorities, the first plastic surgeon in the world to successfully reattach a human ear, a family of geniuses, an aerospace engineer who works for the world’s largest tactical missile producer and more. All are young-earth creationists who have followed God’s leading—many at great personal expense. Inspiring and extremely interesting!

Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts!


Praise and Prayer | Upcoming AiG Events

Praise and Prayer

Please pray over the following items during the next few days …

  • Pray that our growth will be commensurate with our outreach as the Lord continues to bless our labors all across this nation.

  • Please pray for next year’s 18-day speaking tour by AiG–Australia’s Gary Bates (host of the new but already popular AiG video Aliens, UFOs and the Bible—and a soon-to-be-released book on the same topic). Gary, an excellent communicator, will be giving talks similar to those by Ken Ham, including ‘The Relevance of Genesis.’

    It’s been a few years since AiG has conducted such a ‘circuit tour,’ with a speaker impacting many towns over a lengthy period, so please pray for the reintroduction of this concept and for the lives that will be touched. If you live in the Southeast (including Virginia and Florida) and want to make an impact in your community for biblical truths, contact Steve Fazekas at 1-800-350-3232, ext. 438, to inquire about available dates.

 Upcoming AiG Events       

23–24 October
Alton, Illinois
Carl Kerby
24 October
Greensboro, North Carolina
Ken Ham
24 October
Petoskey, Michigan
Dr. Jason Lisle
24 October
Kernersville, North Carolina
Buddy Davis
25 October
High Point, North Carolina
Ken Ham
25–27 October
Greensboro, North Carolina
Buddy Davis, Charles Ware, Dr. David Menton, Ken Ham and Stacia McKeever
26 October
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dr. David Menton
27 October
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Ken Ham
31 October
Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Dr. Donald DeYoung
2 November
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bodie Hodge

5–6 November
Victoria, BC, Canada
Dr. Emil Silvestru and Ken Ham
5–7 November
Portland, Oregon
Buddy Davis, Dr. David Menton, Ken Ham and Stacia McKeever
7 November
Hillsboro, Oregon
Dr. David Menton
7 November
Portland, Oregon
Ken Ham
7 November
Beaverton, Oregon
Ken Ham
7–8 November
Mt. Gilead, Ohio
Dr. Terry Mortenson
7–8 November
Port Angeles, Washington
Dr. Emil Silvestru
7–8 November
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Geoff Stevens
11 November
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Dr. D. James Kennedy and Ken Ham
12–14 November
Erlanger, Kentucky
Dr. David Menton

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