Bushfire Report from Creation Research

Introduction Fire and rain, koalas and Aussie animal deaths have been the big feature in news services for many weeks, with many of you asking us to comment on the situation. To do that we have contacted fire fighters, sourced multiple media references, talked to experts amongst our supporters as well as being involved in […]

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Parallel Megadroughts in the Americas

Parallel megadroughts in the Americas found, according to an article in Science (AAAS) News 31 December 2019 and Science Advances  24 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0087 Recent prolonged droughts occurring simultaneously in Chile and Southern California have prompted scientists to look for evidence of simultaneous droughts in North and South America in the past. Nathan Steiger, […]

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Iridescent Camouflage

Iridescent camouflage found, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News, ScienceDaily, Telegraph (UK) 23 January 2020 and Current Biology 23 January 2020, doi: 10. 1016/j.cub.2019.12.013.  Iridescence is the bright, variable colour created by light being refracted in surface structures, e.g. peacock feathers and some butterfly wings.  It produces bright clear colours, so most evolutionary biologists […]

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Mosquitoes Analyse Flower Chemistry

Mosquitoes analyse flower chemistry, according to reports in ScienceDaily 22 January 2020 and The Daily University of Washington 6 February 2020 and PNAS 7 January 2020, doi:10.1073/pnas.1910589117.  Although mosquitoes have a well-earned reputation for biting people and sucking blood, their main food source is flower nectar.  As explained by Jeffrey Riffell, a professor of biology […]

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How Bird Feathers Stick Together

How bird feathers stick together, and undo, discovered by scientists and described in Telegraph (UK) 16 January 2020 and Science 17 January2020, doi: 10.1126/science.aaz3358. As birds fly their wings morph into different shapes, with their wing feathers spreading out evenly to maintain a continuous solid surface.  Scientists noticed that the wing feathers of pigeons slide […]

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Koalas Climb Like Apes

Koalas climb like apes, according to Inside JEB 17 December 2019 and Journal of Experimental Biology 17 December 2019 doi: 10.1242/jeb.207506.  The typical picture of a koala is one of a semi-comatose animal sitting passively in the fork of a tree.  This is understandable as koalas sleep for up to 18 hours a day.  However, […]

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Floods, Horses and Abortion, Editorial 12 February 2020

The Aussie floodwaters may have run through our house on Saturday night, but this is one editor who is giving both credit and thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for the rain which put most of our bushfires out in one evening, as well as filled our dams. Yes, our carpets are still smelly and […]

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Oldest Fossil Scorpions Show Transition to Land

Oldest fossil scorpions show transition to land, claim scientists in reports in Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 16 January 2020 and Scientific Reports, 16 January 2020 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56010-z.  Palaeontologists have studied two “exceptionally preserved” scorpion fossils from the Waukesha Biota, a fossil deposit in Wisconsin, USA.  Scorpions are arachnids, the class of invertebrates that also […]

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Containing the Coronavirus

Containing the coronavirus is proving to be difficult in spite of efforts by some governments and health authorities.  This newly found virus, officially designated “2019-nCoV” is similar to two previously known deadly coronaviruses – SARS and MERS.  Here is the testimony of one of our colleagues from a SARS outbreak.  “All passengers from the affected […]

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Non-Binary a Psychologically Harmful Legal Fiction

The first person to legally have his gender recorded as neither male nor female goes back to living as a man, declaring the classification ‘Non-Binary’ is a “Psychologically Harmful Legal Fiction” according to articles in Christian Post 1 January 2020, PJ Media 16 January 2020 and The Christian Institute 17 January 2020.  James Shupe began […]

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