Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas!

The promise of the Father to send the Son came to Adam and Eve in the garden after they sinned and began to die. Our redeemer came 2,000 years ago. Born to die...
 Genesis 3:15, And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Galatians 3:13, Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
1Co 15:22,  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

To see this Christmas display, visit the 1st floor rotunda in the state capitol in Madison, WI.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Have Evolutionists Answered the Questions Surrounding Preservation of Dinosaur Soft Tissue?

The discoverer of soft tissue in dinosaur bone now has a new explanation for its preservation – but does it really answer the obvious question? According to Live Science, Mary Schweitzer’s “controversial T. rex soft tissue find” has been “finally explained.” The answer is: iron. The iron in hemoglobin acts like a formaldehyde, preserving the delicate proteins and stretchy blood vessels. But does it really preserve it for up to 145 million years? A press release from North Carolina State describes the hypothesis coming from theory and from experiment. In theory, iron atoms must be guarded against in cells because of their reactive potential. After death, though, reactive iron becomes a guardian of preservation, because it forms cross-links with proteins, preventing them from decay. (This process also makes soft tissue hard to detect, Schweitzer says.) The experimental part involved soaking recently-killed ostrich bone in water and in blood. The water-soaked bone decayed into a goopy mess in less than a week. Because of iron in hemoglobin, the blood-soaked soft tissues remained “recognizable” for two years at room temperature, retaining their basic structure. The press release is tentative, saying iron “may be the key” to preservation, “may play a role” in preserving ancient tissues, and, in Schweitzer’s words, “may be both the mechanism for preservation and the reason why we’ve had problems finding and analyzing proteins that are preserved.” The article does not deny the authenticity of the soft tissue, but only tries to offer an explanation for the unexpected preservation. Stephanie Pappas in the Live Science article gave some emphasis to the “controversial” nature of the “seemingly impossible” soft-tissue claim. “The find was also controversial, because scientists had thought proteins that make up soft tissue should degrade in less than 1 million years in the best of conditions,” she wrote, but then acknowledged that, despite alternate theories, the 2005 claim and subsequent soft tissue finds in even older dinosaur bones (145.5 million evolutionary years) proved real. Schweitzer noted that scientists often don’t see what they don’t expect to see: “The problem is, for 300 years, we thought, ‘Well, the organics are all gone, so why should we look for something that’s not going to be there?’ and nobody looks,” she said. The obvious question, though, was how soft, pliable tissue could survive for millions of years.… The new explanation may be welcome news for evolutionists. Pappas writes, “Dinosaurs’ iron-rich blood, combined with a good environment for fossilization, may explain the amazing existence of soft tissue from the Cretaceous (a period that lasted from about 65.5 million to 145.5 million years ago) and even earlier.” Armed with better techniques, Schweitzer’s team is going to go hunting for more dinosaur soft tissue next summer. Hold your hadrosaurs; this does not solve the evolutionists’ problem. For one thing, Schweitzer and, independently, Mark Armitage, found osteocytes (bone cells) in their samples, not just blood vessels. The osteocytes retain their original structure, including their delicate dendrites. For another, two years of preservation is .000001% of 145 million years. On what basis can they justify extrapolating such exquisite preservation that far, when the ostrich bone was “recognizable,” indicating some degradation had occurred? Nobody on earth has “experienced” 65 million years, let alone a few thousand (provided that written records can substitute for personal experience). The evolutionists are assuming the long ages, not demonstrating them. In spite of this strong evidence against millions of years, they are hanging onto that belief like a baby gripping its pacifier. The articles betray a subtext of desperation. Pappas described the soft-tissue claims as “amazing” and “seemingly impossible.” They seem relieved that this iron hypothesis “may” provide an answer. Yet other admissions in the articles support the creationist Flood interpretation. “The bones of these various specimens are articulated, not scattered, suggesting they were buried quickly,” Pappas noted. “They’re also buried in sandstone.…” Try to imagine circumstances in which a T. rex strutting across a desert suddenly became completely buried, such that burrowing creatures were unable to reach it and disarticulate it. There aren’t too many options available. Even so, up till the surprising discovery by Schweitzer, “scientists had thought proteins that make up soft tissue should degrade in less than 1 million years in the best of conditions.” They weren’t looking for it; they were shocked when they saw it with their own eyes. For years they have been scrambling to answer the “obvious question” – how soft, pliable tissue could survive for millions of years.” Have they ever considered the obvious answer? It can’t, and it didn’t. The evolutionists show no shame for their falsified long ages. Instead, they boast as if they will find soft tissue millions of years older! They are like the delusional man in a joke who claimed he was dead. His doctor attempted to prove him wrong, asking, “Do dead men bleed?” The man replied, “No, dead men do not bleed.” The doctor proceeded to prick him with a needle, showing blood oozing from the man’s arm. “Well, I’ll be darned! Dead men do bleed!” Like the delusional man, evolutionists will never give up their belief in millions of years, even when the facts bleed otherwise right in front of their eyes. We welcome more exploration by the Schweitzer team and anyone else with access to fossils and the equipment to analyze it. Let the data that “nobody looks” for come to the surface. - See more at:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Resources for Kids

Families love the displays and solid Biblical and scientific information we display. Often we are asked for resources for children that point to creation, the Bible, and help kids gain a solid foundation for scientific truth. Answers in Genesis has some great free resources online as well as many items for purchase. Check it out:
Thumbnail for version as of 13:25, 29 March 2009The link below is a sample of what you will find there:
Video on marvels of the Pacific Golden Plover

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More Evidence for Biblical Flood: Mass Dinosaur Grave

The article will give you an idea of what happened during the global catastrophe of the Biblical Flood. While this article assumes long ages, if you read with discernment it is evident that the dinosaurs and sediment that buried them were part of Noah's Flood. Read on...

Somewhere south of Newcastle, amid the wide-open prairie and rolling hills, rests a mass grave. A femur here. A tooth there. A tip of a tail barely poking through the ground somewhere else.
The cause of death is unknown. It could have been a lightning strike, disease or an attack by a band of marauding T. rexes.
The victims: At least four U-Haul-sized, plant-eating triceratopses.
Paleontologists worked for two months this summer and found 250 bones. Only 950 more to go.
On a hot day in mid-August, one paleontologist held up a pterygoid for inspection. A pterygoid is a portion of a triceratops palette in its skull. It's roughly the size of a loaf of bread, and had never previously been found complete and alone.
Some portions measure only a single millimeter thick. Removing it from the earth was a painstaking task. The ground was hard and the bone weak.
"There are maybe 10 people in the world who care about this bone," said Matt Larson, a paleontologist for the Black Hills Institute of Geologic Research.
"And four are here."
What it represents is entirely different. That pterygoid could belong to the most complete triceratops skeleton ever found — something many more people care about.
The institute's research team is unearthing what is, at minimum, four triceratops skeletons. Scientists believe the collection could be the key to answering how one of the prehistoric world's unique vegetarians lived and died.
Experts always thought the triceratops was a loner. Skeletons were never found grouped together like some other horned dinosaurs, said Peter Larson, founder of the Black Hills institute.
Remains were most often limited to a skull in one place or a femur in another. They must have lived alone, because they all seemed to die alone.
This new find, hidden beneath layers of sand, silt and lignite, could tell a very different story of the life of the world's best-known three-horned dinosaur....
On one of the last days of the dig, the paleontologists exposed two frills, the iconic shields behind the triceratopses' heads, a few ribs, the pterygoid and a tooth.
Each solid-looking bone is actually fractured into thousands of tiny pieces from the compression of tons of earth. The scientists clean them with small knives and paintbrushes and squeeze glue into the cracks. Then they cover the entire bone with another type of glue, flip it over and do the same to the other side.
Some bones are so intertwined the team takes them out in large blocks....
When they started digging in early May, it looked like they had three triceratopses: two adults and one youth.
They just kept finding bones, including another two femurs. The site now has at least three adults and one juvenile — a gangly teenager, all legs and no real body size.
"We have this big mass of bones we just can't separate," Larson said.
Darnell, the rancher, doesn't care as much where the skeletons end up, as long as they're someplace public where people can see them.
"And then maybe we will have some answers," he said.
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If it is answers to the mass graveyard containing these and countless other plants and animals worldwide, I suggest he look in Genesis.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Research reveals once again the marvel of creation

Amazing Design in the Chemistry of Pregnancy

The onset of pregnancy presents an apparent contradiction. Ovulating and initially pregnant mothers experience an increase in progesterone. On the one hand, this hormone signals the immune system to back down and lay low. That's critical, because otherwise her body would fight and kill sperm cells as though they were unwelcome invaders, and she would never become pregnant.
But on the other hand, progesterone reduces cholesterol levels in her body. Too much progesterone would doom a developing baby, who requires cholesterol. Why would one action both promote and prevent a single outcome? Two University of California evolutionary biologists believe they have decoded the answer.
Publishing in the June 2013 issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, the authors first noted that many infections, caused by both viruses and bacteria, either depend on or are enhanced by cholesterol-containing "lipid rafts" embedded on cell membranes.1 The invaders link to the lipids, using them as doors to access and infect cells, causing disease.
Normally, a woman's immune system provides plenty of protection from such potential pathogens, ...
* Mr. Thomas is Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.
Article posted on August 12, 2013.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Will we soon know the color of dinosaur skin?

Hadrosaur skin found

Flickr/CLS Research Office (CC BY-SA 2.0)
University of Regina researcher Mauricio Barbi holds a hadrosaur skin sample that he and his colleagues hope will still contain melanosomes, the cellular organelles that contain pigments that control skin colour. “If we are able to observe the melanosomes and their shape, it will be the first time pigments have been identified in the skin of a dinosaur,” he said. “We have no real idea [yet] what the skin looks like. Is it green, blue, orange …”1
Published: 23 July 2013 (GMT+10)
Such is the power of the dinosaurs-died-out-millions-of-years-ago paradigm, that it not only limits what scientists expect to find, but also bizarrely affects how they view ‘unexpected’ evidence when they do find it.
The discovery of hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) skin near Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, is a classic example. University of Regina researcher Mauricio Barbi recounts: “As we excavated the fossil, I thought we were looking at a skin impression. Then I noticed a piece came off and I realized this is not ordinary—this is real skin. Everyone involved with the excavation was incredibly excited ….”2
Their excitement is understandable. Everybody is taught that dinosaurs became extinct millions of years ago yet here is a piece of real skin. No wonder they didn’t expect to find it, and initially thought it must have been only a skin impression. The basic question arising from the discovery ought now to have been, “Why is it that we’ve been taught these fossils are millions of years old, when here quite plainly is evidence to the contrary?”
Instead, Mauricio Barbi and colleagues are trying to answer their question: “how the fossil remained intact for around 70 million years.”
They plan to use the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron to look at melanosomes—the cellular organelles that contain pigments that control the colour of an animal’s skin.
Mauricio Barbi and colleagues are trying to answer their question: ‘how the fossil remained intact for around 70 million years.’
“If we are able to observe the melanosomes and their shape, it will be the first time pigments have been identified in the skin of a dinosaur,” said Barbi. That will determine if the hadrosaur skin was green or grey like most dinosaurs are currently portrayed, or a completely different colour.
CLS scientist Tim May is also amazed: “It is astonishing that we can get information like this from such an old sample.”
And Barbi further mused: “What’s not clear is what happened to this dinosaur and how it died. There is something special about this fossil and the area where it was found, and I am going to find out what it is.”3
If only these researchers could look at the world’s geological and fossil evidence through the biblical framework of a 6,000-years-ago Creation and 4,500-years-ago Flood timeline, they would be way less incredulous.


Dino skin “glossy and black, unlike anything I 

had ever seen in the field before”

Flickr/CLS Research Office (CC BY-SA 2.0)
The photo at left shows part of the hadrosaur skin sample found in a
remote area of northwestern Alberta known as the Wapiti formation.
It was found by paleontologist Philip Bell, who trawls the dry riverbeds
there every summer, looking to see if the spring runoff has exposed
any fossils. Sure enough, in June 2012 he and his team came upon a
cliff that had collapsed, revealing dinosaur remains.“I first picked up
a bit with skin impressions, and I thought, great, there should be more
in there,” he said. “We immediately changed our approach to make
sure everything was kept in pristine condition. Soon, we hit upon a
section of skin that was glossy and black, unlike anything I had ever
seen in the field before. We looked at it closely, and realized that it
had a three-dimensional structure.”4 Now, does Dr Bell consider
that the standard textbook slow-and-gradual processes were at
work to preserve this skin so exquisitely? Despite believing in
millions-of-years and evolution, he says: “Obviously skin is
something that decays rapidly, so the fossilization must have been
incredibly fast.” For some enlightening material on how such
fast fossilization could occur, Dr Bell would do well to read our
articles Deluge disaster and
Dinosaur herd buried in Noah’s Flood in Inner Mongolia.

Related Articles


  1. Kretzel, L., Scientists use U of S synchrotron to study dinosaur skin, Saskatoon News—News Talk 650 CKOM,, 29 April 2013. Return to text.
  2. Scientists study rare dinosaur skin fossil to determine skin colour for first time,, 29 April 2013. Return to text.
  3. Foley, J., What color were dinosaurs? Test of ancient skin sample will reveal final answer, Nature World News,, 29 April 2013. Return to text.
  4. In the skin of a … hadrosaur?, Scientific Canadian,, 6 May 2013. Return to text.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Trilobites: Evidence for Biblical Flood

Why do we find lots of trilobite tracks in lower rock layers, but we don’t find any trilobite fossils until higher up?
I was excited, scampering up a remote hill near Death Valley. I finally had an opportunity to visit one of only a dozen or so places in the world where you can find the lowest layers of animal fossils.
Starting near the car, I scoured the ground very carefully for fossils. After examining one layer I would search the layer above it, slowly working through higher and higher rocks. The flaky shale rocks were the kind that preserves fossils well, so I was sure I’d find something.
At long last I found a trilobite trackway—the only fossil I found in that layer. In the next layer I found several more tracks, but no remains of the trilobites themselves. As I went up, the tracks became more abundant, but I found not the slightest hint of the animals that made the tracks.
Stopped Dead in Its Tracks 
 Scientists have discovered lots of amazing trilobite tracks in the fossil record (called cruziana, top photo). They have also found mass graves of wonderfully preserved trilobites (bottom photo). The puzzle is that the bodies appear in layers above the tracks. If the layers were deposited over millions of years, this would be a great mystery. But what if the trilobites were scurrying for their lives, climbing through successive waves of mud that flooded over them, and then they finally expired from exhaustion? Do we have any record of a massive catastrophe that could form so many layers so quickly, then kill the trilobites?

Then suddenly I came to a layer jam-packed with trilobite “shells.” I had been concentrating so hard on finding just one little fragment of a trilobite that the abundance startled me.
Odd. Why would dozens of feet of rock have tracks but not the animals that made them? This finding is especially mysterious if you believe the rock was deposited over thousands of years.
Interestingly enough, the site is not unique. Tracks are found before trilobites everywhere that the lowest trilobite layers are known.
Such a worldwide pattern of fossil layers suggests that a global catastrophe, such as the Bible describes, once struck the world. What if, when the “fountains of the great deep were broken up” (Genesis 7:11), the spreading waters surprised the trilobites living on the ocean bottom? As the water became muddy, trilobites scurried about in terror, leaving their tracks behind them. Then as a layer of mud covered their tracks, they climbed through the mud and left tracks on the next layer—repeating this process until they finally succumbed in exhaustion and were themselves buried and preserved.
Follow the trilobite tracks, and they lead us to the worldwide Flood of the Bible!

article from Answers in Genesis
Dr. Kurt Wise is the professor of science and theology at Southern Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD in geology from Harvard University and has published numerous articles on biblical geology. He has also written the book Faith, Form, and Time.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Real Dino DNA Evidence for Biblical Creation

DNA and bone cells found in dinosaur bone Ngamwuttiwong
Published: 11 December 2012 (GMT+10)
For the last 15 years, Dr Mary Schweitzer has been rocking the evolutionary/uniformitarian world with discoveries of soft tissue in dinosaur bones.1 These discoveries have included blood cells, blood vessels, and proteins like collagen. But under measured rates of decomposition, they could not have lasted for the presumed 65 million years (Ma) since dino extinction, even if they had been kept at freezing point (never mind the much warmer climate proposed for the dinosaurs).2 As she said in a popular TV show:
When you think about it, the laws of chemistry and biology and everything else that we know say that it should be gone, it should be degraded completely.3..........................

.........Dino bone cells and proteins

Schweitzer’s more recent research makes long ages even harder to believe. Here, she analyzed bone from two dinosaurs, the famous Tyrannosaurus rex (MOR 112510) and a large duck-billed dinosaur called Brachylophosaurus canadensis (MOR 2598).11 Bone is an amazing structure with the ability to re-work in response to stress,12 and uses the finely designed protein osteocalcin,13 which has been found in the best known duck-billed dinosaur, Iguanadon, ‘dated’ to 120 Ma.14 The most plentiful cells in bones are osteocytes. These have a distinctive branching structure that connects to other osteocytes, and have a “vital role” in “immediate responses to changing stresses.”10
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Fairs for Summer 2013

We are looking forward to another great summer. Come and visit us at one of these fairs!

Waukesha County Fair July 17-21

Dane County Fair July 17-21

Washington County Fair July 23-28

Ozaukee County Fair July 31-August 4

Sheboygan County Fair August 29-September 2

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Men of Science, Men of God

By Joseph Simon

1.      Johann Kepler (1571-1630): Discovered laws of planetary motion.  Determined sun was center of solar system, not the earth.  He was an earnest Christian who stated that he was simply thinking God’s thoughts after him.  Believed in a young earth.

2.      Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727):  Discovered universal law of gravitation, developed calculus.  Came up with the 3 laws governing motion, the law of inertia which states a body in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by another force and a body at rest will stay that way unless acted upon by a force, F=ma and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  He did work with optics, showing a prism could separate light into primary colors.  He invented the reflecting telescope.  Developed the universal law of gravitation, F=g*m1*m2/r^2.  In a 2005 poll of the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, founded in 1660, Newton was voted the most influential scientist of all time, even more so than Einstein.  He wrote more on religion than natural science.  Newton saw God as the master creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation.  He believed in Christ as his Savior and defended Sir William Ussher’s biblical chronology dating the earth at 5700 years in his day. 

3.      James Joule (1818-1889):            Studied the nature of heat and established its relationship to mechanical work.  This led to the discovery of the first law of thermodynamics: The increase in the internal energy of a thermodynamic system is equal to the amount of heat energy added to the system minus the work done by the system on the surroundings.  He was a man of sincere Christian faith.

4.      James Simpson (1811-1870):  This man read Genesis 2:21 which states that God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof and made woman and brought her to the man.  He surmised that this deep sleep goes beyond normal sleep, and that a substance must exist to cause this to happen.  He discovered the effects of chloroform as an anesthetic and laid the foundation of modern anesthesiology.  He stated that his greatest discovery was that he had a Savior.  He wrote a Gospel tract which concludes with “But again I looked and saw Jesus, my substitute, scourged in my stead and dying on the cross for me.  I looked and cried and was forgiven.  And it seems to be my duty to tell you of that savior, to see if you will not also look and live.  He was wounded for our transgressions (Isaiah 53:5,6).

5.      Joseph Lister (1827-1912):  He was an English surgeon whose great contribution was the development of antiseptic surgery through the use of chemical disinfectants including carbonic acid.  He founded the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine in London.  His work has saved untold millions.  Listerine mouthwash is named after him.  He was of a Quaker background and wrote “I am a firm believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity”. 

6.      Louis Pasteur (1822-1895):            One of the greatest names in the history of science and medicine mainly because of his establishment of the germ theory of disease and his conclusive demolition of the the-prevalent pre-evolutionary concept of spontaneous generation which stated that organisms basically spontaneously generate based on maggots appearing in meat.  He came up with vaccines to combat rabies, diphtheria, anthrax and others.  Obviously he developed the process of pasteurization and sterilization (anyone had milk today).  He undoubtedly made the greatest contribution of any one man in saving lives and many consider him the greatest biologist of all time (even though Darwin is far more popular and contributed to far more deaths than any one man).  God says in His word, “whoever hates me loves death”.  Unfortunately he was the object of intense opposition by the biological establishment due to his own opposition to spontaneous generation and Darwinism.  He was a strongly religious man who’s faith grew stronger as he grew older.

7.      Samuel Morse (1791-1872):  Famous for inventing the telegraph, one of the most important milestones in human history.  This totally revolutionized humanity creating instant communications.  What is the first message transmitted over electronic media?  A message by Morse asking “What has God wrought” (Numbers 23:23).  Four years before he died he said “The nearer I approach the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible, the grandeur and sublimity of God’s remedy for fallen man are more appreciated, and the future is illuminated with hope and joy.

8.      Michael Faraday (1791-1867):  Discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction which is the process by which current is induced in a wire by a moving magnetic field.  Using this principle he invented the generator.  His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices led to the development of electric motors.  It was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology.  He was also a chemist who discovered benzene.  He is considered one of the most influential scientists in history.  This man was a humble and sincere Christian.  He was a member of the Sandemanian sect, a small church whose teaching included emphasis on God’s creation as purposeful and harmonious, designed for man’s well being.  He believed the Bible and science were in complete agreement.  His church’s statement of fiath included a line stating that faith in the divinity and work of Christ is the gift of God, and the evidence of this faith is obedience to the command of Christ.

9.      James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879):  Building on the concepts of his friend Michael Faraday, he developed a comprehensive theoretical and mathematical framework of the electromagnetic field theory.  He came up with the four Maxwell equations which describe the relationship between electric and magnetic fields and their interactions with matter.  He was also involved with photography, discovering that color photographs could be formed using red, green and blue filters.  Much is owed to him for the eventual transmission of electromagnetic waves (telecommunications). 
About Maxwell, Albert Einstein said “The work of Maxwell] ... the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton”.  He was fundamentalist in his Christian beliefs, and was strongly opposed to evolution.  He wrote a refutation of Darwinism.  He said his motivation for his work was the Genesis account of man having been created in His image and the command to subdue the earth.  He acknowledged his personal faith in Jesus Christ.

10.  Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873): Matthew Maury joined the U.S. Navy and sailed all over the world. He remembered a verse his father had read from the Bible about “paths” in the sea – Psalm 8:6-8 “…and whatsoever passes through the paths of the sea…”. If the Bible said there were paths in the sea, Matthew was sure that the sailors could find them. Maury injured his leg in an accident, but stayed in the navy. With the help of other sailors he was able to find and map on of these “paths”. Ships following this path (current) shortened a 70 day trip to 24 days. Soon ship captains from many countries were sending Maury the information he needed to map his “paths”. The currents Maury mapped made ocean travel quicker, smoother and safer. Even today ships use the maps made by Lt. Matthew Maury, “the pathfinder of the seas”. His book is called Wind and Current Charts. This is from a speech he gave in Tennessee in 1860: “The Bible is authority for everything it touches… When you men of science, with vain and hasty conceit, announce the discovery of disagreement between [the Bible and science], rely upon it, the fault is not with the witness of His records, but with the worm who essays to interpret evidence which he does not understand.”

Now ask yourself this, What did Charles Darwin accomplish?  

I believe evolutionary ideas actually hinder scientific research. When one begins with the authority of Scripture and the foundation of its truth, we can begin to enter the realm of reality and discovery of the universe He created. Hats off to these men and their work!
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