Discoverer of Titanic Confirms Evidence of Noah’s Flood in the Black Sea

I remember hearing about this discovery earlier. Two scientist, Walter Pitman and Bill Ryan, discovered signs of civilization along the floor of the Black Sea, which was a fresh-water lake at the time the civilizations were there. But all those communities were washed away in a great flood.

Now Bob Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic, has also confirmed the finding using updated robotic technology. He says the findings and subsequent carbon dating of what has been found place the Noah’s flood at about 5,000 years B.C. All three scientist say that the flood that destroyed the lake and communities surrounding it happened very quickly.

“With more than 200 times the force of Niagara falls, the flood caused water levels in the Black Sea, which was no more than a large lake, to rise six inches per day and swallowed 60,000 square miles in less than a year,” wrote Hannah Fairfield in the Columbia News several years ago.

The people who lived there scattered as they fled the rising water that erased the obvious signs of their existence. But Ballard and his team believe the evidence of an ancient civilization is there for them the find.

That seems to fit what we are told in the Bible. I love pointing that out because there are so many skeptics the float through our lives, it’s good to see confirmation of what Scripture says by the science world. NOT THAT we need that confirmation. The Bible is God’s authoritative word, but we should expect to find evidence of what has been recorded in the archaeological record. And we do.

Here is more of the article:

When Ballard launched his operation, he had a very specific goal in mind.

“We went in there to look for the flood,” Ballard told ABC News. “Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed… The land that went under stayed under.”

Ballard’s team eventually found ancient pottery and what appears to be an ancient shoreline, which he believes supports the scientists’ theory. Based on carbon dating of the shells along that shoreline, Ballard estimates the flood happened around 5,000 B.C., which is believed to be the time of Noah.

Ballard, Pitman and Ryan believe it’s the recounting of this flood from generation to generation that evolved into the story of Noah’s Ark (Genesis chapters 6-9).

Pitman and Ryan wrote about their theory in “Noah’s Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History.” The book was published in 1999 and ignited new interest in the Black Sea and surrounding region, an area once thought to have little significance in human history.

While Ballard said he does not expect to find Noah’s Ark — the ship itself — he hopes to find evidence of the civilization he believes was swept away.

Ballard and his team have plans to return to Turkey to continue their operation next summer.

You can read the rest of the article here.

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We Cannot Put God into a Testtube

In a recent post, I argued that an atheist’s attempt to deny the existence of God by saying we cannot prove His existence scientifically was playing on our ignorance of science and their ignorance of knowledge. What I meant by this is that we know quite a bit of what we know, without the advantage of science. Science truly is limited in it’s ability to help us know and understand our world and God. After all, you cannot put God in a testtube.

Just the thought of putting God in a testtube is beyond any level of reason since the God who has revealed Himself to us through His Word is outside of nature itself. Theologians have known this for years because we have been willing to look to His word to know what we know about Him. How are we to take that which is unknowable outside of special revelation and test Him using aspects of His creation? In other words, how do we test something or someone that is completely “other” than creation with creation itself?

When we say that God is “other” what we mean by this is that He is NOT His creation. God is something “other” than His creation. Therefore when we do look to creation, as theologians and believers, we do see His fingerprints, but we do not see Him. True Christianity does not believe in pantheism, which is the belief that God is actually creation itself. The living and true God exists outside of creation and is “other” than it. We do not know what this “other” is, but we do know that God is “other” and not the chair that I sit upon as I write this.

This is why the Bible is so necessary for us to know the God who is. This completely “other” being that created all things, in His love and kindness, not only revealed Himself to us, but also stepped into the created world to become the God-Man, known as Jesus Christ. This is why the incarnation is such a miracle: that which was “other” became a part of creation in order to save those who rebelled against the Supreme Other behind creation. He did not just sit off at a distance and judge us as was His right to do. He came after those that belonged to Him in order to save them from their rebellion.

This knowledge that we have been given through His word is historical in nature, not scientific in nature. This is the means and method God has chosen to reveal Himself to us. While science is very helpful in our world, it is not the end all and be all of what we know. It is actually quite limited in its capabilities for understanding the world in which we live, and if you study scientists and their theories long enough, you will find that quite a few of them have their own set of “beliefs” as well, since science is so limited.

For another take on science and knowing God, read David Glass’s article: The Evidence for God.

You Cannot Prove God Exists Scientifically

One of the lines that you will often hear from atheists in their attacks on Christianity is that you cannot prove God scientifically. They make this claim in order to prove that there is no God, playing on our ignorance as believers about science.

You have to understand two things about what they are saying. First off, you cannot prove a negative. In other words you cannot prove that something does not exist scientifically because the method used to test something scientifically is to put forth a theory, test the theory, be able to see if the evidence in the theory is repeatable by others, and then develop new statements of thesis based upon what was learned.

Since proving something does not exist cannot be tested, then we cannot measure it scientifically. This is not to say that God does not exist, what it says is that the atheist who makes the claim, doesn’t understand science.

The other falsehood this is overlooked in the atheist’s claim that God doesn’t exist because you cannot prove Him scientifically is the assumption that we only know things to be true if we can prove them scientifically.

Their assumption is a very broad one because so many people put their faith in science for what we know to be true. Yet, you cannot prove a mother’s love for her children scientifically. You can prove it because you witness this love at a certain point in time, but that is not something that is repeatable over and over again.

In fact, we would be hard pressed to prove a lot of what we know scientifically.

The reality is that there are many ways we know things to be true that does not rest in the scientific realm. For instance, wisdom is not something that you can gain through science, and I’m merely speaking of general wisdom, not godly wisdom. General wisdom simply comes about by living life and going through various experiences that teach us what we know to be true and what we know to be false.

For instance, my mother told me when I was a teenager that it was always good to be home by 10 p.m. because nothing good ever happened after 10 p.m. I kind of thought she was being a kill joy until one night me and a guy were driving around in his car and we were attacked by some drunken thugs. The guy I was with was getting really upset as these drunken thugs smashed the windows out of his car. I was upset with him because he sat there and screamed about his car while they were hitting me with a pipe.

The next time my mother told me to be home by 10 p.m., because nothing ever good happened after 10 p.m., it suddenly dawned on me as to what she meant.

The point is that there are ways we know things to be true outside of science. While those in the scientific community may see the fingerprint of God in creation around them, it takes those with discerning hearts and minds to see His fingerprint for what it is. The rest are blind to those fingerprints.

The other reality we must admit when it comes to knowing about God is that He has not chosen to reveal Himself scientifically, but historically. He has revealed Himself to us in history and through His word.

This shows the true arrogance of the atheists because they refuse to believe in a God that will not submit Himself to their demands for scientific revelation. The truth of the matter is that God is God and He reveals Himself as He pleases, not at the whims of our modern-day skeptics.

He has also made it clear that where there is no belief, there is no knowledge. The atheists will never come to know God at all until he or she comes by faith to His word and accepts as given. Too many atheists won’t do that, because that requires them to believe in something far greater than they are, that has the right to judge them. This is the core reason most people don’t believe. They believe wrongly that if they don’t believe, God has no right to judge them. Since judgment is what they are trying to avoid, they remain in ignorance and the judgment is heaped upon them.

Pictures of the Sun

And small reminder that it is sun spots that have more to do with the planet warming that it is something that is man-made. See the story here, where they allude to this fact.

This picture captures the ultraviolet light of the sun.

The above shows a solar flair.

For more pictures like these, visit space.com

NOAA “Scientist” Fail On Predictions

You certainly wouldn’t want your doctor or your investment manager to have such dreadful results when it comes to predictions in their field. But for some reason, we just look the other way when the “scientists” at NOAA predict the number of hurricanes we have every year. I know all the news services are all a twitter about Danielle because it could hit the east coast, giving the talking heads something to talk about.

What they are failing to tell you is that the doom and gloom predictions that NOAA made earlier in the year are not bearing fruit. Let’s recap what they said:

NOAA’s forecast predicts as many as 23 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, with three to seven becoming serious enough to be classified as major hurricanes. Named storms come with top winds of 39 mph or higher. The agency worries that as many as 14 could turn into hurricanes, with winds in excess of 74 mph, and three to seven could be Category 3, 4 or 5 storms with winds of at least 111 mph.

“If this outlook holds true, this season could be one of the more active on record,” said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “The greater likelihood of storms brings an increased risk of a landfall. In short, we urge everyone to be prepared.

Danielle is the the fourth named storm of the season. For NOAA predictions to come true, we would need 19 more storms between now and Nov. 1. And of those 19, three to seven need to be severe. Why is it that no one ever questions these guys about their failing predictions year in and year out. If our doctors were this bad, or our investment managers, we would fire them quicker than you can say “evacuate.” But no, everyone just nods their heads thinking that these guys are the “scientists.” Yet their ability to predict is terrible. Why give them any credit whatsoever? Why even ask them the question? They don’t know how many hurricanes there will be. They are just a clueless as the average guy on the street. We might as well asked kindergartners for their predictions. They might have better luck at it.

The God of Space

Hubble Captures View of
Source: Hubblesite.org
I love these images from the Hubble Telescope. The images have been taken over the past 20 years and have allowed mankind to peer into the deepness of space. I believe it truly shows the magnificence of God and His wonderful creative power. Not only did He create the world in six days, He created all that there is in space as well. Now, the obvious thought for me, is that I need to remember that God exists outside of creation. He is NOT a part of creation and while creation points to Him, He is separate from it. This really helps us understand the immensity of His being. For Him to create our world, and all of space, was nothing at all. He had all the power He needed to create what we see in the picture above.

Don’t get lost in what the scientists say about what they are discovering and forget the God behind that discovery. Scientist may be able to take a picture of it, speculate about the make up of the formation and even measure it. But what they can not do is recreate it or even tell us beyond theory about how it was formed. Only God can do that and for that we need to honor Him.

Another Scientist Decries Global Warming

From Foxnews.com.

SANTA FE, N.M. — Former astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who walked on the moon and once served New Mexico in the U.S. Senate, doesn’t believe that humans are causing global warming.

“I don’t think the human effect is significant compared to the natural effect,” said Schmitt, who is among 70 skeptics scheduled to speak next month at the International Conference on Climate Change in New York.

Schmitt contends that scientists “are being intimidated” if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels, temperatures and sea levels.

“They’ve seen too many of their colleagues lose grant funding when they haven’t gone along with the so-called political consensus that we’re in a human-caused global warming,” Schmitt said.

In other words, you either believe in global warming if you are a scientist, or else!!! How scientific is that?

Follow the Money

WND is reporting that one of the 31,000 scientist who disagree with the global warming hoax, says that the entire hoax is centered on bringing about a global tax. That seems right. After all, what is the maxim? Follow the money!

Since most of those who support this silly idea that global warming is man made are Democrats and liberals, that makes sense. Their mode of operation is always about more taxes, more power, more in-your-face government. This type of action led Art Robinson to start the petition project. As he writes:

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

Read the rest of the article here. The dominating source of false evidence is generated by a few hundred scientists found in the United Nations, in the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change. Robinson says that IPCC is more focused on their social agenda than science, and any report that it produces, is done so to support their social agenda.

This is hardly science. It’s manipulation of facts to bring about their social agenda. That sad reality is that so many buy into this hoax, not realizing that the propagators of it are merely using junk science to push a social agenda.

What social agenda? “… to eradicate poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality, improve mothers’ health, combat HIV/AIDS, ensure environmental sustainability and others…”

What does climate change, i.e. global warming, have to do with HIV/AIDS??? Nothing. I think Robinson is right. They are using the scare to bring about a global tax for their social agenda. Hopefully, they will fail in their attempt to bring about a tax on us.

R.C. Sproul & Ben Stein — Part 3

Here is the final section of the interview. Please, watch all three. They are well worth it. In this one, at one point Ben Stein looks at R.C. and says, “where did you learn all this? You are very well educated.” R.C. looked a bit puzzled and said, “It’s common stuff.” It’s not. But R.C. doesn’t know that.

Here’s what’s so frightening. We live in the first country in the world that has a Constitutional guarantee to free speech, and it’s being eliminated in the place we need it the most, the college and the university.” Ben Stein.

Good News: Bacteria Produces Hydrocarbons

I love stories like this one from WorldNetDaily. A researcher in Tipton, GA, has come up with a bacteria that will break down any plant we can grow into hydrocarbons. Once the process is perfected, the researched claims we will be able to produce about 5 billion barrels of oil per year. That is about 2/3 of what we use per year. This will significantly reduce our dependence upon foreign oil. Here is part of the story:

After three years of clandestine development, a Georgia company is now going public with a simple, natural way to convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil.

J.C. Bell, an agricultural researcher and CEO of Bell Bio-Energy, Inc., says he’s isolated and modified specific bacteria that will, on a very large scale, naturally change plant material – including the leftovers from food – into hydrocarbons to fuel cars and trucks.

“What we’re doing is taking the trash like corn stalks, corn husks, corn cobs – even grass from the yard that goes to the dump – that’s what we can turn into oil,” Bell told WND. “I’m not going to make asphalt, we’re only going to make the things we need. We’re going to make gasoline for driving, diesel for our big trucks.”

The agricultural researcher made the discovery after standing downwind from his cows at his food-production company, Bell Plantation, in Tifton, Ga.

“Cows are like people that eat lots of beans. They’re really, really good at making natural gas,” he said. “It dawned on me that that natural gas was methane.”

Bell says he wondered what digestive process inside a cow enabled it to change food into the hydrocarbon molecules of methane, so he began looking into replicating and speeding up the process.

“Through genetic manipulation, we’ve changed the naturally occurring bacteria, so they eat and consume biomass a little more efficiently,” he said. “It works. There’s not even any debate that it works. It really is an all-natural, simple process that cows use on a daily basis.”

But does he think it will make environmentalists happy?

“They love this. We had one totally recognizable environmentalist from Hollywood say this is everything they ever had hoped for,” Bell said. “This could be considered the ultimate recycling of carbon. We are using the energy of the sun through the plant. We’re not introducing any new carbon [to the environment].”

The research has received strong support from the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture and committees in both chambers of Congress, and Bell plans further discussions in Washington, D.C., next week.

Read the rest of the story at WND here.

Global Warming Hoax!

I found this last week, and thought it would make a good edition to Mike’s America post on the subject. Mike, feel free to snag it and use it on your post with all the evidence that show global warming is a hoax. For the rest of you, read Mike’s post here. It is well worth the read.

Global Warming Hysteria!

Just an update on some of the stupidity brought about by the global warming hysteria. First up is the problem of the new light bulbs mandated by Congress. These bulbs are supposed to last longer, thereby help reduce the potential for global warming. Never mind the fact that if you accidentally break one, your home needs to be evacuated by a Hazmet Team. Here is the story from WND.

WASHINGTON – Despite a congressional mandate banning the sale of common incandescent light bulbs by 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning that their compact fluorescent replacements are not safe to use everywhere.

The EPA says breakage of the energy-saving, mercury-containing CFLs can cause health hazards, especially for children and pregnant women, suggesting use of the bulbs over carpeted areas should be avoided. If bulbs break over carpeted areas, the cleanup may require cutting out pieces of the carpet to avoid toxic exposures.

Mercury is needed for the lamps to produce light, and there are currently no known substitutes. Small amounts of the toxic substance is vaporized when they break, which can happen if people screw them in holding the glass instead of the base or just drop them.

Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that accumulates in the body and can harm the nervous system of a fetus or young child if ingested in sufficient quantity.

For the Maine study, researchers shattered 65 compact fluorescents to test air quality and cleanup methods. They found that, in many cases, immediately after the bulb was broken – and sometimes even after a cleanup was attempted – levels of mercury vapor exceeded federal guidelines for chronic exposure by as much as 100 times.

Read the rest of the article here.

And then there is this absurdity. Apparently a bunch of Eskimos are suing the oil companies because of global warming. They claim that since it has been warmer than usual, there have been more storms along the coast, which has led to more erosion, and the destruction of their town. Instead of moving, their solution is to sue Big Oil. The problem with this is that global warming has not been proven to be man-made. Secondly, there is now evidence that the globe is actually cooling. See Rivka’s site for this info. She has an data that shows the globe is beginning to cool.

Here is part of the article about the Eskimos, (or as one man I know calls them, Snow Mexicans!)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A tiny Alaska village eroding into the Chukchi Sea sued oil, power and coal companies Tuesday, claiming that the large amounts of greenhouse gases they emit contribute to global warming that threatens the community’s existence.

The city of Kivalina and a federally recognized tribe, the Alaska Native village of Kivalina, sued Exxon Mobil Corp. and eight other oil companies, plus 14 power companies and one coal company in a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.

Kivalina is a traditional Inupiat Eskimo village of 391 about 625 miles northwest of Anchorage. It’s built on an 8-mile barrier reef between the Chukchi Sea and Kivalina River.

Sea ice traditionally protected the community, whose economy is based in part on salmon fishing plus subsistence hunting of whale, seal, walrus, and caribou. But sea ice that forms later and melts sooner because of higher temperatures has left the community unprotected from fall and winter storm waves and surges that lash coastal communities.

“We are seeing accelerated erosion because of the loss of sea ice,” City Administrator Janet Mitchell said in a statement. “We normally have ice starting in October, but now we have open water even into December so our island is not protected from the storms.”

Read the rest of it here.

Lunar Eclipse!


This is fascinating. Christopher Columbus used a lunar eclipse to trick the natives into giving him more food for his crew. It helps to have knowledge. Columbus was a true explorer and hero. Here is the article:

The Moon will turn an eerie shade of red for people in the western hemisphere late Wednesday and early Thursday, recreating the eclipse that saved Christopher Columbus more than five centuries ago.

In a lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon are directly aligned and the Moon swings into the cone of shadow cast by the Earth.

But the Moon does not become invisible, as there is still residual light that is deflected towards it by our atmosphere. Most of this refracted light is in the red part of the spectrum and as a result the Moon, seen from Earth, turns a coppery, orange or even brownish hue.

Lunar eclipses have long been associated with superstitions and signs of ill omen, especially in battle.

The defeat of the Persian king Darius III by Alexander the Great in the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC was foretold by soothsayers when the Moon turned blood-red a few days earlier.

And an eclipse is credited with saving the life of Christopher Columbus and his crew in 1504.

Stranded on the coast of Jamaica, the explorers were running out of food and faced with increasingly hostile local inhabitants who were refusing to provide them with any more supplies.

Columbus, looking at an astronomical almanac compiled by a German mathematician, realised that a total eclipse of the Moon would occur on February 29, 1504.

He called the native leaders and warned them if they did not cooperate, he would make the Moon disappear from the sky the following night.

The warning, of course, came true, prompting the terrified people to beg Columbus to restore the Moon — which he did, in return for as much food as his men needed. He and the crew were rescued on June 29, 1504.

The Moon will be in total eclipse from 0301 GMT to 0351 GMT. This will be visible east of the Rocky Mountains in North America, as well as in all of Central and South America, West Africa and Western Europe. The zenith of totality is close to French Guiana.

Read the rest of the article here.

Starship Valdez


If this proves to be true, it won’t be long before Exxon finds a way to send a crew to Titan in order to capitalize on this discovery. Apparently, Saturn’s moon, Titan, has large reserves of oil and methane. On one level, this points to the reality that oil is probably not derived from fossils, as so many believe. And on another level that oil occurs naturally in our solar system. Can’t be all that bad.

Here is part of the story from WND:

Saturn’s moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to a team of Johns Hopkins University scientists, adding to evidence that oil is not biological in origin.

The scientists at the Laurel, Md., institution were reporting this week on data collected from NASA’s Cassini probe.

“Several hundred lakes or seas have been discovered, of which dozens are estimated to contain more hydrocarbon liquid than the entire known oil and gas reserves on Earth,” wrote lead scientist Ralph Lorenz of the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory in the Jan. 29 issue of the Geophysical Research Letters.

Lorenz also reported dark dunes running along the equator cover 20 percent of Titan’s surface, comprising a volume of hydrocarbon material several hundred times larger than Earth’s coal reserves.

I find this extremely fascinating. Read the rest of the article here.

Scientific Myths

You may have heard of the recent study that dismantles certain myths found in science. For instance, we have always heard that hair and fingernails continue to grow after we die. The report showed it not to be true. Not sure I really cared about knowing this, but the scientist behind debunking these myths thought it was important. You can read the entire report here.
The one myth that they dispelled that has me upset, it the following one:

Myth: We use only 10 percent of our brains.

Fact: Physicians and comedians alike, including Jerry Seinfeld, love to cite this one. It’s sometimes erroneously credited to Albert Einstein. But MRI scans, PET scans and other imaging studies show no dormant areas of the brain, and even viewing individual neurons or cells reveals no inactive areas, the new paper points out. Metabolic studies of how brain cells process chemicals show no nonfunctioning areas. The myth probably originated with self-improvement hucksters in the early 1900s who wanted to convince people that they had yet not reached their full potential, Carroll figures. It also doesn’t jibe with the fact that our other organs run at full tilt.

The reason I have a problem with this is that I was always hoping science could make a real break through and help us utilized the rest of our brains. I’ve always thought in the back of my mind, now we know with full 100 percent capacity, that I had much greater potential to becoming a supra genius. I mean, I know I am really smart to begin with, at least an acolyte genius, but with a break through, who knows what the possibility might be. But then again, it’s not going to happen. I’m using all 100 percent of my brain now, and there is nothing left in reserve to tap into. This is so dreadfully disappointing. If I’m ever going to become the supra theologian that I desire to be, I will just have to do it the old fashion way… work at it.

Global Warming Update — The Polar Bears

I found this thanks to Gayle at My Republican Blog. It’s a story on that picture of the polar bears that were supposedly dying because of melting ice caps. You may remember it. This story shows that the entire story was made up to fit the global warming agenda on the left. It’s only about 3 minutes long and worth watching.

Thanks Gayle.

Hopefully, it will publish this time.

Five Reasons God Exists

BECAUSE He Says So! Well, yes… but I’m really using this to show the video put together by Ken Sample. It is a well reasoned video that only last about 10 minutes. Check it out…

Hope you enjoyed that.