Giant Spider Species Discovered in Middle Eastern Sand Dunes

January 12, 2010 1 comment

EGADS!

(Wired Science) – Scientists have unearthed a completely new species of spider hiding in sand dunes on the Israel-Jordan border.

With a legspan that stretches 5.5 inches, the spider, called Cerbalus aravensis, is the biggest of its type in the Middle East. “It is rare to find a new species of spider — at least around this part of the world — which is so big,” said biologist Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa-Oranim in Israel, who discovered the arachnid.

via Giant Spider Species Discovered in Middle Eastern Sand Dunes | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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Yale society’s skull-turned-ballot box to be sold

January 7, 2010 Leave a comment

NEW YORK AP — A human skull that apparently was turned into a ballot box for Yales mysterious Skull and Bones society is going on the auction block.

Christies estimates the skull will sell for $10,000 to $20,000 when it is auctioned on Jan. 22. Fittingly, the auction house has agreed to keep the sellers name a secret. On Monday, it described the person only as a European art collector.

via AllAroundPhilly.

First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely a volcanic wasteland

January 6, 2010 1 comment

(Space Fellowship) – When scientists confirmed in October that they had detected the first rocky planet outside our solar system, it advanced the longtime quest to find an Earth-like planet hospitable to life.

Rocky planets — Earth, Mercury, Venus and Mars — make up half the planets in our solar system. Rocky planets are considered better environments to support life than planets that are mainly gaseous, like the other half of the planets in our system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

via First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely a volcanic wasteland | International Space Fellowship.

Africa-wide “Great Green Wall” to Halt Saharas Spread?

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

(National Geographic News) – China built its famous Great Wall to keep out marauders. Now, millennia later, a “Great Green Wall” may rise in Africa to deter another, equally relentless invader: sand.

via Africa-wide “Great Green Wall” to Halt Saharas Spread?.

Fossil evidence of early reptiles’ last meal

December 23, 2009 1 comment

(Nature News) – In the caves of a hilly Oklahoma ghost town, researchers have found what may be the first evidence of preserved insect remains in the mouths of fossilized vertebrates. The find is compelling evidence that early reptiles, the equivalent of modern-day lizards, fed on insects.

via Fossil evidence of early reptiles’ last meal : Nature News.

While this is quite an interesting find, it also points to a quick death. All these “amazing” finds can easily be explained by a sudden death, and then quick burial. These things which would have happened during a global flood. Yes, that flood, the one that God sent upon the Earth to cleanse it.

“It is extremely uncommon to find the remains of organisms in the mouths of fossilized predators,” says Matthew Vickaryous, who studies the anatomy of fossil vertebrates at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. “To the best of my knowledge, this is a one of a kind find.”

I do not know how many of these finds that I have read about that can be explained by the flood scenario. I mean they have found fossils giving birth! Clearly something happened, and it happened massively and quickly. Yes it is just my speculation being a layperson and not a scientist who is looking at these fossils directly. Honestly it takes more faith to believe in the evolution story than it does in the creation story. However I’m not the one trying to justify the way I live my life by claiming there is no God.

The Occult and Holiday Eye Candy

December 23, 2009 1 comment

It’s the time of year we celebrate the fact that God sent His Son to earth as a humble baby. When it comes to entertainment, though, the occult is trying hard to take over.

via The Occult and Holiday Eye Candy.

Soyuz TMA-17 docks with the ISS Video

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

(Space Fellowship) – Russia’s Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has docked with the International Space Station ISS, Mission Control said Wednesday.

The spacecraft docked with the ISS in an automated mode at 1:48 a.m. Moscow time Wednesday [22:48 GMT Tuesday].

via Soyuz TMA-17 docks with the ISS Video | International Space Fellowship.