No Blood Moon

I had hoped that the eclipsed moon would be red. Deep red. A Cheerwine red (a brand of soda). Alas, it wasn’t to be. But I was in a celebratory mood, so I broke out some Cheerwine to share with …

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Black Holes: Not Seeing Is Not Believing

I understand that many years ago Superman comic books ran a story in which Superman flew faster than the speed of light. A reader wrote to the Dear Editor Column complaining that according to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, faster …

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MAVEN, Rosh Hashanah, and October’s Lunar Eclipse

MAVEN Launch


MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric Volatile EvolutioN) craft has been in the news lately. Launched nearly a year ago, MAVEN arrived at Mars on September 21, whereupon a rocket burn placed MAVEN in orbit around the planet. Unlike many other missions …

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The New Astronomy Book Is Here!

The New Astronomy Book

The New Astronomy BookWonders of Creation, published by Master Books, is a series of beautifully illustrated books on various aspects of the world from a creation perspective, including such titles as The Geology Book, The Cave Book, and The Weather

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Flat Faulkner

Flat Faulkner Note

In the mail recently I received a very nice card from S.S. in Massachusetts, a young woman who is homeschooled.

Flat Faulkner Note

There was something folded up inside the card. When I unfolded it, I immediately recognized that it was an image …

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Hiking Red River Gorge


I spent part of Labor Day weekend at one of my favorite places—Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky. Red River Gorge is a scenic area operated by the Forestry Service. The deep gorge is just inside the edge of the …

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The Recent Creation Research Society Meeting at the Creation Museum

Frank Sherwin

On August 8–9, we had the fourth meeting of the Creation Research Society here at the Creation Museum. This was our best meeting by far. We had 120 people in attendance, and we had 42 presentations. Our previous three …

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Aliens, Extraterrestrials, and ET, Oh My!

By now, I’m sure that many of you have heard about the hullabaloo surrounding Ken Ham’s comments last week about NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life. Now Neil deGrasse Tyson has weighed in with his assessment of what Ken supposedly said; …

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Astronomy from the Bottom of Grand Canyon II


I spent last week on a seven-day Grand Canyon raft trip. This was a joint venture between Answers in Genesis and Canyon Ministries. I’ve done the seven-day trip once before and the four-day trip three times. (I blogged about …

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Society Meetings and a Mixed Review of Cosmos

Danny Faulkner with poster paper at American Astronomical Society meetings

I spent the first week of June in Boston attending the 224th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). For a number of years I’ve worked with another creation astronomer, Ron Samec, on eclipsing binary star research. Ron involves …

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