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Animals and Farms

In which I ramble a bit about farming and how it fits in (or not) in the young-Earth Creationism worldview.

In our Science lessons, we’ve been studying when humans started agriculture/farming. Mainstream science teaches that modern humans have been around for about 200,000 years leading a hunter-gatherer nomadic lifestyle.  It was only about 10,000 years ago that humans started farming.

Farming, apparently, is not that smart a move.  One has to plant and wait for the harvest, which may or may not be successful; it is a risky venture. Furthermore, gram for gram, agricultural products do not provide as much energy as animal products.

So, what’s the deal? Is this an example of humans getting dumber and dumber, hence proving that evolution isn’t happening because, according to evolution, humans are supposed to be getting smarter and smarter?

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Healesville Sanctuary

Some photos from our outing to Healesville Sanctuary today.

Koala

Koala

Wallaby

Wallaby

Lots of ’em

Pelican

Pelican

Emu

Emu

Goanna

Goanna

Flying Foxes

Flying Foxes 

Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 45 – Darwin’s Fiery Mountain, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part review.  Part 1 can be found here.

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Plot Summary:

An anonymous host has invited the Creation Response Team to investigate a new species of tortoise discovered in the Galápagos Islands, but something doesn’t seem quite right. Why are they on the island of Fernandina when the tortoises are found on Santa Cruz? Just as the team discovers their host’s secret motives for stranding them on the island, they have a bigger problem — surviving the eruption of Fernandina! (Taken from here.)

The Study Guide for episodes 44-45 can be found here: jp_vol4_study_guide_epi44-45

Topics in this episode:

  • Flightless Cormorant
  • Iguanas
  • Mount St. Helens and Noah’s Flood

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 44 – Darwin’s Fiery Mountain, Part 1

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Plot Summary:

An anonymous host has invited the Creation Response Team to investigate a new species of tortoise discovered in the Galápagos Islands, but something doesn’t seem quite right. Why are they on the island of Fernandina when the tortoises are found on Santa Cruz? Just as the team discovers their host’s secret motives for stranding them on the island, they have a bigger problem — surviving the eruption of Fernandina! (Taken from here.)

The Study Guide for episodes 44-45 can be found here: jp_vol4_study_guide_epi44-45

Topics in this episode:

  • Evolutionists and Evolution
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos Island Tortoise
  • Mutations
  • Natural Selection
  • Problems for the YEC

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 43 – The Ancient City of the Jaguar, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part review.  Click here to read the review for Part 1.

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Plot Summary:

The Jaguar thief has hidden the Beowulf manuscript in the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, a city of ancient temples and archeological wonders. The Creation Response Team pursues the artifacts thief through the village marketplace and the jungles of the Yucatán and ends in a treacherous passage that cuts between the giant pyramids of El Castillo and another hidden deep inside. Will the Creation Response Team recover the Beowulf manuscript from the Jaguar, or will they be outdone by their nemesis, Myles Morgan? (Taken from here.)

The Study Guide for episodes 42 and 43 can be found here: jp_vol4_study_guide_epi42-43

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 22 – Mystery at McBane Manor, Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part review.  Part 1 can be found here.

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Plot Summary

When Rusty plays an elaborate prank that backfires, he and the Park and Brenan families are stuck in a big, scary mansion that holds secrets about the strange disappearance of Elizabeth McBane in 1902! (Taken from here.)

Topics in this episode:

  • Elephants
  • Mozambique Spitting Cobra
  • Spiders

The Study Guide for episodes 21-22 can be found here: jp_vol2_study_guide_epi21-22

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 16 – Showdown at Twin Bridges, Part 2

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This is part 2 of a two-part story.  Part 1 can be found here.

Plot Summary

The Brenan and Park families are spending a fun weekend on the Buchanan’s dude ranch. Unfortunately, Dillon Buchanan has a chip on his shoulder and his mean pranks put Jonathan’s life in danger! (Taken from here.)

Topics in this episode:

  • Horses and Evolution (as a Chance Process)
  • Bats and Echolocation
  • The Water Cycle
  • The Need for Creation Scientists
  • Romans 1:20 and Why People Reject Creationism

The Study Guide for episodes 15-16 can be found here: jp_vol2_study_guide_epi15-16

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 8 – The Clue from Nineveh

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Plot Summary

Rusty, the bully of Painted Dunes Elementary School, just can’t seem to leave Jonathan alone. The battle finally leads to a dangerous “showdown” at the Santa Fe Museum of Ancient Art. (Taken from here.)

Topics in this episode:

  • Evolution vs. Metamorphosis
  • Chameleons
  • Schools Should Teach ‘Both’ Sides of the Story
  • ‘Creation’ Can Be Taught Without Religion
  • Microevolution vs. Macroevolution
  • Artifact from Nineveh
  • Sumerian Land of Dilmun

The Study Guide for episode 8 can be found here: jp_vol1_study_guide_epi8

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