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Cambrian Explosion

A deeper look at the appearance of various phyla in the geologic column

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Geomorphological Changes in Young Soils with Sparse Vegetation: Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation

The Geoscience Research Institute partially funded a recently published article modeling erosion rates in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California near Yosemite. The algorithms simulated weathering of complex topography at each point and time step in air, ground surface, and soil. The numerical model included the effects of air velocity, rainfall, temperature variation, heat and water infiltration into soils, soil topography and porosity fraction, and freezing and thawing of water in granitic rock.

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First GRI Field Conference in Africa Explores Intersection of Science and Faith

Groundbreaking conference in Tanzania provided hands-on experience with training

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Challenge to Origin of Life: The Information Dilemma (Long Story Short)

Imagine you discovered a stone with ancient words carved into it! And they told a really good knock-knock joke. What an archaeological find! But to your surprise, scientists concluded that it came about through purely natural processes: “just physics and chemistry acting on an exposed rock.” What? You’d need very specific lines and shapes to form letters, and then those letters would need to be in very specific arrangements to even get a bad knock knock joke. “Well, if you leave rocks out in the wind and rain for long enough, you’re bound to get knock knock jokes eventually.” Nobody would buy that. But this is eerily similar to typical explanations for the origin of life, except life is no joke (pun intended), and there are many more layers of complexity that would have to come together to kickstart life.

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Whale Cemetery

Are you ready for the next adventure? In this issue, also inspired by real research, the Creation Detectives travel to Peru to investigate the magnificent fossil whales of the Ica Desert.

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Christians on Science - International Versions

The universe, planet Earth, and living organisms capture our attention because of their intricate complexity and beauty. How did they originate? When studying nature, should we consider or exclude the possibility of God as a cause for what we see? This short animated video, translated in several languages, explores these questions in a compelling way.

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Did the Wutach Gorge (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) Form Rapidly?

In Germany, the Wutach Gorge is called the "Grand Canyon of the Black Forest." Conventional geological models assume that the Wutach Gorge formed at the end of the Ice Age over a period of thousands of years. However, it is possible that the landscape-altering process of carving this large gorge could have been caused by catastrophic events, rather than occurring gradually.

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