Science Blog

Jim Virkler draws from science to teach us more about God and how the world around us reveals Him.

Evolution Inquiry

By Jim Virkler / July 14, 2024

The concept of evolution has a firm cultural grip on our population. Our personal worldviews are substantially impacted by personal beliefs on the to[pic. The subject of evolution is frequently…

Questioning Evolution; Exulting in Creation

By Jim Virkler / June 30, 2024

The periodical cicada phenomenon is almost finished for 2024. It has inspired many conversations among our neighbors and friends. These insects are one of the most extraordinary animals inhabiting our…

Genotype v. Phenotype

By Jim Virkler / June 16, 2024

Animals and plants have genetic characteristics not visible to observers. DNA is the molecule in the nucleus of almost every body cell. It is responsible for the entire heredity of…

Cicada Mania

By Jim Virkler / May 31, 2024

Newspapers and other media around the US recently have been filled with discussions of an exceptional insect—cicadas. Broods or groups of some cicadas are called periodical cicadas. Their unique life cycles occur only in…

In the Wake of Natural Disasters

By Jim Virkler / May 18, 2024

Media reports stress harmful outcomes of natural weather events and other powerful physical phenomena in our dynamic planetary environment. Many are related to the four fundamental forces by which our…

Earthquake Experience

By Jim Virkler / April 26, 2024

Earth is a dynamic planet. The term dynamic means powerful and energetic. Physical processes have molded our planet for eons. On April 5, 2024 a 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in New Jersey a few…

Post-eclipse Reverie

By Jim Virkler / April 13, 2024

Our country’s residents have experienced the highly anticipated 2024 total solar eclipse. Many observers of the long awaited event exuberantly pronounced it “life changing.” 31.6 million US residents live in…

Eagle Tales

By Jim Virkler / April 2, 2024

One of our past posts (5-14-21) dealt with many facts about eagles. Bald eagles are native only to the USA. The bald eagle has acquired a reputation of strength, persistence,…

Atmospheric Rivers and Climate Change

By Jim Virkler / March 14, 2024

The recent floods in California resulted from atmospheric rivers. Readers may review this method of planetary water distribution in our recent post: Atmospheric rivers have become a popular meteorological topic du jour. It…

Dominion Wisdom

By Jim Virkler / February 20, 2024

In the first chapter of Genesis the concept of God granting dominion to humanity in terms of creation care is an important topic. Genesis 1 is a narrative of divine creation activity.…

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