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Home is where the #LaunchAmerica crew is!

After spending 64 days in orbit, completing 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveling 27,147,284 miles, NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will discuss their recently completed mission aboard the International Space Station.

Set a reminder to tune in:
📅 Tuesday, Aug. 4
🕟 4:30 p.m. EDT
🔗 go.nasa.gov/30pE1sM
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Home is where the #LaunchAmerica crew is! 

After spending 64 days in orbit, completing 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveling 27,147,284 miles, NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will discuss their recently completed mission aboard the International Space Station. 

Set a reminder to tune in:
📅 Tuesday, Aug. 4 
🕟 4:30 p.m. EDT
🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/30pE1sM

Look up tonight to see the next full Moon. 🌝 The Algonquin tribes called the August full Moon the Sturgeon Moon, due to the abundance of giant sturgeon fish this time of year. Around the world, it has other names: go.nasa.gov/31i56gz ... See MoreSee Less

Look up tonight to see the next full Moon. 🌝 The Algonquin tribes called the August full Moon the Sturgeon Moon, due to the abundance of giant sturgeon fish this time of year. Around the world, it has other names: https://go.nasa.gov/31i56gz

#DidYouKnow a critical piece of hardware allowing NASA Commercial Crew Program spacecraft to dock to the International Space Station was developed in Ohio?

A Q&A with NASA's Glenn Research Center experts on the docking system seal used by SpaceX's Dragon Endeavour on the #LaunchAmerica mission: go.nasa.gov/3gthbpU
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#DidYouKnow a critical piece of hardware allowing NASA Commercial Crew Program spacecraft to dock to the International Space Station was developed in Ohio?  

A Q&A with NASAs Glenn Research Center experts on the docking system seal used by SpaceXs Dragon Endeavour on the #LaunchAmerica mission: https://go.nasa.gov/3gthbpU

Now that Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley of NASA Astronauts have safely returned to Earth 🌏 aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour, let's reflect on the combined 100 hours of science 🧪🔬 completed during their time on our orbiting lab, the International Space Station: go.nasa.gov/2Dxw5wq ... See MoreSee Less

Now that Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley of NASA Astronauts have safely returned to Earth 🌏 aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour, lets reflect on the combined 100 hours of science 🧪🔬 completed during their time on our orbiting lab, the International Space Station: https://go.nasa.gov/2Dxw5wq

Please join us in congratulating the global winners of the #SpaceApps #COVID19 Challenge. Check out the 6 winners (out of 1,400+ submitted projects): go.nasa.gov/39TuwFo

Special thanks to our space agency partners ESA - European Space Agency, JAXA(宇宙航空研究開発機構), Canadian Space Agency, and CNES for their collaboration.
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Please join us in congratulating the global winners of the #SpaceApps #COVID19 Challenge. Check out the 6 winners (out of 1,400+ submitted projects): https://go.nasa.gov/39TuwFo

Special thanks to our space agency partners ESA - European Space Agency, JAXA(宇宙航空研究開発機構), Canadian Space Agency, and CNES for their collaboration.

Our NASA Earth Aqua satellite obtained visible and water vapor imagery of Isaias as the storm moved along the east coast of Florida.

The latest updates: go.nasa.gov/3gsI2Cj
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Our NASA Earth Aqua satellite obtained visible and water vapor imagery of Isaias as the storm moved along the east coast of Florida. 

The latest updates: https://go.nasa.gov/3gsI2Cj

Today, history was made.

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley of NASA Astronauts returned to Earth aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour, completing their #LaunchAmerica mission for our NASA Commercial Crew Program and ushering in a new era of human spaceflight: go.nasa.gov/2EK1A7i
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Today we made history as NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley safely and successfully splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico after two months on board the International Space Station. This completes the flight demonstration of the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft, which will now be used to ferry astronauts to and from the space station from American soil. Now that our #LaunchAmerica crew has returned to Earth, join us in welcoming them as they fly into Ellington Field, near the Johnson Space Center, home of our astronaut corps. ... See MoreSee Less

Today's #LaunchAmerica mission that brought NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley back to Earth marks the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. Tune in starting at 3:45 p.m. EDT to hear Administrator Jim Bridenstine and #LaunchAmerica mission experts talk about this milestone in human spaceflight: ... See MoreSee Less

LIVE NOW: NASA astronauts Robert Behnken & Douglas Hurley are being extracted from SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft. ... See MoreSee Less





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Wildlife Federation celebrates tiger success by demanding more government action; Fewer Americans report reading their Bibles; Rowling tries to reason with transgender advocates; Astrophysicists' measurements give different ages for the universe; Fulani Muslims burn, loot, rape and murder in yet another night raid; Unexpectedly lively seafloor microbes can not persuade dogmatic evolutionists . . . and more during this August 3, 2020, broadcast of Answers News

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"For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy." - God speaking to Moses (Exodus 20:11)
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Articles:

Endangered tigers making "remarkable comeback" in 5 countries
disrn.com/news/endangered-tigers-making-remarkable-comeback-in-five-countries/

2020 "State of the Bible" report reveals only 9% of Americans read Bible daily
disrn.com/news/new-state-of-the-bible-report-reveals-only-9-of-americans-read-bible-daily/

JK Rowling warns of coming ‘scandal’ amid transgender debate
uk.news.yahoo.com/jk-rowling-warns-coming-scandal-143223129.html

Universe might be 1.2B years younger than previously believed, experts say
www.foxnews.com/science/universe-1-2-billion-years-younger-than-previously-believed

New research of oldest light confirms age of the universe
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200715170541.htm

5-year-old boy, pastor among 10 Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria
disrn.com/news/5-year-old-boy-pastor-among-10-christians-killed-by-muslim-fulani-herdsmen-in-nigeria

These ancient seafloor microbes woke up after over 100 million years
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-seafloor-microbes-woke-up-after-over-100-million-years

Black holes are hiding movies of the universe in their glowing rings
www.newscientist.com/article/mg24732930-700-black-holes-are-hiding-movies-of-the-universe-in-thei...

Stunning new video reveals Mars in high-definition for the first time
disrn.com/news/stunning-new-video-reveals-mars-in-high-definition-for-the-first-time

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In the midst of an increasingly evil world, Noah was a faithful man who walked with God. He obeyed God’s command to build a massive Ark for the saving of his family and all kinds of land-dwelling, air-breathing animals. After the worldwide Flood, Noah’s family repopulated the earth.

In the midst of an increasingly evil world, Noah was a faithful man who walked with God. He obeyed God’s command to build a massive Ark for the saving of his family and all kinds of land-dwelling, air-breathing animals. After the worldwide Flood, Noah’s family repopulated the earth. ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Delilah, another one of the Ararat Ridge Zoo’s new residents! She’s a seven-foot-long, 12-year-old Taiwan beauty snake, and she’s made her debut in our daily animal shows here at the Ark Encounter. 

This species is native to Taiwan, and they are also invasive on the island of Okinawa, Japan. They are known as beauty snakes because of their striking coloration, which changes pattern at the end of their bodies. 

Although she’s very long, she is harmless to people and enjoys climbing on her zookeepers while they walk around the zoo to meet guests!

Meet Delilah, another one of the Ararat Ridge Zoo’s new residents! She’s a seven-foot-long, 12-year-old Taiwan beauty snake, and she’s made her debut in our daily animal shows here at the Ark Encounter.

This species is native to Taiwan, and they are also invasive on the island of Okinawa, Japan. They are known as beauty snakes because of their striking coloration, which changes pattern at the end of their bodies.

Although she’s very long, she is harmless to people and enjoys climbing on her zookeepers while they walk around the zoo to meet guests!
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Can you guess who is coming to the Ararat Ridge Zoo? 

Site development is hard at work finishing up our newest outdoor exhibit! Any guesses what new species will be arriving within the next few weeks?

Hint: that is netting over the top of the habitat and there is a river flowing.

Can you guess who is coming to the Ararat Ridge Zoo?

Site development is hard at work finishing up our newest outdoor exhibit! Any guesses what new species will be arriving within the next few weeks?

Hint: that is netting over the top of the habitat and there is a river flowing.
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What about the geological column?

Originally, the geological column was conceived in the context of uniformitarianism. Not all uniformitarian assumptions are true and useful, and this is shown in the idea of the “geological column.” Uniformitarianism states that everything develops or changes gradually and slowly. In order to discredit creation, some naturalists applied this idea to geology and then Darwin applied this idea to biology.*

But not all interpretations are so straightforward. Geologists in the early-to-mid 1800s developed a sequence of changing organisms with time, reflected in the geological column. The time scale with its millions and billions of years was added later by various dating methods. The column was first developed mainly in the United Kingdom and then applied to the whole world. The geological column makes a lot of sense locally and regionally, but it must be shown to be a global sequence, including the ocean bottom sediments. We need to get away from the Grand Staircase and the Grand Canyon as the “proof area.”

Modern science has shown that the fossil changes between layers in the geological column is not an evolutionary progression, as secular scientists once hoped, assuming fossils changed from simple to complex with time. Modern science has shown that all these organisms are very complex—they are just different organisms, although a few general patterns are revealed. For instance, one of the earliest organisms in the geological column, the trilobite, had very complex eyes. Moreover, there is a lack of transitions between major kinds of organisms, as expected in the creation model (Bergman, 2017). The fossil record merely shows sudden appearances, stasis, and then disappearances.

Creation scientists view most fossils as having been buried in Noah’s Flood. Then is the geological column a useful interpretation? Creation scientists are divided on this issue. Even we are divided on the issue. That is why we attempted to resolve the issue, or at least start to resolve this issue, by publishing a forum on the subject (Reed and Oard, 2006). In this forum, advocates who believed the geological column was a precise, global burial sequence of Noah’s Flood; those who believed we should reject the geological column; and those in between, all wrote up their evidence. Then each participant read the papers of the others, and they were required to provide answers to their challenges. It was all done in charity, the way it should work, but unfortunately the question was not resolved. The project showed how to approach such problems. It will take much work and an ability to separate the wheat from the chaff in the literature. At a minimum, respecting each other’s opinions is required until more progress is made. Maybe another published forum is in order?

* Uniformitarianism was an arbitrary assumption developed to discredit and replace biblical history (Oard and Reed, 2017; in press). It seemed plausible in the 1800s, based mainly on three specific geological arguments that supposedly contradicted the Flood. These were: (1) volcanic deposits, (2) the erosion of valleys, and (3) the presence of thick sedimentary rocks. In retrospect, those arguments were simplistic, false, and better explained by the Flood (Oard and Reed, 2018).

In addition to significant logical shortcomings (Reed, 2010), uniformitarianism has run afoul of reality from its inception. Evidence of catastrophes in the rock record are indisputable, including the Ice Age, the Lake Missoula flood, and meteorite or comet impacts. After first rejecting these catastrophes, geologists now claim they are a part of the “uniform history” of earth, proving that self-contradiction is alive and well today. Despite such evidence, rocks and fossils are interpreted within a uniformitarian framework. But many characteristics of rocks and fossils demand a catastrophic interpretation. Sandstones are a good example (Reed and Oard, in press). Are there any aspects of the rock record that demand uniformitarianism? We might see a few. We must weigh possibilities using the principle laid down in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (NASB): “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.”

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This Why Geology Matters column (What Uniformitarian Interpretations Should Creation Scientists Accept?) by CRS board members Mike Oard and John Reed appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 24, No. 4, July/August/September 2019.

Learn more about creation  www.creationresearch.org

What about the geological column?

Originally, the geological column was conceived in the context of uniformitarianism. Not all uniformitarian assumptions are true and useful, and this is shown in the idea of the “geological column.” Uniformitarianism states that everything develops or changes gradually and slowly. In order to discredit creation, some naturalists applied this idea to geology and then Darwin applied this idea to biology.*

But not all interpretations are so straightforward. Geologists in the early-to-mid 1800s developed a sequence of changing organisms with time, reflected in the geological column. The time scale with its millions and billions of years was added later by various dating methods. The column was first developed mainly in the United Kingdom and then applied to the whole world. The geological column makes a lot of sense locally and regionally, but it must be shown to be a global sequence, including the ocean bottom sediments. We need to get away from the Grand Staircase and the Grand Canyon as the “proof area.”

Modern science has shown that the fossil changes between layers in the geological column is not an evolutionary progression, as secular scientists once hoped, assuming fossils changed from simple to complex with time. Modern science has shown that all these organisms are very complex—they are just different organisms, although a few general patterns are revealed. For instance, one of the earliest organisms in the geological column, the trilobite, had very complex eyes. Moreover, there is a lack of transitions between major kinds of organisms, as expected in the creation model (Bergman, 2017). The fossil record merely shows sudden appearances, stasis, and then disappearances.

Creation scientists view most fossils as having been buried in Noah’s Flood. Then is the geological column a useful interpretation? Creation scientists are divided on this issue. Even we are divided on the issue. That is why we attempted to resolve the issue, or at least start to resolve this issue, by publishing a forum on the subject (Reed and Oard, 2006). In this forum, advocates who believed the geological column was a precise, global burial sequence of Noah’s Flood; those who believed we should reject the geological column; and those in between, all wrote up their evidence. Then each participant read the papers of the others, and they were required to provide answers to their challenges. It was all done in charity, the way it should work, but unfortunately the question was not resolved. The project showed how to approach such problems. It will take much work and an ability to separate the wheat from the chaff in the literature. At a minimum, respecting each other’s opinions is required until more progress is made. Maybe another published forum is in order?

* Uniformitarianism was an arbitrary assumption developed to discredit and replace biblical history (Oard and Reed, 2017; in press). It seemed plausible in the 1800s, based mainly on three specific geological arguments that supposedly contradicted the Flood. These were: (1) volcanic deposits, (2) the erosion of valleys, and (3) the presence of thick sedimentary rocks. In retrospect, those arguments were simplistic, false, and better explained by the Flood (Oard and Reed, 2018).

In addition to significant logical shortcomings (Reed, 2010), uniformitarianism has run afoul of reality from its inception. Evidence of catastrophes in the rock record are indisputable, including the Ice Age, the Lake Missoula flood, and meteorite or comet impacts. After first rejecting these catastrophes, geologists now claim they are a part of the “uniform history” of earth, proving that self-contradiction is alive and well today. Despite such evidence, rocks and fossils are interpreted within a uniformitarian framework. But many characteristics of rocks and fossils demand a catastrophic interpretation. Sandstones are a good example (Reed and Oard, in press). Are there any aspects of the rock record that demand uniformitarianism? We might see a few. We must weigh possibilities using the principle laid down in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (NASB): “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.”

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This Why Geology Matters column (What Uniformitarian Interpretations Should Creation Scientists Accept?) by CRS board members Mike Oard and John Reed appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 24, No. 4, July/August/September 2019.

Learn more about creation www.creationresearch.org
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Early bird discount ends TOMORROW! The Bible is the most loved —and most hated—book of all time. Join us for a lineup of wonderful speakers to see how you can respond to the objections raised against it. Register today for the online conference: www.livingwaters.com/why-the-bible ... See MoreSee Less