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Evolution I

Posted by admin on December 7, 2010

The evolution of Evolution
©2008 Jerry Thompson

Scientists tell us billions of years ago that earth won the mother of all lotteries.  Life began. 
Conditions were just right for proteins and DNA (genetic code) to come together to form the first simple organism.  These simple organisms joined together and over an immense amount of time became more and more complex.

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Evolution II

Posted by admin on December 7, 2010

Witnessing Evolution
©2008 Jerry Thompson

Evolution is a force, like time or gravity.  You cannot see it but you can see its effects.  It is applied equally to all creatures.  There is no on or off switch.  It cannot be stopped.

You cannot really see evolution in action.  You cannot measure it.  You can only detect it by observation which in itself is open to interpretation.

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Evolution III

Posted by admin on December 8, 2010

Evolution and DNA
©2008 Jerry Thompson

DNA is Deoxyribonucleic Acid.  It is the genetic code or blue print for every single creature.

DNA is not alive.  It is a string of 4 paired molecules.  It makes a spiral ladder called a double helix.  Adenine is always paired with Thymine.  Guanine is always paired with Cytosine.  The arrangement and length of this chain is what determines what protein is made and when.  It also determines eye color, height and all of your other physical characteristics.

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Global Warming

Posted by admin on December 9, 2010

This planet, Earth, is immensely old.  If scientists are correct, long before Man came along, there had been an incredible number of natural changes to the environment:

  • Massive volcanic eruptions
  • Giant meteor strikes
  • Multiple Ice Ages
  • Prolonged periods of heat.
  • Huge Earthquakes 

Some of these events have killed most of the creatures regionally or even globally. Other events would cause mass migration or adaptation to the changes.   

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When Worlds Collide

Posted by admin on December 9, 2010

On Wednesday April 21, 2010, I witnessed something I hope never to forget.

Worksite #16 of the Flower City Work Camp was on St. Jacobs Street in Rochester, NY between April 20 and April 22.  Ten teens ranging from Grade 7 to 12 were doing minor home repairs for the home owner.  After lunch, the Student Shepherd, was leading devotions.  She read and discussed Genesis 22.  It was where God had commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.  Abraham was obeying and trusting God even though from a human perspective it was insane to sacrifice your own son.

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