Category: Clue of the week

Oil, Natural Gas, and a Young Earth

Up and down, up and down . . . I watched the giant oil pump that looked a little like a bird pecking at the ground.  Growing up in the panhandle of Texas, oil wells and cotton fields… Read More

Coal Creation

I love asking questions. I usually enjoy answering questions, too, especially when they come from kids and other people who are just curious and really want to learn and understand. Of course, a lot of times, I don’t… Read More

Birth of Hawaii

“Look!  There’s the island!  Which volcano do you think that is?”  I wondered, noticing a mountain peak poking through the layer of clouds as I looked out of the small plane window.  We were in the Hawaiian islands,… Read More

Sticky Situations

Carefully and proudly, I opened the black case, lined with dark blue velvet, and gently removed a long, slender violin bow. Excitement, nervousness, and anticipation filled the room –  as a high schooler, I loved preforming in orchestra… Read More

Four Arguments Against Living Fossils Answered

I scoured the beautiful, thick glossy pages with a skeptical eye.  Internally, questions and objections were popping up all over my mind as I fleshed out the ideas presented. The book was “Living Fossils”, by Dr. Carl Werner. … Read More

Exploring Living Fossils – Land Lovers – Part 3

The stillness of a summer evening was just beginning to set in.   But looking down on the wide grassy area, it buzzed with life.  In the summer, swarms of dragonflies loved this area that could be seen from… Read More

Exploring Living Fossils – Sea Life – Part 2

In those quiet moments just before dawn, the rhythmic sound of rolling waves cascading against the sandy beach was the only sound. The wet sand gradually began to glisten as the minutes passed and the first rays of… Read More

Exploring Living Fossils – Part 1

As I scanned the display of familiar Kansas fossils, taking lots of pictures for my personal research record, there was one oddly shaped fossil that didn’t quite seem to fit in with the others.  But, with the overwhelming… Read More

He Nose About Breathing

Breathe through my nose?  What do you mean? That’s the problem. I can’t breathe through my nose – it’s stuffy!  These were my first thoughts when I heard about using certain breathing exercises to help relieve my seasonal… Read More

Preserving Pearls

“May I hold it?” I asked, marveling at the two small objects in his hands.  The man placed them in my hands.  Gently, I rolled around the small, imperfectly shaped little ball.  It felt lighter than I had… Read More