Adapting for Climate Change

Strongylocentrotus purpuratusThe ICR is not fond of anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, having argued against it in a number of past articles. Indeed there is significant overlap, at least in the United States, between those who would deny climate change and evolution – though it is not entirely clear whether or not they have a common, theological cause. This position naturally colours Brian Thomas’ latest article, Spiny Sea Creature Rapidly Accommodates Chemical Changes. Continue reading

YOM 2013: Selected Highlights

The Flammarion engravingYour Origins Matter returned from it’s holiday break a more than a week ago now, and it’s about time that I took a look.

The first post was about the end of the world, and wasn’t very interesting. The second – Have you been feeling hot or cold lately? – is much more so. It first challenges a piece of climate research on the grounds that it is based on “millions of years,” before breaking out some of the standard tropes (with a creationist bent): Continue reading

Global Warming

I don’t usually comment on the ICR’s Days of Praise articles – that is to say, my drafts folder is filled with unfinished posts on this or that DoP edition. The Days are a series of articles, even more daily than the Daily (pseudo)Science Updates, which “seek to strengthen and encourage the Christian witness.” The articles seem to repeat over a several year cycle – a search through the archives reveals that a given article is likely to have been repeated several times.

This article – being written by the original Henry Morris, who has been dead for five years – is clearly such a repeat. It is called simply Global Warming, and, being in itself around five years old is even more out of date than it was at the time. Nevertheless, the ICR still agrees with what he wrote then. Here’s an excerpt:

On the other hand, many more conservative scientists keep insisting that this is a cyclic phenomenon, reminding us that it was not long ago that we were being warned of an imminent ice age. Who can say for sure?

I thought that this was appropriate, in the light of the recent study. Browse the full collection of Days of Praise articles here… if you dare.