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Hypsilophodon—Least but Not Last

In all the hoopla about the really big dinosaurs, the little ones get forgotten. And that’s just what they would have wanted. It isn’t easy being so small, especially if you are only 1.5 feet (0.4 m) tall. Imagine being surrounded by massive long-necked sauropods or herds of Iguanodons. Just …

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Examining Supposed Creation Passages in the Psalms

Introduction In a series of articles, I am examining a long list of supposed creation passages compiled by Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe (RTB). Ross contends that these passages, when properly integrated with the creation account of Genesis 1–2, leads to the conclusion that the world is billions of …

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Human Cooperation—the Result of a Belief in Angry Gods?

This study argues that a belief in punitive gods (gods who would punish people for their choices) made people more willing to share their resources, thus uniting distant populations into a cohesive group. As religion evolved, it supposedly created an “us vs. them” mentality that gave rise to large societies. …

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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 1

Keywords: יוֹם ; age of the universe; biblical hermeneutics; connotations of yom; Creation account; Darwinian evolution; days of Creation; denotation of yom; the Enlightenment; figurative meaning; Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:1–2:4; linguistic context of Genesis 1; literal meaning; Masoretic text; metaphor; origins; paragraph structure of Genesis 1; semantic range of yom; …

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T. rex—Fashioned To Be Fearless

Tyrannasaurus rex. Just hearing the Latin name evokes power and majesty. First described in 1905, this “tyrant lizard king” still holds the crown as the largest and most fearsome terrestrial predator ever discovered in North America.1 When first created, all the land animals, including dinosaurs, ate only plants (see “Was …

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