October – December 2012

October – December 2012

God’s Word clearly teaches that the earth is young, and the evidence powerfully confirms it. So don’t miss this issue of Answers, which brings you up to speed on the ten best evidences for a young earth. Also discover incredible new examples of the Creator’s undeniable designs, a biblical view on political activism, the latest findings on the Dead Sea scrolls, and much more!

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  • Magazine Department Article
    The Genius of Ancient Man
    Sept. 11, 2012, p. 6

    The Genius of Ancient Man is unquestionably the most complete, biblically based, and beautifully designed work ever assembled on the intelligence of ancient man.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Mission Minded
    Sept. 28, 2012 from Answers Magazine

    Recently well known paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey predicted that as more evidence for evolution is uncovered, doubters will ultimately accept it.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Oct. 1, 2012, p. 16

    Ministry Menagerie, Too Serious to Ignore, Olympic Treasure, Speaking to a Hostile Audience

  • Magazine Article
    Ministry Menagerie
    Sept. 27, 2012, p. 16

    Visitors to Pastor Rick Piatt’s church office shouldn’t be surprised by the baby monkey in the playpen.

  • Magazine Article
    Too Serious to Ignore
    Sept. 28, 2012, p. 18

    Growing up in Kenya, Elly Odongo never doubted creation, but he didn’t consider it especially important, either.

  • Magazine Article
    Olympic Treasure
    Sept. 28, 2012, p. 19

    As Olympic athletes returned from London with gold and silver medals, some spectators returned with a much more valuable treasure.

  • Magazine Article
    Speaking to a Hostile Audience
    Sept. 28, 2012, p. 19

    We all have areas of special interest, whether animals, astronomy, or airplanes, that God can use as a springboard for evangelism.

  • Sept. 11, 2012, p. 20

    Hop on the swamp buggy with Buddy Davis as he sets out to find alligators and other wildlife in the Florida Everglades.

  • Oct. 7, 2012, pp. 22–25

    Meerkat clans were working together in southern Africa long before Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey came on the scene.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, p. 26

    What do physicists and paleontologists have in common? When it came to discovering God’s complex design for trilobite eyes, expertise from both fields was required.

  • Magazine Article
    What Was God Doing Before Creation?
    Sept. 6, 2012, pp. 28–31

    One reason people give for rejecting a young universe is that they think it somehow limits God. After all, what was He doing all that time before creation?

  • Sept. 6, 2012, pp. 32–34

    The forest is full of unseen wonders. Consider just one common type of fungus on the forest floor.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, p. 35

    Scientists were shocked to discover bacteria hidden deep in caves—far from any contact with humans—that already had the ability to fight antibiotics.

  • Magazine Article
    Hissing Cockroaches—The Perfect Family Pet
    Sept. 6, 2012, p. 36

    Shy, gentle, and easy to care for—sound like the ideal pet?

  • Sept. 6, 2012, p. 38

    The peregrine falcon comes equipped with all the necessary technology to defy deadly speeds.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, pp. 40–42

    Since their discovery, the Dead Sea Scrolls have amazed scholars by their priceless insights into the preservation and proper understanding of God’s infallible Word.

  • Magazine Article
    The 10 Best Evidences from Science that Confirm a Young Earth
    Oct. 2, 2012, pp. 44–57

    We find plenty of evidence for the earth’s youth—in its geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy.

  • Magazine Article
    #1 Very Little Sediment on the Seafloor
    Oct. 9, 2012, p. 47

    If sediments have been accumulating on the seafloor for three billion years, the seafloor should be choked with sediments many miles deep.

  • Magazine Article
    #2 Bent Rock Layers
    Oct. 16, 2012, pp. 48–50

    In many mountainous areas, rock layers thousands of feet thick have been bent and folded without fracturing. How can that happen if they were laid down separately over hundreds of millions of years?

  • Magazine Article
    #3 Soft Tissue in Fossils
    Oct. 23, 2012, p. 50

    Ask the average layperson how he or she knows that the earth is millions or billions of years old, and that person will probably mention the dinosaurs.

  • Magazine Article
    #4 Faint Sun Paradox
    Oct. 30, 2012, p. 51

    Evidence now supports astronomers’ belief that the sun’s power comes from the fusion of hydrogen into helium deep in the sun’s core, but there is a huge problem.

  • Magazine Article
    #5 Rapidly Decaying Magnetic Field
    Nov. 6, 2012, p. 52

    The earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that protects living things from solar radiation. Without it, life could not exist.

  • Magazine Article
    #6 Helium in Radioactive Rocks
    Nov. 13, 2012, p. 53

    Helium diffuses so rapidly that all the helium should have leaked out of rocks in less than 100,000 years.

  • Magazine Article
    #7 Carbon-14 in Fossils, Coal, and Diamonds
    Nov. 20, 2012, p. 54

    Carbon-14 (or radiocarbon) is a radioactive form of carbon that scientists use to date fossils. But it decays quickly.

  • Magazine Article
    #8 Short-Lived Comets
    Nov. 27, 2012, p. 55

    Comets can’t survive billions of years.

  • Magazine Article
    #9 Very Little Salt in the Sea
    Dec. 4, 2012, p. 56

    If the world’s oceans have been around for three billion years as evolutionists believe, they should be filled with vastly more salt than the oceans contain today.

  • Magazine Article
    #10 DNA in “Ancient” Bacteria
    Jan. 15, 2013, p. 57

    Scientists were surprised to find that DNA was still intact after a supposed 250 million years.

  • Sept. 23, 2012, pp. 60–63

    Living jewels of dazzling beauty inhabit the rainforests of Central and South America.

  • Nov. 4, 2014, pp. 64–68

    God’s Word is our guide in all areas of faith and practice, even in politics.

  • April 9, 2014, pp. 70–73

    Granite rocks exhibit mysterious black spheres, known as radiohalos.

  • Semi-Technical Magazine Article
    ARJ Highlights: September 2012
    Jan. 2, 2013, p. 75

    Answers Research Journal was started in 2008 to glorify the Creator by evaluating scientific findings in light of Scripture.

  • Magazine Article
    Were the Pyramids Built Before the Flood?
    Sept. 27, 2012, p. 77

    When were pyramids built? Did they survive the Flood?

  • Magazine Department Article
    Parents’ Corner
    Sept. 27, 2012, p. 79

    Parenting can be confusing, but it’s clearer if we understand the concepts behind the formulas.

  • Magazine Article
    Who Cares for Larry?
    Sept. 26, 2012, p. 80

    Addictions, trauma, depression . . . people who come to Christ often face really tough problems. Whose job is it to reach out to them? The Bible must be our guide.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Last Word
    Sept. 11, 2012, p. 82

    Sharing scientific evidences isn’t enough to convince people about the age of the earth. Something more is needed.

  • Magazine Article
    How Old Is the Earth? Get Answers!
    Sept. 30, 2012

    When we look at creation from the perspective of God’s Word, we see all kinds of indications that the earth is young.

  • Magazine Article
    Excerpts From The Genius of Ancient Man
    Sept. 12, 2012

    Read excerpts from the book The Genius of Ancient Man by Don Landis

  • Magazine Department Article
    Readers Respond
    Sept. 11, 2012

    Readers respond to Answers magazine, v7 n4.





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