News to Note, November 10, 2012

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell on November 10, 2012

Ancient aerodynamics Flying fish Brain food Veggie rights Genetic distinctives

1. Function for Microraptor's Extra Set of Wings

Aerodynamic simulation suggests a role for the Microraptor’s extra set of wings.

2. Ancient Flying Fish Around the Globe

Ancient flying fish flew in far-flung reaches of the globe.

3. Brainfood: Cooking

Cooking: the key to evolutionary success

4. Plant Sensitivity

“What’s good for the goose is good for the gooseberry.”

5. Uniqueness of Humans

Uniqueness of humans is reflected in the way their genes are regulated.

And Don’t Miss . . .

  • If you ever wonder “how so many animals fit on the Ark of Noah” and you’ve read articles on this website, you surely understand that “kinds” and “species” are not the same thing. Baraminology is the science of trying to determine what constituted each created kind. We see in the modern world that speciation and variation can occur rapidly within created kinds and produce dramatic differences. Be sure to check out the recent article in Answers Research Journal discussing the various “Mammalian Ark Kinds.” You may be surprised to find what a small number of mammals would be required to produce the variation we see in the world today! And while the numbers Dr. Jean Lightner reports amaze you, you (and your kids!) can enjoy the many beautiful animal photos included to illustrate this enlightening piece of research.

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