CREATION CLUB FOR KIDS!!!

Did you know that The Creation and Earth History Museum offers a monthly creation club for kids???

Creation Club for Kids 2015

Creation Club for Kids 2015

 

The Creation Club’s monthly classes usually consist of a 30-45 minute science or history presentation followed by a hands-on craft. Often there is a creation-based film after the craft. The Creation Club for Kids is hosted by Alan Smith, the Lead Docent of the Creation and Earth History Museum. Alan has extensive experience teaching children of all ages. He has a genuine passion for teaching the youth biblical creationism and a special zeal for the study of dinosaurs and paleontology.

 

Museum Docent Alan Smith teaching Creation Club for Kids

Museum Docent Alan Smith teaching Creation Club for Kids

 

The Creation Club for Kids meets in the auditorium of the Creation & Earth History Museum at 10946 Woodside Avenue North in Santee, CA. The presentations begin at 10:00 am on the first Saturday of each month unless it is a holiday week. The cost of each workshop is $5 per child and includes admission to the museum. There is no charge for museum members. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child during the workshop, and there is no charge for the adult.

For a schedule of Creation Club dates click here: http://www.creationsd.org/museum_events.html

 

Past topics have included: Dinosaurs and the Bible, The Garden of Eden, God’s Glorious Creatures: BIRDS, Fun with Fossils, The Living Cell, Creeping Things: Beneficial Bugs, The Real Noah’s Ark, The Genesis Flood, The 6 Days of Creation, and more!

 

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*To register for workshops or classes call (619) 599.1104

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After the Creation Club you can pick up one of the Creation and Earth History Museum scavenger hunts and tour the museum!

Hope to see you soon at the next Creation Club for Kids!!!

Brilliantly Built Bats – Creation Minute 7

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Brilliantly Built Bats – Creation Minute 7

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Photo by Nathan Hutcherson, San Diego County, CA

Did you know that bats are considered “living fossils”?

Part of the Age Of The Earth Cave Exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum

The Bat Display in the Age Of The Earth Cave Exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum

 

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Plaque from the Age Of The Earth Cave at the Creation & Earth History Museum, Santee CA

 

On the subject of Bats…

*Have you heard of the biblical bat contradiction?    You may have heard that the Bible is full of contradictions. Let’s examine one such supposed contradiction.

In Leviticus 11:13-19 a bat is called a bird, “These are the birds you are to detest and not to each because they are detestable: the eagle… and the bat.”

Specimen courtesy of Nathan Hutcherson

Specimen courtesy of Nathan Hutcherson

 

Everyone knows that a bat is not a bird! So is the Bible wrong?

The original Hebrew for bird is owph which means “winged creature”. So now replace “birds” with “winged creatures” and you can see that the Bible is clearly not contradicting itself.

If you think that there are contradictions in the Bible, it is most likely the translation that you are reading, so do some research to find what the original language actually said!

Gods word is perfect and simply cannot contradict itself.

Thy word is true from the beginning… Psalm 119:160

*Biblical Bat Contradiction portion of this article based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

To see the bat displays at the Creation and Earth History Museum; the museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

NEW EXHIBIT – The Mystery of Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Real History and True Science Behind the Legends

Have you seen the newest exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum?

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These new displays focus on fantastic legends of dragons and how they mysteriously have a common theme; large reptilian beasts that often bear an uncommon resemblance to modern-day reconstructions of dinosaurs! You will find replicas of historical artifacts that depict eye-witness accounts of these creatures as well as scientific evidence for dinosaurs having roamed the earth in recent history.

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Special thanks to Mark Armitage who provided these actual fossils that are a WORLD’S FIRST DISCOVERY! These very significant pieces of Triceratops horn and Triceratops frill are the first of their kind! Never before has a Triceratops horn or frill been found containing soft tissue and we have actual pieces of these fossils on display! Unfossilized soft tissue in dinosaur bones provides convincing evidence that the bones are not millions of years old. There is no known means that could preserve such tissues for such enormous periods of time. Microbes, and chemical and physical erosion would completely disintegrate the fragile tissues.

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Stop by the museum today and ask to see these new amazing additions.

The Creation & Earth History Museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. N, Santee, CA 92071

Business Hours are:

10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday

Closed Sundays

Hope to see you there!

The Truth About Salt – Creation Minute 6

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The Truth About Salt

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Macro photo of table salt

Are you enjoying those salty fries? Have you ever wondered where the rock salt that was needed for that seasoning originated?

In addition to its famous role in the human diet, salt has numerous uses in chemical production and processing as well as in many other industries. Salt mining and production remains a major source of employment in the United States and across the world.

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Although a lot of salt comes from distant locales such as Chile’s Great Salt Flat, there is a good chance that the salt used on your fries probably came from an enormous pure salt deposit covering an estimated 600,000 square miles deep below Northern Ohio and New York. The salt from this deposit is so pure that it can be ground up and immediately used for human consumption – containing essentially no contamination from sand, wind-blown dust, plant or animal fragments and debris, etc.

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A salt storage yard in Cleveland, Ohio.   AP Photo/ Mark Duncan

 

How did such an enormous deposit form? The standard explanation is that a salt water depression repeatedly filled and evaporated over huge periods of time, leaving the salt behind in what is called and evaporite formation.

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Unrefined salt, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

Yet the ultra-pure characteristics and massive size of this deposit make that extremely unlikely. In fact,  for a deposit that huge to form, it would have required a column of sea water 80 miles thick and the deepest ocean basin is only 7 miles deep! And that salt deposit would not be pure, but mixed with other sediment.

The Bible provides a better explanation for such deposits. During the worldwide flood, enormous vents opened up deep within the ocean as tectonic plates moved and continents were sliding into new positions. Today ocean vents spew forth supersaturated, mineral-laden fluids- but on a much smaller scale than what was happening during the flood. It is likely that an extremely supersaturated solution of salt formed in localized areas during the flood and as the supersaturated solution cooled, ultra-pure salt precipitated to form widespread salt deposits.

So as you reach for that salt shaker, realize that that salt was probably mined from a deposit laid down during Noah’s Flood.

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The Lord’s Supper as seen in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

 

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Genesis 7:11

 

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

The American Alligator – Creation Minute 5

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The Amazing Alligator

The American Alligator is a highly complex animal that is exquisitely designed for survival in swampy waters.

The armor plated alligator has thick scaly structures called scutes covering his body. Scutes (from the Latin Scuta meaning shield) are bony external plates. When a scute has a bony base it is called an osteoderm. The alligator has large osteoderms running down his back. These structures  protect him from many predators, such as fish, while the gator is young and still low on the food chain.

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The alligator is also perfectly camouflaged to its murky surroundings. Juveniles have high contrast markings to blend in to the reedy and grassy habitat along the water’s edge. These markings fade with age causing adults to appear a uniform black or dark green. This allows these apex predators to appear to be floating logs in the swamp, that is until they lunge with surprising agility and speed to catch their prey.

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The alligator is perfectly suited for his aquatic lifestyle. His eyes, nose and ear slits are all positioned on the top of his head, allowing most of his body to remain submerged while he monitors the water surface and shoreline. When he plunges into the water, his nose and ear slits are designed to close, keeping the water out. And to find his prey underwater, he has built-in goggles: nictitating membranes, clear membranes to cover his eyes. When the Alligator attacks his prey, and drags them underwater to eat, there is a special valve at the back of his throat that allows him to open his mouth and eat his food underwater without water flooding into his throat choking him.

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These are all amazing design features that God gave to the Alligator so that he can survive in the swamp.

While these creatures are certainly dangerous apex predators affected by the sin curse , it is important to remember that they still reflect the genius and handiwork of their Creator and they inspire a natural awe in us.

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Let us praise our Lord for the wonders that He has created for us to enjoy, appreciate, and learn from!

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Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. Job 37:14

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

 

The Mouse Pyramids – Creation Minute 4

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The Mystery of the Mouse Pyramids

In the Sahara Desert, there lies a second, lesser known great pyramid mystery: the mystery of the mouse pyramids!

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No, not those mouse pyramids.

 

Mice inhabiting the sandy Sahara desert are continually  found to be building strange stone pyramids in front of the entrances to their burrows. What could be the purpose of such deliberate structures?

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The mice have a plan!

 

Biologists studying these mice have discovered that the mice almost exclusively use round stones to make these small pyramid-like constructions. The rounded shape allows air to flow freely around the smooth stones. During the night the temperature plummets and the stones become chilled, as the sun rises, the air heats up quickly, but the stones take longer to become hot. So moisture from the morning air condenses on the surfaces of the cool rocks and collects between the rounded edges. The mice then lick off the droplets. Believe it or not, this small bit of condensation is the primary source of water for these rodents!

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The same anomaly has been found to occur in at least one species of mouse in Australia, (P. chapmani) but instead of small pyramids, their stone arrangements may be up to three feet across! Again, the rounded stone pyramids provide just the right shape as a dew trap to collect water. So these examples of “mouse ingenuity”  leave those who believe in evolution with some difficult questions. How exactly did these mice learn to design and compose such pyramids to catch the dew? And how did at least two different species, half a world apart, arrive at the same solution to provide their water source for survival?

Our infinitely creative and ingenious God clearly knew that these mice would need a way to survive in these hot landscapes, so He built this essential knowledge into their DNA so they can survive!

He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

Dr. Jobe Martin is coming to the Creation & Earth History Museum!

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Dr. Jobe Martin will be coming to our Thursday night Creation Fellowship Class! For those of you who have never been to the Creation Fellowship and Bible Study, it is a free class that we offer here in the auditorium at the Creation & Earth History Museum in Santee, CA. From time to time we have creationist speakers visit and provide edifying lectures and presentations. On Thursday, June 19th Jobe Martin will be speaking.

Jobe Martin, a native of Bloomsburg, PA, was a biology major at Bucknell University and a 1966 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. After spending two years in the Air Force where he was the dentist for the Presidential flight crew of Air Force One, he established a private dental practice at NASA in Houston.

Jobe and his wife, Jenna Dee, moved to Dallas in 1971 when he assumed a teaching post at Baylor University’s College of Dentistry. In 1982, he made the decision to enroll in the Th.M. program at Dallas Theological Seminary after which time Jobe and Jenna Dee founded their creation discipleship ministry, Biblical Discipleship Ministries.

Dr. Martin graduated in 1986 with a Masters of Theology in Systematic Theology, and has also obtained an Associates Degree in Business from Eastfield Community College in Dallas. He is the featured speaker on the three part DVD series, Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution as well as the recently released Creation Proclaims DVD series. He has written the book The Evolution of a Creationist which also has an accompanying four part DVD study course by the same name. Jobe’s wife Jenna Dee is a retired R.N and ministers to ladies’ groups and does counseling with women. The Martins have two daughters, Taryn and Mirren, who were home-schooled for 12 years. Both are graduates of Pensacola Christian College with degrees in Elementary Education. Taryn and Mirren have also received Ph.D.’s in history, work with their parents in the ministry, and conduct seminars for young ladies. When they are not travelling in ministry, the Martin family resides in Rockwall, Texas.

You can learn more about Dr. Martin and his ministry here: http://biblicaldiscipleship.org/

 

Come visit the Creation and Earth History Museum!

The museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071

Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.