Seeking Understanding: John Walton
If you have ever heard of “free radicals,” you know something about the work of Dr. John Walton, a professor of chemistry at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Dr. Walton’s work concentrates not only on the destructive reactions that come to mind when most people think of free radicals, but also on the positive effects of these fascinating chemicals. He also studies the potential of free radicals in industrial and environmental chemistry. What we know about free radicals because of the work of Dr. Walton and other chemists can also inform our understanding of how life came into being. Based on his life as a scientist and the research he has done, what does Dr. Walton believe to be the most reasonable explanation of life’s origin? This is the subject of this 22:30 episode of the Seeking Understanding series.
What are "Lazarus taxa"? What can we learn form them about order in the fossil record? Explore this subject in this short article: https://www.grisda.org/lazarus-species-1
What is the significance of fossils that show intermediate characteristics between fossil groups? Learn more about how to interpret this kind of evidence in this short insightful article: https://www.grisda.org/article-title
Change in Species
Many kinds of animals appear designed for predation and violence, in contrast to what one would expect based on the biblical description of Edenic peace. It seems that animal species must have changed…
What are Archean rocks? Is it true that they contain evidence for life existing at the time of their formation? Learn more on the subject in this short article: https://www.grisda.org/traces-of-life-from-archean-rocks-evidence-and-challenges-1
What is the Cambrian explosion? Why was Darwin puzzled by it? Learn more about this topic in this short article: https://www.grisda.org/cambrian-explosion-and-darwins-doubt-1
Dinosaurs and the Bible
How can such fearsome creatures as dinosaurs be reconciled with a biblical model of creation? Learn more about dinosaurs and the Bible in this article https://www.grisda.org/dinosaurs-and-the-bible-1
Not all dinosaurs were large. Learn more about dinosaurs at https://www.grisda.org/the-existence-and-extinction-of-the-dinosaurs-1
Ever heard of megabreccias? Learn more about them at http://bit.ly/Megabreccia
Have you ever heard of "paraconformities"? Learn more about them at http://bit.ly/Flat_Gaps
Tim Standish describes how thoroughly the needs of newborn babies are anticipated in the design of their mothers. It appears that mothers customize the milk they produce for their children depending on…
This film about dinosaur footprints was made using only an Apple iPhone 6 with a cheap microphone plugged into it. The purpose was to demonstrate that you don't need complex and expensive equipment to…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 1
This episode unfolds at the foothills of the Italian Alps, between Venice and Padova. It was here that Galileo Galilei broke the Aristotelian distinction between perfect heavenly bodies and imperfect Earth.…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 2
This episode, centered around the town of Predazzo in the Dolomites of Italy, addresses the early modern geology controversy on the origin of granites. At stake in this debate was much more than the origin…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 3
This episode, filmed in the spectacular Swiss Alps of canton Glarus, presents an account of the development of ideas on the origin of mountains. It is both humbling and exciting to realize how much geological…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 4
This episode explains how an enigmatic suite of dark rocks in the Swiss Alps bears witness to the enormous tectonic forces which have been unleashed in the past history of our planet. If you are a teacher,…
Three different kinds of lava are found in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy this brief description of each kind and the conditions under which it is formed.
Black Sand Beach
Black sand beaches are iconic of Hawaii, but where do they come from and how long do they take to form?
Seeking Understanding: Ariel Roth
Ariel Roth has dedicated his life to understanding Earth history. This documentary - with spectacular videography of the Grand Canyon and also featuring material from his time under water in the Hydrolab…
Thinking Creation - 01 - The Great Debate
This episode traces some of the philosophies that, over the course of millennia, have lead to the various ideas about origins that are current today. Some of the thinkers discussed include Democritus,…
Thinking Creation - 03 - The Design of Life
This episode examines specific properties of life, particularly the chemistry of life, that inform our understanding of where life comes from. The protein Endothelin-1 and molecular machine ATP synthase…
Thinking Creation - 04 - The Richly Diverse Creation
This episode explores where the amazing creatures we observe in the world today came from. Did they evolve? Were they all created by God in the Garden of Eden? Did Noah build a boat that held everything…
Seeking Understanding: Elaine Graham Kennedy
Dr. Elaine Graham Kennedy was born into a dedicated Christian family and grew up in an active church where the Bible was central. She participated in the youth groups, did well in school and then she allowed…
Seeking Understanding: John Walton
If you have ever heard of “free radicals,” you know something about the work of Dr. John Walton, a professor of chemistry at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Dr. Walton’s work concentrates not only…
Seeking Understanding: David Pennington
This Seeking Understanding episode features Dr. Pennington, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who performed the second ever ear reattachment; the first being Jesus’ reattachment of Malchus’ ear after…
Seeking Understanding: Isabel de Moraes
Dr. Isabel de Moraes is a remarkable woman who has become one of the leading scientists living today. What challenges did she have to overcome? Why does she work inside a huge synchrotron facility on a…
Design In Fossil Organisms
Have you ever had the opportunity to examine a real fossil? Maybe you have seen dinosaur bones or shells encased in rock. Do these remains of once living organisms look less designed than the creatures we find living around us? How might the same engineering challenges faced by living creatures have been solved by these ancient creatures? What do the conclusions we draw tell us about the Creator of these ancient yet elegant organisms? Shelley Quinn and Tim Standish, PhD
Raúl Esperante - Dinosaurs, Fossils, and The Flood
Raúl Esperante is a senior researcher at the Geoscience Research Institute and has a doctorate in Paleontology from Loma Linda University. His research projects include the study of fossil whales in Peru and the study of dinosaurs in different parts of the world.
Evidence of the Recent Creation
Living things provide abundant evidence of their relatively recent creation. Claims that life, and death, are billions of years old exploit the fact that we can’t do time travel to see if they are true. All we can do is consider the record of the past we have in God’s Word and in His creation. Join us as we examine just a little of the clear evidence that life on Earth is thousands rather than millions of years old.
Leonard R. Brand - Science, Evolution, and Fossils
Leonard R. Brand is a researcher and professor of Biology and Paleontology at Loma Linda University. He has published his research in scientific journals and has a PhD from Cornell University.
Noemí Durán - Natural Selection, Epigenetics, and Environment
Noemí Durán is a biologist specialized in animal behavior. She has a PhD in Marine Biology from Loma Linda University and is the director of the European headquarters of the Geoscience Research Institute.