Crepuscular beams, by Sarah Wise, taken from her home close to Louisville, Colo., mid-April, 2021.
We picked this magnificent picture from among a few similarly mind blowing shots to some extent since it shows obviously the root of crepuscular beams – simply take a gander at the mountain pinnacles and valleys, particularly on the right. The beams are the consequence of light dissipating by the air. On the left, you can unmistakably see air dissipating where one of the beams generally cuts up a cloud. Lastly, you can perceive how every cloud has a silver covering.
By chance, I expect that crepuscular beams are the explanation Moses has horns in Michelangelo’s model of Moses: beam and horn are a similar word in Biblical Hebrew, presumably on the grounds that the people of yore essentially called crepuscular beams “horns.” It appears liable to me that they imagined Moses as having had (crepuscular) beams emerging from his head. Again unexpectedly, you may discover different portrayals of Moses with horns here. There is the same old thing in the creator’s reason that the word was mistranslated into Greek.
Reflection on a survey of a book by Stephen Meyer
By Matt Young
April 16, 2021 19:30 MST 87 Comments
Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe, by Stephen Meyer.
Darrel Falk, a previous leader of BioLogos, as of late checked on Stephen Meyer’s most recent book, Return of the God Hypothesis, here. Educator Falk is thoughtful with Dr. Meyer and undoubtedly asserts that their “perspective[s] on the job of God in creation” are not “vastly different.” The audit is in any case negative and prompted an intriguing trade on a Google Group gave to some extent to The Panda’s Thumb. I should pressure that to the extent I know none of us on PT has perused the book, however at this point we have likely totally perused the audit. At any rate, the trade is reproduced, with authorization, beneath the overlap:
Flagellum research on the front burner once more
By Matt Young
April 14, 2021 08:25 MST 16 Comments
SEM picture of lashed Chlamydomonas sp. (10000×), a solitary celled green alga. Credit: Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility, Dartmouth College. Public area.
We have not examined the bacterial flagellum on PT in a decent lengthy timespan – one of the last cases was Nick Matzke’s 2007 article, The Edge of Creationism, a cunning quip on Michael Behe’s book title, The Edge of Evolution. Around there, Dr. Matzke altogether exposes Dr. Behe’s dispute that the flagellum couldn’t have advanced, consequently was planned.
Dr. Matzke, I am satisfied to note, is busy once more. He is a piece of a worldwide group drove by Matthew Baker to, in their words, find “How life got rolling: remaking and re-advancing the bacterial flagellar engine, piece-by-piece.” Their aim, as indicated by a public statement from the University of New South Wales, is “to appraise what an antiquated flagellar engine – the little pivoting wheel that controls the swimming development of microbes – might have resembled, and afterward re-engineer it for additional experimentation and examination.” So much for not developing.
In what should be an unrealistic instance of joined development, a group headed by Morgan Beeby at Imperial College London has been granted an award for an undertaking named “Darwin rwinDa: rewinding and rerunning advancement to consider development in real life” (no, that isn’t a grammatical error). As indicated by an official statement from Imperial College, they will likely find “How could slow, Darwinian development fabricate such a construction if not by concocting all essential parts immediately?”
In truth, the abrupt appearance ex nihilo of these two ventures isn’t completely joined development. The two groups applied for awards granted “under the umbrella subject ‘Complex systems of living creatures'” by the Human Frontier Science Program, and each got 1.4 M$ over a time of 3 a. The HFSP granted 28 awards to start in 2021.
By Matt Young
April 12, 2021 12:00 MST 7 Comments
Photos by Dan Phelps.
Plausible dinosaur gastrolith from either the Jurassic Morrison Formation or lowermost Cretaceous Cloverly Formation of Utah.
Mr. Phelps clarifies,
By Matt Young
April 12, 2021 12:00 MST 2 Comments
Photo by David Rintoul.
Photography Contest, Honorable Mention.
Setophaga coronata, yellow-rumped songbird (also known as myrtle lark). Mr. Rintoul composes that the songbird “was captured on a colder time of year day in Manhattan, Kansas. This songbird, one of a kind among the North American wood larks, can process the waxy coatings of different organic products like bayberry, cedar, and myrtle. This variation permits them to winter further north than most larks, which generally rely upon bugs throughout the cold weather months.”