On What Day Did God Cause the Big Bang?

CreationMost of you who follow scientific news have heard that scientists have just discovered physical traces from the moment in history when the Earth and planets were created. Because the universe expanded so quickly, it left ripples in light patterns throughout the universe.  These ripples of light were recently discovered by a team of astronomers led by John Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

With regard to creation, evolution, and faith, I have always been one to embrace the “both” theory.  In other words, who says that God and science have to be mutually exclusive concepts?

Is it too far fetched to pose the question: “on what day did God cause this Big Bang”? This is a question that we will never know while we are living on Earth. God didn’t put us here on Earth for us to iron out these details, though!

Sometimes, believing means that you just believe.

The Most Preserved Mammoth in the History of Paleontology

By: Suzanne Ostrander

Uncovered MammothAncient MammothIn May of 2013, the most preserved wooly mammoth in the history of paleontology was discovered in Siberia.  Frozen in a tomb of ice for thousands of years, this mammoth still had hair on his body!  Since the discovery, Tokyo researchers have been conducting extensive research on the extinct creature to shed light on its cause of death.  Further study on the mammoth led scientists to infer  that the creature perished over 39,000 years ago, by getting stuck in a swamp.

Upon further examination of this captivating animal, Japanese researchers are investigating the possibility of repopulating the earth with these creatures.  Due to the impeccable condition of the discovered body, blood and muscle tissue were collected from the mammoth.  Since the mammoth was a female, professionals are discussing the plausibility of implanting its egg into a live elephant for a 22 month pregnancy.

After reading about this plan, my first thought was that it reminded me of the 1993 box office hit”Jurrasic Park”.  If we recall the plot, paleontologists scientifically manipulated a way of preserving the existence of long extinct dinosaurs, including the majestic brontosaurus and the intriguing yet terrifying T-Rex.  As many of us suspected, the achievement was far from foolproof and became disastrous to all visitors of the park.  Still, I will never forget the rush I felt when I saw that glass of water ominously ripple, as the newly preserved and fully alive T-Rex approached that tiny touring car!

In light of the future plans for the recently uncovered wooly mammoth, I began to mentally calculate the pros and cons of such a pursuit.  There are some things that, though possible through scientific effort, may not be the best solution for mankind.  Of course, as a science nerd, I will not deny that the attempt is nothing short of fascinating.

Is it right though?

Did God have a plan and a reason for allowing these creatures to become extinct thousands of years ago? If we do this, then what next?

Again, this is not a complete endorsement nor is it a rebuttal of the idea.  I am writing this to initiate a friendly discussion on the matter.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this!!  Regardless of what happens, I think we can all agree that it is breathtaking to view such an ancient being almost 40,000 years following its extinction.

So, that’s the question I leave with you all.  Is extinction where these creatures should stay, or should we see where science can take us?

As always, remember to encourage excellence in your everyday lives.

Till next time,


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SHADOW: The Newest Technology for Remembering Dreams


By: Suzanne Ostrander

For as long as I can remember, I have been captivated by the phenomenon of dreams. Some are good, some bad, some recurring with a possible meaning, and let’s face it, some are completely hilarious and random.  Long ago, I read about scientific research that indicates a distinct pattern to all of our dreams.  According to science, if we are diligent enough to record our dreams as soon as we wake up every morning, we will begin to see a distinct pattern over time! Maybe I am corny, but I find that fascinating!

The problem to this theory for me is obvious, though.  Kudos to those of you who are natural “morning people”, but I never have been and probably never will be.  The first thing on my mind once I hear the alarm is to reach for the snooze button. The next tangible thought probably involves a cup of coffee.  According to the scientific theory of dream recollection, by the time I am semi-functional and ready to record the details of my dreams, too much conscious time has passed and I have already forgotten many of the pertinent details that should be recorded.

So, for those of you who are fascinated by this theory, but despise the notion of “the early bird getting the worm”, science has created a solution.  With the new SHADOW technology, you can speak your details into an electronic device to be recorded and played back.  It may be a bit humorous to hear how groggy we may sound when this is played back, but I say- if it works, why not?!

Click below to read the original article that gives details on this newest advancement in scientific technology.  As always, remember to encourage excellence today and follow your “dreams”!