Episode 11: Biblical Scientists, Baby Islands & the Atlatl

NASA: Nishinoshima, also known as Snoopy Island

Did you know the Bible talks about scientists? We have a look at an interesting word on this from the Old Testament. Then, we explore some brand new islands popping up around the world. Last, we hear a report on an ancient weapon, the Atlatl.

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“Science” in the Bible

Daniel before King NebuchadnezerChildren in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. Daniel 1:4

Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. Ecclesiastes 10:20

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like. II Chronicles 1:10-12

Then, to test our hypothesis, we have a look at I Kings 4:33:

And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

Baby Islands

I heard about these new landforms from Creation Evolution Headlines (Grownups, you’ll want to sign up for his digest emails. There’s always something interesting!):

Instant Islands and Ecology

To see the new islands, I did a Good Search for images of “Nishinoshima”. There were some of the original island, the new volcano erupting, and the larger island afterwards.

If you follow the links from Creation Evolution Headlines, you can see even more great pictures.

Besides those links, I also really enjoyed the detailed discussion of how plants fill barren landscapes in Creation Ministries International’s Sensational Seeds.

Atlatl

CS4K-Atlatl-YellJoseph was able to get most of his report information by studying the articles I’ve written on them:

Ancient Technology: Atlatl, Super Weapon

Quotes: Atlatl

We did a little more research on the modern Australian version as well. Dons Maps: Atlatls, Spear Throwers, and Woomeras has some amazing pictures of all kinds of versions of this weapon.

Extras Photos:

Atlatl Closeup

Wooden Spoon atlatl on the left with black ducktape and cardboard notch. Reed “dart” on the right.

Throwing the atlatl

 

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