The Cold, Hard Fact

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A tourist was driving through Texas and stopped at a gas station.  He observed a small piece of rope hanging down with a sign above it, “Weather Forecaster.”  The man inquired of an old-timer, “How does this thing work,” The fella replied, “When it swings, it’s windy. When it’s wet, it means rain.  When it’s frozen stiff, then snows on the way.  And when it’s gone…tornado!”

Last week it was announced by the NSIDC (National Snow And Ice Data Centre) that so far in 2013 – a million more square miles of ocean are covered with ice than was the case in 2012, a whopping 60 percent increase.  This surge in Arctic ice is in stark contrast to a 2007 NASA report that predicted the same Arctic waters would be ice-free in 2013 due to global warming.  (A study often quoted by Al Gore in warning the world of his prophesied doom-and-gloom due to ocean-rising flooding.)  Dr. Anatasios Tsonis, head of the world-renowned meteorology department at the University of Wisconsin issued the following statement regarding the  news of the Arctic ice growth, “This just confirms what I’ve been telling my students in class – that we are already in a global cooling trend.  And I believe it will continue for at least the next ten to fifteen years.  In other words, the global warming of the 1980s and 1990s is, from what I can see, now over.”

The bottom line?  Why should all of this come a shock to so many people?  Is not one of the things we learn early in life that the weather is always changing!

In the mid 1800s, workers out West  were carving a path through the Kicking Horse Valley in British Columbia,  for Canada’s first transcontinental railway.  As they dug, the laborers began to notice a number of different creatures embedded in the rocks.  A geologist working for the railroad examined the find and immediately contacted Charles Doolittle Walcott, head of the U.S. Geological Society and the world’s leading fossil expert.  Dr. Walcott came from America to Canada and soon identified the find as one of the greatest discoveries in paleontology history.  He labeled it, “The Cambrian Explosion” because of all the various animals that seemed to come on the scene, all at once, and all in their full form.  At the very same time, across the ocean in England, Dr. Charles Darwin was basking in the nation’s acclaim for his book, The Origin Of The Species, in which the naturalist promoted the gradual evolutionary development of animals over millions of years through natural selection.  When Charles Darwin received word of the Cambrian Explosion, he was greatly shaken, for it completely contradicted all that he had written.  And to Darwin’s credit, he confessed he had no answer for it and would have to rely on future evolutionists to explain it away (something that still has yet to be done.)

Darwin’s Doubt (The Explosive Origin Of Animal Life And The Case For Intelligent Design) is the current New York Time’s bestseller written by Dr. Stephen Meyer. Professor Meyer is a Cambridge University Ph.D. biologist and resident scholar for Illustra Media (the ministry behind the bird and butterfly films we have just recently shown).  Professor Meyer states of his book, “I wrote it because this is a story that isn’t generally known and needs to be broadly told.”  Illustra Media has also made the book into a new film and we will show it at some future mid-week service.