Galapagos Tortoises

Thank you Gordon Wilson for your contribution to this amazingly informational book, Galapagos Islands

Galápagos tortoises are more closely related to African hinge-back tortoises. This finding suggests that the most recent mainland ancestor of the Galápagos tortoises may have hailed from Africa, not South America.

The Phoenicians (or some other ancient mariners) may have brought the first tortoises. They are low-maintenance food aboard ships because they can live long periods without food or water. In fact, the Galápagos tortoises were often used this way in the 19th century by whaling ships.

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The Equatorial Location – 12 Billion Years Old?

Thank you Ron Samec for conributing to the new book, The Galapagos IslandsNot familiar with The Galapagos Islands? Click here to learn more.

The Equatorial Location - 12 Billion Years Old

 The equatorial location of the Galápagos Islands allows visitors to see both northern and southern sky objects. Stars rise straight up from the eastern horizon, arcing up and then set straight down on the western horizon. Only from earth’s equator are all the stars in God’s heavens (viewable from earth) visible at one time or another during the year.

Among the most amazing starry assemblages in the heavens are globular clusters (GCs). GCs are round-shaped, rich clusters of stars (usually 50,000–10,000,000) that travel around their galaxies at random tilts and elliptical orbits, much like comets in orbit about the solar system. Their combined orbits create the halo that encircles the galaxies.

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A Biblical Perspective on the Galapagos

We get a Biblical perspective on The Galapagos Islands from the new book with the same name.

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But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? — Job 12:7–10

The Galápagos Islands are truly a living testament to these verses in Job. The wildlife of the Galápagos displays both the majesty of God’s creation and His mercy in preserving life in a cursed world.

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Announcing Galapagos Islands

galapagos full Cover 3DWe’ve been super excited about the publishing process of this new book, and we’re even  more excited to announce to you that it’s ready to be in your hands!

Dr. Georgia Purdom has put together some amazing facts and photographs that will take you in depth to the history and science of The Galapagos Islands

In this new book you will:

  • Observe the wondrous diversity of life, including birds, reptiles, and plants
  • Learn how Darwin’s worldview and the biblical worldview differ and the importance of this in studying the Galápagos
  • With poignant chapters from Ken Ham, John Morris, John C. Whitcomb, Danny Faulkner, Gary Parker, and more!

Where Darwin once visited and later used evidence from to support his faulty case for evolution, discover the wonder of God in this full-color book filled with vibrant images of these glorious islands in the Pacific, as well as powerful insights that give Him the glory due His name.

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Your faith will be strengthened as you learn the importance of a biblical worldview from some of the best apologetics speakers in the country. It’s an overall emphasis on Galápagos as testament to God’s majesty and mercy rather than the empty legacy of one man!

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Where Does a Week Come From?

This question comes from Caleb in one of our newest releases in the Answers Book for Kids series, The Answers Book for Kids Volume 5

Where Does a Week Come From

For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it (Exodus 20:11).

This question is very important! Let’s look at some other time references (days, months, and years) first.

A day is one rotation of the earth on its axis. A month ultimately comes from one revolution of the moon around the earth. A year comes from one revolution of the earth around the sun. A week (7 days) has nothing to do with any astronomical time reference.

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