Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today is "Leap Day"

Leap day?

Yes !

You have heard of Leap year and this year, 2012. is Leap Year.

So today, Feb 29 is "Leap Day", the day that is added to the year to make it a Leap Year.   Duh.

You know the rhyme:
30 days hath September, April, June, and November
All the rest have 31
Excepting February alone which has 28
(but on leap year, it has 29)

So this is Leap Day.

To read more about this special day and why it is needed, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cirrus Clouds

Yesterday the DIT told of very unusual Tsunami-clouds.

But, those are not the only unusual clouds one can see.

There are, as you know, many types of clouds, Cirrus, Cumulus, etc. etc. etc.

Some of the most unusual and beautiful clouds are in the Cirrus category.

We have a neighbor who is really 'into' clouds and even takes pictures of the more unusual ones.

Ditto, we have a relative who is 'into' clouds.

Alas, we don't think either of those folks are 'followers' of DIT, but, if they were, they would love the article about Cirrus clouds being posted today.   HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tsunami-Shaped clouds

Wow!  The folks in Alabama surely wondered about these clouds.

What clouds?

Well, as the headline of today's DIT states, they saw giant Tsunami-shaped clouds.

Very odd looking.

To see these weird clouds and find out what causes them, HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Genomes data suggests young human race

The 'old earthers' are not going to be happy with this result.

But it was their research that has uncovered this information.

What is it this time?

Well, it seems that a project to sequence human genomes has "uncovered a result that points to a youthful age for the human race."

Wow!  You mean the Bible might be right after all?

Well, read this brief article and see for yourself.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Going Solo

Recently a friend of DIT told us about an article he had just read in the February issue of the Smithsonian Magazine.

Article?  What about?

Well, it seems that the number of folks who live alone (Going Solo) is much larger than you might expect.

The article was essentially a book review in which this information was revealed.

The title of the book, Going Solo… by Eric Klinenberg, a Sociologist at NYU, pretty well sums up the thought.

Amongst other things, Klinenberg has discovered that in the 1950s, approximately 4 million people lived alone.

But, today, that number has swelled to 32 million -- which he estimates to be approximately 28% of all households in the US.

Indeed, he adds, today "there are more American adults that are single than married."

And this is not only happening in the US but in many other countries as well.  For example, the author states that in Stoclkholm Sweeden, "more than 50% of households are one-person."


Who would have thought !

If you would like to read more of his findings and their implications (and you should), then HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, February 24, 2012

What about those Dinosaur Tracks?

In the two part video you viewed over the past couple of days, you might have wondered about fossils and tracks of animals in the various flood sediments.

And you might have wondered about Dinosaur tracks.

How did dinosaur tracks get into the sediments? 

And, yes, there are dinosaur tracks in the sediments.

Well, this article (not a video today but an article) has some verrrrrry interesting information that will surely grab your attention.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flood Geology -- Part 2

Yes, today it really is part 2.  Yay.

So, with the same thoughts as we mentioned yesterday when we told you about Part 1, it is time to continue viewing this wonderful video.

So, to view Part 2, which is also about 29 minutes long but well worth the time, HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flood Geology -- Part 1

AIG (Answers in Genesis) has produced an excellent video about Flood Geology.

It explains many of the rock formations, earth layers, and other features that you have surely noticed and about which you have likely wondered.

This video is one which can be purchased but AIG from time to time puts their videos on line so you can see them without purchasing.

When they do this they usually break them into segments as they have done in this instance.

In this case the entire video is almost an hour long so they divided it into two 29 or so minute segments.

So, today, let's look at part 1.

Tomorrow we will look at part 2.

One problem, but you being smart cookies can adapt easily.

It seems that the link that I found said it would go to part 1 BUT when you click on the link I will give you in a few seconds, it takes you to a page that says Part 2.

But do not despair, on that page you will see clickable links to Part 1 and Part 2 so, yes, you guessed it, click on part 1 and watch.

Tomorrow, Click on part 2 (if you don't do them both today) and continue the video.

I think you will find this a verrrrrry informative video which will begin to clear up a lot of the strange things you have been seeing in road cuts, river beds, etc. etc. etc.

So, with that said, to view Part 1, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Touching Testimony

This is another video that was sent to us by a friend.

What is it?

Well, it is a short talk (not sure how long but under 10 minutes I think) given at a meeting of Gideons.

You are surely aware of the work of the Gideons: they distribute Bibles all around the world.

The man giving his testimony is telling how his life was transformed by finding a Gideon Bible in a garbage can and …..

... but rather than my telling his story, you will want to listen to him tell what happened in his own words.  HERE'S THE LINK

Monday, February 20, 2012

Today is Washington's Birthday (President's Day)

George Washington was the First President of the United States.

He served two terms as President, the first being from 1789-1793 and the second from 1793 to 1797.

Interestingly, according to the National Archives of the U.S. Gov., “George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, which placed Washington's birth on February 22, 1732.”

Even though Feb. 22, (or Feb. 11) 1732 is the real date of George Washington’s Birthday, it is now celebrated as “President’s Day” on the third Monday of February each year.

To read more about Washington’s Birthday and how it came to be, as chronicled by the National Archives, HERE’S THE LINK.

And if you would like to read Wikipedia’s ‘take’ on this day, HERE’S THE LINK

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The original 'unknown' god of China

A few years ago while attending a conference, I had the privilege of seeing Dr. Ethel Nelson.

Now retired, she served for many years as a Medical Pathologist in Thailand.

While in Thailand she became interested in the study of the Chinese language.

To make a long story short, she has discovered many amazing insights into the Chinese language and its correlation with the Book of Genesis.

She has co-authored three books, all of which are excellent and which I highly recommend that you read.

The Book shown here is one of the three.

The DIT link today is to an article based on that book, "God's Promise to the Chinese" which she co-authored with Richard Broadberry and Ginger Tong Chock.

You will surely find this article interesting and hopefully it will inspire you to read this and her other books.  HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lucas and Juno

Well, we have seen Praying Dogs and Dancing Dogs.

Today let's look at a heart warming story about a Service Dog.

You are aware of Service Dogs.  They have been around for centuries though not always by that name.

Indeed, the dog pictured here was a Red Cross Service dog in Italy in 1909.

Service dogs are very special because they help people in various ways.

Some assist the police and military in their duties.

Others help 'ordinary' people as is the case in our DIT today.

Juno, the Service dog was rescued from a shelter and….

Well, read this story and you will find out about this very special dog and the bond he has with  little boy he serves.   HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dancing Dog

Yesterday we saw dogs saying Grace before they ate.

But, other dogs apparently are not so spiritually minded.

Instead they are out there on the dance floor.


A friend sent us this DIT and it is really amazing (even though we at DIT do not condone, approve of, or recommend dancing).

In fact, we almost didn't post this because of our 'old foggey' (to most folks) views of dancing.

But this dog is so amazing that we thought you would want to see this 3 minutes 8 seconds video,  HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dogs Saying Grace before meals

Awhile back on DIT, we posted a short video of dogs praying before their meal.

That was one group of dogs at one meal.

But, apparently those are not the only dogs who do this.

A friend of DIT sent us a video showing several different dogs with their various owners saying Grace before they eat.

I doubt that the dog pictured here says Grace.

But there are many dogs who do.

Maybe she needs to learn also.

Anyway, to view this amazing 2 minute 33 second video of many dogs who do say Grace before they eat, HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


You are probably aware that more and more people are choosing to be cremated instead of undergoing the standard burial in the earth.

Some say they are doing it because it is cheaper.

Others think it is cool and trendy.

While still others have various reasons such as wanting their ashes to be spread over the ocean, over a certain plot of ground, sent to the moon and short of that being possible, they send them into space for a brief trip.

I kid you not.

Anyway, Cremation is becoming the 'in' thing for many folks.

But, probably most folks, especially Christians who do this, have not considered what being cremated pictures to themselves and to the world.

If you or someone you know is considering cremation, this is a must watch brief video by Chuck Missler of the K-House Ministry.

The video is only 1 minute 56 seconds in length but only the first 1 minute and 25 or so seconds are on the topic of Cremation.

I think you will find what he says thought provoking.   HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DNA, the Code of Life, Part 3

And last but not least, it is time to see part 3 of this video.

So, scroll down and click on part 3 and voila!


Monday, February 13, 2012

DNA, the Code of Life, Part 2

Ok, let's continue.

Today let's see part 2 of this video. 

As we said before, when you get to the page, scroll down and click on Part 2.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

DNA, The Code of Life

We are hearing a lot about DNA these days.

Seems everyone is talking about it and learning about it.

What exactly is DNA?

And why is it important?

Well, This video by Dr. Purdom of AIG will explain DNA to you.

You can purchase this video, DNA The Code of Life, from AIG or you can watch it for FREE (I love that word 'free') on their website.

Since the video is 45 minutes in length, they have broken it into three 15 minute segments.

So we will do the same.

The link we will give you each time will take you the webpage, but at first glance you will think it is for part 3 only.

Do not despair, just scroll down a tad and click on "The Code of Life, Part 1."

Tomorrow we will send you to the same page, so scroll and click on Part 2.

Then the following day, Part 3.

Of course, there is no 'law' that says you can't watch all 3 at one time. But since AIG divided it up, we will also.

So with that said, HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, February 11, 2012

He who tooteth not his own horn …

Say what?

Well, the entire phrase is:

"He who tooteth not his own horn finds that his horn is not tooted"

This is a quote that I often heard a young child (back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth).

And there is some truth to that saying.

So, we are 'tooting our own horn' today in that the DIT for today is a reminder that on our other website we have a collection of Bible studies that you might want to peruse.

They are, of course, considerably longer and totally different than these DITs but they are, (tooting our own horn), something you might want to check out if you haven't already.

They are designed for individual or group use and you will find the answers to the questions embedded within the study itself so you will get 'instant feedback' as you work through the lessons.

Yes, they are copyrighted but they are FREE (don't you love 'free').

We just ask that if you do these with a group that you not charge the folks for the studies (except, of course, if you photocopy them you could ask them to reimburse you for that expense if you can't afford it yourself.) 

We also ask that you not change them but keep them intact.

Other than that they are FREE for you to use either personally or in a group Bible Study or whatever.

So, yes, we have just shamelessly  : )   'tooted our own horn'.  

But we wanted you to know that the studies are out there for you to use and share with others.

So with that said, we hope you will go to our other website which has both in depth Bible Studies and many short "Answers Now" to numerous questions folks have asked or about which you were / are wondering.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Jerusalem the Epicenter of History

Today we will view one more brief video that refers to the book by David Flynn, Temple at the Center of time.

Why is this video important?

Well, you will recall that Isaac Newton began and David Flynn continued the thought of measuring distances from Jerusalem, the epicenter of History, to various places on earth.

The distances from the Temple location in Jerusalem to specific sites, such as Babylon, Paris, London, etc. amazingly correlate to specific dates when very significant historical events occurred.

Watch this video.

It is only 3 minutes 28 seconds in length but what it reveals is stunning.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Temple at the Center of Time Video

Yesterday we referenced the book by David Flynn, Temple at the Center of Time.

And we linked you to a summary of the book.

But, we also alluded to the fact that the summary did not do an in depth evaluation of what we considered to be one of the most fascinating insights that this book provided.

Those insights linked significant historical dates with statute and nautical miles.


Yes, David Flynn, using GPS and Satellite data, built upon concepts first proposed by Isaac Newton in his book, Principia Mathematica, shown here in the photo from Wikipedia by Andrew Dunn.

Flynn, using today's technology was able to build upon Newton's thoughts.

In so doing, Flynn discovered some very fascinating insights.

The link today is to a 'must watch' 10 minute 57 second video which will explain in fascinating detail what Flynn found.

This, to me, was the most important part of the book.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Temple at the Center of Time

David Flynn, the author of the book shown here, passed away on Sunday Jan 22, 2012.

It is reported that he had a brain tumor.

His research and book will live on however.

We at DIT read this book a year or so ago and were very impressed with his work and findings.

Recently a friend of DIT sent us an email which reviewed this book.

But, as we have noted before, it is really not possible to link to emails so we searched around on the internet and found that the same email was actually from a web page.

Joy and happiness because now, you, too, can get a very good summary of this very important and informative book and some of its eye opening findings.

But, this is only a summary and really does not go into many of the findings that Flynn has discovered.

Therefore, you really would profit from reading the book in its entirety.

So, with that by way of introduction, HERE'S THE LINK

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Young Earth Creation

Can it be defended? 


Checkout this article which summarizes and defends the Young Earth Creationist viewpoint.    


Monday, February 6, 2012

World's smallest hard drive

You thought your Hard Drive holds a lot of gigabytes.

And, likely, it does.

Especially when we at DIT recall that our first computer, a Radio Shack Color computer, shown here, didn't have a hard drive at all and only had a chip that held 16 K.

Yes, you read that correctly. 16 Kilobytes.

And we upgraded it to 32 KB by soldering in another chip so we could play donkey kong.

And we thought we were on the cutting edge of technology.

Yes, those were the days.

But, as you know those cutting edge days were replaced and replaced and replaced by ever increasing memory sizes while the drives themselves get physically smaller and smaller.

And now, even the advances we have now are about to pale by comparison as even smaller, indeed unbelievably smaller, hard drives are on the horizon.


Check out this article for the details.  HERE'S THE LINK

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Today is Superbowl Sunday

As is stated in Wikipedia, Super Bowl Sunday is "the most watched annual television program in the United States…"

And that doubtless is true.

Interestingly, it is often said that more people watch the Superbowl commercials than the game.

That is assuming that the rather disinterested people in the room pay more attention to the commercials than the game.

Disinterested people?

Well, yes, there are actually some folks who don't really care much about the game but they do pop in or look up to watch when the commercials come on.

Hmmmm. Odd.

But the Super Bowl commercials are not your 'average' commercial.

They are usually very interesting and they definitely are verrrrry expensive.

But, for those who are interested in the game, this year the teams are New York Giants vs. Boston Patriots.

The time:  6:30 pm EST on NBC.

Sooooooo, who will win?  Only time will tell.

If you want to see what the NFL website has to say about the game, then HERE'S THE LINK

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A nap can make you smarter

We at DIT certainly agree and identify with this article which was sent to us by a friend.

How often have we wished that we could stop and take a nap back in the days that we were working and exhausted in the afternoon.

But, nooooo. Taking a nap was frowned upon.

So we trundled on.

At last, studies are showing that a nap is a good idea.

Many other countries and regions of the world have known about this for a long time.

But, I doubt that this will bring about any changes in the workforce in the US.

Oh, well.

Anyway, thought you would want to know that what you have suspected to be true really is.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Father and Son removed from some Bible Translations


Talk about changes !

This is verrrrry interesting.

Is this a good idea????

Check out this article.  HERE'S THE LINK

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today is Groundhog day

Today, February 2, is Groundhog day.

It is that long awaited day when we supposedly find out if the brrrrrrr cold of winter will continue or if we can anticipate the warmer days of Spring.

Bottom line: If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, winter will continue for 6 more weeks.

But, if he does not see his shadow, then winter will soon end and he leaves his burrow for the anticipated soon coming spring weather.

There are other groundhogs who are trying to steal the show from Punxsutawney Phil. 

These include the General Lee Groundhog of Georgia, affectionately known as 'Beau'

and there is even a Groundhog in Chattanooga, known as Chattanooga Chuck !!  Who knew.

Anyway, and a big alas, this is another pagan celebration apparently brought to the Americas by early settlers from Europe in the 1700s.

The General Lee Groundhog of Georgia site tells about the pagan beginnings and about General Lee, the 'Southern Version' of Punxsutawney Phil. HERE'S THE LINK

To find out much more about Punxsutawney Phil, affectionally known as “Phil” for obvious reasons (spelling no doubt), and the results for each year since 1887, HERE’S THE LINK

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

School Days School Days

Do you remember those days?

Who could forget?

Especially who can forget all those tests that we had to take.

And, if you are like most folks, you actually studied (at least some) for your tests.

However, apparently the student that we want to introduce you to today did not study for this test.

He made a ZERO.

But, technically, he should have made 100.


Well, his answers were correct but, alas, they were not the ones the teacher was expecting or wanting.

A friend of DIT sent us this email with the test questions and answers.

I think you will find them a hoot.  HERE'S THE LINK