Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Map is a puzzle for researchers

From Yahoo News

Why did the mapmaker name the territory America and then change his mind later? How was he able to draw South America so accurately? Why did he put a huge ocean west of America years before European explorers discovered the Pacific?
The map was created by the German monk Martin Waldseemuller. Thirteen years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the Western Hemisphere, the Duke of Lorraine brought Waldseemuller and a group of scholars together at a monastery in Saint-Die in France to create a new map of the world.
"The actual shape of South America is correct," said Hebert. "The width of South America at certain key points is correct within 70 miles of accuracy."
Given what Europeans are believed to have known about the world at the time, it should not have been possible for the mapmakers to produce it, he said.

Maybe they traveled further than we think they did. Maybe they were smarter than we think they were. Maybe we need to follow the clues history leaves us and just not discard them because we don't like them.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Old Slides

We were going through some old slides at my parent's the other day and I decided to do a blog showing them.

This one is me in all my Batman glory.

If you would like to view them please go to


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2

My brothers and I ready for Halloween. My little brother Chad is drooling, but Chad was always drooling.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween 1

Halloween will be here soon and my Dad found some old slides of me as a kid so I thought I would post some.

If I remember right this is picture is taken in Michigan while on a family vacation.

My son says I am wearing my "Daisy Dukes" in this picture.

Thanks Levi you know how to make a Dad feel manly.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Reunion Memories

Warm memories from the Butler Reunion 2007.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Batman 1977

Sure I was 12 years old but I would anxiously await the new Saturday morning cartoons to start each fall.
The promo would get me hooked and I would count down the days until the promised shows would air.
I would get up early that weekend and await t.v. to start broadcasting. Static, the national anthem and then it was go time.
Cheerios on the couch until Dad got up and said "Enough t.v. go out side and play!" and that was probably 10:00 a.m..
Fond, fond memories.

I never much cared for BatMite though.

Monday, July 30, 2007


People try to tell me heros aren't true.

Here are 10 real life heros alive and well in america.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Baby Mammoth

Here is a Reuters video about a baby mammoth.

Quote: "July. 10 - The remains of a baby mammoth which died 10,000 years ago in the ice age have been found in Siberia."

How do they know it was 10,000 years ago?

Did the mammoth have dated coins in its pocket? Or a dated certificate of death around its neck?

They are guessing. I just wish they would say they were guessing instead of stating things like they were fact.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Batman Hoodie

Here is a Batman hoodie I would love to have.

But with the price tag of $439.00 I think I'll pass.


Hot Enough?

I don't want to say it has been hot this summer but look at this ice cream truck!

Monday, June 18, 2007


Here is the first glimpse of the new Batman costume.

Quote "Ever wonder why movie Batmans rarely turn their horned heads? It's because the cowls of past suits were firmly attached to the neck and shoulders of the costume — necessary to maintain that iconic silhouette and to prevent the actor from moving around inside the mask. The new headpiece — modeled after a motorcycle helmet — is separate from the neck, so star Christian Bale can now swivel his noggin side to side, or nod up and down."

Glad to hear a report on the new movie but sad to hear that it is not set to be released until july 18th . . . . . . . . 2008. :0(


Monday, June 11, 2007

Creation Museum #1

My family and I had the privilege to be at the grand opening of the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum.

It was quite the occasion and we are so glad we went.

There were around 4,0o0 in attendance that day but we were glad for the crowd.

Here is a copy of the program you receive before beginning your tour.

You should be able to click on the pictures for a larger view.

This should give you some idea of how big this museum is but you still won't believe it until you see it.

More posts to come.....

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Not Feeling Well

I haven't been feeling the greatest this week.

So I started counting my blessings.

I thought I am not alergic to bee stings.

Some people are.

Free Cat

I am sorry but this made me laugh.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Clever Art

This is clever art. The artist cuts pictures out of books then photographs them.

I liked all of them but I had to narrow my choices to display hear. Here are two that stood out to me.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Marvel - DC

This is sad but true. I whish DC would get their act together.

Sad but funny.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Rain Forest Found

"A giant fossilized rain forest has been unearthed in an eastern Illinois coal mine near the town of Danville."

The story says an earthquake dropped this "rain Forest" and covered it with mud.

Where is the evidence of this earthquake, where did all the mud come from, and what placed all the vegetation on top of it that later became coal?

Noah's flood!!! That's where it came from.

I wish science would be scientific and follow the clues to the answers. Sadly they have things already placed in their mind that they cannot allow and this limits what their conclusions can be. Thats not science.

This is more evidence that the Bible is true. The world was different before the flood (rain forest's in Illinois, giant bugs and huge plants).

Follow the evidence. We were created there is a Creato, get right with Him.


How Many of You?
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Monday, April 30, 2007

Truthful Comic Book Ad

I always enjoyed my sea monkeys but maybe because I had a short attention span.

I do remember being disappointed that they did'nt look like the family on the box.

Live and learn.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Candle Power

Candle Power - Who Needs Batteries? - video powered by Metacafe

Smart or Stupid

These are fun, enjoy!

Here are my results and I give this warning "Its a timed test!".


Moon Panoramas

"On July 20 ( July 21 GMT ) 1969 the first man stepped on the moon. During the next 3 years 6 missions to the moon was made and a total of 12 astronauts walked on the moon. One of the missions Apollo 13 failed and they had to return.
During these missions thousands of images were taken, less known is that during all the missions they made image sequences which with today's computer technics can be stitched together into 360o interactive panoramas giving you the possibility to view the moon almost as you were there."

This does take awhile to load but is well worth it. I was also pleasantly surprised that audio of each mission plays while you explore the Moon.


Hugging Couple

"Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other."

This is pretty fantastic. You can sense them staring into each other eyes.

They will probably name them Romeo and Juliet.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dinosaur eggs found in India

"Explorers have recovered more than 100 fossilized eggs of dinosaurs in a remote area in a central India.

The amateurs also found footprints of the dinosaurs through which they could also trace the 'track way' of the now extinct heavy animals."

I would like to find a dinosaur egg. Then again maybe I have but I slammed it open with a hammer thinking it was a geode.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Walking Fish?

I know the picture is blurry and its hard to tell what is going on so let me interpret for you.

These are fish "crawling" up on shore to eat.

Watch this video and notice that they all go back in the water and none have sprouted any legs yet because they are fish.

This reminds me of some good questions to ask evolutionists.

Did the first fish out of the water have lungs or gills?

If it had lungs how did it live in the water if it had gills how did it live on land?

Was it a boy or a girl? How did it find someone to mate with?

Food for thought. Genesis 1:21