Tuesday, June 4, 2013


I apologize for not posting more often. My New Year's resolution has fallen by the wayside. I don't really have an excuse but for the last several weeks have been dealing with a "slow growing cancerous tumor" on the back side of my stomach next to the pancreas. It was picked up in a CAT scan three months ago, and confirmed by a specialist in endoscopy. I have since talked to an oncologist who recommended an oral chemo called gleevec. I then talked to a surgeon who specializes in this surgery. He also recommended gleevec to shrink the tumor before surgery. I had a followup CAT scan today for a meeting Friday with the oncologist to evaluate whether it is growing or not. I asked friends to pray that the tumor will shrink and we will see if one week of prayer has had any effect.

I gave my friend from church the article where Henry Morris II backed down on his belief that the foot prints in the Paluxy river were human. In response he gave me a number of pages from his computer of attacks on the academic qualification of some outspoken creation scientists. Nothing about the science or facts. He also included a definition of evolution that only spoke of mutations as being evidence of evolution. Creation science acknowledges mutations and even argues that they are causing further deterioration in the development of humans and animals. One argument that I find interesting is that we are getting smaller. Even though Japanese have grown taller after WWII due to better nutrition, looking at mankind as a whole, we are not becoming giants. Even though we prize 7' basketball players, why don't we have 8', 9' and 10' giants in our athletics? Another article I read recently argued that the size of the human skull has decreased for the last several generations. Biblically there are stories of giants before the flood and after. When the Israelites went into the promised land the scouts reported the land was filled with giants, but they were able to defeat them with God's help.

The second law of thermodynamics leads us to believe that the world is running down. There are a number of scientific facts that confirm that direction. The magnetic field of the earth is decreasing, for example. I will try to find other examples.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. R.,

    I will be praying for great "shrinkage" for this tumor. Be blessed and know you are in His Hands!