* Why Did the Earth's Rotation Speed Up from 360 to 365 Annual Rotations? (This is a rerun of our August 6, 2010 show, RSR: How Earthquakes Gave Us a 365-Day Year.) Today's special edition of Real Science Radio features Kevin Lea who's interest in geology has led him to monitor worldwide earthquakes for ten years and to keep his own daily database for five years of earthquake activity as reported by the USGS. Kevin Lea, a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power program who later worked in the nuclear engineering department of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, now pastors Calvary Church in Port Orchard, Washington. Bob asks Kevin:
- Why did ancient cultures use a 360-day calendar?
- Why did early mathematicians divide a circle into 360 degrees?
- Why did the Earth's rotation speed up from 360 to 365 days per year?
- Why is there so much liquid rock in the earth?
- Why are there 40,000 volcanoes in the Pacific rather than in the Atlantic?
- Why are so many ocean trenches in the Pacific and not in the Atlantic?
- Why does the center of the Pacific trenches lie opposite of the Mid-Atlantic ridge?
- Why are there so many earthquakes away from plate boundaries?
- Why does the hard data from GPS stations show that the crust does not move as predicted by plate tectonics?
* Other Real Science Radio Programs:
- BEL's famous List of Not-So-Old Things
- Bob's debate with Christian Darwinist British author James Hannam
- BEL's PZ Myers Trochlea Challenge (since PZ blogged on Bob Enyart this summer)
- Waiting for Darwin's Other Shoe: Evolution mag's cover story Darwin Was Wrong on the Tree of Life
- Microbiologist in Studio: Bob talks with the Creation Research Society Quarterly editor about new genetic findings
* Today’s Resource: JUST RELEASED: You can get Focus on the Strategy 3 as well as Focus on the Strategy 1 & 2 DVD combo containing the blockbuster analysis of pro-life and political strategy. Focus on the Strategy, advertised by other ministries as the DVD of the Century, is the blockbuster analysis of Christian political strategy, filmed before a live audience of 300 Christian activists in which Bob Enyart reveals the presentation he gave at Focus on the Family to Tom Minnery, VP of Public Policy for Dr. James Dobson. And the sequel, film festival finalist Focus on the Strategy II, with its dozens of video and audio clips which has extraordinary endorsements from many Christian leaders as the must see video for everyone who wants to end 'legalized' abortion. Now, Focus 3 presents the three-pronged strategy of how to end abortion! Please watch these vitally important DVDs and consider getting a set for a friend!