Author Archives: Jonathan Whitcomb

Noah: Film Versus Scripture

Since childhood, I have enjoyed watching films depicting Bible stories, with a very early memory of the depiction of some of Christ’s apostles. I probably saw several versions of the Genesis Flood story, with Noah and the Ark. With all … Continue reading

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Promoting Pterodactyls and the “Mormon Religion”

Did I promote the “Mormon Religion” by publishing my web page “Searching for Ropens and Finding God?” I would be delighted if a reader not yet a member of my church investigated the LDS faith after reading that page, yet … Continue reading

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LDS Nonfiction?

The Amazon page quotes the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God: Three Christians—one middle-aged LDS-Mormon high priest and two Protestant young earth creationists—explored Umboi Island in two separate expeditions in 2004, interviewing eyewitnesses of a glowing animal of … Continue reading

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How do you Quote Yourself?

Press releases are traditionally written as if unbiased news, not in first person (If thine “I” offends thee, pluck it out). I have found the following useful when writing a press release in which I need to quote myself. Write what … Continue reading

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New Edition of Searching for Ropens

The new title for the third edition of my first nonfiction book will be Searching for Ropens and Finding God. This explains cryptozoological investigations of worldwide sightings of apparent modern pterosaurs. Expect many new paragraphs and even new chapters. Here … Continue reading

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Ropen Poetry

With apologies to Emily Dickinson, I post my humble little mutation of a poem: Humor intended, of course I title this “Not everybody embraces a live pterodactyl.” I believe that these bioluminescent nocturnal flying predators eat more than just bats and … Continue reading

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New Word for Marriage Between a Man and a Woman

A new word has been appointed for traditional marriage between a man and a woman: Adahmeve. Why should we need a new word for this ancient family organization? Some Western countries have legalized the use of the word “marriage” to … Continue reading

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Amazon Rankings and Reviews

I’ve read this advice, for new authors, on how to improve book sales: Get good reviews. For Amazon sales, at least, beware of this over simplistic idea. Why do many readers purchase a particular book? Consider the following: Many book readers could become interested in it … Continue reading

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Did Roosevelt Have Pre-Knowledge?

I recently watched part of a documentary that appeared to try to convince people that President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew, ahead of time, of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. I don’t intend the following to be a deep examination, … Continue reading

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The Quality or Mercy: is it Strained?

I’ve not read The Miracle of Father Kapaun; keep that in mind. I’ve read mostly from the Amazon “Look Inside” excerpts for this nonfiction biography of a war hero. Let’s examine the technical quality in one brief excerpt, remembering that the quality of ideas, the … Continue reading

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