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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Still Unclear on the Evolution Concept

There's a great deal of confusion about the meaning of the word evolution, and Darwin's Disciples use it to their advantage. Several different definitions exist, but the usual perception is that it means particles-to-poet common-ancestor evolution, which is supposed to be purposeless. Proponents of this kind of evolution often conflate evolution with natural selection or variation, and then mislead people (perhaps even misleading themselves) by presenting something that is not evolution as evolution. Then these sidewinders can say that they have "proof" of their brand of evolution. This also enables the blatant lie that creationists who deny evolution are "science deniers".

But do they even know what it means? We expect people to say societal, cultural, linguistic, and other things as evolution, and that seldom invokes Darwinian principles. There are often presentations of evolution that are animistic and pantheistic, giving evolution a kind of intelligence and teleology, which makes evolution a deity with the ability to choose. But they deny the Creator who gave them life and a nice planet to live on. So evolution is an intelligent designer? Can't have it both ways, kids.

More obfuscation occurs when Darwinian ideas as used in an intelligently designed program in meteorology. Yes, you heard me right. Evolutionary thinking is becoming increasingly fatuous, especially when applied to social systems and technology. To read some really wacky material on deranged Darwinism, click on "Pretending Intelligent Design Is Like Evolution".

Evolutionists confuse people on the meaning of the word "evolution" to improve their ability for deception, but they are confused themselves. Programming for meteorology using Darwinian ideas? Spare us.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

More Dinosaur Protein Fragments Interfere with Evolution

Several things make fundamentalist evolutionists go haywire. Two of them are the increasing evidence against Lucy as a part of human lineage, and the soft tissues, blood cells, collagen, and the like in dinosaur bones. Bring these topics up, and the hands at the Darwin Ranch have to work overtime at the Propaganda Mill to defend their paradigm.

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Mary Schweitzer took a lot of heat for her studies in dinosaur soft tissues. Evolutionists didn't cotton to the news and threw her under the prairie schooner, saying that there must have been some foul-ups somewhere because they couldn't handle the implications: soft tissues and so on can't last millions of years. That indicates they're not as old as evolutionists claim. Schweitzer tried to come up with a rescuing device involving iron as a preservative, but that was untenable. Discoveries kept on rolling in, none of them friendly to long ages, but fit the biblical creation timeline.
When Jurassic Park hit the box office in 1993, the idea that dinosaur DNA—as in the movie—or proteins could still be available for study in the modern world seemed to be pure fantasy. And 12 years later, when Dr. Mary Schweitzer found red blood cells and blood vessels inside a fossilized dinosaur bone, much of the scientific community still found the idea preposterous. After all, how could fragile biological molecules or soft tissues be preserved for millions of years?

Mary Schweitzer published papers in 2007 and 2009 asserting that her team had isolated collagen from dinosaur bone. In the face of continuing skepticism, she and others have continued applying new technology to old bones, seeking to prove that that the proteins they have found are the real deal, not modern contaminants. The latest additions to this growing body of research came from two far-flung research centers, again asserting that dinosaur soft tissues and proteins have survived not only in fossilized material believed to be 80 million years old, but even in fossils dated 195 million years old.
To keep reading the bad news for Darwin, click on "Preservation of Dinosaur Protein Fragments Flies in the Face of Evolution’s Millions-of-Years". For a similar report with additional information, see "Definitely Dinosaur Protein". Also, if you want a technical report, for free, by microscopist Mark Armitage, "Preservation of 'Triceratops horridus' Tissue Cells from the Hell Creek Formation, MT", the instructions for how to obtain that are in the right-hand column in this post at The Question Evolution Project.

Evolutionists are upset by reports of soft tissues, blood cells, and more in dinosaur bones. More news is bad news for them, but support the biblical creation timeline quite nicely. Dr. Schweitzer confirmed her previous work.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Careful, Those Plankton are Armed!

Way back yonder in the olden days, I was taught that single-celled organisms were "simple". Lots of people were for a mighty long time. Then, better technology helped better research, and lo and behold, now we know that single-celled organisms are not so simple. This puts a burr under the saddles of Darwinoids because it goes against their narrative. It also startles them when lower life forms pack firepower.

Credit: Matthew Trump / Wikimedia Commons
It was amazing enough to learn that certain shrimp were looking to slap leather with their version of pistols, Now we learn that some dinoflagellates have a form of Gatling gun firepower. That's right, the tiny critters go a-hunting! Evolutionists expect simple things to be uncomplicated and cooperative with the story that simple things evolved into more complex things. They tend to invoke the non-science of the gaps, "convergent evolution". Creationists know that life has specified complexity that was given to it by our Creator.
Plankton is the general name for the tiny creatures that drift with ocean tides and currents and form the basis of the ocean’s food chain. Phytoplankton (plants) undergo photosynthesis and are made up mainly of diatoms. Zooplankton (animals) include protozoa which feed on diatoms, and baleen whales (the non-toothed variety) feast on both kinds of plankton.
To finish reading, click on "Lowly Plankton Packs High-Caliber Heat".

Creationists know that things were designed for their own purposes. Evolutionists believe the simpler organisms are very simple, and that's why they are surprised so often by new discoveries. In this case, dinoflagellates have fire power for hunting.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Return of the Carnivorous Lorikeets

Remember a spell back when we posted about birds in the parrot family that got a notion to chow down on flesh? Scientists were startled by this news. Turns out, though, that they may not have been if they were paying attention to such strange goings-on around them.

Credit: Morguefile / wallyir
Years ago, when I played Dungeons and Dragons, I developed my on monster called the piranhakeet. You can tell I didn't take the game seriously. But I didn't realize that there was a modicum of science in my silliness.

Let's back up a mite. In the beginning, everything was created not only very good, but vegetarian. After the Fall and Flood, lots of changes happened. Critters developed a taste for other critters, and some for humans. And humans were given license to eat God's gift of tasty animals. But birds? Sure, some eat worms and bugs, but actual meat? It turns out that carnivorous birds have been around for longer than scientists thought — and not just parrots.
When Professor Daryl Jones of Griffith University, Australia, first heard of rainbow lorikeets eating meat, he was “shocked”. Rainbow lorikeets are a beautiful Australian parrot species (Trichoglossus haematodus) renowned for eating fruit (much to the dismay of orchardists!), as well as seeds, nectar, and pollen. In other words, 100% herbivorous. But two years ago the owner of a back yard bird-feeding station north of Brisbane reported that lorikeets were eating the mincemeat he’d left out for carnivorous birds, e.g. magpies, kookaburras, and butcher birds.
To chew on the rest of the article, click on "More meat-eating lorikeets (and other parrots, too)".

In the beginning, everything was vegetarian. After the Fall, then the Flood, meat eating was allowed. Some critters that people always considered vegetarian are turning carnivorous. What's happening?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bucking the Anti-Flood Consensus

Generally speaking, most evolutionists base their dogma on Lyell (a lawyer) and Darwin (a failed clergy student). Uniformitarianism (slow and gradual processes seen today are what always happened, even way back yonder) is the rule, since evolutionary doctrine requires long ages. Catastrophic flood geology is unacceptable because it brings old earth geologists uncomfortably close to considering the Genesis Flood. 

Dry Falls image credit: NASA / Goddard / Harrison Smith
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Every once in a while, geologists have no choice but to occasionally admit to catastrophic floods as probable causes for features observed by geomorphologists. J Harlen "Harley" Bretz wanted to figure out what went on in an area he called the Channeled Scablands over in the state of Washington, USA. Uniformitarian geologists were puzzled, and he proposed that huge floods were responsible. Took a long time for consensus-minded fundamentalist evolutionists to come around, but that is now the prevailing view. No, the Channeled Scablands area was not directly caused by the Genesis Flood, but the Flood did have a part to play. The real culprit was the Lake Missoula Flood — which some refer to in the plural. (For more about this, take a look at "Geology, Floods, and Fear of the Bible" and "Lake Missoula and the Genesis Flood".) So, what happened with Bretz and the consensus, anyhow?
National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed.

Glenn Hodges tells in bold narrative how one man, not even trained in geology, figured out the Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington state. It’s a story we’ve told before, but this article in National Geographic, with Michael Melford’s stunning photographs, is a keeper. The headline and subtitle give a flavor of what’s below:
To keep reading, click on "The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus".

Bretz studied the odd landforms in Washington state and said they were caused by catastrophic flooding. The consensus of the science establishment rejected his ideas. How did his views emerge victorious?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Yes, Jesus Rose from the Dead

Scoffers often say that the Bible is "fairy tales", which exposes their ignorance of historical documents, mythology, and the wording of fairy tales. Scripture is very specific, and does not read like mythology or the sacred texts of other world religions. When this is pointed out, mockers may demand, "Give me evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. But leave the Bible out of it, use neutral ground and extra-biblical sources". This child doesn't play by their rules, which actually means to admit that the Bible is false, and they have the "wisdom" to decide that Jesus is worthy of their worship. No, evidence must be presented in the proper framework.

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While, there are extra-biblical sources regarding Jesus, the events in Jerusalem were unimportant to the Roman Empire. Not all that many accounts were written that still exist, unlike the quantity of biblical manuscripts. In addition to being God's revelation to us regarding creation, sin, righteousness, salvation, Judgement, and more, the Bible is also a book of history. If people can get over their prejudicial conjecture and the genetic fallacy, and are drawn by the Spirit beyond their spiritual blindness, they could see that there is a great deal of evidence that Jesus, God the Son, defeated death so that we can have life in him.
Unlike many world religions, Christianity’s origins are not shrouded in an unwitnessed, mythical past. The Christian faith centers on the person and work of Jesus Christ. His life and miracles were witnessed by thousands, and His sacrificial death on the Cross was also a public spectacle. Three days later, God raised His Son from the dead, and over the next forty days, Jesus appeared to hundreds of individuals.

Overstating the importance of the Resurrection is impossible. It conclusively demonstrated Christ’s power over the grave, secured our hope of eternal life, and proved that He truly was and is the Son of God. Because He rose, Christ also proved that every non-Christian belief system is false, and that He will eventually return to judge this world (Acts 17:30–31).
You, too, can join is in celebrating the risen Lord! Also, you can read the rest of the article (or download the MP3) by clicking on "Resurrection — No Doubt About It".

Is there evidence that Jesus bodily rose from the dead? Yes, a great deal. This proves that he is who he said, death is defeated, and there is life for those who have received him.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Miracle of Convergent Evolution

When critters have similar characteristics (such as echolocation in both bats and dolphins) but no close relative in Darwinspeak, evolutionists invoke the miracle of convergent evolution. This term gets bandied about by these owlhoots as an "evolution of the gaps" rescuing device, the gaps are in scientific knowledge.
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The idea of convergent evolution can seem plausible on the surface and spoken with authority, but it is almost a quick-draw excuse for things that cannot be explained in their paradigm. It's becoming increasingly ridiculous as well as illogical and unscientific from the get-go. 

Atheists and evolutionists will tell you that they believe in science and evidence. Common-ancestor evolution has precious little evidence, and convergent evolution has zilch. Zero. Zip. Nada. Then they say that we believe things without evidence. Hypocritical, methinks.

I reckon it's too much for Darwinists to consider that the Creator used the same design features, no, that's not naturalism, so it cannot be considered.
Why do they embrace convergent evolution so eagerly? Because it serves as a rescuing device for an important dogma of evolutionary theory. (A rescuing device is a completely fabricated conjecture devised to save someone’s theory from contrary evidence.)

Evolutionary theory holds that physical features shared by different creatures are strong evidence for evolution. To evolutionists, common traits are best explained by their descent from a common ancestor—not by a shared common design. Darwin taught:
Y'all can find out what Papa Darwin taught and read this extremely informative article by clicking on "Major Evolutionary Blunders: Convergent Evolution Is a Seductive Intellectual Swindle".

The idea of "convergent evolution" is spoken with authority when discussing common traits in diverse life forms. It is an overused rescuing device to cover up for lack of actual knowledge.