Evoutionists believe that Haekel's obviously forged embroyo drawings aren't still being presented as fact. But it is still being presented as fact even today. The likelihood is that most people in America today have had these drawings presented to them at some time in their school experience and could well think they represent evidence. One popular textbook being used today is "Biology" by Miller & Levine. Propaganda in place of science, in my opinion.
You think that Miller-Urey is either still relevant or not being taught? Heck, I saw a National Geographic program on cable this year that referenced that failed experiment! This pdf illustrates several lies being presented in school textbooks, including Miller-Urey as being a proof for realistic abiogenesis, as recently as 2000.
You want to accuse me of making a blog post without scrupulously checking every assertion and formula? How about you evolutionists getting the textbooks right before you worry about me! I let you comment about everything I post and I don't erase disagreements. But in schools, the creationist side of things is censored before it ever even gets started.
An evolutionist is like a man walking along the beach that finds a replica of the Statue of Liberty and comments on how amazing it is that the random workings of wind and water could have produced a thing that looks so obviously designed. Then he goes back to his evolutionist buddies with the thing and they begin thinking up just so stories for how the torch happened to be formed and by what means the proportions seem to have come out just right - by random chance.
You realize that the eye must have, by current neo-darwinist thought, had to have evolved in ten separate lines of beings? How ridiculous is that? How much more absurd than the idea that someone would use an integral as a constant.
I will tell you evolutionists what I really think. The rock layers of the world have all the earmarks of being formed by one or more catastrophic hydrological events. Life itself is so complex that the more we find out, the more obvious it is to the neutral observer that it had to have been designed. Both the Universe and the Solar System are remarkably fine-tuned to allow for life and, as it happens, the criteria to allow for life are quite specific. There are thousands of systems and behaviors found in living beings that evolutionists cannot even begin to plausibly explain. Let me give you one example-The Cuttlefish! (From Apologetics Press).
Apologetics Press :: Decisive Designs
The Cause of Cuttlefish by Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Two colorful, eight-legged cephalopods, known as cuttlefish, recently graced the cover of the journal New Scientist. With bluish-green blood, iridescent skin color, feeding tentacles that shoot from their mouths like birthday party blowers, and eyes like something from a Batman movie, it is no surprise that the editors of New Scientist used the term “alien” in its description of the cuttlefish; the animals do look bizarre—plain and simple. Make no mistake, however, these creatures are anything but simple. In fact, just above the cuttlefish was the cover title, “Alien Intelligence: Secret Code of an Eight-Legged Genius” (Brooks, 2008, emp. added). Michael Brooks, author of the feature article, declared that the cuttlefish is “the world’s most inventive mollusk” (2008, 198:31, emp. added) with a “sophisticated system for talking to one another” (p. 28, emp. added). Scientists have documented “around 40 different cuttlefish body patterns, many of which are used to communicate with other cuttlefish” (p. 29). At other times, cuttlefish send “tailor-made” signals to predators (p. 29, emp. added).
Even more incredible than their communication skills, is the cuttlefishes’ ability to blend in to their surroundings. Brooks described them as having “the world’s best camouflage skills” (p. 29). Similar to how these mollusks (cuttlefish have an internal shell called a cuttlebone, thus, scientists classify them as mollusks) communicate with other animals via a variety of body patterns, they also move their bodies into a variety of positions in hopes of staying hidden. For example, while swimming next to large seaweed, a cuttlefish can mimic the grass’s motion by positioning and waving its eight arms in a similar way that the seaweed sways in the water. This makes it very difficult for both attackers and possible prey to locate the cuttlefish. In a recent study, scientists placed either horizontal or vertical stripes on the walls of cuttlefish tanks. How did the cuttlefish react? According to Dr. Roger Hanlon, “If the stripes were vertical they would raise an arm. If the stripes were horizontal they would stretch their bodies out horizontally” (as quoted in Brooks, p. 31). Amazing! Cuttlefish can even change the texture of their skin to mimic the shape of certain barnacle-encrusted rocks or corals.
Finally, what must give other sea life more problems than anything is the cuttlefish’s ability to change color—and to do it so quickly. A cuttlefish can change the color of its entire body in the blink of an eye. If this mollusk wants to change to red, it sends signals from its brain to its “pigment” sacs (called chromatophores) to change to red. Cuttlefish can hide from other sea life by changing to the color of sand or seaweed. They can also appear as a strobe lights, blinking “on an off” very quickly. So extraordinary are these “masters of camouflage” (p. 28) that government researchers are even “looking into the possibility of copying cuttlefish camouflage for use in the military” (p. 31). Researchers are enamored with “how cuttlefish achieve their quick and convincing camouflage” (p. 30). Nevertheless, “[i]t’s highly unlikely that anyone could achieve that same level of camouflage” (p. 30). Scientists admittedly find it difficult “mimicking the colour-matching abilities of the cuttlefish...and its texture-matching ability, which utilizes the muscles beneath it” (p. 30). In fact, “[n]o one knows exactly” how cuttlefish match their backgrounds so effectively, especially since “[e]xperiments have shown that cuttlefish don’t look at their skin to check how well it matches the background” (p. 31, emp. added). What’s more, if, as scientists believe, this animal is colorblind, only seeing in shades of green (p. 31), how does it always choose the color most helpful (like changing to the color of sand when on the ocean floor)?
Cuttlefish are remarkable creatures. Evolutionists have called the animal a “genius.” Scientists admit that cuttlefish are “sophisticated,” “intelligent,” “tailor-made” creatures with a “secret code.” Yet the very first word Michael Brooks used in his New Scientist article to explain the existence of cuttlefish is “evolution” (p. 29). But how can intelligence arise from non-intelligence? How can something “tailor-made” have no tailor? No one would suggest that Morse code is the product of time and chance, yet Brooks and other evolutionists would have us believe that the cuttlefish’s “secret code” is the product of millions of years of mindless evolution (p. 31)? Preposterous! Nature cannot explain the cuttlefish. The real Code-Giver, the Intelligent Designer Who “tailor-made” the cuttlefish, is God. He “created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind” (Genesis 1:21).
Brooks, Michael (2008), “Do You Speak Cuttlefish?” New Scientist, 198:28-31, April 26.
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