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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Definitions and Speciation

Getting the proper definition is important in many discussions, which seems to be even more important regarding origins. People can be using the same word but have entirely different meanings in mind, which can lead to a passel of confusion. Sometimes we need to reign in and clarify terms.

Confusion is caused by not only unclear definitions on words like species and speciation, but also by critters ignoring human rules.
Credit: Pixabay / succo
Proponents of universal common ancestor evolution tend to get a mite sneaky with evolution with variation, saying that some small change is evolution and equivocating with evolution in the Darwinian sense. Another area that causes confusion is the use of species and speciation. Sometimes scientists disagree on how to define species, and creationists agree that speciation happens. It doesn't help matters when critters don't pay attention to the rules and breed across the boundaries while still refusing to change overmuch. They were created by the Master Engineer to fill niches, you know.
When investigating true-vs.-false controversies, words are very important. Yet Christians sometimes unintentionally perpetuate false teachings by using misleading terms that accommodate evolutionary assumptions. This is what law courts call confusion of issues, a truth-interference problem so serious that trial judges, invoking Evidence Rule 403, ban such confusing terminology when admitting trial evidence.
For example, the origin of species is a confusing topic. What exactly is a species? How can we properly analyze and discuss our origins if the words we use mean different things to different people? Consider this approach by Wikipedia, the multi-anonymous online encyclopedia that institutionally assumes evolution is scientific:
To read the rest, click on "Norway's Redchat Defies Evolutionary Speciation".

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Explosion in the Cambrian

Universal common ancestor evolutionary conjectures require purposeless, gradual progressions from simple to complex life forms. Since this supposedly takes millions or billions of Darwin years, there should be a wagon-trainload of transitional fossils so y'all can trace the development of organisms. Not happening, old son.

The Cambrian Explosion is troubling to secular scientists because organisms are fully formed, not simple or transitional.
Branching archaeocyath fossil image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Killamator (CC by-SA 4.0)
One of the most troubling areas for secular geologists is a little thing called the Cambrian Explosion. Most of the major phyla appeared in this low layer, and they were fully formed. (One owlhoot tried to wave off the Cambrian Explosion as a bunch of simple aquatic lifeforms. The overwhelming majority of fossils are sea organisms, and they are not simple at all.) More than diversity of life forms, we see disparity. This is not predicted by evolution, but refutes it and supports special creation. Worse for uniformitarian deep time beliefs, the Cambrian Explosion supports the global Genesis Flood. (If some tinhorn tells you that the Flood is fiction, he's lying, and that's a natural fact.) Yippie ky yay, evolutionists!
Many have been told that the fossil record provided Darwin with overwhelming evidence for his theory of evolution. Nothing could be further from the truth! In his book, On the Origin of Species, he admitted that the absence of fossil transitional forms was a major problem, and one that was “undoubtedly of the gravest nature”.
Such was the overwhelming and conspicuous absence of transitional fossils, many leading 19th century naturalists had concluded that species were fixed in their form and couldn’t change. Darwin himself wrote that “all the most eminent palaeontologists [people who study fossils], namely Cuvier, Owen, Agassiz, Barrande, Falconer, E. Forbes, &c. … have unanimously, often vehemently, maintained the immutability [i.e. unchangeable nature or ‘fixity’] of species.”
To read the rest, click on "The Cambrian explosion — The fossils point to creation, not evolution".