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  • Spin from the BBC about Darwin (devoted to absolving Darwinism from revolutionary evolutionism)

    10/22/2009 8:31:09 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 448 replies · 6,937+ views
    CMI ^ | October 22, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    The British Broadcasting Corporation in England has deemed it necessary to try and absolve Darwinism from any responsibility for the Holocaust and the many other atrocities committed in the name of evolutionary progress ever since Darwin published his Origin of Species in 1859. To achieve this, BBC2 produced a TV “documentary” entitled Darwin’s Dangerous Idea,[1] written and presented by their journalist and political commentator Andrew Marr. This 3-part series...
  • Beethoven: It All Began With a Thump (LOL!...a monkey thump, that is)

    10/21/2009 6:29:00 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,038+ views
    CEH ^ | October 17, 2009
    Oct 17, 2009 — Macaques (small monkeys) shake branches and sometimes thump on logs. Ode to Joy could not be far behind. Maybe concert music began as a threatening display or show of strength (think gorilla chest-beating). This is not a joke (at least, intentionally). Charles Q. Choi wrote for Live Science in all seriousness, “When monkeys drum...
  • DEMAND THE EVIDENCE CONFERENCE, October 23-24, 2009: Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA

    10/21/2009 1:09:52 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 55 replies · 1,430+ views
    "The evolutionary lie is so pointedly antithetical to Christian truth that it would seem unthinkable for evangelical Christians to compromise with evolutionary science in any degree. But during the past century and a half of evolutionary propaganda, evolutionists have had remarkable success in getting evangelicals to meet them halfway. Remarkably, many modern evangelicals…have already been convinced that the Genesis account of creation is not a true historical record. Thus they have not only capitulated to evolutionary doctrine at its starting point, but they have also embraced a view that undermines the authority of Scripture at its starting point.” —Dr. John...
  • New Pterosaur Fossil Forces Re-think of Standard Evolution

    10/21/2009 8:28:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,402+ views
    ICR News ^ | October 21, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Charles Darwin admitted that the sudden appearance of fully formed creatures in fossil deposits was one of the biggest problems with his hypothesis that nature generated living creatures through natural selection. His vision of organisms gradually morphing from one kind to another over vast time spans predicted that most fossils should reflect that steady grading from one basic body plan to another. Some scientists believe they have found a creature that bridges one of the many gaps in the fossil record, although it requires a significant reworking of evolutionary theory. The crow-sized pterosaur fossil from China has been named Darwinopterus...
  • Molecular limits to natural variation (creationist: natural selection correct in principle, but...)

    10/20/2009 8:59:42 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies · 1,228+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Alex Williams
    Darwin’s theory that species originate via the natural selection of natural variation is correct in principle but wrong in numerous aspects of application. Speciation is not the result of an unlimited naturalistic process but of an intelligently designed system of built-in variation that is limited in scope to switching ON and OFF permutations and combinations of the built-in components. Kirschner and Gerhart’s facilitated variation theory provides enormous potential for rearrangement of the built-in regulatory components but it cannot switch ON components that do not exist. When applied to the grass family, facilitated variation theory can account for the diversification of...
  • Everything You Know About Natural Selection Is Wrong

    10/20/2009 8:22:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies · 1,877+ views
    CEH ^ | October 16, 2009
    Oct 16, 2009 — It’s called “a fresh theoretical framework” but it undermines the popular conception of natural selection.  It’s called a “dense and deep work on the foundations of evolutionary biology” but it criticizes as simplistic and false the ideas of Richard Dawkins, one of the most outspoken proponents of natural selection as “the greatest show on earth.”  It produces a new scheme for how natural selection works, but raises more questions than it answers.  What is it?  It’s a new book by Harvard philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection (Oxford, 2009), reviewed mostly positively by Jay...
  • Science News or Tabloid Journalism?

    10/19/2009 8:43:31 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,093+ views
    CEH ^ | October 19, 2009
    Oct 19, 2009 — Science news outlets have put out some bizarre headlines recently.  Readers can judge whether they should be blessed with the label “science” or belong instead at supermarket checkouts. Women are evolving fatter:  New Scientist and PhysOrg said that natural selection is making women shorter, plumper and more fertile.  “The take-home message is that humans are currently evolving,” said Stephen Stearns of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina.  “Natural selection is still operating.” Killer algae heading north:  Science Daily said that toxic algae was a key player in mass extinctions in the past, and...
  • Twiddling the knobs (evolution wrong: biological change more like turning knobs on complex machine)

    10/19/2009 9:39:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 1,612+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Don Batten, Ph.D.
    Complex machines often have lots of knobs provided for adjustment: think of a jumbo jet, a television set or a DVD player. With a radio set you can twiddle the knobs to tune a different station or increase the volume or adjust the tone. But you can twiddle the controls on your radio as much as you like, it won’t change into a TV set. The natural changes we see in living things are like twiddling the knobs on a complex machine: they can fine-tune the settings, but cannot create something completely new. For example, an enzyme in a bacterium...
  • Ancient Amber Discovery Contradicts Geologic Timescale

    10/19/2009 8:32:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 334 replies · 5,280+ views
    ICR News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Newsweek magazine recently published a commentary by atheist Richard Dawkins containing some of his arguments against “creationists.” Therein he admitted, “What would be evidence against evolution, and very strong evidence at that, would be the discovery of even a single fossil in the wrong geological stratum.”[1] Out of place fossils are actually common, despite Dawkins’ claims regarding the “massive numbers” of fossils documenting evolutionary history. ICR News has reported on several over the last 12 months [2,3,4,5,6] and another one has surfaced recently...
  • News to Note, October 17, 2009 (see especially STEM CELL STORY...FASCINATING!)

    10/18/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 682+ views
    AiG ^ | October 17, 2009
    News to Note, October 17, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint (fascinating STEM CELL piece in story #5!)...
  • Jonathan Wells Hits an Evolutionary Nerve (over origin of functional genetic information)

    10/15/2009 8:15:58 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 166 replies · 2,497+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | October 14, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    When intelligent design (ID) proponents press neo-Darwinian evolutionists on the inability of Darwinian evolution to produce new functional genetic information, a common response from evolutionists is that they get angry and engage in name calling. That’s what happened when...
  • The Artistry of 'Ardi' (was artist’s depiction of Ardi manipulated to promote evo-religion?)

    10/15/2009 8:22:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 58 replies · 2,062+ views
    ICR News ^ | October 15, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Reconstructions of animals based on fossilized remains are interesting and can be of value. However, they are notoriously subjective. Recent research suggested, for example, that many longstanding dinosaur reconstructions were almost double the size of the actual dinosaurs.[1] And similar distortions are evident in presentations of the fossil world’s latest superstar. Artist sketches and other renderings of “Ardi,” the newly proposed replacement for Lucy as man’s distant evolutionary ancestor, convey more than the raw data. Of the many Ardipithecus ramidus fossil bones and fragments that were collected from 35 individuals along the Awash River in Ethiopia, a female was chosen...
  • O’Reilly: Dawkins’ evolution only is fascism

    10/13/2009 8:10:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 251 replies · 5,660+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | October 12, 2009
    O’Reilly told Dawkins” you insist you can’t even mention it, that is fascism, sir. Was he right? Is it constitutional/scientific to insist that only materialistic evolution can be taught? See: O’Reilly vs. Atheist Author Richard Dawkins...
  • No Joke: Richard Dawkins Still Peddling Haeckel’s Fraudulent Embryo Diagrams!

    10/08/2009 9:46:39 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,579+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 8, 2009 | John West, Ph.D.
    No Joke: Richard Dawkins Still Peddling Haeckel’s Fraudulent Embryo Diagrams!...
  • Leading Darwinist Richard Dawkins Dodges Debates, Refuses to Defend Evolution...(what a coward!)

    10/07/2009 8:18:14 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies · 3,666+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | October 6, 2009
    Seattle – Richard Dawkins, the world’s leading public spokesman for Darwinian evolution and an advocate of the “new atheism,” has refused to debate Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a prominent advocate of intelligent design and the author of the acclaimed Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. “Richard Dawkins claims that the appearance of design in biology is an illusion and claims to have refuted the case for intelligent design,” says Dr. Meyer who received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge in England. “But Dawkins assiduously avoids addressing the key evidence...
  • Step Aside Lucy; It’s Ardi Time (Temple of Darwin: WE ARE NO LONGER DESCENDED FROM APES!)

    10/05/2009 6:44:21 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies · 3,161+ views
    CEH ^ | October 2, 2009
    Oct 2, 2009 — A new fossil human ancestor has taken center stage. Those who love Lucy, the australopithecine made famous by Donald Johanson (and numerous TV specials), are in for a surprise. Lucy is a has been. Her replacement is not Desi Arnaz, but is designated Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus – the new leading lady in the family tree. Actually, she has been around for years since her discovery in Ethiopia in 1992. It has taken Tim White and crew 15 years to piece together the bones that were in extremely bad condition. But now, Ardi has made...
  • News to Note, October 3, 2009 (with a special report on “Ardi”, the latest icon of evolution)

    10/03/2009 9:20:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 923+ views
    AiG ^ | October 3, 2009
    1. Meet “Ardi”Evolutionists aren’t yet sure if they should call it a human ancestor, but one thing they do know is that “Ardi” does away with the idea of a “missing link.”Although first discovered in the early 1990s, the bones of Ardipithecus ramidus are only now being nominated for evolutionists’ fossil hall of fame—via a slew of papers in a special issue of the journal Science. In it, Ardi’s researchers describe the bones and make the case that Ardi is even more important in the history of human evolution than Lucy. Despite claims of its evolutionary significance, one of the...
  • Bones of “Ardi,” New Human Evolution Fossil, “Crushed Nearly to Smithereens” (LOL!!!)

    10/02/2009 3:27:36 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 3,417+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 2, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Bones of “Ardi,” New Human Evolution Fossil, “Crushed Nearly to Smithereens” Another new alleged missing link has been found, if you consider something discovered in the early 1990’s new. This fossil seems to have spent almost as much time under the microscope at Berkeley as it did in the ground in Ethiopia, when it was first buried about 4.4 million years ago. Why did it take over 15 years for the reports on this fossil to finally be published, besides the fact that it allowed more time for planning the now-customary PR campaign? A 2002 article in Science explains exactly...
  • Liberating biology from a Procrustean bed of dogma (even the evos are abandoning the HMS Beagle!!!)

    09/29/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,868+ views
    Science Literature (ARN) ^ | September 25, 2009 | David Tyler, Ph.D.
    In a Commentary essay, Carl Woese and Nigel Goldenfeld provide an analysis of biological thought that differs profoundly from that presented by those celebrating the Bicentenary of Darwin's birth and, incidentally, the recently published AP Biology Standards. "This is the story of how biology of the 20th century neglected and otherwise mishandled the study of what is arguably the most important problem in all of science: the nature of the evolutionary process. This problem [ . . ] became the private domain of a quasi-scientific movement, who secreted it away in a morass of petty scholasticism, effectively disguising the fact...
  • Ida Missed Her Link to Humans (science confirms yet another creationist prediction!)

    09/15/2009 12:50:19 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 145 replies · 2,281+ views
    ICR News ^ | September 15, 2009 | Brian Williams, M.S.
    This past May, a fossil nicknamed Ida was loudly heralded by the evolutionary scientific community as the long-sought-after “missing link” that supposedly proved ape-to-human evolution. Directly following the unveiling, ICR News reported reasons why Ida, in fact, linked nothing, being merely an extinct variety of lemur.[1] ICR News also predicted what has now occurred with Ida’s popularity campaign, stating, “After further study, however, this claim will be quietly rescinded.”[2] Ida has been surreptitiously...
  • Do You Need a Darwinian Doctor? (Darwin party pushing this for years, med schools not buying it)

    09/11/2009 8:39:15 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 624 replies · 4,795+ views
    CEH ^ | September 8, 2009
    Sept 8, 2009 — Visualize a cartoon of Charles Darwin as Hippocrates.  It accompanies a book review in Science by Peter T. Ellison (Harvard).1  Ellison realizes that the mass of material doctors need to master is formidable, but thinks that “Evolutionary biology, however, is no longer an expendable topic in medical education...”
  • Pseudo-science Attacks Irreducible Complexity (that is, the Temple of Darwin attacks REAL SCIENCE)

    09/10/2009 8:45:31 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 613 replies · 5,832+ views
    ICR ^ | September 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Molecular biologist Michael Behe described a system made of several interacting parts, whereby the removal of one part would disrupt the functioning of the whole, as being irreducibly complex. Both creation scientists and intelligent design proponents highlight examples of irreducible complexity in their studies, because they argue against evolutionary hypotheses. The very structure of these systems—with their interdependent parts working all together or not at all—demands a non-Darwinian, non-chance, non-piecemeal origin. A team of evolutionary molecular biologists thinks it may have refuted this concept of irreducible complexity. In a recent study, the researchers focused on a specific cellular machine involved...
  • Evolutionary Logic About Functions of the Appendix: Using Darwin to Disprove Darwin Proves Darwin

    09/08/2009 8:12:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 218 replies · 2,652+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | September 8, 2009 | Casey Luskin,
    Evolutionary Logic About Functions of the Appendix: Using Darwin to Disprove Darwin Proves Darwin Almost two years ago, I blogged about how conclusive evidence of function had been discovered for the appendix. Now function has been discovered for the appendix. Again. A recent news article on Yahoo.com actually frames the issue fairly well: The body's appendix has long been thought of as nothing more than a worthless evolutionary artifact, good for nothing save a potentially lethal case of inflammation. Now researchers suggest the appendix is a lot more than a useless remnant. … In a way, the idea that the...
  • Mercury’s Magnetic Field is Young!

    09/04/2009 8:50:36 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 812 replies · 7,210+ views
    CMI ^ | Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.
    Once again, a NASA space probe is supporting the 6,000-year biblical age of the solar system...
  • Then a Miracle Happens (LOL...Temple of Darwin religionists invoking miracles again!)

    09/03/2009 5:17:44 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 906+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | Cornelius Hunter, Ph.D.
    How can we detect design in nature? One idea, proposed by Michael Behe, is irreducible complexity. Behe explains that a machine is irreducibly complex if it has several different parts which all are necessary. Remove any one of those needed parts, and the machine doesn’t function. An internal combustion engine is irreducibly complexity, for instance. Take away the valve, or the piston, or the spark plug, or the wire, and it does not function. Such machines are not likely to be created by blind natural laws--they require forward-looking thought. Assembly is required, and there is no payback until the final...
  • Fratricide: New Atheists vs. Framing Atheists (it's getting ugly out there!)

    08/28/2009 9:49:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,065+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | Michael Egnor, M.D.
    Fratricide: New Atheists vs. Framing Atheists As of late there has been a lot of spittle passed between two camps in the Darwin-sphere. Things are getting really nasty, as so often happens among atheist factions. On one side are the new atheists: Coyne, Harris, Dawkins, Dennett, Myers. On the other side are the … well for want of a better word — the "framing" atheists: Ruse, Mooney, Kirshenbaum, Nisbet, Scott. With the exception of a few theist Darwinians (an oxymoron, I know) like Ken Miller, the motivation of the combatants seems to be the same: how to best advance an...
  • Are We at the Center of the Universe? (new solution to Einstein's field equations may put us there!)

    08/24/2009 9:23:30 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 320 replies · 4,749+ views
    CEH ^ | August 23, 2009
    August 23, 2009 — An alternative cosmology that doesn’t require dark energy may have the effect of putting the Milky Way near the center of the universe. That’s not the only interpretation, but it is being considered....
  • Harvard Ph.D. Lecture Exposes Prejudices of Evolutionary Atheists

    08/21/2009 8:01:06 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 56 replies · 1,570+ views
    ICR ^ | August 21, 2009 | Frank Shirwin, Brian Thomas and Chrstine Dao
    Nathaniel Jeanson, a Harvard-trained medical researcher, was recently awarded his doctorate degree in molecular biology. He has made significant contributions to adult stem cell research, and in September he will join the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) as its newest research associate. Recently, Dr. Jeanson gave a lecture at Calvary Chapel in Boston titled “Evolution: Bankrupt Science. Creationism: Science You Can Bank On.” A number of people from the Boston Atheists organization, including at least one P. Z. Myers groupie, attended the morning talk and evening Q&A forum, which were sponsored by Calvary Chapel...
  • Biological Big Bang: Another Explosion at the Dawn of Life (things couldn't be worse for Darwin!)

    07/31/2009 2:08:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies · 2,648+ views
    CEH ^ | July 23, 2009
    Biological Big Bang: Another Explosion at the Dawn of Life July 23, 2009 — Eugene Koonin and two friends from the NIH went tree-hunting. They examined almost 7,000 genomes of prokaryotes. They found trees all right – a whole forest of them. They even found 102 NUTs (nearly universal trees) in the forest. Unfortunately, it’s not what they wanted to find: a single universal tree of life that Darwin’s theory requires. They had to seriously consider the question: was there a biological big bang? Publishing in an open-access article in the Journal of Biology,[1] they began with the founding father’s...
  • Epigenetics Rising in Consciousness of Geneticists, Embryologists

    07/31/2009 10:18:33 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,029+ views
    CEH ^ | July 27, 2009
    Epigenetics Rising in Consciousness of Geneticists, Embryologists --snip-- Epigenetics is poised to mount another major assault on evolutionary theory. One of the points made in the upcoming film Darwin’s Dilemma* is that epigenetic factors pile difficulty upon difficulty for Darwin, because evolutionary theory needs to account not only for genetic information in DNA, but the epigenetic information that controls development. There are many factors beyond the gene library that determine a body plan. What orchestrates and choreographs the orderly localization of cell types in a developing embryo? What manages their differentiation? What commits them to the roles they will play?...
  • Dawkins Supports First UK Atheist Kids' Camp

    07/29/2009 9:08:48 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 808+ views
    ICR ^ | July 27, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Dawkins Supports First UK Atheist Kids' Camp by Christine Dao* The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins has sponsored a week-long summer camp geared towards making atheists out of children...
  • Humanity as the second orang-utan (Evos drop bombshell, human-chimp ancestry in question!!!)

    07/18/2009 7:17:27 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 2,683+ views
    Science Literature ^ | David Tyler
    The world of human phylogeny has been hit by a bombshell. Although scholars and textbooks are presenting chimpanzees as man's closest relatives, Grehan and Schwartz have revived the case for orangutans. They consider hominoids to be comprised of two sister clades: the human-orangutan clade (dental hominoids) and the chimpanzee-gorilla clade (African apes). They claim that humans and orangutans "share a common ancestor that excludes the extant African apes". Since it is received wisdom that chimps are the nearest relative to humans because we share over 98% of their genes and since humans are referred to as the "third chimpanzee", the...
  • What Makes You Human? (more just-so stories from the Temple of Darwinistic Materialism)

    06/21/2009 4:26:50 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies · 711+ views
    CEH ^ | June 17, 2009
    June 17, 2009 — If you are a war-mongering beast who likes to burn things, you’re displaying your evolutionary past. That’s what a couple of news reports are claiming. New Scientist has a review...
  • Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions (Temple of Darwin atheists at war with theistic evos?)

    06/20/2009 6:18:21 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 143 replies · 2,633+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 19, 2009 | Dr. Michael Egnor
    Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions --snip-- That theists and open-minded agnostics and atheists on the pro-Darwinist side of this debate are finally engaging the same fundamentalist atheist dogma that intelligent design proponents have engaged for several decades is a good sign. Fundamentalist atheists are of course fighting back ferociously, because they understand, as perhaps the accomodationists don’t, the profound implications of an understanding of the natural world that is not causally closed. Teleology is obvious in nature. Atheists and materialists intrinsically deny the reality of teleology-- Aristotelian final causation-- in nature, yet nothing in the natural world can be...
  • Birds Didn’t Evolve from Dinosaurs (Evos forced to invent an even older common ancestor!)

    06/09/2009 5:33:16 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 354 replies · 4,314+ views
    CEH ^ | June 9, 2009
    June 9, 2009 — “The findings add to a growing body of evidence in the past two decades that challenge some of the most widely-held beliefs about animal evolution.”  That statement is not being made by creationists, but by science reporters describing work at Oregon State University that cast new doubt on the idea that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs.  The main idea: their leg bones and lungs are too different.     Science Daily’s report has a diagram of the skeleton showing...
  • Bird breathing anatomy breaks dino-to-bird dogma

    06/16/2009 8:39:02 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 1,126+ views
    CMI ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.
    Do we eat Kentucky Fried Dinosaur? According to the dogma of many evolutionary propagandists for the last decade or so, indeed we do—they believe that birds evolved from the carnivorous dinosaur group known as theropods. Yet there are many problems with this idea. And now, new research into the birds’ lung and leg anatomy provides more strong evidence against it...
  • Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas

    03/30/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 198 replies · 1,959+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | March 29, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas The New York Times got the preview story wrong, and the Washington Post editorial writer probably was too rushed to question the charges of "creationism" coming from the National Center for Science Education, the Darwin-only lobby. So this week's important decisions by the Texas Board of Education (TBOE) on how to teach evolution were predicated in the media by the big question of whether teachers should provide both "strengths and weaknesses" of Darwin's theory. Those words might sound benign, readers were told, but they really are "code words" (take the press' word for it) for...