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  • Ten Evidences for Creation

    09/18/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT · by fishtank · 58 replies
    Ten Evidences for Creation For more information on blue stars: Blue Stars Confirm Recent Creation
  • Evolution’s oyster twist

    09/17/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | David Catchpoole
    Evolution’s oyster twist by David Catchpoole Sadly, many Christians compromised with evolutionary ideas because of supposed ‘proofs’ like the flat-became-twisted oyster evolution story. Oysters have the unfortunate distinction that they were one of the first examples of an alleged proof of evolutionary lineage in the fossil record (mooted by paleontologist A.E. Trueman in 1922).1 The ‘flat’ oyster, Ostrea sp., was said to have evolved into the coiled shell Gryphaea sp. Several generations of science students were taught this as ‘one of the best documented cases of evolution’ in the fossil record.
  • Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle

    09/15/2014 7:35:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-15-14 | Brian Thomas
    Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What is the recipe for making an iceberg? Scientists know the basics from watching polar-ice sheets. Huge chunks calve, slide off, and float away as icebergs. But that’s for modern icebergs. New research reveals evidence of ancient icebergs that would dwarf today’s frozen floating mountains, leaving secular explanations out in the cold. Researchers from Germany’s Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, published in Geophysical Research Letters their discovery of five deep scours at almost 4,000 feet below sea level and about 250 miles off...
  • Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry

    09/12/2014 1:34:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * For over 150 years, Darwin’s hypothesis that all species share a common ancestor has dominated the creation-evolution debate. Surprisingly, when Darwin wrote his seminal work, he had no direct evidence for these genealogical relationships—he knew nothing about DNA sequences. In fact, before the discovery of the structure and function of DNA, obtaining direct scientific evidence for common ancestry was impossible. Now, with online databases full of DNA-sequence information from thousands of species, the direct testing of Darwin’s hypothesis has finally commenced. What...
  • Egyptian chronology and the Bible.

    09/11/2014 7:49:21 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Egyptian chronology and the Bible. Framing the issues Do the dates ascribed to the Egyptian dynasties falsify the date of biblical creation? by Gary Bates Published: 2 September 2014 (GMT+10) Egyptian chronology can be a challenging subject for biblical creationists. That’s because the secular, majority view about these chronologies extends further back than an objective reading of the biblical chronogenealogies allows for creation: a little over 6,000 years ago. These chronologies are hotly debated among Christians and secularists alike, with the consensus being increasingly challenged. Moreover, some of the incredible Egyptian monuments like the great pyramids on the Giza Plateau...
  • Ciliate Genome Reveals Mind-Bending Complexity

    09/11/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | http://www.icr.org/article/8342/ | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Ciliate Genome Reveals Mind-Bending Complexity by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A newly discovered genome for the unicellular chromosome-morphing ciliate Stylonychia lemnae has been published, and it’s breaking all the evolutionary rules. It exhibits a repertoire of unbelievable complexity and gene sequences that we’ve never seen in the schema of life.1 Protozoa are an elaborate group of unicellular organisms that have a nucleus and are mobile. However, the extreme diversity and complexity within this group of one-celled critters which has been divulged by modern ultrastructural, biochemical, and genetic techniques, makes them an unruly and uncooperative bunch to neatly place on the...
  • Fungal Parasitism Marked by Gene Loss, Not Gain

    09/09/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT · by fishtank · 25 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-5-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Fungal Parasitism Marked by Gene Loss, Not Gain by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Certain types of fungi can be parasitic to both plants and animals. Two new studies show that this has developed, in part, by a loss of genetic information—not a gain as predicted by evolution.1,2 In the creationist model of origins, the world was not fraught with death, disease, and violence until after Adam and Eve’s rebellion. The whole of creation was then subjected to a negative turn of events, including the emergence of fungal pathogens that cause death and disease in plants and animals.
  • Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics

    09/02/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-29-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Authentic speciation is a process whereby organisms diversify within the boundaries of their gene pools, and this can result in variants with specific ecological adaptability. While it was once thought that this process was strictly facilitated by DNA sequence variability, Darwin's classic example of speciation in finches now includes a surprisingly strong epigenetic component as well.1 Epigenetic changes involve the addition of chemical tags in an organism's genome without actually changing the genetic code. Both the DNA nucleotides and the proteins that DNA is wrapped around (called histones) can be...
  • A Line in the Sand (Michael Farris contra Gothard and Phillips)

    08/30/2014 7:03:26 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    HSLDA ^ | August 2014 | Michael Farris
    A LINE IN THE SAND by Michael Farris The following article will appear in the Second Quarter 2014 Home School Court Report, due in mailboxes late August. Two prominent speakers on the homeschooling circuit have experienced dramatic falls from favor due to admitted sin. Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips have both been accused of serious sins involving young women. The accusations are sexual in nature. Both men have admitted to some form of sin with regard to these accusations, although each has disputed some of the details. Gothard disputes that his sins were sexual in nature. Phillips admits to an...
  • An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders - "you likely do not understand the Duggar’s subculture"

    08/26/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT · by fishtank · 104 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-25-14 | Libby Anne
    An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders The problem real here is that you very likely do not understand the Duggar’s subculture Written by Libby Anne | Monday, August 25, 2014 The Duggars are part of a very specific subculture of the Christian homeschooling world, one dominated by leaders like Doug Phillips of Vision Forum and Bill Gothard of ATI, whose incredibly restrictive teachings and controlling practices have earned them the adjective “cult-like.” These organizations and leaders teach that children must be trained to obey their parents completely, without question, and with a smile; that women are not to have careers...
  • New Finds Reveal Fully-Human Neandertal

    08/25/2014 7:28:24 AM PDT · by fishtank · 61 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-25-2014 | Brian Thomas
    New Finds Reveal Fully-Human Neandertal by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The case for Neandertals as more primitive members of an evolutionary continuum that spans from apes to modern man continues to weaken. Genetic and archaeological finds are completely reshaping modern concepts of Neandertal men and women. Researchers interested in unraveling humanity's past recently sequenced a female Neandertal's ancient DNA and published their results in Nature.1 The research included sequences that closely matched: Neandertal, Denisovan, modern man, plus an unidentified variation of man. The study authors suspected that these different groups interbred. Just as prior studies showed, this one confirmed that...
  • C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About...

    08/21/2014 3:04:53 PM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Instructables ^ | 8-21-14 | RobbGodshaw
    This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the other letters would work as tools, I set out to explore the mechanical utility of the forsaken letters of our alphabet.
  • What Is 'Real Scientific Research'? (Institute for Creation Research)

    08/20/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-20-14 | Brian Thomas
    What Is 'Real Scientific Research'? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A recent article in The Dallas Morning News1 and a follow-up NBC interview2 presented some history and touched on the tenets of the Institute for Creation Research. Both news reports sparked inquiries from readers and viewers. For example, some are now asking, "What defines credible scientific research?" As the article points out, [ICR's Director of Research, Dr. Jason] "Lisle says his team analyzes the same data as secular scientists—but they interpret it differently, and often find flaws in accepted assumptions."1 Studying, analyzing, and interpreting data are a part of any...
  • Is there definitive evidence for an expanding universe?

    08/19/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 8-19-14 | John G. Hartnett
    Is there definitive evidence for an expanding universe? by John Hartnett The spectral lines for this element still show the same distinctive pattern, but all have been shifted towards the red end of the spectrum. Expansion of the universe is fundamental to the big bang cosmology. No expansion means no big bang. By projecting cosmological expansion backwards in time, they assert, one will, hypothetically, come to a time where all points are the same. Since these points are all there is, then it logically follows that there is no space or time ‘before’ this moment. It is the singularity, and...
  • DNA Was Created as a Reservoir for the Information of Life

    08/19/2014 8:43:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-19-14 | ICR staff
    DNA Was Created as a Reservoir for the Information of Life Secular scientists claimed in the 1970s that chimp genomes are 98% similar to humans, and it was apparently verified by more modern techniques. But that estimate actually used isolated segments of DNA that we already share with chimps—not the whole genomes. The latest comparison that included all of the two species’ DNA revealed a huge difference from the percentage scientists have been claiming for years.
  • ICR Featured in The Dallas Morning News

    08/18/2014 8:14:47 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-15-14 | ICR staff report
    ICR Featured in The Dallas Morning News The Institute for Creation Research was featured on the front page of the August 15, 2014, edition of The Dallas Morning News in an article that contrasts the evolutionary story with young-earth creationism.1 The report by Morning News' Scott Farwell contained the standard evolutionary claims—that the universe is 13.8 billion years old, the earth is 4.5 billion years old, and humans split from chimpanzees and gorillas about 4 million to 7 million years ago. But as Farwell reported, "Young-earth creationists like those at ICR argue that everything in the known universe began 6,000...
  • State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups

    08/15/2014 10:43:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Evolution News dot org ^ | 6-26-14 | Casey Luskin
    State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups by Casey Luskin In previous articles this week (here and here) we saw that New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) worked with atheist groups to put on 2014 Darwin Day events that included anti-religious lectures. While the taxpayer-funded and publicly operated museum actively outreached to evolutionary atheist groups to involve them in the events, the partnership excluded participation by groups with other viewpoints, raising serious constitutional questions about freedom of speech and state endorsement of a religious belief, namely atheism. That's bad enough. The situation...
  • The Limits of Variability (Gregor Mendel)

    08/12/2014 9:45:32 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    The Limits of Variability by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * One of the “heroes” of evolutionists is Gregor Mendel, a European monk who experimented with plant breeding in the latter half of the 1800s. While his contemporary Charles Darwin specifically tried to replace belief in creation, Mendel claimed he was trying to understand God’s creation. Evolutionists like to quote Mendel’s findings as proof for their beliefs, but in reality he demonstrated the strict limitations of biological change. Mendel was a good experimentalist, working with plants in his monastery’s garden. He bred varieties of garden peas to enhance certain features and...
  • Solar System Geysers—Each a Fountain of Youth

    08/11/2014 8:07:05 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-8-14 | Brian THomas
    Solar System Geysers—Each a Fountain of Youth by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A sticky problem for nature-only origins just got 100 times worse. When discovered about ten years ago, a remarkable plume of water ice ejected from Enceladus, an icy moon in Saturn’s E ring, left secular notions of the moon’s origin up in the air. Detailed inspection of Enceladus now shows not just one, but 101 geysers shooting ice particles into space through four fissures that cut across a basin in its south-pole region.1 If these geysers formed billions of years ago as secular origins models insist, then small...
  • Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Event Over Views on Bible; ...

    08/08/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 55 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8-7-14 | Leonardo Blair
    Highlighting that a Baptist church recently canceled one their events due to a swirling controversy over their views on the Bible, Christian couple Michael and Lisa Gungor of the Grammy nominated, Dove award-winning band Gungor affirmed their faith in God Wednesday and insisted that "NO REASONABLE PERSON takes the entire Bible completely literally." In their most recent explanation of their theological position, Gungor tweeted late Wednesday night: "For those who heard rumblings of apostasy or scandal, we'd like to clear the air. Fundamentalists, 'I'm with you.'" Included with the tweet was a link to a blog post, titled "I'm With...
  • Christian leaders who uphold Genesis

    08/07/2014 9:00:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Christian leaders who uphold Genesis Modern-era theologians and prominent church leaders from around the world affirm biblical creation (historical Genesis) by Don Batten The modern creation movement is mostly driven by those with primarily scientific qualifications. Some of a theological bent argue that we scientists don’t understand the ‘genre’ of Genesis (i.e. we are theological ignoramuses) and that Genesis is not meant to be understood as history. In part answer to this, I have listed here just some of those with theological qualifications who have taken a public stand for understanding Genesis as straightforward history, just as we scientists do....
  • One Bankruptcy, Many Adversaries

    08/06/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    One Bankruptcy, Many Adversaries by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * Theistic evolution is like a mega-bankruptcy case containing an almost countless number of adversaries and contests, like piecemeal mini-lawsuits that in aggregate address smaller conflicts within a large-scale mess.1 Within this big picture it’s important to keep in mind that every small-scale “contested matter” and every “adversary” conflict is an important opportunity to advocate for truth.2 Imagine the component problems involved in these famous bankruptcies: Texaco, Chrysler, Enron, CIT Group, Worldcom, General Motors, Washington Mutual, and Lehman Brothers.1 Let’s quickly review some federal bankruptcy law.
  • ICR in Korea: An Audience of Millions (Institute for Creation Research)

    08/05/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | ICR staff report
    <p>Creation research is alive and well in South Korea. This year, the Institute for Creation Research’s own Dr. Randy Guliuzza was invited to speak at several major occasions, and the results were nothing less than astounding.</p> <p>The ever-dynamic Korea Association for Creation Research (KACR) hosted its annual conference on May 30 in Wonju, South Korea. KACR kicked off in 1981 with the help of ICR founder Dr. Henry M. Morris and Dr. Duane Gish, and it has since grown into the world’s largest creation organization.1,2 Several hundred of its 10,000 members perform doctorate-level research in academic institutions throughout South Korea.3 KACR President Dr. Eunil Lee, a professor of medicine at Korea University, takes care to nurture KACR’s historic roots with ICR—this year inviting Dr. Guliuzza to give the keynote address at their annual conference. The lecture had an overflow attendance of young creation scientists, and Dr. Guliuzza was enthusiastically received.</p>
  • Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest

    08/04/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 45 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 8-4-2014 | Phys Org
    Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
  • The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It. A review of a book by a devout Mormon ...

    08/04/2014 9:21:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7-30-2014 | Shane Lems
    The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It A review of Starting at the Finish Line by John B. Wallace, a devout Mormon who ended up getting “burned out” by Mormon doctrine and practice. Written by Shane Lems | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The bulk of the book really talks about grace – the fact that Jesus came into the world to die for wicked sinners and give them the gift of eternal salvation by faith alone (not by works). Time and time again Wallace explains how he was very works oriented in the Mormon religion. He shows many quotes and...
  • New Findings Presented at Creation Research Society Conference

    08/01/2014 6:47:59 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    New Findings Presented at Creation Research Society Conference by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * ICR’s BioOrigins team is entering a new, exciting phase of investigation. In August, we will present several preliminary research advances at the Creation Research Society (CRS) conference. This represents an important step forward in our current biology research initiatives. To date, we have made significant progress toward answering the four major research questions that we described over four years ago.1-5 For example, Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins has found that the supposed human chromosome 2 “fusion site” actually sits in the middle of a gene and encodes a...
  • "A Final Adios from DrSteveJ" - It's Been Ten Years to the Day

    07/30/2014 8:38:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 135 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 7-30-2014 | fishtank
    A Final Adios from DrSteveJ From ksen | 07/30/2004 2:04:11 AM PDT read DrSteveJ has finally used the last of his nine lives this evening. He has been banned, not suspended, for posting an NOAA gif. Anyway, he has asked that you all be notified and told “Adios” on his behalf. If you need to email him he can be reached at ____@yahoo.com Well folks, another one bites the dust. -ksen CC: GRPL, Canticle of Deborah
  • Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache

    07/28/2014 9:10:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 71 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-25-14 | Brian Thomas
    Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Who has ever heard of a fossilized brain? Few would expect such a discovery, yet it looks like that's what researchers found inside a Stone Age skull from Norway. If so, it would confirm a published creation prediction and challenge many evolutionary timescales. Ten archaeologists have been digging out fossilized human remains from a fjordside location called Brunstad, an area that encompasses two Stone Age human encampments.1 The scientists' findings include Norway's oldest unburned skeletal remains and a skull remnant with an unexpected attachment. University of Oslo archaeologist and...
  • NASA's Far Out Search for Life

    07/23/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-23-14 | Brian Thomas
    NASA's Far Out Search for Life by Brian Thomas, M.S. * With lofty words about humanity’s future, NASA promoters discussed the hope of discovering life on other planets at a recent meeting in NASA headquarters in Washington.1 Despite billions of dollars spent on the decades-long search and the fact that not one shred of distant life evidence has been found, NASA continues to suggest that life might really be out there and that its discovery is within reach. Does scientific evidence really justify this expensive search for distant life? If not, what’s the driving force behind this program? The hope...
  • Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist

    07/21/2014 7:47:37 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Jerry Bergman PhD
    Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * Eminent French scientist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) devoted his life to a field of research called entomology—the study of insects.1 His pioneering research laid the groundwork for this field to the extent that he is “generally considered the father of modern entomology.”2 Though his achievements were great, Fabre pointed to God as his inspiration. He refused to accept the evolutionary doctrine of his day and allowed God to take the credit for creating such a beautiful world. Fabre Begins His Lifelong Passion Born in Saint Leons, France, Fabre spent his early...
  • Second Look Causes Scientist to Reverse Dino-Bird Claim

    07/18/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-18-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Second Look Causes Scientist to Reverse Dino-Bird Claim by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Stephen Czerkas digs dinosaurs. His early advocacy for feathered dinosaurs makes his recent reversal that much more remarkable. His reexamination of a fossil—one that had been known as a feathered dinosaur—reveals the fruits of taking a closer look at spectacular claims. Recently working with University of North Carolina's fossil bird expert Alan Feduccia, Czerkas imaged a Scansoriopteryx with advanced 3-D microscopy and high-resolution photography, visualizing features in the wrist bones, feathers and hind limbs. This year they published their results in the Journal of Ornithology.1 Back in...
  • Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say?

    07/16/2014 9:54:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-16-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Many Americans are convinced that mainstream narratives are true—like humans descended from ape-like ancestors or that burning fossil fuels causes global warming. But many times large contingents totally disagree with these popular ideas. How can equally intelligent and educated people arrive at such opposing conclusions? Conventional thinkers often assume that those who diverge from mainstream narratives simply need more science education. However, a new study shows why some other factor must be to blame. Kan Kahan, a professor at Yale Law School, studied the way people reason as...
  • Did Adam Really Live 930 Years?

    07/14/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 80 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-14-14 | Brian Thomas
    Did Adam Really Live 930 Years? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Genesis 5:5 says Adam lived for 930 years. Judging by today’s standards, this sounds impossible. Many contemporary readers of Genesis balk at such numbers and some end up rejecting the whole Bible. But a few researchers have found reasons to believe it. Plant geneticist Dr. John Sanford and his colleagues plotted the ages of the biblical patriarchs listed in Genesis. The result shows a systematic drop-off in lifespans after 950-year-old Noah, “in a way that could never happen by chance,” according to an online post showing their results.1
  • Michael Savage: SEAL Team Six was set up, murdered in Afghanistan

    07/10/2014 4:08:04 PM PDT · by fishtank · 38 replies
    Russia Today/YouTube ^ | 7-8-14 | Michael Savage
    RT America 2 days ago Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage believes the public is being misled about the deaths of 17 members of the Navy's SEAL Team Six. The team, which gained worldwide fame for killing Osama bin Laden, was traveling with Afghan soldiers in a Chinook transport helicopter when the craft was downed by insurgents in August 2011. Family members of the soldiers filed a lawsuit to seek damages from the US, Afghan, and Iranian governments, while also pressing Congress to address what they perceive to be improprieties in the government's version of events. RT's Ameera David discusses...
  • Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved?

    07/10/2014 8:44:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 85 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-7-14 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved? by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * Darwin's hypothesis of evolution faced enormous scientific challenges from the very outset of its publication. Recently, a group of evolutionists, publishing in the journal Science, claimed to have simplified one of those challenges. Have they? In Darwin's seminal work On the Origin of Species he identified numerous examples of biological structures that, at first pass, seem very difficult to evolve. He even wrote a chapter titled "Difficulties on Theory" which he began with this wry comment: "Long before having arrived at this part of my work, a crowd of difficulties...
  • Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse

    07/02/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Charles C. "Chas" Morse
    Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse by Charles C. "Chas" Morse * God providentially used several key events to draw my father, Charles Phillips Morse, to salvation and into the ministry as a creation pioneer in the late 1960s when a six-day biblical creation was largely disbelieved. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered a shocking speech before a special joint session of Congress describing his ambitious goal of sending Americans safely to the moon before the decade’s end. Little did Kennedy know that his space scheme was a cog in the Master’s plan to relocate...
  • Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising

    06/25/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 84 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-25-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A popular evolutionary belief is that humans and chimps shared a common ancestor 2 to 6 million years ago. Apparently, evolutionists still aren't too sure of their own theory: now they've more than doubled that timeline. Scientists just published a study describing chimp DNA mutation rates and compared a number of cherry-picked genomic regions to human—and this research doubled their evolutionary timeline.1 However, the selective data did not account for the vast chasm of documented genome differences that were not included in the analyses. Heritable mutations are the rare...
  • Is Every Fossil in Its (Evolutionary) Place?

    06/24/2014 8:34:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, M.S.*
    Is Every Fossil in Its (Evolutionary) Place? by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, M.S.* During a recent televised debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, Mr. Nye claimed that fossils are never found “out of place.”1 If by this he means they are never found outside of the rock strata that define the supposed age in which the fossilized creatures lived, he’s wrong. He then challenged viewers to find one single contrary instance anywhere in the world. That’s easy. The fossil record is not nearly as evolutionary as Mr. Nye would have us believe. It features fossils mixed...
  • Did Angkor really see a dinosaur?

    06/23/2014 9:24:28 AM PDT · by fishtank · 50 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-23-14 | Jonathan O’Brien and Shaun Doyle
    Did Angkor really see a dinosaur? Jonathan O’Brien and Shaun Doyle The September 2007 Creation magazine back page feature article ‘Angkor saw a Stegosaur?’ showed a stone carving on a temple of Angkor, Cambodia, (a. 1200 AD), depicting what looks like an artistic impression of a stegosaurian-type dinosaur.1 As such evidence clearly supports the biblical view of dinosaurs, it naturally provoked the ire of vocal atheists. Here are their objections: “If it is a dinosaur, they carved it from fossils” The plates along the back of the animal are unlike all the other decorative designs in the temple walls. One...
  • Bill Gothard acted in an “inappropriate manner” but “no criminal activity was discovered”

    06/21/2014 11:49:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 29 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-20-14 | Francine Knowles
    Bill Gothard acted in an “inappropriate manner” but “no criminal activity was discovered” According to a statement by the board of directors of the Institute in Basic Life Principles posted on its website Written by Francine Knowles | Friday, June 20, 2014 1 The board said based on a review conducted by outside legal counsel, it unanimously agreed that “at this time” Gothard “is not permitted to serve in any counseling, leadership or board role within the IBLP ministry.” That leaves open the question of whether the 79-year-old Gothard may be allowed to return one day as he did after...
  • Creation Conversion: The Turning Point (Spike Psarris)

    06/19/2014 8:22:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | ICR staff
    Creation Conversion: The Turning Point Last month in our second Creation Conversion article, Dr. Vernon Cupps described how he came to a young-earth view of creation after he took the time to investigate the actual scriptural, observational, and experimental evidence. Here’s another conversion—this time from Spike Psarris in the field of astronomy. I was an atheist and an evolutionist well into my adult years, working as an engineer in the military space program. One day a Christian co-worker challenged me on my atheism: “You believe in the laws of physics, don’t you?” “Yes, we use them here every day,” I...
  • Human Proteome 'More Complex than Previously Thought'

    06/18/2014 10:31:41 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-18-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Human Proteome 'More Complex than Previously Thought' Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. Once again the oft-repeated phrase "More complex than previously thought" has been used to describe new research cataloguing thousands of proteins produced from the human genome.1 This groundbreaking biotech news is undergirded by two recent papers published in the journal Nature that describe what has been called the first rough draft of the human proteome.2,3 Unlike DNA sequencing, the extraction, isolation, and identification of proteins is no easy task. To be able to characterize the large diversity of proteins in different tissues, the technologies and chemistries need to be diverse...
  • Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part Two

    06/17/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-16-14 | Brian Thomas
    Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part Two by Brian Thomas, M.S. * In 2011, 29 leading design scientists held a Biological Information symposium in which they compared the standard Darwinian explanation of origins to amazing new discoveries about biological languages. The second major theme among the group’s presentations dealt with “Difficulties in Creating Biological Information.” In essence, they tried to re-engineer aspects of creating information. What did they uncover? Geneticist John Sanford, lead organizer of the Biological Information symposium, helpfully summarized the technical proceedings in a document titled, Biological Information: New Perspectives. A Synopsis and Limited Commentary.1 The document summarized...
  • A Father's Day appeal (by Michael Savage)

    06/16/2014 2:02:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 6-16-14 | Michael Savage
    A Father's Day appeal Dear President Obama, You are like a champion boxer who cannot be touched by your opponents. You have outsmarted and out-boxed them at every turn. I appeal to you to understand where your ‘victories’ have and are leading our nation. While you may think winning is all, you must also understand that even victory has its consequences. And, while you may actually believe you are doing the best for our nation, the exact opposite may be true. Yes, you are the champion. You have crushed your domestic political opponents, but at what cost? Why have our...
  • SAVAGE NATION! June 16, 2014

    06/16/2014 12:52:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 2 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-16-2014 | Michael Savage
    KSFO - The Flagship of the Savage Nation!Savage's websiteAnother list to listen to the Savage radio show here!!! - updated 09-Nov-2012Links to the Savage radio show here!!! - updated 09-Nov-2012 Call the show at 1-855-400-7282.
  • Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part One

    06/16/2014 8:47:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 48 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-13-14 | Brian Thomas
    Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part One by Brian Thomas, M.S. * In 2011, the “Biological Information: New Perspectives” conference was held in which 29 leading design scientists technically assessed critical aspects of Neo-Darwinian theory. This evolutionary theory holds that new biological information arises when mutations allow nature to select between organisms, and when it first appeared many scientists thought it was a brilliant idea. However, according to those participating in the 2011 conference, the theory has proven to be inadequate and now needs replacement. The participants’ major findings, published technically in 2013, were summarized and grouped into three major...
  • SAVAGE NATION: listen to this clip "Saddam Was a Stabilizing Influence" (from 2010 Michael Savage)

    06/12/2014 11:45:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | July 27, 2010 (YouTUbe posted) | Michael Savage
    This was recorded AT LEAST four years ago by Michael Savage........... Let's make this the default thread for today........... KSFO - The Flagship of the Savage Nation!Savage's websiteAnother list to listen to the Savage radio show here!!! - updated 09-Nov-2012Links to the Savage radio show here!!! - updated 09-Nov-2012 Call the show at 1-855-400-7282.
  • Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble [Exercpt, click link]

    06/12/2014 8:22:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-12-14 | Alexander Williams
    Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble "Hugh Ross praised latest Big Bang inflationary theory claims but—weeks later—evolutionists admitted they got it wrong." Premature hype over gravitational waves highlights gaping holes in models for the origins and evolution of the Universe by Alexander Williams Published: 12 June 2014 (GMT+10) The above was the heading and subheading of an opinion piece by Dr Paul Steinhardt, a distinguished Professor of Physics at Princeton University, in the 5 June 2014, edition of the prestigious scientific journal Nature. The article has consequences that go far beyond the scientific establishment. On 23 April this year...
  • Comb Jelly Genome Gums Up Evolution

    06/11/2014 12:28:07 PM PDT · by fishtank · 39 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-11-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Comb Jelly Genome Gums Up Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Comb jellies (ctenophores) look like disco balls with flashing lights that dance and spin as they float around the ocean. These creatures are so fascinating that one neuroscientist likened them to "aliens who've come to earth."1,2 The genome of comb jellies has been sequenced, and it's as alien as the creature looks—utterly defying all predictions about its evolutionary origins.3 Even prior to recent advances in genome sequencing, comb jellies perplexed evolutionists. While they resemble a jelly fish in some ways, they have complex nervous systems that detect light, sense...
  • Brainwashing Children to 'Suppress' Design Intuition

    06/09/2014 7:49:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Brainwashing Children to 'Suppress' Design Intuition by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * The Wall Street Journal praised psychological research on kindergarteners that demonstrates how a picture-rich storybook could replace children’s intuitive inferences of design with Darwinian natural selection.1 Is this a good way to apply child psychology? Boston University psychologist Deborah Kelemen has led the latest National Science Foundation funded research to help teach evolution. Her technical report appears in the journal Psychological Science. The aim of her research was to intentionally “suppress” children’s “commonsense ways,” and to “explain why animals have functional traits and show signs of apparent...