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  • Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution?

    04/17/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-17-2014 | by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner
    Are there out-of-sequence fossils that are problematic for evolution? by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner Published: 17 April 2014 (GMT+10) In his debate with Ken Ham, (the ‘science guy’) Bill Nye dogmatically claimed, and asked Ham, to cite any out of order fossils in the geologic record, because if there were any, it would be problematic for the evolutionary model. Due to the seeming confidence of Nye’s assertion (and that it was not answered during the debate), many have contacted us for an answer on this single question. In addition, while out on ministry our speakers have mentioned how this...
  • Activist challenges judges to redefine chimpanzees’ legal status

    04/15/2014 8:33:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-15-14 | Warren Nunn
    Activist challenges judges to redefine chimpanzees’ legal status: Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise courts controversy by Warren Nunn Published: 15 April 2014 (GMT+10) If Steven Wise has his way, chimps will have quasi-human rights. Lawsuits on behalf of captive chimpanzees in America could be a turning point in how the judiciary adjudicates on animal rights. A group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits on behalf of the chimps claiming they were ‘nonhuman animals’ that had a right to live free from confinement and not be regarded as property but as ‘legal persons’.1 The organisation’s website summarized the move:...
  • Rumors of Aggie mischief circulate as maroon bluebonnets pop up on University of Texas campus

    04/14/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT · by fishtank · 32 replies
    BCS Eagle ^ | 4-10-2014 | Andrea Salazar
    Rumors of Aggie mischief circulate as maroon bluebonnets pop up on University of Texas campus By ANDREA SALAZAR andrea.salazar@theeagle.com | Posted 4 days ago The land of burnt orange has received some unwanted maroon in the form of the state flower. Maroon bluebonnets have popped up in flower beds outside the University of Texas Tower, causing enough student reaction to prompt groundskeepers to remove the seeds, said Markus Hogue, program coordinator of irrigation and water conservation at UT. Rumor has it that an Aggie is behind it. After all, the only place on campus that has bloomed the Aggie-cultivated maroon...
  • Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible

    04/14/2014 8:43:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-11-14 | Brian Thomas
    Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Advanced physics students at Leicester University were tasked with determining if the Biblical dimensions of Noah's ark—assuming it was properly constructed—could have supported the mass of 70,000 animals. Student Kayie Raymer told UK's The Telegraph that after other "more serious" assignments, this one was "something different."1 What did they find? The students used 48.2cm (almost 19 inches) as the length of a cubit to estimate the total dimensions of the ark. Using the density of water and Archimedes' principle of buoyancy, they calculated the total mass the ark...
  • Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life … and non-life

    04/09/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-8-14 | David Pitman
    Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life … and non-life by David Pitman What does the Bible means when it talks about ‘life’? The Bible tells us that death, suffering, and disease were not part of the original creation. Rather, they came as a result of Adam’s sin, which affected the entire creation (Romans 8:19–23a). The grief that we experience when someone close to us dies bears witness to the fact that this was not how it was originally intended. Although naturalists try to say otherwise, death is most certainly not a natural thing. Paul, in his first letter to the...
  • Cells' Molecular Motor Diversity Confounds Evolution

    04/08/2014 8:28:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-7-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Cells' Molecular Motor Diversity Confounds Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Scientists believe that the study of genes that encode the proteins for molecular motors will help solve the mysteries of evolution. However, the result of a study published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution has only served to support the predictions of special creation—that unique variants of cellular complexity and innovation exist at all levels of life.1 Molecular motors are important features of eukaryotic cells that are formed by a variety of protein types. One group of molecular motors is called the myosins, which have recently been studied...
  • Vas deferens—refuting ‘bad design’ arguments

    04/07/2014 1:11:34 PM PDT · by fishtank · 85 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted April 2014 | E. van Niekerk
    Vas deferens—refuting ‘bad design’ arguments E. van Niekerk The vas deferens is an important part of the male reproductive system. However, some anti-creationists have recently criticized its route for being too indirect, thus something which no engineer would design. However, anatomists have already given good reasons for this structure, including the increased flexibility of the testes to move toward and way from the body to regulate temperature. Critics have also overlooked engineering considerations, providing enough length to build up power and to mix the essential ingredients of semen, and to avoid ‘ovalling’ (kinking in a soft pipe when bending).
  • AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws Mormon crowds

    03/29/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 3-29-2014 | Associated Press
    "Revelers with colored corn starched hands celebrate during the 2014 Festival of Colors, Holi Celebration at the Krishna Temple Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Spanish Fork, Utah. Nearly 70,000 people are expected to gather starting Saturday at a Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork for the annual two-day festival of colors. Revelers gyrate to music and partake in yoga during the all-day festival, throwing colored corn starch in the air once every hour. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the large majority of participants are not Hindus, but Mormons. Thousands of students from nearby Brigham Young University come...
  • Mind-Boggling Complexity in the Fruit Fly Transcriptome

    03/27/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-26-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Mind-Boggling Complexity in the Fruit Fly Transcriptome by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * The humble fruit fly that has been at the heart of genetic studies for nearly 100 years continues to amaze scientists and defy simplistic evolutionary predictions. A research team recently evaluated the diversity of gene expression across the insect's genome in much greater detail than previous studies, and the results revealed incredible complexity and design.1 One of the key features that is emerging across the spectrum of research in plant and animal genomes is the fact that nearly all DNA is expressed (copied into RNA).2 This expressed RNA...
  • A tale of ancient toothpaste

    03/26/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted 3-26-2014 | David Catchpoole
    A tale of ancient toothpaste by David Catchpoole An Egyptian toothpaste formula from the 4th century AD has been found in a collection of papyrus documents at the National Library in Vienna, Austria.1,2 In black ink (now faded after 1,500 years) made of soot and gum arabic mixed with water, an ancient Egyptian scribe has carefully written down a recipe ‘for white and perfect teeth’.3 This makes it the world’s oldest-known recipe for toothpaste. toothpaste-iris The iris flower is a main ingredient in the ancient dental formula discovered recently by researchers. The iris flower is a main ingredient in the...
  • BioLogos, theistic evolution and the Pelagian heresy

    03/24/2014 12:18:30 PM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-22-2014 | Richard Fangrad
    BioLogos, theistic evolution and the Pelagian heresy Debating an historical Adam and the destruction of the Gospel by Richard Fangrad Published: 22 March 2014 (GMT+10) The secular philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”1 King Solomon, the wisest person in all history said, “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, ‘See, this is new’?” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9–10). This is especially applicable to Church history. There...
  • 'Smoking Gun' Evidence of Inflation?

    03/21/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-21-2014 | Jake Hebert
    'Smoking Gun' Evidence of Inflation? by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * On March 17, a team of radio astronomers announced they discovered purportedly direct evidence for cosmic inflation—a critical component of the modern Big Bang model. To make this discovery, the researchers used a specialized telescope called BICEPS2 located on the Antarctic plateau.1 Radiation that has its strongest intensity in the microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum comes to us from all directions in space. Secular researchers interpret this cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) as "relic radiation" from a time about 400,000 years after the alleged cosmic explosion. Now, a team...
  • IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human

    03/19/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * On March 5, 2014, the IBM supercomputer "Watson" became a pioneer virtual chef, inadvertently showcasing the remarkably superior hardware and software found between our ears. This intelligent machine, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, produced recipes based on a series of algorithms that cross-referenced data on flavor compounds to people's likes and dislikes. "The supercomputer made its debut as a chef at a Las Vegas tech conference last week, and so far has produced gourmet, fusion fare like a Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche, an Austrian...
  • "Arguments evolutionists should not use" (article)

    03/18/2014 8:10:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-18-2014 | Don Batten
    Arguments evolutionists should not use by Don Batten Published: 18 March 2014 (GMT+10) We have a popular article titled, Arguments we think creationists should not use. Indeed, even many misotheistic evolutionists, including Richard Dawkins, have commended the existence of such a page. Well, as the saying goes, ‘What is good for the goose is also good for the gander.’ Here are arguments that we think evolutionists should not use. Composition of stock.xchng images Bait hook with prawn Don’t fall for the ‘bait and switch’ with slippery definitions used by evolutionists. Evolution means change (or change in gene/allele frequency) so evolution...
  • Reverse Engineering Reveals Ideal Propulsion Design

    03/14/2014 8:27:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-14-2014 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Reverse Engineering Reveals Ideal Propulsion Design by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * In a recent analysis of how dozens of species propel their bodies through air and water, a collaborative team found not only ideal design but also common design.1 To successfully propel themselves through water or air, animals must possess structures that can produce thrust. Birds fly gracefully, and fish and whales glide through water with what appear to be unforced, easy motions. Wings and fins seem to fit these animals' environments so precisely that an observer could deduce these appendages are designed for efficient thrust in air...
  • Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic

    03/14/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 2014 | James Johnson
    Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their lives.” With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths. Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of God’s creation (and...
  • Black Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws

    03/12/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-12-2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    lack Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Red flags traditionally act as warning signals. In this case of a surprising rock discovery in West Virginia the flag is black rather than red, but the results are the same. Geologist Callan Bentley recently blogged about another problem with the uniformitarian model.1 As he and Alan Pitts examined the Hampshire Formation in eastern West Virginia, they came across an unexpected phenomenon: a 16-foot black shale and lime layer. The problem? This new layer is sandwiched smack-dab within a 2000-foot-thick pile of red-rock strata that has been labeled by secularists...
  • Another case of academic fraud highlights cheating in the sciences

    03/11/2014 1:23:49 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-11-2014 | Shane Cessna
    Another case of academic fraud highlights cheating in the sciences by Shane Cessna Many people think that science is about impartial observation and the reporting of facts. But scientists, like all human beings, have biases, agendas and belief systems that cause them to interpret facts in a certain way. It’s normal for people to want to also convince others of what they believe, and unfortunately they sometimes stretch the point in trying to get others on board. Also, in the research world it’s all about tenure and funding. If one makes a spectacular claim or find, money and notoriety often...
  • Asteroid Medley Challenges Naturalistic Origins

    03/10/2014 8:54:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-10-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Asteroid Medley Challenges Naturalistic Origins by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Data from recent spacecraft flybys challenge the prevailing naturalistic perspective on asteroid origins. Secular astronomers assume that natural processes, rather than miracles, created the sun, Earth, planets, and asteroids from ancient, swirling masses of gases, but this new evidence points to something different. Writing in the British science journal Nature, Harvard's Francesca DeMeo and the Paris Observatory's Benoit Carry summarized the latest asteroid puzzles.1 For decades, secularists argued that asteroids somehow formed from merging dust particles in a hot nebula. Thus, where they orbit and what they're made of should...
  • The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues

    03/10/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 111 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-9-2014 | Phil Robinson
    The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues by Phil Robinson Published: 9 March 2014 (GMT+10) CMI have frequently published articles regarding the unbalanced way in which creationism is dealt with at Government level, and in some instances banned in the UK education system.1,2,3,4 Only a few weeks ago, we ran with an article, appealing to End bad science and discrimination in education policies. The attacks are relentless and display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from the self-proclaimed ‘voices of reason’. Four recent news stories from the UK demonstrate the...
  • Live Birth Fossil Exposes Evolutionary Enigma

    03/05/2014 9:19:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-5-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Live Birth Fossil Exposes Evolutionary Enigma by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Fossils sometimes capture brief, fleeting moments. Pterosaur footprints, raindrop craters, ripple marks, and half-swallowed fish adorn Earth's layers. And now researchers have discovered a baby ichthyosaur, an extinct fish-like reptile, halfway in and out of its mother's body. Though fossilization tragically ended the baby's transition from the womb, could this specimen support the story that a land reptile evolved into the first ichthyosaur? The rare find was one of 80 fossils of Chaohusaurus, a small variety of ichthyosaur, described in PLOS ONE.1 The fossils came from a rock formation...
  • Putin Crosses Obama's Pink Line (article)

    03/03/2014 12:17:47 PM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 3-3-2014 | Michael Savage
    MICHAEL SAVAGE Let me make sense of what’s happening in Ukraine for you as that country descends into armed chaos, threatening to oust the legitimately elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and place the country in the hands of rebel forces spearheaded by Ukrainian neo-Nazis and Chechen Islamist radicals. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, along with Obama adviser and designated liar Susan Rice, are neo-conservatives, neocons for short. The neocons, first in the form of the Trilateral Commission and more recently as the Carlyle Group, thrive on military conflict. When the world is at war, the neocons and the defense...
  • Rapidly Forming Oil Supports Flood Timeframe

    03/03/2014 8:34:19 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar 2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Rapidly Forming Oil Supports Flood Timeframe Tim Clarey My earlier Acts & Facts article “Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood” dealt with the origin of hydrocarbons and the oil generation process. This article will examine the timing of oil and gas generation and their migration into reservoirs. Unfortunately, the scientific information communicated to the public is slanted by pro-evolutionary rhetoric. The occurrence of oil is even used as an argument against a recent global flood. Evolutionist David Montgomery insists all sedimentary rocks could not have formed during the year-long Flood, arguing that “a literal reading of the Bible requires...
  • Wooly Mammoth Mystery Finally Solved?

    02/28/2014 12:56:27 PM PST · by fishtank · 58 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-28-14 | Jake Hebert
    Wooly Mammoth Mystery Finally Solved? by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * Researchers claim to potentially have solved the mystery of the wooly mammoth’s mass extinction.1 After drilling permafrost cores in Alaska, Canada, and northern Russia, a team led by Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen analyzed DNA remnants of Arctic vegetation within those cores. Based upon their analysis of the cores, they concluded that edible plants called forbs (which include sagebrush, yarrow, and mums) were once much more abundant upon the Arctic steppes. Furthermore, the stomach contents within mammoth and other animal carcasses seem to indicate that the mammoths preferred...
  • Is the dog’s ‘collar bone’ vestigial?

    02/27/2014 11:14:06 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-27-2014 | Philip Bell
    Is the dog’s ‘collar bone’ vestigial? by Philip Bell Published: 27 February 2014 (GMT+10) In comparison to human beings, dogs have a rather different shoulder design, and the same applies to many other carnivorous and hoofed animals too, such as and cats and horses. The shoulder bones appear somewhat disconnected from the rest of the skeleton and dogs don’t have the obvious collar bone (clavicle) that we humans have. The tiny canine clavicle has a variety of sizes and shapes in adult dogs1 and some evolutionists have argued that it is rudimentary; implying that it’s now a largely ‘useless leftover’...
  • Human lincRNA Genes Contradict Evolution

    02/26/2014 9:14:56 AM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-26-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Human lincRNA Genes Contradict Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Researchers from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently characterized a group of genes in humans and other mammals that not only defies evolutionary models but vindicates the Bible’s prediction of the uniqueness of created kinds with distinct genetic features.1 Even though less than five percent of the human genome codes for protein, scientists have discovered that our genome is pervasively transcribed (expressed) in an amazing array of RNA molecules.2,3 And the transcribed regions of the genome located outside the protein-coding areas encode many unique types of genes...
  • Doctor uses printed 3D heart to assist in infant heart surgery

    02/25/2014 8:35:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | 2-25-14 | Bob Yirka
    Louisville Kentucky cardiothoracic surgeon Erle Austin has performed successful heart repair surgery on a 14 month old infant named Roland Lian Cung Bawi — heart surgery on such a young patient is not unheard of, of course, what's new is that Austin was able to map out his surgical approach using a nearly exact model of the patients heart—it had been printed on a 3D printer. Young Roland had been born with four congenital heart defects—doctors had known since before he was born that his heart had problems. Fixing them all would prove to be a challenge. When it came...
  • Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories (article)

    02/19/2014 8:52:15 AM PST · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-19-2014 | Jake Hebert
    Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * From satellite images, researchers have concluded that the Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier in Greenland has set a new speed record for glacial flow.1 The ice stream’s calculated average speed for summer 2012 was 46 meters per day—more than 6 feet per hour. While that may not sound very fast, it is the fastest recorded speed for any Antarctica or Greenland ice stream. This news should interest Christians because rapid glacial flow helps to answer secular claims that certain geological features prove that many “Pleistocene” ice ages occurred over millions of...
  • General Intelligent Design (GID) Evidence ... (article by R. Herrmann)

    02/14/2014 7:35:21 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    http://www.raherrmann.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Robert Herrmann, Ph.D.
    (Salient quote from the article): A Signature A signature is a collection of described characteristics that indicates that an entity has produced an event even if that entity is no longer present or cannot be observed. After constructing the major part of the GGU-model and the GID interpretation, I discovered the following two remarks. Hermann Weyl wrote Is it conceivable that immaterial factors having the nature of images, ideas, (or) "building plans" also intervene in the evolution of the world as a whole? Then Noble Laurent Louis deBroglie wrote [T]he structure of the universe has something in common with the...
  • "The War on Humans" documentary Feb. 17, 2014

    02/13/2014 8:03:08 AM PST · by fishtank · 9 replies
    The Discovery Institute ^ | 2-13-2014 | Wesley Smith
    Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and plants be given constitutional rights? The War on Humans e-book and companion documentary explore how a new generation of activists are pushing a radical agenda whose ultimate victims may be the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
  • For Darwin Day 2014, Discovery Institute Names Jerry Coyne as "Censor of the Year"

    02/13/2014 7:52:38 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    The Discovery Institute ^ | 2-10-2014 | Evolution News and Views
    For Darwin Day 2014, Discovery Institute Will Name University of Chicago Biologist Jerry Coyne as "Censor of the Year" Evolution News & Views February 10, 2014 12:01 AM | Permalink COTY-ENV-wide-3.jpg Discovery Institute's "Censor of the Year" award recognizes success in choking off free speech on evolution and intelligent design. To be given on Darwin Day, February 12, the prize this year will go to University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne, author of the popular blog Why Evolution Is True. In 2013, Coyne was instrumental in pushing Ball State University in Indiana to formally ban teaching about the scientific theory...
  • Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts?

    02/12/2014 8:24:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-12-14 | Brian Thomas
    Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * We tend to think that some core in each person will somehow, somewhere live forever. Sociologists have been attempting to track down the source of this belief but so far have not been able to separate it from exposure to religious teaching. Now, a new research tactic reveals that belief in an eternal life apart from our bodies is hardwired into each of us, inadvertently confirming the Bible’s message. Most studies investigating this question ask adult participants about the afterlife, but this new research asked children about prelife—not-yet-born souls....
  • Creation-in-Depth- "Information Theory—part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks"

    02/07/2014 9:27:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-14 | Royal Truman
    Information Theory—part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks by Royal Truman The origin of information is a problem for the theory of evolution. But the wide, and often inconsistent, use of the word information often leads to incompatible statements among Intelligent Design and creation science advocates. This hinders fruitful discussion. Most information theoreticians base their work on Shannon’s Information Theory. One conclusion is that the larger genomes of higher organisms require more information, and raises the question whether this could arise naturalistically. Lee Spetner claims no examples of information-increasing mutations are known, whereas most ID advocates only claim that not...
  • Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman

    02/07/2014 9:24:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-7-14 | Brian Thomas
    Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A surprisingly large number of people—some three million—watched live online February 4 as debaters discussed the topic “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” Ken Ham took the affirmative position while “Science Guy” Bill Nye took the negative. During the debate, Nye’s use of a certain fallacy was soon evident, and viewers should beware of this tactic because of the subtle way it can skew perception. Each time Nye contrasted “Ken Ham’s creation model” of a young world with “us in the scientific...
  • Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

    02/06/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-2014 | Lita Cosner, Scott Gillis, Keaton Halley
    Creation was on the media’s radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best-known for his TV show ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Bill Nye was actually criticized by his fellow atheists for debating a creationist. Dr Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology at the University of Chicago, says that: The response from the evolutionist side is clear: let’s not give creation any exposure. “… he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and...
  • The SAVAGE Nation! Feb. 3, 2014

    02/03/2014 12:19:33 PM PST · by fishtank · 47 replies
    Coomentary on the SuperBowl Coca-Cola idiot ad starts the show.
  • Remembering "The Genesis Flood" - 50th anniversary remembrance

    02/03/2014 6:17:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 2-2-14 on AIG | John C. Whitcomb
    Remembering The Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb December 8, 2010 “A word fitly spoken” has incredible power (Proverbs 25:11). Burdened by the rampant disregard for God’s Word, two young men collaborated to write a book called simply The Genesis Flood. Fifty years later their shout still reverberates round the world. In February 1961 a small publisher in New Jersey—Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company—brought into this world a 518-page, somewhat ponderous, volume entitled The Genesis Food: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications. The co-authors were a little-known theologian (myself) and a hydraulic engineer, Henry M. Morris. Little did we...
  • Information Theory—part 1: overview of key ideas (article)

    01/31/2014 11:00:09 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-31-2014 | Royal Truman
    Information Theory—part 1: overview of key ideas by Royal Truman The origin of information in nature cannot be explained if matter and energy is all there is. But the many, and often contradictory, meanings of information confound a clear analysis of why this is so. In this, the first of a four-part series, the key views about information theory by leading thinkers in the creation/evolution controversy are presented. In part 2, attention is drawn to various difficulties in the existing paradigms in use. Part 3 introduces the notion of replacing Information by Coded Information System (CIS) to resolve many difficulties....
  • Magnetic Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention (article)

    01/29/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-29-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Magnetic Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention by Brian Thomas, M.S. * No, it’s not science fiction—it’s real. Spider webs use electricity to snare prey, and researchers recently discovered an added environmental benefit from these arachnids’ masterful constructions. Electrical properties within the glue-like coating on a spider web alter the magnetic field around it. When potential prey flies nearby, the web snaps out and tags its target like a tiny magnet. The web is negatively or neutrally charged, while insect bodies often carry a positive charge. In 2013, researchers found that spider webs snare positively charged insects with greater efficiency than...
  • Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:50:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-24-2014 | Jerry Bergman
    Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? by Jerry Bergman Some historians believe that all of the major contributions with which Darwin is credited in regard to evolution theory, including natural selection, actually were plagiarized from other scientists. Many, if not most, of Darwin’s major ideas are found in earlier works, especially those by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin. Charles Darwin rarely (if ever) gave due credit to the many persons from whom he liberally ‘borrowed’. This review looks at the evidence for this position, concluding that much evidence exists to support this controversial view. wikipedia.org Erasmus-Darwin Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) A common...
  • Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:30:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-24-14 | Brian Thomas
    Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * During winter, red foxes hunt snow-covered mice without even seeing their prey—but how? Certainly, hearing plays a crucial role, but researchers from the Czech Republic and Germany found that European foxes pounce on mice much more successfully when facing north, leading them to suggest a more magnetic answer. Foxes may see more than what visible light reveals. The red fox find its prey—often buried as deep as three feet beneath the snow—not only when it faces north, but also when it faces the earth’s magnetic south pole. The fox first...
  • Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues (article)

    01/23/2014 7:57:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues by Brian Thomas, M.S. * When mainstream scientists search for clues about how and when the first bony-skeleton creature evolved from a non-bony creature, do they overlook evidence showing skeletons could never evolve from non-skeletons in the first place? It appears that a large collaboration of scientists that analyzed DNA from a spectacular living fossil called an elephant shark did just that. The title of their report, published in Nature, refers to “unique insights” into evolution, but the facts actually reveal something else.1 The elephant shark, or Australian ghost shark, is a cartilaginous...
  • The Savage Nation! 1-22-14

    01/22/2014 12:49:35 PM PST · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Savage Nation ^ | 1-22-14 | savage
    Savage
  • Evolutionists divided over coexistence of placental mammals and dinosaurs

    01/22/2014 12:45:10 PM PST · by fishtank · 54 replies
    Creation.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | David Catchpoole
    Evolutionists divided over coexistence of placental mammals and dinosaurs by David Catchpoole Published: 21 January 2014 (GMT+10) If you can remember being taught as ‘fact’ that only small, ‘primitive’ mammals were around at the demise of the dinosaurs (supposedly 65 million years ago), because placental mammals1 didn’t evolve until afterwards, you’re not alone. There are many people who remember that. In fact, many textbooks still teach it. However, if you’re aware that for some years now the evolutionary fraternity has shifted the existence of ‘modern’ mammals to overlap that of dinosaurs, then we would say that you are actually more...
  • Gecko-Footed Robot Fit for Outer Space (article)

    01/21/2014 8:13:39 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-20-14 | Brian Thomas
    Gecko-Footed Robot Fit for Outer Space by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Abigaille the robot can climb up smooth walls, but she leaves behind no residue, much like living geckos. Engineers at Simon Fraser University copied gecko design when they developed the robot’s tiny treads to navigate tight turns even while treading on vertical walls. How close did the inventors come to matching the precision capabilities of real gecko feet, which utilize a dry adhesive capability? Dry adhesives could be very useful. In a 2011 technical report appearing in the journal Smart Materials and Structures, the design team described the locomotive...
  • Are equator bears in danger of extinction, just like their cousins the polar bears?

    01/17/2014 1:34:04 PM PST · by fishtank · 37 replies
    here | 1-17-2014 | me
    Are equator bears in danger of extinction, just like their cousins, the polar bears?
  • Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required (article)

    01/17/2014 8:20:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-15-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * It was once believed that the regions in between the protein-coding genes of the genome were wastelands of alleged nonfunctional “junk DNA.” However, we now know that these previously misunderstood regions are teeming with functional activity—and a new study shows they are actually required for life.1 The genome of humans and other animals is composed of more than just DNA sequences that produce proteins—there are also many other types of sequences that do not code for proteins. The non-protein-coding genes are diverse, with some being very short...
  • How smart was ancient man? (28 min video)

    01/16/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 38 replies
    Creation.com ^ | 3-03 (but highlighted 1-16-2014) | n/a
    DESCRIPTION A consequence of evolutionary thinking is that ancient people were intellectually inferior to moderns. On the other hand, the bible records that people began with high intelligence and had great capabilities. This week we look at evidence for the biblical record. The Creation Magazine LIVE! TV program is a ministry of Creation Ministries International. With offices in seven countries and more PhD scientists than any Christian organization this program features cutting edge science that supports the Bible delivered in a non-technical, visually-rich, discussion-based format.
  • Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men (article)

    01/14/2014 7:56:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 1-14-14 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men 1 hour ago by Bob Yirka report anger (Phys.org) —Researchers Uri Gneezy, with the University of California and Alex Imasc with the University of Amsterdam have together found that men understand the impact anger has on decision making and use that knowledge to help them manipulate other men when engaging in contests of both skill and strength. They have had their paper describing a study they conducted on the subject printed in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ....
  • One-Hour Oil Production? (article)

    01/14/2014 7:47:58 AM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-13-14 | Brian Thomas
    One-Hour Oil Production? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington State have pioneered a new technology that makes diesel fuel from algae—and their cutting-edge machine produces the fuel in just minutes. The recipe seems surprisingly straightforward: Simply heat pea-green algal soup to 662°F (350°C) at 3,000 psi for almost 60 minutes. For comparison, temperatures at the base of Earth’s crust reach 1,500°F (815°C). The group published their results in the journal Algal Research.1 Throughout the process, the bench-top apparatus continuously siphons and processes algae at one end and yields burnable hydrocarbons at...