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Posts by varmintman

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  • The Next Redskin Debacle.Will Grocers Have To Rename Redskins Potatoes?

    06/19/2014 7:38:55 PM PDT · 20 of 32
    varmintman to Cruz_West_Paul2016

    A name is the least of the Redskins’ problems...

  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    06/19/2014 4:50:46 PM PDT · 38 of 85
    varmintman to kingattax

    We cannot allow our Tom Delays and Scott Walkers to be taken out of the game by this sort of crap.

  • Great White Shark Tracked in Gulf Could Be Headed for Mississippi

    06/19/2014 11:55:34 AM PDT · 4 of 45
    varmintman to nickcarraway

    We’d only need to exterminate four or five species of sharks and there would never be another attack on a human. There would still be 295 species of the fricking things for “scientists” to “study”...

  • Russia not an "Advanced or Developed" Country, by Barack Obama's Measure

    06/19/2014 10:16:31 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    varmintman to grania
    Believe it or not there are little towns in Texas with their own opera theaters and what not:

    http://www.bastropoperahouse.com

  • Russia not an "Advanced or Developed" Country, by Barack Obama's Measure

    06/19/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT · 9 of 13
    varmintman to grania

    Glad to see I’m not the only person on Earth to have noticed that...

  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 7:14:49 PM PDT · 20 of 54
    varmintman to Jim Robinson

    I don’t believe we have the time to go through any sort of an impeachment process at this point. Isn’t there some way the 2012 election could simply be declared null/void at this point due to fraud and this weaponization of the IRS being a factor in the election?

  • Update on Podkletnov gravity modification work and rumors

    06/18/2014 2:41:13 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    varmintman to Renfield

    Interesting, thanks.

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/18/2014 2:06:08 AM PDT · 71 of 199
    varmintman to RinaseaofDs
    The Big Bang idea is BS just like evolution. It was based on the claim of an expanding universe, which was never based on anything better than a faulty interpretation of redshift as distance and velocity and that has been dispelled by Halton Arp's studies as well as by newer studies (Lerner et. al.) of light density.

    http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-universe-not-expanding-01940.html

  • How to deal with greentards

    06/18/2014 2:00:59 AM PDT · 1 of 7
    varmintman
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 9:34:36 PM PDT · 25 of 44
    varmintman to HKMk23

    Idiots who do this kind of thing need to be made to pay some sort of a personal price for it.

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 9:00:06 PM PDT · 60 of 199
    varmintman to INVAR
    “It’s time for evangelicals to come out for Homosexuality, beastiality, transgenderism and man-child love”.

    You forgot the man/goat love association...

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 8:57:27 PM PDT · 59 of 199
    varmintman to mills044

    Several...

    Alexander Mebane, ‘Darwin’s Creation Myth’
    http://www.mikamar.biz/book-info/e-dcm-a.htm

    Donald E. Johnson, ‘Programming of life’
    http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Life-Donald-E-Johnson/dp/0982355467

    Walter Remine ‘Biotic Message’
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Biotic-Message-Evolution-Versus/dp/0963799908

    Sir Arthur Keith ‘Evolution and Ethics’
    http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Ethics-Sir-Arthur-Keith-ebook/dp/B00570ROQG

    and possibly this page:
    http://www.bearfabrique.org/Evolution08/evolution_main.html

    That should do for starters...

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT · 43 of 199
    varmintman to ravenwolf

    Splifford the bat says: Always remember

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste; especially on an evolutionist.
    Just say no to narcotic drugs, alcohol abuse, and corrupt ideological
    doctrines.

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 6:55:43 PM PDT · 31 of 199
    varmintman to cripplecreek
    I have no intent of engaging this argument.

    Like Clint Eastwood said, a man has to know his limitations....

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 6:53:23 PM PDT · 29 of 199
    varmintman to SeekAndFind
    “I am a Baptist minister, but I am not a science-denying Baptist minister who thinks that dinosaurs lived alongside humans a few thousand years ago.”


    In other words, somebody here isn't keeping up with the news...

    Soft tissue is increasingly being found in dinosaur remains That sort of tissue could not plausibly last even one million years.

    Good radiocarbon dates are turning up for dinosaur remains. Most of those dates are coming in as 20K - 40K years.

    Good images of known dinosaur types are turning up in native American petroglyphs, e.g. the stegosaur glyph at Agawa Rock, Lake Superior:

    And before you try to tell me that stegosaurs did not have horns... Indians were in the habit of touching those glyphs up every couple of decades which is why they survive; the horns were added long after the creature itself went extinct by an artist who simply figured a creature that size needed them. Indian oral traditions note that the stegosaur ('Mishipishu' in Ojibway language) had a sawblade back (dorsal spikes as per the image), red fur, a cat-like face, and a "great spiked tail" which he used as a weapon. That description fits the stegosaur and nothing else which has ever walked in North America. Such glyphs apparently were common in 1800, Lewis and Clark said that their native guides were in mortal terror of them.

  • Itís time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 6:42:06 PM PDT · 18 of 199
    varmintman to cripplecreek; SeekAndFind
    The big lie which is being promulgated by evolutionites is that there is some sort of a dialectic between evolution and religion. There isn't. In order to have a meaningful dialectic between evolution and religion, you would need a religion which operated on an intellectual level similar to that of evolution, and the only two possible candidates would be voodoo and Rastafari.

    The dialectic is between evolution and mathematics. Professing belief in evolution at this juncture amounts to the same thing as claiming not to believe in modern mathematics, probability theory, and logic. It's basically ignorant.

    Evolution has been so thoroughly discredited at this point that you assume nobody is defending it because they believe in it anymore, and that they are defending it because they do not like the prospects of having to defend or explain some expect of their lifestyles to God, St. Peter, Muhammed...

    To these people I say, you've still got a problem. The problem is that evolution, as a doctrine, is so overwhelmingly STUPID that, faced with a choice of wearing a sweatshirt with a scarlet letter A for Adulteror, F for Fornicator or some such traditional design, or or a big scarlet letter I for IDIOT, you'd actually be better off sticking with one of the traditional choices because, as Clint Eastwood noted in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:

    God hates IDIOTS, too!

    The best illustration of how stupid evolutionism really is involves trying to become some totally new animal with new organs, a new basic plan for existence, and new requirements for integration between both old and new organs.

    Take flying birds for example; suppose you aren't one, and you want to become one. You'll need a baker's dozen highly specialized systems, including wings, flight feathers, a specialized light bone structure, specialized flow-through design heart and lungs, specialized tail, specialized general balance parameters etc.

    For starters, every one of these things would be antifunctional until the day on which the whole thing came together, so that the chances of evolving any of these things by any process resembling evolution (mutations plus selection) would amount to an infinitessimal, i.e. one divided by some gigantic number.

    In probability theory, to compute the probability of two things happening at once, you multiply the probabilities together. That says that the likelihood of all these things ever happening, best case, is ten or twelve such infinitessimals multiplied together, i.e. a tenth or twelth-order infinitessimal. The whole history of the universe isn't long enough for that to happen once.

    All of that was the best case. In real life, it's even worse than that. In real life, natural selection could not plausibly select for hoped-for functionality, which is what would be required in order to evolve flight feathers on something which could not fly apriori. In real life, all you'd ever get would some sort of a random walk around some starting point, rather than the unidircetional march towards a future requirement which evolution requires.

    And the real killer, i.e. the thing which simply kills evolutionism dead, is the following consideration: In real life, assuming you were to somehow miraculously evolve the first feature you'd need to become a flying bird, then by the time another 10,000 generations rolled around and you evolved the second such reature, the first, having been disfunctional/antifunctional all the while, would have DE-EVOLVED and either disappeared altogether or become vestigial.

    Now, it would be miraculous if, given all the above, some new kind of complex creature with new organs and a new basic plan for life had ever evolved ONCE.

    Evolutionism, however (the Theory of Evolution) requires that this has happened countless billions of times, i.e. an essentially infinite number of absolutely zero probability events.

    And, if you were starting to think that nothing could possibly be any stupider than believing in evolution despite all of the above (i.e. that the basic stupidity of evolutionism starting from 1980 or thereabouts could not possibly be improved upon), think again. Because there is zero evidence in the fossil record (despite the BS claims of talk.origins "crew" and others of their ilk) to support any sort of a theory involving macroevolution, and because the original conceptions of evolution are flatly refuted by developments in population genetics since the 1950's, the latest incarnation of this theory, Steve Gould and Niles Eldredge's "Punctuated Equilibrium or punc-eek" attempts to claim that these wholesale violations of probabilistic laws all occurred so suddenly as to never leave evidence in the fossil record, and that they all occurred amongst tiny groups of animals living in "peripheral" areas. That says that some velocirapter who wanted to be a bird got together with fifty of his friends and said:

    Guys, we need flight feathers, and wings, and specialized bones, hearts, lungs, and tails, and we need em NOW; not two years from now. Everybody ready, all together now:
    OOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

    You could devise a new religion by taking the single stupidest doctrine from each of the existing religions, and it would not be as stupid as THAT.

    But it gets even stupider.

    Again, the original Darwinian vision of gradualistic evolution is flatly refuted by the fossil record (Darwinian evolution demanded that the vast bulk of ALL fossils be intermediates) and by the findings of population genetics, particularly the Haldane dilemma and the impossible time requirements for spreading genetic changes through any sizeable herd of animals.

    Consider what Gould and other punk-eekers are saying. Punc-eek amounts to a claim that all meaningful evolutionary change takes place in peripheral areas, amongst tiny groups of animals which develop some genetic advantage, and then move out and overwhelm, outcompete, and replace the larger herds. They are claiming that this eliminates the need to spread genetic change through any sizeable herd of animals and, at the same time, is why we never find intermediate fossils (since there are never enough of these CHANGELINGS to leave fossil evidence).

    Obvious problems with punctuated equilibria include, minimally:

    1. It is a pure pseudoscience seeking to explain and actually be proved by a lack of evidence rather than by evidence (all the missing intermediate fossils). Similarly, Cotton Mather claimed that the fact that nobody had ever seen or heard a witch was proof they were there (if you could SEE them, they wouldn't BE witches...) This kind of logic is less inhibiting than the logic they used to teach in American schools. For instance, I could as easily claim that the fact that I'd never been seen with Tina Turner was all the proof anybody should need that I was sleeping with her. In other words, it might not work terribly well for science, but it's great for fantasies...

    2. PE amounts to a claim that inbreeding is the most major source of genetic advancement in the world. Apparently Steve Gould never saw Deliverance...

    3. PE requires these tiny peripheral groups to conquer vastly larger groups of animals millions if not billions of times, which is like requiring Custer to win at the little Big Horn every day, for millions of years.

    4. PE requires an eternal victory of animals specifically adapted to localized and parochial conditions over animals which are globally adapted, which never happens in real life.

    5. For any number of reasons, you need a minimal population of any animal to be viable. This is before the tiny group even gets started in overwhelming the vast herds. A number of American species such as the heath hen became non-viable when their numbers were reduced to a few thousand; at that point, any stroke of bad luck at all, a hard winter, a skewed sex ratio in one generation, a disease of some sort, and it's all over. The heath hen was fine as long as it was spread out over the East coast of the U.S. The point at which it got penned into one of these "peripheral" areas which Gould and Eldredge see as the salvation for evolutionism, it was all over.

    The sort of things noted in items 3 and 5 are generally referred to as the "gambler's problem", in this case, the problem facing the tiny group of "peripheral" animals being similar to that facing a gambler trying to beat the house in blackjack or roulette; the house could lose many hands of cards or rolls of the dice without flinching, and the globally-adapted species spread out over a continent could withstand just about anything short of a continental-scale catastrophe without going extinct, while two or three bad rolls of the dice will bankrupt the gambler, and any combination of two or three strokes of bad luck will wipe out the "peripheral" species. Gould's basic method of handling this problem is to ignore it.

    And there's one other thing which should be obvious to anybody attempting to read through Gould and Eldridge's BS:

    The don't even bother to try to provide a mechanism or technical explaination of any sort for this "punk-eek"

    They are claiming that at certain times, amongst tiny groups of animals living in peripheral areas, a "speciation event(TM)" happens, and THEN the rest of it takes place. In other words, they are saying:

    ASSUMING that Abracadabra-Shazaam(TM) happens, then the rest of the business proceeds as we have described in our scholarly discourse above!

    Again, Gould and Eldridge require that the Abracadabra-Shazaam(TM) happen not just once, but countless billions of times, i.e. at least once for every kind of complex creature which has ever walked the Earth. They do not specify whether this amounts to the same Abracadabra-Shazaam each time, or a different kind of Abracadabra-Shazaam for each creature.

    I ask you: How could anything be stupider or worse than that? What could possibly be worse than professing to believe in such a thing?

  • Mosin caliber Vepr, Russian anti-hog device

    06/17/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT · 20 of 27
    varmintman to Candor7

    Gunbroker.com usually works best once you get used to their business model and can line up somebody with an FFL to ship firearms to and transfer them. You should look at Savage rifles as well, they’re as good as anything else out there, easier to work on, and don’t involve paying for a name. The lock-nut system of head spacing Savage uses really is a better idea.

  • Energy Report Calls for Reliance on Nuclear Power (3 Meltdowns Trumped by Global Warming)

    06/16/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT · 2 of 9
    varmintman to Up Yours Marxists

    A thorium reactor could be built on top of a mountain...

  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 9:15:49 PM PDT · 7 of 50
    varmintman to blam

    DDT

  • Mosin caliber Vepr, Russian anti-hog device

    06/16/2014 8:35:30 PM PDT · 11 of 27
    varmintman to GladesGuru

    I’d call this one a pure hunting gun. You don’t need anything that big for military purposes other than sniper rifles and this isn’t a sniper rifle.

  • Mosin caliber Vepr, Russian anti-hog device

    06/16/2014 8:32:38 PM PDT · 10 of 27
    varmintman to Azeem

    The gun I bought was made in 2013, wood furniture very elegant and easy to like. The accuracy of the thing surprised me.

  • Mosin caliber Vepr, Russian anti-hog device

    06/16/2014 7:56:36 PM PDT · 1 of 27
    varmintman
  • The New Republicís Hit Job on Scott Walker: The Real Reason They Ran This Cover Story

    06/16/2014 2:04:47 PM PDT · 8 of 20
    varmintman to SeekAndFind

    Walker would be my first choice for president.

  • Isis Convoys of New Toyota Trucks

    06/16/2014 11:33:55 AM PDT · 22 of 72
    varmintman to rdcbn

    Question is, how much of this is the American taxpayer, who can’t afford new cars for himself, paying for??

  • Isis Convoys of New Toyota Trucks

    06/16/2014 11:24:21 AM PDT · 1 of 72
    varmintman
  • Russia threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine

    06/15/2014 8:34:44 PM PDT · 10 of 25
    varmintman to 1rudeboy

    Soros works for the Rothschilds, the Kiev Nazis work for Soros. Not complicated...

  • Russia threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine

    06/15/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    varmintman to 1rudeboy
    They ARE Nazi thugs. And, as Johnny Cash says, they can run on for a long time, but sooner or later...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chmuw1ya7_k

  • UKRAINE: My plan for Donbass

    06/15/2014 1:29:32 PM PDT · 5 of 14
    varmintman to UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Word of the day for the Kiev Nazis, from Johnny Cash no less...

    Vladimir Putin's gonna come down on those fools like a ton of bricks.

  • Obama renews climate change push

    06/14/2014 5:24:14 PM PDT · 6 of 19
    varmintman to NormsRevenge

    We need to get rid of this clown ASAP. Impeachment, declare the 2012 election null/void due to fraud, declare the guy unqualified by birth, rule him out on a section 8 or whatever it takes.

  • 4 Spots Cats Love to Be Scratched -- and One They Hate!

    06/14/2014 4:30:00 PM PDT · 7 of 38
    varmintman to Slings and Arrows

    Sides of their faces, just behind their mouthes...

  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/14/2014 3:34:13 PM PDT · 54 of 54
    varmintman to x

    You’re insisting that Bork Obunga and George Soros could ever be on the right side of something. I don’t believe that.

  • Obama to UIC graduates: Climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 3:14:11 PM PDT · 33 of 44
    varmintman to Citizen Zed

    Doubling down on a corrupt scheme which has been exposed...

  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/14/2014 1:11:56 PM PDT · 51 of 54
    varmintman to x

    In other words, you are a demoKKKrat and believe that Bork Obunga, George Soros, Victoria Newland, Hildabeast KKKlintler, and all of the idiot “neocons(TM)” in our state department are good people....

  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/14/2014 12:53:48 PM PDT · 47 of 54
    varmintman to wideawake

    You don’t even know what I was talking about.

  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/14/2014 10:54:05 AM PDT · 45 of 54
    varmintman to wideawake
    You've been seriously indoctrinated. Congratulations.

    I mean, the only thing either one of us DOES know about Putin's persona life is that he isn't getting blowjobs on government time or spending most or even much of his time on vacation resorts after creating disasters for his country as is the case with our own leaders. He's brought Russia back from the dead (the Russian cross) and the disaster of 70 years of communism followed by 12 years of "neocon(TM)" and oligarch predation and the deal he'd offered Ukraine was reasonable (which is why Yanukovich took it) and the deal being offered by the EU was not. Apparently all of that was too much for the Soros nazis so they killed a couple hundred of their own people in yet another false-flag op and took the place over, at least the Western part of it and, sooner or later, Vladimir Putin is going to come down on those idiots like a ton of bricks and most of the world including me is going to be laughing when it happens.

  • No African Team Will Go to the Next Round - Serbian Witch-Doctor Predicts

    06/13/2014 1:54:51 PM PDT · 2 of 6
    varmintman to nickcarraway

    Serbs are Orthodox Christians. They don’t have witch doctors...

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 1:04:48 PM PDT · 71 of 84
    varmintman to 21twelve

    Man’s best technology after landing men on the moon is not capable of producing a simple house cat from raw materials and so the dopier kinds of “scientists” claim that cats and mice just sort of happened and rose up from dust which just sort of got lucky.....

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 11:35:12 AM PDT · 69 of 84
    varmintman to OldNavyVet
    The design calls for sexual dimorphism to be expressed after a human embryo has reached a certain stage of development; nipples apparently are there prior to that point.

    When YOU can produce a cat or a mouse from raw materials, you might have a bit more room to question God.

  • Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman

    06/13/2014 9:50:26 AM PDT · 13 of 25
    varmintman to SeekAndFind

    Nobody should be loading anything into or out of Sudan until all such persecution of Christians stops.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · 65 of 84
    varmintman to ForGod'sSake

    Glad to be able to help and feel free to pass the evolution = stupidity rant around, that’s what it’s for.

  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/13/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · 36 of 54
    varmintman to wideawake

    The situation in ukraine is fairly simple, soundasleep, the faceoff is between a Christian hero (Putin) and a bunch of Soros-related Nazi vermin and, naturally enough, our rogue state department backs and supports the Nazi vermin.

  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/13/2014 7:03:31 AM PDT · 22 of 54
    varmintman to wideawake
    In order to believe that Vladimir Putin is anything other than the heroic figure he appears to be, you need to believe that Bork Obunga, the Rothschilde family, George Soros, Victoria Nuland, John (the gigolo) Kerry, Hillary KKKlintler, and every other one of the "neocvon(TM)" fools in our state department are all good people, which is ridiculous.

    Matt Drudge is referring to Putin as the leader of the free world

    Pat Buchanan believes (as I do) that God is on Putin's side:
    http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2014/04/04/whose-side-is-god-on-now-n1818499/page/full

    Background:
    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134772/posts

    US Govt Russophobia:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPv106Oie8Y

    The false flag sniper op at Maidan:
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/03/everyone-agrees-ukraine-sniper-attacks-false-flag-argue-culprit.html

    Putin's Perspective
    http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130725/182424969/Christianity-Made-Russia-Great-World-Power—Putin.html

    Arrest warrant for George Soros:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpO3PArAoUQ

    Faith:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3d_yxJhmjk

    200 New Christian churches being built in an daround Moscow:
    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Foundations-laid-for-first-of-200-new-Orthodox-churches-in-Moscow-21434.html

    The Cathedral of Christ The Savior:
    http://www.123rf.com/photo_7308397_the-restored-cathedral-of-christ-the-savior-in-moscow-at-night.html

    calls for world leaders to stop the slaughter/persecution of Christians :
    http://answersforthefaith.com/2013/08/08/putin-world-leaders-should-unite-to-end-christian-persecution/

    The United States is still demographically a Christian nation but you'd never know it from observing our government. All you ever read about our government doing these days is supporting regimes which persecute Christians and Christianity, and then you ask whose side you think God might be on? You think God could ever be on the side of George Soros, Monsanto, and the Obunga state department?? For that matter do you think God would be on the side of "conservatives" who weren't bright enough to see through demoKKKrat/NWO/Soros/US_StateDept propaganda and BS??

    All of that is aside from the fact that Putin almost singlehandedly stopped the idiot greentards and Malthusians from shutting down all of the world's economies in 04 with the Russian hacker attack on the East Anglia CU email database which gave rise to "Climategate" (www.climategate.com). Other than for that, all of the idiots comparing Putin with Hitler would likely be rubbing sticks together to make fire.

    The rulers of Russia have taken a hard look at the ongoing suicide of the West and determined that Russia is not going to participate. This may in fact be the biggest factor in the tidal wave of propaganda and disinformation which the West is subjected to regarding Russia and Vladimir Putin, and in the policies of our state department. The bankers who run the West hope to prevent the calamity which they are facing by bail-ins and austerity programs and that, combined with the Malthusian and greentard policies of our governments figure to produce a world of major grief for the West over the coming decades.

    Those people can ill afford the alternative example of a prosperous and happy version of reality in the BRIC nations for everybody on the planet to see on television and the internet.

  • New Jersey Threatens To Pull Teen From Home For "Non-Conforming Behavior"

    06/13/2014 6:54:53 AM PDT · 7 of 44
    varmintman to Rusty0604

    The people who perpetrate this kind of **** need to be made to pay some sort of a personal price for it.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 1:39:59 AM PDT · 63 of 84
    varmintman to 21twelve
    The real experts say that no intermediate fossils have ever been found:

    "Despite the bright promise that paleontology provides a means of 'seeing' evolution, it has presented some nasty difficulties for evolutionists, the most notorious of which is the presence of 'gaps' in the fossil record. Evolution requires intermediate forms between species and paleontology does not provide them ..."

    David B. Kitts, PhD (Zoology)
    Head Curator, Dept of Geology, Stoval Museum
    Evolution, vol 28, Sep 1974, p 467

    "The curious thing is that there is a consistency about the fossil gaps; the fossils are missing in all the important places."

    Francis Hitching
    The Neck of the Giraffe or Where Darwin Went Wrong
    Penguin Books, 1982, p.19

    "The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution."

    Stephen Jay Gould, Prof of Geology and
    Paleontology, Harvard University
    "Is a new general theory of evolution emerging?"
    Paleobiology, vol 6, January 1980, p. 127

    "...Yet Gould and the American Museum people are hard to contradict when they say there are no transitional fossils ... I will lay it on the line, there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument."

    Dr. Colin Patterson, Senior Paleontologist,
    British Museum of Natural History, London
    As quoted by: L. D. Sunderland
    Darwin's Enigma: Fossils and Other Problems
    4th edition, Master Books, 1988, p. 89

    "We do not have any available fossil group which can categorically be claimed to be the ancestor of any other group. We do not have in the fossil record any specific point of divergence of one life form for another, and generally each of the major life groups has retained its fundamental structural and physiological characteristics throughout its life history and has been conservative in habitat."

    G. S. Carter, Professor & author
    Fellow of Corpus Christi College
    Cambridge, England
    Structure and Habit in Vertebrate Evolution
    University of Washington Press, 1967

    "The history of most fossil species includes two features inconsistent with gradualism: 1. Stasis. Most species exhibit no directional change during their tenure on earth. They appear in the fossil record looking much the same as when they disappear ... 2. Sudden Appearance. In any local area, a species does not arise gradually by the steady transformation of its ancestors; it appears all at once and 'fully formed'."

    Stephen Jay Gould, Prof of Geology and
    Paleontology, Harvard University
    Natural History, 86(5):13, 1977

    "But, as by this theory innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?" (p. 206)

    "Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory (of evolution)." (p. 292)

    Charles Robert Darwin
    The Origin of Species, 1st edition reprint
    Avenel Books, 1979

    The Abundance of Fossils

    "Darwin... was embarrassed by the fossil record... we are now about 120-years after Darwin and the knowledge of the fossil record has been greatly expanded. We now have a quarter of a million fossil species but the situation hasn't changed much. The record of evolution is still surprisingly jerky and, ironically, ... some of the classic cases of Darwinian change in the fossil record, such as the evolution of the horse in North America, have had to be discarded or modified as a result of more detailed information."

    David M. Raup, Curator of Geology
    Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
    "Conflicts Between Darwin and Paleontology"
    Field Museum of Natural History
    Vol. 50, No. 1, (Jan, 1979), p. 25

    "Now, after over 120 years of the most extensive and painstaking geological exploration of every continent and ocean bottom, the picture is infinitely more vivid and complete than it was in 1859. Formations have been discovered containing hundreds of billions of fossils and our museums are filled with over 100-million fossils of 250,000 different species. The availability of this profusion of hard scientific data should permit objective investigators to determine if Darwin was on the right track. What is the picture which the fossils have given us? ... The gaps between major groups of organisms have been growing even wide and more undeniable. They can no longer be ignored or rationalized away with appeals to imperfection of the fossil record."

    Luther D. Sunderland (Creationist)
    Darwin's Enigma: Fossils and Other Problems,
    4th edition, Master Books, 1988, p. 9

    "My attempts to demonstrate evolution by an experiment carried on for more than 40 years have completely failed. ... The fossil material is now so complete that it has been possible to construct new classes, and the lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real, they will never be filled."

    Prof N. Heribert Nilsson
    Lund University, Sweden
    Famous botanist and evolutionist
    As quoted in: The Earth Before Man, p. 51
  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 1:31:16 AM PDT · 61 of 84
    varmintman to OldNavyVet

    Jones is living in a dream world. Evolution has been overwhelmingly refuted by a number of independent studies to such an extent that any normal science theory would have been abandoned decades ago under the circumstances. Evolution survives through power and intimidation and not because of any truth value. It survives because it is a religion and not a science theory. It is a pure pseudoscience according to Popper’s dictum i.e. when no logical disproof will suffice in the eyes of adherents, then the criteria of being unfalsifiable is met.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 1:23:58 AM PDT · 60 of 84
    varmintman to boop
    Pure Darwinism demands that the overwhelming vast bulk of all fossils should be clear intermediates while in real life, no clear-cut intermediate fossil has ever been found. They're still looking for the first one.

    The new flavor of evolution, "Punctuated Equilibria", attempts to account for two things i.e. the lack of intermediate fossils and the impossible time frames needed to spread ANY genetic change throughout any sort of a large herd of animals (Haldane Dilemma) but, as I noted above, this "punk-eek" has its own set of problems which is just as bad as classical Darwinism. Walter Remine notes that what evolutionites are serving up now is a sort of a "smorgasbord" i.e. that no one flavor of the thing is really logically coherent and that they are serving bits and pieces of the different theories.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/13/2014 1:15:39 AM PDT · 59 of 84
    varmintman to JRandomFreeper
    I live in the real world. In real life, evolution is a junk science ideological doctrine masquerading as a science theory and there actually are flavors of junk science which are relatively harmless, but evolution is not one of those. Evolution is a junk science doctrine with 200,000,000+ dead human bodies lying around to its credit. I am quite certain that God wants evolution and evolutionism out of this world, they've already done enough harm, and I'm also convinced that simple human laughter is the only thing which can do that.

    The situation is similar to that of the emperor who went walking down the street naked. Evolution will die out in this land when it comes to the point that a teacher or professor cannot stand in front of students and talk about it without seeing eyes roll back and hearing snickering in the room; then they will just talk about it amongst themselves in conference rooms until a final generation of them dies of old age, and it's finally over.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/12/2014 9:05:37 PM PDT · 47 of 84
    varmintman to JRandomFreeper

    My experiences with evolosers inform me that they are basically immune to logical and rational argument, but they are not immune to ridicule. I aim to teach the world to laugh at them.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/12/2014 8:59:39 PM PDT · 42 of 84
    varmintman to JRandomFreeper

    There seem to be three big problems which most people have with religion. In something like order of magnitude, they are: The problem of evil; the Theory of Evolution; the Book of Joshua. Aiding the process of getting rid of evolutionism is not a waste of time, I believe it’s doing some of God’s work.

  • Why did evolution stall during the 'boring billion'?

    06/12/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · 6 of 84
    varmintman to JimSEA
    The big lie which is being promulgated by evolutionites is that there is some sort of a dialectic between evolution and religion. There isn't. In order to have a meaningful dialectic between evolution and religion, you would need a religion which operated on an intellectual level similar to that of evolution, and the only two possible candidates would be voodoo and Rastafari.

    The dialectic is between evolution and mathematics. Professing belief in evolution at this juncture amounts to the same thing as claiming not to believe in modern mathematics, probability theory, and logic. It's basically ignorant.

    Evolution has been so thoroughly discredited at this point that you assume nobody is defending it because they believe in it anymore, and that they are defending it because they do not like the prospects of having to defend or explain some expect of their lifestyles to God, St. Peter, Muhammed...

    To these people I say, you've still got a problem. The problem is that evolution, as a doctrine, is so overwhelmingly STUPID that, faced with a choice of wearing a sweatshirt with a scarlet letter A for Adulteror, F for Fornicator or some such traditional design, or or a big scarlet letter I for IDIOT, you'd actually be better off sticking with one of the traditional choices because, as Clint Eastwood noted in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:

    God hates IDIOTS, too!

    The best illustration of how stupid evolutionism really is involves trying to become some totally new animal with new organs, a new basic plan for existence, and new requirements for integration between both old and new organs.

    Take flying birds for example; suppose you aren't one, and you want to become one. You'll need a baker's dozen highly specialized systems, including wings, flight feathers, a specialized light bone structure, specialized flow-through design heart and lungs, specialized tail, specialized general balance parameters etc.

    For starters, every one of these things would be antifunctional until the day on which the whole thing came together, so that the chances of evolving any of these things by any process resembling evolution (mutations plus selection) would amount to an infinitessimal, i.e. one divided by some gigantic number.

    In probability theory, to compute the probability of two things happening at once, you multiply the probabilities together. That says that the likelihood of all these things ever happening, best case, is ten or twelve such infinitessimals multiplied together, i.e. a tenth or twelth-order infinitessimal. The whole history of the universe isn't long enough for that to happen once.

    All of that was the best case. In real life, it's even worse than that. In real life, natural selection could not plausibly select for hoped-for functionality, which is what would be required in order to evolve flight feathers on something which could not fly apriori. In real life, all you'd ever get would some sort of a random walk around some starting point, rather than the unidircetional march towards a future requirement which evolution requires.

    And the real killer, i.e. the thing which simply kills evolutionism dead, is the following consideration: In real life, assuming you were to somehow miraculously evolve the first feature you'd need to become a flying bird, then by the time another 10,000 generations rolled around and you evolved the second such reature, the first, having been disfunctional/antifunctional all the while, would have DE-EVOLVED and either disappeared altogether or become vestigial.

    Now, it would be miraculous if, given all the above, some new kind of complex creature with new organs and a new basic plan for life had ever evolved ONCE.

    Evolutionism, however (the Theory of Evolution) requires that this has happened countless billions of times, i.e. an essentially infinite number of absolutely zero probability events.

    And, if you were starting to think that nothing could possibly be any stupider than believing in evolution despite all of the above (i.e. that the basic stupidity of evolutionism starting from 1980 or thereabouts could not possibly be improved upon), think again. Because there is zero evidence in the fossil record (despite the BS claims of talk.origins "crew" and others of their ilk) to support any sort of a theory involving macroevolution, and because the original conceptions of evolution are flatly refuted by developments in population genetics since the 1950's, the latest incarnation of this theory, Steve Gould and Niles Eldredge's "Punctuated Equilibrium or punc-eek" attempts to claim that these wholesale violations of probabilistic laws all occurred so suddenly as to never leave evidence in the fossil record, and that they all occurred amongst tiny groups of animals living in "peripheral" areas. That says that some velocirapter who wanted to be a bird got together with fifty of his friends and said:

    Guys, we need flight feathers, and wings, and specialized bones, hearts, lungs, and tails, and we need em NOW; not two years from now. Everybody ready, all together now:
    OOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

    You could devise a new religion by taking the single stupidest doctrine from each of the existing religions, and it would not be as stupid as THAT.

    But it gets even stupider.

    Again, the original Darwinian vision of gradualistic evolution is flatly refuted by the fossil record (Darwinian evolution demanded that the vast bulk of ALL fossils be intermediates) and by the findings of population genetics, particularly the Haldane dilemma and the impossible time requirements for spreading genetic changes through any sizeable herd of animals.

    Consider what Gould and other punk-eekers are saying. Punc-eek amounts to a claim that all meaningful evolutionary change takes place in peripheral areas, amongst tiny groups of animals which develop some genetic advantage, and then move out and overwhelm, outcompete, and replace the larger herds. They are claiming that this eliminates the need to spread genetic change through any sizeable herd of animals and, at the same time, is why we never find intermediate fossils (since there are never enough of these CHANGELINGS to leave fossil evidence).

    Obvious problems with punctuated equilibria include, minimally:

    1. It is a pure pseudoscience seeking to explain and actually be proved by a lack of evidence rather than by evidence (all the missing intermediate fossils). Similarly, Cotton Mather claimed that the fact that nobody had ever seen or heard a witch was proof they were there (if you could SEE them, they wouldn't BE witches...) This kind of logic is less inhibiting than the logic they used to teach in American schools. For instance, I could as easily claim that the fact that I'd never been seen with Tina Turner was all the proof anybody should need that I was sleeping with her. In other words, it might not work terribly well for science, but it's great for fantasies...

    2. PE amounts to a claim that inbreeding is the most major source of genetic advancement in the world. Apparently Steve Gould never saw Deliverance...

    3. PE requires these tiny peripheral groups to conquer vastly larger groups of animals millions if not billions of times, which is like requiring Custer to win at the little Big Horn every day, for millions of years.

    4. PE requires an eternal victory of animals specifically adapted to localized and parochial conditions over animals which are globally adapted, which never happens in real life.

    5. For any number of reasons, you need a minimal population of any animal to be viable. This is before the tiny group even gets started in overwhelming the vast herds. A number of American species such as the heath hen became non-viable when their numbers were reduced to a few thousand; at that point, any stroke of bad luck at all, a hard winter, a skewed sex ratio in one generation, a disease of some sort, and it's all over. The heath hen was fine as long as it was spread out over the East coast of the U.S. The point at which it got penned into one of these "peripheral" areas which Gould and Eldredge see as the salvation for evolutionism, it was all over.

    The sort of things noted in items 3 and 5 are generally referred to as the "gambler's problem", in this case, the problem facing the tiny group of "peripheral" animals being similar to that facing a gambler trying to beat the house in blackjack or roulette; the house could lose many hands of cards or rolls of the dice without flinching, and the globally-adapted species spread out over a continent could withstand just about anything short of a continental-scale catastrophe without going extinct, while two or three bad rolls of the dice will bankrupt the gambler, and any combination of two or three strokes of bad luck will wipe out the "peripheral" species. Gould's basic method of handling this problem is to ignore it.

    And there's one other thing which should be obvious to anybody attempting to read through Gould and Eldridge's BS:

    The don't even bother to try to provide a mechanism or technical explaination of any sort for this "punk-eek"

    They are claiming that at certain times, amongst tiny groups of animals living in peripheral areas, a "speciation event(TM)" happens, and THEN the rest of it takes place. In other words, they are saying:

    ASSUMING that Abracadabra-Shazaam(TM) happens, then the rest of the business proceeds as we have described in our scholarly discourse above!

    Again, Gould and Eldridge require that the Abracadabra-Shazaam(TM) happen not just once, but countless billions of times, i.e. at least once for every kind of complex creature which has ever walked the Earth. They do not specify whether this amounts to the same Abracadabra-Shazaam each time, or a different kind of Abracadabra-Shazaam for each creature.

    I ask you: How could anything be stupider or worse than that? What could possibly be worse than professing to believe in such a thing?