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  • Best ever find of soft tissue (muscle and blood) in a fossil (evos claim it is 18 mya!!!)

    11/11/2009 9:29:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 252 replies · 3,446+ views
    CMI ^ | November 11, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    A salamander allegedly “18 million years old” is the latest fossil to produce astonishingly well preserved soft tissue. This time, it’s muscle tissue, and it is supposedly the most pristine example yet. Background—the “dinosaur connection”...
  • Squid Fossils, Ancient DNA, and a Young Earth

    10/27/2009 10:09:22 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,613+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | October 2009 | Frank Sherwin, M.A.
    The field of biology has provided much support for a recent creation, and physical evidence of very young-looking biological materials from supposedly ancient fossils continues to accrue from around the world, and from various depths under the earth. In August of this year, paleontologists in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, made a discovery that astounded the evolutionary community...
  • ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth …’

    03/26/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 249 replies · 3,849+ views
    CMI ^ | March 26, 2009 | Peter Milford
    ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth…’ by Peter Milford ... The issue of the age of the earth parallels circumcision. In my experience, the first response from Christians who do not accept the age of the earth that the Scriptures indicate, is to say something like “The New Testament does not make a big deal out of the age of the earth” or “It is not the purpose of the Bible to give the age of the earth”. Their point is that (1) the issue of the age of...
  • Papal preacher says intelligent design is truth of faith, not science (Catholic Caucus)

    03/16/2009 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 826+ views
    cns ^ | 03.13.09 | cindy wooden
    Affirming the reality of an intelligent design for the creation and development of the universe is not a scientific theory, but a statement of faith, said the preacher of the papal household. Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, offering a Lenten meditation to Pope Benedict XVI and top Vatican officials March 13, said the controversy that has arisen between scientists supporting evolution and religious believers promoting creationism or intelligent design is due mainly to a confusion between scientific theory and the truths of faith. The intelligent-design theory asserts that the development and evolution of life is such a hugely complex process that...
  • Permian Extinction: The Origin of Specious Geological Events

    03/09/2009 9:09:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,312+ views
    CEH ^ | March 9, 2009
    March 9, 2009 — The Permian extinction – one of the most dramatic events in the history of life on Earth, in which some 90% of species went extinct...is now being interpreted as a “nonevent” by four geologists. ... Robert Gastaldo and two geology colleagues from Colby College in Maine, and geologist Johann Neveling from Pretoria, studied the Permian-Triassic boundary in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and published a paper in Geology this month,1 titled, “The terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary event bed is a nonevent.” ... Well, isn’t this an upset.  How much lag time will it take to change...
  • Terrible lizards trapped by terrible Flood

    03/05/2009 6:57:01 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 127 replies · 3,465+ views
    Terrible lizards trapped by terrible Flood Tas Walker A trail of fossilized claw marks found in northern Spain reveals the desperation of animals struggling to escape drowning in the Genesis Flood. ... That the footprints were preserved at all indicates the dinosaurs were engulfed by abnormal conditions. Today footprints are quickly obliterated, especially on a beach or in a strong current. But in the sandstone in Spain even the delicate features of the scratches were preserved, which means that sediment covered the tracks (and the ripple marks) soon after the dinosaur struggled past...
  • Darwinism as the Origin of Islamic Fascism

    03/04/2009 8:22:43 AM PST · by Jeff Gardner · 12 replies · 1,294+ views
    catholic Radio International.com ^ | February 29, 2009 | Jeff Gardner
    In his first full-length American radio interview, Adnan Oktar, pen name Harun Yahya, a Muslim, Turkish intellectual posit the theory that the source of terrorism, including Islamic terrorism, is Darwinism.
  • Confronting Evolution's Racists Roots

    02/26/2009 8:31:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies · 2,149+ views
    cbn.com ^ | February 27, 2009 | Paul Strand
    CBNNews.com - CROSSROADS BIBLE COLLEGE, Ind. - Darwin's book on human evolution, The Descent of Man, revealed him as what John West calls "a virulent racist." "He did write extensively about how evolution by natural selection creates unequal races, and that in the evolutionary scheme of things, blacks are the closest to apes," he explained. West is the author of Darwin Day in America. "It's not just residual racism," he added. "He's using his scientific theory as a justification for racism and countless scientists after Darwin latched on to that." Hosea Baxter directs reconciliation ministries at Crossroads Bible College. He...
  • Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life (Creationists have been saying this for decades!)

    02/24/2009 6:37:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 4,647+ views
    New Scientist ^ | January 21, 2009 | Graham Lawton
    ... The tree-of-life concept was absolutely central to Darwin's thinking, equal in importance to natural selection...Without it the theory of evolution would never have happened. The tree also helped carry the day for evolution. ... For much of the past 150 years, biology has largely concerned itself with filling in the details of the tree. "For a long time the holy grail was to build a tree of life," says Eric Bapteste, an evolutionary biologist at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France. A few years ago it looked as though the grail was within reach. But today...
  • ISU "intelligent design" prof denied tenure.

    06/11/2007 6:07:54 AM PDT · by LinnKeyes2000 · 53 replies · 1,010+ views
    Iowa State University ^ | 6/11/07 | Greg Happel
    It seems that a prof that sees value in intelligent design theory has been barred from tenure. http://www.iastate.edu/~nscentral/news/2007/jun/statement.shtml
  • Creation Museum Marries Adam, Eve and Dinosaurs

    05/26/2007 9:24:34 AM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 358 replies · 5,268+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2007 | Staff
    Some Scientists Worry That Sophisticated Center Will Distort Children's Views of Science According to an ABC News poll, 60 percent of Americans believe God created the world in six days. In Petersburg, Ky., this weekend, a creation museum is opening that depicts a story far from what you may have learned in science class. Exhibits at almost every natural history museum teach that dinosaurs are millions of years old, and that they died out long before human beings existed. But at the Creation Museum, they say God created dinosaurs and humans at the same time. The Creation Museum, designed by...
  • Dinosaur 'feathers' are no such thing

    05/22/2007 8:36:06 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 177 replies · 3,506+ views
    ABC.net ^ | May 23, 2007 | Staff
    The theory that dinosaurs gave rise to birds has been dealt a blow by palaeontologists who have examined critical evidence from a Chinese fossil. The discoverers of the turkey-sized dinosaur Sinosauropteryx say it would have had primitive feathers, supporting the bird-from-dinosaurs theory. But the latest research says these 'proto-feathers' are really frilly structures on the creature's back. Researchers led by South African academic Professor Theagarten Lingham-Soliar at the University of KwaZulu-Natal publish their study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The debate focuses on Sinosauropteryx, a fossil found in 1994 by a farmer in Liaoning province, northeastern China....
  • Man-to-Monkey Billboards Used to Challenge Evolution

    05/17/2007 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies · 1,799+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 17, 2007 | Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - Billboards that show a man turning into a monkey and an online game entitled "Let's See How Evolution Works" are two elements of a new national campaign launched by a Christian group to call attention to the "lack of proof" for the theory of evolution. Billboards at six locations in Oregon and Georgia ask "Are They Making a Monkey Out of You?" and additional signs are planned for Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, according to Julie Haberle, founder of the Who Is Your Creator non-profit organization. The billboards direct viewers to the group's website, which presents a...
  • Intelligent Design

    01/27/2007 6:02:40 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 67 replies · 944+ views
    The 2005 Kitzmiller vs Dover Area School District decision in our fair state was thought to resolve the debate that Intelligent Design is a religious movement, just a new wrinkle on Creationism. That hasn't happened largely because Intelligent Design, or I.D., is not.
  • Home-schooling special: Preach your children well

    12/04/2006 8:31:37 AM PST · by Sopater · 64 replies · 1,488+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 11 November 2006 | Amanda Gefter
    TO THE unsuspecting visitor, Patrick Henry College looks like a typical American liberal-arts college tucked away amidst the rolling green farmlands of Virginia. Its curriculum is far from typical, however, and anything but liberal. Witness this lecture on faith and reason in an idyllic red-brick college building reminiscent of colonial America. As the speaker takes to the podium, several students silence their cellphones. One puts down his copy of The Wall Street Journal and takes out his Bible. They bow their heads and pray to Jesus, then stand up and sing a hymn, belting out "Holy, holy, holy" with gusto....
  • Some college classes questioning evolution take hold

    10/19/2006 8:28:29 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 6 replies · 660+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 11/14/2005 | Daniel Golden
    By Daniel Golden, The Wall Street Journal AMES, Iowa -- With a magician's flourish, Thomas Ingebritsen pulled six mousetraps from a shopping bag and handed them out to students in his "God and Science" seminar. At his instruction, they removed one component -- either the spring, hammer or holding bar -- from each mousetrap. They then tested the traps, which all failed to snap. "Is the mousetrap irreducibly complex?" the Iowa State University molecular biologist asked the class. "Yes, definitely," said Jason Mueller, a junior biochemistry major wearing a cross around his neck. That's the answer Mr. Ingebritsen was looking...
  • Don't worry, men: Evolution shows you're still needed

    10/02/2006 6:31:09 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 77 replies · 1,436+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 2, 2006 | Faye Flam
    Science may have found an answer to that question made famous by Maureen Dowd: Are men necessary? If other creatures are anything to go by, men are essential to keeping our species healthy, and would still be necessary even if women started making their own sperm. That's more or less what happened to the male clam shrimp, a puddle and pond dweller that thrives in all continents except Antarctica. One day millions of years ago a mutant female started producing both sperm and eggs; that mutation spread until all the females were replaced by hermaphrodites. You'd think that would spell...
  • UK Organization Promotes the Teaching of Scientific Criticisms of Darwinian Theory

    09/25/2006 8:14:34 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 10 replies · 393+ views
    TRUTH IN SCIENCE ^ | 09/25/2006
    From their website : ---------------------------------- Welcome to Truth in Science, a new organisation to promote good science education in the UK. Our initial focus will be on the origin of life and its diversity. For many years, much of what has been taught in school science lessons about the origin of the living world has been dogmatic and imbalanced. The theory of Darwinian evolution has been presented as scientifically uncontroversial and the only credible explanation of origins. This is despite the National Curriculum which states: Pupils should be taught… "how scientific controversies can arise from different ways of interpreting empirical...
  • Fact, Fable, and Darwin

    09/15/2006 3:39:45 PM PDT · by ofwaihhbtn · 341 replies · 3,597+ views
    One America ^ | 09-2004 | Rodney Stark
    Fact, Fable, and Darwin By Rodney Stark I write as neither a creationist nor a Darwinist, but as one who knows what is probably the most disreputable scientific secret of the past century: There is no plausible scientific theory of the origin of species! Darwin himself was not sure he had produced one, and for many decades every competent evolutionary biologist has known that he did not. Although the experts have kept quiet when true believers have sworn in court and before legislative bodies that Darwin's theory is proven beyond any possible doubt, that's not what reputable biologists, including committed...
  • Evolution led to obesity pandemic

    09/04/2006 10:50:50 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 30 replies · 757+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 4, 2006 | Michael Perry
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Evolution and the environment, not just gluttony, has led to a global obesity pandemic, with an estimated 1.5 billion people overweight -- more than the number of undernourished people -- an obesity conference was told on Monday. The mounting epidemic of obesity in children would see many die before their parents, said Kate Steinbeck, co-chair of the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney. [Snip] McGill, senior lecturer in Population Health at the University of Auckland, said humans were designed to maximise their energy intake because their large brains used about one-quarter of their total energy expenditure....
  • Pope prepares to embrace theory of intelligent design

    08/28/2006 12:02:43 PM PDT · by Abathar · 67 replies · 1,586+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/28/06 | John Hooper
    Philosophers, scientists and other intellectuals close to Pope Benedict will gather at his summer palace outside Rome this week for intensive discussions that could herald a fundamental shift in the Vatican's view of evolution. There have been growing signs the Pope is considering aligning his church more closely with the theory of "intelligent design" taught in some US states. Advocates of the theory argue that some features of the universe and nature are so complex that they must have been designed by a higher intelligence. Critics say it is a disguise for creationism. A prominent anti-evolutionist and Roman Catholic scientist,...
  • Show links Darwin, Hitler ideologiesHolocaust was fallout of evolution theory

    08/19/2006 6:39:43 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 708 replies · 8,094+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: August 19, 2006 | World Net Daily
    Show links Darwin, Hitler ideologies Holocaust was fallout of evolution theory, says new production -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 19, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Charles Darwin should share with Hitler the blame for the 11 million or more lives lost in the Holocaust, a new television special explains. And, the program says, the more than 45 million American lives lost to abortion also can be blamed on that famous founder of evolutionary theory. The results of Darwin’s theories "This show basically is about the social effects of Darwinism, and shows this idea, which is scientifically bankrupt, has probably been...
  • U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

    08/11/2006 11:54:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 193 replies · 4,229+ views
    Live Science ^ | 08/10/06 | Ker Than
    A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. Only Turkey ranked lower. Among the factors contributing to America's low score are poor understanding of biology, especially genetics, the politicization of science and the literal interpretation of the Bible by a small but vocal group of American Christians, the researchers say. “American Protestantism is more fundamentalist than anybody except perhaps the Islamic fundamentalist, which is why Turkey and we are so close,” said study co-author Jon Miller of Michigan State University. The researchers combined...