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  • Population and the Age of the Earth

    01/03/2014 10:54:01 AM PST · by fwdude · 166 replies
    CreationMoments ^ | n.d. | CreationMoments et al
    Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it…” How long have people been living on the Earth? The evolutionist says two million years. The Bible-believing Christian says about six thousand. Who is right? Statistically, a couple must have 2.1 children to keep a population at the same level. In practice, this means a minimum of three children per family. Let us suppose for a moment that the biblical account of the Genesis Flood in which just eight people survived is true. Let us further suppose that...
  • "Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons (1% difference a "myth")

    07/10/2007 10:17:24 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 4,209+ views
    Access Research Network ^ | July 2, 2007 | David Tyler
    "Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons 07/02/07 by David Tyler "Truth be told" about Chimp-Human DNA comparisons For over 30 years, the public have been led to believe that human and chimpanzee genetics differ by mere 1%. This 'fact' of science has been used on innumerable occasions to silence anyone who offered the thought that humans are special among the animal kingdom. "Today we take as a given that the two species are genetically 99% the same." However, this "given" is about to be discarded....
  • Venus: Hothouse Planet (or Venus vs. Uniformitarianism)

    07/09/2007 2:46:31 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 1,045+ views
    Astrobiology Magazine ^ | Aug 16, 2004 | Henry Bortman
    ...Now, fast forward to more recent times on Venus. We've begun to understand the story of its surface evolution largely due to the Magellan mission in the 1990s. The biggest surprise of Magellan was that the surface seems like it's all the same age. That's what I'm calling the second great transition. Something changed on Venus 600 or 700 million years ago to make the surface all the same age. If you use the word catastrophic it rubs some people the wrong way, but something dramatic happened on Venus which wiped out almost all signs of an older surface. The...
  • Surprises in sea anemone genome (More Vindication for Intelligent Design/Creation Science)

    07/06/2007 11:20:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 189 replies · 3,537+ views
    The Scientist ^ | July 5, 2007 | Melissa Lee Phillips
    The study also found that these similarities were absent from fruit fly and nematode genomes, contradicting the widely held belief that organisms become more complex through evolution. The findings suggest that the ancestral animal genome was quite complex, and fly and worm genomes lost some of that intricacy as they evolved. It’s surprising to find such a “high level of genomic complexity in a supposedly primitive animal such as the sea anemone,” Koonin told The Scientist. It implies that the ancestral animal “was already extremely highly complex, at least in terms of its genomic organization and regulatory and signal transduction...
  • The One Percent Myth, and the Open Puzzle of Macroevolution

    07/02/2007 12:18:45 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,284+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | July 2, 2007 | Paul Nelson
    Once upon a time, Mary-Claire King and the late Allan Wilson published a paper — that became a widely-cited classic — about the genetic similarity of chimps and humans. “Evolution at Two Levels in Humans and Chimpanzees,” Science 188 (1975):107-116 was, alas, cited far more for proving the genetic near-identity of chimps and humans than for its much more interesting, deeper and more disturbing message...
  • Darwin’s House: A Religious Shrine?

    07/01/2007 1:05:44 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 720+ views
    Darwin’s House: A Religious Shrine? 06/28/2007 Britain withdrew Darwin’s home, Downe House (outside London), from consideration as a UN World Heritage Site, and Nature seemed downright disappointed.1 An article quoted Darwin scholar James Moore saying, “Muslims go to Mecca, Christians go to Jerusalem, Darwinians go to Downe.” This seems to equate Darwinians with believers in a religion, but Nature quoted this proudly. What would be the statement of faith of a Darwinian religion? The article quoted Randal Keynes, great-great-grandson of Darwin and the one who originally submitted the nomination of Downe House to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee for consideration. Keynes...
  • Darwinism at AEI

    06/27/2007 11:55:52 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 248 replies · 2,882+ views
    Darwinism at AEI By: Tom Bethell American Spectator July 1, 2007 Early in May, the American Enterprise Institute held a debate about Darwinism, a faith embedded in many debates, whether scientific, religious or political. The recent irruption of atheism can be traced to the Darwinian creed, for the well publicized testimonials of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens all have recourse to Darwinism at various points. It purports to explain how we got here without any need for God or gods. Darwinism is best seen as 19th century philosophy—materialism—dressed up as science, and directed against a theological argument for...
  • Darwinism and popular culture: Darwinism, religion, and the courts

    06/24/2007 12:20:25 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 684+ views
    The ID Report ^ | June 24, 2007 | Denyse O'Leary
    The effort to recast Darwin as a religious man, more religious in fact than the common run of Christians and other believers, in the runup to the bicentennial of his birth is well under way in many quarters: "Darwin counted himself an agnostic, but in his reverence for the creative agency of nature we should count him a devoutly religious man. "There is a grandeur in this view of life," he famously wrote on the last page of The Origin of Species. The grandeur of which he spoke of has more of the divine about it than did the anthropomorphic...
  • Pro-Darwin Biology Professor...Supports Teaching Intelligent Design

    06/23/2007 12:21:46 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 1,634 replies · 13,008+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 22, 2007
    Pro-Darwin Biology Professor Laments Academia's "Intolerance" and Supports Teaching Intelligent Design Charles Darwin famously said, "A fair result can be obtained only by fully balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question." According to a recent article by J. Scott Turner, a pro-Darwin biology professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York, modern Neo-Darwinists are failing to heed Darwin's advice. (We blogged about a similar article by Turner in The Chronicle of Higher Education in January, 2007.) Turner is up front with his skepticism of intelligent design (ID), which will hopefully allow...
  • One on One: Faith in hierarchy ("the universe is hierarchical, with creation at the top")

    06/23/2007 11:40:14 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 483+ views
    Jarusalem Post ^ | June 20, 2007 | Ruthie Blum
    George Gilder has been famous in the United States for more than three decades. Well, infamous would be a more accurate adjective - considering the political-cultural climate in which he emerged and to which he has devoted his life's research and writings. In America in the 1970s, one couldn't publish anti-feminist books such as Sexual Suicide, Naked Nomads, and Men and Marriage and come away unscathed, after all. Nor could one turn against welfare and Keynesian economics without arousing the wrath of liberals none too fond of the philosophies of individual responsibility and creativity - though Gilder's best-selling Wealth and...
  • Jumping 'Junk' DNA May Fuel Mammalian Evolution ('Junk' DNA not junk at all...ID Vindicated Again)

    06/21/2007 5:55:18 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies · 1,318+ views
    Scientific American ^ | April 23, 2007 | JR Minkel
    Tiny, jumping bits of DNA are looking less like genomic junk and more like significant players in mammalian evolution, according to a new analysis...
  • Zuck is out of luck, marsupial findings vindicate Behe, Denton, Hoyle

    06/21/2007 4:54:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 35 replies · 839+ views
    UncommonDescent ^ | June 21, 2007
    21 June 2007 Zuck is out of luck, marsupial findings vindicate Behe, Denton, Hoyle scordova I attempted mathematics….but I got on very slowly. The work was repugnant to me, chiefly from my not being able to see any meaning in the early steps in algebra….I do not believe that I should ever have succeeded beyond a very low grade. Charles Darwin, writing of his ineptitude and dislike of math The inability of Darwin and his followers to make the math of their ideas work continues to haunt them. Another mathematical problem for Darwinism comes in the form of the failing...
  • The Inner Life of a Cell (Harvard University)

    06/11/2007 1:20:37 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 708+ views
    Perhaps this is one of the things Dawkins had in mind when he conceded that life overwhelmingly impresses us with the appearance of design (while in the same breath trying to convince us to deny the obvious)--GGG
  • Charles Darwin's unfunny joke

    01/27/2007 4:40:50 PM PST · by balch3 · 204 replies · 4,006+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | jan 27, 2007 | Pat Boone
    One of my favorite early Steve Martin routines went something like this: "Would you like to make a million dollars and pay no taxes? OK. First, make a million dollars. Now, just don't pay any taxes; and if somebody from the IRS asks you about it, just say … 'I forgot!'" Nonsense? Sure. But funny, especially as Steve delivered it? You bet. But there's some absurd nonsense, not especially funny, being taught our school kids every day, in almost every school in America. Darwin's theory of evolution. (Column continues below) "But it's science," you say. No, not really. Certainly, not...
  • The Other ID Opponents

    04/25/2006 11:23:04 PM PDT · by balch3 · 3 replies · 235+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | April 25, 2006 | Rob Moll
    This week, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary named creationist Kurt P. Wise to replace outgoing Intelligent Design proponent William Dembski. The theological and scientific differences between Dembski and Wise are deep and wide. Intelligent Design and creationism are not co-conspirators trying to overthrow Darwinian evolution.
  • Intelligent Design, God's Existence, and Darwinian Evolution

    03/23/2006 10:06:14 PM PST · by RDHarrison75 · 53 replies · 699+ views
    Web published by private author ^ | 23 Mar 2006 | Rick Harrison
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches at paragraphs 31-35 that man can come to know God exists with certainty, through science, philosophy and direct encounter in personal religious experience. The new book, Darwin's New Clothes, brings this possibility into clear focus with closely reasoned logical arguments and science.
  • Answers in Genesis schism: U.S. group goes solo

    03/11/2006 7:33:48 AM PST · by dread78645 · 39 replies · 820+ views
    lippard.blogspot.com ^ | 2006-03-03 | Jim Lippard
    Answers in Genesis had been an international organization, with the U.S. branch under Ken Ham based in Kentucky, and an Australian branch under Carl Wieland in Queensland (which was formerly known as the Creation Science Foundation). Now the Australian group (along with ministries in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa) has changed its name to Creation Ministries International, explaining in a recent brochure that the U.S. group did not want to be "subject to an international representative system of checks/balances/peer review involving all the other offices bearing the same 'brand name'." ... The U.S. group, known for spending millions on...
  • Survival of the Evolution Debate: Why Darwin is still a lightning rod.

    01/07/2006 7:44:07 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 149 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/16/2006, Volume 011, Issue 17 | by Adam Wolfson
    WHAT IS IT ABOUT EVEN the slightest dissent from Darwin's theory of natural selection that drives liberal elites (and even some conservative elites) bonkers? In the 1920s, in the days of the Scopes trial, it was the fact that anyone could believe the story of Genesis in a literal way that offended the delicate sensibilities of our cultural mavens. Then in the 1970s it was something called "creation science" that drove them apoplectic. Today it is the heresy of "intelligent design" that they seek to extirpate root and branch. To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, liberals are haunted by the specter that...
  • The Myth of Millions of Years:Creationist cosmology is full of wormholes

    07/21/2005 8:19:31 AM PDT · by MRMEAN · 248 replies · 3,044+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 20 | Ronald Bailey
    Lynchburg, VA—Things really went wrong for people of faith 200 years ago, when modern science got going. So says Dr. Terry Mortenson in his lecture on "Two Hundred Years of Christian Compromise on the Age of the Earth." In his book, The Great Turning Point, Mortenson details how 19th century Christian theologians fell for the arguments of secular geologists who were pushing an "old Earth" interpretation of the geological record. The dreaded geological doctrine that undermines faith is "uniformitarianism"—the notion that processes occurring in the present are the same processes that operated in the past. The father of geology, James...
  • GSA's Position on Evolution (Time for "Deep Time"!);

    01/06/2004 12:39:08 PM PST · by gobucks · 168 replies · 344+ views
    Geological Society of America ^ | May, 2001 | Steven Stanley
    GSA Position Statement Evolution — May 2001 Contributors: Steven M. Stanley — Chair The Geological Society of America recognizes that the evolution of life stands as one of the central concepts of modern science. Research in numerous fields of science during the past two centuries has produced an increasingly detailed picture of how life has evolved on Earth. The rock record is a treasure trove of fossils, and by 1841, eighteen years before Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, geologists had not only assembled much of the geologic time scale from physical relationships among bodies of rock, but...
  • Religion vs. Science; Which came first Creation or Evolution?

    11/19/2003 9:57:21 PM PST · by BedRock · 294+ views
    Private collection | 11-18-2003 | BedRock
    Religion vs. Science; Which came first Creation or Evolution?       What is all the hullabuloo over today when it comes to discussing where we came from, as well as where every living thing around us came from? Why is it that there are those that don’t want the theory of Creation taught side by side with the theory of Evolution?       To start with, what exactly is the difference in the two? The first thing that will be used against Creation is that it is religious material, and we can’t forget the “rule” of “seperation of church and state.”...