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  • The Necessary Angel

    09/30/2014 12:04:28 PM PDT · by mojito
    Essays In Idleness ^ | 9/29/2014 | David Warren
    It has been the Feast of Saint Michael and all Angels today, with all that we associate with that, in Christendom, both Western and Eastern. One cannot be Christian and deny that angels exist: the most literal will find several actually named in the Bible (Old Testament and New), and their messages received, and their presences acknowledged, page after page. Their choirs ascend, in greater and greater proximity to God in the highest: Angels, Archangels, Principalities; Powers, Virtues, Dominations; Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim. There was a post on this topic one year ago. I tried to supply a suitable affront to...
  • The Fall of Mystery Babylon (Catholic Discussion) [for discernment only]

    08/14/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    markmallet ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mark Mallett
    Given the length of this article, I have condensed it down to the more salient aspects. I would encourage you to read it through in its entirety at the above link. (snip) I am going to do this in the greatest economy of words possible, synthesizing books, interviews, and numerous articles so that you can understand the prophetic nature of what is happening, and about to happen in the United States, and indeed, the whole world, as central to the Storm that is now hereÂ… (snip) COMMUNISM IS NOT DEADIndeed, the harlot is merely being used by the beast to...
  • Search For Bank Robber Who Jumped In River Resumes Friday ( Colorado )

    07/18/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    11 News ^ | Jul 18, 2014
    A bank robber tried to escape police by jumping into the Arkansas River. He hasn't been seen since. ... A witness who saw the whole scene unfold told 11 News that at first the suspect seemed confident that he had escaped police, going so far as to climbing onto a cement slab in the middle of the river and taunting officers. But when the suspect jumped back into the water, he never resurfaced. A police spokesman says the man may have gotten caught in the undertow.
  • Faith slammed at government museum

    07/01/2014 1:14:10 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 3 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Jul 1, 2014 | Dick Peterson
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- Two New Mexico scientists have alleged that a government-owned museum used tax money to denigrate religion and promote atheism at its annual Darwin Day celebration without giving believers in God an opportunity to present their case. A flier promoting "Darwin Day" at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque -- a division of the New Mexico state government's Department of Cultural Affairs -- listed New Mexicans for Science & Reason, the Humanist Society of New Mexico and Freedom From Religion, Albuquerque as cosponsors of the Darwin celebration in February, provoking to action...
  • Modernism = Darwinism

    06/11/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 58 replies
    Christian Order ^ | 3/'14 | Peter Wilder
    What has Darwinism got in common with Modernism? Everything! They are two edges of the same blade. A century ago, how could any Catholic dare question the Church’s dogmatic teaching and not be excommunicated as a heretic? The answer is that natural science has allegedly shown that nothing in the realm of the created world is immutable. It has proved thereby that the Church was wrong in dogmatically declaring that fully operating living beings with stable natures were produced from nothing. The knowledge now amassed from biology, physics, and chemistry is already sufficient to render the notion of creation ex...
  • Pat Robertson, marginalized by the MSM, suddenly becomes their voice of reason (i.e. Ken Ham)?

    02/06/2014 10:05:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    2/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Amazing! Pat Robertson, the 2,000 leg-presser?... The creator of the age-defying protein shake?... He is suddenly now the go-to guy for the MSM (and their voice of reason) when it comes to Ken Ham and his debate w/Bill Nye? Pat Robertson: Marginalized to Oracle[ized] in a flash! And in Virginia, not Delphi, of all places, too! BTW, isn't Bill Nye one of those Anthropogenic Global Warming guys, and a believer that man is the main cause of Gorebal Warming?
  • Pat Robertson begs Ken Ham to shut up

    02/06/2014 8:33:34 AM PST · by PapaNew · 316 replies
    Salon Media Group ^ | 02/05/2014 | Elias Isquith
    Creationist Ken Ham is having his 15 minutes, following a live debate on evolution held between himself and Bill Nye “The Science Guy” on Tuesday. And while you’d expect most folks to deem Nye the winner (which they have), Ham is receiving criticism from a source you might not expect: televangelist Pat Robertson. On the Wednesday edition of his TV show, “The 700 Club,” Robertson indirectly implored Ham to put a sock in it, criticizing Ham’s view that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. “Let’s face it, there was a bishop [James Ussher] … who added up the dates...
  • NYT Admits Neo-Darwinism Faces a "Paradigm Shift" Over "Failure" to Explain Body Plans

    01/07/2014 1:14:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Evolution News And Views ^ | Niovember 1, 2013 | casey Luskin
    Full Title:A Lapse in Watchfulness: New York Times Admits Neo-Darwinism Faces a "Paradigm Shift" Over "Failure" to Explain Body Plans Despite keeping a watchful eye out for inklings of heresy on Darwinian evolution, the New York Times occasionally lets its guard down. Such a lapse was the only way to explain the recent review of Harvard computer scientist Leslie Valiant's book Probably Approximately Correct in which Berkeley mathematician Edward Frenkel was allowed to acknowledge a "gaping gap" in "Darwin's theory." Now a colleague has pointed out to me a 2007 article in the Times that I hadn't previously seen. The...
  • Pres. Obama invokes “social Darwinism”. Mr. President, look in the mirror.

    04/03/2012 5:49:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 4/3/2012 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    The President called the budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), “social Darwinism“.Do you want an example of true social Darwinism?  Look at Pres. Obama’s eager support of abortion and even infanticide.Only the strong survive.The trajectory fueled by authentic Darwinism led to the eugenics and hate-filled agenda of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, the queen of big-business abortion, of which Pres. Obama is a huge supporter.Can we forget that Pres. Obama’s unelected appointee, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius openly declared that lowering live births would help pay for health care?  ““The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of...
  • Nihilism and Satanic Inversion: America's 'New' Reality of Non-self and Madness

    10/09/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 8, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    In the wake of the insurrection against the living, personal God of Revelation that began during the Renaissance eventuating in the proclamation of the death of God and cataclysmic eruptions of fire, brimstone and rivers of blood during the 20th century, ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn said the world had never before known, "...godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely...
  • Why evolutionary materialism leads to the unreality of your existence

    07/28/2013 3:57:08 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 220 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 27, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    American Christian author Dr. Frank Turek notes that Cambridge-trained Ph.D. Stephen Meyer's New York Times best-seller, "Darwin's Doubt," is creating a major scientific controversy. Because Darwinists absolutely hate it, Meyer's well-reasoned argument that an intelligent designer is the best explanation for the evidence at hand elicits irrational accusations that Meyers is anti-scientific and guilty of endangering sexual freedom everywhere. (Darwin's Doubt, Turek, Townhall.com, July 09, 2013) Meyer writes, "Neo-Darwinism and the theory of intelligent design are not two different kinds of inquiry, as some critics have asserted. They are two different answers – formulated using a similar logic and method...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • In a World without God, Meaning, Purpose and Accountability, Why not Lie, Cheat, Plunder, and Kill?

    01/10/2013 5:20:09 AM PST · by spirited irish · 41 replies
    Renew America ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    "We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves..." Isaiah 28:15 There is nothing new under the sun. From the beginning men have been rebelling against the true God and taking refuge in lies: "Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God." He "changed the government into tyranny" in order to turn them away from God and make them dependent upon...
  • FReep this poll! Is Obama right re: Ryan budget, social darwinism?

    04/04/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | Washington Post
    Do you support President Obama's declaration that Paul Ryan's budget is a "radical vision" of "social Darwinism"? Yes - 45% No - 55% Total Votes: 7,281 Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding
  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    02/17/2012 4:17:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 668 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - What do Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, “father of the sexual revolution” Alfred Kinsey, Lenin, and Hitler have in common? All these pioneers of what some call the culture of death rooted their beliefs and actions in Darwinism - a little-known fact that one conservative leader says shouldn’t be ignored. Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation told an audience on Capitol Hill before the March for Life last month that the philosophical consequences of Darwinism has “totally destroyed many parts of our society.” Owen pointed to Dr. Josef Mengele,...
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base

    11/10/2011 4:19:15 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease
  • Socialism, Communism and Cultural Marxism: Spiritual Diseases of Our Time

    10/22/2011 1:58:37 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 22, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    "In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated (traditional) family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All...
  • Imagine There's No God.....Only Evolution

    10/03/2011 5:29:32 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 418 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    Karl Popper (1902-1994) was a British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. Because he is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century, what Popper had to say about Darwinism is of utmost importance to the desperate political struggle fought between creationists and methodological and ontological naturalists. This is because the America of the Founding generation is firmly grounded in the Genesis account of creation, Old and New Testament morality and Christian theism, yet the original meaning and intent of U.S. law — as now controlled and defined by anti-God naturalism...
  • Rev. 18:3: Evolution...Primordial Heresy as Royal Science of Man Becoming God

    07/19/2011 5:07:06 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 109 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 18, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is God has danced across history, seducing millions in its path. Early Church Father John of Damascus identifies barbarism as the primordial heresy, the idea that man is god: "Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah. It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own...
  • Under the Ban: Modernism, Then and Now (Catholic Caucus)

    04/16/2011 3:15:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | April 15, 2011 | Russell Shaw
    On July 3, 1907, in a decree bearing the lachrymose Latin title Lamentabili, the Vatican's Holy Office, predecessor of today's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, condemned 65 propositions that it had found contrary to Catholic orthodoxy. Pope Pius X followed up two months later, on September 8, with an encyclical named Pascendi Dominici Gregis (Feeding the Lord's Flock), in which he linked the condemned propositions to a heresy called Modernism and went on to identify its philosophical and theological roots. In conclusion, the encyclical specified stern disciplinary measures for stamping out the heresy.Considering these events from the...
  • Exo-evolution: Aliens who hide, survive

    04/14/2011 11:28:49 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 29 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 08 April 2011 | Mark Buchanan
    Has ET evolved to be discreet? An evolutionary tendency for inconspicuous aliens would solve a nagging paradox – and also suggest that we Earthlings should think twice before advertising our own existence. He argues that it's plausible that there is a competition for resources on a cosmic scale, driving an evolutionary process between alien species on different planets. If so, the universe would be a violent place, and evolutionary selection may favour the inconspicuous – those who lie low on purpose...
  • Bill Allowing Teachers to Challenge Evolution Passes Tennessee House

    04/07/2011 10:05:13 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 107 replies
    Science Insider ^ | 7 April 2011, | Sara Reardon
    In a 70-28 vote today, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB 368, a bill that encourages science teachers to explore controversial topics without fear of reprisal. Critics say the measure will enable K-12 teachers to present intelligent design and creationism as acceptable alternatives to evolution in the classroom. The bill's text, if passed into state law, would protect teachers from discipline if they "help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught," namely, "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global...
  • Theistic Evolution and The Quest for the Historical Adam

    03/31/2011 1:08:45 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 15 replies
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 03/16/2011 | Jamin Hubner
    Theistic evolution is a serious threat to the Christian worldview. It is a harmful doctrine that compromises Christian theology (especially anthropology and man as image of God) for the sake of upholding Darwin's theory of common decent. While Scripture teaches that God directly made the first human persons, theistic evolution says man came from non-God and non-images. The creation account and its answering of some of the most important questions of human life, probably didn't happen; most the events and characters are generally symbolic. And somehow, we are supposed to believe that all of this is compatible with Christian orthodoxy...
  • The Unfit and Inferior

    03/20/2011 1:50:37 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 12 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | 1932 | Leonard Darwin
    Exerpts from What is Eugenics, chapter 14, 1932 3rd ed.Leonard DarwinALL of us are being greatly damaged by the presence of the unfit and the inferior in the ranks of the nation. If those included in these classes have large families, this injury to our country will be slowly increased as the generations succeed each other. And in all probability, from this cause, racial deterioration is now actually taking place very slowly but very steadily. All this we have seen, and the question is, What can be done to safe-guard the nation against this treacherous disease? In the first place,...
  • The Ten Commandments of the Antichrist

    03/14/2011 9:38:34 PM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 8 replies
    If you want to make an omelet, you have to be willing to break a few eggs. ~ Lenin To make sure you understand the diabolical consequences of Lenin's idea, the meaning is this: To start an international revolution under communism or state socialism, you must be willing to commit genocide everywhere it is established. Revolution, or death? It ultimately means: revolution = death. In my study of history and philosophy, I have found that whenever one discusses progressivism or the ideas derivative of progressive politics, from Enlightenment Age philosophers whose ideas contributed to today's progressive revolution – Machiavelli, Descartes,...
  • How evolutionary theory's other discoverer could heal the Darwin divide

    02/24/2011 9:00:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2011 | David Klinghoffer
    The seemingly ineradicable opinion divide on evolution calls to mind Mark Twain's quip that everyone talks about the weather, mostly to complain, but nobody does anything about it. Pro-Darwinian educators were frustrated this week to find that most public high school biology instructors in their teaching do not wholeheartedly endorse evolution. The teachers reflect a stubborn division across American culture. For the past three decades, Americans have been locked into a basically unchanging split of views on the subject, with only about 16 percent believing in Darwin's theory of unguided evolution. Charles Darwin would have turned 200 in 2009. Will...
  • Death Wish Granted, Man in Scooter Rams Elevator Doors & Falls Into Shaft

    01/28/2011 9:41:14 AM PST · by Tina Grazier · 27 replies
    An angry man riding a mobility scooter plunged to his death, after he rammed an elevator door. The unfortunate incident happened at a shopping center in Daejon, South Korea. The 40 year old man who's name was Lee, obviously had a problem with his anger. That anger, for what ever reason, has been his undoing. You will see the man reach the elevator just after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. Seconds after the doors closed, Mr Lee reached the elevator and actually ran into the doors because he must have anticipated that the woman would...
  • Mohler takes on 'theistic evolution'

    01/16/2011 4:09:10 PM PST · by balch3 · 1,732 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | January 13, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist seminary president and evolution opponent has turned sights on "theistic evolution," the idea that evolutionary forces are somehow guided by God. Albert Mohler Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote an article in the Winter 2011 issue of the seminary magazine labeling attempts by Christians to accommodate Darwinism "a biblical and theological disaster." Mohler said being able to find middle ground between a young-earth creationism that believes God created the world in six 24-hour days and naturalism that regards evolution the product of random chance "would resolve a great cultural and...
  • Man gets probation in dog-lawn murder

    12/29/2010 12:55:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 248 replies · 26+ views
    A University Park man who killed a neighbor whose dog urinated on his lawn was sentenced today to four years probation. "This is not justice," said Gail Williams, the slain man's aunt. Charles Clements, 69, a great-grandfather, former Marine and retired truck driver who took great pride in his lawn's appearance, could have been sentenced to as much as 20 years. In declining to send Clements to jail, Will County Judge Daniel Rozak noted the episode was Clements' first contact with the legal system in his 69 years. He also said the slaying wasn't about a dog urinating on a...
  • The Original Lie: Basis for America's Ruling Class Barbarians

    12/09/2010 7:56:44 AM PST · by spirited irish · 179 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dec. 9, 2010 | Linda Kimball
    By the close of WW II, Richard Weaver and countless other classical liberals apprehensively discerned that the Western civilized nations were on the road to breakdown and totalitarianism. Suffering "progressive disillusionment," Weaver perceived that old cultural restraints had failed to control man's propensity for evil. This led him to ponder the fallacies of modernist ideas that had produced the holocaust of evil visited upon the world from WW I to WW II. By late 1945, Weaver published his conclusions in his book, "Ideas Have Consequences." The subject of Weaver's book was "the dissolution of the West." Its deterioration was traced...
  • Panel endorse textbook that describes evolution

    11/16/2010 8:16:44 PM PST · by balch3 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | Nov 12, 2010 | Will Sentell
    A state advisory panel Friday voted 8-4 to endorse a variety of high school science textbooks that have come under fire for how they describe evolution. The vote was followed more than three hours of discussion. Two of the “no” votes were cast by Senate Education Committee Chairman Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, and House Education Committee Vice-Chairman Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe. The decision likely paves the way for the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve the textbooks when it meets Dec. 7-9. The textbooks that t
  • An Open Letter to My Physicist Friend RE: Darwinism and the Problem of Free Will

    10/28/2010 10:49:08 AM PDT · by betty boop · 146 replies
    Conservative Underground | October 26, 2010 | Jean F. Drew
    An Open Letter to My Physicist Friend RE: Darwinism and the Problem of Free Will By Jean F. Drew Dear A — Regarding the discussion of “free will” at www.naturalism.org, you wrote: “I am surprised to find a ‘scientific naturalism’ so similar to the utmost banality, shallowness and false superficiality of the ‘scientific materialism’ that I [had] to learn in … school [during] the communist regime.” I think this is a very striking statement; and I understand what you mean. I read in your Book of the Living Universe long ago that you were aware of the problem of “tampering”...
  • Woman in 911 call says she strangled her autistic children

    07/23/2010 8:26:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNN Justice ^ | July 22, 2010 | Chris Reinolds Kozelle
    <p>Saiqa Akhter, 30, has been charged with a single count of capital murder in the deaths of her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, police said. Dallas County Police spokeswoman Jamille Bradfield said the single count covered a child under 5 and would probably be changed either to include multiple victims or to add a count.</p>
  • Russia Church wants end to Darwin school "monopoly"

    06/09/2010 2:59:41 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 31 replies · 181+ views
    (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church called Wednesday for an end to the "monopoly of Darwinism" in Russian schools, saying religious explanations of creation should be taught alongside evolution. Lifestyle Liberals said they would fight efforts to include religious teaching in schools. Russia's dominant church has experienced a revival in recent years, worrying rights groups who say its power is undermining the country's secular constitution. "The time has come for the monopoly of Darwinism and the deceptive idea that science in general contradicts religion. These ideas should be left in the past," senior Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion said at a...
  • Should creationism be taught in British classrooms?

    04/13/2010 6:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 592+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | 04/11/2010 | Michael Reiss
    To some people's incredulity and others' satisfaction, creationism's influence is growing across the globe. Definitions of creationism vary, but roughly 10-15 per cent of people in the UK believe that the earth came into existence exactly as described in the early parts of the Bible or the Quran, and that the most that evolution has done is to change species into other, closely related species. The more recent theory of intelligent design agrees with creationism, but makes no reference to the scriptures. Instead, it argues that there are many features of the natural world - such as the mammalian eye...
  • It is now blasphemy to criticize Darwin

    03/28/2010 8:01:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1,166+ views
    Sp!ked Review of Books ^ | 03/28/2010 | Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
    Some months ago an American philosopher explained to a highly sophisticated audience in Britain what, in his opinion, was wrong, indeed fatally wrong, with the standard neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution. He made it crystal clear that his criticism was not inspired by creationism, intelligent design or any remotely religious motivation. A senior gentleman in the audience erupted, in indignation: ‘You should not say such things, you should not write such things! The creationists will treasure them and use them against science.’ The lecturer politely asked: ‘Even if they are true?’ To which the instant and vibrant retort was: ‘Especially...
  • New species of dinosaur found in eastern Utah rock

    02/23/2010 2:19:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 712+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | MIKE STARK
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Fossils of a previously undiscovered species of dinosaur have been found in slabs of Utah sandstone that were so hard that explosives had to be used to free some of the remains, scientists said Tuesday. The bones found at Dinosaur National Monument belonged to a type of sauropod—long-necked plant-eaters that were said to be the largest animal ever to roam land. The discovery included two complete skulls from other types of sauropods—an extremely rare find, scientists said.
  • Human Evolution; Is the Hobbit's brain unfeasibly small?

    01/28/2010 1:12:23 PM PST · by EnderWiggins · 24 replies · 1,074+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 1/28/2010 | EnderWiggins
    Homo floresiensis, a pygmy-sized small-brained hominin popularly known as 'the Hobbit' was discovered five years ago, but controversy continues over whether the small brain is actually due to a pathological condition. How can its tiny brain size be explained? The commonly held assumption that as primates evolved, their brains always tended to get bigger has been challenged by a team of scientists at Cambridge and Durham. Their work helps solve the mystery of whether Homo floresiensis -- dubbed the Hobbit due to its diminutive stature -- was a separate human species or a diseased individual. The team combined previously published...
  • What Happened to the Hominids Who May Have Been Smarter Than Us?

    01/05/2010 12:54:26 AM PST · by Bobalu · 59 replies · 2,937+ views
    discovermagazine.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | Gary Lynch and Richard Granger
    Two neuroscientists say that a now-extinct race of humans had big eyes, child-like faces, and an average intelligence of around 150, making them geniuses among Homo sapiens. The history of evolutionary studies has been dogged by the intuitively attractive, almost irresistible idea that the whole great process leads to greater complexity, to animals that are more advanced than their predecessors. The pre-Darwin theories of evolution were built around this idea; in fact, Darwin’s (and Wallace’s) great and radical contribution was to throw out the notion of “progress” and replace it with selection from among a set of random variations. But...
  • Junk Science Exposed In Evolutionary Theory

    12/17/2009 3:15:42 PM PST · by ezfindit · 88 replies · 2,029+ views
    OrthodoxNet.com ^ | 12/16/2009 | Babu G. Ranganathan
    Millions of high school and college biology textbooks teach that research scientist Stanley Miller, in the 1950’s, showed how life could have arisen by chance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Miller, in his famous experiment in 1953, showed that individual amino acids (the building blocks of life) could come into existence by chance. But, it’s not enough just to have amino acids. The various amino acids that make-up life must link together in a precise sequence, just like the letters in a sentence, to form functioning protein molecules. If they’re not in the right sequence the protein molecules...
  • "EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed" I just saw the movie. This may be a re-post.

    12/12/2009 7:26:56 AM PST · by PatriotCJC · 30 replies · 1,517+ views
    Thank you Ben Stein!!! This movie is a MUST SEE!
  • The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight

    12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 160 replies · 3,840+ views
    AlwaysBeReady.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    Even though the Bible was completed 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the microscope, the telescope, satellites, etc. it does not contain any scientific errors. This might be considered a miracle in itself. Without exception, every ancient religious writing has certain unscientific views of astronomy, medicine, hygiene, etc. The Qur’an says in Surah 18:86 that the sun sets in a muddy spring. Qur’an 18:86 “…when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring” The only exception to these kinds of errors, among ancient religious writings, is the Bible. Not only is...
  • Rejecting Creation the movie: A business decision

    12/10/2009 7:40:29 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 1,160+ views
    CMI ^ | December 10, 2009 | Emil Silvestru, Ph.D.
    Canada’s Macleans news site recently published an article titled “Darwin movie too evolved for U.S. audiences”. The article refers to the decision of US film distributors to “pass” on the film “Creation”—the dramatized story of Charles Darwin’s struggle while writing the Origin of Species. The refusal to distribute a film premiered and acclaimed at the Toronto Film Festival seems to have again roused the Canadian media’s scorn of the “backward Americans” of which—according to Gallup—only 39% believe Darwin and his evolutionary theory. It is interesting how very differently the Canadian and world media treated America during WW II when far...
  • New Finch Species Shows Conservation, Not Macroevolution

    12/09/2009 6:13:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 665+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    “Darwin’s finches” are a variety of small black birds that were observed and collected by British naturalist Charles Darwin during his famous voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle in the early 1800s. Years later, Darwin argued that subtle variations in their beak sizes supported his concept that all organisms share a common ancestor (a theory known as macroevolution). The finches, whose technical name is Geospiza, have since become classic evolutionary icons...
  • Atheist says that Church accepts darwinism [Catholic Caucus]

    12/03/2009 11:53:05 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 17 replies · 562+ views
    I said to him: The Church doesn't accept darwinistic evolution Here's how he replied: "In July 2004, the International Theological Commission published a statement titled "Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God" on creation, evolution, and God's providence. The president of the commission was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, then head of doctrine in the Catholic Church, who the following year became Pope Benedict XVI." "The statement made explicit the Church's support of the findings of modern science and biological evolution, calling universal common descent "virtually certain," and that "even the outcome of a truly contingent natural process...
  • Darwin Was Wrong About Geology

    12/02/2009 7:13:55 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 148 replies · 2,561+ views
    CEH ^ | December 2, 2009
    Dec 2, 2009 — Field geologists have revisited a site Darwin visited on the voyage of the Beagle, and found that he incorrectly interpreted what he found.  A large field of erratic boulders in Tierra del Fuego that have become known as “Darwin’s Boulders” were deposited by a completely different process than he thought.  The modern team, publishing in the Geological Society of America’s December issue of the GSA Today,1 noted that “Darwin’s thinking was profoundly influenced by Lyell’s obsession with large-scale, slow, vertical movements of the crust, especially as manifested in his theory of submergence and ice rafting to...
  • Tweaking the Genetic Code: Debunking Attempts to Engineer Evolution

    12/01/2009 9:22:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,287+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | December 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    A new concept making its way through the scientific community holds that just a few key changes in the right genes will result in a whole new life form as different from its progenitor as a bird is from a lizard![1] This idea is being applied to a number of key problems in the evolutionary model, one of which is the lack of transitional forms in both the fossil record and the living (extant) record. The new concept supposedly adds support to the "punctuated equilibrium" model proposed by the late Harvard paleontologist Stephen J. Gould. Dr. Gould derived his ideas...
  • Discrimination Against Intelligent Design Film Cited in California Science Center Lawsuit

    11/25/2009 10:15:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 58 replies · 1,647+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 25, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    More details are now coming out from the lawsuit filed against the California Science Center by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA), filed in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Central District). AFA's lawsuit contends that the California Science Center engaged in viewpoint discrimination when cancelling AFA's contract to screen the pro-intelligent design (ID) documentary Darwin’s Dilemma at the Center’s IMAX Theatre on October 25th. As discussed below, AFA's complaint contains e-mails from California Science Center staff revealing that the Center cared more about how it would be perceived by ID-critics in the...
  • Darwin and the case for 'militant atheism' (BARF!)

    11/24/2009 1:19:59 PM PST · by USALiberty · 18 replies · 554+ views
    CNN (Communist News Network) ^ | November 24, 2009
    Dawkins argues that there is no doubt that Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is true and, unlike some other scholars of the subject, says belief in evolution is not compatible with faith in religion. In fact, he argues, science and religion undermine each other. "I believe a true understanding of Darwinism is deeply corrosive to religious faith," Dawkins says in his TED Talk. There's no room for a God in the world as he sees it, and he believes atheists should be forceful in opposing religion. He acknowledges that it's an unpopular case to make, particularly in the...
  • The Darwin Anniversary

    11/24/2009 9:27:06 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 193 replies · 4,514+ views
    CMI ^ | November 24, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    Today, November 24, it is exactly 150 years since Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species. The world has been gearing up for this “second echelon” of celebrations for this international “Year of Darwin”, following on from the 200th anniversary of his birth this last February. Atheists and humanist groups in particular have seemed to be relishing the thought of giving further prominence to the ideas of their patron saint. Their adulation is heightened by their knowledge that...