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  • Evolution in Person (evolution personified into a wizard and worker of miracles)

    11/17/2008 8:49:26 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 1,033+ views
    CEH ^ | November 10, 2008
    For a blind watchmaker, Evolution is quite the seer. Science articles often personify Evolution into a wizard and worker of miracles. This is odd, considering that evolution is supposed to be an aimless, purposeless process of chance and necessity with no goals in mind. Evolution, the Learner: Evolution learns from past environments, we are told by Science Daily. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute believe that evolution learns its lessons so well it can parry them into inventions by digging into its bag of mistakes. The article states nonchalantly, “evolution can learn the rules of the environment and develop organisms that...
  • Former NASA engineer touts creationism

    08/04/2007 8:55:32 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 128 replies · 1,528+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | August 4, 2007 | Rick Cousins
    Tom Henderson is not much of a watchmaker. He shakes a small glass jar containing a tiny metallic gear, a brass bezel, a scarred watch crystal and dozens of other nearly microscopic, shiny objects. But, no watch. He vigorously rattles the container again. Still, no watch. For Henderson, a retired NASA engineer and creationist speaker, that is the point. No watchmaker — no watch. He’s carried the somewhat-out-of favor message of special creation to nine foreign countries in the past several decades because he is convinced that how we believe the world came to be it is important. His is...
  • Canada's first museum of creation opens in Alberta

    05/31/2007 8:46:03 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 59 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2007 | Staff
    Compared with the $27 million Creation Museum that just opened its doors in Kentucky, Canada's first museum dedicated to explaining geology, evolution and paleontology in biblical terms is a decidedly more modest affair. The Big Valley Creation Science Museum, which opens next week, was built for C$300,000 ($278,000) in the village Big Valley, Alberta, population 308, a two-hour drive northeast of Calgary. The Canadian museum features displays on how men once walked among dinosaurs, a giant model of Noah's Ark, a set of English scrolls tracing the family of King Henry VI back to the Garden of Eden, and an...
  • 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....
  • Protests Planned for Grand Opening of Creation Museum

    04/27/2007 10:09:54 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 894+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | April 27, 2007 | Doug Huntington
    A nearly-completed $27 million museum that will showcase the literal biblical account of creation has been drawing enough criticism to spur several opponents into slating protests against the museum on the day of its opening. Set to open on Memorial Day, the Creation Museum, built just outside Cincinnati, is trying to give an alternative to evolutionary models of science. Challengers are calling the museum “fantasy,” however, and have expressed fear that their children may be influenced by what the museum teaches. "Many educated humans realize this is a myth," said Edwin Kagin, a Union attorney and the national legal director...
  • Research questions evolution theories

    04/25/2007 6:47:07 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 206 replies · 2,998+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | April 26, 2007 | Staff
    Scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies believe discoveries about the genetic complexity of coral could rewrite theories about evolution. After identifying about 10,000 genes, they believe coral could contain more genes than humans who posses about 20,000. Coral is considered to be a simple animal. However, Professor David Miller says its genetic complexity challenges the notion that life started out simple then evolved to become more sophisticated. "There's this intrinsic tendency to think about a slow accumulation of complexity and a slow accumulation of genes which have allowed an increased morphological complexity in higher animals...
  • Israeli researchers: 'Lucy' is not direct ancestor of humans

    04/16/2007 8:51:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 47 replies · 1,775+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 4-16-2007 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Tel Aviv University anthropologists say they have disproven the theory that "Lucy" - the world-famous 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found in Ethiopia 33 years ago - is the last ancestor common to humans and another branch of the great apes family known as the "Robust hominids." The jaw bone of Lucy and the jaw bone of Australopithecus afarensis.
  • Ancient T. rex and mastodon protein fragments discovered, sequenced

    04/12/2007 12:43:57 PM PDT · by AdmSmith · 88 replies · 2,380+ views
    National Science Foundation ^ | 12-Apr-2007 | Cheryl Dybas
    68-million-year-old T. rex proteins are oldest ever sequenced Scientists have confirmed the existence of protein in soft tissue recovered from the fossil bones of a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) and a half-million-year-old mastodon. Their results may change the way people think about fossil preservation and present a new method for studying diseases in which identification of proteins is important, such as cancer. When an animal dies, protein immediately begins to degrade and, in the case of fossils, is slowly replaced by mineral. This substitution process was thought to be complete by 1 million years. Researchers at North Carolina...
  • Rediscovering the Dinosaurs (Carnegie Museum of Natural History revamping entire dino display)

    04/10/2007 9:11:39 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,537+ views
    ABC ^ | April 10, 2007 | Ned Potter
    In 1898, according to legend, the Pennsylvania steel magnate Andrew Carnegie saw a newspaper story about great prehistoric monsters called dinosaurs. He scrawled a note: "Get one for Pittsburgh." That is why Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History has one of the world's leading collections of dinosaur fossils. The problem is that even though the newest of the dinosaurs are 65 million years old, scientists' understanding of them has been racing along, changing with each new find. So the Carnegie staff has decided to dismantle -- and rethink -- its entire collection. Our image of dinosaurs comes mostly from what...