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  • Is The Vatican Hiding Aliens?

    04/08/2014 12:41:31 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on last night’s show, “Unsealed: Alien Files,” that aired on the Science Channel: The program speculates that “new evidence may prove the Vatican is hiding actual aliens from the public.” Either that or the channel will rename itself the Sci-fi Channel. The priest who directs the Vatican observatory, Dr. Jose Funes, was interviewed for the program, and he made the rather unexceptional remark that the universe is so huge that “it would be possible that life could evolve the way we know it on Earth.” This is soon followed by a voiceover that says, “Vatican officials have...
  • Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, Researchers

    04/06/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Bio News - Tx ^ | 3-13-2014 | Mike Nace
    Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, According To Researchers Posted by: Mike Nace March 13, 2014 An increasing volume of archaeological research and effort has come to focus particularly on the genetic evolution and development of human beings since the last Ice Age. While the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago, promising, new research suggests that substantial evolution of the human species can now be evidenced even in peoples from as recently as 5,000 years ago — a relative blink of an eye in geological terms — thanks to cutting-edge...
  • The left's anti-science: The culture of speculation, Global Warming and Evolution

    04/04/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT · by Moseley · 192 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 4, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The stakes are higher than most conservatives realize. When the fraud of man-made global warming finally dies, folks will start thinking: What else were we lied to about? How could the high priests of modern knowledge have confidently insisted something that was never remotely plausible? A key element of progressivism is having wise philosopher-kings who make benevolent decisions for the masses. It is a core element of conservatism that you can make decisions for yourself. But for progressives, it is essential to convince the public that the designated authorities know better than you do, including what to eat, how to...
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. “You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • Evolution and Global Warming vs God's Perfection (Saturbray)

    03/22/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT · by bray · 37 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/22/14 | bray
    For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 Evolution and Global Warming takes far more faith to believe than believing in God and creation. It may take a step of faith to believe in God or Jesus Christ, but the amount of blind obedience to follow such unfathomable explanations with absolutely no verification is a leap across the Pacific Ocean. To fundamentally believe animals came from fish and then those...
  • 'Cosmos' 2nd episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson condescends toward doubters of evolution

    03/17/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    March 17, 2014
    Last night, I watched the second episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (the reboot of the 1980 series). It was entitled, "Some of the Things That Molecules Do." One of the things Tyson dealt with in this episode was evolution. Now, I myself do subscribe to the theory of evolution, but I found Tyson's treatment to be offensive, condescending, and smarmy. I thought it was an in-your-face chip-on-the-shoulder response against skeptics of evolution. I thought this was supposed to be a science show, not a political show. But this is just my opinion. What is your opinion? If you missed...
  • Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'

    03/16/2014 3:36:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | Meredith Blake
    On Sunday night, the premiere of the science documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate KOKH was briefly interrupted by a local news promo. These things happen all the time on TV. Big deal, right? Well, it just so happens that host Neil deGrasse Tyson was referring to the theory of evolution just as the accidental preemption occurred. As first reported by the left-leaning website Raw Story, in the omitted portion, Tyson explained how "three and a half million years ago" humans "stood up and parted ways" from our biological "ancestors."
  • "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" -–Tonight 'Rivers of Life' covers Evolution and Mass Extinction Events

    03/16/2014 3:02:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | March 16, 2014
    "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" --Tonight in 'Rivers of Life' Neil deGrasse Tyson Covers Evolution and Mass Extinction Events Tonight, the second of 13 episodes of "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson airs at 9 pm tonight on Fox and at 10 pm Sunday night on the National Geographic channel. Tonight's episode is "The Rivers of Life" and covers evolution and natural selection processes that have made life on Earth as we know it today, and also covers mass extinction events such as asteroid impacts with our planet that have drastically altered the course and progress of...
  • Ken Ham Explains Why AiG Is Building a Giant Ark Instead of Spending Money to Feed the Hungry

    03/04/2014 6:53:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Ken Ham of the Creation Museum has taken to Facebook to address criticism over Answers in Genesis' multimillion dollar project to build a life-sized replica of Noah's ark, explaining why the money isn't going to feed hungry people instead. "I haven't yet seen any articles/blogs/posts directed at Paramount about the $300 million dollars (over 4 times more than the Ark project), they spent on a fictional movie only for entertainment – why aren't they being told by the same people they should be spending this money on feeding the hungry," Ham wrote in a post on Monday, referring to the...
  • Bill Nye Says He Hopes Ken Ham's Ark Encounter Project 'Goes Out of Business'

    03/03/2014 9:52:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Morgan Lee
    A day after Ken Ham, president and CEO of the creationist organization Answer in Genesis announced he would be moving forward with plans to build a life-sized replica of Noah's ark, Bill Nye, his former debate opponent, said he hopes "the Ark Encounter goes out of business." On Thursday, Ham announced in a live web stream from the Kentucky-based Creation Museum that his organization has been able to come up with funding for the project, despite its financial viability being questioned last month. AiG said in a statement that it has raised the first $73 million for its project, which...
  • The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality ("Most Popular" BBC hurl today!)

    02/18/2014 7:22:53 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | February 17, 2014 | William Kremer
    In the last two decades, dozens of scientific papers have been published on the biological origins of homosexuality - another announcement was made last week. It's becoming scientific orthodoxy. But how does it fit with Darwin's theory of evolution? ...boys with older brothers are significantly more likely to become gay - with every older brother the chance of homosexuality increases by about a third. No-one knows why this is, but one theory is that with each male pregnancy, a woman's body forms an immune reaction to proteins that have a role in the development of the male brain. Brothers of...
  • THE BIBLE'S AGE FOR THE EARTH

    02/07/2014 3:11:21 PM PST · by fwdude · 218 replies
    CreationMoments ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | CreationMoments et al
    Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Just when was the “beginning” when God created the heavens and the earth, as spoken of in Genesis 1:1? In these days when scientists talk about “billions” of years, the question of what the Bible says on the matter of origins becomes even more important. Few people doubt that the Bible intends to teach that the creation is young. The genealogies of the Old Testament are actual reproductions of the calendar system used in most ancient times. While the subject is very complicated, we can share with you...
  • 5 powerful arguments for creation and 5 ridiculous comments from evolutionists

    02/07/2014 9:42:01 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 46 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So an apparently epic creation/evolution debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham took place recently. I haven't seen it yet, but it's definitely on my to do list. As a Christian who believes in God I don't reject evolution outright, but I totally reject the evolutionists dismissal of the creation/intelligent design crowd. I believe the creationist views and arguments are just as valid (if not more so) than evolution in that at least the creationist side is honest about the bottom line being that their arguments and beliefs are rooted in faith. Both sides operate on faith, but to me...
  • Evo Debate: Things Bill Nye does not know about science

    For any who might have missed the debate Tuesday evening, it may be seen on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI What I was listening to was more of a debate on the age of the Earth than on evolution although the two topics are related. Ham is well schooled in the arguments against evolution, but he believes in a literal intgerpretation of Genesis and a roughly six thousand year old universe; that is pretty much impossible to defend. Nye, on the other hand, strikes me as a sort of a yuppie and an acolyte of Carl Sagan's who has not made any sort...
  • Defeating Darwin in Four Easy Steps

    02/06/2014 6:43:49 PM PST · by WXRGina · 43 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 6, 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    What was most instructive about Tuesday night's debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye [watch entire debate here] over the issue of origins was Nye's blanket admission of total, abject ignorance on the most important questions of the evening. Where did the atoms that made up the Big Bang come from? Nye has no idea. Where did man's consciousness come from? Nye has no idea. How can matter produce life? Nye has absolutely no idea. This surely is all one needs to know to recognize the utter bankruptcy of the theory of evolution. Now it's helpful for us who believe...
  • Darwin Day

    02/06/2014 7:15:35 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 15 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | February 6, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    February 12 is “Darwin Day” as observed by the cult followers of the British naturalist Charles Darwin. It’s been over a hundred years since the publication of Darwin's seminal book: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life and there is still not a single shred of evidence that his racist theory of breeding is true. What then, exactly, was Darwin’s creation theory? Darwin’s theory holds that breeding by superior members of a given species with each other, or what Darwin called “random selection,” results in the...
  • Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

    02/06/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-2014 | Lita Cosner, Scott Gillis, Keaton Halley
    Creation was on the media’s radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best-known for his TV show ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Bill Nye was actually criticized by his fellow atheists for debating a creationist. Dr Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology at the University of Chicago, says that: The response from the evolutionist side is clear: let’s not give creation any exposure. “… he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and...
  • Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham - HD (full video of last night's debate)

    02/05/2014 9:40:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 171 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 4, 2014 | Answers in Genesis
    Streamed live on Feb 4, 2014 Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham is joined at the Creation Museum by Emmy Award-winning science educator and CEO of the Planetary Society Bill Nye.
  • Science vs. Bible? 5 Arguments for and Against Creationism From the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate

    02/05/2014 9:24:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/05/2014 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    YouTube Screenshot Ken Ham, founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, showed this graphic when discussing his worldview as compared to his opponent Bill Nye, known popularly as “The Science Guy” for his scientific kids show, at The Creation Museum on Tuesday. (Photo: YouTube screenshot) Ken Ham (Right), founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye (Left) "The Science Guy" debate creationism Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo: YouTube screenshot) Ken Ham (Right), founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye (Left) "The Science Guy" debate creationism Feb. 4, 2014. Ken Ham, founding president and...
  • Pompeii-like volcanic ash kept dinosaur remains fresh

    02/04/2014 7:44:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 02/04/2014 | Jeff Hecht
    It's hot storage. Millions of years before volcanic ash entombed the Roman town of Pompeii, a group of dinosaurs succumbed to a similar fate. China's famous feathered dinosaur fossils owe their exquisite preservation to volcanic eruptions between about 130 and 120 million years ago. The Jehol fossils have transformed our understanding of dinosaurs by showing that the relatives of Velociraptor and T. rex had a feather-like body covering, like birds. The Jehol deposits also preserved soft tissue from early mammals and flowering plants. Baoyu Jiang of Nanjing University, China, and his colleagues think they know why the remains are so...
  • The Creationists Have Already Won Tonight's Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham Debate

    Bill Nye, The Science Guy, will debate Ken Ham, The Creationist Guy, tonight at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. They will debate a question from the 1920's: "Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?" Yes or no? This is a bad idea for everyone but the creationists. Whatever his intention, Nye is sitting down as a representative of "evolution" against Ham, implying that there are two equal sides to a debate that has already been settled scientifically. By simply agreeing to participate, Nye is simultaneously elevating the proponents of Biblical creationism, while marginalizing his...
  • ‘SCIENCE GUY’ BILL NYE VS. CREATIONIST KEN HAM: WHO WILL WIN ....DEBATE OVER DARWINIAN EVOLUTION?

    02/04/2014 10:12:04 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 66 replies
    Blaze ^ | 2-4-14 | Billy Hallowell
    There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding Tuesday’s debate between “Science Guy” Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham. While some evolutionary theorists and atheists have chastised Nye for his willingness to publicly face-off against Ham, the former PBS host hasn’t been swayed by their arguments. Instead, Nye has defended his decision to appear at the event, which will be held at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. — and in an op-ed published on CNN.com Monday, Ham, too, reiterated his own personal quest to use the debate to give creationism a more public voice.
  • Remembering "The Genesis Flood" - 50th anniversary remembrance

    02/03/2014 6:17:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 2-2-14 on AIG | John C. Whitcomb
    Remembering The Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb December 8, 2010 “A word fitly spoken” has incredible power (Proverbs 25:11). Burdened by the rampant disregard for God’s Word, two young men collaborated to write a book called simply The Genesis Flood. Fifty years later their shout still reverberates round the world. In February 1961 a small publisher in New Jersey—Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company—brought into this world a 518-page, somewhat ponderous, volume entitled The Genesis Food: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications. The co-authors were a little-known theologian (myself) and a hydraulic engineer, Henry M. Morris. Little did we...
  • Trilobites: Sudden Appearance and Rapid Burial

    02/01/2014 10:34:31 AM PST · by lasereye · 23 replies
    ICR ^ | Feb 1, 2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D
    Trilobites are one of the most popular fossils for collectors and are found all over the world. The Ute Indians used one species as an amulet, and there is even a cave in France called the Grotte du Trilobite that contained a relic made out of one of these extinct marine creatures.1,2 Trilobites are members of the phylum Arthropoda, which includes spiders, insects, and crustaceans. Today, members of this group make up at least 85 percent of the species on Earth and live in every environment. Insects alone account for over 870,000 of these species.1 God designed all arthropods with...
  • Neanderthal-human sex bred light skins and infertility

    01/29/2014 8:00:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 01/29/2014
    IT IS surprising what a little hanky-panky can do. A handful of sexual encounters between humans and Neanderthals made many of us what we are today, affecting both our appearance and our vulnerability to disease. But the genetic legacy left by the Neanderthals also highlights just how different we are from our sister species. [SNIP] ... the adaptation took thousands of years to become universal. A third study published this week describes a DNA analysis of one person who lived in Stone Age Europe about 7000 years ago – 40,000 years after any Neanderthal interbreeding. His genes suggest his skin...
  • European Hunter-Gatherers, Blue Eyes and Dark Skin?

    01/27/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The Unz Review ^ | 26 Jan 2014 | Razib Khan
    The headlines about this individual having dark skin are well founded, like the Luxembourg hunter-gatherer the sample has ancestral “non-European” copies of most of the major loci which are known to have large effect sizes (SLC24A5, which is now fixed in Europeans, SLC45A2, which is present at frequencies north of 80% in most of Europe, and KITLG, a lower frequency variant known to have a major impact on skin and hair). Additionally, this individual is related to the Ma’lta individual, just like the Swedish hunter-gatherers, but unlike the Luxembourg male (which did predate the Spanish samples by 1,000 years). Lots...
  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    01/23/2014 9:19:28 AM PST · by Heartlander · 416 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 23, 2014 | Denyse O'Leary
    If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature? One can at least point a direction by now. I began this series by asking, what has materialism (naturalism) done for science? It made a virtue of preferring theory to evidence, if the theory supports naturalism and the evidence doesn't. Well-supported evidence that undermines naturalism (the Big Bang and fine tuning of the universe, for example) attracted increasingly speculative attempts at disconfirmation. Discouraging results from the search for life on Mars cause us to put our faith in life on exoplanets -- lest Earth be seen as unusual (the Copernican...
  • Dogs are NOT descended from modern wolves but split from common ancestor 34,000 years ago

    01/16/2014 9:01:52 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 January 2014 | SARAH GRIFFITHS
    Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 11,000 and 34,000 years ago, according to new research. U.S. scientists said that part of the genetic overlap observed between some modern dogs and wolves is the result of interbreeding after dog domestication and not a direct line of descent from one group of wolves. They believe their research reflects a more complicated history than the popular story that early farmers adopted a few docile, friendly wolves that later became our modern canine companions. Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 11,000 and 34,000 years ago but modern canines...
  • How smart was ancient man? (28 min video)

    01/16/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 38 replies
    Creation.com ^ | 3-03 (but highlighted 1-16-2014) | n/a
    DESCRIPTION A consequence of evolutionary thinking is that ancient people were intellectually inferior to moderns. On the other hand, the bible records that people began with high intelligence and had great capabilities. This week we look at evidence for the biblical record. The Creation Magazine LIVE! TV program is a ministry of Creation Ministries International. With offices in seven countries and more PhD scientists than any Christian organization this program features cutting edge science that supports the Bible delivered in a non-technical, visually-rich, discussion-based format.
  • Evolution is Most Certainly a Matter of Belief... and so is Christianity

    01/15/2014 8:57:46 AM PST · by xzins · 155 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | January 15, 2014 | Albert Mohler
    One of the most misleading headlines imaginable recently appeared over an opinion column published in USA Today. Tom Krattenmaker, a member of the paper’s Board of Contributors, set out to argue that there is no essential conflict between evolution and religious belief because the two are dealing with completely separate modes of knowing. Evolution, he argued, is simply “settled science” that requires no belief. Religion, on the other hand, is a faith system that is based in a totally different way of knowing—a form of knowing that requires belief and faith. The background to the column is the recent data...
  • How We Got On Land, Bone by Bone

    01/13/2014 7:44:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 13, 2014 | Carl Zimmer
    Travel back far enough in your genealogy, and you will run into a fish. Before about 370 million years ago, our ancestors were scaly creatures that lived in the sea, swimming with fins and using gills to get oxygen from the water. And then, over the course of millions of years, they began moving ashore, adapting to the terrestrial realm. They became tetrapods, a lineage that would eventually produce today’s amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. As scientists have unearthed fossils from those early days, one lesson has come through ever more loud and clear: the transition was not a single...
  • 2 million years ago, human relative ‘Nutcracker Man’ lived on tiger nuts

    01/13/2014 3:35:18 PM PST · by Renfield · 46 replies
    An Oxford University study has concluded that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today. The study published in the journal, PLOS ONE, also suggests that these early hominins may have sought additional nourishment from fruits and invertebrates, like worms and grasshoppers. Study author Dr Gabriele Macho examined the diet of Paranthropus boisei, nicknamed “Nutcracker Man” because of his big flat molar teeth and powerful jaws, through studying modern-day baboons in Kenya....
  • Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution (article)

    01/13/2014 6:04:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-10-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A hand bone found in northern Kenya surprised researchers when it surfaced in rock layers assigned a supposed age of about 1.4 million years, making it the oldest dated human bone but still “young” enough to challenge its age assignment. If the secular community is correct in asserting that this discovery outdates the supposed earliest accepted human fossil by almost half a million years, then the find merely illustrates how human anatomy has resisted evolutionary changes for that long.1 Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
  • Oldest evidence of sex in flowering plants

    01/10/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by Natufian · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/10/14 | Siva Parameswaran
    The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant - dating back 100 million years - has been found in Burma. The team discovered a cluster of 18 tiny flowers in a piece of amber; one of them was in the process of making new seeds for the next generation. Flowering plants caused an enormous change in biodiversity on Earth.
  • Bill Nye, Ken Ham Creationism Debate Tickets Sell Out in Minutes; Streaming Info Released

    01/07/2014 1:56:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2014 | Stoyan zaimov
    Tickets for the upcoming debate on the viability of creationism between "The Science Guy" Bill Nye and Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham sold out within minutes, but information has been released for how people can still watch it via live streaming. "Sorry, all tickets for the debate with Bill Nye sold out within minutes!" Ham posted on Facebook on Monday, when the $25 tickets for the Feb. 4 debate at The Creation Museum's 900-seat Legacy Hall in Petersburg, Ky., went on sale. The debate will center around the question: "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's...
  • 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...
  • Indoctrinating Religious Warriors (GOP who put faith over science embarrassing Charles)

    01/04/2014 1:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Charles Blow
    In 2009, the gap between the share of Republicans and Democrats who believed in evolution was just 10 percentage points, 54 percent and 64 percent, respectively. Last year, that gap widened to a whopping 24 points because as the percentage of Democrats who believed in evolution inched up to 67 percent, the percentage of Republicans believing so plummeted to 43 percent. Now, more Republicans believe that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” than believe in evolution. This sad news comes via a survey released this week by the Pew Research...
  • Culture wars moving ahead by looking to the past

    01/03/2014 2:46:10 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cns ^ | January 3, 2014 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The culture wars show no sign of abating in 2014. Not only is there likely to be sharp disagreement on many of the hot-button social issues as the midterm election cycle approaches, Americans are also increasingly unable to agree on the past. Specifically, how we got here. A Pew Research Center study issued Dec. 30 showed a deepening partisan divide about whether humans existed in their -- our -- present form since the beginning of time or whether they evolved. And, if they did evolve, whether God guided the process along. The results of Pew's survey, taken...
  • Bill Nye, the Science Guy vs. Ken Ham Debate at the Creation Museum

    01/03/2014 1:13:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    TV’s famed “Bill Nye the Science Guy” will argue the case against creation and for evolution as he faces the founder and president of the Creation Museum, Ken Ham, on February 4, 2014, in the museum’s 900-seat Legacy Hall. The museum, which has drawn two million guests in six years (including 20,000 visitors at its recent Christmas Town programs), is located in Petersburg, Kentucky (near the Cincinnati Airport).
  • 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...
  • Public’s Views on Human Evolution [We're winning hearts & minds. Evolutionists are losing.]

    12/30/2013 9:03:08 PM PST · by Die Reefer Pups · 17 replies
    <p>Public’s Views on Human Evolution evolution2013-1According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, six-in-ten Americans (60%) say that “humans and other living things have evolved over time,” while a third (33%) reject the idea of evolution, saying that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” The share of the general public that says that humans have evolved over time is about the same as it was in 2009, when Pew Research last asked the question.</p>
  • Republicans growing more skeptical about evolution (per Pew poll)

    12/30/2013 10:37:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2013 at 11:32 am | Aaron Blake
    When it comes to increasing partisanship in the United States, it seems no issue is immune. And that includes evolution. A new Pew Research Center poll shows a widening political gap over theories about how humans came to be, with Republicans growing increasingly skeptical about the idea that humans evolved over time. …
  • Evolution: a new boost for ‘aquatic ape’ theory

    12/30/2013 2:06:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | May 4, 2013 | Robin McKie
    It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed big brains because they took to living the good life by the water’s edge. This is the aquatic ape theory and although treated with derision by some academics over the past 50 years, it is still backed by a small, but committed group of scientists. From next Wednesday through Friday, they will hold a major London conference when several speakers, including British naturalist and broadcaster, David Attenborough, will voice support for the theory. “Humans are...
  • 'Be different or die' does not drive evolution

    12/29/2013 12:13:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Oxford University ^ | 12/23/2013
    A new study has found that species living together are not forced to evolve differently to avoid competing with each other, challenging a theory that has held since Darwin's Origin of Species. By focusing on ovenbirds, one of the most diverse bird families in the world, the Oxford University-led team conducted the most in-depth analysis yet of the processes causing species differences to evolve. They found that although bird species occurring together were consistently more different than species living apart, this was simply an artefact of species being old by the time they meet. In fact, once variation in the...
  • "Cave men"

    Interesting counter argument to the recent claims of human/hominid interbreeding from Max Planck: http://cosmosincollision.com/forum/index.php?topic=57.0 ...Cosmos in Collision includes a claim that there are two basic human groups on the planet, i.e. Cro Magnon descendants, and descendants of the familiar antediluvian people of the Bible including IndoEuropean, Semitic, and Hamitic groups. The difference has nothing to do with race or color since both groups are capable of producing any color or feature you'd ever see in humans. The difference was in the original cultures and technologies, the most major such difference being the question of stone tools. There was never any...
  • God Has to Be a Personal Being

    12/20/2013 12:36:30 PM PST · by fwdude · 33 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Dave Hunt
    Dec 17 2013 Rejecting the truth God has revealed to everyone, man perverts the witness of creation and conscience and creates his own gods. The very appeal of the “Star Wars Force” or some “higher power” is that a force, being impersonal, cannot hold one morally accountable but, like atomic power, can be used by man to his own ends. Clearly, God has to be a personal Being to create and relate to mankind. The Bible gives the factual account of Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven itself and how Eve believed the lie that she, too, could become one of the...
  • Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises Experts

    12/19/2013 11:18:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 12, 2013 | Jane J. Lee
    In a prehistoric version of "the chicken or the egg" question, researchers have long debated which animal group came first. A traditional view pegs sponges—marine creatures that look more like rocks or corals—as our ancient ancestors. But a new genetic study is stirring the waters, suggesting comb jellies, gelatinous marine animals that look similar to jellyfish, are actually the first animals to have evolved over 600 million years ago.
  • 1.4 Million-year-old Fossil Human Bone Closes Evolution Gap </div>

    12/18/2013 10:11:55 AM PST · by null and void · 216 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | 12/16/2013 - 5:36pm | University of Missouri-Columbia
    The styloid process allows the hand to lock into the wrist bones, giving humans the ability to apply greater amounts of pressure to the hand. This allows humans to make and use tools. Courtesy of University of Missouri COLUMBIA, MO – Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Apes and other nonhuman primates do not have these distinctive anatomical features in their hands, and the point in time at which these features first appeared in human evolution is unknown. Now, a University of Missouri researcher and her international team of colleagues have found...
  • Intelligent design theories gaining steam in scientific circles

    12/17/2013 9:37:27 AM PST · by Heartlander · 42 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/15/2013 | Granville Sewell
    Intelligent design theories gaining steam in scientific circles By: Dr. Granville Sewell12/16/2013 04:34 PM The debut at #7 on the New York Times best seller list last July of Stephen Meyer’s new book Darwin’s Doubt is evidence that the scientific theory of intelligent design (ID) continues to gain momentum. Since critics often misrepresent ID, and paint ID advocates as a fanatical fringe group, it is important to understand what intelligent design is, and what it is not.Until Charles Darwin, almost everyone everywhere believed in some form of intelligent design (the majority still do): not just Christians, Jews, and Muslims, but...
  • How to Tell if You're NOT an Intelligent Design Proponent

    12/16/2013 3:23:41 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 54 replies
    Evolution News ^ | 16 December 2013 | David Klinghoffer
    Taking the publication of Stephen Meyer's bestseller Darwin's Doubt as his news hook, our colleague the University of Texas, El Paso, mathematician Granville Sewell smartly answers a good question: What do you have believe if you're NOT a proponent of intelligent design? Writes Dr. Sewell in an El Paso Times op-ed: So what do ID proponents believe? Perhaps the best way to answer this question is to state clearly what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design. Peter Urone, in his 2001 physics text "College Physics" writes, "One of the most remarkable simplifications in physics is that...