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  • Confusing the Evolution Debate (Most Americans would not object to all sides being taught)

    10/04/2017 7:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Of all the Western nations, Americans are the least likely to believe in evolution, according to a recent survey. Still, some applauded when even more recent statistics apparently showed that support for creationism had dropped below 40% in America. Still, at 38%, one has to wonder how precise those numbers are. America has had a history of fundamentalist Protestantism. The Puritans were not like the wavering Anglicans whom they fled. Nor would they take suggestions from the Pope. This streak has informed our country from its inception. And, contrary to present disdain, that influence was often for the good....
  • What Caused Life to Come into Existence?

    09/21/2017 7:01:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/21/2017 | Edward K. Watson
    It has become axiomatic that life naturally evolved out of nonliving materials billions of years ago. Given enough time and the chemical opportunity, living cells self-assemble.However, the experts on the development of complex molecules from simpler ones, the synthetic chemists, do not know how this process actually occurs. There are no known pathways to create the components that make up a living cell from nonliving matter. They have no idea how amino acids (the building blocks of proteins and enzymes), nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA and RNA), saccharides (also called carbohydrates or sugars, the scaffolding for DNA and...
  • Less Than 10 Percent of Brits, Minority of Canadians Back Creationist View, Reject Evolution

    09/07/2017 11:58:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: Ken Ham Facebook video screencap)Six days of creation slide at Ken Ham's Cedarville University speech on September 15, 2016.Less than 10 percent of British people, and only 15 percent of Canadians believe in the Creationist view that God created humans in their present form, a survey has found.The Newman University/YouGov survey, released on Tuesday, noted that 71 percent of people in the U.K. and another 60 percent of respondents in Canada accept evolutionary or theistic evolutionary accounts of how species on Earth came to be.When it came to the Creationist position that "humans and other living things were created...
  • Why Are Humans Unique and Superior to All Other Animals?

    08/26/2017 5:15:35 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 25, 2017 | Edward Watson
    Modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) are not just incrementally superior to any other hominid or animal; we’re qualitatively different, both as the only known technologically-intelligent species and by virtue of dozens of unique abilities. It is not a claim but a demonstrable fact that anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) are vastly superior to every other form of life and, for whatever reason, all the genetic mutations that make us unique and confer over 40 traits and behaviors that result in evolutionary advantages over every other animal, occurred within a short period of time, within just one genus, and nowhere...
  • Extremely rare 13 million-year-old primate skull found

    08/09/2017 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 08-09-2017 | Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris
    * This may be the most intact primate fossil skull ever discovered. * The fossil comes from a little-known period of primate evolutionary history. Source: Fred Spoor This is Alesi, the skull of the new extinct ape species Nyanzapithecus alesi (KNM-NP 59050). ================================================================================================================================ A group of scientists have found what may be the most intact fossilized primate skull ever discovered, and the find could shed light on the common evolutionary heritage shared by apes and humans. The lemon-sized skull was discovered in Kenya by an international team of researchers, and was dated to the middle of the Miocene era, a...
  • How to Slam Dunk Creationists on Evolution

    08/06/2017 9:38:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | August 3, 2017 | Paul Braterman
    The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like creatures, was yet more proof of humanity’s place among the great apes. And yet Mike Pence, then a representative and now US vice president, argues for the opposite conclusion.For him, our ideas about our ancestors have changed, proving once more that evolution was a theory, and therefore we should be free to teach other theories alongside evolution in our classrooms. How to respond? The usual answer is that we should teach students the meaning of the word “theory” as used in science – that is, a hypothesis...
  • Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought

    07/19/2017 6:51:51 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 7/19/2017 | Chris Clarkson, et al
    When and how the first humans made their way to Australia has been an evolving story. While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years ago, scientists in recent years have placed the approximate date of human settlement in Australia further and further back in time, as part of ongoing questions about the timing, the routes and the means of migration out of Africa. Now, a team of researchers, including a faculty member and seven students from the University of Washington, has found and dated artifacts in northern Australia that indicate humans arrived there about 65,000 years...
  • Survival of the Fondest - Love Defies Darwin and Defeats the Devil

    07/13/2017 4:47:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 11 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 7/7/2017 | Jon Bloom
    Which is the real delusion — love or selfishness? This isn’t just a rhetorical question. It’s a question that gets at the heart of Western civilization’s moral and existential confusion. Are you most in sync with reality when you seek your self-interest first or when you “count others more significant than yourself” (Philippians 2:3)? Is love, and its resulting virtues, truly the highest moral good for humans, or is it really a grand illusion created by our genes to get us to behave in ways most likely to result in our genetic survival? In other words, does love really exist?...
  • Turkey to stop teaching evolution in high school

    07/02/2017 10:45:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 7:27 PM ET, Fri June 23, 2017 | Gul Tuysuz
    Turkish high school students will no longer be taught the theory of evolution. The subject has been cut from the curriculum under changes made to eliminate “controversial” topics, the head of the national board of education, Alpaslan Durmus, announced in a video address. “If our students don’t have the background, the scientific knowledge, or information to comprehend the debate around controversial issues, we have left them out,” Durmus said. The new curriculum will go into effect for the 2017- 2018 school year. It was crafted to emphasize national values and highlight contributions made by Turkish and Muslim scholars, Durmus said....
  • The Odds of Evolution Are Zero

    06/15/2017 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 727 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | JUne 15. 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    Zero times anything is zero. The odds of life just happening by chance are zero. This universe just springing into being by chance is impossible. It takes a leap of blind faith to believe in evolution, unguided or guided. Of course, there are tiny changes within kinds. It seems to me usually when the evolutionists make their case, they point to these tiny changes. The analogies to the improbability of evolution by a random process are endless. A hurricane blows through a junkyard and assembles a fully functioning 747 jet. Scrabble pieces are randomly spilled out on the board, and...
  • Stop the Presses! Human Evolution Falsified!

    06/09/2017 11:01:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 202 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | June 8, 2017 | David F. Coppedge
    June 8, 2017 | David F. Coppedge Stop the Presses! Human Evolution Falsified! Human bones found in Morocco undermine almost everything that has been taught about human evolution since Darwin. But is that news? Happens every year, doesn’t it? This news is so hot, we have to get the word out now and wait for a fuller analysis later. Evolutionary paleoanthropology is in big trouble, if a new find in Morocco is as important as the news are making it out to be. Announced in Nature this week, the discoverers are dating bones from five individuals at over 300,000 Darwin...
  • It’s time to stick a fork in conservatism, it’s done

    06/05/2017 8:03:29 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/2/2017 | John Conlin
    With the Republican nomination and subsequent election of Donald Trump there has been a great deal of hand wringing regarding what it means to be conservative. Does it mean this or that and who gets to determine which? Many “conservative” publications have spent more than a few pixels on this topic; and yes, most of the editors believe they get to define it. They are wrong. In fact the framing of the entire argument is wrong. And for all you self-identified conservatives out there please don’t get your panties in a bundle since the same can be said of liberalism....
  • DNA Science Disproves Human Evolution

    06/01/2017 6:17:48 PM PDT · by lasereye · 248 replies
    Institute for Creation Science ^ | 06/01/17 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    The Bible describes humans as being created in the image of God—the pinnacle of His creation. In contrast, those who embrace the presupposition of naturalistic origins have put much effort and even monkey business into a propaganda crusade to claim a bestial origin for man. The idea that humans evolved from an ape-like creature was first widely promoted by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in the early 1800s and later by Charles Darwin in his 1871 book The Descent of Man—published 12 years after his acclaimed evolutionary treatise On the Origin of Species. Thomas Huxley, a friend of Darwin, also did much to...
  • In US, 76% Still Believe God Had Hand in Creating or Guiding Man [Gallup]

    05/28/2017 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael Morris
    A recent Gallup poll shows that 76 percent (76%) of U.S. adults believe that God had a hand in creating man in his present form or guiding man as he developed. According to Gallup, “[t]he percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so — the strict creationist view — has reached a new low. Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults now accept creationism, while 57% believe in some form of evolution.” […] Today, of the U.S. adult respondents, 76 percent said they believe God had...
  • Crisis in the Church: Christless theology, evolution, and subjectivism

    05/25/2017 9:07:05 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 21, 2017 | Linda Kimball
    Over and across the entire denominational spectrum of the church, theistic evolutionists, progressive creationists, gap theorists, and Teilhardians argue that Genesis 1 is not an essential Christian doctrine. This stance however, misrepresents what's at stake – the inerrancy, authority, and clarity of Scripture. Even many Reformed theologians who have enshrined sola Scriptura in their doctrine statements have allowed their seminaries and churches to be infiltrated by compromised views of Genesis 1
  • The energy expansions of evolution

    05/20/2017 10:29:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Nature ^ | April 28, 2017 | Olivia P. Judson
    AbstractAbstract The history of the life–Earth system can be divided into five ‘energetic’ epochs, each featuring the evolution of life forms that can exploit a new source of energy. These sources are: geochemical energy, sunlight, oxygen, flesh and fire. The first two were present at the start, but oxygen, flesh and fire are all consequences of evolutionary events. Since no category of energy source has disappeared, this has, over time, resulted in an expanding realm of the sources of energy available to living organisms and a concomitant increase in the diversity and complexity of ecosystems. These energy expansions have...
  • Why superorganism logic is an outstanding value proposition

    05/20/2017 6:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | May 20, 2017 | Tamsin Woolley
    With apologies to Jane Goodall’s furry colleagues, chimps are just not good people. A friend of mine lost the better part of his hand to a really nasty one and Dr. Goodall herself watched an all-male patrol systematically exacting genocide on the males of a neighboring troop. There is a profound difference between us, but genetically, we’re 98 percent alike. If we just nudged the evolutionary clock back the tiniest bit — on every airline passenger, Starbucks customer, coworker and passerby — our societies would dissolve in a horrifying bloodbath. But they don’t. We just board the plane and assume...
  • Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link

    05/02/2017 10:36:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2017 | Frank Sherwin
    Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Evidence for Creation Human evolution has consistently been shown to be without scientific or biblical merit. Although a parade of supposed transitions are displayed in every conceivable outlet, non-Darwinists maintain that the links between people and our alleged ape-like ancestors are—missing.
  • Evolution and Revolution, by G. D. H. Cole

    03/26/2017 6:06:24 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    In 1921, George Douglas Howard Cole(Who would become a member of the Fabian Society) wrote the following in a book about Guild Socialism: (page 156) We have now completed our outline sketch of the structure and methods of working of a Guild Socialist Commonwealth, and have thus come to the threshold of the practical problem of transition to it from the capitalist Society of to-day. And here the first question that confronts us, as it confronts all Socialists under the conditions of the present time, is the question of "evolution and revolution." Do we hope and intend to bring about...
  • Major Evolutionary Blunders: Convergent Evolution Is a Seductive Intellectual Swindle

    03/01/2017 7:40:29 PM PST · by lasereye · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 03/01/17 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    When it comes to swindles, it would be hard to top Liz Carmichael. She spun a tale about obtaining proprietary secrets from her deceased NASA engineer husband that enabled her to start and become CEO of a totally bogus car company marketing the Dale. This fictitious 84 mpg, three-wheeled car bilked millions from investors in 1975…and all the while Liz was actually a man, Jerry Dean Michael, impeccably dressed like a woman. No investor ever saw the car factory or drove a Dale. Yet, “Liz” always talked with investors so matter-of-factly about “her” wholly imaginary industrial realm that they willingly...