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  • Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions (Temple of Darwin atheists at war with theistic evos?)

    06/20/2009 6:18:21 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 143 replies · 2,633+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 19, 2009 | Dr. Michael Egnor
    Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions --snip-- That theists and open-minded agnostics and atheists on the pro-Darwinist side of this debate are finally engaging the same fundamentalist atheist dogma that intelligent design proponents have engaged for several decades is a good sign. Fundamentalist atheists are of course fighting back ferociously, because they understand, as perhaps the accomodationists don’t, the profound implications of an understanding of the natural world that is not causally closed. Teleology is obvious in nature. Atheists and materialists intrinsically deny the reality of teleology-- Aristotelian final causation-- in nature, yet nothing in the natural world can be...
  • Radiometric Dating: Back to Basics (does it really prove the Earth is millions of years old?)

    06/18/2009 8:48:47 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 600 replies · 5,428+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | June 17, 2009 | Andrew A. Snelling, Ph.D.
    Radiometric dating is often used to “prove” rocks are millions of years old. Once you understand the basic science, however, you can see how wrong assumptions lead to incorrect dates. Most people think that radioactive dating has proven the earth is billions of years old. After all, textbooks, media, and museums glibly present ages of millions of years as fact. Yet few people know how radiometric dating works or bother to ask what assumptions drive the conclusions. So let’s take a closer look and see how reliable this dating method really is...
  • The Darwin/Trotsky connection

    06/17/2009 8:19:30 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 213 replies · 2,690+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Barry Woolley
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940) was the organizer, propagandist, and military leader of the communist seizure of power in Russia following the revolution of 1917. He was communist dictator Lenin's heir apparent, until Stalin usurped this position. Intolerant, tactless and impatient, Trotsky had an unbounded faith in Marxism, which was reinforced by his uncritical acceptance of Darwinism...
  • Origin of Life 'Gateway' Remains Hidden

    06/17/2009 8:33:01 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 773+ views
    ICR ^ | June 17, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    UK researchers believe they may have “broken new ground” in the ongoing quest to find out how living cells first evolved. The New York Times proclaimed, “An English chemist has found the hidden gateway” to the origin of life.[1] But despite the claim that the scientists “have developed an experiment that sheds new and fascinating light on how life on Earth might have begun,”[2] what they really demonstrated was that the molecules of life can only come from living cells...
  • Darwinizing Sex Causes Pain

    06/16/2009 9:20:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 35 replies · 1,319+ views
    CEH ^ | June 15, 2009
    June 15, 2009 — Sex brings pleasure to many, but pain to Darwinists. Why? Because they can’t figure it out. Nick Lane is a case in point. In New Scientist, he wrote...
  • Darwin-Only Advisors Hunker Down to Re-Strategize

    06/13/2009 9:29:28 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 266 replies · 3,060+ views
    CEH ^ | June 12, 2009
    Darwin-Only Advisors Hunker Down to Re-Strategize June 12, 2009 — Strict Darwinian materialists are a minority in the United States, yet they enjoy autocracy in educational policy, complete control of scientific institutions, and nearly complete unquestioned support from the mainstream media. Nevertheless, they have to face living in a country that is predominantly religious. Once in awhile they suffer setbacks, like the recent changes in textbook policy in Texas that will require more scrutiny of the claims of evolution. What do they say amongst themselves when strategizing how to handle the public?...
  • China: Morphing UFO photographed in Taiyuan

    06/13/2009 8:59:19 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies · 2,482+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 14 June 2009 | Michael Cohen
    On 6 June at around 6pm a Mr Goa was driving through the Chinese city of Taiyuan near the Yi-Fen bridge when he saw a totally unexplainable object or UFO hovering in the sky above him. Mr Goa pulled up at the side of the road and observed the object for around 40minutes. He managed to take a number of photos (below) with his mobile phone. Mr Goa noted that the object changed shape from a diamond to an orb and while it generally stayed in the same area it swung from side to side before shooting up into the...
  • Birds Didn’t Evolve from Dinosaurs (Evos forced to invent an even older common ancestor!)

    06/09/2009 5:33:16 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 354 replies · 4,314+ views
    CEH ^ | June 9, 2009
    June 9, 2009 — “The findings add to a growing body of evidence in the past two decades that challenge some of the most widely-held beliefs about animal evolution.”  That statement is not being made by creationists, but by science reporters describing work at Oregon State University that cast new doubt on the idea that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs.  The main idea: their leg bones and lungs are too different.     Science Daily’s report has a diagram of the skeleton showing...
  • Dinos to Birds evolution doubted

    06/12/2009 9:24:45 AM PDT · by raygunfan · 18 replies · 796+ views ^ | June 2009 | John Ruben
    CORVALLIS, Ore. Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight and the finding means it's unlikely that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs.
  • Biomimicry: why the world is full of intelligent design (they admit ID, then credit evolution!!!)

    06/08/2009 4:41:47 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 270 replies · 2,366+ views
    Telegraph ^ | June 8, 2009 | Sanjida O'Connell
    Biomimicry: why the world is full of intelligent design Forget human ingenuity - the best source of ideas for cutting-edge technology might be in nature, according to experts in 'biomimicry' We humans like to think we're pretty good at design and technology – but we often forget that Mother Nature had a head start of 3.6 million years. Now, the way that geckoes climb walls, or hummingbirds hover, is at the centre of a burgeoning industry: biomimicry, the science of "reverse-engineering" clever ideas from the natural world....
  • New Book Uncovers “the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin”

    06/11/2009 8:48:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 966+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 10, 2009 | Sonja West
    According to Benjamin Wiker’s provocative new biography, The Darwin Myth: the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin was an honorable and likable man, a family man. He loved his siblings; he was devoted to his wife; he loved his children and grieved deeply over his daughter’s death. But Darwin was also someone who presented to the public an elaborate and even deceptive story about himself and his work to advance a philosophical agenda. While there are many biographies of Charles Darwin, Wiker’s deserves attention because...
  • “Junk” DNA: Darwinism’s Last Stand?

    06/05/2009 8:25:33 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies · 1,218+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 4, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    “Junk” DNA: Darwinism’s Last Stand? We are often told that the evidence for evolution is “overwhelming.” If “evolution” is defined as “change over time” or “minor changes within existing species,” this is a truism. But what if “evolution” means Charles Darwin’s theory? According to Darwin, all living things are descendants of a common ancestor that have been modified by unguided processes such as random variation and natural selection. Despite the hype from Darwin’s followers, the evidence for his theory is underwhelming, at best. Natural selection—like artificial selection—can produce minor changes within existing species. But in the 150 years since the...
  • “Social Brain Hypothesis” Discredited (Evos embarrassed again)

    06/05/2009 9:58:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 434+ views
    CEH ^ | June 4, 2009
    une 4, 2009 — According to evolutionary theory, the extra processing required for living in social groups should make brains bigger. Not so, found a couple of scientists who looked into the question. There’s no general correlation. --snip-- Another evolutionary myth has been falsified, and Seth Shostak has been embarrassed again. Keep up the good work...
  • No Seal of Approval for Evolution

    06/05/2009 12:26:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies · 954+ views
    ICR ^ | June 2009 | Frank Sherwin, M.A.
    No Seal of Approval for Evolution by Frank Sherwin, M.A.* The recent discovery of an incomplete northern Canadian fossil is causing waves in certain evolutionary circles.1 Some scientists claim that Puijila darwini is a flipper-free pinniped (a group that includes walruses, sea lions, and seals) that is supposedly a long sought-after Darwinian transition between a land and freshwater animal. But although a BBC headline proclaimed it a "missing link," this status is made doubtful by the article's uncertain verbiage. Terms such as "probably," "very likely," "suggest," "hint," "apparently," "may have," and "appears to have" are used to describe this animal...
  • Science as Tyranny

    06/04/2009 5:10:39 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 865+ views
    CEH ^ | June 3, 2009
    June 3, 2009 — Movements since the late 19th century have employed science as justification for tyrannical ideas. Ziauddin Sardar wrote in Nature, “Misplaced faith in science, as rational dogma, as the enemy of pessimism, as a theory of salvation, often serves as the glue that binds modernity and fascism together.”1 Could that happen again? Sardar, the editor of Futures, was reviewing a new book by Christine Poggi, Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism (Princeton, 2009). He began,...
  • 101 evidences for a young age of the earth...and the universe

    06/04/2009 8:50:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 162 replies · 2,936+ views
    CMI ^ | June 4, 2009 | Don Batten, Ph.D.
    101 evidences for a young age of the earth...and the universe Can science prove the age of the earth? There are many different categories of evidence that the cosmos and the earth are much younger than is generally asserted today...
  • DNA Fence Posts Hold Back Cancer. . . and Evolution

    06/03/2009 8:13:43 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 756+ views
    ICR ^ | June 3, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    DNA Fence Posts Hold Back Cancer. . . and Evolution by Brian Thomas, M.S.* New research has uncovered a tiny protein that, when it breaks down, leads to cancer. This useful protein attaches to DNA in certain places and serves as a marker or “fence post.” These fence posts keep certain zones of DNA accessible to the cell regulatory mechanisms that activate gene expression to produce other proteins. If the protein posts are knocked down, these regions of DNA become inaccessible and the cells become cancerous. But how could cells have evolved if the necessary restructuring of their DNA, and...
  • You Can Trust a Scientist – Can’t You?

    06/01/2009 9:56:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 151 replies · 2,087+ views
    CEH ^ | May 31, 2009
    You Can Trust a Scientist – Can’t You? May 31, 2009 — After the flap over the “missing link” Ida last week (05/19/2009), paleontologist Christopher Beard warned about how such stunts damage scientific credibility. “The only thing we have going for us that Hollywood and politicians don’t is objectivity,” he told Science magazine.[1] Can the public trust the objectivity of scientists as a class? Do they get more credibility points than other groups of professionals? Do the processes of scientific publication warrant a higher level of trust? A study reported on Science Daily may shake that trust...
  • Multifunctional Genes Indicate Ingenious Programming

    06/01/2009 9:50:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 392+ views
    ICR ^ | June 1, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Multifunctional Genes Indicate Ingenious Programming by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Computer programs are written in coded computer languages, and sometimes the same piece of code can be reused in different programs to perform new functions. This way, programmers save time and energy by not having to invent new code. For this to work, however, the programmer must intentionally specify how each program will use the recycled code to perform the designated functions. Genes can be compared to computer codes. The same gene or set of genes can be used to build...
  • Is Theistic Evolution Intelligently Designed?

    05/31/2009 12:28:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 35 replies · 1,190+ views
    CEH ^ | May 29, 2009
    May 29, 2009 — A battle of websites is rising, and New Scientist is gloating.  Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project (and a candidate to lead the National Institutes of Health) has launched a website promoting theistic evolution called  The intelligent-design think tank Discovery Institute has offered a counter-site called     Amanda Gefter wrote for New Scientist, “Christians battle each other over evolution.”  Gefter, who subscribes to Stephen Jay Gould’s “NOMA” strategy (non-overlapping magisteria), believes that science and religion must remain separate spheres.  She thinks the latest website battle betrays religious motivations behind the...