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  • When "Junk DNA" Isn't Junk: Farewell to a Darwinist Standard Response

    04/29/2009 5:16:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies · 1,262+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 28, 2009 | Richard Sternberg, Ph.D.
    In the Darwinist repertoire, a standard response to evidence of design in the genome is to point to the existence of “junk DNA.” What is it doing there, if purposeful design really is detectable in the history of life’s development? Of course this assumes that the “junk” really is junk. That assumption has been cast increasingly into doubt. New research just out in the journal Nature Genetics finds evidence that genetic elements previously thought of as rubbish are anything but...
  • Are Secular Geologists Ready to Consider a Global Flood?

    04/30/2009 12:41:59 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,272+ views
    CEH ^ | April 30, 2009
    Are Secular Geologists Ready to Consider a Global Flood? April 30, 2009 — Everyone knows the Bible tells the story of a global flood in Noah’s day. Creation scientists argue that its effects would have left visible evidence today – including most of the sedimentary layers and most of the fossil record. Secular geologists have laughed off this story since the 18th century as nothing but myth, of course, but a paper in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences suggests that some of them are re-evaluating the role of “megafloods” in earth history. Some megafloods might be considered...
  • Are Humans and Chimps Related?

    04/30/2009 9:14:13 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 373 replies · 4,437+ views
    AiG ^ | April 29, 2009 | Dr. Georgia Purdom
    Are Humans and Chimps Related? It is one of the most-asked questions we now receive at Answers in Genesis: If human and chimp DNA are so similar, does this show a common ancestor? When studying the human genome and its similarity to that of the chimp, scientists have concluded that 96–98% of our genome is similar. Much of the similarity lies in the regions of the DNA that result in proteins (the genes). It seems logical that if a protein performs a certain function in one organism, and that function is necessary in other organisms, then the same protein would...
  • The Long Precambrian Fuse Gets Longer (...and then BANG!...all major body plans in an instant)

    04/29/2009 8:27:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies · 1,994+ views
    CEH ^ | April 28, 2009
    The Long Precambrian Fuse Gets Longer April 28, 2009 — Why did complex multicellular life explode on the scene some 550 million years ago?  That’s mystery enough, but finding complex single-celled life a billion years earlier makes it worse.  A new paper evaluated claims of Cambrian-like fossils from India dated 1.6 billion years old in the evolutionary timeline.  It did not explain the Cambrian explosion, but it did require belief in a long, long fuse. Bengtson et al evaluated rocks in India where claims of early Cambrian fossils had been reported in recent years.  They reported in PNAS this week.1 ...
  • Creationism, science and peer review

    04/28/2009 6:25:43 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 2,258+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Andrew S. Kulikovsky
    Creationism, science and peer review Andrew S. Kulikovsky --snip-- Proponents of young-earth creationism are not the only scientists who have experienced this kind of discrimination. Scientists that reject the commonly asserted ‘consensus’ view of climate change (that the earth is abnormally warming as a result of human-caused carbon emissions) are routinely derided in the popular media as ‘pseudoscientists’, ‘heretics’, ‘on the payroll of the big multinationals’ or as having the moral credit of a holocaust denier. In fact, these modern ideological disagreements and debates mirror many scientific debates that have occurred throughout history.[3] What value, then, is peer review? How...
  • Materialist Poofery (the "emergent property" did it!)

    04/25/2009 7:33:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 48 replies · 833+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | April 25, 2009 | Barry Arrington
    25 April 2009 Materialist Poofery Barry Arrington From time to time we see materialists raising the “poof objection” against ID. The poof objection goes something like this: An ID theorist claims that a given organic system (the bacterial flagellum perhaps) is irreducibly complex or that it displays functional complex specified information. In a sneering and condescending tone the materialist dismisses the claim, saying something like “Your claim amounts to nothing more than ‘Poof! the designer did it.’” I have always thought the poof objection coming from a materialist is particularly ironic, because materialists have “poofery” built into their science at...
  • Jerry Coyne Recycles: Why Darwinism Is False, Part I and II

    04/24/2009 5:17:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies · 584+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 22, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    Jerry Coyne Recycles: Why Darwinism Is False, Part IOn Earth Day 2009, we are reminded of the ecological importance of recycling. As a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at The University of Chicago, Jerry A. Coyne must be keen on recycling: He even recycles worn-out arguments for Darwinism. If "evolution" meant simply that existing species can undergo minor changes over time, or that many species alive today did not exist in the past, then evolution would undeniably be true. But "evolution" for Coyne means Darwinism — the theory that all living things are descendants of a common...
  • Missing Links Found: Walking Seal, Teen Tyrannosaur (more just-so stories from Temple of Darwin)

    04/24/2009 10:23:49 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 58 replies · 1,175+ views
    CEH ^ | April 23, 2009
    April 23, 2009 — Science news media are abuzz with reports that two missing links have been found. One is a fossil seal (pinniped) with four legs, the other a smaller presumed ancestor of the famous Tyrannosaurus rex. ...As usual, the original papers are full of uncomfortable little details that undermine their story. The damages are glossed over with highfalutin euphemisms, ad-hoc stories, and promises that it will all become clear someday in the future. This is how Darwinian science is done...
  • In Charles Darwin’s footsteps (new movie designed to bring creation message to secular audience)

    04/22/2009 9:28:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 153 replies · 1,677+ views
    CMI ^ | April 22, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    In Charles Darwin’s footsteps A new movie is intended to shake large numbers out of their evolution-based complacency and hostility toward the God of the Bible. by Carl Wieland 22 April 2009 (Link to movie trailer at the bottom of the article)
  • Dawkins and Design

    04/21/2009 8:03:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 512+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | June 2009 | David Catchpoole
    Dawkins and Design by David Catchpoole Romans 1:20 states that everyone should be able to understand that there is a Creator from what has been made, “so that men are without excuse”. But in this “Year of Darwin”, there’s no shortage of outspoken Darwin adulators who unashamedly proclaim the world was not created. Surely the best known of these is Richard Dawkins. In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins wrote: “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose”, then proceeds to argue that they were not. Dawkins has vociferously continued...
  • Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death

    04/20/2009 8:26:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 120 replies · 3,374+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | April 20, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death April 20, 2009 David Klinghoffer I've long been fascinated by the image of the Tree of Death, parallel to the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden and cryptically referred to in mystical texts explaining the Hebrew Bible: And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:9). Come and behold: as soon as night falls, the...
  • Creation institute sues coordinating board

    04/21/2009 9:40:45 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 149 replies · 3,103+ views
    The Statesman ^ | April 21, 2009 | Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
    Creation institute sues coordinating board By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz April 21, 2009 The Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research Graduate School has sued the state’s higher education agency for denying permission to offer a master’s degree in science education. The Bible-oriented group contends in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board violated its civil rights. The suit, first reported by the Dallas Morning News, argues that the coordinating board discriminated against the institute because it doesn’t support evolution. Members of the coordinating board, who are gubernatorial appointees, voted 8-0 a year ago to...
  • In other words, phylogenetic reconstruction is sheer fantasy

    04/18/2009 3:50:07 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 902+ views
    UncommonDescent ^ | William Dembski
    In other words, phylogenetic reconstruction is sheer fantasy... William Dembski --snip-- The actual phylogenies here were experimentally known and yet standard evolutionary theory drew completely wrong conclusions. Oh, but it was a small population, small genomes, and intense selection pressure. Spare me...
  • News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint (SEE FIRST STORY!)

    04/18/2009 11:57:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 1,082+ views
    AiG ^ | April 18, 2009
    Read these stories and much more by clicking the excerpt link below: 1. Wall Street Journal: “Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions” 2. ScienceNOW: “Our Ancestors Were No Swingers” 3. National Geographic News: “First Tool Users Were Sea Scorpions?” 4. LiveScience: “Three Subgroups of Neanderthals Identified” 5. BBC News: “Stem Cells ‘Can Treat Diabetes’” (adult stem cells, that is...) 6. New Scientist: “Praying to God Is Like Talking to a Friend” And much much more at...
  • Gene Construction Confirms Creation

    04/17/2009 7:59:08 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 144 replies · 1,752+ views
    ICR ^ | April 17, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Gene Construction Confirms Creation by Brian Thomas, M.S.* The fruit fly has been a leading model organism for genetics research the past hundred years. A new biotechnology-based study of this key organism has yielded more evidence for special creation...
  • Anti-creationists: do they fear an overthrow of Darwin in the U.S.?

    04/16/2009 8:59:36 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 257 replies · 2,602+ views
    CMI ^ | April 16, 2009 | Dr. Russell Humphreys
    Anti-creationists: do they fear an overthrow of Darwin in the U.S.? by Russ Humphreys Published: 16 April 2009 This year, as has been happening every year for several decades, various U.S. states are introducing legislation encouraging public-school students to examine scientific evidence against Darwinism. And again, anti-creationist lobby groups, such as the National Center for Science Education,[1] are pushing the panic button, claiming that such efforts aim to introduce Christianity into government-run schools. This year, however, the anti-creationists seem to be pushing the button harder, saying that such bills “are multiplying out of control”.[2] Perhaps that is because more states...
  • Speciation and the Animals on the Ark

    04/15/2009 8:21:59 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies · 870+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2009 | Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.
    Speciation and the Animals on the Ark by Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.* Many people who use biological data to support an old-earth position believe that the appearance of millions of animal species does not support a young earth interpretation of creation. Nor do they think that a recent global Flood would support the existence of a great number of animals today if Noah only took two of each kind on the Ark. However, the science of how speciation occurs, and the definition of a species versus the biblical kind, does explain how many variations of the same kind of animal can...
  • Darwin’s Sad Legacy (evolution invented to give death and suffering a positive explanation?)

    04/15/2009 10:52:09 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 344 replies · 4,199+ views
    AiG ^ | April 14, 2009 | Dr. Tommy Mitchell
    The common thread throughout Darwin’s life was his continual struggle with the issue of death and suffering. He was never able to reconcile the existence of death, disease, and struggle with the character of a loving God: I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.[1] Darwin was unable to understand why a loving Creator God would allow the horrible things he witnessed in nature and everyday life. Animals fed on one...
  • Is Horizontal Gene Transfer a Force for Evolution?

    04/15/2009 6:32:10 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 54 replies · 690+ views
    CEH ^ | April 13, 2009
    Is Horizontal Gene Transfer a Force for Evolution? April 13, 2009 — Two more genomes were published last week: the information libraries of two tiny microbes.  They are members of Micromonas, green algae less than two microns across.  The original paper and summary both bragged about how the genetic information is helping shed light on evolution, but did the data really contain any light?  If so, the light was pointing downward. Worden et al published the genomes of RCC299 and CCMP1545, two isolates of the picophytoplankton clade Micromonas.1 John M. Archibald commented on the paper in Perspectives article in the same...
  • Who Is James Le Fanu? Part I: Darwin Doubter Signals Paradigm Shift in Evolution Debate

    04/15/2009 8:16:05 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies · 2,000+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 15, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    Who Is James Le Fanu? Part I: Darwin Doubter Signals Paradigm Shift in Evolution Debate Though he’s fairly prominent character, I admit James Le Fanu was not till recently on my radar screen or that of anyone else around here that I know of. A British medical doctor who publishes in peer-reviewed medical journals like the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Medical Journal, a columnist for the London Telegraph, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for his book The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine (2001), Dr. Le Fanu turns out to be...
  • Snail Changes Outpace Evolution's Slow Crawl (speedy diversification supports recent creation!)

    04/14/2009 11:22:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies · 687+ views
    ICR ^ | April 14, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Snail Changes Outpace Evolution's Slow Crawl by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Scientists observe many changes to animal physiology that occur too quickly to fit the “slow and gradual” concepts favored by classical Darwinian evolution. An illustration of this type of rapid variation is the ever-growing list of dog breeds, which proliferated to over 150 from only a few dozen strains in just a couple of centuries. Now, the size of certain Atlantic Ocean snail shells is providing further evidence for speedy diversification within species, having “actually increased by an average of 22.6% over the past century.”[1]...
  • Dinosaur herd buried in Noah’s Flood in Inner Mongolia, China

    04/14/2009 8:36:29 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 409 replies · 6,986+ views
    CMI ^ | April 14, 2009 | Tas Walker
    Dinosaur herd buried in Noah’s Flood in Inner Mongolia, China by Tas Walker Published: 14 April 2009 An international team of scientists have uncovered graphic evidence of the deadly terror unleashed on a herd of dinosaurs as they were buried under sediment by the rising waters of Noah’s Flood in western Inner Mongolia (figure 1).[1] Dinosaur bones were first discovered at the site, located at the base of a small hill in the Gobi Desert, in 1978 by a Chinese geologist. After about 20 years, a team of Chinese and Japanese scientists recovered the first skeletons, which they named Sinornithomimus,...
  • The End of Morality

    04/10/2009 4:43:45 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,340+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 9, 2009 | Logan Gage
    The End of Morality ... Like the Marxist who claims that everything is determined by socio-economic forces (except for himslef who, of course, has no class interest), and the Freudian with his determinant sexual urges and primal psychological forces (except for himself who somehow developed rational psychological theories), the Darwinist is a man at war with himself. For he is engaged in mortal combat with rationality itself...
  • In the Beginning was Information: The Three Forms in which Information Appears (Ch 7)

    04/10/2009 8:59:39 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 503+ views
    AiG ^ | April 9, 2009 | Dr. Werner Gitt
    Information accosts us from all sides and presents itself over a wide range of manifestations: —From messages pounded out by drums in the jungle to telephone conversations by means of communications satellites. —From the computer-controlled processes for producing synthetic materials to the adaptive control of rolling mills. —In printed form from telephone directories to the Bible. —From the technical drawings which specify the construction of a gas-driven engine to the circuit diagram of a large scale integrated computer chip. —From the hormonal system of an organism to the navigational instincts of migrating birds. —From the genome of a bacterium to...
  • Did Early Man Have a Soul?

    04/09/2009 8:33:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies · 1,772+ views
    CEH ^ | April 8, 2009
    Did Early Man Have a Soul?April 8, 2009 — Some recent discoveries are surprising paleoanthropologists by how much some early ancestors seem – well, human.  We’re talking about ancestors half a million years old in the evolutionary scheme.  They were supposed to be prior to Homo sapiens and the Neanderthals, but they seem to exhibit intelligence and compassion. A report on New Scientist inferred that these early humans cared for the disabled.  The skull of a child found in Spain suggests it was mentally retarded.  To be able to live to age 12 indicates its parents or the social group...
  • Stone Blades Cut Back Evolutionary Dates

    04/10/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 56 replies · 1,148+ views
    ICR ^ | April 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Stone Blades Cut Back Evolutionary Dates by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Evolutionary anthropologists once thought that stone knives were developed in the late Stone Age, around 40,000 years ago. That figure was later revised to 200,000, around the Middle Stone Age, when stone blades were discovered in lower strata. Now stone blades have been found in Kenyan rock layers dated at about 500,000 years old according to evolutionary estimates.1 Thus, the original claim that “40,000 years ago, man made his first stone implements” was off by over 92 percent, suggesting that evolutionary depictions of human history are unreliable....
  • Implications of Polonium Radiohalos in Nested Plutons of the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Yosemite, CA

    04/09/2009 8:42:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 80 replies · 1,845+ views
    AiG ^ | April 8, 2009 | Dr. Andrew Snelling and Dallel Gates
    Implications of Polonium Radiohalos in Nested Plutons of the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Yosemite, California by Dr. Andrew Snelling and Dallel Gates April 8, 2009 Abstract The formation of granite plutons has conventionally been thought to be a slow process requiring millions of years from generation to cooling. Even though new mechanisms for rapid emplacement of plutons have now been proposed, radioisotope dating still dominates and dictates long timescales for pluton formation. However, a new challenge to those long timescales has arisen from radiohalos. Polonium radiohalos found in biotite flakes of granites in Yosemite National Park place severe time constraints on...
  • Made in His Image: Balancing Body Temperature (all these complexities must work together!)

    04/09/2009 7:08:00 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 800+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2009 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.*
    Made in His Image: Balancing Body Temperature by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.* A major achievement for design engineers is building precise control mechanisms for active processes. Lives depend on the precision in which certain processes are maintained, such as the manufacture of drugs. Even more vital to survival is the human body's complex, integrated system that maintains precise control over the body's temperature even when it generates tremendous quantities of internal heat through strenuous activity or is exposed to wide-ranging external temperatures...
  • Ancient Oxygen-Rich Rocks Confound Evolutionary Timescale

    04/08/2009 8:25:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 117 replies · 1,922+ views
    ICR ^ | April 8, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Ancient Oxygen-Rich Rocks Confound Evolutionary Timescale by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Many origin of life researchers have for decades argued that the early earth must have had a “reducing” atmosphere, meaning that it had very little oxygen. This argument has no direct evidence to support it other than the knowledge that oxygen destroys the delicate molecules that comprise cells today. If the first living cells evolved, they would have needed an atmosphere with little or no oxygen. But new research supports the idea that the earth’s surface was always oxygenated...
  • Judaism in the Year of Darwin (a MUST read!)

    04/07/2009 12:17:49 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 265 replies · 3,536+ views
    BN via Discovery Institute ^ | April 5, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    Judaism in the Year of Darwin David Klinghoffer BeliefNet April 5, 2009 Link to Original Article Welcome to the year of Charles Darwin. In coming months, the secular world will be celebrating two anniversaries relating to the originator of evolutionary theory. February 12 marks what would have been his 200th birthday and November 24, the 150th year since the publication of his book On the Origin of Species. The cultural and political battle over evolution in the United States will intensify. Yet I believe many Orthodox Jews feel that it somehow isn't "our fight." Darwin argued that a purposeless, unguided...
  • The Vital Doctrine of a Global Flood

    04/06/2009 6:10:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 89 replies · 1,018+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2009 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    The Vital Doctrine of a Global Flood by John D. Morris, Ph.D.* Few biblical teachings are as controversial among evangelicals as that of the global nature of Noah's Flood. If Scripture is our guide, however, it could not have been just a local flood covering the Mesopotamian River Valley, as taught by most leading evangelicals today, but must have been worldwide in extent and effect. For instance, Scripture lists the primary mechanisms for the Flood...
  • Using Religion to Suppress Debate on Evolution

    03/30/2009 8:31:35 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 1,991+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | John G. West
    Using Religion to Suppress Debate on Evolution By John G. West Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute Evolution was back in the headlines this week as the Texas State Board of Education voted 13-2 to require students to "analyze and evaluate" major evolutionary concepts such as common ancestry, natural selection, and mutations, as well as adopting a critical thinking standard calling on students to "critique" and examine "all sides of scientific evidence." The vote was a loss for defenders of evolution who had pushed the Board to strip the "analyze and evaluate" language from the evolution standards and gut the overall critical...
  • Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas

    03/30/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 198 replies · 1,959+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | March 29, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas The New York Times got the preview story wrong, and the Washington Post editorial writer probably was too rushed to question the charges of "creationism" coming from the National Center for Science Education, the Darwin-only lobby. So this week's important decisions by the Texas Board of Education (TBOE) on how to teach evolution were predicated in the media by the big question of whether teachers should provide both "strengths and weaknesses" of Darwin's theory. Those words might sound benign, readers were told, but they really are "code words" (take the press' word for it) for...
  • Big Texas Win on “Critical Thinking” (Darwinian Evolution Now Open for Critique from "all sides")

    03/28/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 118 replies · 1,893+ views
    CEH ^ | March 27, 2009
    Big Texas Win on “Critical Thinking” March 27, 2009 — Students in Texas schools will now have more opportunities to hear the flaws in Darwinism as well as evidences for it. After months of acrimonious debate, the Texas State Board of Education adopted science standards that require students learn to “analyze, evaluate and critique scientific explanations” including theories of evolution and the origin of life. The new language replaced the long-standing wording of teaching the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution. Though Darwin critics were advocating to retain the old language (the website of Texans for Better Science Education is StrengthsAndWeaknesses.org),...
  • Evolutionists, Atheists Admit Defeat in Texas

    04/03/2009 8:22:15 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 196 replies · 2,187+ views
    ICR ^ | April 3, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Evolutionists, Atheists Admit Defeat in Texas by Christine Dao* After months of hearing debates over Texas science education standards, the 15-member State Board of Education voted to remove the requirement for teachers to teach the “strengths and weaknesses” of scientific theories, such as evolution, and instead adopted a requisite for students to critically analyze and evaluate “all sides of scientific evidence.”The board voted 13-2 in favor of the new curriculum requirements, which state: In all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental observation and testing, including examining all sides of...
  • Tail-gliding Bugs Are Not Evidence for Flight Evolution

    04/02/2009 8:38:05 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 163 replies · 1,848+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2, 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Tail-gliding Bugs Are Not Evidence for Flight Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* Researchers recently announced that they have unlocked some of the mystery surrounding the evolution of insect flight.1 Their observance of a certain wingless insect led them to hypothesize that its “directed aerial descent” might be an important stage in flight evolution. But is it?...
  • In the Beginning Was Information: Information in Living Organisms (Ch 6)

    04/02/2009 7:05:41 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 229 replies · 2,518+ views
    AiG ^ | April 2, 2009 | Dr. Werner Gitt
    Information in Living Organisms Theorem 28: There is no known law of nature, no known process, and no known sequence of events which can cause information to originate by itself in matter... (for remainder, click link below)
  • ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth …’

    03/26/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 249 replies · 3,849+ views
    CMI ^ | March 26, 2009 | Peter Milford
    ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth…’ by Peter Milford ... The issue of the age of the earth parallels circumcision. In my experience, the first response from Christians who do not accept the age of the earth that the Scriptures indicate, is to say something like “The New Testament does not make a big deal out of the age of the earth” or “It is not the purpose of the Bible to give the age of the earth”. Their point is that (1) the issue of the age of...
  • Deadly Waters No Problem for Well-Equipped Algae

    03/25/2009 8:39:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 478+ views
    ICR ^ | March 25, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Deadly Waters No Problem for Well-Equipped Algae by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Arsenic is a common toxic component in pesticides and herbicides, and one place it is found naturally is in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. The arsenic in the water there would be deadly to many living creatures, yet the Cyanidioschyzon algae thrive in it because they are specially equipped to detoxify arsenic through chemical modification. Some bacteria, marine worms, and lichens are also known to convert between different forms of arsenic, but new research details how the algae do it....
  • 'Live Evolution' Not Witnessed After All

    03/23/2009 8:47:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 100 replies · 1,789+ views
    ICR ^ | March 23, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    'Live Evolution' Not Witnessed After All by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Some science media outlets are hailing a recent study as “live evolution witnessed,” but what researchers at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique actually saw isn’t evolution at all. They observed, over the course of 300 generations, predator bacteria adapting to overcome certain defenses erected by its prey. The kinds of minor changes that these bacteria experienced, however, do not support the broad Darwinian philosophy that life continually evolves upward...
  • In the Beginning was Information (Ch. 4, The Five Levels of the Information Concept)

    03/22/2009 4:12:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 627+ views
    AiG ^ | March 19, 2009 | Dr. Werner Gitt
    In the Beginning was Information: The Five Levels of the Information Concept ...Because of the philosophical bias, both information and life itself are regarded as purely material phenomena in the evolutionary view. The origin and the nature of life is reduced to physical-chemical causes. In the words of Jean B. de Lamarck (1744–1829), “Life is merely a physical phenomenon. All manifestations of life are based on mechanical, physical, and chemical causes, being properties of organic matter” (Philosophie Zoologique, Paris, 1809, Vol. 1, p. 104 f). The German evolutionist Manfred Eigen expressed a similar view [E2, p. 149]: “The logic of...
  • The Permian Extinction: Good Science, Bad Assumptions

    03/21/2009 1:02:49 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies · 1,571+ views
    ICR ^ | March 21, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The Permian Extinction: Good Science, Bad Assumptions by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Ninety percent of marine and 70 percent of terrestrial creatures perished suddenly in an event variously called the Permian extinction, the Permian–Triassic (P-Tr) extinction, or the Great Dying. The calamity’s cause, referred to as the K-T event, remains unknown, even though asteroid impact has been in vogue. At least, this is the account that has been repeated for several decades. Now, a recently-published study is showing that evidence of the Permian extinction is not limited to a single rock stratum.1 The whole story must be rewritten...
  • Distant starlight, and dino and human fossils

    03/21/2009 9:15:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 44 replies · 1,011+ views
    CMI ^ | March 21, 2009 | Dr. Jonathan Safarti and Dr. David Catchpoole
    First...How can distant starlight reach us in just 6,000 years? which Dr Jonathan Sarfati answers. Second, Paul N. of the UK asked why we don t find humans and dinosaur fossils together, which Dr David Catchpoole explains...
  • The Dirty Little Secret Is Out: Religious Faith and Evolution Are Incompatible

    03/20/2009 7:59:40 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 748 replies · 8,106+ views
    ICR ^ | March 20, 2009 | Frank Sherwin, M.A.
    In a recent book review, Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, admitted that the secular worldview of macroevolution (the development of complex life from “simpler” forms) is at odds with Christian faith...
  • Crystal Mysticism Invades Astrobiology

    03/20/2009 7:07:48 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies · 973+ views
    CEH ^ | March 20, 2009
    Crystal Mysticism Invades Astrobiology March 20, 2009 — Mystical ideas about the life-giving power of crystals usually go with New Age movies and storefronts. Science is above all that, right? Then what is a reader supposed to think of this opening line by Leslie Mullen on Space.com?...
  • Amazing Fossils: Do They Help Darwin?

    03/20/2009 8:09:11 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 91 replies · 1,610+ views
    CEH ^ | March 19, 2009
    Amazing Fossils: Do They Help Darwin? March 19, 2009 — Some remarkable fossils have been found recently. According to the reports, scientists are not sure what to make of them, even though evolutionary language is liberally applied to the interpretation...
  • Physicists Bow to Darwin

    03/20/2009 8:31:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 63 replies · 995+ views
    CEH ^ | March 18, 2009
    Physicists Bow to Darwin March 18, 2009 ... Making Darwin the god of physics demonstrates once for all that the Darwiniacs have turned evolutionism into a religion. You need no more proof than to read these articles...
  • More Functional Non-Coding DNA Found (Darwinist "junk DNA" prediction going down in flames)

    03/16/2009 8:18:46 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 159 replies · 1,454+ views
    CEH ^ | March 12, 2009
    More Functional Non-Coding DNA Found March 12, 2009 — Another finding undermines the concept of “junk DNA.” A team of scientists in Massachusetts found over a thousand functional RNA transcripts from intergenic sequences. These RNA transcripts, coming not from genes but from regions earlier thought to be non-functional, take part in diverse functions from stem cell pluripotency to HOX gene developmental processes to cell proliferation...
  • Darwinists Tie Themselves Into Knots Denying the Obvious

    03/15/2009 6:23:02 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 158 replies · 3,114+ views
    UD ^ | March 15, 2009 | Barry Arrington
    15 March 2009Darwinists Tie Themselves Into Knots Denying the Obvious Some Darwinists will say anything to try to draw attention away from the obvious. The point of my “Scientific Certitude” post was to show that evolutionary theory has been used to support racist views. Darwin was a firmly committed racist, and he was not shy about expressing his racist views: “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked,...
  • Haeckel: legacy of fraud to popularise evolution (much deeper than embryo fraud, Darwin taken in)

    03/14/2009 10:03:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,912+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Pauli J. Ojala and Matti Leisola
    Haeckel: legacy of fraud to popularise Evolution Pauli J. Ojala and Matti Leisola Embryology was once called Entwicklungsgeschichte, the evolutionary history of organisms. This history was believed to repeat itself during the development of every new individual. Ernst Haeckel’s typology combined the pamphlets of Goethe, classification schemes of Cuvier and ‘mechanisms’ of Lamarckian inheritance of acquired properties, and put them into a Darwinian phylogenetic framework. Haeckel’s fraud applies not only to the ‘fake embryos’ diagram. He constructed the first all-embracing phylogenetic tree, and described the first prehistoric man even before any evidence was found. Haeckel fabricated drawings on the spontaneous...