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  • Pop Culture Parades Darwinism as Science

    05/26/2009 9:26:55 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 84 replies · 1,175+ views
    ICR ^ | May 26, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Pop Culture Parades Darwinism as Science by Christine Dao* Charles Darwin attempted to explain the origin of living organisms in On the Origin of Species, published in 1859. Two hundred years later, his theory of descent with modification by natural selection, better known simply as evolution, has miraculously become equated with the scientific method and experimental research, despite having never been observed in action and having no irrefutable supporting evidence. And besides dominating American public science curricula, Darwinist philosophy has cemented itself into the entertainment and pop culture arenas as well...
  • MSNBC’s seven signs of evolution all point to creation

    05/28/2009 8:25:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 63 replies · 1,823+ views
    CMI ^ | May 28, 2009 | Tas Walker, Ph.D.
    MSNBC’s seven signs of evolution all point to creation by Tas Walker In this “Year of Darwin”, to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, MSNBC cable-news published an article entitled Seven signs of evolution in action. It is just one of the multitudes of articles in the media this year praising Darwin and his theory of evolution. Author John Roach presented what he describes as “indications that species evolve through process of natural selection.” Rather than evolution, the beautifully illustrated examples demonstrate the truth of creation. Let’s see how...
  • Texas Evolution Lobby Making Power Grabs to Promote Their Censorship Agenda

    05/29/2009 11:20:59 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 462 replies · 6,616+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | May 28, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Texas Evolution Lobby Making Power Grabs to Promote Their Censorship Agenda A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article from last month, “Education Board in Texas Faces Curbs,” revealed how the Texas evolution-lobby has been seeking to use both censorship and power grabs to promote their agenda. First, they sought to censor from Texas students any instruction on scientific weaknesses in evolution. Having lost that fight before the Texas State Board of Education (TSBOE), they have tried to use other tactics to punish the board for adopting science standards that teach evolution objectively, or to grab power away from the democratically elected...
  • Adam and the immune system (pre-Fall role for immune system questioned)

    05/30/2009 6:52:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 979+ views
    CMI ^ | May 30, 2009 | Dr. Carl Wieland
    Joshua C from Arizona asks about a pre-Fall role for the immune system, given that God created everything “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Medical doctor Carl Wieland responds...
  • Darwinism and the Nazi race Holocaust

    05/27/2009 8:24:54 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies · 2,199+ views
    CMI ^ | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Darwinism and the Nazi race Holocaust by Jerry Bergman Leading Nazis, and early 1900 influential German biologists, revealed in their writings that Darwin’s theory and publications had a major influence upon Nazi race policies. Hitler believed that the human gene pool could be improved by using selective breeding similar to how farmers breed superior cattle strains. In the formulation of their racial policies, Hitler’s government relied heavily upon Darwinism, especially the elaborations by Spencer and Haeckel. As a result, a central policy of Hitler’s administration was the development and implementation of policies designed to protect the ‘superior race’. This required...
  • Cod Still Recovering from Darwin Bulldog's Bite

    05/28/2009 12:58:13 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 1,190+ views
    ICR ^ | May 28, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Cod Still Recovering from Darwin Bulldog's Bite by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Cod fish dominated massive areas of the North Atlantic Ocean until somewhat recently, when their numbers dramatically dwindled due to overfishing. Interestingly, that population decline can be directly attributed to the advice of an outspoken evolutionist...
  • A Creationist Perspective of Beneficial Mutations in Bacteria (semi-technical, but worth the read!)

    05/28/2009 9:54:16 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 622+ views
    AiG ^ | May 27, 2009 | Kevin L. Anderson, Ph .D. and Georgia Purdom, Ph. D.
    Abstract Mutations alter the nucleotide sequence of the DNA. They may affect the organism’s phenotype, which can play a key role in bacterial adaptation and transformation to changing environments. Some of these mutations even appear to be beneficial to the organism. However, creationists have tended to offer an inconsistent or incomplete perspective of “beneficial mutations” within a creation framework. This includes the frequent denial that mutations can ever provide a beneficial phenotype, and the concept that “beneficial mutations” are merely an evolutionist exaggeration...
  • New Fossil Hype Fits Old Pattern

    05/27/2009 11:32:13 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 609+ views
    ICR ^ | May 27, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    New Fossil Hype Fits Old Pattern by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Even evolutionary paleontologists are largely convinced that the media’s recent promotion of a new “missing link” is a monumental overstatement. There is little doubt that the hype surrounding the fossilized lemur “Ida” is primarily bluff and bluster.1 But her media campaign may actually be a more significant story than the fossil itself. Why is the publicity about Ida such a radical mismatch with the data?...
  • Facilitated variation: a new paradigm emerges in biology (say buh-bye to neo-Darwinism)

    05/25/2009 5:48:24 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 100 replies · 2,268+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Alex Williams
    Facilitated variation: a new paradigm emerges in biology Alex Williams Facilitated variation is the first comprehensive theory of how life works at the molecular level, published in 2005 by systems biologists Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart in their book The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma. It is a very powerful theory, is supported by a great deal of evidence, and the authors have made it easy to understand. It identifies two basic components of heredity: (a) conserved core processes of cellular structure, function and body plan organization; and (b) modular regulatory mechanisms that are built in special ways that...
  • SETI Invites Alien Talk ("I see unseen cosmic entities")

    05/25/2009 9:07:01 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies · 1,110+ views
    CEH ^ | May 24, 2009
    SETI Invites Alien Talk May 24, 2009 — They may not be saying much to us, but we can think about what to say to them – aliens, that is. reported on the latest project from the SETI Institute: invite people all over the world to ponder, “What would you say to an extraterrestrial civilization?”     The SETI Institute is launching a new website, Earth Speaks, to gather people’s ideas about what we should say to an alien civilization should contact be made.  “By submitting text messages, pictures, and sounds from across the globe,” CEO Thomas Pierson explained,...
  • News to Note, May 23, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    05/24/2009 1:48:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 412+ views
    AiG ^ | May 23, 2009
    News to Note, May 23, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint (READ THE FOLLOWING STORIES AND MUCH MORE BY CLICKING THE EXCERPT LINK AT BOTTOM) 1. ICR: “‘Missing Link’ Ida Is Just Media Hype”The news media has been awash this week in hype over an alleged missing link fossil nicknamed Ida. As it turns out, the fossil wasn’t fraudulent, but the hype definitely was. 2. The Telegraph: “New ‘Super Rats’ Evolve Resistance to Poison”Is this “super rat” an example of evolution in action, or the result of an information-reducing mutation? 3. Gallup: “More Americans ‘Pro-Life’ than...
  • Is 'String' the next big thing?: Theories about cosmic evolution dangle by a thread

    05/25/2009 9:31:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 178 replies · 2,874+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Gary Bates
    Is 'String' the next big thing?: Theories about cosmic evolution dangle by a thread by Gary Bates Most people have heard of the expression ‘the big bang’. Its usage is so prevalent among mainstream scientists and the media that it has become the accepted ‘fact’ for how the universe began. However, there are an increasing number of secular scientists who are sceptical of this theory of cosmic evolution, and much of their scepticism has been caused by increasing discoveries that fly in the face of big bang theory. In May 2004 ‘An Open Letter to the Scientific Community’ signed by...
  • Building Planets: Can’t Make Them, But Hurry (more sophisticated storytelling passed-off as science)

    05/23/2009 9:41:56 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies · 894+ views
    CEH ^ | May 21, 2009
    Building Planets: Can’t Make Them, But HurryMay 21, 2009 — Constructing planets is a delicate business.  Trying to get tiny bits of dust to join up into balls has never been found to work.  It has to work fast, though, because unless the whole planet clears its dust lane, it will be dragged into the star in short order.  It seems you can’t get there from the bottom up, and even if you could, you’d be in trouble.  These and other problems with planet-building were discussed this month in two papers in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary...
  • Darwin fossil hyper-hype (Ida, latest religious relic incorporated into Temple of Darwin ritual)

    05/23/2009 7:51:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 110 replies · 2,061+ views
    CMI ^ | May 23, 2009 | Don Batten
    Darwin fossil hyper-hype by Don Batten 23 May 2009 The orchestrated multimedia blitz over this fossil is almost unbelievable. The paleontologists even got Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, to officiate at the public “launch” of Ida (the cute nickname for the fossil), when it was unveiled—like a new sculpture by a famous artist—to the assembled journalists...
  • Where Theistic Evolution Leads

    05/21/2009 6:05:26 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 155 replies · 1,948+ views
    BeliefNet ^ | May 19, 2009 | Where Theistic Evolution Leads
    Some readers thought I was unfair in a previous entry explaining the difference between my perspective on evolution and that of my fellow Beliefnet blogger Dr. Francis Collins over at Science and the Sacred. Am I really not being fair? Well, let's test that hypothesis by picking out one idea from Dr. Collins's book and from his website BioLogos. It's his treatment of the idea that somehow a moral law in every heart points us to the existence of God. Because BioLogos -- or theistic evolution, however we may designate the general approach -- surrenders so easily to naturalism, it...
  • Ho-Hum, Another Human Missing Link (Temple of Darwin in full religious revival mode)

    05/20/2009 8:44:42 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 24 replies · 921+ views
    CEH ^ | May 19, 2009
    May 19, 2009 — Shoppers typically are wary of over-hyped ads, knowing that any claim sounding too good to be true probably is.  What would they think about media reports claiming a new fossil monkey is the “8th wonder of the world”?     The scientific paper in PLoS ONE1 had hardly been published before the press went ape, as if on cue, at the buzzphrase missing link.  A couple of press releases about the new lemur fossil of a female nicknamed Ida are calm and rational, like the one by Gautum Naik at the Wall Street Journal.  If what...
  • 'Missing Link' Ida Is Just Media Hype

    05/20/2009 7:58:38 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies · 940+ views
    ICR ^ | May 20, 2009 | Christine Dao
    'Missing Link' Ida Is Just Media Hype by Christine Dao* Scientists and media outlets around the world are praising “Ida,” the primate fossil hailed as the long-sought-after “missing link” in the human evolutionary theory.In a major public relations campaign, Ida was unveiled in New York City yesterday, May 19, 2009, and will make a stop in London May 26 before returning to its owners at the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum. BBC1 will air a documentary based on the fossil the same day as its UK unveiling, and Little, Brown—publisher of the popular Twilight fiction series—put out a book...
  • Is Great Grandma Ida Getting More Accolades Than She Deserves?

    05/21/2009 7:42:37 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | May 21, 2009 | Robert Crowther
    Is Great Grandma Ida Getting More Accolades Than She Deserves? Just as it seemed the hullaballoo about Great Grandma Ida might go on forever, there is just the hint of some perspective on what the fossil find really means. That the hype around Ida is more selling then compelling is beginning to become clear. The New York Time's business page wrote about how it all seems nicely orchestrated to boost ratings of the History Channel's accompanying documentary. A tongue in cheek report from a London science writer also helped to highlight the fact that the welcome for Ida has been...
  • Ida: the Real Story of this “Scientific Breakthrough”

    05/21/2009 10:38:06 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 146 replies · 1,969+ views
    AiG ^ | May 21, 2009
    So-called “missing link” Ida hit the media in a major way on Monday of this week, with even search engine Google falling prey to the hype and modifying its search page banner to show Ida. We quickly responded with a full article, Ida: the Missing Link at Last? Yet within a few hours of the unveiling of the fossil—coordinated to coincide with the publication of the scientific paper on Ida—some better media outlets began to report some worrying things about the research. It seems as though the scientific process had been rushed and the claims exaggerated in a bid to...
  • Ida: the Missing Link at Last? (the Creationist Interpretation)

    05/20/2009 8:56:16 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies · 1,942+ views
    AiG ^ | May 19, 2009
    For all the headlines and proclamations, this “missing link” story includes an amazing amount of hot air...