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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.  Space.com 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...
  • Junk-DNA Stock Tumbles ("Junk DNA is a Darwinian myth")

    05/19/2009 8:13:14 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 86 replies · 1,482+ views
    CEH ^ | May 18, 2009
    May 18, 2009 — Those investing credibility in the concept of “junk DNA” suffered more losses this week. Repeated hits to the paradigm that portions of non-coding DNA are useless leftovers of evolution make a recovery unlikely...
  • Darwin and the Fuegians (Darwin’s erroneous and racist conclusions)

    05/19/2009 10:11:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 24 replies · 1,169+ views
    CMI ^ | May 19, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    --snip-- Darwin’s erroneous and racist conclusionsIn chapter 21 of his Descent of Man, “General Summary and Conclusion”, Darwin wrote, “We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped probably arboreal in its habits and an inhabitant of the Old World.” He continued, “The main conclusion arrived at in this work, namely that man is descended from some lowly organized form, will, I regret to say, be highly distasteful to many. But there can hardly be a doubt that we are descended from barbarians.” In support of this Darwin then reiterated his assessment of the Fuegians. He wrote,...
  • Persisting in Spite of the Evidence: Why Darwinism Is False

    05/18/2009 9:35:24 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 68 replies · 1,584+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    Persisting in Spite of the Evidence: Why Darwinism Is False Note: This post is the last in a series reviewing Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution Is True. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, and Part 7 here. Darwin called The Origin of Species “one long argument” for his theory, but Jerry Coyne has given us one long bluff. Why Evolution Is True tries to defend Darwinian evolution by rearranging the fossil record; by misrepresenting the development of vertebrate embryos; by ignoring evidence for the functionality of allegedly vestigial...
  • Wild, wild floods! (does growing evidence of massive regional floods point to single global flood?)

    05/17/2009 6:24:41 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies · 2,318+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Emil Silvestru
    Recently the Brits have found out what really separated them from mainland Europe: catastrophic flooding!...
  • Thinking Outside the Box (Noah's Ark hull design rivals modern ocean tankers!)

    05/17/2009 3:02:08 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies · 2,495+ views
    AiG ^ | Tim Lovett
    --snip-- Noah’s Ark was the focus of a major 1993 scientific study headed by Dr. Seon Hong at the world-class ship research center KRISO, based in Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Hong’s team compared twelve hulls of different proportions to discover which design was most practical. No hull shape was found to significantly outperform the 4,300-year-old biblical design. In fact, the Ark’s careful balance is easily lost if the proportions are modified, rendering the vessel either unstable, prone to fracture, or dangerously uncomfortable...
  • Human-Ape Hybridization: A Failed Attempt to Prove Darwinism

    05/16/2009 9:43:28 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 2,131+ views
    ICR ^ | May 2009 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Human-Ape Hybridization: A Failed Attempt to Prove Darwinism by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.* Ilya Ivanov (1870-1932) was an eminent biologist who achieved considerable success in the field of artificial insemination of horses and other animals. Called “one of the greatest authorities on artificial fecundation,”[1] he graduated from Kharkov University in 1896 and became a professor of zoology in 1907. His artificial insemination techniques were so successful that he was able to fertilize as many as 500 mares with the semen of a single stallion. Ivanov also pioneered the use of artificial insemination to produce various hybrids, including that of a zebra...
  • Some Birds Were Created to Boogie (special creation the best explanation!)

    05/13/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 78 replies · 1,779+ views
    ICR ^ | May 13, 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Some Birds Were Created to Boogie by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* Snowball is a sulfur-crested cockatoo. He’s also a YouTube sensation, as this bird dances by bobbing his head and lifting his feet to a musical beat. In addition to the Internet community, Snowball’s performance has caught the interest of scientists...
  • In the Beginning was Information: Life Requires a Source of Information (Ch 12)

    05/16/2009 8:13:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 762+ views
    AiG ^ | May 14, 2009 | Dr. Werner Gitt
    Chapter 12: Life Requires a Source of Information by Dr. Werner Gitt May 14, 2009 The common factor present in all living organisms, from bacteria to man, is the information contained in all their cells. It has been discovered that nowhere else can a higher statistical packing density of information (see appendix A1.2.3) be found. The information present in living systems falls in the category of “operational information” as discussed in chapter 7. This information is exactly tuned in to the infinitude of life processes and situations, and its origin can be ascribed to creative constructional information (chapter 7). The...
  • “Theistic evolutionists”: What they can expect after they have surrendered

    05/15/2009 8:46:06 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 55 replies · 4,498+ views
    UD ^ | May 5, 2009 | Denise O'Leary
    5 May 2009 “Theistic evolutionists”: What they can expect after they have surrendered O'Leary [Theistic evolution, as normally propounded today = accept on faith that God dun it and holler yer guts fer Jesus to feel good - because the evidence suggests there is no God]. Why any theist should do that today is incomprehensible to me, because the evidence is all in the theists’ camp. But tax-supported, tenured professors can say anything they want, and they certainly do.Here is an instructive story about their true fate: After eviscerating two new books that attempt to show that Darwinism is compatible...
  • Is a Hippo a Pig or a Whale?

    03/25/2009 9:29:08 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 224 replies · 3,275+ views
    CEH ^ | March 24, 2009
    Is a Hippo a Pig or a Whale? March 24, 2009 — Two teams of evolutionists are having a spat over whale evolution. Thewissen and team (Northeastern Ohio U) say the hippo is close to the pig, but Jessica Theodor (U of Calgary) and Jonathan Geisler (Georgia Southern U) say it’s in the whale family tree. Their arguments and counter-arguments were published in Nature last week...
  • Strata Data Axes Asteroid Dinosaur Demise

    05/14/2009 9:26:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 802+ views
    ICR ^ | May 14, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Strata Data Axes Asteroid Dinosaur Demise by Brian Thomas, M.S.* In 1980, a theory was proposed that an asteroid or comet impact was primarily responsible for the mass dinosaur extinctions that were observed in the fossil record. But while the impact tale has become widely accepted in popular culture, critical questions remain unanswered. Further scientific investigations have revealed geological and fossil evidence that is inconsistent with a single-impact extermination.[1,2] And recently, geologists catalogued even more data that is incompatible with the asteroid story...
  • Morality and the Irrationality of an Evolutionary Worldview

    05/14/2009 8:26:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 116 replies · 1,974+ views
    AiG ^ | May 13, 2009 | Dr. Georgia Purdom and Dr. Jason Lisle
    Morality and the Irrationality of an Evolutionary Worldview by Dr. Georgia Purdom and Dr. Jason Lisle May 13, 2009 Morality is a very difficult problem for the evolutionary worldview. This is not to say that evolutionists are somehow less moral than biblical creationists—or anyone else. Most evolutionists adhere to a moral code and believe in the concept of right and wrong. But evolutionists have no rational reason for this position. Thus, only creationists have a rational, logical, and consistent reason for morality...
  • Hadrosaur Soft Tissues Another Blow to Long-Ages Myth (first T. rex, then another T. rex, now this!)

    05/12/2009 7:26:20 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 550 replies · 6,298+ views
    ICR ^ | May 12, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Hadrosaur Soft Tissues Another Blow to Long-Ages Myth by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Recently-discovered dinosaur soft tissues, and even blood cells, represent some of the biggest hurdles for long-age evolutionary belief. Soft tissue was found in the femur of a large Tyrannosaurus rex about a decade ago, and more was discovered in another T. rex a few years later. And recently, soft tissues with proteins were found in a hadrosaur from Montana...
  • Evolutionary origin of life even more difficult

    05/12/2009 5:02:41 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies · 1,101+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Michael J. Oard
    Evolutionary origin of life even more difficult Michael J. Oard Both evolutionists and creationists concede that the naturalistic origin of life is extremely difficult to fathom. Our understanding of life has come a long way since Stanley Miller’s simplistic exploration in 1953, which used the wrong chemicals and achieved only simple amino acids. Using what is believed to be a more realistic primitive atmosphere, little if any amino acids have been formed.[1] Since Miller’s experiment, DNA has been discovered and all the myriad machine-like components of the cell have shown the extreme complexity of even the ‘simplest’ looking life. Back...
  • Made in His Image: Beauty in Motion

    05/12/2009 4:06:51 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 902+ views
    ICR ^ | May 2009 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Made in His Image: Beauty in Motion by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.* Humans possess a phenomenal ability to roll, twist, spin, jump, twirl, flip, run, leap, and lunge, as a single motion or in complex combinations, in bare feet or with slippers, shoes, skates, skis, boards or rollers, forwards or backwards, on one leg or with two, or simply to balance motionless on one arm or tiptoe on the top of a champagne bottle. Ballerinas, gymnasts, and ice skaters depend on their bodies' ability to not only balance, but also to sense speed of rotation and body position, and...
  • Now a Creationist (Ph.D. Scientists explains what turned him to biblical creation)

    05/11/2009 9:48:18 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies · 2,241+ views
    CMI ^ | May 12, 2009 | Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.
    Now a Creationist CMI Ph.D. scientist and author explains to an outside website what turned him to biblical creation How does someone with an essentially secular upbringing and secular education become a staunch supporter of biblical creation? (See also previous Boundless article A Theory of Creation). There was no single reason, but many pieces of evidence that accumulated into an overwhelming case...
  • Real tricks with hypothetical animals (evolution = faith in the unobserved)

    05/11/2009 1:40:29 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 83 replies · 1,137+ views
    --snip-- It was at about this point that I put up my hand and called out ‘Excuse me … ’ Students did not usually ask questions in such a large and intimidating gathering. ‘Yes’, the lecturer looked my way. ‘Excuse me, but I was just wondering what evidence there is for this particular animal that you are describing? Have any examples of these been found in the oceans, or have they found any fossils of them?’ She hesitated and removed the slide from the screen. ‘Well, no’, she said. ‘We don’t have any fossils. This is a hypothetical example. It...
  • Galapagos: Showcase for Creation

    05/10/2009 1:43:12 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 163 replies · 2,778+ views
    ICR ^ | May 2009 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Galapagos: Showcase for Creation by John D. Morris, Ph.D.* This year evolutionists are celebrating Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book The Origin of Species. In preparation for this celebration, last December ICR sent Dr. Steve Austin to the Santa Cruz River Valley in southern Argentina to follow up on Darwin's trip on the Beagle. On board, Darwin read Charles Lyell's new book on uniformitarianism, advocating that today's "uniform" processes had dramatically sculptured the earth over long ages, accomplishing much geologic work.The Santa Cruz River was the Beagle's first major stop, and thus...
  • Using “Evolutionary Algorithms” by Intelligent Design

    05/08/2009 4:25:57 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 1,984+ views
    CEH ^ | May 8, 2009
    Using “Evolutionary Algorithms” by Intelligent Design May 8, 2009 — Evolution can’t be all bad if scientists can use it to optimize your car.  Science Daily said that scientists in Germany are “simulating evolution” to come up with ways to optimize difficult problems.  Using “Evolutionary Algorithms”, they can discover solutions for engineering problems like water resource management and the design of brakes, airbags and air conditioning systems in automobiles.  The simulated evolution program searches through a large number of random possibilities to make numerous successive slight improvements. “The algorithms are called ‘evolutionary’ because the characteristics of evolution – mutation, recombination...
  • Thank God for. . . Scorpion Venom?

    05/06/2009 5:49:12 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies · 522+ views
    ICR ^ | May 5, 2009 | Brian Thomas. M.S.
    Thank God for. . . Scorpion Venom? by Brian Thomas, M.S.* The vast majority of modern medicines are toxic at high concentrations or when misused, but they can promote health at low concentrations and when they are carefully applied. Thus, the very same compound can confer both beneficial and deleterious effects, depending on how it is utilized. Illustrating this, a new medicine to slow brain cancer is on its way—and it comes from scorpions!...
  • Gravity: A Theory in Crisis (no joke!)

    05/06/2009 10:28:23 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 108 replies · 2,744+ views
    CEH ^ | May 5, 2009
    Gravity: A Theory in Crisis May 5, 2009 — Note: This is **not** a joke. How could gravity be a theory in crisis? Isn’t gravity one of the best-understood facts of nature? Don’t we all avoid jumping off cliffs because of the law of gravity? Gravity is doing just fine, thank you. It’s our theory of gravity, and the cosmology built on it, that is in crisis – according to a report on PhysOrg today: “Study plunges standard Theory of Cosmology into Crisis.”...
  • The BBC TV series Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (caused "Creator to shimmer and vanish like a mirage")

    05/05/2009 6:18:01 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 144 replies · 2,399+ views
    CMI ^ | Philip Bell
    “Charles Darwin and his followers have shown how all life on the planet evolved from a single source. The mechanism they call evolution by natural selection means competition, extinction and the emergence of new life forms without the need for a director or conductor. The Creator shimmers and vanishes like a mirage.” So says political pundit Andrew Marr, one of the BBC’s most senior journalists, in the first of his three BBC2 programmes celebrating evolution and its legacy during the last century and a half. While there was much to agree with in this thought-provoking series, Marr is careful to...
  • Dinosaur soft tissue and protein—even more confirmation! (more evidence for young earth creation!!!)

    05/06/2009 8:49:01 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 268 replies · 5,447+ views
    CMI ^ | May 6, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    Dinosaur soft tissue and protein—even more confirmation! Mary Schweitzer announces even stronger evidence, this time from a duckbilled dino fossil, of even more proteins—and the same amazingly preserved vessel and cell structures as before...
  • A Primer on the Tree of Life (Part 1)

    05/05/2009 8:50:32 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 322+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | May 5, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    A Primer on the Tree of Life (Part 1) Evolutionists often claim that universal common ancestry and the “tree of life” are established facts. One recent opinion article in argued, “The evidence that all life, plants and animals, humans and fruit flies, evolved from a common ancestor by mutation and natural selection is beyond theory. It is a fact. Anyone who takes the time to read the evidence with an open mind will join scientists and the well-educated.”[1] The take-home message is that if you doubt Darwin’s tree of life, you’re ignorant. No one wants to be ridiculed, so it’s...
  • The Myth of Vestigial Organs and Bad Design: Why Darwinism Is False

    05/05/2009 11:48:31 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 936+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | May 4, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    The Myth of Vestigial Organs and Bad Design: Why Darwinism Is False by Jonathan Wells Note: This is Part 5 in a series reviewing Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution Is True. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here. Darwin argued in The Origin of Species that the widespread occurrence of vestigial organs — organs that may have once had a function but are now useless — is evidence against creation. “On the view of each organism with all its separate parts having been specially created, how utterly inexplicable is it that organs bearing the...
  • First dino 'blood' extracted from ancient bone (more evidence for young earth creation!)

    05/01/2009 8:25:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 169 replies · 3,873+ views
    New Scientist ^ | April 30, 2009 | Jeff Hecht
    A dinosaur bone buried for 80 million years has yielded a mix of proteins and microstructures resembling cells. The finding is important because it should resolve doubts about a previous report that also claimed to have extracted dino tissue from fossils...
  • Worldwide FLOOD Worldwide EVIDENCE

    05/04/2009 7:42:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 101 replies · 2,675+ views
    AiG ^ | May 4, 2009
    Worldwide FLOOD Worldwide EVIDENCE When the Bible refers to a worldwide Flood in Genesis 7–8, that’s exactly what it means. Not local, not metaphorical, not some crazy dream—the waters covered the whole earth. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Take a look at the evidence right beneath your feet...
  • A Mammoth Discovery (evidence of the flood?)

    05/05/2009 9:18:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 24 replies · 1,481+ views
    AiG ^ | May 4, 2009 | A.P. Galling
    A Mammoth Discovery by A.P. Galling, AiG–U.S. May 4, 2009 The frozen remains of a baby mammoth discovered in 2007 are stirring up talk—especially because the mammoth is “remarkably preserved,” National Geographic News reports. Found in the icy north of Siberia, the mammoth—named Lyuba—looks nearly lifelike. The photograph best shows how amazingly intact Lyuba is, with even eyelashes and clumps of brown wool remaining. Hers is the most complete woolly mammoth body to have ever been found. --snip-- According to the model of a post-Flood Ice Age (which Oard explains), the frozen mammoths we find today would have been preserved...
  • No Evolution Found in Human Facial Differences (Evos unwittingly wind up supporting creation AGAIN)

    05/01/2009 9:36:15 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies · 2,055+ views
    ICR ^ | May 1, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    No Evolution Found in Human Facial Differences by Brian Thomas, M.S.* One common question asked of creation scientists is “If all mankind descended from two humans, then where did all the ‘races’ come from?” New research, published in the journal Evolution no less, supports the creation-based answer to this question...
  • Dinosaur Blood Protein, Cells Recovered (yet more evidence for Young Earth Creation!!!)

    04/30/2009 6:49:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 149 replies · 2,945+ views
    CEH ^ | April 30, 2009
    Dinosaur Blood Protein, Cells Recovered (see article link for picture links!) April 30, 2009 — It’s official: soft tissue, including blood vessel proteins and structures resembling cells, have been recovered from dinosaur bone. Mary Schweitzer’s amazing claim in 2005 (03/24/2005) was subsequently disputed as possible contamination from biofilms (07/30/2008). Now, Schweitzer and her team took exceptional precautions to avoid contamination by excavating hadrosaur bone from sandstone said to be 80 million years old. A short description of her findings, and a picture of the tissue, was announced today by New Scientist. The paper was published in the May 1 issue...