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  • Does 'Homology' Prove Evolution? (article)

    09/20/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept, 2013 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Does 'Homology' Prove Evolution? by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * Why do you share DNA with an ant? Why do mammals generally have four limbs? Why do different creatures’ limbs often develop via similar genetic programs? Evolutionists attribute these biological similarities—this “homology”—to a “common ancestor” among diverse creatures. For example, evolutionists like Stephen Matheson reject “common design” by an omnipotent Designer as an explanation for these facts. “As a competing explanation, design is currently a failure….We have no good reason to suppose that [shared anatomical patterns and genetic programs] could not have been otherwise, and in some cases, we know...
  • 'Gay lessons' in maths, geography and science

    01/22/2011 8:26:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1/22/11 | Jasper Copping
    Children are to be taught about homosexuality in maths, geography and science lessons as part of a Government-backed drive to "celebrate the gay community". Lesson plans have been drawn up for pupils as young as four, in a scheme funded with a £35,000 grant from an education quango, the Training and Development Agency for Schools. The initiative will be officially launched next month at the start of "LGBT History Month" – an initiative to encourage teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues. The lesson plans, spread across the curriculum, will be offered to all schools, which can choose whether...
  • Plant Evolution: Where’s the Root? ("Lack of data...shielded behind hope")

    04/18/2009 1:43:54 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 961+ views
    CEH ^ | April 16, 2009
    Plant Evolution: Where’s the Root? April 16, 2009 — To Darwin, the origin of flowering plants was an “abominable mystery.” Recently, some entries on Science magazine’s blog Origins have claimed the mystery has been solved, at least partially, and a full solution is near at hand. Here is a great test case for evolution. Angiosperms comprise a huge, diverse population of organisms. There should be an ample fossil record, and many genes to decipher. Let’s see if the optimistic claims are rooted in evidence...
  • Fetus' Feet Show Fish, Reptile Vestiges

    05/20/2006 6:02:56 PM PDT · by Al Simmons · 202 replies · 4,269+ views
    Discovery News ^ | May 18, 2006 | Jennifer Viegas
    Fetus' Feet Show Fish, Reptile Vestiges By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News May 18, 2006 — The feet of human embryos taking shape in the womb reveal links to prehistoric fish and reptiles, a new study finds. Human feet may not look reptilian once babies emerge from the womb, but during development the appendages appear similar to prehistoric fish and reptiles. The finding supports the theory that mammalian feet evolved from ancient mammal-like reptiles that, in turn, evolved from fish. It also suggests that evolution -- whether that of a species over time or the developmental course of a single organism...
  • The Problem With Evolution

    09/26/2005 5:44:09 AM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 340 replies · 6,041+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 09/25/05 | Edward L. Daley
    Charles Darwin, the 19th century geologist who wrote the treatise 'The Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection' defined evolution as "descent with modification". Darwin hypothesized that all forms of life descended from a common ancestor, branching out over time into various unique life forms, due primarily to a process called natural selection. However, the fossil record shows that all of the major animal groups (phyla) appeared fully formed about 540 million years ago, and virtually no transitional life forms have been discovered which suggest that they evolved from earlier forms. This sudden eruption of multiple, complex organisms is...