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  • Darwinist thinking on the origin of religion (the Temple of Darwin wants to explain your religion)

    11/10/2009 2:53:21 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies · 660+ views
    Science Literature ^ | November 9, 2009 | David Tyler, Ph.D.
    This topic forces us to assess the relationship between science and spirituality: is the invisible spiritual realm generated from the material or should it be considered as having a separate existence? Is religion a phenomenon that can ultimately be explained by science in naturalistic ways, or does religion represent a dimension of reality that cannot be directly probed by the methodologies of science? In an essay in Science, Elizabeth Culotta writes: ...
  • Getting over our love for Darwin (Many Christians are still Infatuated with Darwin)

    11/10/2009 2:43:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,096+ views
    The Texan Southern Baptist ^ | 11/10/2009 | Dr. William Dembski
    Charles Darwin published his “Origin of Species” in 1859. There he presented the classic formulation of his theory of evolution. Lady Ashley, reacting to the theory at the time, remarked, "Let's hope that it's not true; but if it is true, let's hope that it doesn't become widely known." Lady Ashley's second hope has failed: Darwin's theory is everywhere and has now become textbook orthodoxy. This year, universities around the globe are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Darwin's “Origin of Species” as well as the 200th anniversary of his birth. But what about Lady Ashley's hope that Darwin's theory is...
  • Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques

    11/10/2009 10:54:53 AM PST · by decimon · 155 replies · 2,464+ views
    Oregon State University ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | Unknown
    CORVALLIS, Ore. - Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have been routinely underestimating the age of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent. In other words, a biological specimen determined by traditional DNA testing to be 100,000 years old may actually be 200,000 to 600,000 years old, researchers suggest in a new report in Trends in Genetics, a professional journal. The findings raise doubts about the accuracy of many evolutionary rates based on conventional types of genetic analysis. “Some...
  • PICTURE GORGE SHOUTS SUDDEN CATACLYSM: But believing is seeing

    11/10/2009 8:45:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 98 replies · 3,433+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Steve Wolfe
    Probably you have heard the expression, ‘Seeing is believing’, but is that always true? In fact, quite often it’s the other way around: ‘Believing is seeing’. This is true of geology, for example. Geological evidence does not speak for itself, and so it must always be interpreted. And how we interpret that evidence is always influenced by our beliefs. A good example of this is found on a roadside interpretive sign near the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in central Oregon. This is where the John Day River flows through a water gap[1] called...
  • Minimal Complexity Relegates Life Origin Models To Fanciful Speculation

    11/10/2009 8:11:47 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 1,237+ views
    UncommonDescent ^ | November 10, 2009 | Robert Deyes
    Former Nature editor Philip Ball once commented that ‘there is no assembly plant so delicate, versatile and adaptive as the cell” (1). Emeritus Professor Theodore Brown chose to wax metaphorical by likening the cell to a fully-fledged factory, with its own complex functional relationships and interactions akin to what we observe in our own manufacturing facilities (2). In recent years the seemingly intractable problem of explaining how the first cell came into existence through chance events, otherwise known as the ‘Chance Hypothesis’, has become more acute than ever as scientists have begun to realize that a minimum suite of functional...
  • Sir Ambrose Fleming: Father of Modern Electronics (and Creationist!)

    11/09/2009 5:50:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies · 1,081+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | November 2009 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Sir Ambrose Fleming: Father of Modern Electronics --snip-- Sir John Ambrose Fleming was a leader in the electronics revolution that changed the world. As a professor at a major university, he carefully researched the evidence for Darwinism, concluding that the theory is not supported by science. He also influenced hundreds of students to evaluate the evidence in science for Darwinism. An outstanding scientist and creationist, he played a significant role in the development and maturation of the early creation movement. As Travers and Muhr wrote, he "had an unusually long and active life," and his life changed the world as...
  • Soft Muscle Tissue Found in Fossil Salamander (evos claim it is 18 million years old!)

    11/09/2009 9:44:55 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 173 replies · 2,417+ views
    CEH ^ | November 6, 2009
    Nov 6, 2009 — More soft tissue has been found in a fossil – this time in a salamander said to be 18 million years old.  The article on PhysOrg called it “the highest quality soft tissue preservation ever documented in the fossil record.” Unlike the previous discoveries of fossil tissue inside bone or amber, the recognizable sinewy muscle tissue was found tucked inside the body of the animal.  “The scientists claim that their discovery is unequivocal evidence that high-fidelity organic preservation of extremely decay prone soft tissues is more common in the fossil record - the only physical record...
  • Paleontologists Target Montana Dinosaur Museum

    11/09/2009 9:18:40 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 56 replies · 1,732+ views
    ICR News ^ | November 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, which opened its doors earlier this year, boasts this country’s second-largest set of displayed dinosaur remains. The record is still held by the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. Both are located in Montana near a rich cache of world-famous fossils. The Glendive Museum stands apart, however, in that it presents dinosaurs as having been drowned and their remains preserved in the massive worldwide flood described in the Bible. This view has prompted reactionary comments from mainstream scientists ...
  • Made in His Image: Immune Systems, The Body's Security Force

    11/08/2009 10:25:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 191 replies · 2,426+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | November 2009 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Good neighborhoods provide families a lot of protection, but even the best of communities remain vulnerable to the threat of criminals invading their homes. Our human bodies are also vulnerable to foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. But when these infection-causing microbes break in where they don't belong, they face a serious defense force, eventually to be caught and destroyed by a highly trained, cell-sized army equipped with a sophisticated array of weaponry. That security force is called the human immune system. Designed with amazingly dynamic communication networks that pass information back and forth between hundreds of...
  • The story behind Darwin's warm little pond

    11/07/2009 6:08:03 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies · 1,941+ views
    ARN ^ | November 6, 2009 | David Tyler, Ph.D.
    Sooner or later, students of abiogenesis will encounter Darwin's 1871 letter to Joseph Hooker with his speculations on the spontaneous generation of life. He was returning some pamphlets which triggered the reaction: "I am always delighted to see a word in favour of Pangenesis, which some day, I believe, will have a resurrection." The next paragraph has his "big if" dream: ...
  • 10 Ways Darwin Got It Wrong

    11/07/2009 1:57:39 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 68 replies · 1,870+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Fall 2009 | Mario Seiglie
    10 Ways Darwin Got It Wrong This year marks the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birthday and, coincidentally, 150 years since the publication of his book On the Origin of Species. One of the most influential books in modern history, it has helped shape philosophy, biology, sociology and religion in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. But both Darwin's theory and his book are doomed by major flaws. by Mario Seiglie Was Charles Darwin right about his theory? More importantly, how vital is it to find out the correct answer? Unlike other scientific theories, Darwinian evolution touches not only science but...
  • Why Evolutionary-Based Science Is A Menace To Scientific Research, Discovery, and Progress

    11/06/2009 9:39:16 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies · 2,422+ views
    Why Evolutionary-Based Science Is A Menace To Scientific Research, Discovery, and Progress Evolutionary-based research always begins with the inaccurate and unscientific presupposition that the Theory of Evolution, i.e. the Big Bang, the spontaneous generation of life, and common descent, is true. Due to this systemic problem, scientific discovery and progress is severely hampered, not to mention the hundreds of millions of research dollars that are squandered every year. In a time in which almost ANY alternative thought is given a platform, the evolution industry is silencing dissenting scientific evidence, even when it’s from fellow evolutionists! See the growing list of...
  • Soft Tissue Fossilization (Evidence of Sudden, Extensive Destruction of Life as Per Genesis)

    11/06/2009 8:34:54 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies · 1,206+ views
    AiG ^ | November 4, 2009 | Vera Everett
    Fossilization occurs rapidly when the conditions are right. The conditions necessary for lithification of soft tissue give clues to unlock the history of a fossil deposit. Experiments show that microbes are involved in the mineralization of soft tissue. By decaying flesh they affect the acidity of the environment and release ions necessary for its mineralization. Fossilization in apatite seems to require associated death and decay. In the Jurassic Oxford Clay Formation in England, apatite preserved the soft tissue of many squid-like animals, probably after a mass mortality event occurred in a zone of already high phosphate levels from decaying carcasses....
  • Caterpillar Controversy Discloses Deep Evolutionary Disagreement

    11/05/2009 6:15:26 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 165 replies · 2,132+ views
    ICR News ^ | November 5, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In August 2009, retired University of Liverpool marine biologist Donald Williamson officially challenged the standard Darwinian interpretation of caterpillar origins. His paper was fast-tracked to publication by a “high-placed advocate,”[1] but shortly afterward his ideas were rebutted in the very same journal. While this back-and-forth exchange has sparked intense criticism over the submission and review processes that were used, the situation also reveals core problems with broad-scale evolution...
  • Darwin, Lyell and Origin of Species (unscientific aspects of Darwin's ToE explored)

    11/05/2009 10:29:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 78 replies · 1,656+ views
    CMI ^ | November 5, 2009 | Dominic Statham
    The ideal of the coolly rational scientific observer, completely independent, free of all preconceived theories, prior philosophical, ethical and religious commitments, doing investigations and coming to dispassionate, unbiased conclusions that constitute truth, is nowadays regarded by serious philosophers of science (and, indeed, most scientists) as a simplistic myth...
  • “Junk” DNA Discovered to Have Both Cellular and Microevolutionary Functions

    11/04/2009 10:46:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,775+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 3, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    “Junk” DNA Discovered to Have Both Cellular and Microevolutionary Functions Evolutionists have long sought mechanisms for the origin of reproductive barriers between populations, mechanisms which are thought to be key to the formation of new species. A recent article in ScienceDaily finds that “Junk DNA” might be the “mechanism that prevents two species from reproducing.” Basically, so-called “junk”-DNA is involved in helping to package chromosomes in the cell. If two species have different “junk” DNA, then this prevents the proteins in the egg from properly packaging the chromosomes donated by the sperm. The organism does not develop properly. As the...
  • Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley (ironically, he had no patience for Christian evolutionists)

    11/04/2009 8:25:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 88 replies · 2,784+ views
    CMI ^ | November 4, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley --snip-- Huxley, although an unbeliever, was thoroughly familiar with the gospel, and had little time for Christians who compromised their position by supporting the anti-biblical belief of evolutionary naturalism. He wrote: ...
  • So. Calif. to Hear How Darwin Was Wrong

    11/03/2009 11:45:42 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 108 replies · 2,040+ views
    ChristianNewsWire ^ | November 3, 2009
    SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- While many people continue to believe in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, a group of scientists will present overwhelming scientific evidence against Darwin's speculations. "If Charles Darwin knew 150 years ago what we know today, he likely would not have published Origin of the Species," said John Baumgardner, Ph.D., whose organization, Logos Research Associates, will lead the two-day "Darwin Was Wrong" conference Nov. 13-14 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. "We can perhaps excuse Darwin, given his ignorance about the true complexity of living organisms and about genetics," said Dr. Baumgardner, a geophysicist...
  • Did Humans Evolve from 'Ardi'? (or does Ardi represent the latest in evolutionary storytelling?)

    11/03/2009 9:26:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,450+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | November 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Ardipithecus ramidus is an extinct primate whose fossilized remains were first found along the Awash River in Ethiopia about fifteen years ago. Many fragments were collected, including shattered bones from a four-foot-tall female nicknamed "Ardi." She was chosen to represent her kind, apparently because of the comparative completeness of her remains. Now Ardi's discoverers believe they have collected enough data to reconstruct her history--but what does their data actually reveal? ...
  • The Nature of Darwin and the Darwin of Nature (Muzzies adopt Darwinism to combat Christianity!)

    11/03/2009 8:28:54 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies · 1,783+ views
    CEH ^ | October 29, 2009
    Oct 29, 2009 — “Even the most ardent fan of Charles Darwin might be feeling weary as his anniversary year draws to a close,” remarked Clive Wynn in another issue of Nature celebrating his bicentennial. --snip-- The Editors are not done celebrating, though. They just began a 4-part essay series on how Darwin’s ideas were received around the world...
  • Rethinking relativity: Is time out of joint?

    11/02/2009 9:29:43 PM PST · by Kevmo · 58 replies · 2,519+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 21 October 2009 | Rachel Courtland
    Rethinking relativity: Is time out of joint? EVER since Arthur Eddington travelled to the island of Príncipe off Africa to measure starlight bending around the sun during a 1919 eclipse, evidence for Einstein’s theory of general relativity has only become stronger. Could it now be that starlight from distant galaxies is illuminating cracks in the theory’s foundation? .... Yet it is still not clear how well general relativity holds up over cosmic scales, at distances much larger than the span of single galaxies. Now the first, tentative hint of a deviation from general relativity has been found. While the evidence...
  • Church of England apologises to Darwin (bows to Temple of Darwin)

    11/02/2009 10:47:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 604+ views
    CMI ^ | October 28, 2009 | Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.
    This weekend’s feedback is in response to a number of queries about the Church of England (Anglicans) officially apologizing to Darwin. However, they don’t speak for all attenders of this church, since many of them are still faithful to Scripture and are appalled by their ‘leaders’. There are numerous mistakes in the article by the official CoE representative, a Rev. Dr Malcolm Brown, on the official CoE website, and Jonathan Sarfati replies point-by-point...
  • Free Speech Prevails as Stephen Meyer Speaks on Intelligent Design to Huge Crowd (in CO)

    11/02/2009 8:38:34 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,826+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 31, 2009 | John West, Ph.D.
    Castle Rock, Colorado—Despite the first major snowstorm of the season, and unrelenting efforts by malicious Darwinists to prevent people from registering, a huge crowd of around 1,000 people showed up Friday night to hear Dr. Stephen Meyer present the DNA evidence for intelligent design based on his new book Signature in the Cell. Meyer, Michael Behe, David Berlinski, and myself are in Colorado to speak at the Legacy of Darwin ID Conference sponsored by Shepherd Project Ministries. On Saturday, Michael Behe will present the evidence against modern Darwinism from his books Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution;...
  • Significance versus insignificance (your worldview matters!)

    11/02/2009 8:27:43 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 805+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | December 2009 | Don Batten, Ph.D.
    The Bible tells us that God made mankind—male and female—“in His image” (Genesis 1:26, 27). This gives us humans a special significance in the cosmos. However, modern secular (godless) thinking minimizes this significance. As Voyager 1 reached the edge of our solar system in 1990, astronomer Carl Sagan asked NASA to instruct Voyager to turn around and take a picture looking back towards Earth. The grainy image showed our home as a tiny pale blue dot. In a book written soon after, atheist Sagan wrote, “our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are...
  • How Life Works [immutable laws of nature point Creation/Intelligent design...HTML version!]

    11/01/2009 4:02:49 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies · 2,135+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Alex Williams
    Life is not a naturalistic phenomenon with unlimited evolutionary potential as Darwin proposed. It is intelligently designed, ruled by immutable laws, and survives only because it has a built-in facilitated variation mechanism for continually adapting to internal and external challenges and changes. The essential components are: functional molecular architecture and machinery, modular switching cascades that control the machinery and a signal network that coordinates everything. All three are required for survival, so they must have been present from the beginning—a conclusion that demands intelligent design. Life’s built-in ability to adapt and diversify looks like Darwinian evolution, but it is not....
  • Bless the Lord

    11/01/2009 9:30:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies · 362+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | November 2009 | by Henry Morris III, D.Min
    Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Psalm 103:1 This is the season when we in the United States tend to turn our thoughts to thankfulness for the blessings of prosperity and peacefulness. And well we should. Our country, with all of its struggles, is still the most emulated and sought after civilization of the modern world. And, in spite of the efforts on the part of some, it is still a nation of moral laws and religious stability. We have much to be thankful for...
  • Intelligent Design and Evolution

    10/31/2009 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 68 replies · 1,328+ views
    tna ^ | Selwyn Duke
    Believers in Intelligent Design have often been scorned as being opposed to science, but science itself is showing that it is the evolutionists who are opposed to rational inquiry.Though The New American has no official position on evolution, we have published a number of articles over the years pointing to flaws in the theory and arguing for academic freedom on the subject. We did this most recently in "Allow Intelligence" (May 12, 2008 issue), our very favorable review of Ben Stein's documentary Expelled. In the following article, Selwyn Duke suggests that it's possible to believe in both an evolution of...
  • No Evolution in 58 Million Years

    10/31/2009 4:39:54 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 87 replies · 2,996+ views
    CEH ^ | October 30, 2009
    Oct 30, 2009 — “Plant fossils give first real picture of earliest Neotropical rainforests,” announced a press release from University of Florida.  The fossils from Colombia show that “many of the dominant plant families existing in today’s Neotropical rainforests – including legumes, palms, avocado and banana – have maintained their ecological dominance despite major changes in South America’s climate and geological structure.” The team found 2,000 megafossil specimens from the Paleocene, said to be 58 million years old.  This is only 5 to 8 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs according to conventional dating.  “The new study provides...
  • The human body is built for running (and Richard Dawkins develops a crack in his misotheist armor!)

    10/30/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 156 replies · 3,193+ views
    Science Literature Blog ^ | October 29, 2009 | David Tyler, Ph.D.
    Alongside all the public interest in sporting prowess, recent research has added significantly to our knowledge of how the human body actually works. Many characteristics we take for granted now appear to be critical success factors. Take, for example, our toes. We do not need long toes, like monkeys and apes, because our toes are not used for grasping branches. But are they vestigial - withered remnants of once-grand appendages? The answer is: most definitely not! Whilst it is possible to walk comfortably with longer toes, running is different. Increase toe length by just 20% and there is a doubling...
  • Brain Secretions and Gravity (DARWIN HIMSELF EXEMPLIFIES THE MADNESS THAT IS DARWINISM)

    10/30/2009 11:01:32 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 84 replies · 1,959+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | October 29, 2009 | Gil Dodgen
    Why is thought, being a secretion of the brain, more wonderful than gravity, a property of matter? It is our arrogance, it is our admiration of ourselves… — Charles Darwin, age 29, in his notebook This is an incredible comment. It is difficult to understand how anyone with a brain could not observe that thought produces such things as symphonies, literature and mathematics, while gravity just makes things fall down and holds planets in their orbits. Furthermore, thought does not secrete like insulin from a pancreas, it is willed (at least that’s what I do, and I assume others do...
  • Who are the real proponents of hate speech on campus?

    10/30/2009 9:23:15 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 1,934+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 29, 2009 | John West, Ph.D.
    Supporters of Darwin’s theory continue to distinguish themselves on America’s college campuses—not for their reason and logic, but for their incredible ill manners and an almost pathological inability to engage in civil discussion. Last week, a factually-challenged attack on intelligent design was published in The Nevada Sagebrush, the student newspaper at the University of Nevada, Reno. Nothing new in that; I see ill-informed articles on intelligent design all the time. But after my colleague Rob Crowther posted a short comment suggesting that readers might actually want to hear from intelligent design proponents themselves (imagine that!), the Darwinist thought-police came out...
  • Rainforest Fossils Demonstrate Dramatic Climate Change

    10/30/2009 8:52:55 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,032+ views
    ICR News ^ | October 29, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Researchers are recovering beautiful fossils from the Cerrejón Formation of Colombia. One was a giant snake, called the “Titanoboa.” Most recently, a study examined the formation’s fossilized flora, which looked the same as modern plants, and the rainforest environment in which they lived.[1] This research dovetails nicely with other studies on ancient earth’s turbulent climate. There is evidence of dramatic...
  • Cambrian Explosion Solved: Elementary, My Dear Darwin

    10/30/2009 8:26:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 31 replies · 1,476+ views
    CEH ^ | October 28, 2009
    Oct 28, 2009 — Two articles announced solutions to the evidential problem that most troubled Darwin – the sudden appearance of complex animals at the base of the Cambrian fossil record.  Both of them involve chemical elements.  The only difference is which element. Science Daily announced a “Novel Evolutionary Theory For The Explosion Of Life.”  The article acknowledged that “The Cambrian Explosion is widely regarded as one of the most relevant episodes in the history of life on Earth, when the vast majority of animal phyla first appear in the fossil record.”  The article also acknowledged it to be a...
  • Gamma-ray burst restricts ways to beat Einstein's relativity

    10/29/2009 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 963+ views
    Symmetry ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | David Harris
    When the Fermi team did the calculations, using the most conservative estimates for how astrophysics plays into this, they determined that the mass scale must be at least 1.2 times the Planck mass, and by using reasonable but less conservative assumptions, they derived lower limits on the mass scale of up to 100 times the Planck mass. One way to interpret this is to say that there is no variation of the speed of light coming from any quantum gravity effects at less than 1.2 times the Planck mass. And given that some quantum gravity frameworks predict that effects should...
  • CAN EVOLUTION PRODUCE AN EYE? Evolution vs. Creation

    10/29/2009 7:00:32 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 109 replies · 2,103+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 1/1/94 | Dr. David N. Menton, Ph.D.
    The following is by Dr. David N. Menton, Ph.D. It is copyrighted 1994 by Missouri Association for Creation -- The human brain consists of approximately 12 billion cells, forming 120 trillion interconnections. The light sensitive retina of the eye (which is really part of the brain) contains over 10 million photoreceptor cells. These cells capture the light pattern formed by the lens and convert it into complex electrical signals, which are then sent to a special area of the brain where they are transformed into the sensation we call vision. In an article in "Byte" magazine (April 1985), John Stevens...
  • Can Life Exist on Other Planets?

    10/29/2009 8:08:40 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,988+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | October 2009 | Danny Faulkner, Ph.D.
    Many people make a distinction between the origin of life and the evolution of life. In this view, biological evolution refers to the gradual development of the diversity of living things from a common ancestor, while the ultimate origin of life is a separate question. This is a legitimate point, but evolution is about much more than just biology. The evolutionary worldview is that all of physical existence, both living and non-living, arose through purely natural processes. With this broad definition of evolution, abiogenesis--the spontaneous appearance of life from non-living matter--is a necessity. If life did arise on earth by...
  • Scientific Conference Refuting Evolution Theory to be held in Rome, Italy

    10/29/2009 8:51:03 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies · 1,988+ views
    Remnant ^ | October 20, 2009
    Remnant Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCTOBER 20, 2009CONTACT: H. M. OWEN (U.S.), noevolutioninfo@gmail.com or PETER WILDERS (Europe), wilderspeter@gmail.com The Scientific Impossibility of Evolution November 9, 2009 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. St. Pius V University (Rome) In Response to Pope Benedict XVI’s Call for Both Sides to be Heard The 150th anniversary of Darwin’s "Origin of the Species" in November 2009 will be the occasion for a unique conference at Pope Pius V University in Rome presenting a scientific refutation of evolution theory. According to Russian sedimentologist Alexander Lalamov...
  • The More They Know Darwin, The Less They Want Darwin-Only Indoctrination

    10/28/2009 7:34:50 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 303 replies · 3,866+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 27, 2009 | Anika Smith
    The More They Know Darwin, The Less They Want Darwin-Only Indoctrination According to an international poll released by the British Council, the majority of Americans — 60% — support teaching alternatives to evolution in the science classroom. The percentage is the same for Britons, despite the fact that both countries have been inundated with pro-Darwin media coverage in this super-mega Darwin Year. Of course, the British media reporting this are chagrined. Britain is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, and the official-sounding British Council, the UK group behind the “Darwin Now” campaign that commissioned the Ipsos...
  • News of the Weird: The mainstream evolution-theory scholar who fell in love and now believes that...

    10/28/2009 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    News of the Weird via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/18/09 | Chuck Shepherd
    Love Can Mess You Up: Before Arthur David Horn met his future bride Lynette (a "metaphysical healer") in 1988, he was a tenured professor at Colorado State, with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale, teaching a mainstream course in human evolution. With Lynette's guidance (after a revelatory week with her in California's Trinity Mountains, searching for Bigfoot), Horn evolved, himself, resigning from Colorado State and seeking to remedy his inadequate Ivy League education. At a conference in Denver in September, Horn said he now realizes that humans come from an alien race of shape-shifting reptilians that continue to control civilization...
  • New Fossil Cache Shows Plants Haven't Changed

    10/28/2009 9:18:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 1,078+ views
    ICR News ^ | October 28, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    New Fossil Cache Shows Plants Haven't Changed A coal mine in the Cerrejón Formation of Columbia has yielded a gold mine of fossils. This particular cache preserved a time in earth history when the tropical climate was quite different from today’s. Evidence indicates that it was warmer and wetter. But despite the different climate, the fossilized tropical plants were the same as today’s, albeit less diverse.The fossils reveal that ancient rainforests “were composed of the same plant families that now thrive in rainforests.” Even more remarkable, supposedly ancient fossil leaves—some of them very well preserved—were identifiable “down to the genus...
  • Darwinopterus v Dawkins (admits evolution "nowhere explicitly set out" in any of his prev. books!)

    10/27/2009 7:33:36 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 24 replies · 1,023+ views
    CMI ^ | October 27, 2009 | Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.
    Prominent antitheist and self-styled “atheist” Richard Dawkins has written a new book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Ironically, he admits about all his previous pro-evolution books: “Looking back on these books, I realized that the evidence for evolution is nowhere explicitly set out, and that it seemed like a good gap to close.”. Naturally, CMI is preparing a book to answer Dawkins’ latest. In a chapter about alleged bad design, Dawkins had a section about the loss of wings and evolution of features like halteres, the little drumstick-like stabilizers behind the one pair of wings on...
  • A "Brite" Who is Actually a "Know Nothing" (Dawkins: Catholic Church "greatest force for evil")

    10/27/2009 6:46:41 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 172 replies · 3,070+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | October 27, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    In America we are a century and a half away from the "Know-Nothing Party", a secret political society that fulminated against the Catholic Church and Irish immigrants. (Asked about its composition, members would say, "I know nothing;" hence, the moniker.) Formed in public as The American Party, the party's hateful, nativist politics took a long time to expunge from our shores. But we now have an Englishman, Richard Dawkins--one of society's "Brites" according to his fellow-Darwinist, Daniel Dennett--in a screed against the Catholic Church that proclaims the same frothing bigotry exemplified by the Know-Nothings. This and Dawkins' various other attacks...
  • Modern Men Are Wimps

    10/27/2009 12:31:30 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 129 replies · 3,005+ views
    CEH ^ | October 23, 2009
    Modern Men Are Wimps Oct 23, 2009 — Whatever happened to survival of the fittest?  Our ancestors were much stronger, says the author of a new book on anthropology.  PhysOrg reported on a book by Peter McAllister that says today’s males don’t measure up physically to their counterparts even a century ago, let alone those in the Roman empire and earlier. According to McAllister humans have lost 40 percent of the shafts of the long bones because they are no longer subjected to the kind of muscular loads that were normal before the industrial revolution,” the article said.  “Even our...
  • Squid Fossils, Ancient DNA, and a Young Earth

    10/27/2009 10:09:22 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,613+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | October 2009 | Frank Sherwin, M.A.
    The field of biology has provided much support for a recent creation, and physical evidence of very young-looking biological materials from supposedly ancient fossils continues to accrue from around the world, and from various depths under the earth. In August of this year, paleontologists in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, made a discovery that astounded the evolutionary community...
  • Introducing the Maple-Copter (scientists copy maple seed design ==> helicopter...must see video!)

    10/27/2009 8:43:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 2,268+ views
    CEH ^ | October 21, 2009
    Oct 21, 2009 — Plants are not as stationary as one might think. Parts of them, like seeds, can travel for miles. One good example is the maple seed. Its little helicopter seeds can catch an updraft and fly a long distance from the tree. Now, engineers at University of Maryland have imitated its physics and designed a radio-controlled mono-copter that can sustain stable flight for hours...
  • The Demise of Another Evolutionary Link: Archaeopteryx Falls From Its Perch

    10/27/2009 8:11:33 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 233 replies · 3,152+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 26, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    The Demise of Another Evolutionary Link: Archaeopteryx Falls From Its Perch A few days ago we saw Ida fall from her overhyped status as an ancestor of humans. Now some scientists are claiming that Archaeopteryx should lose its status as an ancestor of modern birds. Calling Archaeopteryx an “icon of evolution,” the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) borrows a term from Jonathan Wells while reporting that “[t]he feathered creature called archaeopteryx, easily the world's most famous fossil remains, had been considered the first bird since Charles Darwin's day. When researchers put its celebrity bones under the microscope recently, though, they discovered...
  • Experimental Data Force Researchers to Admit There’s “No Such Thing As Junk RNA”

    10/26/2009 7:57:10 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 963+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 23, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Experimental Data Force Researchers to Admit There’s “No Such Thing As Junk RNA” Originally, proponents of neo-Darwinian evolution lauded “junk” DNA as functionless genetic garbage that showed life is the result of blind and random mutational events. Then “junk” DNA was disproved by the discovery that the vast majority of DNA is being transcribed into RNA. Did the failure of this Darwinian assumption cause evolutionists to terminate their love affair with biological “junk”? Of course not. They just shifted their argument back, claiming that the cell is full of “junk RNA”—DNA that is being transcribed into RNA but still does...
  • How the Octopus Built Its Own Brain for Better Fishing

    10/26/2009 11:28:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 24 replies · 973+ views
    CEH ^ | October 25, 2009
    How the Octopus Built Its Own Brain for Better Fishing --snip-- All we have to do is hand the microphone to some Darwinists and they will proceed to wrap the cord around their necks and hang themselves from the rafters. If you have a better example of Darwinist stupidity in the news, send it in....
  • Genetic 'Crossing-over' Is No Help to Evolution

    10/26/2009 8:56:51 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 44 replies · 1,397+ views
    ICR News ^ | October 26, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Shuffling genetic information has long been framed as a biological mechanism that can generate variety as well as fuel evolution. However, new details of a common cellular genetic shuffling process called “crossing over” reveal a tightly controlled system that operates under strict parameters and requires highly specified cellular machinery. It is as if each generation was programmed to have variation, and that variation had strict limitations—limitations that would preclude Darwinian evolution...
  • The Evolution of “Ida”: Darwinius masillae Fossil Downgraded From Ancestor to Pet

    10/26/2009 8:37:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 539+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 24, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    A few months ago, “Ida” was sitting on top of the world. She’d been lauded as the “eighth wonder of the world” whose “impact on the world of palaeontology” would be like “an asteroid falling down to Earth.” Falling, indeed. On October 21, Nature published an article announcing that “[a] 37-million-year-old fossil primate from Egypt, described today in Nature, moves a controversial German fossil known as Ida out of the human lineage.” Wired also published a story, noting that, “[f]ar from spawning the ancestors of humans, the 47 million-year-old Darwinius seems merely to have gone extinct, leaving no descendants,” further..."...