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  • New Genetic-Clock Research Challenges Millions of Years

    04/29/2014 9:11:43 AM PDT · by fishtank · 30 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    New Genetic-Clock Research Challenges Millions of Years by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * Does a 6,000-year-old earth match the findings of modern science? Secular scientists have answered forcefully in the negative for generations. However, their arguments rest on the assumption of constant natural processes and constant rates, and new discoveries from ICR’s geneticists present a strong challenge to these claims. Genetic “Clocks” Ticking within every species is a “clock” of sorts that measures the length of time that a species has existed on the earth. Since DNA is passed on imperfectly from parent to offspring, each generation grows more genetically...
  • Justina Pelletier - A Sick Girl Trapped Between Two Hospitals And The State

    02/25/2014 6:54:07 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 38 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/25/14 | LD Jackson
    I suspect many who will read this post already know who Justina Pelletier is. For those of you who do not, she is a 15-year-old girl from Connecticut who is trapped in Massachusetts. She was just ordered to a non-medical foster care facility by Judge Joseph Johnson on Monday. I'll try to fill in the back story as briefly as possible, but the details we know are important. Until just over a year ago, Justina Pelletier was living her life as a teenager in Connecticut. She loved to ice skate, if the pictures we have available are any clue. She...
  • Aztec Conquerors Reshaped Genetic Landscape of Mexico

    02/04/2013 8:09:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    LiveScience ^ | January 31, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    The Aztecs who conquered the city of Xaltocan in ancient Mexico around 1435 may have fundamentally changed the genetic makeup of the people who lived there, new research suggests... Xaltocan was the capital of a pre-Aztec city-state ruled by the Otomi, an indigenous people who lived in Mexico. The period before the Aztec conquest was a tumultuous time for the Otomi, when a century of warfare led to the collapse of their capital city. Colonial records from the 1500s onward told tales of the Otomi fleeing the city en masse in 1395. Those records suggested that the city was abandoned...