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  • It's Beyond Us ( Multiverse versus Panspermia versus ID )

    01/09/2019 10:29:31 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 15 replies
    https://salvomag.com ^ | Winter 2018 | R. Nicoll
    Extraordinary Claims Need an Extraordinary Cosmos. Today the thoughtful scientist finds himself embroiled in an internal war between his devotion to naturalism and his realization that the universe is, as physicist Steven Weinberg put it, "one fine-tuning that seems to be extreme, far beyond what you could imagine just having to accept as a mere accident." ...The latest explanation, trotted out by Columbia astrophysicist Caleb Scharf, is that an early, advanced, non-biological civilization "decided to tinker with the expansion" of the universe in a way that made it amenable to the evolution of biological life. In a critique of intelligent...
  • Give your mind a workout -- what we already know about time travel

    01/07/2019 3:35:22 PM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 53 replies
    original to FR | Jan 7, 2019 | Peter O'Donnell
    Time travel -- it is of course a subject central to science fiction. Most of us probably believe it might one day become possible. It does not seem to be that close to becoming a reality. There are, apparently, laboratory experiments with mysterious sub-atomic particles that demonstrate the existence of time travel on a limited basis. But as to human beings getting into a time machine and ending up in their future or past, we don't have anything like that available. But we do already know some things about time travel, from what we can observe around us. (1) If...
  • Sodom, Pontius Pilate, and archaeology

    12/28/2018 8:16:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/28/2018 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    A modern verification of an ancient event and tangible evidence of an ancient person. And once again, biblical history is verified.Our team of thinkers and writers at the Colson Center are archaeology nerds. Seriously, we get giddy whenever another archaeological discovery sheds light on biblical narratives or confirms their historical accuracy. And even more fun, it seems to happen all the time these days.Keep in mind that biblical faith is grounded in historical events, events to which the Bible testifies. This is one of the factors that sets the Bible apart from other religious texts. Recently, two announcements made illustrate...
  • A Scientific Look at Adam and Eve

    12/13/2018 7:15:24 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 2 replies
    "Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world.” —Joseph H Taylor Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993. This episode examines several recent scientific findings that provide confirmation of an ancient authority. (A powerful 25 minutes, but the most compelling part is from 1:00 to about 6:30).
  • Earth’s Magnetic Field Decaying at an Alarming Rate

    12/11/2018 11:21:44 AM PST · by fishtank · 151 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 12-11-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Earth’s Magnetic Field Decaying at an Alarming Rate December 11, 2018 | David F. Coppedge The biosphere depends on earth’s magnetic field, but it has been decaying rapidly for at least 1500 years. In Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers, Dr Henry Richter describes how the story of the decay of the earth’s magnetic field caught his attention. He had read the monograph by Dr Thomas Barnes in the 1970s, and realized the implications: if the decay is true, the earth could not be billions of years old. He considered the various proposals for maintaining the field, but none of...
  • Top Ten Scientific Flaws In The Theory of Prehistoric Dinosaurs

    ...Due to the principles of gravity, mass, and the limitations of muscular anatomy in any life form, it would not be possible for any animal weighing more than 20,803 pounds to be able to lift its own weight (Holden, 1994). However, the Brontosaurus is supposed to weigh over 70,000 pounds, and other so-called sauropods are supposed to be many times larger than that. Then there is the issue of neck size - a long necked animal of that size would not even be able to lift its neck. Additionally, their blood pressure would be way too high to be able...
  • Synapsids Went Extinct, but Did They Evolve?

    11/29/2018 7:16:24 AM PST · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | November 27, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Synapsids Went Extinct, but Did They Evolve? November 27, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Evolutionists call them “mammal-like reptiles,” but a very large fossil synapsid upsets evolutionary ideas. It was as big as a hippo, and apparently very successful as an animal. New Scientist writes, “Ancient hippo-like reptile was a giant to rival the dinosaurs.” Science Magazine writes, “Giant mammal cousin rivaled early dinosaurs.” What was this creature, exactly? And why are evolutionists so startled by it?
  • "Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation"

    11/25/2018 12:47:12 PM PST · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 24, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    “Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation” By Philip Cottraux I see this one pop up on Twitter from time to time, followed by atheists bragging that they’ve never met a theist who can answer it. Unfortunately, I’ve been unsuccessful tracking down its origin. In some tweets I’ve seen it connected with Sam Harris, but sifting through countless quotes as well as his book The End of Faith (this was a torturous experience) turned up nothing. Like most atheist “gotchas,” this one is riddled with false presumptions. I can already hear skeptics getting to the end of...
  • Biblical end of days prophecy COMES TRUE as fish swim again in Dead Sea

    10/05/2018 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 5th October 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    Ezekiel is a key figure in the Bible and in his end-of-days prophecy, he foresees the Dead Sea flourishing into life – something that is considered to be impossible due to its high salt content. Israeli photojournalist Noam Bedein has reported sightings of marine life in small sinkholes around the Dead Sea, as well as vegetation growing. Photos released by the Dead Sea Revival Project show tiny fish swimming in water that is reportedly from the highly-salinated body of water. Mr Bedein, who works on the Dead Sea Revival Project, which works to preserve the Sea and other Israeli “water...
  • New controversial theory: Past, present, future exist simultaneously

    09/26/2018 10:02:23 PM PDT · by User900 · 51 replies
    bigthink.com ^ | 23 September, 2018 | Paul Ratner
    The block universe theory says that our universe may be looked at as a giant four-dimensional block of spacetime, containing all the things that ever happen, explained Dr. Kristie Miller, the joint director for the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney.In the block universe, there is no "now" or present. All moments that exist are just relative to each other within the three spacial dimensions and one time dimension. Your sense of the present is just reflecting where in the block universe you are at that instance. The "past" is just a slice of the universe at an...
  • Fat Chance: Evolutionists Push Date of Soft Tissue Back 558 Million Years

    09/24/2018 10:45:41 AM PDT · by fishtank · 29 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 9-22-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Fat Chance: Evolutionists Push Date of Soft Tissue Back 558 Million Years September 22, 2018 | David F. Coppedge The latest find of original molecules in a fossil should falsify long ages, but the discoverers use it to celebrate Darwinian evolution.
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • Building a Biblical Paleo-Biogeography Model

    09/11/2018 9:05:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | September 2018 | Jeffrey P Tomkins, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.*
    Building a Biblical Paleo-Biogeography Model September 2018 'Acts and Facts' by Jeffrey P Tomkins, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D.* The recent report of a fossil bird discovered in Wyoming shows another glaring indicator of evolution’s failure to explain the story of life. Scientists analyzed the fossil and realized it’s related to the turaco, a living bird that’s only found in Africa. The Paleocene bird fossil is supposedly 55 million years old, but this coincides with a time when, according to evolutionary timelines, North America and Africa were thousands of miles apart—much as they are positioned today.
  • Evolutionists: 'Oops! We May Have Been Wrong All Along'

    07/03/2018 6:19:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 29, 2018 | John Ellis
    Thanks to a new study, evolutionists and their disciples are having to reexamine some of their most revered dogma. Particularly, evolutionists are now having to make sense of conclusions stating that almost all animal species, as well as humans, showed up on the stage of human history at the same time. One of the constants of science is that science is constantly revising as it is challenged by new data, new theories, and new ways of observing and measuring data, not to mention the changes in scientific ideology molded by larger worldview shifts. Thomas Kuhn's landmark book The Structure of...
  • The Solar System: Old Or Young? Part II

    09/07/2018 9:35:38 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 53 replies
    09/07/2018 | Patriot777
    The larger planets such as Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus remarkably put off more energy than they absorb from our sun. If they were actually in the billions of years of age, should they not have become frozen and expired an incalculable length of time ago. Scientists in this field have come up with many reasons as to the how that these celestial entities kept their heat as far as their theories; however, their noses are firmly planted in a major wall that repels everything they've come up with. Volcanism observed on Jupiter's Io and the geyers with Saturn's Enceladus command...
  • The Solar System: Old Or Young?

    09/05/2018 1:06:59 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    09/05/2018 | Patriot777
    Many scientists firmly believe that our universe and Solar System are billions of years old. However, massive data recorded by 50 years' worth of unmanned probes traversing space shows without a doubt that the planets with their moons and comets are actually very young. Our sun powers through its nuclear fuel, and as such it slowly changes constitution. Famed solar astronomer John A. Eddy was quoted, and others in his field believe billions of years ago the sun was dimmer and thus the Earth became a frozen ball. But Mr. Eddy has also recognized that all our information about the...
  • The problem of the wet Sahara

    08/10/2018 7:45:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted 8-10-18 on CMI. | Michael Oard
    The problem of the wet Sahara by Michael Oard This article is from Journal of Creation 31(1):3–4 April 2017 Both creation and secular geologists agree the earth’s deserts and semi-arid areas were once well watered.1 Creation scientists attribute this to the ponding of water in enclosed basins during the run-off stage of the Flood and greater Ice Age precipitation. During this time the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA, was about 12 times its current area and about 330 m deeper.2 Measuring the ancient shorelines in Death Valley, California, USA (figure 1), shows a lake once filled Death Valley 170...
  • Is Genesis psychology or history? A response to Jordan Peterson

    07/26/2018 11:19:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 38 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Published: 26 July 2018 (GMT+10) | by Lita Cosner and Paul Price
    Is Genesis psychology or history? A response to Jordan Peterson by Lita Cosner and Paul Price Published: 26 July 2018 (GMT+10) We recently listened to a lecture series on the psychological significance of the biblical stories by Dr. Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology at Toronto University. It has taken a long time to distill the hours of lectures down to a form that can be examined in something as short as this article. It was a daunting task! However, the first lecture alone has over 2.5 million views on YouTube, indicating that Peterson’s lectures have a real audience, so it...
  • Is Darwin Still Relevant?

    07/25/2018 2:07:56 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 59 replies
    Evolution News ^ | July 23, 2018 | Geoffrey Simmons
    Is Darwin Still Relevant? Geoffrey Simmons Editor’s note: We are delighted to introduce a new series, “Modernizing Darwin,” cross-posted at Shabbat.com, by Geoffrey Simmons, MD. Dr. Simmons is the author of What Darwin Didn’t Know and Billions of Missing Links. He is a Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture.During Charles Darwin’s time, many educated people still believed in spontaneous generation, meaning that living beings can emerge from non-living things. Maggots arose from rotting meat, amphibians grew from flooded soils, and rats were created by decomposing garbage. In addition, birds were thought to fly to the moon for...
  • Keynote Speech at Biology Conference Falsifies Major Claim of Darwinism

    07/20/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | July 19, 2018 | Sal Cordova
    Keynote Speech at Biology Conference Falsifies Major Claim of Darwinism July 19, 2018 by Sal Cordova Hailed as “the greatest biologist since Darwin,” Ronald Fisher is credited as author of “biology’s central theorem” what is known as Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection.[i] An informally stated corollary of Fisher’s theorem is that a population will continually increase in fitness. However, for decades it has been noted that many populations are declining in fitness. Geneticists such as Michael Lynch[ii], Alexey Kondrashov[iii], Bryan Sykes[iv], and many others have been warning the human genome is crumbling and the damage is likely irreversible. Thus,...