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  • No Harm, No Foul — What If Darwinism Were Excised from Biology?

    12/04/2019 8:54:07 AM PST · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Some biologists might shudder at the thought of eliminating Darwinism from their scientific work. A “Darwin-ectomy” sounds more painful than a tonsillectomy or appendectomy. To hard-core evolutionists, it might sound like a cephalectomy (removal of the head)! If Darwinism is as essential to biology as Richard Dawkins or Jerry Coyne argues, then removing evolutionary words and concepts should make research incomprehensible. If, on the other hand, Darwinism is more of a “narrative gloss” applied to the conclusions after the scientific work is done, as the late Philip Skell observed, then biology would survive the operation just fine. It might even...
  • The Biochemistry Challenge to Darwin

    11/23/2019 6:18:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2019 | By John Dale Dunn, MD, JD
    The commenters responses to my book review of Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, by Physical Chemist, Spectrometrist Researcher Dr. Marcos Eberlin were, in many cases, well informed and insightful, but one extraordinary commentary was provided by Dr. Ronald Cherry of  East Tennessee, who is board certified in four specialties of medicine and an energetic researcher in matters of biochemical cellular physiology and micro anatomy and physiology. Dr. Cherry provided me with a commentary  titled “Zero Probability for Self-Generated Life” that I found compelling and worth summarizing and discussing for the many who are interested...
  • Creationism’s Debt to Prof. Phillip Johnson (1940-2019), Author of Darwin on Trial

    11/04/2019 12:28:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 11/04/2019 | David Coppedge
    Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019) was a unifying figure, but not a compromiser. A unique and wise influencer, his strategy will continue.Op-ed by David CoppedgeWhen I heard yesterday that Dr Phillip Johnson had passed away November 2, I was saddened, but I knew that his influence was alive and well. As “godfather” of the intelligent design movement (not “father” since design arguments go back to antiquity, and the phrase “intelligent design” predates him1), Johnson’s influence was indubitably profound for ID. But how about for creationism? There have been a few creationists who have been critical of his approach, thinking he...
  • Phoenix police: Man upset at upstairs neighbors fires gun into ceiling, shoots himself

    10/07/2019 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    AZ Republic LINK ONLY | 10/07/2019 | Gabriella Khalaj
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  • 60 years into Darwinism, there's one mystery we still can't explain

    08/30/2019 9:08:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | 08/30/2019 | Barbara Kay
    Back when the world was young, I was taught that four visionaries’ theories shaped modernity: Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. Of them, only Einstein’s could be subjected to scientific scrutiny. The rest remained hypotheses, resistant to such standard scientific tests as falsifiability, replicability and predictability, but so beautiful in their comprehensiveness that the intelligentsia accepted them for what they were not: settled science. Time has proven unkind to Freud’s and Marx’s theories, but very kind to Darwinism. Why? Shhh. If you dare to ask, you invite ridicule. Because the minute one expresses doubt about Darwin’s basic...
  • How to Accept Darwinism: Deny Reality

    08/15/2019 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 8/14/2019 | Jerry Bergman
    Leading Science Magazine Questions Reality by Jerry Bergman, PhD The New Scientist cover story from August 3-9, 2019, reads, “Reality: The Greatest Illusion of All.” It is subtitled, “How Evolution has Blinded us to the Truth About the World.” I have often come across this theme in my reading. It usually goes like this: ‘The world, especially all forms of life, look very much like they were designed, but this is an illusion because we know that all life and the universe itself evolved.’[1] The author of the New Scientist article, University of California Professor Donald Hoffman, extends this logic...
  • Charles Darwin ‘Repents’ for Evolution Theory During Chat With Russian Priest

    08/07/2019 5:08:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 2019
    Charles Darwin has apparently repented for his landmark theory of evolution — according to a Russian Orthodox priest who says he recently spoke with the famed British naturalist. Darwin theorized that modern humans are descended from apes in his 1871 book “The Descent of Man.” His writings formed the foundations of modern-day evolutionary biology, a school of thought that roiled religious leaders and still has opponents in the church today. “I am not a fan of his monkey theory, so as a priest, I was interested in talking to him,” said Artemy Vladimirov, an archpriest at Moscow’s Alekseyevsky Stavropegial Female...
  • Gilroy Shooter Promoted Social Darwinist Screed

    08/06/2019 1:21:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Might is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest is a book most people have never even heard of, but it has had an enduring history on the fringes of American thought and ideology. Originally published in Chicago in 1896, it has been reprinted many times over the past 125 years, including online and as an audiobook. The identity of “Ragnar Redbeard” is not known with certainty, though most credit an obscure writer named Arthur Desmond with authorship (a few claim noted author Jack London had a role in its writing, but there is little evidence to support it). The...
  • Man Dies After Taking Cheaper Insulin to Save Money

    08/05/2019 8:53:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 74 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | The Mighty
    After aging out of his family health insurance and switching to a cheaper over-the-counter insulin sold at Walmart, a young man with type 1 diabetes has died. Josh Wilkerson was 27 when he died this past June, The Independent reported Monday. When he turned 26 and became too old to remain on his stepfather’s health insurance, his other option was health insurance provided by his workplace, a dog kennel in Virginia. But that plan didn’t cover his $1,200 per month insulin costs. So in late 2018 he began using the ReliOn brand insulin sold over the counter at Walmart, which...
  • Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Tanimbar islands in Banda Sea - USGS / Reuters

    06/23/2019 8:18:53 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 47 replies
    USGS ^ | June 24, 2019 Manila Time | usgs
    Another big one in the East Pacific region, coupled with seemingly extra volcanic activity over the past couple of months. More and more earth scientists are observing evidence of the pole shift phenomenon that is about due in geologic time scale
  • A Darwinist Deconstructs the Declaration of Independence

    05/17/2019 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 16 replies
    Evolution News ^ | May 14, 2019 | David Klinghoffer
    A Darwinist Deconstructs the Declaration of Independence David Klinghoffer | @d_klinghoffer May 14, 2019 Stephen Meyer has written here about how the ideas framed by the Declaration of Independence, the “sources of our rights as citizens,” are rooted in design thinking. There is one source that is more basic than any other, yet that receives less than the attention it deserves. I refer to the idea that there is an intelligent creator who can be known by reason from nature, a key tenet underlying the Declaration of Independence — as well as, curiously, the modern theory of intelligent design. As...
  • Giving Up Darwin

    05/16/2019 8:24:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 1, 2019 | David Gelernter
    Giving Up Darwin By: David Gelernter Download Article PDF Posted: May 1, 2019 This article appeared in: Volume XIX, Number 2, Spring 2019 Darwinian evolution is a brilliant and beautiful scientific theory. Once it was a daring guess. Today it is basic to the credo that defines the modern worldview. Accepting the theory as settled truth—no more subject to debate than the earth being round or the sky blue or force being mass times acceleration—certifies that you are devoutly orthodox in your scientific views; which in turn is an essential first step towards being taken seriously in any part...
  • Large bird attacks and kills its fallen owner in Florida

    04/14/2019 6:12:44 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 86 replies
    MSN,CBS,AP ^ | 4/14/2019 | not shown
    ALACHUA, Fla. (AP) — A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his property in Florida, authorities said Saturday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on the property near Gainesville, likely using its long claws. The victim, whose name was not released, was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said.
  • Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism

    04/05/2019 10:40:41 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 4-5-19 | Dr Jerry Bergman
    Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism April 5, 2019 by Dr Jerry Bergman The belief that some people are born in bodies of the wrong sex was challenged by a recent scientific study claiming this condition amounted to what the researchers termed “rapid onset gender dysphoria.” Dysphoria means “a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting”—a disorder, in other words, implying an unnatural state, as opposed to euphoria, “a state of intense happiness and self-confidence.” The finding would appear to agree with Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, quoted by Jesus, who said, “From the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and...
  • Discovery Institute’s 2019 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

    04/04/2019 2:21:17 PM PDT · by Heartlander
    Discovery Institute ^ | January 2019 | Multple
    Discovery Institute’s 2019 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith Videos are now online James Tour: The Mystery of the Origin of Life Eric Metaxas: The Miracle of the Universe Stephen Meyer: God and the Origin of the Universe Jay Richards: The Privileged Planet Stephen Meyer: Darwin’s Doubt
  • Darwin's Doubt: Ben Shapiro interviews Intelligent Design advocate Stephen Meyer

    03/26/2019 1:38:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Evolution News ^ | March 25, 2019, | David Klinghoffer
    When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been...
  • Darwinism Inspired China’s Communist Holocaust: (tr) Inspired by Darwinism

    03/20/2019 9:28:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 3-18-19 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Darwinism Inspired China’s Communist Holocaust: The Horrors of Communist China’s Holocaust Inspired by Darwinism March 18, 2019 | Jerry Bergman by Jerry Bergman PhD As history separates us from Darwin’s death, the media is more willing to expose the harm of his ideas. This, plus the release of once-sealed records have revealed a great deal about the atrocities of recent history. This is the case of the horrors of Mao Zedong in Communist China.[1] That Darwin was a major influence in communist China should not surprise us. Darwin not only supported the survival-of-the-fittest ideology, but even divided humanity into distinct...
  • 500-million-year-old worm 'superhighway' discovered in Canada

    03/05/2019 9:57:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    USASK ^ | 2/26/2019
    The sea bed in the deep ocean during the Cambrian period was thought to have been inhospitable to animal life because it lacked enough oxygen to sustain it. But research published in the scientific journal Geology reveals the existence of fossilized worm tunnels dating back to the Cambrian period­­ 270 million years before the evolution of dinosaurs. The discovery, by USask professor Brian Pratt, suggests that animal life in the sediment at that time was more widespread than previously thought. The worm tunnels—burrows where worms lived and munched through the sediment—are invisible to the naked eye. But Pratt “had a...
  • PBS Unmasks Darwinian Eugenics

    02/25/2019 8:10:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-24-19 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    PBS Unmasks Darwinian Eugenics Dr Jerry Bergman reviews the new PBS documentary on one of the evils of Darwinism, The Eugenics Crusade. Finally, One of the Evils of Darwinism Has Gone Mainstream by Dr Jerry Bergman 2-24-19 A new PBS documentary, The Eugenics Crusade, begins with Darwin, who inspired his cousin, Francis Galton, who spent his life developing Darwinian eugenics with the hope that it would be used to make both better people and a better society. To do this, Francis Galton was inspired by the “work of his half cousin Charles Darwin [who] believed that evolution was this natural...
  • Germany: Elderly man who aided migrant influx gets kicked from his own flat to accommodate migrants

    02/16/2019 2:06:33 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | 2/16/19
    An elderly social worker “who helped with Germany’s migrant influx in 2015 must move out of the flat he has lived in for 24 years. A 1990’s court ruling allows German municipalities to evict tenants to accommodate refugees if other options are exhausted. The senior German reportedly does not understand the municipality’s demands.” 74-year-old Klaus Roth states forlornly: “I put a lot of money and work into the apartment. I renovated it from scratch all by myself.” Note also that “Roth also has trouble moving after two intervertebral disc surgeries.” Like so many, Klaus Roth thought he was being kind,...