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  • Evolution and Catholicism

    08/01/2018 4:51:12 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 10 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 08/01/2018 | Chris Pryor
    We are joined tonight by Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP. from Thomistic Evolution. Fr. Nicanor is a biologist and a Dominican priest committed to the idea that evolution is completely compatible with traditional Thomistic theology. His fantastic site can be found at: http://www.thomisticevolution.org/about-us/
  • I will convince you of a fact-based God in less than 1,500 words

    08/01/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 73 replies
    personal blog and YouTube video ^ | 8/1/2018 | John Conlin
    Of Course God exists The Conlin Challenge - I will convince you of a fact-based, as opposed to a faith-based God in less than 1,500 words So you believe in science, eh? Excellent, so do I. One aspect of this scientific thinking is a laissez-faire attitude towards results. A person who truly follows a scientific-way of thinking shouldn’t care one way or the other about a certain experiment; they simply attempt to map reality and by definition must follow the facts wherever they lead. True followers of science are therefore immune to allowing personal biases to infect their professional thinking....
  • 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,...
  • Why governments are unique -- and dangerous

    07/19/2018 11:03:20 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/2018 | John Conlin
    In the flow of this 3.8 billion-year-old river of life it is death, not life, that drives evolution. Death is that which sculpts the flow of life. In the marketplace of business it is failure, not success, that shapes, sculpts and hones that which survives. Whether it is an inability to survive in ever-changing physical conditions or an inability to convince enough people to purchase your goods or services at the price you require, demise of the entity controls and shapes what remains. Death and failure are the invisible hands that ensure these systems remain somewhat in balance. They put...
  • Researchers reconstruct the genome of the ‘first animal’

    07/14/2018 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 54 replies
    IMPC ^ | 7/9/2018 | Jordi Paps
    Humans and mice share approximately 98% of genes, and have similar physiology and anatomy. This is because we share a relatively recent common ancestor, around 80 million-years-ago. In contrast, the ancestor of all animals lived over 500 million-years-ago. As genomic data becomes available for more animal species a detailed family tree can be created, allowing novel insight into the genomes of long extinct species. In the guest post below Jordi Paps summarises recent research that attempts to reconstruct the genome of the ‘first animal’ by using the genomic data available on living animals. The first animals emerged on Earth at...
  • A Collision in Space 466 Million Years Ago Is Still Hurling Asteroids at Earth

    07/05/2018 9:49:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | January 26, 2017 | Josh Hrala
    Astronomers have found that the majority of meteorites that regularly fall into Earth's atmosphere today are the result of an asteroid collision that took place 466 million years ago. Using chemical analysis from rock samples around the world, the team discovered that before that colossal collision, Earth experienced impacts from many different types of meteorite, meaning that our planet's history with meteorites is far more complex than we thought. After examining the chemical makeup of these chrome-spinels, the team found that 34 percent of the pre-collision micrometeorites were primitive achondrites, a type of meteorite that only makes up 0.45 percent...
  • 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...
  • Hillsong Worship Pastor’s Evolution Comments Spark Fierce Debate Among Christians

    06/28/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT · by Theo · 65 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 06/26/2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hillsong Church has, over the years, hardly avoided the limelight, often finding itself at the center of hotly-contested debates. Now one of its biggest leaders is running headlong into the creation debate. Joel Houston, eldest son of the Sydney-based church’s founders, lead musician in the worship band Hillsong United, and co-pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, tweeted Monday that “evolution is undeniable.”
  • Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At The Same Time

    06/10/2018 2:20:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 231 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 30 May 2018, | Nicole Arce
    Landmark new research that involves analyzing millions of DNA barcodes has debunked much about what we know today about the evolution of species. In a massive genetic study, senior research associate at the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University Mark Stoeckle and University of Basel geneticist David Thaler discovered that virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time. More specifically, they found out that 9 out of 10 animal species on the planet came to being at the same time as humans did some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. "This conclusion...
  • Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

    05/29/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 77 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 28, 2018 | Marlowe Hood
    Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge? ------- The study's most startling result, perhaps, is that nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. "This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could," Thaler told AFP.
  • Top 3 Reasons Why the Popular Evolution Story Is a Myth

    05/18/2018 8:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | F. LaGard Smith
    We have Charles Darwin to thank for opening our eyes to the forces of natural selection so useful today in medical research, healthcare, and technology. But Darwin also did us a great disservice, all too blithely extrapolating from observable "bounded" evolution to his Grand Theory of microbe-to-man "unbounded" evolution. In a nutshell, Darwin speculated that, since there is evolution within well-defined species, then all species must surely be the result of evolution. Logical enough, but simply wrong. Darwin's extrapolation is fraught with a host of problems, at least one of which—in three particulars—is fatal to his Grand Theory.That fatal flaw?...
  • We are stewards of the planet. It is time we stepped to the plate.

    05/07/2018 9:28:53 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/7/2018 | John Conlin
    I live along the Front Range of Colorado and I frequently hike in the foothills with my trusty dog. It is a common experience to look east onto the plains and on the horizon be able to clearly discern the curve of the earth. For those who have never had this experience, it can be quite an epiphany. Right there before your eyes you can actually see the curve of the globe of this wonderful place we call home.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Enough With the Monkey Business

    03/01/2018 11:48:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | February 24, 2018 | Brian Kelly
    "Concerning human evolution, the Church has a more definite teaching. It allows for the possibility that man’s body developed from previous biological forms, under God’s guidance, but it insists on the special creation of his soul. Pope Pius XII declared that ‘the teaching authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions . . . take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter—[but] the Catholic...
  • We are evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene that may stop us from becoming addicted to alcohol

    02/23/2018 5:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cecile Borkhararia
    Humans may be evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene to protect against alcoholism. That's according to a new study that looked at a variant of a gene that makes booze intolerable to the body. Scientists claim this gene variant is being favoured by evolution - and, in time, could stop us from drinking alcohol in the future.
  • God vs. Evolution in U.S. Public Schools - William Jennings Bryan in 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial

    02/18/2018 12:17:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Cal State ^ | 1925 | William Jennings Bryan
    Religion is not hostile to learning; Christianity has been the greatest patron learning has ever had. But Christians know that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" now just as it has been in the past, and they therefore oppose the teaching of guesses that encourage godlessness among the students. Do bad doctrines corrupt the morals of students? We have a case, Mr. Darrow, one of the most distinguished criminal lawyers in our land, was engaged about a year ago in defending two rich men's sons who were on trial for as dastardly a murder as was...
  • He got Creation Museum, Ark built in Kentucky, but he can’t speak on Oklahoma campus

    02/14/2018 12:13:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Kentucky Herald Leader ^ | 02/14/2018 | GREG KOCHER
    The president and founder of Kentucky’s Creation Museum in Petersburg and the Ark Encounter in Williamstown has been dropped as a speaker at the University of Central Oklahoma after a LGBT group objected. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, had been scheduled to speak March 5 at the public university in Edmond, Okla. Stockton Duvall, student body president at the university, took responsibility for the decision to rescind Ham’s invitation after learning of the opposition to his visit. Duvall told The Oklahoman newspaper that a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning group opposed Ham’s visit because of his view...
  • Creation vs Evolution: The Bombardier Beetle Challenge

    02/09/2018 11:46:16 AM PST · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | February 8, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation vs Evolution: The Bombardier Beetle Challenge February 8, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Bombardier beetles made the news again this week. Creation scientists have long used them to challenge evolutionary theory. Can the Darwinians fight back? Watch a funny video on National Geographic of a barfing toad. The toad made the mistake of sneaking up on a bombardier beetle and snatching it with its tongue before the beetle could fire its weapons. It’s not hard to imagine what happened inside the toad’s stomach, because a few minutes later, the toad gags and vomits out the beetle, practically turning its...
  • Modern humans left Africa much earlier

    01/26/2018 12:56:22 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 January 2018 | Pallab Ghosh
    Researchers have identified the remains of the earliest known modern humans to have left Africa. New dating of fossils from Israel indicates that our species (Homo sapiens) lived outside Africa around 185,000 years ago, some 80,000 years earlier than the previous evidence. Details appear in the journal Science. The co-lead researcher, Prof Israel Hershkovitz, told BBC News that the discovery would fundamentally alter ideas of recent human evolution. "We have to rewrite the whole story of human evolution, not just for our own species but all the other species that lived outside of Africa at the time," the researcher, from...
  • Change Your Mind on Darwinism, Get Expelled

    12/02/2017 12:14:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 12/02/2017 | by Jerry Bergman, PhD
    I have written three rather lengthy books about discrimination against scientists who dared to question the validity of Darwinism, more commonly known as Darwin Dissidents.[1] C.S. Lewis predicted that Darwinists would become totalitarians when he was alive, and history has proved him correct.[2] One recent case is that of the distinguished paleontologist, Dr. Günter Bechly, a world expert on fossil insects, who was forced to resign [a tactful way to say he was fired] as curator for the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Then, as a result, he was censored from Wikipedia. The editors at Wikipedia attempted...
  • Confusing the Evolution Debate (Most Americans would not object to all sides being taught)

    10/04/2017 7:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Of all the Western nations, Americans are the least likely to believe in evolution, according to a recent survey. Still, some applauded when even more recent statistics apparently showed that support for creationism had dropped below 40% in America. Still, at 38%, one has to wonder how precise those numbers are. America has had a history of fundamentalist Protestantism. The Puritans were not like the wavering Anglicans whom they fled. Nor would they take suggestions from the Pope. This streak has informed our country from its inception. And, contrary to present disdain, that influence was often for the good....