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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Confusion on the Tree of Life

Charles Darwin and some of his predecessors had the notion that long, long ago, there was a single ancestor for all living things. This commenced to reproducing, evolving, and all that good stuff that leads to what we see today. Philosophers drew up "tree of life" diagrams for their imagined progressions. David Attenborough tried to reverently evosplain Darwin's version.

The evolutionary "tree of life" should be burned down. It has many failed branches that are nonsense.
Darwin's "Tree of Life" in flames.
The tree of life concepts make for fun stories to tell when riding the trail or around the campfire, but they do not work. Even if someone decided to set it on fire, some jasper would "hear" Darwin's voice speaking from the burning bush and think he was a secular Moses, reminiscent of Exodus 3:2. Actually, the creationary orchard concept is far more accurate.

There are several examples of convoluted branches that defy evolutionary storytelling. Adding to the confusion is the fact that scientists are in strong disagreement on many aspects. Some of the ideas they've dreamed up make me wonder what scientists (and pretend scientists) have been smoking.


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Wolf-dog hybridization and genetic studies show that there may no longer be a "pure" wolf. The (failed) asteroid impact story that allegedly killed off the dinosaurs is invoked to explain the diversity of fish. How sexless animals evolve is baffling. These, and several other stories of foolish attempts to deny the Creator his due can be found at "Tangled Branches Confound Darwinian Trees" and "More Tangled Branches that Confound Darwinian Trees".



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Volcanoes and the Genesis Flood

The volcanoes that seem to get the most attention are those shaped like steep cones, and have a history of explosive eruptions. Several mountains we see today are actually dormant volcanoes. Mount St. Helens had its big eruption in 1980 and provided support for creation science. It is still considered active.


Secular geologists are unable to explain massive rock deposits from volcanic eruptions. The Genesis Flood models provide some answers.
Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Eruption, June 10, 2018
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However, there are other kinds of volcanoes, and they get attention when they act up. The volcanoes in Hawaii are actually the peaks of mountains with their bases on the ocean floor. When they erupt, they tend to "fountain", and the lava flows are not all that rapid (until the get into downhill gullies and so forth), but toxic fumes and ash are concerns as well as their destructive power. As there are different kinds of volcanoes, there are also different kinds of eruptions and kinds of magma.



The volcanoes we see today and in recent recorded history are actually rather small in impact compared to what happened long ago. Uniformitarian geology cannot explain huge magma deposits that have been found. Instead, the Genesis Flood models reveal what really happened, and that Earth is far younger than secularists want to believe. The world is still settling down all these years after the Flood, but the world is broken (recent reminders in Guatemala, Hawaii, and Yellowstone), and will be restored at the end of all things, as we read in Revelation.
The Mount St. Helens eruption produced an impressive 0.25 cubic miles (1 km3) of volcanic ash. But that is nothing compared to the eruption of Taupo (New Zealand) about 1,800 years ago, which produced 8 cubic miles (35 km3) of ash. Even this is dwarfed by an earlier Yellowstone eruption, soon after the Flood, which produced at least 480 cubic miles (2000 km3) of ash.

Such was the magnitude of these explosions that they blasted away huge holes in the earth, called calderas. The Taupo caldera is now filled by a huge lake, and the Yellowstone “hole” is so big you can only discern its boundaries with the help of satellites.

Yet these eruptions are tiny compared to a different type of volcano that deposited gargantuan stacks of thick layers known as “continental flood basalts.”
To read all of this hot article or download the audio version, click on "Volcanoes — Windows Into Earth’s Past".

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

New Inspiration from Geckos

Geckos, those cute little lizards from 'Straya that look like they're smiling, have already inspired scientists to do some biomimetics. The Master Engineer gave us minds, and also gave us what is called the dominion mandate that includes learning from nature and applying what we can to our lives.


Scientists are drawing biomimetics inspiration from gecko skin.
Credit: Clker clipart
Of course, smart-from-the-beginning-of-creation humans have been copying from nature for a mighty long time, but it took modern technological advances to be able to find out how these critters operate. Just when they thought they could leave the lab and go home, they were stopped at the door for more study.

The skin of geckos repels water quite handily. More than that, it is antibacterial! What does that mean for us? Glad you asked. There are several potential applications, including medical science, where implants would repel potential infections. Once again, Darwinian concepts strain credulity. The gecko gives silent testimony to creation.
Now scientists from universities in Queensland, Australia, including the husband-and-wife team of Drs Gregory and Jolanta Watson, have analyzed the box-patterned gecko, Lucasium steindachneri. They discovered equally remarkable fine structure on gecko skin. But instead of attracting, it repels. The skin is covered with tiny dome-shaped scales about 250 microns (µm) in diameter in a hexagonal pattern . . .In between the scales, the skin is also covered with spinules.

The nano-scale tips mean that dirt particles have only a tiny surface to stick to, so the skin stays clean. The hairs also repel any water, making the skin hydrophobic (from Greek meaning ‘water-fearing’). The tiny domes are also important, because tiny water droplets will roll into the valleys between the domes. Gravity and wind makes these droplets roll more, and they clean off dirt in the process.
To read the rest (especially the fascinating antibacterial part), click on "Drops explode off gecko skin — Gecko skin microstructure also kills bacteria".





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Monday, June 18, 2018

Ancient Earth Water at the Gun Range

Time and again, some of us wonder at the material submitted for publication in science journals. My suspicion is that secularists are getting increasingly desperate because their deep time and evolutionary tales are falling apart before their eyes.


A recent feckless guess about how water reached Earth was tested at the NASA gun range.
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Biblical creationists maintain that Earth had water right from the get-go, but that doesn't fit with the deep time narrative. Naturalists have convoluted stories about ancient Earth, its Hadean days of being way too hot, the "faint young sun" problem, and so on. One of the problems these jaspers made for themselves is how water got here. Many guesses have been floated (heh!). A recent bit of feckless research suggests that water got here because of accretion and impacts from water-laden asteroids and comets.



The "researchers" tested this at NASA's Ames Vertical Gun Range with light-gas projectile launchers and loads that they guessed would be about right. The whole concept may have been suitable for publication in 1930s science fiction pulp magazines, but I'll be switched with snakes if I can figure why this was considered to be serious science worth publishing. Well, except for being yet another attempt to deny the Creator's work and a young earth. That makes things all better. Darwin needs time for his conjurations to work, remember.
You can’t just fire bullets at pumice and claim that Earth got its oceans that way.

Talk about weird science. Two guys at Brown University went to a shooting range to figure out how Earth got its water. But is their theory all wet?

First, they realize that explaining that has been difficult. From their paper in Science Advances, R. Terik Daly and Peter H. Schultz say,
To find out the details, click on "Did Earth Get Its Water from Meteor Squirt Guns?"

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dinosaur Tissue Preservation and the Iron Maiden

If you want to get the hands at the Darwin Ranch on the prod, just mention dinosaur soft tissues. This is because soft tissues in dinosaurs and other critters is a threat to old earth uniformitarianism. From there, particles-to-parasaurolophus evolution is severely inconvenienced. There are several articles on that subject here as well as other biblical creationist sites.


Dr. Kevin Anderson is interviewed on Real Science Radio about dinosaur soft tissues
Metallized triceratops profile derived from an image a Pixabay from Dimitris Vetsikas
Ever since Mary "Iron Maiden" Schweitzer got fame for herself because of dinosaur soft tissues, evolutionists at the Darwin Ranch have been running the excuse mill at full steam. (They don't even get overtime pay from their cheap bosses.) One of the premier excuses was formed by Schweitzer: iron as a preservative.

Dr. Kevin Anderson was interviewed by Bob Enyart on Real Science Radio. (Dr. Anderson is one of the scientists in Is Genesis History? My review is here.) You see, Dr. Schweitzer reckons that iron in blood keeps tissues somewhat intact for millions of Darwin years (this is why the guys at RSR refer to her as the "iron maiden"). She kept the tissue and blood sample in pristine conditions for a spell, then extrapolated backward for millions of Darwin years. Although a professing Christian, Schweitzer's primary commitment seems to be toward atheistic interpretations of science. That might explain why she does science like other owlhoots riding for the Darwin brand, which is to ignore important factors and commit sloppy science. At least she's not obnoxious like so many evolutionists on teh interweb.

Something else that was discussed is radiometric dating, especially carbon-14. Darwin's disciples often insist that radiometric dating is reliable despite the great disparity in results from various methods, and the fact that rocks of known ages are dated at millions of years. Carbon-14 is found in coal and diamonds, but evolutionists wave away that fact by denigrating the skill of technicians in the labs, claiming "contamination". (Were you there? Did you see something done wrong? Do you have your own lab so you can do better, Hoss?) Then they claim that carbon-14 dating is impeccable when the results are in their favor. Two standards, no waiting in their attempts to reject the Creator.

Seems to me that I've given enough introductory material. It's time to let you hear the two podcasts in question. Both are free to hear online or to download. (Disclaimer: Bob Enyart is an advocate of "open theism", so I do not recommend his theological material.) As a bonus, a video of Dr. Anderson discussing the iron as a preservative rescuing device follows.

Slaying the Iron Maiden: Mary Schweitzer's Vulnerability





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Friday, June 15, 2018

Bajau Divers and False Evolution Claims

If you get a notion to saddle up and ride over to see the Bajau people, you have an impressive horse that can swim long distances. They are mighty fond of the sea. They primarily live around Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines. Some live most of the time on water and travel around, earning the nickname "sea nomads", while others settled on land. Those who live on land became handy with livestock, and they were tagged as "cowboys of the East". I'd like to see them in action. The history of the Bajaus is rather mysterious, but mayhaps that's to be expected from sea nomads.

Research on Bajau people claimed evolution, but the claim was bad logic and incomplete research.
Vinta boat of Bajau people
Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Torben Venning (CC BY 2.0)
Another of their skills is the ability to dive deep and hold their breaths for long periods of time. Gotta get them sea cucumbers and pearls, don'tcha know, and do some underwater hunting. Research was done, and it was found that they have larger spleens that their neighbors. The study was touted as "evolution", and the obedient owlhoots in the secular press rushed to publish the story. Hail Darwin, blessed be!

It is actually a study of incomplete science that had a good start, question-begging by assuming evolution to prove evolution, and woefully incomplete research. They had no business even calling it "evolution" in the first place. Good scientists doesn't announce a big discovery when they didn't do the job, you savvy? Further, they should realize that the Master Engineer created living things with the capability of adaptation.
Bajau divers of the Central Sulawesi peninsula in Indonesia are able to hold their breath and dive to amazing depths of over 200 feet using only rock weights and hand-made wooden goggles. Researchers recently compared the Bajaus’ spleen size to that of their neighbors and found the Bajaus’ are considerably larger, and that this increased size may extend the time divers can hold their breath. We learn two things from this study: 1) larger spleens may be one remarkable way Bajau bodies have self-adjusted to fit the conditions of working underwater, and 2) we observe how circular evolutionary reasoning can influence conclusions in scientific research.
To dive into the rest of the article, click on "Bajau Diver Study: Example of Circular Reasoning". Also, if you like learning about folks, you may want to read "Peoples of the World — The Bajau People".


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nylon-Eating Bacteria and Adaptation

Nylon has existed since 1935, and it was discovered in the late 20th century that some strains of bacteria eat the stuff. Later, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was caused through human intervention to also join the luncheon. The discovery of nylonase (the popular name for enzymes used by these bacteria to degrade nylon) has been proclaimed as strong evidence of microbes to microbiologist evolution.

Nylon-eating bacteria are evidence of adaptability designed by the Creator.
Credit: CDC / Janice Haney Carr
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As is common in evolution-promoting research, important elements have been overlooked. Also, newer studies by biblical creationists indicates that bacteria, like other living organisms, are engineered to adapt. In this case, the mechanisms were already put in place for the consumption of nylon by our Creator. Extrapolating such changes are a common conflation tactic by Darwin's disciples to promote universal common descent evolution. There is no reason to think that changes are due to Darwinian randomness. Indeed, the changes are indications against that, and support design — they were engineered that way.

We have several articles from 2015 to examine. I'll allow that they are far above my skill level, although I did get something out of them anyway. These are presented for people who have strong science education in such areas. Let's start with the introduction to the first article, and then I'll link to the lot of them. Of course, village evolutionists on the web will ignore the evidence (some persist in calling creationist scientists "liars" instead of intelligently dealing intelligently with the material), but you can keep this handy for reference if you encounter someone honestly seeking this information.
The manufacture of nylon-6 generates waste materials not present before in nature which several bacterial species can degrade. Three enzymes (E-I, E-II, and E-III), able to hydrolyse various amide bonds in these waste substances were shown to be responsible for these processes. The optimized versions of these enzymes are likely to have arisen within a few decades, mostly under selection in a laboratory. In the first of this 4-part series we show that this waste degradation is not evidence for purposeless evolution but is consistent with a creation model of flexible organisms and ecologies, front-loaded to be adaptable to future environments and contingencies. A summary of the extensive literature on ‘nylon-eating bacteria’ is offered herein, followed in parts 2 and 3 by key publications dealing with the origin of the key modified enzymes. This background overview then permits the essence of the matter to be analysed in part 4 using Coded Information System Theory, where we argue that the most sophisticated information processing architectures are multi-purpose, open systems, which are a clear indication of design and not chance.
To finish this first article, click on "Nylon-eating bacteria: part 1—discovery and significance". Following that:
On a side note, this is yet another refutation of the risible claim that creationist scientist are not "real" scientists — and the articles above from just two writing for Creation Ministries International.

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