Evolutionary Truth by Piltdown Superman

Welcome to the home of "The Question Evolution Project". There is no truth in goo-to-you evolution. We are bombarded with dubious evidence for the "fact" of evolution. Contrary evidence is suppressed. That is against the true spirit of scientific inquiry. Using an unregistered assault keyboard, articles and links to creation science resources are presented here so people can learn something besides materialistic propaganda. — Established by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Friday, October 21, 2016

Dinosaurs Showing their True Colors?

Dinosaur models, movies, animatronics, and so on have been pretty much up to the imagination. Since they were "terrible lizards", we pretty much got lizard looks with greens and grays. Of course, that nasty frilled thing in the first Jurassic Park movie had some color. But how does anyone know? With developments in science and technology, we seem to be getting a mite closer.

Exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur remnants have been used to detect the critter's colors. This is possible because the materials used could not have lasted 120 million years. Sorry, Darwin.
Modified stamps of dinosaurs from my collection, issued by the Commonwealth of Dominica
A certain well-preserved dinosaur had enough pigments, proteins, and skin that gave scientists something to work with, and they have a pretty good idea how that bad boy was colored. Fortunately, their assigned age has to be wrong, else their source material would have been long destroyed. Interesting that they didn't try to date the proteins, though. Probably because they know it would show that Earth isn't as old as Darwinistas want, it was created much more recently.
Scientists mapped the color shading of a particularly well-preserved Chinese fossil—a Psittacosaurus [sit uh kuh SAWR us]—onto several three-dimensional, lifelike models of the dinosaur. They discovered that the extent of lighter areas on its belly matched that of today's animals that live in shaded areas, like beneath trees, as opposed to open plains. In the process, the researchers confirmed pigment and protein remnants in the fossil skin that should have decayed long ago if they were really millions of years old.

This pristine, small dinosaur fossil came from China's Jehol Biota, fossil beds to which secular geologists attach an age of over 120 million years based on when they believe some of its now-fossilized creatures were alive and evolving. But if that many years actually elapsed since sediments suddenly buried this entire animal, then how could it still contain the short-lived biochemicals that made its skin color darker on its back? How could it still have what appear to be remnants of the proteins that make its reptilian scales still bumpy?
Don't be sore, Dinah. You can read the rest by clicking on "Scales, Colors, Proteins in Dinosaur Skin".

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Proteins Detected on Stone Tools in Jordan

Yet still another conundrum for atoms-to-anthropologist evolution happened with stone tools found in Jordan. These are considered "stone age" (a term that actually is the product of imagination to support evolutionary beliefs), dated at 250,000 Darwin years ago. There are two problems for the Darwinistas.

One problem is that certain tools were selected for testing, and proteins were found and identified. They were killing and carving up meat.

Stone tools with protein residue have thrown off evolutionary timelines. This kind of thing is happening rather frequently.
Image modified from Clker clipart
 "Big deal. So they forgot to throw their utensils in the dishwasher."

Aye, there's the rub, pilgrim. Cleanliness and all mod cons (modern conveniences) aside, those proteins should not have lasted for such a huge amount of time. This is yet another item to add to the list of faulty deep-time dating methods. In addition, humans were created as intelligent beings. Evolutionists wrongly presuppose evolution, which would mean that archaic humans had not evolved intelligence yet.
Would you expect pieces of meat to survive on flakes of rock in the desert for 250,000 years?

Modern humans are typically dated from 200,000 years ago to the present, according to the evolutionary timeline. Stone tools found in Jordan from “human-like species” older than moderns still have identifiable protein remains of the animals the hunters slaughtered with the tools, according to a press release from the University of Victoria:  
To read the press release and the rest of the article, click on "Protein Residue Found on Hominin Stone Tools". 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Faulty Evolutionary Reasoning on the Genetic Code

When the hands at the Darwin Ranch head into town from Deception Pass, don't play cards with them; they have a reputation for dealing from the bottom of the deck. Although common-ancestor evolution is supposed to be upward and increasing in complexity, these owlhoots have the notion that a loss of function or information is evidence for evolution! They use a similar bad argument about the genetic code.

Apparently the amazingly complex genome is not complex enough to suit some people, therefore, evolution. Yes, they really think that way.
Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
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Your computer uses a binary code to do all its amazing (and sometimes annoying) functions. The genetic code is quarternary, which is far more complex. From that, a passel of things develop with various RNA molecules, proteins, enzymes, and the like. Evolutionists claim that the specified complexity of the DNA language is not complex enough, so there's no need for the Creator. These same educated people should know that any code or language requires a mind behind it, and the mind of God is far beyond ours. In addition, there is a great deal that remains unknown in this area, but evolutionists lack humility and make pronouncements anyway.
When I was taking my first General Chemistry class as an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, I never realized that my professor was the codiscoverer of the 21st amino acid. Amino acids are the individual building blocks that make up proteins. Each amino acid is important in making the right protein because one amino acid change can lead to diseases like sickle-cell anemia. While there are myriad amino acids, the standard genetic code found in living things only incorporates 20 of those amino acids. Discovery of the 21st amino acid (called selenocysteine) was significant because of the possibility to elucidate new protein combinations. Since discovery of the 21st amino acid (along with the 22nd amino acid pyrrolysine), we now know not all organisms incorporate these extra amino acids and some only rarely do so. The genetic code is very important because it turns the information in our DNA into proteins that do all the work in every single cell. If the genetic code is altered significantly, then life cannot exist.

What Is the Genetic Code?

Evolutionists frequently cite the genetic code’s universality as proof of evolution from a common ancestor. The genetic code is the series of nucleotides that encode for a particular amino acid. Nucleotides are the Adenine, Cytosine, Guanosine, and Thymine (ACGT) present in your DNA. During a process called transcription, the information from DNA is synthesized into RNA. When transcription occurs, all Thymines in DNA are replaced with Uracils in RNA. It is difficult to say exactly how many different kinds of RNA molecules exist,1 but the three forms of RNA important for the production of proteins from genes are messenger RNA (mRNA), ribosomal RNA (rRNA), and transfer RNA (tRNA).  
To read the rest, click on "Is a Limited Genetic Code Proof That God Is Not Required?" It's your deal.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Creationism and Child Abuse

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Feral atheists and evolutionists are upset when Christians and creationists teach children about the Bible and creation, so they call it "indoctrination" — and "child abuse". Those really take the rag off the bush, since they're emotion-provoking falsehoods. Meanwhile, children get materialistic indoctrination in government-run schools. Most likely, they know what Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) said, "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

Atheists hate biblical creation so much, they imperiously proclaim that for Christians and creationists to teach the Bible to our children is "child abuse". Such "reasoning" and bigotry are dismantled.
School Teacher, Jan Steen, 1668
Laurence Krauss, Clinton Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, and others have expressed their imperious outrage that Christians would have the unmitigated gall to teach our children in accordance with our beliefs. Yes, it's wrong to deliberately lie to children when teaching, so we can agree with Krauss on that point. The rest of the claims of these tinhorns is simply prejudicial conjecture and bigotry. Further, for them to say that teachings they dislike are child abuse cheapens the term and cause it to have less of an impact when discussing real child abuse.

What do they want taught? I've summarized it as teaching that the universe inexplicably came from nothing (which is really something conveniently redefined as "nothing") by chance. From there, stars and planets formed. Abiogenesis happened, life evolved triumphantly upward, all by time, chance, random processes, copying mistakes (mutations), and so on. There is no Creator, no Judgement, no final justice or reward, no punishment of the wicked. When you die, you're worm food. There is no purpose. Yeah, Pilgrim, that's an atheistic message of hope. If you want to say that a teaching is child abuse, atheism fits the bill.

What I consider dangerous about these atheist celebrities is that some of them are scientists, and people tend to believe what scientists say instead of thinking for themselves. Further, they are not even doing science, but pontificating. They play to their base of drones who dutifully repeat their uninformed words when trolling Christians and creationists. Then atheists wonder why people don't like them a whole heap.

I have some articles about the irrational "child abuse" charge, followed by a YouTube playlist of three videos totaling about 22 minutes (or click here for the playlist).

Monday, October 17, 2016

Little Things that Matter — Subatomic Particles

Back in the olden days, we were told in school that molecules make everything, and molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons, with protons having a positive charge, neutrons are neutral, and electrons are negative. Right, got it. Is class dismissed yet? Not hardly!

Subatomic particles testify to the work and skill of the Creator. They have structure, order, and purpose. They could not have evolved.
Image credit: Pixabay / geralt
People toyed with the idea that if we could get extreme magnification, we'd see that there's another universe way, way down yonder with stars, galaxies, planets and intelligent beings. That's been pretty much dismissed, except for the final moment in the first Men in Black movie. If you want an interesting story from 1932 about a race from down there that comes up here to try and take over the world, click on "The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds", by George Henry Weiss.

As research and knowledge progress, scientists should be humbled that there is still more to learn. There are several subatomic particles in quantum physics. (No, faster-than-light tachyons are only hypothetical, rejected by most physicists, so that "tachyon drive" stays in the realm of science fiction. Sorry.) Photons have no mass (so they are probably Protestant), yet the human eye can detect a single photon. These tiny particles are invoked in the magic of the Big Bang, and since there is not enough antimatter to match up with the matter, secular cosmologists invoke the baryon asymmetry problem

Particles have "spin", charges (including "color charge" that has nothing to do with the colors we see, but are used to keep track of things), so physicists have quite a bit to keep track of. You have your strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force, and a passel of other things going on. 

How did these particles evolve? Like common-ancestor evolution, it did not happen. The tiny particles are the product of the design of the Creator, having structure, order, and purpose. Here is a series of four articles that discuss the particles and what they do, and the implications for creation:
Yes, it's a bit heady, but definitely worth your time. You may want to save the Web pages for reference.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Facial Expressions and Evolution

Darwin thought that our expressions showing emotion came from animal ancestors, but that is clearly ridiculous, since human facial expressions are extremely diverse and unique, far more so than any animals. Some animals show surprise, fear, and a few other basic emotions, but people often "see" an expression of emotion that is not necessarily there and give it a meaning. When Basement Cat gives me a look that my wife and I cannot fathom, I jokingly refer to it as her "I know what you did" look. Also, I've never seen an animal's expression when it smelled something either pleasant or awful. (I thought of this when I was in a corridor at the workplace and walked into an invisible fog of bad perfume, and made a face about it.)

Human facial expressions are far more diverse than those of animals, and many of them cross cultural boundaries for communication.
The Card Players, Paul Cezanne, 1892
Poker players learn to use a "poker face" where they try to be devoid of expressions so that other players can't tell whether or not someone has a good hand. Skilled players watch for "tells" that involve body language as well as facial expressions and head movements. There are times when I put on a poker face to avoid showing emotion, and sometimes people have wondered if I was angry or depressed. Maybe I was a mite troubled, or not. Sometimes, we give very subtle and quick changes that others may pick up on, even subconsciously. 

The many facial muscles that are used to show emotion often cross cultural boundaries, such as the smile, which requires fewer muscles than anger. Communication with our facial expressions seems to be another gift of our Creator.
Even before they can say a word, newborn babies can “talk” with their faces. In fact, every human being has the ability to communicate in this language, with a range of expressions no other creature can match.

When we think of muscles, we generally think of the big ones in our arms and legs—under our voluntary control—which are attached at both ends to our skeleton and allow body movement. But the skin on our face has over 40 voluntary muscles that, among other things, allow us to move our skin around to create an amazing variety of facial expressions. These facial muscles originate in the skull bones but attach to the skin of the scalp, ears, neck and face. All facial muscles are controlled by the facial nerves that emerge from the skull behind our ears and split into five branches on each side of our head.
To read the rest, click on "Facial Expressions—The Universal Language". Bonuses: look for the description of the "Elvis Muscle", and there's a short video at the end. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Human Life and the Cold Road of the Evolutionary Worldview

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

As secularism takes hold in the rest of the world, it eventually reaches Canada, and then the United States. Indeed, Belgium recently allowed a child with a terminal illness (whose name and age are unknown) to be granted a request to be euthanized. Now, many countries have a legal voting age of 18 or 21, presumably based on the belief that minors are not mature enough to vote. Currently, the voting age in Belgium is 18, but a child has the maturity and wisdom to decide to end his or her own life? Not hardly! To further illustrate how Belgium is morally conflicted regarding children, that country may be lowering the age of sexual consent to a mere 13! What do you think is the root cause of these things? Increased secularization.

The evolutionary worldview has heavily influenced global secularization. We have to be steadfast in worsening times.

A recent report in Canada's National Post tells of how the academic journal Bioethics discussed a debate about disallowing conscientious objectors to abortion and euthanasia to be barred from refusing these procedures to patients. Your conscience, your religious values — those have to be stashed in your saddlebags while you're working. It's easy to see that this can escalate to a rule that if you don't agree with secularist views and place a value on human life that interferes with the state's protocol, you cannot be in the medical profession.

France is on the way to making it a crime to have pro-life activities and Websites. Their biased and misleading wording is staggering. A similar proposal by Steve Clark in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggests that medical professionals who object to abortion and euthanasia should have their objections evaluated by tribunals! Right, they should have the say whether or not someone has a serious conscience-related concern. And  medical pro-death activity is going on in the United States United States

Contrary to these things, Christians, especially biblical creationists, believe that men and women are created in God's image (Genesis 1:27), and life is sacred. Since Darwinian evolution gained a stranglehold on science, people have been taught that we are nothing more than animals at the top of the food chain. We are falsely told that the Bible is disproved and irrelevant.

Christians have been a preserving force to slow society's journey down the cold road of the evolution-based worldview of the secularists. Many humanists, evolutionists, and others with a materialistic mindset want us silenced. To reach this goal, our legal rights have been challenged directly and indirectly. Barring legal means to stifle us, those who hate God and the Bible seek to demonize us through ridicule, misrepresentation, outright lies, and more. If they get their way, whether by our removal by God (the rapture), tremendously increased persecution, or some other means, what happens? Secularists are more likely to get what they want. They may realize they've reached their goals and regretted it, but hold the satisfaction that Christians and creationists are not around to interfere.

In the 1931 dystopian novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (an evolutionist maintaining the Huxley family tradition), human life is nothing special. The worst obscenities possible are "mother" and "father", since there is no birth, marriage, or family in the civilized world. Sexual promiscuity is encouraged from an early age (everyone belongs to everyone), but homosexuality and other perversions were not considered. Contraception is a part of the many things that are conditioned into a child after it is "decanted" from an assembly line process. Abortion is easy, but usually unnecessary. Embryos are dumbed down to fit the needs of society, and more are grown or made as needed, whether with full mental capabilities, semi-moronic, or others between them. Alphas would not be happy with doing menial Epsilon work because they have their full faculties, while Epsilons have the least brain power.

There was a de facto secularist religion, and Ford's name was an epithet or a curse (Henry Ford was revered because of his invention of the assembly line). Society was fond of new things, and one reason that the real God is not considered is because he, and the Christian religion, are old, therefore, undesirable. Interestingly, science and art are also suppressed, and they keep science on a tight reign. Society's primary goals are personal happiness and the stability of society. Science, religion, and art threaten the stability, Ford be praised.

The community, and pleasing oneself as well others, are expected, stress is eliminated through the conditioning and embryonic growth process (Huxley included a few discredited remarks about evolution as "facts", including "gill slits"). Also, stress is dealt with through the recreational drug soma, which is encouraged by the state. Children were conditions to consider death irrelevant, so euthanasia was no big deal. Interestingly, Huxley (the author of the story) was dying of cancer when he was euthanized with LSD at his own request.

A short story got my attention, "2 B R 0 2 B" (to be or naught to be) by Kurt Vonnegut. In a future society, old age is nonexistent, and birth is seldom planned. So, if someone is born, someone else has to volunteer to die or the newborn child is killed. If you want to read it, click on "The Project Gutenberg EBook of 2 B R 0 2 B, by Kurt Vonnegut", or to listen for free, go to "Short Science Fiction Collection 020", it's the first entry and takes about 19 minutes.

I'll allow that secularists are not the only problem. There are pusillanimous "Christians" who are compromising on biblical principles, not only accepting materialistic presuppositions, but also encouraging them. Notice how conservative, Bible-believing Christians are the ones who are told to change, to compromise. Roman Catholics, evolutionists, deluded theistic evolutionists, homosexuals, atheists, terrorists, or any other Bible-denying group — they don't budge, continuing to reject the authority of the Word. To be accepted or seem "relevant", certain religious folks compromise on the truth. All of us will stand before God and have to explain ourselves, and I'm glad I won't be in the place of those who wreck the faith of others (Luke 17:2).

We need to learn how to defend our faith, beginning in Genesis, which is the foundation for all major Christian doctrines. As many of us keep saying, we need to know what and why we believe and develop critical thinking skills so we can spot the sidewinders who seek to destroy our faith. While we still have free speech and free thought, we must persevere for the name and glory of Jesus Christ.

I have some material for you to read and hear if you've a mind to. I hope you do. First, what started me on this was Albert Mohler's The Briefing podcast. You can listen to that or read the transcript here. Second, Janet Mefferd interviewed Alex Schadenberg from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. You can listen to the interview at this link on SoundCloud (free to listen online, downloading requires a free SoundCloud account). Finally, I want to present you with an important article. Click on "Forced abortion and euthanasia? — ‘Bioethicists’ want to force doctors to murder". Be equipped, and stand firm. Secularists are on the warpath.