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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bat Research Tainted by Evolution

People like my wife are not exactly fond of bats, and it does not help matters that we seldom see them in the daytime, and their appearance can be a bit startling. Movies and scary stories have not helped their image, either. A willingness to get the bigger picture and appreciate their design can go a long way. 

Good studies on bats go bad with homage to Darwin
Credit: Freeimages / Ann Petersen
Bats have been using echolocation long before humans developed it, as have dolphins and other critters. Also, bats are known for eating a wagon-trainload of insects every night. Did you know that some lap nectar? Yes, they do it when hovering over flowers. Some interesting research on how their tongues are put together is enlightening. Then the research was spoiled by the obligatory homage to Darwin, that animals evolved what they need. Blessed be!

A study on the Egyptian fruit bat's echolocation was conducted, and surprised researchers. They thought that since it had big eyes and came out in daylight, its echolocation would be more "primitive". Not hardly! Then the kissing of Darwin's ring commenced, saying how they can learn about the evolution of echolocation. That's assumption, buttercup, not science.

The real kicker is when a bat study, under controlled conditions with a select, limited population, allegedly shows a possible relationship with humans and communism! The study involved scrounging off the hard work of others. (You know, sort of like how evolutionists scrounge from the hard work of science established by Christians in the proper environment.) Then the researchers made the foolish comparison between bats and human behavior. Why do these jaspers still get paid?

"By the way, it evolved" is not a scientific explanation, nor is it logical. Looking at the intricate details, it is logical to conclude that the Creator put things in their place for bats to survive. Evolution doesn't have a wing to fly on.

To read about these stories and see the commentary, click on "Bat Designs Tainted by Batty Evolution Stories". You may also like to see, "No Signs of Bat Evolution".

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

More Pondering of Pluto

Percival Lowell was certain that our solar system had a ninth planet, and began searching for it in 1905. After he died in 1916, nobody continued the search for several years. Clyde Tombaugh was able to resume the search later on, and announced the discovery in 1930. It was named Pluto by 11-year-old Venetia Burney. However, even with the best available telescopes, Pluto was only seen as a dot. It took NASA's New Horizons probe to give us a good look at it. This gave the world a passel of surprises.

Pluto and other objects in the outer solar system thwart cosmic evolution speculations and affirm recent creation
Pluto and moon Charon image credit: NASA
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Although Pluto was downgraded to dwarf planet status in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union, it has five known moons. The largest is Charon. These objects have thwarted cosmic evolution stories in several ways, including how the solar system is arranged with the four more solid bodies nearest the sun, then the gas giants, and you eventually get to the trans-Neptunian objects that are rocky again.

Pluto and various moons in the solar system tend to baffle secular astronomers because they don't "act their age". Instead, several show signs of being geologically active, some even being "too warm". The indications reveal that the solar system was created far more recently than materialistic conjectures allow. Biblical creationists have some reasonable speculations to present.
Our view of Pluto changed dramatically in the summer of 2015, with the first photographs from the New Horizons spacecraft that flew past Pluto. Launched a decade earlier, New Horizons carried a suite of scientific instruments, including its superb camera, to explore Pluto in depth for the first time. To say that astronomers were shocked would be to put it mildly. Astronomers thought Pluto’s surface would be saturated with craters, but it wasn’t.
To read the entire article (or download the free MP3 version), click on "The Puzzle of Pluto".

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Hard Rock and Noah's Flood

Using basic scientific knowledge and doing some thinking, we can see that uniformitarian geology (present processes are the key to the past) does not explain many of the landforms or the huge landslides that we see with our own eyes. Using the Genesis Flood as a model, those geological features that are perplexing to secularists make a great deal more sense. Case in point, the transportation of hard rock boulders.

The Genesis Flood is the best explanation for markings on hard rock boulders, and their transport
Credit: Freeimages / Benjamin Earwicker
Some sidewinders get on the prod and indulge in prejudicial conjecture and ad hominem attacks. They try to dismiss the deep time-defying Flood geology, saying it never happened and that there is no evidence of the Flood. Assertions do not create facts.

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You're showing your bigotry and lack of education, old son. How about doing some research before showing yourself a fool again? And I don't mean reading creationary material and chanting, "That's not true! You're a liar! Real science says..." Be intellectually honest. Tell your friends.

Back to the subject.

Secular speculations cannot account for percussion marks on quartzite boulders, nor can they explain the distance traveled. There are some mighty hard rocks up in yonder mountains. They've moved. Some moved a long way. There are other items of interest in mountains in the United States and Asia, puzzling to secularists but are compatible with models of the Genesis Flood. That's a lot of water moving very, very fast, mountains rising...
Geomorphology is a field of study involving the features of the earth’s surface. It provides dramatic evidence of the Recessive Stage of Noah’s Flood. The floodwaters rushing off the land into the oceans, initiated by the mountains rising and ocean basins sinking, would have eroded massive amounts of rock from the continents. This flowing water would have transported the material for long distances, pulverizing the softer rocks and rounding the harder ones. We would expect to find rounded, hard rocks far away from the mountain ranges where they originated. This is exactly what we do observe, and Flood runoff seems to be the only way to account for these observations. The following are some telling examples.
To keep reading, click on "Long-distance boulder deposits reveal Noah’s Flood".

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

"Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception" Video Review

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Since the movie project Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception was first announced by Creation Ministries International, I've been chomping at the bit to see it. Unfortunately, I was unable to see the movie in the cinema. Trusting past experience, reviews from various people, having read the book, and so on, I did something that I've never done before: pre-ordered five copies of the DVD. Now that I've seen it, I can tell you that I'm glad I did. (I think my brother just guessed what he's getting for Christmas.) This isn't strictly a review, since I have a few things of my own to add.

"Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception" is now available on video in many areas
Image courtesy of Creation Ministries International
As with the book by Gary Bates, the video of Alien Intrusion required a huge amount of research. There is video footage from past documentaries and interviews, as well as quotes from various books and such. There were some excellent CGI moments as well. The video was equal to, and often surpassed, the quality of secular documentaries I've seen on various subjects.

Maybe you saw John Schneider on television in The Dukes of Hazzard some 35 years ago, or more recently as Superman's stepdad in Smallville. Didn't occur to me that he has a great voice for narration, and he was an excellent choice for Alien Intrusion. Seems to me that some shows can be ruined by having a good narrator do most of the talking, but Schneider was not played out. Other people had their turns at speaking as well. We hear from Gary Bates, CMI scientists like Dr. Robert Carter and Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, UFO researchers, experiencers, and more.

The movie begins with the framework for alien life: the Big Bang. You've probably come across (or even believe yourself) that it's ridiculous to assume that Earth is the only inhabited planet in the universe, and there must be other life out yonder. Such statements are ultimately based on the Big Bang and assumptions stemming from that belief. However, the science behind it is severely lacking. Further, the impetus behind the belief in extraterrestrials is atoms-to-aliens evolution. After all, we "know" that life evolved here, so it must have, by the huge number of worlds based on Big Bang assumptions, evolved elsewhere in the universe. Therefore, aliens.

We are also given an overview of the fascination with aliens presented in various media. People have wondered about the existence of beings on other worlds for a mighty long time, with authors like Jules Verne writing about space travel, H.G. Wells presenting a Martian attack on Earth, and others. With moving pictures, space travel and aliens were prominent in many stories. Seems like things really took off (heh!) during the Cold War. If you study on it a spell, you can see how many of those classic movies from the 1950s were using alien invasions to represent our fears of attacks from the Soviet Union.

If we allow for the sake of discussion that extraterrestrials exist, there are several problems that arise. One is, why would they travel trillions of miles from various places to come here? Also, the logistics of their travel are insurmountable.

Alien Intrusion points out that these alleged aliens keep changing their stories. Imagine:
"We are from Venus."
Sorry, uninhabitable.
"We meant to say, Mars."
"You know about Proxima Centauri b. Nice and close to Earth."
That planet's star gets on the prod and emits solar flares that would destroy all life.
"Our translators are acting up, sorry. We are from the planet you call Kepler-78b".
Rocky, way too hot, and secularists say it shouldn't even be there.
"The Pleiades, then."
Why bother? New Age spiritists "channel" your ilk. Could have saved yourselves a trip.
For that matter, I remember reading some investigative reporting by Frank Edwards on flying saucers. People claimed to have seen entities that fit what was described on old science fiction pulp magazines, popular novels, and movies. After the elongated "grays" became popular, those were the most commonly encountered. No sign of creatures in silver suits and bubble helmets anymore.

Alien Intrusion points out that a high percentage of people believe in Unidentified Flying Objects, and that UFO has become synonymous with alien spacecraft in the minds of many people. (Actually, a UFO is something that is as yet unidentified. Simple, really.) There are also many people who claim to have seen UFOs, had close-up encounters, and even been abducted.

All those people claiming to have had sightings cannot all be hoaxers. Many have strong reputations for being rational and objective. These people have various occupations, locations, philosophies, and so forth, and seem to exhibit little or nothing in common. Can't just write them off, old son. Many are so traumatized, they do not discuss their experiences; you may know some and be unaware of their inner torments. The Christian church should be the first place of counsel and refuge, but most Christians are uninformed about such things, so experiencers seek solace in their own support groups. These groups can lead to deception.

I'll allow that many aspects of seem implausible, and the movie points out that many encounters cannot be scientifically investigated. Some people claim to have been levitated, taken through ceilings and walls, even making journeys to other worlds. They believe such things have happened, and exhibit psychological reactions. Can't very well investigate such things, though.

Not all of the sightings themselves be rejected as errors, since they are documented in many ways. Indeed, some US government officials have gone on record that some sightings were covered up. (Sorry, the "Roswell Incident" has a prosaic explanation, although it was shrouded in secrecy.) Since most UFO reports — including those from indisputable, authentic sources — describe them defying the laws of physics, it has been suggested that they are not extraterrestrial, but transdimensional. That is, from a parallel universe. Although parallel universes are frequently referenced in Big Bang secular cosmogony, there are some people who present the view that spiritual entities (such as angels and demons) are transdimensional as well. This transdimensional aspect may tie in with the reports of people moving through solid objects with their abductors, but I'm just speculating.

The movie also makes a strong case for something that has been postulated by several people. Namely, that UFOlogy and alien experiences have become a de facto religion. The earlier question about why they supposedly came such long distances and changing their stories about their origins (and having various appearances at first) also applies to what they have to say. Alien encounters are a major part of New Age religions (do a search on "channeling aliens"). What do they say? Each is an ancient alien race that is more highly evolved and wants to help us evolve as well. They want to bring us a new religion as a part of humanity's spiritual evolution, so throw away that dusty old Bible you haven't been reading or believing anyway. Various people are told by aliens that they have been chosen to bring forward a new religion.

Consider that through the ages, there have been beings of various sorts in many cultures, whether Celtic, Native American, or from other places. They are distractions from the truth. Let's cowboy up and face it: Satan will use whatever means to redirect people away from the truth of the gospel. He doesn't care if you're into cults, atheism, evolutionism, the occult, UFOlogy, liberal theology, politics, or whatever.

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception makes a very strong case that extraterrestrials are, in fact, demonic and not physical beings. For example, when Bible-believing Christians are being harassed, they call upon the name of Jesus and the abductions stop. Some "aliens" even exhibit fear of Jesus. Why should physical beings from very far away care about what they consider a religious figure? Because they know he is the Creator, God in the flesh, our Redeemer. That is the deception that this movie unmasks, and it makes a very compelling case. 

People who knew me long ago would be surprised at what I've said here and over the past few years, because I used to believe that aliens existed. My views were inconsistent, because I also rejected evolution, and believed aliens were created. Then I got both my science and theology in order. But I still watch and read science fiction, suspending my disbelief.

There is a strong gospel message that is strongly presented at the end. This involves biblical passages, some theology, and testimonies of researchers and experiencers. Unfortunately, the church as a whole has dropped the ball in this area, as there are many traumatized and hurting people who can be helped but are forgotten (or unknown in the first place). People who are not believers can be made aware of the truth of Scripture and how they can be delivered from spiritual oppression, whether from demons pretending to be extraterrestrials, or others.

I do have one minor problem. The movie seemed to be ending about three times before it actually concluded. This was probably because of what I anticipated from other documentaries, where the narrator has the last word. So, wait for the credits.

Y'all knew from the onset that I liked this movie. I am hoping that you will see it and even use it as an educational and outreach tool.

ADDENDUM 4-24-2018:

After attending a screening of our movie Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception, David H. wrote in with the following question.

Just a question: I saw your movie tonight, and was interested by its explanation for many alien/UFO phenomena as being spirit-based. But I don't understand how UFOs: (1.) can be tracked on radar and (2.) similarly recorded on film and in photographs while still being spirit-based? And some of them are recorded as performing very complex high-speed maneuvers. How can this be possible for spirit-based entities?

Gary Bates, CMI-US CEO and writer/producer of Alien Intrusion, responds:

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Archaeopteryx and Pterosaurs Together

In our last exciting episode, we saw how modern bird fossils have been found in places that frustrate minerals-to-mallard evolutionists. There are additional developments in paleontology that make matters worse for their fundamentally flawed worldview.

Research shows that pterosaurs and Archaeopteryx flew at the same time

It seems that pterosaurs were doing right well until they were't. That is, they did not just decline gradually, but they appear to have pretty much stopped suddenly. Secularists try to use the asteroid impact extinction story (where all sorts of other critters inexplicably survived while others wound up taking a dirt nap). There's no evidence for this sudden demise, however, just speculation. A recent discovery in a phosphate mining area showed a pterosaur with a wingspan the size of "a small plane", about nine meters (30 feet). That bad boy would spook the horses something fierce! Wouldn't have made the cowboys comfortable, either.


In the same time scheme (according to Darwin years, that is), pterosaurs and Archaeopteryx lived at the same time. (I'll call him Archie, since I can't spell Archaeopteryx.) Biblical creationists have been pointing out for decades that Archie was a true bird, and not a transitional form between dinosaurs and birds like Darwin's disciples claim. Secular scientists have agreed that Archie was a true, ancient bird, and it was capable of powered flight. Oh, sure, some still cling like a crazy ex-girlfriend to the transitional form notion, and others claim that creationists are trying to "deliberately mislead Christians about this creature" when we present evidence, but they cannot change reality: birds and dinosaurs were created separately — and recently.

To read about these flying things, click on "Pterosaurs and Birds Flew Together".

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Modern Bird Fossils Fluster Darwinists

Although evolutionists try to deny it, modern-type bird fossils are found in the Cretaceous layer

Fossils that are not found in the established order put burrs under the saddles of evolutionary paleontologists. Darwin set the stage for modern evolutionism, where organisms go from simple to complex in gradual progressions. The fossil record does not show this.

Modern-type birds are not supposed to be found in the Cretaceous, and when biblical creationists point out that such fossils are indeed found there, Darwinoids scoff. They say we're misrepresenting the facts, uninformed, or even liars. (Yeah, that makes sense! Lying to convince people about the holy God the Creator and his written Word, the God who hates lies, and we do that — absurd on the face of it.) How about honestly examining the biblical creationist material?


However, creationists are accurately using the material of evolutionists against them, and showing that their interpretations of the evidence are wrong. Although your typical village Darwin bot may appeal to outdated, biased material in Wikipedia or an atheistic propaganda clearinghouse, he or she will not change reality. Fact is, Earth is young, and evolution in the Darwinian sense never happened, old son. The fossils do not support materialistic worldviews.
Since at least 2009, when Dr. Carl Werner published Living Fossils the second volume of his Evolution: The Grand Experiment series, creation researchers have used the argument that modern-type birds have been found in the same Cretaceous layers with dinosaurs. Dr. Werner cited several examples from paleontological literature in his book, and there have been additional papers written more recently which also made similar claims (a few of which will be examined). But a recent tactic has been to denounce creationist claims along these lines, or to claim that these examples are erroneous or misrepresented. This article will examine some secular paleontological literature and put forth a case to rebut the claim that there are no examples of modern-type birds found in Cretaceous rock layers.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Planet that Should not be There

Seems like the goal of the secular science industry is not to learn and interpret data, but to make naturalistic pronouncements. This may play well with atheists and other owlhoots advocating long ages, but discoveries should be teaching them a bit of humility. Not happening, Hoss.

Kepler-78b should not exist because it frustrates secular cosmologists and materialistic planetary formation ideas
Artist's conception of Kepler-78b, credit: Wikimedia Commons / Hemsley Jenkins (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Here, we'll look at space exploration. Regular readers of this site (and the linked sites as well) have seen numerous items that have startled or shocked secular astronomers and cosmologists because they exhibit signs of youth, not an ancient universe. This is primarily because these scientists are operating from naturalistic presuppositions, denying the Creator who made everything much more recently than is dreamt of of in their philosophies.


Also, planets both in our solar system and outside (known as exoplanets) get cosmic evolutionists on the prod because they are in defiance of planetary formation concepts. Kepler-78b "shouldn't exist", but there it is anyway. Not much of a vacation spot, though. Hot, rocky, in the "wrong" place...ever notice they they still haven't found anything remotely possible of habitability?
. . . scientists today repeatedly encounter evidence that thwarts theories of evolutionary origins and long-age timelines. An example is the exoplanet Kepler-78b, about 20% larger than Earth and weighing twice as much, recently discovered in the constellation Cygnus. Its discovery is so confronting to planetary formation theories that a media release by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) proclaimed, “Kepler-78b is a planet that shouldn’t exist.”
To read the rest of this short article, click on "Kepler-78b: The “scorching lava world” that 'shouldn’t exist'". For a similar article, click here.

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