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. בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What About that Frink Dating Method?

No, the Frink dating method has nothing to do with the romance and marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Frink. Rather, it is the Oxidizable Carbon Ratio method postulated by Douglas Frink. Like other methods used to try to determine the age of items, it relies on several assumptions about the dating process.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
SPA Archaeologist Jeremy Decker records a piece of fire-cracked rock, one of a series of artifacts showing where prehistoric people built a hearth.

Also, the OCR method is calibrated with carbon-14, another dating method that requires many assumptions. But at least Frink points out difficulties in his process that need to be worked out instead of rushing in as a hero of science. So this, too, is not a reliable method to conjure up long ages for the sake of evolution.
MM from Australia asked about a new dating method called “oxidizable carbon ratio” (OCR) dating, which was brought to his attention by a friend.
It is important to understand the simple, fundamental principle behind all dating methods, and why they are not able to produce objective, absolute dates (see article How dating methods work). The fatal flaw is that all scientific measurements are made in the present, whereas a date relates to a time in the past. We cannot go back into the past to measure all the parameters we need in order to do the dating calculation.

Hence, all these parameters must be assumed—always. There is no other way. Further it must be assumed that the parameters have not varied over the ‘life’ of the sample. Because these are assumed, we cannot have any confidence that the calculated age is correct. Thus, scientists always compare their calculated result with what they think the answer should be. If their calculated age does not agree with expectations they will explain it away and look for something else to give them the age they need. The article How dating methods work gives one example of how unwanted dates are explained away. Radioactive dating anomalies gives other examples.
Unless you have a date tonight, you can finish reading by clicking on "Oxidizable Carbon Radio Dating".

Friday, July 25, 2014

Putting Down Two More Evolution Fictions

One problem that creationists have is that we have to deal with Darwin's Drones who want to negate what we have to say with proof of evolution. (Some are more reasonable and simply want to give what they consider to be evidence of evolution, not "proof".) Creationists and Intelligent Design proponents do not have a problem with evidence, because what Darwinists have to offer in defense of their worldview is weak.

Have you ever seen a creationist haiku on a tombstone before?

The most frequent problem we have is when evolutionists present what they consider evidence, and it has been dealt with by creationists already or even discarded by evolutionary scientists. They seldom do their homework. Unfortunately, these things keep popping up and are even in textbooks and so forth. We often know their material better than they do.

This article presents two items that are touted as evidence for evolution that should be buried. One is a claim that since some members of a Turkish family walked on all fours, it is evidence of evolution (which was based on circular reasoning and ignoring other explanations). The other is that claim that God designed the human eye poorly (scientifically shredded here, among other places), so it must be evolution. This claim is ridiculous on the surface because it admits that evolution is lousy at design. I encourage you to read "Two Evolutionary Evidences Debunked".

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Altitude, Tibetans and Genetic Variations

People who are not used to spending time far above sea level often get altitude sickness because the the air is thinner and their bodies have to work harder to get enough oxygen. Invaders of and travelers to Tibet need to use extreme care at "the top of the world". Not only is altitude sickness unpleasant, in such extremes, it can be fatal. So how about them Tibetans, huh? Tibetans did not simply get used to the altitude, they thrive in it.

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We've learned that the Neandertals and Denisovans got around, as traces of there genes are in many places. It turns out that the Tibetan people have a genetic variation that is only found in one other people group, the Denisovans. Of course, scientists saw evolution where it does not exist. When the evidence is examined without evolutionary presuppositions and biases, it actually points to something that secularists do not want to hear: The dispersion of humanity from the Tower of Babel.

Extreme Elevation

Despite living all their lives in the low oxygen tension of the Tibetan plateau at an altitude above 13,000 feet, Tibet natives do not develop extremely elevated hemoglobin levels with associated increased blood viscosity like immigrants and long-term visitors do. Therefore, they have a lower incidence of related cardiac complications than people who move to their extreme elevation, and they also have fewer pregnancy complications and deliver healthier babies than women who have moved to the region.
At extreme elevations, our bodies are equipped to respond to chronically low atmospheric oxygen by synthesizing extra oxygen-carrying hemoglobin. This increases the oxygen-carrying efficiency of our blood. For this reason, runners sometimes train at higher elevations to gain a competitive edge. Within limits, this response—mediated by a transcription factor produced by the gene EPAS1—is a good thing. But too much of a good thing is not so good.
If the blood becomes too hemoglobin rich—a problem seen in some people who move to Tibet—then the heart can be overworked due to elevated blood viscosity, and cardiac complications can ensue. The blood of Tibet’s natives does not reach the excessive hemoglobin levels found in non-natives, naturally stopping the synthesizing process before dangerously high hemoglobin levels are reached. Biologist Rasmus Nielsen of University of California, Berkeley, and his team have learned that Tibetan natives’ genomes have a variant form of EPAS1, and this variant limits the physiologic response to chronic atmospheric oxygen deprivation.

The Height of Variation

The researchers concluded that natural selection must have selected strongly for Tibetans carrying this genetic variant, easily explained considering non-natives living on the plateau are at increased risk for difficulties with childbearing. The question was: where did Tibet’s native populace acquire this genetic variant of EPAS1? After looking for matching genetic patterns in databases worldwide, the team found the Tibetan version of EPAS1 in only two Han Chinese people in the database and in Denisovan DNA.
To finish reading, click on "Denisovan Gene Gave Tibetans Their High-Altitude Tolerance".

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Radiation and Birds

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a wide area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster. Because of radiation, it is very highly restricted and controlled by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Scientists are granted limited access to perform studies.

One of the areas of research involves DNA damage in birds. Some of them are actually resistant to radiation! This indicates more of the biological intricacies that the Creator designed in his creation, and does not support evolutionary ideas.
It has been 28 years since Chernobyl's nuclear power plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown in Ukraine. People are still not permitted to live near it because radiation levels remain dangerous, but plants and animals long ago pioneered the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. A new study revealed surprising hints that certain birds' internal biological tactics cope well with the harmful radiation.

Publishing in the journal Functional Ecology, European scientists described results from analyses they began in the 1990s.1 For starters, they measured amounts of the two main feather pigments from 152 birds of 16 different species: phaeomelanin and eumelanin.
You can read the rest by clicking on "Birds' Built-In Defenses Fend Off Radiation".

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Further Depletion of Accretion Hypothesis

Secular scientists have several suggestions supposedly explaining the start of the planets. None of them work. Every naturalistic explanation for the origin of the universe and the planets has serious flaws. Interestingly, even though what is observed in our own solar system baffles evolutionary cosmogonists and cosmologists, they seem to think that the accretion speculation (the most popular) will hold together.

Artist's concept of Kepler in the distant solar system.
Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

So the absurdity is extrapolated to exoplanets. However, the exoplanets are making things worse, not better, for evolutionary ideas about the universe. Really, the evidence supports recent creation by the Designer.
Astrophysicists, are being ‘knocked into a cocked hat’ by the results from the planet-finding Kepler space observatory. Almost a thousand new ‘exo-planets’ have been confirmed and another four thousand candidates are waiting to be assessed.

So what’s the problem? Well, the original theory of planet formation was derived to explain the only system we knew of at the time—our own. When others were being discovered astronomers expected them to be at least somewhat like our own. That hope has been dashed. The more planetary systems we find, the more our own world stands out as the exception rather than the rule. Naturalism is no great friend of novelty—it likes to see one theory explain all. Weird worlds require weird explanations, and the more the weirdness mounts up the less and less explanatory power remains in the conventional theory. They now have a “mess of models, which have grown almost as exotic and plentiful as the planets they seek to explain.”
You can read the rest of the article by clicking on "Planetary formation theory in chaos". 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Finding Anti-Creation Facebook Fakers

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen 

Enemies of creation science are not content to deal with the topics. Instead, they want to "protect" what they call "science" (which includes equivocating "science" with "evolution"), attempt to outlaw the its teaching in schools, misrepresentation, ridicule and other ways to silence us.

In addition, they use other nefarious tricks. Earlier today, I helped sound an alarm about fake Facebook accounts impersonating Creation Ministries International and Dr. Jonathan Sarfati (the latter of which seems to be gone now). This is nothing new, since there are often warnings made about impersonations of Ken Ham, Eric Hovind, Ray Comfort and other Christians and creationists. (It happens to "regular" people and ministries as well as the "big names".) Atheists and evolutionists are not content to have anti-Christian and anti-creationist Pages, forums, sites, Weblogs and so on, but have to resort to fraud. "Good without God"? No, what they are doing is lying, and it is illegal as well. Edit: In my opinion, the many atheists and evolutionists who know about this stuff going on and do not raise objections are giving tacit approval.

This is written specifically about Facebook. I do not have knowledge about such things on Google Plus or other social media, but believe that Twitter is low risk.

"But Cowboy Bob, what's the harm in taking a friend request?"

Too many people are careless in that. Some "friends" can access your information and see your other friends. (My wife had a "friend" say that she had problems with her account, so she made a new one and sent new friend requests. Then my wife was spammed.) I recommend doing "friends only" for most posting, and not letting the public see who your friends are. Carelessly "friending up" people is one of the causes of identity theft.

How can we tell if someone is trying to fool us? While nothing is foolproof, there are some things to keep in mind. First, two graphics. The fake Creation Ministries International, followed by the real one:

Click for larger. Older style Page format, not an indicator of deception, though.

Click for larger. Newer style Page format, not a guarantee that it's genuine, though.
Here are some things I found in my explorations of fake Pages and troll accounts:
  • The Page is fairly recent; CMI shows several years in its Page's history
  • Check the number of "Likes", as fake Pages are usually pretty low in Likes; CMI has over 36,000
  • Page activity may be sparse or have several posts loaded up within a short time, but the time stamp can indicate when things were posted
  • Sometimes fake Pages and those pretending to be real people have spelling errors (for instance, Jonathan Sarfati may be written as Sarfatti)
  • Content that is inconsistent with what you would expect from the real Page
  • Criminal impersonation of personal timelines are often very new, with little history
  • Check for mutual friends, there may be few or none at all
  • Trust your instincts, especially if you've been around Facebook for a while
While there is probably very little harm in liking a Page, it gives them attention and publicity through your own timeline. Making friends with fakers is very risky, as I described above.

"What if I turn down a friend request or do not like a real Page?"

If it's a real friend, he or she may respect your caution and is unlikely to dislike you for not responding in a hurry (some "friend"), so take your time. If the Page is legitimate, you can probably check it out later. I've long maintained that haste is one of Satan's tools. Even if you don't believe that Satan exists, you can accept the principle that rushing into things without due consideration can be disastrous. The more important the issue (including money you have to spend), the more important it is to take your time. Free bonus helpful hint from Cowboy Bob.

What this all comes down to is to be cautious, take your time, check for indicators like those mentioned above. These atheopaths do not respect you, your beliefs, God, the Bible or the law. 

Triceratops Evolution Wrongly Assumed

Evolutionary geologists and paleontologists have found several triceratops fossils in one area. Based on their erroneous presuppositions, they stated some things as facts that are not facts at all. What they do know is that there are many triceratops skulls with some variation in a great deal of rock.

These secular scientists are presuming age of the rocks in which the triceratops gang was buried, and that it took millions of years to do it. They also assume that variation is the same as evolution, but have no explanation for how or why this alleged evolution occurred. But we have come to expect circular reasoning from evolutionists. There are two huge problems for them. First, the geologic evidence is for rapid burial. Second, actual science refutes their position and supports the Noachian Flood that biblical creationists believe.
Triceratops skulls entombed in Montana’s Upper Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation tell a story, but not the tale of being trapped by the sands of time! The nature of the rock layers in which the skulls are trapped is actually exactly what Bible-believing geologists would expect to see—even in their finest details—as a result of catastrophic burial of herds of these giant herbivores during the global Flood, only about 4,350 years ago.

A Matter of Time

Meticulously excavated rock layers containing over fifty Triceratops skulls reveals two distinct varieties of Triceratops—supposedly spanning about 2 million years, evolutionary paleontologists say. Scientists from the Museum of the Rockies took several years to complete the work, which they interpret as a record of trends in Triceratops snout evolution. In reality, excavating the skulls took much longer than it did to bury their massive owners in the first place.
To finish reading about the horns of a dilemma for uniformitarian scientists, click on "Hell Creek Formation Tells a Tale of Triceratops".