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Bats Sounding Off at Chow Time

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Yesterday morning, I was in town at the local eatery and came across Rusty Swingset, the foreman at the Darwin Ranch. His lady friend Jacqueline Hyde and assistant foreman Cliff Swallows were also at the table. They introduced me to the other fellow, Decker Halls, who was on loan to them through the Christmas season. Although we have diametrically opposed convictions, some Darwinists can be decent folks. We had breakfast together, and after a spell, our conversation turned to bats. Mexican free-tailed bats, USFWS / Ann Froschauer , ( CC BY 2.0 ) While absently fingering the bough of holly pinned to his lapel, Decker Halls said, "Bats are important mammals but very misunderstood. Most sleep in the day and feed at night, so most people don't get to see them in action. They get creeped out seeing most of a large colony going out to feed together. Bats don't place an order for pizza like we just did." The feeding process gets complicated, since they have that echolocation

Beavers Offsetting Global Climate Change

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The secular science industry is consistent in several ways, especially when they are pursuing an agenda. With both global climate change (a darling of leftists) and particles-to-podiatrist evolution (essential to atheism), inconvenient facts are often ignored, waved off, and even suppressed. Another problem is that scientists often display arrogance and haste, making pronouncements when they should have not only considered all the data, but also have realized more would surface. A bit hairy surprise is how beavers are offsetting global warming. Beaver in water, NPS / Rocky Mountain National Park , modified at PhotoFunia  (usage does not imply endorsement) Beavers were created to be exceptional engineers. Some people consider them pests because they interfere with human plans. That may need rethinking. While they cannot completely offset global warming, they make an impact on that and on ecosystems in many ways. Especially in removing nitrates at a far greater rate than other climate de

Throwing a DART into Space

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Imagine you are the near-earth asteroid Didymos, going through space and making chin music with Dimorphos about why neither of you is named after a false god. Suddenly, bam ! Your moon takes it on the chin from a human space vehicle that was designed to crash into it. To add insult to injury, the orbit of Dimorphos was noticeably changed.  Actually, this rude behavior was planned by NASA to see if it was possible to deflect a menacing asteroid headed toward Earth. Dimorphos, NASA / Johns Hopkins APL (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Yes, there have been big meteorite and asteroid strikes on Earth in the past, and there's a passel of 'stroids out yonder. One of significant size striking could be devastating to life here. Scientists wondered if they could make an impact (heh!) and possibly redirect this one through the DART project. The Italian Space Agency spiced things up by furnishing a spacecraft that rode along on DART, detaching a few days before the coll

Evolution Fast, Evolution Slow — but not Science

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Darwin's acolytes continually show us that, for a so-called scientific principle, evolution has no consistency. There are frequent surprises that living things evolved " earlier than thought ", but scientists make excuses. A huge reason that people are deceived is simply because of terminology. If something changes, it is evolution. Same with variation and natural selection. Fish-to-fool evolution is given credit, but that did not happen; people have been hoodwinked by a bait 'n' switch in wording. Flickr / Cowboy Bob Sorensen ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) One amazing example of terminology games played by these sidewinders is seen in calling some characteristics "primitive" and "modern" (based strictly on their evolutionary paradigm),  making a lizard into its own ancestor . A spell back, we saw how an evolutionist is happy that evolution is fracturing  (which ties into what I said above about it having no consistency). How about that stasis thing ? Th

Darwinist Happy that Evolution is Fracturing

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There are fossils out of place (including living fossils ), organisms allegedly evolving faster or earlier than thought , and many other things falsify evolution. What is the response of Darwin's disciples? Frown thoughtfully, stroke their chins, adjust their spectacles, raise their eyebrows, then pretend to be excited when facts do not meet their expectations. Many evolutionists admit that neo-Darwinism fails and uniform agreement among its proponents is nonexistent. It should not be a complete surprise that an evolutionist says that the fracturing in evolution is actually a good thing. A certain professor points out that many evolutionists are specializing in various fields, so there are numerous efforts claiming to demonstrate evolution that do not include other fields. (They are unified in their religious fervor with naturalism, so diversity is wonderful — but keep those biblical creationists and intelligent design folks out, you betcha!) It shows this child that they are toget

Brace Yourselves, Alien Contact is Very Soon

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Make yourselves presentable, pet the neighbors and wake the cat, because the invisible imaginary friends of evolutionists are sure to make an appearance within the next few years. Our long wait is finally going to be over and it will be a big thing. Yee haw boy howdy! How do they know? Because reasons. Why will it happen? Because evolution. Atheists presuppose materialism and evolution. Although they cannot account for the origin of life, they are certain that it happened with the help of deep time, so aliens have evolved and are very advanced in many ways. Alien encounter with children, Pixabay / ImaArtist Their presuppositions prompt assertions of a near-future alien contact, playing the odds that some of those extrasolar planets must  have those advanced civilizations. Somehow, seekers have funding for another project to listen for alien communications. Because of all the hype and promises that never came true, it would be surprising if the public became excited. Secularists think t

Secular Geologists Revise Age of Yosemite — Downward

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Those of us who pay attention to biblical creation science articles, videos, and so on are unlikely to be surprised to learn that Yosemite National Park is having its age changed. Signs of the times? Well, the signage has been revised in several places, making those parks officially younger. Uniformitarian geologists presuppose deep time and gradual processes, so many of their assertions are not based on any empirical evidence. Occasionally, secular scientists want to dig deeper. What they find often shocks the scientific establishment. This occurred with Yosemite. El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, 1903 / NY Public Library Dating methods involve a framework that uses numerous assumptions. Even so, this research overturned previous guesses. While the dates do not line up with those of biblical creationists, they are a great deal younger than previous guesses and put a frown on Papa Darwin's face. The scientists also did not resort to the complex scientific principle of Making Things Up™

In Search of Mount Sinai

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Wait, there is a need to search for Mt. Sinai? After all, it can be found on maps or with an internet search. That is true to some extent. However, it may depend on the mapmaker because the location of Mt. Sinai is disputed. What may be the majority opinion may not be the historical location. You savvy? Mt. Sinai is important in biblical history, as anyone who actually reads the Bible can tell you. Dealing with history of even 150 years ago can be difficult, and this involves thousands of years. Sunrise on a possible Mt. Sinai location, Unsplash / Vlad Kiselov There are several candidates for its location. Some can be dismissed by using the biblical text that describes travel time and landmarks. Other possible places suggested consider what the Bible says, and they incorporate other factors. Some are rather intriguing. The Bible presents Mount Sinai as a real location, and later in biblical history it took Elijah 40 days to get from Beersheba to Mount Sinai (1 Kings 19:3–8). The questi

Darwin Succeeded through Huxley Conspiracies

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That title got your attention. While it is provocative and possibly emotive to use the word conspiracy , it is not done casually in this case. People who are attracted to the history of science (and a bit about the culture of Victorian England) should be interested in what follows. The Huxley name was held by several noteworthy individuals, especially Thomas Henry and his son Julian. T.H. was considered Darwin's Bulldog  because of his aggressive promotion of evolution, and Julian carried on the activities in many ways. There were many factors that made Darwin's story successful, including Victorian society and how people supported each other. The Huxleys were instrumental in bringing Darwin to the fore and keeping evolution going. Something very interesting is how that sidewinder T.H. didn't really believe in Darwinism, but something more akin to Gould's punctuated equilibrium . He used Darwin and evolution as a means to distance science from God. Both Thomas and Julia

Rapid Gemstone Formation and Deep Time

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A few days ago, my prospector friend Stormie Waters and her friend Ruby Slippers stopped at my place. (They were taking a break from wedding plans for Stormie and Roland Meadows.) Ruby tried her hand at panning for gold but instead found a nice stone. I have reference material. This was a peridot, and I suggested to Ruby that if it was cut and polished, it might be turned into a fine piece of jewelry. Then I told them that secular scientists have a mistaken notion that it takes huge amounts of time for them to form. Assorted gemstones in a spiral, Unsplash / Edz Norton We talked for a while about how Ruby shares a name with a pricey gemstone, what makes some valuable and others affordable, things like supply and demand, luster, superstitions of powers, and all that good stuff. In the last part of the book of Revelation, God uses gold and precious stones as building materials. Many gemstones are found in granite. The formation involves molten rock, cooling, and crystals. Secular scienti