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Not Such Primitive Mammals After All

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When critiquing a theory, hypothesis, worldview, or whatever, it is necessary to see if it is logical and consistent within itself. Ideas of universal common ancestry evolution require that living things began as simple organisms and became more complex over time. This is consistent within itself. People with a worldview based on atheistic materialism must believe in evolution. However, observed evidence does not support evolution, and scientists frequently remark about being surprised at how findings do not fit the belief system. Pantolambda by Heinrich Harder, 1920, via Wikimedia Commons This is because they are locked into erroneous views, and we have seen many times that they try to evosplain away their predicaments. A recent post about cave women, DNA, and Neanderthals  shows how unyielding evolutionists are troubled by discoveries. Similarly, they presuppose that mammals of yesteryear were "primitive". Because evolution. Because dating methods. But examining what is kn

A Basic Overview of Radioisotope Dating

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Many people, including Christians, erroneously believe that the age of the earth has been conclusively proven to be about 4-1/2 billion years old. Although serious mathematics is involved, the essence of the method is rather simple. Chip away a rocky outcropping and take a sample to the lab and ask them nicely (as well as paying a fee) for them to tell you its age. From there, you know the age of the earth. Just kidding, such a thing does not happen. Assembled and modified with components from Clker clipart The unstable radioactive element and the stable isotope in a rock are measured. The unstable decays and leaves the stable. Rate of decay and other factors are calculated to give the number of years. But that rock that you chipped away? Not happening, at least regarding Earth's age. Secularists and their churchian allies believe that rocks on the earth are not reliable indicators, so they assume meteorites are more pure, and calculate from those . There are other assumptions to

Having a Fossil Ball in Loch Torridon

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If you start in London town, it takes about twelve hours to drive to Loch Torridon, a place that got Darwinists all excited about fossils that look like tiny balls. (If you go to Kelso , that is the wrong way. People who start out there, however, still have almost six hours to drive.) Several science disciplines are involved in discussing these balls found in phosphate deposits, such as geology and biology. This ties in with their beliefs about the origin of life. Loch Torridon image credit: Freeimages /  Ceitidh MacMaster The articles we are going to examine has some technical material, and it is split in two parts. Evolutionists make a passel of presuppositions regarding the fossils that look like balls of cells. They evosplain that they are primitive, and that the ancestor of all living things (who never receives birthday cards or phone calls) was even more primitive. Well, that part is consistent with their views. It is becoming more frequent for scientists to find exceptionally we

How to Deal with Long Posts and Videos

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  Having written thousands of posts and articles, and having shared even more at The Question Evolution Project and elsewhere, there have been several times I tried to provide information on negotiating posts and videos.  There are many available, and some are long.   This does not only apply to social media, but it is obvious that a wagon train-load of material is found there. The whole thing is a buffet of information: take what you like. As you can see here, material is offered that covers a wide variety of formats. How can someone make use of things? Background image: Pixabay / Gerd Altmann , ebook reader insert is my own A number of resources I have used are going to be mentioned. For your own sake and mine, use discretion. A site that was safe for me yesterday may not be safe for you today. Probably, but no guarantees. First, the Basics The most obvious course of action is to save the link as a bookmark/favorite in your browser. However, things can get over

Giving the Desert a Coat of Varnish

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After every few thousand years, it is always a good idea to give your desert a new coat of varnish or stain to vertical rock surfaces. It not only helps protect the rocks, but adds aesthetic appeal. Actually, people do not need to perform this task at all; it is being done for us. It is a very thin coating that is in the range of dark red colors, even to nearly black. The color results from the amount of manganese and iron , and is mostly from atmospheric dust. Native Americans scratched out their own graffiti in it. Credit: NPS / Neal Herbert (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Scientists now have a better handle on how the stuff originates: microbes in photosynthetic bacteria. (Researchers must have thought the science wasn't quite good enough, so they threw in a few Hail Darwins to make it sciency science. This taints it.) The amount of deposition, however, defies uniformitarian (slow and gradual processes over a mighty long time) assumptions. Instead, it is ye

Multicellularity and Evolution

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Stormie Waters took some time off prospecting and was in town with Ruby Slippers, and they came across some of the hands from the Darwin Ranch. When those owlhoots have a bit of the firewater, they tend to speak more honestly and freely. While some deny that the origin of life has anything to do with evolution (keeping up the narrative for the secular science industry, you know), some admit that they have a problem figuring out how organisms went from single to multiple cells. Volox Aureus  image credit: Cropped from Flickr / Proyecto Agua  ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) "Communities" like Volox do not qualify as multicellular organisms. It's not an easy matter of suddenly having more material to work with. All must have the same genetic makeup, a new internal system of organization that never existed before, and more. As science has progressed, we see that cells are not so simple, and they have jobs within an organism. They have a level of communication as well. The specified compl

Evosplaining Denisovan Plant Fossils

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If you want to use some expensive words and show off, go on a nature hike and point to a fern and mention that it is a seedless vascular plant . There are several kinds of these plants in existence, and paleontologists at the Darwin Ranch were thrilled about diverse fossilized specimens. Scientists referred to those seedless vascular plants as "primitive", but as indicated earlier, such things are in existence today. And they are not primitive. They are, in fact, efficient wetland dwellers. Credit: Flickr / Drew Avery  ( CC BY 2.0 ) They had some serious problems with the plants. The most notable is that they were found in a very south latitude, and it was far too cold and much of the year had insufficient light for their growth. Issues like these were not mentioned in the research paper. In addition, the plants were fossilized in a layer that was rich in sand that includes marine creatures. When a creation science Genesis Flood model is applied, the observations make sense.