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Gorilla Genome Drives Evolutionists Bananas

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Using the presuppositions of which creature evolved in whatever order from certain ancestors, proponents of evolutionism have decreed that humans are closely related to chimpanzees.But according to their own studies, the human genome is more closely related to the gorilla instead of the chimp. Image credit: morgueFile / Sgarton That does not fit their plan, since we supposedly have different ancestors and our DNA should have further dissimilarities. Evolutionists have long maintained that modern primate species (including, in their view, humans) are branches on an evolutionary tree that lead back to a common ancestor. But the recent news of the published genome sequence for the gorilla in the journal Nature adds more solid data to the growing problem facing the current model of primate evolution. This problem is related to a biological paradigm called independent lineage sorting. To illustrate this concept among humans and primates, some segments of human DNA seem more re

Human-Chimp DNA Similarity: Not So Similar

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morgueFile/hotblack (modified) Adherents of evolutionism take great pride in announcing the alleged similarities between human and chimpanzee DNA. Such boasting is arrogant, as if scientists had full knowledge of DNA. But it is also misleading, because of selective citing from less than four percent of the genome. Also, once again, the conclusion that "Humans and chimps have similar DNA, so we must have evolved from a common ancestor" is simply an illustration of using bad scientific techniques to force-fit data into evolutionary presuppositions. Further examination reveals that such claims are the opposite of the truth. Evolutionary biologists argue that since human and chimp DNA are nearly identical, both species must have evolved from a common ancestor. However, creation scientists have pointed out that their DNA is, in fact, very dissimilar. The vast majority of each species' DNA sequence is not genes, but instead regulated gene expression. A new report unmista

Hierarchy, Genetics and Evolutionary Metaphysics

The more scientists learn about genetics and DNA, the more evolutionists must spin metaphysical, non-scientific tales to explain their findings. But God forbid that the majority of them admit that their discoveries point to a Creator instead of supporting time, chance, mutations and other fantasies. Ever since Mendelian genetics was incorporated into Darwinism, evolutionists have believed that the gene is king. Genes, they thought, determine an organism’s design or, in technical jargon, the genotype specifies the phenotype. This fit their view that the species originated from the natural selection of biological change which did not arise initially as a consequence of need but rather as a consequence of random, spontaneous events. Those random, spontaneous, events were, for example, mutations in the genes. And later when the genetic code, which translates the information in those genes into proteins, was found to be essentially universal throughout biology, the story seeme

DNA, Junk and ENCODE

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With the recent revelation that the evolutionists in the scientific community caught up to the non-evolutionists regarding "junk" DNA, scientific journals and scientists are writing and talking science stuff, scientifically. Dr. Georgia Purdom (Ph.D. in molecular genetics, specialty of cellular and molecular biology) has some comments regarding the findings. I’m so excited to be writing a blog on the new research published by ENCODE on “junk” DNA! In fact, as I looked over the material I decided I should devote two blogs to the topic. Part one will cover what ENCODE found and why it’s important. In part two, I’ll discuss opposition to the research findings by many evolutionists. ENCODE is an acronym for ENC yclopedia O f D NA E lements. The ENCODE project is devoted to essentially making sense of the human genome. The sequence of the human genome was completed in 2000, but all it gave us was the order of the individual components, called bases or nucleotides,

"Junk" DNA and Bad Science

You would think that evolutionists would learn from their mistakes regarding "vestigial organs" (claiming that if they could not see a use for them, well, they must be leftovers from our evolutionary past), then finding out that things considered "useless" and "leftover" are not so useless after all. Similarly, Intelligent Design proponents and creationists have been saying for years that the claim that "junk DNA" exists is absurd. Can you imagine the scientific and medical advances that would have been possible if people had a proper view of DNA instead of assuming that evolutionism is true? Both the "vestigial organs" and the "junk DNA" beliefs are base based on arrogance and assumptions. First, that scientists know enough about the extreme complexity of life to be able to declare something "useless". Second, they are interpreting the data through their fundamentally flawed evolutionary worldviews. When

Resource: Evolution Impossible

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Review by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Edited 6-10-2017 From the outset, I am denying you the sweet suspense and telling you that I strongly recommend Evolution Impossible: 12 Reasons Why Evolution Cannot Explain Life on Earth , and why. Unlike atheist trolls who give one-star ratings on Amazon for things they do not read but hate anyway, I actually read the book . My introduction to Dr. John F. Ashton was on a podcast of the radio show Crosstalk. You can read the introduction and listen to the MP3 here . Dr. Ashton has some impressive credentials. According to Creation Conversations: Dr. John F. Ashton PhD CChem FRACI is Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Victoria University, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Sciences at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, the largest Australian tertiary institution. He holds a BSc (Honors) with prize in chemistry and PhD in epistemology (a branch of philosophy dealing with the limits of knowled

Human-Chimp Genome Similarities Investigated

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morgueFile/hotblack EDIT: The link at the end of this post is now out of date and in dispute. See " A Fresh Look at Human-Chimp DNA Similarity " and " New Study Indicates Chimp DNA is 88% Similar to Human DNA ". Further research is planned. Some of us have believed for a long time that these are exciting times for creationists. The evidence supports creation, despite screeching to the contrary. Evidence refuting evolution is accumulating, and sloppy science (as well as unethical practices) of Darwin's Cheerleaders is coming to light. For example, that alleged huge simian similarity between humans and chimpanzees? The biases of evolutionary scientists caused selective citing and extremely misleading results. (By the way, even if the similarities were indeed very high, that is not proof of evolution. Instead, it shows a Designer using efficient methods.) This paper was released at the end of December, 2011. Here, take a good, hard look: To provide a

Profound Plant Partnership

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stock.xchng/Bessarro Most plants need sunlight in order to live. Red and blue are preferable. Bacteria on plant leaves need sunlight as well. Green light. They use use the green light that plants do not want. And bacteria absorb the most light at the same point that plants absorb no light; a win-win situation, not a "struggle for survival". Sorry, Papa Darwin, this is evidence for a Designer, not for evolution. Plant leaves convert light into chemical energy for use in cells. Their biochemistry specifically absorbs the blue and red areas of the visible light spectrum. Now researchers have discovered that light-harvesting bacteria living on the surfaces of leaves gather energy from the green part of the spectrum, meaning that they cooperate rather than compete with plants. How did this perfectly balanced energy-sharing system come about? Knowing that light-harvesting microbes live in aquatic environments, the researchers tested the hypothesis that similar bacteria live

Perplexing Plant Proteins

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It has been stated here before that evolution defies common sense — a suspension of disbelief similar to that employed when watching things like Doctor Who. We are told by scientists (and especially by under-educated popularizers of evolution) the just-so stories that something evolved, and to simply accept the assertion as fact. When some of us dare to actually stop and think about it, we consider the mechanisms of evolution, the intricacy of organisms, how many things must be in place at the same time &c., then we realize that evolution really does not add up. morgueFile/mzacha For example, most plants need sunlight to survive, yes? But they cannot have all of it. They have a UV protection system in their cells. Every aspect of it had to be in place from the beginning. If it was not, then the plants would have died off. Take a look: A team of scientists led by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Glasgow investigated the marvelous mechanism

Paleontological Palm Problem

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morgueFile/Thea Olsen Sago palms, like the Wollemi pine , are irritants to evolutionists. They are found in fossil layers that are presumed to be 250 million years old. And yet, their descendants are found virtually unchanged today. Another story is that they only began diversifying 10 million years ago. Wait, what? Which is it? Evolutionary biologists, paleontologists and botanists who deal with these palms (as well as fundamentalist evolutionists) presuppose that evolution is a "fact" — some even erroneously call evolution a "law". There should be signs of evolution, yes? No. Creationists do not have these conundrums to negate their theories. Cycads, also called "sago palms," are cone-bearing plants with long leathery shoots that often adorn dinosaur dioramas. Though there are about 11 living cycad genera, which further divide into about 300 species, many more once existed but are now known only from fossils. The oldest rock layers that con

Paleontological Pine Puzzler

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Woll a mia Nobilis image credit: Fritz Geller-Grimm / Wikimedia Commons The Wollemi pine is a mystery to paleontologists. For one thing, it was unknown until 1994 despite being discovered on 125 miles from downtown Sydney, Australia in Wollemi National Park. These secluded trees require specific growing conditions. Another baffling thing about them is that they are not in the fossil record. Pollen from their genus is in the fossil record, however, in strata allegedly 200 million years old. Then, nothing. The Wollemi pine has been called a "living fossil". Because it does not fit with the evolutionary scheme but does fit well with creationist models, it has probably been called other things that are best left unrepeated. The foliage of the Wollemi pine is virtually identical to that of one of its supposed fossil ancestors, the late Jurassic (150 million year old) Agathis jurassica (figure 3). This obvious relationship explains the designation of the Wollemi pi

Evolution Does Not Make the Cut

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morgueFile/wax115 (modified) A problem with evolution is simple: It defies common sense. To paraphrase William of Occam , the simplest explanation is probably the correct one. When evolutionary explanations become more complex, theory upon theory, more fantastic — they are. The more complex something is, the more it is an indication of a designer. With increasing science and technology, the wonders of life are revealed in greater and greater detail. Dallas' Baylor University Medical Center surgeon Joseph Kuhn recently described three serious problems with Darwinian evolution in a paper titled "Dissecting Darwinism" for the school's medical proceedings.1 He wrote that all three points were argued in 2010 in front of the Texas State Board of Education, which after days of deliberation decided that textbooks must teach both the strengths and weakness of evolution. The first weakness that Kuhn described is actually more than just a weakness—it is a deal-breaker f

Given Enough Time, NOTHING Will Happen

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morgueFile/cohdra (modified) Remember the old canard about giving a roomful of monkeys some typewriters and an infinite amount of time and they'll eventually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare? Silly idea. The purpose was to say that given enough time, anything will eventually happen. Well, given an infinite amount of time, some things are so improbable, they will never happen. For evolution to occur, many steps have to be taken. This is apparently not understood by the average believer in evolutionism who simply accepts what he or she has been told to think. Emile Borel stated that highly improbable events will never occur. Eugenie Scott and the propaganda mill at the NCSE released an attack on creationists for "misinterpreting" Borel's claim. To use a common idiom, do the math . Evolutionary biologists of today are confronted with the problem of explaining how such an enormous amount of information contained in the most basic cell could h

Darwinist Punished for Living Like a Darwinist

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 morgueFil e/seeka There are a couple of things that stand out regarding disgraced evolutionary scientist Marc Hauser. First, his unethical approaches to science were not caught for several years. When he was caught, it turns out that he had numerous infractions — and then he complained that the stuff he did that was "right" would also be called into question. Well, that happens when a boy falsely cries, "Wolf!", he is no longer believed, even if he is right. Second, so what? Isn't evolution about the "survival of the fittest"? Cheating to get ahead is a natural result of Darwinist philosophies (as are eugenics , abortion , communism and more). In this philosophy, Hauser was only living the evolutionary philosophy. What's the big deal? Marc Hauser, Harvard evolutionary psychologist who resigned under a cloud, was found guilty of scientific misconduct and admitted to some of it. Nature News reported: “Former Harvard University

Where Do Articles Come From?

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Click for larger Everyone knows where stuff came from, yes? Everything had to have a source — didn't it? Where do articles like the ones you read here (or follow links to read) come from? The answer may surprise you. You might think that someone wrote this article. But of course, you would be mistaken. Articles are not written by people. They are the result of chance. Every intelligent person knows it. There might be some people who want you to think that articles are written by people. But this view is totally unscientific. After all, we cannot see the person who allegedly wrote the article. We cannot detect him or her in any way. The claim that this article has an author cannot be empirically verified, and therefore it must be rejected. All we have is the article itself, and we must find a scientific explanation for its origin. Since no intelligent source can be empirically detected within this article, empirical science must look to the chance processes of nature

Bill Nye Fallout and Debate Challenge Part 2 — Evolution's Junior Stormtroopers

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Edited 10-29-2012, 9-25-2021 I've experienced this evolutionist dogmatic attitude many times. Part 1 is here . What follows are some of my experiences that are used to illustrate the irrational behavior to which misotheists and anti-creationists can descend. Now , regarding harassment... There are many kinds . Getting blasted in forums and on Weblogs is common, and to be expected. They are exercising their freedom of speech, even though they seldom have anything interesting to say. But s ometimes they kick it up a few notches, even to the point of stalking. A fellow claiming to be a physicist at a junior college was rather annoying, wanting my attention on his highly forgettable blog-o-fallacies , which included an oft-repeated lie about the Catholic Church and Galileo, which is easily refuted (Galileo was criticized by the scientific community of his time, not "religion"). It is "a given" that people like this with poor reasoning abili

Bill Nye Fallout and Debate Challenge — Part 1

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Edited 3-18-2017 Because Nye has engaged AiG in a public way, and after some extreme hostility by secularists directed at Drs. Purdom and Menton that showed up on websites and Facebook pages, I decided to do two things: 1. post my second Nye video on YouTube, viewable on a recent blog; and 2. extend an invitation to Mr. Nye to a public debate on evolution vs. creation. — Ken Ham This week, we are going to take a break from the scientific evidence that refutes evolution and affirms creation so we can look at some more philosophical ideas. There is an announcement to be made and some points to prove about bad attitudes. (One Facebook comment contained the Stalinesque remark, "Evolution is a fact, and participation is mandatory".) Any skilled totalitarian knows that long-term success involved capturing the minds of children. Proponents of evolution are willing to lie to children to accomplish their ends . Bill Nye is a darling of evolutionist

Texas Evidence Supports Global Flood Hypothesis

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MorgueFile People who are locked into a uniformitarian, old-Earth, evolutionist viewpoint constantly have to deal with (or attempt to simply dismiss) evidence that does not support their presuppositions. Case in point: An Arlington fossil site has a mix of land and sea creatures that support creationist scientist Michael Oard's hypothesis regarding the Noachian flood. A new cache of fossils found in Arlington, Texas, contains plenty of clues that are best explained by Noah's Flood. More specifically, the circumstances surrounding these remains match a hypothesis proposed by creation scientist Michael Oard that describes how swamp plants and land creatures could have mixed with sea creatures several months into the year-long Flood. According to Scripture, five months passed after the Flood began before its waters had completely covered the earth (Genesis 7:24). By then, all air-breathing, land-dwelling creatures not on board the Ark were dead or dying. According to Oar

Flood Waters - View from Afar

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According to a Catastrophic Plate Tectonics model, the mantle and crust of the Earth shifted violently during the year of the Noachian Flood. Apollo 17 "Blue Marble" — NASA If the planet was indeed covered with water, where did the water go? If the Earth was smoothed out, it would be covered with water for a depth (depending on the estimates) of 1.6 to 2 miles, so there is rather a lot of it. The continents and mountains rose, the water ran off into the newly-formed ocean basins according to this model. NASA's Image of the Day for January 25, "Blue Marble," is a composite of images taken by the Suomi NPP satellite that provides an exquisite view of the earth from space. This is the latest in a series that began with the famous "Blue Marble" photo taken in 1972 by the Apollo 17 crew. This image can help answer a question that creationists often hear: If the entire earth really was covered during the Flood of Noah's day, then where did all