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SETI: Array for Tax Dollars!

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The SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute ( not  involved in UFO research) uses radio telescopes in the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) to search for signals from space that indicate alien intelligence. They want tax dollars to fund their research, and made the outlandish promise that they will  find extraterrestrial life in the near future so they can get the money. NASA/JPL-Caltech There are several reasons for this confidence (or arrogance, or even a con game). These include a great deal on luck, and the presupposition that evolution is a fact (it must have  happened "out there"). Naturalistic assumptions are fanciful at best. Perhaps if they increased their membership drive (individual memberships begin at $50 USD), they would not need to make every pay for their evolutionary fantasies. In hopes of keeping funding flowing, the SETI Institute promised US congresspersons that scientists will find extraterrestrial life in our lifetime. According

Intelligently Designing Based on Evolution?

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When scientists use biomimicry (or "biomimetics", studying nature for the purpose of imitation and application to technology and other purposes), they have the presuppositions of millions of years and evolution. This is self-contradictory; they want to intelligently design products based on what they believe happened through time, chance, random processes, mutations and so on. In addition, evolution and natural selection are given the status of intelligent entities, choosing and designing! To further show self-contradiction, nature was designed by the Creator, but instead, they want to give credit to evolutionism's false pagan deities . Then they have serious flaws in the imitation processes! Increasing numbers of innovative researchers borrow from biology when they examine and incorporate living systems into man-made designs. We know how man-made designs originate— people design them. But what about living designs? Two recent biomimicry research programs let slip

Wasps Have Big Eyes — Therefore, Evolution!

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Darwin's Cheerleaders want things both ways. On one hand, if a fossil is found and the creature exists today, virtually unchanged after alleged millions of years, it did not need  to evolve, so it did not do so. But on the other hand, people will attribute every little change in some critter to evolution, almost as if Darwinian evolution were an irrevocable, irresistible, intelligent power. morgueFile / earl53 Some species of wasps have larger eyes. Why? Because they needed to evolve them! Larger eyes are proof of evolution. Researcher Michael Sheehan said , "Larger facets in their compound eyes mean better vision, but we found that as these wasps get smaller, they have larger than expected eyes. This demonstrates that they evolved improved acuity relative to size in order to discriminate among different individuals in the colony." But this is fallacious reasoning , which is to be expected with evolutionary presuppositions guiding the interpretation of observatio

Evolution, Psychology and Shots in the Dark

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Here is something ironic. Astrology has the trappings of science, and astrologers contend that it is  science, but  it is rejected by scientists . On the other hand, psychology does not have much that is consistent to really define it as science (repeatable, testable, observable, predictability, specificity and so on), yet it is considered a science ( but not by everybody ) — evolutionary science lacks many of the same elements that define a science. If rejection of accountability to God was in the direct criteria to define science, astrology would probably be accepted as a science as well. Like astrology, psychology has a great deal of uncertain predictions that can be plugged into a wide range of possibilities to claim successful results. Modern psychology is generally considered to have had its genesis with Sigmund Freud (a.k.a. Frood-dude ). Freud, Jung and others were influenced by Darwinian ideas , and most psychologies are humanistic in their proced

More Cave Paintings Further Thwart Evolutionary Timelines

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Evolutionary timelines are constantly being disrupted by new discoveries. "Paleolithic" cave paintings in Chauvet, France, were troublesome enough by stirring up controversy . Now cave paintings in Spain have made matters worse, throwing a spanner into the works for the ages and skills of ancient humans. Replica painting from the Chauvet cave / PD Cave paintings from Chauvet, France, were thought to be the oldest according to radiocarbon dating. The ones in Spain are dated as "older". But that does not fit, because evolutionists insist that humans (Neanderthal or not) were not that advanced yet, but the opposite is true . Once again, evolutionary presuppositions are threatened by evidence — and the evidence comes from their own methodologies. It is far better to accept that humans were created, and created recently. Reality does not threaten biblical creation. The radiocarbon ‘dating’ of charcoal remains from ancient fires inside Spain’s famous Nerja cav

So-Called "Junk" DNA is Good for Your Heart

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You may recall that evolutionary scientists studied selected parts of the genome, and the areas they did not understand were termed "junk" DNA that were useless leftovers from our evolutionary past. Those assumptions are being proved wrong . By not studying things that they ignored because they did not understand them (how scientific is that?), several branches of science were hindered. Three images compiled and modified were originally from openclipart . In this case, medical science related to heart health has been irregular. Portions of that stuff they wrote off are actually vital. Long non-coding RNAs are finally receiving studies, and some of them play a part in heart health. If scientists had a worldview that included the idea that God designed things for a purpose, this negligence may not have happened. A new research study has shown that large regions of the human genome, once thought to be useless junk, work to keep your heart functioning properly. When the

Evolutionary Science Deniers and Dinosaur Soft Tissues

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One of the most common problems that creationists have to deal with is how fundamentalist evolutionists rabidly defend their faith, but do not know the science that allegedly supports it. Some will resort to arguments from ignorance ("I've never heard of that, so it must not be correct"), others simply deny what has been said, and often call you a liar. Creationists do not need to apologize that many of us have a better handle on science trends (and the fallacious assertions with them) than the people who think we are uninformed. It would be helpful if evolutionists admitted that they lived by faith, not by sight. On this episode of " Real Science Radio ", Bob Enyart and Fred Williams discuss one of the most hated facts these days, that soft tissues have been found in dinosaur fossils ( "fossil" used to describe full-on fossils as well as their remains; Ian Juby explains here, beginning at the 20 minute 13 seconds mark ). Evolutionists have

"Refuting Compromise" — with a Chainsaw

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Review of Refuting Compromise written by Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati by Cowboy Bob Sorensen The title of this article was inspired by a someone's post. It said to take the title of a book you had read and add, "with a chainsaw". I was just finishing up Refuting Compromise and realized that this addition to the title fit quite well. Perhaps Dr. Sarfati will forgive me for adding to his words and not rebuke me, making me a liar ( Proverbs 30.6 ). But enough of my strange sense of humor. Refuting Compromise was written to deal with the bad apologetics of Dr. Hugh Ross, a "progressive creationist" (who also calls himself by the odd title of "day-age creationist"), and unfortunately, many people look up to Ross and his "Reasons to Believe" organization. When I purchased this book, it was because I felt that I needed it for reference, even though I had not dealt all that much with Rossites or spent time with Ross' teachings. It turns

Considering Habitability of Extrasolar Planets

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Excitement has been raised with the discovery of Kepler-186f, an exoplanet that may be in the "habitable zone". This zone is an area that is the right distance from its star so that it will be neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist. NASA's Kepler space telescope monitors many stars and check them for variations in brightness which may be caused by planetary activity. Artist's conception of Kepler-186f. Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech Naturally, evolutionists want to speculate that life may be evolving on other worlds. However, the train has to be on the right track before it can even leave the station. That is, before speculating that life may have evolved there, other questions need to be addressed as to a planet's suitability — being in the habitable zone is only the beginning. Kepler-186f, the fifth planet orbiting an M1-spectral type red dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus, will go down in history as the fir

No Rest for Origin of Life Speculations

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Proponents of evolution have a great deal of cognitive dissonance and inconsistencies with which to contend. The primary cause is presuppositions based on belief in the "truth" of evolution and billions of years. Not only does actual observed evidence support creation instead of evolution, but they cannot decide what to do about chemical evolution (abiogenesis, the origin of life). Some falsely assert that evolution has nothing to do with the origin of life, others try to push the problem out into space, and still others will try to bring back the zombie of the discredited Miller-Urey experiment as well as presenting products of their fantasies as actual science. Some people go to great lengths to avoid admitting the truth of the Creator. They should really let the abiogenesis foolishness rest in peace. The featured article today is from Creation-Evolution Headlines, and begins, "There is no coherent origin of life scenario among evolutionists, just a collection

Christians, Compromise, Secularists and the Age of the Earth

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We expect secularists to promote the view that the earth is millions of years old. Unfortunately, many Christians are willing to go along with that view as well. Some of these Christians are active compromisers, accepting the dubious science and bad theology of people like "progressive creationist" Hugh Ross (among others). What is worse is that many of them actively oppose those of us who hold to a biblical creationist view. There are others who just agree with the scientists and liberal theologians because they simply have not bothered to investigate. Oh, we can explain things, but we cannot make people understand them or accept the explanations; their inability (or unwillingness) to understand is not our fault. freeimages.com / "Mini Rock Landscape" / teslacoils Many will consider the age of the earth as a fact, even though this "fact" has changed several times. At The Question Evolution Project on Facebook , we receive comments like, "...

The Corrosive Effects of Evolutionary Thinking

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In a previous post, I gave a detailed explanation of how militant atheism, evolution, paganism and Fascism have elements in common, and that atheo-fascists are aggressively pushing the pagan-based religion of evolutionism . After I posted that, I learned that Bob Enyart aired an interview with Dr. Jerry Bergman on Real Science Radio . This interview will be a good follow-up to the article linked above. Evolutionary thinking has been at the root of many atrocities. It was also a major factor in the making of mass-murdering monsters . Dr. Bergman and Bob Enyart discuss how this thinking has been behind the dehumanizing of people, racism, eugenics, genocide and yes, pagan evolutionism of the Nazi worldview. Ideas have consequences. You can listen live or download " Darwinism: The Universal Acid ".

Evolution and the New Atheo-Fascism

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen A large difficulty in researching and writing this article is that of definitions. It is important to have precise definitions when people can understand words and concepts in different ways 1 , and this article involves words with various meanings and connotations. There has been a noticeable increase in vitriol from the so-called "new" atheists (often followers of Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, Hitchens, Shermer, Nye, Krauss and others) and from evolutionists toward Christians and creationists. (I am making distinctions here because not all evolutionists are atheists, and not all Christians are creationists.) Some of us speculate that adherents of the religion of atheism 2 ,which has evolution as one of its cornerstones, feel threatened because evolution's flaws are exposed by Intelligent Design and creation science. This battle is not simply intellectual, but also spiritual. From a biblical Christian perspective, atheists realize that God e

A Biblical Creationist Explanation for the Odd Mix of Ice Age Fossils

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It has been a puzzler for paleontologists that there is such a wide mix of life forms as a result of the Ice Age. Uniformitarian explanations fail. The problem is compounded because of their presuppositions; the data will not fit. One of their beliefs is that there were several ice ages over a long period of time. Biblical creationists have alternative views that include the Genesis Flood. The data fit a Flood-caused Ice Age model far better than the secular versions. Disharmonious or nonanalog associations refer to the strange mix of animals and plants from widely different climates or environments in the same sediment. Such associations occurred during the Ice Age in both the northern and southern hemispheres and are the rule and not the exception. Animals that loved the warmth were found at high latitude while animals that loved the cold were found at much lower latitudes. Disharmonious associations apply not only to large mammals, but to other flora as well as to fauna: C

Genetic Engineering and Abiogenesis

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Scientists have been working adding "letters" to the language of the amazingly complex DNA molecule in a bacterium. Even the small steps they have taken have required a great deal of painstaking research. DNA is comprised of four letters, and they have convinced a bacterium to accept two additional letters that are alien to it. The eventual goal is to be able to have it pass along this information, and to trick bacteria into following the new instructions that have been given to it. Genetic engineering, a subject for some scary science fiction movies ("Oh, it's perfectly safe, we have limiting factors built in. Bwahahaha!"), has potential for improving life. But some people cannot leave real science alone, and must extrapolate backwards to bring in abiogenesis. This is absurd even on the surface. Using educated people, existing organisms with their complex DNA (and not yet as advanced as living cells), science, technology and so on — and then say that th

What About Those Differences Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals?

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Neanderthals sure have evolved over the years. Proponents of evolution told the world that they were less-evolved than we are, and were therefore unintelligent brutes. As evolution caught up with real science (and substantial assistance from archaeology), it was realized that the differences were rapidly shrinking. They appear to have been good parents, made jewelry and art, buried their dead, made tools, could speak — and were able to breed with other "archaic humans" . There is a great deal of evidence that the stupid caveman motif was unjustified. Advances in technology and DNA further reduced the number of differences between Neanderthals and people living today. DNA studies prove that they were human . There are  some differences, but evolution has nothing to do with them — humans were created, not evolved. It appears that the answer to differences can be traced to epigenetics.  Recent genome reports show that the Neandertals are essentially fully human, causing

Mutations Will Not Make You a Hero, Radiation Is Not Necessarily Your Friend

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Many of us read superhero comic books as kids. Getting bitten by a radioactive spider, getting caught in an explosion of radioactive materials, receiving a massive dose of radiation could transform people into something extra-human with marvelous powers. Sometimes, they would be born with mutations that would develop into special talents as they grew older. It doesn't work that way. But hey, the comic book writers were trying to be creative and entertaining (as well as make a living), they were usually not trying to present scientific truths. Most proponents of Darwin's theory learned that natural selection (ironically, it was  first proposed by creationist Edward Blyth as a conserving factor ) does not lead to evolution. They moved into mutations and genetics. Blasting something with radiation ruins cells, it does not give them additional information. Even successful controlled mutation experiments usually have drawbacks as far as the organism is concerned. No super p

Galaxies Playing by Their Own Rules

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How do you know that something is old? Often, it based on personal experience, culture and reports. Sometimes it is simply relative. That book on the shelf with the yellowed pages from 1916 seems old when compared to current books, but it is not very old to someone who examines biblical manuscripts . The old man hobbling across the street in Kingston, New York is 84 years old, and he looks it, but he does not look "old" to people in some other cultures. (I've been told that I do not look my age, despite my Mark Harmon-like graying hair.) Looking old can be relative as well as subjective, often relying on some kind of standard of measurement. NASA/STScI; S. Allam and team; and the Master Lens Database, L. A. Moustakas, K. Stewart, et al (2014)       How does the earth look "old"? How does the universe look "old"? And how does a galaxy look "young", "old" or "mature"? These kinds of things have standards of sorts, bu