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The Virus, the Evolution, and the Creation

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It seems for the most part, when someone says, "I have a virus", they are talking about a bad invader. Fact is, not all viruses are wicked things, since some are actually beneficial. You could even say, "I have a virus" without meaning something that made you sick, because we have virus variations inside us already. Influenza virus illustration from CDC.gov Imagine taking the train out of Galveston. Some of the passengers seem to have always been there, and even have their own duties. Then some bandits come along and not only rob the passengers of their money and jewelry (and my best pocket watch!), but they start changing things for their own destructive purposes. The passengers who look like they've always been there can be likened to endogenous retroviruses that have functions, and the bandits are like exogenous retroviruses that come along and wreak havoc. Endogenous retroviruses are essential for the development of the human placenta. Working f

Formerly "Extinct" Shark is Just Frilled to be Here

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Once again, the irrevocable force of evolution produces no change. Remember the coelacanth story ? Considered extinct by evolutionists and paleontologists for millions of years, it turned up alive and well — and pretty much unchanged, much to the dismay of Darwinistas. The lack of change was not much of a surprise to biblical creationists, however. The fossil record does not support evolution at all, so excuses are made. When different critters have similar features (such as sonar in bats and dolphins), they call it "convergent evolution", although there is no plausible record or model for such things happening. Also, when something disappears from the fossil record, it is assumed to be extinct. But worse, when something disappears for alleged millions of years, then fossils in more recent strata are found, they resort to weird science explanations like " ghost lineages ". From video footage of a frilled shark / NOAA.gov A living frilled shark was found l

Imaging and Ancient Civilizations

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Aren't science and technology wonderful? They are useful applications of observational science (where your view of origins is, or should be, irrelevant to doing the science). The remains of two formerly unknown ancient civilizations have been discovered through satellite imaging and the use of drones equipped with radar and infrared. Naturally, archaeologists are quite excited. An excavation of a Roman / Phonecian site in Malta. Image credit: freeimages.com / bearcatroc Darwin's disciples preach that early humans were stupid brutes, what with being freshly evolved out of the jungle and all that. However, there are frequent discoveries that give lie to that idea, and show how early people were actually quite intelligent. The true history about early humanity is not found in evolution books, but in the Bible. You can read about the two amazing discoveries by clicking on " Lost Civilizations: Human History Hidden in Plain Sight ".

How Do You Know What You Know About Geological Time?

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Much of what we think we know about the geologic column is based on layers of data. However, data are interpreted according to the worldview and consensus of the scientists. A date is established, and other information is added, building up on the original foundation. Unfortunately, much of it is based on circular reasoning and reinforcement. Pixabay / PublicDomainPictures In addition to the circular reasoning and reinforcement, "evidence" to support the geologic column and "deep time" is flexible. That helps, since the ruling belief system of the day, evolutionism, relies on long ages. You'd think that if something is found to be in error at or near the base, the whole thing would collapse like a house of cards built by a bored saloon patron. But no, it still stands with "facts" getting reclassified and plugged into different areas. "See? We still got us an ancient world!" Not hardly. The facts fit Genesis Flood models from biblica

New Theory Suggests No Big Bang

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The Big Bang has little resemblance to the original concept of yesteryear. It would be adjusted when scientists discovered problems with it and to hopefully fit in new supporting data. Although there are people who insist that it's a fact (and some think it negates the Creator), the Big Bang is full of speculations, conjectures, suggestions of things that should exist but cannot be found, and more. Actual science took yesterday's noon stagecoach out of this fantasy land. Many people reject it on scientific as well as theological reasons. Modified from an image by NASA / JPL A new theory is puzzling. It draws from relativity and quantum mechanics, postulating that there was no singularity, no Big Bang. That would rule out the Big Bang's predecessor, the Oscillating Universe, since bang-expand-contract-crunch-repeat would not be possible. Imagine the gravity of the situation. Will this new theory become the new sheriff in town and gain wide acceptance? Unlikely, as t

Cholesterol, Global Warming and Evolution — HUH?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen On the surface, this is a strange article. Keep going and you'll see that the three items in the title actually have a common link — and the link is not missing. It's about "settled science". Modified from morgueFile / lemai13 No, I haven't had peyote buttons. A Yaqui sorcerer tried to give me some once, but never mind about that now. This article has an odd origin. I was listening to my favorite weekday Conservative show by Chris Plante  while working overtime, and I got some information as well as an inspiration. The big news is that you don't need to worry about high-cholesterol foods after all — most of our fat blood comes from genes, not victuals. (Strange, I heard that years ago. Now  it's accepted?) Even though there were some nay-sayers including Ancel Keys back in the 1955 , most people acted like it was "settled science", so we have to just shut up and accept it. Now the "truth" discarded, y

Placing Blame — Anti-Creationist "Morality" and "Logic" in Action

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  Have you noticed that molecules-to-man implies improvement? I've never read or heard something like, "Wow, that critter had some bad evolving along the way!" Everything seems to be "good". Darwinistas have their starting point that evolution is true in all things. I keep posting research where good science is ruined by attempts to find how something evolved, or the presuppositions that evolution is the cause of everything, not just biological evolution. One of the many things these people insist on is that morality itself has evolved. But there is no improvement in morality. Things are going from bad to worse, and what was considered bad before is now applauded as good. But anti-creationist and anti-Christian bigotry are on the increase. Christian values are not tolerated by people who claim to be tolerant, and hypocrites who say they oppose bullying will engage the in cyber-bullying and stalking of creationists. Subjective mo

Snake Fossils Give Evolutionists Hissy Fits

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Paleontologists were riding the Evolution Trail when suddenly, they were spooked by snake fossils. That's not usually a big deal, but these fossils were in the wrong place. Once again, an evolutionary timeline needs to be moved back to an earlier date. Of course, biblical creationists don't need to keep making adjustments when discoveries don't fit the big picture. "Quatre études de serpents" by Gustave Moreau The evolution of snakes has already been a debated topic, especially since there are no decent transitional forms in the fossil record. Now snake fossils are found, and they still do not help Darwinists because they are pretty much the same as modern living serpents. It's an old story. An animal or plant is discovered in sedimentary rocks by paleontologists and it pushes the organism's origin further back by many millions of years—but it's always a plant or animal already known to science. Granted, some of these fossilized creatures are

Interpreting Geological Reports

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People get excited or confused when they encounter reports about geological sites with claims of great antiquity. Sometimes, Christians feel threatened by these assertions. Proponents of an ancient earth and universe have their starting point that the earth and universe are ancient. Circular reasoning ensues. Barringer (or "Meteor") Crater in Arizona, USA / USGS.gov Secular geologists use popular opinion, faulty dating methods and erroneous logic when giving vast ages. When someone learns to read (or listen to documentaries and such) closely, they can determine that there is a great deal of speculation, assumptions, and the aforementioned circular reasoning involved. Creation scientists have very different views, and present models from their starting point (some models include the Genesis Flood) that fit observed data far better. Things are not as old as they're said to be. When looking at secular declarations, healthy skepticism is in order. Learning how to ex

Eel Biting and Evolution

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Once again, observational science is corrupted by evolutionary conjecture. Eels and their kin have a variety of methods of consuming their victuals (correctly pronounced like "vittles", by the way). Some use suction and don't chew, some bite and chew, others have a combination of both methods, and so on. Some researchers think that the ability to chew is something that evolved (like other methods of dining), and re-evolved.  That'll be the day.  Then they were speculating that it's important information about how mammals evolved.  Never mind that there is no observational evidence or plausible models, they just bolster their just-so story with conjecture and call it "science". Never occurs to them that creatures were built that way by their Maker, does it? Actually, the biblical creation model makes more sense, even at a glance. Aquatic animals face some special challenges as they eat, for they must get their food into their mouths and swallowed

Evolution Propaganda, SETI, and Closed Minds

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Like any totalitarian worth his salt knows, target the young with propaganda. Current evolutionist trends include having children write rap songs about the origin of life (we told you that the OOL is not separate from evolution, the American Association for the Advancement of Science approves of the children's lyrics). They are also using comic books and zombies. Well, sure, use something trendy to lasso a child's interest. When Christians tell their children that God is the Creator and life has meaning, atheopaths call that child abuse. But when Darwinistas promote their "you're a product of mindless evolution and life has no meaning" view, that's "science". Sure, makes perfect sense to some people, for some odd reason. There are some concerns about SETI making contact with alien intelligence because they may not be such nice fellas to ride the trail with ( as I discussed here ). "Don't worry, by the time they get the signals, figure

Complex Internal Biological Systems

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Think about American cowboys and cattle drives for a moment. The process was engineered for a purpose. After the Civil War until about 1895, Texas cattle had to be rounded up and moved to railroads in Kansas so they could be sold and shipped for meat processing. They had to communicate to organize the whole thing, which involved hiring drovers , getting horses, supplies, the chuck wagon and cook, purchasing equipment, and so on. Then there was communication throughout the long, dangerous process. Don't forget the marketing communication at the end. Pixabay / geralt On a modern level, communication systems within a computer are far more complicated and efficient, and Internet communication among networked computers make the cattle drives pale in comparison. In each case, if there is a breakdown in communication, the work doesn't get done. Inside living cells, there are levels of communication that are far more complex and efficiently engineered than anything we could i

Catastrophe for Uniformitarian Geology

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Evolution's True Believers™ circle the wagons when someone shows flaws in their "the present is the key to the past" paradigm, and insist that long-term gradual processes are true. This happens despite observed evidence, not because of it. Geologists themselves will reluctantly put their beliefs aside for a spell when they can't get around the evidence. Deitfoss / Pixabay / mirluc Geologists of the biblical creation persuasion believe that the Genesis Flood shaped much of the world's surface features (one model is called " Catastrophic Plate Tectonics "). But evolution requires long ages, and having a lot of water in a little time is the opposite of their flood geology of a little water in a lot of time. When secular geologists see evidence for catastrophe from their own sources, they unenthusiastically make some allowances for such processes, even though they don't understand them. Europe’s biggest waterfall likely formed catastrophical

Increasing Disarray in Evolutionary Timelines

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February 2015 in the USA. We had Groundhog's Day, and today is Friday the 13th. What other irrational practices can we endure? I know! Atoms-to-anthropologist evolution! Evolution's advocates spruce up their version of historical science like they were going to get awards at the county fair. They can get awards for storytelling, sure, but for real science? Not so much. Deniers of Darwin are ridiculed with nonsense like, "We have the fossils, we win!" Not only does everyone have the same evidence, but secular interpretations of fossils and other evidence continually changes — for the worse, in their case. True science is changed according to the evidence and observations, and theories can be thrown away when they're shown to be full of errors (except evolution, of course, that's kept despite its flaws). Artifacts from ancient humans are found "older" than they should be, so the timeline gets pushed back. Existing materials are recalculated,

Book Review — Defending Genesis: How We Got Here & Why It Matters

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen When I was pondering which horse to saddle up and ride for Question Evolution Day (since every day is QED for me), Tony Breeden came along at the right time and said that he had a new book coming out, Defending Genesis: How We Got Here & Why It Matters . That title is singing my song. "But Cowboy Bob, he writes science fiction and stuff!" Yeah, well, so did C.S. Lewis and others. Tony has been writing nonfiction for years, and my favorite of his sites is " Defending Genesis " (no surprise that I like that one). He spearheads " Creation Sunday ", a response to the efforts of deceptive atheist Michael Zimmerman to get Christians to compromise with evolution. Breeden has interacted with a variety of people, from obstreperous atheist stalkers to enthusiastic supporters and those in between. Defending Genesis is written in a conversational style for the most part, and has some humor throughout. There are 22 chapters plus

Ape and Speech Essence

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Everyone has a starting point by which they interpret what they observe. Proponents of molecules-to-man evolution interpret their observations in one framework, and biblical creationists have a far different approach. Unfortunately for evolutionists, their paradigm continually disappoints and puzzles them. Pixabay / James_Valma (modified) Everything supposedly can be explained through evolution, but speech itself has been problematic. Observers were excited when an orangutan made purposeful sounds to communicate, so this supposedly points to the evolution of speech. Except that this one is an exception, and that it was raised in captivity. I reckon they won't learn that evolution fails to explain anything because evolution isn't true. We were created with the ability to speak, and that's the gospel truth. Only human beings speak. The syllables and words, phrases and sentences people use to speak their minds all over the world consist of rhythmic sequences of co

Radiometric Dating and Reason — Part 4

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The previous installments in this series are " Radiometric Dating and Reason ", " Radiometric Dating and Reason — Part 2 ", and " Radiometric Dating and Reason — Part 3 ". Old-Earth advocates insist that radiometric dating methods are accurate and reliable, but they've put the shoes on the wrong horse. Not only do radiometric dating methods require three basic assumptions that are improbable at best, some of those assumptions mask important secondary assumptions. In addition to unscientific assuming, they get wildly varying results (such as rocks known to be 60 years old testing to be 133 million years old, and ranges of a hundred million years or more). More than that, the age of the world has been calculated by using meteorites, not Earth rocks — which has several major assumptions as well. The Rubidium-Strontium method has all of the aforementioned assumptions and problems, plus a few more. For one thing, adequate quantities of rubidium-conta

A View from the Bunker, the Reality Bomb, and Question Evolution Day

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In the Doctor Who mythos, Davros wanted to destroy the universe with the Reality Bomb , a device that makes all matter go to pieces. Even if someone was that stupid and insane, Christians know that such a thing is impossible (Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17). But let's borrow from the Reality Bomb concept, shall we? Darwinistas ( thanks to Chris Rosebrough for that word ) cling to their faith in evolutionism despite the evidence, not because of it. If they were to seriously examine goo-to-you evolution, they would see that nothing is holding it together; Question Evolution Day could be the Reality Bomb for evolution! Question Evolution Day works in layers: Standing together to affirm intellectual, religious, speech, academic and other basic human rights, that those of us who reject evolution should be able to state our views without censorship and reprisals Sharing links, graphics and so forth showing that the evidence supports creation and not goo-to-you evolution

Pirate Christian Radio and Question Evolution Day

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The third of three audio interviews I did is the first to be released. I was excited to be on Chris Rosebrough's Fighting for the Faith , a production of Pirate Christian Radio. He's excited about Question Evolution Day . Modified and used with permission. I reckon it's not exactly right to call this an interview since it was more like a discussion and interview combination. Maybe it's because he's an experienced interviewer that made it seem more like a talk. Anyway, Chris is a very intelligent Christian apologist, and sees the importance of Genesis to Christians; this was the emphasis of our talk. He had some excellent comments. Maybe that was the pastor in him coming out. And we had a few laughs as well. But my stuff isn't the whole show, the rest of the podcast is definitely worth your attention. Phil Johnson, executive director of " Grace to You ", has a strong sermon called "Why I Don't Believe in Atheists", that fits in w

Bill Nye the Tiresome Anti-Science Guy is a Symptom of a Deeper Problem

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen   This may come as a shock to anti-creationists, but Bill Nye is not a threat to the Bible or biblical creation science. He thinks he's on a crusade for "science", and so do many of his fans. If those things he opposed were actually wrong, and if Nye was capable of understanding science and logic in the first place, then he might make some valid points. His cheering section frequently shows disunderstanding of science, logic, philosophy, and more, so they are enablers that encourage his bad behavior. I'm on record for saying that in the big debate with Ken Ham that he used terrible logic . But that's okay for people who want to defend "science" (that is, equivocating "evolution" with "science") from the big, bad creationists who want people to use critical thinking and actually examine the evidence. (Rabid evolutionists tell you what to think, many creationists like me want to tell you how to think.)