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Secrets of Migratory Birds Revealed

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For ages, people have been cognating on where birds go, and why, and then get re-mystified when they return. Some of the speculations of old were quite fanciful. With advances in science and improved abilities to observe, we're finding out some of the secrets of migratory birds. Pixabay / Antranias The question of "Why do they migrate?" began to have an answer back in the 1500s. Scientists have discovered that they have internal navigation systems, and these testify to the wisdom of their Creator, and frustrate bacteria-to-bird evolutionists. Who hasn’t thrilled to the sight of V-formations of migrating geese as they wing their way north to their nesting grounds, or heard them squawking overhead in autumn as they head back south to spend the winter in milder climates? This amazing, predictable movement occurs twice each year, involving millions of birds worldwide, traveling hundreds and even thousands of miles. Truly, “migration is the most spectacular of bird m

Dark Matter, Dark This, Dark That — Now Dark Photons?

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The Big Bang has failed more ways than we can count, so evolutionary cosmologists continue with add-ons and tweaks to try to make it more plausible. Since scientific evidence does not support the Big Bang, they added inflation  and dark matter, dark, energy, dark whatever , and now add dark photons. All of the dark-this-n-that ideas have no substance. Literally. There is no evidence for them except in the imaginations of Big Bang proponents. Some putative evidence has been put forward (gravitational lensing in one  galaxy), but there is more evidence for Bigfoot than for dark matter and such. Also, they are assuming not only that dark matter and such exist, but that they are the only explanations for what is observed. We don't need piles of increasingly desperate stories to justify the denial of the Creator, and the actual evidence indicates that the universe was created — and created more recently than those owlhoots want to admit. First it was dark matter, then came d

Evolutionary Thinking Hinders Science Again

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Scientists using evolutionary presuppositions have not only saddled up the wrong horse, but ridden the wrong trail. That is, they've made unwarranted assumptions regarding evidence, and then proceeded to reach erroneous conclusions. A whale fossil was found, and they used the "died, sank to the bottom, turned into a fossil over millions of years" story, even though their own observations show their assumptions to be false. In addition, the discovery of a virus in permafrost was also the subject of assumptions. This leads to lack of actual scientific investigation, and asserting speculations instead of doing scientific investigation. The whale was buried rapidly by a global Flood? Nope, can't have that. Frozen virus less than 30,000 years old? Nope, can't have that either. We're scientists, ya know. You can read about the whale fossil and the virus by clicking on " Fossils Defy Slow, Gradual Deposition Over Long Ages ".    

Evolutionary Proselytizing Advantages

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Proponents of particles-to-propagandist evolution have an easy job. The groundwork has been laid by false science, popular opinion, appeals to authority, other logical fallacies, and especially through emotional manipulation. Propaganda techniques include: Using entertainment media Dominating the press Concentration and repetition Emotional manipulation Creating a common enemy to hate (such as biblical creation science) Pseudo-deification of a leader (done with Darwin, Dawkins, Nye, Tyson, and others) Appeal to a higher good ("science" education) Confusion (equivocating  evolution  and  science ) Arbitrary assertions Fraud peddled as science Control of textbooks Ridicule and more Since the scientific evidence is strongly against the  cult of evolutionism , fundamentalist evolutionists resort to emotional manipulation maneuvers resembling, "Real science is free of inflexible dogma and subject to independent peer review. Creation s

Coelacanth C'est la Guerre

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The Coelacanth was a staple of evolutionary dogma as a transitional form between sea creatures and something evolving parts to live on land. Naturally, it was just a campfire tale. Worse for Darwinists, the critter was seen alive, well — and unchanged; a living fossil. Why didn't it evolve? The rescuing device was that it didn't need to, even after alleged millions of years. It was beginning to, right? Must have changed its mind, despite all the changes it endured over all that time. Also, the budding legwork turned out to have other functions and had nothing to do with evolution after all, it was designed the way it is by its Creator. Coelacanth replica / Wikimedia Commons /  Citron / CC-BY-SA-3.0 But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the dawn, and additional evolutionary campfire tales are the sun! Yep, they're trying to bring this thing back by compounding their errors. Hilarity ensues among thinking people at their propaganda efforts. C'est

Still Another Threat to the Big Bang

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With all the discoveries confounding cosmic evolution, you'd think the Big Bang fanciers would saddle up and ride back to the ranch. But no, they persist in sewing onto that patchwork quilt with new excuses and calling it "science". Discoveries in our own solar system keep on refuting "deep time", what with planets, moons, asteroids and things acting "young" and so forth. Further out in space, other problems for stellar evolution have been found, but the Frankenstein's monster of the Big Bang keeps getting added on, tweaked, and added onto so that the current Big Bang is not only thoroughly unscientific and based on blind faith, but it has little resemblance to the original Big Bang conjecture. Now we have what looks like a ring of galaxies. That can't happen according to that cosmology. Of course, biblical creationists have no problem with it. A team of astronomers from Hungary and the United States, led by Professor Lajos Balázs of Ko

Chasin' Down the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon

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Two mainly American things going on with the word hoodoo.  In one sense, it loosely refers to folk magic or eerie stuff happening. In "Born on the Bayou", Creedence Clearwater Revival (guys who were from California) mentioned the old hound dog "chasin' down a hoodoo". The other use of the word is the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, which is not really a canyon, but the edge of a high plateau. So we have one word with differing meanings, and a canyon that's not a canyon. Weird. Bryce Canyon National Park / National Park Service Weird stuff aside, this is about geology. More specifically, how the hoodoos were the result of geologic processes. Uniformitarian views do not give an adequate explanation of how those pillars were made, but Genesis Flood geology gives a more complete picture of how they really  formed. The visitor overlooks at Bryce Canyon, Utah, provide a breathtaking spectacle of row upon row of towering columns painted pink, red, white, and or

Oxygen in Early Earth's Atmosphere

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One of the biggest problems for evolutionary origin of life speculations is the presence of oxygen. It cannot exist at the beginning because life could not begin to evolve in the first place, so evolutionists have to keep moving the dates for when oxygen first appeared. Although disputed (molecular evidence is blurry after alleged billions of years, I reckon), there is geologic evidence that oxygen has been there all along — just like biblical creationists have said. Now there is additional evidence supporting a very early date for the presence of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere. That's how it was created in the beginning. Evolutionists have claimed that the early atmosphere during the Archean, older than 2.5 Ga within their timescale, contained no oxygen. Oxygen in the atmosphere will oxidize any developing organic molecule and make it non-biological. After about 2.4 Ga, the evolution of photosynthetic bacteria caused atmospheric carbon dioxide to be replaced by oxygen, wh

God Created Man Created God

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A quote attributed to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) reads, "In the beginning God made man in His image. And man has been returning the favor ever since." Although Mark Twain was not  an atheist (despite claims to the contrary), he had disdain for many aspects of organized religion. What is interesting is that this is true to some extent. People will make up an image of God that they like, expressed in statements like, " My  God would...", but seldom have anything to do with the Bible. This is idolatry. Unfortunately, some professing Christians have built up a comfortable, unbiblical, wimpy Jesus that they can worship — which is also idolatry . Atheists have no consistent standard for morality. Hold your horses, Herman! I'm not saying that atheists have no morality. In fact, many have high standards. But they have no consistent standard. When an unbeliever says, "That's wrong, you're bad for doing...", they're actually appealing to a higher

Hox Genes — Evolution Fails

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Proponents of atoms-to-athlete evolution insist that evolution has predictability. This is the opposite of what is actually observed, since evolution has lack of predictability and lack of benefit . Many of the predictions made by evolutionists seem to require people to put aside their reasoning ability and put their faith in the mystical esoteric knowledge of the high priests of evolutionism. Hox Cluster / Public Doman / Squidonius Falsified predictions in evolutionary thinking are readily apparent, especially in genetics. The Hox gene (combining the words homeobox and homeotic ) are strong indicators that God is the designer, not the mad god of naturalism. Without a doubt, humans, chimpanzees, and other organisms share some very similar features. One explanation for the origin of these features is that they reflect similar designs that serve similar purposes. The common design inference is quite intuitive since components of complicated human-designed systems are all di

Distant Starlight — Creation Science's "Elephant in the Room"?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen One of the most frequent "Gotcha!" attempts from evolutionists that I've encountered at The Question Evolution Project and other places online is the "distant starlight" problem. That is, when we bring up the many evidences for a young Earth, solar system, and universe, those get ignored and the owlhoot campfire red herring song is sung: "We see light from stars billions of light years away, therefore, the universe must be old, the Big Bang is right, and you're wrong". They act like it's the creation science "elephant in the room" that is being ignored. First, in their efforts to slap leather with creationists, they're shooting themselves in the foot instead. The Big Bang is loaded with difficulties and ad hoc  "explanations" (rescuing devices), including it's own light travel difficulty called the " horizon problem ".  Also, changing the subject (which was evidence presented

Darwinism is Beyond Useless in Neuroscience

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Give some thought to your brain and how it works, if you don't mind. There are many new discoveries showing that bacteria-to-brain-surgeon evolution has nothing to do with the amazing complexity of the mind and various thinking abilities. The truth is, God gave us intelligently designed brains that he intends for us to use properly. The vision center is not just hard-wired for vision, forming neuron patters to learn new motor skills, processing information to realize if something is new or familiar, and more. Evolutionary "explanations" only get in the way — if they are offered at all. To learn the details, I'd lobe it if you clicked on " Built-in Brain Designs that Amaze Scientists ".   

Dragon of the Sea?

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All too often during discussions about evidence that dinosaurs existed with humans, some owlhoot will exclaim something akin to, "You creationists are stupid! Dinosaurs have been extinct for tens of millions of years, and the word dinosaur  doesn't even appear in the Bible!" Sure, Skippy. Except that the Bible has existed far, far longer than the word dinosaur. The most popular translation, the King James ("Authorized") Version, was first released to the public in 1611, and Richard Owen didn't come up with the word until 1841 or 1842 (sources disagree on the exact year). For that matter, biblical descriptions of behemoth, leviathan , and possibly the winged fiery serpent  were dismissed by commentators because 'tweren't none around at commentary time. You savvy? Actually, discoveries of dinosaur bones and fossils actually helped clear up some passages in the Bible that were baffling before. Modified segment of " Carta marina " by Ol

Can There Be Life on Kepler-452b?

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Some evolutionist owlhoots act like if there is life elsewhere in the universe such as on Kepler-452b , it means Christians should throw away their Bibles, ride into town, and have a good time in the saloon. But they're getting ahead of themselves. We keep hearing about "life elsewhere in the universe", which seems to be implying that the discussion is about sentient beings  that are going to wave back to us and say, "Howdy!" Artist's conception comparing  Kepler-452b to Earth. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle There are other reasons these people are a long ways ahead of themselves. Just because a planet is in the "habitable zone" is not a guarantee that it's suitable for life . Kepler-452b is in the zone, so evolutionists are full of joy that maybe  there's liquid water there, and maybe the building blocks of life. Building blocks alone do not make for life , they need to be intelligently and intricately arranged, and assuming tha

Homo naledi — Your Nonexistent Evolutionary Ancestor

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Once again, the press are all agitated about the Latest Evolutionary Find™ tagged  Homo naledi . Crawling through a small opening in a cave that would give some of us claustrophobia, some paleoanthropologists are calling a jumble of bones something we evolved from. I reckon they have proof, since the artist's reconstruction, complete with human-like eyes , must be right, and they know  what the eyes looked like... Not hardly! Stampedes of gleeful assertions from the secular press aside, there is disagreement about the critter in the ranks of the evolutionists. Sure, they start from the presuppositions that evolution is true and build some kind of evolutionary connection from there. However, they have nothing to connect Homo naledi  with humanity. Know why? Humans and apes were created separately. Homo naledi—a South African fossil assemblage classified as a new Homo species by paleoanthropologist Lee Berger—is stirring up controversy as evolutionists debate its identity an

Texas Tyrannosaurus Tracks

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It seems like finding dinosaur footprints would be unexciting, what with there being billions of them and all. And yet, more are being found. There's a "dinosaur freeway" of tracks from New Mexico to Colorado  that have new tracks revealed, usually after a flood. Imagine cowboys riding herd on dinosaurs for that distance. Well, they did a sizable trek from Texas to Kansas in the heyday of cattle drives, but cattle aren't prone to eating horses. Sorry, my imagination needs to be lassoed. Buckhorn Wash, Utah, dinosaur print Image credit: US Department of the Interior BLM Anyway, new dinosaur tracks have been found practically in the backyard of the Institute for Creation Research after a flood receded. Several kinds were found, puzzling paleontologists. Yet again, creationists' Genesis Flood models have the better explanation. Spring rains flooded the Dallas area this year, including Lake Grapevine which is about 10 miles west of the Institute for Creati

Pterosaur Pictograph and Overgeneralization

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Anti-creationists have been known to use hasty and overgeneralizations (among other logical fallacies) to describe the positions held by biblical creationists. The "pterosaur carved by Native Americans at Black Canyon, Utah" is a splendid example of how some tinhorns can act. They want to prove us wrong, but use logical fallacies to do it. Oh, please. This character who strikes me as a P.Z. Myers wannabe claims that it's "actual science smacking down creationist fairy tales" (straw man, question-begging epithet), and uses a fallacy of reification in the title, " Pterodactyl Murdered by Science! " Hard to take people like this seriously. Couldn't find a picture of the image under discussion that I felt I could legally use, so I made something up. Original image from US BLM , with pterosaur clip art . The facts are that some  creationists used the idea that the Native American pictograph looked like a pterosaur, but that idea was certainly

Faith Statements of Evolutionism

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Evolutionists and atheists make statements of faith as if they were secular holy writ. Their fans adore this, and some people can be intimidated when such statements are made with confidence and authority. This is often mixed with pseudo-intellectual philosophical jargon. However, when people know the truth of what is being said, there is no cause to give heed to such assertions. Actual quote from Clinton  Richard Dawkins,  The Blind Watchmaker , 1996, page 1 Have you noticed that people tend to pay attention when someone speaks with confidence and authority? Imagine this: A crisis situation, and someone who is not in uniform takes charge of the situation. Even though that person is a stranger to everyone else, they often follow instructions. Of course, if someone toting a badge shows up, that's  the one most likely to be obeyed. People who are popular and make strong statements get attention and often get adoration. (Why people care about the opi

Aardvark Confounds Evolution

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The aardvark (from the Dutch, meaning "earth-hog") is confounding to proponents of plankton-to-paleontologist evolution for several reasons. One is that it looks like it was assembled with spare parts of several animals, so we have another cladistics fail. The fossil record does not give a hint as to its alleged evolutionary ancestry. Add to that the numerous features, such as: Designed for digging, which it does remarkably fast Chowing down on ants, termites, and plants A sensitive sniffer Fast runner Mostly solitary Of course, Darwinists use useless terms like " convergent evolution " and make excuses, but the fact is that the aardvark cannot be explained through naturalistic processes. The Creator designed it, personally, I think it's one of those critters he made to show that he has a sense of humor. Despite being one of the first words in a dictionary or encyclopedia, the aardvark is still something of a mystery for many people outside its hom

Birds, Spider Webs, and Biomimetics

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Imagine a spider that spent an hour building a web (usually at night), then seeing a clumsy bird blast on through it, ruining the work. Well, back to the drawing board. Except that it doesn't happen all that often. Why not? FreeImages.com / Aleš Čerin The special property that the spider puts into the web so that the bird can see it is being imitated (biomimetics) in special bird-safe glass, and considered for other applications. God gave critters special abilities, and he gave us intelligently-designed minds to observe and implement characteristics of his creation. Ironically, many people who are intelligently designing items based on what they see in nature believe that those creatures evolved by time, chance, mutations and random processes. Makes perfect sense. No, not really. Have you ever heard the thump of a confused bird hitting a window? Countless birds are killed each year when they fly directly into window glass. Sometimes they can’t see the glass panes that are