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Armadillos Armored against Evolution

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In Texas, one of the state mammals is the armadillo, but the reason why escapes me because lots of folks consider them a nuisance, especially gardeners and home owners. There was a time when Charles Apelt got the notion to hollow out the carcass and use the hard shells to make into baskets. A tisket, a tasket, an armadillo basket... Personally, I don't like the idea very much. You'd think that will his business interest in them, he'd have hunted the armadillos to extinction. Instead, they are thriving, and even found in new areas. The armadillo (Spanish for " speed bump ") looks like slow-moving speed bumps I've encountered in Michigan and New York: the opossum. But even though they have a superficial resemblance ( sans body armor), they're not closely related. The opossum is a marsupial, the armadillo is a mammal. And no, the 'dillo is not a rodent, like some people think. One other thing that the two critters have in common is that some people ea

Evolutionists Drooling over Salivation Study

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Darwin's Brigands™ are continuing the old bait 'n' switch trick with terminology again. ( Again? More like, still. ) When you have a discussion with these hijackers of science, you have to nail down your definitions. Evolution has many meanings, and when you're talking to someone who believes in scum-to-stalker evolution, watch out that he or she does not point to variation or "change over time" as evidence for his belief system — changes are not evidence that Darwin was right, but they get sneaky by equ ivoca ting on the word evolution. Very disingenuous. Made at Add Captions , then modified a bit As in other cases, evolutionists are all het up about a study in the genetics of salivary protein, and the variations thereof. They call it "evolution", but that is nowhere near the truth. Life, the universe, and everything were created. Despite all the efforts of secularists, they cannot change this truth, nor can they change how the facts refute

Galactic Evolution Stumpers

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According to deep time adherents, some celestial objects just won't act their (assigned) ages. There are many links on this site alone to how planets, moons, and whatnot are showing signs of youth instead of millions of years. Secular cosmologists keep on plugging away with their narrative, even when they repeatedly encounter observed evidence that refutes their predictions. Probably because they find recent creation detestable, despite the evidence. They continue to present things they know are untrue, even according to their mythology. Galaxy cluster MOO J1142+1527, credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Gemini / CARMA (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Beginning with Big Bang and deep time presuppositions, astronomers and cosmologists are baffled when galaxies that are supposed to be very old have "stopped forming stars". Not that anyone has actually seen stars forming, we're only presented with presumptions based on their paradigms. Still, there is

Pupplies Help a Child's Health?

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Way back in the olden days, we had a small dog, but my parents were not overly concerned with protecting me from the unsanitary beast. Nor were they all that worried about unsanitary cats, once they became part of the family. Proper hygiene was in order, and that was enough. (By the way, some people have scared pregnant women into avoiding cats, but the danger there is mitigated by taking care when changing the litter box .) I know people who would want to have "kisses" from their German Shepherd and have her lick their faces, even on the lips. I can't do that. Children Playing with Puppies , William Collins, 1812 The idea that dogs' mouths are cleaner than ours is a myth, they have their own bacterial flora . No need to overreact, though. Our society has been " too clean " these past years (the word germaphobe is used too freely in my opinion, as a true germaphobe suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder ), and are actually doing harm to ourselve

Non-Evolution of the Frog

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You may find this difficult to believe, but some owlhoots present the development of a tadpole into a frog as an example of evolution. Now, they're using the vague definition of evolution as change over time , and then implying that this change illustrates all life evolving from a common ancestor. Not hardly! Chiricahua Leopard Frog credit: Jim Rorabaugh / USFWS| (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Mr. Jeremy Fisher was once a tadpole, a critter that people sometimes go "hunting" and raising . It undergoes drastic changes and becomes a croaking hopper that eats flies. (If you get the right one, it'll sing and dance for you .) The changes it goes through are quite dramatic, actually. Everything is changed and rearranged through and through. How does it know how to do this, and how do the changes happen the right way, in the right order? The Creator put the intricate design plans into it's DNA, which defies changes-by-chance evolution. Ne

Vague Terms Acceptable in Science

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It is an established fact that everywhere we turn, we are assaulted with remarks about evolution that assume it to be an undisputed, every scientist in lockstep, fact. Whether it's an animated feature for children, advertisements, nature documentaries that invariably give homage to Darwin, proselytes of evolutionism on the web, or many other possibilities, evolution is confidently asserted.  Made at imageGenerator.net We expect vagaries in science terminology from cinema, music, or whatever. Unfortunately, it is becoming more common in mainstream scientific journals to read things like, "Scientists think...perhaps...it is thought...maybe", and then have erroneous, unscientific conclusions pawned off as being conclusive. Is that ethical? The only thing conclusive is the written Word of God, who told us how he did the creating. Supplanters who attempt to replace God really do not know what happened in the distant past. An article about the development of instinct is

Fooling with Fish Stories to Prove Evolution

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People who want us to believe in fish-to-firefighter evolution have been doing some finagling about the development of gills and, ultimately, where we came from. One indicator that bad science is being presented is when the question is begged. In this case, the hoary canard, "Ontology recapitulates phylogeny" was presumed. Also, evolution is used to support abortion, since the unborn child supposedly goes through a fish stage with "gill slits". Discus fish image credit: Pixabay / Bergadder A study of fish embryos and gill development assembled some good data. Unfortunately, the study was used to prop up evolution. The reasoning was faulty, beginning with the presupposition of Darwinism. They assume that embryos show their evolutionary stages, and ignore the facts that superficial resemblances to gill slits in creatures are imaginary. Those things that appear  to be gill slits are actually an important part of development. Can a landmark discovery about how

Squid Squadron

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Every once in a while, an unbelievable story told around a campfire or in a tavern is based in reality:   I'm tellin' ya, we was sleepin' below deck in the boat, see. Woke up the next mornin', and breakfast delivered itself right smack on the deck. It was a squid. Musta flew up there! Don't be too hasty to dismiss the seafarer's experience: squid do fly. They're not just jumping (breaching) like "devil rays" , or doing some impressive gliding like flying fish . While it's not as free and easy as a bird, some species of squid take to the air in their version of powered flight. Specifically, it's jet-propelled flight, and it's not just a hop, either. Made at Atom Smasher I reckon that there's a heap more to learn on Earth, and our money could be better spent here instead of searching for space aliens , but I digress. This is clear evidence of creation, since all of the pieces had to be in place and functioning at the s

It's Another Bird, Not a Feathered Dinosaur

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Riddle me this: What is the size of a chicken, has drumstick-shaped legs, feather follicles, slender tail, and feather follicles? "That's a dinosaur, ya idjit!"  Well, no. Although proponents of dinosaur-to-bird evolution try very hard to see feathers in dinosaur fossils and ignore bird features, even if they did find a dinosaur with feathers, it would only show that a dinosaur had feathers and not prove that they evolved into birds. They tend to make outlandish extrapolations like that. Credit: Freeimages / Armend (AD) At any rate, further research on a feathered dinosaur candidate shows that it had feathers and many features found in modern birds. There were some other features that we don't see very much in modern birds today. Still, it's another bit of wishbone — I mean, wishful — thinking that didn't pan out for evolutionists, which is no surprise for creationists, and probably no surprise for those evolutionists who reject the dino-to-bird sto

Faith in Science of the Gaps

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Atheists will tell you that they have no need for religion because they believe in reason and science. If you point out that atheism is a religion , they tend to get on the prod, which shows their ignorance of religion and philosophy. Further, secularists have hijacked science from its biblical basis, and argue from their a priori presuppositions, one of which is the arbitrary assertion that science must be based upon atheistic methodological and philosophical naturalism only . Such assertions are irrational and lead to faulty conclusions. Used under Fair Use provisions for educational purposes. Also, note the question-begging straw man in the assertion. Secularists frequently generalize about creationists, claiming that our explanation is "GodDidIt", so there is no need for scientific investigation. This is a lie. There are many creationary scientists who want to learn what makes things work, even how God did something. They take this straw man argument further

Mimicking the Amazing Bat

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Some of y'all have been watching too many movies. I hope you put what I call "the eww factor" on hold so you can appreciate the amazing design of a critter that some folks love to hate: the bat. You may want to read this article on bat myths and facts . I find bats fascinating, and could make this post unnecessarily long with remarks about how beneficial they are, that some people se t out bat houses , and so on. Credit: Department of the Interior/USGS (Usage does not imply endorsement) Stories on the evolution of bats strike out . The bat is recalcitrant when it comes to secularists' guesses about its origin. Instead, it is a testimony of creation and intricate design. It's not a mouse with wings, and not a rodent at all. Those wings are very intricately designed, as is the flight system itself. Scientists are studying the vampire bat's saliva, draculin (great word, some scientists show humor) in hopes of helping stroke victims . There is also work b

Making Life in a Lab

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Many devotees of molecules-to-miscreant evolution have realized that abiogenesis happening on this world is impossible, and some will distance themselves from the problem with the falsehood that "abiogenesis has nothing to do with evolution" . Others cling the the failed Miller-Urey experiment , and come up with other incoherent origin of life experiments . Some even in voke a kind of animism . Image modified from Yassine Mrabet   /Wikimedia Commons The Miller-Urey experiment was saddled up and ridden hard as "proof" that life could have happened by chance, but it proved next to nothing. Using intelligently-designed equipment in a controlled environment based on the now-abandoned "reducing atmosphere" concept, the researchers obtained some amino acids. These building blocks of life were caught in a trap and removed from the toxic environment, which invalidates the experiment. (Many images on the web conveniently leave out the trap part, or neglect

Bears, Hybrids, and Evolution

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When scientists commence to assigning species classifications, the dividing lines get a mite blurry. Scientists occasionally have difficulty if a critter belongs to a separate species. One of they key points is if an organism can reproduce sexually. So, why are some things classified as different species if they can interbreed? Alaskan brown bear credit: US Department of Transportation (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Creationists refer to the biblical phrase created kind , which is similar to the family classification. All of the varieties of dog, such as the little yap dog, police dog, dingo, wolf — all are descended from a single dog kind, probably a wolf. The quest for nonexistent evolutionary history of bears was the impetus for sequencing the genomes of four bear species. Instead of supporting evolutionism, the results are more in keeping with creationary models. After all, the bears can hybridize, so even Darwinists are wondering if they're fouli

Extra-Solar Planets and Creationists' Expectations

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Exoplanets (extra-solar planets) are simply planets outside our own solar system. The first confirmed exoplanets were discovered around a pulsar in 1992 by radio astronomers, but we don't know a great deal about them. In 1995, the first exoplanet around a star similar to the sun, 51 Pegasi b, was discovered. It's a big one, half the size of Jupiter, which is the largest planet in our own neck of the woods, so to speak. Getting any indication of their existence is difficult, and any pictures are the result of imagination, not observation. Still, astronomers have put notches on their collective belts for over 3,000 of the things. Probably quite a few more out there. 51 Pegasi b credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech (Usage does not imply endorsement) Why all the hubbub? Since it is impossible for life to form on Earth, use your Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Ring™ and discover that life must have evolved out yonder and come here one way or another . That just pawns off the problem

The God of Evolution and the Horsefly

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Time for another creature that most of us detest, but has some interesting information when it comes to creation and evolution : horseflies (or horse-flies). "Why do they call them horseflies, Cowboy Bob? The y're nowhere near a s big as a h orse ." That's because they're big Chicago Cubs fans, and do a great deal of shouting at the games, so their voices — "Fallacy of ambiguity on the word s horse and hoarse." Good call, you're learning. H orseflies got their name b ecause they bother horses. And livestock. And humans. Like mosquitoes, the female horsefly bites to get blood. Since this nasty thing is indiscriminate and persistent in its painful biting, it also can spread disease, so you should treat the bites . (They're sometimes called gadflies  because of their annoyance, much like some anti-creationists I could name.) Don't be expecting to pull up stakes to escape them, since they're on most of the planet. Credit: Cente

Danger from the Space Aliens?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen About halfway through an episode of The Briefing (you can listen or read the transcript here ) , Dr. Mohler lassoed my attention with remarks about Dr. Stephen Hawking and about Time magazine. The subject was threats to the survival of humanity. Some people think that meeting up with aliens would be bad medicine, and not just coming here illegally, getting welfare, stealing our jobs, and so on. No, they might commence to raiding or even eating us. (Indeed, Carl Sagan thought that issuing cyanide pills for first alien contact was a good idea.) Stephen Hawking is also off the rails, even more than when he said that in regards to extraterrestrials, we should " keep our heads low ". Image from Clker clipart Now Dr. Hawking is saying we gotta light a shuck out of here within 100 years if we're gonna survive. Naturally, he plays the climate change card, as well as several other disasters. In addition, he is still afraid of space aliens and a

Lucy the Ape Still Out of Our Lineage

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In 1974, Donald Johanson and his team found some bones of an Australopithecus afarensis and named it Lucy, inspired by the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamons". Evolutionists got themselves worked up into a lather, claiming that this extinct ape (which may or may not have had kaleidoscope eyes) was a part of our family tree. The critter was carted around for idolatrous adoration by the faithful , who acted like some folks over the Vatican Splendors exhibit. Credits: modified from a photo by Wikimedia Commons / Shalom Added kaleidoscopes from Freeimages / Frizzy Lee Fundamentalist evolutionists proclaim this alleged link as conclusive evidence and consensus for their worldview, but conveniently neglect not only the controversy that existed from the discovery of A. afarensis (including feuds between Johanson and the Leakeys ), but also significant facts (such as the differences between ape and human feet ) . After all, facts interfere with proselytizing and arg

Foot Design Refutes Evolutionary Claims

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One of the most frequent bits of "evidence" presented for particles-to-podiatrist evolution is the similarities in locomotion between humans and apes. If you cognate on it a spell, you'll notice that apes walk on all fours most of the time while humans don't cotton to getting around that way. We also have a variety of styles for walking if we desire or need to use them. Have you ever seen a chimpanzee playing hopscotch? Credit: Pixabay / Unsplash Like attention to Lucy the Failed Transitional Form shows, a great deal of attention has been given to show how humans and apes are related. There are very significant differences in foot structure. Of course, the crew down at the Propaganda Mill will be putting the newest research into the spin cycle — "Mixed metaphor, Cowboy Bob!" I like those on occasion. Darwinists will try to spin the facts to their advantage and keep evolution looking favorable. They do that a lot.   Anyway, o ur feet were made for

Spacing Out in the Final Frontier

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Ever since way back when, mankind has looked at the heavens and wondered what's up there, and some had notions of actually going there. In the 20th century and extending into nowadays, progress has been significant. While space probes are impressive in their own right, having men land on the moon and operate space stations is foudroyant . I reckon it's human nature to want to go further. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) view of Earth from lunar orbit Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Mind you, Earth can be considered a mighty large spacecraft itself. It was put here by the Creator for a reason, and we were designed to live on it. Significant difficulties exist for protracted space flight, such as collisions with objects, radiation, and other things. Two worth highlighting are the psychological difficulties and the physical problems of being without gravity. Through the imagination, we can soa

Quasars Further Disrupt Secular Cosmology

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One of the strangest critters in the cosmos is called a quasar.  The name is short for  quasi-stellar radio source, but I like the sound of quasar.  They were detected by the interference they made in transatlantic telephone lines (because in the olden days, pioneers in covered wagons didn't have good signals for their cell phones, so they had to use transatlantic phone lines instead, and quasars caused problems in the calls). I was joking with you about the covered wagons thing, but there really was interference in transatlantic phone lines. In the 1930s, a physicist with Bell Telephone found the interference was coming from our own Milky Way galaxy. In the 1950s, the problem children were identified. Artist's impression of a quasar in galactic dust Credit:  NASA/ESA/G.Bacon, STScI (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Quasars are thought to be the very bright and "loud" part of some galaxies, probably caused by black holes in the center. These

Widening the Human-Chimp DNA Gap

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Down yonder at Deception Pass, just past the Yellow Dog Creek a mite from the Darwin Ranch, you'll come to the Evolution Propaganda Mill. If you go to visit, they'll be less ornery if you bring cookies. One of the most successful products of evolutionary propaganda is the idea that humans and chimps are somewhere around 98 percent similar in the genome, therefore, evolution is true and there is no Creator God. That's how atheistic reasoning works. "You go ahead, I'll finish watching this Bill Nye comedian." Credit: morgueFile / lightfoot How did we get to that point? Well, sequencing even a simple genome is actually quite difficult and takes computers with some horsepower. Working with humans...oh, boy. The chimpanzee genome is a tricky beast in its own right, and the genome isn't fully figured out yet. Original sequencing was done with inferior equipment and had heavy contamination with human DNA. Also, circular reasoning was involved because Darwi