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Evosplaining Neanderthal Art, Spears, and Brains

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen A word that has gained popularity in recent months is "—splaining". As you can see, it is based on explaining, but current lingo often means that someone is pretending have greater knowledge than he or she actually possesses. Also, it is done in a condescending manner. Advocates of muck-to-man evolution are fond of evosplaining  to biblical creationists and the unwashed masses. Replica painting from the Chauvet cave / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain Some owlhoots refuse to admit that Neanderthals were fully human. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, they will seek out evoporn that makes them feel good about their preconceptions. One claim to keep the myth in the saddle is that Neanderthals did not make recognizable art. That story was based on evolutionary presuppositions that the art was done by more modern humans instead of Neanderthals. This idea was given a serious slap down a few years ago , and the fact of Neanderthal-made art ha

Evolutionists Predicting the Demise of the Y Chromosome

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There has been talk around the campfire and other places lately that the Y chromosome is fading away. Although it has many functions, it is the thing that is unique to men. Earlier, we saw that genetic entropy is affecting the health of men , but secular scientists are saying that maleness may become a thing of the past. Credit: Freeimages / WiseWander If humans were as old as evolutionists want to believe humanity would have already died out. Genetic degradation rates are an evidence for a young earth, because everything was created recently. Our chromosomes are distinct markers of the two sexes, but the speculation is that because some critters may change over, a new sex may arise in humankind. via GIPHY Because of poor research by scientists who make a whole passel of assumptions and use circular reasoning, the secular science media peddle Darwinporn for the thrill-seeking public. (It is also fitting with today's social trends, which is probably not a coincidence.)

Humans are also Designed to Throw

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Lassoing a runaway steer takes muscle control and nervous system precision, but not a great deal of force over a long period of time. Compare that to a baseball pitcher that is firing that ball into a precise area at high speed, repeatedly, for several hours. Of the many engineered traits we have, humans are also designed to throw. Credit: Freeimages / Justin Taylor Then there's the batter who has to hit the pellet. Well, it looks like one at that speed, it may take a half a second for the ball to be released until it hits the catcher's mitt or the batter gives it a smack. Don't be telling me that you could do better, either. via GIPHY A study was done on the mechanics of pitching. If it was just up to muscle doing the work, there would not be anywhere near as much velocity. That whole wind-up and pitching motion involves the shifting of balance, extension of the arms and wrists, hip rotation, and much more.  The study also paid homage to Darwin, spoiling a g

Darwin and the Pigeons

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Seems like when studying Darwinism, we hear quite a bit about "Darwin's finches". He did not know what kind of birds they were, by the way, and they were identified by ornithologist John Gould somewhere around 1837. Did you know that Charles Darwin took a fancy to pigeons for a spell? This is in the first chapter of his tedious, infamous book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. I wonder if he ate any ? Photo by Hybrid on Unsplash He took to studying pigeons to get some firsthand observations for evolution through artificial selection. Some owlhoots consider this research to be strong evidence for his speculations, but what did he get? Pigeons. If he had paid attention to work of Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him), he would have learned a thing or two about genetics and variations. via GIPHY At any rate, like Lenski's research on bacteria yielded bacteria , Darwin's

Going Nuts over Squirrels

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Seems like most people are familiar with squirrels in one form or another, since there is a huge variety of the furry varmints. Many people consider them pests, especially since they get relentless when trying to get food. Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service / Debra Turner (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Even when I'm chasing them off the patio, they keep on a-coming. Some turn on the charm and get up on their hind legs and give me the "I'm so cute, don't you want to feed me?" look. Then others come up and they commence to fighting over the food. These bushy-tailed rodents are smart, too. They learn how to solve problems, and then use that knowledge to apply in other situations. We've found that "squirrel-proof bird feeders" are seldom effective, and they find various ways to get up to there (as can be seen in a video in the linked article, below). They get onto our second-floor patio and go after the bird feeders or th

Creation Science Research on the Sauk Megasequence

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Both creationary and secular geologists have proposed ideas about how much of the continents were covered by water. Of course, biblical creationists want to answer questions about what went on during the Genesis Flood, and their counterparts have worked up the sea level curve model. Creationists generally believe that the Sauk Megasequence shows early stages of Flood coverage. Credit: Pixabay / James Alexander Some owlhoots claim that creationists do not conduct research. That is false, but why let the facts stand in the way of prejudicial conjecture? Anyway, in this case, the folks at the Institute for Creation Research wanted to map the extent of the sedimentary rocks and test the sea level curve model. They learned that North America had minimal coverage during the Flood. Anti-creationists detest evidence for the Flood because it refutes their deep time mythology. Numerous authors have speculated on the extent of the early floodwaters and on when the Flood peaked. Many quest

An Interstellar Asteroid?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen This article is going to take a somewhat different approach, but I think you will find the information interesting. It is about that asteroid that could have originated outside of our solar system homestead. That chuck of rock is called ‘Oumuamua (specifically, 1I/2017 U1, which is rather boring). ‘Oumuamua is Hawaiian for “a messenger from afar arriving first”. Really? Kind of presumptuous, don't you think? The word sounds like high society air kisses: "Oh, it's so good to see you, oh, mua, mua [makes smacking noises]! Here, have a cigar." Or maybe not. Artist’s concept of asteroid `Oumuamua Credit: European Southern Observatory ( CC BY 4.0 ) (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) ‘Oumuamua is not well understood by astronomers as creationary astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner points out . One rancorous owlhoot is so passionate about evolutionism that he made the gelastic claim that this one chunk of rock negates all of b

Predicting Natural Selection — and Failing

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Proponents of atoms-to-entomologist evolution include natural selection as a means of evolution, although that has been largely abandoned. Except when it is convenient to equate natural selection with evolution. It is often included with mutation as a means of upward changes. Evolution itself is not operational (observable) science, but is historical science instead. Also, science needs to make predictions, which is something that evolution fails more often than not. Walking stick image credit:  Aurea Moragón , US Department of Agriculture (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) A study of those stick insects ("walking sticks") was undertaken to see if random chance could be predictable. Yes, it doesn't make sense to me either: random doesn't lend itself to predictability. What did researchers find? Disagreement. via GIPHY David Coppedge, the author of the article linked just below, shows how the concepts of Darwin and his successors fit the

Lizard Adaptation and Places in the Environment

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Researchers studying South American tree iguanas were a mite stumped because they were not doing what they are supposed to do. Namely, adapt and evolve. Instead, males and females of some species were taking ecological niches that could have been filled by variations. A recent study of these iguanas does not support universal common ancestor evolution. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Ryan Kaldari The Master Engineer designed critters and other organisms to adapt and fill various niches. This is part of how they were designed to keep from going extinct, especially after the changes on Earth after the Genesis Flood. Darwin's disciples falsely call these variations "evolution", but nothing is changing into something completely different. In a recent study of South American lizards of the Liolaemus genus (commonly called tree iguanas), native to Chile and Argentina, researchers discovered that interspecies sexual size dimorphism (hereafter called SSD according to the jour

False Evidence for Horse Evolution

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Horses have been popular with people for a mighty long time as pack animals, to do the work, scouting, in battle, pleasure riding, cowboy work, and much more. (A bit of trivia: the American  Plains Indians had no word for horses at first, since they were unknown on this side of the Atlantic until the Spanish brought them over.) Darwin's disciples have insisted that the evolution of the horse has a strong evidence. Prospecting for Cattle Range , Frederic Remington, 1889 If you study on the displays a spell, you'll realize that this evidence is flimsy and inconsistent; it only exists in textbooks and museum displays, not in reality. The critter presented as the earliest horse,  Hyracotherium , was discovered by Richard Owen. He called it that because of its strong resemblance to the rock badger. It was later called the "dawn horse" because: evolution. via GIPHY The number of toes and ribs changes with each specimen, and loss of features is falsely called e

Planarian Puzzles Evolutionists

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A planarian is a flatworm, and there are quite a few variations . They tend to be on the small side and can be found in all sorts of watery environments, including moving water such as streams. A few of these are parasitic. Yes, the tapeworm that gets into some people's digestive tracts is a flatworm, but you are not going to get it by wading. Planaria are hermaphrodites (both male and female sex organs). They are not likely to be kept as pets, being rather unattractive among other things. Schmidtea mediterranea image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado The version for our purpose is the Schmidtea mediterranea , a freshwater palanerian that is not a parasite. What has caused fascination among zoologists is the way planerians can be sliced and diced, and then the parts can grow into full-fledged planeria. Their ability to regenerate is not to be confused with that of Time Lords , which are one at a time and tend to have quirky personalities. But I digres

Feathered Headbangers Do Not Hurt Themselves

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The word headbanger  is associated with heavy metal music, supposedly because fans became so excited at concerts, they would literally bang their heads on the stage. These jaspers were known to hurt themselves, too. (Some with a grain of sense would go through the motions and make their long hair fly around, so they had to settle for hearing loss from loud music.) You aren't built to do that, old son. However, there's a critter that is  built to bang its head. The Great Black Woodpecker , Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1893 Ever heard a woodpecker pecking wood? They may be drumming to communicate, but they use their engineered bird parts to get food. The beak is extra strong, so is the skull, and it has a special sticky tongue to snag the snack that is trying to escape. Before the term irreducible complexity  was termed, I was presenting the concept years ago when I discussed the woodpecker in creation science lectures. Just thought I'd throw that in there. So, why don

Butterfly and Flower Evolution Problems

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If you have a mind to, check some of the last few posts. There is an unintended theme of sorts regarding how evidence in astronomy, geology, and biology work against the timelines and belief systems of secular scientists. They try to tame those wild stallions and bring them into the corral by coming up with all sorts of rescuing devices. Credit: Freeimages / luis rock Here is another series of reports regarding butterflies, moths, and flowers. The fluttering insects were found to have existed many millions of Darwin years before flowering plants were supposed to have evolved. But butterflies live off the nectar of flowers. Also, they have that very long strawlike mouth thing (proboscis) that is specialized, but would be pretty much superfluous until flowering plants got around to evolving. I reckon believing in universal common ancestor evolution is akin to believing in leprechauns, since both require believing despite logic and evidence, not because of them. Rescuing device

The Genesis Flood Boundary Discussions

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When reading creation science publications, you are likely to see the expression "Flood model" in geology. (Regular readers have seen it here.) The way I figure it, this is a sort of general expression because there are actually several models of the Genesis Flood processes, but most are in agreement over the main points. Credit: RGBstock / Aureliy Movila Geologists of the biblical creation persuasion agree that the Genesis Flood actually happened, and it happened a few thousand years ago. Their models are far more effective at describing what is observed in geomorphology and other areas than secular uniformitarian dogma. Flood geologists have their hypotheses and models. However, when scientists do science stuff, they disagree on details. Was there a post-Flood boundary? If so, where? How does it compare to other boundaries? Why do secular scientists shy away from the unique continental shelf and slope? Models are run up the flag pole to see if anyone salutes them.

More Lithium-Rich Stars Confound Secular Cosmologists

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Big Bang cosmology has an expected sequence of events, but the cosmos is not cooperating with the stories. We have already seen that lithium, the lightest metal, is only expected to appear in certain stars . Instead, it gets secular cosmologists on the prod because it keeps showing up where it is not supposed to be. Credit: NASA /JPL-Caltech/STScI (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) The existence of lithium is detected through spectroscopic analysis . (Kids, if you're looking for a career in science, consider spectroscopy, since it is used in many areas.) More stars have been detected to be rich in lithium, and as usual, the cosmic evolution excuse mill has been working overtime. via GIPHY Unfortunately for secularists, the speculations used to possibly solve the problem raise more questions. The biggest problem is their insistence on cosmic evolution instead of admitting that the universe was created recently. Then they wouldn't have these conundr

Human-Chimp Hybrids?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Secular psychologist David P. Barash decided that it is time to make human-chimpanzee hybrids, which would cross a significant number of ethical and moral guidelines . Psychology is not exactly a biological science, but the secular science industry as a whole, including psychology, is firmly entrenched in materialistic worldviews with evolution as the cornerstone. To push the boundaries and tamper with embryos and genetics is consistent with their fundamentally flawed paradigms. Not too long ago, scientists were lamenting that they were constrained against extending the lives of human embryos in a dish (evolutionary thinking supports abortion), wanting to keep them alive a bit longer. The chimera experimentation through CRISPR is increasing (see " Ethics, Scientism, and an Evolutionary Worldview " for more about this). Believing the false science that the chimpanzee genome is 98 percent similar to that of humans , that molecules-to-monkey evolut

Science Needs Critical Thinking

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The ability to think logically is indispensable in daily life. People can do it without even being aware that it is happening, often with extreme rapidity. Although logical thinking is often synonymous with critical thinking, to think critically requires the ability or discipline to examine all aspects of a situation or conundrum to reach a conclusion. This often necessitates putting aside emotional involvement, personal preferences, biases, and so on. Unfortunately, scientists are surprisingly unskilled in critical thinking. Credit: Pixabay /  Noupload I have encountered people online who are scientists, but display lamentable logic. One owlhoot in particular claimed to be a scientist, but I lacked belief that this was true because of the biases displayed and terrible reasoning skills. It seems that universities these days are more interested in getting payment and awarding certificates because someone passed the tests instead of actually learning how to reason. As we have se

Petrified Forests at Yellowstone Invalidate Long Ages

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We know that for Darwin's speculations to have anything resembling plausibility, they require Mucho Grande  amounts of time. Like evolutionists will finagle ways to convince people that they are right, often dealing from the bottom of the deck and finding other ways to cheat (or at least obfuscate), their pals in geology will also find ways to make Earth appear older than it was from the time of creation. One way to do this is to deny the Genesis Flood, which is a far better explanation of landforms and such than uniformitarianism (present processes are the key to the past). Views of origins and geology are forensic, attempting to reconstruct what happened way back when. Tall petrified tree trunks c redit: US National Park Service / William W Dunmire , 1966 (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) A story told to discredit the Genesis Flood is about how petrified trees, including the petrified forests at Yellowstone National Park, formed over long periods of time.

A Proposed Creation Science Model on Plants and their Pollinators

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Like their secular counterparts, creationary scientists have hypotheses, theories, models, and so on. We have seen several times that everyone has an ultimate starting point. Materialists reject the Creator and rely on naturalistic presuppositions, while those who believe in biblical creation science start with the truth of the Bible and build from there. Credit: FreeDigitalPhotos.net / Suriya Kankliang Contrary to common claims of anti-creationist tinhorns, biblical creationists do not cease investigation by declaring, "GodDidIt". While we do believe that God did things, we want to know how he made things, the structures he engineered, the refutation of evolution and affirmation of special creation, and more. Creationary scientists are fully credentialed; they did not get their degrees from Billy Joe's Bible Church Academy and Bait Shop. via GIPHY Scientists who believe in the Genesis Flood have many questions to address. In this example, what happened befo

The Peppered Moth and Evolutionary Fake News

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On the plus side, Darwin bots can get away with bad science, dishonesty, and outright fraud for decades. However, the down side is that the embarrassing truth is often discovered. Those of us who appreciate truth in science (and science reporting) do not cotton to being deceived for the sake of getting us to believe in evolution. Light and dark varieties of peppered moths Credit: both from Wikimedia Commons / Olaf Leillinger ( link to top is here , link to bottom is here ) One of the oldest "proofs" of evolution is the peppered moth. Essentially, the dark version supposedly alighted on soot-covered trees in England and were left alone while the light version was victuals for birds. The population of the lighter critters decreased. "Aha! Evolution! Hail Darwin, blessed be!" No. Most of the story was fake news. Actually, it may have been an example of natural selection (a concept that creationists also accept), but they were still moths. Nothing changed