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Mysterious Radiohalos and the Genesis Flood

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From my perspective, the geological mystery of radiohalos seems to have dropped by the wayside. These circles are tiny, and you need a microscope to see them. They baffled scientists for several years, until it was determined that they were caused by radioactive decay discoloring the rock. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Alessandro Da Mommio ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) When Dr. Robert Gentry published his work on polonium radiohalos as evidence for recent creation, secularists frantically tried to dismiss his work and preserve their uniformitarian views. Owlhoots will still dig up "refutations" and dismiss the subject, but the fact remains that radiohalos are a problem for secular dating methods, as shown by creation science research. The best explanation for their existence and their puzzling placement in the geologic column is the environment caused by the Genesis Flood. Radiohalos result when enough charged particles, such as α particles ( 4 He, helium-4 nuclei), are transmitted

Layer Counting Yields Faulty Dating Methods

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Some owlhoots put down the biblical timeline, saying the Genesis Flood could not have happened because some things are dated before it happened. How do they attain such knowledge? By counting things. One popular "refutation" of biblical dating is a thing called dendrochronology.  You may not have known the term as a kid, but remember being shown the stump of a tree that had been cut down and being told that if you count the rings, that's how old the tree was? That is the essence of dendrochronology. The word comes from Greek words for tree  and time, so that works out nicely. This isn't just from cutting them down and counting, they drill core samples so they don't have to bring the whole thing down. But tree growth rings are not consistent. Sometimes a tree will skip a year or more, other times, conditions will influence it to make additional rings in a year. Radiocarbon dating is used to calibrate tree-ring dating, which is used to calibrate radiocarbon

Crustaceans Make Evolutionists Crabby

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If you are ever in Hawaii or some South Pacific islands, you might take a stroll outside some night and hear a crunching sound. Before you light a shuck out of there, it may be something as benign as the coconut crab. It's also called the robber crab or palm thief, but it's doing it's thing, not robbing anything, really. Big critters, and they really do like coconuts (and other things). Some folks consider them good eating, but stick to other crab meat, because these are endangered. They like to use their pincers, so I'd be careful. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / fearlessRich This is one of the more notable species of crab. There are many, and they fit into the category of  crustaceans.  Adherents to the universal common ancestor mythology experience discomfort because there are no plausible, consistent  origin stories, and there is considerable disagreement about the origin and classification of crustaceans. Like other branches of the evolutionary family "tree

Pluto Throws Sand in Deep Time Machinations

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Mayhaps you were thinking of a cartoon dog throwing sand in the propaganda machines near the Darwin Ranch. Machines do not get along with sand very often. No, if you head over Deception Pass way, you will hear the sounds of business as usual. Besides, they still have the slave Winkie Guards posted. What we have here is a problem for the secular science industry on a much larger scale. Icy dunes on Pluto image Credits: NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) We have seen many times that objects in our solar system (and beyond) don't cotton to being called old, as evinced by Cassini and Titan , among many others. One of the troublemakers for secular astronomers has been Pluto. It showed signs of youth. Now it has been discovered that Pluto has been throwing sand around. No, not the sand on our beaches, but it is still composed of small particles. Astronomers wonder how they moved, as Pluto's atmosphere is almost nonexistent. Yet, the du

Research Shows Limestone Forms Rapidly

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One of the key doctrines of uniformitarianism is that geological features formed slowly, often taking millions of years. There have been many instances where secularists have been forced to backpedal on their belief system and grudgingly involve a form of catastrophism (rapid watery processes), such as the Lake Missoula flood . Something else to get them a mite ornery is when their insistence on deep time is refuted like we recently saw regarding the Coconino Sandstone . Stream in limestone cuts, image credit: RGBStock / YS Wong You would probably expect that secular geologists are correct when they insist that limestone had to form over millions of years. Actual evidence shows us that carbonates (oxygen atoms married up with carbon atoms) such as limestone are formed by rapidly moving water. This is yet another bit of strong evidence for the Genesis Flood as predicted by creationary geologists, and another confutation of old earth beliefs. Secular science has long taught tha

Evolution Negates Science

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Many promoters of scum-to-skeptic evolution have used the effete claim that evolution is essential for science. Informed Christians often respond that there is no evidence of evolution being even remotely important for the advancement of science and technology. Digging deeper, we also tell them that most of modern science is based on biblical thinking, and that the founders were often Bible believers . Atheists find this upsetting, and try to deny the facts. It's their nature, and what they do. Something that really annoys these owlhoots is when the basis of science itself is examined. To do science, consistency and uniformity in nature are required. For example, the cow doesn't jump over the moon. Another obvious example is that our sun is well-mannered, and does not fry us one day and freeze us the next. Scientists need to rely on uniformity.  This consistency is all a validation of principles found in the Bible, and the Christian worldview makes science possible. N

Grand Canyon Sandstone and the Genesis Flood

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For many years, the rock layers in the Grand Canyon have been proclaimed as evidence for long ages. Biblical creation scientists have shown that such thinking is inaccurate and misleading. However, one of the more interesting challenges is the layer of Coconino Sandstone. Crossbedding in the Coconino Sandstone along the Kaibab Trail of Grand Canyon's South Rim Credit: USGS (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Unifomitarian geologists maintain that this layer is the product of gradual deposition by wind-blown sand and desert conditions. Some hard science supporting the Genesis Flood and rapid deposition by water (as well as the question about how the sand traveled that far, as the Cocconino Sandstone is mighty big) should have disabused them of that notion, but they still keep their faith. Another problem secularists have is the presence of footprints, which research shows had to be made in watery conditions. What do these rock layers in Grand Canyon mean? W

The Big Bang and CMB Radiation

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Cosmic microwave background radiation is not the byproduct of your attempt to cook a raw egg, in shell, in the microwave oven. The word "cosmic" is a big clue. This radiation is the supposed leftover from the fireball of the Big Bang, and proponents of deep time believe that this is evidence for their belief. Not quite. Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) The Big Bang has a passel of problems, and a search of this site will provide links to several discussion on that. Narrowing the focus to the CMB, while something is out there and has been mapped, bad logic from cosmogonists and cosmologists ignores other possibilities for the background radiation. This faint radiation is a prediction of the Big Bang, but scientists get many of its details wrong, and constantly have to adjust their speculations to accommodate new evidence. One modification for the Big Bang is the "inflation theory", which looks good on com

Confusion on the Tree of Life

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Charles Darwin and some of his predecessors had the notion that long, long ago, there was a single ancestor for all living things. This commenced to reproducing, evolving, and all that good stuff that leads to what we see today. Philosophers drew up "tree of life" diagrams for their imagined progressions. David Attenborough tried to reverently evosplain Darwin's version . Darwin's "Tree of Life" in flames. The tree of life concepts make for fun stories to tell when riding the trail or around the campfire, but they do not work. Even if someone decided to set it on fire, some jasper would "hear" Darwin's voice speaking from the burning bush and think he was a secular Moses, reminiscent of Exodus 3:2. Actually, the creationary orchard concept is far more accurate. There are several examples of convoluted branches that defy evolutionary storytelling. Adding to the confusion is the fact that scientists are in strong disagreement on many asp

Volcanoes and the Genesis Flood

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The volcanoes that seem to get the most attention are those shaped like steep cones, and have a history of explosive eruptions. Several mountains we see today are actually dormant volcanoes. Mount St. Helens had its big eruption in 1980 and provided support for creation science . It is still considered active. Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Eruption, June 10, 2018 Credit: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) However, there are other kinds of volcanoes, and they get attention when they act up. The volcanoes in Hawaii are actually the peaks of mountains with their bases on the ocean floor. When they erupt, they tend to "fountain", and the lava flows are not all that rapid (until the get into downhill gullies and so forth), but toxic fumes and ash are concerns as well as their destructive power . As there are different kinds of volcanoes, there are also different kinds of eruptions and kinds of magma. The volcanoes we

New Inspiration from Geckos

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Geckos, those cute little lizards from 'Straya that look like they're smiling, have already inspired scientists to do some biomimetics. The Master Engineer gave us minds, and also gave us what is called the dominion mandate that includes learning from nature and applying what we can to our lives. Credit: Clker clipart Of course, smart-from-the-beginning-of-creation humans have been copying from nature for a mighty long time, but it took modern technological advances to be able to find out how these critters operate. Just when they thought they could leave the lab and go home, they were stopped at the door for more study. The skin of geckos repels water quite handily. More than that, it is antibacterial! What does that mean for us? Glad you asked. There are several potential applications, including medical science, where implants would repel potential infections. Once again, Darwinian concepts strain credulity. The gecko gives silent testimony to creation. Now scien

Ancient Earth Water at the Gun Range

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Time and again, some of us wonder at the material submitted for publication in science journals. My suspicion is that secularists are getting increasingly desperate because their deep time and evolutionary tales are falling apart before their eyes. Credit: Unsplash / rawpixel Biblical creationists maintain that Earth had water right from the get-go, but that doesn't fit with the deep time narrative. Naturalists have convoluted stories about ancient Earth, its Hadean days of being way too hot, the "faint young sun" problem , and so on. One of the problems these jaspers made for themselves is how water got here. Many guesses have been floated (heh!). A recent bit of feckless research suggests that water got here because of accretion and impacts from water-laden asteroids and comets. The "researchers" tested this at NASA's Ames Vertical Gun Range with light-gas projectile launchers and loads that they guessed would be about right. The whole concept

Dinosaur Tissue Preservation and the Iron Maiden

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If you want to get the hands at the Darwin Ranch on the prod, just mention dinosaur soft tissues. This is because soft tissues in dinosaurs and other critters is a threat to old earth uniformitarianism. From there, particles-to-parasaurolophus evolution is severely inconvenienced. There are several articles on that subject here as well as other biblical creationist sites. Metallized triceratops profile derived from an image a Pixabay from  Dimitris Vetsikas Ever since Mary "Iron Maiden" Schweitzer got fame for herself because of dinosaur soft tissues, evolutionists at the Darwin Ranch have been running the excuse mill at full steam. (They don't even get overtime pay from their cheap bosses.) One of the premier excuses was formed by Schweitzer: iron as a preservative. Dr. Kevin Anderson was interviewed by Bob Enyart on Real Science Radio. (Dr. Anderson is one of the scientists in Is Genesis History? My review is here .) You see, Dr. Schweitzer reckons that iron i

Bajau Divers and False Evolution Claims

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If you get a notion to saddle up and ride over to see the Bajau people, you have an impressive horse that can swim long distances. They are mighty fond of the sea. They primarily live around Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines. Some live most of the time on water and travel around, earning the nickname "sea nomads", while others settled on land. Those who live on land became handy with livestock, and they were tagged as "cowboys of the East". I'd like to see them in action. The history of the Bajaus is rather mysterious, but mayhaps that's to be expected from sea nomads. Vinta boat of Bajau people Image credit: Wikimedia Commons /  Torben Venning  ( CC BY 2.0 ) Another of their skills is the ability to dive deep and hold their breaths for long periods of time. Gotta get them sea cucumbers and pearls, don'tcha know, and do some underwater hunting. Research was done, and it was found that they have larger spleens that their neighbors. The study w

Nylon-Eating Bacteria and Adaptation

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Nylon has existed since 1935, and it was discovered in the late 20th century that some strains of bacteria eat the stuff. Later, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was caused through human intervention to also join the luncheon. The discovery of nylonase  (the popular name for enzymes used by these bacteria to degrade nylon) has been proclaimed as strong evidence of microbes to microbiologist evolution. Credit: CDC / Janice Haney Carr (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) As is common in evolution-promoting research, important elements have been overlooked. Also, newer studies by biblical creationists indicates that bacteria, like other living organisms, are engineered to adapt. In this case, the mechanisms were already put in place for the consumption of nylon by our Creator. Extrapolating such changes are a common conflation tactic by Darwin's disciples to promote universal common descent evolution. There is no reason to think that changes are due to Darwinian randomne

Tapestry of Life

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Charles Darwin believed in competition and external "pressures" in the "struggle for life", and his followers have continued that motif. This is wrong. Evolutionism is an Eastern religion at its source, and other Eastern ideas talk about the "interconnectedness of all things". This is a bit more correct. In reality, our Creator designed living things to work together. Credit: RGBstock /  Andreas Krappweis We have microorganisms living in us to benefit our health, and there are many instances of symbiosis, large and small in nature.  Trees actually communicate and work together for survival more than they compete. People and animals are designed to have companionship. Speaking of trees, let's take another look at forests for some insight. Not just trees, but other living things there — and elsewhere. It's a tapestry, or a web of life, that is larger and more intricate than we can imagine. In fact, life is irreducibly complex, all the way down

Dinosaur Extinction and Chicxulub Revisited

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A common dogma perpetrated by the owlhoots at the Darwin Ranch is that a rock fell from space, smashed into the earth, and killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. School children learn to repeat this as a mantra, but consensus, popular opinion, repetition, and those kinds of things do not make for science. Also, even though the asteroid impact thing is told as if all scientists are in agreement on this. That'll be the day! Artist impression of massive impact. Credit: NASA Goddard Creationist scientists reject the asteroid impact extinction concept for a number of reasons, especially because basic science and logic do not support it. This alleged impact at Chicxulub has a prairie schooner-full of problems, and further research shows that the whole thing smacks (heh!) of bad science. The truth is that everything was created recently, and dinosaur extinction is a result of the Genesis Flood, a concept that secularists reject because it doesn't fit their deep time

Purposeful Changes and Engineered Adaptability

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A while back, a furious atheopath wanted to slap leather with me because of a post he did not read.  The linked article was pointing out that proponents of universal common descent evolution have been resorting to teleology . He correctly claimed that evolution is supposed to be purposeless. Indeed, Darwinoids in lab coats have been appealing to mysticism and intangible evolutionary forces. In a way, such panentheism makes a mite more sense than strict materialism in dealing with observable facts. Credit: Unsplash / Fabian Burghardt Interesting that the assertion of randomness is simply an assertion. If evolutionists claimed that their belief system had a purpose, that would simply be an assertion as well; neither can be scientifically demonstrated. The creationary concept of engineered adaptability  and the continuous environmental tracking (CET) framework use science and logic, not intangible evolutionary forces . However, evolutionists are threatened by anything even rese

Evidence for the Genesis Flood

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It is not uncommon for biblical creationists to be subjected to demands for proof of our claims. I will allow that it is reasonable when asked by an honest enquirer in a civil manner, but when an atheist will phrase it, "Prove that your fictitious Flood happened and that your nonexistent God did it", or similar, we are not exactly interested in falling over ourselves to oblige. Worse, absurd remarks that the Genesis Flood is a fairly tale are often made in regards to an article that the mocker didn't bother to read. I reckon that they ridicule, seek rescuing devices, and outright ignore the evidence because reality threatens their materialistic uniformitarian worldview. Over at Real Science Radio, the hosts presented evidence for the intellectually honest. They had a broadcast, which became two, which became three because they were having fun. Secularists will frantically search for excuses and cohorts to join in with the scoffing, but they will not be able to change

Pondering Polymers

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Someone may be thinking, "Oh, no, this is some hardcore sciencey stuff". No need to run off. While polymers are extremely important and complicated, we are not going to be saddling up for a difficult ride. This will be rather basic, and some of the information may be a bit surprising to you like it was to me. Bi-component fibres are produced from two different polymers which, when extruded together, can produce new fibres with new features. Credit: CSIRO /  Bea Lipson  ( CC BY 3.0 ) (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Polymers are building blocks. The word comes from poly  for many, and mers  for...something else. "Parts, Cowboy Bob." Yeah, that's it. Many parts.  Polymers are built from molecules called  monomers, and those monomers are made into polymer chains of sometimes thousands of repeating units. You've heard of proteins? They are polymers made from amino acids. We're loaded with polymers. There are many polymers in n

Consensus, Climate Change, and the Scientific Process

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As we have noticed on this site alone many times, peer review is not a guarantee of truth or even accuracy. In a like manner, scientific consensus is not a guarantee of truth or accuracy, either. Browbeating consensus skeptic is not conducive to the scientific process. Labeling someone as a "science denier" is a childish way to avoid examining legitimate objections to majority opinion, you savvy? The coming ice age — I mean, global warming — I mean, global climate change — has deep political motivations, including globalism and taxation to force people into submission. It also is based on materialistic evolutionary beliefs including deep time and that there is no sovereign God who is in control. Climate change is definitely not an established fact, old son. People indulge in groupthink and listen to yahoos like Bill Nye the Stalinist Guy (who believes in throwing "climate change dissenters" in jail ) to support their beliefs. Climate change enthusiasts wave away