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Marvels of Monarch Migration

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About this time of year in North America, a fascinating phenomenon occurs: monarch butterflies commence their migrations. Those west of the Rocky Mountains head over to the California area. Monarchs in South America have a migration as well, but those are not understood very well. Some of these insects stay put. The most interesting are the monarchs east of the Rockies, who head down Mexico way. Credit: USFWS /  Jim Hudgins Amazing how the Master Engineer equipped insects with such tiny brains to navigate huge distances. It's startling enough that Pacific salmon return to the places of their births , but monarchs go to areas they've never been before! Several critters make long journeys, and have various methods of navigation . Both migration, and the life cycle of monarchs, defy evolutionary thinking.  via GIPHY I don't know how it's done, but  volunteers help track monarchs , especially since their habitats are dwindling and efforts are being undertaken

Digging Deeper on Language and Creation

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Edited 10-06-2018 We have seen that language, speech, and communication are difficult things for Darwin's disciples to effectively expound. They will use the scientific principle of Making Things Up™, dodge the issue with " it evolved " , or use other excuses excavated while riding for the Darwin brand on the Owlhoot Trail. Credit: Freeimages / Michal Zacharzewski Obviously, humans need to communicate on levels much higher than those of critters. A good deal of language is based on conventions, and that includes slang or colloquialisms (Would I use such things? Not hardly!) as well as profanity. It seems that the only human languages that are standardized are artificial, especially those used in computer programming. Printed languages vary by regions and over time, as anyone who has read classics from previous centuries is well aware. It was interesting to learn that in this science-denying , health-endangering , gender-confused society

Your Many Inner Clocks

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You have probably heard about our inner clocks called the circadian rhythms  — "You mean those bugs in North America that go zzzzzzzzzzzz up in the trees, Cowboy Bob?" Uh, you may be thinking of periodical cicadas that appear at 13 or 17 year intervals, or the regular ones that are found in many parts of the world. I hear them in August for the most part. And I see you've distracted me again. Credit: Pixabay /  Wilfried Pohnke We have the circadian rhythms inside us, sometimes waking us up before the alarm goes off. They get disrupted by jet lag and Daylight Savings Time, and some people compensate by taking an over-the-counter melatonin hormone supplement. We've heard about that inner clock. It's not found only in humans, and circadian rhythms are important for many life forms. See " We All Have Rhythm " for information about that. I was surprised to learn that we have evolution-defying tiny timekeepers within us. These include communication

Dust Rings and Planet Origins

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Secular astronomers are excited about exoplanet PDS 70b, which they say is a "newborn" planet. This is because they are basing all their calculations and interpretations on naturalistic presuppositions. One of these is accretion.  Since none of the planetary origins ideas are effective, accretion (planetesimals stick together because of gravity and form big planets) is the best of the worst, and therefore the most popular. (After all, it is anathema to admit that the evidence favors recent creation.) The dust ring supposedly formed a planet around PDS 70, which was romantically named PDS 70b. Credit: ESO / A. Müller, et al The black spot is where the star was hidden, and the planet is just to the right (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) The biggest problem with secular planet origins speculations is that they defy the laws of physics . In this case, we have dust and rings and stuff. Add the deep time guesswork, subtract observable evidence (no one r

Creation Science and Paleo-Biogeography Models

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No need to be intimidated by the expensive words in the title. Break it down. First, paleo. People who study ancient things are paleontologists, and you read about them here quite often. It comes from Greek words that basically mean ancient being study.  Bio, meaning life, such as biology, the study of life. Geography, the study of the earth, environments, and people. So, put it all together.  Green Turaco image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Ian Wilson  ( CC BY 2.0 ) Both creationary and evolutionary scientists have worldviews, speculations, hypotheses, and models. Creationists have differing views on the mechanisms (but not the biblical reality) of the Genesis Flood. Evolutionists are constantly flustered by discoveries that don't comport with their belief system. This includes biogeography — "How did that  get there "? One such recent discovery helps creationary paleontological research. It also helps these creationists develop their paleo-biogeography model about o

The Ownership of Science

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There have been occasions where we have examined the use of science, between their  science and our science, and how the interpretations of facts are the important factor. Now we need to ride up yonder hill and look back for an even bigger picture. That is, who owns science itself? Credit: CSIRO /  Frank Filippi  ( CC BY 3.0 ) This raises many questions and "on the other hand" thoughts. People who do the research and produce valid papers (there is now considerable doubt that papers are useful ) deserve to be paid. Does the public have the right to access the papers, especially if our taxes paid for the research? The secular science industry makes this very expensive in many cases, although hackers can still get in. Other people can look at summaries and abstracts, which make promises that may not be fulfilled in the content.  Some creationist organizations have peer-reviewed journals that are only accessible to members, with some articles available on the web. Anoth

How to Fly - a Little Birdie Told Me

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There are several words used to describe the how humans copy things in the natural world for our own use. I use biomimetics, others use biomimicry , and today I learned a new one: bioinspiration. Has a nice sound to it, don't you think? Today, we take a lesson from Bicycle Repairman . First successful flight of the Wright Flyer by the Wright brothers Image via Wikimedia Commons I was getting a mite playful for a moment. This is about Wright brothers, who had several interests, including bicycles. They were firm creationary Christians, and wanted to know how to fly. The Wrights were right in studying birds, and they were very meticulous and scientific in their studies of how the Master Engineer created flight.  They also looked at the failures of their contemporaries. Ever see old videos of "early flight attempts" or "flight failures"? Some were just weird, and many seemed to think that flight is a matter of flapping up and down, sometimes with paddles

Alfred Russel Wallace and Evolution

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Instead of Darwinism, we almost had Wallacism. Alfred Russel Wallace was a contemporary of Darwin, and arrived at very similar ideas on evolution by natural selection. Perhaps they were both influence by Comte de Buffon . Like other evolutionists at that time, he had little or no formal scientific training (Darwin studied theology), but Wallace did a passel of fieldwork and did some real science. When Chuck found out about Alfie's ideas, he hurried up and had his book published first. Alfred Russel Wallace, circa 1895 via Wikimedia Commons One major difference between Wallace and Darwin was the teleological (purpose and design) views of Wallace. For Darwin and his disciples, any hint of a Creator was bad medicine. Don't be disunderstanding me now, the two gents rode for the evolution brand for the most part, but Wallace was not an atheist. Although Darwin and Wallace had some disagreements, I am not aware that they went on letter-writing campaigns to discredit each oth

More Plain Truth about Planation Surfaces

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Ever notice how some mountains are not pointy on top, but look like a giant sander came down and flattened them out? Those are planation surfaces . They span large areas in many cases. Geologists reckon that huge amounts of sediment has been removed from the mountains, but secular scientists have no idea how — and why it is not happening today. Cape Breton Highlands National Park Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Dr. Wilson ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Geomorphology (the way the land gets shaped) of planation surfaces is very pronounced up in Canada, eh? Cypress Hills have a very big and very flat plateau, and they provide useful information about the Genesis Flood. Uniformitarian geologists say that something "looks old", but that is not science, that is opinion. After all, they have nothing with which to compare something and choose "young" or "old". Hint: the earth is young. During the Recessive Stage of the Flood the mountains rose up and the valleys sank

Design in Early Fruit Fly Development

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A while ago, we had a short article on fruit flies , how they defy evolution and affirm creation. My wife detests the things. I have a slightly higher tolerance, but get a mite cranky when they try to fly up my nose. They are tiny, so pictures need to be magnified. Those of us who want to avoid fruit flies can avoid bringing fruit home, but they are attracted to other things as well. Because they eat decaying material, they are considered beneficial. Want to just wait until they die off? Sure, they live less than two months. But boy do they breed! So, it's not so easy. Fruit fly liking a coffee fruit / Image credit: USDA-ARS (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Enough about the annoyance part. Now that scientists have the equipment to see tiny things, and are learning more about proteins and mRNAs, we can see that they testify to the genius of the Master Engineer. There is no logical place for evolutionary ideas in the life cycle of the lil' ol' fruit

Astrobiology and the Other Richter Scale

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Purveyors of universal common ancestor evolution cannot explain the origin of life on Earth, so they give the problem to their imaginary invisible friends, the space aliens. Evolutionists presuppose their belief system, and then insist that life must have not only originated, but evolved somewhere far away. Then they want to commence with conversation. That's assuming the aliens exist, are advanced enough to receive and send signals, everyone's using the proper signals, they want to talk in the first place, and so on. Not to mention the time lag, since they are supposedly zillions of light years away. Credit: Pixabay / VirajTamakuwala There was a time that people played the odds (the so-called Fermi Paradox ) and insisted that life had to exist on other worlds. Problem is, the more scientists learn about the hazards of space and the "habitable zone", the less likely those odds are going to play out. From a biblical creationist perspective, most of us reject ET

Galapagos Islands Showcase Creation

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Devotees of Darwin can head down yonder to Ecuador and take a jaunt into the Pacific Ocean to see the sacred site known as the Galapagos Islands. Even though we hear about all the scientific research being conducted, people take vacations there. The Bearded Buddha made many observations there while making his voyage on the Beagle, but made seriously erroneous conclusions. Credit: RGBStock / Stella Bogdanic One writer referred to the Galapagos Islands as a "laboratory for evolution". Unfortunately, Darwin's disciples deceive others as well as themselves by conflating variation with evolution, implying dust-to-deceiver evolution. What we see is a passel of different critters, and varieties of those critters, just as the Master Engineer designed them to have. We do not observe evolution. A recent Livescience article is entitled “The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution.” It addresses, among other things, “unique examples of plant and animal life.” The island

Rewriting Dinosaur Evolution Again

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Once again, the hands at the Darwin Ranch have to put in overtime at the propaganda mill. This is because the story dinosaur evolution needs to be reconfigured and rewritten yet again. This post will link to three articles — I have five or six available, but that is asking too much of y'all. Original image: The Passion of Creation by Leonid Pasternak, 1880s "Why does it need rewriting again, Cowboy Bob?" Evolutionists and other old-earth believers have their anti-creation assumptions and presuppositions. Then, they commence to plugging in data where it fits. When the data are recalcitrant to evolution, they torture the facts until they confess to whatever is needed. This includes changing the storyline. In today's exciting episode, we see how the narrative of dinosaur evolution keeps on shifting. What really takes the rag off the bush is when Darwinists claim that they have evidence for evolution that actually works against evolution , or get all fired u

Physical Death Provides for Life

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"Sure is mighty hot, Luke. You sure we can make it to the next town?" "Yep. Not much father, Clem. Then you, me, and these hosses will get watered." "Them vultures look impatient for us to give up the ghost." "They gotta eat too, ya know. But it won't be us." Luke was right, and after plenty of water and cooling down, Clem commenced to cogitating on the physical part of life and death. We see carrion birds eating roadkill, and know that some scavengers are not too proud to drag off a carcass as a present for the wife and kids. But there is a great deal of activity in death of which we are unaware. Credit: US National Park Service / Sally King (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Our Creator knew that with sin, death would enter the world (Romans 5:12). Things die, but can't just lay there. He made provision for them to go away — eventually. It's interesting that some of the microscopic organisms that help

Rapid Adaptation Supports Engineered Adaptability Model

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Votaries of minerals-to-monk evolution generally accept the view promulgated by Darwin that evolution is the result of external "pressures". These cause organisms to adapt and evolve very slowly, eventually turning into something else. Some owlhoots support evolution through fake science and bad papers that often go unnoticed. Creation science, meanwhile, presents reality: designed, targeted, rapid adaptations programmed by the Master Engineer. Assembled and modified using components from Clker clipart and Paint.NET Instead of external influences on organisms, evidence supports the continuous environmental tracking model. Things change, and they do it far more quickly than Darwin's disciples want. How about the showshoe hare? We know that it changes color from white to brown, and then back again. The change has changed as well according to the environment. Some evolutionists are admitting that things change quickly. Then they deal from the bottom of the deck

If Physicists Knew SUSI...

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The articles linked here should have more appeal to people with physics and mathematics background. Secular physicists have been attempting to salvage their Big Bang concepts, but they only have theoretical constructs, not experimental support. The Higgs boson was thought to be a way to hitch a new team of mules to the old wagon, but that did not work so well. In fact, some scientists speculated that the universe should not even exist . Later, they came up with supersymmetry (SUSY) , where bosons and fermions would find their superpartners . Guess they could dance the night away. They don't know SUSI like I know SUSI. Dance in the City , Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1883 It was hoped that experiments at CERN would help lonely particles find their partners and help salvage the dark matter concept (the other team of mules hitched to the wagon for rescuing the failed Big Bang), and also the string theory ideas. Nope. For more about those subjects, see " SUSY is not the solutio

The Pandemic of Unchallenged Darwinism

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Here in these United States, we have laws against monopolies and racketeering. Sometimes they are even enforced. Unfortunately, since secular humanism (atheism, really) is the de facto state religion here and in other parts of the world, and monopolies on information cannot be restrained, evolutionary thought is mostly unchallenged. Especially in secular science publications, as even a hint of Darwin doubt is intolerable . Background image furnished by Why?Outreach On rare occasions, the censorship against creationists and Intelligent Design proponents is lifted enough so that something not overtly threatening to evolution is allowed for publication. But if those same folks knock at the science department's front door and says, "I have some science that challenges Darwin and/or deep time", then it's "Katie, bar the door!" and Darwin's disciples scurry away through the escape tunnel in the storage room. Meanwhile, creationists have to use their ow

Seismites Support the Genesis Flood

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One benefit of writing up these here posts is that I get a prairie schooner-full of education on all sorts of sciences. It is actually rather fun. In this case, a couple of new words to describe rapid geological deposits — and they do not appear in older geology dictionaries. Seismite photo from Wikimedia Commons / Mark A. Wilson If you think on it a spell, you can see the roots of these words. One is tempestites, because deposits were made by storms (tempests), and the other is a word for what we're going to look at right here, seismites (shaped by earthquakes). Secular and creationist geologists agree that plate tectonics occur. However, secularists are married up with deep time and uniformitarianism, so they cannot explain how plate tectonics even began. Creation science can tell them, but secularists don't like the concept of catastrophic plate tectonics, even though the Genesis Flood is the best explanation for plate tectonics . Continents get to careening down

Evolution and Lying

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Darwinists keep refuting themselves in the foot by attempting to define intangible things with empirical methods. This time, they are trying again to grapple with morality, specifically with lying. Why do we do it, when is it wrong, when is it right, and (get out your Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Ring™) how lying evolved.  Composed at Image Chef Keep in mind that these sidewinders have hijacked science to promote pantheistic evolutionism, and are living up to their abysmal standards such as "survival of the fittest" and "the end justifies the means" (especially in science education , why lying is acceptable). Since they are materialists, things like logic, the soul, and morality cannot be determined through their systems. By doing so, they are riding onto the Metaphysics Trail and outside of the empirical sciences they claim to uphold. Let's take a side trail of our own, if'n y'all don't mind. What is lying? S