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Can Scientists Bring Back Dead Things?

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In an earlier post, we examined the idea that if scientists were able to obtain adequate DNA, they could make living dinosaurs . While that idea is sensational, it is unrealistic on several levels. Some scientists think that they can toy with the idea of bringing back other things that have joined the choir invisible. Background image credit: Pixabay / Ioulou Nash After all, we are humans, the pinniacle of evolution; with science, we can fiddle about and do anything we want to! Materialists have a passel of hubris, don't they? Aside from the thrill of the challenge and possibilities of scientific progress, there are still some ethical questions to be answered. One that this child will throw out there is: Where will it end? After all, we've seen that many secularists are ethically challenged and use science as their justification to work materialist magick. via GIPHY Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself because such questions could be addressed more fully down t

Fossils Frequently Fluster Evolutionists

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Years ago, I posted about fossils that are in the "wrong" place according to Darwinian beliefs. Angry atheists reacted with remarks that had the intellectual equivalent of, "Haw, haw! St00pid creatard thinks there are fossils out of place!" One offered to school me on the topic on his (now defunct) weblog. This was one of the earliest indications I saw that Darwin's Flying Monkeys© need schooling themselves, or that denial can be an ugly thing. Perhaps they should not listen to the claims of tinhorns like C. Richard Dawkins. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Cheung Chungtat ( CC BY 2.5 ) This is not an isolated case. Fossils are frequently found in the wrong order, and evolutionists have to ride herd on the evidence to keep it from wandering away and interfering with their stories. For example, Confuciusornis was a very modern-looking bird. The narrative of dinosaurs evolving into birds needed damage control when it was discovered that dinosaurs ate birds lik

Disco Down with the Mirror Spider

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If you ever get a notion to have a 1970s-themed party, you should consider inviting the Thwaitesia spider, because you will not need a mirror ball. It is the mirror ball. Well, sort of. There are patches on the abdomen that are like sequins or a series of mirrors. Scientists think they know what causes this effect. Thwaitesia argentiopunctata image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Poyt448 Peter Woodard ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Although these spiders have not been studied extensively, scientists think it is likely that the same thing is happening here that has happened in other spiders. More specifically, a waste product called guanine is stored in special cells under the skin. It really does reflect light. Also, the cells with the this material are not static, and the spider can make them almost disappear when it has the notion. They are not there by chance or at random. If you reflect on it, you can see that our Creator is exhibiting his design skill once again. The eye-catchin

Another Problem for Planetary Formation Speculations

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As we have discussed on this site and referred to others, solar system formation ideas simply do not succeed. Several have been proposed, but the nebular hypothesis (accretion) seems to be less worse than the others, so they prop that up. After all, admitting that the evidence supports recent creation instead of deep time and cosmic evolution is unthinkable to secular cosmologists. Artist's conception of the dust and gas surrounding a newly formed planetary system. Image Credit: NASA (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Even within the framework of the nebular hypothesis, you have the coherence of a goat rodeo. Not too long ago, secular scientists were claiming they had evidence that dust around stars will form into planets . (Strange how their presuppositions drive the narrative, and the possibility that dust around stars is a destructive process, and not from the formulation of planets.) On the other hand, the accretion concept is openly defying the laws

Dizzying Evolutionary Spin on Soft Tissues

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As many of us know, dinosaur soft tissues are extremely problematic for proponents of deep time and for particles-to-paleontologist evolution. But those are not the only soft tissues that are causing consternation for secularists. Reports of Dickinsonia having original molecules, including lipids and sterols, are being given serious spin. No real science, though. Dickinsonia costata on Wikimedia Commons, credited to Verisimilus ( CC BY 2.5 ) Let me give an illustration that I learned from Dr. Jason Lisle . A man insisted that he was dead. His friends and family kept trying to reason with him that he could not be walking around, talking, eating, and so forth. He said, "It could be involuntary reactions. I'm dead". The family took him to a medical doctor, who also tried to reason with him but to no avail. Then the doctor got an inspiration. He asked the man, "Do dead men bleed?" After the man thought about it for a spell. Everything stops internal

Proving Evolution with the Skull Game

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In another post, we saw how Darwinists assume evolution to prove evolution, and people are unskilled at spotting the fallacies . Here, we shall see that evolutionists play a skull game by demonstrating human evolution by assuming it in the first place. Then, they commence to spinning on their Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Rings® to give persuasive answers. Darwin's disciples learned some of his obfuscation tricks from the Beaded Buddha himself. Generated at Image Chef People think that scientists are interested in facts, but a study of the antics of evolutionists can disabuse them of that notion. If you find the hands of the Darwin Ranch in town on payday, you can find them at the saloon. Don't play cards with them. They don't want to play the hand they're dealt (that is scientific facts), deal from the bottom of the deck (redating fossils, redefining other bits of scientific evidence that don't suit their fancy), use non-evolution to preach evolution ,

Coral Reefs and the Young Earth

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Perhaps you have been able to do some diving and visit giant coral reefs, but like me, you have seen them in movies and television. Some reefs are referred to in the singular, such at the Great Barrier Reef, but they are actually several reefs in one area. They provide homes for many kinds of critters, and are a food source for many others. The formation of reefs is used by secularists as an argument that the earth is old. Is that accurate, or are they just blowing smoke bubbles? Palmyra Atoll, NOAA photo by Erin Looney Corals build skeletons for themselves when they draw calcium out of the water, and these accumulate. They have specific needs to thrive, and different corals have different needs. Naturally, the reefs are built at different rates. Using uniformitarian views, the reefs are mighty slow to form. However, secularists are known to ignore inconvenient evidence, and there is evidence that reefs can form much more rapidly than they want to believe. The Genesis Flood wou

One Flood, Many Rock Layers

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This child lives an hour north of New York City, at the foothills of the Catskills. Even here, we have road cuts where you can see the rock layers. Take a look around, you can see layers all around the world, whether from construction work or natural formations. It is a fair question to ask how the Genesis Flood could form so many layers, especially when we are bombarded with uniformitarian (deep time) views from the secular science industry. Credit: Unsplash / Gordon Williams From the perspective of biblical creationists, the Genesis Flood was exceptionally turbulent and had a heap of activity. Water did not just stand in place and maybe slosh around a bit. The global flood formed layers, and creationists draw from Genesis, geology, and logic. How did the layers get there? Most people believe that many layers require many years. They imagine ancient worlds that gave each layer unique colors, grain types, and fossils. In truth, you don’t need much time to make rock layers if

Tales from the Darwin Zone

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Everywhere we go, fish-to-philatelist evolution is assumed to be a proven fact. It is in advertising, children's entertainment, documentaries, fiction, general conversation, theology, and numerous other places. Especially in secular indoctrination centers (schools). Purveyors of evolution use it as a starting point for research, and even slap evolution like a bumper sticker on explanations to make them more sciency so they seem credible. The totalitarian two-bit tinhorns controlling secular science go to great lengths to exclude any concept of the Master Engineer . If evolution were a fact, such behavior might be more acceptable. But such things are a vexation to thinking people, plain and simple. Part of the problem is that people have an adoration for science and scientists, as if they were the unbiased priests of truth. Scientists are biased and have clouded thinking just like everyone else, and that's a natural fact.  Another problem is that people are not taught crit

Darwin Distorted Engineered Adaptability

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The engineered adaptability series and the development of the continuous environmental tracking (CET) model from the Institute for Creation Research is getting stronger, and I have been looking forward to new installments in their series. Indeed, we have seen several examples from other creationist organizations that also fit the model. Now we are going to see some of the background of Charles anti-design approach. Unlike many of Darwin's disciples, Chuck made an effort to understand the opposition. He was extremely familiar with the work Natural Theology by creationist William Paley , who used design as a teleological argument for the existence of God. Darwin commenced to distorting design arguments. He taught that organisms changed because of outside "pressures", and used a kind of mysticism to his version of evolution. The opposite is true. Engineered adaptability shows that organisms have built-in abilities to detect and respond to environmental changes accor

Places Named in Genesis

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In " Finding Eden ", we examined how some people are attempting to locate Eden from clues in the Bible. Now we will broaden the subject to other place names in the early chapters of Genesis. It is not all that surprising that people will attempt to map out some locations despite the huge amount of years that has elapsed because some of the directions are very specific, such as the rivers in Eden.  Credit: Pixabay / Jeff Jacobs The authors clearly intended readers to know that they were writing history, but considerable debate exists about this point. There have been attempts to understand what the writers were thinking, and also to make Genesis locations into a kind of hybrid of allegory and history, of both past and present. Some scholars seem to forget, or ignore, the fact of the Genesis Flood and how it would drastically alter the land. I should pull in the reigns for a moment and let you know a view that I accept, but is not dealt with in the article linked below

Genetic Tinkering to Break Biological Shackles

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Scientists are pushing the limits of ethics and morality, with the help of CRISPR to do genetic engineering. We have seen that some scientists are working on making horrible hybrids from animals, and even with human embryos. They talk about ethics, but their worldview is based on materialism and evolution, so we cannot expect high standards. News from communist China is fascinating from a scientific perspective, but is also alarming because of the potential for dehumanization. A mouse with a peanut by Albert Anker The news is that scientists messed with mice, and had a brood from female "same sex parents". Now, some critters commence to doing parthenogenesis (reproduction without a male), but they were designed by the Master Engineer for that activity. Also, the communists are not quite constrained by the remnants of Christian values like we have in the West. What happens next? Since the secular science industry is interested in anti-biblical political causes nowaday

Do-or-Die Lobster Situation

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Set aside your bib and butter so y'all can appreciate the design of the lobster before you appreciate it with your fork. Crustaceans have a habit of molting their shells so they can grow into new ones, but there is a process that involves many steps. For the lobster, it really is a do-or-die, all-or-nothing situation. It is even more impressive because some of them get comparatively long and heavy. Most do not have great lifespans, but others are can be impressive. California spiny lobster image credit: US National Park Service (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Time is not a luxury when it's time to do the new shell thing. Lobsters grow the new shell under the existing one, breaking out of the old one (partly through bulking up by taking on water), letting the new shell harden, and more. The specified complexity of the process defies evolution and shows the skill of the Master Engineer. By the way, if you ponder on it, it seems that our Creator likes v

Silly Dinosaur DNA Research

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In the secular science industry, things are seldom as they appear — especially regarding origins. Now secularists are riding at a full gallop to the propaganda mill up yonder at Deception Pass. Do they really have dinosaur DNA? Somebody tell those owlhoots to bring those ponies back to the corral and step inside so we can talk a spell. First of all, to get real dinosaur DNA, you need to get it from a real dinosaur. I don't see any hereabouts, do you? Nor has anyone found some intact that hasn't degraded over the years. Evolutionary science and creation science are forensic in nature , so the researchers made numerous assumptions about the ancestry of dinosaurs. That's mighty difficult, since dinosaurs had no evolutionary past . In addition, they made the assumption that dinosaurs evolved into (or are closely related to birds), but such an idea is ridiculous . When unfounded, unscientific assumptions are made, the research can easily fall down like a house of cards. Thi

Tapestry Art and Noah

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Tapestries are an ancient art form, and were extremely popular in Europe during the Middle Ages. Perhaps the larger versions were used to cover the cold castle walls as well as appeal to the eye. Since this art was made by hand on a loom, it had an advantage of being somewhat portable. The Wawel arrasses can be found in Warwel Castle in Poland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / KHRoN ( CC BY-SA 2.5 ) The king, Sigismund II Augustus, he liked him some tapestries, and had a passel of 'em. Celebrated 16th century artist Michiel Coxie (the "Flemish Raphael") was involved. His scenes involving Noah and the Ark included dragons, the word in use before dinosaur was coined. Coxie wanted to be faithful to the biblical text, and after all, dragons were mentioned in books at the time; dragons must have been on the Ark. Dinosaurs have appeared in old art, such as the Angkor Wat carving , those at Bishop Bell's tomb , possibly the Ica stones , and others. Darwin's discip

The Joy of Rewriting Textbooks?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen A while back, someone sent me a link to a short article in Forbes , " Why Do Scientists Get Excited About 'Rewriting The Textbooks?' ", which I last accessed on October 13, 2018. It was written by contributor Carmen Drahl, an evolutionist. She had some enthusiastic things to say about the idea, but they were a mix of both realistic and idealistic concepts. Credit: Freeimages / Zsuzsa N.K. First of all, the title tells us that scientists write textbooks. Mayhaps that's why they keep getting their atoms-to-author evolutionary research fouled up, as they spend so much time writing textbooks? Do a search and you'll find that many different kinds of people can write and publish textbooks, then committees review them. Some scientists write them, many do not. I’m one of the lucky folks who was trained to see science as a process, as a way of looking at the world. And when you see science that way, you realize that while the concepts

Totalitarian Evolutionism

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen This article is an unexpected sequel of sorts to " The Pandemic of Unchallenged Darwinism " . Although Charles Darwin has been taking a dirt nap for over 136 years, his speculations still have a tremendous influence today. That is not because the science behind his work is so powerful that it is irrefutable. On the contrary, as scientific knowledge has grown over the years, the paucity of evidence for universal common ancestor evolution has become increasingly apparent. Why is evolution still holding such a lofty position with both the public and the scientific establishment? Background image furnished by Why?Outreach , then modified The primary reason that Darwin is still on his throne in the minds of many is that accepting evolution is a spiritual matter. If the origins controversy and the age of the earth were strictly about scientific evidence, most people would be biblical creationists, and Darwin would be just a footnote in history. Ev

Our Solar System is Young

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We have been examining reports on various celestial bodies and seeing how scientists are frequently baffled by their signs of youth. If the solar system was billions of years old, there should not be a heap of geological activity. Pluto, for example, is surprisingly active . Those articles are interesting and even fun, but today, we will get a broader view. Computer simulation of Gula Mons on Venus Credit: NASA / JPL (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Even using dates assigned with secular presuppositions of cosmic evolution, various objects are not as old as they "should" be. We have craters and volcanic activity on Venus, the rings of Saturn are on the young side, our own moon shows signs of volcanism, planets are warmer than expected after such an allegedly long time, short-term comets should not even exist, and more. One ineffable humbug insists that a possible interstellar asteroid (which is now considered a comet ) overturns all of young ea