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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Searching for Space Aliens Increasingly Preposterous

Once again, the hands at the Darwin Ranch over at Deception Pass have been gnawing on the peyote buttons. Huge amounts of money are being spent on SETI and other efforts to find their imaginary friends: space aliens. They reckon that if intelligent life is out there, wants to be found, and has a hankering to talk with us, that would justify their faith in evolution and rejection of the Creator.


The SETI cult is getting more outlandish in its unscientific speculations.
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After all, since life cannot happen by chance here, so it must have happened out there and made its way here later. That does not solve the abiogenesis problem. I heard a phrase that applies: they're just kicking the can down the road. The SETI people are acting like a cult, using intelligently-designed equipment to search for signs of intelligence from creatures that were supposedly not formed by intelligence.

A "study" suggests that aliens might be purple. Why is that? What is the evidence, since nobody has actually had one come up and say, "Howdy! I'm not from around these parts, I'm from way far away up yonder." The MeerKAT radio telescope array is going to be more accurate in searching for — they don't rightly know. No, wait! Dark matter and dark energy (occult forces of physics that have never been seen) may have the answer. Some French folks say that just because we don't find aliens, that doesn't mean they aren't there. Funny how ghost searchers can't use that logic, or if we use it on atheists who reject evidence for God, they ridicule the statement.

That interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua cruised within telescope range and then took off for parts unknown. Scientists still do not know what it is, especially since it didn't move in an expected manner. Is it an asteroid? A comet? Maybe it's an alien probe that's just passing through. Or a different kind of alien spacecraft that was using a kind of sail technology. Could it be a probe using a sail?

You can read about these items and more by clicking on "SETI: A Fact-Free Occult Cult with Money". Also recommended: "The Origin of Life Circus Adds Old and New Acts". Remember, people get paid for making unsupportable statements and calling them "science", especially when it promotes the Bearded Buddha.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Evil and Worldviews

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

When people use the word evil, it can have different meanings. Angry atheists can call Christians evil for exposing their bad logic. Sometimes, people are referred to as evil simply because they do not like someone else. If you think on it, such casual references take away from what can be considered as genuinely evil. Today we are going to look at two kinds of evil in California — one is moral, the other is natural.

Two stories from California prompt us to look at what we call "evil". One is the shooting in Thousand Oaks, the other is the series of wildfires.
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First, there is the murderous rampage in Thousand Oaks. As of this writing (you may want to search for updates as information is gathered), a shooter planned his murderous attack where he killed twelve people before killing himself. Most people will not have a problem referring to this as evil.

The next item to be referred to as evil is the abundance of fast-moving wildfires. News reports include words like "ruthless" and "furious". Those are inaccurate words to use, because they commit the fallacy of reification, where non-entities (the fires) are given human characteristics, such as volition. 

In an atheistic evolutionary worldview, to call such things evil is inconsistent. The murders are simply a human bundle of chemicals acting on its impulses, and there should be no judgment of right or wrong. In the second, this universe is here by accident anyway, and stuff happens. The world keeps on turning.

However, the biblical worldview is consistent and we are justified by responding with outrage at murder, and compassion. We care about people because we are created in God's image. Also, we care about wildlife and other aspects of God's creation in California. Only the Christian worldview has the necessary preconditions of intelligibility — beginning from the first verse of the Bible.

Now I'd like to turn you over to Dr. Albert Mohler, who inspired this post. To hear the podcast or read the transcript, click on "Two stories about death and evil—one moral evil, one natural evil—dominate weekend headlines out of California".



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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Taking Up Space — Book Review

The book "Taking Up Space" by Steven J. Wright deals with the sanctity of life, and has national healthcare crises. It will grab the reader's attention and also cause some serious thinking.
by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

On Saturday, October 20, I had just finished reading a Western novel, which I do from time to time to "decompress". Shortly after lights out, Steven J. Wright sent me a message that I discovered the next morning. He wondered if I would do a review of his new novel, Taking Up Space, which was going to be published very soon. (After all, I wrote about his novel The Deception back in twenty aught thirteen.) I warned him that I would have to mention things I did not care for as well as positive, and he was okay with that. This child saddled up with some free ebook reading material under no obligation to give a glowing review. So, that's the disclaimer as well as a personal anecdote.

Most folks don't know that I am writing up a review for a book, video, or whatever. This was an interesting experience. I was corresponding with Mr. Wright and giving him progress reports as well as some thoughts along the way.

Although you have seen some book reviews on this site, I actually read very little Christian fiction. Writers (and movie makers) tend to have stereotypical characters, get preachy, and give sappy endings. Not in this case. Mr. Wright did not write a "Christian" novel here. Instead, it is a novel from a Christian perspective about the sanctity of life. A couple of times (don't tell anyone this, it'll spoil my tough guy image), I was almost moved to tears — both of sadness and anger. There's your first indication that you get involved in the story.


It is not difficult to imagine a writer with a secular worldview adding graphic violence and excessive profanity. No profanity here, and most of the violence is short. This shows that a good story can be told without going into such things.

Some of the material was influenced by the author's experiences. Wright mentions a place called The Sinks in the Smoky Mountains, a place he has visited several times. An exceptionally evil character that is introduced early in the book has the nickname Black Dog, which came from one of the Bell Witch legends. Steven is acquainted with the Bell Witch tales. Part of the book deals with the elderly and infirm, and their quality of life. He works with the elderly and handicapped, so he has direct knowledge of some of these subjects.

I like short chapters, and Taking Up Space has 37. This not only helps busy readers have a place to put it down (if they can) but to advance storylines. Yes, there are several stories here. We are introduced to important characters in the early chapters as the book progresses. I still wondered, "Who are these people, and what are they doing in my story?" The threads come together for the most part, directly or indirectly.

We have an unwanted pregnancy, weaselly legal manipulation, two national crises (this was the big story), and a section on euthanizing the handicapped and infirm. Although Mr. Wright does not use the term, eugenics is involved. Eugenics is closely tied to abortion, rejecting the sanctity of life. This is what happens when people reject our Creator's plans values.

One bad habit I have when reading or watching a show is to try and predict what is going to happen. That did not work very often here. I would be thinking, "I know what's gonna happen", and be wrong. That's a good thing because I think predictability is good in science, but undesirable in novels, movies, and so on.

I suspect that we all know, or have been one ourselves, an "armchair quarterback". That is, someone with an opinion on how to solve problems for which he or has little or no real knowledge. (Sure, you've read the player's statistics, so you know that the coach fouled up by not putting in one player and removing the other. But you weren't there.) Likewise, some folks think they can solve problems their spouses have at their places of employment, or how the government can deal with healthcare. But "solving" one problem can create others.

There are many times where the answers are not easy, and additional problems remain unforeseen. Mr. Wright shows how some subjects are far more difficult than we may imagine. I could write articles on several aspects of Taking Up Space or maybe have discussions in forums. Perhaps a simpler thing to say: this book can make you think.

That said, I still recommend Taking Up Space because it is thought-provoking, gives a strong pro-life position, has believable characters (with faults as well as qualities), intriguing storylines, and more. It certainly is not boring! For that matter, you might want to have members of a group each get a copy and use it for discussions.

Taking Up Space is available in both paperback and Kindle versions. Hey, just in time for Christmas shopping!



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Monday, November 12, 2018

Ichthyosaurs Provide Genesis Flood Evidence

Before we commence to showing how ichthyosaurs are frustrating for Darwin's disciples and deep time proponents, I found out that something useful has been reissued. My Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Ring™ is kept in a glass case most of the time, but it shows signs of wear. Now trolls and other purveyors of evoporn can all have a new version!


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Now, down to business. A somewhat baffling critter during dinosaur times was the ichthyosaur, which resembled dolphins and reptiles. There were several different kinds, and their name is Greek for "fish lizard". Dinosaurs had no evolutionary past, and their aquatic pals were also problematic, so instead of admitting that the logical explanation is recent special creation, evolutionists tried to come up with ancestors for ichthyosaurs. They failed, and not even their decoder rings could help. In reality, ichthyosaurs are examples of the design work of the Master Engineer with their fecundity as well as apparent swimming and hunting abilities.


Ichthyosaurs (fish lizards) were aquatic creatures that lived in dinosaur times. Evolutionists cannot provide evidence for their history, and their fossils testify of the Genesis Flood.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Haplochromis (CC BY-SA 3.0)
These creatures were rapidly buried. Not in one or two instances, but in various parts of the world — some were buried in the process of giving birth! Yet another clear indication of the global Genesis Flood.
One of the earliest complete fossils discovered was Ichthyosaurus, discovered between 1809–1811 by a pair of children in England. While parts of other Ichthyosaurus skeletons had been discovered previously, the English find was the first complete specimen. Since then thousands of ichthyosaur skeletons have been discovered, including numerous complete specimens. These unique creatures have captivated paleontologists for two centuries. They are well studied, and research on their skeletons has provided evidence for incredible design and the global flood.
 To finish reading, click on "Ichthyosaur: Evidence of Design and the Flood".



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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Imitating the Rainbow Weevil?

Mention a weevil to a farmer, and you are likely to hear about how certain kinds destroy grain. You may have had them in your stored food. Even so, studying science and creation can provide some amazing insights into the work of the Master Engineer, and the rainbow weevil of the Philippines even inspires imitation.

The rainbow weevil of the Philippines displays the colors of the rainbows in each of its spots, which baffles evolutionists.

Because it displays all the colors of the visible rainbow in its spots, researchers want to examine it for applications (biomimetics) in areas that involve optics. These rainbow spots are the product of complex cell structures, which defy evolutionary explanations.
The beautiful glossy rainbow weevil from the Philippines is unique for the spectacular rainbow colored spots on its thorax and forewing. These circular spots produce all the colors, and in the same order, as those found in a rainbow in a series of successive rings. Many insects exhibit the ability to produce different types of colors, but it’s unusual for one to exhibit such a vast spectrum.

Researchers are deeply interested in understanding and mimicking this amazing engineering for many types of advanced applications. One team just published a paper evaluating the weevil’s novel trait.
To read the rest of the article, click on "Complex Engineering in Weevils Befuddles Evolution".




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Friday, November 9, 2018

Our Stupid Evolutionary Ancestors

If you study on it, you might realize that human evolution scenarios are insulting to our intelligence. According to Darwin's disciples, our alleged ancestors were on this here planet for a mighty long time. They must have been dense as fence posts because they basically did nothing since they arrived — didn't bother to invent fence posts, even. Or develop agriculture. That goes against human nature, old son. 

Evolutionists insult our intelligence by claiming that after humans evolved, they did nothing for a few hundred thousand years.
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Evolutionists make a number of excuses when spinning yarns about our ancestors. Have your intelligence insulted and accept it because evolution. Ignore the fact that Neanderthals never were the dim-witted creatures that evolutionists pretended, but were upgraded to fully human (but "archaic") humans. Some of these tinhorns actually try to make climate change a factor in evolution. Kind of makes you lose your faith in Darwin, doesn't it? We were created recently, and the first man and woman were very intelligent, as were their descendants. Decay began shortly afterward, which may explain the lack of reasoning abilities in supposedly educated people.
Knowing what we know about human beings, ask if the Darwinian story is credible. In just 6,000 years of recorded history, humans went from grass shacks to the moon, computers, and supersonic flight. Darwinians, by contrast, say that nobody ever thought of a farm, a permanent dwelling, or a domesticated animal for at least 50 times as long! They believe that modern humans, as anatomically and mentally as capable as any of us, subsisted in caves as hunter-gatherers for over 300,000 years. And if you add in the Neanderthals, Denisovans, and Homo erectus (all upright-walking tool makers with controlled use of fire, capable of long-distance migration), they stretch human history back over a million years, approaching 200 times the length of human civilization! How can anybody believe that? Our ancestors would have to be complete idiots to go that long without ever inventing anything better than stone tools. Was there no Einstein or Edison among them?
To read the entire article, click on "Darwinism Makes Human Ancestors Out to Be Morons".



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Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Next Ice Age

Some of us are old enough to remember when people were on news programs and interviews discussing the impending, irreversible ice age. They talked about how bad things would be, doom and gloom, all that nonsense. Then they changed their tune and started talking about global warming and ignoring important evidence so cultists like Bill Nye and his followers could spread fear and push for globalization. Al Gore was getting money and attention, but was way off in his predictions. Under the global climate change moniker, they can have it all: global warming and an ice age.

Before the global warming hysteria, we were given alarming promises of a coming ice age.
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Secular scientists and compromising old earth Christians believe that there have been several ice ages in the earth's past. However, they cannot agree as to methods and mechanisms for it, especially since an ice age cannot be caused simply by colder temperatures. They cannot give a reasonable prediction of coming disasters.

 
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The most common "evidence" is found in the astronomical (Milankovitch) theory, which relies on a paper that has been discredited. Biblical creation science models rely on the Genesis Flood, which includes volcanoes and plate tectonics. The global Flood will not happen again, we have God's promise on that, so there will not be another ice age. Let's get some things straightened out.
I remember the first time I saw the movie The Day After Tomorrow. I was fairly young, with a wild imagination, so when our community experienced a hailstorm shortly after, I thought we were about to experience another ice age. (I even started planning how my family and I would survive.) Now, years later, with a more informed understanding of the science behind the (actual) Ice Age, I am convinced that there is no reason to fear we will experience another ‘big freeze’. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what caused the Ice Age, and that only the biblical creation model explains it. This has resulted in some (I think unwarranted) panic and confusion on issues like ‘global warming’ and whether or not the earth is heading into another ice age as in the above movie. Let’s put those worries to rest.
To continue reading, click on "Will there be another Ice Age?"


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Genome Evolution Train Wreck

In another post, I mentioned how the head honcho at the Darwin Ranch wants to bring in anger management experts. Fossils are being uncooperative with evolutionary views, and the staff are on the prod lately. Geology has been shown to be an ally of recent creation. Now they have broken open the fire water at the Ranch. The study of genetics, pioneered by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him), is also supportive of biblical creation science.


Another train wreck for evolutionists is the human genome.
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Using bad science, the human genome was falsely declared to be loaded with "junk" DNA. Scientists who actually wanted to do something useful instead of making up tall tales to "prove" evolution undertook the ENCODE project, and learned that most of DNA is not junk. That's what creationists have been saying all along. Of course, some scientists reject the findings because evolution. Gotta keep that narrative going and deny the Creator his due, you know. 

The belief system previously resembled the idea that our genome was just coasting, waiting to be touched by the wand of the evolution fairy. Recent findings are refuting evolution right down to the genome.
A new study just came out that analyzed vast amounts of data from human genome samples from all over the world. Based on the evolutionists’ own theoretical model of evolution, 95% of the human genome is “restrained”—it can’t evolve.

According to the popular neutral model of evolutionary theory, much of the human genome is nothing but randomly evolving junk. All of this so-called neutral DNA that is allegedly not under any “selective restraint” only serves as fodder for functional new genes and traits to somehow magically arise and thus provide the engine of evolution.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Evolutionists Upset by More Early Fossils

Rusty Swingset, the ramrod over at the Darwin Ranch, is considering hiring a staff counselor or facilitating an anger management course. That is because evolutionists keep getting upset over findings that do not support evolution or deep time. Problems for evolutionists are seen in out-of-order fossils. More recent fossil finds have them screaming like the simian ancestors they think are in our ancestry.


More fossils that upset evolutionists and foul up deep time and evolutionary beliefs
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It's mighty easy to simply assign a value to fossil ages using the Fit the Narrative Method™. Problem is, when folks pick and choose what they like, and then something else is discovered that conflicts with the earlier assigned value, panic ensues. You often hear, "Earlier than we thought". That's because secular origins science is based on numerous fundamentally flawed presuppositions, including deep time and that evolution happened in the first place. Mayhaps they should stop asking how something evolved, but if evolution happened at all. Likewise, since there are so many discoveries that wreck the evolutionary timeline, secular scientists should honestly consider getting more accurate, honest, and realistic dating methods.

South Africa is turning into a place for digging up dinosaur fossils. A very large sauropod fossil fouls up their thinking about quadrupedalism. Yep, walking on all fours happened "earlier than thought". It changes what they "know" about how walking evolved in these critters. That takes a great deal of blind faith, as walking requires many things to be in place at the same time, or the organism takes a dirt nap. Sorry, old son, but you really don't know anything about the evolution of walking.

To keep the dead Bearded Buddha happy, Darwinists are throwing around the idea that quadrupedalism "emerged", then disappeared, and then reappeared later on. (Sort of like a hologram in s science fiction show that flickers, blinks out, and reappears, I suspicion.) Then these owlhoots are indirectly appealing to Gaia, who has intelligence and makes choices. That ditzy goddess was apparently experimenting with evolution in this case! Who needs evidence or plausible models when we have speculations from people who paid to get degrees? I'll allow that the name assigned to the dinosaur is impressive, translating to "giant thunderclap at dawn". But I'm a guy that liked the name "thunder lizard", too.

Heavy drinking commenced at the Darwin Ranch when one of Darwin's worst nightmares crawled out from under the bed: flowering plants. These were found "earlier than thought" by 15 millions Darwin years. Trying to deal with flowering plants (specifically, angiosperm trees) in the first place was difficult, but now this! Then they tried to wrangle global climate change into the discussion. Oh, boy.

Biblical creationists do not need to constantly modify timelines, resort to fraud and obfuscation, or just ignore inconvenient truths. We have the account given to us by our Creator — the same account that secularists go haywire trying to circumvent.

To read the inspiration for this post and get some details on the items above (plus one more), click on "Fossils Show Up Earlier than Evolutionists Thought". Below is a piece of evolutionary propaganda, with many faith-based assertions. However, it tells about the discovery, measurements, and so on that seem interesting. Dramatic music, too.





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Monday, November 5, 2018

How I Lost My Faith

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Over the years, I have listened to lectures, watched videos, read essays and articles, had discussions with people, and done all sorts of things that an honest seeker of truth should do. I also did a great deal of thinking. Not just when I did all those other things; I had been doing a passel of pondering all along.


How can someone keep the faith in the face of lies and not getting real answers?
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When I asked questions, I was rebuffed. Ignored. Given unsatisfactory answers. Verbally horsewhipped by two-bit tinhorns. Was lied to. Many of the "answers" were beyond worthless because they were raised more questions. While I like intellectual challenges, I don't want them when I'm a mite overwrought while getting a question answered. Actually, I don't think those jaspers knew the answers their ownselves and were just bluffing.


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Realizing my faith was unfounded and worthless, I gave up. I'm tired of wasting my time, and wanted more intellectually and emotionally satisfying pursuits. At this point, I deleted accounts and memberships. Canceled subscriptions. Posted angry captioned pictures. Lost friends online and in real life. The whole thing was depressing, and I binge-watched The Prisoner on my Roku. After I came out of that funk, I felt liberated. No more empty faith for me! Fish-to-fool evolution is a lie, and I should have realized it a long time ago.

My regular readers, and people who clicked around on this site, know that I was telling a story to make a point. Younglings are leaving churches, especially liberal denominations. From surveys and interviews, they had questions about origins that were not answered. Biblical creationists try to encourage and equip people with resources and answers. No need for bluffing, if we do not have the answers, admit it. We can also say, "Let me look into that and get back to you". Yes, there are occasions when we have to say that some things are mysteries, but we must never use that as a stock answer and justification for laziness. This site has over 2,000 posts and articles, and most have supporting links so we can learn more.

As for anti-creationists, they can be intellectually honest and find out what we really believe and teach. Many (if not most) use prejudicial conjecture and other logical fallacies as rescuing devices. Those who do not know God suppress the truth (Rom. 1:18-23) and are blinded by their father down below (1 Cor. 2:14, Rom. 5:20, John 8:44).

The questions of origins and the age of the earth are only partially intellectual. They are also spiritual in nature, as evinced by the way anti-creationists strive to reject evidence that threatens their materialistic and postmodern worldviews. God created us and the world recently. He is our Redeemer, and we have to find out what he has to say.

The story I told above does not happen. Ever think about that? I have never seen people reject evolutionism because they could not get answers. Instead, they cling to their blind faith despite logic and evidence. Yes, some evolutionists have rejected it, but mainly because they came to faith in Jesus and saw the dearth of reality in evolutionism. We can pray that God draws atheists and evolutions to him and that he opens their eyes. We need to be ready to help them.



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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Killifish Flusters Evolutionists

The killifish (three syllables, no need to think it kills things) is found in thousands of species and many families. Some colorful varieties are popular among aquarists. They get attention from Darwinists who get going on its adaptation supports evolution. Then creationists have to set them straight: adaptation is part of the Master Engineer's planning, and it did not turn into something else. Another aspect of certain killifish supports creation and is problematic for evolutionists.


Evolutionists try to claim that killifish are examples of evolution, but further studies show that they defy evolution and support special creation.
Turquoise killifish image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Ugau (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Some varieties, such as the turquoise killifish, are annuals. (Personal difficulty time: I thought "annual" meant "every year", like Question Evolution Day is an annual event. When it comes to flowers and fish, annual means that something lives for a season or a year, and will not be back next year.) They have to breed in a special way, because they die off mighty quick-like, and killifish are often in ponds and such that dry up. Certain traits are unique to the annuals and their eggs, which could not evolve a bit at a time or the critter would be come extinct. More than that, there are annual killifish on different continents with the same traits! Evolutionists are flustered, but biblical creationists have a reasonable explanation.
Researchers tend to use the turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) for aging research. The reasoning behind this is the turquoise killifish has an incredibly short lifespan and maturity rate. A recent study found that Turquoise killifish reach sexual maturity in a mere two weeks. This is the fastest known maturation time of any vertebrate. The researchers pointed out how important this was since some of the seasonal pools they collected the turquoise killifish from dried up in as little as three weeks. Previous studies had shown these fish had a maximum lifespan of six months4 in captivity, so maturing quickly and producing offspring is critical to the survival of the species.
To read the entire article, click on "Rapidly Reproducing Killifish Defy Evolution".




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Friday, November 2, 2018

Superflares and the Origin of Life

You know about the sun, right? Perhaps you've heard of it, it's the greater light that rules the day (Gen. 1:16). By astronomical standards, our sun is well-behaved and quite stable. Other stars tend to be cranky, shooting out solar flares, superflares, and the like on a basis that would be dangerous for life on Earth.


Secular cosmologists continue to try and rescue explanations to solve the faint young sun paradox for the origin of life.
M6.4 class solar flare erupting, image credit: NASA / SDO
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Secularists argue from materialistic presuppositions, including deep time. Using the discredited nebular hypothesis, they build a scenario for the origin of the solar system and the planets. Since they presume that life evolved, they commence to building themselves a heap of problems, such as the alleged faint young sun paradox. As scientific knowledge increases, their guesswork becomes increasingly implausible. Interestingly, there are secular scientists who think that superflares may have made goo-to-gambler evolution possible. 

Biblical creationists point out inconsistencies and lack of completeness in research on the ideas of secularists. Creationary scientists use secular science against them. In addition to many problems that materialists concoct for themselves, there are other problems that they have not sufficiently considered. Superflares? Okay. Let's take a look-see at what happens with other stars, and the negative implications for the possibilities of life originating on other planets.

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Before I got further, I want to inform you that the article excerpted and linked below is mighty technical. If you don't have a mind to go that route, I'll refer you to an earlier post, "Did Solar Flares from the Faint Young Sun Bring Life to Earth?" For those who want the hard science and physics, y'all can press on.
This paper considers the naturalistic view of the early sun at the time when abiogenesis was supposed to be occurring, and early life was, allegedly, evolving on Earth. Theoreticians have, historically, been concerned about answering the faint young sun paradox, but there is growing realisation that the hypothetical early Earth would have faced a very hostile environment from solar superflares, extreme coronal mass ejections, and very harmful radiation storms. While some have tried to turn this to their advantage, the evidence presented is not compelling. This also has a bearing upon the search for extra-terrestrial life. It turns out that the vast majority of star systems are not conducive to hosting Earth-like planets, but most stars are far more variable in their flare output. The sun–Earth system appears to be unique and optimally designed for organic life.
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Lena Horse and the Age of the Earth

Although is is interesting to read about the people and politics of Russia, something that gets neglected in the news is the natural habitats. Russia is a big place in all four directions, with eleven time zones and many kinds of habitats spread around. This sort of thing happens when you have the largest land mass country in the world, you know.


Secularists assign a ridiculous age to The Lena Horse of Siberia, and raise questions that they cannot answer.
East Siberia taiga image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Terpsichores (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Of interest to us today is the Batagaika crater in the taiga of east Siberia. It's a cold place, but we're finding out that this permafrost isn't. That is, it's not permanent. That "crater" was not caused by a meteorite. Instead, it is the result of melting, which was influenced by the forest around it being removed in the 1960s, and by flooding. For scientists, this was much better than digging. People explore stuff, you know. It's our nature.

Many ancient animals have been found there, and are remarkably well preserved. We hear that more and more nowadays. Using their uniformitarian deep time presuppositions, dates have been assigned to the findings that make things very impressive. Scientists have found critters that have been flash frozen, allegedly tens of thousands of years ago. One of these was The Lena Horse.

We're supposed to believe that, although frozen, there was no significant decay from anything for all that time. The Lena Horse is so well preserved, they're thinking of cloning it! Well, they have a far better at this than the foolish notions some have of cloning dinosaurs. The situation isn't going well for evolutionists, since conditions in various places that were widespread catastrophes are not happening now. They cannot adequately explain their findings. Creationists have plausible models that do present reasonable explanations of scientific data.
An exceptionally-preserved foal has been found in Siberian tundra. Can scientists bring it back to life as a clone?

A baby horse, the “best preserved ancient horse ever found” according to Live Science, has been recovered in Siberia. But is it as old as claimed?


The astonishingly intact body of a young foal that died between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago was recently unearthed from melting permafrost in Siberia. Its mummified remains were so well-preserved by icy conditions that the skin, the hooves, the tail, and even the tiny hairs in the animal’s nostrils and around its hooves are still visible.

Scientists believe it was about 2 months old when it died. The Lena Horse, as it is being called, measures about one meter in length. Phys.org adds that “The foal was discovered in the Batagaika crater, a huge 100-meter (328-foot) deep depression in the East Siberian taiga.” Fox News adds that this crater is known locally as the “doorway to the underworld.”
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