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The Enigma of Arches and Natural Bridges

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Yes, we have discussed arches and natural bridges in" Stone Arches, Bridges, and the Genesis Flood " and " Crumbling Landforms ", the article linked below provides a very good treatment of the subject (and not everyone has read every post here, of course). Flaws in a new hypothesis by secularists are also mentioned. The article also clarified for me the difference between an arch and a natural bridge. Wall Arch, before it collapsed in early August 2008 Image credit: US Geological Survey / Phil Stoffer (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) If you get a notion to saddle up or hike so you can see natural bridges and arches, don't be going on them. Secularists claim they've been standing for millions of Darwin years, but the things have been collapsing of late. Uniformitarian geologists cannot explain the large ones, even though they are clearly the products of erosion. Small "windows" have been formed rather recently. Nobody ha

Simple Questions that Trouble Evolutionists

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We are continually bombarded by assertions that minerals-to-materialist evolution is true, so we should just accept it. Darwin's Flying Monkeys™ are fond of patrolling teh interweb and pouncing on evolution deniers with tendentious "facts" (which are often outdated and creationists need to correct them). There are some simple questions that evolutionists are unable to answer with any degree of coherence. Of course , when Darwin's disciples are presented with evidence that does not fit their paradigm or questions they dislike, they often respond with abuse or verbal bombardment. (Actual scientists don't seem to spend much time trying to slap leather on social media.) Don't let fundamentalist evolutionists lead you on a trail of distractions. Sometimes they will claim they "answered" questions, but they gave nonsense, even appealing to " common sense ". They are committed to naturalism and despise biblical creation. Essentially, those s

The Cosmic Axis of Evil?

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The word evil is commonly used, but it is often used incorrectly. When the James-Younger gang held up trains, banks, and stagecoaches, depriving folks of their hard-earned money could be considered evil. When they killed people, well, that was more evil. Nowadays, evil is often used to mean, "Something I dislike". (If you want to get a foundation of what is evil, the Bible tells you about both evil and salvation.) The dramatic term axis of evil is found in astrophysics. It refers to something that puts a burr under the saddles of Big Bang proponents. Planck enhanced anomalies image credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration. (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents. Fair Use provisions apply.) To get a handle on this, some background on the Big Bang and cosmic evolution is necessary. Like Darwin and his disciples, cosmologists and cosmogonists believed in something that did not have evidentiary support. Instead, they waited for it. It was proposed that there

Bird-of-Paradise Plant Bothers Evolutionists

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There is a plant known as the bird-of-paradise or crane flower (genus Strelitzia ), which has a passing resemblance to the head of a bird. A bird exists by the same name , but that has no relevance except maybe for some similar color. You can find these perennial plants in South Africa and they can grow rather large. (Two species are hardy houseplants .) Strelitzia have a clever way of pollinating: when sunbirds perch on them to sip on the nectar, the flowers open to cover their feet with pollen. But that's not what bothers Darwinists. Credit: RGBStock / melodi2 The bright orange coloring is due to pigment. In 2009, researchers were finally able to determine the source of the pigment. It is bilirubin, which is not found in the plant kingdom. No wonder the source was elusive. What is problematic for Darwinists is how bilirubin (which gives that yellowish tinge to that place on your arm when your cousin hit you, and also when people have jaundice) came to be in plants. Inste

A Toast to Dinosaur Soft Tissue Rescuing Devices

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When an employer requires overtime, the employee is expected to work efficiently and accurately with available facts. Also, the use of intoxicants is not allowed. Seems that the hands at the Darwin Ranch (yonder near Deception Pass) are ignoring good work habits when they put in overtime at the excuse mill. Case in point, more shenanigans regarding soft tissues. When soft tissues were discovered in dinosaur bones and shown to be more than a fluke, evolutionists were stricken with the inability to explain what they considered impossible because they "know" that the earth is very old and that dinosaurs took a group dirt name millions of Darwin years ago. In today's exciting episode, we have some denial of reality with flagitious evoporn presented as science. New Soft Tissue Discoveries A Jurassic ichthyosaur was found with more than just remarkably-preserved tissues, but also skin and blubber. Good science was used to discuss the biology, but they ignored the icht

When the Creator Entered Creation

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In Genesis 1:1, we see that God created time, space, and matter. God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, made everything (John 1:1-3, John 1:10, Colossians 1:16). After the six literal days of creation, God ceased his creative work. However, he had something else planned — he was going to do a "new thing". The Adoration of the Shepherds / Giorgione, 1505-1510 This new thing was that God the Son was going to enter his creation as the seed of a woman (Jeremiah 31:22, Genesis 3:15). Study on that a moment. Man, who was created in the image of God, sinned, so the Creator of the universe chose to enter creation. God the Son became the man, Jesus (Colossians 2:9, Romans 5:17, Matthew 1:23). He died on the cross for our sins and bodily rose from the dead. The only begotten Son made it possible for us to become adopted sons and daughters (Romans 8:15, John 1:12). These are amazing reasons to celebrate Christmas. Hail the incarnate Deity! As they celebrate Jesus’ com

Evolution and Common Sense

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You have probably heard people claim, "It is simply common sense" as an explanation. This is similar to "everybody knows". If you study on it a moment, you might agree that "common sense" is actually a nonsensical phrase. Sometimes it is used when presenting scum-to-schoolchild evolution. Credit: Unsplash / Emily Morter Study a bit more, and you might also see that it can easily be an insult or a way to manipulate people, as it implies that if someone does not accept "common sense" evolution, that person is stupid. It is interesting that common sense supposedly evolved like everything else. Evidence? That'll be the day! Like people who decide that reality is based on materialism and rejecting our Creator, the common sense of evolution is based on unsubstantiated presuppositions. The truth is, wisdom and knowledge come from God, not the assertions of people with a materialistic worldview. In trying to convince readers that the Darwinia

Some Pretty Wretched Evolutionary Science

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen I missed out on the big money. At one time, this child had the notion that he'd be a right fair science fiction writer. Since I am not good at dialogue and story development, I gave up. It turns out that I should have pursued my interests in science, since naturalists saddle up some really wild ponies and gallop away with their strange ideas. Credit: Freeimages / Leandro Cavinatto The stuff is easy if you study on it. The public has a love/hate relationship with science, being suspicious on one hand but adoring scientists as priests and kings on the other hand. As many of us have observed, if people are told that "scientists say" or some-such, they tend to believe whatever it is. This makes things very helpful for materialists who seek to deny the work of our Creator. For that matter, people accept the dubious authority of the likes of Bill Nye the Not Really a Scientist Guy, Clinton Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Laurence Krauss, a

Bird Evolution and Secular Miracles

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To be an atheist or anti-creationists, someone has to believe in secular "miracles" of some sort . They believe in billions of years, the Big Bang, fish-to-fool evolution, and more despite evidence, not because of it. One of the most feather-brained bits of gullibility is that dinosaurs evolved into birds. Credit: RGBStock / Bern Altman If you study on the notion for a spell, you'll see that there's a passel of changes needed — far more than just having dinosaurs grow feathers and wings, then shrinking. The bone structure, breathing apparatus, the complex feathers themselves, and more need to be considered. Quite a few miracles of evolution. There are some links to help you out at " No Evidence for Dinosaur-to-Bird Evolution ". Modern bird fossils are found in the Cretaceous , and other problems are found to thwart the evolutionary timeline. The birds are extinct, but they lived and flew when dinosaurs lived. Darwin's disciples still manage to c

Sedimentary Rock Layers Refute Secular Geological Beliefs

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Believers in the uniformitarian deep time approach to geology claim that the Genesis Flood is rejected because there are not enough rocks on Earth. However, this is actually a tall tale that secularists like to spread. In a similar manner to refuting human evolution by looking at the evidence , uniformitarian dogma does not hold water. Sedimentary rock layers at Big Bull Elk Canyon Credit: US National Park Service (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) When conducting investigations of sedimentary rocks, it was discovered that the deep time assumptions caused some hard problems for geologists. Important factors were downplayed or ignored, such as stages of erosion and varying thickness of rocks. Worse for them, current rates of sedimentation are too high. (This also has some mighty big implications for fossil dating.) Naturally, secularists commenced to some fancy storytelling and obfuscation, with a heapin' helpin' of circular reasoning. If they hadn'

The Black Widow Spider and Biomimetics

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Good science can be had by studying the work of the Master Engineer in nature, then finding ways to implement them for our own lives. The field of biomimetics is rapidly growing, with new applications being considered frequently. Some of these come from sources that may seem startling, such as the black widow spider. Credit: Pixabay / jgiammatteo This infamous arachnid causes folks to yell, "Katie, bar the door!", which can be counterproductive if the thing's inside with you. But although their venom is somewhat dangerous (less so for healthy adults), antivenom exists. Just don't be fussing with it, you savvy? You might consider calling an exterminator if they're in your home. Or maybe one of the researchers. Spiders have always been spiders, and they show no signs of having evolved from something way back when. Researchers want to know about their webbing, since it is proportionately very strong and they have some interesting ideas to implement. Like th

The Wrasse Cleaning Station

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Have you ever had some kind of parasite like a tick or something on your skin? If it is obvious, you may remove it yourself. Other times it may be in a place that is difficult to reach, so you need to get expert help. Since fish do not have hands, they need assistance with parasites, so they visit the local wrasse cleaning station. Kelp bass with streak cleaner wrasse Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Tomarin ( CC by-SA 2.1 JP ) You may have seen videos of the cleaner wrasse being helpful in the sea, getting mutual benefits by cleaning much larger fish. They get some victuals, and other fish get parasites removed. The whole thing is quite amazing, since some of the clients are much larger than wrasses but do not eat them. Customers may have to wait in line for service. The wrasse is safe while at the neutral zone, but if it goes away to get more clients for the cleaning station, it may get chomped. Darwinists are baffled because the whole thing goes against their views. Since the

Counting Craters for Deep Time

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There is prairie schooner-full of methods used to calculate the age of the earth, the solar system, and so forth. None of them are very accurate because assumptions have to be made before those calculations are made. Some, like the Milankovitch theory , as based on circular reasoning. Even so, adherents of cosmic evolution continue to use fundamentally flawed dating methods because the alternative (a recently-created universe) is rejected out of hand. One bad method that persists is crater count dating. Tycho Crater Oblique View Credit: NASA / Goddard / Arizona State University (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) This method has been crashing (heh!) for a long time (see this 2012 article, " Crater Count Dating Still Unreliable "). Basically, the idea is that if a surface has more craters, it is older than surfaces with fewer craters. Nobody knows the rate of objects smacking into a moon or other object. Worse, when an impact occurs, stuff gets kicked

Creation, Evolution, and Linguistic Relativity

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen The first part of this article will be short and, I think, amusing. I wrote " Artificial Intelligence and Evolving Morality " and then followed up with " Artificial Psychotic Intelligence ". These addressed how some scientists and others want to use AI to discern morality, but AI is determined by the programmers, their biases, and the quality of the programming itself. Robots and other forms of artificial intelligence lack creativity. A couple of researchers at Google attempted to make a machine that would generate lyrics. The results were unimpressive , perhaps only suitable for the hands at the Darwin Ranch after boozing it up on payday or for 21st century pop songs. Not only do machines lack creativity, they don't properly deal with language itself. Credit: Freeimages / dog madic Now we're coming to the main part of this here article. Language evolves. Yes, you heard me right. But I used the word evolves very deliberately

Evolution and Occult DNA

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Adherents of Big Bang-to-banker evolution, whether cosmic or biological, often resort to hidden causes. Since the Big Bang does not work, cosmologists bring in fudge factors and occult cosmology like dark matter, dark energy, and more to make their speculations seem plausible. Other riders for the materialist brand are using related terms to prop up Darwinism. Background image furnished by Why?Outreach In biology, these "dark" things are not just made up to make evolution look good. Instead, secularists are speculating about things they do not understand. "Junk" DNA , for example, was something that scientists did not understand, so they arrogantly declared significant parts of DNA to be leftover junk from our alleged evolutionary past. It's a natural fact that their hubris is vexatious. Now they are appealing to other "dark" things in biology, including DNA: dark DNA is the driving force of evolution. Of course, these owlhoots are presenting

Slabs in the Face of Deep Time

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The dominant principle in old earth geology is uniformitarianism, which essentially means that present processes are the key to the past. Secular geologists shun catastrophic processes for the most part, but it puts burrs under their saddles when they are forced to invoke them on occasion. Of course, the global Genesis Flood is rejected out of hand. Such biases make for erroneous geological studies; some things are unexplainable from deep time conjectures. Take cold slabs and subduction, for example. Background image adapted by Why?Outreach You have probably heard of plate tectonics, where plates on the earth's surface move. Secular scientists are unable to determine how plate tectonics began . The most popular model among biblical creationists is catastrophic plate tectonics, which began with the Genesis Flood. Plates do not simply collide. Subduction happens when one plate is forced under another one. There are oceanic slabs of rock that are far too cold to be explained b

Inaccurate Age Results from Zircon Dating

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Many of those who believe in an ancient earth like to point to zircons as if they were conclusive proof of their views. Zircon dating is often trotted out by owlhoots who want to play the "Gotcha!" game, not realizing that zircon crystals have their own problems, such as the presence of carbon . Now some secular scientists are raising serious questions. Zircon in Jack Hills, Australia's Narre Gneiss Terrane Image credit: NASA / GSFC / METI/ERSDAC / JAROS, and U.S. / Japan ASTER Science Team (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Detrital zircons contain traces of uranium and lead. Researches took some from a pile at the base of a slope and the results were surprising. In fact, the researchers are showing that assumptions (which always occur in radiometric dating) may be not only biased, but biases may appear that other scientists are unaware of. Kind of hard to get reliable indications of an old earth when the dating methods are fundamentally flawed.

Knot What You Might Think

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The other day I stopped at Stormie Waters' cabin, and she wanted me to get a knot out of the chain for her jade pendant. Then I commenced to pondering on knots. Cowboys use them to keep things from falling off a pack mule, sailors know all sorts of knots, neckties have special knots, and so on. I was surprised to learn that people study the things because they have mathematical properties. Möbius knot image credit: Pixabay / Reimund Bertrams There are various shapes and twists found in nature. One that fascinates me (mayhaps you as well) is the Möbius strip . You may have made those things as a kid, just cut a long strip of paper, give it half a twist, and attach the ends. It has two sides. No, one side. Wait... From there, we can have the Möbius knot and really go nuts, staring and playing with it. Mathematicians love them. Knots and other fascinating, complex shapes are found in nature. Various creatures knot themselves and then undo the knots as they see fit, and even D

Two Brief Testimonies for a Young Universe

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Folks that believe the universe is billions of years old should have been abused of that notion because of observed data. Unfortunately, the atoms-to-astronomer narrative drives the interpretation of information. Dust rings around a distant star? Must be a planet forming, right? Not at all . When a galaxy does not fit the cosmic evolutionary worldview, it's time for " substantial revision ", and they race around like snakes fleeing a brush fire. Other examples of a young solar system ? Make excuses or just ignore them. Here are two more items for secularist owlhoots to ignore. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Blue stars are nice and hot. They are also fuel hogs, so they should not be in galaxies according to the standard mythology. Using deep time reckoning against secularists, spiral galaxies with blue stars cannot be quite so old. Also, we have neutron stars in globular clusters. They should have gotten out o

Inselbergs and the Genesis Flood

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In previous posts, we have looked at several instances of geomorphology, such as planation surfaces and the like. Today we are going to focus on inselbergs. No, Inselberg was not a musician in a German rock band (that I know of), but it the word came from German and means island mountain. We have a passel of them in the USA (such as Stone Mountain ), but there are many of them around the world, and they puzzle deep time geologists. Eningen unter Achalm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Vux ( CC BY-SA 3.0 DE ) (enhanced) You could be eyeballing a plot of land and suddenly see a huge bump or series of bumps. According to uniformitarian geology, everything happens over long periods of time. Geologists cannot adequately explain how they appeared. To make matters worse, inselbergs are showing signs of erosion that do not fit deep time speculations. The global Genesis Flood provides the most logical explanation for what we observe — which means that Earth is f

Evolutionism and Word Games

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In discussions and debates, people can present their arguments with terminology that is designed to draw emotional responses from people who are listening or reading. Some manipulative debaters attempt to provoke their opponents into making mistakes with ad hominem remarks and loaded words. There are times that loaded wording in debates, discussions, or various presentations can be painfully obvious. In other cases, the wording can be subtle and not necessarily manipulative; it may simply be a reflection of the speaker  or writer's feelings. We tend to frame our views in the best light and cast a shadow on a contrary viewpoint. People do that. A subtle but manipulative tactic in using loaded words is using something that ends in -ism. Atheists and evolutionists have been known to contrast science with creation ism , which may imply a feeling that creationists are members of an aberrant cult that has no science supporting it. Proponents of universal common ancestor evoluti