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Shipbuilding Skills and Noah

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Due to the prevalence of evolutionary thinking on society, people today tend to think ancient people were stupid. We are modern, so we are smarter. That'll be the day! This criticism has been leveled against Noah, assuming he could not have built that Ark. Humans were intelligent from the beginning of creation. Credit: Pixabay / Michael Wysmiersk One area of cultural bias and scientific racism has been the assumption that Neanderthals and other ancient humans were unintelligent. They were actually very intelligent . (An attempt by Darwinists to save face over their bad science is to propose that they went extinct because they were too smart !) If you've watched shows or read novels about the old American West, you could easily wonder how those folks survived. Although they didn't have modern conveniences, they were inventive. Do a search for a show called Wild West Tech that ran for about thirty episodes, you should be able to find the videos online. Fascinating st

Antibiotic Resistance is not Evolution

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Evolutionists like to claim that antibiotic resistance is a clear example of evolution, but that is the opposite of the truth. Variations, natural selection, mutations, yes, but what is observed has nothing to do with microbes-to-medical doctor evolution. What is going on with bacteria, then? Credit: RGBStock / Sanja Gjenero A great deal of research, testing, and expense are involved in making antibiotics in the first place, so it's not like a company can simply whip up a batch for something new or a variation. There are three primary mechanisms that cause microbes to resist antibiotics. Instead of supporting naturalism, these actually fit in with biblical creationist views. Let's saddle up and ride on over for some detailed explanations of what's going on. The discovery of antibiotics was one of the most important advances in medicine, profoundly improving human health. Many bacterial infections (for example, tuberculosis and wound infections) that often killed pe

Recent Humans with the Wrong Features

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Racism has been prominent in evolutionary thinking ever since Papa Darwin published his version of evolution. People seem to have an inordinate fondness of dividing things into categories, and this applies to people. Although out of fashion, racism still exists in evolutionary thinking today . Do not disunderstand me. I am not saying that all evolutionists are racists. But their theory is laden with racism and subdivisions. Ever notice that the evolutionary parade illustrations of simple to more complex humans also progress from dark to light skin? For that matter, "primitive" and "archaic" humans are dark skinned, considered more apelike because of their physical features. The Piltdown Man fraud included a human jaw and orangutan teeth. For that matter, some professing Christians who need to be quirted for their terrible science and worse theology believe in a non-Adamite (and non-white) race . Humans sure like to emphasize otherness, and not-us-ness! As

Deceptive Walking Whale News

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There is both an advantage and disadvantage to writing up posts several days ahead of time. This one was set up and ready to go, and then suddenly three more posts appeared on the subject that offer additional information. This post can be a resource for those who want details on the alleged "walking whale".   We know that paleontologists can determine a great deal of information about an organism, especially when they have something living to make comparisons. I reckon the would not be able to know that a frilled lizard will hiss and run on hind legs, for example. So, how can scientists know that a critter was a walking whale? Credit: Unsplash / Ryan Grewell A fossil discovered in Peru was referred to as a "walking whale", and purveyors of evoporn got the bit in their teeth and told unfounded, unscientific stories about how it walked across continents and similar nonsense. There is no evidence for how it lived and acted, or that it was a long-distance trav

Refuting Mountains of Fossil Evidence for Evolution

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You may rightly ask how we can refute all those mountains of fossil evidence that are presented for evolution. If you start at the foundation, it is far less difficult than my may think. Readers have seen that a fact is a fact, a fossil is a fossil, but it is the interpretations of facts that are the key to correctly understanding evidence. Yesterday, we saw that alleged evidence for the dinosaur extinction impact theory actually supports the Genesis Flood . Atheists and other anti-creationists make a wagon train-load of assertions accompanied by fallacies used to intimidate Darwin doubters. You know the kind: "So much evidence for evolution, you don't want people to think you're a st00pid dumb fundie by denying the facts, do you?" Questions and rational thinking can dispel a great deal of inflated claims . Also, a well-informed creationist can show that many evolutionists do not know their own dogma, nor do they keep up to date with findings. When asked to pr

Dinosaur Extinction and Evolutionary Assumptions

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A spell back, a reader of The Question Evolution Project on Fazebook messaged a link to us involving the dinosaur extinction impact theory with information on new fossil discoveries (several versions of the report are circulating). You know the basic story: 65 million Darwin years ago, a meteorite/asteroid/comet hit the earth and killed off the dinosaurs, but left other critters still alive. Credit: NASA (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) I didn't get back to it for a while. What I did find was some of the usual arbitrary assertions that secularists make based on deep time and evolutionary presuppositions. They also tend to go with the prevailing view (an impact by a space object caused dinosaurs to push up daisies), but also ignore the flaws in this theory. For that matter, scientists are divided on what caused dinosaur extinction. What I saw immediately is that scientists found catastrophic, rapid burial with lots of water involved. Really? Sounds lik

Fossil Disorder at the Hell Creek Formation

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Just the other day Stormie Waters was overhearing a dispute at the Darwin Ranch. They were getting mighty loud, and sound carries in those parts. Seems that the evolutionary faithful are uninformed or dishonest about fossils being in the wrong place, so they want to keep on saying fossils are always where they should be. Hell Creek State park image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Vladimír Socha ( CC by-SA 4.0 ) The source of contention was, again, about the Hell Creek Formation. Over in the Montana Territory (okay, I shouldn't call it that, Montana became the 41st of these here United States in 1889) near the town of Jordan. Small town, but they have themselves a state park and all. Most people who pay attention to dinosaur and other fossils have probably heard of the Hell Creek Formation (HCF), which stretches through parts of four states. Many paleontologists head over there, so you'll probably encounter some if you commence an expedition. If you ask paleontologists

Video Review — "The Fool" by Ray Comfort

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Obtaining and reviewing The Fool by Ray Comfort/Living Waters has been a goat rodeo for me. I knew it was going to be released, and one of the web sites indicated February 2019, so I passed. Later, I checked again and saw that the release date been moved out. I purchased the video downloads to help the ministry and see them (the second being "The Angry Atheist") in advance. However, I wanted my review to coincide with the release of The Fool , so I contacted Living Waters. The fellow I spoke with did not know, but his supervisor believed it would be released two weeks after Easter. Nope. Looks like it was released to YouTube at midnight their time on Sunday, April 21. So I moved this review to almost the top of my priority list. Early Days New Zealand native Ray Comfort has been an evangelist for years. He is a "walk the talk" guy, living what he says. Mr Comfort is involved in street preaching , and sometimes people get mighty hosti

Human Value, Genesis, and the Cross

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In an evolutionary worldview, the death of Jesus on the cross is nonsensical. His bodily resurrection is unthinkable. According to materialists, this life is all there is, and it has no meaning, no hope for future justice, and when you die, you're worm food. Did you remember to pass along your selfish genes first? What a depressing way to live. Credit:  Free Christian Illustrations In reality, atheism is incoherent. Only the biblical Christian worldview — beginning from the first verse of the Bible — consistently makes sense of human experience. We have joy and pain, life and death, and all kinds of experiences. Our Creator took human form. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and bodily rose from the dead. He did this out of love. The wisdom of the worldly wise is frustrated by the wisdom of God. No one wants to live in a world where evil is ignored, or worse still, approved. Everyone yearns for justice when they have been mocked, insulted, betrayed or abus

Giant Bee as a Living Fossil

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People who have followed the origins controversy have probably heard the term living fossil, originally used by Charles Darwin. This term essentially means that something living shows no appreciable change over millions of Darwin years. Wallace's Giant Bee is an ironic contribution. Megachile pluto , Wallace's Giant Bee drawing by Dr. Heinrich Friese This bee was made famous by Alfred Russell Wallace , a friendly rival of Charles Darwin, when Wallace was in Indonesia. It was thought extinct since 1981, but was found again recently. Nice when that happens. However, it also prompts evolutionists to come up with Just So Stories that rival Rudyard Kipling. You see, amber is quite a preservative, better than a typical fossil, so they have to explain away the lack of change. "Stasis" is a non-explanation that buzzes the wrong way for evolutionists' claims, and is just an excuse to get out of admitting that life was created recently. Every now and then one of the

Engineered Adaptability and Populations

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Further development of the continuous environmental tracking (CET) model by the Institute for Creation Research has previously examined how organisms are designed to respond to environmental changes. This is the opposite of Charles Darwin's view and that of his followers. What about adaptation by populations? Credit: Unsplash / Chad Kirchoff This model takes an engineering perspective; the Master Engineer designed both individuals and populations to work together in order to solve problems. Since they are designed to adapt, there is no randomness involved. Organisms have adapted rapidly, rocking evolutionists back on their heels with exclamations of "faster than we expected". After all, their paradigm requires long ages and slow processes. At the population level, natural selection envisions these organisms locked in mortal competition with each other, with a few individuals emerging victorious at the expense of the rest of the population. They pass on their gene

Hypsilophodon, an Overlooked Dinosaur

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Hypsilophodon foxii was easy to overlook because it was small. Sure, we get excited about the behemoths because they were big and impressive, but there were others around that may not get as much coverage. Like the big ones, Hypsilophodon and other small dinosaurs were designed by their Creator to survive in their environment. Hypsilophodon reconstruction at Brussels image credit: Wikimedia Commons / MWAK A good deal of what paleontologists describe about creatures from way back when is necessarily speculative, but there are other aspects that make a lot of sense. Some of what we read and hear comes from comparisons with other animals today as well as the way they were built. It isn’t easy being so small, especially if you are only 1.5 feet (0.4 m) tall. Imagine being surrounded by massive long-necked sauropods or herds of Iguanodons. Just one misstep and you’re an instant pancake. Or what about those vicious killers, known as theropods, many times bigger than you and always

Extraordinary Claims and Rejecting Evidence

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When dealing with atheists and other anti-creationists, they often try to bushwhack us with statements or questions that are designed to put us on the defensive. The assertion that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" (attributed to Carl Sagan) is downright viperine. Credit: Pixabay / moritz320 Biblical creationists are often challenged to defend our positions, which is to be expected. When asked about a subject under discussion, creationists often provide discussion, logical points, and links to relevant material. These are ignored much of the time and the subject is changed, which makes people like me think that they are not interested in learning. Worse, we are erroneously told what we believe which is rooted in the scoffer's prejudicial conjecture and not from honest examination of our point of view. Some owlhoot will invariably drag out the platitude about claims and evidence. We may respond, "What evidence are you willing to accept?&quo

What is the Antimatter with Cosmogony?

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We have seen in several posts that the Big Bang story has been Frankensteined for many years, but it is still deplorable. In fact, efforts to imagine a universe without God (I lack belief that a universe without God can exist) actually defies basic laws of physics . Then there's that pesky antimatter problem. Credit: National Science Foundation (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) According to the non-science story, there should be a passel of antimatter in the universe equivalent to the same amount of matter (possibly to satisfy affirmative action laws). Good thing this is not the case. Matter and antimatter collide and release energy. The universe would destroy itself, but scientists cannot detect very much of the stuff at all. Certainly not enough to power a warp core. Some scientists are admitting that the lack of antimatter does not fit their cosmic evolution expectations. Since the narrative is more important than the truth, we are told things like &q

Asteroids, Volcanoes, and Dinosaur Demise

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Secularists really have no idea what caused dinosaur extinction, and that is a thunder lizard-sized reason their stories keep changing. The alleged Chicxulub asteroid impact down Mexico way is the dominant explanation, but not all scientists are in agreement on that. Perhaps it was volcanic activity. Mayhaps it was a combination. Image assembled from components at Clker clipart There is an area in India known as the Deccan Traps that has significant lava flow layers. Geologists got a hankering to do some research, and tied this volcanic activity with the Chicxulub impact. Wait, what? There is quite a bit of distance between the two points of significant geological activity. If you take out the circular reasoning and fundamentally flawed presuppositions in radiometric dating , the relative timeframe can be useful. Bad news for old Earth advocates, though: the evidence actually supports creation science Flood geology models. In its October 2nd, 2015 issue, Science published a r

False Claims Supporting Evolution are Refuted

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We have seen numerous times that the hands at the Darwin Ranch near Deception Pass have a nasty habit of dealing from the bottom of the deck by conflating evolution with natural selection, variation, and speciation. This time they took the rag off the bush by being dishonest about Darwinian evolution. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii algae image credit: Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility, Dartmouth College via Wikimedia Commons Secularists cannot explain the origin of life, nor can they explain how it allegedly developed. They certainly cannot explain how or why single-celled life commenced to becoming muti-celled. There's an alga known as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , a single-celled thing that buzzes around with a pair of flagella. Now we get to the part that got researchers so excited they were dishonest. Using circular reasoning, the report claims that we "know" evolution happened from single-to multi-celled organisms. Good job, Hoss, you assumed evolution to

Basilisk Lizard Sprints on Water

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There is a lizard down in Central and South America called the basilisk. I wonder what prompted Carl Linnaeus to name it after a creature that could kill you with a its gaze or breath. Maybe it looks like the art from mythology. Anyway, this critter has baffled scientists for a mighty long time because of the way it runs across the water. Funny to watch, but it works. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / The Rambling Man ( CC by-SA 3.0 ) It doesn't just take a leisurely stroll, because that won't work. It has to be moving right quick. Even then, its feet sink in a little bit. via GIPHY When it gets all tuckered out and can no longer run, the basilisk will be content to swim. Proponents of molecules-to-machinist evolution have trouble explaining ability to run on water, but the specified complexity in the details involved clearly indicate the work of the Master Engineer. By the way, God's design is up for plagiarism again: scientists are studying this creature so they

Design of the Tyrant Lizard King

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Tyrannosaurus rex is arguably the best-known of all the dinosaurs, and has been prominent in movies, television shows, documentaries, and so forth. We only have forensic information from fossils. However, while there is a great deal of speculation about this critter, fossils do tell scientists a great deal. It had a very large head. Although T. rex did not have big arms and was subject to ridicule from other dinosaurs that could run fast or birds on the wing, it had a large tail for counterbalance so it didn't faceplant when lunging for it's prey. If you were to stare one down face to face, what do you think would get your attention? It had many large, pointy teeth. These were different from its relatives but could take a huge chunk of lunch. Was it actually a predator? Fossil evidence suggests so and its design was conducive to predation. Rexie may have been a scavenger, especially the older, larger ones. There is no explanation for dinosaur evolution . Instead,