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Homology and Design Features

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Normally, I do not make write-ups for online book chapters, but this topic is brought up frequently. The concept of homology  is a tool for biologists and evolutionists where living things are grouped according to certain traits that they have in common. It can be useful, but problematic for muck-to-music therapist evolution. Credit: Pixabay / violetta Grouping by similarities is evoporn that is often used by village atheists and evolutionists to prove evolution, which is not logical. It also can work the other way: common traits demonstrate the work of our Creator using his design plans. Indeed, evolutionists often cannot explain traits that are unrelated according to their schemes, and invoke the miracle of convergent evolution — which is not an explanation, especially when creatures not related according to evolution.   When used properly, homology can be not only a useful tool, but predictive. For example,  Dmitri Mendeleev made the Periodic Table of the Elements in 1

Lucy and her kin are Still Extinct Apes

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This post contains links to several articles that should prove useful to students, teachers, parents, and other people interested in the human origins debate. It deals with the australopithecines, emphasizing devastating material regarding Lucy. Well, devastating for Darwinists, not for biblical creationists. Background image furnished by Why?Outreach The hands at the Darwin Ranch ( head out Folly Road past Stinking Lake, then head northwest to Deception Pass, avoid the Winkie Guards) are excited about a newly Australopithecus anamensis discovered skull. Like Lucy (some scientists want it called Lucifer because they contend it was male), parts were found scattered in different areas. There is no actual skeleton. Scientists disagree about whether or not it was just another extinct ape, albeit a different variety. Arguing from naturalistic presuppositions, some think it evolved into Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy), others invoke the magic of parallel evolution. The evidence act

The Culture of Death and the Climate Change Cult

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen This is a follow-up to some aspects if my article on education and indoctrination, " Evolutionists Stoking the Fires of Censorship Again ". People are unskilled in using the most basic logical principles and "think" with their emotions. They are used by manipulators who seek to further their own agendas. This is very prominent in atheism, fish-to-fool evolution, leftist political views, and global climate change. Credit: FreeDigialPhotos.net / ponsulak The world is going to end! Katie, bar the door! Oh, you never opened up from the last big scare? Never mind. Alarmists have been predicting catastrophes and even the end of the world for decades, but have a perfect record of failure . In the 1970s,  alarmists were saying that a coming ice age was inevitable (for example, see the video " In Search Of... The Coming Ice Age "). That switched to global warming, spearheaded by Algore and his  discredited predictions . Now they'

The Breath of Life

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Some things we believe we cannot live without, and we want them right away. Most of those are frivolous when compared to those things that are essential to life. Have you ever been deprived of air for a while? You want those next breaths, and you want them in a mighty big hurry. Credit: Freeimages / Vincenzo Piazza If something or someone isn't breathing, there's no point in sending a "Get Well Soon" card. Ain't nobody home. Having the breath of life is one way that our Creator keeps us alive, such as providing oxygen in our blood to supply all those cells inside us. Scientists experiment on cadavers to find ways to keep us functioning, but they are more like objects than people when they are bereft of breath. God also gave the symbiotic relationship with plants that use carbon dioxide we exhale and give us oxygen so we can continue to breathe. It is a simple fact that everyone who has been or ever will be born will stop breathing and die. Those who have

Evolution and Learned Behaviors

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Proponents of universal common ancestor evolution are excited about the possibility that learned behaviors can be passed along to future generations. Have you ever looked askance at something? It would be understandable, since sometimes the offspring of musicians cannot play an instrument, or parents of average intelligence have children that are geniuses. Even so, there are some indications that learned behaviors are indeed passed along. Assembled with components from Clker clipart Roundworms and mice have been tested and it was found that their offspring had learned traits that the parents had learned. This was traced back to epigenetics, a modification of the study of genetics that was initiated by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him). Darwin's disciples are excited, thinking that they have lassoed evidence for their beliefs.  Not happening, Hoss. There have been no indications as yet that the learned behaviors were present after about four generations, where the critter r

Evolutionists Stoking the Fires of Censorship Again

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen We have seen reports where free speech is on the decline in Britain, such as when preachers get locked up for a "hate crime" ( here is just one example ), but atheists and evolutionists are galloping toward full educational censorship against anything even resembling creation or design. I reckon they not only oppose freedom of speech, but freedom of thought as well.  "Humanists" increased thought control and bushwhacked science education already , but it appears that they want to close any loopholes. Evolution must reign supreme in Welsh education, and there can be no reasonable doubt that the rest of Britain will follow suit. Hail Darwin, blessed be! Evolutionists are not content to misrepresent and even lie about what creationists actually uphold, but they disingenuously redefine "science" in materialistic terms. Also, they will claim that Christian parents, teachers, and ministries are "indoctrinating" when in fa

More Dinosaur Soft Tissues, More Excuses

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Dinosaur soft tissues is a bane of old-earth beliefs, and they just keep on rolling in. Researchers were mighty careful in collecting these new ones, possibly to avoid possible criticism. The collecting and examining was apparently thorough, but the results obtained got Rusty Swingset (the foreman at the Darwin Ranch) on the prod. Their report ignored the woolly mammoth in the room. That is, how can they have soft tissues after so many Darwin years had supposedly passed? One suggestion was that there was iron in the area, and yee haw boy howdy, iron is a preservative, right? It may has some effect, but the tissues should not be lasting for such a long time. Maybe it's global warming. Plug in the creation science timeline of thousands of years, and the data make sense, and there is no excuse. But Rusty wants his deep time so evolution can continue, and never mind the Creator. A trio of scientists used sterile techniques to collect 17 dinosaur fossils. They searched deep i

When Killer Bees Evolve into Pussycats

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Some of us remember the big scare a spell back when Africanized honeybees were heading up into the United States from way down south. They earned the moniker killer bees because they were ornery cusses, attacking in large groups and killing people. The venom was not any worse, but the savagery of the attacks were the main problem. So why did they drop off the radar? Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Jeffrey W. Lotz ( CC by 3.0 ) Short answer: they calmed down, especially those from down Puerto Rico way. (Those from Brazil can still be a problem.) But changes happened to rapidly to fit evolutionary expectations. Darwin's acolytes gave credit to evolution, blessed bee! They frantically worked their Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Rings™ to come up with explanations. They had a few, and ran them up the flagpole, but they were not saluted by anyone. Instead of contacting the spirit of Charles Darwin, secular scientists should seriously consider the continuous environmental track

Space Aliens and Worldviews

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen People have speculated about life on other worlds, whether in our solar system or farther away, for a long time. To hear some people talk, it is a certainty that life exists out there, thataway. There are people who sincerely, passionately, believe that space aliens can be found at Area 51. Credit: Pixabay / Matthias Wewering A good part of this alien enthusiasm comes from presupposing deep time and atoms-to-aliens evolution. Sure are a lot of stars up yonder, and there must  be many planets. On those planets, intelligent life must  have evolved and developed amazing space travel abilities. It's all in the numbers, right? via GIPHY Centuries ago (I'm feeling old today), I fully believed in space aliens. Did I have evidence? Not hardly! In fact, nobody has any actual hard evidence . Like evolution, there are assumptions leading to conclusions, circular reasoning, wishful thinking, and more. Interesting that many atheists believe in extraterre

Another Alleged Earth-Like Planet Discovered

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Astrobiologists are promoting their pseudoscience like chariot racers in the Circus Maximus, hoping to find evidence of habitable planets in deep space. Although they fail every time and their hopes are dimming because the habitable zone has multiple caveats, bio-astrologers keep on a-trying. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center / Chris Smith (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) The desire is to find evidence of life out there, even though nobody can even see the planets, let alone, conditions on them. (Also, exoplanets are young , created recently like our own solar system. No time for Darwin to work his magic.) I maintain that it would be illogical to claim that even if life was found and evolution was proven, it would not justify that all life evolved; it would be the hasty generalization fallacy. Materialists don't seem to care. Exoplanet GJ 357 d is supposedly in the habitable zone, yee haw boy howdy. There are many unknown factors as well a

Two Oceanic Critters and Evolution

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This child thinks that our Creator like variety and has designed some things for our wonder and maybe even our amusement. It could be that he knew how professors of fish-to-fool evolution would get mighty uncomfortable explaining how some things came to be. For example, the predation skills of the slapping shark and the pistol shrimp. Original image before modification: NOAA (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) When a pistol (snapping) shrimp takes a notion to have a critter for lunch, it slaps leather (so to speak) by firing off a shot. The cavitation bubble is lethal, and when it pops, the sound reaches of 200 decibels! It's also great pals with the goby fish. In a similar manner, the pelagic thresher shark smacks little fish with its powerful tail. If it sees you, it won't bite, but would rather get out of Dodge quick-like. Evolutionists resort to the scientific principle of Making Things Up™ to evosplain why their deity deigned to deliver these uniqu

Mica in Sand Thwarts Secular Geologists

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Saddle up and ride over to the gorge-ous Grand Canyon, then take special notice of the rock layers and the various colors. There's a whitish-yellowish part known as the Coconino sandstone that uniformitarian (deep time) geologists think is a problem to creationists. Not happening, pilgrim. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Diego Delso , delso.photo, License CC-by-SA 4.0 Secular geologists say that the Coconino sandstone was made in a desert and could not possibly have been formed by the global Genesis Flood and allows millions of years for evolution to happen. From superficial examination, it does appear to be a problem. Further examination, however, shows that there is mica in the sand, which should not be there under the conditions secularists expect. Instead, this mica supports the Genesis Flood. My graduate school professor, Dr. Steve Austin, was a serious field geologist. But periodically, his childlike delight in exploring God’s creation shone through. He taught us to let t

Astrobiology, a Pseudoscience Without Evidence

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Supposedly, a science requires research, investigation, and especially evidence. People can get degrees in bio-astrology — I mean, astrobiology — even though it is based almost entirely on guesswork. Worse, astrobiology has no evidence to back up the numerous claims and expectations. Credit: NASA (usage does not imply endorsement of the truth contained on this site) It is ironic that materialists demand evidence for God and miracles, yet they believe all sorts of things based on ipse dixit — because someone said so.  Long ago, people were discovering how to get away from reliance on the claims of others. They wanted evidence. Bioastrologers — I mean, astrobiologists — and other secularists are locking themselves into consensus and disinterest in evidence. The following article has several items showing how astrobiology shenanigans are a waste of our tax money. They're probably laughing over their firewater at how we have to pay them to deny the Creator. Cyanide in a meteo

Engineered Nanobot Evolution

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen A few months back, I took some inspiration from a 1989 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that tied in with a previous post on gene editing ethics (see " Science Fiction and Genetic Engineering "). While taking a break from serious stuff on my Roku device , it happened again. Fun fact: the Angry Picard "meme" is from a segment where he was quoting Shakespeare I had to turn the dial on my suspension of disbelief gadget up to eleven because the show was saturated with evolutionary propaganda that ran contrary to what I have learned about both creation and evolution. Speaking of which, the episode is simply titled " Evolution " and it involved nanotechnology . Although it does not actually exist yet in any practical sense, research is happening. Nanites (nanobots, nanomachines, and other names) are supposedly one billionth of a meter in size . If they are developed, nanomachines could be extremely important in medical

Damage Response Machine for DNA

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When everything was perfect in the beginning, the Master Engineer knew that things would run down after the Fall of Man. He put systems into place The exceptionally important and extremely complex molecule for life known as DNA is quite fragile. However, the MRN complex helps fix things up. Credit: Unsplash / Blaz Erzetic This molecular machine is comprised of three proteins, and repairs several kinds of damage. Proponents of molecules-to-molecular biologist evolution really have no explanation or model for how they came into being. It is amazing that the more we learn about the world even on the molecular level, the more we learn about the brilliance of God. You have been designed with many trillions of cells. Within the nucleus of each cell (except for red blood cells) is the “molecule of life” called DNA. It’s organized into chromosomes (humans have 46) upon which many thousands of genes are found. Genes are hereditary units, comprised of nucleotide bases called T, G, C, and

Neglected Abundance of Food

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It gets a mite difficult for people like me who can place an order for food on the telephone or on a website for delivery — "You do that quite a bit, don't you, Cowboy Bob?" They told me my weight is genetic. Or something. Moving on... Many of us have little worries about getting victuals (correctly pronounced "vittles") at our convenience, so we may have problems understanding or empathizing with those who are desperate for decent food. In other places, people eat and thrive on things that make those of us in the Western world cringe. Then there are various things that people have not considered for sustenance and could theoretically alleviate starvation. Some of the starvation problems are not simply drought, but bad government. Back in 1985 and following, there were rock concerts and such with the noble intention of alleviating starvation in Ethiopia caused by famine. It was not a good idea because distribution and other factors were not considered. E

How Humans are also Animals

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In " Animals Do Not, But We Do ", we saw that critters can do all sorts of things, but they cannot develop languages, create civilizations, build colleges and hospitals, and all sorts of things. However, biologists will tell you that humans are animals. Is that correct? Well, yes and no. The Cowboy by Frederic Remington, 1902 According to biological classifications and physiological traits, we are considered animals. (Using the same kinds of system, we certainly are not plants or minerals.) Going further, we are more specifically classified as mammals, which have certain characteristics in common beyond those of animals. Some humans can be considered animals because of their actions like those who crashed planes into buildings on September 11, 2001. Darwinists use cladistics and homology to argue for evolution, but their systems can work the other way, arguing for a common Designer. Even though we are biologically animals and mammals, we are still very different, havi