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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Still no Evolution in Antibiotic Resistance

One of the most frequently used false claims for fish-to-pharmacist evolution is antibiotic resistance, but what is seen is most definitely not evolution. What we do see is something akin to natural selection because antibiotics kill off some strains but leave others that are resistant. Then we have the problem of superbugs.

New research gives us further reasons to reject the evolutionary icon that antibiotic resistance is proof of evolution.
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The ghost of Charles Darwin is rattling chains in the halls of academia and science labs (and starting the occasional dumpster fire), moaning piteously about his eternal destiny and trying to keep his disciples away from the truth. They don't need his help to reject the Creator, their own hard hearts can take care of that. This "evidence for evolution" is based on outdated and incomplete science coupled with plenty of hubris and wishful thinking. Some of our microbes already have antibiotic resistance. (For that matter, some people groups also have it!) New research shows that bacteria can share genetic information similar to an analogy of passing around books. The cholera bacterium isn't content to read books, it steals DNA information.

The article linked below uses several sources from the Intelligent Design community. While they do excellent work refuting Darwinism, the ID movement does not go far enough. Our Creator is revealed in the Bible, and we need to learn who he is and what he has to say. Medical science would be better off by far by dropping Darwin and realizing that our Creator designed organisms for their purposes and to determine what those are. It's past time to drop the evolutionary "Stuff Happens Law" that interferes with real science.
Growing evidence undermines commonly-cited examples of evolution happening right before our eyes.
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Evolutionists glibly present genes as playthings of some mystical Tinkerer that cobbles things together to see what comes up. One example they have often cited is the “evolution of antibiotic resistance.” In creation-evolution debates, some evolutionists have used the “evolution of antibiotic resistance” as prime evidence for evolution happening right before our eyes. The argument usually goes that Darwinism has no problem inventing new functions from scratch.
To read the entire article, click on "Antibiotic Resistance Is Shared, Not Evolved".

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Anything but God in Secular Universe Origins Ideas

You may be surprised to learn that the Big Bang model for the origin of the universe began way back in the 1920s and has been modified numerous times since then. However, the Big Bang simply does not work, so older ideas are being retooled, and new ones are being considered and slipped through the secular torpedo nets.

The Big Bang is in constant trouble, and secular scientists are trying to find rescuing devices, including alternatives. But they refuse to admit the truth of the Creator.
Credit: Pixabay / Johnson Martin
Astronomer Fred Hoyle came up with the title Big Bang out of derision. He and other scientists did not like the idea of the universe having a beginning, and preferred the even less scientific but predominant steady state concept. Since the Big Bang has been Frankensteined with parts added on through the years in futile attempts to keep it alive, some scientists are dreaming up other ideas to cling to their cosmic evolution ideas. They will not admit that the facts support  what the Bible said all along: God created. There is definitely no valid reason for professing Christians to use this philosophy as an add-on.
A recent New Scientist (hereafter abbreviated NS) article entitled “What if there was no big bang and we live in an ever-cycling universe?” has generated great discussion. At first blush, one might look at the title and think that a few maverick astronomers and astrophysicists are looking to popularize some new theory. Or you may assume that it is a set-up article to tear down a straw-man and bolster the Big Bang. But in reality, the hypotheses mentioned in the article are all just recycled arguments against the current Big Bang model, which has more and more problems as new astronomical data comes in. This article, highlighting some serious problems with big bang cosmology, reads more like a desperate attempt to find anything (besides the biblical explanation of cosmic origins) to explain how our universe came to be and how the current observations can fit into a “bangless” cosmology. The primary hypothesis mentioned in the NS article is the Big Bounce, or oscillating universe, although other cosmologies are discussed at the end of the article. I have previously addressed much of this in my book Universe by Design and will use some of that material here as I address all of these in turn.
To continue reading, click on "Secular Alternatives to the Big Bang Are Expanding". On a similar note, more evidence that cosmologists at the Darwin Ranch have been into the peyote buttons again, see "Anti-Theism Makes Cosmologists Go Crazy".

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tunnel Valleys and the Ice Age

A few weeks back, I met up with Rusty Swingset and his lady friend Jacqueline Hyde (who was not quite herself) before they headed back up to the Darwin Ranch near Deception Pass. They were discussing tunnel valleys, something I had never heard of before. Turns out some are a few days' ride (a few hours by car) from me.

Tunnel valleys like Finger Lakes are puzzling to geologists in many ways. They were formed by melted water moving rapidly under glacier sheets.
Finger Lakes image credit: NASA
Just south of Lake Ontario in the state of New York is a region called the Finger Lakes. You can see why (besides, "Clawmark Lakes" could seem a mite scary), since there are about eleven of them going pretty much north and south, and quite narrow. How did they get there?

Tunnel valleys like this are in many places when Earth wore an ice hat. More specifically, areas that were glaciated. Rapid meltwater during the Ice Age carved them out, but the timing details are sketchy. Some uniformitarian geologists think these happened over several ice ages, but they cannot provide evidence. More likely, the flows were catastrophic and at one time more recently than secular geologists believe.
Tunnel valleys are found over numerous glaciated areas, such as the outer continental shelf off Nova Scotia; southern Ontario, Canada; northern Alberta, Canada; east-central Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA; north-west Europe; and the central Barents Sea. . . .

Tunnel valleys have also been discovered offshore. Some of the largest and best documented occur in the North Sea, and are thought to have formed over multiple glaciations, and then infilled by sediment from European rivers.

After a tunnel valley is first cut, it is usually (but not always) filled in. The Finger Lakes of New York are examples of tunnel valleys that were partially filled in with sediments. The sediment fill is varied, and includes glacial till, glaciofluvial sands and gravels, sediment gravity flow deposits, and glaciolacustrine silts and clays.
To dig into the entire article, click on "Tunnel valleys can be formed in one ice age by catastrophic flow".

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Epigentics, Creation Science, and — Lamarck?

Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck may be coming back from the sepulcher of evolutionary philosophies. The secular science establishment decided to ride for the Darwin gang and Lamarck was essentially told, "Go away, boy, you bother me", but some of his contributions are acknowledged.

Lamarck was kicked aside by the Darwin gang, but he may have had some correct ideas. This ties into a creation science model involving epigenetics.
Lamarck portrait by Charles Thévenin 1802
Although Lamarck is touted as the purveyor of inherited characteristics from his 1809 publication on evolution, he is somewhat misrepresented. The typical dismissal often includes the idea that giraffes developed longer necks to reach leaves in trees. While he was more wrong than Papa Darwin on evolution, he may have had a notion that was ahead of its time.

Scientists are realizing that the nuclear genome is not the be-all and end-all of inheritance. Studies in epigenetics are showing that this area plays a large part in the inheritance of characteristics, and some behaviors are actually learned for a few generations. Some scientists are looking back on Lamarck and thinking maybe they shouldn't have relegated him to mucking the stalls of the Darwinian elite.

Some Harvard research is discussing Lamarck and some concepts that fit with the creation science model of continuous environmental tracking and engineered adaptability (several posts on this have appeared here). Mayhaps evolutionists will catch on that, instead of Darwin's insistence on external influences and "pressures", the evidence shows that our Creator designed organisms to change and adapt.
Two recent reports undermine natural selection, but support design. The reports reinforce the reality that creatures are active, problem-solving beings that sense environmental changes and produce targeted adaptive responses. Another new insight is that an organism’s offspring could produce the same targeted response. However, the adaptive traits aren’t due to changes in DNA per se. Rather, the expression of the genes are modified during development.
To read the rest of this important information, click on "Harvard Research Supports Innate Adaptive Mechanisms".

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

A Nice Day to Consider Saturn

Sometimes we may wonder why the names of planets were chosen after some very unsavory characters. Kronos was a Greek titan, son of sky and earth (Uranus and Gaia). In a violent coup with the help of Gaia, he overthrew Uranus which caused giants, fairies, and nymphs to form. He later ate his own children, but was forced to cough them up years later — none the worse for wear.

News from Saturn as well as the rings and moons keep accumulating. It is not good for long age believers, as evidence reveals recent creation.
False-color image combination of Saturn
Credit: NASA / E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
His rule was not much help against the Romans, who conquered and also merged Kronos with Saturn. Except for varying accounts of mythology, a nifty evolution-defying planet and its helpful moons, and the name of a day of the week, this sidewinder is pretty much forgotten. Misotheists say that the Bible reads like "fairy tales" or "mythology", but I lack belief that they are intellectually honest when making such foolish comparisons.

No need to put on a saturnine countenance as we will now leave the fantastical stories behind us and look at some aspects of Saturn. This bad boy puts burrs under the saddles of cosmic evolutionists and deep time proponents, but it is mighty helpful to us creation-minded folks.

The Cassini mission provided us a heap of data that is still being sorted out and make rescuing device factories overheat. At this writing, Saturn has 82 "moons" that have been counted, although there are several that can be loosely considered moons, and others that have essentially only left their tracks. Some of those moons are active in the ring system.

Secular scientists cannot agree on the age of the rings. Some say that they somehow arrived after Saturn was formed, others say that the rings were there pretty much from the start. Models for the design of the moons fail because they presuppose billions of years, and the evidence shows that the rings are young. Then they need to figure out the electrodynamic activity between Saturn and the rings — which sounds fascinating to this child.

This is leading up to the first of two links. To learn about the rings and more, click on "News for Saturn-Day". I hope you come back for the second part.

We learned a great deal about the rings of Saturn and the planet itself, now we can examine two of its most interesting moons, Enceladus and Titan.

The pseudoscience of astrobiology is being invoked to give materialists hope for new places that life could possibly evolve. Enceladus is the "perfect age" for life to evolve, and this was demonstrated through computer simulations and circular reasoning. Unnamed organic chemicals were found, but that is a loose term that can include poisons. Getting actual science from these folks? That'll be the day!

Have you ever been standing near an entrance on a snowy day and someone comes in and shakes snow all over, including onto you? Enceladus is being rude to other moons, firing off ice crystals and giving them a covering. This activity also indicates that the moon is young because that cannot go on for millions or billions of years.

Titan has an atmosphere that is loaded with nitrogen. It also has lakes with steep craters where nitrogen may have been blasting outward. This indicates pressure, which again cannot last for the long ages that secularists require.

It would be mighty helpful to for science if these people would cowboy up and realize that they are using the cosmic evolution narrative to control the evidence. In reality, we keep on getting evidence showing that the solar system was created recently — even using secular methods.

To read more about the moon, click on "Saturn-Day and Moon-Day Arrive".

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Friday, October 25, 2019

The Surprising Human Voice

Many birds and animals communicate audibly, and even some fishes and whales make themselves heard to each other. Mates, offspring, and certain others recognize each others' sounds. The human voice, however, has many features to set us apart from critters.

The human voice is unique from voices and sounds of animals and such. We are designed to do things that they are not built to do.
Credit: Pixabay / Free-Photos (edited)
There are certain types of speakers that I like to hear, probably because of pitch and timbre. You have probably had the same experience where it is pleasant to hear someone talking. We can also tell people apart when they speak or sing (I'll allow that some are difficult until you listen for a spell). We have more range and versatility than the creatures God made — they're not built that way.

Language is something that sets us apart (see "Language Itself Testifies of the Creator"). Pronunciations in some languages require a great deal of work (such as when someone who speaks English tries to learn Russian, for example). No animals write songs in a language, put them to music, and sing them. Our Creator left that pleasure for us, and we also sing to his glory.
The way the Human voice works is a marvel of acoustic engineering. Each person’s voice reflects the way first that the original sound is produced at the vocal chords, then in the way the sound waves are channelled through the throat, and finally in the way the sound is released from the mouth where many harmonics are added. High-frequency consonants like “f,” “b,” “s,” and “t” are all formed by the lips and tongue operating in a collaboration, which acoustically is very rich indeed. This means that it is very difficult for apes and monkeys to emulate and speak in a human-like voice—they do not have the apparatus to do it!
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Energy-Efficient Albatross

Have you ever seen a Gooney Bird riding the wind? If so, you would probably have to have been in windy latitudes. It got that nickname because of its take-off and landing clumsiness, and mayhaps because of amusing courtship dances. It is more formally known as the albatross.

The albatross is the gooney bird in courtship, take-offs and landings, but they are masters of riding the winds.
Northern Royal Albatross image credit: Wikimedia Commons / JJ Harrison (CC by-SA 3.0)
Some look like an overgrown seagull in some ways, but with much longer wingspans. They can stay at sea for a mighty long time, too. But they rely on wind currents (something that researchers want to imitate for unmanned aerial vehicles), so they spend some time in the water when the wind dies down and pick up again with the winds.

Creationists have studied the kinds of these birds that went on the Ark, as there are many species of albatrosses. There are other related birds as well.
Graceful. In control. Effortless. That’s how the wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) has appeared to generations of sailors on the far-flung seas, who marvelled at its ability to stay aloft without flapping its wings.

The albatross is known to travel up to 16,000 km (10,000 miles) in a single journey, and circumnavigate the globe in 46 days. Flying no higher than about 20 metres (65 ft) above the sea surface, the albatross searches the vast expanses of the ocean for squid and fish to eat, and can spend months, even years, at sea.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Genomic Data Wreck Evolution

In the thrilling days of yesteryear when Darwin roamed the earth, people believed in evolution through natural selection. As science developed, folks realized that Darwin was wrong. The science of genetics that was initiated by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him) was hijacked and merged with natural selection. The science is still against it, but secularists believe it anyway — they don't take a fancy to admitting that there's a Creator.

Some evolutionists are realizing that their view of genetics has no foundation. Creationists have been telling them this all along.

Apparatchiks for the Darwin Party roam teh interweb to pummel people who think for themselves and reject evolutionism, but they do not seem to understand what evolution entails. They certainly haven't kept up on the aspects of science that refute it, such as biology, cosmology, paleontology , and more. Especially genetics.

Creationists have been presenting the truth all along. But evolutionists and atheists will believe despite contrary evidence (even from secularists) and despite lack of supporting evidence. Because evolution.
A new review article by Vivian Callier in Quanta Magazine reveals that evolution does not have a weak foundation: It has no foundation. The subtitle summarizes the dilemma evolutionists are in: “For 50 years, evolutionary theory has emphasized the importance of neutral mutations over adaptive ones in DNA. Real genomic data challenge that assumption.”
To read the rest of this startling article, click on "Genomics Shows Evolutionary Theory Is Baseless".

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dinosaur Fossil in a Strange Mix

Rusty Swingset and the hands at the Darwin Ranch like to present the fossil record as an orderly progression of simple to more complex life forms. They get on the prod when someone points out that fossils are frequently out of order according to the evolution narrative.

Another fossil does not fit the evolutionary narrative. This dinosaur fossil from Japan supports the Genesis Flood.
Enhanced and cropped from Wikimedia Commons /andytang20 (CC by 2.5)
Point out to some tinhorns that some fossils are in the wrong place and mixed with other fossils, if you watch closely, you can see ghastly plumes of smoke rising from their heads like Ethel Rosenberg. Jumbled fossils support the Genesis Flood and rein in evolutionary excitement. In this case, a kind of Edmontosaurs in Japan caused a heap of excuse making. After all, they detest the truths of recent creation and the Genesis Flood.
Researchers published the hadrosaur’s detailed description in the online journal Scientific Reports and named the fossil Kamuysaurus japonicus. Hadrosaurs, known popularly as duck-billed dinosaurs, had plant-eating teeth and jaws and could walk either on their hind legs or on all four legs. Subtle differences justified this dinosaur’s new name, although it looks basically the same as Edmontosaurus-types found in North America, Russia, and China.

A Hokkaido University press release via EurekAlert noted that the remains were found in “marine deposits.” The team suggested that it “preferred to inhabit areas near the ocean.” Mingled fossils included sea creatures like “ammonoids, mosasaurs and a sea turtle.” The hadrosaur didn’t have fins or flippers, so what was it doing there?
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Monday, October 21, 2019

Creation and Hermaphrodite Animals

A lonely female notices that the population is getting a mite sparse and there are few or no males available for mating. What can she do? Well, if she is one of the species of hermaphrodites, switch over and become a male. Yes, there are a few critters equipped by our Creator to do this.

The Master Engineer designed some creatures with the ability to change their sex. Evolutionists make a pretense at explaining it, but they fail.
Credit: US National Park Service / Caroline Rogers
This is hermaphroditism, and most of its representatives are invertebrates. (A fake science version of this was an important plot point in Jurassic Park.) About two percent of bony fish have this trait. Believers in fish-to-fire marshal evolution occasionally give a pretense at explaining how this attribute came to be, but they are merely faith assertions, not science. From a creationist point of view, it makes sense to realize that the Master Engineer equipped these creatures with one of the ol' switch-a-roo characteristics.
Reproduction is a complex, widely varied process, depending on the animals involved. For some animals, it merely involves the duplicating of itself. For others, it is necessary to find a mate. This process can be very difficult or very simple, depending on the species, and different creatures deal with this in different ways. One way that organisms have been designed to deal with the reproduction issue is hermaphroditism, in which individuals have both reproductive organs. This condition is most commonly found in fish, but other animals exhibit it as well.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lunar Water Cannot Last Billions of Years

My soda was warm, so I wanted to stop by the moon and get some ice. I stopped by one of the hidey-hole craters and it was gone, having been smashed and scattered by a meteoroid or something. Another error for deep time, ice on the moon is not forever.

Secular scientists believe the earth and moon to be billions of years old. It was bad enough to find water on the moon, but now they see it cannot last as long as they need.
Sure, these perspective things can be overused, but this one is pretty good.
Credit: Unsplash / Valery Sysoev
First they find water on the moon which threatens one of their lunar origin theories, now this.

Water ice gets tucked away where it is hidden from sunlight and the solar wind, and it is supposed to last a mighty long time. However, secular scientists did not take into account all the activity up there that spreads the ice around and causes it to get out of Dodge. Rescuing devices like comets and the like seem weak — desperate, even. The truth is that the earth, moon, and everything else were created a few thousand years ago.
The water detected on the moon by orbiters can only last thousands of years, not billions.

A NASA press release says, “Inside Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not as Invincible as Expected, Scientists Argue.” An animation at the top shows why: meteoroids and the solar wind destroy it.
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Young Deep-Space Objects

We have seen numerous examples of how Earth and the rest of our solar system are younger than secular cosmologists expect, so it should be interesting to take a look out further. Current cosmogony has the universe clocking in at a tad over eleven billion years old, but the observed evidence does not support this.

Evidence from observations of deep-space objects does not support deep time. Instead, we see evidence for recent creation.
M72 globular star cluster, credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HPOW
Cosmic evolution as well as real science depends on certain laws and rules. When observed data are recalcitrant, secularists circle the wagons and deploy rescuing devices that make things worse. The article featured below presents an overview of four examples of how deep time and the facts are not on good terms.
Secular astronomers claim our universe is unimaginably ancient—almost 14 billion years old. Yet the Bible clearly teaches that God created the universe in the relatively recent past, about 6,000 years ago. A previous Impact article described how observations in our own solar system are much more consistent with recent creation than with long ages. But what about observations beyond our solar system? Are “deep space” observations more consistent with a young universe or an old one?
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Log Rafts and Animal Dispersion

Biogeography is the expensive word for how critters became spread around the world, and it is studied by both secular and biblical creation scientists. Creationists suggest models of how living things reached their destinations after — or during — the Genesis Flood. Proponents of universal common ancestor are left treading water with no answers.

The floating log raft model for animals spread around the world is being developed, and some secular scientists are admitting to some aspects of the model.
Image credit: morgueFile / stickerstack
We have discussed animal dispersal before including the red fox, and also material on how animals can raft across oceans, including observed of animals using whatever was available to travel the Pacific after a tsunami. Evolutionists and atheists have ridiculed the idea of floating log rafts and the like, but some are hitching a ride on this concept.

Mat and raft concepts have been floating around for many years. Dr. Steve Austin presented a floating mat model for coal seams, and others began developing this model for animal and plant biogeography. The following article discusses some of the history of the model, its continuing development, and how evolutionary explanations fail.
One of the more regular accusations hurled at creationists is that the animals that came off the ark could not have reached the remote areas of the world, such as islands and the Americas after the flood. This paper will discuss the shortcomings of evolutionary ideas regarding biogeography and demonstrate how a creation model fits what we observe today.
To read the full article, click on "Floating Log Rafts — A Model for Post-Flood Biogeography".

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Evolution and Back Pain

My friend Stormie Waters was in a discussion with her friend Ruby Slippers about back pain. They rode on over to my spread and wondered if I knew about it. So I commenced to doing what any cowboy would do, and looked up back ailments from reliable sources.

Evolutionists have a fact-free story about the origin of back pain that hinders medical science. The truth is far more sensible.
Credit: Freeimages / kubelik2
The story goes that people who have back pain can blame it on evolution, as we got up from walking on all fours too soon. Evidence? Loose associations, circular reasoning, and especially Darwinian presuppositions. This is another area where evolutionary thinking has hindered medical science.

There are all sorts of treatments suggested and prescribed, but they do not help. In fact, some are even harmful. There are secular scientists who are catching onInstead, medical doctors and scientists would be far more helpful if they realized that we were created, not evolved, and there are more effective ways of alleviating pain. That is good news for me because there is seldom a day that goes by where I am not hurting.
The headline of the latest New Scientist says it all, “The back pain epidemic: Why popular treatments are making it worse,” adding, “Chronic back pain is on the rise – in part because the way we treat it often does more harm than good. It’s time to think differently about our aches.” The problem is not small. Up to 90% of all Americans suffer at least one debilitating episode of back pain during their lives.  Furthermore, back pain is one of the leading causes of disability around the world. In the U.S. alone, it costs 635 billion dollars a year in medical bills and loss of productivity.
To finish reading and learning, click on "Evolution Did Not Cause Back Pain". Although the article is more thorough, the short video below is also helpful:

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Carnivorous Caterpillars in the Post-Fall World

Way out yonder in Hawaii, they have themselves a few carnivorous caterpillars. These moth larvae in this isolated area are the only ones known to essentially hunt for other insects. But in an originally very good world at creation, how did this behavior come about?

Carnivorous caterpillars and other creatures appear designed to be predatory. Evolution cannot adequately explain this, but creationists have ideas to present.
Credit: Clker clipart
There are other critters that display unexpected carnivory and rather anti-social behaviors that appear to have been designed for such purposes.This does not fit evolutionary models because it appears that genetic patterns have been modified but no new genetic information has been added. Biblical creationists know that there is some explaining to do regarding this predation, drawing from the Bible (including the meanings of Hebrew words), and non-aggressive behaviors (such as vegetarian eating habits in carnivores).
Carnivorous caterpillars are some of the more intriguing insects found in Hawaii. While there are more than a thousand species of Eupithecia moths worldwide, the caterpillars of only six of them — all found in Hawaii — are known to be carnivorous.

These caterpillars attach one end of themselves to the surface of a plant and lie in ambush. When an unsuspecting insect comes along and brushes against the bristles on the lower half of the caterpillar’s body, it instinctively whips around and catches its prey with its claw-like ‘legs’.
To bite into the rest of the article, click on "Killer caterpillar with ‘sting’ in its tail".

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Early Bird was Fossilized

Way back when, Archaeopteryx was considered the oldest bird fossil for quite a while. Archie was also considered a transitional form, part reptile and part bird. Unfortunately for owlhoots riding for the Darwin brand, this critter caused them a heap of problems. Then came the next bird and things became worse.

Archaeopteryx was considered an important transitional form, but was a true bird. Even so, another true bird fossil was found that is considered older.
Protoavis image via Wikimedia Commons (CC0 1.0)
Archaeopteryx was studied many times and it was finally agreed that it was a true bird. Even so, it was in the "wrong" place in Darwin years, convoluting evolutionary timelines for alleged dinosaur-to-bird evolution. While Archie is better known (Betty, Reggie, Veronica, Jughead, and the others were not fossilized), Protoavis was discovered and less discussed because it is considered the oldest bird fossil, but this bird is more bird than the other bird. They have these problems because of their uniformitarian presuppositions. The Genesis Flood and a recent creation paradigm provide better explanations for what is observed. Yippie ky yay, secularists!
In 1983, paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee described Triassic bird fossils from west Texas. They belonged to a bird kind he named Protoavis. Talk about out of place! The Tecovas Formation from which Chatterjee’s teams collected several Protoavis fossils has an evolutionary age assignment of about 75 million years before Archaeopteryx, which is already too old to fit evolution. No wonder Chatterjee wrote, “From the beginning, Protoavis was received with much skepticism.”
To read the rest of the stone-cold article in its entirety, click on "The World's Oldest Bird Fossil".

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Ancient Israeli City Surprises Experts

Much of Israel has not been excavated by archaeologists because people are living there. The unexpected discovery of an ancient city during road construction proved to be both fascinating and startling to many people. It also does not comport with evolutionary thinking.

An ancient city in Israel called En Esur was discovered. It was large, advanced, and the opposite of evolutionary expectations.
Assembled from images found at openclipart
Sure, archaeologists work on settlements all the time, but few this one was a city. Not a settlement or even a village, but a very big city. They found all sorts of evidence of intelligent human work and organization, and for people who built this place long before the time of Abraham, it does not fit "primitive" man ideas of Darwinists. However, aside from tenuous dating methods from secularists, it does fit with the biblical timeline, including recent creation and the dispersal after Babel.
One of the earliest archaeological sites ever found in Israel is being described as the ‘New York’ of its day.

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have been excavating a fascinating site in Israel north of the city of Tel Aviv called En Esur. It was discovered two and a half years ago during construction of roadworks. This week, the researchers made their findings public. It’s an Early Bronze Age site they estimate was built 5,000 years ago, contemporaneous with the first Egyptian pharaohs. That’s not all; the site shows another occupation at the site 2,000 years earlier. Here are some of the news sites announcing the find with photos and descriptions:
To read the rest about this ancient Big Apple, bite into "Ancient Israeli City Was Already Advanced".

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Whale Hybrid Baffles Evolutionists, Affirms Creation

The hands at the Darwin Ranch are amazed because DNA testing on a while skull demonstrated that it was a hybrid between beluga "sea canary" whales and narwhal whales with that long pointy tooth. According to evolutionary mythology, the belwhal should never exist.

A hybrid between a narwhal and beluga whale should not exist according to evolutionary mythology. However, it supports biblical creation science.
Narwhal Illustration,William Scoresby, 1820
You see, the narwhal and beluga supposedly split in their ancestry millions of Darwin years ago, so all those confounded mutations should have made interbreeding impossible. It happened anyway (they didn't consult evolutionists before getting frisky in the Arctic waters). However, this is not all that surprising for biblical creationists. Indeed, it supports baraminology (the study of the biblical created kinds). This gives rise to many varieties.
Three unusual-looking whales were caught in Greenland by Inuit hunters in the late 1980s—unlike any the Inuit had ever seen. Each was an even grey colour, with flippers like those of belugas, and tails like those of narwhals.

One of their skulls was preserved; a DNA study has now identified it as a first-generation hybrid between a male beluga and a female narwhal—a ‘belwhal’. . . Evolutionary biologist Eline Lorenzen called it “the first and only evidence in the world that these two Arctic whale species can interbreed.”
To read the entire short article, click on "The surprising ‘belwhal’ — DNA reveals beluga-narwhal hybrid".

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Chernobyl and Radiation Adaptability

The city of Pripyat, Ukraine was the home to about 50,000 people. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was also near there, and it experienced a devastating explosion in 1986. This city had to be abandoned. There is a huge exclusion (no-go) zone to everyone out except those with special permission.

Chernobyl is known for the nuclear disaster and radiation, but plants are thriving and animals are returning. This is testimony their design by the Master Engineer.
Pripyat, Ukraine after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster
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The radiation killed many people, and it was expected that nothing could survive near there for many centuries. Surprisingly, there are living things there. Many plants, and animals are returning. Secularists claim that this is due to evolution. Not hardly! Evolution is supposed to be random and it takes a great deal of time, so claiming credit for Darwin is contrary to their own belief system.

Human engineers attempt to anticipate problems and build contingencies into their designs. As we have seen, the Master Engineer has designed living things to change and adapt through internal mechanisms all the way down to their DNA. This is a far better explanation for adaptation to radiation then hit-or-miss evolutionism.
A recent Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) report highlighted creatures’ designed innate capacity to self-adjust to incredibly challenging exposures. The article, by Stuart Thompson who is a senior lecturer in plant biochemistry at the University of Westminster, describes plants thriving around the former Chernobyl nuclear reactor in spite of high doses of radiation. Though he claims the radiation-resistant mechanisms in plants somehow evolved, the characteristics of their adaptations are far more consistent with systems designed to be adaptable.

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Wagner characterizes a “trial and error” process fueled by a copious flood of random errors. To evolutionists, a few lucky solutions are source material for potentially innovative biological traits. Wagner acknowledges that “error” is synonymous with death. His view aligns with the eminent evolutionist Stephen J. Gould, who understood that evolution requires copious “hecatombs of death as preconditions for limited increments of change” in “a theory of ‘trial and error externalism.’”
To read the rest, click on "Rapid Chernobyl Adaptations Surprise Evolutionists".

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Genetics and the Recent Creation of Humanity

Genetics is not helpful to proponents of universal common ancestor evolution and the belief in deep time. Materialists reject recent creation because evolution, but they have a heap of problems of their own to deal with. Both creationists and evolutionists interpret data from their worldviews.

The detailed article linked here discusses how the creation science model for genetics explains recent creation of Adam and Eve.
Modified from Adam and Eve in Worthy Paradise, Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1610
One reason secularists reject creation science material is the genetic fallacy. That is, they do not like the source, even though creation scientists have valid degrees. Further, the scientific evidence needs to be considered, not just circumvented or evosplained away. Taking the data and applying the creationist model, we see that the science supports our position and glorifies the Creator, not Darwin.

What follows is a link to a self-contained book chapter that is quite long. It has charts and a great deal of data, plus documentation and links for those who want to really did in to the technical aspects. The chapter is divided into three subsections. I have a couple of suggestions for reading lengthy articles. First, use an add-on or built in "reader view" (or similar name) so you're not staring at a bright monitor for all that time if you're not so inclined. You can also convert it to a PDF for more convenient reading. As for me, I use free add-ons to send articles to my ebook reader (like this one, and another one that lets you save in different formats), then articles like this are available at your convenience. Or print it, but that's going to take quite a bit of ink (or toner) and paper.
The advent of modern genetics has seen the evolutionary community redouble its efforts to argue for human-primate common ancestry and against the traditional Christian understanding of the origin of the human race. As has been argued in previous chapters, a careful reading of Genesis 1–11 indicates that God created Adam and Eve supernaturally and without prior ancestry, and that all of humanity traces their ancestry back to this original couple — and not to a group of primates or proto-humans. Combined with a careful reading of the rest of Scripture, this narrative places the creation date of Adam and Eve approximately 6,000 years ago and places another population bottleneck about 4,500 years ago at the time of the Flood. This scriptural framework leads to very specific expectations about the genetic differences among humans and other species, expectations that can be scientifically tested against modern genetic data. In this chapter, we contend that genetics confirms the recent, supernatural creation of Adam and Eve and refutes the evolutionary narrative on human origins.
To read the rest, make yourself comfortable and click on "Genetics Confirms the Recent, Supernatural Creation of Adam and Eve".

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Snake Legs and a Double-Header

Submitted for your examination, two articles about snake evolution. First up is a tale of the alleged evolution of snake legs. Darwinists are fond of their mythology, but they do not get it right. The idea of when and how snakes lost their legs is argued, but also false.

Evolutionists are difficult to deal with. First, they get their story about snake legs completely wrong, then they do not celebrate the double-headed rattlesnake.
Emerald tree boa image credit: RGBStock / Juliane Riedl
Evolutionists assume evolution and then work from there instead of questioning whether or not hadron-to-herpetologist evolution is true in the first place. The story is that those bumps or "spurs" on snakes are vestigial; they had them millions of Darwin years ago, and then lost them. Say it with me: loss of functions is devolution, not a gain of function. You savvy that? In reality, these spurs are designed by our Creator for use in trees and for, uh, romance. They don't use their spurs on horses because they can't reach the saddles in the first place.
. . . The fact is, boas and pythons do not have vestigial legs but rather very functional mating spurs. . . . the loss of legs story was begun by Darwin and repeated ever since, as if Darwin had the last word on the topic. Darwin concluded that snake spurs are “rudiments of the pelvis and hind limbs” and are evidence of the evolution of snakes from limbed ancestors. Ever since then, Darwinists have used the fallacious argument that the support system for these claw-like, horny spur structures are vestigial “legs” left over from the snakes’ limbed past.

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These appendage claws, although small—particularly in the case of large constrictors—assist in locomotion. The claws are especially useful when climbing trees–their natural habitat–or when hanging from tree branches.
To read the entire article, navigate yourself over to "Snake 'Vestigial Legs' Debunked", then I hope you'll come back for the next short feature.

Normally, you would expect a trick double-headed timber rattlesnake in a freak show, but this critter is real. Both heads are working independently, too. Seems like the hands at the Darwin Ranch would be riding into town, celebrating by hitting the fire water and shooting holes in the saloon ceiling. Not happening, old son. Why not? Isn't evolution about the oddity, the change, the mutation? Creationists have been saying for a mighty long time that living things are declining, and this snake is not a good thing.
This is just the kind of thing Darwinists have been waiting for! Aren’t two heads better than one?

A two-headed timber rattlesnake has been found in a New Jersey forest, reports Fox News Science. It must be surviving, because it wasn’t born yesterday. Bob Zappalorti, the CEO of the Herpetological Associates of Burlington County, an environmental consulting company that studies endangered reptiles and birds, among other animals, says the snake was found in a nest where it must have emerged from a clutch of newborns.
To finish reading, head on over to "Snake Evolves Two Heads". A bonus for you, Pastor Tommy Mitchell used a rattlesnake narrative as a very interesting sermon illustration. It's just a few minutes, and you can see that here at the 48 minutes 33 seconds mark.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Post-Flood Dispersion and the Red Fox

People wonder how animals spread out after they left the Ark, and that is a fair question. We can glean some answers by observing the growth of the red fox population in Australia. It was brought there by Europeans for hunting purposes (something I consider barbaric), and their quantities grew.

Examining the red fox population growth in Australia provides some insights into post-Flood animal migration.
Credit: Pixabay / Karen Arnold
The red fox does not have many natural predators in 'Straya, which helps its numbers grow. This member of the created dog kind is a pest in many areas. Probably because of global warming.

They are intelligent, hardy, and resourceful to ensure their survival. They tend to eat many things (you've probably heard about farmers chasing foxes out of hen houses). Indeed, the red fox can be found in most areas of the world. Biblical creationists believe that they had many ways of spreading out, including land bridges that were available in the Ice Age which was a result of the Genesis Flood. Evolutionists believe (without evidence or explanations) that there were many ice ages.
The red fox in Australia provides a well-documented example showing just how quickly animals can spread geographically. Within 100 years, it had spread across 76% of Australia, about 5.8 million km² (2.2 million square miles) of land, which it continues to inhabit today. The only part of Australia that it did not enter is the tropical north, where the climate is unsuitable for it to thrive. Current estimates for fox numbers in Australia range between 7 and 40 million.

It is incredible to think the red fox was able to colonize such a large geographical area in such a short time. This is despite its relatively average birth rate in the animal kingdom. The female (vixen), sexually mature at 9 months, generally only breeds once a year, and can have up to 11 cubs in a litter, but the average is four to five cubs each time.
You can read the article in its entirety by clicking on "The Red Blanket — Australia’s red fox sheds light on migration after the Genesis Flood".

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