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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Secular Researchers Inadvertently Support Creation Model

At first glance, this may look like a repeat of the recent post on research at Harvard supporting an Institute for Creation Research model of environmental adaptation. Actually, this is new information involving living cells. An interesting study on yeast cells was conducted to see if they had built-in mechanisms for gene expression.

Research on yeast cells showing engineering principles and control theory supports a creation science model.
Credit: Pixabay / ractapopulous
Engineers design things to respond to changes. This includes sensors and logic involving feedback to trigger responses. Darwin believed that organisms change because of their environments, but the ICR model states (and demonstrates) that the opposite is true: organisms were designed by their Creator to sense and respond to environmental changes. Yeast cells displayed "control theory" that engineers use, further confirming the creation science model.
New research goes a long way in explaining how creatures actively sense their environment and adapt to it. One mechanism enables some organisms to track the changing levels of nutrients, hormones, or stress they are exposed to, and then make appropriate responses if and when needed. Andrew Capaldi’s lab at the University of Arizona is responsible for these remarkable findings published in Nature Communications. His results can also be added to an increasing body of evidence to support ICR’s theoretical assumption that biological functions are best explained by engineering principles.
Although a bit technical, lay people as well as those with science backgrounds can gain some insight and appreciation of what is going on. To read the rest of the excerpted article, click on "Cells and Designers Both Use Control Theory".

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Learning to Understand Darwinese

There is a song that says words sometimes have two meanings, but that is an understatement. We can be led the wrong way by erroneous assumptions about word definitions. Creation science ministries try to encourage people to learn how to think, in stark contrast to secularists who try to tell people what to think. With a bit of study, we can learn how to understand the malarkey of Darwinese. There are two posts featured here to emphasize the point.

Evolutionists tell us many things that seem true on the surface. People need to learn some logic and how to interpret Darwinese malarkey.
Modified from an image at FreeDigitalPhotos.net by Stuart Miles
Although the Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Ring™ is useful if you can find one (the version with the whistle in it is a very expensive collectable), we really need to put our hearts and minds into interpreting Darwinese. 

Watch for maybe, scientists believe, earlier than we thought, perhaps, and other words that the secular establishments pass of as "science" instead of earning their pay. Another big help is learning to spot basic logical fallacies. Once you get a handle on translation, you can start asking questions that make evolutionists downright uncomfortable: How do you know? Were you there? How do those other people you rely on know? Actually, there is someone who does know and was there, and that is our Creator who told us all about it in the Bible, beginning in Genesis.
Translating Darwinese primarily involves taking out the assumptions and assertions and seeing if anything is left.

If, like the late Phillip Johnson argued, Darwinian evolution is naturalistic philosophy masquerading as science, then it follows that Darwinian ‘science’ is fake science. It may include some tangible objects, like fossils or genes, but it will be wrapped in rhetoric intended to promote naturalism. Consequently, a perceptive reader needs to learn how to translate Darwinese. The mystical language of Darwinese makes it seem as if observational data supports evolution, when it’s really the other way around; naturalism colors the data. A successful Darwinese translator is always focusing on the actual evidence. One must filter out the assumptions and assertions to see what the data are actually indicating. Here we teach by example.
I'd take it right kindly of you if you would finish reading "The Art of Translating Darwinese". A kind of follow-up post follows that really helps bring the point home.

As some of us involved in creation science ministries have pointed out, sometimes it seems like researchers turn in papers that have interesting and even useful research but they taint it with evolution. It's like they sanctify it by slapping on a Darwinese-type "Hail Darwin, blessed be!" remark to sanctify it as "science" when it was fine before it was polluted with nonsense. Researchers often distract from their research or even ruin it by throwing in worthless (or even harmful) evolutionary posturing.
If an objective English teacher read a typical science paper, she would cross out the Darwinese as deadwood that adds nothing.

Darwin. Who needs him? He keeps popping up uninvited, cluttering science papers and articles with his BAD ideas (see definition of BAD in the Darwin Dictionary). Science writing would be much cleaner and understandable without him. Like Sergeant Friday of Dragnet used to say, “Just the facts, Ma’am.” Dear scientist, tell the public what the question was, the hypothesis that was tested, the methods and materials, the findings, and the conclusions. You can also brag about the value of the findings. But cross out the Darwinese. Like deadwood in bad writing, it just adds clutter. Here are some recent examples of news articles that would be cleaner and leaner without evolutionary storytelling, and tastier without Darwin Fudge on top.
To read the rest and get the full impact of both posts, click on "Junk Darwinism Clutters Science".

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Perhaps a Camarasaurus in China

Although Darwin's disciples insist that dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago, long before humans evolved and set up camp, there is evidence to the contrary. There are historical records and artifacts that have rather accurate descriptions and representations of dinosaurs, such as St. Davids dragon that we examined a spell back. There are many more, including what looks like a Camarasaurus from China.

Historical records and artifacts go against evolutionary dogma that tells us that humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time, ever. This Camarasaurus artifact is a case in point.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Dmitry Bogdanov
Creationists accept historical evidence (including the Bible) of dinosaurs and humans living contemporaneously. Nowadays, we only know what some of them looked like from fossils and such, but people long ago did not have (or know about) fossils underfoot. They still had some surprisingly accurate illustrations and artwork of what were called dragons prior to Richard Owen coming up with the word dinosaur.

An artifact from China dating from the third century BC had detailed depictions of what appears to be a Camarasaurus. It is interesting that hundreds of years later, Marco Polo described what appeared to be dinosaurs in China. This older bronze work has details, with a bit of fanciful artwork on the tail. The truth is that dinosaurs, humans, and everything else were created recently, not the product of blind chance evolution.
A late Eastern Zhou (3rd century BC) wine vessel excavated in 1975 from a tomb in Sanmenxia, Henan Province, China, demonstrates this beautifully. Cast in bronze with much of its gold inlay still preserved, the stunning artistry is clear. Looking distinctly dinosaurian are four animals, one featured on each side of the wine vessel, easily recognizable as sauropod dinosaurs. Due to the particularly rounded head at the end of the long thin neck peering over the edge it may very well be depicting a Camarasaurus. The thick muscular legs come down from the body and the tail extends out, suspended in the air, not touching the sides of the vessel.
To read the entire article, click on "A Chinese Camarasaurus?"

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Seeds and the Master Engineer

Our Creator engineered living things to find ways to continue existing, and he equipped them with a variety of methods. Plants have seeds which fall to the ground and they appear to die, but many can lay dormant for long periods, even after disasters. When the time is right, they start reviving and begin replenishing the earth.

The Master Engineer designed seeds to come into action even after a disaster, sensing and responding to their environments.
Credit: CSIRO / Maurice MacDonald (CC by 3.0)
A passel of seeds build up over the years in forest soil. God designed seeds that are banked in soil to sense changes in temperature and other aspects of their environments, then respond appropriately. This includes building relationships with soil bacteria, just like their forebears did long ago.
It looked more like a war zone than a forest paradise. Nothing but devastation as far as the eye could see. Smoldering ashes and blackened wooden skeletons were all that was left after the inferno. The scene was overwhelmingly bleak. Yet hope for restoration lay dormant in the landscape! This ashen forest had prepared for just such a time to ensure future generations would thrive here.

How is that possible? From floods, forest fires, and volcanoes to insect swarms, ice storms, and clear-cutting, a devastating variety of environmental disasters threaten forests all over the world. A wise Creator would take such possibilities into account, and he did. God has designed his creation to experience revival even in the midst of catastrophe.
To read the entire article or download the MP3, click on "God's Seed Bank".

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