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Evolution and Chimps Swaying to Music

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Another example of molecules-to-monkey research that could prompt responses of apathy, laughter, or even rage. Mayhaps people should  be angry at the way their tax dollars are wasted in risible attempts to link humans and apes in their fetid family tree. Chimpanzees sway to music. Big deal. Credit: cropped from an image at Pixabay by  Gerhard Gellinger Rhythmic music can evoke swaying in chimpanzees, therefore, evolution. (Did playing rap cause them to treat females with disrespect or even violence? Asking for a friend.) The chimps swayed to both random and rhythmic beats, but humans are none to keep on random beats. Not that they make and play their own instruments or hum a happy tune, or bothered to ask Piltdown Superman to play the drums. Serious difficulties with the research and bad reasoning don't do anything to solve the music question that bothered the Bearded Buddha himself. Know why? Because we did not evolve from a common ancestor. Instead, we were created separate

Pigments Ages of the Imagination

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Believers in deep time are constantly denying facts as well as principles of science, giving them false confirmation of their biases. For example, despite all the dinosaur soft tissues and other remnants , the discovery of dinosaur DNA , and more, materialists have a "Whaddya know, that stuff does  last millions of years!" approach. The same thing is happening with the "oldest" biological pigments. Credit: Pexels /  Sharon McCutcheon  We've seen science denial (after all, the narrative trumps observed evidence) in the colors of dinosaurs and in dinosaur eggs . While this post is not about dinosaurs, these examples show how secularists clutch their pearls and deny inconvenient facts. It is no surprise that they believe the impossible about other biological pigments (perhaps they studied under Joe Biden at the University of Pennsylvania or something). Cyanobacteria were apparently the culprits that led to colors extracted from marine black shale, but the

So Mother Earth is Punishing Us with COVID-19

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When riding the trails of social media, it is not surprising to find some mighty strange ideas about COVID-19. An actor thinks that Earth is punishing us for our environmental crimes. Idris Elba is promoting a pagan view of Earth as a living thing , which has grown in popularity even in evolutionary circles (see " More Gaia Paganism in Evolution "). Earth is not an entity, old son. Earth image from Clker Clipart blended with COVID-19 image from the CDC It is interesting that Elba is "race conscious" by stating the obvious: black people can get the virus . His worldview probably excludes the biblical fact that there are no races . Ethnic groups, sure. But we're all the same race. It is amazing to this child that people foolishly look to uninformed but highly opinionated celebrities for medical and political advice. Since Earth is not a living being, it cannot decide to make a virus to punish us. Elba does not indicate how he knows that the pagan

Scorpion Evolution Fake News

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We have seen numerous examples of research that claims to support universal common ancestor evolution that did nothing of the kind. Add to this the fact that the vaunted secular peer review process is fundamentally flawed , and this scorpion evolution story is a tragicomedy. Striped bark scorpion image credit: National Park Service (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) There are 1,750 or so known species of scorpions, but only a few have venom that is deadly to humans. Even so, this child will not be guessing, leaving the handling to the experts. These predators often blend in well with their surroundings, but they are known to make their way into places they don't belong. Be sure to shake out your shoes and boots in the morning if you sleep in those areas. A fossil was found that had the same kind of inner workings from hundreds of million Darwin years ago, but was essentially the same as those today. The researchers promptly utilized the complex scientific

The Making of Fjords

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When thinking of fjords, those inlets with cliffs or steep sides, many people think of Norway. Sognefjord up thataway is probably the most famous, but they are found in several other parts of the world. The way they formed is rather involved, the product of the Genesis Flood and glaciers. Sognefjord, Norway image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Worldtraveller  ( CC by-SA 3.0 ) Uniformitarian geologists have their ideas on how fjords were made. (No, Slartibartfast was not involved, nor was American industrialist Henry Fjord). Secularists tell you that glaciers carved them out, but a better explanation can be found by using a creation science Flood model. The fjords were not carved out by the glaciers, but tectonic action and tremendous amounts of water laid the groundwork (heh!), and glaciers also played their part. Today’s feedback is a question from C.O. of Norway about the origin of fjords. Did the ice form the fjords or were they already there and the ice then filled them?

Cavemen and Creation

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Cavemen were men who lived in caves. Thanks for stopping by, always glad to answer those tough questions. Actually, I stole that from Ken Ham. Many people think that the existence of people who lived in caves is evidence for evolution. This is based on Darwinian presuppositions and connotations. The truth is far different. Credit: FreeDigitalPhotos /  vectorolie The image people have is a newly-minted brute from the evolution factory that is stupid and walking around with a club. Cartoons indicate that the males did not have dating skills, knocking females unconscious and dragging them back to the caves. Of course, nobody was there to see this happen; it's mostly a joke used to give the negative impression that they are links to our evolutionary past. What may be the most famous cavemen were the Neanderthals, but it has been determined that they were fully human , not partially evolved stupid links. There are other cave dwellers that have been touted as specimens of evolut

Oil, Gas, and the Young Earth

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There was a television comedy in the 1990s titled Dinosaurs . It used a passel of names related to petroleum products and companies, the main characters being named Sinclair . The show perpetuated the notions that Earth is billions of years old, and that petroleum products came from dinosaurs. Credit: RGBStock / Elvis Santana While dinosaur remnants may have become natural gas and oil, they are not the primary sources. As for the millions of years thing, well, Carbon-14 is found in oil and other places where it should not be according to uniformitarian standards. Also, oil and natural gas pressures should have reached equilibrium or dissipated by now ( Creation Research Society Quarterly  44(1):64–66, Alexander V. Lalomov, PhD, PDF download link here ). While these facts do not prove  recent creation, they are consistent  with young earth models. The search for oil has forced scientists to map the geologic layers of many different areas around the globe and allowed us to lea

Cichlid Study Confirms Creationist Predictions

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Cichlid fish are popular among aquarists, but are also popular for both secular and creation scientists. Believers in universal common ancestor evolution believe that we evolved from fish, so their presuppositions lead them to claim that natural selection and variations are examples of evolution. Creationists have more rational presuppositions, and recent cichlid research confirmed a prediction. Vieja cichlid image credit: Unsplash / The  Cofish Store An advantage for scientists who study cichlids is that their traits and the associated genes are a mite easier to study than those of other critters. Insertions and deletions of DNA were found to be locked and loaded, ready to change as needed. This is the opposite of what Darwinists believe, but supports what creationists predict about the Master Engineer's work. Cichlid fish are a top biological model for the study of diversification because of their unique ability to adapt to a wide range of lake and river environments. The

What if Evolutionists Operated Crime Scene Labs?

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen Some of the post popular television programs involve forensic science to investigate crime scenes. The CSI  franchise had almost 800 episodes, and numerous law enforcement dramas involve forensic technician activities. You can find many documentaries that are nonfiction. I feel that some of those are more disturbing than the fictional programs. Credit:  Bureau of Labor Statistics (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) These people are highly trained and specialize in different fields (television shows are a bit misleading when they portray them as experts in practically everything). Attention to the smallest details are essential, and evidence can accumulate to lead investigators to successful conclusions. Sometimes new technology can be used to solve "cold cases" that were shelved for years. Both creation science and universal common ancestor evolution are forensic sciences. Biblical creationists believe the Word of God while mo

Extinctions of Mammoth Proportions

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Scientists are considering the relationship of extinctions between woolly mammoths and human groups. That may seem like a waste of time at first glance, but the genetic research has provided some interesting results regarding inbreeding  (or interbreeding, definition 2 ). This is especially significant in isolated populations. It seems that even though there were many woolly mammoths roaming the Northern Hemisphere, they mysteriously became extinct. After examining their DNA (no, don't be expecting cloned mammoths at the zoo), comparisons were made with human populations. Inbreeding is bad for offspring that may survive. "But Cowboy Bob, that's how the earth was populations back with Adam and Eve, then Noah and his family!" This is important, so let's take a ride on this here side trail for a spell. Biblical creationists believe that the Bible is true from the very first verse and also the part where God declared that everything was very good  (Gen. 1:

Ray that Skates Past Evolutionary Logic

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Rays are very flat fish that spend a great deal of time on the ocean floor. There is a category of rays known as skates . Why or how they were given that moniker, I have no idea. After watching them for a while, they seemed kind of cute to me.A Darwin devotee took a notion that because one known as the little skate  has a shuffling motion and certain genes, it is a link to a common ancestor. Credit: NOAA (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) According to evolutionary mythology, life originated and evolved in the sea, then some things went up onto land. (Try not to laugh, but the ancestors of whales supposedly left land and evolved into sea critters. But never mind about that now.) Not all evolutionists have chosen to ride this trail, but because other creatures have the same kinds of genes used in movement, it supposedly indicates common ancestry instead of common design by the Creator. If they give up on this idea, wait for the secular miracle of convergent evolu

Evolution — A Substitute Religion

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Many of us have heard or read numerous times about people who made a pretense at Christianity, then fell away and then professed atheism or agnosticism. It is a fact that atheists are very religious , and evolution is a cornerstone for atheism. However, particles-to-parole-officer evolution can also be a religion. Credit: Pixabay / Gerd Altmann Dr. Michael Ruse discovered the false joy of Darwinism and rejected his superficial knowledge of Christianity and became a trafficker in evoporn. He has made bold statements that evolution is used as a replacement religion for Christianity. Ruse was used as an expert against creation science, but he blatantly misrepresented it and disparaged creation scientists as not being credible. On a side note, have you ever noticed that when atheists and evolutionists demand evidence for God and miracles, they want them explained in naturalistic terms? That is illogical. Also, they are inconsistent because they believe in their own miracles such a

The Formation of Coal Seams

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You could be looking at a rocky outcropping and notice one or more black stripes, which may be coal seams. There are different kinds of coal that are generally found in different depths according to uniformitarian geology. Coal is the end result of plant matter that was subjected to heat, pressure, and other things. Credit: US Geological Survey (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Secular scientists use the complex principle of Making Things Up™. When I went to school, we were told that plant material would be washed in, land would be uplifted, various processes happened including plants turning to peat, and then the cycle would happen again. "It would re-peat!" Well, sorta. But even as a young 'un, that story seemed like a guess instead of science. If you think about it, we don't see coal forming today. There are plenty of peat bogs around, just take a stroll on the Emerald Isle (with extreme caution) and you're likely to encounter some

Attempting to Resist Rabbits

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Many people like to have cute fluffy bunny rabbits as pets. Long before that, it appears that they were raised for food. It is possible that there was a bit of overlap when someone took kindly to a rabbit and made it into a pet. Cowboy wisdom says never to name an animal you're going to eat. In some places, rabbits and hares are pests. Credit: Good Free Photos Rabbits are especially troublesome in Australia. They were introduced there, and as Bugs Bunny observed, rabbits know how to multiply. This helps support the post-Flood distribution as postulated by biblical creationists. Since they were so much trouble, the myoxma virus was used to thin the herds. Evolutionists claimed that resistance was evidence for evolution, but that is not the case. While some cuddle bunnies, others curse them. For example, in the Australian state of Queensland, such is the fear of rabbit overpopulation and resultant ravaging of pastures—and the potential hazard of warrens (underground burrow

Engineering Principles by Ancient Humans

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  A reader of The Question Evolution Project on Fazebook sent me a link to an article about the use of stone tools by "our ancestors". It was an interesting report about how ancient humans apparently used different stone tools for different jobs. I know the feeling because the other day, I had to drill some holes in our metal-plated door. It seems that the set of bits I had were intended for wood, so I had no results (except the one that broke and I never found the other end). When I put a tungsten drill bit in, things were much better. Those folks engineered and made different tools for various jobs. Some were heavy duty, some were for lighter work. The report was infested with obsequious fawning to Darwin, presupposing evolution, and unsubstantiated millions of years, including the ridiculously loaded word hominins. The action took place at a hotbed of evolutionary storytelling inspirations, the Olduvai Gorge. That's where they got H. habil

Industrial Melanism and Peppered Moths

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When Rusty Swingset, the foreman at the Darwin Ranch, commences to speechifying to school kids, he invariably brings out the old chestnut that peppered moths are proof of evolution. Of course, he leaves out many important details such as lack of field research, staged photos, and the fact that moths are still moths ( still not evolving ). Newer research on industrial melanism  gives further problems to evolution. Light and dark varieties of peppered moths Credit: both from Wikimedia Commons / Olaf Leillinger ( link to top is here ,  link to bottom is here ) Genetic research indicated that a  transposable element  in DNA was the cause of the coloring, which changes gene expression. This made evolutionary researchers wonder if it was more than just chance that made the moths dark. The team did further research and saw that other lepidoptera also darkened due to pollution, but more research needs to be done regarding the transposable element factor. Instead of thinking that mayb

Insects for the Clean-Up Committee

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We have two articles for your perusal. The first one is in the here and now, the second involves fossils. Some critters bring out the urge to draw our shooting irons or maybe find flamethrowers because they are creepy. A good part of that is our cultural conditioning, plus the fact that some things transmit diseases. We are none too fond of finding them in our breakfast cereal, either. However, our Creator had a reason for putting cockroaches on the earth. Credit: Wikimedia Commons /  Stuart Cunningham  ( CC by-SA 3.0 ) Don't be getting your "Ewww Factor" in high gear. Although there are only about thirty species that bother humans, the other several thousand species go on about their business. Out in the wild, they are found in a variety of colors. It seems that their main purpose is to dispose of various kinds of waste. For that matter, cockroaches are being farmed in China to take care of kitchen waste , and they are mighty tasty to hogs. Are we missing out? (

Quasars Trouble Big Bang Concepts

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Great news for creationists, bad for believers in current cosmic evolution ideas. A paper was published that examined galaxies and their associations with quasars. This gets into some deep astronomy and mathematics, such as redshift and whether or not the association is random. Galaxy Cluster, Quasar 3C 186 image credits: NASA /CXC/SAO/A.Siemiginowska et al. Optical: AURA/Gemini Obs. (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) "This is all very interesting, but what is a quasar, Cowboy Bob?" Glad you asked. Like a social media relationship status, it's complicated. When first detected, astronomers were puzzled and decided to call them  quasi-stellar  objects, shortened to quasars.  Has a catchy sound do it. They are very bright and contain a great deal of energy, and seem to be the products of black holes at the cores of galaxies. Or are they something else? It took a mighty long time to get a handle on quasars, and that has changed. The paper is stron

Nonsense in Origin-of-Live Concepts

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We have seen that evolutionists are committed to naturalism (denial of the Creator), and some are taking their pantheistic religious beliefs to absurdity. Add to this the insistence that life can come from non-life by way of spontaneous generation (abiogenesis, or chemical evolution) from primordial slime, and we see what denial of God does to the mind. Background image furnished by  Why?Outreach In their desperate attempts to maintain the narrative, facts are ignored or neglected. Indeed, even basic logic has been cast aside. The scientific law of biogenesis (life can only come from life) is consistently ignored in origin-of-life research. When reading their material, watch for weasel words such as maybe , perhaps , maybe , scientists think , and more in their bad science. In reality, there was no chemical evolution nor universal common ancestry; we were created, and that was done only a few thousand years ago. Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic. Hav