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How to Conduct Insufficient Research

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  On my original weblog, Stormbringer's Thunder , I was writing some articles about browsers, privacy, and extensions  as relevant to my Windows 10 desktop experiences. I conducted some of what I consider research because it involved considering variables, plus seeing what did and did not work. That became an odd inspiration for this article. It fits with discussions on shoddy research from the secular science industry, which in turn impresses the obedient lapdog fake science news media.  Credit: Pixabay / Gerd Altmann There is an extension that I use on all of my browsers called Reader View by Yokris (yes, they have a version for Opera, Firefox and its forks, as well as Chromium-based browsers). Great for relieving eye strain when reading at the computer, and the user can edit a page to some extent, then save it as an HTML document. Very helpful to me when making reference points. Read to me, Electronic Friends Reader View can read aloud to us. Users can sel

Evolutionists Monkeying with Brain Size and Intelligence

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Believers in atoms-to-apes evolution are still trying to determine why humans are in charge on Earth, so they are dreaming up ideas about why this is so. There are some weird speculations being floated around. It is said that the brain uses about ten percent of the body's energy all by its lonesome, so purposeless evolution decided to make changes to send wattage upstairs. Our large brains that draw a passel of power makes us better than primates. Sure, Sweetness. Now, where is the empirical evidence for your conclusion? From this, things get sillier. Image credit:  MR LIGHTMAN  at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Researchers pushing the boundaries of ethics used pluripotent stem cells to grow organoids of human and ape brains. The human organoids quickly grew larger than those of apes. Big deal. A report says that evolutionary change in cell shape affects brain evolution. Because evolution. Storytelling and conjecture, yes, but empirical science doesn't support the narrative. These and

Zebra Danios and Fake Evolution News

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Creationists try to be patient with evolutionary scientists, realizing that they are conditioned to think and work within the atheistic naturalism narrative. Many do not realize there are other ways to think other than what is pleasing to Papa Darwin and the evolution industry. From what we see, however, many are deceitful owlhoots. With sensationalistic and misleading secular science industry news outlets as well as iniquitous research statements coming at us, the public must be vigilant before accepting reports of evolution. For example, "limb-like structures" in zebra danios. Credit: Flickr / Bob Jenkins  ( CC BY 2.0 ) Zebra danios are popular with researchers as well as aquarists — "I can see the zebra part, Cowboy Bob, but why danios?" They are from Denmark. Actually, it's a combination of the descriptor and the Latin  Danio rerio . Some people of a different stripe skip that name and just go with zebrafish . If their markings didn't demand their monike

Marine Creature Extinctions and the Genesis Flood

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In creation science literature and videos, there are numerous discussions of dinosaurs and other creatures becoming extinct as the direct or indirect result of the Genesis Flood. Some apparently became extinct immediately while others survived longer. Changing conditions on the earth, hunting, and other factors after the Flood contributed to their eventual demise. Seems like we do not hear as much about marine creatures. Sure, we know about smaller shallow-water critters, and it seems like anyone who has tried a bite of paleontology can identify a trilobite. There are other creatures that were entirely or mostly marine organisms that seem to have disappeared, immediately or eventually. They, too, were not only caught up in the cataclysmic upheavals of the Flood year, but the underwater world changed a great deal as well. Were these disappearances caused by mass extinction events as secular scientists have proposed? It doesn’t appear so. These so-called extinctions are actually just the

The Wonder of Gorillas

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Local inhabitants are frightened of something that looks like a human, but is hairy and can be savage. It keeps to itself for the most part, but it is best to stay away from its turf. Reports were made by reliable witnesses, but people tended to scoff at the idea that something with such a description that is unknown to science may exist; they have not seen it, so it is not real. Very scientific attitude, old son. However, not every bit of the surface of our blue marble has been explored. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Brocken Inaglory  ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Although my title gave away what I was up to in the above paragraphs, it read like Sasquatch sightings and such. The first zoologist to see a live gorilla observed it in about 1847, and the mountain gorilla was not identified until 1902. So, these creatures are comparatively new in the annals of taxonomy. Quick notes: Gorillas have alarming incisors, but appearances with assumptions are often deceiving: they are primarily herbivorous. The

Beauty, and the Failure of Sexual Selection

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Back in 1859, Charles Darwin gave the world his hijacked view of natural selection in  Origin of Species . It was in 1874 where he called his proposal evolution  and made his racist views known in Descent of Man . The second part of the latter book's title is  Selection in Relation to Sex . Essentially, he said that the good-looking males get the female mates. He did not say how  beauty and the female's ability to choose a handsome mate arose, and admitted that his sexual selection idea had problems from the beginning. Courtship  / Edmund Blair Leighton, 1903 People who know about societies and culture should question this principle, as it doesn't make sense even on the surface. Despite stories of romance, women do not tend to select the handsomest gent for marriage (I'm a prime example). Appearance is not the most important of criteria, which also include personality, humor, financial prospects, and more. Nor are women in charge, since men are involved in choosing some

The Religious Intolerance of Evolutionism

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  We have seen many times that not only are atheists very religious , but evolutionism is also religious in nature . Obviously, people will object to both of those facts because atheism has no deity, and evolution is "science. Atheists are frequently disingenuous. One glaring example is their redefinition of atheism as "lack of belief" instead of "believes there is no God or gods". They conveniently neglect definitions of religion  that do not involve organized worship services or a deity. Secular humanism is a deity-free religion as well, and evolution is an  ancient pagan religion  that Charles Darwin gussied up in a lab coat.  Image credit before modification: Unsplash / Kimberly Lake The idealized form of science is very different from reality. Science should be sharpened through challenges and thinking beyond the consensus, and different ideas should be evaluated. If a theory or hypothesis turns rancid, it should be thrown away inste

The Painted Desert and Sheet Erosion

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A few of the hands from the Darwin Ranch were having a spirited discussion at Ghost Ranch. Foreman Rusty Swingset and his lady friend Jacqueline Hyde organized a kind of working retreat to discuss fossils and geology. Why not, after all the overtime they've been putting in doing propaganda? They were cogitating on the book Dawn of the Dinosaurs  and noticed some mighty curious explanations about the colorful layers of the Painted Desert, petrified trees, and other things. Explanations for the features in the book struck them as dodgy at best. Credit: National Park Service / T. Scott Williams Stories by secularists are also inadequate to explain the petrified trees. ( Petrified Forest National Park joins up with the Painted Desert). They are just stumps with no roots. In addition, there is a passel of fossils. These are mixed with creatures of both land and sea, and birds as well. The storytelling is wretchedly inadequate. What we have here is an accumulation of evidence for the Ge

Biomimetics and Flapping Flight

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Various forms of flight technology have made impressive advances. Hot air balloons are not sufficiently controlled, but fixed- and swing-wing can be quite impressive in their maneuverability. Fixed rotors on helicopters and drones can have precise control. However, the assorted aircraft with jet engines or propellers are actually less efficient than flapping flight. This is where biomimetics comes into play. Readers of this site recognize that word ( biomimicry  is also used), describing how people look to nature and try to imitate them for our use. Ironically, flapping flight was too difficult to grasp. You may have seen videos of primitive attempts at human flight that imitated flapping, but the intricacies were not appreciated until much more recently with the advent of precision photography. Credit: Freeimages /  evfab4 Some people just want greater challenges. This is the case in making insect-sized flapping drones. Many factors come into play, including durability, efficiency,

Disagreements about Dinosaur DNA Half-Life

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Yes, I know, half-life  refers to the amount of time it takes for something radioactive to go through changes and decay. For example, Carbon-14 is unstable and is thought to decay into nitrogen-14 after 5,730 years. The term half-life has been appropriated for other uses, including how long half of a drug takes to leave a body. It seems fitting that since DNA deteriorates, similar calculations and curves are used for that as well. Secular scientists (as well as some of their churchian allies) are committed to narratives involving millions and billions of years, so they have having trouble with dinosaur soft tissues existing today and come up with rescuing devices to evosplain them away . If the half-life of dinosaur DNA in bone is 512 years, secularists have a passel of problems. This is causing cognitive dissonance because DNA in dinosaurs exists, but according to the narrative, it cannot. (To quote Chico Marx , "Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?") Debates are occur

Scrying for Evidence of Human Evolution

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Over yonder past Stinking Lake is Deception Pass, and just a mite further the Darwin Ranch. The hands were all excited over their big review. This is not the typical annual review to see if someone has been doing the work and should get a decent pay raise. Instead, it is much bigger because they are being evaluated on not only propaganda, but substantial evidence to convince thinking people about human evolution. They have had over 160 years to prove Papa Darwin right. Modified from an image provided by Why?Outreach Quite a bit of news has crossed the radar of The Question Evolution Project , so we've been busy featuring articles that expose the propaganda, logical fallacies, incomplete science, blatant dishonesty, and more. Why do they need deception and bad science if there are "mountains of evidence" for evolution? Ask them. Science is supposed to be testable and empirical. Chuck's dream was based on speculations and faith. Indeed, blind faith ! He knew there was n

Stupid Evolution Tricks with Radiation and Mutations

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After Darwin's idea of evolution through natural selection grew in popularity, it began to fade in the early twentieth century. Katie, bar the door! Gotta keep that ancient pagan philosophy dressed up in a lab coat going so there is an excuse for denying the truth of the Creator! The science of genetics, pioneered by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him) was added, yielding neo-Darwinism. Skipping forward several years, the effects of radiation and mutations were also incorporated into the naturalistic monstrosity. Scientists seemed to have had a grand time researching radiation, but it did not go well. Artificially mutated from an illustration by Sidney Paget , 1895 The pagan nature of evolutionism was once again revealed, giving Darwin's version of natural selection the ability to make choices and decide from the mutation buffet which traits to use. They even thought that by subjecting living things to X-rays, forcing and accelerating mutations would make wonderful things happen.

That Pesky Carboniferous Explosion!

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Biblical creationists make use of the Cambrian explosion , where many different kinds of critters suddenly appeared in the layer of that name without transitional forms. Those who believe in particles-to-paleontologist evolution try to evosplain it away, but rely on assumptions rooted in maybes.  Moving up a few layers a few million Darwin years and we find the Carboniferous layers. This, too, had its own kind of explosion. Fossils of different kinds of creatures were found as well as ferns and seed plants. Origins and relationships of certain amphibians are sources of contention among evolutionists. Westlothiana lizziae (background modified) image credit: Wikimedia Commons /  Nobu Tamura  ( CC BY 3.0 ) Mayday! Mayday! Another theory crash in the making! Darwinists need amphibians as transitions from ocean creatures to our supposed land-dwelling ancestors, but observed evidences despise the narrative. There are no undisputed transitional forms, and modern counterparts of fossilized fo