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Darwin's Disciples Blowing Smoke on Living Fossils

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Descent with modifications evolution is presented in sanitized versions, omitting or even misrepresenting inconvenient facts. Presenting both sides of the equation can get someone virtually horsewhipped, such as in this example . Sometimes, facts against evolution are glaringly obvious. (Out near the Darwin Ranch on Peach Road lives one of the workers who was driven insane by the truth. He keeps mumbling, then screaming, about living fossils.) Charles Darwin himself admitted that living fossils are one of many problems for his speculations. His acolytes are blowing smoke on the problem. Mostly made at PhotoFunia Presupposing deep time and assigning dates to fossils and rock layers, paleontologists find fossils of various organisms that are essentially unchanged from their living counterparts. They get tagged with the moniker living fossils . There's a passel of them, not just a few here and there. Since evolution is used to explain everything (logically fatuous, so it actually expl

Suppression of Thought Despite Darwin

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Science is supposed to be about searching for knowledge, which includes forming ideas and testing them to see if they work. The process should thrive on examination and challenges. Unfortunately, the narrative of atheistic naturalism is more important than knowledge. Many of Darwin's disciples consider evolution a "fact" and "settled science". I am once again asking evolutionists why they need dishonesty, fraud, omission of pertinent data, and outright suppression of contrary views supporting this alleged fact. That is not the true spirit of science. Modified from an image furnished by Why?Outreach Charles Darwin knew that his theory had numerous flaws, but didn't want a bunch of sycophants propping up the thing. He wanted challenges and impartial discussion. Of course, he expected to prevail and make our Creator irrelevant despite the lack of evidence supporting his conjectures. One attempt at putting forward a rational view was shut down as "fake scie

Why Atheists and Old Earthers Fear the Genesis Flood

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  Many times, biblical creationists will post something about the Genesis Flood, then professing atheists get all fired up. Professing Christians who believe in an old Earth (especially theistic evolutionists) often saddle up and with misotheists against creationists. Their antics are vexatious. Often, self-appointed defenders of materialistic science comment on social(ist) media with personal insults, attacks on God and the Bible, etc. Occasionally they will form a posse comitatus  for a trolling raid. Creation science (and especially the Flood) are threats to deep time. The Man Made Mad by Fear / Gustave Courbet, 1844 We often get remarks that science has refuted the Flood. These owlhoots often find links that supports their preconceptions, post them, and pretend that they are "gotchas" to creation science Flood geology. What is omitted is the speculative nature of uniformitarian geology as well its problems. Years ago, the Bearded Buddha himself put

Crater of Diamonds and the Age of the Earth

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Down Arkansas way, they have an interesting state park called Crater of Diamonds . Folks might get a mental image of a hole full of sparkling diamonds, but the crater is volcanic, and people commence searching for raw, uncut diamonds. Some find them, too. Cut diamonds that go onto jewelry are mighty expensive, but you can buy a 15-carat raw diamond for about $400 USD in some places. The park has the usual old-Earth propaganda that satisfies the owners of the Darwin Ranch, but those are dead wrong. Digging at Crater of Diamonds State Park Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Doug Wertman  ( CC BY 2.0 ) The Bearded Buddha needs deep time so he and his votaries can perform their magick, but the hands at the Darwin Ranch hate diamonds because they friendly to creation science . Not only does Crater of Diamonds State Park unwittingly have evidence that fits a Genesis Flood model, but diamonds themselves were tested and found to be a hostile witness to deep time. At Crater of Diamonds State Par

Nimrod: Hunter and Tyrant

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Centuries ago, someone in my workplace was coaxing the assistant manager to insult the crew. "Tell them what they are." "A bunch of nimrods !" "Uh, what's a nimrod?" Apparently you  are, Poindexter. Nimrod painting by David Scott, 1832, modified at PhotoFunia Nimrod, capitalized, was a "mighty hunter before the Lord" (Gen. 10:9), We will deal with serious matters soon. First how the name became an insult instead of a complement to a hunter has a murky history. Some say that Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck described Elmer Fudd, the mighty wabbit hunter, with " What a nimrod! " It was apparently sarcastic, and more modern phrasing might render it, "A nimrod. Not." The cartoons seemed to increase the popularity of nimrod denoting a stupid person, and many people have no idea of the original meaning. Ironically, there is evidence that this was not his real name, but rather, a  dysphemism  (using a disparaging word rather than the r

Mentally Disturbed Social Darwinists

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen First, a reminder that when people use the word  Darwinism today, it partly a convenience. Classical Darwinism was dying a few decades after it was set forth, but was changed and is now called the neo-Darwinian synthesis, modern evolutionary synthesis, and so on. When discussing origins, it is expected that people know what is being discussed when the words Darwinism and evolution are used.  Moving on. As shown previously, Darwinism is not just a biological theory, but a worldview. Social Darwinism  has been around almost as long as classical Darwinism, and applies survival of the fittest principles to societies. Mostly made at Atom Smasher It was popular in the last century, giving rise to eugenics , scientific racism , ruthless capitalism, and more. Karl Marx saw his economic and political views expressed in Darwinian natural selection . Take a look around at what is happening in the world today. A form of Marxism has been zombified and is walking around, co

The Enigma of DNA

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The words code  and cipher  are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference. When I was a small buckaroo, my parents used to spell out words in my presence. That code was abandoned when I learned it myself.  Codes have meanings, often substituting words or phrases, not necessarily containing secrets. (Morse code is not a secret in itself.) The spy trope where one says, "It will be sunny in Hyde Park", receives the reply, "Estelle is flying to Dresden that day", established contact. Each knew the code. Ciphers are a different species. Lorenz-SZ42 cipher machine via Matt Crypto , modified with DNA clipart Ciphers usually involve symbols, often replacing letters in words with other letters, numbers, and so on. A simple cypher would be if I left a note for my wife where all the letters are shifted over three: E becomes H, T becomes W — you get the idea. Sometimes a cipher contains a code as well. The message looks like nonsense until it is deciphered, but the

DNA Storage Still Lacking

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DNA is an exceptionally complex and important molecule, so much so that Bill Gates said that is is " far more advanced than any software ever created ." He knows something about computer programming. It is in our nature to learn the workings of the Master Engineer.  The specified complexity of this molecule, its importance to life, and relationships to other cells is amazing. To claim it is the product of mindless evolution is risible. Scientists have been making progress in sequencing genomes, and DNA is  being developed for data storage . Anna Raicevic prepares DNA fragments Credit: CSIRO / North Sullivan Photography ( CC BY 3.0 ) (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) To store data on DNA is an amazing feat, but it is not much good if it can't be identified and retrieved. Scientists are making progress in this area as well. Impressive, but consider what our living cells do by obtaining the right information at the right time. Don't be disunderstanding

The Immune System and Biblical Creation

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Discussions of life, biology, and so on are dominated by naturalistic underpinnings. Instead of natural selection, mutations, blind luck, and other things causing molecules-to-microbiologist evolution, biblical creation science is based on radically different perspectives. People have been saturated with these evolutionary views over the years, so they tend to be extremely curious and have natural questions for us about the immune system. After all, everything was perfect after God was done creating, so why should we need an immune system in the first place? Why do we need vaccinations, too? Credit: Pixabay /  Herney Gómez We are operating from what we see and experience in the here and now, but biblical creationists are working from both Scripture and science facts. For one thing, the immune system is not only there to fight off diseases, but has a regulatory function as well. Everything was created for a purpose, but many microbes left their first estate after the fall of mankind. Ma

Krichauff Range and a Call for Research

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Up in mountainous areas, someone may look down on a river. How did that get there? Nobody saw it carving its way over millions of Darwin years. Apparently, there is a dearth of research from geologists, despite several explanations based on their assumptions of deep time and uniformitarianism. These are called water gaps , which actually testify of the Genesis Flood . Selecting an argument for the formation of water gaps can be highly problematic, quite possibly based more on personal preference than compelling evidence. Finke River / Menphrad /  Wikimedia Commons There are unique features in the Kirchauff Range in Australia, graciously provided by the Finke River and Ellery Creek. These channels travel through several water gaps. They are inadequately explained by deep time concepts, and are better explained by Flood geology. The paper linked below is short but technical, and calls for additional research by creationists so Flood models can be improved. The term water gap, or transve

Circular Reasoning Silliness in Cosmic Evolution

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Whether it is cosmic or biological, atoms-to-astronomer evolutionary concepts are being herded by unscientific philosophical biases and presuppositions into the corral of atheistic naturalism. Using some critical thinking skills, people can reduce the deception. We have two articles to consider regarding cosmic evolution. These provide clear illustrations from astronomy of several basic approaches used in biology as well. As discussed in other posts, everyone has presuppositions of unproved beliefs that are assumed to be facts. For the most part, people are unaware that they are using them. Supposed newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b, credits: NASA , ESA, STScI, Joseph Olmsted (STScI) (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) A rather impressive term is unargued philosophical bias.  Secularists assume that evolution happens slowly — except when it doesn't. Astronomers claim to be able to see a moon forming from dust around exoplanet PDS 70b (hey, that's my license plate

Alexander Fleming, Microbes, and the Signature of God

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In the 1973 Doctor Who  episode "The Green Death", Jo Grant spilled a certain powdered fungus on microscope slides Professor Jones was using. This happy accident resulted in a cure and was called serendipity.  To recognize serendipity, one must have the necessary knowledge.  Alexander Fleming was a Scottish microbiologist who conducted research during the two world wars. Some say it was serendipity, but he was guided through a series of Providential circumstances to discover penicillin.  Staphylococcus played a major part in his story. Made at PhotoFunia  using a public domain image Not only was Alexander's work guided by God (which is something he himself also believed), but the bacteria he was studying, those "bunches of grapes", exhibited a signature of God. While many of Darwin's disciples foolishly insist that evolution is essential to medical science ( a false claim ), Fleming's discoveries had nothing to do with evolution. While several forms of

Worthless Psychotherapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

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Although Sigmund " Frood-dude " Freud tried to make psychotherapy into a science, it has very little to do with real science. Indeed, there are many schools of psychology, so if someone is told to "see a therapist", it could be any of several forms — several of which drew from Freud . Modern psychotherapy is actually dangerous, and labeling people with a condition can be quite harmful . There is a condition known as borderline personality disorder (BDP), but on the border of what is debated . Credit: Pexels / Alex Green Psychologists really don't know what's going on in their fundamentally-flawed Darwinian-based pseudoscience. There's almost an even chance that someone will improve over time. I've been open about my own struggles with depression, and that I was seeing therapists and taking medication. That's long past. Don't get me wrong, there are times when therapy is necessary, but to spend huge amounts of money for months and years is wa

Plate Spinning and Solar System Balance

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Plate spinning can be an interesting analogy for the balance of the solar system. Have you ever seen people twirl plates on thin sticks at carnivals and other entertainment venues? It has been around in various forms for a mighty long time. Sure, sometimes the plates may be tweaked for better results or even rigged, but the performer selects the right style of plate for the act. After getting set up, the plate spins nicely before wobbling, and it eventually falls. Credit: Wikimedia Commons /  אנדר-ויק  ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) At creation, God put the universe in balance. The outer planets of our solar system contribute to the balance of the rest , but everything is running down. This balance, like everything else, does not improve over time. Even though fine-tuned processes keep the overall balance intact, our universe quietly transforms over time. The orbits of Earth, our moon, the solar system planets and their moons, and even the burn of the sun and other stars are constantly changing. The

Evolution, Atheism, and Groupthink

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  In an article about climate screams , the word groupthink was used. It sounds like something from George Orwell, but is actually a psychological phenomenon. In some ways it is like herd mentality where everyone goes in the same direction, but groupthink is more complex. Even though I've used the word and had a cursory knowledge of the concept, I wanted to get a better understanding of groupthink. I found a good article to which I will add my own thoughts, linking to it later. Credit: Unsplash / Eric Herni Conformity involves people changing their actions (and probably their thoughts as well) so they can fit in with a group, but groupthink involves the decision-making process. What do you think happens when people appeal to the consensus, whether it is evolution, climate change, or something else that is highly charged? There is an appeal to emotion. Psychologist Dr. Irving L. Janis coined the word in 1972. People go with the views of a group and practice sel

Eye Protection is Also Designed

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When it comes to the design of the human eye, we have seen (heh!) that when people claim that the human eye was "poorly designed", they are speaking from ignorance, prejudicial conjecture, and probably an agenda of atheistic naturalism. Here is some material refuting claims of bad eye design, and similar beliefs . While getting into the mechanics of how the Master Engineer designed the eye, we may neglect the non-eye parts that support and protect them. Everything works together, and evolutionary views cannot coherently explain away this fact. Credit: Pixabay /  PublicDomainPictures As an aside, there is a popular myth about the numbers of facial muscles needed to either smile or frown, and we're told that it takes less to smile than we need to frown. Not everyone has the same number of those muscles available, and not everyone uses them. One thing that people often notice is that some smiles do not "reach the eyes"; people are not feeling it, so they curl their

On the Origin of New Diseases

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Microbes have been around since creation, and are beneficial to many living things. After the fall of man, everything changed. Mutations, one of the heroes of fish-to-fool evolution, helped cause some of the changes in those microbes. The world is not at equilibrium. While we have "new" diseases that are actually variants of those previously existing, there are also some that are genuinely new to us. Did evolution bring them about? Not at all. The whole thing is quite complicated. Our Creator designed things to work together in their proper places, but microbes can be displaced from animals to humans. There is a One Health  concept where microorganisms and such live in human and animal hosts as well as reservoirs. Changes cause things to jump to other organisms. At this writing, there is evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is connected to a lab in Wuhan ( a discussion that is being hindered ), but don't completely disregard the part of that origin story regarding bats. Thr

Fossil Graveyards Continue to Testify of the Genesis Flood

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A spell back, a Page on Fakebook dedicated to sharing Christian material for the purpose of mockery stated in part, "Another thing that supposedly confirms Noah's flood." If this troop of Darwin's Flying Monkeys™ paid attention, there are numerous evidences for the Genesis Flood, not just a couple of items. Here we have two examples of something troubling to evolutionists and deep-time proponents: massive fossil graveyards. There are many of these all around the world, and are not just anomalies to dismiss. Credit: Another work by  Nobumichi Tamura  at Wikimedia Commons ( CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ) In an article originally posted in 2007, a passel of dinosaur fossils was discovered not all that far from Ulan Bator, Mongolia. While parrot-beaked dinosaurs were smaller than the big ones that get so much attention, they were not tiny and helpless. Paleontologists are baffled, and tried to evosplain the fossils. It did not go well. How do you fossilize 187 parrot-beaked dinosaurs

Past Rhinos are like Present Rhinos

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Fossils indicate that many extinct critters were much larger than their modern counterparts. Secular paleontologists tend to assign different species names to organisms primarily based on their locations in the geologic column, even when there are no appreciable differences .  From large to small is not an evolutionary transition. When creationists quote evolutionary scientists who admit that there are no transitional forms , Darwin's Cheerleaders cry, "Quote mining!" and other nonsense. Indeed, quoting someone who admits to a problem is often used in American law, a statement against interest . Credits: Original at Unsplash from  Keith Markilie , mostly modified at PhotoFunia Evolutionists are fond of calling creatures "primitive" based on their own presuppositions , not on objective scientific truth. Some that qualify as "primitive" by arbitrary standards were quite large. Size probably matters when designating species, but to the biblical  created