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Speleothems and the Young Earth

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Have you ever been in a big, deep cave? I have vague memories of being in Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, which was given its name because it is mammothly huge, not because of the extinct elephant-like thing. Another famous system is Carlsbad Caverns down New Mexico way. It gets mighty dark in deep caves, but light dispels darkness (John 1:5, 8:12). Good thing they provide lighting for tour groups, making it possible to see  speleothems . That expensive word includes the common stalactites and stalagmites. Doll's Theater at Carlsbad, National Park Service / Peter Jones (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Rain falls, goes through the soil, picks up carbon dioxide, then it becomes weak carbonic acid. This goes through the limestone, dissolving some calcium along the way. Upon reaching the cave, the carbon dioxide is free at last, and the calcium is deposited. This process is what causes stalactites (sticking tight and hanging down), stalagmites (the other ones), and some a

Thanksgiving and Proper Motivation

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This is Thanksgiving Day in the formerly United States, and other places around the world have something similar. This kind of thing is mostly done mostly in areas with Christian populations. But have you ever noticed that thankfulness does not seem to be a part of human nature? Gratitude has to be learned. I reckon most of us can relate to giving a child a gift and a parent has to prompt, "Say thank you!" Eventually we learn to express gratitude — especially if it betters our chances of getting more stuff. More importantly, learn  why  we should be thankful. Unsplash / Guillaume de Germain Secularists recognize gifts of our Creator but try to make them into naturalistic responses or will rewrite history (such as the disgusting modification of the Pilgrims gave thanks to the natives , omitting God). Some fools thank the universe, an obvious appeal to pantheism. Others use reification and hate, such as this reaction to a Thanksgiving post (Rom. 1:21): Today is the anniversary

False Claims of God of the Gaps

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen There is so much misrepresentation of biblical creation science nowadays, one might be justified in suspecting that prizes were awarded. Misotheists and evolutionists build a straw man, add a heapin' helpin' of ridicule, then commence to laughing about refuting creation science. Not hardly! A popular false accusation is that creationists rely on a God of the gaps  position. This means that when we lack scientific knowledge about a subject, we refer to God to cover those gaps in our understanding. Geierlay Suspension Bridge, Pexels / Sven Huls   There is a substantial amount of hypocrisy in accusing us of using a God of the gaps approach because they have an evolution  or science of the gaps  tenet of faith . This child has pointed out for a long time that people have believed in evolution despite  extreme gaps in knowledge that even Papa Darwin existed (such as the dearth of transitional forms in the fossil record that he hoped would be discovered later )

Fossil Time Ranges Create Evolutionary Havoc

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Propagandists for universal common descent evolution as well as Darwin's Flying Monkeys™ on teh interwebs insist that the geologic column and the fossil record show an orderly progression of evolution. That is the opposite of the truth. Knowledgeable evolutionists admit that the fossil record is cattywampus, so they have to constantly make adjustments to the fossil time ranges in an effort to make the evidence fit their paradigm. The Bearded Buddha admitted to problems with the fossil record, and things only got worse since then. Expressions like "earlier than we thought" frequently occur in the secular science industry, so the ranges are adjusted. Pollen from flowering plants ( Darwin's Abominable Mystery ), "oldest" primates and monkeys, the origin of mammals, and other findings frequently occur that cause consternation for evolutionists. To make things appear to work, Darwin's disciples use circular reasoning and confirmation bias. The fossil record i

The Heat is On for Savanna Chimp Evolution

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A paper passed peer review, but it should have been bounced back. The story is that savanna chimpanzees differ from their forest brethren, and they should be studied to learn about human evolution. Mayhaps that is why it passed: because evolution. Remember, evolution explains everything according to secularists, but it is so flexible, so malleable, it explains nothing . Darwin's acolytes use "selection pressures" to evosplain some of their conjectures, but it is murky. Even so, they use it in discussing these chimps. Wikimedia Commons / Burgers' Zoo / Mira Meijer  ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) If those so-called selection pressures still exist, other chimps should be forced to evolve into social(ist) media fact checkers or even something useful. Notice that these pressures are not identified, so that makes it easier to say that they affect chimpanzees on the savanna, but not those that live in the forest. This peer-reviewed paper ignored facts, used the Big Lie of DNA similaritie

Evolution and Morality

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by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  Although misotheists are divided on many things, some pretend that they are unified and it is the fault of Christians and creationists for not understanding them. Some time ago, I made a disparaging remark about an atheist's claim that people get morality from evolution. When I mentioned it later, another told me I was being ridiculous because they do not believe such a thing. The telegraph lines must have been down because one or the other did not get the correct message. Atheists frequently get on the prod and seem compelled to contradict anything the st00pid dujmb theist will say — even at the point of denying their own mythology or actual scientific facts to be disputatious. Trying to have a rational discussion with the average internet atheist is often like trying to teach a pig to sing (it wastes your time and irritates the pig). As a student of presuppositional apologetics , I've learned that the apologists needs to show that the unbelieving world

Water in the Far Reaches of the Universe

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Way, way out yonder, water was detected in a pair of galaxies known as SPT0311-58. The radiation from them was detected through the help of a massive object between them and us, which caused some gravitational lensing. Uncle Albert Einstein discussed how space is warped by gravity in a way similar to a bowling ball resting on a trampoline. Light from out there gets bent and distorted before it gets here, and that lensing effect made it possible to detect SPT0311-58 at the edge of the known universe. South Polar Telescope, National Science Foundation / Dr. Daniel Michalik Water has never before been detected so far away, but that should not be all that surprising because it is not in liquid form (that has only been found on Earth), and water in other forms is rather common out there. It's probably frustrating to secular scientists because this indicates problems for continually-Frankensteined Big Bang cosmogony. It also brings Genesis 1:6-8 to mind, which mentions the waters above t

Climate Change and Woolly Mammoths

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How long will it take before Facebook stops tagging posts that mention climate change with their links to alarmist propaganda? That question is of a rhetorical nature. Moving on... It seems to be increasingly common for the secular science industry to jump on trendy terms, possibly to make a pretense at relevance. They also have a nasty habit of conducting inefficient research and leaving out important details. Hence, we get evoporn capitalizing on climate change and the demise of woolly mammoths. Flickr / Rob Pongsajapan  ( CC BY 2.0 ), modified at PhotoFunia One pretentious professor claims that he has proof that the demise of woolly mammoths was not due to human hunting, but to climate change. Proof? Not hardly! He told a story and left out many significant details, including why these creatures that roamed a great deal didn't just move out of the chill. No, something drastic happened. Creationists can give far more rational explanations. One nice thing is that humans aren't

Ant Brains and Human Evolution

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Except for entomologists, I reckon that most people dislike ants. Especially carpenter ants, hammering and running power tools in the walls at all hours of the night. You certainly do not want to pitch your tent over an anthill. But God did not consult anyone when he made them an important part of the ecosystem. They aerate soil, clean up dead things, disperse seeds, are predatory to pests, and are mighty tasty to other critters.  We cannot live without them . Darwinists decided to study their brains to determine human brain evolution. Freeimages /  Dimitar Tzankov Ants have about 250,000 neurons in their 600 μm (micrometer) brains, and humans have somewhere around 100 billion neurons in our brains. Sure, the comparison is just screaming to be made. Makes perfect sense. Actually, it does  make sense to fundamentalist evolutionists in some strange way because we all supposedly evolved from a common ancestor. These jaspers presuppose evolution (no matter how ludicrous they sound) to prov

Evolutionary Fantasies and Circadian Rhythms

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The other day, I was surprised that Russel Watchtower, the manager of the Ministry of Truth at the Darwin Ranch, was feeling a mite conversational. We were both in town for supplies, but he kept on yawning. That caused a few of my own. I remarked that our circadian rhythms were out of whack from the recent time change thing. We all have these inner clocks that do not like to be adjusted. Seriously disrupting our time can cause physical and mental problems. Pixabay / Gerd Altmann In addition, we have numerous inner clocks...when I say "we", I mean living things. Mammals have them regulating physiology in many different ways, with a master clock and subordinate clocks, all the way down to the cellular level. Less complex life forms have them, too. If one were to undertake describing the evolution of the alarm clock, it would be rather straightforward. With biological timepieces, not so much. Believers in universal common descent cannot give plausible explanations for the origin

The Yellowstone Supervolcano and the Genesis Flood

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In these here formerly United States, we have us some mighty impressive national parks. Parts of  Yellowstone National Park  reach into three states, and it appeals to people for activities year round. It is famous for scenery, nature — and geology. Many people know of the Old Faithful geyser and others there, but it may not be as well known that geysers and thermal activity are because there is an extremely large supervolcano underneath a large portion of the park. It is dormant. Flickr /  AleGranholm  ( CC BY 2.0 ) Some folks get sensationalistic about volcanoes and supervolcanoes, but fears are exaggerated. The big one at Yellowstone is not even in the top twenty most dangerous in America . Geologists point out that dormant volcanoes can act up again, but if they do, they are not as likely to be as violent as they were in the past . Researchers find that hotspot activity at Yellowstone is on the down side . The facts support the cataclysmic Genesis Flood models by creation scientist

DNA is a Many-Layered Thing

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A spell back, we looked at the enigmatic cipher of DNA , which clearly demonstrates the genius of the Master Engineer. The best that Darwin's disciples can do is give the weak  non-explanation of "it evolved"  — as if that was supposed to satisfy minds that desire rational information. Although mobile devices dominate teh interwebs these days and help shorten attention spans, I am going to make a reference to a Windows PC. When the user does a right-click in a browser, program, or whatever, it brings up a context menu. DNA actually does something similar! Credits: Flickr / quapan  ( CC BY 2.0 ), modified at PhotoFunia Even further, DNA modifies and makes proteins. It can be read for a code one way, a different one in reverse, and other ways of reading provide additional instructions. It even works in four dimensions ! This complex code and cipher testifies very clearly about our Creator and against evolution. The article linked below has a very interesting analogy that he

Symbiosis at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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If folks saddle up and ride to Florida, head way south into the Florida Keys. The Spanish word cayo  means "little island". The Keys are an archipelago, and U.S. Highway 1 takes you to Key Largo ( Cayo Largo , long little island). Then head out to  John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park . There are plenty of activities year round. Boating, walking, hiking, and so on. But the good stuff for our purposes happens underwater. People who do snorkeling and diving can get a good look. Flickr / Matt Kieffer  ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) Symbiosis  happens with mutually beneficial relationships, but things that happen in coral reefs are a mite surprising. Corals tend to be on the tiny side for the most part, and the living parts (polyps) generally eat zooplankton. Meanwhile, single-celled algae called zooxanthellae have a symbiosis with corals. Another fascinating bit of symbiosis is what are called cleaning stations. Big fish queue up and let little fish swim into their mouths and clean their teet

Snails, Slugs, and Evolutionary Absurdities

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It seems like a good life to travel with your home. Some folks do that with recreational vehicles and call it RVing , whether for vacations, after retirement, or as a lifestyle because it seemed like a good idea. Critters like snails do it out of necessity because they were designed that way. Propagandists for minerals-to-malacologist evolution tend to oversimplify things so the public will be more accepting of their stories. Such is the case with snails, semi-snails, and slugs. Freeimages / Natalia Z Evolutionists put a dizzying spin on practically anything, and they claim that a loss of traits  demonstrates Darwinism . Somehow, the snail evolved away from a shell, leaving semi-snails (gear-jammin' diesel burnin' big rig drivers) as a transitional form into slugs. Looking at the story that is presented, it can make sense to people who are not bothering to use the minds God gave them. In reality, our Creator designed genetic diversity in creatures. Storytelling does not vindic

An Extragalactic Extrasolar Planet?

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In " Extrasolar Planets Thwart Cosmic Evolution ", we looked at three articles by astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle. He discussed the history of exoplanets, the methods used for detection, how astronomers know their composition, and more. Those planets are within our own galaxy. Detecting them is fascinating enough, but prepare to be impressed again because there is a strong possibility that an exoplanet outside our galaxy has been found. Those fun-loving astronomers have given it the whimsical name of M51-ULS-1b. This discovery is quite interesting. X-ray: NASA /CXC/SAO/R. DiStefano, et al.; Optical: NASA/ESA/STScI/Grendler; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) This is a bigly-huge distance away, and the detection is reminiscent of that used for discovering the first exoplanets (this method may lead to further discoveries out there, thataway). In both cases, planets are around massive objects, but the latest one has quite a bit happ

Dinosaur DNA and Evolutionary Big Lies

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As creationists have predicted, discoveries of dinosaur soft tissues and such have increased dramatically in recent years. The implications for the secular science industry are profound in several ways, especially regarding deep time; millions of years are vital for Darwin to work his magic. After all, time is the hero of evolutionary dogma. Dinosaurs supposedly took a dirt nap some sixty-something million years ago, but now these soft tissues and such are prompting secular scientists to reject scientific facts so they can push the evolutionary narrative. When the existence of dinosaur soft tissues was clearly established, evolutionists and deep-time proponents tried to deny their existence. They also tried to evosplain them away as well as denigrating other scientists. When DNA was discovered, Darwin's acolytes trembled in terror and argued about DNA's half life — it cannot  exist for nearly as long as they pretend in their cognitive dissonance. Worse for them, impressive sam

Evolutionary Indoctrination for Fun and Profit

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A spell back, we noticed how the hands at the Darwin Ranch were celebrating their indoctrination skills , and how they are going after our children as well . Evolutionists are disappointed, however, that more people are not converts to atheistic naturalism. It is bewildering when a so-called theory needs to be propped up with bad science, fraudulent research, misinformation, and outright lies — and then its supporters call biblical creationists "liars". No, just because they dislike our interpretations of facts does not make us dishonest. Modified from an image by  Mwangi Gatheca  at Unsplash Being called liars by  liars — uninformed anti-creationists online — is...truly bizarre. Darwinian propagandists should not receive any resistance at all, what with lack of critical thinking and the sanitized version of evolution being taught in schools. The existence and perseverance of creation science ministries is also a likely reason the percentage of acceptance isn't higher. Pr

Evolutionists Offended by Word Choices

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By Cowboy Bob Sorensen There are arguments that evolutionists should not use [1] , and a different way to supplement this is how some make false arguments about word choices. Many items will be referenced below, but this child is not endorsing them. Misotheists and other evolutionists feign outrage about the words we use, but those are disingenuous at best. These objections serve as red herrings, distracting from the points being made. In addition, such pretense at offense is often used for straw man arguments, the genetic fallacy , and ad hominem  attacks. Original image: Unsplash / Kimberly Lake They are very angry people, and when they claim to believe in reason and logic, it's often quite difficult to see anti-creationists use such things. Words Cause Discomfort A common malison hurled by promoters of atoms-to-atheist evolution toward creationists is that we use words they dislike. When seeking ammunition against Christians and creationists, anti-creationists are all over thei

North Pole Dinosaurs and Creation Science

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Dinosaur fossils are being discovered in unexpected places, which is challenging to secular geologists and paleontologists. Some were discovered in Alaska, but they were not created to live up yonder; they were made for warmer areas. For several months of the year, that area is not only cold, but dark. Secular scientists have speculated that these dinosaurs migrated toward warmer regions, then back. However, recent evidence buries the speculation that they were migratory. Instead, they were homesteading year round. Wikimedia Commons /  Masato Hattori  ( CC BY 4.0 ) "Wait, polar regions were not for dinosaurs, Cowboy Bob?" Never have been. Not only did scientists discover fossils of adults, but also young'uns, hatchlings, and eggs. Creation scientists at ICR have a model that involves rapid burial and plate tectonics brought about by the Genesis Flood. These critters did not reside in the upper latitudes. The land itself moved there.  Eight species of dinosaurs were recent