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Giving the Desert a Coat of Varnish

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After every few thousand years, it is always a good idea to give your desert a new coat of varnish or stain to vertical rock surfaces. It not only helps protect the rocks, but adds aesthetic appeal. Actually, people do not need to perform this task at all; it is being done for us. It is a very thin coating that is in the range of dark red colors, even to nearly black. The color results from the amount of manganese and iron , and is mostly from atmospheric dust. Native Americans scratched out their own graffiti in it. Credit: NPS / Neal Herbert (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Scientists now have a better handle on how the stuff originates: microbes in photosynthetic bacteria. (Researchers must have thought the science wasn't quite good enough, so they threw in a few Hail Darwins to make it sciency science. This taints it.) The amount of deposition, however, defies uniformitarian (slow and gradual processes over a mighty long time) assumptions. Instead, it is ye

Dusting off Betelgeuse?

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We looked at the red supergiant star Betelgeuse a spell back in " Betelgeuse Befuddles Astronomers ". Like many atheopaths, it is not very stable. It is also the kind of star that could be expected to make its own big bang and go supernova. Indeed, it was showing some of the expected signs for that possibility. Then things changed. Apparently, that dimming of the star followed by its increasing brightness could be attributed to space dust, and then that stuff went away. Orion with Betelgeuse emphasized Modified from an image by Pixabay / sl1990 It is highly unlikely that someone said its name three times or took a huge can of pressurized air and blew off the dust. Besides, the dust out yonder is not exactly the same kind that we deal with. That kind of dust is important to deep-time conjectures, including star and planet formation. Secularists have incomplete cosmic evolution speculations that are rejected by biblical creationists. What was responsible for Betelgeuse’s unusu

Modern Deserts and Ice Age Lakes

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A few of the hands at the Darwin Ranch decided to head over to a lake for some swimming, but all they found was a desert. It turns out that  geologists named lakes that existed in the past, and they read them too quickly.  It is baffling to uniformitarian scientists, who believe deep time and gradual processes are the key to the present, can produce so many lakes and such. Using forensic (historical) science, geologists can see evidence for rivers and lakes in areas that are arid and semi-arid. Some of these lakes were huge. They were scattered all over the world, including Death Valley . Dante's Ridge, Death Valley image credit: Hoerner / NPS (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Secular models for the Ice Age (they believe in many ice ages, without evidence, because they are necessary to their naturalistic narrative) are troubled when it comes to explaining formerly wet deserts like the Sahara and these others. The Genesis Flood models are consistent with the obse

Unlocking DNA Secrets using the Biblical Creation Framework

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Little did Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him) know when he initiated the study of genetics that Darwin's votaries would falsely claim that it supports their belief system. When Crick and Watson discovered the structure of DNA, the study of DNA became much more intense. Indeed, the study of genetics has become much more refined in recent years, and DNA is an important part of many criminal investigations. The more scientists discover, the more they learn that much more exploration is needed. Credit: RGBStock /  Sanja Gjenero  (background modified) Many surprising results have come from studies, including how "races" and ethnic groups are much more closely related than people think. (For that matter, Neanderthal DNA has been studied, and modern humans are closely related to them as well.) The study of DNA not only affects humans, but animals as well — and indicates recent creation, not evolution. Bad news for secularists: studies are well in keeping with a biblical creationi

Ice Sheet Studies Consistent with Creation Science Models

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If you ever take a notion to do some mountain climbing, skip Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Mt. Elbert, or any of those things, try a real  challenge. Make tracks over to the Gamburtsev Mountain Range. Lesser known, and about the size of the Alps. The interesting part is that you cannot climb them because they are under a huge amount of snow and ice near the South Pole, so forget what I said about climbing them. We can move on to the main reason for this discussion. Using radar and recently-developed technology, ice sheets in the Antarctic and Greenland have been studied. Using fundamentally flawed radiometric dating methods and other assumption-laden methods, scientists tagged ages of several million Darwin years onto them. Once again, observed data does not fit uniformitarian expectations. Credits: Flickr / Penn State and National Science Foundation ( CC BY-NC 2.0 ) Over the assumed millions of years, there should be signs of massive erosion. One rescuing device is that there was stead

Yet More Evidence of Youthful Saturn

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When calling Earth, Saturn, the solar system, and so on, "young", it is relative. But it gets a mite awkward to use titles like, "Saturn is not Displaying Evidence for Billions of Years Even After Additional Information is Acquired". However, that is what we see happening. The second-largest planet out yonder has been studied intensively, and the evidence is bad medicine for believers in billions of years. Secularists and churchian compromisers are committed to deep time so Papa Darwin can work that old black magic.  Worse, it indicates that everything was created much more recently than they want to admit. Credits:  NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) The moons of Saturn reveal that they are a fraction of their assumed age, so secularists use the tried 'n' true method of Making Things Up™. This includes wild guesses about life on the moons, and illogical guesses about space rocks impacted Encel

Ammonite in Burmese Amber Baffles Scientists

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Amber is fascinating for scientists, since it is such a preservative of old life forms. In fact, it also works against deep-time proponents. (One example of this is the preservation of amino acids .) Today we shall consider the preservation of an ammonite in a chunk of Burmese amber. Ammonites were extinct cephalopods with shells, so they have no relation to the wicked descendants of Ben-Ammi mentioned in the Bible. But you probably knew those details. Since amber is hardened tree resin, how did a deceased marine creature end up there? Credit: PNAS via Wikimedia Commons ( CC BY 4.0 ) (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Ammonites varied in size, so they were not too large to become encased in a small chunk of amber. Its placement is the greater puzzle. Secular scientists have tried various rescuing devices, but they don't hold water. Plugging the data into a biblical creation science Genesis Flood model provides a far better explanation. Discovered in Myanmar, the

Martian Volcano Flusters Secular Scientists

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Geologists who believe that the earth is billions of years old are constantly being surprised when observed data does not fit their deep-time presuppositions. This becomes even more pronounced by various celestial objects in our own solar system ( such as Pluto and Charon ). It should be eminently logical, Captain, that if an idea does not have supporting evidence, it should be abandoned , but the deep-time and evolutionary narratives take precedence. So, how about that volcanic eruption on Mars? Cerberus Fossae image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) As we seen down here on Earth, secular scientists often use fundamentally flawed dating methods. It does not go well, and they should know better. As with other moons and planets in our solar system, geological activity is occurring. This should not be happening if our solar system was billions of years old. Rescuing devices, storytelling, and guesswork for cosmic evolu

Permian Problems and the Genesis Flood

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Continuing the monthly series on how the fossil record is a hostile witness against particles-to-paleontologist evolution. For true believers things get...truly bizarre. Rocks that contain fossils are sedimentary, and there is a passel of fossils in the Permian strata. It should be pointed out (even though people already know this) is that there is not a line of demarcation between layers. Indeed, some layers are "missing" from assigned progressions. Secular scientists use rock layers as indicators of the age of the earth, expecting the fossils they contain to present simpler life forms to more complex. Also, since some life forms disappeared from their assigned strata, these scientist postulate mass extinction events. Since they are locked into their erroneous presuppositions, they are constantly being amazed that fossils overlap in the "wrong" strata, that some reappear in higher-level strata — and that some creatures are still living today. The Permian layer is e

Powerful Plants and Flood Recovery

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Although it may take quite a while, plants find the nutrients they need. They also have a habit of growing and reclaiming land and getting into the foundations of buildings. I remember one time when the sewage for a house had backed up because a tree root had grown into the pipe. Plants are persistent things. They also play a big part in biblical creation science models. It is reasonable to use what is observed today regarding living things and expect that they acted much the same way in the past, yes? Creationists present evidence for the Genesis Flood, but it is understandable to wonder how plants played a part in the earth's recovery in the aftermath. Banding in quartzite image credit: Flickr / James St. John  ( CC BY 2.0 ) By the way, I really despise alphabet/Google/Blogger with a passion. This site may become an archive, so eventually the excitement may very well be at  Creation Cowboy  if I can get the hang of the interface. Back in 1980, Mt. St. Helens provided evidence fo

Sandstone at Zion National Park Supports Flood Geology

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Way back in 1977, The Doctor said , "The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views". (This became  a nice graphic .) While those words describe the attitudes and actions of totalitarian governments, they are also quite fitting for what we constantly see in origins and age of the earth discussions. There are numerous examples of dreadful research, omitted data, deception, and more by owlhoots who are determined to promote their naturalistic narrative. In this example, Zion National Park has itself some mighty nice sandstone going on. The official dogma is that the Navaho sandstone is the product of wind. Not hardly! Checkerboard Mesa photo credit: USGS / Annie Scott (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Ideally, scientist saddle up their ideas and see if they will be able to ride them to the end of the trail. If ideas don't fit what is observed or dis

Fossil Leaves Problematic for Secular Scientists

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We have seen many times that deep-time geology and universal common descent evolution have many serious challenges, but people still choose to believe them anyway. Darwin's Flying Monkeys™ patrol teh interwebs to screech at biblical creationists and throw propaganda links at us, telling us that everything is fine for evolution. Not hardly! It was bad enough for the hands at the Darwin Ranch to come up with rescuing devices for dinosaur soft tissues, DNA, and such. Now they have to contend with leaves  of all things. Fossil leaves image credits: Original at Flickr / Bonnie Kirkwood  ( CC BY 2.0 ), modified at PhotoFunia If you head out Idaho way and take the last train to Clarkia  (actually, find Moscow and head northeast), you can visit the fossil beds and even dig some up for yourself (see  some excellent pictures at this link ). This is actually exciting news for biblical creationists because, like dinosaur soft tissues, these leaves refute deep time up one side and down the othe

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

Surprising Companions in the Ice Age?

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Readers have seen many times here that secular scientists face a number of serious problems with the Ice Age. They offer ideas that sound like they were made up on the spot, such as numerous ice ages occurring, but there is no evidence because each one destroys evidence of the last one. Sure, you betcha! Another difficulty is that they cannot propose a plausible model of how any ice ages formed in the first place. Add to this the fact that disharmonious associations  exist. That is, fossils of creatures from diverse climates were discovered that should have never met. We have a pair of articles on these and related subjects to consider. Original image before adding text at Imgflip : Unsplash / Hannah Troupe I am once again asking people to remember that the word fossil  is used in a variety of ways. Most of the time, the word is used to indicate that things are permineralized (turned to stone). However, Ice Age fossils rarely show that characteristic. The "disharmonious" part

Mountain Building and the Boring Billions

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Adherents of minerals-to-microscopist evolution have problems with not only making their deep-time dogmas seem plausible to thinking people, but also providing rational explanations for huge gaps of time. Earth was populated by single-celled organisms for a inconceivably long spell. Then after humans evolved, they did nothing for a long while. Similarly, Earth had a boring billion years of no geologic activity. What gives? Cape Breton Highlands National Park Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons /  Dr. Wilson  ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Some scientists commenced to pondering why there seems to be a correlation between gaps in making mountains and the evolution of life, and they came up with a doozy of a hypothesis. It seems reasonable, but it's built on a number of presuppositions, including evolution, billions of years, radiometric dating, and more. Radiometric dating requires several assumptions that make it fundamentally flawed. As with so many other secular problems, when we run the data throu

Evolutionists have Nowhere to GOE

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Many of the stories used to support universal common ancestor evolution are just that: stories. We have seen many times that evolutionists presuppose many things (assuming that evolution happened in the first place), but they are piles of unwarranted assumptions. Consider the Great Oxidation Event. Fighter pilot with nice eyes wearing an oxygen mask Credit: Flickr / Aviatrix (public domain) We do like our oxygen, but scenarios for the evolution of Earth cannot allow for it because oxygen is deadly to chemical evolution (the origin of life myth). Somehow, when conditions were right, the GOE occurred. But like many other evolutionary tall tales, this needs rescuing. Some scientists think that it should be discarded, but others insist on keeping it on life support and adding material (the narrative is more important than facts and truth). All of the so-called science is nonexistent. What is worse is that because people try to justify their rebellion against our Creator and Redeemer, the

Secularists Moving DNA Goalposts

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When the numbers are not working out the way the Party desires, change them. It is known that DNA is a fragile molecule and cannot last indefinitely. When the Darwin Party's deep-time dogma was challenged by DNA in a mammoth tusk, they changed the numbers. Credit: Flickr / Andrew Wilkinson  ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) Naturalists protect their storyline. We have seen many other instances where they ignored data, tampered with the evidence, and lied outright. Not content to play the cards they're dealt, they deal from the bottom of the deck — or even print their own cards to stash in their sleeves to play as needed. We have two articles showing how these Darwinoids are acting in an extremely unscientific manner to deny recent creation and the Genesis Flood. That stinks, Sebastian. There is an upper limit on how long DNA can last. That number was adjusted because Darwin needs mega years to make his magick. Since the DNA in a mammoth's tusk was in permafrost, that changed things. Sure, c

Santana Fossils Support Genesis Flood

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If you hitch up your buckboard and travel down Brazil way, head northeast until you reach the Araripe Basin. The Santana formation has bunches of fossils. The critters are very well preserved. Unfortunately, proponents of the deep-time narrative narrative deny the facts. Credit: Flickr / James St. John  ( CC BY 2.0 ) Because the Bearded Buddha needs a passel of time in which to work his particles-to-paleontologist magic, secularists give it to him — even when it means denying sense and science. What is discovered here (and many other places) shows rapid burial of extremely large proportions — it is still more evidence of the Genesis Flood. Kind of makes you want to take one of these Santana fossils, wave it in the face of a secularist and say, "You've got to change your evil ways, baby!" Be smooth about it, though. The preservation of fine details is what has made Santana so famous. Every time I took a field trip, I especially looked for my favorite fossil, fish. You can

Rescuing the Big Bang from Reality

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When secular scientists attempt to do historical science involving deep time, their reality checks keep bouncing. This is primarily because they have a worldview based on atheistic materialism, but observed evidence do not fit the narrative. Nothing left to do but use the standard practice of Making Things Up™. Image credits: Credit: X-ray:  NASA /CXC/Univ of Missouri/M.Brodwin et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: JPL/Caltech (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) We have three articles on this theme to consider. The conflict between storyline and reality is seen in both universal common descent evolution and Big Bang cosmogony. In both kinds of evolution, these owlhoots constantly have to rescue their fundamentally flawed worldview with various excuses. They also say things like, "...earlier than previously thought". A lot. Not earlier than biblical creationists thought, though. We are not surprised by discoveries, so we don't have to saddle up and ride ove

Plate Subduction in China Supports Genesis Flood

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Believers in uniformitarian processes and deep time assume that the rate of plate movement in the earth's crust has always been at centimeters per years. However, such ideas cause them many problems with scientific data, and they are unable to explain anomalies in plate subduction. Himalayas image credit: Flickr / lensnmatter  ( CC0 1.0 public domain) "Is plate subduction like when you get out the fine China plates, someone steals one, so you subduct it from the total number?" Uh, no. Plates of the earth's crust collide, albeit slowly these days, and one is pushed under the other. It is consumed , nom nom nom! This is part of the process of pushing up mountain ranges, such as the Himalayas. Secular scientists are unable to figure out how plate tectonics began in the first place, but biblical creationists have an excellent model for that . Flood geologists propose catastrophic  plate tectonics and runaway  subduction that was much faster during the Genesis Flood. Usin