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Evidence for just one Glaciation in Alberta

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At first, the concept of the Ice Age was unthinkable, but scientists gradually accepted it because of the evidence. Then there were four. Uniformitarian scientists (who believe in slow and gradual processes over long periods of time) further expanded the number of ice ages. They got cozy with the astronomical (Milankovitch) theory. This has been useful for proposing not only multiple ice ages, but for proponents of climate change as well. However, the Milankovitch theory is based on fundamentally-flawed concepts and has been refuted by creation science . RGBStock / SP Veres Up yonder in Alberta, Canada, a geologist mixed up observation with interpretation, and "saw" evidence for multiple glaciations in till (glacial sediments that are unsorted). He apparently neglected other possible explanations of evidence. Several layers of till can be formed in other ways, and the whole thing is built on previous assumptions and the reinforcement syndrome. In Alberta and elsewhere, there

Young Ganymede has its Faults

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"Breaker breaker 1-9, izzat you, Ganymede?" "That's a big 10-4. You on my back door, Callisto?" "Yeppers! A few dozen of us moons have noticed you cracking wise." "I admit to having a few faults, good buddy." Okay, I was playing with citizen's band radio chatter stereotypes and the fact that in the American dating system, today is ten four. Roger that? Anyway, we have seen many times that the solar system does not act the age assigned to it by secular scientists. For example, Pluto and it's system are not what they expected. Also, the moons of outer planets show youthful activities , flustering believers in cosmic evolution. Now we will take a look at Ganymede. Ganymede as seen from the Juno spacecraft /  NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) This bad boy is the largest moon of Jupiter and is about the size of Mercury. Like other planets and moons, it defies cosmic evolution and testifi

Stony Meteorites Stymie Secularists

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Using uniformitarian  ideas  (slow processes over long periods of time), secular scientists have tremendous difficulties explaining the origin of stony meteorites (chondrites). Those other meteorites contain a great deal of metal, while chondrites are made of fine-grained chondrules.  Secularists claim they provide clues to the origin of the solar system, but that is just whistling in the dark. There are several stories told around the campfires at the Darwin Ranch about where the solar system came from, and Sherwood Tellit spins a find yarn about the accretion theory  and chondrites. Image Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) Since none of the theories about the origin of the solar system are plausible, scientists pick the best of the worst — the " best in field fallacy ". Then they confirm their biases and interpreting data to make them fit. (Meteorites are considered remnants from the formation of the solar system and less contami

Sheep Mummy and Dinosaur DNA

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When science is done properly, it ruins atoms-to-archaeologist evolution. While too many people are gullible and simply accept what "scientists say", others are suspicious when research halts after propaganda points are reached or inconvenient questions are raised. A mummified sheep was in the news. (No, it was not mummified by ancient Egyptians, awakened, and Brendan Fraser stopped its rampage.) Natural mummification occurred where the right conditions cause drying out with little or no decomposition. A sheep mummy leg was so well preserved, its DNA was sequenced. FreeDigitalPhotos /  tawatchai (modified with Clker clipart) While decay can be slowed under ideal conditions, it cannot be stopped. This raises obvious questions about DNA in fossils buried in the ground under typical conditions. DNA deteriorates and would be too broken down to be analyzed. Once again, evidence indicates recent creation. DNA that is “extremely well preserved” has been analyzed from a sheep mumm

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

Original Lambeosaur Molecules Discovered

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When scientific evidence provides bad news for evolution, Katie, bar the door! Then commence to building rescuing devices, making excuses, and spinning the details. They are on edge because hydrogen-to-hadrosaur evolution has been getting the smackdown from scientific findings in recent years. As predicted by Dr. Mark H. Armitage , dinosaur soft tissues (devastating to deep-time beliefs) are increasingly common. Other advances in technology have provided some fascinating information, but is not friendly to Darwin. Teachers of evolution , as well as the secular science industry itself, require reassurance at all costs. Lambeosaurus  image credit: Flickr / Robin Zebrowski  ( CC BY 2.0 ) Lambeosaurus  is hung on the family tree of hadrosaurid (duck-billed) dinosaurs, proudly sporting hollow crests on their heads. Using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, researchers examined some Lambeosaur eggs and found amino acids. Those complex molecules are alleged to have lasted well beyond est

Counting Tree Rings is a Flawed Dating Method

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As discussed previously, dendrochronology  (counting tree rings) a favorite of people who believe in an old earth, especially because important facts can be omitted so they can get the deep-time numbers they so desire. However, this and other methods of counting layers are terribly flawed . In fact, they like it so much, secularists still use dendrochronology on children as a propaganda tool . With all the difficulties that have been found in counting supposed annual layers , you wooden think they still used that method. Credit: Public Domain Pictures.net / Sheila Brown Some tinhorns exclaim, "Aha! There are trees with rings that date them older than you people believe. Take that , creationists!" Rein in there a mite, Hoss. The basic idea of one growth ring per year is misleading, since some trees produce multiple rings each year, other trees may take a notion to skip a year, and others produce none at all. What is seen is more likely a record of past climate and other enviro

Stupid Astrobiology Tricks: Life on Enceladus?

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Every once in a while, something so outrageous comes across the news feed and I want to cry out, "Who pays these jaspers?" But we already know the answer, because they are paid from grants and the secular science industry — much of this is our tax grotzits at work. Consider bioastrology — I mean, astrobiology. Perhaps this child is not right in the head, but it seems that a field of science needs something to study. Atheists and evolutionists have no evidence for their invisible friends (a position held by blind faith), but they take their pseudoscience seriously . Once again, there are unfounded speculations of life on Enceladus. Enceladus image credit:  NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/PSI Those plumes of methane may be signs of life in hydrothermal vents under a huge ice crust. While there are thermophiles (organisms that live in hot temperatures) on Earth, there is no reason to think they formed out yonder. Bioastrologers — there I go again, I mean astrobiologists — are ignoring scie

A Basic Overview of Radioisotope Dating

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Many people, including Christians, erroneously believe that the age of the earth has been conclusively proven to be about 4-1/2 billion years old. Although serious mathematics is involved, the essence of the method is rather simple. Chip away a rocky outcropping and take a sample to the lab and ask them nicely (as well as paying a fee) for them to tell you its age. From there, you know the age of the earth. Just kidding, such a thing does not happen. Assembled and modified with components from Clker clipart The unstable radioactive element and the stable isotope in a rock are measured. The unstable decays and leaves the stable. Rate of decay and other factors are calculated to give the number of years. But that rock that you chipped away? Not happening, at least regarding Earth's age. Secularists and their churchian allies believe that rocks on the earth are not reliable indicators, so they assume meteorites are more pure, and calculate from those . There are other assumptions to

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