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Whale Evolution Refuted by Genetics

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Sometimes, I reckon I should quit discussing whale evolution. Not because secularists have finally found evidence for this pillar of their faith, but because they cling to their stories despite  reason and science. It takes a great deal of credulity to believe such tales, and science is once again on the side of the creationists. Humpback whale image credit:  NOAA.gov Touted by the faithful as one of the "best" evidences for their beliefs, if someone rides up the hill and looks down at the big picture, Darwinists are asking us to believe many things. Without evidence. (One time, I linked to material where someone admitted on camera to faking the fossils for museums, and I was attacked by a liar for Darwin !) Purveyors of evoporn are as civil as a burlap bag full of rattlesnakes when caught lying — or even questioned about their alleged facts. "But Cowboy Bob! Richard Dawkins says —" Dawkins says a lot of hooey in his cheerleading for atheism and proselytizing of evo

Whale Genetics Refutes Phylogeny

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When Darwinists tell the tale of whale evolution, people should be able to liken it to a just-so story without much effort. But no, naturalism demands stories that resemble, "Life evolved in the sea, some went on land and evolved further, others went back into the sea and became whales". Because evolution. The Whale Beached  by Esaias van de Velde, 1617 Since they have no actual science to back up their story, evolutionists began blubbering until they came up with the idea of using phylogenetics. However, we already saw that this is based on personal preferences, omitting important information, and circular reasoning (see " Phylogenetics — Based on Worldviews "). Piling up speculations and fake science has become far too common in evolutionism, but hey, give the people what they want, right? Although phylogeny is easy to dismantle by knowledgeable people, Darwin's cheerleaders attempted to use genetics. It's interesting. Some genes are not the same i

Whale of a Miracle or Miracles of Whales?

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Naturalists reject the biblical account of Jonah and the great fish out of hand. After all, that is a miracle and there are no miracles because naturalism.  Such a view is arbitrary, not logical, and only justifies rebellion against the Creator instead of digging deeper. Humpback whale image credit: NOAA (Usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) If you stop and think about it, there are many "miracles" that apply to whales. (Of course, miracle  is used loosely in this context, except for the many miracles involved in the creation itself.) Whales are not the product of evolution, but instead show the intricate work of the Master Engineer. A skeptic once opined about the so-called problem of miracles, saying that “enlightened” thinkers doubt the Bible’s supernatural events such as “the whale miracle.” But which whale miracle did he reject? Was he thinking of Jonah being swallowed at sea yet living to tell the tale of the “great fish”?1 Some assumptions need

Whale Fossil Frustrates Evolutionists

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One of the main ways of classifying whales is by their mouth gear. Toothed whales (porpoises and dolphins are classified with them), and baleen whales. Most of us know what teeth are, but baleen  is not a word you hear overmuch when riding the trail. A baleen is a...well, how about if I have NOAA tell you : Baleen whales were named for the long plates of baleen which hang in a row (like the teeth of a comb) from their upper jaws.  Baleen plates are strong and flexible; they are made of a protein similar to human fingernails.  Baleen plates are broad at the base (gumline) and taper into a fringe which forms a curtain or mat inside the whale's mouth.  Baleen whales strain huge volumes of ocean water through their baleen plates to capture food: tons of krill, other zooplankton, crustaceans, and small fish. I think they explained it nicely, don't you? Let me add that toothed whales are hunters, baleen whales are filter feeders. Humpback whale breaching...the big splash is a

Telling Evolutionary Whale Tales

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One of the strangest Just-So Stories told by Darwin's true believers is that of whale evolution. It was bad enough telling us that rain washed minerals from primordial rocks, life originated, then evolved in the sea, moved to land, and here we are. It becomes more absurd when some critter took the notion that life on land isn't such fun after all and went back to evolving for sea life. That is where whales and their relatives came from. Not hardly! You get tales of whale evolution , but they have no actual scientific or logical basis. Credit: Freeimages / Kym Parry I'll allow that I oversimplified the evolution story, but we've got things to do, and you get their version of it easily enough. For example, you can go to the museum of Darwinist indoctrination — I mean, natural history — and see the exhibits. Of course, they won't tell you about fraudulent exhibits (see " Faking the Fossil Whales "), nor the duplicity of atheopaths in protecting evolution

The Blue Whale and Evolution

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Kind of hard to believe that such a huge critter like the blue whale eats little shrimp-like creatures called krill, and they eat a lot of them every day. The whale does this like a giant scoop, swallowing enough water to fill a swimming pool, then closing their mouths under all that pressure. It blasts out the water through blowholes. Whales are mammals that breathe air, so they come up to the surface for that as well as blowing out the sea water. This made them targets for whalers, who brought them to the brink of extinction in days gone by. Credit: NOAA Fisheries / Southwest Fisheries Science Center James W. Gilpatrick, Jr. and Morgan S. Lynn Usage does not imply endorsement According to evolutionary mythology, life went from the sea to land, and mammals like this went back to the sea. The Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Ring™ inadvertently reveals that this is strictly guesswork based on evolutionary presuppositions; they do not have evidence for this process. They also

Tales of Whale Evolution

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As we have seen many times (and further examples are scheduled here), telling stories about evolution takes a great deal of imagination, but precious little actual evidence. When facts are examined, Darwinistas need to backpedal to change the stories — or ignore the evidence and let people continue to believe outdated material. Humpback whale image credit: NOAA.gov Tales of whale evolution have changed over the years, but the simplified version: we all evolved from sea creatures, then some mammals commenced to thinking they liked it better in the water, so they evolved into whales. Even worse, some evolutionary sidewinders are telling distinct untruths based on their "here's evolution because we want  to see it" paradigm. Vestigial hind legs and a pelvic girdle? Nope, those are used for making little whales . The same falsehood is said about hip bones. Ethics and integrity in science, indeed! There is nothing "vestigial" in whales because our Creator

Setting an Evolutionist Straight

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One of the more amazing and self-refuting things that Darwin's Cheerleaders will do is engage in prejudicial conjecture . That is, they have biased, uninformed opinions that they are willing to share as if they are imparting wisdom upon the unenlightened. Some even have the gall to tell us falsehoods about what we believe and teach, but never mind about that now. We see an excellent example of that in the article that follows. Dr. Terry Mortonson was giving lectures in the UK. He received an e-mail about how he was "misrepresenting basic science" and that he was wrong on so many things. Even more amazingly, the writer was complaining that Dr. Mortonson was not qualified to talk about his topic, and the writer was unqualified in the area — but Mortonson was still wrong! He provided links from a highly biased and inaccurate evolution propaganda site (faulty appeal to authority) to prove him wrong. All this from someone who did not bother to attend any of the talks! Sti

Audio Saturday: Whale Evolution

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Evolutionists are good at Making Things Up™ to try and bolster their evolutionary worldview. Vestigial organs, the idea that something is leftover from a creature's evolutionary past, have been largely abandoned by evolutionary scientists. But enthusiastic supporters still see what is not there: "Look! Whales have bumps. Must be leftover legs that are evolving away". No, not really. Besides, if something is being lost, that's the opposite of evolution. Dr. Jerry Bergman is interviewed on Bob Enyart's "Real Science Radio" show and discusses the failings of whale evolution and their alleged vestigial organs. You can listen or download, either is free, here .

Whale of a Transition Tale

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NOAA  NEWS FLASH! PARTIAL WHALE FOSSILS DISCOVERED IN CALIFORNIA! Big deal. Although paleontologists expected to find transitional forms (and are looking to hang such a label on one of the creatures), they did not label any of the other oceanic life forms as "transitional". In fact, they found a lot of junk as far as evolutionary theorizing is concerned, since several other things were found that interfere  with evolutionary conjectures, and excuses must  be made to protect "science". Of course, creationists do not have this problem. Several fossil whale parts found in a southern California canyon are being called transitional forms in whale evolution. . . . What was actually found tells a more convoluted story.  Some 30 partial whale fossils were found in a Laguna Canyon road cut, including four newly-identified species of “toothed baleen whale—a type of whale that scientists  thought had gone extinct 5 million years earlier .” You can fin your wa