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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Music Video and Links: He Has Risen!

Today is vitally important to most people calling themselves Christian. 

Wishing you all a happy Easter! Here is a music video, and several links are below for further reading. The hard work has been done by the scholars, so feel free to dig in.

First, let's dispense with the myth that Easter is a pagan holiday:
Is the Date of Easter of Pagan Origin?
Is the Name “Easter” of Pagan Origin?
Are the Symbols and Customs of Easter of Pagan Origin?

Easter: Of Pagan Origins?

Easter and Good Friday: Questions and Answers 
(includes refutation of the "crucifixion was not on Friday" error)

The importance of the Resurrection

A series on the Resurrection:
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: An Introduction
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Infallible Proofs
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Evidences and Minimal Facts 
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Mistaken or Stolen Identity?
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Seeing Things 
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: The Body Was Moved 
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Jesus Family Tomb 
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Faking Death 

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Audio Saturday: Big Bang is a Bust

Some people think that the Big Bang is a refutation for creation science, and incorrectly believe that scientists are unified in their support of it. Others think that the Big Bang supports biblical creation, but that is also incorrect.

ESA/PACS & SPIRE consortia,
A. Rivera-Ingraham & P.G. Martin, Univ. Toronto, HOBYS Key Programme (F. Motte)
On "Real Science Radio", two episodes give evidence refuting the Big Bang. The audio sections are about half an hour each, and there is information to read at the links as well. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Take a Walk on the Water Side

One of the strongest evidences against evolution and in favor of creation is, in my view, the wide variety found in nature. Common sense would imply that there would be much less variety as things evolved. Instead, we can wonder, "Why would something evolve that way, and most other creatures didn't?"

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Water Strider (family Gerridae)
For example, consider the bug that is often called the Water Strider (or Water Bug, among others). It walks, runs, or seemingly skips on the water. Without sinking. Why do you suppose that is?
Water striders skim across ponds and streams as if skating on ice. How do they “walk on water” while staying completely dry?

A closer look at water striders’ feet provides the surprising answer. Many other bugs stick like glue when they touch water, but the water strider’s feet are covered with thousands of fuzzy little hairs, called microsetae, that trap air and create a floating cushion.

These needle-shaped strands are dozens of times narrower than a human hair and coated with a special wax. Each strand also is covered with an orderly arrangement of microscopic channels, or nanogrooves. When wet, the grooves trap tiny air bubbles. The result is an effective water-repellent, or hydrophobic, barrier. Taking advantage of the natural surface tension or “stickiness” of water itself, the airborne strider remains high and dry.
Now I'd like to bug you to read the rest of the short article called "Water Striders — Walking on Water".

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Evolutionary Explanations: Be Flexible!

In our previous exciting episode, we saw that proponents of evolution work outside the realms of science in order to further their worldview. No matter what the evidence actually shows, if it conflicts with evolutionary theories, there will be an explanation conjured up so they can attempt to save face.

Blue-lipped sea snake krait
Wikimedia Commons/jurvetson
For instance, the sea snake. There are different kinds, with different sized heads. Evolution (treated as a living entity with decision-making power) has the answer.
I once debated an evolution professor who explained that evolution has tremendous explanatory power. But what exactly does this mean, and is it a good thing? Everyone knows that evolution explains that the species evolved gradually, but for new forms appearing abruptly in the fossil record evolution explains that the species evolved rapidly. Likewise, evolution explains that similarities in species derive from a common ancestor, but for species that are too distant evolution explains that the similarities in the species arose independently. Or again, evolution explains that biological variation is random and not intelligent, but for variation that responds to environmental challenges evolution explains that it created a fantastic adaptive machine that creates such variation. It seems that evolution can explain a great variety of outcomes, even opposing outcomes.
Read the rest of "The Evolution of an Explanation of a Small-Headed Sea Snake", here.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Evolution: A Product of Desperate Imagination

Evolutionists' explanations for scientific problems for their theory are more fantasy than science.

Science does not support evolution. There are two distinct signs of desperation from Darwin's Stormtroopers that support the idea that they know their evidence is paltry at best. One is the vituperative and obsessive nature of their attacks on creationists. Since they cannot refute the science that is presented, they seek to demonize people (an exceptionally childish tactic that I find very puzzling indeed, because they have nothing to gain). Ridiculing and defaming people does not make evolution true.

Ridiculing creationists does not make evolution any less false

A second sign of evolutionists' desperation is the amazing level of imagination in the "explanations" that they offer.

Instead of using objectivity, actual science and dealing with reality, evolutionists delve deeply into "maybe", "perhaps", "it could be", "scientist think", "could have" and other speculations dressed up and presented as facts to the science-worshiping populace. Meanwhile, they deceive us, and themselves, that they are operating with facts in the real world.

This is glaringly obvious in propaganda of "OOL" (Origin of Life) studies. Astrobiologists present material that would have been rejected from Strange Tales.
Why aren’t philosophers of science shaming origin-of-life researchers out of the science department?  OOL theories depend on imagination, not empirical evidence, for their broad-brush conclusions.

Astrobiology Magazine promised “New Insights into the Origin of Life” but delivered only imaginary inferences.  Researchers studied living archaea, assuming them to be ancient, then used “could” and “may have” to conclude that DNA came late in the evolution of cells.  But then the article mentioned 526 genes essential to life in a simple archaeal cell, and 121 essential proteins the scientists knew nothing about (see online book for the probability of getting even one gene by chance).  Added to that, one of the OOL researchers admitted that DNA without all its complex machinery is useless.  “DNA by itself is a rock,” he said. “You need all these other systems to make the DNA become a living cell.”  He provided zero evidence that those systems could have arisen from a primordial soup.

Another entry in Astrobiology Magazine promised “Evidence that Comets Could Have Seeded Life on Earth” (the word could being the tip-off for imagination).  But the reader will not find the word evidence in the body of the article–only talk of a simulation in contrived lab conditions.  Even so, the Berkeley team manufactured nine amino acids and a couple of dipeptides at best, not specifying if the amino acids were used by living cells or were one-handed (see online book).  Amino acids by themselves are as far from life as individual letters are from a sophisticated book.
Instead of fantasizing about how this article ends, you can read the rest of it at "OOLishness: The Imaginary World of Origin-of-Life Studies".

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Friday, March 22, 2013

The Conditions are Too Extreme to Support Life — Wait, What...

As science and technology advance, more life forms are found in extreme environments.

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An assortment of "simple" life forms, and even more complex, can survive radiation, heat, cold and more (such as tardigrades). They present a tremendous challenge for evolutionists to explain how and why they evolved. Not so much for the creationist, however.
Could anything live in a boiling mudhole? Actually, in recent years, many new species have been discovered in many places which were thought to be far too inhospitable to support life. 

Not just in boiling mud, but in steaming volcanic craters, in the rocky chimneys that grow above deep-ocean volcanic vents spewing forth hot salty water (‘black smokers’), in areas of extreme cold in the Antarctic, and even in the hyper-salty Dead Sea in Israel, a treasure trove of living organisms has been revealed. These ‘extremophiles’ (Greek -philos = ‘loving’) can tolerate astonishing extremes of temperature, acidity, pressure, dryness and salinity.

For example, Sulfolobus solfataricus can survive to 88ºC (190ºF) near fuming sulfurous volcanic vents (see photo in Creation magazine p. 42). Pyrococcus furiosus (‘furious fireball’) tolerates 100ºC (212ºF). Even more amazing is Pyrolobus fumarii, which lives within the walls of black smokers, and which not only survives, but can actually grow at temperatures up to 113ºC (235ºF). Ferroplasma acidarmanus thrives in acid mine drainage (pH0)  in California—a brew of sulfuric acid and high levels of arsenic, cadmium and other toxic chemicals.
Read more about these challenges to evolution at "Life at the Extremes".

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Evolutionists Always Have an Explanation

by Robert Sorensen

I know someone who seems to be alarmed at the proclamations of proponents of evolution. "Can this be refuted?" There seems to be an element of fear involved, and it does not need to be there.

How should a creationist deal with something that appears to affirm evolution?

Learn the Basics
There is a wealth of solid creation science available online. Videos, DVDs, articles, lectures (in video or audio formats) and so on from reputable creation organizations can be purchased, and many things are there waiting for you at no cost. There are links on this site (including YouTube playlists, linked in the margin on the right), and the materials presented here are specially selected. If you follow the links to the articles, you can find literally thousands more articles from those sites.

Learn Critical Thinking Skills
As above, when you learn some basic information, you will also be exposed to logical thinking and refutation of evolutionary propaganda techniques. Also, there is a link at the top (and right here) to "Logic Lessons", which show some logical fallacies that atheists and evolutionists frequently use. It is important to be able to spot errors and deception, and it will help your own thinking processes. Also, if you're presenting evidence or having discussions yourself, you need to learn to use as few errors as possible so your message is not compromised.

Learn to be Skeptical
Somehow, being "skeptical" has become a caricature of itself. For some people, they proudly say, "I'm a skeptic", which means that they reject all evidence supporting creation and for the existence of God. That is not true skepticism, it is simply clinging to faith in naturalism. No, we need to have healthy skepticism. Ask questions. Let me give a couple of examples.
Chemical analysis of the powder on Mars done by the Curiosity rover shows that rocks had sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon. From these chemicals, which are common in the universe, scientists speculate that there may have been life on Mars. Are they remnants of ancient laundry loads and detergent residue? Or just...common chemicals?

Another example is the increasing number of soft tissues that have been found in dinosaur fossils. According to an evolutionary/uniformitarian timeline, this is impossible. So they come up with excuses. One of the more interesting "explanations" is that bacteria "somehow" infiltrated their bones and built biofilms in the same shapes as dinosaur tissues and cells. Yes, they really said that.
We can ask questions. Supposedly, that is how science advances. It is certainly essential for learning! Is there evidence for the claims? Has someone figured out a workable, believable mechanism for the claim they're making? And so on.

Learn that Evolutionists are Motivated
Especially the ill-informed but very enthusiastic propagandists of evolution on the Interweb. Evolution is a pseudoscientific foundation for the religion of atheism, and evolution itself has a religious nature. It is also foundational to liberal theology and New Age religions. Not only do people want to justify their aberrant beliefs, they seek to convert people away from true science and the God of the Bible.

Look, I have no problem in telling people how to think (using reason, healthy skepticism, examination, getting a background in useful information, using resources and so on). Evolutionists (especially atheopaths) want to tell you what to think. They not only have disdain for people with opposing views, but have an agenda to stop people from expressing their views. This is contrary to the true spirit of scientific inquiry. But truth and reason are on our side. Science and Scripture support the Creator, not evolution. Keep reading, viewing, listening, learning — and thinking.

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