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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Audio-Video Podcast 6 — The Ad Hominem Fallacy

The ad hominem fallacy seems to be the most common. It is attacking the person instead of the topic. This is very easy to do, especially when someone throws down and indicates that they are not interested in rational discourse, they simply want to negate whatever you have to say with a distraction of insulting you instead of dealing with the discussion at hand.

Edit: He kept at it. Some people do not learn.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Just How Many Habitable Planets — Really?

Still more press problems that get evolutionists excited, thinking they have a smoking gun to blow away all of creation science. They get going with a "take that!" attitude when they get (yet again) misleading information from the press based in incomplete information from scientists. But if they bothered to do a bit more reading (and thinking), these fans of evolutionism might be a bit slower to be full of glee and have their joy turn into embarrassment. Again.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
One absurd estimate for "habitable" planets in the universe reached forty billion. This "science" is based on luck and odds, not observations. It is also based on evolutionary presuppositions and assumptions. Remember, the press wants to make money on sensational claims, such as saying a planet is very much like Earth if we lived on a molten blob. The scientific community does not help much, since they want to make money and give sensational information themselves. One thing to always remember is that terms need to be defined. In this case, what does "habitable" really mean?
News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn’t read the fine print.
Here’s how it came out in the mainstream media:
  • One in five suns has habitable world: Astronomers have estimated how many of the 100 billion stars in our galaxy hosts a potentially habitable planet.” (BBC News)
  • One in Five Stars has Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone: Scientists from University of California, Berkeley, and University of Hawaii, Manoa,have statistically determined that twenty percent of Sun-like stars in our galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could host life.” (NASA Astrobiology magazine)
  • How Common Are Habitable Planets? One in Five Sun-Like Stars May HaveEarth-Size, Potentially Habitable Planets.” (Science Daily)
At least Science Daily’s headline was worded slightly less conclusively.  PNAS just issued a correction to the paper on which the claim was based.  That correction points out the huge error bars in making such estimates:
You can read about the errors and important factors they did not tell you if you fire your jets over to "Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?"

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dinosaur Soft Tissue Explanation Fantasy

Darwin's Cheerleaders are having a laugh at creationists' expense because they believe that a valid "explanation" for the soft tissue in dinosaur fossils has been found. Here we go again (sigh). Someone thinks there is a wonderful proof of evolution, and runs screaming down the street without examining the evidence.

Dinosaur soft tissue preservation explained? No, just excuses and "maybes". The evidence inadvertently supports the global Flood of Genesis!
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Carelessness gets scientists into trouble, and fundamentalist evolutionists get arrogant with incomplete, careless "findings" and pronouncements. In this example of the apparently never-ending parade of preposterous presentations, scientists are making excuses giving explanations for the soft tissues and red blood cells found in dinosaur fossils. Their bias showed early on, because they "knew" that no soft tissues could last for "millions of years", so they did not look for it. (This is reminiscent of the "junk DNA" fiasco, because evolutionary scientists assumed that because they could not find a use for some DNA, it must be leftover evolutionary junk, and were humiliated later.) Creationists are more content to examine the evidence. So, what's up with the "explanation"?
The discoverer of soft tissue in dinosaur bone now has a new explanation for its preservation – but does it really answer the obvious question?
According to Live Science, Mary Schweitzer’s “controversial T. rex soft tissue find” has been “finally explained.”  The answer is: iron.  The iron in hemoglobin acts like a formaldehyde, preserving the delicate proteins and stretchy blood vessels.  But does it really preserve it for up to 145 million years?
press release from North Carolina State describes the hypothesis coming from theory and from experiment.  In theory, iron atoms must be guarded against in cells because of their reactive potential.  After death, though, reactive iron becomes a guardian of preservation, because it forms cross-links with proteins, preventing them from decay.  (This process also makes soft tissue hard to detect, Schweitzer says.)  The experimental part involved soaking recently-killed ostrich bone in water and in blood.  The water-soaked bone decayed into a goopy mess in less than a week.  Because of iron in hemoglobin, the blood-soaked soft tissues remained “recognizable” for two years at room temperature, retaining their basic structure.
The press release is tentative, saying iron “may be the key” to preservation, “may play a role” in preserving ancient tissues, and, in Schweitzer’s words, “may be both the mechanism for preservation and the reason why we’ve had problems finding and analyzing proteins that are preserved.”
The article does not deny the authenticity of the soft tissue, but only tries to offer an explanation for the unexpected preservation.
You can read about the "explanation", its flaws and how the evidence inadvertently supports the Noachian Flood at "Dinosaur Soft Tissue 'Explained'".

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How on Earth Did Life Originate?

For life to supposedly evolve, it first had to originate in the first place. And it had to start very simply. From rocks. But the more we learn about life, the more we realize that simple cells are not so simple. Even the parts of individual cells are amazingly complex.

Going all the way down to the level of DNA, amino acids, sugars and so on, the right things have to be in the right place at the right time. The odds against life originating by chance are nil. Atheists, agnostics and evolutionists are admitting that life could not arise by chance. Some are going into mysticism (such as pantheism and the "Gaia hypothesis"), or pushing the problem out into space. But that does not solve the problem of the origin of life. The complexity of life and the impossibility of it forming by chance are strong evidences for the best possible answer: the Creator.
How did life begin? The origin of life is a vexing problem for those who insist that life arose through purely natural processes. The naturalistic origin of life is also known as abiogenesis or sometimes chemical evolution.
Some evolutionists try to claim that the origin of life is not a part of evolution. However, probably every evolutionary biology textbook has a section on the origin of life in the chapters on evolution. The University of California, Berkeley, has the origin of life included in their ‘Evolution 101’ course, in a section titled “From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life”. High-profile defenders of ‘all-things-evolutionary’, such as P.Z. Myers and Nick Matzke, agree that the origin of life is part of evolution, as does Richard Dawkins.
A well-known evolutionist of the past, G.A. Kerkut, did make a distinction between the General Theory of Evolution (GTE), which included the origin of life, and the Special Theory of Evolution (STE) that only dealt with the diversification of life (the supposed topic of Darwin’s 1859 book).
It is only recently that some defenders of evolution have tried to divorce the origin of life from consideration. It’s probably because the hope of finding an answer is rapidly fading, as one scientific discovery after another of sophisticated machinery in even the simplest living cells makes the problem of a naturalistic origin ever more difficult.
To finish reading, go to "Origin of life — An explanation of what is needed for abiogenesis".

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Still Monkeying Around with Alleged Human Fossils

People have the illusion that scientists are dispassionate and are willing to accept the evidence. Tampering? Fabrication? Sloppy science? Outright fraud? No way! At least, they have learned their lessons from the past.

That'll be the day.

Prestige and money make scientists just as avaricious as us regular folks. People leave comments at The Question Evolution Project proclaiming the virtues of science (apparently their religion is Scientism) and spewing anti-creationist vitriol, seemingly unaware that the scientific community is not full of beings that are above the rest of us in intellect an morality.

For example, yet again, sensationalistic reporting from incomplete evidence regarding our alleged evolutionary ancestors is an embarrassment. Of course, biblical creationists do not have to deal with faking it to get money and applause; we just have to tell it like it really is. Evolutionists do have a good propaganda machine, though. And yes, "evolutionist" is a real word.
An international team of paleoanthropologists reported discovering the earliest human fossils found outside Africa at a dig in the country of Georgia. The team told Science that one specimen, "skull 5," is so different from other humans that it significantly widens the range of variation within ancient mankind. The Guardian wrote that among the human remains in Dmanisi researchers found a "spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor," but there is actually more proof against this claim.
The team found clearly human skeleton parts, along with five skulls or partial skulls. Even though skull 5 has several key features resembling an ape, not a human, the Science study authors wrote, "Skull 5 is probably associated with the postcranial [bones located below the head] elements of an adult individual with nearly modern human body proportions."
The only definitive support for this connection is the statement that the skull and human bones "probably" match—and nothing more. This means they may not actually belong together. And the seven observations below indicate this might be another case of evolutionist experts mistakenly associating ape fossils for those of humans. Skull 5 does not ID as a human for the following reasons:
Just a "heads up", you can cogitate on the rest of "New 'Human' Fossil Borders on Fraud".

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Shenanigans In Spreading Evolution

In the past, we have seen how the Evo Sith are willing to resort to fraud and lie to students in order to promote evolution. It is no surprise that they are willing to deceive the general public as well. We are given information that is inaccurate, incomplete, sensationalistic — sometimes even promoting information that disproves evolution as evidence for evolution!

Loading up to spread evolutionary propaganda
Image credit: Library of Congress

Shenanigans from evolutionists, I tell you! Unlike evolutionary spin, dung is actually useful.

In this 4-part audio series (about 29 minutes each) on Real Science Radio, Bob Enyart and Fred Williams interview Walter ReMine about some of the illusions presented by evolutionists when they attempt to convince us that evolution is a fact. They also spend time on cladistics and Haldane's Dilemma.

Each page has written information as well as the audio. Links to the shows are below the picture. (One caveat, though. Enyart teaches the false doctrine of Open Theism, so I recommend avoiding his theology links.) The streaming or download links are near the top, like so (click for larger):

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Audio-Video Podcast 5 — Don't Fear the Fallacy

As promised (threatened?), I'm beginning the series on logical fallacies with an introduction and an overview. There is no need for people to be intimidated by an aggressive evolutionist and/or atheist who wants to destroy your faith. Just learn a bit about logical fallacies and you can realize when you're being taken for a ride. 

In an online discussion, a friend made this comment to me: "There is a perfectly logical explanation for the skeptics' double standard and blindness. They have not only their own heart's rebellion, but a powerful blinding force from outside. Our job is to pray they be released to find life and joy."

Also includes another edition of the "Atheopath Follies". Plus a bonus video below about how to do an argument!

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