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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Astronomical Anomalies Support Creation

Years ago, Carl Sagan, the high priest of secular cosmology, gave the melancholy pronouncement that the cosmos is all there is. He also indicated that Earth and our solar system are nothing special. Although Sagan was using the scientific principle of Making Things Up™ and giving his religious opinion instead of science, he was also using some of the information available at the time. We know a wagon train-load more now.


The universe is not the product of billions of years of cosmic evolution, but was created recently.
Credit: NASA / Jenny Mottar
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Materialistic cosmology and cosmogony are unable to come up with convincing explanations for the origin of the universe, our solar system, and even moons around our planets. Observable data do not fit their computer models. In fact, there are instances of objects out yonder that seem to have uncooperative attitudes.

Planets orbiting other stars seem to be spread out evenly, but on our own spread, planets are less tidy. The planets also have tremendous variations in size. Of course, rescuing devices are ordered from the excuse mill. Then we have the problem of dust clouds that do not form planets.

In worse news (for secularists), planetary formation conjectures are hostile to the formation of the earth's core: it should not even exist! A proposed rescuing device needs rescuing itself. Perhaps they could make a better case for Pellucidar, since they like storytelling and all.

A simple fact that infuriates proponents of deep time is how, using the rate of lunar recession (no, not financial, the moon is receding from the earth at a known rate), the solar system cannot be as old as materialists claim. There is also the Faint Young Sun Paradox, a no-win situation for evolution, where the sun would have to be colder if the solar system was old, so life could not have evolved. Scientists are working on a model to try to solve both problems at once.

Evidence strongly indicates a young, recently-created universe that is not the product of cosmic evolution through billions of years. I reckon I've given you enough teasers. You can read about the above items and more in these two articles:

Our Solar System Appears Odd to Astronomers
Astronomalies





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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Gift of Music

Something that drastically separates us from animals is music. Sure, some folks say that birds sing, whales have songs, and so on, but they do not compose symphonies or write songs with melodies, choruses, harmonies, and so forth. Nor do they form bands and go on tour: "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The Macaques!" (and the crowd goes wild). Someone made a comment on my post, "Music is Not for Beasts", that pets get excited by music. Yes, many animals respond to it, but do not create it.

Music is a gift of our Creator, and not a product of evolution
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Music affects our emotions, leading us to melancholy, euphoria, and all sorts of things. It is especially strong in "bonding" between people, and stimulating memories. I've had some songs that I thought were powerful, but when I read the lyrics later on, I realized that the only thing the song had going for it was the music itself; "Tarot Woman" by Rainbow is musically exciting, but lyrically dreadful. (I often like a song that builds in intensity.)


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A good tune can also provide a vehicle for messages that motivate and inspire. People are thrilled with anthems, whether for social causes, long live rock and roll, spiritual matters, and practically anything else. I have long lamented how professing Christians fill their minds with songs that have ungodly lyrics, then wonder why their spiritual lives are in a shambles. On a similar note (heh!), people conditions themselves by repeatedly listening to material that promotes disrespect toward and violence for women, rejection of authority, crying about oppression (often by sidewinders who are laughing all the way to the bank because they are getting rich from their "oppressors" who buy their material), and more. I challenge people to take a kind of musical fast and listen to music with positive lyrics, or even no lyrics at all. See what your outlook is after thirty days. Christians, try listening to some biblically solid material instead of secular rebellion and sensuality songs or lyrically shallow "praise" songs.

 Although the Bible is not explicit on this, music helps illustrate that we have souls. Music resonates with our feelings, since we were designed to be emotional beings. Indeed, look at Scripture and see all the references to music, singers, musicians, instruments, and the like. God even commands music at times. It is a great way to express praise (as long as it's not the trendy, mindless repetition nowadays). There is no way that music can be the product of mindless evolution with its self-contradictory teleology and utilitarian ideas. Music is a wonderful gift from our Creator. Music can also be just plain fun.
Scientists recently discovered that our brains are made for music—that a deep musical appreciation is a foundational aspect of being human.1 Why do we have this special relationship with music, yet apes and other large-brained ‘higher’ animals don’t make, or even desire, music as we do? Like speaking and writing in grammatical language, music is a peculiar and distinctive trait of human beings only. Where did this mysterious habit and liking of ours come from?
A new study
The scientists found that people with advanced dementia can suddenly and markedly improve in cognition when music they love is played back to them. Even when much of the brain is gone, music can wake it up, sometimes with truly ‘magical’ and inexplicable results. The sufferers ‘come back’ for that moment. The scientists who made this finding described music as like an emotional proto-language—for instance how a mother and father talk with their baby. The results were in many cases so astounding that the researchers themselves were readily swept up in the powerful emotions expressed.
I hope you'll read the rest of the article. Just click on "Music: A crucial gift".




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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Extra Functions in DNA Defy Evolution

There have been amazing discoveries in the genome in the fast few years, including epigenetics, the refutations of "junk" DNA and of human-chimpanzee DNA similarities, the long non-coding RNA, and much more. Naturally, Darwin bots try to spin defeat into victory, and you can be certain that the excuse mill will come up with "explanations" to deal with new information about hidden codes.


Hidden codes have been discovered in DNA, perhaps they were behind this door
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No, not the kind of hidden codes such as biblical numerology or end-times date-setting, or seeing a cross in the protein laminin. These codes are scientific, not esoteric. Scientists did not know that the letters in DNA can form "words" with more than one use. They had to commence to searching.


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Proteins need to fold, and they have to do it in just the right way, and some pause all activity until the folding is completed. Also, there are codons that regulate the way that DNA is copied into RNA. There is much more, and it is further evidence that belief in microbes-to-microbiologist evolution is absurd. The evidence also gives additional support that we were created by the Master Engineer.
Scientists are now discovering that our DNA really does have hidden codes that have a practical function and purpose in our cells. It’s like discovering a coded message that means one thing when you read it in English, but if you pull out every third letter, it means something completely different in French. How complicated is that!

Children in public schools are bombarded with claims that random processes can explain the messages encoded in DNA, and this creates doubt in the Bible’s claims about the Creator. So we need to keep up with amazing new discoveries like “messages within messages.” They confirm that DNA could never assemble haphazardly by evolution and confirm instead the label “Designer Required.”
To read the article (Dr. Purdom explains these concepts well for us reg'lar folk) or download the audio version by my favorite reader, click on "DNA's Hidden Codes".  



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By the way, the author is one of the people that challenged Bill Nye to a public debate, which he dodged and preferred to ridicule Ken Ham.




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Monday, March 5, 2018

No More Room for Doubt — Neanderthals were Fully Human

Creationists have been saying for a mighty long time that Neanderthal people were fully human, and the evidence from paleoanthropologists and others continues to affirm this fact. Evidence for the humanity of Neanderthals, including the inner ear, interbreeding (sharing DNA) with modern humans, facial differences between us and them are minor, home organization, heating water, and advanced art techniques help make the conclusion of the humanity quite solid (see "Losing Face to Neanderthals" for more, including links). 

Wonder how Neanderthals would have worked with modern pain supplies?
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Of course, facts will not stop some uneducated anti-creationists from digging up irrelevant rescuing devices and outdated links. Since their phantasmagorical death cult needs every scrap of tendential "evidence", some folks will never admit that this battle is over.


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The possibility that they were in Spain was met with hesitation, and cave paintings over thataway were compared with those in France and found to be older according to secular dating methods.




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Now their art (which shows cognition greater than Darwinists want to believe) is getting well established. They were not the product of evolution, but were created in the image of God. I wonder what those artists would have done with modern paint supplies and canvases?
They were strong, skilled hunters, with large brains. They interbred with ‘modern humans.’ But they have always been disparaged because they left no art. Till now.
At CEH, we are not surprised that Neanderthals made art, because they were fully human in our view. Some forms of art, like simple flutes and seashell jewelry, had been known, but all the famous cave paintings had always been attributed to so-called ‘modern humans’ who began leaving artwork in caves about 45,000 Darwin Years ago. Now, Science Magazine is reporting cave drawings 20,000 years earlier (or more) in Spain that could not have been made by modern humans because, according to the consensus evolutionary story, modern humans had not yet migrated into Europe. In the same issue of Science, Andrew Sugden summarizes the discovery:
To read the rest, click on "Neanderthal Art Found: Last Barrier to Full Human Status Falls". ADDENDUM: More evidence rises to indicate that Neanderthals—icons of brutishness—were every bit our equals, if not superior. See "Neanderthal Mocking Had No Basis".



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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Skunks in the Works

A long, long, time ago in a small town far, far away (northern Michigan), I was spending a weekend alone at my grandmother's old house. There was a wooded area behind the place. Being alone and getting bored, I took an evening stroll. Motion near the base of a shed caught my attention. I moved closer and realized that the black and white kitties were actually skunks — mom and the young 'uns. They were facing away from me, with their tails up. I knew enough to take the warning, and backed away.


Credit: Pixabay / Torli Roberts
Skunks are ubiquitous in the continental United States, (not to be confused with Skunk Works) and some species have a wide range in North America. Some folks call them polecats, but that is a misnomer, since the European polecat is related to the weasel, and the skunk has a more distant relation. They don't even send each other Christmas cards. European polecats and skunks both manage to make a stink.

Although they burrow, skunks are opportunists, and can live in hollow logs, under your front porch, in the shed, on anti-creationist forums, and other places. This can make for startling encounters if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. They are actually rather intelligent, and some people have them as pets. It would be fun to be taking the skunk for a walk down the street, but it's illegal to own one here in the state of New York, as it is in many states.



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People may be disgusted by the malodorous critters, but they actually provide a service by eating vermin that cause disease. They have excellent night vision, an excellent sense of smell, and that well-developed defense system. Skunks have many features showing that they were designed by the Master Engineer.
Mephitis mephitis means, appropriately enough, ‘a noxious exhalation from the ground’. This skunk is known for its two broad stripes on the back, meeting at the head, and a white stripe down the centre of the face. I’ve also seen versions that are almost all white or all black. Their claws are not retractable and make great tools for digging. It’s just as well because our Creator has made them a ground creature. The Eastern Spotted skunk, Spilogale putorius, has irregular stripes and elongated spots on the sides. It is also faster, more agile and more of a tree climber. Both live in dens, either found abandoned or dug themselves on well-drained sites. The spotted skunk, being the more social, has been found with 12 individuals in one winter den.
To read the entire article, click on "Lasting impressions". You can also listen to a typical skunk sound in the very short video below.





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Friday, March 2, 2018

Metals Necessary for Life

When one hears the word metal, it can mean different things to different people. For some, it is a music style. Others want to stake a claim up in the hills and dig out gold or silver. Metals are important for adornment, manufacturing, and so forth. But you knew all that. Metals are also vitally important for life — just ask a chemist, medical doctor, or biologist.


Our Creator designed metals and their chemistry is essential for life.
Credit: Pixabay / Herney Gómez
We hear about certain things that are important, and are puzzled to see vitamin supplements containing things like copper and magnesium. Sure, we know that calcium is important, and that is, chemically, a metal. Iron? Another metal we've heard about that is important, but the stuff we dig up and smelt for building is different than the iron within us. There are several metals we may not have even considered, but make it possible for cells to accept certain nutrients. They are helping us and we didn't even know it! They were designed to work, and have to be in the proper proportions. Also, we cannot get too little or too much of something, or our health is affected. Our creator designed metals to function in different ways, from manufacturing to biology, and some work in both areas.
In this article we’ll look briefly at some of the many metals that permit life and make the earth habitable. When we think of metals, we typically think of hard, often-shiny elements like gold, silver, or chromium. Most of the metals we’ll see here are in groups 1A and 2A of the Periodic Table, the alkali metals and alkaline earth metals, respectively. These metals are shiny, soft and malleable, and have low melting points. They are fairly reactive and hence are never found in a pure state, but only in combination with other elements.
To read the rest, click on "God’s Gift of Metals: Crafted for Life".


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Thursday, March 1, 2018

No Chance for Naturalistic Origin of Life

Although I tend to shy away from probability arguments about evolution and the origin of life (naturalists cling to that one zillionth of a chance), they do serve a purpose. In this case, the probability of life arising all by itself from minerals through time, chance, and random processes is essentially nonexistent. Someone who says it is impossible is not lying or uninformed, but those who distance themselves and say that "the origin of life has nothing to do with evolution" are lying or uninformed.


For life to arise by itself is essentially impossible. Evolutionists tell almost plausible stories, but they leave out important details.
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Darwinists tell some interesting stories about conditions on "primordial" Earth way back when, and how molecules formed amino acids, cells, and other microscopic things, eventually up to humans. The stories almost seem plausible, and colorful graphics help, but evolutionists leave out important information, and even resort to dishonesty to keep their failed evolutionary religion afloat, and to deny the work of the Creator. 

Presentations make the stories look like established facts, but leave out the fact that secular scientists are not in agreement about many aspects of the origin of life. Let's take a more in-depth look at the steps involved and see the foolishness of the materialistic origin of life scenarios.
The hypothetical naturalistic origin of life and its most basic biomolecules from non-living matter is called abiogenesis. This paradigm lies at the very foundation of biological evolution, but the immensity of its naturalistic improbability is often brushed aside by evolutionists, who prefer to focus on other facets of evolution that seem less daunting.
While virtually all of the evolutionary story lacks empirical support, its greatest impediment is the fundamental problem of how life first arose. Ultimately, life requires DNA, RNA, and protein in a system in which each molecule is dependent on the other two to both exist and function in the cell.
To finish reading, click on "The Impossibility of Life's Evolutionary Beginnings".




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