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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Those Super-Smart Scrub Jays

While a biblical creation science ministry is hard work, it can be fun at times. Learning new things is fun for me. Something I had never heard of before living east of the Mississippi was something called scrub jays. The Western scrub jay has been officially renamed to California scrub jay — not that it pays them no nevermind. Renamed because of global warming or something. Other scrub jays apparently have their established names.

Birds in the corvid family are known to be intelligent. Studies on scrub jays show some startling results that do not fit evolutionary beliefs.
Excellent image of a California scub jay, credit: Wikimedia Commons / VJAnderson (CC by-SA 4.0)
When I first saw the article featured below, I thought it was just another name for the blue jays that are common in these parts. (I also thought a scrub jay would help with the dishes, but that was wrong.) While our jays are in the same corvid family of intelligent birds as the scrubs, they have some distinct differences. We have seen some intelligent antics from our blue jays (well, they come to our feeders and in the yard, hence, "our" jays). Studies have shown that scrub jays are troubling to evolutionists.


They have a passel of neurons packed into their brains, which are surprisingly large for birds. Jays are very smart, displaying their intelligence in many ways, including reasoning and planning skills. This is contrary to baryon-to-bird evolution, but very much in accord with the design skills of our Creator.
Recent experiments on two species of scrub jays in the western United States (Woodhouse’s and California) showed that these birds have the ability to remember the who, what, where, and when of specific past events. That means they can recall where they cached a food item and who, if anyone, was watching them do it. In scientific jargon, this is called episodic memory.
Until these experiments, scientists thought that only humans had the ability to remember specific, detailed events in the past. But scrub jays can remember where they store thousands of seeds during a single season—up to 200 different hiding spots. They retrieve that food in winter and early spring when fresh food is sparse. They can also adjust their caching behavior with future needs in mind. 
To read this fascinating article in its entirety or listen to the MP3 done by my favorite reader, click on "Scrub Jays—The Ultimate Bird Brain". The short video below has some excellent footage, but the name is misleading. And why the expression, "Naked as a jay bird?" I've never seen any bird wearing clothing, champ.



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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Deep Sea Fish Can See Colors?

In a discussion with my eye doctor Rod Cohen (I am unable to spell ophthalmologist), we discussed fish seeing colors.There is not a whole heap of light way down yonder in the oceans, and studies have shown that fish do not see colors. Actually, that is not the case after all.

Fish in the deep sea can actually see color, but in a different manner than we do. The system testifies of the genius of the Master Engineer.
Silver spinyfin (Diretmus argenteus) via Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
Most of us have an assortment of rods and cones; the rod cells are for light and the cone cells detect three primary colors that are blended to give us a variety. Fish living in darkness have eyes, but it has been discovered that they have special rod cells that detect colors.

From my perspective, those creatures are distinctly unattractive, so why would they want to see each other?



This vision business actually shows the genius of the Master Engineer and no sign of Darwinism.
Only sunlight’s most intense color (blue) penetrates beyond 180 meters (590 feet) through clear ocean waters. Everyone knows that fish below such depths see an essentially black-and-white world. Only everyone is now wrong. New genetic insights provide a renewed appreciation of the Creator’s ingenuity.
To read the rest, click on "Surprise! Deep-Sea Fish See Colors".

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Golden Starstuff

A spell back we learned about how secular scientists really have no understanding of how heavy metal starstuff originated. Lack of knowledge does not make them holler "Whoa!" and reign in their speculative tendencies, so we can rock on to all that glitters in fool's gold from secular cosmology and astronomy.


Secular astronomers and cosmologists continue to speculate on the origins of elements. Guesswork on the origin of gold raises more questions than can be solved.

There has been some highly scientific guesswork about the origin and dispersal of gold, using adjustments and numerous presuppositions about neutron stars. Yee haw boy howdy, they came up with something!




However, like so many other things in cosmic and biological evolution, more questions are raised than their speculations can attempt to answer. One of these is, "Where's all the gold, then?" (They could ask their invisible friends the space aliens, but whenever they ask for asylum hearings, they run off.) Naturally, secularists want nothing to do with the logical conclusion that the universe was created by God, and it was created much more recently than they want to believe.
If you tweak your scenario hard enough, it will give you anything you want.

Did earth’s gold and heavy elements arrive by special delivery? Maybe an exploding star did it. The words maybe, might, and possibly give scientists endless opportunities to speculate.
Several reports are cited. To read the entire article, click on "Gold from Starstuff, or a Fool’s Gold Scenario?"




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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Breastfeeding — Because Evolution

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

It has been known for a long time that when a mother breastfeeds her child, something special happens. Bonding is an important part of the process, as is the obvious benefit of providing that unique nutrition. There is something else that is given to the baby that we may not expect.


We know about bonding and nutrition in breastfeeding. There are other benefits as well. How did they happen? Evolutionists pay homage to Darwin and reject the Creator.
Bottles of pumped breast milk image credit: Wikimedia Commons / ParentingPatch (CC by-SA 3.0)
Young mothers who cannot be stay-at-home moms will often express their milk into special containers so it can be used later.

This part of the article will make germaphobes (who actually hinder their immune systems with obsessive cleanliness) cringe: There is also a transfer of bacteria to the child. We need microbes for our digestive processes and many other functions. The offspring is getting a dose of them from the milk and the nursing process from the get-go.

I can imagine someone saying, "This isn't really science yet, it needs something".

"It evolved that way so as to meet the needs of the newborn and stuff".

"Great! If you don't give homage to Darwin (blessed be!) then it's not science, you know".


 
Well, that's how they appear. There is no plausible model or mechanism for their claims. Just, "It evolved". That's mighty helpful.

The article referenced in the link below also shows that these evolutionists are unclear on their own mythology: it evolved for a reason. That's teleology, pilgrim, and has no place in evolutionism. It makes far more sense to stop denying reality and admit that our Creator designed systems to come together for specific purposes — which they do very well.

This article was inspired by a podcast by Dr. Albert Mohler. (When he reached the part about evolution, I literally laughed out loud at the workplace.) It is the last section, and you can download it, listen online, or read the podcast. Just head on over to this link and look for Part IV, "The Miracle of a Mother’s Milk: Yes, Milk Declares the Glory of God".




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Friday, July 5, 2019

An Ammonite in Amber

There are all sorts of critters fossilized in amber, such as a vampire hell ant, mites, and a falsely-claimed dinosaur tail. Believers in atoms-to-atheist evolution use the scientific principle of Making Things Up™ because they are stymied by these as well as amino acids, and seem to resort to magic when discussing red blood cells found in the stuff.


Various things caught in ancient amber have puzzled evolutionary paleontologists. The presence of an ammonite in amber is best explained by creation science Genesis Flood models.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Tylwyth Eldar (cropped) (CC by-SA 4.0)
Now they are perplexed by the presence of an ammonite. Maybe it was caused by global warming.

"How could one of those dudes found in places like 2 Chronicles 27:5 get into amber, Cowboy Bob?"

It's a misfortune of naming. The Ammonites troubled Israel, but ammonites (lower case) under discussion here are extinct cephalopods. They were marine creatures.

Researchers admit they don't know how an ammonite (and a mix of other creatures) could be found in amber, far away from the deep blue sea. They had some outlandish speculations, but ignored the logical conclusion based on the evidence: the Genesis Flood. That's bad medicine for evolutionary and deep time beliefs.

Some tinhorns will say that God is a liar and there was no Genesis Flood, but they are willingly ignorant.



This site and especially the major biblical creation science sites provide a prairie schooner-full of evidence for the Flood. They also provide far more plausible models for what is observed than secularists conjure up.
Can a single fossil showcase the immense power of the global Flood? One such revelatory fossil may have been found recently in Myanmar encased in beautiful, golden Cretaceous amber. And secular scientists are scrambling to come up with an adequate explanation for its existence.

. . .

Ammonites are common fossils in marine rocks, especially in the Cretaceous layers. But this particular specimen was found in the famous amber (fossil-tree resin) mines of Myanmar (formerly Burma) that has yielded many spectacular land fossils . . .
To read the entire article, click on "Mind-Blowing Marine Ammonite in Tree Resin".

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

When Politics Imprisons Science

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

This article seems somewhat appropriate on the anniversary of these here United States declaring independence from England, but it is not about that event. I will let people with more skill deal with those details. Instead, I am going to touch on a few subjects before getting to the main point. You're welcome to ride along and see how this develops.


Science is being imprisoned by political special interests. This affects all of us, so there is some overlap with science, politics, and creation.
Credit: Pixabay / Prettysleepy2
When listening to podcasts or reading certain materials, I like getting some personal information from the speaker or writer. It makes them seem more relatable. I understand that people like that sort of thing, and that's one reason I put in some of those things in posts and articles. I have a weblog for things that I try to post on once a month to keep it active; things like not caring about the finales of certain popular media events.

Another weblog was my first, and that is also infrequent, often for politics and culture. There are items I've posted there because they were of a more political nature but still had some relevance to creation science. Fortunately, we still have many things to discuss on this site (such as how the Genesis Flood carved out canyons and valleys) that are not going to have much of a political flavor.

I am reluctant to post political things here, but it seems like some of that will be necessary. No, I'm not planning on being a cheerleader for a political party (one of them hates God, the other at least pretends to respect him), and I doubt that you care who is running for the Kingston, NY city council. Sometimes there is an overlap between political items and the use of science philosophies.



Hopefully regular readers have noticed that logical fallacies can not only be spotted, but apply to everyday life. Being aware of bad reasoning is mighty helpful when dealing with fake science, and are needful to see when politicians and false religions are being manipulative. One simply way to slow down any charlatan is to ask for them to support their claims instead of blindly accepting their assertions.

Leftists have taken science captive and are using twisted science to advance their own agendas. The secular science industry is supporting gender dysphoria while at the same time denying basic science (check your chromosomes and those parts below your belt). Sex roles go way back in time (see "‘Hominids’ Were Gender Binary"). This has gone beyond issues of mental illness and morality, and secularists are riding herd with false science.

The coming ice age — I mean, global warming — I mean, global climate change — is a subject you cannot avoid. It is a leftist political movement that manipulates bad science concepts that are very similar to evolutionism. Indeed, alarmist climate change views are rooted in denying the Creator and in old earth beliefs. Some hysterical proponents reject freedom of speech (even freedom of thought) and want climate change deniers punished.



Do you see how politics, science, and morality can be overlapping? Now we're nearing the main subject.

It is probable that anyone who listens to the radio or watches television in Western nations will hear something about abortion. It is almost a sacred sacrament for leftists, and they use emotive phrases such as, "A woman has a right to choose!" and "women's health" so they can get and keep political power. Murder of the unborn is fully acceptable to them even though it harms women (also see "Refuting Arguments Abortionists Use"). and I noticed that this pandering to women smacks of pagan goddess worship. Study on that. Leftists support Planned Parenthood, who not only makes money on abortions, but sells aborted baby parts for more profit. Then they appeal to emotions by pretending to care about children. See how that works?

Obviously, abortion is not just a political issue. It is a moral concern as well. This brings us to eugenics. It was a political pseudoscience used to control the population where the "unfit" were discouraged from breeding, even through forced sterilization. It was popular in the United States in the early 20th century, and the Nazis took it to its logical horrendous conclusion, so it fell out of favor. Racist abortionist Margaret Sanger was a proponent of eugenics. It is making a comeback, and abortion is an important part of it.

Liberty, free speech, and evolutionary thinking don't play well together. 

The article linked below has significant political content. That is unavoidable because of the previously mentioned overlap with science, morality, and politics. Major events in the United States and in other countries have an effect on other countries as well. The only true source for morality is in what leftists, atheists, and evolutionists despise: the authority of the Bible, beginning with creation. We can declare our independence from sin through humbling ourselves, repenting, and receiving salvation through Jesus Christ.
On May 28, 2019, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a strong, well-documented opinion detailing how Darwinism logically influenced Planned Parenthood, eugenics, and Margaret Sanger. The pro-abortion secular media aggressively attacked his historical analysis, claiming, among other things, that it was factually incorrect. The critics’ bias was obvious in their choice of words. They referred to human embryos as “cells” or “cellular globules,” “future humans,” and other terms that dehumanized the unborn. They condemned Thomas’s reference to an aborted fetus “as if it were a child.” We should never forget that leading up to the Holocaust, the Nazis dehumanized their victims, calling them “vermin,” “lives not worth living,” and “useless eaters.”

Clarence Thomas’s opinion addressed the main aspect of an Indiana law at issue before the Supreme Court, specifically the “Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban.” . . . The law only imposes liability on the abortion provider, not the woman.[4]

. . .

Pro-abortion critics were ruthless in their attacks on Thomas’s historical analysis. Typical of the comments were these by Elie Mystal, who rationalized abortion based on race, sex or disability:
To read this important article in its entirety, click on "Is Secular Science Re-Opening the Door to Eugenics?"





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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Penguins Thwart Cold Climate Evolution Beliefs

Many features of penguins are fascinating, and as a bonus, followers of the Bearded Buddha have no idea how they supposedly evolved. The supposition is that they developed in cold areas and headed out from there. Warm-climate penguin fossils do not support this notion. And they were big ones.


Warm-climate penguin fossils refute evolutionary conjectures about penguins. Creationists have a possible model for their post-Flood dispersal.
Galápagos penguins image credit: Freeimages / Anna Tatti
Biblical creationists have plausible models for the dispersion of humans after Babel, but how do we account for the migration of penguins and other critters that are primarily found in cold climates? The idea of "floating forests" may provide an answer.
Way back in 1884 an evolutionary botanist, Otto Kunze, proposed the concept of a ‘Floating Forest.’ Creationist Joachim Scheven elaborates on this floating forest as a major pre-Flood ecosystem: massive drifting islands of plant-life characterized by intertwining root systems. . . .

Much of the massive amount of coal in the world today originated as floating forests which had been adrift in the ancient seas. These coal beds are found one after the other in multiple layers and this has often been asserted as proof of the uniformitarian belief in millions and millions of years. It is not at all hard to envision how these vast floating rafts of vegetation might have been beached and deposited in successive surges of tidal or tsunami flows during the Great Flood. . . .

Imagine the pre-Flood world with seas full of this type of vegetation. The now extinct floating forest habitat would have been an ideal environment for the ancestors of at least some of the modern animals that now thrive on ice shelves.
To read the entire article, click on "Warm-climate penguins — Fossil penguin discoveries point to another possible pre-Flood habitat for semi-aquatic animals".





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