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Friday, August 16, 2019

Coyotes Have Gone to the Dogs

Out riding a forest trail at night, it is common to hear a coyote howl. This can give a greenhorn a bit of a start, but not as bad as hearing a cougar. Is the word pronounced KY-ote or ky-O-tee? Depends on where you are. My text-to-speech reader gets a mite confused and uses both in the same paragraph. They have a bad reputation. Is it deserved?

Many people consider coyotes pests. That is often true, but they are also being troublesome to evolutionists as well.
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While coyotes frequently make guest appearances in Western shows, they are found in most of these here United States, including New York and Alaska. These critters are crafty, stealing and eating all sorts of things. Sometimes they hunt in packs or even team up with other animals. By the way, the one in the cartoons should have caught the roadrunner because coyotes are faster.

Like their jackal and dingo cousins, they are considered pests. Some folks try killing them off which actually causes them to increase their population! They breed well, and the Eastern coyote has been found to have domestic dog DNA. Those in the wild have been known to breed with wolves as well. Darwin's disciples mistakenly call this "evolution", but that is not the case. Scientists are uncertain about the definition of species (Wikipedia, that bastion of objective science notwithstanding), but this activity illustrates the created kind of Genesis.
In many American Indian tales and traditions, the coyote is renowned as the Trickster—greedy, vain, cunning, and a liar. When European settlers arriving at the Great Plains first encountered it, aside from “heralding it as an icon of the expansive West”, the coyote’s reputation fared little better. Raids on livestock soon saw the colonists “vilifying it as the ultimate varmint, the bloodthirsty bane of sheep and cattle ranchers.”3 No doubt remembering Europe’s wolves, which it resembles, the settlers’ names for the coyote included brush wolf, prairie wolf, little wolf, and cased wolf. (Sometimes also the American jackal; though larger, the coyote is similar to the golden jackal of Eurasia.)
To read the rest of this extremely interesting article, click on "The wily coyote—dogged by reputation, this coy ‘wolf’ continues to surprise".

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Icefish, Creation, and Evolution

A few years ago, we read about how the Antarctic icefish were equipped by their creator to survive in those extremely cold temperatures down yonder. That article was brief and simple, but now we are going to get into more detail and raise some questions for both Darwinists and creationists.

Antarctic icefish are uniquely built do survive extremely cold temperatures. Evolutionists cannot explain this, but creationist speculations seem reasonable.
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Some icefish have been referred to as "bloodless", which is somewhat misleading. Adults do not have hemoglobin and red blood cells, but there is something working like blood — or antifreeze. Instead of appearing to be a simple adaptation or variation, they seem to have undergone a full rebuild. Evolutionists are stymied and cannot give a plausible explanation for their existence. Creationists have some speculations that include genetic drift and adaptations (supported by family variations), and are more reasonable that what evolutionists offer.
Icefish are the only vertebrates that lack red blood cells and hemoglobin as adults. In vertebrates, these are essential for binding oxygen and then transporting oxygen throughout the body. But rather than this being a “simple adaptation,” the icefish of the Channichthyidae family appear to have several major anatomical and chemical alterations compared to other similar fish (even other Antarctic species within the same order, from the Nototheniidae family). The icefish has extremely large gills for its body size, no scales (which may help it to absorb oxygen from the surrounding water), a flexible (and less dense) bony skeleton. It also has a heart four times the size of similar fish, larger blood vessels than other similar-sized fish, has accumulated a lipid layer in its bloodstream that makes it more buoyant, and makes more antifreeze-like proteins than other cold-water fish. Oxygen exists solely in physical solution in icefish blood, which has an oxygen-carrying capacity of less than 10% compared with that of their relatives with hemoglobin.
 To read the entire article, click on "Clear as Blood: How Did Antarctic Icefish Survive Their 'Evolution'?"

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Further Dark Matter Weaseling

When materialism and evolutionary thinking bushwhack science, observed facts are lassoed, tied, and branded for the secularism brand. That is, the narrative drives the evidence instead of the other way around. We see this in stories about human evolution, our wonderful brains, and other areas. Of course, the deep time story must control cosmology. Dark matter is a rescuing device.

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The Big Bang is the current secular myth of origins and it is infested with rescuing devices. We recently saw how inflation and the multiverse are efforts to save the Big Bang, and another is dark matter. (Dark energy is occasionally invoked as well.) This stuff has never been observed, only inferred, and that because Big Bang speculations need it to keep their conjecture together and the money coming in.

Watch for the weasel words from secularists.

The linked article shows some of the more recent buckets of desperate flapdoodle that pass as "science". When you go there, note the frequent use of weasel words.
  • Dark matter and the strange dimming of supernovas
  • The cosmic speed discrepancy is bringing the existence of dark matter into question
  • Early dark energy and an appeal to string theory
  • Scientists cannot find dark matter, but they know it exists
  • Bullets of dark matter are zipping through us right this minute
You can read about these and other bits of fiction that pass as science by clicking on "Belief in Dark Matter Propelled by Theory, Not Evidence".

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Dinosaurs and Whopper Sands

Imagine if you will that you are an evolutionary paleontologist. You have your ideological ponies put into your worldview corral and go about doing Darwinist business. Then your beliefs are threatened by discoveries that just should not be. Perhaps you fall back on the Stuff Happens Law to explain those dinosaur and other fossils.

Several instances of fossils and geological anomalies do not fit secular geology and paleontology, but are best explained by the power of the Genesis Flood.
Phytosaur art at Kings Park Perth image credit: Wikimedia / Moondyne (CC by-SA 3.0)
Uniformitarian geologists and paleontologists are frequently confronted by evidence they cannot explain. Bone fragments attributed to a land-dwelling dinosaur were found way, way out in the North Sea. Well, that's a puzzler! Sand and mud is expected to be found near rivers, but the Whopper Sand in deep-sea sediments of the Gulf of Mexico further complicates the puzzle. Those crocodile-like phytosaurs managed to be found in marine sediments.

The pieces of the puzzle are put in place with a proper understanding of Genesis Flood models. Tremendous amounts of water with astonishing force were at work. Yet again, the biblical record is confirmed by unwilling secular scientists who reject the Creator and the Flood, preferring the vacuous philosophy of evolutionism.
Oil and gas explorations have found sedimentary deposits so massive and so far offshore that secular science has no satisfactory explanation for their occurrence. Marine rock exposures have also revealed numerous land fossils washed great distances out to sea. Drilling off the coast of Norway has even pulled up a core containing dinosaur bone. Although these discoveries baffle uniformitarian scientists, they are not an issue for Flood geologists.
To read the entire article, click on "Deep-Sea Dinosaur Fossil Buries Evolution".

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Ear Bones and Deficient Evolutionary Ideas

Sometimes I use a silly euphemism for giving serious thought to something by saying people may need to use their think bones. Did you know that we have bones in our ears? Of course you did, but most of us do not ponder them very often unless there is a medical issue. Some purveyors of atoms-to-audiologist evolution have the notion that the middle ear bones of mammals evolved from reptiles.

Some evolutionists think there is a relationship between inner bones in mammals and those in reptile jaws. This notion cannot withstand scrutiny or genetics.
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This concept of a relationship between mammal ear bones and some bones in reptile jaws is disputed by other evolutionists. It is actually quite old, long before the science of genetics was initiated by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him). Not only does this notion have problems when confronted with genetics, but there are many questions of logistics that evolutionists cannot answer. That is because mammals and reptiles were created separately.
Some evolutionists claim that mammals evolved from reptiles through a group of animals known as ‘mammal-like reptiles’. This is a big step in the evolutionary model. They believe that certain jaw and skull bones in reptiles evolve into the middle ear bones of mammals. Two bones, the articular bone on the very back tip of the jawbone and the quadrate bone at the base of the skull form the jaw joint in reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammal-like reptiles (see figure 1). In mammalian embryology, these two bones migrate into the middle ear and become the malleus and the incus. These two bones, together with the stapes form the three bones of the middle ear. However, in reptiles, there is only one single bone in the middle ear, namely the columella, which corresponds to the stapes bone in the mammalian ear.
Evolutionists list several “mammal-like” species where these bones are supposedly in between those of reptiles and mammals. However, is this picture true? Is there evidence that the reptilian skull and jaw bones middle ear evolved into the mammalian ear?
You can read the rest by clicking on "Did the ear bones of mammals really evolve from the jawbones of reptiles?

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Those Ever-Changing Evolutionary Whims

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

A few weeks back, I escorted my prospector friend Stormie Waters into town for supplies. I forgot it was payday at the Darwin Ranch. All the hitching posts were taken outside the saloon, so they hired themselves an effete horse-holder for the evening.

Some tinhorns take exception to the observation that secular science keeps changing. It happens frequently and is easily documented, but the narrative is more important than facts to them.
Original Image: Man Interrupted at His Writing / Gerrit Dou, 1635
This snide tinhorn (Darwin's equivalent of Comical Ali) had taken exception to my oft-used remarks about "the ever-changing whims of secular science interpretations", and he told me so. He claimed that I was misrepresenting "reality" and science is secular, not "religious" or "creationist", and it got Americans to the moon fifty years ago. Someone is exhibiting his lack of logic.*

The attempt to exclude Christians from science is a bigoted lie (I am blunt because he stalks creationist sites and knows our material). The foundations of modern science were established mostly by Bible-believing Christians, and many of them were creationists. It is not "their" science against "our" science. Indeed, logic and science are impossible without God, but people like this have a fundamentally flawed epistemology. They pretend they can find smoking guns to shoot down creation science, but that does not happen.

Second, unbelievers have a nasty habit of using arbitrary assertions. In this case, defining "reality" to mean "atheistic interpretations of evidence to support deep time, evolution, or both". Then they set up straw man arguments and ad hominem attacks based on their self-serving definitions. (Also, scientific facts are often redefined or ignored completely to support gender confusion.) Don't forget the circular arguments (assuming something to prove it). It's who they are and what they do.

Third, he is conflating operational science with historical science. It was operational science (which is observable, testable, repeatable, falsifiable, and so forth) that made the Apollo missions and other space exploration projects possible. Atoms-to-astronaut evolution (including cosmology and uniformitarianism) is constantly changing. A big reason for this because of the naturalistic presuppositions of evolutionists: evidence is ignored or tweaked to fit their incoherent worldview. The portions of the narrative are in a constant state of flux because they have to be rewritten. Here are some of my posts. If you follow the links, they will take you to other sites with additional content:
There are more where these came from, especially if you go to the sites linked and search them. I did not include other problems where evolutionists say "this changes everything" or similar words. You can do that your ownselves.

Darwin's Flying Monkeys™ insist that evolution is a fact and there are "mountains of evidence" supporting it. Those alleged facts keep getting rewritten, and we frequently read expressions about how a discovery "changes everything". But the narrative continues unabated. Secular scientists often ignore contrary evidence and make adjustments so they can pretend that they have demonstrated deep time and evolution. I'll allow that biblical creationists have to make modifications, but our foundation is the written Word of God, not the whims of fallible humans.

*In a similar manner, an unfriendly atheist wrote that Gallup reports that a certain number of Americans accept creation, but another number accept "reality". Arbitrary assertions used to compose a straw man argument. In addition, he is lying by indicating that Gallup used the false dichotomy. The aforementioned anti-creationist supports this and other atheists.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Birds Making their Songs

In Greek mythology, Syrinx the nymph was escaping Pan and ran to the edge of the river. She asked the river nymphs to help her escape, and they changed her into water reeds. When Pan blew across them, they made a melodic sound so he cut them and made a panpipe (pan flute). Interestingly, the apparatus in birds that makes their song is called a syrinx.

People have wondered about bird songs and how they can make more than one sound at the same time. Evolutionary ideas failed, since the answer supports special creation.
Clamorous Reed-Warbler image credit: CSIRO / John Manger (CC by 3.0)
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Researchers wanted to know how things work when birds to their songs — especially how they can do more than one sound at the same time. Evolutionary explanations failed, and there is no sign of a syrinx in dinosaurs or other critters. That's not difficult to understand if you drop the universal common ancestor evolution idea and admit that they are the product of special creation by the Master Engineer.
What makes the unique sounds of birds is a structure called the syrinx, found at a point where the trachea, or windpipe, splits into the bronchi, the passageways to the lungs. The syrinx is typically designed with a resonating chamber and elastic vibrating connective tissues called tympaniform membranes. Sound is produced when the membranes are pushed inward via muscular contraction and partially block the bronchi.
You can read this short article in its entirety by clicking on "The  Syrinx Song".

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