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Monday, September 30, 2019

Homology and Design Features

Normally, I do not make write-ups for online book chapters, but this topic is brought up frequently. The concept of homology is a tool for biologists and evolutionists where living things are grouped according to certain traits that they have in common. It can be useful, but problematic for muck-to-music therapist evolution.


Biologists and evolutionists use homology as a tool, but it works against evolution and can also be used to support creation.
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Grouping by similarities is often used by village atheists and evolutionists to prove evolution, which is not logical. It also can work the other way: common traits demonstrate the work of our Creator using his design plans. Indeed, evolutionists often cannot explain traits that are unrelated according to their schemes, and invoke the miracle of convergent evolution — which is not an explanation, especially when creatures not related according to evolution.


When used properly, homology can be not only a useful tool, but predictive. For example, Dmitri Mendeleev made the Periodic Table of the Elements in 1869 and was able to predict later discoveries of elements. Mayhaps biblical creationists will be predicting trait distribution among critters.
If God made people as people, why are we full of “animal parts”? Look at your arm for a moment and try to picture the bones inside. There’s one bone attached to the body, two bones in the forearm, a little group of wrist bones, and bones that extend out into the fingers. As it turns out, there are many other living things that have forelimbs with a similar pattern: the foreleg of a horse or dog, the wing of a bat, and the flipper of a penguin, for example, as shown in Figure 6. Biologists use the term “homology” for such similarities in basic structure.
To learn more, click on "Comparative Similarities: Homology"



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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lucy and her kin are Still Extinct Apes

This post contains links to several articles that should prove useful to students, teachers, parents, and other people interested in the human origins debate. It deals with the australopithecines, emphasizing devastating material regarding Lucy. Well, devastating for Darwinists, not for biblical creationists.


Lucy and other alleged links to humans continually receive evidence against their status. This post has links to free videos and a PDF booklet.
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The hands at the Darwin Ranch ( head out Folly Road past Stinking Lake, then head northwest to Deception Pass, avoid the Winkie Guards) are excited about a newly Australopithecus anamensis discovered skull. Like Lucy (some scientists want it called Lucifer because they contend it was male), parts were found scattered in different areas. There is no actual skeleton. Scientists disagree about whether or not it was just another extinct ape, albeit a different variety. Arguing from naturalistic presuppositions, some think it evolved into Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy), others invoke the magic of parallel evolution. The evidence actually shows no evolution, just extinct apes. Just like creationists have been saying for years.
Publishing in the journal Nature, a team of experts described a fossil skull that puts both a new face and a contradictory age onto an extinct ape variety previously known only from teeth and bone fragments. The team discovered the fossil in 2016 in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Early on, they recognized it as an australopithecine ape, but after analysis, they assigned it to the species anamensis.

Australopithecus anamensis supposedly evolved into Australopithecus afarensis — the most famous example of which is nicknamed Lucy — which some have asserted became humans. But many evolutionists see no anatomical link between this extinct ape kind and mankind. One zoologist admitted, “They are just apes.”
You can read this short article in its entirety at "Fossil Ape Skull Is a Game Ender". Be sure to come back for the next entries. 

This next article also deals with A. anamensis. It is also rather short, but has background and technical details for those so inclined:
The media has been drooling over a newly reported australopithecine fossil cranium alleged to be an ‘ape-man’ (i.e., hominin) in our family tree. However, the evidence is strongly against the australopithecines being a human ancestor. This latest find, of a cranium labelled MRD-VP-1/1, and attributed to Australopithecus anamensis, provides no new evidence that the australopithecines were anything more than an extinct apish primate group.
To read the rest, click on "New cranium, same old evolutionary ambiguities". 

Not all scientists in the field are on board with the human evolution from australopithecines,  and have provided material to support their contention that these critters were simply extinct apes. Now research shows that their eating habits were like those of some modern apes as well.
Secular scientists routinely confirm Australopithecus species as being nothing more than apes, and this new study is no different. In a recent paper published in Nature, Renaud Joannes-Boyau of the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group at Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia, and colleagues reported that A. africanus exhibited seasonal eating patterns, similar to modern apes.
This article is also rather short, and not technical. To read the rest, click on "Australopithecus Ate Like an Ape". Now we come to the important material about Lucy.

Darwin's disciples have long had febrile enthusiasm for A. afarensis as a missing link between apes and humans. (There is no single missing link. The entire chain is missing, old son.) The putative discoverer of Lucy, Donald Johanson, conveniently made "discoveries" when his time was running out. 

He played fast and loose with the data, dealing from the bottom of the deck by presenting a skeleton that was assembled mostly from imagination and the scientific principle of Making Things Up™. DJ is also vehemently anti-Christian. Supporters of Lucy even did a bit of force-fit reconstruction of plaster casts to get what they thought the pelvis should be. Once again, presuppositions dominate the worldview and the narrative, and actual research is severely lacking.

 

The folks at Genesis Apologetics have some material for your education. (Mayhaps students can be detoxed from the propaganda and learn to question evolution.) Several videos are included, one of which is below. There is also a one-hour webinar. But wait, there's more! There is also a free downloadable PDF booklet, Lucy: The Australopithecus that fell out of the Human Evolution Tree. Free is good. The booklet is not strictly about Lucy, but includes creation science material and evangelism. To commence to downloading and watching, click on Lucy's Fall from Science.




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Friday, September 27, 2019

The Culture of Death and the Climate Change Cult

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

This is a follow-up to some aspects if my article on education and indoctrination, "Evolutionists Stoking the Fires of Censorship Again". People are unskilled in using the most basic logical principles and "think" with their emotions. They are used by manipulators who seek to further their own agendas. This is very prominent in atheism, fish-to-fool evolution, leftist political views, and global climate change.

Climate change cult hysteria is increasing and activists even manipulate children in their agendas. In reality, science supports the Bible and we have hope.
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The world is going to end! Katie, bar the door! Oh, you never opened up from the last big scare? Never mind. Alarmists have been predicting catastrophes and even the end of the world for decades, but have a perfect record of failure. In the 1970s,  alarmists were saying that a coming ice age was inevitable (for example, see the video "In Search Of... The Coming Ice Age"). That switched to global warming, spearheaded by Algore and his  discredited predictions. Now they've hedged their bets with the ambiguous "climate change", which can be blamed for many things from civil wars to my car not starting. The car not starting thing is not much of an exaggeration because climate change has been blamed for many odd things.

While scientists are having their disagreements (but agree that there is no cause for panic), more heat than light is being furnished by leftist politicians, uneducated alarmists, and globalists. Just try to put forward information or have a discussion, and you are likely to be called a "liar" and slammed with leftist propaganda. We cannot have the conversation. Their view and their interpretation of the evidence is the only one to be considered. Real science is about examining the facts, not just the material that is tortured to support a leftist ideology. Now children are being manipulated by activists in the subterfuge.


Global warming leftists have a materialistic worldview that is fueled by evolutionary thinking. Just study on it a moment. Principles of Geology by lawyer Charles Lyell was written in part to “free the science from Moses” (that is, deny God and recent creation), and also to postulate huge amounts of time. Lawyer Lyell influence Charles Darwin, who hated Christianity and popularized an ancient pagan view (evolution was not invented by Darwin) that fooled many people.

Many people have a fundamentally flawed worldview and are not taught how to think (secularists tell people what to think), unaware of suppressed evidence refuting Darwinism and the popular versions of global warming. It's not surprising they have a bleak outlooks. These people (including children now) are filled with despair, fear, anger, hatred, atheism, and lies that they think are the truth. Yes, we have hope, but it is not in the machinations of sidewinders who want power and money. We do have a Creator, he is in control, and science supports the biblical worldview.

This global climate thing is widely known and there are many sources of information. In addition to the links above, I have two more. First, I recommend a video by Dr. Alan White, "Is It Time to Panic About Climate Change?" Dr. White provides some very important information, although some tinhorns will call him a liar without even thinking about what he says. Invoking white privilege, here is an excerpt of Dr. James R. White on The Dividing Line. It's just over thirteen minutes long, and he discusses the cultic nature of global warming:



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Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Breath of Life

Some things we believe we cannot live without, and we want them right away. Most of those are frivolous when compared to those things that are essential to life. Have you ever been deprived of air for a while? You want those next breaths, and you want them in a mighty big hurry.


Having the breath of life is one way that our Creator keeps us alive, such as providing oxygen in our blood to supply all those cells inside us. But there is more.
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If something or someone isn't breathing, there's no point in sending a "Get Well Soon" card. Ain't nobody home. Having the breath of life is one way that our Creator keeps us alive, such as providing oxygen in our blood to supply all those cells inside us. Scientists experiment on cadavers to find ways to keep us functioning, but they are more like objects than people when they are bereft of breath. God also gave the symbiotic relationship with plants that use carbon dioxide we exhale and give us oxygen so we can continue to breathe.

It is a simple fact that everyone who has been or ever will be born will stop breathing and die. Those who have life in Jesus will one day be resurrected and have bodies that will never die.
The Greeks used the word pneuma to signify both breath and spirit. That’s not scientifically inaccurate, because most animals cannot survive for long without breath, and will “give up the ghost” if they stop breathing. First Aid students learn that of the ingredients needed for a body—food, water and oxygen—breathing is the most critical. Seconds count. Thankfully, we don’t have to think about breathing. The autonomic nervous system keeps the chest and diaphragm filling the lungs with air automatically, even in our sleep. The Pentateuch says the “life” of the flesh is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11), but it’s clear from the creation that the “spirit” of the flesh is in the breath (pneuma). The first human body, wonderfully designed as it was, was just an object on the ground until God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7, KJV). This became true of the first woman as well.
To read the rest, take a deep breath, be thankful for it, and click on "What a Difference the Breath of Life Makes".




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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Evolution and Learned Behaviors

Proponents of universal common ancestor evolution are excited about the possibility that learned behaviors can be passed along to future generations. Have you ever looked askance at something? It would be understandable, since sometimes the offspring of musicians cannot play an instrument, or parents of average intelligence have children that are geniuses. Even so, there are some indications that learned behaviors are indeed passed along.

Research shows that some living things pass long learned behaviors to their offspring. This is limited, and the results support creation.
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Roundworms and mice have been tested and it was found that their offspring had learned traits that the parents had learned. This was traced back to epigenetics, a modification of the study of genetics that was initiated by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him). Darwin's disciples are excited, thinking that they have lassoed evidence for their beliefs. 

Not happening, Hoss. There have been no indications as yet that the learned behaviors were present after about four generations, where the critter reverted back to its natural state. Evolutionists also wonder if this would lead to speciation. Maybe. Speciation is a concept that is friendly to creation science, and no new genetic information was actually added because the changes were essentially through genetic switches. Remember the engineered adaptability series? This research reminds me of that: the Master Engineer designed living things to respond and adapt to their environment. This is by design, not because of external pressures that Darwin imagined.
Since Mendel, most scientists have believed that acquired traits could not be inherited by offspring. This would mean that if an individual organism were to lose a tail or learn to avoid a predator, for example, these traits could not be passed to the offspring through the DNA. The young would be born with a tail and no innate knowledge of how to avoid a predator. With the discovery and applications of epigenetics in the last few decades, this is changing. A recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Cell discussed the epigenetic inheritance of learned traits in roundworms. Roundworms are not the only organism to exhibit transgenerational learning. Numerous others do as well or utilize some other method of epigenetic inheritance.
To read the rest, click on "Can Learned Behaviors be Inherited?"

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Evolutionists Stoking the Fires of Censorship Again

Atheists and evolutionists want to further censor creation from science education in Wales. Such indoctrination is not only happening in the UK, but in the USA as well.

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

We have seen reports where free speech is on the decline in Britain, such as when preachers get locked up for a "hate crime" (here is just one example), but atheists and evolutionists are galloping toward full educational censorship against anything even resembling creation or design. I reckon they not only oppose freedom of speech, but freedom of thought as well. 

"Humanists" increased thought control and bushwhacked science education already, but it appears that they want to close any loopholes. Evolution must reign supreme in Welsh education, and there can be no reasonable doubt that the rest of Britain will follow suit. Hail Darwin, blessed be! Evolutionists are not content to misrepresent and even lie about what creationists actually uphold, but they disingenuously redefine "science" in materialistic terms. Also, they will claim that Christian parents, teachers, and ministries are "indoctrinating" when in fact they are doing that themselves. Such blame shifting is a common tactic among atheists, evolutionists, and leftists.

Anti-creationists are delighted at such censorship, of course. I posted something about this Welsh censorship effort on our Fazebook Page, which garnered irrational attacks by one of Satan's handmaids not only for me, but other creationists as well. It is interesting that when some sidewinders complain that they cannot post abusive, irrelevant reactions to creationists, we are "censoring" them, but they heavily promote real censorship and indoctrination. It's who they are and what they do. You may also like to see a short post on such manipulative tactics at "How Manipulators Subvert the Truth".

By the way, a spammer, criminal cyberstalker and pretender to the throne of Almighty God has condemned me to Hell.

Critical thinking is not being taught, and I believe that secularists do not want people to learn how to examine the evidence and ask questions. Such indoctrination tactics are becoming more common in the UK and USA, and we can see the fruits of this in not only origin science, but in climate change as well. 

Students are becoming Children of the Corn, useful idiots for leftists, in reacting emotionally to climate change. In this podcast by Derek Hunter, a student is regurgitating leftist global warming propaganda (based on old-earth beliefs and denying the Creator), and she has clearly been only told the "facts" that she is supposed to know. Obviously, she was not informed that the Maldives are supposed to be under water by now  or that climate doomsday predictions are amazingly inaccurate. To hear Derek's recording and commentary, head for the 41 minute 24 second mark.

Some related material comes from Chris Stigall who was filling in for Chris Plante. There are four areas, but the links are supposed to send you directly to the segments I'm hoping you'll play. First, some of the same kind of thing about the angry student that Hunter covered, but Stigall mentioned that global warming activists are more passionate about their cause than many professing Christians about the gospel. Hear this at 44 minutes 8 seconds. A bit of fun hearing "Mike the Lib" who is typical of global warming fanatics, but a certain criminal cyberstalker makes Mike seem like a rational orator. This can be heard at 56m 38s. Chris did a bit of a repeat on the student's testimony and added some interesting comments, this is at 2h 7m 18s. Finally, at 2h 43m 32s, a caller has some insightful comments on the global warming fiasco. This global warming indoctrination is clearly linked to the lack of instruction in critical thinking skills and logic, which may have saved many people quite a bit of grief.

Aaaaand, a follow-up the next day from Hunter about hypocrisy, the "climate strike", and how indoctrinated kids are angry, without hope (and I must add, without any sign of the Creator in their lives). This one is near the 52 minute mark. Finally, something I don't like to do because I haven't heard it yet, but here's a link to Stigall's follow-up as well.

I write these up several days in advance, and they occasionally get updated. This one should finally be done.

B. Hussein Obama was the climate change-friendly president. If he really believed this stuff, why did he spend millions of dollars on a mansion that would be destroyed? Asking for a friend.

Let's face it, consensus "science" is conducive to indoctrination but terrible for actual research. It's far more convenient to shield students from evidence and keep them from learning to think. It's happening in the USA as well, but it is less blatant right now.
British secularists are yet again up in arms about teaching creationism in schools—this time in Welsh schools. But Welsh schools are not actually teaching creationism, and it’s not as though creationists have been pushing for it either. The fact of the matter is, since humanists erupted in 2011 over the inclusion of the creationist perspective in a religious education class,1 teaching creationism in science classes has already been effectively banned in British schools, even including religious education classes! So why have 46 leading science organisations and scientists, including British atheist big-guns Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough, Steve Jones and Alice Roberts, joined forces in a campaign to ban teaching creationism in Welsh schools?
To read the rest, click on "Senseless cynical censorship — Humanists target creationism in Welsh schools".

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Monday, September 23, 2019

More Dinosaur Soft Tissues, More Excuses

Dinosaur soft tissues is a bane of old-earth beliefs, and they just keep on rolling in. Researchers were mighty careful in collecting these new ones, possibly to avoid possible criticism. The collecting and examining was apparently thorough, but the results obtained got Rusty Swingset (the foreman at the Darwin Ranch) on the prod.


Researchers found several dinosaurs and more of those annoying soft tissues. They could not address the issue, but the biblical timeline fits the findings.

Their report ignored the woolly mammoth in the room. That is, how can they have soft tissues after so many Darwin years had supposedly passed? One suggestion was that there was iron in the area, and yee haw boy howdy, iron is a preservative, right? It may has some effect, but the tissues should not be lasting for such a long time. Maybe it's global warming.

Plug in the creation science timeline of thousands of years, and the data make sense, and there is no excuse. But Rusty wants his deep time so evolution can continue, and never mind the Creator.
A trio of scientists used sterile techniques to collect 17 dinosaur fossils. They searched deep inside the specimens for original, still-soft tissue remnants. What did they find?
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All told, 20 samples included bone, ossified (hardened) tendon fragments, and a lone tooth. The researchers collected samples from various depths, including a few that had already washed onto the surface. The team dissolved the hard mineral from their samples, then analyzed any soft tissues that remained. Their photographs showed bone cells called osteocytes, blood vessels, and connective tissues called fibrous matrix.
To read the entire article, click on "Over a Dozen More Dinosaur Soft Tissues",

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