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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Creation Science, Biomimetics, and the Bombardier Beetle

Creationists have been using the bombardier beetle as an example of irreducible complexity before that that phrase was first used by Dr. Michael Behe. Essentially, everything has to be in place from the start or nothing works. The bombardier beetle has also inspired some scientific applications.

The bombardier beetle has been frequently cited by creationists as an example of irreducible complexity. It becomes more fascinating from an engineering perspective, and practical applications were gleaned.
Australian bombardier beetle image credit:
Wikimedia Commons / Peter Halasz (CC by-SA 3.0)
There are many species of these beetles. Some of them are the explosive types that fire off bursts of hot liquid accurately at predators, and others have similar approaches. #Liar4Darwin Clinton Richard Dawkins told half truths and left out important information while denigrating creation and affirming evolution. Of course, his "it evolved" non-answer was typical of Darwin's acolytes.

Professor Andy McIntosh was familiar with the common fascinating information, but he has a different perspective and education, so he asked different questions than the rest of us may ask. His collaboration and examination led to practical applications (biomimetics/biomimicry) for us humans.
Looking at high-speed photos of a bug blasting chemicals from its behind might fascinate most of us for only a few minutes, but not Andy. Someone with a doctorate in combustion theory doesn’t look at the world the way we do. He knew that there must be more to the story.
Biologists have known about the beetle since the early 1800s, when the first reports were published about beetles shooting “artillery.” Later in the 1960s and 1970s, the world’s leading expert on the bombardier beetle, entomologist Thomas Eisner, made some exciting discoveries about the beetle’s complex chemistry, but many mysteries remained.
What caught Andy’s attention in the new report was the obvious evidence of combustion, his area of expertise. Something amazing must be going on for an insect to set off a series of explosions and then to machine gun its enemies.
To read this article in its entirety or download the audio version, click on "The Mystery of the Exploding Beetle".

We’ve all seen pictures of animals doing battle or predators stalking their unsuspecting prey. But the Bombardier beetle is equipped with what scientists have described as a chemical cannon.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Secularists Still Puzzled over T. Rex Soft Tissues

When soft tissues of dinosaurs were discovered, they were considered oddities or misunderstood. Problems for secularists continued as more soft tissues were found as well as proteins, so rescuing devices were attempted. Another effort was made that does not bode well for evolutionary ideas.

More T. rex soft tissues, more rescuing devices from puzzled secularists with cognitive dissonance.

Count Krosstich told me that these folks have to deal with a great deal of cognitive dissonance. True, they are presuming that dinosaur bones have been in the ground for millions of years, but also knowing that soft tissues and proteins cannot last anywhere near that long. The toast concept and Maillard reactions have been invoked, but nothing popped up with them. New studies have tremendous flaws. These people should admit that the evidence supports recent creation and the global Genesis Flood of only a few thousand years ago.
The latest fossil biochemistry paper, published in Scientific Reports, describes “blood vessel structures” recovered from inside a T. rex femur. This is the same femur in which the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology featured collagen fibers, protein remnants, and possible DNA signatures back in 1997. Since then, debate has raged among experts. On one hand, fossil experts keep reporting more biochemicals in all kinds of fossils. On the other hand, protein experts keep confirming that biochemicals cannot possibly last millions of years. This new report attempts to bridge those two parties.
The Scientific Reports paper focused on mechanisms that might help protein last for 65 million years—the length of time that secular scientists insist the T. rex bone rested in the earth. Such mechanisms bear a big burden. Assuming normal temperatures, proteins and other biomolecules fall apart after only thousands of years.
To read the rest of the article, click on "More T. rex Soft Tissues". Yippie ky yay, secularists!

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Still More Dinosaur Feather Fake News

My old pal Miles Prower stopped by to let me know that the hands at the Darwin Ranch were cranking up the propaganda mill again, this time to give more fake news about fossilized dinosaur feathers. Here we go again.

Excited claims that dinosaur feathers were found at the South Pole. However, the truth is far different than the propaganda.
Assembled with components from Clker clipart
We saw that proponents of particles-to-paleontologist evolution are riding hard and fast to use space aliens for propaganda, but they are especially enamored with using dinosaurs to promote evolution. People with a modicum of critical thinking skills and some degree of science knowledge should be able to see that this report is nonsense.

One significant problem here is the same as we experience at The Question Evolution Project — a frustration common to Page owners. Namely, lack of reading. People see headlines and summaries but tend to avoid actually reading the material and thinking about the poor science and reasoning involved.

Ride up on the hill for the bigger view. What did they find? Fossils of feathers. Where did they find them? Southeastern Australia. Where did the fake news say they were from? The South Pole. What is the evidence? None. Assumptions, presuppositions of evolution and deep time, circular reasoning, and basic storytelling were found. If grant money was based on actual science instead of propaganda value, these jaspers would be relegated to selling pencils outside subway terminals. Unfortunately, they are locked in with their naturalistic views, so they won't cowboy up and admit that the actual evidence they find is in keeping with recent creation and the Genesis Flood. Galileo Figaro, they're frightened!
Dino-bird evolution frequently causes excitement on social media platforms so my attention was grabbed by a picture of a fully feathered dinosaur with a sensationalist National Geographic headline that read, “In a first, fossil dinosaur feathers found near the South Pole”. However, what had actually been found differed so significantly from the headline that words such as overreaching speculation and grandiose story-telling immediately came to mind. In what follows, I have broken down the article’s salient points to highlight the highly misleading nature of National Geographic’s claims.
To read the rest of the article and learn the facts, click on "Separating fact from fiction in a farcical story! — Were fossil dinosaur feathers really found near the South Pole?"

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Slow and Gradual Naturalistic Poison

My unregistered assault keyboard is ready to go on this New Year's Day (happy Calendar Changing Day). While it is wishful thinking that people will be able to see twenty-twenty (see what I did there?) about origins, we still have to present the truth. It is up to them what they do with it.

Evolution and an old earth were not sudden revelations, but introduced as a slow poison against biblical creation.
The portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
was run through PhotoFunia
Today's atheistic and anti-creationist activists are ready to go on the attack at full gallop and with lack of reasoning abilities. (I believe atheopaths nowadays do not even want to think rationally, let alone use science or civil discourse. Emotional reactions are used in place of thought.) People were more respectful and circumspect in earlier times.

As far back as the 16th century, there were people advocating naturalism and to replace biblical truth. They hated creation and the Genesis Flood. Since many people still respected God and believed God's Word to some extent, it was unthinkable to go charging in with sabers drawn and guns a-blazing.

No, they took a far more subtle approach by using slow poison. Disparage the Bible, make up straw man arguments, argue from ignorance (and it's ugly kid brother, the argument from incredulity), and other irrational just-so stories. However, people trusted these so-called thinkers who had seemingly good arguments. Naturalists disparaged the Flood and introduced uniformitarianism (slow and gradual processes over long periods of time), forms of evolution were postulated, then Papa Darwin came along and made his own presentations. He increased the dosage of poison as well.
One early strategy used straw man arguments to demote the biblical Flood. In this all-too-common break with logic, opponents of a view attack an imagined version of that view instead of the real one. Combatants claim victory over their opponents when all they really did was beat up a flimsy conception of their own making. 
. . . from 1749 to 1788 Comte de Buffon used his high position in Paris’ Royal Academy of Sciences to promote his own ideas of vast ages for the earth in his 36-volume work Histoire Naturelle. . . . Buffon mentioned Noah’s Flood, but his straw man version of the Flood was too gentle to disturb Earth’s supposedly pre-existing rock layers—or even its trees and plants.
To read this insightful article in its entirety, click on "The Plan to Replace God". You may also be interested in an article on three "scientists" of the past who had no science degrees at "Those Scientists Who Revived Evolutionism".

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Aliens and Evolutionary Indoctrination

We have seen many times on this site as well as others providing creation science material that secularists are mighty fond of space aliens. However, their invisible friends have never been seen, but folks still believe in them by faith. Aliens are also used for propaganda purposes in the drive of naturalists to support their presuppositions that the Creator does not exist. Interesting that they deny God because they claim there is no evidence (Rom. 1:18-23), yet insist on believing in aliens. Makes perfect sense in their paradigm.

Naturalists had success using dinosaurs for evolutionary propaganda against young people. They are also pushing space aliens to influence people.
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Darwin's followers have had a wonderful time making chin music and publishing research papers about dinosaur bones. Museums are chock full of incomplete skeletons with missing bones added as well as artists' (mis)conceptions. Dinosaurs did exist, and evolutionists get on the prod when the problems (for them) of soft tissues and proteins are raised. They also get cranky when biblical creationists upset the apple cart by using dinosaurs for creation purposes: "Those are our propaganda pieces, and you can't use them!"

Dinosaurs existed, but there is no evidence for extraterrestrial life. SETI enthusiasts are waiting for ETs to phone from home. Ain't happening, Zeke. I'm cognating that you don't see creationists using space aliens is that most of us reject their existence both scientifically and theologically. Atheists and evolutionists are consumed with hope for genuine evidence for extraterrestrial life. If that did happen. they could jump up and down, clapping with glee and sing, "There is no God!" Yeah, they are fond of using bad logic based on wishful thinking.

Any member of the Ministry of Truth (as well as Hitler, Lenin, and other dictators) can tell you that it is important to capture the minds of young people so belief in evolution can be secured. Evolution makes atheists and materialists out of people, after all. Dinosaurs were effective, and aliens are being pushed as propaganda resources.
Evolutionists are prepping children for a global deception.

With no data to go on, SETI advocates continue their hopeless search. Since they believe a single alien space signal will revolutionize human identity, they press on. In the meantime, they use the media to prepare impressionable young minds for what they hope is inevitable. After all, if life evolved here so easily (presumably), it must have evolved all over the universe. In theory, some of it is probably intelligent, probably much more advanced than we are. Right? Star Wars says so.
To read the rest, click on "Brainwashing Kids with Space Aliens".

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Domestic Cats Mostly Unchanged for 2000 Years

It is interesting to note that those statues and paintings of cats in ancient Egypt depict animals that are essentially the same today. Actually, that may not be entirely accurate. For quite a spell, cats were sacred to ancient Egyptians (and modern cats seem to retain that knowledge), and the artwork varied.

The cat kind early in creation would have had a tremendous amount of genetic information. It may seem strange that domestic cats seem unchanged from ancient Egyptian times.
African Wildcat (Felis lybica) cropped from a picture by Bernard Dupont at Flickr (CC by-SA 2.0)
Egyptians wanted their diminutive deities to match up with some of the art for the Bast (also known as Bastet) goddess, so they commenced to domesticating and crossbreeding African Wildcats, Jungle cats, and eventually others depending of the prevailing mood. They were doing selective breeding before it was cool. And cats being cats, they did a bit of unsupervised hybridization their ownselves.

Biblical creationists believe that Noah did not need multiple cat kinds, probably very few pairs or even just one pair. They (and the other critters) were most likely preloaded with a great deal of genetic information which eventually gave us big cats, little cats, and everything in between.
God created an incredible amount of genetic variety in each of the kinds, including the cat kind. The original cat kind was likely a medium-sized feline. One particularly fascinating candidate is the Asian Golden cat . . . Although we cannot be certain what the original cat kind was if we were to theoretically “design” one, the Asian Golden cat would incorporate all the features we wanted . . . And coincidentally, the Asian Golden cat would probably be the closest midsize cat to the geographical area of where the cat kind would have left Noah’s Ark. A medium-sized created kind is vitally important to later species because we need to be able to have the genetic potential for large cats like tigers and lions, and yet still have reproductive compatibility to produce (for example) Sand cats and African Wildcats.
You can read the entire article (which has a passel of pictures) by clawing your way over to "Feedback: Have Domestic Cats Remained Virtually Unchanged for 2,000 Years?" Another article you may like (which has some personal information about our Basement Cat), "How We Get Our Fabulous Feline Friends".

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Population Genetics and the Genesis Flood

Scientists use the word bottleneck to describe a drastic reduction in a population, and is also used to describe a severe loss of genetic diversity. Those of the biblical creation persuasion want to know about the most severe population bottleneck of all: the Genesis Flood.

Here is some heavy material on population genetics and creation science research regarding the population bottleneck and the Genesis Flood.
Credit: Pixabay / Jeff Jacobs
Atheists, evolutionists, and religious compromisers reject the Genesis Flood out of hand, so it's very difficult for creationists to conduct research when they are not as well-heeled as their counterparts. Even so, creationist geologists conducted some significant stratigraphy research, and here, we have models and discussions on the genetic effects of the Flood, and subsequent diversity afterward.

On a side note, some tinhorns insist on redefining evolution. Some insist on "change over time" (not helpful), others say "changes in allele (or gene) frequencies", often appealing to that unbiased paragon of scientific virtue, Wikipedia. Darwin's disciples online do not understand evolution and creationists often have to correct them, but professional evolutionists do not really understand their mythology either. Mayhaps that's why they redefine evolution. The following articles refer to allele frequencies numerous times, but this has nothing whatsoever to do with evolution.

Scientists work from their presuppositions. Materialists have their naturalistic philosophies and struggle to find evidence for matter-to-microbiologist evolution and deep time, and biblical creationists find evidence for recent creation and the global Flood. Working from the biblical starting point, creationists conducted research using the science of genetics (begun by Gregor Mendel, peas be upon him) and the biblical timeline. Adam and Eve were unmarred by genetic degradation at the time of their creation. Marrying close kinfolk was not a problem for a long time, and God prohibited it to protect the human race from further genetic problems after the Exodus.

Here are two papers that are mostly beyond my ken. They are deep, and one is quite long. Even so, I was able to get something out of them. They are presented for people who want the heavier material that is written for people with backgrounds in science. In this case, biology and genetics would be mighty helpful, and maybe some mathematics.

First, "The genetic effects of the population bottleneck associated with the Genesis Flood". Next is the shorter one, "Effective population sizes and loss of diversity during the Flood bottleneck".

For people who are interested in more heavy science, here are two other articles of interest that I did not even attempt to read: "Evidence for a Human Y Chromosome Molecular Clock: Pedigree-Based Mutation Rates Suggest a 4,500-Year History for Human Paternal Inheritance", and also "Testing the Predictions of the Young-Earth Y Chromosome Molecular Clock: Population Growth Curves Confirm the Recent Origin of Human Y Chromosome Differences".

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