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  • Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle

    09/15/2014 7:35:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-15-14 | Brian Thomas
    Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What is the recipe for making an iceberg? Scientists know the basics from watching polar-ice sheets. Huge chunks calve, slide off, and float away as icebergs. But that’s for modern icebergs. New research reveals evidence of ancient icebergs that would dwarf today’s frozen floating mountains, leaving secular explanations out in the cold. Researchers from Germany’s Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, published in Geophysical Research Letters their discovery of five deep scours at almost 4,000 feet below sea level and about 250 miles off...
  • Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry

    09/12/2014 1:34:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * For over 150 years, Darwin’s hypothesis that all species share a common ancestor has dominated the creation-evolution debate. Surprisingly, when Darwin wrote his seminal work, he had no direct evidence for these genealogical relationships—he knew nothing about DNA sequences. In fact, before the discovery of the structure and function of DNA, obtaining direct scientific evidence for common ancestry was impossible. Now, with online databases full of DNA-sequence information from thousands of species, the direct testing of Darwin’s hypothesis has finally commenced. What...
  • Ciliate Genome Reveals Mind-Bending Complexity

    09/11/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | http://www.icr.org/article/8342/ | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Ciliate Genome Reveals Mind-Bending Complexity by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A newly discovered genome for the unicellular chromosome-morphing ciliate Stylonychia lemnae has been published, and it’s breaking all the evolutionary rules. It exhibits a repertoire of unbelievable complexity and gene sequences that we’ve never seen in the schema of life.1 Protozoa are an elaborate group of unicellular organisms that have a nucleus and are mobile. However, the extreme diversity and complexity within this group of one-celled critters which has been divulged by modern ultrastructural, biochemical, and genetic techniques, makes them an unruly and uncooperative bunch to neatly place on the...
  • Fungal Parasitism Marked by Gene Loss, Not Gain

    09/09/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT · by fishtank · 25 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-5-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Fungal Parasitism Marked by Gene Loss, Not Gain by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Certain types of fungi can be parasitic to both plants and animals. Two new studies show that this has developed, in part, by a loss of genetic information—not a gain as predicted by evolution.1,2 In the creationist model of origins, the world was not fraught with death, disease, and violence until after Adam and Eve’s rebellion. The whole of creation was then subjected to a negative turn of events, including the emergence of fungal pathogens that cause death and disease in plants and animals.
  • The Big Bang Is Hard Science. It Is Also a Creation Story.

    09/07/2014 2:08:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Nautilus ^ | September 4, 2014 | Barry B. Powell
    In some ways, the history of science is the history of a philosophical resistance to mythical explanations of reality. In the ancient world, when we asked “Where did the world come from?” we were told creation myths. In the modern world, we are instead told a convincing scientific story: Big Bang theory, first proposed in 1927 by the Belgian Roman Catholic priest Georges Lemaître. It is based on observations that galaxies appear to be flying apart from one another, suggesting that the universe is expanding. We trace this movement back in space and time to nearly the original point of...
  • Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics

    09/02/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-29-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Authentic speciation is a process whereby organisms diversify within the boundaries of their gene pools, and this can result in variants with specific ecological adaptability. While it was once thought that this process was strictly facilitated by DNA sequence variability, Darwin's classic example of speciation in finches now includes a surprisingly strong epigenetic component as well.1 Epigenetic changes involve the addition of chemical tags in an organism's genome without actually changing the genetic code. Both the DNA nucleotides and the proteins that DNA is wrapped around (called histones) can be...
  • New Finds Reveal Fully-Human Neandertal

    08/25/2014 7:28:24 AM PDT · by fishtank · 61 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-25-2014 | Brian Thomas
    New Finds Reveal Fully-Human Neandertal by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The case for Neandertals as more primitive members of an evolutionary continuum that spans from apes to modern man continues to weaken. Genetic and archaeological finds are completely reshaping modern concepts of Neandertal men and women. Researchers interested in unraveling humanity's past recently sequenced a female Neandertal's ancient DNA and published their results in Nature.1 The research included sequences that closely matched: Neandertal, Denisovan, modern man, plus an unidentified variation of man. The study authors suspected that these different groups interbred. Just as prior studies showed, this one confirmed that...
  • What Is 'Real Scientific Research'? (Institute for Creation Research)

    08/20/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-20-14 | Brian Thomas
    What Is 'Real Scientific Research'? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A recent article in The Dallas Morning News1 and a follow-up NBC interview2 presented some history and touched on the tenets of the Institute for Creation Research. Both news reports sparked inquiries from readers and viewers. For example, some are now asking, "What defines credible scientific research?" As the article points out, [ICR's Director of Research, Dr. Jason] "Lisle says his team analyzes the same data as secular scientists—but they interpret it differently, and often find flaws in accepted assumptions."1 Studying, analyzing, and interpreting data are a part of any...
  • Is there definitive evidence for an expanding universe?

    08/19/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 8-19-14 | John G. Hartnett
    Is there definitive evidence for an expanding universe? by John Hartnett The spectral lines for this element still show the same distinctive pattern, but all have been shifted towards the red end of the spectrum. Expansion of the universe is fundamental to the big bang cosmology. No expansion means no big bang. By projecting cosmological expansion backwards in time, they assert, one will, hypothetically, come to a time where all points are the same. Since these points are all there is, then it logically follows that there is no space or time ‘before’ this moment. It is the singularity, and...
  • DNA Was Created as a Reservoir for the Information of Life

    08/19/2014 8:43:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-19-14 | ICR staff
    DNA Was Created as a Reservoir for the Information of Life Secular scientists claimed in the 1970s that chimp genomes are 98% similar to humans, and it was apparently verified by more modern techniques. But that estimate actually used isolated segments of DNA that we already share with chimps—not the whole genomes. The latest comparison that included all of the two species’ DNA revealed a huge difference from the percentage scientists have been claiming for years.
  • A New Video Documentary Reveals the Hidden Ideological and Scientific Roots of World War I

    08/18/2014 9:30:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 18, 2014 | News
    A New Video Documentary Reveals the Hidden Ideological and Scientific Roots of World War I Evolution News & Views August 18, 2014 5:55 AM | Permalink This month marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War. Between 1914 and 1918, the conflict took 16 million lives in brutal combat yet its causes remain strangely cloudy to most of us. One historian titled his recent book about the origins of the war The Sleepwalkers, as if nations and leaders stumbled into the global catastrophe almost by accident, unmotivated by any particular philosophy or ideology.World War II is...
  • ICR Featured in The Dallas Morning News

    08/18/2014 8:14:47 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-15-14 | ICR staff report
    ICR Featured in The Dallas Morning News The Institute for Creation Research was featured on the front page of the August 15, 2014, edition of The Dallas Morning News in an article that contrasts the evolutionary story with young-earth creationism.1 The report by Morning News' Scott Farwell contained the standard evolutionary claims—that the universe is 13.8 billion years old, the earth is 4.5 billion years old, and humans split from chimpanzees and gorillas about 4 million to 7 million years ago. But as Farwell reported, "Young-earth creationists like those at ICR argue that everything in the known universe began 6,000...
  • State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups

    08/15/2014 10:43:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Evolution News dot org ^ | 6-26-14 | Casey Luskin
    State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups by Casey Luskin In previous articles this week (here and here) we saw that New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) worked with atheist groups to put on 2014 Darwin Day events that included anti-religious lectures. While the taxpayer-funded and publicly operated museum actively outreached to evolutionary atheist groups to involve them in the events, the partnership excluded participation by groups with other viewpoints, raising serious constitutional questions about freedom of speech and state endorsement of a religious belief, namely atheism. That's bad enough. The situation...
  • Why you should stop believing in evolution: You either understand it or you don't

    08/13/2014 5:40:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/13/2014 | By Keith Blanchard
    When people joyously discover on Ancestry.com that they're related to, say, a medieval archduke or a notorious Victorian criminal, evolutionary biologists may be permitted to snicker. Because in actuality, we are all related: Humans all share at least one common ancestor if you go far enough back. You are related to every king and criminal who ever lived, to Gandhi and Paris Hilton and Carrot Top. You are even related to me. But buckle up — that's only the beginning. Humanity, after all, is but one ugly branch on the big tree of life. Go back far enough, and you'll...
  • The Limits of Variability (Gregor Mendel)

    08/12/2014 9:45:32 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    The Limits of Variability by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * One of the “heroes” of evolutionists is Gregor Mendel, a European monk who experimented with plant breeding in the latter half of the 1800s. While his contemporary Charles Darwin specifically tried to replace belief in creation, Mendel claimed he was trying to understand God’s creation. Evolutionists like to quote Mendel’s findings as proof for their beliefs, but in reality he demonstrated the strict limitations of biological change. Mendel was a good experimentalist, working with plants in his monastery’s garden. He bred varieties of garden peas to enhance certain features and...
  • The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation

    08/11/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Jeremiah Jr · 59 replies
    08/11/2014 | Mordechai ben Avram
    The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Hashem as the waters cover the seabed.Habakkuk 2, 14 & Isaiah 11, 9 In the six hundredth year of the sixth [millennium], the gateways of heavenly wisdom and the fountains of lower wisdom will be opened, and the world will be uplifted to prepare for the ascension of the seventh [millennium]...Zohar I, 117a The formula for calculating the age of the universe was written by Moses and it's recorded in Tehillim 90. Tehillim Chapter 90 JPS 90:1...
  • Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Event Over Views on Bible; ...

    08/08/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 55 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8-7-14 | Leonardo Blair
    Highlighting that a Baptist church recently canceled one their events due to a swirling controversy over their views on the Bible, Christian couple Michael and Lisa Gungor of the Grammy nominated, Dove award-winning band Gungor affirmed their faith in God Wednesday and insisted that "NO REASONABLE PERSON takes the entire Bible completely literally." In their most recent explanation of their theological position, Gungor tweeted late Wednesday night: "For those who heard rumblings of apostasy or scandal, we'd like to clear the air. Fundamentalists, 'I'm with you.'" Included with the tweet was a link to a blog post, titled "I'm With...
  • Christian leaders who uphold Genesis

    08/07/2014 9:00:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Christian leaders who uphold Genesis Modern-era theologians and prominent church leaders from around the world affirm biblical creation (historical Genesis) by Don Batten The modern creation movement is mostly driven by those with primarily scientific qualifications. Some of a theological bent argue that we scientists don’t understand the ‘genre’ of Genesis (i.e. we are theological ignoramuses) and that Genesis is not meant to be understood as history. In part answer to this, I have listed here just some of those with theological qualifications who have taken a public stand for understanding Genesis as straightforward history, just as we scientists do....
  • One Bankruptcy, Many Adversaries

    08/06/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    One Bankruptcy, Many Adversaries by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * Theistic evolution is like a mega-bankruptcy case containing an almost countless number of adversaries and contests, like piecemeal mini-lawsuits that in aggregate address smaller conflicts within a large-scale mess.1 Within this big picture it’s important to keep in mind that every small-scale “contested matter” and every “adversary” conflict is an important opportunity to advocate for truth.2 Imagine the component problems involved in these famous bankruptcies: Texaco, Chrysler, Enron, CIT Group, Worldcom, General Motors, Washington Mutual, and Lehman Brothers.1 Let’s quickly review some federal bankruptcy law.
  • ICR in Korea: An Audience of Millions (Institute for Creation Research)

    08/05/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | ICR staff report
    <p>Creation research is alive and well in South Korea. This year, the Institute for Creation Research’s own Dr. Randy Guliuzza was invited to speak at several major occasions, and the results were nothing less than astounding.</p> <p>The ever-dynamic Korea Association for Creation Research (KACR) hosted its annual conference on May 30 in Wonju, South Korea. KACR kicked off in 1981 with the help of ICR founder Dr. Henry M. Morris and Dr. Duane Gish, and it has since grown into the world’s largest creation organization.1,2 Several hundred of its 10,000 members perform doctorate-level research in academic institutions throughout South Korea.3 KACR President Dr. Eunil Lee, a professor of medicine at Korea University, takes care to nurture KACR’s historic roots with ICR—this year inviting Dr. Guliuzza to give the keynote address at their annual conference. The lecture had an overflow attendance of young creation scientists, and Dr. Guliuzza was enthusiastically received.</p>
  • New Findings Presented at Creation Research Society Conference

    08/01/2014 6:47:59 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    New Findings Presented at Creation Research Society Conference by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * ICR’s BioOrigins team is entering a new, exciting phase of investigation. In August, we will present several preliminary research advances at the Creation Research Society (CRS) conference. This represents an important step forward in our current biology research initiatives. To date, we have made significant progress toward answering the four major research questions that we described over four years ago.1-5 For example, Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins has found that the supposed human chromosome 2 “fusion site” actually sits in the middle of a gene and encodes a...
  • How to not handle a young-earth creationist employee: Fired in wake of finding dino soft tissue

    07/31/2014 2:58:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Observation Deck ^ | 07/30/2014
    A young-Earth creationist microscope technician formerly at California State University-Northridge is suing his former employer for religious discrimination, wrongful termination, and the violation of free speech. Who's the plaintiff? Mark H. Armitage. Mr. Armitage is a microscopist; he's worked with microscope sales and services since at least 1984. When not involved in commercial microscopy, he is interested in scientific microscopy. He did undergraduate work without a degree in Biology at the University of Florida, he acquired a B.S. in Education at Liberty University, an M.S. in Biology (emphasis in parasitology) at the Institute for Creation Research, an Ed.S. in...
  • Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache

    07/28/2014 9:10:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 71 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-25-14 | Brian Thomas
    Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Who has ever heard of a fossilized brain? Few would expect such a discovery, yet it looks like that's what researchers found inside a Stone Age skull from Norway. If so, it would confirm a published creation prediction and challenge many evolutionary timescales. Ten archaeologists have been digging out fossilized human remains from a fjordside location called Brunstad, an area that encompasses two Stone Age human encampments.1 The scientists' findings include Norway's oldest unburned skeletal remains and a skull remnant with an unexpected attachment. University of Oslo archaeologist and...
  • We Will Not Tolerate Your Religion!’ School Fires Scientist for Questioning Evolution

    07/25/2014 2:37:50 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 10 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 7/24/14 | Garrett Haley
    LOS ANGELES – A legal defense organization filed a lawsuit this week against California State University, alleging that the school fired a biologist for discovering scientific evidence that contradicted evolutionary theory. Mark Armitage was a scientist at California State University—Northridge (CSUN), where he worked as a researcher and supervised the school’s electron microscope laboratory. He was also a member of several scientific organizations, including the Microscopy Society of America, the American Society of Parasitologists, and the Southern California Academy of Sciences. However, CSUN suddenly terminated Armitage’s employment two years ago after he discovered soft tissue on a Triceratops fossil. Evolutionists...
  • NASA's Far Out Search for Life

    07/23/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-23-14 | Brian Thomas
    NASA's Far Out Search for Life by Brian Thomas, M.S. * With lofty words about humanity’s future, NASA promoters discussed the hope of discovering life on other planets at a recent meeting in NASA headquarters in Washington.1 Despite billions of dollars spent on the decades-long search and the fact that not one shred of distant life evidence has been found, NASA continues to suggest that life might really be out there and that its discovery is within reach. Does scientific evidence really justify this expensive search for distant life? If not, what’s the driving force behind this program? The hope...
  • Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist

    07/21/2014 7:47:37 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Jerry Bergman PhD
    Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * Eminent French scientist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) devoted his life to a field of research called entomology—the study of insects.1 His pioneering research laid the groundwork for this field to the extent that he is “generally considered the father of modern entomology.”2 Though his achievements were great, Fabre pointed to God as his inspiration. He refused to accept the evolutionary doctrine of his day and allowed God to take the credit for creating such a beautiful world. Fabre Begins His Lifelong Passion Born in Saint Leons, France, Fabre spent his early...
  • Second Look Causes Scientist to Reverse Dino-Bird Claim

    07/18/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-18-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Second Look Causes Scientist to Reverse Dino-Bird Claim by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Stephen Czerkas digs dinosaurs. His early advocacy for feathered dinosaurs makes his recent reversal that much more remarkable. His reexamination of a fossil—one that had been known as a feathered dinosaur—reveals the fruits of taking a closer look at spectacular claims. Recently working with University of North Carolina's fossil bird expert Alan Feduccia, Czerkas imaged a Scansoriopteryx with advanced 3-D microscopy and high-resolution photography, visualizing features in the wrist bones, feathers and hind limbs. This year they published their results in the Journal of Ornithology.1 Back in...
  • Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say?

    07/16/2014 9:54:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-16-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Do We Always Believe What Scientists Say? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Many Americans are convinced that mainstream narratives are true—like humans descended from ape-like ancestors or that burning fossil fuels causes global warming. But many times large contingents totally disagree with these popular ideas. How can equally intelligent and educated people arrive at such opposing conclusions? Conventional thinkers often assume that those who diverge from mainstream narratives simply need more science education. However, a new study shows why some other factor must be to blame. Kan Kahan, a professor at Yale Law School, studied the way people reason as...
  • Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved?

    07/10/2014 8:44:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 85 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-7-14 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved? by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * Darwin's hypothesis of evolution faced enormous scientific challenges from the very outset of its publication. Recently, a group of evolutionists, publishing in the journal Science, claimed to have simplified one of those challenges. Have they? In Darwin's seminal work On the Origin of Species he identified numerous examples of biological structures that, at first pass, seem very difficult to evolve. He even wrote a chapter titled "Difficulties on Theory" which he began with this wry comment: "Long before having arrived at this part of my work, a crowd of difficulties...
  • Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse

    07/02/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Charles C. "Chas" Morse
    Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse by Charles C. "Chas" Morse * God providentially used several key events to draw my father, Charles Phillips Morse, to salvation and into the ministry as a creation pioneer in the late 1960s when a six-day biblical creation was largely disbelieved. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered a shocking speech before a special joint session of Congress describing his ambitious goal of sending Americans safely to the moon before the decade’s end. Little did Kennedy know that his space scheme was a cog in the Master’s plan to relocate...
  • Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising

    06/25/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 84 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-25-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A popular evolutionary belief is that humans and chimps shared a common ancestor 2 to 6 million years ago. Apparently, evolutionists still aren't too sure of their own theory: now they've more than doubled that timeline. Scientists just published a study describing chimp DNA mutation rates and compared a number of cherry-picked genomic regions to human—and this research doubled their evolutionary timeline.1 However, the selective data did not account for the vast chasm of documented genome differences that were not included in the analyses. Heritable mutations are the rare...
  • New Theory Suggests The Universe Shouldn't Even Exist

    06/24/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2014 | TIA GHOSE, LIVESCIENCE
    The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory. Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests."During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang," said study co-author Robert Hogan, a doctoral candidate in physics at King's College in London. "This expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around, and if we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause the...
  • Is Every Fossil in Its (Evolutionary) Place?

    06/24/2014 8:34:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, M.S.*
    Is Every Fossil in Its (Evolutionary) Place? by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., and Brian Thomas, M.S.* During a recent televised debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, Mr. Nye claimed that fossils are never found “out of place.”1 If by this he means they are never found outside of the rock strata that define the supposed age in which the fossilized creatures lived, he’s wrong. He then challenged viewers to find one single contrary instance anywhere in the world. That’s easy. The fossil record is not nearly as evolutionary as Mr. Nye would have us believe. It features fossils mixed...
  • Did Angkor really see a dinosaur?

    06/23/2014 9:24:28 AM PDT · by fishtank · 50 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-23-14 | Jonathan O’Brien and Shaun Doyle
    Did Angkor really see a dinosaur? Jonathan O’Brien and Shaun Doyle The September 2007 Creation magazine back page feature article ‘Angkor saw a Stegosaur?’ showed a stone carving on a temple of Angkor, Cambodia, (a. 1200 AD), depicting what looks like an artistic impression of a stegosaurian-type dinosaur.1 As such evidence clearly supports the biblical view of dinosaurs, it naturally provoked the ire of vocal atheists. Here are their objections: “If it is a dinosaur, they carved it from fossils” The plates along the back of the animal are unlike all the other decorative designs in the temple walls. One...
  • Who is Intolerant because Ashamed: Creationists or Evolutionary Theologians?

    06/23/2014 6:28:02 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 19, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    It's no longer easy to be a faithful Christian in America, says Dr. Robert P. George, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Our culture increasingly condemns Christian beliefs as bigoted and hateful: “They despise us if we refuse to call good evil and evil good.” (American Christians Should Prepare to Be Despised, Official Tells National Prayer Breakfast, Rob Kerby, ChristianHeadlines.com, May 15, 2014) The Princeton University professor and author told Washington, D.C.’s 10th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast that American culture no longer favors faithful Christians. For example, he asked attendees to consider, “....the derision that comes...
  • Trove of skulls...missing link in human evolution: early Neanderthals used teeth as 'third hand'

    06/19/2014 7:50:23 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2014 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    Full headline: Treasure trove of skulls reveal missing link in human evolution: Facial bones suggest early Neanderthals used their teeth as a 'third hand' The 17 skulls belong to a single population of a fossil hominin species This is the biggest collection of human fossils ever found on one site They shed light on pre-human evolution from around 400,000 years ago Skulls showed Neanderthal features in face and teeth but not elsewhere These features evolved due to eating and perhaps for use as a 'third hand' Study adds to theories that the Neanderthals developed their characteristic looks slowly, and intermittently,...
  • Creation Conversion: The Turning Point (Spike Psarris)

    06/19/2014 8:22:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | ICR staff
    Creation Conversion: The Turning Point Last month in our second Creation Conversion article, Dr. Vernon Cupps described how he came to a young-earth view of creation after he took the time to investigate the actual scriptural, observational, and experimental evidence. Here’s another conversion—this time from Spike Psarris in the field of astronomy. I was an atheist and an evolutionist well into my adult years, working as an engineer in the military space program. One day a Christian co-worker challenged me on my atheism: “You believe in the laws of physics, don’t you?” “Yes, we use them here every day,” I...
  • Human Proteome 'More Complex than Previously Thought'

    06/18/2014 10:31:41 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-18-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Human Proteome 'More Complex than Previously Thought' Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. Once again the oft-repeated phrase "More complex than previously thought" has been used to describe new research cataloguing thousands of proteins produced from the human genome.1 This groundbreaking biotech news is undergirded by two recent papers published in the journal Nature that describe what has been called the first rough draft of the human proteome.2,3 Unlike DNA sequencing, the extraction, isolation, and identification of proteins is no easy task. To be able to characterize the large diversity of proteins in different tissues, the technologies and chemistries need to be diverse...
  • It’s time for evangelicals to come out for evolution

    06/17/2014 6:17:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 198 replies
    ABP News ^ | 06/17/2014 | Chuck Queen
    Whenever I engage in conversation with people I meet for the first time I try to avoid being asked the question, “What do you do for a living?” But if I am asked I say, “I am a minister.” Generally, the one who asks then inquires, “What denomination?” or “What kind of church?” Here is where I always have to clarify, depending on the most recent news headline involving Christian leaders: “I am a Baptist minister, but I am not a science-denying Baptist minister who thinks that dinosaurs lived alongside humans a few thousand years ago.” What a strange irony...
  • Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part Two

    06/17/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-16-14 | Brian Thomas
    Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part Two by Brian Thomas, M.S. * In 2011, 29 leading design scientists held a Biological Information symposium in which they compared the standard Darwinian explanation of origins to amazing new discoveries about biological languages. The second major theme among the group’s presentations dealt with “Difficulties in Creating Biological Information.” In essence, they tried to re-engineer aspects of creating information. What did they uncover? Geneticist John Sanford, lead organizer of the Biological Information symposium, helpfully summarized the technical proceedings in a document titled, Biological Information: New Perspectives. A Synopsis and Limited Commentary.1 The document summarized...
  • Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part One

    06/16/2014 8:47:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 48 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-13-14 | Brian Thomas
    Powerhouse of Scientists Refute Evolution, Part One by Brian Thomas, M.S. * In 2011, the “Biological Information: New Perspectives” conference was held in which 29 leading design scientists technically assessed critical aspects of Neo-Darwinian theory. This evolutionary theory holds that new biological information arises when mutations allow nature to select between organisms, and when it first appeared many scientists thought it was a brilliant idea. However, according to those participating in the 2011 conference, the theory has proven to be inadequate and now needs replacement. The participants’ major findings, published technically in 2013, were summarized and grouped into three major...
  • Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble [Exercpt, click link]

    06/12/2014 8:22:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-12-14 | Alexander Williams
    Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble "Hugh Ross praised latest Big Bang inflationary theory claims but—weeks later—evolutionists admitted they got it wrong." Premature hype over gravitational waves highlights gaping holes in models for the origins and evolution of the Universe by Alexander Williams Published: 12 June 2014 (GMT+10) The above was the heading and subheading of an opinion piece by Dr Paul Steinhardt, a distinguished Professor of Physics at Princeton University, in the 5 June 2014, edition of the prestigious scientific journal Nature. The article has consequences that go far beyond the scientific establishment. On 23 April this year...
  • Comb Jelly Genome Gums Up Evolution

    06/11/2014 12:28:07 PM PDT · by fishtank · 39 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-11-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Comb Jelly Genome Gums Up Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Comb jellies (ctenophores) look like disco balls with flashing lights that dance and spin as they float around the ocean. These creatures are so fascinating that one neuroscientist likened them to "aliens who've come to earth."1,2 The genome of comb jellies has been sequenced, and it's as alien as the creature looks—utterly defying all predictions about its evolutionary origins.3 Even prior to recent advances in genome sequencing, comb jellies perplexed evolutionists. While they resemble a jelly fish in some ways, they have complex nervous systems that detect light, sense...
  • Brainwashing Children to 'Suppress' Design Intuition

    06/09/2014 7:49:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Brainwashing Children to 'Suppress' Design Intuition by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * The Wall Street Journal praised psychological research on kindergarteners that demonstrates how a picture-rich storybook could replace children’s intuitive inferences of design with Darwinian natural selection.1 Is this a good way to apply child psychology? Boston University psychologist Deborah Kelemen has led the latest National Science Foundation funded research to help teach evolution. Her technical report appears in the journal Psychological Science. The aim of her research was to intentionally “suppress” children’s “commonsense ways,” and to “explain why animals have functional traits and show signs of apparent...
  • 'Smoking Gun' Proof of Big Bang Already In Doubt

    06/06/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-6-14 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    'Smoking Gun' Proof of Big Bang Already In Doubt by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * In March 2014, a team of radio astronomers using the BICEP2 telescope announced purported direct evidence for inflation, an important part of the Big Bang model.1 But only two months after this “discovery” a number of secular scientists have become increasingly skeptical.2 The original Big Bang model had a number of serious problems, including its own version of the starlight and time problem.3 In order to rescue the Big Bang from these difficulties, secular scientists proposed inflation as an ad hoc tack on to the original...
  • Moon created in violent collision with Earth, clues in Apollo rocks suggest.

    06/05/2014 1:18:44 PM PDT · by Natufian · 78 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/52014 | Ian Sample
    A new analysis of lunar rocks brought home by Apollo mission astronauts has shed fresh light on the violent birth of the moon. Researchers in Germany have found small but distinctive chemical signatures that suggest the moon formed when a giant planetary body slammed into the early Earth 4.5bn years ago. Scientists have several theories for how the moon may have formed, but the "giant impact hypothesis" has been the leading explanation for some time. A cataclysmic impact between the Earth and a Mars-sized planet, known as Theia, would have scattered rock and dust from both bodies out into space,...
  • Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition

    06/05/2014 8:54:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 30 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Gene Complexity Eludes a Simple Definition by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * In the early days of molecular genetics in the 1960s and ’70s, it was widely held that a gene could be defined as a single entity that encodes the information to make a protein. However, as genetic studies have progressed, our understanding of what defines a gene has become incredibly more complicated.1 We still hear evolutionists claim “this and that creature have the same genes and are therefore related through common descent in evolution,” but in light of recent genetic studies, this claim is grossly oversimplified.
  • Saturn's Magnetic Field Auroras: Evidence for Creation

    06/04/2014 9:03:05 AM PDT · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-4-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Saturn's Magnetic Field Auroras: Evidence for Creation by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Over a million people have viewed the NASA video "Walking On Air," which features stunning arctic and Antarctic auroras photographed from the International Space Station.1 They look like glowing green metallic clouds swirling high above broad stretches of Earth's poles. New evidence confirms that, like Earth, Saturn's magnetic field helps create its own auroras. This space spectacle attracts a more fundamental question about where its magnetic field came from in the first place. Though Saturn is incredibly distant, the Hubble telescope was able to record its auroras in...
  • Hubble unveils a colorful view of the universe

    06/03/2014 1:04:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 94 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-03-2014 | Provided by ESA/Hubble Information Centre
    Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured the most comprehensive picture ever assembled of the evolving universe—and one of the most colorful. The study is called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field project. Prior to this survey, astronomers were in a curious position. They knew a lot about star formation occurring in nearby galaxies thanks to UV telescope facilities such as NASA's Galex observatory, which operated from 2003 to 2013. And, thanks to Hubble's near-infrared and visible capability, they had also studied star birth in the most distant galaxies. We see these distant galaxies in their...
  • Lots of Grand Canyons

    06/03/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 57 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Lots of Grand Canyons by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * On the seminar trail, I and other ICR speakers often use Grand Canyon as an example of Flood-caused geological features. We frequently run into opposition from people who’ve been taught that it took millions of years for the canyon to be carved out. We counter with studies that lead us to believe that each of the pancake-like layers was rapidly deposited by catastrophic hydraulic forces, and that the igneous and metamorphic deposits were caused by events quite unlike anything we see in modern times. The continent-wide coverage of the layers...