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  • Activist challenges judges to redefine chimpanzees’ legal status

    04/15/2014 8:33:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-15-14 | Warren Nunn
    Activist challenges judges to redefine chimpanzees’ legal status: Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise courts controversy by Warren Nunn Published: 15 April 2014 (GMT+10) If Steven Wise has his way, chimps will have quasi-human rights. Lawsuits on behalf of captive chimpanzees in America could be a turning point in how the judiciary adjudicates on animal rights. A group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits on behalf of the chimps claiming they were ‘nonhuman animals’ that had a right to live free from confinement and not be regarded as property but as ‘legal persons’.1 The organisation’s website summarized the move:...
  • The Upheaval...Rev 4-6 pt 14

    04/12/2014 8:55:14 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty...
  • Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life … and non-life

    04/09/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-8-14 | David Pitman
    Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life … and non-life by David Pitman What does the Bible means when it talks about ‘life’? The Bible tells us that death, suffering, and disease were not part of the original creation. Rather, they came as a result of Adam’s sin, which affected the entire creation (Romans 8:19–23a). The grief that we experience when someone close to us dies bears witness to the fact that this was not how it was originally intended. Although naturalists try to say otherwise, death is most certainly not a natural thing. Paul, in his first letter to the...
  • Scientists Confirm Biblical Account of the ‘Fountains of The Deep’

    04/08/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    In yet another confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy, scientists have now confirmed what Scripture refers to as “the fountains of the deep.” In the days of Noah and the Ark, these large pools of water beneath the Earth’s crust burst forth onto the surface providing the massive amounts of water needed for the global flood judgment. What has once been a source of skepticism and mockery for those who doubt the Bible, has now been confirmed by secular scientists, again showing that although written over 3,000 years ago, the Bible’s description of the Earth and its natural properties are...
  • Is The Vatican Hiding Aliens?

    04/08/2014 12:41:31 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on last night’s show, “Unsealed: Alien Files,” that aired on the Science Channel: The program speculates that “new evidence may prove the Vatican is hiding actual aliens from the public.” Either that or the channel will rename itself the Sci-fi Channel. The priest who directs the Vatican observatory, Dr. Jose Funes, was interviewed for the program, and he made the rather unexceptional remark that the universe is so huge that “it would be possible that life could evolve the way we know it on Earth.” This is soon followed by a voiceover that says, “Vatican officials have...
  • Cells' Molecular Motor Diversity Confounds Evolution

    04/08/2014 8:28:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-7-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Cells' Molecular Motor Diversity Confounds Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Scientists believe that the study of genes that encode the proteins for molecular motors will help solve the mysteries of evolution. However, the result of a study published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution has only served to support the predictions of special creation—that unique variants of cellular complexity and innovation exist at all levels of life.1 Molecular motors are important features of eukaryotic cells that are formed by a variety of protein types. One group of molecular motors is called the myosins, which have recently been studied...
  • Vas deferens—refuting ‘bad design’ arguments

    04/07/2014 1:11:34 PM PDT · by fishtank · 85 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted April 2014 | E. van Niekerk
    Vas deferens—refuting ‘bad design’ arguments E. van Niekerk The vas deferens is an important part of the male reproductive system. However, some anti-creationists have recently criticized its route for being too indirect, thus something which no engineer would design. However, anatomists have already given good reasons for this structure, including the increased flexibility of the testes to move toward and way from the body to regulate temperature. Critics have also overlooked engineering considerations, providing enough length to build up power and to mix the essential ingredients of semen, and to avoid ‘ovalling’ (kinking in a soft pipe when bending).
  • Physicist: Big Bang Breakthrough 'Confirms Creation'

    03/20/2014 1:46:53 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 136 replies
    WND ^ | 3-19-2014
    MATTERS OF FAITH PHYSICIST: BIG BANG BREAKTHROUGH 'CONFIRMS CREATION' 'To deny this now is to deny scientific fact' March 19, 2014 An Israeli physicist says the breakthrough scientific discovery of further evidence of the Big Bang theory, which some are calling “cosmology’s missing link,” confirms the universe was created.“One thing the announcement does do is make it clear that the universe had a definite starting point – a creation – as described in the book of Genesis,” Bar Ilan University physics Professor Nathan Aviezer told the Times of Israel.“To deny this now is to deny scientific fact.”A team of scientists...
  • Mind-Boggling Complexity in the Fruit Fly Transcriptome

    03/27/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-26-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Mind-Boggling Complexity in the Fruit Fly Transcriptome by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * The humble fruit fly that has been at the heart of genetic studies for nearly 100 years continues to amaze scientists and defy simplistic evolutionary predictions. A research team recently evaluated the diversity of gene expression across the insect's genome in much greater detail than previous studies, and the results revealed incredible complexity and design.1 One of the key features that is emerging across the spectrum of research in plant and animal genomes is the fact that nearly all DNA is expressed (copied into RNA).2 This expressed RNA...
  • 'Smoking Gun' Evidence of Inflation?

    03/26/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT · by lasereye · 2 replies
    ICR ^ | March, 2014 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.*
    On March 17, a team of radio astronomers announced they discovered purportedly direct evidence for cosmic inflation—a critical component of the modern Big Bang model. To make this discovery, the researchers used a specialized telescope called BICEP2 located on the Antarctic plateau.1 Radiation that has its strongest intensity in the microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum comes to us from all directions in space. Secular researchers interpret this cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) as "relic radiation" from a time about 400,000 years after the alleged cosmic explosion. Now, a team of astronomers led by John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian...
  • A tale of ancient toothpaste

    03/26/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted 3-26-2014 | David Catchpoole
    A tale of ancient toothpaste by David Catchpoole An Egyptian toothpaste formula from the 4th century AD has been found in a collection of papyrus documents at the National Library in Vienna, Austria.1,2 In black ink (now faded after 1,500 years) made of soot and gum arabic mixed with water, an ancient Egyptian scribe has carefully written down a recipe ‘for white and perfect teeth’.3 This makes it the world’s oldest-known recipe for toothpaste. toothpaste-iris The iris flower is a main ingredient in the ancient dental formula discovered recently by researchers. The iris flower is a main ingredient in the...
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. “You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • 'Smoking Gun' Evidence of Inflation?

    03/21/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-21-2014 | Jake Hebert
    'Smoking Gun' Evidence of Inflation? by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * On March 17, a team of radio astronomers announced they discovered purportedly direct evidence for cosmic inflation—a critical component of the modern Big Bang model. To make this discovery, the researchers used a specialized telescope called BICEPS2 located on the Antarctic plateau.1 Radiation that has its strongest intensity in the microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum comes to us from all directions in space. Secular researchers interpret this cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) as "relic radiation" from a time about 400,000 years after the alleged cosmic explosion. Now, a team...
  • IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human

    03/19/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * On March 5, 2014, the IBM supercomputer "Watson" became a pioneer virtual chef, inadvertently showcasing the remarkably superior hardware and software found between our ears. This intelligent machine, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, produced recipes based on a series of algorithms that cross-referenced data on flavor compounds to people's likes and dislikes. "The supercomputer made its debut as a chef at a Las Vegas tech conference last week, and so far has produced gourmet, fusion fare like a Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche, an Austrian...
  • Whether You Believe in ‘big bang’ theory or creationism, you’ll want to read this…

    03/18/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    KFOR TV ^ | 03/18/2014 | A. Edwards
    There’s no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be. If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it’s evidence of how the universe rapidly expanded less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. “It teaches us something crucial about how our universe began,” said Sean Carroll, a physicist at California Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the study. “It’s an amazing achievement that we humans,...
  • Reverse Engineering Reveals Ideal Propulsion Design

    03/14/2014 8:27:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-14-2014 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Reverse Engineering Reveals Ideal Propulsion Design by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * In a recent analysis of how dozens of species propel their bodies through air and water, a collaborative team found not only ideal design but also common design.1 To successfully propel themselves through water or air, animals must possess structures that can produce thrust. Birds fly gracefully, and fish and whales glide through water with what appear to be unforced, easy motions. Wings and fins seem to fit these animals' environments so precisely that an observer could deduce these appendages are designed for efficient thrust in air...
  • Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic

    03/14/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 2014 | James Johnson
    Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their lives.” With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths. Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of God’s creation (and...
  • Black Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws

    03/12/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-12-2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    lack Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Red flags traditionally act as warning signals. In this case of a surprising rock discovery in West Virginia the flag is black rather than red, but the results are the same. Geologist Callan Bentley recently blogged about another problem with the uniformitarian model.1 As he and Alan Pitts examined the Hampshire Formation in eastern West Virginia, they came across an unexpected phenomenon: a 16-foot black shale and lime layer. The problem? This new layer is sandwiched smack-dab within a 2000-foot-thick pile of red-rock strata that has been labeled by secularists...
  • Another case of academic fraud highlights cheating in the sciences

    03/11/2014 1:23:49 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-11-2014 | Shane Cessna
    Another case of academic fraud highlights cheating in the sciences by Shane Cessna Many people think that science is about impartial observation and the reporting of facts. But scientists, like all human beings, have biases, agendas and belief systems that cause them to interpret facts in a certain way. It’s normal for people to want to also convince others of what they believe, and unfortunately they sometimes stretch the point in trying to get others on board. Also, in the research world it’s all about tenure and funding. If one makes a spectacular claim or find, money and notoriety often...
  • Asteroid Medley Challenges Naturalistic Origins

    03/10/2014 8:54:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-10-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Asteroid Medley Challenges Naturalistic Origins by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Data from recent spacecraft flybys challenge the prevailing naturalistic perspective on asteroid origins. Secular astronomers assume that natural processes, rather than miracles, created the sun, Earth, planets, and asteroids from ancient, swirling masses of gases, but this new evidence points to something different. Writing in the British science journal Nature, Harvard's Francesca DeMeo and the Paris Observatory's Benoit Carry summarized the latest asteroid puzzles.1 For decades, secularists argued that asteroids somehow formed from merging dust particles in a hot nebula. Thus, where they orbit and what they're made of should...
  • The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues

    03/10/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 111 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-9-2014 | Phil Robinson
    The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues by Phil Robinson Published: 9 March 2014 (GMT+10) CMI have frequently published articles regarding the unbalanced way in which creationism is dealt with at Government level, and in some instances banned in the UK education system.1,2,3,4 Only a few weeks ago, we ran with an article, appealing to End bad science and discrimination in education policies. The attacks are relentless and display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from the self-proclaimed ‘voices of reason’. Four recent news stories from the UK demonstrate the...
  • Live Birth Fossil Exposes Evolutionary Enigma

    03/05/2014 9:19:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-5-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Live Birth Fossil Exposes Evolutionary Enigma by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Fossils sometimes capture brief, fleeting moments. Pterosaur footprints, raindrop craters, ripple marks, and half-swallowed fish adorn Earth's layers. And now researchers have discovered a baby ichthyosaur, an extinct fish-like reptile, halfway in and out of its mother's body. Though fossilization tragically ended the baby's transition from the womb, could this specimen support the story that a land reptile evolved into the first ichthyosaur? The rare find was one of 80 fossils of Chaohusaurus, a small variety of ichthyosaur, described in PLOS ONE.1 The fossils came from a rock formation...
  • Bill Nye Says He Hopes Ken Ham's Ark Encounter Project 'Goes Out of Business'

    03/03/2014 9:52:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Morgan Lee
    A day after Ken Ham, president and CEO of the creationist organization Answer in Genesis announced he would be moving forward with plans to build a life-sized replica of Noah's ark, Bill Nye, his former debate opponent, said he hopes "the Ark Encounter goes out of business." On Thursday, Ham announced in a live web stream from the Kentucky-based Creation Museum that his organization has been able to come up with funding for the project, despite its financial viability being questioned last month. AiG said in a statement that it has raised the first $73 million for its project, which...
  • Rapidly Forming Oil Supports Flood Timeframe

    03/03/2014 8:34:19 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar 2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Rapidly Forming Oil Supports Flood Timeframe Tim Clarey My earlier Acts & Facts article “Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood” dealt with the origin of hydrocarbons and the oil generation process. This article will examine the timing of oil and gas generation and their migration into reservoirs. Unfortunately, the scientific information communicated to the public is slanted by pro-evolutionary rhetoric. The occurrence of oil is even used as an argument against a recent global flood. Evolutionist David Montgomery insists all sedimentary rocks could not have formed during the year-long Flood, arguing that “a literal reading of the Bible requires...
  • Is the dog’s ‘collar bone’ vestigial?

    02/27/2014 11:14:06 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-27-2014 | Philip Bell
    Is the dog’s ‘collar bone’ vestigial? by Philip Bell Published: 27 February 2014 (GMT+10) In comparison to human beings, dogs have a rather different shoulder design, and the same applies to many other carnivorous and hoofed animals too, such as and cats and horses. The shoulder bones appear somewhat disconnected from the rest of the skeleton and dogs don’t have the obvious collar bone (clavicle) that we humans have. The tiny canine clavicle has a variety of sizes and shapes in adult dogs1 and some evolutionists have argued that it is rudimentary; implying that it’s now a largely ‘useless leftover’...
  • Human lincRNA Genes Contradict Evolution

    02/26/2014 9:14:56 AM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-26-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Human lincRNA Genes Contradict Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Researchers from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently characterized a group of genes in humans and other mammals that not only defies evolutionary models but vindicates the Bible’s prediction of the uniqueness of created kinds with distinct genetic features.1 Even though less than five percent of the human genome codes for protein, scientists have discovered that our genome is pervasively transcribed (expressed) in an amazing array of RNA molecules.2,3 And the transcribed regions of the genome located outside the protein-coding areas encode many unique types of genes...
  • Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories (article)

    02/19/2014 8:52:15 AM PST · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-19-2014 | Jake Hebert
    Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * From satellite images, researchers have concluded that the Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier in Greenland has set a new speed record for glacial flow.1 The ice stream’s calculated average speed for summer 2012 was 46 meters per day—more than 6 feet per hour. While that may not sound very fast, it is the fastest recorded speed for any Antarctica or Greenland ice stream. This news should interest Christians because rapid glacial flow helps to answer secular claims that certain geological features prove that many “Pleistocene” ice ages occurred over millions of...
  • General Intelligent Design (GID) Evidence ... (article by R. Herrmann)

    02/14/2014 7:35:21 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    http://www.raherrmann.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Robert Herrmann, Ph.D.
    (Salient quote from the article): A Signature A signature is a collection of described characteristics that indicates that an entity has produced an event even if that entity is no longer present or cannot be observed. After constructing the major part of the GGU-model and the GID interpretation, I discovered the following two remarks. Hermann Weyl wrote Is it conceivable that immaterial factors having the nature of images, ideas, (or) "building plans" also intervene in the evolution of the world as a whole? Then Noble Laurent Louis deBroglie wrote [T]he structure of the universe has something in common with the...
  • "The War on Humans" documentary Feb. 17, 2014

    02/13/2014 8:03:08 AM PST · by fishtank · 9 replies
    The Discovery Institute ^ | 2-13-2014 | Wesley Smith
    Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and plants be given constitutional rights? The War on Humans e-book and companion documentary explore how a new generation of activists are pushing a radical agenda whose ultimate victims may be the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
  • The Catechism Explained - Pt. I Faith – MAN.

    02/12/2014 8:01:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Archive .Org ^ | 1899 | Rev. Francis Spirago Professor of Theology
    PART I - FAITH. THE APOSTLES' CREED. FIRST ARTICLE OF THE CREED: "I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY." 9. MAN. The Creation of Man. The account of the creation of man is found in the beginning of the book of Genesis. Nothing is said about the time when man was created, but the general belief fixes the date at 4000 B.C. The four weeks of Advent seem to indicate that the Church adopts this view. 1. God made the body of man out of the dust of the earth, and breathed into him a living soul. The soul...
  • Creation-in-Depth- "Information Theory—part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks"

    02/07/2014 9:27:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-14 | Royal Truman
    Information Theory—part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks by Royal Truman The origin of information is a problem for the theory of evolution. But the wide, and often inconsistent, use of the word information often leads to incompatible statements among Intelligent Design and creation science advocates. This hinders fruitful discussion. Most information theoreticians base their work on Shannon’s Information Theory. One conclusion is that the larger genomes of higher organisms require more information, and raises the question whether this could arise naturalistically. Lee Spetner claims no examples of information-increasing mutations are known, whereas most ID advocates only claim that not...
  • Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman

    02/07/2014 9:24:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-7-14 | Brian Thomas
    Nye vs. Ham Debate: No True Scotsman by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A surprisingly large number of people—some three million—watched live online February 4 as debaters discussed the topic “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” Ken Ham took the affirmative position while “Science Guy” Bill Nye took the negative. During the debate, Nye’s use of a certain fallacy was soon evident, and viewers should beware of this tactic because of the subtle way it can skew perception. Each time Nye contrasted “Ken Ham’s creation model” of a young world with “us in the scientific...
  • Evo Debate: Things Bill Nye does not know about science

    For any who might have missed the debate Tuesday evening, it may be seen on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI What I was listening to was more of a debate on the age of the Earth than on evolution although the two topics are related. Ham is well schooled in the arguments against evolution, but he believes in a literal intgerpretation of Genesis and a roughly six thousand year old universe; that is pretty much impossible to defend. Nye, on the other hand, strikes me as a sort of a yuppie and an acolyte of Carl Sagan's who has not made any sort...
  • Defeating Darwin in Four Easy Steps

    02/06/2014 6:43:49 PM PST · by WXRGina · 43 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 6, 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    What was most instructive about Tuesday night's debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye [watch entire debate here] over the issue of origins was Nye's blanket admission of total, abject ignorance on the most important questions of the evening. Where did the atoms that made up the Big Bang come from? Nye has no idea. Where did man's consciousness come from? Nye has no idea. How can matter produce life? Nye has absolutely no idea. This surely is all one needs to know to recognize the utter bankruptcy of the theory of evolution. Now it's helpful for us who believe...
  • Pat Robertson, marginalized by the MSM, suddenly becomes their voice of reason (i.e. Ken Ham)?

    02/06/2014 10:05:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    2/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Amazing! Pat Robertson, the 2,000 leg-presser?... The creator of the age-defying protein shake?... He is suddenly now the go-to guy for the MSM (and their voice of reason) when it comes to Ken Ham and his debate w/Bill Nye? Pat Robertson: Marginalized to Oracle[ized] in a flash! And in Virginia, not Delphi, of all places, too! BTW, isn't Bill Nye one of those Anthropogenic Global Warming guys, and a believer that man is the main cause of Gorebal Warming?
  • Pat Robertson begs Ken Ham to shut up

    02/06/2014 8:33:34 AM PST · by PapaNew · 316 replies
    Salon Media Group ^ | 02/05/2014 | Elias Isquith
    Creationist Ken Ham is having his 15 minutes, following a live debate on evolution held between himself and Bill Nye “The Science Guy” on Tuesday. And while you’d expect most folks to deem Nye the winner (which they have), Ham is receiving criticism from a source you might not expect: televangelist Pat Robertson. On the Wednesday edition of his TV show, “The 700 Club,” Robertson indirectly implored Ham to put a sock in it, criticizing Ham’s view that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. “Let’s face it, there was a bishop [James Ussher] … who added up the dates...
  • Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

    02/06/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-2014 | Lita Cosner, Scott Gillis, Keaton Halley
    Creation was on the media’s radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best-known for his TV show ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Bill Nye was actually criticized by his fellow atheists for debating a creationist. Dr Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology at the University of Chicago, says that: The response from the evolutionist side is clear: let’s not give creation any exposure. “… he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and...
  • Bill Nye: Bible doesn’t tell Earth’s true history

    02/05/2014 2:43:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 176 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2014 4:38 AM EST | Dylan Lovan
    “Science Guy” Bill Nye tapped on the podium, threw up his hands and said “billions and billions” in a Kentucky museum that has become widely known for teaching that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Nye was debating Creation Museum founder Ken Ham and promoting science in the snappy way that made him a pop culture staple as host of “Bill Nye The Science Guy” in the 1990s. The event was meant to explore the age old question, “How did we get here?” from the perspectives of faith and science. …
  • Remembering "The Genesis Flood" - 50th anniversary remembrance

    02/03/2014 6:17:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 2-2-14 on AIG | John C. Whitcomb
    Remembering The Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb December 8, 2010 “A word fitly spoken” has incredible power (Proverbs 25:11). Burdened by the rampant disregard for God’s Word, two young men collaborated to write a book called simply The Genesis Flood. Fifty years later their shout still reverberates round the world. In February 1961 a small publisher in New Jersey—Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company—brought into this world a 518-page, somewhat ponderous, volume entitled The Genesis Food: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications. The co-authors were a little-known theologian (myself) and a hydraulic engineer, Henry M. Morris. Little did we...
  • Trilobites: Sudden Appearance and Rapid Burial

    02/01/2014 10:34:31 AM PST · by lasereye · 23 replies
    ICR ^ | Feb 1, 2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D
    Trilobites are one of the most popular fossils for collectors and are found all over the world. The Ute Indians used one species as an amulet, and there is even a cave in France called the Grotte du Trilobite that contained a relic made out of one of these extinct marine creatures.1,2 Trilobites are members of the phylum Arthropoda, which includes spiders, insects, and crustaceans. Today, members of this group make up at least 85 percent of the species on Earth and live in every environment. Insects alone account for over 870,000 of these species.1 God designed all arthropods with...
  • Information Theory—part 1: overview of key ideas (article)

    01/31/2014 11:00:09 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-31-2014 | Royal Truman
    Information Theory—part 1: overview of key ideas by Royal Truman The origin of information in nature cannot be explained if matter and energy is all there is. But the many, and often contradictory, meanings of information confound a clear analysis of why this is so. In this, the first of a four-part series, the key views about information theory by leading thinkers in the creation/evolution controversy are presented. In part 2, attention is drawn to various difficulties in the existing paradigms in use. Part 3 introduces the notion of replacing Information by Coded Information System (CIS) to resolve many difficulties....
  • Magnetic Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention (article)

    01/29/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-29-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Magnetic Spider Webs Attract Scientists' Attention by Brian Thomas, M.S. * No, it’s not science fiction—it’s real. Spider webs use electricity to snare prey, and researchers recently discovered an added environmental benefit from these arachnids’ masterful constructions. Electrical properties within the glue-like coating on a spider web alter the magnetic field around it. When potential prey flies nearby, the web snaps out and tags its target like a tiny magnet. The web is negatively or neutrally charged, while insect bodies often carry a positive charge. In 2013, researchers found that spider webs snare positively charged insects with greater efficiency than...
  • European Hunter-Gatherers, Blue Eyes and Dark Skin?

    01/27/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The Unz Review ^ | 26 Jan 2014 | Razib Khan
    The headlines about this individual having dark skin are well founded, like the Luxembourg hunter-gatherer the sample has ancestral “non-European” copies of most of the major loci which are known to have large effect sizes (SLC24A5, which is now fixed in Europeans, SLC45A2, which is present at frequencies north of 80% in most of Europe, and KITLG, a lower frequency variant known to have a major impact on skin and hair). Additionally, this individual is related to the Ma’lta individual, just like the Swedish hunter-gatherers, but unlike the Luxembourg male (which did predate the Spanish samples by 1,000 years). Lots...
  • Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:50:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-24-2014 | Jerry Bergman
    Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? by Jerry Bergman Some historians believe that all of the major contributions with which Darwin is credited in regard to evolution theory, including natural selection, actually were plagiarized from other scientists. Many, if not most, of Darwin’s major ideas are found in earlier works, especially those by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin. Charles Darwin rarely (if ever) gave due credit to the many persons from whom he liberally ‘borrowed’. This review looks at the evidence for this position, concluding that much evidence exists to support this controversial view. wikipedia.org Erasmus-Darwin Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) A common...
  • Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:30:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-24-14 | Brian Thomas
    Do Foxes Have Magnetic Senses? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * During winter, red foxes hunt snow-covered mice without even seeing their prey—but how? Certainly, hearing plays a crucial role, but researchers from the Czech Republic and Germany found that European foxes pounce on mice much more successfully when facing north, leading them to suggest a more magnetic answer. Foxes may see more than what visible light reveals. The red fox find its prey—often buried as deep as three feet beneath the snow—not only when it faces north, but also when it faces the earth’s magnetic south pole. The fox first...
  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    01/23/2014 9:19:28 AM PST · by Heartlander · 416 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 23, 2014 | Denyse O'Leary
    If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature? One can at least point a direction by now. I began this series by asking, what has materialism (naturalism) done for science? It made a virtue of preferring theory to evidence, if the theory supports naturalism and the evidence doesn't. Well-supported evidence that undermines naturalism (the Big Bang and fine tuning of the universe, for example) attracted increasingly speculative attempts at disconfirmation. Discouraging results from the search for life on Mars cause us to put our faith in life on exoplanets -- lest Earth be seen as unusual (the Copernican...
  • Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues (article)

    01/23/2014 7:57:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues by Brian Thomas, M.S. * When mainstream scientists search for clues about how and when the first bony-skeleton creature evolved from a non-bony creature, do they overlook evidence showing skeletons could never evolve from non-skeletons in the first place? It appears that a large collaboration of scientists that analyzed DNA from a spectacular living fossil called an elephant shark did just that. The title of their report, published in Nature, refers to “unique insights” into evolution, but the facts actually reveal something else.1 The elephant shark, or Australian ghost shark, is a cartilaginous...
  • Evolutionists divided over coexistence of placental mammals and dinosaurs

    01/22/2014 12:45:10 PM PST · by fishtank · 54 replies
    Creation.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | David Catchpoole
    Evolutionists divided over coexistence of placental mammals and dinosaurs by David Catchpoole Published: 21 January 2014 (GMT+10) If you can remember being taught as ‘fact’ that only small, ‘primitive’ mammals were around at the demise of the dinosaurs (supposedly 65 million years ago), because placental mammals1 didn’t evolve until afterwards, you’re not alone. There are many people who remember that. In fact, many textbooks still teach it. However, if you’re aware that for some years now the evolutionary fraternity has shifted the existence of ‘modern’ mammals to overlap that of dinosaurs, then we would say that you are actually more...
  • Gecko-Footed Robot Fit for Outer Space (article)

    01/21/2014 8:13:39 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-20-14 | Brian Thomas
    Gecko-Footed Robot Fit for Outer Space by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Abigaille the robot can climb up smooth walls, but she leaves behind no residue, much like living geckos. Engineers at Simon Fraser University copied gecko design when they developed the robot’s tiny treads to navigate tight turns even while treading on vertical walls. How close did the inventors come to matching the precision capabilities of real gecko feet, which utilize a dry adhesive capability? Dry adhesives could be very useful. In a 2011 technical report appearing in the journal Smart Materials and Structures, the design team described the locomotive...
  • Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required (article)

    01/17/2014 8:20:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-15-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Mouse Study Shows 'Junk DNA' Is Actually Required by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * It was once believed that the regions in between the protein-coding genes of the genome were wastelands of alleged nonfunctional “junk DNA.” However, we now know that these previously misunderstood regions are teeming with functional activity—and a new study shows they are actually required for life.1 The genome of humans and other animals is composed of more than just DNA sequences that produce proteins—there are also many other types of sequences that do not code for proteins. The non-protein-coding genes are diverse, with some being very short...