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  • Birds Inspire Flight Sensor Inventions

    12/22/2014 9:16:46 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-22-14 | Brian Thomas
    Birds Inspire Flight Sensor Inventions by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The Wright brothers studied wing structures of seabirds before building their first airplane, and the first helicopter is said to have been inspired by dragonfly flight. Today, inventors continue this tradition, focusing on bio-inspired flight sensors. A series of telling admissions in a recent summary of state-of-the-art research leave no doubt about the origins of flight-ready sensors. Gusts of wind tend to blow small, man-made flying machines called Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) off course—or knock them out of the sky altogether. But insects and birds fare much better. What keeps...
  • Rockslides on Ararat

    12/19/2014 6:30:14 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Rockslides on Ararat by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Mt. Ararat is a volcano, erupting numerous times since the Flood. Its ice cap continually erodes the hardened basaltic rock underneath. As the ice sheets move along, they push the loosened rock over the edges of the mountain, causing high-speed avalanches. On my first expedition I was warned about the “crumbly rock” but was not prepared for the enormity of the dangers. Thursday, August 3, 1972 I heard a noise up above us on the slope. I looked up just in time to see a rock bigger than my head hurtling...
  • Unlocking the Origins of Snake Venom

    12/16/2014 5:52:03 AM PST · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-15-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Unlocking the Origins of Snake Venom by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * The origin of snake venom has been a long-time mystery to both creationists and evolutionists. Interestingly, new research confirms that the same genes that encode snake venom proteins are active in many other tissues.1 According to the biblical record, God’s creation was originally void of death, disease, and violence. Because of Adam and Eve’s rebellion, the whole of creation became subject to a curse that resulted in snakes with venom, stinging arthropods, and countless diseases. One of the chief questions facing creation biologists and geneticists is how venom was...
  • Fountains of the Deep

    12/12/2014 12:00:40 PM PST · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2014 | Timothy Clarey
    Fountains of the Deep by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Most of the fossil-bearing strata on Earth are comprised of six megasequences.1,2 Secular scientists believe they were laid down over millions of years, but this assumption prevents them from describing some prominent geological features—features that are best explained by large-scale flooding. Using data from over 500 stratigraphic columns,3 I examined megasequences across North America to document the sedimentary evidence for the Flood’s catastrophe. At each site, the megasequence boundaries were identified, along with the thicknesses and extent of individual rock types. These findings enabled the creation of computer maps that will...
  • Does Science Now Point to God? Author to Discuss Discoveries in Cosmology, Biology, Evolution

    12/08/2014 2:54:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PRWeb ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joseph Budzinski
    Has science now proven that God exists? Douglas Ell, author of the new book Counting To God, will speak about this and other “big questions” related to science and faith in two lectures at Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach. Times: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00 pm Location: Trinity Episcopal Church 2365 Pine Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960 Both talks are open to the general public and there is no charge. In Counting To God, Ell applies the lens of mathematical analysis to a series of scientific discoveries, drawing startling conclusions about the relation...
  • God’s Work? A new poll suggests Americans aren’t so confident in their creationism.

    12/08/2014 1:03:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 12/08/2014 | By William Saletan
    In a dozen polls taken from 1982 to 2014, Gallup has asked Americans to choose among three views of evolution. One view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.” Another view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.” The third option is that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” In that three-decade span, the young-Earth creationist option has always...
  • Proof of Life

    12/07/2014 8:01:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | December 7, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    The intellectual role that used to be occupied by theology is now largely filled by science fiction. Wikipedia lists only a dozen of possibly hundreds of books where writers, some of them practicing mathematicians or scientists themselves, examine the consequences of our current understanding of the universe. The familiar, everyday world that we know isn’t what it seems. It is actually a strange place. On large scales it isn’t governed by ‘common sense’ Newtonian physics but by the paradoxes of relativity. At very small scales, perhaps at its foundation, it is governed by quantum phenomena, which is stranger still. Arthur...
  • The Noble Clock: Radioactive Dating, Part 3

    12/01/2014 5:04:54 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2014 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    The Noble Clock: Radioactive Dating, Part 3 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * Radioactive dating methods—many of which are quite elaborate—have numerous physical condition requirements that cannot realistically remain unaffected over millions and perhaps billions of years. Since the potassium-argon dating methods clearly appear to be unreliable, why should any rational person trust them to provide accurate dates for rocks? In the early 1950s, scientists established theories for using the decay of radioactive potassium (40K) to argon (40Ar) as a clock for dating certain types of rocks. Called “noble” because it rarely bonds with other elements, argon (Ar) is one...
  • There’s no getting around Jesus’ teaching on the age of the earth

    11/25/2014 7:41:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 102 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 11-25-2014 | Keaton Halley
    ‘From the beginning of creation’—what did Jesus mean? There’s no getting around Jesus’ teaching on the age of the earth by Keaton Halley Published: 25 November 2014 (GMT+10) Not everyone welcomes this news, but some of Jesus’ statements imply, of necessity, that the world is young. This is something I regularly point out when I speak in churches about creation, and it is a theme on which we have written previously, in articles such as Jesus on the age of the earth and in chapter 9 of Refuting Compromise. To reiterate the argument briefly, Jesus claimed that human history began...
  • Missing Link or Another Fish Story?

    11/25/2014 4:40:02 AM PST · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-24-14 | Frank Sherwin
    Missing Link or Another Fish Story? by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Recently there has been some celebration from the Darwinian community regarding a discovery of a fossil 1 that allegedly links terrestrial animals to their future aquatic relatives: the ichthyosaurs. Cartorhynchus lenticarpus is proclaimed by some evolutionists to be an amphibious ancestor of the ichthyosaurs, aquatic reptiles whose name means "fish lizards." Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post was jubilant, saying this "fossil could prove a problem for creationists."2
  • Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?

    11/24/2014 1:07:14 PM PST · by NYer · 1,045 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | DENNIS BONNETTE
    Pure myth! That is today’s typical view of a literal Adam and Eve. Yet, contrary to current skepticism, a real Adam and Eve remain credible—both in terms of Catholic doctrine and sound natural science.By calling the Genesis story a “myth,” people avoid saying it is mere “fantasy,” that is, with no foundation in reality at all. While rejecting a literal first pair of human parents for all mankind, they hope to retain some “deeper” truth about an original “sinful human condition,” a “mythic” meaning. They think that the latest findings in paleoanthropology and genetics render a literal pair of...
  • Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 2

    11/19/2014 7:39:13 AM PST · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 2 by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * In last month’s article, I described the purpose of ICR’s life sciences research and sketched out the need for a counter-offensive strategy against evolution’s lines of scientific arguments. This month I describe the scope of this counter-offensive. To reclaim the scientific throne from Darwin, creationists must not only identify the flaws in his explanation, they also need to replace his ideas with scientifically superior ones. Unfortunately, in the intense battle over the details of Darwin’s claims, it’s not always clear precisely which scientific questions need answering. For example,...
  • Trees Really Are 'Pleasant to the Sight'

    11/18/2014 8:41:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-17-14 | Brian Thomas
    Trees Really Are 'Pleasant to the Sight' by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Genesis 2:9 records one of the Lord's original intentions for creating trees, saying, "Out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." A new study has quantified just how pleasant to the sight trees can be, inadvertently confirming the truthfulness of this ancient biblical passage. Professor William Sullivan and lecturer Bin Jiang of the...
  • The Pope Presumes - The Theory of Evolution Boosted by Pontiff

    11/11/2014 9:40:22 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 34 replies
    Via Rapture Forums ^ | November 11, 2014 | By Michael Bresciani
    Using science is wise - blindly patronizing science is presumption and idolatry - Anon. In a blazing headline One News Now published an article entitled "Pope backs evolution, Vatican calls creation 'blasphemous,'" in it, author Michael F. Haverluck says "In a speech given at a Pontifical Academy of Sciences ceremony unveiling a bust of his predecessor, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, Pope Francis declared his full-fledged support of evolution as the scientifically correct explanation of the origin of man - and the universe." Unwilling to go full-fledged "everything from nothing' the Pope has scratched out an explanation from the playbook of 'theistic-evolution'...
  • Newly discovered fossil could prove a problem for creationists

    11/07/2014 2:43:53 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    Researchers report that they've found the missing link between an ancient aquatic predator and its ancestors on land. Ichthyosaurs, the dolphin-like reptiles that lived in the sea during the time of the dinosaurs, evolved from terrestrial creatures that made their way back into the water over time. But the fossil record for the lineage has been spotty, without a clear link between land-based reptiles and the aquatic ichthyosaurs scientists know came after. Now, researchers report in Nature that they've found that link — an amphibious ancestor of the swimming ichthyosaurs named Cartorhynchus lenticarpus. "Many creationists have tried to portray ichthyosaurs...
  • More reasons to doubt Darwin

    11/07/2014 6:45:33 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 11-6-14 | Philip Bell
    More reasons to doubt Darwin A review of: Darwin‘s Doubt, the explosive origin of animal life and the case for intelligent design by Stephen C. Meyer HarperOne, Nashville TN, USA 2013 Reviewed by Philip Bell Published: 6 November 2014 (GMT+10) Stephen Meyer has an impressive pedigree in the philosophy of science and geophysics but is better known as a prominent spokesperson for the ID movement in the USA. Darwin’s Doubt3 is, in many ways, a sequel to his Signature in the Cell (2009)4, both of them impressive in length, scope and incisive analysis. In both, he explicitly distances ID from...
  • Genetic Entropy Points to a Young Creation

    11/06/2014 8:16:48 AM PST · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Genetic Entropy Points to a Young Creation by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Many creationists believe that the bulk of scientific evidence for a recent creation comes from the fields of geology, physics, and astronomy and that biology and genetics have little to contribute. However, data that confirm a young creation are rapidly emerging from genetic studies performed by both creationist and secular scientists. One of the most important finds in recent years came from modeling the accumulation of mutations (genetic code errors) in the human genome over time using computer simulations. Researchers found that this buildup of mutations can only...
  • Traditions of a Global Flood

    11/05/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Traditions of a Global Flood by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20) One of the strongest evidences for the global Flood that annihilated all people on Earth except for Noah and his family has been the presence of flood legends in the folklore of people groups from around the world. And the stories are all so similar. Local geography and cultural aspects may be present, but they all seem to be telling the...
  • The Iconic Isochron: Radioactive Dating, Part 2

    11/03/2014 10:10:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | Vernon Cupps, PhD
    The Iconic Isochron: Radioactive Dating, Part 2 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * The Bible is quite clear about the origin and timeframe for the creation of Earth and the cosmos. If Scripture is inaccurate in this, then how can it be trusted in anything else? Some evolutionists throw out theistic evolution (God using evolution as His creative process) as a philosophical panacea, with the goal of leading people to conclude that Genesis is a myth. Like Nimrod of ancient times, they know they must provide an alternative (i.e., naturalism, specifically scientism—the belief that science alone can render truth about...
  • What the Media Got Wrong about Pope Francis and Evolution

    11/02/2014 12:25:39 PM PST · by millegan · 2 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Have you heard about Pope Francis’ recent comments about God, evolution, and Creation? If so, chances are you’ve heard wrong. Here are four things you should know:
  • Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a wand'

    10/30/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/30/2014 | Adam Withnall
    The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared. Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI. Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”. “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’

    10/29/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 70 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | October 27, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    .“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
  • Gamma-Ray Bursts Limit Life in Universe

    10/28/2014 8:53:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-27-14 | Brian Thomas
    Gamma-Ray Bursts Limit Life in Universe by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What are the odds that life somehow self-generated? Many experiments have shown that the likelihood of just the right chemicals combining by chance in just the right proportions, orientations, and sequences to form even the simplest cell on Earth is so close to zero that some origin-of-life researchers have punted the possibility to some distant unknown planet.1 But a new study of gamma-ray burst frequency estimates has eliminated the possibility of life on other planets. Astronomers have witnessed gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)—lasting from just fractions of a millisecond to several...
  • NO BIG BANG WITHOUT GOD, SAYS POPE FRANCIS

    10/27/2014 1:47:14 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 192 replies
    Brietbart ^ | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 27 Oct 2014, 8:30 AM PDT | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 27 Oct 2014, 8:30 AM PDT
    The Big Bang “doesn’t contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it,” Pope Francis said Monday morning, because the beginning of the world “is not the work of chaos.” The Pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, gathered in the Vatican to discuss “Evolving Concepts of Nature.” God is not some sort of wizard, said Francis, but rather “the Creator who brought all things into being.” The origin of the world derives directly “from a supreme Principle of creative love,” he added. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation,...
  • Gungor and the Art of Apostasy

    10/26/2014 12:01:56 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/26/2014 | Steve Berman
    Michael Gungor, of the Christian worship band Gungor, stepped into a wasp’s nest of criticism and controversy by his comments a few months ago that he doesn’t believe in a literal creation, or in the great flood, or Noah.  In fact, he believes that God-directed evolution is the means our Creator used to bring forth species upon the earth. Meh.  By itself, such a comment is disagreeable to my own beliefs, but not on its face heretical or worthy of disfellowship.  The fact that Gungor has a hit band in the Christian world has no bearing on my opinion. Michael...
  • From Shinto to Christian Pastor

    10/22/2014 8:13:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 2014 | John D. Morris
    From Shinto to Christian Pastor by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * The Institute for Creation Research recently hosted a delightful guest: Pastor Nobuji Horikoshi. (He tells people to remember his last name by noting it sounds somewhat like “Holy Ghost”.) He pastors one of the largest churches in Japan, the growing Souai Church in Mie Prefecture in south-central Japan and heads up an effective “creation voice” in Japan. He even installed an extensive creation museum on the church grounds. Recently, he visited ICR with his lovely wife of many years and his youth pastor, Satoshi Miyazaki.
  • Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution

    10/20/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-17-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What makes sleep so mentally refreshing? University of Rochester neuroscientist Jeff Iliff addressed the crowd gathered at a September 2014 TEDMED event and explained his amazing new discoveries.1 The words he used perfectly match what one would expect while describing the works of an ingenious designer.2 Other organs rely on the lymphatic system to remove metabolic waste that builds up in the spaces outside cells, but no lymph vessels exist behind the skull. Since the brain uses a fourth of all the body’s energy, there must be some other...
  • What heaven's really like-by a leading brain surgeon who says he's been there: Read his testimony

    10/17/2014 10:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dr. Eben Alexander
    When I was a small boy, I was adopted. I grew up remembering nothing of my birth family and unaware that I had a biological sister, named Betsy. Many years later, I went in search of my biological family, but for Betsy it was too late: she had died. This is the story of how I was reunited with her — in Heaven. Before I start, I should explain that I am a scientist, who has spent a lifetime studying the workings of the brain. My adoptive father was a neurosurgeon and I followed his path, becoming an neurosurgeon myself...
  • A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big Bang 'Proof'

    10/15/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-13-14 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big Bang 'Proof' by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * During a high profile news conference in March 2014, the BICEP2 radio astronomy team announced purported direct evidence for inflation— an important part of the modern Big Bang model.1 In Big Bang cosmology, inflation is a hypothesized "growth spurt" in which the universe enormously increased in size. Inflation was an ad hoc addition to the Big Bang model intended to solve some very serious theoretical difficulties, including the Big Bang's own version of the seeing-distant-starlight-in-a-young- universe problem.2 Inflation was originally thought to have...
  • Throwing Darwin a Curve

    10/14/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-10-14 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Throwing Darwin a Curve by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * “The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two.” That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans. Great pitching ability is not limited to ethnicity or geography, but rather to human beings alone. Great pitchers make it look so easy, and “practice makes perfect,” but it helps that the brain power necessary for control, neurological connections, and muscular arrangements for the human arm are exceedingly better than any system that exists on...
  • Now It's Whale Hips: Another Icon of Darwinian Evolution, Vestigial Structures, Takes a Hit

    10/06/2014 3:58:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 107 replies
    evolutionnews.org ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    In the case presented by advocates of Darwinian evolution, vestigial organs are a star in the firmament, frequently and gloatingly pointed to. Darwin himself cited them as such in The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, referring to body parts like the human appendix that, he believed, no longer serve a function: On the view of each organism with all its separate parts having been specially created, how utterly inexplicable is it that organs bearing the plain stamp of inutility... should so frequently occur. Of course the appendix is a great example of an organ once thought to...
  • Jurassic Squirrels?

    10/03/2014 8:05:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Ins ^ | 10-3-14 | Brian Thomas
    Jurassic Squirrels? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Jurassic mammals made headlines recently, as Chinese paleontologists described in the journal Nature six tiny skeletons comprising three new species.1 The squirrel-like fossils break with the long-held idea that most so-called "dinosaur-era" mammals resembled shrews. These newfound mammals look like they lived in trees—not underground like shrews. Do the new fossils help evolutionists clarify their story for the origin of mammals, or do they crank more twists into evolution's troubled saga? An American Museum of Natural History press release reads, "The animals, which researchers have placed in a new group, or clade, called...
  • Clocks in Rocks? Radioactive Dating, Part 1

    10/02/2014 12:55:33 PM PDT · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 2014 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Clocks in Rocks? Radioactive Dating, Part 1 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * Radioactive dating is a key concept in determining the age of the earth. Many secular scientists use it to dismantle the faith of Christians and cause them to accept uniformitarian assumptions that, in addition to being scientifically erroneous, demand a figurative and distorted interpretation of Genesis. Being knowledgeable about such a widespread dating method is essential for Christians to address opposing arguments and critics. Is radioactive dating valid?
  • Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

    09/30/2014 4:03:21 PM PDT · by Natufian · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/26/14 | Michael Eyre
    Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth. Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from interstellar space.
  • Richard Dawkins: "Theistic evolutionists are deluded"

    09/30/2014 8:37:44 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted 9-30-14, excerpted earlier. | CMI staff running Dawkins video clip
    "Many people think that theistic evolution blends faith with scientific credibility, but these comments from Dawkins show that this compromise is even more ridiculed than biblical creationism, which is at least consistent. A powerful argument from a hostile witness."
  • Cambrian Fossil Intensifies Evolutionary Conundrum

    09/29/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-26-14 | Brian Thomas
    Cambrian Fossil Intensifies Evolutionary Conundrum by Brian Thomas, M.S. * New fossil finds further verify one of evolution's biggest problems: the Cambrian explosion. According to evolutionary reckoning, a massive explosion of new life supposedly spawned dozens of brand-new fully formed body plans about 530 million years ago. How could so many novel body plans emerge in such a short time while today's emergence rate of new body plans is zero? Details from newly discovered Canadian fossil fish intensify this Cambrian conundrum.1 Very few fossils show up in rock layers below the Cambrian—some sponges, cnidarians, a mollusk, what look like worm...
  • Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

    09/27/2014 3:49:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 61 replies
    la times ^ | 9-26-2014 | DEBORAH NETBURN
    To find out, scientists turned to chemistry. Here on Earth, about one in every 3,000 molecules of water is made with a deuterium atom instead of a hydrogen atom. A deuterium atom is similar to a hydrogen atom except that its nucleus contains a proton and a neutron, instead of a lone proton. (Both atoms also contain a single electron.) That makes deuterium twice as heavy as hydrogen, which is why water molecules made with deuterium atoms (HDO) are known as “heavy water.” At the time that our sun was born, the ratio of deuterium to hydrogen throughout the universe...
  • New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

    09/26/2014 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 09-25-2014 | Provided by Virginia Tech
    A Virginia Tech geobiologist with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found evidence in the fossil record that complex multicellularity appeared in living things about 600 million years ago – nearly 60 million years before skeletal animals appeared during a huge growth spurt of new life on Earth known as the Cambrian Explosion. The discovery published online Wednesday in the journal Nature contradicts several longstanding interpretations of multicellular fossils from at least 600 million years ago. "This opens up a new door for us to shine some light on the timing and evolutionary steps that were taken by...
  • Genome Scrambling and Encryption Befuddles Evolution

    09/25/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 100 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-24-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Genome Scrambling and Encryption Befuddles Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * One-cell creatures called ciliates are expanding our knowledge of genome dynamics and complexity. Now a newly sequenced ciliate genome reveals unimaginable levels of programmed rearrangement combined with an ingenious system of encryption.1 Contrary to the evolutionary prediction of simple-to-complex in the alleged tree of life, one-cell ciliates are exhibiting astonishing genetic complexity.2 The ciliate Oxytricha trifallax has two different genomes contained in separate nuclei. The micronucleus is dense and compact and used for reproduction while the macronucleus is dramatically rearranged, amplified, and used for the creature's standard daily living.
  • Physicist Michael Pupin: Science Leads to God

    09/23/2014 8:42:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept, 2014 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Physicist Michael Pupin: Science Leads to God by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858–1935) was a leading American researcher who made many scientific advances, including development of the fluoroscope and an electrical transmission system for long-distance telephone communication.1 A physics professor at Columbia University for 40 years, Pupin’s many discoveries resulted in devices widely used today. Pupin’s oscillating circuit research made it possible to have simultaneous transmissions of several messages through one wire, and it was his inductance coil research that made long-distance telephone calls possible.2 Both inventions made him quite wealthy—over one million dollars for his inductance...
  • Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test

    09/22/2014 7:53:11 AM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Secular astrophysicists often talk about “primordial nucleosynthesis” as though it were a historical event like Washington crossing the Delaware. In theory, it describes how certain conditions—not God’s handiwork—during an early Big Bang universe somehow cobbled together the first elements. However, unlike Washington’s crossing, no historical evidence corroborates this primordial nucleosynthesis, an idea beset by a theoretical barrier called the “lithium problem.” Secular scientists recently put this problem to a practical test. In theory, the Big Bang’s natural processes would have produced a certain ratio of stable lithium isotopes—lithium-6 and...
  • Are We Evolving Stupidity? Are we dumber than our grandparents?

    09/19/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-19-14 | Brian Thomas
    Are We Evolving Stupidity? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Are we dumber than our grandparents? Social psychologists are tracking IQ scores and noticed a decline in the last decade after a steady rise since the 1950s. Some wonder if the recent downturn reflects genes that have been eroding all along. Are we evolving stupidity? The concept of eroding genes—steadily but slowly marred by new slightly harmful mutations that occur every generation—has its proponents and detractors. New Scientist consultant Bob Holmes wrote, “The most controversial explanation is that rising IQ scores have been hiding a decline in our genetic potential.”1 Holmes...
  • Ten Evidences for Creation

    09/18/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT · by fishtank · 67 replies
    Ten Evidences for Creation For more information on blue stars: Blue Stars Confirm Recent Creation
  • Evolution’s oyster twist

    09/17/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | David Catchpoole
    Evolution’s oyster twist by David Catchpoole Sadly, many Christians compromised with evolutionary ideas because of supposed ‘proofs’ like the flat-became-twisted oyster evolution story. Oysters have the unfortunate distinction that they were one of the first examples of an alleged proof of evolutionary lineage in the fossil record (mooted by paleontologist A.E. Trueman in 1922).1 The ‘flat’ oyster, Ostrea sp., was said to have evolved into the coiled shell Gryphaea sp. Several generations of science students were taught this as ‘one of the best documented cases of evolution’ in the fossil record.
  • 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...