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  • Telescopes and Theodicy

    05/19/2019 5:55:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2019 | Marvin Olasky
    If you havenÂ’t taken a science course since high school or college decades ago, hereÂ’s some news: We know a lot less now about the basic makeup of the universe than we thought we did then. Several decades ago scientists knew the universe was expanding. They believed the expansion had to slow down. No astronomer had observed such slowing but it had to happen because the universe is full of matter, matter has gravity, and gravity pulls things together. In 1998, though, the Hubble Space Telescope let us look at very distant stars. It became apparent that the universe was...
  • Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear Evolutionary Theory

    05/13/2019 1:51:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 13, 2019 | Razib Khan
    It is a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left. As an evolutionary geneticist and a conservative, I take some interest in critiques of Darwinism. I have come to expect that every few years a new book by Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, will trigger commentary relaying his skepticism of evolutionary theory to the interested public. And this will result in vociferous rejoinders from evolutionary biologists. But evolutionary biology is nothing for conservatives to fear, because it is one of the crowning achievements of modern Western civilization. It...
  • Complex Eyes of ‘Simple’ Clams Confound Darwin

    05/13/2019 8:11:50 AM PDT · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 5-13-2019 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Complex Eyes of ‘Simple’ Clams Confound Darwin May 13, 2019 | Jerry Bergman by Jerry Bergman, PhD Darwin is famous for admitting that the origin of complex structures made him sick: In The Origin of Species, we read: “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”[1]
  • How valleys and canyons formed during Noah’s Flood

    05/08/2019 11:02:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 49 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 5-8-19 | Michael Oard
    How valleys and canyons formed during Noah’s Flood by Micheal Oard Continental valleys and canyons come in all sizes and shapes. Some are V-shaped valleys, and others U-shaped canyons. Some are shallow and others have tall vertical walls, like the Grand Canyon. We rarely observe valley and canyon formation taking place today and then only in association with a flooding event. Therefore, uniformitarian1 theories about valley and canyon formation are not built on observational science but instead upon their assumptions about the past.
  • The Non-Evolution of Birds

    04/10/2019 10:56:57 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | April 10, 2019 | David F. Coppedge
    The Non-Evolution of Birds April 10, 2019 | David F. Coppedge Note: While the editor is out of town, we are bringing you readings of interest from creation books associated with CEH. The Evolution of Birds: Possible or Impossible? by Dr. James F. Coppedge, Jr (1920-2004) Excerpt from Evolution: Possible or Impossible? by Dr. James F. Coppedge (1973, rev. 1990, ch. 13, “Examples of Phenomena Unexplainable by Evolution,” pp 214-217). A Bird That Found Its Way Home 3,200 Miles in Twelve and One-Half Days A small ocean-going bird called the Manx shearwater nests in the sand on islands off the...
  • Subduction Was Essential for the Ice Age

    03/28/2019 11:10:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-28-19 | Tim Clarey, PhD
    Subduction Was Essential for the Ice Age BY TIM CLAREY, PH.D. * | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 Creation meteorologist Michael Oard has written extensively about what it takes to make an ice age. The first requirement is much warmer oceans than we have today, which would provide the extra evaporation needed for heavy winter snowfall. The second requirement is cooler summers that allow snow to build up from year to year and eventually transform into thick ice sheets.1
  • Why Do People Believe in Pseudoscience?

    03/16/2019 6:52:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 82 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 03/11/19 | Daniel Kolitz
    Most people do not have a good understanding of real science, and can therefore be taken in if a claim is presented in ‘science-y’ language. Thus purveyors of medical pseudoscience will freely use terms like energy, vibrations, frequencies, resonance and so on in describing their interventions but none of these terms are being used in the precise way that a physicist would use them. Many pseudoscientists will also refer to the latest ideas in real science to imply that their claims are derived from the latest cutting-edge theories. One example would be claiming that homeopathy is consistent with quantum mechanics...
  • Over 1,000 Scientists Openly Dissent From Evolution Theory

    03/11/2019 2:51:56 PM PDT · by Sopater · 175 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2019 | Alex Newman
    Over 1,000 doctoral scientists from around the world have signed a “Dissent” statement expressing skepticism about Darwin’s evolution theory, sparking fresh controversy over an idea that is at the core of many people’s worldview. The significant announcement, made last month, has been all but ignored by the establishment media. But it is making waves nevertheless.The dissenting scientists all united around one simple statement. “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life,” the Ph.D.s said. “Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged. There is...
  • Co-Founder of String Theory and Physicist, Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God

    03/01/2019 9:44:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Co-founder of string field theory and physicist Michio Kaku made waves last year — or at least seemed to — when it was reported that he’d proven the existence of God. The Geophilosophical Association of Anthropological and Cultural Studies quoted Kaku as saying, "I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance." Reacting to that public comment, Kaku said: "That’s one of the drawbacks...
  • No evolution in pollution: killifish survivors are ‘losers’

    02/14/2019 10:34:53 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-12-19 | David Catchpoole
    No evolution in pollution: killifish survivors are ‘losers’ by David Catchpoole Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus), also known as mud minnows or mummichog, are abundant in the estuarine waters along the Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. Because they are “typically really sensitive to pollution”, they have for some time been regarded as an environmental indicator species.1 That is, an indicative barometer of the health of ecosystems—the aquatic equivalent of a “canary in the coal mine”.2
  • Is the male reproductive system poorly designed?

    02/08/2019 8:06:16 AM PST · by fishtank · 80 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-8-19 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Is the male reproductive system poorly designed? by Jerry Bergman One of the latest proofs of human evolution is the poor design claim, namely that an intelligent Creator would not design some human body part in a certain way. An example is the human male reproductive system, which Rowe listed as number four in his list of the top 10 design flaws in the human body.1 The human male reproductive system poor design claim focuses on the view that “if testicles were designed”, then why didn’t God “protect them better. Couldn’t the Designer have put them inside the body, or...
  • Evolution: a message of hope? Why humanity’s origin matters

    02/07/2019 11:13:22 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Evolution: a message of hope? Why humanity’s origin matters by Philip Bell Published: 7 February 2019 (GMT+10) The hope of the Christian faith is inextricably linked with a belief in purpose. The Apostle Paul famously waxed lyrical with the words, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). By virtue of His incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection, the Universe’s Creator and Sustainer (John 1:1–3, Colossians 1:16–17) became the Saviour. Having a personal relationship with God—through repentance and faith (e.g. Mark 1:14–15)—guarantees us a place in heaven. We have a confident, certain hope of eternal glory. But can this message be...
  • Earth's Thick Ice Sheets Are Young

    02/04/2019 11:02:59 AM PST · by fishtank · 13 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-31-19 | Jake Hebert, PhD
    Earth's Thick Ice Sheets Are Young BY JAKE HEBERT, PH.D. * | THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 Secular scientists have assigned vast ages—multiple hundreds of thousands of years—to the Dome Fuji, Vostok, and EPICA Dome C ice cores in Antarctica.1-3 They also claim to have counted more than 110,000 annual layers in Greenland’s deep GISP2 core.4 For this reason, some biblical skeptics think ice cores prove an old earth. However, the argument is not as strong as it appears, and there is positive evidence the ice sheets are young.
  • Was Eve created from Adam’s penis? Cal PhD is seriously arguing just that

    02/03/2019 3:16:08 AM PST · by vannrox · 150 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 28, 2015 at 4:11 PM | Beth Spotswood
    A biblical scholar has suggested that due to an unfortunate mistranslation in the Bible, God did not create Eve from Adam’s rib but rather from his penis. Needless to say, several historical purists are up in – arms. Professor Ziony Zevit from the American Jewish University in Maryland has proposed his theory in a new book, “What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden.” According to Zevit, the Hebrew word ‘tsela’ in the Old Testament does not translate as ‘rib.’ Rather, Zevit believes that ‘tsela’ means a limb sticking out sideways from an upright human body, and contextually translates this...
  • Darwin, the Idol of Richard Dawkins and His Followers

    02/01/2019 11:19:10 AM PST · by fishtank · 54 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-1-2019 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Darwin, the Idol of Richard Dawkins and His Followers February 1, 2019 | Jerry Bergman Richard Dawkins’ God is Charles Darwin by Jerry Bergman, PhD Besides owning almost every book Richard Dawkins has authored, including his newest 15th book (2017), I have watched him in many video interviews. I consider the most honest interview he gave to be the one with Ben Stein in the movie Expelled.[1] Dawkins is very frank about his beliefs and is not afraid to buck against society’s norms. His upcoming book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide to Atheism (2019), is aimed at children.
  • Could the Flood have been tranquil? Adapted from the author’s The Genesis Account

    01/30/2019 11:14:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 49 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-30-2019 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Could the Flood have been tranquil? Adapted from the author’s The Genesis Account: A theological, historical, and scientific commentary on Genesis 1–11, 2015.1 by Jonathan Sarfati 1-30-2019 In response to the uniformitarian dogma of Darwin’s mentor Charles Lyell, Scottish pastor-zoologist John Fleming (1785–1857) proposed a novel idea. That is, the Genesis Flood was real and global, but it left no trace, because it was a tranquil flood. Modern long-age creationist Norman Geisler (b. 1932) also holds this view.2
  • Hagfish Haunts Darwin. A zombie hagfish rises from the dead, and scares Darwin from two directions.

    01/25/2019 10:46:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 77 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 1-24-19 | David F. Coppedge
    Hagfish Haunts Darwin A zombie hagfish rises from the dead, and scares Darwin from two directions. January 24, 2019 | David F. Coppedge Hagfish are eel-like fish that look like creatures from a horror movie. Their tapir-like snouts are scary enough, but when threatened, they have a unique weapon: slime! They can spread a net of sticky slime around them that can clog the gills of an attacker. And they have been doing this for at least 100 million Darwin Years, perhaps 300 million.
  • Frontal Lobotomies: a Darwinian Mental Health Holocaust

    01/23/2019 11:19:09 AM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 1-22-2019 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Frontal Lobotomies: a Darwinian Mental Health Holocaust 1-22-2019 by Jerry Bergman, PhD The frontal lobotomy was a psychosurgery treatment based on the evolutionary belief that, as the human brain evolved, the newer sections evolved on top of the older parts. The evolutionarily older brain section was later called the ‘reptile brain.’[2] A lobotomy, the theory postulated, could reduce undesirable ‘reptile’ behavior.[3] In the end, as many as 35,000 persons were lobotomized, producing what neurologist Frank Vertosick called “a mental health holocaust.”[4] We now know most patients replaced their reptile behavior with a sluggish, disoriented, even moribund, countenance. Some were reduced...
  • It's Beyond Us ( Multiverse versus Panspermia versus ID )

    01/09/2019 10:29:31 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 15 replies
    https://salvomag.com ^ | Winter 2018 | R. Nicoll
    Extraordinary Claims Need an Extraordinary Cosmos. Today the thoughtful scientist finds himself embroiled in an internal war between his devotion to naturalism and his realization that the universe is, as physicist Steven Weinberg put it, "one fine-tuning that seems to be extreme, far beyond what you could imagine just having to accept as a mere accident." ...The latest explanation, trotted out by Columbia astrophysicist Caleb Scharf, is that an early, advanced, non-biological civilization "decided to tinker with the expansion" of the universe in a way that made it amenable to the evolution of biological life. In a critique of intelligent...
  • Convert to Creation (tr) interviews bird expert and former renowned evolutionist Dr Jon Ahlquist

    01/07/2019 7:48:38 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-7-18 | Margaret Wieland
    Convert to Creation. Margaret Wieland interviews bird expert and former renowned evolutionist Dr Jon Ahlquist Dr Jon Ahlquist is a molecular biologist, ornithologist and artist who before his retirement specialized in molecular phylogenetics. With a B.S. from Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University (all in biology) he subsequently taught and researched at Yale. He then held professorships at Ohio University, the University of Louisville (Kentucky), and several South Carolina universities.