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  • The energy expansions of evolution

    05/20/2017 10:29:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Nature ^ | April 28, 2017 | Olivia P. Judson
    AbstractAbstract The history of the life–Earth system can be divided into five ‘energetic’ epochs, each featuring the evolution of life forms that can exploit a new source of energy. These sources are: geochemical energy, sunlight, oxygen, flesh and fire. The first two were present at the start, but oxygen, flesh and fire are all consequences of evolutionary events. Since no category of energy source has disappeared, this has, over time, resulted in an expanding realm of the sources of energy available to living organisms and a concomitant increase in the diversity and complexity of ecosystems. These energy expansions have...
  • Why superorganism logic is an outstanding value proposition

    05/20/2017 6:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | May 20, 2017 | Tamsin Woolley
    With apologies to Jane Goodall’s furry colleagues, chimps are just not good people. A friend of mine lost the better part of his hand to a really nasty one and Dr. Goodall herself watched an all-male patrol systematically exacting genocide on the males of a neighboring troop. There is a profound difference between us, but genetically, we’re 98 percent alike. If we just nudged the evolutionary clock back the tiniest bit — on every airline passenger, Starbucks customer, coworker and passerby — our societies would dissolve in a horrifying bloodbath. But they don’t. We just board the plane and assume...
  • Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link

    05/02/2017 10:36:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2017 | Frank Sherwin
    Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Evidence for Creation Human evolution has consistently been shown to be without scientific or biblical merit. Although a parade of supposed transitions are displayed in every conceivable outlet, non-Darwinists maintain that the links between people and our alleged ape-like ancestors aremissing.
  • Evolution and Revolution, by G. D. H. Cole

    03/26/2017 6:06:24 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    In 1921, George Douglas Howard Cole(Who would become a member of the Fabian Society) wrote the following in a book about Guild Socialism: (page 156) We have now completed our outline sketch of the structure and methods of working of a Guild Socialist Commonwealth, and have thus come to the threshold of the practical problem of transition to it from the capitalist Society of to-day. And here the first question that confronts us, as it confronts all Socialists under the conditions of the present time, is the question of "evolution and revolution." Do we hope and intend to bring about...
  • Major Evolutionary Blunders: Convergent Evolution Is a Seductive Intellectual Swindle

    03/01/2017 7:40:29 PM PST · by lasereye · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 03/01/17 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    When it comes to swindles, it would be hard to top Liz Carmichael. She spun a tale about obtaining proprietary secrets from her deceased NASA engineer husband that enabled her to start and become CEO of a totally bogus car company marketing the Dale. This fictitious 84 mpg, three-wheeled car bilked millions from investors in 1975and all the while Liz was actually a man, Jerry Dean Michael, impeccably dressed like a woman. No investor ever saw the car factory or drove a Dale. Yet, Liz always talked with investors so matter-of-factly about her wholly imaginary industrial realm that they willingly...
  • A Review of "The End of Darwinism and How a Flawed and Disastrous Theory Was Stolen and Sold"

    02/26/2017 3:49:04 PM PST · by Slyfox · 90 replies
    Chalcedon Foundation ^ | 2017 | Lee Duigon
    This is an important book that belongs in your library. Its subtitle sums up the authors message: How a Flawed and Disastrous Theory Was Stolen and Sold. Charles Darwins theory of evolution is the philosophical basis of anti-Christian culture. It is the source of all the rotrunaway statism, institutionalized atheism, eugenics, gay pride parades, transgender restrooms, the destruction of inferior races, and all the rest. If it stinks, Darwinism is at the root of it. Its not only pervasive; its also politically powerful. Any public figure who says he doesnt believe in evolution will be flayed alive by the media...
  • If Your Church is Celebrating Darwin, Leave (and Dont Come Back)

    02/11/2017 6:34:51 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The 200th anniversary of the birth of devoted Materialist and Evolutionist Charles Darwin was in 2009. It was that year that I first became aware of Evolution Weekend. Originally Evolution Sunday, Evolution Weekend is the product of The Clergy Letter Project. This project exists to promote the teaching of Darwinian evolution, especially within religious institutions. For example, the letter to Christian clergy, in part, reads, "While virtually all Christians take the Bible seriously and hold it to be authoritative in matters of faith and practice, the overwhelming majority do not read the Bible literally, as they would a science textbookReligious...
  • Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

    01/30/2017 6:30:05 PM PST · by plain talk · 72 replies
    BBC.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Pallab Ghosh
    They say that fossilised traces of the 540-million-year-old creature are "exquisitely well preserved". The microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led to fish and - eventually - to humans. The research team says that Saccorhytus is the most primitive example of a category of animals called "deuterostomes" which are common ancestors of a broad range of species, including vertebrates (backboned animals).
  • Ancient, scary and alien-looking specimen forms a rarity in the insect world -- a new order

    01/27/2017 5:59:49 PM PST · by JimSEA · 51 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 25, 2017 | Oregon State University
    Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a 100-million-year-old insect preserved in amber with a triangular head, almost-alien and "E.T.-like" appearance and features so unusual that it has been placed in its own scientific "order" -- an incredibly rare event. There are about 1 million described species of insects, and millions more still to be discovered, but every species of insect on Earth has been placed in only 31 existing orders. Now there's one more. The findings have been published in the journal Cretaceous Research and describe this small, wingless female insect that probably lived in fissures in the bark...
  • A couple of answers for Betsy DeVoss

    01/18/2017 5:47:04 PM PST · by ganeemead · 21 replies
    Betsy DeVoss will be harassed by two questions involving religion and the supposed conflict between religion and science: Question 1: Are you some sort of a knuckle-dragging, illegal alcohol drinking, hick rube who doesn´t believe in evolution? and Question 2: Are you some sort of a knuckle-dragging, illegal alcohol drinking, hick rube who does not believe that our Earth is four billion years old? The following are the two best answers to all of that which I´ve come across; somebody would be doing Ms. DeVoss a favor if they could get this to her. The answer to question 1:: A...
  • The platypus - Still more questions than answers for evolutionists

    12/07/2016 8:15:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 121 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 12-7-16 | Paula Weston
    The platypus - Still more questions than answers for evolutionists by Paula Weston Imagine, if you will, the excited glances exchanged if paleontologists were to uncover a fossil that looked like a mammal, yet also had bird and reptilian features. The immediate reaction would probably be to declare that here was, clearly, a transitional creature that provided an evolutionary link between mammals and their non-mammalian ancestors. That might well be the conclusion drawn if a platypus fossil were found today, without living examples around to indicate otherwise.
  • Fish as Smart as Apes?

    12/06/2016 8:06:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Fish as Smart as Apes? by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Since evolutionary thinking permeates the entire spectrum of biology, scientists are consistently surprised by the mental abilities of creatures thought to be lower on the so-called tree of life. In this mythical tree of evolutionary progression, apes are thought to be at the top of the intelligence scalesecond only to humans. But now we have numerous examples of other land creatures, most notably birds, that rival or exceed apes mental capabilities.1-3 But what about fish, the supposed ancient ancestors of all land-dwelling animals? With such a...
  • Study explains evolution phenomenon that puzzled Darwin

    11/30/2016 7:28:24 PM PST · by JimSEA · 51 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/30/2016 | Sara M. Clifton, et al
    Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments -- think elk and deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles -- that can be a liability to survival? Charles Darwin couldn't figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research team has a possible explanation for this puzzling phenomenon of evolution. The researchers developed a mathematical model that made a surprising prediction: In animals with ornamentation, males will evolve out of the tension between natural selection and sexual selection into two distinct subspecies, one with flashy, "costly" ornaments for attracting mates and one with subdued, "low-cost" ornaments. "Ornamentation does...
  • Dinosaur discovery casts light on final flurry of animals' evolution

    11/10/2016 1:56:32 PM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/10/2016 | University of Edinburgh
    A dinosaur fossil that almost went undiscovered is giving scientists valuable clues about a family of creatures that flourished just before the mass extinction. The bird-like species, found at a building site in southern China and nicknamed the 'Mud Dragon', was preserved almost intact, lying on its front with its wings and neck outstretched. Scientists speculate that the creature may have died in this pose after becoming mired in mud about 66-72 million years ago. Scientists have named the new species Tongtianlong limosus, meaning 'muddy dragon on the road to heaven'. The two-legged animal belongs to a family of feathered...
  • Evolution vs. God: William Jennings Bryan at the trial of John Scopes

    10/23/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    California State Dominguez Hills ^ | 1925 | William Jennings Bryan
    It is for the jury to determine whether this attack upon the Christian religion shall be permitted in the public schools of Tennessee by teachers employed by the State and paid out of the public treasury. This case is no longer local: the defendant ceases to play an important part. The case has assumed the proportions of a battle royal between unbelief that attempts to speak through so-called science and the defenders of the Christian faith. speaking through the legislators of Tennessee. It is again a choice between God and Baal; it is also a renewal of the issue in...
  • Ancient armored fish revises early history of jaws

    10/22/2016 3:56:17 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 20 replies
    Science News ^ | 10/20/16 | Meghan Rosen
    A freaky fish with a head like a dolphin and a body like a tank may be to thank for human jaws. The discovery of a 423-million-year-old armored fish from China suggests that the jaws of all modern land vertebrates and bony fish originated in a bizarre group of animals called placoderms, researchers report in the Oct. 21 Science. Weve suddenly realized we had it all wrong, he says. The jaws of humans and dogs, salmon, lizards and all other bony vertebrates contain three key bones: the maxilla and premaxilla of the upper jaw, and the dentary of...
  • Scientists Not Prepared for Evil (If its all evolution, so be it.)

    10/12/2016 8:31:35 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 10-9-16 | Creation Evolution Headlines
    What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much. Two articles about rogue nations underscore the importance of morality for science. In Iran, a shady market for papers flourishes (Science Magazine). Readers of scientific papers naively assume that the authors are honest. It presupposes a moral code among scientists: to understand nature, everyone must report findings correctly, striving to maintain the dignity and integrity of science. This story shows that one cannot assume everyone follows that moral standard. A shady business of papers-for-hire is flourishing in Iran... North Koreas nukes are nearly ready for launch. Now what?...
  • Oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution, strongest evidence now shows

    09/23/2016 3:50:31 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 64 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 9/23/2016 | University College London
    It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago. The new study is the first to distinguish between bodies of water with low and high levels of oxygen. It shows that poorly oxygenated waters did not support the complex life that evolved immediately prior to the Cambrian...
  • New Study Shows Awe Bad for Science (If by Science You Mean Atheism)

    09/14/2016 12:00:07 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 39 replies
    The Stream ^ | September 14, 2016 | Douglas Axe
    New Study Shows Awe Bad for ‘Science’ (If by ‘Science’ You Mean Atheism) Douglas Axe Psychology professors from Claremont McKenna, Yale and Berkeley have just published a study that should be “disconcerting to those interested in promoting an accurate understanding of evolution.” Specifically, they’ve identified an insidious factor that has crept into science films and videos, undermining the ability of viewers to be good Darwinists.Awe is the culprit, they say. All those jaw-dropping nature documentaries have been messing with our minds.Most wildlife shows are packaged with the usual Darwinian narrative, spoken in an authoritative tone that isn’t supposed to be...
  • How Germany tried to kill off the Herero people... feeding on ideas of evolutionary superiority ...

    09/14/2016 7:50:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 9-14-16 | Marc Ambler
    Herero genocide by Marc Ambler Like most visitors to Namibia,1 one of the memorable pictures I carried away was of the noble-looking Herero people. Their women wear colourful, voluminous Victorian-style dresses and hats, and the men wear uniforms on ceremonial occasions. How terribly sad it was to learn that 100 years ago, their great-grandparents had been the victims of the first genocide of the 20th century. ... That the German settlers and a high-ranking officer like General von Trotha would hold to these superior race, survival-of-the-fittest-through-cleansing-of-the-weakest views is hardly surprising. Darwins On the Origin of Species (which is subtitled By...