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  • Giving Up Darwin

    05/16/2019 8:24:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 1, 2019 | David Gelernter
    Giving Up Darwin By: David Gelernter Download Article PDF Posted: May 1, 2019 This article appeared in: Volume XIX, Number 2, Spring 2019 Darwinian evolution is a brilliant and beautiful scientific theory. Once it was a daring guess. Today it is basic to the credo that defines the modern worldview. Accepting the theory as settled truth—no more subject to debate than the earth being round or the sky blue or force being mass times acceleration—certifies that you are devoutly orthodox in your scientific views; which in turn is an essential first step towards being taken seriously in any part...
  • Déjà Vu at National Review

    05/14/2019 6:20:47 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News ^ | May 14, 2019 | Michael Behe
    Déjà Vu at National Review Michael Behe May 14, 2019, 3:53 PM Some guy once wrote that there’s nothing new under the sun. He must have had political conservatives’ pro-Darwin arguments in mind.Yesterday National Review posted an essay by Razib Khan. (See here and here for more on that.) Khan is a Wikipedia-described atheist, writer, and doctoral student in genetics. He is also a self-described conservative. The essay seeks to assure conservatives that Darwin’s theory is “a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left.” Conservatives should happily embrace whatever is claimed in...
  • 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...
  • Extinct flightless bird came 'back from the dead' because of a quirky evolutionary process

    05/12/2019 12:41:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/09/19 | Chris Ciaccia
    A bird that had previously gone extinct came back to life thanks to a rare evolutionary process known as "iterative evolution." The white-throated rail bird can presently be found on the island of Aldabra. Early fossils of the bird suggest it lived there thousands of years ago and died out because it could not fly to higher ground when rising sea levels threatened its safety. But thanks to "iterative evolution," which evolves similar body parts due to genetics from a similar ancestor, the bird came back from the dead. **SNIP** In order to make the determination that the extinct bird...
  • Discovery Institute’s 2019 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

    04/04/2019 2:21:17 PM PDT · by Heartlander
    Discovery Institute ^ | January 2019 | Multple
    Discovery Institute’s 2019 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith Videos are now online James Tour: The Mystery of the Origin of Life Eric Metaxas: The Miracle of the Universe Stephen Meyer: God and the Origin of the Universe Jay Richards: The Privileged Planet Stephen Meyer: Darwin’s Doubt
  • Darwin's Doubt: Ben Shapiro interviews Intelligent Design advocate Stephen Meyer

    03/26/2019 1:38:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Evolution News ^ | March 25, 2019, | David Klinghoffer
    When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been...
  • Intelligent design gets even dumber

    03/16/2019 11:26:56 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 119 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/08/19 | Jerry A. Coyne
    The notion of “intelligent design” arose after opponents of evolution repeatedly failed on First Amendment grounds to get Bible-based creationism taught in the public schools. Their solution: Take God out of the mix and replace him with an unspecified “intelligent designer.” They added some irrelevant mathematics and fancy biochemical jargon, and lo: intelligent design, which scientists have dubbed “creationism in a cheap tuxedo.” But the tuxedo is fraying, for intelligent design has been rejected not just by biologists but also by judges who recognize it as poorly disguised religion. Nevertheless, its advocates persist. Among the most vocal is Michael J....
  • 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...
  • Intelligent Design Advocates Are Decades Ahead of Darwinists

    02/05/2019 12:50:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 02/05/2019 | David F. Coppedge
    Materialists are just waking up to realities that ID advocates have been writing about for decades.The late Robert Jastrow ended his book God and the Astronomers (1978) with a picturesque quote about scientific progress: For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries. A similar thing could be written...
  • Killing Live Babies (Saturbray)

    01/26/2019 7:39:24 AM PST · by bray · 30 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 1/26/19 | bray
    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:10 KJV Lost in this week’s Wall battle was the biggest victory the Democrat Party has had perhaps in its histoir. New York is now allowing the beheading of newborn babies as a legal procedure. This is a huge victory for Planned Abortionhood and its baby killing worshipers. They only dreamed about this a few short years ago. This allows the multi-billion dollar holy grail of the cult to harvest the brains and hearts while they are still beating for their Godless science. Of course...
  • Tiny-headed, ancient ‘Platypus’ with stegosaurus back plates unearthed

    01/25/2019 8:50:16 AM PST · by ETL · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Jan 25, 2019 | Laura Geggel Senior Writer | LiveScience
    Just like the modern platypus, this 250-million-year-old, Triassic-age marine reptile likely used its cartilaginous bill to discover and seize its next meal, a new study finds. "This animal had unusually small eyes for the body, only rivaled by some living animals that rely on senses other than vision and feed in the dusk or darkness — for example some shrews, badgers and the duck-billed platypus," said study lead researcher Ryosuke Motani, a paleobiologist at the University of California, Davis. "So, it most likely used tactile senses [with its] platypus-like bill to detect prey in the dusk or darkness." ..." Previously,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Did Dinosaurs Come with or without Feathers?

    01/01/2019 10:42:10 AM PST · by lasereye · 37 replies
    ICR ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2018 | JERRY BERGMAN, PH.D.
    Many secular scientists consider so-called “feathered dinosaurs” to be evidence of dinosaurs evolving into birds. Clearly defined anatomy-based categories exist for both “bird” and “dinosaur,” but evolution requires a bird-to-dinosaur transition.1 In living creatures, only birds—not mammals or reptiles—have feathers. Furthermore, with a few controversial exceptions,2 all extinct feathered animals are acknowledged as birds. Even bird-feather proteins called keratins are unique.3The use of feathers to fly “affects virtually every aspect of feather design and construction.”4 A flight feather has a long, slender central shaft called a rachis. From this extend the barbs, and from these extend the even smaller barbules....
  • The total bankruptcy of so-called theistic evolution

    12/21/2018 10:41:20 AM PST · by spirited irish · 29 replies
    Creation.com ^ | August 2017 | John Woodmorappe
    “So then how does the theistic evolutionist marry evolutionary processes and theism? As I have already mentioned, there are three basic ways
  • Unlisted ingredients in teas and herbal brews revealed in DNA tests by high school students

    07/21/2011 7:40:12 AM PDT · by decimon · 32 replies
    Rockefeller University ^ | July 21, 2011 | Unknown
    Take a second look at your iced or steaming tea. Guided by scientific experts, three New York City high school students using tabletop DNA technologies found several herbal brews and a few brands of tea contain ingredients unlisted on the manufacturers' package. The teen sleuths also demonstrated new-to-science genetic variation between broad-leaf teas from exported from India versus small-leaf teas exported from China. Guided by DNA "barcoding" experts at The Rockefeller University, an ethno-botanist at Tufts University and a molecular botany expert at The New York Botanical Garden, co-authors Catherine Gamble, 18, Rohan Kirpekar, 18, and Grace Young, 15, of...
  • THE CODE FOR HUMAN LIFE

    01/17/2004 11:49:25 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 55 replies · 2,292+ views
    E-Forensic Medicine ^ | Frederick T. Zugibe, M.S., M.D., Ph.D., FCAP, FACC, FAAFS
    Frederick T. Zugibe, M.S., M.D., Ph.D., FCAP,  FACC,  FAAFS      HOMECONTACT FORENSIC PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE Biography Publications News Public Health Psychotropic  Drugs Study   CRUCIFIXION and SHROUD STUDIES Crucifixion & Shroud Involvement Barbet Revisited Man of the Shroud was Washed Texas Lecture Paris  Lecture Turin 2000 Lecture MISCELLANEOUS: The Code for Human Life                                                          THE CODE FOR HUMAN LIFE  [Reprinted from the Catholic Answer 9: 40-45,1996]     A fertilized human egg at the moment of Conception, is the opinion of the creator that a human life at that instant, must begin.... F. Zugibe    ...
  • June flashback: Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At Same Time

    12/09/2018 1:24:25 PM PST · by NYer · 113 replies
    Tech Times ^ | June 10 2018
    Landmark new research that involves analyzing millions of DNA barcodes has debunked much about what we know today about the evolution of species.In a massive genetic study, senior research associate at the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University Mark Stoeckle and University of Basel geneticist David Thaler discovered that virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time.More specifically, they found out that 9 out of 10 animal species on the planet came to being at the same time as humans did some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago."This conclusion is very surprising,"...
  • The New Evolution Deniers

    12/03/2018 8:36:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Quillette ^ | November 30, 2018 | Colin Wright
    Evolutionary biology has always been controversial. Not controversial among biologists, but controversial among the general public. This is largely because Darwin’s theory directly contradicted the supernatural accounts of human origins rooted in religious tradition and replaced them with fully natural ones. The philosopher Daniel Dennett has described evolution as a sort of “universal acid” that “eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view, with most of the old landmarks still recognizable, but transformed in fundamental ways.” Fearing this corrosive idea, opposition in the US to evolution mainly came from Right-wing evangelical Christians who...
  • All humans are descended from just TWO people (truncated)

    11/24/2018 6:04:27 PM PST · by ealgeone · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-24-2018 | Leigh Mcmanus
    All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say. Scientists surveyed the genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals - including humans - from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race. These bar codes, or snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells, suggest that it's not just people who came from a single pair of beings, but nine out of every 10 animal species, too