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  • Delusions of Evolution

    10/26/2020 6:36:10 AM PDT · by OneVike · 77 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/25/20 | Chuck Ness
    br />It is with out a doubt that a majority of Americans still believe “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1. Unfortunately, most who believe these words cannot answer the questions raised by the thousands of fossils that archeologist's have dug up and claim are millions of years old.  We are told that such methods as Radiocarbon tests to find the levels of Carbon-14 remaining in fossils, U-Pb dating of volcanic materials to determine how long ago lava cooled, helioseismic dating to get a helium diffusion age in the field of astrophysics, and many...
  • Man shoots self in groin while flaunting gun in supermarket

    09/22/2020 8:12:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 102 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 21, 2020 | AP
    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself while flaunting a handgun at a Lincoln City supermarket. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the mishap happened Sunday night when Nicholas J. Ellingford brandished his Glock 9mm in the checkout line at McKay’s Market on U.S. 101 and tried to show it off to a friend according to the Lincoln City Police Department.
  • Record number of environmental activists killed in 2019

    07/29/2020 9:45:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2020 | Jack Guy
    (CNN)A record 212 land and environmental defenders were killed last year, equivalent to an average of more than four per week, according to a new report from NGO Global Witness. The figure makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for activists defending land and water resources from mining, agribusiness and fossil fuel interests, said Global Witness in a report published Wednesday. This represents a significant spike from 164 killings in 2018, and the true number is likely far higher, said the NGO, adding that cases often go undocumented.
  • Time to cancel Darwin

    07/06/2020 7:32:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/06/2020 | Michael Brown
    As much as I despise the cancel culture, if there is any cultural icon who deserves to be canceled for racist attitudes, it is Charles Darwin. Or were you not aware of how his ideas helped fuel the fires of eugenics?I tweeted a poll on June 23, asking, “Who said this? The ‘western nations of Europe … now so immeasurably surpass their former savage progenitors and stand at the summit of civilization.’”Of the four choices offered, 4.2 percent voted for David Duke, 10.5 percent for Robert E. Lee, 29.6 percent for Adolph Hitler, and 55.7 percent for Charles Darwin. The...
  • Dostoevsky and Natural Science

    05/26/2020 3:45:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Dostoevsky Studies ^ | May 2020 | Michael R. Katz
    The nineteenth century has often been characterized as an "age of revolution." Indeed, it was an age brimming over with revolutionary ideas of all sorts, as well as with political and social movements seeking to implement those ideas. The cast of revolutionary characters includes Marx and Engels, Darwin, Comte, and Freud; among major events -the French Revolutions, to name but a few. The nineteenth century was also an age of scientific revolution -- not The Scientific Revolution, a designation traditionally reserved for the period of radical and innovative discoveries which occurred in the interval between Copernicus and Newton -- even...
  • Woman Killed by Gator on Kiawah Island Was ‘Fascinated,’ Took Pictures Before Attack [“I Guess I Won’t Do This Again”]

    05/17/2020 5:24:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | May 5, 2020 | Gregory Yee
    Cynthia Covert was waist deep in a pond behind her friend’s home on Kiawah Island clutching a rope as her friends tried to get her away from the alligator that dragged her into the water. As her friends pulled, she calmly said, “I guess I won’t do this again,” according to a supplemental report released Tuesday by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Moments later, the alligator rolled. Covert, 58, went under. The supplemental report provides further details on South Carolina’s third deadly alligator attack in four years. Covert, a Johns Island resident, was on Kiawah doing her friend’s nails, the...
  • Woman killed by alligator while doing homeowner's nails

    05/06/2020 7:12:13 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 91 replies
    ABC (WBRZ 2) News ^ | May 5, 2020 | WBRZ Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC- Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, many have resorted to at-home salon services as non-essential businesses have closed. A woman in South Carolina was attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community while attempting to do the homeowner's nails on Friday. Authorities say 58-year-old Cynthia Covert was trying to touch the alligator when it grabbed her. She was able to briefly get out of the animal's grip and stood waist-deep in the Kiawah Island pond. She told the homeowner, "I guess I won't do this again," but the alligator grabbed her in its jaws again and took her...
  • Woman falls to death while posing for cliffside photo to celebrate end of lockdown

    04/30/2020 2:57:24 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | Ben Cost
    A Kazakhstan woman reportedly was killed Sunday after plummeting more than 100 feet off a cliff in Turkey while posing for a photo to commemorate the end of the local coronavirus lockdown. (Snip) To mark the end of quarantine, the adventurer scaled a safety barrier so her friend could snap her standing on the cliff’s edge with majestic waterfalls in the background, News 1 reports. Her celebratory photo op went south when she slipped on the grass and plunged 115 feet to her death in front of her horrified companion.
  • Evolutionist Admits Darwin’s Connection to Racism

    02/28/2020 1:29:07 PM PST · by fishtank · 66 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-26-2020 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Evolutionist Admits Darwin’s Connection to Racism February 26, 2020 | Jerry Bergman Finally, Some Honesty about Darwin’s Direct Connection to Racism: One AAAS Scientist Admits Evolution’s Sordid Past by Jerry Bergman, PhD Although often ignored, some science organizations that embrace evolution acknowledge the close causative connection between Darwinism and racism. ""...Despite some inaccuracies and fierce opposition, Darwin’s blend of novel hypotheses … and good rhetoric transformed the scientific world within a few decades. By the late-nineteenth century …scientific racism that had made polygenism so popular was soon drawing people to a new cause: eugenics."" So says John P. Slattery, Ph.D.,...
  • Darwin Day Is Fizzling

    02/12/2020 8:01:12 AM PST · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-12-2020 | David F. Coppedge
    Darwin Day Is Fizzling February 12, 2020 | David F. Coppedge Certain advocacy sites are busy, but Darwin Day seems to be falling off the radar of major news outlets and journals. Darwin Day is February 12, the birthday of Charles Darwin. The International Darwin Day website lists a smattering of events around the world, but no results were found for the phrase ‘Darwin Day’ in the usual science news outlets on February 11th. The journals we routinely follow, too, showed no search results. Perhaps the morning of February 12th will show some activity, but it seems surprisingly quiet on...
  • No Harm, No Foul — What If Darwinism Were Excised from Biology?

    12/04/2019 8:54:07 AM PST · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Some biologists might shudder at the thought of eliminating Darwinism from their scientific work. A “Darwin-ectomy” sounds more painful than a tonsillectomy or appendectomy. To hard-core evolutionists, it might sound like a cephalectomy (removal of the head)! If Darwinism is as essential to biology as Richard Dawkins or Jerry Coyne argues, then removing evolutionary words and concepts should make research incomprehensible. If, on the other hand, Darwinism is more of a “narrative gloss” applied to the conclusions after the scientific work is done, as the late Philip Skell observed, then biology would survive the operation just fine. It might even...
  • The Biochemistry Challenge to Darwin

    11/23/2019 6:18:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2019 | By John Dale Dunn, MD, JD
    The commenters responses to my book review of Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, by Physical Chemist, Spectrometrist Researcher Dr. Marcos Eberlin were, in many cases, well informed and insightful, but one extraordinary commentary was provided by Dr. Ronald Cherry of  East Tennessee, who is board certified in four specialties of medicine and an energetic researcher in matters of biochemical cellular physiology and micro anatomy and physiology. Dr. Cherry provided me with a commentary  titled “Zero Probability for Self-Generated Life” that I found compelling and worth summarizing and discussing for the many who are interested...
  • Creationism’s Debt to Prof. Phillip Johnson (1940-2019), Author of Darwin on Trial

    11/04/2019 12:28:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 11/04/2019 | David Coppedge
    Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019) was a unifying figure, but not a compromiser. A unique and wise influencer, his strategy will continue.Op-ed by David CoppedgeWhen I heard yesterday that Dr Phillip Johnson had passed away November 2, I was saddened, but I knew that his influence was alive and well. As “godfather” of the intelligent design movement (not “father” since design arguments go back to antiquity, and the phrase “intelligent design” predates him1), Johnson’s influence was indubitably profound for ID. But how about for creationism? There have been a few creationists who have been critical of his approach, thinking he...
  • Phoenix police: Man upset at upstairs neighbors fires gun into ceiling, shoots himself

    10/07/2019 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    AZ Republic LINK ONLY | 10/07/2019 | Gabriella Khalaj
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  • 60 years into Darwinism, there's one mystery we still can't explain

    08/30/2019 9:08:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | 08/30/2019 | Barbara Kay
    Back when the world was young, I was taught that four visionaries’ theories shaped modernity: Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. Of them, only Einstein’s could be subjected to scientific scrutiny. The rest remained hypotheses, resistant to such standard scientific tests as falsifiability, replicability and predictability, but so beautiful in their comprehensiveness that the intelligentsia accepted them for what they were not: settled science. Time has proven unkind to Freud’s and Marx’s theories, but very kind to Darwinism. Why? Shhh. If you dare to ask, you invite ridicule. Because the minute one expresses doubt about Darwin’s basic...
  • How to Accept Darwinism: Deny Reality

    08/15/2019 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 8/14/2019 | Jerry Bergman
    Leading Science Magazine Questions Reality by Jerry Bergman, PhD The New Scientist cover story from August 3-9, 2019, reads, “Reality: The Greatest Illusion of All.” It is subtitled, “How Evolution has Blinded us to the Truth About the World.” I have often come across this theme in my reading. It usually goes like this: ‘The world, especially all forms of life, look very much like they were designed, but this is an illusion because we know that all life and the universe itself evolved.’[1] The author of the New Scientist article, University of California Professor Donald Hoffman, extends this logic...
  • Charles Darwin ‘Repents’ for Evolution Theory During Chat With Russian Priest

    08/07/2019 5:08:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 2019
    Charles Darwin has apparently repented for his landmark theory of evolution — according to a Russian Orthodox priest who says he recently spoke with the famed British naturalist. Darwin theorized that modern humans are descended from apes in his 1871 book “The Descent of Man.” His writings formed the foundations of modern-day evolutionary biology, a school of thought that roiled religious leaders and still has opponents in the church today. “I am not a fan of his monkey theory, so as a priest, I was interested in talking to him,” said Artemy Vladimirov, an archpriest at Moscow’s Alekseyevsky Stavropegial Female...
  • Gilroy Shooter Promoted Social Darwinist Screed

    08/06/2019 1:21:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Might is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest is a book most people have never even heard of, but it has had an enduring history on the fringes of American thought and ideology. Originally published in Chicago in 1896, it has been reprinted many times over the past 125 years, including online and as an audiobook. The identity of “Ragnar Redbeard” is not known with certainty, though most credit an obscure writer named Arthur Desmond with authorship (a few claim noted author Jack London had a role in its writing, but there is little evidence to support it). The...
  • Man Dies After Taking Cheaper Insulin to Save Money

    08/05/2019 8:53:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 74 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 5, 2019 | The Mighty
    After aging out of his family health insurance and switching to a cheaper over-the-counter insulin sold at Walmart, a young man with type 1 diabetes has died. Josh Wilkerson was 27 when he died this past June, The Independent reported Monday. When he turned 26 and became too old to remain on his stepfather’s health insurance, his other option was health insurance provided by his workplace, a dog kennel in Virginia. But that plan didn’t cover his $1,200 per month insulin costs. So in late 2018 he began using the ReliOn brand insulin sold over the counter at Walmart, which...
  • Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Tanimbar islands in Banda Sea - USGS / Reuters

    06/23/2019 8:18:53 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 47 replies
    USGS ^ | June 24, 2019 Manila Time | usgs
    Another big one in the East Pacific region, coupled with seemingly extra volcanic activity over the past couple of months. More and more earth scientists are observing evidence of the pole shift phenomenon that is about due in geologic time scale