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  • Long threads about evolution.

    03/22/2024 8:32:09 AM PDT · by bluescape · 46 replies
    Does anyone remember those long threads about evolution a few years ago? There was one poster that was always jumping on to argue, I think in favor of it. Can't remember their name or I could look some up. If you could post link to one I'd like to read some.
  • Hominid==>Human Evolution...

    01/03/2024 8:25:08 PM PST · by ganeemead · 35 replies
    For any hominid to have evolved into a human, he'd have needed to lose everything he needed to live, including:1 His fur while ice ages were happening 2 Nearly all of his night visiion while surrounded by large carnivores that could all see quite nicely in the dark 3 Nearly all of his sense of smell while trying to make it as a land prey animal 4 Nearly all of his musculature, in an age when muscle mattered That's a really stupid plan. Who dreams that sort of thing up??You could devise a new eligion by taking the single stupidest...
  • Video: Answers in Genesis: Evolutionists, YOU Support Systemic Racism

    12/31/2023 1:34:56 AM PST · by spirited irish · 11 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 12/23 | Answers in Genesis
    Calvin Smith explores the unsettling ties between some interpretations of evolution and systemic racism. Highlighting misrepresentations that linked ethnic groups to primates, he advocates for a biblical worldview, emphasizing that all humans are divinely created in God’s image, promoting unity and respect across races.
  • The Powers, Spiritual Warfare, the World’s Evolutionary System, and Reason for Condemnation

    12/27/2023 3:13:41 AM PST · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 12/23 | Linda Kimball
    “The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion,1 which seeks to promote understanding of the natural sciences to Christian believers, has supported the publication of a new book aimed at children (7–14 years). Regrettably, God’s Cosmic Cookbook: Your complete guide to making a universe is directed towards the teaching of millions-of-years and evolution to children. A sizeable 192 pages, it has been written by Elizabeth Cole, with colourful cartoon illustrations by Patrick Laurent, while the Institute has “helped in every part of the process to ensure our science and theology are in line with current understandings and discoveries.” Andrew Sibley, creation.com,...
  • How would you respond to this argument: "Since science cannot prove or disprove the existence of God, then it's possible he exists"?

    12/10/2023 12:53:16 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 188 replies
    Quora.com ^ | Updated 12-10-23 | Daniel Hamilton
    Partly, by responding that scientific discovery and knowledge does not warrant the premise that the universe and everything therein can (at least someday) all be attributed to purely natural processes.Meaning that the atheist/antitheist position claim that there is no Creator/God, is one lacking in evidential warrant and requires great faith. For it can only presume that an exceedingly vast, systematically ordered, intricate universe,* exquisitely finely tuned for earthly life with its extensive diversity and astounding complexity, came to be by known (or potentially known), purely natural demonstrable powers, as if it was Divine, without any supreme supernatural intelligence behind it.And...
  • [Video transcript] Can Scientists Answer These Questions? RNA, Abiogenesis, Chemical Natural Selection & more Dr. James Tour. [More of his videos here].

    11/26/2023 11:45:43 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    Dr. James Tour ^ | 8-24-2023 | Dr. James Tour
    [Video transcript] Can Scientists Answer These Questions? RNA, Abiogenesis, Chemical Natural Selection & more Dr. James Tour. [Video. [More of his videos here]. [Note: this is from a synthetic organic chemist at Rice University and who and what he presents here is way out of my league, and read just a little, but think it is worth posting. Thus I used https://poe.com/ to format this* provocative transcript from the YouTube video, which was a giant wall of text.] Note also that the main body of the transcript is here, but Question number 3 was evidently mistakenly listed in the vid...
  • Modernist Evolutionary Christians in a Little God-Man Centered Universe: Scientific Neutrality and Biblical Deconstruction

    11/15/2023 1:45:36 AM PST · by spirited irish · 24 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Linda Kimball
    En-darkened modernists claim scientific neutrality as a general operating assumption. Two applications of modernist thought evidence this: deconstructionism (destructive criticism/critical theory) and evolution (anti-creation account/relentless change/relativism), an inverted exegesis that deconstructs and reduces man in the spiritual image of the Trinity to evolved ape. Along with evolution, deconstructionism is a form of relativism or nihilism that for more than eighty years has been spilling into and contaminating our moral and culture sustaining institutions from seminaries and Biblical scholarship to academia, law, media, arts, and politics, thence our minds, individually and collectively. (2)The origin of the neutrality principle is the Garden...
  • Starfish 'Arms' Are Really Something Else Entirely

    11/04/2023 4:19:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cientists have been scratching their heads for some time on how echinoderms—ie, starfish, sea urchins, and other creatures with bodies split into five equal sections—evolved from the "bilaterally symmetric" body shapes, which feature two mirrored sides, that most other animals have. Adding to the confusion is that starfish begin life as larvae with twofold symmetry, then morph into their grown-up versions. Researchers found that genes switched on in the outermost layers of one particular type of starfish, known as Patiria miniata, matched genes in acorn worms and vertebrates that are activated in those creatures' heads. Thurston Lacalli of British Columbia's...
  • Is Jesus Christ the Creator God? Genesis vs Big Bang

    11/02/2023 1:22:08 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 25 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Russell Grigg
    The Bible affirms in several places that Jesus Christ is the Creator God. For example, “All things were made through him” [the Word, in Greek ὁ λόgos, = Jesus Christ] (John 1:3), and “For by him [Jesus Christ] all things were created” (Colossians 1:16).If this is true, we should expect to see some parallelism between what happened at creation and the works of Jesus during his ministry on earth. What do we find?First let us consider what kind of evidence we are looking for.Some of the essential and distinctive elements of creation, as revealed in Genesis chapter 1, as well...
  • “Do You Have to be a Creationist to be Christian?” A Tactical Question that Avoids the Real Issue.

    10/28/2023 1:23:39 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 140 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2022 | Gary Bates
    This question often comes up, particularly during QA sessions at ministry events. In my experience, the type of person that usually asks this question is not, what we would call, a biblical creationist, and has subscribed to some sort of view that adds millions of years or some evolutionary process to the opening chapters of Genesis. For example, I was once invited to speak at a Christian high school as part of an origins series. Those with differing views were invited to share opinions on the creation/evolution debate. The teacher leading the meeting said that the purpose of exposing students...
  • Genesis Impact (2020) | Full Movie [text transcribed using AI https://poe.com. Scripted exchange btwn science museum teacher and student challenging him. See comment]

    10/22/2023 1:46:00 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 13 replies
    [Video : Lead Actors: Reggie McGuire, Hannah Bradley. Secular museum docent (Reggie McGuire) presents his best case for evolution at the natural history museum, but little does he know that Christina (Hannah Bradley) has a few questions at the end of his talk that turn the tables…... Length: 67 Minutes [McGuire, beginning at 3:41 mark of vid] I encourage you to visit the exhibits that will help you visualize what we've discussed today. These exhibits should be marked in the maps that we provided for you. First, we have a wonderful exhibit that shows that apes and humans share about...
  • Dr. William Lane Craig and the Conundrum of Compromise

    10/06/2023 1:17:49 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 21 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2022 | Joel Tay
    Dr William Lane Craig is a well-known and respected apologist cited by many prominent Christians. So, it is shocking, for many, to hear that he is also an avid anticreationist. Craig tries to reconcile evolution with Genesis by categorizing Genesis as mytho-history—a type of theological fable that is not meant to be understood as real history. In an online interview with Sean McDowell, Craig said:“My greatest fear is that the young-earth creationist might be right in his hermeneutical claim that Genesis does teach those things that I described earlier. And I say that would be a nightmare because if that’s...
  • Of Primates and Percentages: No, Humans Aren’t 99% Chimp Whether we are 99 or 84% similar to chimps genetically, there is clearly more going on than materialists can account for.

    10/01/2023 6:03:56 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 65 replies
    breakpoi ^ | 03/13/23 | John Stonestreet and Shane Morris
    In a recent discussion on The Discovery Institute’s ID the Future podcast, geologist Casey Luskin explained that the original “98-99%” figure was derived from a single protein-to-protein comparison before the chimp genome was sequenced. Since then, we’ve gained a great deal more precision. According to Luskin, humans and chimps have about 35 million single base-pair genetic differences and five million insertion-deletion differences. Humans also have 689 unique genes not found in chimps. And while there are different ways of quantifying the differences, almost none of these ways yield the famous “98-99%” number. For example, in 2018, Queen Mary University of...
  • Video: Making Sense of Science, Faith and Genesis

    09/25/2023 1:26:04 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 4 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2020 | creation.com
    Is creation/evolution a side issue for Christians? Does it have any impact on the Gospel? We’ll provide some clarity about the links between scientific discoveries and beliefs about the creation/evolution issue.
  • Video: Anti-Genesis Evolutionists, You’ve Been Caught Lying About Fossils

    09/14/2023 1:14:25 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 31 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 8/23 | Answers in Genesis
    Calvin Smith has unearthed a lie that has been in front of our eyes since primary school: most dead fish float; they don’t sink. Fossils are the result of rapid rock formations, and evolutionists know this. Now they have started to change their story and borrow from the creationist’s worldview.
  • The Must-See 12-Minute Documentary on the Transgender Movement: How Transgenderism Conquered America

    09/04/2023 1:47:50 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 23 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 7/23 | Ben Terangi
    A brand-new, 12-minute documentary has been released that explains transgenderism in clear terms and accounts for its wild popularity in Western nations.How the Trans Movement Conquered American Life is the latest film by Christopher Rufo, a writer, political activist, investigative reporter, and contributing editor of City Journal.Rufo’s previous documentaries have featured on PBS, Netflix, and international television. In prior years, the Daily Declaration has highlighted Rufo’s incisive commentary on Critical Race Theory and the poverty, homelessness, addiction and crime plaguing America.
  • Revisiting Gnosis: The Main Expression of Occult Evolutionary Progressive Christianity

    09/04/2023 1:22:48 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 14 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Linda Kimball
    In the essay, “The Paganization of Biblical Studies,” Dr. Peter Jones, Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, Calif., identifies liberalism and/or progressivism as a form of neo-Gnostic occult mystical pantheism.Occult Gnostic pantheism arose among certain Jews during the Babylonian exile so is grounded in Ageless Wisdom Teachings from the time of Babylon.
  • New ancient ape from Türkiye challenges the story of human origins

    08/24/2023 4:34:15 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 101 replies
    A new fossil ape from an 8.7-million-year-old site in Türkiye is challenging long-accepted ideas of human origins and adding weight to the theory that the ancestors of African apes and humans evolved in Europe before migrating to Africa between nine and seven million years ago. Analysis of a newly identified ape named Anadoluvius turkae recovered from the Çorakyerler fossil locality near Çankırı with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Türkiye, shows Mediterranean fossil apes are diverse and are part of the first known radiation of early hominines—the group that includes African apes (chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas),...
  • Video: Carl Teichrib: “The Rising Global Spirituality and the Search for Personhood”

    08/14/2023 1:16:10 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 6 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2022 | Carl Teichrib
    Carl Teichrib gives a detailed account on the rise of global spirituality and the search for personhood. This lecture is part of the “Stolen Identity: The Theft of the Binary” symposium.
  • Old Posts About Evolution

    08/13/2023 12:40:07 PM PDT · by bluescape · 29 replies
    Does anyone remember the epic threads a few years ago about evolution? I forget the main poster but the subject would swell to a thousand or two in short order. In addition to being an interesting subject the science involved was all over the place. What I could follow. Most was over my head, but the passion was something to behold. I also enjoyed the 'rational' evolution folk countering the 'emotional' Christian side of the subject with a batch of desperate fakery. The Piltdown Man probably the most famous.