Latest Articles: Creationism/Evolution
Discovery Pushes Back the Clock on Human Hand Evolution
Post Date: 2013-12-16 21:43:13 by buck
In 2011, a team led by Fredrick Manthi from the West Turkana Paleontology Project of the National Museums of Kenya discovered a well-preserved hominin (early human ancestor) hand bone from the site of Kaitio, located in northern Kenya west of Lake Turkana. Any hominin fossil find would be considered a rarity when compared to the abundance of finds from other ancient animals. But this fossil was rarer still, for two reasons. First, it was a type of bone (the third metacarpal in the hand) that, along with other distinct anatomical features, allowed humans, in contrast to other primates, the ability to make tools and perform other manipulative functions that are unique to humans. Second, it ...
Yes, Neanderthals did bury their dead
Post Date: 2013-12-16 21:22:09 by buck
Over a century ago, archaeologists discovered what appeared to be a Neanderthal burial at La Chapelle-aux-Saints in southwestern France. They've been arguing about its true nature ever since. But after a 13-year study, it now appears that Neanderthals did in fact bury their dead. The burial, which took place in what is now southwestern France, took place some 50,000 years ago during the Middle Paleolithic just prior to the arrival of modern humans. The configuration of the site indicated a burial, but some archaeologists have surmised that the burial may not have been intentional. Looking to resolve the issue, archaeologist William Rendu and his team returned to the area in 1999 in ...
Iron Key to Preserving Dinosaur Soft Tissue
Post Date: 2013-12-07 12:06:16 by A K A Stone
AbstractIron may paradoxically be the key, claim evolutionist researchers, to preserving dinosaur soft tissue for evolutions assumed millions of years. More specifically, highly reactive iron atoms are released from proteins when an organism dies; while the organism is alive, iron is sequestered in useful proteins, thus preventing it from participating in destructive chemical reactions. It remains impossible to demonstrate just how long such preservation has lasted, despite the evolutionist claims that iron-induced preservation could last millions of years. Plausibility of Preservation The key to preserving dinosaur soft tissue may literally be made of iron. In Dr. Mary ...
Does It Really Take More “Faith” to Believe Evolutionary Ideas?
Post Date: 2013-12-07 12:03:29 by A K A Stone
Many Christians with the best of intentions make the claim, It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation. On the surface, this sounds like a plausible argument. But how does it correspond to the teaching of Scripture? How does the Bible define the word faith? Faith Involves Trust in One Who Is Faithful The book of Hebrews offers a definition of faith that most believers should be familiar with: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) Here substance relates to the essence of truth (what really is). The Greek word pictures something that stands fast ...
Does the Chesapeake Bay crater memorialize a meteorite impact from the time of Noah’s Flood?
Post Date: 2013-12-07 11:58:00 by A K A Stone
Chesapeake Bay has been in the news since a United States Geological Survey (USGS) team reported they have found, half a mile underground near the bay, remnants of the oldest large body of ancient seawater in the world. They estimate the water is 100 to 145 million years old but believe it was trapped and preserved when an asteroid or other piece of space debris slammed into the Late Eocene North Atlantic 35 million years ago. While remnants of Comet ISON will come nowhere close to the earth, the earths surface is scarred by impact craters from chunks of space debris (primarily asteroids and meteorites) that have survived their trip through our atmosphere to strike the ...
Run the Numbers Yourself. The Earth is Young. World Population Since Creation
Post Date: 2013-12-05 22:00:29 by A K A Stone
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The Antediluvian World
Genesis 4 and 5 records the history of the Antediluvian world in a highly condensed account. From the genealogical list, which is probably complete without any gaps, the time between Adam and the flood of Noah---which occurred when the latter was 600 years old---can be calculated to be almost exactly 1656 years. If one takes Barry Setterfield's chronology as more accurate, the time period from Adam to the Flood was 2256 years. During this time period, man was much healthier than he is now; the gene pool, less corrupted by subsequent harmful mutations and other defects; and the environment on earth, ...
Pollen Fossils Warp Evolutionary Time
Post Date: 2013-12-03 09:10:12 by A K A Stone
Another support beam has fallen from evolutions explanatory framework as European scientists now report the discovery of flowering plant fossils in Middle-Triassic rocksconventionally assumed to be around 240 million years old. According to secular age assignments, flowering plants were not supposed to have evolved until 100 million years later!1 These fossils force a shift in the ever-changing story of plant evolution. Most paleontologists believe flowering plants, or angiosperms, did not evolve until the Early Cretaceous systemsupposedly 135 million years ago. They often refer to the Cretaceous as a time of transition.2 Charles Darwin referenced the sudden ...
Has Science Shown That We Evolved from Ape-like Creatures?
Post Date: 2013-10-09 14:18:34 by redleghunter
By: Casey Luskin Salvo magazine September 26, 2013 Link to Original Article Editor's Note: This article appeared in a Supplemental Issue of Salvo Magazine on Science and Faith. For more information about the special issue, visit here: SALVO 26 Science & Faith Supplement Fall 2013. The meeting room was tense as Ronald Wetherington, a professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University, took the podium. He was about to address the Texas State Board of Education before its vote in March 2009 over whether to inform students about scientific weaknesses in neo-Darwinian evolution. And what Dr. Wetherington told the board is that there are no weaknesses. Human beings have ...
Ken Ham Delivers a Powerful and Moving Talk on “Rescuing Our Kids”
Post Date: 2013-07-27 21:36:52 by A K A Stone
Our children are the future, so we must do all we can to train them up right. However, we are living in an increasingly secularized culture that makes it harder to bring up our children according to Gods Word. In his final keynote talk at this years Answers Mega Conference, Ken Ham exhorted that we need to rescue our kids from the evil one, from this evil age, from churches that compromise, from many Sunday schools, and from compromising Christian institutions. Watch Ken Ham in the following video as he gives an outline of his talk: The Problem Ken said, There has been a Genesis 3 attack ever since Genesis 3. I want to suggest to you that the Genesis 3 attack of the ...
Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday
Post Date: 2013-06-12 21:07:41 by whyofcourse
Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo! and Youtube will be named in the suit, attorney says Attorney Larry Klayman hopes to turn up the legal heat on President Barack Obama over his administration's secret domestic surveillance programs. Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response to the publication of a secret court order instructing Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of American ...
Dinosaurs Swimming out of Necessity
Post Date: 2013-04-26 19:56:20 by A K A Stone
What's so fascinating about dinosaur tracks? Maybe it's because their many mysteries beg for solutions. For instance, because tracks in mud are so short-lived today, how did dinosaur tracks ever preserve in the first place? Newly described prints bolster biblical creation's explanation of dinosaur footprints. Researchers working in China's Sichuan Province recently reported their discovery in the Chinese Science Bulletin.1 Their article documents several different types of dinosaur trackways, including two theropods (bipedal lizard-hipped), one sauropod (long-neck), and four ornithopods (duck-billed) all traveling in the same direction at about the same time. ...
Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between Bible and evolution [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2013-03-27 15:33:40 by Thunderbird
A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis. Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial, in the hope of improving the quality of arguments between creationists and evolutionists, has pledged to put $10,000 of his own money into an escrow account before the debate. His competitor would be expected to do the same. The winner would take the $20,000 balance. The argument would not be made in a formal court, but under an alternative dispute resolution model known as a minitrial. Mastropaolo said he would present the ...
Native Americans and Northern Europeans More Closely Related Than Previously Thought (Elizabeth Warren an Injun)
Post Date: 2012-12-02 16:20:42 by Hondo68
According to Nick Patterson, "There is a genetic link between the paleolithic population of Europe and modern Native Americans. The evidence is that the population that crossed the Bering Strait from Siberia into the Americas more than 15,000 years ago was likely related to the ancient population of Europe." (Credit: © Robert Cocquyt / Fotolia)ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2012) Using genetic analyses, scientists have discovered that Northern European populations -- including British, Scandinavians, French, and some Eastern Europeans -- descend from a mixture of two very different ancestral populations, and one of these populations is related to Native Americans. This ...
A New Creationist Cosmology: In No Time at All Part 1
Post Date: 2012-11-17 06:43:06 by A K A Stone
Introduction One of the issues that concern many people who wish to adopt young-earth creationism as a valid view of earth history is the question of how stars can be seen many millions of light years away if only a few thousand years have passed since they were created. Dr. Russell Humphreys, a previous researcher at ICR, spent years working on this problem and has developed a creationist cosmology that seems to resolve this question. On the fourth day of creation, how long did it take God to make the stars and bring their light to earth? No time at all, according to clocks here on earth. That is what Humphreys concludes from his new creationist cosmology research. The cosmology ...
Sunlight Before the Sun
Post Date: 2012-11-17 06:29:34 by A K A Stone
According to Scripture, God "created the heaven and the earth" on Day One of Creation Week (Genesis 1:1). Initially all was dark, until God said, "Let there be light" (v. 3). Days Two and Three saw the oceans, firmament (or atmosphere), continents, and plants formed, as the earth was being progressively prepared for man's habitation. It was on Day Four that God created the sun, moon, and stars, proclaiming, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven" (v. 14), one purpose of which was "to give light upon the earth" (v. 15). This light was directional, coming from a particular source. The earth was evidently rotating underneath it, causing ...
Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels
Post Date: 2012-08-01 20:21:04 by Abcdefg
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said. Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.This and other developments signal a shift toward growing, albeit still circumscribed, support for Assad's armed opponents - a shift that intensified following last month's failure of the U.N. Security Council to agree on tougher sanctions against the Damascus ...
The Origin of Death
Post Date: 2012-07-07 01:07:39 by A K A Stone
The evolutionary view of death underscores and reveals the impossibility of reconciling evolution with biblical doctrine. This question will therefore be discussed in detail. Evolution: The following four basic tenets, substantiated by many references, can be deduced. 1. Death is an essential prerequisite for evolution: In evolutionary thought, death plays a fundamental role; it is a necessary precondition for the succession of postulated events. C.F. von Weizsäcker states [W3], If individuals did not die, evolution would not have been possible, and no new organisms with new characteristics could have originated. Evolution requires the death of individuals. Hans Mohr, a ...
Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Fired After Trayvon Martin Case
Post Date: 2012-06-20 23:50:11 by Brian S
By Laura J. Nelson June 20, 2012, 7:29 p.m. The Florida police chief who faced heavy criticism for his officers' failure to arrest the man who killed Trayvon Martin has been fired, Sanford city officials told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee met with the city manager earlier in the day to discuss the terms of his employment, officials said. I have determined the police chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community, City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a statement Wednesday night. We need to move forward with a police chief ...
The Wonder of the Fish Called Menhaden A Practical Example of the Dominion Mandate from Genesis 1
Post Date: 2012-06-01 22:54:49 by A K A Stone
Abstract The tiny fish called menhaden is perfectly designed for its role in the oceanic system of life. This remarkably resilient fish was created for unique purposes. However, through neglect and mismanagement, the menhaden has been overfished by man and is in danger. The dominion mandate given by God to humanity to care, preserve, and harvest from the physical creation has been abused in relation to the menhaden. Introduction Then God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it: have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth (Genesis 1:28 NKJV).1 The exhortation by ...
Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')
Post Date: 2012-05-26 20:32:18 by whyofcourse
Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico') Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', ...
Protesters stream into Chicago park for NATO march
Post Date: 2012-05-20 14:32:38 by We The People
CHICAGO (AP) - A diverse crowd of protesters began streaming into a downtown Chicago park Sunday for one of the city's largest demonstrations in years - a march to the lakeside convention center hosting a historic NATO summit. Peace activists joined with war veterans and people more focused on the economy for the protest, which was expected to draw thousands of participants. Marchers arrived at Grant Park with signs denouncing NATO, including ones that read: "War(equals)Debt" and "NATO, Go Home." They planned to walk 2Â½ miles to the site where President Barack Obama and other world leaders were meeting to discuss the war in Afghanistan, European ...
The euro is ripe for creative destruction
Post Date: 2012-05-20 11:34:55 by We The People
British membership of the single currency would have meant an austerity programme imposed not by David Cameron but by Angela Merkel. Photograph: Getty Images The spectre of Lehman Brothers looms large in the world's financial markets. Memories of the chaotic days of September 2008 came flooding back as Alistair Darling appeared on TV amid reports of capital flight and bank runs. Forget the idea that Europe's policymakers are better prepared this time than they were back then. Take with a pinch of salt the idea that they have a big enough war chest to cope with the consequences of a Greek exit from the single currency. The much-vaunted firewall is a Maginot line. Events have moved ...
1.2 The Basic Assumptions of Evolution
Post Date: 2012-05-03 23:13:04 by A K A Stone
The following assumptions (E1 to E12) are fundamental principles of the doctrine of evolution but, unfortunately, they very seldom if ever appear explicitly in evolutionary writings, although evolutionary findings depend fundamentally on them. They are usually taken for granted and are often only implied, so that the reader finds it difficult to determine whether the statements made about evolution are based on observational data or are the basic assumptions dressed up as conclusions. E1: The basic principle, evolution, is taken for granted. F.M. Wuketits, an evolution theorist, writes [W5, p. 11]: We pre-suppose the essential correctness of biological evolution, yes, we assume that ...
Heart Constantly Beating Death
Post Date: 2012-04-29 17:50:11 by A K A Stone
To survive, we require a specialized pump that can deliver life-giving blood to all our body parts, day and night, year after year, without fail. To get the job done within the body of a living organism, the heart must overcome some incredible engineering challenges. Our lives hang on a thread. A constant flow of rich blood must reach cells throughout the body, delivering oxygen and essential nutrients to our extremities, while removing waste products like carbon dioxide. Stop the flow for just a few minutes, and life will cease. How did the Creator ensure a steady flow? He gave us a pump made of soft flesh, not of hard steel. Estimates vary, but this powerful muscle pushes blood through ...
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