Latest Articles: Creationism/Evolution
Ed Koch on Israel
Post Date: 2012-02-13 16:27:23 by CZ82
Rare Galaxy from 'Dawn of Time' Photographed
Post Date: 2011-12-24 12:57:59 by buckeroo
An ancient galaxy that formed just after the birth of the universe has been photographed by telescopes on Earth and in space, and is the brightest galaxy ever seen at such remote distances, astronomers say. The blob-shaped galaxy, called GN-108036, is about 12.9 billion light-years away and appears as it existed just 750 million years after the universe began. The universe, for comparison, is about 13.7 billion years old. But the sheer distance to the galaxy isn't the only thing to intrigue scientists. The galaxy is also creating stars at a furious pace, making it a rare cosmic find. NASA officials described the galaxy as shining from the "dawn of time," with star formation ...
15. Carbon Dating Examples that Dont Work . Preconceived Dates to Fit .
Post Date: 2011-12-10 19:47:47 by A K A Stone
15. Carbon Dating Examples that Dont Work . Preconceived Dates to Fit
Determining the Ark Kinds
Post Date: 2011-11-21 01:06:59 by A K A Stone
Abstract As part of the Ark Encounter Project at Answers in Genesis, a research effort has been initiated to provide information necessary for the best possible reconstruction of the animal kinds preserved on the Ark. This initial paper outlines the basic rationale that will be used and the underlying justification for it. The biblical text provides strong evidence for each kind being a reproductive unit. Based on this and biological evidence that reproduction requires significant compatibility, hybridization will be considered the most valuable evidence for inclusion within an Ark kind. The cognitum and statistical baraminology are discussed as they are relevant to this ...
GOD IS REAL, THE FLOOD HAPPENED, IT ISN'T REALLY A MYSTERY: Whales in the desert: Fossil bonanza poses mystery
Post Date: 2011-11-20 19:07:00 by A K A Stone
Maybe they became disoriented and beached themselves. Maybe they were trapped in a lagoon by a landslide or a storm. Maybe they died there over a period of a few millennia. But somehow, they ended up right next to one another, many just meters (yards) apart, entombed as the shallow sea floor was driven upward by geological forces and transformed into the driest place on the planet.
Today, they have emerged again atop a desert hill more than a kilometer (half a mile) from the surf, where researchers have begun to unearth one of the world's best-preserved graveyards of prehistoric whales.
Chilean scientists together with researchers from the Smithsonian Institution are studying how ...
DNA Study Contradicts Human/Chimp Common Ancestry
Post Date: 2011-11-15 10:53:25 by A K A Stone
Evolutionary biologists argue that since human and chimp DNA are nearly identical, both species must have evolved from a common ancestor. However, creation scientists have pointed out that their DNA is, in fact, very dissimilar. The vast majority of each species' DNA sequence is not genes, but instead regulated gene expression. A new report unmistakably confirmed that the regulatory DNA of humans is totally different from that of chimps, revealing no hint of common ancestry. Biologist John F. McDonald, of the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Biology, and his team wrote that chimp and human genes are more than "98.5% identical," a commonly quoted statistic.1 Yet ...
disproving atheists in 82 seconds
Post Date: 2011-10-16 17:24:56 by A K A Stone
Do You Have Answers about Dinosaurs?
Post Date: 2011-10-03 22:08:45 by A K A Stone
For some people, dinosaurs represent the heart of evolution and millions of years. These fearsome reptiles act as a sort of mascot for an earth more ancient than we can even conceive, and, recently, many scientists have ascribed to nature the mysterious power to turn their scales into feathers, and the beasts themselves into birds. Such a story makes for good fiction, but not such good history. The Bible reveals a different perspective on dinosaurs, one where dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time, and where one kind of animal does not transform into another completely different kind. And as youll uncover in the newest issue of Answers magazine (OctoberDecember 2011), ...
(Retards Will Believe This) Recent Human Evolution Detected in Quebec Town History
Post Date: 2011-10-03 22:04:50 by A K A Stone
Though ongoing human evolution is difficult to see, researchers believe theyve found signs of rapid genetic changes among the recent residents of a small Canadian town. Between 1800 and 1940, mothers in Ile aux Coudres, Quebec gave birth at steadily younger ages, with the average age of first maternity dropping from 26 to 22. Increased fertility, and thus larger families, could have been especially useful in the rural settlements early history. According to University of Quebec geneticist Emmanuel Milot and colleagues, other possible explanations, such as changing cultural or environmental influences, dont fit. The changes appear to reflect biological evolution. ...
Fossils raise questions about human ancestry Australopithecus sediba is a mosaic of modern and primitive traits.
Post Date: 2011-09-08 19:02:50 by Mad Dog
New descriptions of Australopithecus sediba fossils have added to debates about the species' place in the human lineage. Five papers published today in Science describe the skull, pelvis, hands and feet of the ancient hominin unearthed three years ago in South Africa. The papers reveal a curious mix of traits, some found in apes and earlier Australopithecus fossils, and others thought to be unique to Homo erectus -- the tall, thin-boned hominin that emerged around 2 million years ago in eastern Africa and colonized Europe and Asia -- and its descendants, including modern humans. This mix of features has left palaeoanthropologists unsure of how A. sediba relates to other ancient human ...
Left paints the campaign as a religious war [And Owe-BOMBA Is Their God]
Post Date: 2011-09-02 16:35:37 by Capitalist Eric
The fundamental facts of the presidential race at this moment are that unemployment is high, the economy is by far the most important issue to American voters, and President Obama's handling of economic questions is overwhelmingly unpopular. Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and others are hammering the president daily on matters of job creation and economic growth. Now some of Obama's activist allies and supporters in the press are engaged in a sharply focused effort to change the subject. Even as economic anxieties continue to rise, some of the nation's premier political journalists are consumed with the alleged influences of obscure ...
EVOLUTION IMPOSSIBLE! [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-09-02 00:30:28 by A K A Stone
Were sure youve heard this claim before, probably hundreds of times: Science has proven evolution is fact. Its like a strange Darwinian chant that emanates from atheist blogs and secular universities. Too bad (for them) its not true. In fact, refuting evolution doesnt require complicated equations or lab experimentsthough those do the job, too. Just remember the two fundamental flaws we can use to show evolution to be, well, not even scientifically viable. Whered You Get Your Information, Bub? Everything that makes up your body requires genetic information. Youve got hands and feet because your genes code for it. The same is ...
Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans
Post Date: 2011-08-28 19:57:29 by buckeroo
Sexual relations between ancient humans and their evolutionary cousins are critical for our modern immune systems, researchers report in Science journal. Mating with Neanderthals and another ancient group called Denisovans introduced genes that help us cope with viruses to this day, they conclude. Previous research had indicated that prehistoric interbreeding led to up to 4% of the modern human genome. The new work identifies stretches of DNA derived from our distant relatives. In the human immune system, the HLA (human leucocyte antigen) family of genes plays an important role in defending against foreign invaders such as viruses. The authors say that the origins of some HLA class 1 ...
Gods and Unicorns
Post Date: 2011-08-26 20:21:38 by buckeroo
13 Facts About Military Spending That Will Make Your Head Explode
Post Date: 2011-08-11 19:17:33 by Brian S
The economy is tanking, schools are underfunded, people don't have jobs. Let's spend more money on war! America spends more on its military than THE NEXT 15 COUNTRIES COMBINED Image: The U.S. Army via FlickrSource: Global Issues In 2007, the amount of money labeled 'wasted' or 'lost' in Iraq -- $11 billion -- could pay 220,000 teachers salaries Image: www.flickr.comSource: About.com America's defense spending doubled in the same period that its economy shrunk from 32 to 23 percent of global output* Image: why pamper life's complexity via Flickr*This fact originally said defense spending had doubled since 2008. Source: National Defense MagazineThe ...
Beneath Jobs Report Surface Lies Some Ugly Truths
Post Date: 2011-08-05 13:57:04 by Capitalist Eric
Before getting too excited about the modest uptick in net job creation and a slight downward move in the unemployment rate, its probably worth a look under the hood. As is usually the case, there is far more than meets the eye to the Labor Departments report that the economy added 117,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 9.1 percent. Lets start with the reality that fewer people actually were working in July than in June. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics breakdown, there were 139,296,000 people working in July, compared to 139,334,000 the month before, or a drop of 38,000. But the job creation number was positive and the unemployment rate went ...
Evolution of Human 'Super-Brain' Tied to Development of Bipedalism, Tool-Making
Post Date: 2011-04-24 14:07:24 by Sebastian
CU-Boulder researcher John Hoffecker, shown here working at a site in Russia dating back 45,000 years, believes there is mounting archaeological evidence for the evolution of a human "super-brain" no later than 75,000 years ago that spurred a modern capacity for novelty and invention. Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees -- not ancestral apes -- for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist. CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker said there is abundant fossil and archaeological evidence for the evolution of the human mind, including its unique power to create a ...
A fight starts over spaghetti on NYC subway
Post Date: 2011-03-24 23:47:11 by Rudgear
Poster Comment:Just the latest confrontation in the culture wars . . .
Radiometric Dating: Making Sense of the Patterns
Post Date: 2011-03-17 00:06:33 by A K A Stone
Radiometric dating methods sometimes yield conflicting results, but the technique itself is scientific and reliable, and once the results are interpreted in a biblical framework, they yield clear patterns that help us better understand the earths history since creation six thousand years ago. Part Two of this series showed that the same rocks can yield very different ages, depending on which radiometric dating technique you use. These inconsistent results are due to the problems of inheritance and contamination, which cause the rocks chemistry to differ from the assumptions of standard radioactive clocks. Radiometric Dating 101 PART 1: Radiometric Dating: Back to ...
Dinosaurs from Anglo-Saxon and other Records
Post Date: 2011-03-12 18:56:46 by A K A Stone
I have spoken on the subject of the Table of Nations and the early post-Flood history of Europe, in Germany, Belgium and at many places now in England, and what surprised me at first was how, during question time, the subject turns so quickly to that of dinosaurs. Do they appear in the early chronicles? Do descriptions of them exist? And so on. So here I have set out as many examples of the mention of dinosaurs in the early records as I could immediately find, although there are doubtless many other instances to be noticed. Some of the examples mentioned here come from the very records that we have just been considering concerning the descent of the nations. The progression is only ...
The Created World A Creationist Perspective: Part 1
Post Date: 2011-03-01 07:43:28 by A K A Stone
Creationists develop models like these . . . by studying the facts of Gods Word and Gods world. In the beginning, the everlasting God spoke both time and the universe into existence. At first, the earth was without form and unfilled. Over three days, God gave form to the sky, sea, and land. Then, on the following three days, God filled these voids with abundant reminders of His glory. Included in the original material of creation was water, out of which God created the earth. This unique planet had just the right mix of chemicals and the right mass to hold a life-sustaining atmosphere. God then raised a landmass, similar to Rodinia (see below). As the waters rushed off the ...
Pssst! Don't tell the creationists, but scientists don't have a clue how life began
Post Date: 2011-02-28 17:30:17 by Mad Dog
Exactly 20 years ago, I wrote an article for Scientific American that, in draft form, had the headline above. My editor nixed it, so we went with something less dramatic: "In the Beginning
: Scientists are having a hard time agreeing on when, where andmost importanthow life first emerged on the earth." That editor is gone now, so I get to use my old headline, which is even more apt today. Dennis Overbye just wrote a status report for The New York Times on research into life's origin, based on a conference on the topic at Arizona State University. Geologists, chemists, astronomers and biologists are as stumped as ever by the riddle of life. After its ...
Same Sex Couple Turned Away At Creation Museum
Post Date: 2011-02-21 14:29:34 by Fred Mertz
(Petersburg, Ky.) - A gay couple says they paid for tickets, but were denied admission to an event at the Creation Museum in Petersburg. The Kentucky Enquirer reports the couple planned to attend a Date Night event at the Christianity-centered museum on February 11. One of the people reportedly involved, John Meador, is a blogger for alternative publication LEO Weekly in Louisville. Three of us (myself, my girlfriend and our friend Brandon) passed the security checkpoint despite minor scrutiny. We arrived right at 6:00 p.m.; (Creation Museum founder) Ken Ham was just beginning his talk of love in the museums special effects room, and we were eager to hear ...
LIVE VIDEO: Mubarak says he's staying power
Post Date: 2011-02-10 16:00:08 by Brian S
By M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com reporter LIVE VIDEO: President Hosni Mubarak addresses the Egyptian people. Update 3:50 p.m. ET: Mubarak says, "I remain adamant to continue to shoulder my responsibility" until elections in September, saying, "I cannot and will not accept to be dictated orders from outside."The announcement contradicts reports by many news organizations for several hours including NBC News that he was likely to announce his resignation.Update 3:48 p.m. ET: President Hosni Mubarak tells Egyptian protesters that he takes "great pride in you as a new generation ... shaping the future." "I will hold accountable those ...
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