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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fossil Discoveries Foul Up Evolutionary Thinking

Fossils of an ichthyosaur and other creatures upset evolutionary beliefs

Seems like the hands at the Darwin Ranch should leave bad enough alone, but they commence to analyzing fossils with new technology and getting surprised. This is happening more often, what with advances in technology and all. 

Some recent stories indicate unexpected finds, including the advanced digestion of trilobites that do not fit the "primitive" creatures paradigm of Darwinists. They're supposed to be simple creatures, you know. Another find is not so much what an ancient amphibian ate, but that this froggie-thing had sharp, pointy teeth. This means "evolution" by a loss of features, and that's the opposite of what their dogma requires. Ichthyosaurs apparently ate squid, and not just fish, as paleontologist believed for so many years. Similarly, a salamander ate frogs, but that is not exactly common dining procedure for those critters today.

All these finds succeed in doing is to fluster evolutionists. They wanted to advanced the evolutionary cause, but that did not happen. The bigger picture here is that these specimens were well-preserved — so much so that many last meals can be determined. This is contrary to the slow, gradual fossilization beliefs prevalent today. What could cause such fossilization? Rapid burial. What would lead to the rapid burial of billions of things in fossils laid down by water, worldwide? The Genesis Flood is the best answer.

To read in more detail what was introduced here, click on "Fossil Food Finds Change Evolutionary Stories".

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Australian Aborigines and Dinosaurs

G'day ladies and Bruces. Educational systems utilize propaganda techniques quite effectively, so most of us can recite the dogmas in unison. The creed pertinent to this article is that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago. If you add the line about an asteroid impact causing the extinction, evolutionists who reject that concept may frown, but you'll be given a pat on the head and a food reward for your answer. Biblical creationists point out flaws in evolutionary doctrines, raise questions, and give evidence for recent creation — things Darwinian indoctrinators get on the prod when we present inconvenient evidence. This includes evidence from history, and possible modern sightings, of dinosaurs.

Australian aborigines have accounts of seeing dinosaurs in comparatively recent history
Credit: Pixabay / Gerd Altmann
Secularists get mighty angry when the controversial Angkor Wat stegosaurus carvings are discussed, and commence to doing hand waving because it threatens their paradigm. Similarly, the Australian aborigines have some interesting stories of various monsters. Some of these were clearly the stuff of legend, but others seem to have had a basis in history. Aborigines who have never seen fossils identified the critters based on legends handed down, and had some other startling things to say. The following article is from 1998, but still has some extremely interesting information that is not easily dismissed by intellectually honest folks. Evidence indicates that not only was the universe created, but this was far more recent than materialists want to accept.
The myths and legends of the Aboriginal people, including their accounts of the creation of the world, are known as the Dreamtime. Such stories feature monsters, of whom many are mythological. Others, however, may have reference to real creatures, the Aborigines even insisting on their past ‘flesh-and-blood’ existence. Some of them are reminiscent of animals regarded as prehistoric, which supposedly became extinct tens of thousands, or even millions of years ago.
Aborigines did not keep written records—their knowledge and traditions were passed orally from one generation to the next. Such oral traditions tend not to last more than a few hundred years without being distorted out of recognition. This would suggest that some of these animals may have still been living in Australia some two to three hundred years ago, or even more recently.
To read the rest of the article in its entirety, click on "Australia’s Aborigines … did they see dinosaurs?"

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Slow Sloths Have Amazing Traits

Many people know that sloths are slow-moving and sleep quite a bit, but there are some things about them that are surprisingly interesting. They also show how the Master Engineer designed them for energy efficiency and their unique lifestyles. Sloths can move fast if they have a mind to, like escaping a predator and such. Tremendous swimmers, too. Seems like the face has a smile, but it's up to you if it's cute, creepy, or something else.

Sloths are slow-moving and sleep quite a bit, but they also show how the Master Engineer designed them for energy efficiency and their unique lifestyles.

These critters are synonymous with laziness, but lazy folks are not designed for such energy conservation like the sloth. They spend most of their time in the trees, much of it hanging upside down, but they are designed so their internal organs are not distressed. Since they spend so much time being stationary, you could almost write letters on them. (Ambiguity humor there... stationary... letters... skip it.) Smaller creatures make their homes and live their lives on sloths. I reckon this animal is an example of our Creator's diversity on display, and maybe a bit of his sense of humor.
Bits of sunlight stream through the thick rainforest canopy, settling on a ball of fur clinging to a branch. Slowly, ever so slowly, the ball of fur uncurls, blinks once or twice, then slowly, ever so slowly, reaches for a nearby branch, and slowly, ever so slowly, begins munching. Several minutes later, it blinks and, slowly, closes its eyes to take its 17th nap of the day, not even 100 feet from where it woke up that morning.
This creature is of course the three-toed sloth, one of the slowest animals in the world. In fact its metabolic rate is 31% that of two-toed sloths, making it a slowpoke even among other sloth species.
To read the rest (you can take your time, there's no hurry), click on "Sloths: Slow on Purpose".

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Evolution Study Spins Defeat into Victory

A basic tenet of universal common ancestor evolution is that the simpler things change vertically and become more complex. Looks good in pixels and on paper, but evolutionists are having a rough time giving plausible support for their conjectures. Some seem a mite confused, equating loss of features with upward evolution. This has been said about the cave fish that lost eyes, locomotion of the snake, and so on. Now we have a new example of propaganda where the spin is faster than those of my hard drive.

Genetic study shows evidence for creation and not human evolution
Credit: Pixabay / Patrick Neufelder
Using naturalistic presuppositions, a study on genetics failed to give any evidence of human evolution. That doesn't stop the lapdog secular science media from saying that evidence for evolution was discovered. Some modifications were shown, and devolution was evidence that Darwin was right. (Do those clowns work for the leftist news media, too?) Reality seems to elude them. Genetics actually shows that humans cannot be the age Darwinists require, and the logical conclusion is that we were created recently. The results of the study fit in mighty fine with what creationists expect.
The recent publication of a research paper evoked such headlines as “Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving.” Despite the improvement of health-care technology, many other studies indicate that chronic disease among humans is increasing worldwide—and that mutations are commonly associated with disease, not upward evolutionary improvement. A closer analysis of this new study shows that its evolutionary conclusions are deeply flawed and humans are actually devolving. This is exactly what modern biomedical data shows and the Bible indicates is happening due to the effects of the Fall where the whole creation is subject to corruption.
To continue reading, click on "Massive Genetic Study Purporting Human Evolution Debunked".

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Further Confusion with Convergent Evolution

It is not secret that the only fossil evidence for particles-to-paleontologist evolution exists in the minds of the secular science industry and propagandists. There are biologists who disingenuously claim that practically every little change is "evolution". False fossils and equivocation aside, since there is no actual scientific evidence or plausible models for evolution, these owlhoots use another fact-free "explanation" for what cannot be explained scientifically: convergent evolution.

Convergent evolution is an unscientific pretense, not an explanation

Simply put, to invoke the miracle of convergent evolution is an act of foolishness. Take a passel of assertions about how critters evolved, find other critters that have similar traits, and give homage to Papa Darwin. Then pass it off as "science" and collect grant money. Pseudoscience for fun and profit. We have more examples of forcing fossils to fit the narrative. Pretty desperate to avoid the harsh reality that God created the world recently, and the Genesis Flood supports paleontological and geological evidence. Evolutionists, drop the pseudoscience and deal with the truth, savvy? 

Before I send you to the article, I have to let you know that when the author uses, "Who’s we, Paleface?" and similar quips, he's making reference to an old Lone Ranger joke.
When unrelated fossils have similar traits, evolutionary paleontologists twist, shove and stuff them into Darwin’s theory with an all-purpose tool called convergence.
It wasn’t supposed to work this way. Animals were supposed to diverge as they evolved. Branches on real trees do that. In neo-Darwinism, the branch tips in Darwin’s image of a branching tree should get farther apart the more they evolve, because neither branch knows what the other one is doing. But the real world is full of counter-examples, where unrelated animals end up becoming very similar. Even more often, fossils exhibit “mosaics” of traits from different branches, or from “stem” (early) or “crown” (mature) members of a single branch. It’s all very confusing to Mr. Darwin, so his disciples invented a trick to keep from getting their story falsified. It’s called convergence, and here’s how it works. (Note: Not being Darwinians, we will dispute inclusion in the occasional first-person plural pronouns.)
To keep reading and see the examples, click on "Convergence Crams Uncooperative Fossils into Darwinism".

Sunday, November 12, 2017

No Evidence for Dinosaur-to-Bird Evolution

Some folks insist on proclaiming that dinosaurs evolved into birds, and say it as if that's the fact, Jack. Although dinosaur-to-bird evolution is a popular dogma, it is not settled science. Some evolutionary scientists do not even accept that opinion. Also, there is considerable disagreement about which dinosaurs evolved into birds. Some say that there is insufficient evidence for a view, so they postulate another candidate for bird ancestry, which also has no evidence. Then there are the evolutionists who go the opposite way, and say that some birds evolved into dinosaurs!

The idea that dinosaurs evolved into birds is contrary to science and rational thought
Archaeopteryx lithographica credit: Wikimedia Commons / Ballista (GFDL 1.2)
If you reign in and spend a few moments pondering, you can see that there are many serious problems with the dino-to-bird concept. These include the fact that fossils of modern birds and dinosaurs have been found together, there is no evidence of bird evolution, evolutionists haven't a clue about alleged bird-to-dino changes, the incredible variety of birds, and so on. Then you have all the massive physiological changes that need to occur, such as flight and breathing. These need to have occurred at the same time, else the critter would ring down the curtain and join the choir invisible. No, dinosaurs and birds were created, and Darwin's disciples cannot change that fact.
A review of the extensive literature covering the more popular theories of the evolution of birds was completed. Of the numerous theories proposed, all were found to be problematic, and for this reason most are now rejected by evolutionists. The most popular current theory, the evolution of birds from dinosaurs, was briefly reviewed, and also found to suffer from major problems, some of which were discussed. The major problem is the differences between birds and both reptiles and mammals, and the fossil record has not been of much help in solving this evolutionary problem. Nor have genetic or biochemical comparisons.
To read the rest, click on "Dino-bird theory—a flight of fancy". Also, you may want to read about soft tissues that were discovered in bird fossils

In related and more recent news:
A new discovery forced a rewrite of bird evolution. Chinese fossil discoveries ballooned the number of birds found among dinosaur-containing rocks. Until now, the oldest Chinese fossil birds, found in Lower Cretaceous deposits, had unique anatomies that seemed better suited for climbing or occasional gliding than for powered flight like most modern birds. However, Upper Cretaceous deposits have long revealed modern-looking bird anatomies. The supposed time difference between Lower and Upper layers permitted around 40 million years for modern bird anatomy to evolve. But it only takes one good fact to shoot a bad story out of the sky.
For the rest of that article, click on "Bird Evolution Story Crash-Lands".

Finally, here is a combination screenshot from an atheopath that is so determined to contradict creationists, he makes a fool of himself, showing his ignorance of the subject and apparently making up his own "facts" through arbitrary assertions. This character demonstrates my contention that he does not even read the material he "debunks", and supports my contention that rabid anti-creationists are afraid to read creationary articles or watch videos because then, they may realize that God is the Creator and Judge, and they are facing a terrible eternity.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Parasite Wasps and Venom Origins

We know about predators in the wild: a lion sees a gazelle, kills, eats. A cousin of the predator is the parasite, which does not kill the (usually unwilling) host outright, but depends on the host for its own survival. It may eventually kill the host. There are predators and parasites in the world of insects. A particularly nasty form is in the form of parasitoid wasps.

Credit: CSIRO science image
Some people wonder, "What good are wasps and their other stinging relatives? They don't make honey, and a hornet packs a mighty big punch in its stinger." Well, I certainly don't want their company, either. But they do have uses of which we are unaware, such as controlling other insect pests and doing pollination. Some of that control comes from predation — and parasitism. 

They parasitoid wasps (many of which are extremely small) immobilize and even control the host through venom. Then it places eggs in or on the hapless host, and when they hatch, they feed on it. When the host dies, they don't pay it no nevermind, its services are no longer required. Kind of makes me reluctant to use the word host in polite society, because human hosts for shindigs are willing and tend to survive the events.

Someone pointed out that the "face hugger" in the first Alien movie was parasitoid, as the unfortunate crew member discovered. Didn't it happen in Alien 3, too, with Sigourney Weaver's character as she was sacrificing herself? Then they brought her back in the next sequel as a clone; the same thing only different. Being parasitoidal (is that a real word?) is similar to what evolutionary conjectures do to real science, if you study on it.

Anyway, the parasitoid term is an evolutionary classification. Not because of science, but because of wishful thinking and ipse dixit. Whoopsie daisy! Y'all can tell I got a mite involved in doing research before posting to the main article about serious scientific research on venom. Where did venom originate? Evolutionists learn more and can explain less, as the genetics and varieties involved in venom are beyond their ken. Still they give homage to Darwin, blessed be! How did attack-defense mechanisms with venom occur when creation was very good in the beginning? Biblical creationists have some reasonable speculations to offer.
Providing food for one’s younglings is perhaps a mother’s most basic job, even for a mother wasp. Parasitoid wasps do this in a rather gruesome way. They lay their eggs in or on another arthropod, like a caterpillar, cockroach, or spider. When the eggs hatch, their parasitic larvae slowly consume the victim’s body, deriving nourishment and protection until they are ready to go forth into the world as adult wasps.
Parasitoid wasps are a diverse and abundant component of agricultural ecosystems. They are only parasitic while in their larval stage. While some parasitoid wasps target invertebrates that we humans “like,” the majority of the estimated 600,000 species prey upon pests that attack our food crops, making them our allies despite their ghoulish habits.
To read the rest, click on "Parasitoid Wasps Shed Light on the Origin of Venom". Also, a short, fascinating, and somewhat grisly video is below.