Latest Articles: Creationism/Evolution
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 ...
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 ...
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