Natural Selection or New Kinds?

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Plants and animals were originally created with large gene pools within created kinds. A large gene pool gives a created kind the genetic potential (the potential to produce a variety of types within a kind) to adapt to a variety of ecosystems and ensure the survival of that kind of organism through natural selection.

Genetic potential can best be understood by observing the large number of dog breeds. There are many shapes, sizes, and colors of dogs, illustrating the tremendous genetic potential in this kind of animal. Other kinds of plants and animals have similar potential to produce variety within a created kind.

Natural selection can only operate on the genetic material already present in a population of organisms. It cannot create new genetic information and subsequently change one kind of organism into another. You cannot mix a dog with a cat as they are two different “Kinds of Animals” but you can mix a German Shepard with a poodle, although that would be something quite funny to look at, it is possible. You have a “Gerpoo” your own unique breed! It is still a dog!

Another good example is a Liger. A cross between a lion and a tiger. Is this evolution? NO its crossbreeding with its own “Kind” the cat family. But you could keep liger’s with ligers and eventually you would have hundreds of thousands of ligers world wide that future evolutionists would claim is evolution!!

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Supernova Shell Shock

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Supernova Shell Shock

They had told us a particular supernova exploded 10,000 years ago. How then, did the Chinese see it in AD 185? The answer is a case study in scientific inference.

Supernova remnants (SNRs) are shells of material expanding outward from stellar explosions. Presumably, one can tell how long ago a star exploded by measuring the velocity of the expanding shell and extrapolating it backward in time. In the case of RCW 86 in Centaurus, the calculated time of explosion was 10,000 years. According to Space.com (9/26/2006), astronomers now realize it was witnessed by Chinese astronomers 1,821 years ago. This means the earlier date was off by over 80%. What happened?

From the Chandra X-ray data, they now believe the expanding shell rammed into interstellar material, slowing it down and making it pile up. Extrapolating the current speed backward linearly was based on a flawed assumption.

One of the most widely dispersed SNRs in northern skies has a similar tale to tell. The Veil Nebula arches into graceful loops over a large region in Cygnus. Earlier estimates of its age were in the tens of thousands of years. In 2001, however, Sky & Telescope (2/2001) reported a surprise. By comparing Hubble views with photographs taken in 1953, astronomers recalculated its age at 5,000 years.

Light echoes from two “ancient” SNRs in the Large Magellanic Cloud were reported in Nature (12/22/2005) to be merely 410 and 610 years old.

Astronomers use supernovas as age and distance indicators. It’s hard to have confidence in the pronouncements of professionals who consider it normal to be off by 80% or more. Would this be acceptable in other fields? Yet upsets in astronomy are common. For instance, the behavior of V838 Monocerotis, after its explosion in 2002, caused astonishment. Scientists don’t know how to classify this object or what produced the outburst.

Supernova-prone stars were thought to be well understood. Last November, however, one was found more massive than the upper limit permitted by theory. This opens up a “Pandora’s box” for theorists, reported a press release from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Nature (9/28/2006) made the comical statement that “Clearly, stars with masses >10 solar masses exist, so there must be a way for them to form.”

We should remember that once upon a time all supernovae were thought to be alike. Now they fall into two types, each with several classes and subclasses — and some types can switch classes.

One final case should be recalled when reading confident claims by astronomers. A pulsar thought to be 24,000 years old was photographed by the Chandra telescope in 2001. Astronomers later realized it lined up with a supernova observed by the Chinese in AD 386. This means the earlier date was less than 7% correct. Hamlet might have the better wisdom: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

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10 Pretty Good Reasons….

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

1. The Fossil Record…Evolutionists have constructed the Geologic Column in order to illustrate the supposed progression of “primitive” life forms to “more complex” systems we observe today. Yet, “since only a small percentage of the earth’s surface obeys even a portion of the geologic column the claim of their having taken place to form a continuum of rock/life/time over the earth is therefore a fantastic and imaginative contrivance.” “[T]he lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real, they will never be filled.” This supposed column is actually saturated with “polystrate fossils” (fossils extending from one geologic layer to another) that tie all the layers to one time-frame. “[T]o the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favor of special creation.”

2. Decay of Earth’s Magnetic Field… Dr. Thomas Barnes, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso, has published the definitive work in this field. Scientific observations since 1829 have shown that the earth’s magnetic field has been measurably decaying at an exponential rate, demonstrating its half-life to be approximately 1,400 years. In practical application its strength 20,000 years ago would approximate that of a magnetic star. Under those conditions many of the molecules necessary for life processes could not form. These data demonstrate that earth’s entire history is young, within a few thousand of years.

3. The Global Flood… The Biblical record clearly describes a global Flood during Noah’s day. Additionally, there are hundreds of Flood traditions handed down through cultures all over the world. M.E. Clark and Henry Voss have demonstrated the scientific validity of such a Flood providing the sedimentary layering we see on every continent. Secular scholars report very rapid sedimentation and periods of great carbonate deposition in earth’s sedimentary layers.. It is now possible to prove the historical reality of the Biblical Flood.

4. Population Statistics…World population growth rate in recent times is about 2% per year. Practicable application of growth rate throughout human history would be about half that number. Wars, disease, famine, etc. have wiped out approximately one third of the population on average every 82 years. Starting with eight people, and applying these growth rates since the Flood of Noah’s day (about 4500 years ago) would give a total human population at just under six billion people. However, application on an evolutionary time scale runs into major difficulties. Starting with one “couple” just 41,000 years ago would give us a total population of 2 x 1089. The universe does not have space to hold so many bodies.

5. Radio Halos…Physicist Robert Gentry has reported isolated radio halos of polonuim-214 in crystalline granite. The half-life of this element is 0.000164 seconds! To record the existence of this element in such short time span, the granite must be in crystalline state instantaneously. This runs counter to evolutionary estimates of 300 million years for granite to form.

6. Human Artifacts throughout the Geologic Column…Man-made artifacts – such as the hammer in Cretaceous rock, a human sandal print with trilobite in Cambrian rock, human footprints and a handprint in Cretaceous rock – point to the fact that all the supposed geologic periods actually occurred at the same time in the recent past.

7. Helium Content in Earth’s Atmosphere… Physicist Melvin Cook, found that helium-4 enters our atmosphere from solar wind and radioactive decay of uranium. At present rates our atmosphere would accumulate current helium-4 amounts in less than 10,000 years.

8. Expansion of Space Fabric…Astronomical estimates of the distance to various galaxies gives conflicting data. The Biblical Record refers to the expansion of space by the Creator. Astrophysicist Russell Humphries demonstrates that such space expansion would dilate time in distant space. This could explain a recent creation with great distances to the stars.

9. Design in Living Systems…A living cell is so awesomely complex that its interdependent components stagger the imagination and defy evolutionary explanations. A minimal cell contains over 60,000 proteins of 100 different configurations. The chance of this assemblage occurring by chance is 1 in 10 4,478,296 .

10. Design in the Human Brain…The human brain is the most complicated structure in the known universe. It contains over 100 billion cells, each with over 50,000 neuron connections to other brain cells. This structure receives over 100 million separate signals from the total human body every second. If we learned something new every second of our lives, it would take three million years to exhaust the capacity of the human brain. In addition to conscious thought, people can actually reason, anticipate consequences, and devise plans – all without knowing they are doing so.

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Millions of years old…….

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Where have you heard this before? Millions of years ago, there was……

Have you ever wondered, how the scientists of today have come to the conclusion that a bone / rock / fossil that has been found is “millions” of years old? I have always liked it when they put emphasis on it by saying something like, here is a bone from a dinosaur that lived 20 million 465 thousand years ago. OK, where you there? Is there a diary of it that has also been discovered?

No, how they “Guess” or “Assume” this is as follows:

One of the most notable problems with the fossil record is related to how fossils are dated. Like many “sciences” dealing with evolution, there are sweeping generalizations and assumptions applied. Typically, two types of dating are used—radiocarbon and associative. The first and most known, radiocarbon dating, measures the ratio of non-radioactive carbon (carbon-12) to radioactive carbon (carbon-14) to determine the age of the object. In summary, scientists have discovered that when cosmic rays come into contact with earth’s atmosphere, they react with nitrogen-14 and create carbon-14. In turn, carbon-14 then reacts with oxygen, producing carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide. Animals in turn consume plants, ingesting the carbon dioxide. When plants and animals die, their decay changes carbon-14 back into nitrogen-14. And hence, the cycle continues. For example, a sample of petrified wood could be measured. When it was alive, the wood would have had a similar ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 as the air surrounding it. However, when it died, decomposition would slowly release carbon-14 into the air, while the carbon-12 remained constant. If a scientist knew the ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 in the air when a tree was alive, and the rate at which carbon-14 was released from the sample, he could theoretically calculate its age. Scientists have generally assumed that the ratio of these isotopes has remained constant in the atmosphere. The problem? Evidence demonstrates dramatic shifts in the ratio! Notice: “Not only then has open system behaviour of these isotopes been demonstrated, but apparent ‘isochrons’ and their derived ‘ages’ are invariably geologically meaningless. Thus none of the assumptions used to interpret the U-Th-Pb radiometric system used to yield ‘ages’ can be valid” (A.A. Snelling, “U-Th-Pb ‘Dating’: An example of False ‘Isochrons’,” Third International Conference on Creationism). No matter how loud the confusing and misguided attempts to explain away the variations of these isotopes, there are variations. Findings are cross-referenced with items that have already been improperly dated. It allows them to declare the radiocarbon date “reasonable,” based on previous finds, which are also based on other finds. And so the cycle continues. This is problematic because most samples used for comparison were also dated using radiocarbon! Remembering the logical fallacies covered in Part One, this is a perfect example of “begging the question.” Basing a conclusion on an assumption is not only unscientific, it is dishonest! For the last century, science has used radiocarbon analysis to create a flawed chart on which to compare other finds. When a new fossil is discovered, it is compared to existing fossils at that stratum. It is assumed that millennia of time compressed the strata and, therefore, all fossils found at a particular layer are of similar age. Faulty radiocarbon tests further “validate” the date and the sample is used as proof.

So you see, this is very inaccurate and blatantly in some ways a complete lie! Another way they “Guess” the age of something is compare it to another lie…. The dig up a fossil, then look into their own database of false information or collection of rocks from the so called “Same era” and estimate an age!

So are dinosaurs and the fossils that have been discovered millions of years old?

I have an answer:

6000 years ago, God Created heaven and earth, and about 4400 years ago there was a massive flood. This flood rapidly buried and killed off all life on earth, petrifying and decomposing all things under earth, rock and debris.

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Components of Evolution…..theory.

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The building blocks of the evolution theory consist of the following categories:

  • Cosmic evolution encompasses the origin of the universe, time and matter. The Big Bang theory falls within this discipline.
  • Chemical evolution involves the origin of complex elements. This discipline also attempts to explain the process in which those elements formed.
  • Stellar and planetary evolution focuses on the origin of stars and planets. This is distinct from cosmic evolution, yet at times can overlap it.
  • Organic evolution attempts to explain the origin of living matter. Origin of life research centres upon this discipline.
  • The two final disciplines, macro- and micro-evolution, are most often wrongly interchanged. They are not meant to detail the origin of living matter, but attempt to explain the innumerable variety of plants and animals. Micro-evolution states that all living organisms experience mutations and have the ability to develop genetic adaptations, within a species. Macro-evolution takes this further, stating that such adaptations and mutations will, over time, create a new species of plants or animals. Micro-evolution attempts to explain variety within a particular species, while macro-evolution attempts to prove a common link between all species, families or phyla.

Within these area of evolution, where have we seen any additions? Have we seen during our existence and new Chemical elements re-create itself or evolve from one element into a newly formed one? No, for thousands of years (our lifetimes) the periodic table has stayed constant and nothing has evolved. During our lifetimes, have we seen any NEW starts or planets or moons evolve or be re-created? No, we have seen nova’s and super nova’s happen (When stars die), but never any new ones getting born. OK, perhaps we have seen new Planet or Animals evolve during our time? Nope, the kinds of animals have always been what they are. We have not seen an ape become human, a fish start walking, or any type of evolution happen during our lifetimes. Nothing has ever been recorder, concrete enough to prove that evolution is happening around us! If Evolution were happening around us, we would be getting bigger, strong, fitter and changing in some sort of way, when in fact we are doing the opposite. We are getting smaller, sicker, weaker, fatter, more unhealthy than previously. For example, a few thousand years ago many many were found bigger and strong that we are now…..so are we going backwards?

A. Present day modern man which averages about 6-feet tall + or – several inches or more.

B. 15-foot human skeleton found in S/E Turkey in late 1950’s in the Euphrates valley during road construction. Many tombs containing giants were uncovered here. This pertains to the picture of the giant human femur and myself above.

C. Maximinus Thrax Ceaser of Rome 235-238 A.D. This was an 8′ 6″ skeleton.

D. Goliath was about 9 feet + or – a few inches. I Samuel 17:4 late 11th century.

E. King Og spoken of in Deuteronomy 3:11 whose iron bedstead was approximately 14-feet by 6-feet wide. King Og was at least 12-feet tall, yet some claim up to 18.

F. A 19’6″ human skeleton found in 1577 A.D. under an overturned oak tree in the Canton of Lucerne.

G. 23-foot tall skeleton found in 1456 A.D. beside a river in Valence, France.

H. A 25′ 6 ” skeleton found in 1613 A.D. near the castle of Chaumont in France. This was claimed to be a nearly complete find.

I. Almost beyond comprehension or believability was the find of the two separate 36-foot human remains uncovered by Carthaginians somewhere between 200-600 B.C.
I have a idea of what is going on:

6000 years ago, God Created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1.

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Let’s Start With a Bang!!!

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Well seeing that so many people claim everything starting with some sort of miraculous bang, I think I should start there. According to most, of not all evolutionist and atheist based beliefs, yup, beliefs, everything started from nothing, the size smaller than the tip of a needle, exploded into everything we have now. Then over billions of years things evolved into what we have here now. So basically from a spinning “nothing”, everything just happened? OK…..Well if  a spinning “Nothing” exploded and created the planetary system, star system and the rest of the celestial bodies, then why do some moons and planets spin a different direction to the rest? A person of science should know that Angular momentum would keep the original spin of things and apply it to all the rest of the bodies in space. Also if you take a quick look and the distance we are at now from the sun, perfect for plantation and animal life to exist……that if we were closer to the sun just a few kilometres we would burn up and die, or a couple of kilometres further from the sun we would freeze up and die. Isn’t it interesting that it is perfectly balanced. So Mr Evolution, are you telling me it took millions of years for the distance to be perfect between the earth and the sun to allow life. Then was it hotter when the dinosaurs walked the earth? why is there not geological evidence that the earth was once on fire from the heat of the sun? Why is it getting hotter around the world each year instead of cooling down, as we are supposed to be moving away from the sun? I have another theory!

About 6000 years ago, God Created the heavens and the earth! Gen 1:1.

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New Site – New Content!

Posted on January 17, 2009. Filed under: Creation, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hello Everyone…. And a Warm Welcome to other site! Yup, I have another blog. The First one I created, you can find over at: http://almosttheend.blogspot.com which is a more “Bits and Pieces” type of blog, full of “A little bit of this, and a little bit of that”. where this site is a little more focused.

What this site is created for, is for peopel who are arguing the fact of our existence. Where did we come from? Where we created or did we evolve from some where? Well over the next few days, months or if it takes, years, we will be discussing various evidences that have come up over the past few years to strengthen certain beleives. In the end I hope to have created a site that gives us ” THE CERTAIN TRUTH” about our existence!.

For those of you I know and am learning to know, please feel free to participate and ask as many questions as possible throughout our journey. I will also be shortly looking for editors and contributors to help aid in this important work!

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