9 Facts Evolutionists Hope You Never Learn.

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Scientifically speaking… someone lied to you.  When they told you “Evolution has been scientifically proven” or “Evolution was the mechanism by which life appeared and grew on Earth“… they lied. They probably even told you if you ever doubted evolution, you must be a religious fanatic, science denier, or a hopelessly ignorant person. (Also a lie.) But here are 9 SCIENTIFIC problems with evolution.  Just 9 are listed here, but there are thousands more..

  1. The fossil record does not support Evolution. For proof see my prior blog post “The Data in the Strata” and also see “Intelligent Design has Scientific Merit in Paleontology” (www.discovery.org/a/7271). As written by Casey Luskin, “ID predicts irreducibly complexity. Because irreducibly complex structures require all of their parts to function, they cannot arise in a gradual, step-by-step manner. If many characteristics of life are irreducibly complex, then ID leads us to expect that the fossil record will exhibit a pattern of abrupt appearance of novel, fully functional body plans that do not develop in a gradual, step-by-step fashion. This is precisely what we typically find in the fossil record.” (1) So in point of fact, the fossil record actually supports CREATION.
  2. Molecular biology has completely failed to demonstrate Darwin’s “Tree of Life”. See my prior blog post “Branch or Vine?”. That diagram you have seen in dozens of textbooks, some sort of “tree” or branched diagram allegedly illustrating the “inter-connectedness of all species”… It doesn’t exist in nature.  Nowhere in the real world have scientists found evidence that the species actually evolved, or are evolving, one from another. And genomics has virtually destroyed any possibility that such a tree could exist by showing patterns of genetic changes completely inconsistent with any known evolutionary paths.
  3. The geological strata do not support gradual evolution.  Archaeologists have almost universally agreed that life seemed to appear suddenly, more or less all at once, not gradually as predicted by evolution. (They will tell you it was millions of years in the past… but this also is unproven.)  Wikipedia states, “In 2017, fossilized microorganisms, or microfossils, were announced to have been discovered in hydrothermal vent precipitates in the Nuvvuagittuq Belt of Quebec, Canada that may be as old as 4.28 billion years old, the oldest record of life on Earth, suggesting “an almost instantaneous emergence of life“.(2) Note “almost instantaneous.”
  4. The Fossil record does not support gradual evolution.  There are no proven transitional fossils. (There there should be countless billions of transitional fossils if evolution were true.) As stated in Wikipedia, “More than 99% of all species of life forms, amounting to over five billion species, that ever lived on Earth are estimated to be extinctSome estimates on the number of Earth’s current species of life forms range from 10 million to 14 million, of which about 1.2 million have been documented and over 86 percent have not yet been described.”(2)  Yet of all these millions of living and extinct species, none have been proven to be transitional!
  5. There is no evidence of current evolution.  The rate of evolution required to transition from apes to man would have required extremely frequent changes (several positive mutations every year) in order to evolve in just a few million years. Yet  in hundreds of years, no one has ever seen any current signs of evolution! And of course, this does not even account for the fact that negative mutations VASTLY outnumber any possible positive mutations, and these too are largely missing!
  6. Evolution cannot explain the origin of life.  The law of abiogenesis states life cannot create itself.(3) This law has never been disproven. Evolution could never have occurred because life could never have begun.
  7. Even the most primitive forms of self-replicating life are incomprehensibly complex. The idea of a “primordial chemical soup” which  is transformed into a living cell so completely unscientific it is laughable. (4) A single living cell is more complicated in its chemical and electrical engineering processes,  as well as its manufacturing processes than the most advanced, largest city on earth!
  8. No “primordial soup” could have existed in the first place because the proteins would have of necessity been all isomers (not a random mix) and they would have been degraded by natural processes a thousand times more quickly than they could have ever formed. (5) Those ancient “experiments” from a hundred years ago which supposedly showed that the building blocks of proteins could have appeared accidentally when lightning hit ancient ponds were fundamentally flawed in dozens of ways.
  9. Evolution (and its best friend Old Earth Cosmology) have no explanation for why the earth or the universe is so perfectly fine tuned for life to occur. Things like gravity, radiation, rate of expansion, tides, temperatures, and many more universal constants are so finely tuned that even minor alterations would make life as we know it absolutely impossible. (6)

 

So, all things considered, the most plausible  SCIENTIFIC explanation for life on earth is… Genesis. 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

 

(1) http://www.discovery.org/a/7051/

(2) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earliest_known_life_forms

(3) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis

(4) http://science.sciencemag.org/content/300/5620/745

(5) http://leiwenwu.tripod.com/primordials.htm

(6) http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/11/are-the-laws-of-the-universe-fine-tuned-for-life

Astonishing Ice Age Facts!

 

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You can’t have an Ice Age without extremely warm oceans and really cold air…

You can’t have an Ice Age without extremely warm oceans and really cold air

You can’t have…  Well, you get it.  Secular science has good geological evidence that an Ice age occurred.  There are telltale signs all over the northernmost landscapes that suggest massive erosive patterns from huge ice sheets and glaciers. But while most secular geologists have absolutely no idea how or why these occurred, geologist Tim Clarey, Ph. D. believes he has the answers in his article “Subduction Was Essential for the Ice Age.”

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An ice age requires massive, enormous, unprecedented, ridiculous, astronomically unbelievable amounts of snow.   Estimates require at least 4,000 inches of snow a year just to keep up with melting snow at the leading edge! That’s not even considering how much is needed to create the massive fields of ice to begin with!

As Written by Michael Oard, “melting in a dry, cool Ice Age climate (50°F, or 10°C, average summer temperature) near the edge of the ice sheet is about 400 inches (10 m) of ice a year. One inch of ice corresponds to an average of 10 inches of powder snow. So for Minneapolis this would represent 4,000 inches (100 m) of powder snow a year, which is about 100 times their annual average. So, even during a relatively cool summer, the amount of snowfall required is tremendous.”(1)

Such massive amounts of snow require constantly replenished moisture in the atmosphere. The only possible source of such abundant moisture is you guessed it, WARM OCEANS. Why is this important?

For decades secular atheist scientist have told us they understand the ice ages. They claim to know when they occurred, and they claim to know what caused them.  But if you ask any secular scientist how they explain the astronomically vast amounts of moisture that would have been required to create the glaciers… you can hear the cricketsThey have no idea. Most do not even address the topic!

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Traditional ice age explanations involve only periods of extended cold.   The theories postulate that there might have been extended decades or centuries of cold because of sun spots, or wobbles in the earth’s orbit, or changes in the axis. Scott Elias writes,

Fluctuations in the amount of insolation (incoming solar radiation) are the most likely cause of large-scale changes in Earth’s climate during the Quaternary. In other words, variations in the intensity and timing of heat from the sun are the most likely cause of the glacial/interglacial cycles.”(2)

Or as written by Sandy Eldredge and Bob Biek, “Glacials and interglacials occur in fairly regular repeated cycles. The timing is governed to a large degree by predictable cyclic changes in Earth’s orbit, which affect the amount of sunlight reaching different parts of Earth’s surface. The three orbital variations are: (1) changes in Earth’s orbit around the Sun (eccentricity), (2) shifts in the tilt of Earth’s axis (obliquity), and (3) the wobbling motion of Earth’s axis (precession).”(3)

Note that there is still no mention of moisture, just cold. But at least the plebeian Wikipedia is honest, stating, “The causes of ice ages are not fully understood for either the large-scale ice age periods or the smaller ebb and flow of glacial–interglacial periods within an ice age.” (4)

So who, exactly, does have a plausible explanation for both the COLD air and the WARM oceans?  Well, it turns out that creation science may have the explanation. Creation meteorologist Michael Oard has written extensively about ice ages, and he states that an ice age would require much warmer oceans than we have today and much cooler summers then we have today.  And what could cause such conditions?   According to Tim Clarey, Ph.D.  “the answer is the rapid subduction involved in catastrophic plate tectonics.”(5)

But what is catastrophic plate tectonics?  It involves rapid movement of continental plates, and subduction of these massive plates over and under one another (as might have occurred when Pangaea broke up and plates moved rapidly toward their current positions.) At such times, it is likely, almost guaranteed, that large areas of the earth’s molten core on which the plates rested would have been exposed to the oceans, and unbelievably massive quantities of ocean water would have been vaporized into steam and then converted into water vapor, and subsequently rain or snow. Thus providing PLENTY of warm water and cold atmospheric conditions… just right for an Ice Age!

At that same time, the same plate subductions would have created hundreds or thousands of volcanoes. Those volcanoes were ejecting millions and millions of tons of aerosolized gases, chemicals, and ash high into the atmosphere and blocking the sun (probably for many years) leading to atmospheric cooling.  So it is extremely likely that if there was a global flood caused by plate tectonics and subduction, it would probably have been followed soon after by an ice age!

So to summarize, catastrophic plate tectonics (rapid movement of the large continental plates from ancient Pangaea toward their modern locations) wold have caused:

1.) Exposure of huge areas of magma under the oceans, vaporizing vast quantities of ocean water.

2.) Massive persistent rains for weeks or months while the continents moved and “mountains bowed down” (continental plates subducted and immersed).

3.) Expulsion of billions of tons of ash and sulfur into the stratosphere through volcanic venting, with subsequent rapid cooling of the earth.

4.) And finally an Ice age as the warm oceans continued their rapid evaporation, but the Northern and Southern hemispheres experienced severe cooling from volcanic shielding.

So the best, most plausible explanation for the ice age seems to be catastrophic plate tectonics. This means that in order to provide both warm oceans, and cooler atmospheres, we can look to the Biblical account of the flood. It turns out that massive amounts of water in the atmosphere were also required for a global flood, as written in Genesis 7:19, “And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.“(6) But it was not enough to just have “lots of water” in order for the top of the mountains to be covered. It almost certainly required the mountains themselves to bow down!  And this, too, involves catastrophic plate tectonics.

Psalm 104:6-9 reads, “6 You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. 7 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; 8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. 9 You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.”

Job 9:5 reads, “He who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger”.

Those who believe the “Uniformitarian” assumptions assure us (with absolutely NO evidence) that Pangaea was hundreds of millions of years in the past.  They say the rate of continental drift we see today is the rate that has been present for millions of years. But if you read my prior blog “The Uniformitarians” you will see that such over-reach is common on the part of secular geologists. And you will see that they routinely fail to actually apply Uniformitarian principles, only applying these assumptions when it is convenient for them and for their secular agenda.  (See prior posts for proofs including the Himalayas, the moon, the ocean floor sediment, and more.)

As I wrote there, “The principle of uniformitarianism has never truly been applied, because in every setting of science, whether astronomy, cosmology, evolutionary biology, or geology, there are glaring problems that require major adaptions or exceptions for the principle to be even loosely applied.”

So, as with much of science, the secular atheistic interpretations about the Ice Ages may be in conflict with the Bible, but the actual scientific facts are not. If you want to understand the Ice Ages, your best bet is understanding the events surrounding the Flood. For a very good discussion see the site at Answers in Genesis “The Mystery of the Ice Age“.(7)

 

 

 

(1) answersingenesis.org/environmental-science/ice-age/the-mystery-of-the-ice-age/

(2) culter.colorado.edu/~saelias/glacier.html

(3) geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/glad-you-asked/ice-ages-what-are-they-and-what-causes-them/

(4) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

(5) http://www.icr.org/article/subduction-was-essential-for-the-ice-age/

(6) Genesis 7:17 ESV

(7) answersingenesis.org/environmental-science/ice-age/the-mystery-of-the-ice-age/

Jesus vs Evolution

Christian Evolution

Opinions on the validity of evolutionary theory are often viewed as being US vs THEM.  People believe that the Christian church is “against” evolution and scientists are “for” evolution. Nevertheless, many thoroughly trained scientists firmly believe in Creation, and church leaders today from different denominations often have opposing views on the validity of evolution.  Some insist we must believe the atheistic scientists and their interpretations.  Pope Francis stated, “Evolution of nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation because evolution presupposes the creation of beings which evolve.”(1) Others Christian leaders insist that the Bible creation story is accurate.  So in discussing the possibility of evolution, I can’t help but wonder what would Jesus say?  (Also see my Prior blog, What Would Jesus Say?)

Respected authors from nearly all the world’s great religions and even many  atheists have acknowledged that Jesus was a great man, a great teacher, a great intellect, or a great prophet.  Billions of Christians believe, and Scripture teaches, that He was literally the Son of God and had access to the infinite knowledge of his Father in Heaven.

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Jesus spent his early life studying the Scripture (the Torah) and he was so intimately acquainted with it that he amazed the scholars of the day at the age of twelve years when he stayed behind in the temple after his family left Jerusalem.

46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49 Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:46-49) 

So first let it be established that Jesus had great knowledge of and respect for Scripture. In fact Jesus Jesus quotes directly from Genesis chapter one, treating it not as allegory or fiction, but as the real, historical Word of God, saying, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female…” (Matthew 19:4) and also “But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’” (Mark 10:6 – parallel passage, but slightly different wording). 

In addition, Jesus clearly accepted Noah and the flood as historical fact, saying,

37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.  (Matthew 24:37-39).

Jesus held a high view of all scripture, including the verse in the Bible and the Torah which states, God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

Genesis 1:26 God (with Jesus and the Holy Spirit) says let US make man.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)

This is important because the “US” here mentioned indicates that Jesus was present, with God the Father, at creation.  (This is what is called the Doctrine of the Trinity.  It is why Christians say God is Three in One.)  Jesus had intimate knowledge of all the events which occurred at creation.  If  evolution had been God’s preferred mechanism, Jesus would have known and directed the evolutionary process.  But that is NOT what he said.  There are of course many, many other verses which are applicable to those who take the high view of scripture (as Jesus did) that have implications for the creation vs evolution debate.  A few are listed here:

I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded” (Isaiah 45:12). 

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3 ESV)

 

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Genesis 2:7 ESV)

 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 ESV)

 

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17 ESV)

 

So, all things considered, it is evident that Jesus knew all the details of creation from an intimate, personal perspective, and he taught nothing about accidental cosmology, nothing about randomness in creation.  Every aspect of creation was purposeful. Everything was for the glory of God.

In fact, scientists who are professing Christians would do well to remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:33.  “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”  By seeking first God’s Kingdom, no scientist will fall prey to vanity, or pride or empty deceit, but will rather seek real, eternal scientific and spiritual Truths! Or perhaps even more to the point… “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8 ESV)

And finally, anyone who studies theology, knows that God created a perfect world, which is now under the curse of sin because of man’s actions. The theology of Christianity, sin, faith, and redemption is based on a perfect, created world, spoiled by the sin of humanity. It is based on a fallen world, and the entire fallen human race in desperate need of a Savior.  “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.” (Romans 5:12-14)  What happens to such a theology when death and evolution have supposedly been present for hundreds of millions of years before man ever appeared? It becomes worse than irrelevant.  It becomes nonsense.

If there was no Garden, no perfect creation, no Serpent, and no sin, then what would be the purpose of a Savior?  Why, in Heaven’s name, would a Loving God allow his only Son to die a torturous death on the cross, unless it was exactly what the Bible says, the only path to redemption and salvation?

For decades Christians have taken a back seat to secular scientists and atheists in speculation about the origins of the universe.  But this no longer sufficient, no longer wise, no longer necessary.  And scientists who are Christians are stepping forward by the tens of thousands to support the creation story.

Those many Christians today who are active in the biological sciences are amazed as we uncover more and more of God’s creative actions in our daily research. We do not look for God in the ‘gaps’ in our scientific knowledge, but instead worship God for the whole of his created order, including those remarkable evolutionary processes that God has used for his creative purposes.”  Denis Alexander(1)

(1) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/pope-says-evolution-and-creation-both-right

(2) http://www.bethinking.org/does-evolution-disprove-creation/is-it-possible-to-be-a-christian-and-believe-in-evolution

Put no more confidence in mortals. What are they worth?”  Isaiah 2:22 Good News Translation

 

An Open Letter to Pinellas County Churches

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Dear Pastors, Lay ministers, and Board members,

We all know Christianity is under attack.  Secular atheism has taken over the colleges, the prep schools, the media, the entertainment industry, and much of society. We have been passive for so long, and have lost so many battles, ceded so much ground that there is now an epidemic of mental health problems and all of society is suffering under the weight of sin and hopelessness.  Drug abuse and addiction are rampant. The family is under siege. But all is not lost.

At the center of all this confusion and suffering, I absolutely believe, lies the scientifically unpalatable and discredited theory of evolution.  As stated by University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne,   “Evolution is the greatest killer of belief that has ever happened on this planet because it showed that some of the best evidence for God, which was the design of animals and plants that so wonderfully matched their environment could be the result of this naturalistic, blind materialistic process of natural selection.”  Of course I vehemently dispute his assertion that natural selection could intentionally or accidentally design anything. (Please see prior posts on “Natural Selection” and “Branch or Vine”.) But I absolutely cannot disagree with his statement that belief in evolution kills belief in God.

What we believe about our origins has a profound affect on what we believe about ourselves. I am confident that evolution will someday be exposed as the greatest lie in the history of science.  Take a few minutes to view my blogs on “A totally Modern View on Evolution”, and  “BIG GOD, small god: Why Cosmology Matters”. Or look at “The Data in the Strata” on my blog.  You will find that none of the supposed scientific foundations of evolution are valid.  You will find proof exposing many of the fraudulent efforts of secular atheists to promote evolution.  And you will find there is no real scientific evidence to support the theory of evolution.

Like most of you, I was taught in our secular schools that Creation was a myth, and that science had all the answers.  Although I found this teaching upsetting to my core faith, I had no idea how to respond. Atheistic scientists and educators told us they had all the answers, and the Bible, we were told, was just a fairy tale. As a physician and a scientist, one who has studied this social phenomenon for decades, I am absolutely certain that the opposite is true.  There is absolutely NO evidence that evolution or Natural Selection has created any of the immense variety of life on our planet.  Yet Public schools and Universities continue to teach the lie.

I would love to see the truth of the Bible brought forward in a way that offers a path to faith, hope, love, and most importantly salvation.  My blogs at Evolutioncreation.net and Debunking-evolution.com offer the reader many scientific proofs of the absurdity of evolution, and the scientific impossibility of the Big Bang.

In Pinellas County we have hundreds of churches serving a population of a million persons.  It is the most densely populated county in all of Florida. Because of this we have a unique opportunity to serve, and to shine brightly for Christ in these dark days, and we can do so together.  If the Body of Christ can unite in service to humanity here, we can show Truth to a doubting and confused world! But how can we act together?

Christian Evolution

We can come together in 2 major ways.  First pastors and ministers who are not themselves scientists, should look within their congregations for believers who are skilled and knowledgeable in the fields of science to help them, and to explain scientific principles. WE CAN  NO LONGER CEDE THE INTERPRETATION OF SCIENCE TO THE ATHEISTS. Pastors and leaders should become familiar with the latest findings by reading books like “In Six Days” and “Refuting Evolution“.  They should go to good websites like http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/book/e/33/t/how-evolution-flunked-the-science-test, or read my blogs listed above. And they should visit sites that support Bible history like the Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, and The Museum of the Bible to find out how science supports the Bible.

Second, it would be entirely possible for Bible believing pastors, Christians, and scientists in Pinellas county to begin a world class Creation museum and Bible history museum right here, serving not only the millions of people in the Bay Area, but also the ten million more who visit the Bay area on vacation every year.  And in the process, by teaming up with other Christian ministries like the Museum of the Bible, we could offer hope and salvation to a generation that is lost and suffering without Christ.

I work as an ER physician in Largo, and I live right here in Pinellas county.  If you have caught a glimpse of the vision that I believe God has for us, please reply to this blog with a message, or email me at anmack55@aol.com. And please ask all your friends and fellow ministers to join the cause. Truth saves lives.  Truth saves souls. May God bless you as you spread the Truth.

Neal Mack MD

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New Evidence Humans Recently Evolved?

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A Berkeley site developed to promote belief in evolution has some interesting comments on recent human evolution. They suggest that evolution is now occurring at an accelerated rate, and that humans are evolving at a much more rapid pace than in past millennia.  An article from Berkeley on “Understanding Evolution” offers some hypotheses about techniques investigating possible adaptations to the human genome…

When Henry Harpending of the University of Utah and his colleagues applied this technique to the genomes of people who trace their ancestry to different geographic regions (Europe, Africa, China, and Japan), what they found surprised them — lots of evidence for favorable mutations! Natural selection seems to have acted on these mutants in many different areas of our genome. In fact, the team identified more than 10,000 selection events (i.e., stretches of DNA bearing the marks of natural selection) that seem to have taken place in the past 80,000 years of human history. Interestingly, the researchers found that most of these selection events traced to the recent past, with the largest numbers having arisen in the last 10,000 years. Judging by these results, human evolution seems to have sped up: small numbers of beneficial mutations spread through human populations for most of our history, but since the end of the last ice age, we’ve experienced a renaissance of evolutionary innovation in which many new advantageous mutations arose and began to spread.(1)

Note the words “seems to have acted“, and “seem to have taken place“.  It is refreshingly honest of the authors to admit the weakness of their position.  Also note that the vast majority have arisen within a timetable compatible with the Bible in the last 10,000 years”!  In fact they even say that they have occurred since the Ice Age, which Creation scientists argue very convincingly, occurred soon after the flood!

Also note that in spite of 10,000 supposed mutations, in approximately the last 10,000 years, people still people look, act, walk, eat, and talk like people.  We cannot dig up skeletons or look at mummies from thousands of years ago and see any evidence of these supposed mutations. In fact, for the last several thousand years of recorded history, during this time of “accelerated human evolution” nothing about human appearance or capabilities appears to have really changed.

The authors go on to say, “These results are intriguing (and controversial — they’ve already generated much discussion within the scientific community), but they do have limitations. The technique that the researchers used (looking for genomic evidence of past hitchhiking events) is reliable, but it is not particularly good at detecting very old or very recent episodes of selection.” (2)

Now note further, that the evolutionists themselves admit that the results they depend on are controversial, and have substantial limitations.  Yet you will not see evidence of that uncertainty or controversy in the writings of most secular scientists, or hear it in their voices as they lecture on the supposed scientific certainty of evolution!

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Nevertheless many scientists are finally admitting that research does NOT support the belief that humanity is constantly improving, getting larger or smarter or more robust.  “If you had looked at Stone Age people in Europe … you would assume the trend was for people to get bigger and stronger all the time,’ said Prof Chris Stringer, of the Natural History Museum, London. ‘Then, quite abruptly, these people were replaced by light, tall, highly intelligent people who arrived from Africa and took over the world. You simply cannot predict evolutionary events like this. Who knows where we are headed?” Some scientists believe humans are becoming less brainy and more neurotic; others see signs of growing intelligence and decreasing robustness, while some, like Jones, see evidence of us having reached a standstill. All base their arguments on the same tenets of natural selection.(3)

From this we learn two things.  First, these scientists who believe in evolution admit that the evidence support the sudden appearance of the modern human race (from whence they have no idea).  Second, that using the exact same evidence, they come up with many different theories or explanations.  Third, phrases like “you cannot predict” and “who knows” absolutely reek of conjecture, not scientific certainty! Yet they teach gullible college freshmen that they “know” evolution is a fact and creation is nonsense!

The real fact is that mere guesses and conjectures about past events that occurred many thousands of years ago are not “science”.  Claiming scientific credibility is not just an overstatement, it is a complete fabrication! Wherever you look into the details at the forefront of “evolutionary science” you will find observations and conclusions that are based not on science, but on the secular atheist world view!

For more proof that evolution is NOT scientific, please see my last blog “Branch or Vine”, and Jan. 14th blog, “A totally Modern View on Evolution.”

 

(1) evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/080101_recenthumanevo

(2) ibid

(3) http://www.theguardian.com/science/2002/feb/03/genetics.research

Branch or Vine? Evolution and Scripture.

 

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We have previously discussed the scientifically discredited evolutionary “Tree of life”. It appeared for nearly a hundred years in texts as an illustration of how evolution progressed from one species to another. It suggests that humanity evolved from apes, which evolved from other lower life forms, and eventually from some single celled organism such as a bacteria or slime mold. It suggests mankind is just one of the many thousands of branches on the random tree of evolution. Here are just a couple of the hundreds of variations.

 

 

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Branching diagram that appeared in Charles Darwin's _On the origin of species_, illustrating the idea that new species form from pre-existing species in a branching process that occurs over extended periods of time.

We showed that this imaginary “tree of life” has been totally discredited by scientific (not religious) means, such as archaeology, geology, paleontology and genomics. Proponents of evolution have tried to “improve” and “re-engineer”  the diagram hundreds of times, but to no avail.  It is finally being discarded by many who study evolution, yet it still appears in many recently published secular texts.  You see, even pro-evolutionary institutions like Berkeley admit that NS does NOT explain the origin of life, that evolution is NOT random, that evolution can (and supposedly did) occur RAPIDLY, and that evolution cannot explain morality.(1) Yet all these ideas would have been considered anathema to Darwin. Most are the antithesis of evolution.

Evolutionary biologist Eric Bapteste recently admitted that the project to build the tree of life is pretty hopeless, saying “We have no evidence at all that the tree of life is a reality“. (2) Or as stated by Michael Rose of UCM Irvine,  “The tree of life is being politely buried… What’s less accepted is that our whole fundamental view of biology needs to change.”(3)

As written by Dr David Raup, Dean of Science at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, “We are now about 120 years after Darwin and the knowledge of the fossil record has been greatly expanded. We now have a quarter of a million fossil species, but the situation hasn’t changed much. The record of evolution is still surprisingly jerky and, ironically, we have even fewer examples of evolutionary transition than we had in Darwin’s time.(4) (Bold type added) When he states it is “jerky” that means animals suddenly appear fully formed in the geological strata… that sounds far more compatible with creation than with evolution!

To further explain I will quote evolutionist Richard Goldschmidt, who wrote: “The major evolutionary advances must have taken place in single large steps…The many missing links in the paleontological record are sought for in vain because they have never existed: ‘the first bird hatched from a reptilian egg.’”(5)

We have not yet examined the alternative view point, mentioned in scripture in which we (humanity) are viewed as branches of the one true vine.  John Chapter 15 verse 5 reads ““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (6)

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I have no intent to pursue this as analogy thoroughly here, except to say that how we view our origins has a great deal to do with how we view ourselves. Science, that is to say, true and intellectually honest science, is not incompatible with faith, or with the Bible. But the intellectually dishonest, secular atheistic, brainwashed view of science (more accurately called scientism) taught in our educational institutions now is an entirely different matter.

The “vine and branches” verse is traditionally viewed as referring to Christian Churches, ministers, and believers, who derive their life source and meaning from their connection to a living Christ.  However the verse is also applicable to the study of the sciences. I have stated before that the truest definition of Scientific study, is as follows; “Real science, unpretentious and unassuming is this, to investigate the wonders of Creation with all the powers of our God given intellectual capacity, and to maintain truth and objectivity at all costs.”

Certainly that definition is at odds as with current secular atheistic presuppositions, but we have proven many times over that the goal of secular atheism and scientism is NOT maintaining truth and objectivity.  It is focused rather on indoctrinating gullible youth into their atheistic, anti-God, Anti-Christ mindset.(7)

Many of the authors and originators of Scientific study (Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus, and hundreds more) were Christians, and for hundreds of years we have seen our standard of living, and our standards of education moving forward at a steady pace.  But more recently scientific advancements have no longer been leading to increases in individual freedom, or an improved standard of living for society as a whole.   We have instead seen burgeoning technological advancements that have created an unbelievably wealthy class of billionaires while doing little to advance the condition of the billions trapped in poverty. And worse yet we have seen a dark curtain of spiritual and intellectual dishonesty descend on our campuses, our media, and our entertainment industry. I think it is fair to say that the current trends in science are not leading to the betterment of society and mankind nearly as much as they once did.

Perhaps, you say, that is a sociological or political question, not a scientific one. And certainly in one sense that is true.  But each is connected and intertwined with the other. The sociological phenomenon of secular atheism, for example, which is overtaking our campuses is highly dependent on the belief in and promotion of evolution.  So perhaps, just perhaps, Real Science, practiced in the setting of belief in a loving Creator, offers more hope and solutions than the pseudo-science of the secular atheists. Perhaps by reconnecting with “The Vine” also called “the way , and the truth and the life“(8), even science, cosmology, and our understanding of life itself will be greatly enhanced.

As written by Sarah Irving-Stonebraker of Western Sydney University, a convert from atheism, “Christianity was also, to my surprise, radical – far more radical than the leftist ideologies with which I had previously been enamored. The love of God was unlike anything which I expected, or of which I could make sense.”(9)

(1) evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/misconceptions_faq.php#f2

(2) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/4312355/Charles-Darwins-tree-of-life-is-wrong-and-misleading-claim-scientists.html

(3) http://www.theguardian.com/science/2009/jan/21/charles-darwin-evolution-species-tree-life

(4) (1) http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/tomball/opinion/article/The-fossil-record-offers-no-support-for-gradual-9373494.php

(5) Goldschmitdt, R. B. (1940). The Material Basis of Evolution, New Haven CT: Yale Univ.Press. ISBN 0-300-02823-7

(6) John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” 

(7) John 4:1-3 “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh… and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.”  

(8) John 14:6

(9) http://www.veritas.org/oxford-atheism-to-jesus/

 

Real science, unpretentious and unassuming is this, to investigate the wonders of Creation with all the powers of our God given intellectual capacity, and to maintain truth and objectivity at all costs.” ANM

 

Evolutionary Card Tricks

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I’ll bet you were taught that Natural selection proves Evolution.  For nearly a century evolutionists have conflated natural selection with evolution. But read just a bit further and you will find it is nothing more than a sleight of hand card trick. Natural Selection (NS) is real.  NS exists.  But NS is NOT evolution, is not responsible for evolution, and in no way supports or proves evolution. No matter how much conjecture and theorizing sites like livescience.com subject us to, there exists absolutely NO proof of evolution.(1)

In reality, NS has nothing to do with Evolution.  How do I know this? Natural selection is conservative of genetic material, whereas evolution requires the creation of vast amounts of new genetic material. NS creates nothing. Evolution (if were a reality) would have created the genetic material for every living thing on earth.

In other words, natural selection can only increase or decrease the number of certain cats, dogs, moths, or bacteria in a larger population. It cannot alter, evolve, or morph them into new or different creatures. Scientifically studying natural selection does not lead to a conclusion of Darwinism or evolution being true. It is merely an observation which is equally as supportive of a created world or an evolved world.

The online dictionary defines natural selection as follows: “the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was first fully expounded by Charles Darwin and is now believed to be the main process that brings about evolution.” Note the insertion, without any proof or logic, of the concept of evolution, and note the assertion “now believed”. Even pro-evolutionary writers admit there is absolutely no proof they are connected. Yet atheists and educators everywhere have for decades performed this sleight of hand, explaining one logical concept (NS) and then substituting another completely illogical and unsubstantiated theory (evolution).

For decades, evolutionists and liberal educators used the peppered moth as “proof” of evolution. Sewall Wright called it “the clearest case in which a conspicuous evolutionary process has actually been observed.”(2) But while the peppered moth does provide evidence of natural selection, it in no way supports evolution. In fact, one wonders, if this is, in the words of Sewall Wright the “clearest case of a conspicious evolutionary process”, why he supported evolutionary theory at all!  If a change in the proportions of two different phenotypes of the same moth is considered the best evidence zoologists have for evolution, it is indeed a theory without scientific support!

Creation and Evolution advocates can agree, the light colored phenotype (of the moth) may confer a survival advantage where light colors blend in, and the dark phenotype may be beneficial in a darker or more polluted environment. However, that is where the agreement (and the science) ends and the conjecture begins. The dark and light alleles may just as easily have been created or evolved, and neither side can scientifically prove that their side must be correct. But every scientist should readily agree that when either phenotype becomes more prominent, NO NEW GENETIC MATERIAL is produced or created.

It should be noted that whatever you believe about evolution and the tree moth, the dark and light alleles have never changed or evolved. No new moth has been created. Both colors have been present through all of the recorded history of the tree moth. Thus Natural Selection is NOT Evolution. Evolution requires a gradual change in the genetic material over time. Natural selection is simply a mechanism by which members of a population best suited to the environment may survive and pass on their genetic material. These are vastly different concepts.

Or as written by Biochemist John Marcus, (Dr. Marcus is research officer at the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Plant Pathology, University of Queensland, Australia.) “The key fact to note here is that natural selection simply cannot act unless there are functional, self-replicating molecules present to act on.”(3)

Eve pro-evolution institutions like Berkeley admit that Natural Selection can NOT explain the origin of life, NS does NOT occur by chance, and evolution often occurs RAPIDLY.(4)  All of these ideas would have been considered complete nonsense to Darwin.  Yet these institutions persist in pushing the idea of evolution, because they cannot accept the alternative of a Creator, God, with all the implications of Divine Creation.

NS does not create life, or create molecules, or create DNA.  NS simply allows one already created creature to thrive over another created creature. There is much more we will discuss about NS.  But for know just know this.  NS is real.  Evolution is not.

Isaiah 45:7 states, “The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.”

(1) http://www.livescience.com/474-controversy-evolution-works.html

(2) Rice, Stanley A. (2007). Encyclopedia of Evolution. New York: Facts On File. p. 308.

(3) In Six Days, p. 172.

(4) evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/misconceptions_faq.php#f2