|Posted on April 27, 2016 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
Another Nail in the Coffin of Evolution?
Posted by Dr. Derek P. Blake on April 27, 2016 at 7:08am
The supporters of evolution have for one-hundred and fifty years, been searching for transitional life-forms, those animals that show a transition from one specie to another. The holy grail of transitional evolution has long stood on the fossils of what is called Mammal-like Reptiles. ICR describe them thus:
The "mammal-like" reptiles were a highly varied, widely distributed group of reptiles that had a number of characteristics that are found in mammals. Assuming evolution to be a fact and that mammals must have arisen from reptiles, evolutionists thus quite logically assume that the presence of these mammal-like characteristics provide support for the theory that mammals arose from one or more groups of creatures within these mammal-like reptiles.
Now it seems that an article in Science Daily details a discovery that has pulled the proverbial table-cloth from under the tea-set of evolution. This discovery reports fossil evidence that mammal-like reptiles lived "30 million years later" than originally thought, and existed alongside true mammals. I'm sorry my evolutionary friends but you cannot have your cake and eat it, these animals were obviously a kind that became extinct and did not evolve into the mammals that they lived alongside.
|Posted on February 26, 2016 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Gravitational Wave have hit the headlines lately, especially in the science media, so I thought I should have a look at why everyone is so excited about them. However, first we have to answer the question; what are Gravitational Waves?
It has been generally accepted for a long time that space is not empty, when I say there is a vacuum out there that does not mean that it is empty. There is a ‘fabric’ to space; we know this because of observations of astronomy and the application of known physics. This universe and this galaxy is dynamic, it is always changing and in motion, and because of that stars move around on their various orbits, so very often one star passes another (from our point of view). When a star, whose precise position is known, passes behind a very large star, the light from that star is bent, so it looks at if its position has changed slightly. A well proven physical law states that light (photons) always travel in exactly straight lines through a vacuum. So if light is seen to be bent; it must be that the vacuum that is bending and not the light. Another way we can see this is through a thing called ‘Gravitational Lensing’, this occurs when two or more high mass (and so a strong gravity field) objects act together to bend space into a lens. This lens can allow us to look through it to see a magnified area of space behind the lens, and the light from the stars around is are distorted. So space has a fabric that van be bent.
If we think of this fabric as water it give us a good idea of how it acts, it is transparent, and it can suspend bodies within it. Like water, if we disturb it, we cause ripples, like throwing a pebble into a pond of lake, it causes ripples or small waves, which reduce in aptitude (height) and lengthen the frequency (the distance between the wave crests). This is exactly what has been found, the disturbance in the fabric of space that was big enough to cause ripples. Those waves that we have detected are very weak (low aptitude and long frequency) with an aptitude of less than a trillionth of an inch.
So, what does this mean for science and for Christians who believe in the authenticity of Genesis 1? The answer, sadly, is not a lot, it certainly changes nothing as far as believers in Genesis are concerned. The only thing it does affect is the validity of the several verses in the Old Testament that speak about God stretching out the heavens (universe) like a tent. "He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. " says Isaiah 40:22, and repeats it no less than seven times; Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 48:13; Job 9:8; Psalm 104:2; and Zechariah 12:1. If we think about this logically, for God to stretch something, there needs to be something there for Him to stretch, or expand. So here is conformation that there is indeed something to be stretched, else there would nothing to ripple. We can certainly see waves in water; we can feel waves of air when we are out on a blustery day. If there is no medium through which the wave can travel there will be no wave.
What that fabric actually is constitutes the biggest mystery of the universe, hence the frantic search for the Higgs Boson or God particle, which has cost billions of dollars. They say they have detected the Boson, but all they can say is that they have discovered another exotic particle, which will forever bare that name. What the substance is that we call the ‘fabric’ we still do not know. Of course the greatest problem to secular cosmology remains, how did the universe come into being if they take God out of the equation?
One difference that the discovery of Gravitational Waves will make is that it will open up another branch of astronomy. We originally had naked eye astronomy, then after Galileo and Newton we progressed into telescope astronomy. When we entered the radio age we developed the huge dishes and arrays that are needed for Radio Astronomy. Further into the last century came spectrometry and high and low wave-length astronomy that detected emissions in the infrared and ultra violet spectrum, together with the detection of x and gamma rays. All of these relies upon refection or emissions of some form of light or particle.
Gravitational Waves potentially gives us a new way to 'see' the heavens, by detecting the multitudes of gravity waves that must hit the Earth every minute of the day. It will be rather a Radar, but only where we do not need to send a signal pulse, it is possible that these G-Waves will give us a new picture of the dynamic nature of the universe. Much better and more sensitive receivers will need to be built to take this form of astronomy further, it will be like attempting to listen to someone whispering on the other side of the Atlantic, and then trying to decipher what they are saying. The technology will take time to develop, like any new technology. We have just detected one huge disruption, in fact one of the biggest, and we only just managed to detect it, smaller disruptions will be even more difficult to detect by factors of thousands. So don't wait up for that to come home.
I was laying awake last night and thinking about Gravitational Waves and if there was an application for them other than developing a new astronomy. I was analysing the properties of the wave and doing a little mental maths, then it hit me, here is the basics of warp drive, yes Star Trekers it has been thought to be theoretically possible for years, but here is the key. If you look at my graphic below, you will see a typical wave-form (the actual wave may not look like this but that does not matter, all wave have the same characteristics) you will see that the wave has two elements the expansion and the compression elements.
The higher the Aptitude the greater the compression, by this we mean that space is compressed, making the distance between two points shorter physically. If we can then use this to hop between those two points we could cover huge distances in a very short period of time, and as the wave seems to travel at speeds close to the speed of light, whilst we are within the wave we will also be propelled at speeds close to the speed of light. If we are travelling with the wave and travelling within the wave, it may mean that we are actually travelling at a speed in excess to the speed of light. The greater the Aptitude the greater distance we can travel in the same time period. Like a surfer surfing a wave.
The wave we have detected has dissipated greatly over the distance it has traveled, so would not be any use for warp travel, so we would need a means of creating a wave with a high Amptitude around any ship. NASA has already started to examine this possibility and has a concept design fothe ship.
|Posted on July 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
In a report in The Times Newspaper (UK), a reporter comments on the discovery of a burrowing reptile than "appears to have been an ancestor of modern snakes". They conclude that the snakes did indeed lose their legs. The reporter quotes from Genesis 3 and says that "Now it seems that the creationists were right"! The fossil is named Trapodophis amplectus.
How the serpent lost his legs: fossil from Brazil offers clues
Oliver Moody Science Correspondent
Published at 12:01AM, July 25 2015
“On your belly shall you crawl,” God thundered to the serpent in the Garden of Eden, (Oliver Moody writes). With those words, many believe, the snake was condemned to slither for eternity.
Now it seems that the creationists were right — after a fashion. British palaeontologists have identified the fossil of a four-legged burrowing reptile that appears to have been an ancestor of modern snakes.
|Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
I was just reading about the 'leap second' that was inserted into our time measuring systems yesterday and what could have happened in that single second. I was drawn to one paragraph which read:
"Consider that during the hypothesized period just after the Big Bang known as cosmic inflation, it's believed that the young universe experienced an almost unthinkable rate of expansion. In less than a single picosecond, the totality of existence (multiverses aside) went from the size of a proton to the size of a grapefruit. If going from something inconceivably small to citrus-sized doesn't impress you, consider that if the starting point for the same such rate of expansion was the grapefruit, that handheld universe would have expanded to the size of an object with a diameter large enough to easily cover the distance between Earth and Jupiter."
So, the article states that in two trillionths of a second the universe expanded from the size of a proton to a diameter of at least 489,000,000 [mean distance between Earth and Jupiter]. A the speed of light is around 186,000 miles per second, we can immediately see that the expansion of the universe well exceeded the speed of light. By my calculation is equal to an astounding 2629.03 trillion, times the speed of light.
This actually supports my mathematical model and is a quite astounding figure 2629.03>12th.
|Posted on April 26, 2014 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
News Item from the above site tells us that the stem-cells in our blood limit our life-span, yet another example of the Bible getting it right first some four thousand years ago.
|Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
The UK newspaper 'The Telegraph' has a great article about the Ark that again supports the Biblical account, by the design & size of the ancient boat.
A group of master’s students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester
University studied the exact dimensions of the Ark, set out in Genesis 6:13-22.
According to The Bible, God instructed Noah to build a boat which was 300 cubits long 50
cubits wide and 30 cubits high – recommending gopher wood for the enormous lifeboat.
The students averaged out the Egyptian and Hebrew cubit measurement to come up with
48.2cm, making the Ark around 144 metres long – about 100 metres shorter than Ark Royal.
Using the dimensions, the Archimedes principal of buoyancy and approximate animal
wrights they were astonished to find out that the Ark would have floated.
Student Benjamin Jordan, 21, from Bury St Edmonds, said: “Using the dimensions of the
Ark and the density of the water, we were able to calculate its buoyancy force, which,
according to Archimedes’ principle, is equal to the weight of the volume of fluid the object
“This meant we were then able to estimate the total mass the Ark could support before the
gravitational weight would overcome the buoyancy force, causing the Ark to sink.”
Previous research has suggested that there were approximately 35,000 species of animals
which would have needed to be saved by Noah
|Posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
‘Lost world’ animals
—found! Cave drawings brought to life by exciting new discoveries
The famous explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell seems to have discovered an animal in Nepal that bears a strong resemblance to a Mammoth, two specims have been recorded so far.
"His discovery of two of these elephants has confirmed the rumours and sent a buzz through the scientific community. The two bulls, named Raja Gaj and Kanji, are huge—Raja Gaj stands 3.7 metres (12 feet) tall, taller than the biggest Asian elephant on record, and weighs around seven tonnes."
Read the article here: http://creation.com/lost-world-animals-found
The article points out that these may just be 'throw-backs' rather that the surviving herd of the ancient Mammoth herds that used to roam the northern climes before the ice-age. However if they are throw-backs, it does prove that the DNA of each 'kind' still contains the information to produce feachers long since thought dead, and proof that the Bible's 'kinds' is genetic fact.
|Posted on September 14, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
A scientist at Cambridge University has discovered an insect that uses 'gears' to allow it to jump at amazing speeds and huge accelloration. The insect lives in and around the creeping plant 'Ivy'. Of course the evolutionists are claiming that evolution developed the gears before human engineering, but why did this particular life-form develop the gear system rather than the elastic band type muscles that locusts and grass-hoppers use?
|Posted on August 28, 2013 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
On Monday 26th August at 21.00 BBC2’s Horizonprogramme broadcast a documentary called ‘Dinosaurs:The Hunt for Life’ featuring palaeontologist Dr Mary Schweitzer. Her discoveryof traces of soft tissue and red blood cells in the fossilised bones of a ’68 million year old’ T Rex hasfascinated creationists since the first reports in 2005 but have, as far as Iknow, been studiously ignored by the establishment. So, was this documentaryabout setting the record straight or an exercise designed to nullify and explain away inconvenient evidence?
The discoveries themselves are fascinating, and can bestudied in more depth by Googling on (Mary Schweitzer dinosaur soft tissue) orsimilar terms. There isa useful write up on Answers in Genesis here. The initial discovery was madewhen a large T Rex thigh bone had to be sawn in half as it was too big to load on toa helicopter to get it out of the desert where it had been dug up. A smell wasnoticed. Further analysis showed soft tissue with blood vessels that stillretained some elasticity and contained blood cells. It was hard to suppose thatthis organic tissue had remained intact for 68 million years, but the idea thatthe bones might have only been perhaps a few thousand years old was truly unacceptable.Was this the ‘Mount St Helens’ (*) ofpalaeontology? As Dr David Menton (a cell biology PhD working with Answers inGenesis) said, “Itcertainly taxes one’s imagination to believe that soft tissue and cells couldremain so relatively fresh in appearance for the tens of millions of years ofsupposed evolutionary history.”
When, inevitably, the findings were challenged, Dr Schweitzer’steam published more analysis which proved by multiple independent analysis of another dinosaur fossil thatvertebrate specific proteins (collagen, elastin and haemoglobin) were present. 68 million year old organic tissue?
The documentary did not mention the age/dating problem DrMenton and other creationists raised, that since organic tissue could hardly beexpected to survive 68 million years, perhaps the dates were wrong by orders ofmagnitude. As Dr Schweitzer quoted a sceptical colleague saying to her, ‘I don’t care what the data says, this isimpossible.’ That response would be understandable from someone who holdsto millions of years as a non negotiable axiom. What do we do when faced withfacts that challenge the world view we have built our lives upon? Rejection anddenial are likely.
That was about all the time given to the sceptics, no timeat all was given to creationist response and analysis. Of course, it is not possibleto conduct an experiment to see whether soft tissue can survive for millions ofyears, so we are down to assumptions and world views. What it boils down to is that if these bonesare only a few thousand years old, as the soft tissue suggests, the wholeDarwinian project of explaining the world without a creator fails utterly. Andsecularism and materialism fall with it. The materialists are hardly likely toconcede this. Dinosaur DNA?
The rest of the programme wandered off into varioustangents, including a walk in the Gobi desert with discussion about fossilhunters who were only after profit from selling dinosaur bones. These peoplewere destroying valuable scientific evidence, we were told, for personal gain,the market having gone ballistic after a T Rex fossil was bought for $7.3 milliondollars by a Chicago Museum. There was also the usual speculation aboutdinosaurs evolving into birds. An interesting line of enquiry has opened as to whetherenough intact dinosaur DNA can be recovered to tell us more about what theseanimals really looked like. The famous dinosaur hunter Dr Jack Horner, Dr Schweitzer’smentor and allegedly the model for the Sam Neill character in ‘Jurassic Park’, expressed hope thatdinosaur DNA would teach us more about what living dinosaurs were like.
Ironically, the illustration of a horse (The winsome Dr Schweitzerwas filmed riding and grooming her horse) was used to suggest that our recreationsof extinct animals based on their bones was most likely inaccurate. Er,yes-creationists have been saying this for decades! Nebraska man being perhapsthe most notorious example, although manyother reconstructions of supposed human ancestors have been dreamed up andcalled evidence on the most scanty fossil fragments. Will dinosaur DNA helpus, as Dr Jack Horner suggested, help us find the ‘real evolutionary information’, or even as was hinted enable thegenetic engineering of live dinosaurs, as perhaps hinted at in the programme’stitle ‘Dinosaurs: the Hunt for Life’? Of course the fact that theseconversations are even taking place is indicative that the reality of undecayedsoft tissue in supposedly millions of year old bones is now being grudginglyaccepted as fact. Untestable hypotheses and wrong questions
Dr Schweitzer did seem to have a more open mind than some,mentioning that ‘a lot of dinosaur work is based on untestable hypotheses’ andthat ‘The world of dinosaur science is asking the wrong questions’ butshe apparently remains committed to millions of years. Creationists however suggestthat it seriously stretches credulity to believe that proteins could survivethat long. Taken together with the many global dragon/dinosaur legends and depictionsof dinosaurs in primitive art like the Cambodian stegosaurus carving (anotherpiece of evidence that tends to be ignored by mainstream media) this remarkablefinding points to a much younger age of the earth and far more recent age ofdinosaurs than can be accounted for by a materialist world view.
Finally, the documentary discussed the means hereby largeanimal carcasses became fossils. The animals were rapidly and completelyenclosed in fast moving sand or mud. How this happened was not mentioned, butwe do know it must have happened rapidly because animals that die and fall tothe ground in normal conditions are eaten and scattered by scavengers withindays if not hours. This is a matter of direct observation, not speculation. Aglobal flood remains the best theoretical model to explain the large scalefossilisation of dinosaurs. Really finally, a few representative dinosaurscould have fitted on Noah’s Ark. According to the Bible, God sent the animalstwo by two, He would quite obviously have chosen young specimens as these wouldhave had greater breeding potential and taken up less room and eaten less. Obviousenough when you allow yourself to think about it.
In summary, ‘Dinosaurs:The Hunt for Life’ was interesting as much for what it left out and forvarious distractions as for its analysis of the fascinating discovery of softtissue, protein and red blood cells in dinosaur bones. This unexpected discoveryhas the potential to force a re-evaluation of the dogma of long ages andmillions of years, a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for evolution tohave taken place. It seems that the establishment is not about to let thathappen even if they are finding it increasingly difficult to explain Dr Schweitzer’sfindings away.
I loved the quote from a nameless scientist ‘I don’t care what the data says, this isimpossible.’
As Dr Schweitzer remarked, ‘How is this science?’
(*) The mount St Helens explosion and subsequent eventsdemonstrated that changes such as laying down strata and burial of trees couldhappen over days in the right catastrophic conditions, providing directevidence that millions of years were not necessary to lay down rock layers.
|Posted on July 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
A new documentary that debunks evolution became available this week and it has atheists furious. Evolution vs. God became available July 9 on the Internet and has since seen thousands of by Browse to Save" href="http://www.mychristiandaily.com/index.php/uk/165-world/usa-canada/news-item-4-usa-canada/6851-atheists-furious-over-new-movie-that-debunks-evolution" mce_href="http://www.mychristiandaily.com/index.php/uk/165-world/usa-canada/news-item-4-usa-canada/6851-atheists-furious-over-new-movie-that-debunks-evolution" rel="nofollow">downloads.
"We had no idea that there would be a response like this, but it shows that this is an issue of great concern to a lot of people," said Ray Comfort, best-selling author, TV co-host and producer of the movie.
"It was Sir Isaac Newton who said that atheism 'is so senseless.' How could anyone believe that nothing created everything? That's scientifically impossible."
Comfort maintains Evolution vs. God seeks to show a Creator is behind everything.
"I ask university students and scientists from UCLA and USC if they think things are intelligently designed," said Comfort.
"None of them do. So I ask them to make me a rose 'from nothing.' They flounder like a gasping fish on an African mudflat. They don't know where to start.
"It's wonderful to finally see these people who think they are so smart confronted with common sense. This movie puts a powerful weapon into our hands in the battle against senselessness."
Dave Muscato, Public Relations Director American Atheists, Inc., said,
"Oh, Ray. I am so disappointed in you." He went on to say, "Ask experts to define evolution, and then USE that definition from then on. The modern definition of evolution is not the same one used 150 years ago; science has progressed during that time!…Funny - the def. of evolution has itself 'evolved' to fit with the lack of evidence!
"He refuses to acknowledge that simple adaptation fits great with the creation model, but that what Darwin proposed requires one 'kind' of creature changing to another 'kind' - something for which there is absolutely no evidence… Faith is firm or unwavering belief in a claim despite a lack of evidence or despite evidence to the contrary.
"Confidence is trust in the veracity of a claim only to the degree to which it is supported with evidence. We do NOT have 'faith' that evolution is true. We have confidence, because we have evidence… We are not 'related to' primates; we ARE primates."
David L. "He is a Christian fundamentalist extremist who will tell any lie to further his cause. He is scum. A vile [w]retch of a human being…. He is a coward."
Ludwig R. "The human race is doomed with people like Comfort walking around."
Comfort says he understands why atheists are so angry.
"They cling to faith in evolution because it's their beloved doorway into unending and exciting pleasures in this sad and sometimes boring world," said Comfort.
"If there's no God and everything happened through a random process of evolution over millions of years, then fornication isn't morally wrong. It's fine - it's simply an animal instinct to procreate our species. It gives the green light to pornography, homosexuality, adultery, and anything else that society thinks is morally okay.
"This movie is more than a wet blanket; it's a by Browse to Save" href="http://www.mychristiandaily.com/index.php/uk/165-world/usa-canada/news-item-4-usa-canada/6851-atheists-furious-over-new-movie-that-debunks-evolution" mce_href="http://www.mychristiandaily.com/index.php/uk/165-world/usa-canada/news-item-4-usa-canada/6851-atheists-furious-over-new-movie-that-debunks-evolution" rel="nofollow">Niagara Falls. It's the ultimate party pooper because it uniquely exposes - using the words of evolutionary scientists at prestigious universities the lunacy of Darwinian evolution."
This article courtesy of Christian News Service
- See more at: http://www.mychristiandaily.com/index.php/uk/165-world/usa-canada/news-item-4-usa-canada/6851-atheists-furious-over-new-movie-that-debunks-evolution Created by dr.derek.p.blake on 15/07/2013 13:42