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Hereis an interesting article on ancient fossilised mosquitoes that stillhave blood in their small bodies. A new breed of mosquito hasrecently been found, but interestingly the article describes other ofthe specie that have been discovered with blood.
It seems incredulous to me that blood cansurvive for up to 45 million years, don't we have to keep bloodrefrigerated and use it within a certain time before it deterioratesand makes it useless for transfusions? I asked this question ofa medical expert who told me, "Whole blood and red cells canbe stored for up to 21 – 42 days depending on theanticoagulant-preservative used. On the other hand, platelets onlylast from 3-5 days and fresh frozen plasma can be kept for 12months." so how much further does blood deteriorate in45 million of those years. Well maybe the fossil is not as oldas they say, just a thought.
|Posted on November 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Science Daily article says "Humans share over 90% of their DNA with their primate cousins." That's a bit of a reduction from the usual claims of 98% or more, so we have yet more backtracking from mainstream science and the gap between us and our, so called, nearest evolutionary relative gets wider.
Ther article reports that Dr. Gilad (Ph.D., associate professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago) "reported that up to 40% of the differences in the expression or activity patterns of genes between humans, chimpanzees and rhesus monkeys can be explained by regulatory mechanisms that determine whether and how a gene's recipe for a protein is transcribed to the RNA molecule that carries the recipe instructions to the sites in cells where proteins are manufactured." .
So the RNA or Junk DNA has made a significance already
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|Posted on October 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Scientific American reports that the discovery of the fossil of a supposedly "520 million-year-old" cockroach, which shows that complex brains evolved much earlier than science previously thought.
The report states that "within the first 20 million years of the group’s emergence, the arthropod brain had already become surprisingly advanced." However this seems to be in contradiction with evolution, as a complex brain that already existed does not support evolution.
NicholasStrausfeld, a neurobiologist at the University of Arizona andco-author on the new paper, said “No one expected such an advancedbrain would have evolved so early in the history of multicellularanimals,' in a prepared statement."
|Posted on August 28, 2012 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”
By Jennifer Viegas
Thu May 24, 2012 12:54 PM ET It's been debated for years, but researchers say they now have adefinitive date of the crucifixion.
The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:
To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.
Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments,reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B.C. and an early first century seismic event that happened sometime between 26 A.D. and 36 A.D.
The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilatewas procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said.
"The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said. But the year has been in question.
In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington. Williams summarized their work as follows:
All four gospels and Tacitus in Annals (XV,44) agree that the crucifixion occurred when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea from 26-36 AD.
All four gospels say the crucifixion occurred on a Friday.
All four gospels agree that Jesus died a few hours before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath (nightfall on a Friday).
The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) indicate that Jesus died before nightfall on the 15th day of Nisan; right before the start of the Passover meal.
John’s gospel differs from the synoptics; apparently indicating that Jesus died before nightfall on the 14th day of Nisan.
When data about the Jewish calendar and astronomical calculations are factored in, a handful of possible dates result, with Friday April 3, 33 A.D. being the best match, according to the researchers.
In terms of the earthquake data alone, Williams and his team acknowledge that the seismic activity associated with the crucifixion could refer to “an earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion and was in effect ‘borrowed’ by the author of the Gospel of Matthew, and a local earthquake between 26 and 36A.D. that was sufficiently energetic to deform the sediments of EinGedi but not energetic enough to produce a still extant and extra-biblical historical record.”
“If the last possibility is true, this would mean that the report of an earthquake in the Gospel of Matthew is a type of allegory,” they write.
Williams is studying yet another possible natural happening associated with the crucifixion - darkness.
Three of the four canonical gospels report darkness from noon to 3PM after the crucifixion. Such darkness could have been caused by a dust storm, he believes.
Williams is investigating if there are dust storm deposits in thesediments coincident with the early first century Jerusalem regionearthquake.
|Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Machaerus: Where Salome Danced and John the Baptist Was Beheaded
Read the account of the excavation of Herod's hill top fortress here, just one more discovery that supports the Gospels
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January 12, 2012
Israel's Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, lies over 1,000feet below sea level and is the site of certain ancient events recorded in the Bible.
Some scientists thought the sea is too salty to have ever been dry, since such extreme saltiness would presumably prevent all the water from evaporating. Now, a deep drill sediment core appears to show that they were wrong.
Science NOW reported on the Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project,which took a core sample that 235 meters down revealed a layer of pebbles that were "likely a beach deposit" from when most of the area was dry.
According to the Bible, in around 2000 B.C. what is now the Dead Sea used to be a plain that probably served as farmland for people of the nearby debauched city of Sodom.
Genesis 14 first named the valley during the time of Abraham (then called Abram) as "the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea."So, the area was apparently a vale, or valley,
but had been relabeled "the salt sea" by the timethe original writings were edited and compiled, probably by Moses some 400 years after Abraham.
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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.