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BIOLOGY - The science of life. Tremendous complexity, built-in variation, and self-replication & assemblage are hallmarks of life on Earth. This much we can all agree on, correct?

But our time in this temporary physical incarnation is limited. The universe around us could possibly comprise more dimensions than we can reliably detect, especially since we're probably not at the center of all that is. Logical, yes? Add to this that historically speaking, humans prefer no god or a god(s) of our own making.  Religions (i.e. organized belief systems, often irrespective of scientific knowledge) tend to resist information that comes from outside of understood paradigms, and this includes biological evolution.  Creationists contend that evolution today is believed (religiously?) not due to any scienfitic evidence, but rather often in spite of it.  Evolution is an organized belief system that encourages humans to deny their most important responsibility as part of the created.

Modern biology, creationists contend, has become corrupted by the notion that either strict evolution or alien implantation is acceptable, but that our origin by the direct hand of God is (shudder, shudder) simply unthinkable. Many evolutionists get visibly angry (angry? … excuse me? What happened to that dispassionate science stuff and all…?) if one questions their atheistic beliefs. They call creationists "inherently unscientific" as one means of avoiding discussion and thus side-tracking creation theory. But we do actually have 3 theories today for the origin of life on Earth: evolution on Earth; or alien implantation - after evolution elsewhere in the universe; or thirdly, miraculous creation (either recent or ancient) based on pretty darned good scientific evidence and logic.  (Please read a few of our articles.)

The fossil record along with life on Earth today appear to show that all the built-in variation has natural built-in limits. A baby inherits characteristics from both parents while still being an individual, genetically distinct from either of them. Evolution though requires that at least sometimes heredity seriously falters, but that this (DNA copying error) may cause a significant improvement as it breaks out of its predetermined lifeform "kind." This though has never been observed and there is still zero transitional evidence to support this from the fossil record.

Speciation though shows built-in complexity by life's Designer; which is the opposite of what's needed for evolutionary beliefs, if you think about it. Creationists sometimes call this "micro-evolution" and it does not lend support to "macro-evolution" which is the belief that small changes can accumulate ad infinitum. Again … random, massive intermediate changes are simply not found in the fossil record, nor do we observe them anywhere in the modern world.  Darwin's finches showed variability within their beaks.  Break out the party hats, as there definitely appears to be built-in variability - within limits (i.e. evidence of a planned design, a.k.a. "micro-evolution").

Spontaneous generation, in evolved descended forms is still believed by the majority of modern biologists (now called: abiogenesis); life from non-life - well illustrated and strongly believed - but without scientific foundation. To speak quite frankly, evolutionists are calmly assuming exactly what they often accuse creationists of - they're resorting to miracles. Life from non-life for no reason is a myth that requires a magical intervention in order to occur. Mathematically, in order to beat the odds of left-handed and right-handed proteins and sugars sequenced formations - it's just impossible - for that reason among many others.

Creation science however firstly recognizes that we *must* have had a Creator. Only with an initial "First Cause" could everything else have come into being. Life on Earth is beautiful and diverse. When you eat waffles or pizza do you then have to concentrate for the next hour in order to ensure proper digestion? No, your body, an extremely advanced spiritual shell (or housing - for your soul), breaks down the components of minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, etc. This is done molecule by molecule. You don't even have to think about it. And your eye is focusing on this text, all by itself with pretty good accuracy, even though your body is about 200 successive copies down from the original model: Adam, about 6,000 years ago.  Oh, do you need glasses?  Copying errors are indeed increasing. What we see are lots of accumulated copying errors in our coding, not some kind of series of slow, automatic improvements - evolution openly defies known biological laws.

The false religion of evolution (a belief system that we contend: openly defies science) provides a false foundation which encourages persons and societies to make the wrong decisions for the future.  A "simple" cell contains a myriad of components:  DNA, RNA, enzymes, lysosome, cytoplasm, all separated by membranes.  When we make our complex computer chips we need big, expensive dust-free clean rooms.  But an average bacteria keeps its structural and coding integrity just fine during a much more complex replication - while in pond water!  Creationists just don't have enough *faith* to believe in godless (or: "weak-lots-of-mistakes-god") evolution.  We prefer to think logically and scientifically concerning our origins - and that points directly to a Master Designer.

They say we fell together strictly by "time & chance"...? Creationists don't have enough faith to believe in such a false religious presupposition. Evolution actually requires more miracles than simply believing that there must be a Scientific Mathematician behind our universe.  (By the way, even though many lab biologists and professors believe in atheistic evolution as they see but misinterpret the Creator's built-in limited-variability within life, many medical doctors have come to realize that life had to have been designed.)  We are fearfully and wonderfully made. (text by P.A.)
 



 
"Mission Impossible: the Monarch Butterfly" by Ron Lyttle - http://www.creationism.org/articles/monarch_en.htm

"Evolutionists' 'Primordial Soup' Theory Being Replaced" by Gerard Wakefield - http://www.creationism.org/wakefield/primordial.htm

"Louis Agassiz" by Bolton Davidheiser - http://www.creationism.org/symposium/symp6no5.htm

"Jurassic Park: The New Orthodoxy?" by Trevor J. Major - http://www.creationism.org/csshs/v16n2p23.htm

"Giraffes: Animals that Stand Out in a Crowd" by Lynn Hofland - http://www.creationism.org/articles/giraffes_en.htm

"Biblical Creation and Personality" by Ellen Myers - http://www.creationism.org/csshs/v16n1p16.htm

"Who Designed Woodpeckers?" by Thomas F. Heinze - http://www.creationism.org/heinze/woodpecker_en.htm

"Do Genetic Studies Demonstrate Evolution?" by Gerard Wakefield - http://www.creationism.org/wakefield/genesevolution.htm

"Water, Water Everywhere . . . and not a Drop to Drink?" by O'Daniel - http://www.icr.org/article/water-water-everywhere-not-drop-drink/

"The Human Genome: A Creationist Overview" by Wood - https://www.icr.org/article/451/

"Biblical Biology" CMI Section - http://creation.com/biblical-biology

"The Unselfish Green Gene" by Demick - http://www.icr.org/article/470/

"Evolution Is Biologically Impossible" by Mastropaolo - http://www.icr.org/article/460/359/

"The Bible and/or Biology" by H. Morris - http://www.icr.org/article/bible-or-biology/

"Scientific Roadblocks to Whale Evolution" by Sherwin - http://www.icr.org/article/433/

"Genetics" AIG Section - https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/

"Origin of Life" AIG Section - https://answersingenesis.org/origin-of-life/

"Thermodynamics and Order" AIG Section - https://answersingenesis.org/physics/



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  Matters of Fact - Are Pseudogenes Broken Genes?, by Jeffrey Tomkins, PhD
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 5.pdf -- Page 9
  ... scientists first began sequencing the DNA of plants and animals, they began finding gene-like sequences that appeared to have coding errors that would prevent them from making functional proteins. Because these gene-like sequences, called pseudogenes ... control region in front of the gene, called a promoter, that acts like a genetic switch ... beta-globin genes, and is required for proper blood chemistry ... PTEN pseudogene (PTENpg) ... encodes RNA transcripts ... human processed pseudogene called PPM1K ... most productive view of the genome from a research perspective would be one that expects pervasive functionality and incredible bioengineering as the product of an omnipotent and wise Creator ...

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  Matters of Fact - Seeing the Light, by Jean K. Lightner, DVM, MS
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 4.pdf -- Page 8
  ... evolutionists are forced to postulate that bioluminescence and vision arose multiple times. This contradicts Darwin’s basic notion that traits such as these should be traceable back to a single common ancestor ... Bioluminescence is a very interesting trait. Generally, it involves two molecules: a light emitting molecule, known generically as a luciferin, and an enzyme (either a luciferase or photoprotein) ... to explain these unexpected patterns, they have coined the term “convergent evolution.” Although it sounds like an explanation that fits their model, primarily because it uses the term evolution, it is really a rescuing device (excuse) ... something designed for a purpose logically must have a designer, and that the more magnificent the design, the more magnificent is the designer ...

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  MicroRNA Revolutionizes Biology, by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... microRNA (miRNA) is a recently discovered class of regulatory, non-coding type RNA ... eukaryotic gene regulation ... small, short strings of RNA (about 20 to 30 nucleotides long, or one-hundredth the length of a typical gene) ... miRNAs function by binding to mRNA (messenger RNA) in order to down regulate the level of mRNA-produced protein, reducing the gene product level ... involved in everything from longevity to neurodegenerative diseases and cancer (Taubes, 2009). They are also involved in apoptosis, as well as cell proliferation and differentiation ... first miRNA was discovered in 1993 by Victor Ambrose, his wife, and their colleagues ... rejected for tenure at Harvard ... so-called junk-DNA that was once claimed to be useless genetic material left over from evolution actually codes for miRNA ...

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  Two Chemists - Louis Pasteur and T. Gordon Scott, by Paul G. Humber
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     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 2.pdf -- Page 6
  ... evolutionist Isaac Asimov wrote words of praise on behalf of Louis Pasteur ... The New Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science ... Stanley Millers infamous 1953 experiment ... “The Thouron Award” which allowed him to study for two years at Cambridge University. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois ... determining the fluorescent lifetime of coenzyme NADH ... NADH is a relatively small biological molecule that activates biological catalysts (enzymes) in the vast majority of electron-transfer reactions involved in breathing, heart function, and energy-producing reactions in the human, animal, and plant life ... Creator Christ has enhanced the quality of my life ... To God be the glory; great things He has done ...

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  ...without Excuse! - The Testimony of the Paradox of Base Pairing, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 1.pdf -- Page 7
  ... RNA is an enigma for abiogenesis ... living systems it serves as an information template, such as in messenger RNA, and it also has catalytic functions, such as in various ribozymes of ribosomes ... self-replicating molecule, a major hypothetical step towards abiogenesis ... Georgia Technological University and head of the school’s Center for Fundamental and Applied Molecular Evolution ... Watson-Crick base pairing. This refers to the preference of the nucleotides guanine (G) and cytosine (C) to pair with each other on the one hand, and for adenine (A) and either thymine (T) in DNA or uracil (U) in RNA ... template molecule, and with a catalyst ... RNA nucleotides ... hydrophobic (repelled by water) and thermodynamic considerations ... formation of RNA-like polymers ... information-first scenario ...

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  Phytoplankton Show their Metal
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     Vol. 18, No. 1 -- August -- 2013-3.pdf -- Page 4
  ... Geophysical Research Letters ... phytoplankton of the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland ... ash plume ... the atmosphere ... National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK ... Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that form a key component of marine food ... availability of dissolved iron ... dissolved minerals then they may have stimulated huge growth of micro-organisms ...

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  Amazing Defences - Marine Molluscs
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     Vol. 18, No. 1 -- August -- 2013-3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... marine molluscs that bear two long projections ("rhinophores") on their heads, giving them a fanciful resemblance to a hare ... softbodied herbivores, typically found on seaweed in shallow water ... well camouflaged through acquiring the colour of the seaweed they feed upon, if they are nevertheless detected and threatened they can take very effective repulsive action ... discharge a cloud of ink ... purple coloured liquid and a white substance called opaline ... sensitive antennae ...

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  Hawking a Theory
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     Vol. 17, No. 10 -- May -- 2013-2.pdf -- Page 5
  ... two species of falcons, the peregrine and the saker ... Cardiff University, Wales ... hunting lifestyle of these birds involves extreme rigours, such as the pressure of impacting their prey at speeds of up to 300km per hour (170 mph) ... highly efficient circulatory and respiratory systems to cope with the extreme air pressure encountered during their high speed dives ...

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  The Benefits of Holes
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     Vol. 17, No. 10 -- May -- 2013-2.pdf -- Page 2
  ... Monstera deliciosa is better known as the Swiss Cheese plant - a popular houseplant with enormous leaves with characteristic large holes ... mathematical modelling ... Indiana University ... these plants grow in the dark understorey of tropical rainforests ... rare beams of sunlight that manage to penetrate down through the forest assume greater significance for the plant’s photosynthetic requirements ... maximise the chances of finding a sunbeam ... epiphyte, having aerial roots that attach to host trees, enabling it to climb as it grows ... mathematical models ...

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  Archery with added power - Archer Fish
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     Vol. 17, No. 9 -- February -- 2013-1.pdf -- Page 4
  ... the archer fish, a creature with great prowess in shooting down its insect prey with jets of water even through the distorted optics of the interface between water and air ... University of Milan ... the fish’s forceful strike is formed externally, using water dynamics, rather than using the body's internal muscles ... a strike range of as much as two metres (six feet) ... it "modulates" the velocity of the water jet ... head of the water jet increases in volume from liquid arriving from its tail to form a large drop, which hits its prey with greater force ... sophisticated utilisation of water mechanics ...

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  Extraordinary Partners
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     Vol. 17, No. 4 -- November -- 2011-4.pdf -- Page 2
  ... Small Things Considered ... Web blog ... micro-organisms ... mealybug Planococcus citri ... little insect is a pest on citrus crops, where it sucks the phloem sap of its host plant ... Phloem is a poor source of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, essential for the development of all animals. To make up for this shortfall the mealybug plays host to an endosymbiotic bacterium called Tremblaya princeps which bio-synthesizes the amino acids needed ... cellular genomes ... Tremblaya princeps bacterium is itself a host to a still smaller bacterium called Moranella endobia ... phenylalanine, arginine, and isoleucine synthesis ...

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  Fungi and Ants
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     Vol. 17, No. 2 -- May -- 2011-2.pdf -- Page 4
  ... Ophiocordyceps, the bizarre fungus that attacks and modifies the behaviour of ants ... spores use enzymes to get inside the ant's body where the fungus begins to grow ... chemicals released by the fungus cause the ant to wander up from the forest floor and onto a plant where it bites onto a leaf vein or other vegetation moments before it dies ... Harvard University. They had noticed that ants infected with the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis bit into leaves with so much force that they left a lasting mark ... mandibles ... parasitic fungi evolved the ability to control the creatures they infect ...

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  All by Design - Fastest Beak Around, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2012 Vol 17, Num 1.pdf -- Page 12
  ... hummingbirds have an extremely high activity level, requiring not only lots of plant nectar, but protein and other nutrients from small insects such as fruit flies, consuming roughly 300 of these flies per day. ... hummingbird beak is also perfectly suited for catching these tiny insects. Instead of having a cartilaginous hinge at the base of the beak ... elastic energy thus stored in the bone of the lower bill quickly reaches a threshold level ... this bill had to function flawlessly from day one indicates that it could not have developed randomly and in stages ...

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  Math Matters - Body Surface to Volume Ratios, by Don DeYoung, Ph.D. and Glen Wolfrom, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2011 Vol 16, Num 5.pdf -- Page 3
  ... book, Two New Sciences, Galileo (1638) wrote about mathematical designs displayed by animals. John B. S. Haldane later wrote ... size, structure, and behavior of animals as constrained by mathematical and physical laws. For example, the amount of heat leaving an animal’s body is very critical to its health. If heat loss is too great, starvation or pneumonia may result, a particular danger for small creatures. If the heat loss is too little, internal temperature may rise and cause heat stroke, a concern for large animals ... mouse (represented by the smallest cube), and a large mammal such as an elephant ... large animal faces hazards far different from a mouse or bird ... design considerations for small and large animals based on the ratios of their surface areas to internal volumes ... basal metabolic rate ...

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  ...without excuse! - The Testimony of Clones and Telomeres, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2011 Vol 16, Num 4.pdf -- Page 11
  ... sheep named “Dolly” had just been cloned from the mammary-gland cell of a six year old donor ... Reproductive cloning is a very inefficient technique and most cloned animal embryos cannot develop into healthy individuals ... variety of defects in vital organs, such as the liver, brain and heart. Other consequences include premature aging and problems with the immune system ... chromosomes that are already shorter than normal ... shutdown of telomerase in a large, complex mammal ... cancer cells are typically characterized by telomerase reactivation ... God told Adam that if he were to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would die (Genesis 2:17) ... Scripture. God’s Word is true ...

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  Matters of Fact... - A Hairy Subject; Egg on our Faces?, by Jean K. Lightner, DVM, MS
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     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2011 Vol 16, Num 2.pdf -- Page 5
  ... babies grow hair before they are born which they later lose ... first hairs in the human embryo are of a thin, closely spaced type called lanugo. This type of hair is usually shed before birth ... oily secretion from these glands combines with sloughed epithelial cells to form the vernix caseosa, a white cheese-like layer that protects the baby’s skin from constant exposure to the amniotic fluid. The closely spaced lanugo hairs help hold the vernix on the skin ... this prenatal sensory stimulation is considered somewhat analogous to postnatal sensory input, as in a mother touching her baby, which is considered important for healthy development ... human yolk sac serves in at least three vital functions: haematopoiesis and blood vessel formation, nutrient and gas transfer, and biosynthesis ...

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  ...without excuse! - The Testimony of the Human Foot, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 6.pdf -- Page 7
  ... barefoot running was easier on a properly trained person’s body than running with shoes, particularly if the shoes have thick cushions in the heel ... Knee injuries are common among runners who wear shoes during their workouts ... Skeletal Biology Laboratory at Harvard University. His findings concerning barefoot running were recently featured in a cover article of the esteemed British journal Nature ... trained person runs barefoot, he typically first lands on the ball (toes) of his foot, and then settles on to his heel. Lastly, he pushes off from the toes ... human foot and ankle is a strong and complex mechanical structure containing more than 26 bones, 33 joints ... plus various bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the rest of the body, need to change simultaneously and in a coordinated manner ... shod runner ...

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  All by Design - Tick Anti-Freeze, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 5.pdf -- Page 12
  ... cold-climate arthropod, Ixodes scapularism (blacklegged, or deer tick), which overwinters in the American Northeast and Upper Midwest. It possesses a special antifreeze glycoprotein, IAFGP, which adsorbs to the surface of intra- and extra-cellular ice crystals when temperatures drop below freezing ... similar antifreeze proteins have been identified in over 55 species of terrestrial arthropods, including insects, spiders, mites, and centipedes ... Anaplasma phagocytophilum, actually possesses the ability to induce higher gene expression for an antifreeze glycoprotein, suggesting a mutualistic relationship ...

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  Clifford Burdick: Unjustly Expelled Twice (Part 2), by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... Burdick signed on at the University of Arizona to work with Gerhard Kremp (1913–1994), one of the world’s foremost palynologists (not: paleontologist), one who studies contemporary and fossilized spores, pollen, and similar structures ... pollen is extremely resistant to deterioration and therefore is often preserved in rocks that contain no evidence of other plant material ... Hakatai shale many feet below the Precambrian/Cambrian division. Angiosperm spores were later found there also ... Dr. Walter Lammerts, who had them analyzed at the University of California, Berkeley palynology laboratory. The pollen samples were identified by the lab as conifer ... geologists at Arizona received a copy of John C. Whitcomb, Jr., and Henry Morris’s Genesis Flood as a Christmas present in 1964 — and noticed the credits to Burdick ... as negative evidence for the evolution-uniformitarian model. News of this discovery struck the scientific world like a bomb ... Microflora of the Grand Canyon ... India, USSR ...

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  ...without excuse! - The Testimony of the Details - 1953, Stanley Miller, by Timothy R. Stout
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     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 3.pdf -- Page 6
  ... starting from an initial spontaneous appearance of building block amino acids and nucleotides, to self-replicating molecules, to living cells, to advanced multi-cellular organisms such as man ... evidence that initially appears to support evolution falls apart when it is looked at closely ... almost every introductory biology textbook today. He mixed water vapor, methane, ammonia, and hydrogen in a spark chamber. When a high voltage arc was introduced across the gases in the chamber, he produced a number of complex molecules including several different kinds of amino acids. Evolutionists claim that this experiment demonstrates how natural physical processes could have produced the building-block molecules ... hypothetical “primordial soup” talked about so frequently by evolutionists has never been simulated in a laboratory ...

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  All by Design - The Bear Necessities, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 1.pdf -- Page 12
  ... typical hibernation season, many physiologic processes decrease dramatically in the black bear, which neither eats nor drinks during this time, but uses fat as the primary source of energy. Reduced muscle activity and prolonged starvation during hibernation ... excepting lactating females, which experience a modest 4–10% loss of muscle protein ... specific genes coding for enzymes used in protein synthesis in skeletal muscle and liver tissue ... type-I collagen in connective tissues provides essential amino acids for protein synthesis ... Logically, a biological system so complicated, so perfect and self-regulating, cannot have developed in stages or by chance ...

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  Violets’ Design Provides Evidence of Creation, by Stephen B. Austin
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 6.pdf -- Page 3
  ... perennial herbs, and most species of violets produce two types of flowers: those blooming in the spring and early summer are showy ... lower petal possesses a spur or deep sac at its base. The two lower stamens are located at the base with nectarbearing appendages which project into the spur or sac of the petal ... pollinated, each flower commonly produces an abundance of seeds in what are called seed pods. These seed pods slowly dry until they eventually burst, catapulting the seeds up to four feet away ... genetic variability evidenced in cross-pollinated flowers ... our Creator has provided three methods of propagating this group of plants: insect pollination, self-pollination, and reproduction via rhizomes or runners ...

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  Friedrich Küchenmeister — Parasitologist, by Arthur Manning, M.S.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... parasitic worms have amazingly complex life cycles ... Friedrich Küchenmeister (1821–1890) was a prominent German researcher in this area ... understanding of how to prevent infection by parasitic worms. The United States Department of Agriculture website credits him with developing scientific meat inspection by veterinarians ... era of experimental parasitology ...

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  All by Design - Wonders of the Deep, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 3.pdf -- Page 10
  ... dark waters of the deep at least 50 species of fishes have well-developed eyesight. This is critically important in the dark, because many deep sea organisms produce bioluminescent light, and sharp vision helps these fishes find prey, avoid predators, and find mates ... ganglion cells are found in the retina. They carry visual information to the brain through the optic nerve ... complex chemical reactions that produce bioluminescent light in the deep sea ... peregrine falcons, chameleons and jumping spiders ...

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  Tall Stories - How The Giraffe Got Its Neck
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     Vol. 16, No. 5 -- September -- 2009-3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling and the discoveries of Charles Darwin ... the continuing failure of evolutionary scientists to come up with any convincing explanation as to how the giraffe's elongated neck could have evolved ... why, if this is such a successful strategy, the giraffes are less numerous than the other browsers, who in any case seem to manage quite happily without having long necks ... unusually high pressure in order to provide sufficient blood to the elevated head ... special “spongy reservoir”, called the rete mirabile ... long neck of the giraffe is also connected with the thorax in an unusual configuration which, it is thought, helps cantilever the neck to facilitate movement in a very broad range of angles and heights ... laryngeal nerve ... reach the larynx at different times ... scientists have a great deal to learn yet ...

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  A Predatory Bagworm
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     Vol. 16, No. 1 -- September -- 2008-3.pdf -- Page 2
  ... Bagworms are the caterpillars of a family of moths called Psychidae. Unlike many species of caterpillars, bagworms characteristically do not feed exposed. Instead they walk around in little cases (“bags”) which they construct from pieces of leaf or twig stuck together with silk. ... Most bagworms feed on plants, but now a new species has been discovered that, surprisingly, is predatory on other insects ... how could the bagworm have gradually developed the ability to attack and overcome fierce insects, which are themselves formidable predators? Surely any incipient tendency to carnivorous behaviour would not be favoured by natural selection, as the caterpillar would be less likely to survive ...

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  Back to the Beetles
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     Vol. 15, No. 9 -- March -- 2008-1.pdf -- Page 3
  ... Evolutionists had thought that beetle lineages had evolved alongside flowering plants, which they claim occurred about 140 million years ago ... a more likely explanation is that evolution of these lineages never did occur, but they were designed right from the start ...

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  Something to Crow About
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     Vol. 15, No. 8 -- December -- 2007-4.pdf -- Page 2
  ... abilities of New Caledonian crows to make use of tools in their efforts to find food ... University of Auckland scientific study has now shown that the birds are capable of using a succession of two tools in order to obtain food ... Analogical reasoning is otherwise known only in human beings ... wise Creator ...

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  Rafflesia is a remarkable genus of plants
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     Vol. 15, No. 5 -- March -- 2007-1.pdf -- Page 1
  ... Rafflesia is a remarkable genus of plants with some of the world’s largest flowers. The blooms can be up to 1m wide and weigh as much as 7kg. They have bright mottled-red colours and give off a strong odour, resembling rotten meat, which attracts the flies that pollinate them. ... rubber tree and castor-oil plant ... tropical rainforest ... pollination ...

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  ... Without Excuse! - The Testimony of the Medicine Cabinet, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2008 Vol 13, Num 4.pdf -- Page 5
  ... Ohio State University, passing out free literature on creation science to students as we crossed paths ... how long it took from the time random chemicals started combining until the first cell was fully functional ... Have you ever noticed how every medicine in your medicine cabinet has an expiration date? ... biological compounds spontaneously decay extremely rapidly. Because of this decay, it is not safe to use them after a relatively short period of time ... accidentally form, how could it stick around for over a million years waiting for the first cell to form? ... Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…” ...

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  All by Design - Chemical Signaling in the Honeybee, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2008 Vol 13, Num 1.pdf -- Page 1
  ... honeybees are social insects that live in highly organized colonies ... Honey bee, Apis mellifera Linnaeus ... highly sophisticated array of nearly 50 chemical pheromone signals ... Isopentyl acetate in alarm pheromone, for example, is one of about 25 different molecules released from a honeybee worker’s sting gland during stinging that arouse the colony ... queen produces a nine-component cocktail of pheromones that, when blended together, act synergistically to attract worker bees ... larvae produce a ten-component pheromone blend of ethyl and methyl esters of palmitic, linoleic, linolenic, stearic, and oleic acids ...

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  Where Humans, Canines, and Science Meet, by Theodore J. Siek, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2007 Vol 12, Num 5.pdf -- Page 7
  ... application of the scientific method, and the utilization of Labrador retrievers ... remarkable ability of dogs to detect substances by odor, and not just very strong odors, is common knowledge ... detection of illicit drugs in luggage at airports, in vehicles at border crossings, and in cargo arriving at US ports of entry ... ultra-trace quantities of mercaptan-based volatile organics which have been infused into the pipeline at an upstream pump station ... trained to react only to a product called Tekscent ... an olfactory system which is sensitive to below parts per thousand trillion of man-made substances transfers no obvious survival advantage to dogs, who existed before humans, according to evolutionary scenarios ... our Creator has given us many blessings, including dogs for pets and for assistance in solving technical and physical problems ...

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  Has Earth Contaminated the Solar System with Microbes?, by Carl R. Froede, Jr., B.S., P.G.
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"Creation Matters"
     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2007 Vol 12, Num 3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... NASA over the past decade has been an attempt to sell the public on the idea that life (intelligent or not) has evolved elsewhere in the universe. Selling evolution is big business even for some government agencies ... claimed to have found evidence of organic life on the Martian meteorite ALH 84001 collected in Antarctica ... other planets or planetary satellites possibly as extremophiles. An article in the January 2007 issue of Sky and Telescope ... the escape velocity necessary to move materials and organic life into space, the types of microbes that could possibly survive such a blast, and the time and length of travel to seemingly hospitable locations, such as Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa, and Saturn’s moon Titan ... Chicxulub impact crater (Mexico) ... while uniformitarians assert that microbial life could have been transferred to other terrestrial objects ... As young-Earth creationists we know that the Bible has the answer ... occurred on Earth in association with the global Flood of Genesis ... NASA Johnson Space Center ...

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  All by Design - Geckos Defying Gravity, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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"Creation Matters"
     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2006 Vol 11, Num 4.pdf -- Page 12
  ... geckos, a group of colorful, fat-bodied lizards, are the heaviest animals that can walk effortlessly, even upside-down, on the smoothest of surfaces ... sole of a gecko’s foot contains roughly one billion microscopic hairs, called “spatulae,” each about 200 nm in length and width ... stickiness of a gecko’s feet increases with increasing humidity ... capillary forces and hydrogen bonding, or to van der Waals forces, or perhaps both ... it could not have evolved in stages due to random chance, as evolutionists claim ...

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  All by Design - Explosive Defense, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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"Creation Matters"
     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2006 Vol 11, Num 2.pdf -- Page 12
  ... Bombardier beetles are members of a group of small beetles that employ a most unique defense mechanism when threatened. They produce a caustic mixture of para-benzoquinones that they can aim and deliver with the precision of a marksman ... thin-walled storage chamber containing hydroquinones and hydrogen peroxide, paired to a smaller, thick-walled reaction chamber containing special enzymes, catalases, and peroxidases ... explosive chemical reaction that liberates oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide ... unique anatomy to properly store and mix the agents ... 100°C ...

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  All by Design - Feeding in the Dark, Part 1, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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"Creation Matters"
     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2005 Vol 10, Num 5.pdf -- Page 8
  ... approximately 700 species of bats that use sonar to locate prey and map out the world around them, a process known as echolocation. These bats produce ultrasonic vocalizations ... bat sonar signals can be of constant frequency or begin at one frequency and then change to another frequency. Bats can vary the type of signals they produce to provide better images of their surroundings and of insects, depending on the local environment, such as dense foliage versus open spaces. ... detect differences in echo delay as short as 60 microseconds ... a perfect map of their immediate surroundings, even in total darkness ...

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  All by Design - Accidental Antifreeze, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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"Creation Matters"
     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2005 Vol 10, Num 2.pdf -- Page 12
  ... many cold-blooded animals, such as spiders, polar marine fish and many insects, produce antifreeze proteins, which prevent their body fluids from freezing ... specialized proteins are designed to bind to ice crystals ... some animals need extra protection from the cold, so they produce a second type of antifreeze, a group of non-toxic sugar alcohols, such as glycerol ... These two antifreeze strategies suggest an intelligent Designer with an understanding of chemistry, not the accidental forces of evolution ...

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  Radio Interview with Dr. Kevin Anderson, Part 2
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"Creation Matters"
     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2004 Vol 9, Num 5.pdf -- Page 6
  ... molecular biologist and director of the Van Andel Creation Research Center, who is here to basically say, “Darwin was wrong; Darwin was a hustler. The whole evolutionary theory is junk science and a scam.” ... indoctrinate; and students are not taught to think, not taught critical thinking ... call that more “de-evolution,” I guess. But if you’re talking about some kind of super cell that contains all the genetic material that is in existence, and removal of genes allowing it to develop into humans and horses and oak trees and cows ... Carl Sagan, himself, admit, in essence, that you can’t really explain how life evolved on this planet if we had to become “seeded” by another life from outside of earth ...

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  Radio Interview with Dr. Kevin Anderson, Part 1
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"Creation Matters"
     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2004 Vol 9, Num 4.pdf -- Page 1
  ... microbiologist, an expert in microbial genetics and molecular biology ... I’ve always been extremely questioning of evolution ... college students and post-graduate students. The information I was learning in school was actually making me more critical of evolution ... the gulf between life and non-life continues to increase as we learn more about what it actually takes to be a living system ... it is circular reasoning ... they are so brainwashed that evolution has to be the only explanation because of the simple fact that we are here ... DNA was the genetic material in the cell, and that mutations in the DNA were how the actions of the cell were changed, then Darwin’s ideas of natural selection and cellular modifications had to involve genetics and had to involve mutations ... Richard Dawkins who said, “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist . . .” ... Nebraska Man and Piltdown Man ...

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  All by Design - Cicadas: Nature’s Loudspeakers, by Jonathan C. O'Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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"Creation Matters"
     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2004 Vol 9, Num 2.pdf -- Page 10
  ... the sound production equipment of cicadas is an engineering marvel. The best-known example is a species of Australian cicada, the loudest known insect in the world ... male cicada has an elastic, resonant structure called a tymbal, on each side of its abdomen, that produces a series of sharp clicks at a frequency of 4.3 kilohertz, forming the cicada’s song. Each click produces high sound pressures of up to 158 decibels within the cicada’s abdomen ... intricate design and function of these structures could not have evolved in stages over millions of years, as evolution teaches ...

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  Rapid changes in Galapagos finch beak size
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     Vol. 15, No. 4 -- December -- 2006-4.pdf -- Page 1
  ... finches of the Galapagos Islands ... Charles Darwin ... finch Geospiza fortis thrived on the island of Daphne Major until the arrival of competitor species, Geospiza magnirostris, in 1982. As the incoming bird established itself Geospiza fortis with a smaller beak ... average beak size had shrunk dramatically whereas body size remained the same ... The Creator gave finches a set of finch genes. Depending on the availability of suitable food, those with genes for smaller or larger beaks would thrive. The populations of one or other can rapidly respond to changing conditions. The finches remain finches. ...

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  The Human Brain - 1,000 times more powerful than previously estimated
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     Vol. 15, No. 1 -- March -- 2006-1.pdf -- Page 5
  ... Scientists at Cambridge and Edinburgh have pin-pointed 200 human genes (out of the approximately 25,000 in our genome) that code for the proteins that compose a fundamental piece of the molecular machinery of thought. ... our brains are the most complicated object known. Each on average makes a million connections every second between its 100,000,000,000 nerve cells ... mass spectrometry, revealing more than a thousand different proteins ... synapse ... a whole new layer of complexity ...

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  Not Its Keeper’s Brother
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     Vol. 14, No. 10 -- December -- 2005-4.pdf -- Page 1
  ... chimpanzees have a similar genetic make-up to ourselves... the complete chimp genome ... 53 human genes are partially or completely absent in the chimp genome, which has only 25,000 genes. There are a total of 35 million single nucleotide differences ... genes are regulated ... transcription factors ... protein-changing differences per gene ...

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  Cuttings & Comments from New Scientist
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     Vol. 14, No. 7 -- March -- 2005-1.pdf -- Page 2
  ... Radar Satellite pictures taken over the Sahara Desert have revealed the largest field of impact craters ever found on Earth ... meteorites (nickel-iron fragments) and no tektites (glassy beads) are found in sedimentary rocks ... fetal cells also help heal skin wounds in the mother ... Creation journal ... New Scientist is always an interesting read and is probably the best weekly for keeping abreast of the latest scientific developments ... vertebrates ... supposed fish ancestors ... dissolved oxygen in water ... blood plasma trapped in the glycocalyx ... Bats have been an evolutionary enigma ...

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  The Mathematics of Beauty, by Chuck Missler
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     Vol. 14, No. 3 -- March -- 2004-1.pdf -- Page 2
  ... In 1180, an Italian mathematician named Leonardo Fibonacci discovered a strange sequence of numbers that have since attracted the attention of many perceptive observers: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144,233,377,etc. Each number is the sum of the previous two. It turns out that the ratio of any adjacent numbers approximates to 1.618. It would be several hundred years before these sequences would be broadly recognised in nature. In floral arrangements, the lily has 3 petals; the yellow violet 5; delphinium 8; mayweed 13; aster 21; pyrethrum 34; helenium 55; and the Michaelmas daisy 89 – all Fibonacci numbers! ... study of phyllotaxis, the spiral arrangement of leaves around a plant’s stem ... Parthenon in Greece, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, the United Nations building, credit cards, playing cards, postcards, light switch plates, writing pads, 3x5, 5x8 index cards, etc. In classic art, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Vermeer, John Singer Sargent, Monet, Whistler, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Giotto, Durer and others relied on this golden rectangle ... also appears in hurricanes, spiral seeds, ram’s horns, sea horse tails, growing fern leaves, the DNA molecule, waves breaking on the beach, tornadoes, galaxies, the tail of a comet around the sun, whirlpools, seed patterns of sunflowers, daisies and dandelions; the ears of all mammals, and the cochlea of the human ear ...

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  All by Design - The Wolf’s Snow Boots, by Jonathan C. O'Quinn, D.P.M., M.P.
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"Creation Matters"
     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2003 Vol 8, Num 6.pdf -- Page 8
  ... Gray Wolf, one of Siberia’s most skillful predators ... bitter Russian winters, without hibernating ... double coat of coarse guard hairs, which overlay an undercoat ... vascular counter-current heat exchange ... arteries and veins in the wolf’s lower legs are arranged with careful precision. They run parallel to and alongside each other ... not only do wolves not experience frostbite, their paws will not even melt the snow upon which they tread ... vascular counter-current heat exchange in not only wolves, but also the cold water-dwelling Great White Shark ... physiology ... marvels of design ...

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  Blind as a Bat?
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     Vol. 13, No. 10 -- September -- 2003-2.pdf -- Page 11
  ... ultrasonic sonar system ... plot the positions of aircraft ... bouncing signals off of them ... bat emits high frequency chirps ... beyond the range of our ears ... radar ... fossils ... Battle of Britain ... several complex interacting mechanisms ... closing in on a moth, clicks become progressively fainter and more rapid ...

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  Director of Genome Project Speaks on Origins at Harvard, by David P. Woetzel
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"Creation Matters"
     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2003 Vol 8, Num 2.pdf -- Page 4
  ... Harvard University Memorial Church presents the William Belden Noble Lectures, a forum established in 1898 to “present the personality of Jesus ... and arousing in young men ... the joy of service for Christ ...” ... Integrating science and theology ... atheism ... Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Human Genome project. His presentation was entitled “Can a Geneticist Be a Believer?: Evolution and Other Challenges.” ... evidence for the existence of God and a spiritual realm: the Anthropic Principle and the origin of a common human morality ... Johnson, Behe, and Dembski ... intelligent design movement ... Genesis account ... YEC ... ...

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  Aspects of Deity Perceived from Natural Science, Part 1: God’s Presence, by George F. Howe, Ph.D.
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"Creation Matters"
     Oct/Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2002 Vol 7, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... facts of nature provide instruction about God, the Divine Inventor. There is, of course, a distinction between the Creator and His creation, because He has existed before, apart from, and above all His handiwork ... The Lord preserves, pervades, penetrates, perpetuates, and protects all His work ... aoratos denotes imperceptible traits like God’s (1) divine nature, and (2) His power ... divine ...

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  Mad Cow Disease and the Enormous Complexity of Protein Folding, by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2001 Vol 6, Num 6.pdf -- Page 1
  ... research in molecular and cell biology has supported the work of William Dembski (1998) and Michael Behe (1996) in the areas of irreducible complexity and intelligent design ... theory of biological origins, but rather to benefit humanity, such as by curing diseases, recycling wastes, and converting abundant materials like cellulose to ethanol ... enormous structural complexity of biological macromolecules ... complexity that results from the folding of the amino acid chain ... stronger covalent peptide bonds that hold the links of the chain together ... Prion Diseases ... bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, and the presumed related disease in humans is variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD ... chemistry of living organisms ...

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  Dr. Darwin, Meet the Great Physician, by Alan L. Gillen, Ed.D. and Inis J. Bardella, M.D.
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"Creation Matters"
     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2001 Vol 6, Num 4.pdf -- Page 1
  ... leading cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, and atherosclerosis ... Bones, physiology, the nervous system ... cholesterol deposits on the walls of our arteries ... Circulatory System: Flawed or Flexible? ... Heart Attack ...

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  Creation and Early Medicine, by Don B. DeYoung, Ph.D.
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"Creation Matters"
     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2001 Vol 6, Num 3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... distinguished physicians from the past ... each clearly saw design evidence in the human body, and boldly shared a creation testimony with patients ... Jean Astruc (1684-1766) was the chief physician for several dukes and kings in eighteenth century France ... Astruc was also an Old Testament scholar and readily accepted its inspired accuracy ... Hermann Boerhaave (1668-1738) is known as the founder of rational medicine and chemistry ... 1732 Elements of Chemistry was translated into many languages and became the standard chemistry text for a century ... George Cheyne (1671-1743) was a physician and member of the British Royal Society ... the hand of God ...

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  The New Fabrica, by Alan L. Gillen, M.S., Ed.D.
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2000 Vol 5, Num 4.pdf -- Page 1
  ... myseries of the human body .. Vesalius was born in Brussels in 1514 ... anatomy would be changed forever ... Galen had dissected very few (if any) human cadavers, his anatomical descriptions were limited to animal dissections ... Vesalius, a devout Roman Catholic, understood there to be a Master Craftsman behind the fabric design in the human body ... diagrams portrayed in Fabrica vividly imply the theme of an Intelligent Designer in the interwoven human body ... Parallels in Scripture and body design ... Henry Morris ... Defender’s Study Bible ... “Curiously wrought” means embroidered, a striking description of the double-helical DNA molecule program ... Interwoven complexity ...

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  Homology Continued: Morphogenetic and Hox Genes, by George F. Howe, Ph.D.
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2000 Vol 5, Num 1.pdf -- Page 3
  ... Iam indebted to geneticist Matthew Rainbow (who does not share my view of origins) for having brought the burgeoning field of fruitfly (Drosophila melanogaster) morphogenesis ... modem textbook in genetics or embryology ... in a search of library sources ... Drosophila nurse cell gene called nanos accumulates at the posterior end of the egg. The nanos transcription product prevents the mRNA’s of another gene ... result in embryos that have deletions or duplications of heads, tails, dorsal structures or ventral structures ... regulate pair-rule genes which are expressed in seven bands, dividing the embryo into 14 zones ... segment polarity genes become active because they are regulated by transcription products of the other genes previously activated ... embryonic controls ...

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  “Not by Chance”, by Lee M. Spetner, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 1999 Vol 4, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory cannot do what is claimed for it. The theory cannot account for the development of life from some simple beginning. It cannot account for the broad sweep of evolution ... I attack a paradigm to which most biologists declare allegiance ... both theoretical and experimental grounds ... evolution of bacterial resistance to antibiotics ... Genetic rearrangements are complex genetic changes. They are carried out with precision and are driven by sophisticated cellular mechanisms. These mutations appear to be triggered by cues from the environment ... built-in mechanism that permits a line of organisms to adapt to a new environment ... enable a heritable switch in the organism to one of a limited set of alternate forms ... Probability is too small ...

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  Book Review: Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe (New York: The Free Press, 1998) by Michael J. Denton. 448 pages
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     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 1998 Vol 3, Num 6.pdf -- Page 8
  ... The major thesis of the book is “that the cosmos is uniquely fit for human existence”, and evidence of such unique fitness is presented ... Denton appears to accept the whole evolution scenario, from the Big Bang to the Big Brain; that is, that all phenomena in the cosmos can be explained in terms of a natural evolutionary process ... life on earth ... organisms are optimally designed for their role ...

 
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