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MUTATIONS - Radioactive waste helps to increase the number of cellular mutations in life forms. Help me to send one truckload to the backyard of every evolution-teaching professor in America. Or, let's buy them big X-ray machines to use like tanning beds. …Okay, too much fun here. ….Back to serious answers.

Evolutionists have serious problems with their theory. There is still no mechanism for *how* evolution could have happened, to bolster their underlying belief system that there just can't be a God to have to answer to. Testable-repeatable science shows very, very different results than evolution teaches. Mutations are almost always harmful or (if not fatal) get reabsorbed into successive generations in any event. Inbreeding causes serious problems, not magical automatic improvements. They keep thinking that somewhere on Earth they'll find some bona fide transitional fossils. But while billions upon billions of fossils have been dug up over the years there are still zero transitional fossils that stand up to scientific scrutiny over time. All amphibians remain amphibians (reproducing within preset variational limits). All fish remain fish. All mammals have always been mammals, and within mammals (just like "kinds" within amphibians or fish, etc.), there are dog-kind of animals that keep producing only a variety of dogs as offspring. Why, you'd think that some wise Designer had encoded specific, but flexible, instructions into each type of life at the outset then let them propagate down through time.

A good engineer does not re-invent the wheel with each new model. Do you think that any of the engineers at GM, Toyota or Ford would even consider doing this when they're preparing a new automobile design? Of course not. We know that many reptile and mammal skeletons look almost the same structurally, even though the rest of each creature is extremely different. Of course! They were designed, not randomly evolved in some mystical-evolutionary sequence. Our Designer may have "mixed & matched" parts when He was designing. The human eye is closely related to the octopus eye. Human milk is closest to that of donkeys. The human skeleton may be close to that of some primates - but so many of our other biological parts are not! Evolution is a myth and underneath the covers it is actually a spiritual deception. What we see in the fossil record and in life today is actually evidence of a common Designer of it all.

When you're watching an evolutionary TV show on PBS, BBC, Discovery or other religious stations, listen for their underlying assumptions. They *know* that evolution happened. That much is a given. Okay, umm, now how this week? They're sure of only one thing - and that is that humans do not have to answer to God.

Evolution sure didn't happen by mutations or else we'd have to wait in line to buy truckloads of radioactive waste, correct? Instead, evolutionists vehemently object to my idea of using their barbeque areas for long term nuclear waste disposal. Come on, I'm just trying to help them realize their religion's potential.  (Evolution is not science; it is rather a philosophy or religion - that often stands against known science.)

How many times a year do Time, Newsweek, National Geographic or other religious magazines tell us that some fossil find will "completely re-write" the evolutionary tree? They still have no mechanism and zero real transitional fossils. But they have great artist drawings to compensate for their lack of evidence! The frauds and wishful evidence of the past get scratched out and the new stuff gets wishfully drawn into place. They are just sure that it had to have happened somehow because the alternative (answering to our Creator) is unthinkable to them.

If a person doesn't get enough calcium for 10 or 20 years it affects their spinal column and posture, correct? (Such a deficiency can also have serious impacts on the circulation and central nervous systems as well, by the way.) Until about 100 years ago most people around the world ate only local foods.  Local foods are grown in local soil.  Got that?  So then … if the local soil in some places was deficient in magnesium, iron, aluminum, or any combination of so many other minerals that we need at least trace amounts of … how would that affect their skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems…?  If everybody there had low iron…?  Low potassium in some areas…?  We'd get a few deformed skeletons as mute testimony to the long-term deficiencies in particular locales, correct?  And that's what we find.

Most hominid fossils show regular humans, over 99% (of the estimated 7,000 total) are pretty normal. But a few old human skeletons are misshaped. Perhaps there was inbreeding or as mentioned above some nutritional deficiencies in those areas? Less than 1% of all the hominid fossils found (again, about 9,000 total now) are odd enough that evolutionists jump on them for media attention and then apply for grant monies. But even with a few odd enough hominid fossils (maybe 40 or 50 out of the thousands and thousands that have been found, less than 1% of the total, remember this!) there is definitely no progression.  The fossils just aren't there to support evolution.  And virtually all mutations are harmful. So, be logical and consider creation theory.  (text by P.A.)
 



 
"On the Credibility of Darwinism" by George Warington - http://www.creationism.org/victoria/VictoriaInst1867_pg039.htm

"Instinct" by Evan Shute - http://www.creationism.org/symposium/symp4no4.htm

"Could Life 'Just Happen'?" by Ron Lyttle - http://www.creationism.org/articles/LifeJustHappen_en.htm

"The Trilobite’s Eye: An Embarrassment to Evolution" by Gerard Wakefield - http://www.creationism.org/wakefield/trilobiteeye.htm

"The Natural Direction of Life Is Degeneration, Not Evolution" - http://www.icr.org/mutation

"Biblical Thorns" by J. Mackay - http://www.creationresearch.net/images/PDF_Items/bible_thorns.pdf

"Genome Decay in the Mycoplasmas" by Wood - http://www.icr.org/article/genome-decay-mycoplasmas/

"The Blind Gunman" by Demick - http://www.icr.org/article/blind-gunman/

"Mutations" AIG Section - https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/mutations/

"Mutations Questions and Answers" CMI Section - http://creation.com/mutations-questions-and-answers



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  Is the External Ear a Rudimentary Organ?, by Jerry Bergman, PhD
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... human face is the external or outer ear, known anatomically as the pinna or auricle. It consists primarily of elastic cartilage covered with skin ... vestigial claim was often uncritically repeated ... main function of the outer ear is to collect sound within specific frequency ranges and loudness levels that vary ... sounds in the frequency range of normal human speech are enhanced ... second ridge abuts it halfway down: the antihelix. The antihelix swings up into a little plane and down into the lobe ... medical lexicographer ... two ears, which creates an auditory parallax ... if humans had floppy outer ears like dogs, or a projecting pinna like rabbits, damage to the ear ... capacity of a listener to recognize and localize sounds ...

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  Matters of Fact - Directed Mutations?, by Jean K. Lightner, DVM, MS
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2013 Vol 18, Num 1.pdf -- Page 6
  ... directed mutations may have played a role in adaptation within created kinds ... chromosomes come in pairs, known as homologs, one derived from each parent ... meiotic recombination begins with an enzyme making a double-stranded break in the DNA ... gene conversion. Instead of swapping a portion of the chromosome, the information from one homolog is copied on to another ... alleles, violating an assumption of the mathematical models used to detect natural selection ... enzymatically controlled way ... stably paired early in meiosis so they can be accurately divided in the first cell division ... RNA ...

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  Deep Insights - Marine Whales and Seals
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     Vol. 18, No. 1 -- August -- 2013-3.pdf -- Page 2
  ... whales and seals can dive for very long periods of time - up to one hour in the case of sperm whales or 30 minutes for harbour seals. The latter can even sleep underwater! ... far more oxygen-carrying myoglobin molecules in their muscles ... Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool, England ... this sounds very much like an example of deliberate design ...

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  Matters of Fact... - Can Mutations Add Information?, by Jonathan Bartlett
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     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2012 Vol 17, Num 6.pdf -- Page 9
  ... claim that mutations cannot add information to the genome ... reproduce the transmission accurately at the other end ... termed prescriptive information or functional information; viz., information about how to accomplish a task ... several species of bacteria can vary their outer-surface proteins by recombining parts from other genes or pseudogenes ... the mutations described above are parameterized rather than being open-ended. In other words, the cell’s existing biology defined a set of likely-beneficial configurations ... a given genome is not just the configuration of DNA ... It takes information to appropriately channel mutations ...

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  Winchell’s Theistic Evolution Evolved into Racism, by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2012 Vol 17, Num 2.pdf -- Page 1
  ... Alexander Winchell (1824–1891) was Professor of Geology and Paleontology at the University of Michigan, an eminent scientist ... a major role in developing the field of geology in America ... Neo-Nazi ... president of the American Geologist journal and was also appointed as the state geologist of Michigan ... collections of fossils in the world, plus zoological and botanical specimens ... exponent of a Christian view of science ... his attempts to reconcile evolution with Christianity ... clear conflict between evolution and religion led to a racist form of theistic evolution that influenced many persons, from church leaders to the Ku Klux Klan ... progenitor of the Hebrews and Europeans was the Adamic family, and advocated that the supposed primitive humans were derived from a pre-Adamic family line which he called Dravida ... non-Adamic/Davida humans, such as the Negro race, could not successfully interbreed with the Adamic race ... existence of the evolutionists’ claimed primitive pre-humans, such as the Neanderthals ...

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  Matters of Fact... - Similarity and Shared Mistakes, by Jean K. Lightner, DVM, MS
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2011 Vol 16, Num 1.pdf -- Page 5
  ... evolutionists to claim that similarity is evidence for evolution. Creationists often counter that similarity is evidence of a common Designer ... the Biologos website. This particular example is based on a study of olfactory (smell) receptor genes (ORs) in humans and several non-human primates ... many pseudogenes have more than one mutation predicted to silence the gene. To construct the phylogeny ... are considered to be from convergent evolution ... non-human primate, it remains to be seen if the phylogeny ... Science is a useful tool for investigating the world around us, but it is not an all powerful source of knowledge. ...

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  Math Matters - Bayes’ Theorem, by Don DeYoung, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 5.pdf -- Page 5
  ... Thomas Bayes (1702–1761) was a British mathematician and pastor. His much-used theorem involves probability calculations. ... draws out a white marble, the theorem explains what can be probabilistically said about the number of remaining white and black marbles ... Pastor Richard Price (Bayes and Price, 1763), and such efforts continue today. Philosopher Richard Swinburne, a colleague of Richard Dawkins at Oxford University, calculates the probability of God’s existence at more than 50 percent ... select group of hospital cases are prayed for, then later compared with non-prayed-for persons. How patient must be the Creator of the universe as He looks down upon the silliness of mankind ...

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  ...without excuse! - The Testimony of False Assumptions, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 4.pdf -- Page 11
  ... distributing free pamphlets on creation science at a summer session of Michigan State University. The title of the pamphlet was “How science shows there MUST be a Creator” ... chemical equilibrium, the statistical improbability of getting biological chemicals through random processes, and information theory. The professor was unwilling to acknowledge the relevance of anything I had to say ... False Assumption 1. “Human Reasoning is adequate to explain everything worth knowing.” This is a foundational premise of humanism ... False Assumption 2. “Macro-evolution is the eventual result of many steps of microevolution.” Unfortunately, micro-evolution is typically the result of a loss of information ...

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  The Tale of the Archaeoraptor Forgery, by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2010 Vol 15, Num 3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... forgeries used to support evolution is that of Archaeoraptor liaoningensis, commonly called Archaeoraptor ... 1998 at a press conference at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. The announcers included paleontologist Philip J. Currie of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Alberta; Stephen Czerkas of the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah; and Xing Xu of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing ... Liaoning, China ... High resolution X-ray computed tomography evaluations confirmed Xing’s evaluation ... predatory dinosaurs called dromaeosaurs ...

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  Matters of Fact... - What are Species?, by Jean K. Lightner, DVM, M.S.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 6.pdf -- Page 6
  ... definition of a biological species can be controversial. The most common definition is based on the biological species concept proposed in a book by Ernst Mayr (Mayr, 1942). Basically, a species is a group of natural populations that can (potentially) interbreed to produce fertile offspring ... Canis familiaris was the scientific name (genus and species) given to the domestic dog ... Morphological (physical) characteristics were used by Carl Linnaeus when he pioneered the field of taxonomy in the 1700s ... The study of created kinds is called baraminology (from Hebrew bara — create, mîn — kind) ... reproductive barriers are greater than just infertility in offspring. Hybrids can be weaker ...

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  ...without excuse! - The Testimony of Chemical Equilibrium, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 4.pdf -- Page 4
  ... strings of amino acids connected by what are called “peptide bonds” ... string of amino acids is far more likely to split apart than it is to lengthen spontaneously. This observation is significant enough to make a natural origin of life effectively impossible ... in 1981 biochemist Duane Gish calculated from thermodynamic principles the ratio of splitting versus lengthening. His calculations showed that in a forming chain, each time a new amino acid is added to an existing chain, its concentration decreases by a factor of one hundred (Gish, 1981). ... Chains degenerating about 100 times as fast as they can form ...

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  Matters of Fact... by Jean K. Lightner, DVM, M.S.
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     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 3.pdf -- Page 6
  ... evolutionists explain the slow development of male and female reproductive systems? If some type of early creature is reproducing asexually, when and why does it start developing male and female reproductive systems ... many creatures is a single sex chromosome. The incredible design makes the inference of a Designer quite reasonable ... biblical analogy comparing the relationship of God with his people to the relationship of a man with his wife ... mutations (any changes in the sequence of DNA nucleotides) have been viewed as copying errors ... wide range of proofreading and repair mechanisms in place that considerably reduce the frequency of errors ... RNA ... homologous recombination ...

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  All by Design - Brilliant Blue Butterflies, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2009 Vol 14, Num 1.pdf -- Page 12
  ... organisms recognize specific colors in their survival and reproductive strategies. Among the most brilliantly colored of all insects, male Morpho butterflies display spectacular shades of blue ... the blue coloration is not produced by pigments, but rather by the fine microstructure of the scales that cover the wings. The scales covering the wings, which are actually dark brown in color, have repeating patterns of longitudinal ridges ... Morpho amathonte, native to Central America ... photoreceptors ...

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  Cancer and Evolution - All cancers are a result of gene mutations
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     Vol. 16, No. 10 -- November -- 2010-4.pdf -- Page 2
  ... new cancer drug ... ‘penicillin-like breakthrough’ ... melanoma skin cancer ... A study in Nature describes the drug's chemical structure ... New Scientist online commented that ‘Although scientists have known for some time that all cancers are a result of gene mutations ... genetic differences ... new genetic information which natural selection uses to drive evolution forward. Indeed, mutation is the only mechanism available to produce the variations without which, as Darwin admitted, ‘...natural selection would have nothing to work with.’ ... cancer-producing mutation ... supposed information-building mutations that drive evolution forwards ... fertile imagination ...

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  Pink elephant
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     Vol. 16, No. 4 -- June -- 2009-2.pdf -- Page 5
  ... BBC News website reported on a pink elephant in the Okavango Delta ... calf is thought to be an albino, an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants. Thus the extraordinary colour is due to a lack of normal skin pigmentation rather than development of novel pigmentation ... the fact that mutations very frequently represent a loss of genetic information ...

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  Cuttings & Comments from New Scientist, by Dr David Rosevear
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     Vol. 15, No. 10 -- June -- 2008-2.pdf -- Page 2
  ... parallel universes ... no direct evidence for wormholes has been observed ... phantom matter ... Inflationary models - it sometimes seems they can be tweaked to fit any observations ... hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence has yielded barely a hint of any alien civilisations ... SETI ... Alien Telescope Array ... multiverses and universe-gobbling particles ... prejudice against the Adam-and-Eve ... Green River formation in Wyoming ... fruit bat - a species that does not use echolocation ... Richard Dawkins’ blind watchmaker ... 1861 the first specimen of Archaeopteryx ... Leafcutter ants, Atta cephalotes ... Physicists think the explanation for this lies with the weak nuclear force ... The tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, is a ‘living fossil’, virtually unchanged since dinosaurs roamed the Earth... even for a lizard, the tuatara is slow ...

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  Stimulating thoughts - design of the human brain
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     Vol. 15, No. 9 -- March -- 2008-1.pdf -- Page 2
  ... “I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are your works” (Psalm 139:14) ... human brain ... capable of incredible feats of computation, data recognition and information storage, the brain exceeds the abilities of all the electronic devices mankind has yet been able to devise. ... neurons ... work jointly in large networks ... individual synapses ...

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  Old and New - Coelacanth Fish Fossils and Fins
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     Vol. 15, No. 8 -- December -- 2007-4.pdf -- Page 2
  ... a live coelacanth captured by a fisherman off the coast of Manado in Indonesia ... fin of a fossil coelacanth claimed to be 400 million years old from sediments in northern Wyoming ... Coelacanths were thought to have been extinct for many millions of years until one was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938. Since then more than 300 have been found off the Comoro Islands and eastern Africa ... Natural History Museum, London ...

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  A Package Deal - Consider the Eye
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     Vol. 15, No. 6 -- June -- 2007-2.pdf -- Page 2
  ... the eye with its 126 million receptor cells, one million ganglion cells and one million nerve fibres. Pause for a moment and dwell on the complexity, the design and engineering of this small miraculous object. Yet this eye is nothing – it cannot see unless it is connected to the brain, this brain with its 100,000 million cells! ... Evolutionary scientists would have us believe that these arose spontaneously of their own volition and without direction. Logic and common sense would demand and direct us to think otherwise. ...

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  ...without excuse! - The Testimony of the Seeing Watchmaker, by Timothy R. Stout
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     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2008 Vol 13, Num 6.pdf -- Page 3
  ... an effort to avoid dealing with a holy Creator God ... idolatry ... it appears that a modern, scientifically-trained scientist would have nothing in common with a heathen idolater ... Richard Dawkins wrote a book, The Blind Watchmaker, in which he made the argument that processes intrinsic to nature itself are adequate to create life ... very little difference between Dawkins’ glorifying nature as Creator and the heathen in glorifying dead idols as their masters ... Dawkins proposes a method called “cumulative selection” as the means for natural processes ... the reality is that every attempt to explain a natural origin of life apart from God will result in failure and contradictions ...

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  The Paradox of Urtica dioica L., “Stinging Nettle”: A Blessing and a Curse, by Stephen B. Austin
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     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2008 Vol 13, Num 2.pdf -- Page 1
  ... about 45 genera and 800 species worldwide in the nettle family, according to the Flora of North America ... European authorities include the genus Humulus in the Urticaceae, while American botanists have created a new family, Cannabinaceae ... male and female flowers appear on the same plant ... human skin makes contact with these hairs, the stiff translucent tip breaks off, leaving a sharp point that readily pierces the skin ... nettle fibers were used for many years to make cording, rope, and cloth. The fibers are considered superior to cotton and were said to be more durable than linen ... young greens can be cooked in the manner of spinach and served with salt, pepper, a little vinegar, or lemon juice ... numerous medicinal qualities ...

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  All by Design - Snapping Shrimp, by Jonathan C. O’Quinn, D.P.M., M.S.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2007 Vol 12, Num 5.pdf -- Page 12
  ... vastness of the oceans and the untold number of species of living things that dwell there. Do you view it all as a product of chance, or the handiwork of an all-knowing Designer? ... extraordinary ability of the snapping shrimp. They have one large “snapping” claw, with a specialized plunger on the movable (dactyl) portion of the claw ... enormous tension, by co-contraction of an opener and a closer muscle, then snapped shut by a second closer muscle. This produces a high-velocity water jet ... cavitation bubble which subsequently collapses violently as the pressure rises ... tiny flash of light ... precise design and function of this claw is one of many examples of the perfect designs of living things ...

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  The Intelligent Design Movement Should Expand Its Horizons, by Michael Oard, M.S.
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     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2006 Vol 11, Num 6.pdf -- Page 1
  ... Phillip Johnson’s (1991) book Darwin on Trial. It was through the influence of Denton’s (1986) book, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis ... Darwinism is based on a philosophy called philosophical naturalism, a belief that nature is all there is ... Michael Behe’s (1996) book, Darwin’s Black Box ... Stephen Meyer has contributed a host of superlative articles on the Cambrian explosion ... the Bible, the age of the earth, and the Genesis Flood ... wedge strategy the IDM relies on evidence, will they be able to open a big crack in the evolutionary/naturalistic juggernaut ...

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  Herbivores and Plant Volatiles: Part 4—Vegetable Crops, by Emmett L. Williams, Ph. D. and George F. Howe, Ph. D.
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     Jul/Aug -- Creation Matters 2006 Vol 11, Num 4.pdf -- Page 1
  ... particular interest to researchers who study defensive volatiles that are released from the plants in reaction to herbivore feeding. Such emissions attract parasitoids and carnivores to the feeding herbivores ... activate defensive volatile attractants in a complex biochemical cascade of reactions ... larvae of Pieris brassicae, the cabbageworm ... oral secretions from a feeding cabbageworm induced the release of attractant volatiles ... Lima beans, cucumbers, and mites ... Terpenoids are the major group in the mixture ... Colorado potato beetle ... well-timed process of biochemical chain reactions ...

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  Herbivores and Plant Volatiles: Part 3 — Egg Parasitoids, An Introduction, by Emmett L. Williams, Ph. D. and George F. Howe, Ph. D.
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     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2006 Vol 11, Num 2.pdf -- Page 1
  ... cotton plants as hosts for the beet armyworm herbivore, these researchers speculated that the female parasitoid wasps may have been attracted to the plants by volatiles, which were emitted because of the feeding larvae ... major enemy of the field elm, Ulmus minor, is the elm leaf beetle, Xanthogaleruca luteola ... scratches the surface by gnawing shallow, rough grooves ... analysis of these volatiles has revealed more than 40 compounds, most of which are terpenoids ... Eggs of the elm leaf beetle are the only host of this wasp parasitoid ... scent emitted by the crushed bug is extremely unpleasant and downright obnoxious ... defoliate many types of conifers ...

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  Herbivores and Plant Volatiles: Part 1 — Tobacco and Tomato Plants, by E.L. Williams, Ph.D. and G.F. Howe, Ph.D.
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     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 2005 Vol 10, Num 3.pdf -- Page 1
  ... raising vegetables in home gardens. One of the favorite crops is tomatoes ... an ugly, large, green caterpillar called a “hornworm” is found ... will attack tomato and tobacco plants, as well as eggplant, potato, pepper, horsenettle, jimpson weed, nightshade, and other members of the plant family Solanaceae ... herbivores, that can defoliate a tomato plant in a matter of days, are considered “potentially the most destructive insect pests of tobacco” (R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.) ... eggs or cocoons of a small braconid wasp ... three possible metabolic pathways that produce volatiles in plants ... regurgitant from herbivores allow the plant “. . . to identify and differentiate herbivore feeding from mere mechanical wounding ... plant produces a polypeptide called systemin, which is composed of 18 amino acids ...

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  Discovery of Design, by Don B. DeYoung, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2004 Vol 9, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... biomimicry frequently appears in the current technical literature. The term refers to the use of ideas from nature to develop new products and to solve problems ... inventors, engineers, and scientists are turning to plants, animals, and objects for technical insights ... design in nature reveals the fingerprint of the Creator ... beneath the cuttlefish skin are many small elastic sacks, called chromaloptores, which are filled with color pigments ... white cell patches, called leucophors, which act like mirrors ... lobster eye works by reflection of light from tiny, flat, mirror-like surfaces ... “lobster lens” ... geometry is found in NASA’s Chandra orbiting x-ray observatory ... Lotus leaves are covered with tiny bumps ... magnolias, Dutchman’s pipes, water lilies, philodendrons, and skunk cabbage ... the iris of the human eye, the blue-green-brown eye component ... has at least 266 identifiable characteristics ... spherical carbon molecules are called fullerenes or “buckyballs.” ...

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  Plant - insect relationship supports whale of a tale
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     Vol. 15, No. 2 -- June -- 2006-2.pdf -- Page 1
  ... Old Testament book of Jonah is a remarkable example of God's desire to extend mercy to an undeserving nation ... Nineveh ... God had spared the Ninevites from destruction ... English translation of the Hebrew word "kikayon" as "vine" is probably incorrect and that it should be translated "castor oil plant" ... entomologists because Ricinus is highly toxic: very few insects will feed on it at all ... extract makes an excellent insecticide ...

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  Book review: Dawkins’ God - Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life
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     Vol. 14, No. 9 -- September -- 2005-3.pdf -- Page 3
  ... Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, a theologian with a doctorate in molecular biophysics, and a Christian. The fact that he is not a young-earth creationist, rather a theistic evolutionist, gives his criticism of Dawkins’ views on religion more impact ... The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, River out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow and A Devil’s Chaplain ... Dawkins attacks William Paley’s natural theology as ‘gloriously and utterly wrong’ ... Evolution is regarded as occurring by means of the non-random selection of random mutations of the information in the genes ... Dawkins dispenses with morality - genes have no moral sense ...

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  Political Correctness versus Genetic Facts
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     Vol. 14, No. 4 -- June -- 2004-2.pdf -- Page 4
  ... gender ... adopt the dress and habits of the opposite sex ... may even undergo surgery to change their sex ... perform legal marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples ... partners has undergone a “sex change” ... Church ministers whose consciences will not permit them to carry out same-sex weddings ... But does a surgical operation really change a person’s gender? Sex differences start early, according to a report in Nature Science Update ... University of California analysed 12,000 brain genes in developing mice and found that the activity of 51 genes is different in males and females before the testes are formed ... chromosomes ... males have an XY pair while females have an XX pair ... (Matt. 19:4) the Creator said “He that made them at the beginning made them male and female.” ...

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  Selective Value of Genetic Variation in Humans, by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2003 Vol 8, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... existence of genetic variations that produce a clear survival advantage that can be acted upon by natural selection ... believed by most neoDarwinists ... non-deleterious genetic variations called polymorphisms ... blood types, such as A, B, AB, and O, plus the Rh factor ... Hair shaft shape (round shaft, which produces straight hair; partly oval, which produces curly hair; and largely oval, which produces kinky hair ... musical talent, the ability to do complex physical and mental games, fly jet planes at speeds several times that of sound, and display mathematical abilities ...

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  What can we really know about “Evolution”?
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     Vol. 13, No. 10 -- September -- 2003-2.pdf -- Page 1
  ... How did life begin? ... How do mutations lead to evolution? ... How are new species formed? ... Is evolution predictable? ... What’s God got to do with it? ... Neo-Darwinism ... RNA ... DNA ... nucleic acids and amino acids ... beneficial mutations ... bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens ...

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  What Intelligent Design Is Not ... by Ashby L. Camp, J.D., M.Div.
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     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2003 Vol 8, Num 1.pdf -- Page 8
  ... competitor to Evolution Only is objective origins science. Objectivity is the antithesis of Evolution intelligent design (ID) is really not a theory of origins; rather, it is a theory of - design detection ... all one can demonstrate via observation of nature is that some kind of intelligence was involved ... Many theistic evolutionists reject the notion that the divine involvement they accept on faith is detectable. That is, they deny that this reality is empirically distinguishable from a reality that arose by purely unintelligent processes ... some of the staunchest critics of ID are theistic evolutionists ...

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  Fearfully,  Wonderfully: The organs of our bodies work by carrying out complex multistage chemical syntheses
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     Vol. 13, No. 9 -- July -- 2003-1.pdf -- Page 1
  ... metabolic highways ... energy-releasing Krebs cycle ... complex interlocking cycles is the body’s self healing processes ...metabolic fingerprints ... coronary heart disease to be spotted with more than 90% accuracy ...

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  The Acquisition of Virus Resistance Does Not Provide Evidence for Macroevolution, by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
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"Creation Matters"
     Oct/Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 2002 Vol 7, Num 5.pdf -- Page 1
  ... development of resistance of viruses to anti-viral agents often is presented as a modern example of evolution by mutations and, by extension, as clear evidence for Darwinism ... literature indicates that those examples that are due to mutations are in nearly all cases due to loss mutations and do not result in a gain of genetic information ... resistance in many kinds of pathogens including viruses ... systematically change the active site on their antigens ... Antigens are like identification cards that enable the immune system of the host to determine if a large protein is a friend or foe ... autoimmune disease results, such as rheumatoid arthritis ... body’s ability to provide natural immunity ... immune system ...

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Creation Research Society
  Did Entropy Change before the Curse?, by Robert Hill, M.S.
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"Creation Matters"
     Sep/Oct -- Creation Matters 2001 Vol 6, Num 5.pdf -- Page 6
  ... Creationists have used the second law of thermodynamics as an argument against evolution for many years. The origin of the laws of thermodynamics within a Biblical chronology has not been resolved. The origin of the first law of thermodynamics has not been an issue. As far as I know, all Creationists agree that the first law of thermodynamics was set in place by God during the Creation week. ... At the Curse, the Creation was changed. Death began at the Curse, and death due to old age is the result of some body part’s wearing out. ... degeneration was imposed on the Creation due to Adam’s sin, which fits in with the second law of thermodynamics ...

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Creation Research Society
  Understanding Transitional Forms, by David P. Woetzel
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"Creation Matters"
     Mar/Apr -- Creation Matters 2001 Vol 6, Num 2.pdf -- Page 1
  ... origins debate are as confusing or as often misconstrued as the term “transitional form" ... Creationists and some evolutionists claim that transitional or intermediate forms are rare ... many evolutionary biologists have shifted attention to cladograms (a branching diagram that is used to depict the hierarchical distribution of shared characters) ... ancestral evidence, and phylogeny (a lineage) ... dentition or locomotion ... Nested hierarchy ... taxonomic groups ... chimeric forms ... curious mosaics like Archaeopteryx ... fine grained transitions ...

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Creation Research Society
  Probabilities, Monkeys & Natural Selection, by David Woetzel
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"Creation Matters"
     Jan/Feb -- Creation Matters 2000 Vol 5, Num 1.pdf -- Page 5
  ... biggest challenges for creationists has been to clearly illustrate the absurdity that passes off as probability arguments in the naturalistic/evolutionary model of origins ... One has only to wait: time itself performs miracles. ... Anglican Archbishop of Oxford University, Samuel Wilberforce, and evolutionist and agnostic Thomas Huxley were engaged in the “Great Debate.” ... given an infinite amount of time, these monkeys would eventually type up all of the works of Shakespeare ... top of the incline is the sublime prose of Shakespeare ... unlikelihood of a truly beneficial mutation that adds new information which then becomes the basis for an evolutionary ... Haldane’s Dilemma ...

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Creation Research Society
  Neodiprion (Sawfly), by Mark Stewart
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"Creation Matters"
     May/Jun -- Creation Matters 1999 Vol 4, Num 3.pdf -- Page 7
  ... adult conifer sawfly, or Neodiprion, is a serious pest of coniferous trees ... Sawfly larvae are notorious for defoliating various types of pine trees and other conifers ... A unique digestive system ... munching on its staple diet of pine needles, the larva separates the poisonous oils and resins from the digestible pulp, and stores them in two goiter-like sacs located at the sides of its oral cavity. If provoked, it instantly turns its head toward its aggressor and secretes a drop of its stored liquid ... An evolutionary enigma ... The sawfly’s digestive system is more than just an oddity ...

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Creation Research Society
  Current Trends in Creationist Research: A Report on the 1998 ICC - International Conference on Creationism, by Richard Overman, M. S. and Virginia (Ginger) Overman
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"Creation Matters"
     Nov/Dec -- Creation Matters 1998 Vol 3, Num 6.pdf -- Page 4
  ... Fourth International Conference on Creationism (ICC) in 1998 ... papers, information, and topics covered in this report ... educational track ... 47 technical papers presented at this conference and provided in the book of proceedings ... Astronomy, Biblical Studies, Biology (which includes papers dealing with studies of biological fossils), Geology, Physics (including Astro-Geophysics), and Social Sciences (including papers dealing with worldviews and law) ...

 
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