Monthly Archives: February 2014

THE FLAWED EYE: A TRIUMPH OF DESIGN

The argument from bad design, unnecessary design or unlikely design, i.e. “a designer wouldn’t do it that way” is very often used to prop up natural selection or homology arguments because they are scientifically weak. It is mostly used as a straw man argument against design. THE ARGUMENT FROM BAD DESIGN It really adds nothing to the understanding of how the feature in question would occur naturally. It’s heavily bogged down with subjectivity, who’s standard of perfection are we supposed

150 YEARS AND COUNTING

One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet here we are -as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation. Evolutionist will shy away from the topic of the origin of life when in mixed company and attempt to claim it’s a non issue. In spite of this denial it is part of most evolutionary storylines. Evolution was never accepted because scientific data demanded it. Its

THE MISSING LINK

“This general tendency to eliminate, by means of unverifiable speculations, the limits of the categories nature presents to us is the inheritance of biology from The Origin of Species. To establish the continuity required by theory, historical arguments are invoked, even though historical evidence is lacking. Thus are engendered those fragile towers of hypothesis based on hypothesis, where fact and fiction intermingle in an inextricable confusion.” W.R. Thompson “…inquiring minds, even when misled, could not help making some discoveries.” Isaac

WHEN THE SCHOLAR’S DON’T AGREE

How do you know what you know? Most of us have specialized knowledge in one or two areas, our profession and our hobbies, learned from education and or experience. Some professions like an historian or a theoretical physicist or paleontologist don’t get their information from first hand knowledge, but very often from someone else’s work, or from ideas that can only be “proven” by an agreement among peers. For that matter, all of us know very little about everything that

THE CONVERGENCE CONCOCTION

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but it’s not a duck, it’s probably another case of convergent evolution Generally, the assumed transitions in the evolutionary story do not require a scientific explanation. Evolution is assumed to be responsible for every feature of every organism that ever existed. The key to defining an evolutionary ancestral relationship is usually similarity of structure. The differences are assumed to be the result of evolution. Quite often however things may

WHY BIBLE PROPHECY IS GENUINE

What is Bible prophecy? The Hebrew word for prophecy simply means inspired communication. It could be delivered by speech, by song or in writing. The Greek word has the same meaning, but includes the idea of poetry. In the Bible the word prophecy is always used to indicate divinely inspired communication. The ministry of a prophet was to deliver a message from God. A false prophet would therefore be someone who was pretending to declare divine messages. The current idea

ITS TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

Darwinist’s answer to irreducible complexity There is a story that goes something like this, After a lecture on the cosmos, an old woman approached the lecturer and said, “I’m sorry but your wrong about the earth orbiting the sun and the sun being part of a galaxy, the earth is actually sitting on the back of a giant turtle” The lecturer then asked, “Well, what’s the turtle standing on” “Another turtle.” She said. “And what’s that turtle standing on” “It’s

THE LYING SPIRIT

An alleged Bible contradiction that actually proves the Bible internally consistent. Why present alleged contradictions in the Bible as amazing evidence for the Bible’s accuracy? For one, proof of the Bibles accuracy comes from the fact that it stands up to the critic’s accusations. Let’s say you are examining a bulletproof vest. How do you test the claim that it’s bulletproof? You shoot at it. The critics provide endless ammunition to test the Bible for accuracy. They shoot lots of

ALLEGED SCIENTIFIC ERRORS IN THE BIBLE

This is a list of a few of the supposed scientific errors and problems in the Bible that its critics have claimed they have found.   Are bats called birds? And these are they which you shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle,…And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. (Leviticus 11:13-19) A similar list can be found in Deuteronomy 14:11-18. The problem

COMPLEXITY AND SPECIFIED COMPLEXITY

Specified complexity exists in only two places, life and things designed by life. This fact is supported by many observations and experiments that started centuries ago and continue in top science labs today. Complexity is a relative term. Technically, by definition something becomes complex as soon as it has more than two parts. But complexity for us is based on two things, the amount of data there is to consider and also our familiarity with what we are considering. The

FINGERPRINTS

One of the things that sets the Bible apart from all other collections of writings is prophecy. The Bible often tells a story that took place in real time. Kings and sojourners wrote of their lives and their journeys as they related to God, but always, in every account is the promise of things to come. Prophecy is central to the message of the Bible. Prophecy is a strong evidence of the divine origin and inspiration of the books in

THE Emperor’s NEW INFINITE IMPROBABILITY DRIVE

“Time is in fact the hero of the plot… Given so much time, the ‘impossible’ becomes possible, the possible becomes probable and the probable becomes virtually certain. One only has to wait: time itself performs the miracles.” –Former Evolutionist George Wald. The infinite improbability drive is a fictional space ship engine invented by fiction writer Douglas Adams. It enabled a ship to go to any point in the universe in only a few seconds. The ship would reach its destination

ERRORS IN EVOLUTIONARY THINKING

This is a list of some of the mistaken ideas that are used in evolutionary thinking.   1. Similarity is evidence for ancestral relationships. When used as evidence for evolution it becomes circular reasoning. Similarities can have two origins, design or ancestry. If the relationship is ancestral then similarities would be due to common ancestry, but if similarities are from a designer using the same or similar structures, then similarity is evidence of a common designer. Another problem is that

THE ARGUMENT FROM BAD DESIGN

“Why should a rat run, a bat fly and a porpoise swim, and I type this essay with the structures built of the same bones unless we all inherited them from a common ancestor. An engineer starting from scratch could design a better limb in each case.”  Former Evolutionist Steven J. Gould   One of the arguments that evolutionists often put forth is that there are many poorly designed systems in life. This, they claim is evidence of evolution. Why? 

HOW TO STUDY CREATION

What kind of scientific experiment would you do to determine if something were created by intelligence or formed through natural processes?  Would testing something chemically prove it was designed?  Only if you knew that the chemicals were unable to produce that combination or arrangement without intelligence. You would not only have to set up experiments to test the natural properties of the chemicals involved but you would have to be reasonably sure that the chemicals would not normally produce the