Comet Speculation Doesn’t Hold Up To Observations

For many years, most astronomers believed that comets were the remains of the solar system’s formation some 4.6 billion years ago. One the other hand, creationists have argued that a comet is not that old because of it’s travel around the sun, where it experiences heat and other processes which causes it to disintegrate. As a result of loosing a lot of material, comets could not exist for more than 100,000 years.

Recent observations have falsified the long held belief by most astronomers that the comets were made up with the cold remains of the solar system’s formation…

“Though the mission was expected to provide a unique glimpse into the early solar system by returning a mix of solar system condensates, amorphous grains from the interstellar medium and true stardust (crystalline grains originating in distant stars), the initial results painted a different picture.”

“Instead, the comet materials consisted of high-temperature materials  including calcium-aluminum rich inclusions (CAIs), the oldest objects formed in the solar nebula.  These objects form in the inner regions of the solar nebula and are common in meteorites. The presence of CAIs in comet Wild 2 indicates that the formation of the solar system included mixing over radial distances much greater than has been recognized by scientists in the past.”

In 1999 NASA had sent a probe to comet Wild 2 in order to prove their theory and what they found of course was a conflict on what they had predicted for so many years. This shows the value of  observation in science. But the problem remains within secular astronomy when it comes to relying on speculation, a rescue attempt was made to counter the observation conflict with a inventive idea which is a “radial transport of material over large distances in the early solar nebula.”

Could that even be possible? A paper in science claimed the particle studied from the mission is 1.7 million years old, is that really reliable considering their track record with comets? If one cannot explain how it happened, it seems pretentious to claim to know when it happened.

Comets not only disintegrates over time, they also get destroyed…National Geographic reports

“SOHO was able to watch the comet plunging toward the sun thanks to its occulting disk, seen as an opaque circle at the center of the images. The disk creates an artificial solar eclipse, blocking out direct glare from the sun to reveal the fainter solar corona and surrounding stars, planets, and other objects. Zooming in from the left, as seen by SOHO, the comet starts to dissolve as it nears the sun, and it never reappears from behind the occulting disk.”

Not surprisingly, National Geographic reverted back to old speculation claiming there are other comets which contain the remains of the early solar system otherwise it would be an admission of observing young comets which is indeed what we are seeing. It’s certainly a blessing to have Stardust, Deep Impact and other missions that gather data to replace speculation which verifies the Bible!

Artwork: Inventing Bird Feathers Out Of Thin Air

A new fossil has been discovered and featured in National Geographic raising more controversy and grasping for paint brushes in the Dino to Bird debate.

“So here you have a form that’s reduced the first finger, and it is right in this period of transition in the evolution of theropods,” Clark said. The find helps fill in what had been seen as a “chink” in the otherwise widely supported theory that birds descended from dinosaurs, said Hans Dieter.”

“Sues, a paleontologist at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History who was not involved in the research. “Having a fossil that shows that there are three digits plus this sort of little residual digit … is almost a perfect structural intermediate” linking theropods and birds, he said.”

Artwork From A New Fossil As Depicted In National Geographic

Artwork From A New Fossil As Depicted In National Geographic

As you can see, the artwork filled the fossil with feathers even though there is no direct evidence. It is true, developmental stages of birds can be observed but not with dinosaurs. The story of the toes does nothing to remedy other aspects of this hypothesis.

It has been observed that theropods have lizard-hips rather than bird like hips. Birds have an immobile femur which theropods don’t have. The immobile femur is required so the bird can breath or the fact that birds have been found in the fossil record before most dinosaur species existed.

At some point in time way into the future, paleontologists will reconsider their long-held belief and eventually cave into another false belief, “birds evolved along side dinosaurs.” Birds multiplied alongside dinosaurs.

In Physorg,

“Frankly, there’s a lot of museum politics involved in this, a lot of careers committed to a particular point of view even if new scientific evidence raises questions,” Ruben said.

True, money is a huge motivator in science especially when one makes a pretty good living doing research, in this case research that has been falsified but the story continues.

Evolutionary Hype Over Newly Discovered Fossil

One of the things that makes a pretty big buzz in the area of evolutionary biology is reporting on finding supposed “missing links.” National Geographic reports a fossil that is believed to be a walking seal…

“Measuring about three and a half feet (110 centimeters) long, the 20- to 24-million-year-old “walking seal” had heavy, muscular limbs like those of a land mammal, a long tail, and webbed feet.

Unlike the shuffling seals of today, the newfound species may have walked as gracefully as it swam, researchers say.

If the finless seal looks slightly less than odd, it may be because of its resemblance to a modern otter, which lead study author Natalia Rybczynski agreed “to some extent, ecologically” could be “a modern analogy for these early pinnipeds.”

National Geographic is claiming it’s “sealing the evolutionary gap” or really? According to nature, there was a similar fossil found named; Potamotherium, yet nobody was claiming this fossil was the missing link to seals!

Another problem is where the sister fossils were found. There is the Puijila was found near Greenland while Potamotherium as I mentioned earlier, this fossil was found in Europe, and Enaliarctos which was discovered on the northwest shores of North America. It seems unrealistic that these animals traveled so far in the world during their supposed evolutionary path.

Not surprisingly, the new fossil was difficult to classify for the discovers but were aided by a computer software program using much subjectivity in their conclusions.

“With Enaliarctos considered the earliest pinniped, there exists a major transformational gap between a terrestrial ancestor and the appearance of flippered pinnipeds,” they admitted in the introduction.”

“Indeed, most studies of pinniped relationships and evolution do not consider the critical first evolutionary stages that ultimately gave rise to this successful group of marine carnivores.”

Enter Puijila, a “small mammalian carnivore,” to the rescue: “Puijila is a morphological intermediate in the land-to-sea transition of pinnipeds and provides new evidence concerning the evolution and biogeography of the earliest pinnipeds.”

To overlook this problem of the evidence of this supposed “missing link” of a seal, animation, movies, Flash multimedia and Powerpoint slides were provided by the authors of the paper which is great for story telling, like claiming a “morphological intermediate” not a  temporal intermediate but all of their dancing around the evidence to hype up a story is certainly not true science!

National Geographic Claims Darwinism Is Like Buddhism

What seems to be an odd conclusion in a recent study by “comparing Buddhist beliefs with Darwinism, it actually makes sense.

“Buddhist teachings also see empathy as a somewhat selfish motivation, but one that the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, calls the “seed of compassion.”

Did you realize humanism, atheism, secularism, and so on, have no problems with the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, Hindu pagan gods, Satanism, Wicca, Buddhism, Freemasonry, and host of other pagan religions?

Now we all know National Geographic would not compare Darwinism with Christianity, not because it’s mixing science and Christianity but rather it’s denying the truths found in Christianity. In Satanism, their greatest commandment is;  “do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law.” Pretty appealing to humanists or atheists, wouldn’t you say? This is one of the reasons why the likes of atheists like Dawkins who have never written such books like “The Devil Delusion.”

Another example, in Humanist International where their version of history pertaining to Humanism and atheism took root in ancient India. Well the vast majority of their essay was about denying God only, not pagan gods as seen below…

“The Jains reject the necessity of God to attain self-purification and liberation – meaning that this is to be attained through self-effort. The twenty four Tirthankars, whose idols are enthusiastically worshipped, are not the gods that we have referred to earlier.”

“They are only ideal human beings whose guidance we may take. The Jains are vociferous deniers of God. They fail to understand the propriety of a perfect God creating the world at all. A perfect God can have no desires or motives, even good ones, to be fulfilled.”

Like I said, atheism and humanism have no problems with pagan gods, it’s the real God almighty found in the Bible which have major problems with. So are you really surprised National Geographic publishes a study that says Darwinism is like Buddhist beliefs?

Ekman’s study admits “everyone is capable of compassion”, but somehow manages to narrow it down to Buddhist beliefs. This compassion thing in which is being promoted  is basically trying to elevate the image on Darwinism and evolution in general.

Quite a contrast considering Darwinism was compared to what is called; The Malthus doctrine by the Reverend Thomas Malthus himself. The proposal suggested all life (not just humans) grows beyond the food that’s available so mankind was doomed to destruction. The compassion idea seems to add hope for life than the Malthus doctrine which Darwin wrote about it in 1838, “I happened to read for amusement Malthus on Population, and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on…”

Obviously it takes much faith to believe in the ever growing with extreme complexity which no other scientific theory in history has like evolution does. Neo-Darwinism finds compassion or should I say finds agreement with certain religions but it’s not surprise that it is very much opposed to compassion found in Christainity.

Neanderthal: Has the “Other Human” Label Been Finally Put to Rest?

Neanderthal man has been making headlines once again. This time, the “other human” is coming into question by some evolutionists themselves. Neanderthal man has been portrayed as a different species of humans  which wasn’t that intelligent at all. The question remains, what makes Neanderthals distinct from modern day humans?

There are numerous ideas with a lot of imagination that goes along with it from just observing the appearance of Neanderthal man, but has no substance. Pat Shipman (anthropologist, Penn State) has made a revealing commentary on this subject…

“Neanderthals have always been treated like the poor relation in the human family.  From the recognition of the first partial skeleton from Feldhofer, Germany, in 1856, Neanderthals made scientists uneasy.  Initially they were viewed as too physically apelike to fit into Homo sapiens and too brutishly primitive to have been capable of modern human behavior.

Now, new information on Neanderthal adaptations has come from Gibraltar, an island where an adult Neanderthal cranium and pieces of a Neanderthal child’s skull were found previously.  As reported in this issue of PNAS, evidence from Vanguard and Gorham’s caves indicates that Neanderthals used unexpectedly modern and complex subsistence strategies”

–From “Separating ‘‘us’’ from ‘‘them’’: Neanderthal and modern human behavior by Pat Shipman

–Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Some evolutionary scientists believe that Neanderthals did in fact interbreed with modern humans. Shipman actually debunks the idea of Neanderthals as being the “other human” by pointing out the complexity in four different areas of their behavior that are identical to modern humans.

1) broad use of land resources

2) sea fishing and hunting

3) use of small scale resources

4) scheduling resource use by the seasons

If behavior did not separate “us” (modern humans) from “them” (Neanderthals), what did? Asks Pat Shipman.

Evolutionists have done a dis-service in teaching for many years the myths about Neanderthal. It’s been used as so-called evidence for evolution. The once brutish looking caveman considered not so smart, now looks and acts more modern than ever.

National Geographic a continued proponent of the lack of intelligence and advancement found concerning Neanderthal made a rebuttal to Shipman’s comments…

“But the new research may eliminate sophisticated foraging skills from the list of potential advantages unique to humans.”

National Geographic considers “sophisticated foraging skills” as a gap which will be later filled (changed to their position) by new discoveries of data. This is a typical argument they use against creationists too. It’s not a scientific valid argument. Does the see it to believe it apply? National Geographic seen it, but they don’t believe it…

“Deep down there is this idea that modern humans are cognitively superior and therefore able to out compete Neanderthals,” said researcher Clive Finlayson, director of the Heritage Division at the Gibraltar Museum. “I suppose we’ve thrown a bit of a spanner in the works by showing that Neanderthals were doing exactly the same thing.” Live Science

A wise man once said…

“Imagine the myths that could have been spun with the bones of living humans from differing parts of the world.  Put a Watusi skeleton next to an Eskimo in the Museum of Man, and just imagine the yarns you could spin.”

Is the “other human” label for Neanderthal man finally been put to rest? The answer is “YES” it is…For creationists it’s been a long time, but for evolutionists it’s taken them awhile at least for some of them. Bascially, there is no difference between modern man and Neanderthal man which confirms God’s Word.