Discovery of New Soft Tissue

Somebody call Dr Xiaoya Ma on the things which are possible in evolution and also on the things that are impossible in evolution! Why? Because she has galvanized the field of neuropaleontology!

Before we learn on how she galvanized the field of neuropaleontology let’s begin by introducing to my readers on who Dr Xiaoya Ma is. She is a NERC Research Fellow who works in the division of ES Invertebrates and Plants Palaeobiology. She has keen interest in researching Cambrian fossils in order to obtain more confusion about evolution, oops I mean to understand it. This presents a challenge for her because the animals found in the Cambrian have no evolutionary ancestors along with no new body parts having appeared since. Scientific American called the Cambrian fossils, ‘Evolutionary biology’s deepest paradox’.  And it is not getting any clearer for evolution, but confirming creationism even more.

Before 2005, no evolutionary scientist thought it was possible for soft organic tissue to survive for millions of years. Because they believed soft tissue could only survive a million years or less. So they didn’t bother looking for it, rather soft tissue was discovered by accident.  A young Tyrannosaurus rex contained proteins in its leg! A female researcher had been dissolving the fossil in acid when she made the discovery. Schweitzer who made the discovery, announced to the world there was blood vessels and structures that looked like whole cells inside of T. Rex’s bone! She took a lot of heat from this discovery, later on it was confirmed to be soft tissue. So how could a bone 68 million years old contain organic proteins (soft tissue)?

For creationism, the discovery presented no problems, in fact it confirms a young earth not billions of years old. So what did they come up with for an explanation to keep the bone millions of year old? Schweitzer suggested in 2013, that iron might be the cause of preservation of soft tissue found in T-Rex. The creationist model on preservation would be the flood where T-Rex was buried quickly which didn’t allow the usual characters to degrade it.

But you think a bone containing proteins that are assumed by evolutionists to be 68 millions years was something, you haven’t seen nothing yet which brings us back to Dr Xiaoya Ma!  In what is commonly called, the “Cambrian explosion” was discovered the unthinkable or the impossible for those who believe in evolution! It makes T-Rex’s discovery look like child’s play for trying to keep things old in the evolutionary framework when the evidence disagrees! You see, carbonized residues from a arthropod’s brain was discovered!  What is an arthropod? It’s an invertebrate animal with an “exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda, and include the insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans.”

How does a fossil from the Cambrian explosion considered by evolutionists to be 520 million years old retain its brain? Doesn’t bioturbation, oxygen and bacteria degrade organic material that leads to its destruction? It is not possible for fossils that are supposedly 520 millions of years old to remain in one place with all the environmental changes which evolutionists believed happened over the span of many millions of years.

Let’s switch gears now, evolutionists believe this is an animal which lived 520 million years ago, what the comparison to the creatures of today?

“The F. protensa nervous system closely resembled that of modern mandibulates, which include insects and crustaceans; these similarities, the researchers claimed, suggested that the key characteristics of the group’s nervous system developed much earlier than previously thought.” (Nature, 490:258–61, 2012).

Dr Xiaoya Ma wasn’t finished yet, she is only just beginning. In 2014, she discovered ten more fossils with brains along with more body parts, “optic nerves”.

While these discoveries are not the latest, an article was brought to my attention about preservation of the brain. Here is the thing about evidence falsifying evolution, firstly…it’s impossible. Secondly…acceptance. Thirdly…Excitement. Neither of these shed’s more light for evolution, rather it just confuses more and more which is common with theories that are not true. But for creationists, we live in some unique times because we have more information that is totally amazing and mind-blowing which is glorifying to God about His creation than generations living before us!  And yet, this is only the beginning, there is so much more to learn!

Hawking’s Doom For Mankind

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking who is considered one of the smartest men in the world, who has attempted to disprove the existence of God by using various branches of evolution but failed,  he is now claiming mankind will doom the vast majority of his or her existence because we are in a rush to develop new technologies to improve our lives.

The wording in which he puts it sounds very similar to what environmental groups have been advocating for years and apparently Stephen Hawking believes in these groups. However, his solution to the manufactured problems is living in outer space. And since he predicts this won’t be possible for the next 100 years, something bad is going to happen because of mankind’s behavior.

What exactly mankind will do to wipe itself off the face of the planet? For one, Hawking mentions bio-engineering which is…

“…a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine — and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice.”

Hawking has a fear that mankind is going to invent genetically engineered viruses which will get loose among the population that it will eventually wipe out many people lives.

Second thing, Hawking suggests global warming due to mankind as the root cause will also play a part in man’s doom. His understanding on this issue is bias, the science doesn’t suggest it. Last December was the warmest on record in my locality, the record in which was broken happened in 1877, since then…emissions have increased but yet in 1877, emissions were a lot less and it still broke a record. And that record stood for a long time even with the environmental changes. You can discover this pattern of increased or decreased in emissions vs warming and cooling throughout history.

Third thing, Hawking mentions nuclear war, the last time mankind was on a possible brink of a nuclear war was the Cuban missile crisis back in the early 1960’s. Fear of nuclear war increased in the 80’s but has lost its luster after that. Dirty nukes are considered more of a threat than traditional ones. No country in the world is going to start a nuclear war with traditional weapons because you can destroy the earth many times over, there is no winner. However, having nuclear weapons means power.

This is not the first time Hawking has declared doom for mankind, he has warned the world about Al Robots massively killing humans (sounds like a Hollywood movie called, The Terminator) and aliens coming to earth in order to destroy us (sounds like a science fiction movie: War of the Worlds).

While Hawking is very smart at math, he is not that smart with evolution nor with his absurd predictions for mankind. While mankind faces major challenges; science, robots, historical warming and cooling of the earth is not one of them!

Storytelling Passes For Science

Welcome 2016, which there is great hope that it will bring forth even greater science discoveries than in 2015. However, storytelling will be on the increase this year as well. This blog has been a critic of telling a story then passing on as though it was a discovery in science which in fact it was not!

lava flowing

Take volcanoes for example. Volcanoes are amazing, huge gasses build up over time underground along with magma, eventually causes an explosion that spews rock and gas to the surface. Often times these events are dangerous to man but amazing to observe from a safe distance.

Live Science recently published one of the most absurd stories ever to be written on the supposed evolution of man’s intelligence. The story goes like this…

“Vast lava flows may have provided humans with access to heat and fire for cooking their food millions of years ago, one researcher has proposed.
That, in turn, would have enabled the evolution of human intelligence, Michael Medler, a geographer at Western Washington University, said at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union earlier this month.”

Keep in mind, living by a volcano is very dangerous. Lava is very hot and can reach up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not something you want to be around because 150 degrees Fahrenheit can cause your lungs to stop functioning and as a result, you would be dead. 2,000 degrees would turn a human body into ash in no time.

Michael Medler is suggesting in his story using circular reasoning which he admits would be difficult to test, that because lava created fires and heat, this caused evolution in man’s intelligence. You can say this for a book, because humans have access to books caused supposed evolution in man’s intelligence. We know that books are designed by intelligence and depending upon content in the book, and the person, it does make them smarter. But is that evidence for intelligent design because one can learn from a book? Even if man learned how to cook from observing lava (which is not the case), it certainly would not be evidence that it’s evolution at work neither should this be called, “science”.

Many stories comes from bones, and often times are not testable to verify one’s theory in evolution. Michael Shermer whose book, “The Moral Arc” claims that evolution,  along with reason will lead humanity toward truth, justice and freedom. His piece which was published in Scientific American on Jan 1, 2016, was far from leading humanity toward truth. In fact, his article on the conduct of the Homo naledi bones were found in a South African cave was a mythical story that he himself had invented and was trying to pass it on to Scientific American readers as science, but it wasn’t based on any factual evidence.

Hawks who is a paleoanthropologist that has worked on the Homo naledi bones had called out Shermer on his mythical story. Here is what he says in his blog

“Extinct Human Species Commit Homicide?”. Shermer is a regular columnist and contributing editor of Scientific American and the editor of Skeptic magazine. He is widely recognized as a leader of the skeptic movement in the U.S.”

“Here’s a sentence summing up his idea of a violent fate for Homo naledi:

Whatever you call it—war or murder—it is violent death nonetheless, and further examination of the Homo naledi fossils should consider violence (war or murder for the adults, sacrifice for the juveniles) as a plausible cause of death and deposition in the cave. “War or murder for the adults, sacrifice for the juveniles.” Shermer conjures the Dinaledi Chamber in the bowels of an Aztec pyramid.”

“It doesn’t sound like the work of a skeptic. Shermer does not seem to have read our open access paper very carefully, because he seems completely oblivious to the evidence most relevant to his idea.”

The last paragraph sums up in a way, scientists who believe in evolution. The evidence says one thing, but become oblivious to it because it doesn’t agree with evolution. Such as fruit flies being mutated over 600 generations in the best environment possible and instead of becoming more open to evolutionary change, the fruit flies became more resistant and started going backwards which surprised many evolutionists. The evidence suggests that fruit flies cannot evolve into another species.

Here there was no violent markings on the bones and Shermer did what evolutionists normally do in a situation where reality doesn’t agree with them, they continue with their narrative as though it were fact, this is known in card playing as bluffing. This is why evolution is bad for science. This is why there was also a climategate, where leading advocates of scientists who believe that humans are responsible for global warming tried screwing a decline in temps to make it invisible to the public over a period of ten years because they want the public to think a certain way.

So one has to be careful when reading articles which are stories that are trying to be passed off as science.

Creationists Rejoice With Latest Picture of Pluto

We thank the New Horizons team for their awesome work on being able to not only flyby at 30,000 miles per hour passed Pluto but also being able transmit back these high-resolution images of never-before-seen surface features! Features that confirm youthful activity rather than billions of years. Pluto has no significant tides so therefore evolutionists cannot even used that as an explanation of tidal heating for its youthful appearance. Before the new data, evolutionists were arguing it was impossible for a planet to look youthful without tidal heating, Pluto says otherwise :)

Latest Image of PlutoWhen you have a small planet which is 3,670,050,000 miles away from a major heat source in this case the sun, the laws of Physics say that Pluto should lost its heat quicker than bigger planets which are closer to the sun. Moreover, heat sources are more restrictive on the dwarf planet (Pluto) such as radioactive elements depleting over time and when it is supposedly billions of years old. In other words, Pluto should not have active radioactive elements existing today.

Press Release from the New Horizons team on September 10th…

“Pluto is showing us a diversity of landforms and complexity of processes that rival anything we’ve seen in the solar system,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado. “If an artist had painted this Pluto before our flyby, I probably would have called it over the top — but that’s what is actually there.”

  “Pluto is surprisingly Earth-like in this regard,” Alan Stern remarked today, “and no one predicted it.”  

While Alan Stern says nobody predicted Pluto being Earth-like, creationists have predicted youthful activity on Pluto. Even on this blog, there have been comments on scientists discovering Pluto is not in agreement with their assumed age which confirms the Biblical account that the Universe was intelligently designed by a creator, namely God!

The discovery is not complicating creationism unlike the evolution of planets. There are no teams of creation scientists working on this data in order to come up with a highly speculative explanation to try and fit it into the framework of the Bible. But we all rejoice, non-scientists and scientists alike in the great discovery which the New Horizons team has done an incredible job with! We look forward more data that was taken from the dwarf Pluto and its moons. By the way, once that data starts coming in on Pluto’s moons, those two are going to be shockers, because of their youthful appearance so stay tuned! :)

Science: Bringing Home More Confirmation

How does science prove our solar system is young not billions of years old? We are not talking about “evolution” which is often times confused with the general term “science” for indoctrination and political reasons. Rather science being: “a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.” Evolution, whether it be planetary evolution, or Darwinian evolution is not science because previous fundamental knowledge within the evolutionary framework is not corrected but rather the new knowledge is corrected in order to maintain the previous knowledge regarding anything they feel that evolves in nature or the universe.

Back to answer the question, how does science prove our solar system is not billions of years old. The answer is: activity. A young solar system is going to have a lot more activity than an older one which makes space exploration more exciting! Pluto is the most recent which has surprised scientists with its activity but there is another and it’s coming from the DAWN spacecraft.

Keep in mind, evolutionary scientists do expect surprises, they feel they know a lot, but not everything but discovering evidence of youth in our solar system is a shocker. And the closer the spacecraft gets, it’s going to be even more shocking to them.

In phys.org

“I expected to be surprised because we knew so little about Ceres,” Christopher Russell, Dawn’s principal investigator and a planetary scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in an email. “I never expected bright spots and a pyramid to be the surprises.”

Evolutionary scientists were expecting inert chunk of rock and ice, because they believe Ceres is billions of years old which sits in very cold space and if it was, this would have been a good prediction. But reality says, it is much younger because of its activity. This is not the first time, every single body our spacecrafts have explored, sent back data which confirms youth not old age.

Here are a few other examples:

  1. Evolution scientists have been hard at work trying to close the two billion age gap they claim Saturn has. “Planets tend to cool as they get older, but Saturn is hotter than astrophysicists say it should be without some additional energy source.”  If you leave your hot coffee in room, it gets cooler because the room is cooler. But you put your coffee in a microwave (which has another energy source), it heats up, thus your energy source. Basic physics.
  • Enceladus, the little Arizona-width moon that sends out five gigwatts of heat through its south-pole geysers. Currently there is no work on trying to come up with an energy source that could last for billions of years.
  • Mountain range discovery: On Saturn’s third largest moon and the 11th largest in the entire solar system, there are 12 mile high and thin mountains on lapetus which was discovered by Cassini. Possible solution: tidal heating.

 

  • No tidal heating but yet activity: “Already, these images are challenging views about how small, icy worlds work.” The land of icy mountains produced earlier “looks relatively young—so young, in fact, that it suggests the planet is still geologically active.”  This is what happens when a dwarf planet is not billions of years old but rather quite young! :) There is no hope of a tidal heating explanation here, although this does prove geological activity is not necessarily produced by tidal heating which is something that was debated in this blog a number of years ago. Evidence conformation! 

 

As the mission for its next adventure in the Kuiper Belt when it flies by, it’s going to turn up more evidence for a youthful universe that will give evolutionary scientists more work on trying to correct the data so it fits within their framework. But we creationists rejoice as new exploration brings home amazing discoveries than confirm its intelligent design features :) 

No Trace of Evolution in Bacteria

In the early years of this blog, someone commented about bacteria resistance as proof of observing ‘evolution’ in real-time. One thing that gets better over time and that is research, but not answers about evolution rather more question which fits the model of a falsified theory.

Those of us who went to public schools have heard that bacteria supposedly evolves resistance towards modern drug use. Medical studies on bacteria resistance are critical for better future treatments. The more we understand over time, the better! A very common bacterium associated with many health issues and also has been a challenge for medical teams around the world because of its ability to resist modern drugs is Klebsiella pneumoniae. The bacterium is mostly known for pneumonia, and bloodstream infections as well as inflections for wounds and surgical areas.

Researchers from Sandia Labs released their study this month and let me tell you, it’s evolution in name only rather in process. The headline reads as follows: Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen. But when one reads this article, there is no evolution going on!

“Using Sandia’s genome sequencing capabilities, Hudson and colleagues Robert Meagher and Kelly Williams, along with former postdoctoral employee Zach Bent, identified several mechanisms that bacteria use to share genes and expand their antibiotic resistance. They found that in some cases, bacteria can receive a new set of genes all at once and in the process become pathogenic.”

“To better understand how the process works, they focused on the large mobile DNAs, such as plasmids, which exist as free DNA circles apart from the bacterial chromosome, and genomic islands, which can splice themselves into the chromosome. These mobile DNAs are major mechanisms for evolution in organisms that lack a true nucleus. Genomic islands and plasmids carry genes that contribute to everything from metabolism to pathogenicity, and move whole clusters of genes all at once between species.”

Where are these mutations and natural selection developing new information that is used for resisting drugs? The article never comments on this. This makes the headlines miss leading and contradictory. However, the subtitle which should have been the headline says this, “Bacteria share genetic material with other bacteria.”  

It’s an amazing process but has nothing to do with evolution. This has more to do with intelligent design than randomness. If the information is already there and it’s only being shared, this hardly constitutes evolution in action. So the study proves it’s only evolution by name, not by process. Perhaps one day, there will be drugs which will prohibit or distort the sharing of information process among the bacteria which may render it useless. Thus, making people more healthy :)

Data Confirms: Pluto is not billions of years old

We are living in exciting times when it comes to space exploration! As predicted in this blog, Pluto would contain youthful features, just like a pattern of other discoveries through out our solar system which doesn’t match the billions of years assumption. Now scientists have put an upper limit on age at 100 million years but this doesn’t mean that Pluto is 100 million years old. Calculating a lower limit is an ongoing project for them so it will be interesting to see what they come up with.

It is highly unlikely that secular scientists will give up on the notion that Pluto is billions of years old. Even millions of years old is a problem for planetary evolution.

Let’s move on to some of the data which has been transmitted back so far from New Horizons. Principal investigator Alan Stern turns the explanation to the new findings over to co-investigator Spencer who says this about the data…

Closeup of Pluto

“The mountains seen, which are “quite spectacular,” are up to 11,000 feet high—incredibly tall for such a small body, rivaling the Sierra Nevada. Spencer also says that Pluto’s mountains were not created out of nitrogen ice, methane ice or carbon dioxide ice. “You just can’t make mountains out of that stuff.” Spencer thinks we are looking at bedrock in the picture posted above. 

Tidal heating has been used in other discoveries as the source for powering recent geological activity in places like Enceladus whose geysers are still active. Because without a power source, it would be impossible for geological activity to sustain itself over the course of billions of years especially in cold space pretty far from the sun. Like Enceladus, Pluto also has young features on its surface.

“Pluto is the first ice dwarf ever studied that does not orbit a gas giant like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune. Bodies orbiting the gas giants experience gravity-driven tidal stresses, generating internal heat that can, in turn, drive geological activity.”

As predicted in my previous post, a team of secular scientists will be working on coming up with ideas on how Pluto could be billions of years old, and yet have a heat source that hasn’t frozen out yet despite it being small, with no chance of tidal heating, and is extremely far from the sun. In reality, their project of trying to fit it into billions of years (because that is what they believe not what the data is giving them) defies the laws of physics.

Not to overlook Pluto’s moon Charon which is half the size of Pluto circles each other in gravitational lockstep every 6.4 days. It also has some young feature, confirmation of youth rather than billions of years old.

In CBS news

“Originally, I thought Charon might be an ancient terrain covered in craters,” said Cathy Olkin, New Horizons deputy project scientist. “And so, Charon just blew our socks off when we had the new image today. We’ve just been thrilled. All morning, the team has just been abuzz, ‘look at this, look at that, oh my God that’s amazing!'” 

New Horizons was able to capture Charon which had surprised scientists because of the lack of impact craters. It is amazing, this whole 700+ million dollar space project is quite amazing. It’s going to get better as New Horizons continues to transmit data it gathered while flying by Pluto and its moons so stay tuned! :)