Sunday, 30 June 2019

Sharks – A Group of Living Fossils Over 420 Million Years Old

Image courtesy of Terry Goss, CC BY-SA 3.0).

Joel Kontinen

Sharks have been around for at least “420 million years.”

Evolutionists believe that they have survived four of the “big five” mass extinctions. A New Scientist article says that they are “older than humanity, older than Mount Everest, older than dinosaurs, older even than trees.

Darwinists believe that they possess "some unusual qualities that allow them to be super-adaptable in the face of change, including a fondness for hanging out around underwater volcanoes."

"Sharks, along with rays, skates and chimaeras, make up a group of fish known as chondrichthyes, characterised by a cartilaginous skeleton."

At least some sharks can eat seagrass as they diet. Darwinists believe that they are living fossils that few animals can attain. At least one species knows how to evade sharks.


Joel, Lucas. 2019. The secrets of how sharks survived so many of Earth's mass extinctions. New Scientist (26 June).

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Origin of Life Experts Say That Phosphine Can Be a Harbinger of Life

Image courtesy of EPS file pollu.eps from UNECE web site converted with ImageMagick convert and with potrace, edited in inkscape, public domain.

Joel Kontinen

Phosphine, a horrible-smelling gas that's toxic to life on Earth, could signal the existence of alien life-forms elsewhere in the universe. Why such E.T. would produce the gas is still speculative, but they could be using it as a form of cellular communication.”
”Here on Earth phosphine is an ‘extremely flammable, incredibly toxic, outrageously foul-smelling molecule.

Here on this Earth, “Traces of this gas can be found in sewage, marshlands, the intestinal tracts of fish and human babies, in rice fields and in the faeces of penguins.”

These have something in common: “They have no oxygen.

Clara Sousa-Silva, a molecular astrophysics postdoctoral associate at MIT, and "her team wanted to see how plausible it would be to detect phosphine on various exoplanets. They also “found that under certain conditions, they could indeed detect the presence of phosphine by measuring how it interacts with light.”

So, smelly on Earth, but exoplanet designers think that it could also harbour signs of life.

Just recently, scientist concluded that there were no signs of aliens for the closest 1 300 stars.

Then we heard that alien life could only exists in half the places we thought. And even that was an exaggeration.

And before that we learnt that exoplanets could not form without phosphorus.


Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. On Alien Worlds, Extraterrestrials Could Be Spewing a Toxic, Smelly Gas.That's How We Could Find Them. Live Science (25 June).

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Thorny Devils Grow Giant Legs To Be Big And Strong - And To Marry

Image courtesy of Peter Halasz., CC BY-SA 2.5.

Joel Kontinen

"True to their name, stick insects are famous for their spindly legs and lithe brown or green bodies that let them blend in with their environments. Males are typically much smaller than females. But tree lobsters—which include New Guinea’s thorny devil (Eurycantha calcarata) and the Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis)—are a glaring exception.

Giant, cigar-size males sport thick hind legs tipped with powerful spines. Now, researchers know why these tree lobsters bulk up:

No, it’s not caused by evolution; it’s a natural scheme to get the best girl or wives, As a article on Nautilus states: that animals might have been genetically complex from the start … complex body parts evolved multiple times and had also been lost.”

The tree insects wanted to be big and strong, That is the explanation, no evolution involved here.


Pennisi, Elizabeth. 2019. Thorny devils grow giant legs to pin rivals.
(25 June)

Monday, 24 June 2019

Aquifers in the Atlantic – Might Speak about Noah’s Flood

Image courtesy of Gustafson et al., 2019; CC BY 4.0.

Joel Kontinen

A new study shows that there is a gigantic freshwater aquifer below the Atlantic ocean.

While the aquifer's exact size is still a mystery, it may be the largest of its kind, taking up a region stretching from at least Massachusetts to southern New Jersey, or 350 kilometres (or nearly 220 miles). The area includes the coastlines of New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This aquifer may contain about 2,800 cubic kilometres (670 cubic miles) of slightly salty water.

The cause of this aquifer is murky: scientist say that it likely came into being some 20,000 – 15,000 years ago, during the ice age.

The study was published online June 18 in the journal Scientific Reports.

There is a more special emphases for this, the flood of Noah’s days has also left acquifers (huge lake under the Andes, the semi/deserts of Northern Kenya, ice river flowing below the ice in Greenland.

Yes, popular scientist are asking: Does Earth make its own water?

When we take a look at God’s book of guidance –- it is very possible it does.


Geggel, Laura. 2019. A Massive Freshwater Sea Is Buried Beneath the Atlantic Ocean. .Live Science (24 June).

Sunday, 23 June 2019

No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Yuri Milner

Image courtesy of CSIRO, CC BY 3.0.

Joel Kontinen

"New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken — which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings — have turned up empty.

“There's certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious," Danny Price, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science.

"There's no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters."

$100-million endeavour funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner that aims to scan the skies for technosignatures: transmissions or other evidence created by technological creatures on other worlds. The initiative, which kicked off in 2015, relies on two of the world's most powerful telescopes — the 100 meters (328-foot-diameter) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and the 64 m metres (210-foot-diameter) Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia — to try to eavesdrop on alien communications."

They found nothing.

Science has proven that aliens could be hiding in only 50 per cent of the places we thought.

Some have also said that deed aliens could save humanity.

When it comes to fast radio bursts, where do they come from – the stars or aliens civilizations?

All news from the aliens are bogus. The extra-terrestrial evidence doesn’t look like 'Oumuamua.

However, many intelligent people look on aliens are real. As they believe in evolution, they also seem to think that our solar system was not unique.

New Scientist has said that has said that aliens are more likely than God.

But only if we a priori rule out God who in the beginning created everything.

Life cannot create itself.


Mann, Adam. 2019. No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals. Live Science (19 June).

Friday, 21 June 2019

Scientist Spot A Narwhale-Beluga Whale Hybrid

Image courtesy of Markus Bühler.

Joel Kontinen

The fixity of species is a Darwinian myth. We have seen species that don’t follow the rules of biologists and have hybrid animals, for instance the ligers, geeps (goats and sheep) are obviously a mystery for Darwinian evolution, but they fit in well with the Genesis-based creation model.

Then we have zonkeys and and grizzy and polar bear hybrids. And yes, we have wholpins.

Sheep and goats belong to the same Genesis kind, which is a much wider concept than the biological term species. Sheep and goats actually belong to the same biblical kind, just like dogs and wolves make up one kind.

Now, 3o years ago an Inuit man in west Greenland shot a trio of strange cetaceans, with front fins like belugas and tails like narwhals.

He saved one of the skulls, hanging it on the outside of his shed.

A few years later, a scientist visiting the area spotted the skull and ended up taking it to the Natural History Museum of Denmark. It was a strange specimen: larger than either a skull from a beluga or narwhal whale, but with teeth that looked somehow between the two.

And genetic data on narwhals and belugas suggests that the two species diverged "5 million years ago" and haven't hybridized in any noticeable numbers for at least 1.25 million years.


Pappas, Stephanie. 2019. First-Ever Beluga-Narwhal Hybrid Found in the Arctic. Live Science (20 June).

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Dinosaur Soft Tissue Is Just Bacteria?


Joel Kontinen

The Chicago Field Museum of Paleontology has started the war against soft tissue. As first reported by Mary Schweitzer at North Carolina State University, and hundreds after her, dinosaurs were carriers of soft tissue. and Mary Schweitzer has checked her results.

Very carefully.

Bad news, Jurassic Park fans—the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero. That’s because DNA breaks down over time and isn’t stable enough to stay intact for millions of years. And while proteins, the molecules in all living things that give our bodies structure and help them operate, are more stable, even they might not be able to survive over tens or hundreds of millions of years. In a new paper published in eLife, scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. They didn’t find the protein, but they did find huge colonies of modern bacteria living inside the dinosaur bones.

They did not mention their opponents as creationists, who have whittled away the long agers that make evolution possible.

They museum folks published their results in eLIfe, which writes that it seems exceptional that original proteins could persist for so long.

Soft tissue has been found in dinosaurs, salamanders, dinosaur eggs, an ichthyosaur, an Archaeopteryx feather, mammoth bones and many Cambrian creatures.


Field Museum of Paleontology, 2019. Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life. 18 June.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Japanese Scientist Cannot Explain the Fibonacci Sequence

The Fibonacci sequence is seen almost everywhere.

Joel Kontinen

The evolution news has explained the pattering of leaves and flowers. It is called phyllotaxis, and many of them obey the Fibonacci sequence, that we as humans find pleasing.

How does a plant without eyes or a brain achieve such beauty and precision, orienting leaves according to the Golden Angle Phi (137.5 degrees)? Simpler patterns include opposite (leaves on opposite sides of the stem), alternate (leaves alternating at 90-degree angles), whorled (arranged around a cross-sectional circle), and others.

Japanese scientists at the University of Tokyo recently improved the leading mathematical model, but the model does cannot explain the Fibonacci sequence.

So it seems that the Fibonacci sequence is one of the things that God has made, and it is very beautiful for us.

In spite of the bad things happening around us (executions, shipwrecks and earthquakes, to name a few) that are evidence of the Fall, there is no shortage of beauty in our world.

And the best explanation for it is that the Lord God made it all.


Evolution news. 2019. Plant Spirals Finally Solved? Evolution News & Science Today. (14 June).

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Alien Life Could be Hiding Out in Only Half The Places We Thought It Would

Proxima centaury and Trappisi 1 cannot harbour life. Image courtesy of R. Hurt/NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Joel Kontinen

"Where is complex alien life hanging out in the universe? Likely not on planets stewing in toxic gases, according to a new study that dramatically reduces the number of worlds where scientists will have the best luck finding ET.

In the past, researchers defined the ‘habitable zone’ based on the distance between the planet and its star; planets that, like Earth, orbit at just the right distance to accommodate temperatures in which liquid water could exist on the planetary surface would be considered ‘habitable.’ But while this definition works for basic, single-celled microbes, it doesn't work for complex creatures, such as animals ranging from sponges to humans, the researchers said.

Under the new parameters, some stars have no safe-for-life zone; that includes Proxima Centauri and TRAPPIST-1, two of the sun's closest neighbors. That's because planets around these suns likely have high concentrations of carbon monoxide, the researchers said. Carbon monoxide can bind to hemoglobin in animal blood, and even small amounts of it can be deadly.

We have found 4,000 exoplanets but with (almost) no right for live. there’s not a single one we might call home.

Where did we get our phosphorus, that is vital for our DNA, RNA our ATP.

Our home planet has all these ingredients.


Geggel, Laura. 2019. Alien Life Could Be Hiding Out on Far Fewer Planets Than We Thought. Live Science (10 June).

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Pterosaurs Were Almost Too Heavy to Fly; Their Children Could Fly Since They Were Hatched

Image courtesy of Hugo Salais López, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Joel Kontinen

Pterosaurs ruled the skies at the time of the dinosaurs. Now a cache of them has been found in China.

The extraordinary thing about those embryos is they have a set of bones that in many respects match those of adults in terms of proportions. When they come out of the egg, they are like mini-adults,” says David Unwin at the University of Leicester in the UK.

He and his colleague, Denis Charles Deeming at the University of Lincoln in the UK, analysed the size and shape of 37 eggs from a collection of 300 found at a site in Jinzhou, China. They found that as the eggs developed, they changed shape from long and slender to relatively round.

He and his colleague, Denis Charles Deeming at the University of Lincoln in the UK, analysed the size and shape of 37 eggs from a collection of 300 found at a site in Jinzhou, China. They found that as the eggs developed, they changed shape from long and slender to relatively round.

Pterosaurs were almost too heavy for evolution to cope with them. And the giraffe-sized flying creature defied Darwinian explanations. Moreover, a rapid burial of pterosaurs suggests Noah’s flood.

There is no shortage of mosaic-like creatures in the animal kingdom. The extinct ones include Archaeopteryx and Tiktaalik.

Living mosaics, such as the duck-billed platypus and the spiny anteater, are problematic for evolution.

They are not evolving into something else, and neither did pterosaurs.


Whyte, Chelsea, 2019. Baby pterosaurs may have hatched ready to fly right out of the egg. New Scientist (12 June).

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Neptune’s Moon Triton Looks Young, Too

Image courtesy of NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab, public domain.

Joel Kontinen

Nowadays, the planets and their moons surrounding the Sun all seem to be very much less than the 4.5 billion years assigned for them on the scale that most scientist use to compute the age of them.

Now, this tendency has also reached Neptune's moon triton. A recent article in about the moon says:

“Astronomers using the Gemini Observatory explore Neptune's largest moon Triton and observe, for the first time beyond the lab, an extraordinary union between carbon monoxide and nitrogen ices. The discovery offers insights into how this volatile mixture can transport material across the moon's surface via geysers, trigger seasonal atmospheric changes, and provide a context for conditions on other distant, icy worlds.

Extreme conditions can produce extreme results. In this case, it's the uncommon pairing of two common molecules—carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen (N2)—frozen as solid ices on Neptune's frigid moon Triton.

It is the only large moon in the Solar System that orbits ‘backwards’ or in the opposite direction to its planet's rotation. The peculiar motion suggests that Triton is a captured trans-Neptunian object from the Kuiper Belt—a region of leftovers from the Solar System's early history, which is why it shares several features with the dwarf planet Pluto and Eris: size (roughly two-thirds that of our Moon), and surface temperatures that hover near absolute zero; so low that common compounds we know as gases on Earth freeze into ices.”

The article does not say who old Triton is, but it only states that the two molecules – carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen (N2). – are frozen on the moon.

Even Pluto and Erin and Makemake are also young.

Moreover, a dwarf planet orbiting the sun some 2 billion kilometres beyond Pluto would have a ring that suggests young age.

And, Ultima Thule also looks youthful.


Gemini Observatory, 2019, Neptune's moon Triton fosters rare icy union. (22 May).

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Humans Should Worry Us More Than Machines, Says Founding Father of AI

Image courtesy of Gnsin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Joel Kontinen

Yoshua Bengio is one of the pioneering developers of artificial intelligence and winner of computing’s ‘Nobel prize’. His optimism about machines doesn’t extend to humanity.

“OVER the past decade, machine intelligence has vastly improved. That is in large part due to deep learning, a technique that gives computers the ability to teach themselves. It underpins everything from world-beating chess and Go algorithms to digital voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri.

Some fear that the AI of the future will be like God. Elon Musk, for instance, has said that AI research will come up with AI Research will create an 'immortal dictator'.

Now, Yoshua Bengio says that humans should worry us more than machines. Humans make mistakes and this might be carried out to the AI world. So its humans, and aliens who make the mistake.


Revell, Timothy, 2019. Humans should worry us more than machines, says founding father of AI. New Scientist (5 June).

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Noa Pothoven: Dutch Teenager Tragically Starves Herself to Death

Life ends with death.

Joel Kontinen

A Dutch teenager starves herself to death, without informing the parents of her decision.

Noa Pothoven’s death “was associated with profound psychological suffering after experiencing sexual abuse at ages 11 and 12 and a double rape when she was 14.”

She wanted to be euthanised – but she couldn’t, as she was under the age of 21, which is the legal limit for patients suffering from “serious dementia” to limit their lives, to euthanize herself, according to Dutch laws.

She wanted to die, the pain crushed her. “When the medical caretakers and family accepted medics and her family that the girl should ‘refrain from eating and drinking to hasten death,’ as the procedure is known in the Netherlands.”

So She died, refraining from eating and drinking. but not from euthanasia although Dutch doctors can kill patients suffering from it.

Can evolution explain suicide?

Who would think about the soul of the girl?


Smits, Jeanne. 2019, Dutch teenager tragically starves herself to death. Life Site News (6 June).

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Birdman Decorated With 30 – 50 Bird Beaks and Skulls – Died in Siberia

Image courtesy of The Siberian Times.

Joel Kontinen

Evolutionists think that humans have come from humble beginnings to reach top society. However, science shows that even in the beginning, humans had the will to decorate themselves.

Recently, an iceman was found in Siberia:

"Archaeologists have unearthed a Bronze Age skeleton that was buried with an unusual garment: a collar or headdress made of dozens of bird beaks and skulls.

The so-called birdman's remains, which date to about 5,000 years ago, were discovered at the Ust-Tartas dig site in Siberia's Novosibirsk region, The Siberian Times reported.

The 30 to 50 bird skulls and long beaks were arranged underneath the human skull, "laid as if they meant to cover the neck like a collar," Lidia Kobeleva, a researcher with the Novosibirsk Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Siberia, told The Times in a video

The iceman had company. a grave found nearby, with two children and an adult male.

Even the Neanderthals wanted to decorate themselves, and
other primitive societies
were not so primitive at all. And also Stonehenge tells us that early man was cleverer than we thought.


Weisberger, Mindy. 2019. Bronze Age Siberian 'Birdman' Wore a Collar of Beaks and Skulls. Live Science (3 June).

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Most Atheists Believe in The Supernatural, Despite Trusting Science, Says New Scientist

Image courtesy of: Zoe Margolis, CC BY 2.0.

Joel Kontinen

Do atheist belief in science that always shows what’s right. A recent New Scientist article might cause them harm.

Belief in the supernatural is still alive and kicking, even among people who don’t believe in a god. Research on atheists and agnostics around the world has revealed that almost nobody can claim to completely reject irrational beliefs such as life after death, astrology, and the existence of a universal life-force.

The UK-based Understanding Unbelief project interviewed thousands of self-identified atheists and agnostics from six countries – Brazil, China, Denmark, Japan, US and UK. It found that despite their godlessness, a majority believe in at least one supernatural phenomenon or entity.

As David F. Coppedge writes in creation evolution headlines New Scientist asked for the opinions of two atheists: Marjaana Lindeman of the University of Helsinki in Finland, was surprised by the findings. The other one, Jonathan Lanman, an anthropologist at Queen’s University Belfast and one of the leaders of the Understanding Unbelief project said that Humans are not rational.

The study concluded that some believed in life after death; others believed in underlying forces of good and evil; and some believed in other non-physical influences.

For instance, Richard Dawkins says that in a debate with Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, he described himself as an agnostic instead of an atheist. He said that the probability of God’s non-existence is 6.9 on a 7-point scale.

That would be 98.57 per cent. Expressed as a probability it would be 0.985714285.

The probability for winning the Finnish lottery this is 0.0000065. Thus, according to Dawkins’ logic, the probability that God exists is by far much greater that winning a few million euros in the lottery.

Moreover, even atheist believe that they are have lower morals than other people.

Could they also be wrong about the existence of God?


2019. Most atheists believe in the supernatural, despite trusting science. New Scientist (30 May).

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Fish Showed Coordinated Group Behaviour at Least “50 Million Years” Ago

Image courtesy of Mizumoto et al./Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Joel Kontinen

Fish of the species Erismatopterus levatus swam in unison, as modern fish do today.

These 259 baby fish were seen by Arizona researchers, who reported in it in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. They thought that the fish probably originated from America's Green River Formation, where fish between "53 million and 48 million years ago" are thought to exist.

"’ We found traces of two rules for social interaction similar to those used by extant fishes: repulsion from close individuals and attraction towards neighbours at a distance,’ the researchers wrote in their study.”

This synchronized swimming might have saved the fish from a predator, although it did not prevent them from becoming a fossil for us to see.

They might have well perished in the flood of Noah’s Time, as the research shows that “have been cut short by an underwater avalanche of sand.“

There is much evidence for the flood in Australia for example and graveyards almost everywhere.


Specktor, Brandon. 2019. 50-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shows School of Baby Fish in Their Final Moments. Live Science (30 May).