Sunday, 17 November 2019

Dino-Era Bird In 3d

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Joel Kontinen

The bird fossil is l20 million years old, that’s what the experts say.

It is the size of a pigeon. it is named Fukuipteryx prima, and ”displays something found in modern birds that is absent in other early Cretaceous bird fossils: a bony plate near the tail.”

It was found in Japan. Like the Archaeopteryx that is the oldest known bird, Fukuipteryx had an unfused pelvis and a U-shaped wishbone: hallmarks of primitive birds. However, it is more primitive than the bird found in China, Jeholornis. or Eoconfuciusornis zhengi or the soft tissue fund in a 120 million years old bird.

That is what the experts say.

The findings were published online on The findings were published online on 14 November in the journal Communications Biology.

Source:

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019.Dinosaur-Era Bird Preserved in 3D Could Rewrite History of Flight. Live Science (14.11.).

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Puppy With a Tail Isn’t A Tail

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Joel Kontinen




Source:

Lu, Donna. 2019. Why the hunt for alien life is under way far beneath Earth's surface. Microbes that breathe sulphur could redefine what it means to be alive and provide clues about what organisms may lurk in the cosmos New Scientist (13 November.


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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Scientist Have Found a Living Relative of Bigfoot

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Joel Kontinen

Bigfoot was a legend, but in spite of what National Geographic tells us, some people still like to see it.

People seem to look to it as the yeti, the snowman in the Himalayas.

This is what live science tells about a cousin of the bigfoot:

”Gigantopithecus blacki dwarfed the great apes that live today; it stood around 10 feet (3 meters) tall and weighed up to 270 kilograms (595 lbs). But as massive as Gigantopithecus was in life, fossils of the hefty primate have been few and hard to find — thousands of teeth and four partial jaws — leaving many questions about the extinct ape's evolutionary lineage and appearance.

However, the post says that they have found the closest living relative of bigfoot, which is nonsense, as it was almost 2 million years old.

Now, scientist have recovered a Gigantopithecus molar dating to 1.9 million years ago. The bigfoot isn’t a human ancestor, but like chimpanzees and bonobos it is a chimp ancestor.

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019. Closest Living Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found. Live Science (13 November).

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Scientist See a Living Fossil in Vietnam

A silver-backed chevrotain. Image courtesy of live science, fair use doctrine.




Joel Kontinen

It looks like a part-deer, and scientist hadn’t seen it for almost 30 years.

"With the distinguishing silver line down its back that starts just behind its shoulders, the silver-backed chevrotain (Tragulus versicolor) looks a bit like a deer, but it's the size of a large house cat. The species is thought to be endemic to Vietnam and was first described in the early 20th century and again in 1990. Since then, the silver-backed chevrotain had been "missing."

Now it was found.

And the search party got 1,881 pictures of the species.

The chevrotain is a living fossil, it hasn’t changed for 34 “million years”.

The enormous number of living fossils should be an embarrassment to a theory (Darwinian evolution) that is often defined as change over time.


Source:

Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. A Tiny Species That Looks Part-Deer, Part-Mouse Was Missing for Nearly 30 Years. Scientists Just Found It. Live Science (11.11.).


Sunday, 10 November 2019

30 Years Since the Berlin Wall Came Down

Image courtesy of Lyricmac, CC BY-SA 3.0. Memorial to the Victims of the Wall, Berlin in 1986.



Joel Kontinen

The East German leaders called it the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall).

When Germany was divided up by the aliens after World War II, and in 1961 the soviets found it necessary to keep East Berliners away from the west.

The wall was 140 kilometres (87 miles) long. In June 1962, a second, parallel fence was built some 100 metres (110 yards) farther into East German territory. The houses contained between the fences were razed and the inhabitants relocated, thus establishing what later became known as the death strip.

At least 140 people met their death, when escaping.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan said in 1987: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!

Just two years after the saying, the Berlin Wall came down. Thus the gate to keep the Berliners in East Berlin had failed, showing that the Orwellian history is over.

Source:

Reagan's 'tear down this wall' speech turns 20. 2007. USA Today.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Ancient Ape with 'Human Legs' and 'Orangutan Arms'

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Joel Kontinen


More than 11 million years ago, an oddball ape equipped with human-like legs and robust ape-like arms clambered across tree limbs, possibly escaping feline predators. That's the picture that scientists have gleaned about a new species of fossil ape discovered in Bavaria.”

The species is called Danuvius guggenmosi, named after Danuvius, the Celtic – Roman river god and after the man who found the place where they were found, Sigulf Guggenmos.

Danuvius is like an ape and a hominin in one," study lead author Madelaine Böhme, a palaeontologist at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany.”

Evolutionists claim that while the fossil could hang from trees, just like the modern big apes, it did not walk its fingers were not as robust like one would have expected of big apes, that is, knuckle-walkers.
But the evidence is in the fossils, and we cannot know they were from the same species. It has often happened that the fossils of one species have begun to mix with another one.

The scientist concluded that the study was outlined in the November issue of the journal Nature.

Source:

Choi, Charles Q, 2019. Ancient Ape with 'Human Legs' and 'Orangutan Arms' Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth. Live Science (5 November).


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Why the Multiverse is Religion, not Science



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Joel Kontinen

Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder is an author and theoretical physicist who researches quantum gravity. She is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

She did her PhD degree in Black Holes in Large Extra Dimensions and she, has written for Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American.

Now, she says that the multiverse idea is religion. I would say that while we cannot have an encounter with God, we know that he lives and He’s given us His word the Bible that we know is the truth.


Monday, 4 November 2019

Rituals for The Ones Believing in Science

Sasha Sagan's new book "For Small Creatures Such as We" (G.P Putnam's Sons, 2019). Image courtesy of Brian C. Seitz, fair use doctrine.



Joel Kontinen

"People are born and people die. We've all got to get through it one way or another," this is what the daughter of Carl Sagan said after her book was published.

Sasha Sagan is a religious Jew but sees her task as giving rituals for those who trust in science, such as an image of a black hole. “The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be", as her father used to say.

Evidence speak to her as science, as natural phenomena. She says that science is her evidence, even though it changes. When her father was young, we had a very different idea of what Earth looked like – or Pluto.

And we certainly knew that there were other things apart of cosmos.

Source:

Gohd, Chelsea. 2019. Sasha Sagan Dives into Science, Space and Spirituality in New Book. Space.com (30 October).


Saturday, 2 November 2019

Horn of the Jewish Stone Altar Discovered at Shiloh

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Joel Kontinen

The archaeological dig at Shiloh in Samaria has produced yet another wonder straight out of the Bible: stone horns from the altar that once stood in front of the Tabernacle.”

This is what the Bible says:

"This is the height of the altar: from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits; the width of the ledge, one cubit; from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits; and the width of the ledge, one cubit."( Ezekiel 43:15, New King James Version).

Archaeologists and volunteers, led by led by Dr. Scott Stripling, digged up the artefacts in 2017.

According to Biblical accounts, the Tabernacle stood in Shiloh until the First Temple was built in Jerusalem. The age of the find is significant as archaeologists have discovered a change of cultures in the region, transitioning in the period between 1200 BC – 1000 BC from a Canaanite culture to the Tribes of Israel and the Philistines.

The horns that stood by the altar had to come from the portable structure that stood until the temple was build.

Thus, this artefact once again proves that the Bible got it right.

Source:

Berkowitz, Adam Eliyahu. 2019. Horn of the Stone Altar Discovered at Shiloh. Breaking Israel News (1 November).

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Creationist were right on the causes to build proteins

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Joel Kontinen

Life uses a common set of 20 coded amino acids (CAAs) to construct proteins. This set was likely canonicalized during early evolution; before this, smaller amino acid sets were gradually expanded as new synthetic, proofreading and coding mechanisms became biologically available.

The expression, likely canonised during early evolution,is evolution speak. That is, it is not possible to make it any stronger.

This study showed that in silico hypothetical CAA sets of 3–19 amino acids comprised of 1913 structurally diverse α-amino acids, exploring the adaptive value of their combined physicochemical properties relative to those of the modern CAA set.

Thus, life came about because it was intelligently designed by God.

Source:

Ilardo, Mwlisssa et al. Adaptive Properties of the Genetically Encoded Amino Acid Alphabet Are Inherited from Its Subsets. Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 12468 (2019).


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Neandertals Visited Naxos, Greece, By Boat

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Joel Kontinen

Humans were visiting some Greek Islands earlier that what we knew. A study, published in Science Advances, is based on years of excavations and it challenges current thinking about human movement in the region. They found about 9,000 artefacts, including Mousterian products.

This all happen way back when the Neanderthals and earlier humans (this is, Homo erectus) where the only humans around, according to evolution.

We already know that Neanderthals were fully human. they built their culture in the same way we do, we belief that they lived in Europe after the flood of Noah’s days. Thus this study with their artefacts made in 13,000 to 200,000 years ago were made by humans. And Naxos from where they found these was roughly hundreds of kilometres from the shores. They had to come by boats.

"The new evidence is leading researchers to reconsider the routes our early ancestors took as they moved out of Africa into Europe and demonstrates their ability to adapt to new environmental challenges."

The out of Africa thing is an old Darwinian rule than has not withstood the times. Along with millions of years, it has gone bust. We know that God created man in the Near East.

Source:

Carter, Tristan et al. 2019. Earliest occupation of the Central Aegean (Naxos), Greece: Implications for hominin and Homo sapiens’ behavior and dispersals. Science Advances (16 October). 5, 10, eaax0997DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0997.

McMaster University. 2019. Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed. Science Daily (16 October).


Sunday, 27 October 2019

Alarmist Want to Cut Nitrogen Pollution

Testing of nitrogen flux measurement methods over rice in Odisha, India. Image courtesy of Mark Sutton, Fair use doctrine.




Joel Kontinen

Nitrogen, which consist of 78 of the air that we breath, can be a toxic pollution.

Nitrous through its many forms, such as "ammonia, nitrogen dioxide oxide (that is 300 time more powerful than having carbon dioxide), and nitrate. it is polluting our air, soil and water, posing a threat to human health, biodiversity, economies and livelihoods."

They hope tackle the widespread harm it is causing to humans, wildlife and the planet.

Now, 150 top international scientists are calling for a curb to nitrogen pollution, “to tackle the widespread harm it is causing to humans, wildlife and the planet.

They hope to tackle the nitrogen problem which is more than a carbon problem.

We don’t have Greta Thunberg, who warns us of nitrogen’s ill effects. Yet,” Nitrogen losses in UK are estimated at 1.4 million tonnes a year, at a market cost of US $1.4 billion, globally this amounts to 200 million tonnes a year at cost of US $200 billion,”. "80 per cent of nitrogen used by humans—including through crop, meat and dairy production, as well as via transport, energy, industrial and wastewater processes—is wasted and enters the environment as pollution."

The experts want to cut the use of nitrogen pollutants by 2030. God has given us nitrogen. However, we have misused it, as we have also misused some other substances with which we are blessed.

Source:

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 2019. We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say scientists. 2019. Phys.org (23 October).

Friday, 25 October 2019

The Aye -Aye Have Extra Thumbs

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Joel Kontinen

The aye-aye. a monkey living in Madagascar, have a strange extra thumb.

Says Adam Hartstone-Rose, an associate professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU); "The species has so many features that are unique among primates — ever-growing incisors, their specialized fingers, and huge ears — and their pseudothumb is yet more more evidence of this."

The extra thumb helps them to tap into tree branches to find what’s inside of them, helping them to taste the find the taste grub inside of them.

It is not a thumb that has accidentally grown so long. it speaks of intelligent design.


Source

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019. 'Cursed' Primate Weirdos Have Extra Thumbs. Scientists Didn't Know About Them Until Now. Live Science (21 Oxtober).


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

A “Lost” Street Built by Pontius Pilate Found In Jerusalem

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Joel Kontinen


A street build by Pontius Pilate needed 10,000 tons of cement to build it. Archaeologists have now found a street 600 meters long (2,000-foot) street, that “would have connected the Siloam Pool — a place where pilgrims could stop to bathe and get fresh water — to the Temple Mount.”

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University dug under the current streets to come up with the street Pilate built. They also found They found dozens of coins, with the most recent dating back to A.D. 30/31, a time when historical records show that Pontius Pilate was prefect of Judea.

All archaeologists think that the street was built by Pilate.

Source:

Jarus, Owen. 2019. Archaeologists Identify 'Lost' Jerusalem Street Built by Pontius Pilate — the Man Who Condemned Jesus to Death. Live Science (22 October).

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Why Don’t Mountains Grow Taller Than Mount Everest?

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Joel Kontinen:

Why don-t mountains on Earth grow taller than Mount Everest? According to Life Science, there are two factors:

As Nadine McQuarrie, a professor in the department of geology and environmental science at the University of Pittsburg says, the first is gravity. That is, it can only grow to 8,840 meters (29,029 feet ) above sea level. Mmountains of mars can grow much taller. “Within Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest known volcano in the solar system, extends 82,020 feet (25,000 m) high, nearly three times taller than Mount Everest”, she says.

The second factor is rivers: they erode material, so that the height of Everest is the limit.

What she hasn’t noticed: The flood of Noah’s day brought the uplift that Mars didn.t have, It brought the rise of mountains, that secular science can’t tell.

Source:

5aplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019.Why Don't Mountains Grow Forever? Live Science (19. October).

Friday, 18 October 2019

Sea Cucumber Help to Protect the Coral Reefs

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Joel Kontinen

A sea cucumber looks a bit like a cucumber.it is an invertebrate, living on the seafloor. there are 1,250 of them. they measure some 1.9 centimetres or three-quarters of an inch to 1.8 metres or 6 feet long.

They have “ five rows of tiny feet that run lengthwise down their bodies, from mouth to anus.” and can live on “pieces of algae and marine creatures”.

They can digest sand and , “sea cucumbers excrete byproducts that benefit ocean ecosystems, particularly coral reefs,” and as their products a relatively high (or basic) pH, which means the water surrounding sea cucumber habitats is somewhat protected from ocean acidification. Sea cucumbers also excrete calcium carbonate, which is a primary ingredient in coral formation, and ammonia, which acts as a fertilizer and promotes coral growth
.”

So, we see that God has created the animals to care for nature.

Source:

Ross, Rachel. 2019. What Is a Sea Cucumber? Live Science. (16 October).

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious, Says Professor

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Joel Kontinen


Some Artificial intelligent folks are saying that we will soon give way to computers who will say what’s best for us.

However, a professor in of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University says that will not certainly happen, Subhash Kak says that computers can never be truly conscious.

While firms such as Microsoft have spent or are spending 1 million dollars on project to make computers faster, they have never even come close to having a supercomputer with brains. All such attempts, both by European and US, have failed entirely.

Professor Kak says that our brains are far different to those in computers, In particular, “A conscious person is aware of what they're thinking, and has the ability to stop thinking about one thing and start thinking about another — no matter where they were in the initial train of thought. But that's impossible for a computer to do.”

Thus, he says that the human brain is too much for those having a go at artificial intelligence.

Source:

Kak, Subhash, 2019. Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious. Live Science (16 October),

Monday, 14 October 2019

Bones Filled with Marrow Served as Prehistoric Humans' 'Cans of Soup'

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Joel Kontinen


Eating a can or tin of meat isn’t as new as we would subject. When people were assumed to be hunter-gatherers, they did not just eat what they caught, they also reserved some of it for later use.

In a cave in Israel, thought to be at least 400,000 years old, the humans stored “bones packed with fat and tasty, nutrient-rich marrow to crack open and eat later.”

The dates in this context are all wrong.

They “stored bones packed with fat and tasty, nutrient-rich marrow to crack open and eat later.”

The bones were usual as cans, for later use.

The findings were posted in October 9th in the journal Science Advances.

Source:

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019, Bones Filled with Marrow Served as Prehistoric Humans' 'Cans of Soup' Live Science (11 October).


Saturday, 12 October 2019

The Golden Ratio in Human Skulls


The Golden Ratio is shown in this picture. Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, public domain.



Joel Kontinen

The golden ratio is supposedly hidden in every beautiful site, from a snail's shell to Greece's Parthenon and Egypt's pyramids, it's perhaps not surprising that humans have long tried to link it to - humans.

Now, however, Dr. Rafael Tamargo, professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his colleague Dr. Jonathan Pindrik, a neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of neurological surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, decided to look into humans.

Nonetheless, anatomists were not pleased with the results, published in the findings were published September 1 in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. They said that the results wanted to make humans special, unlike their hairy cousins.

But humans are special – created by God in the beginning.

Source:

Saplakoglu. Yasemin. 2019.The Human Skull Obeys the 'Golden Ratio,' Study Suggests. Anatomists Say That's Ridiculous. Live Science (11 October).

Thursday, 10 October 2019

'Mold Pigs' Are the New Micro-Beast in Town

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Joel Kontinen

Tardigrades were the smallest animals yet to be found, but Geogge Poinar jr, and electron-microscopist Roberta Hess (who happens to be Poinar’s wife), captured these small 100 micrometres or 0.003 inches long individuals, found in the Dominican republic, as their name Sialomorpha dominicana suggests.

They we found in amber and are supposed to be “ "30 million years old.”

Although the mold pigs resemble the tardigrades, They are their own species.

He and Diane Nelson described their discovery in a paper published on September 28 in the journal Invertebrate Biology.

The discovery speaks of God's guidance in
creating the world.

Source:

Lanese, Nicoletta. 2019, Move Over, Tardigrades — 'Mold Pigs' Are the New Micro-Beast in Town. Live Science (9.10.).

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Archaeologists Find Old City Near Tel Aviv

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Joel Kontinen

Israeli Archaeologists have discovered a lost city north of Tel Aviv, This large with approximately 6,000 inhabitants city is from 5,000 years back.

It’s been called the "early Bronze Age New York.” It confirms the Geneses account of creation, where men lived in “tents and raised livestock. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of[g] bronze and iron”, as Genesis 4: 20 – 22 (NIV) tells us.

The city's intricate design of residential and public areas, streets and alleys points to the organized society.”


Source:

Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. Ancient Megalopolis Uncovered in Israel Was the 'New York City' of Its Time Period. Live Science (7 October).

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Tardigrades Use Intelligent Design Feature

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Joel Kontinen

Tardigrades have the so-called damage-suppressor protein, or Dsup, which is a protein that keeps them from exposure to freezing cold, broiling heat, and the vacuum and lethal radiation of space.

"We thought this fascinating protein in an extreme organism might tell us something new that we wouldn't get from regular proteins," said study co-author James Kadonaga, a professor with the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego."

This is an intelligent design evidence. It can be used for better long-lived cells to protect people in many ways, protecting them from DNA damage.

The study was published on October 1 in the journal eLife.

Source:

Weisberger, Mindy, 2019. 'Damage Suppressor' Protein Protects Adorable Tardigrades ... and Human Cells, Too. Live Science (3 October).

Friday, 4 October 2019

Ground Squirrels Keep Their Blood Levels Low

Ground squirrels also live in Fuerteventura, Spain.




Joel Kontinen

Squirrels seem to remember where they buried their nuts.

Now, scientist have made an interesting discovery of squirrels. While most squirrels don’t hibernate, they spend their day of cold days in their nest.

However, in particular the “13-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), whose heart rate, metabolism, and body temperature dramatically plummet during their long rest—similar to bears, woodchucks, and other hibernating animals.

This is in keeping with the laws of nature, they accept intelligent design for their task of getting through winter.

In a study published in Current Biology, scientists measured the “blood fluid, or serum, of dozens of squirrels. the squirrels seemed to regulate their blood concentration, to keep it low by removing electrolytes like sodium and other chemicals like glucose and urea and storing them elsewhere in the body (possibly in the bladder).”

Source:

Frederhick, Eva, 2019, Here’s how hibernating squirrels live for months without water. (1 October).
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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Giant Planet Around Tiny Star 'Should Not Exist'

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Joel Kontinen


A planet that circles around a sun should not exists, say astronomers who reported on it in the journal Science. The planet, called GJ 3512b, orbits its Sun at 31 light years away from us.

It is a Jupiter-like world the most circles a M-type red dwarf, Oddball solar system throws planet formation theories into question. the most common type in our galaxy. the planet orbits its Sun closer that mercury our Sun. However, there it is also orbited by a planet that moves around it at a distance of 3.8 years or so, is the size of a half a Saturn.

Ssays Sid Perkins in Science, “For a solar system that contains such a small parent star, these large, gassy orbs probably didn’t gradually grow around rocky cores like those in our solar system, because that process would have been so slow that much of the gas now part of the planets would have instead escaped into interstellar space."

So the planet that should not exists, continues to exist – to the consternation of secular astronomers.

The Earth is a very unique planet, created to be lived by men.

Sources:

Perkins, Sid. 2019. Oddball solar system throws planet formation theories into question. science (26 September).

Rincon, Paul, 2019. Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist'. BBC News website (27 September).






Monday, 30 September 2019

After 70 Years of Communist Rule, Military Parade Brings Out The Big Guns

In 1989, this tank man defied the army. Image courtesy of Jeff Widener (The Associated Press), fair use doctrine.




Joel Kontinen

China will hold one of its biggest ever military parades on Tuesday as part of its celebrations for 70 years of Communist Party rule, and Beijing is promising to show off a host of new home-grown weaponry.

What equipment might we see on display, and why does China now have the second biggest military budget in the world?

In 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong announced the creation of the People’s Republic of China.

However, the fate of Chinese has not been all to prosper all sections of society. The Cultural Revolution brought despair to hundreds if not millions and, the communists sought to destroy Christianity.

Tiananmen Square some 30 years ago, when approximately 2,000 students lost their lives. Now, the effect is on Hong Kong, where students are protesting and where students are protesting, and China took down 1,200 crosses on churches.

Sources:

The day China became communist. BBC News (29 September).

Neill, Alex., 2019. China anniversary: Military parade brings out the big guns. BBC News (30 September).

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Shrimp Avoid Becoming Meals by Intelligent Design

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Joel Kontinen

Being a eat parasites and dead skin off of fish, eels, and turtles, scrimp cleaning cleaner can be risky business, in particular when some of the clients have a taste for scrimp, they eat parasites and dead skin off of fish, eels, and turtles.

The scrimp do an intelligent design trick: they do a dance to show that they’re only serving the client.

Source:

Frederick, Eva. 2019. How do fish-cleaning shrimp avoid becoming meals? They do a little dance. Science (19 September).
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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Why Did Human Ancestors Kill A Bird One Million Years Ago?

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Joel Kontinen

In a new Science story,"in a cave in present-day Israel, a human ancestor removed the feathers from the wing of a swan—and researchers still don’t know why. A team of archaeologists examined bird bones found in Qesem Cave, a paleolithic site about 10 kilometers from Tel Aviv, Israel."

It appears that the bird was not needed for food - but just for decorative purposes. but the researchers claimed that archaic hominins made it.

However, the Israel daily Haaretz, that initially published the story, said, “New evidence found at Qesem Cave, a Paleolithic site occupied on and off from about 420,000 years to 200,000 years ago, indicates that the hominins living there were going to some effort to remove the feathers from their prey.”

So, there is a time lapse of over a half million years. But Darwinians with their millions of years cannot be that precise.

Source:

Frederick, Eva. 2019.WWy did a 1-million-year-old human ancestor collect feathers in Israel? Science (25 September).

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

UFOs Are Real –And the Government Would Not Let You See Them

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Joel Kontinen

The media are full of stories of UFOs but the government will be accepting them.

In December 2017 and March 2018, The New York Times released three allegedly declassified videos showing U.S. Navy pilots trailing some unidentified flying objects.

The UFOs can be seeing viewing them as hypersonic speeds, just like they’re fallen angels.
.
However, the authorities do not want us to believe that they are alien beings on them gave us life.

Some people might think that UFOs are our way to salvation, and that they gave us life by a mysterious Darwinian way. UFOs are not needed for life. Only He can give live to us.

Source:

Specktor, Brandon. 2019. UFOs Are Real — and You Were Never Supposed to See Them, Military Official Says. .Live Science (17 September).

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Do Americans Believe in Conspiracy Beliefs?


Some people think this is a fake picture, Buzz Aldrig lading on the moon. Image courtesy of NASA.




Joel Kontinen

Some believes are are false. No matter what authority propagates them.

A few science stories are false, especially the ones dealing with Darwinian evolution.

Now, a lot of the news making rounds in the news is false. Especially the ones dealing with the climate and evolution. No one can fathom how inanimate rocks became people - that is what Darwinians believe all the time, or the magic that brought nan into being.

Source:

Vittert, Liberty. 2019. Are Conspiracy Beliefs on the Rise? Live Science. (20 September).

Friday, 20 September 2019

Denisovan Woman Gets Her First Portrait Thanks to DNA from Her Bone

Does this look like a upright Ape? Fair use doctrine.




Joel Kontinen

Writing in live Science, Brandon Spector calls Denisovans (and us) upright apes. However, the picture of these apes looks nothing like an ape.

It is the same old story that happened when a scientist made a replica of a Neadersthal girl. It looked quite a bit like the ones we see now on our streets.

They made a replica of the woman from her bones.

Spector reminds us of DNA methylation. "Methylation occurs when chemicals containing one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms — also known as methyl groups — bind to certain DNA molecules. While this binding doesn't change the underlying DNA sequence, it can interfere with the way that specific genes are expressed. Certain patterns of methylation can indicate whether a cell has cancer, for example, and can lead to anatomical deformities."

We believe that and the Neanderthals and Denisovans were people just like us, created by God in the beginning.

The Neandersthals lived in Europe during the ice age following the Flood of Noah and it seems the Denisovans where their closest comrades.


Source:

Specktor, Brandon, 2019. Extinct Denisovan Woman Gets Her First Portrait Thanks to DNA from Her Pincy Bone. Live Science (18.9.).

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

A Majority Of Pet Owners Prefer Their Animals To Their Children

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Joel Kontinen

The findings of a new survey may be great news for pets… and bad news for kids. A survey in which 2,000 pet owners voiced their support for their pets.

In an American study, the survey showed that a majority of pet owners favoured their pets more than their children. According to it, “78 percent of pet owners consider their animal to be part of the family, while 68 percent consider them to be people.

Moreover, over a half of the respondents thought that their pet seems to understand them better than their best friend.

As the Bible says, it is not good for man to be alone. However, the study shows that they took an evolutionary task to it. And sometimes human rights can become human wrongs.




Source:

Hollan, Michael, 2019. a third of pet owners prefer their animals to their children, survey finds. Fox News (15 September).

Monday, 16 September 2019

Fisherman Reels in A Dinosaur-Like Fish With Huge Eyes

Oscar Lundalh with the fish we got. image courtesy of BNPS, Fair use doctrine.




Joel Kontinen

An angler had big surprise for reeling in a fish that looked like a dinosaur. It looked weird and it had huge eyes.

The 19.year old man, Oscar Lundalh, was hoping to get halibut, but he got this ratfish instead in north Norway.

He almost left his vessel when he saw the fish that he had reeled in for half an hour, but the fish did not survive. He took it home to eat it, saying that it tasked a lot like cod.

This fish shows that today's fishes can be quite extraordinary. The one who made them knew what he was doing, even below the surface.

Source:

Fisherman gets shock as he reels in 'dinosaur-like' fish with huge eyes.2019. Sky News (15 September).

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Cambrian Creature Had a Multitool Head

Mollisonia plenovenatrix. Image courtesy of. Joanna Liang, Royal Ontario Museum, fair use doctrine.



Joel Kontinen

Cambrian animals could be versatile and have astounding features. The features show how they went on with their life.

"A spiky, armor-plated walking tank with bulging eyes, a shield on its butt and a head like a Swiss army knife scuttled along the seafloor more than 500 million years ago, snapping up prey with a deadly pair of mouth pincers called chelicerae.

Researchers discovered astoundingly well-preserved fossils of these thumb-size predators in 2012, and a new study recently described the creatures, determined to be a previously unknown species now dubbed Mollisonia plenovenatrix. Scientists have found dozens of fossils of this species in recent years that include preserved soft tissue of the mouthparts, along with the animals' multiple legs and bulbous eyes.
"

The findings were published on September 11 in the journal Nature.

Cambrian creatures can be amazing . They show us that God is the originator of this all.


Source:

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019. Nightmare Creature Had Egg-Shaped Eyes, Swiss Army Knife Head and a Butt Shield. Live Science (11 September).

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Giant Pterosaur Described in Canada

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Joel Kontinen


A newly described species of giant pterosaur, called Cryodrakon boreas, has been discovered in Canada.

It had the a wingspan extending about 10 meters (33 feet) from tip to tip, “making it comparable in size to its monstrous azhdarchid cousin Quetzalcoatlus, researchers reported in a new study.”

Secular scientist believe it lived some 77 million to 74 million years ago during the Cretaceous period.

fossils form when there are “buried in layers of sediment and locked away from bacteria that break down organic matter.”.

Many of the best-preserved remains from millions of years ago belonged to animals that lived near seas or rivers, and pterosaurs at this time (including Cryodrakon) mostly lived inland, David Hone explained.

"And their bones are insanely thin, so they are very rare," he added. "We're lucky we have as much good material as we do
."

Big animals were not thought to live near the poles. The general way with them driving into the North could be the Flood of Noah’s time.

The findings were published online September 9 in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Suorce:

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019. Meet 'Cold Dragon of the North Winds,' the Giant Pterosaur That Once Soared Across Canadian Skies.
Live Science
(10.10.).

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Thinking Is a Hard Problem For Darwinists

Image courtesy of Douglas O'Brien. CC BY-SA 2.0.




Joel Kontinen

What do we d with brains? Thoughts deny the Darwinian idea of life from scratch.

Darwinian Psychologists deny consciousness and free will – and have to resort to storytelling.

And, Darwinian theorists have to do with rock personalities.

And, then, our brains will help us to learn things quickly.

Live Science featured an article in which two scientists wondered why we think. They did not reach a conclusion. However, “Most thoughts are actually happening, in the background without us being aware of them, they say and ‘there's not really a way to turn these things off,’ Michael Halassa said.

Yes, it seems that thinking is a difficult problem for Darwinians.


Source:

Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. Can We Ever Stop Thinking? Live Science (7. 9.).


Sunday, 8 September 2019

A Rare, Two-Headed Rattlesnake Fond In New Jersey

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Joel Kontinen

This might just be the think the Darwinists were hoping for- a snake with two heads, That’s is, they have gene duplication and hox genes, so why not?

However, not even Darwinists expect this to be so. “Bob Zappalorti, the CEO of the Herpetological Associates of Burlington County, an environmental consulting company that studies endangered reptiles and birds, among other animals, told the news outlet the snake ‘probably wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild.’”

”According to National Geographic. The rare genetic abnormality can hinder the snake’s ability to catch prey.

“Two-headed snakes are rare and typically do not survive for long in the wild, Snakes operate a good deal by smell, and if one head catches the scent of prey on the other's head, it will attack and try to swallow the second head,” National Geographic explained, adding two-head snakes develop similarly to Siamese twins when an embryo does not properly split into two.


Source:

Farber, Madeline. 2019. Rare, two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey 'probably wouldn't survive in the wild'. Fox News (6 September).

Friday, 6 September 2019

Palestinian Professor: There Is No Archaeological Proof of a Jewish Temple In Jerusalem

Berthold Werner, Public Domain.




Joel Kontinen

A Palestinian professor has said that there is no archaeological evidence for a Jewish museum in Jerusalem.

"Dr. Ghassan Weshah told Felesteen, a Gazan news service, in an interview this week that there was no archaeological evidence of a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.

One of the biggest lies of the Zionists with regard to the Al-Aqsa Mosque is that it was built on the ruins of the Temple, which was destroyed on August 21, 586 BCE,” Prof. Weshah said in the interview. “This is a false statement. There is no other building under the Al-Aqsa Mosque
.”

This is a false statement. the rock declare that the Bible is true or that Jerusalem isn’t the capital of Israel.

The Waqf began built the Marwani Mosque in what was formerly called Solomon’s Stables in 1996, without a permit and in gross violation of the status quo agreement signed two years earlier in which Israel granted custodianship to Jordan.,, The builders used heavy equipment to clear the site, destroying artefacts of immense archaeological importance and damaging the structural integrity of the southern wall of the Temple Mount. The construction resulted in over 400 truckloads of material containing artefacts being removed from the Temple Mount and dumped in landfills."

"In the 1970’s,the beams were checked by a team of Israeli botanists who determined that most of them were cedars from Lebanon and some are Cyprus trees. They carried out Carbon-14 tests on several of the timbers. Some were determined to have been felled about 1,340 years ago which is approximately when al Aqsa Mosque was originally built. One cypress beam was determined to be was found to be 2,600 years, or around 630 BCE, around 50 years before the In the 1970’s, the beams were checked by a team of Israeli botanists who determined that most of them were cedars from Lebanon and some are Cyprus trees. They carried out Carbon-14 tests on several of the timbers. Some were determined to have been felled about 1,340 years ago which is approximately when al Aqsa Mosque was originally built. One cypress beam was determined to be was found to be 2,600 years, or around 630 BCE, around 50 years before the destruction of the First Temple
."

Jerusalem also hides many archaeological evidences that support the Bible.


Source:

Berkowitz, Adam Eliyahu. 2019. Palestinian Professor: Bible Lied About Jewish Temple on Temple Mount, No Archaeological Proof Breaking Israel News (6 September).

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

On Icy Moons, Alien Life May Go with the Flow of Ocean Currents

Enceladus. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.




Joel Kontinen

Oceans might host life. This is a discovery made by some scientists, who see a world teeming with life in our solar system.

T"These oceans are really interesting in and of themselves," Krista Soderlund, an expert on planetary fluid dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin and author of the new research, told Space.com. "You often are first drawn to a satellite by what it looks like on its surface, but I think that what is going on beneath the surface is just as exciting and interesting."

She is now writing on Jupiter's moons Europa and Ganymede and on Saturn's moons Enceladus and Titan.

Her calculations suggest that the oceans on Enceladus and perhaps Titan could host currents in alternating bands and particularly strong heat flow near the poles. Europa, on the other hand, because its spin is less of a factor, seemed to sport the most noticeable heat flow near its equator.”

The latest research on oceans was published in a paper published on July 29 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

It seems that nothing can stop the secularist to claim that life exists – somewhere, but not created by God.

However, only God can give us life.

Source:

Bartels, Meghan. 2019. On Icy Moons, Alien Life May Go with the Flow of Ocean Currents. Space.com. (3 September).

Monday, 2 September 2019

Evolutionists Belief that the Hyrax is an Elephant’s Relative

Image courtesy of Josski, Public Domain.

Joel Kontinen


Elephants
do not look like hyraxes. Elephants are big and hyraxes are small, but evolutionists can say that some 50 millions years ago they shared an ancestor.

However, a Darwinian speculation accompanied this.


Source:

Currin, Grant, 2019. The Most Surprising Elephant Relatives on Earth. Life Science (2 September).

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Secularists propose an end to Snowball Earth

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Joel Kontinen

Researcher have found rocks that were forged 2.229 billion years ago, when an asteroid crashed into our planet. The rocks found in Australia, have come at a time that our planet endured the Snowball earth episode. They say that the crash caused a powerful greenhouse effect.

The Snowball Earth is a great problem that is still unanswered by science. As the belief is that the Sun was faint in the beginning, with only 70 per cent as powerful as now.

Other researchers are sceptical: they impact was just a third of the area that was said to killed off the dinosaurs some 66 millions of years ago, so how could it have such an effect on the climate?

Source:

Hand, Eric. World's oldest impact crater dated in Australian outback. Science 365 (6456), 852-853.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

For Evolutionists, It’s a Brand-New Ape that's Seen As Our Ancestor

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Joel Kontinen

"Researchers have discovered a nearly complete 3.8-million-year-old skull of an early ape-like human ancestor in Ethiopia.“It is called Australopithecus anamensis, and it could have existed “4.2 million years” ago.

"An analysis of the new specimen challenges ideas about how the first humans evolved from ape-like ancestors.

The current view that an ape named Lucy was among a species that gave rise to the first early humans may have to be reconsidered.

The discovery is reported in the journal Nature.

The skull was found by Prof Yohannes Haile-Selassie at a place called Miro Dora, which is in the Mille District of Ethiopia's Afar Regional State."

Evolutionists believed that Lucy was the ape that gave rise to humans. Lucy was made up of bones that belonged to a baboon, for instance. And it is now certain that she fell to earth from a tree.

Source:

Ghosh, Pallab,2019. All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor. BBC News (28 August).


Tuesday, 27 August 2019

We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say

Image courtesy of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Staff, Public Domain.





Joel Kontinen


"Alien life-forms could glow in spectacular reds, blues and greens to shield themselves from stellar bursts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. And that glowing light could be how we find them, according to a new study."

Most of the exoplanets we think are the most habitable, orbit red dwarfs, for instance Proxima Centauri or TRAPPIST-1.

However, if we don’t find aliens life there, the ones who seek for alien life have a great problem.

Glowing is not too surprising, Here on earth, some corrals protect themselves by glowing, says lead author Jack O'Malley-James, a research associate at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science of the new research, posted in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Source:

Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say. Live Science (23 August).

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Biodiversity on Some Alien Planets May Dwarf That of Earth

Kepler-62f. Image courtesy of NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech.



Joel Kontinen

It seems that we don't have optimum ocean-circulation patterns on Earth.

"Earth's dazzling biodiversity may not be so remarkable in the cosmic scheme of things, a new study suggests.

Alien planets with more favourable ocean-circulation patterns might support life in even greater abundance and variety than our own world does, the study determined.

"Life in Earth's oceans depends on upwelling (upward flow), which returns nutrients from the dark depths of the ocean to the sunlit portions of the ocean where photosynthetic life lives," study leader Stephanie Olson, of the University of Chicago, said in a statement.
"

However, we do not know the state of affair on exoplanets. We do not know, for instance, if a planet's contains phosphorus, without which which we would not have RNA , DNA, and our ATP, and thus we would not have life. And also if it contains all ingredients that make life necessary.



Source:

Wall, Mike. Biodiversity on Some Alien Planets May Dwarf That of Earth. Space.com. (23.8.).

Friday, 23 August 2019

Biblical War Revealed on 2,800-Year-Old Stone Altar

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Joel Kontinen

A 2,800-year-old altar found in the in the ancient city of Ataroth in Jordan, may shed light on an ancient biblical war. It describes a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel.

The altar bears two inscriptions. The words are in the Moabite language and script, while the numerals in the inscriptions are in Hieratic (an Egyptian writing system). The altar appears to date to a time after Mesha, king of Moab, successfully rebelled against the Kingdom of Israel and conquered Ataroth (sometimes spelled Atarot), a city that the Kingdom of Israel had controlled.

At this time, Israel had broken into two. the northern kingdom had retained the name Israel and the southern kingdom called Judah.

"The altar reveals new details about a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel", as described in the Bible.

It was Israel’s sin that brought the division of the land in two. However, the altar shows that the history of Israel, told in the Bible, can be trusted. as God never lies.

Source:

Jarus Owen. 2019. Biblical War Revealed on 2,800-Year-Old Stone Altar. Live Science (22.8.).

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Short-term Comet Crashes into the Sun

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Joel Kontinen

Comets can be roughly divided into two categories: long-term comets, which orbit the sun in more than 200 years, and short-term comets, with an orbital period of 200 years or less. Some of them are so spectacular that they were though to augur doom. For instance,in 1066 Halley’s Comet preceded the Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conqueror defeated England’s Saxon king Harold.

It has been estimated that a comet will loose all its mass in under 100 000 years.This is a serious problem for the secular view of a 4.6 billion year old solar system. If the solar system were that old, we should not see any comets.

Now, it seems that a short-term comet, opposing the billions of years our solar system is assumedly based on.

Source:

Gohd, Chelsea , 2019. A Doomed Comet Just Fell Into the Sun. Here's the Video. Space. com. 16.8.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Foxes on Temple Mount Has Some Pointing to Lamentations 5 Prophecy

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Joel Kontinen

A bible prophesy in lamentation 5:18 comes to mind for some readers, listening to a YouTube session on the Foxes on Temple Mount, as it says “Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, with foxes walking about on it.”

Lamentations was written after Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians in BC 587. The final chapter of lamentations speaks about the restoration, as the temple would be rebuilt, with foxes playing on it.

Thus, for some Jews this speaks of the restoration on Jerusalem.

.

Source:

Harris, Jared. 2019. Foxes on Temple Mount Has Some Pointing to Lamentations 5 Prophecy. Western Journal (18 August).

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Bernie Sanders Pledges to Release Any Info About Aliens if He Gets Elected

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Joel Kontinen

"Will space aliens become an election issue in 2020?"

"Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he's prepared to disclose any government information about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — but only if he wins, and mainly because his wife, Jane, asked him to."

"Well I tell you, my wife would demand I let you know," Sanders told podcast host Joe Rogan on Tuesday (Aug. 8), according to Fox News, even promising he would announce the findings on the podcast.

"In June, U.S. President Donald Trump — who will run again for the Republican party in 2020 — told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that he also received a briefing about recent sightings by military pilots. "I did have one very brief meeting on it," he said. "But people are saying they're seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly."


UFOs have to be made by God. Nonetheless, the Bible does not say anything about them. However, if we believe that our planet is unique and that God has created life here, we will take a more skeptical approach to UFOs and aliens.

Nonetheless, the Bible does not say anything about them.

However, we'll still waiting for the least possible sigs of UFOs.

Source:

Howell, Elizabeth. 2019.Bernie Sanders Pledges to Release Any Info About Aliens If He's Elected in 2020. Live Science (11.8.).

Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Biggest Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io Is Super Active

This image shows Loki Patera, spewing in the background.Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/USGS).




Joel Kontinen

Jupiter's moon Io should not have volcanos - but it does. However, the solar system's 14-billion years cannot maintain them.

If Io were really as old as some astronomers assume, it should be a dead moon.

But it isn’t.

Io’s volcanoes are active and surprisingly violent, suggesting that they could not have been spouting lava for millions of years.

Research on the volcanoes was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on August 8th.



Source:

Bartels, Meghan 2019. The Biggest Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io Is Super Active. But Does It Run Like Clockwork? Space.com (13.8.).

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Goliah Frogs Can Move Stones That Are Half Their Weight

Goliah Frog. Image courtesy of Ryan Somma, CC BY-SA 2.0.




Joel Kontinen

Goliath frogs build their own nursery ponds. “They can move stones that are half their weight.”

The 3.3 kilograms (7.3-lb) Goliath frog lives in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, and it can move stones that are 2 kilograms (4.4 lbs) in weight.

It's likely that the male frogs, which are more than 1.1 feet (34 centimeters) long, use "their huge and very muscular hind legs" to move the stones", Mark-Oliver Rödel, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum in Berlin says.

The study was the study was published in the Journal of Natural History.

It seems that these frogs rely on what the Book of Genesis says after its kind.


Source:

Geggel, Laura. World's Largest Frogs Can Move Rocks Half Their Weight ... for Their Wee Pollywogs. Live Science (10.8.).