Monday, 29 April 2019
Now, if a person dies in Washington, he/she might be treated only to a funereal or a cremation but a third option, A law in Washington gives the Democratic Governor Jay Inslee the right to treat deceased individuals as human remains.
it is called "natural organic reduction." It’s’ also called human composting, in which the dead ones are disposed of.
The end result of the composting is 0.76 cubic meters or about a cubic yard of soil, which could fill two large wheelbarrows. The family of the deceased can take turns in caring for the him/her.
It is also a very effective way of dealing with the dead with much less energy - an eighth of the energy of cremation.
As Job said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.”
Geggel, Laura. 2019. Human Composting May Soon Be Legal in Washington State Live Science (26 April).
Saturday, 27 April 2019
It’s been called the platypus of the crab world .
The researchers found “It had the mouth of a shrimp, the claws of a modern frog crab, the shell of a lobster and the paddle-like appendages of a sea scorpion.”
Lead researcher Javier Luque, who now work for Yale University and the University of Alberta in Canada, found the first specimen in 2005 in the Colombian Andes Mountains. He thinks that the crab recounts that the "true crabs" lost and reevolved their body plans many times throughout history."
This amount to Darwinian storytelling.
Source: Geggel, Laura. 2019. 'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes. Live Science (24 April).
Thursday, 25 April 2019
The most significant finding of the Cassini mission may be the realization that the Saturn system is young. It can exists for 100 million years, which is still young compared to the age of the solar system.
Writing of live science, Nadia Drake gets the 4.5 billion years for the age of the solar system. She tries a trick or two, but the experts see a problem in this.
She quotes Eric Asphaug:
"The idea that they could be around for 4.5 billion years really defies explanation in my mind," says Erik Asphaug of the University of Arizona, who studies interactions between Saturn's rings and its many moons."
Then he goes on to say:
"I see a lot of impossible geologic things. I see a planet that should look like Callisto, but instead looks like Titan. I see satellites that shouldn't exist like Enceladus and Mimas, that have heavy cratering histories—whether that means they're old or not, we don't know. And then you see Enceladus going off like a rocket, and it's the most reliably eruptive body in the solar system, and that doesn't make any sense to me as a geologist," Asphaug says. "Mimas gets more tidal heating than Enceladus and it's dead as a doornail! None of it makes sense!"
The debate is over, Saturn is young, a probably a lot younger than 100 million years.
Drake, Nadia. 2019, How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On. Live Science (22 April).
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
The Dead sea are is replate with precariously balanced rocks, or PBRs. They are also evident in most as places, for instance as The Mother and Child Rock in Zimbabwe.
But just think what happened to the famed Twelve Apostles formation in Victoria, Australia. ONE of them is standing no more in its place.
Moreover,vibrating rocks challenge belief in long agers. For instance, precariously balanced rocks challenge belief in millions of years. For instance, the Zion Canyon challenge in long agers.
Geggel, Laura. 2019. These Rocks Look Like They Could Topple at Any Moment. They Hold 1,000 Years of Earthquake Secrets Live Science (9 April).
Sunday, 21 April 2019
Our world is full of wonders. The deep sea is a place for most of them.
The Five Deeps Expedition caught picture of a gelatinous creature a in a recent dive to “the Java Trench, the bottommost part of the Indian Ocean.”
It is probably a new creature, as there are no creatures such as this, as it was living over 6,500 meters (21,300 feet) below sea level.
They call it a balloon on a string, and it is most probably a jellyfish.
"This creature likely anchors itself to the seafloor with its long tentacle, perhaps to keep still in a seismically active seafloor, Alan Jamieson, the chief scientist on the expedition and a senior lecturer at Newcastle University said. As for why the tentacle is so long, Jamieson suggested it might help the creature filter feed up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) above the seafloor."
The Okeanos Explorer’s recent expeditions in the central Pacific have also identified deep sea creatures, for instance a creature, called a sea toad or coffinfish (Chaunacops), was bright red.
And then, ghost octopus, and a and a jellyfish the incredible deep sea creatures.
Louis Armstrong recorded the song What a Wonderful World in 1967, and it now seems that the world is even more wonderful than we could have imagined.
As the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes puts it, “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (3:11, NIV).
Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019, A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean. Live Science (18 April).
Friday, 19 April 2019
Sir David Attenborough has come a long way – from being the humanistic evolution only person, from saying that humans are a plague and claiming that we should say that Genesis is the cause for the exploitation of nature. Evolution, in contrast, helps us to take care of the environment.
Unlike Neo-Darwinese, the Bible practically never uses Orwellian phrases. More often, it means what it says. Thus, take care of is obviously not a synonym for exploit.
"The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15).
In contrast, Darwinian evolution is supposed to be a Malthusian struggle for existence, with nature being red in tooth and claw. How could this possibly preserve nature?
Sir David has meanwhile sided with Richard Dawkins against all who want to question evolution.
Now, sir David has also said that we have we have reached the age of humans, with its downs – of which climate change seems to be the greatest.
McGrath, Matt. 2019. Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'. BBC NEWS (18 April).
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
A Chinese team has genetically engineered a macaque monkey to make it more human.
“This was the first attempt to understand the evolution of human cognition using a transgenic monkey model,” says Bing Su, the geneticist at the Kunming Institute of Zoology who led the effort.
According to their findings, the modified monkeys did better on a memory test involving colours and block pictures, and their brains also took longer to develop—as those of human children do. this There wasn’t a difference in brain size.
This has created a backlash among US developers:
“The use of transgenic monkeys to study human genes linked to brain evolution is a very risky road to take,” says James Sikela, a geneticist who carries out comparative studies among primates at the University of Colorado. He is concerned that the experiment shows disregard for the animals and will soon lead to more extreme modifications. “It is a classic slippery slope issue and one that we can expect to recur as this type of research is pursued,” he says.
This is still a long way to the quest of evolutionists. the union of man and monkey.
Human exceptionalism is a Darwinian enigma. Thus, evolutionists are willing to see human traits in animals and animal traits in humans.
At times, their strategy borders on the absurd. A case in point is the rumour that US scientists engineered a human-chimp hybrid in the 1920s in the first primate research centre established in the US in Orange Park, Florida.
The Russian biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov also attempted to produce a human-chimp hybrid, but needless to say, he failed.
Humans are created in the image of God, but apes aren’t so trying to hybridize them is doomed to failure.
All successful hybrids belong to the same Genesis kind.
Regalado, Antonio. 2019. Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter. MIT Technology Review. (10 April).
Monday, 15 April 2019
Yes, “Skunks and bombardier beetles (Pheropsophus jessoensis), which fart a toxic chemical cocktail when threatened.”
Evolution has tried to answer the creationist’s question of where the animal got this talent. A just-so story that can never be verified is their answer. When threatened by a predator, the beetle squirts hot (100 °C or 212 °F) fluid at the attacker. It makes the fluid from hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinones but does just fine..
“These beetles' farts are so powerful that they can prompt toads that have eaten the beetles to puke out their last meal. That's exactly what the beetle wants; it may be covered with mucus from the toad's stomach, but sometimes these beetles can survive the ordeal.”
“However, when it comes to fighting with fire, Australian raptors take first prize. Three species of these predatory birds Down Under — black kites (Milvus migrans), whistling kites (Haliastur sphenurus) and brown falcons (Falco berigora) — are known to lurk by wildfires and then suddenly snatch up smoldering grasses or branches with their talons. The birds then use the fire to kindle new flames elsewhere, which, in turn, smoke out mammals and insect prey that they can eat.”
But they simply take the fire from one place, they don’t produce it. However, Dragons are found in the deeps of the earth and in Chinese horoscopes.
Geggel, Laura 2019. Can Any Animal Breathe Fire Like the Mythical Dragon? Live Science (13 April):
Saturday, 13 April 2019
Lifescience takes us on an imaginary tour of dragons – that it doesn’t belief in. It has heard all the news coming from the past, for instance dragon legends from all over the world.
They it says that Christianity changed all this – it changed the dragon into meaning something bad, just like it obeyed Satan. ”The most celebrated of these was St. George the Dragon Slayer, who in legend comes upon a town threatened by a terrible dragon. He rescues a fair maiden, protects himself with the sign of the cross, and slays the beast.”
Dragons were found in an ancient Chinese horoscope . It features 12 animals, of which 11 are still among us today. The twelfth is the dragon.
And the Old Testament book of Job includes a description of the Behemoth that might well be a huge dinosaur.
Nowadays, we can see the Komodo Dragon, which grows to be 3 metres (10 feet) in length.
Another relic is the tuatara. Evolutionists have to believe that it hasn’t evolved for over “200 million years”
So, what if dragons were dinosaurs who lived at the same time as humans? Some of them must have been very frightening.
Radford, Benjamin. 2019.Dragons: A Brief History of the Mythical, Fire-Breathing Beasts. Live Science (11 April).
Thursday, 11 April 2019
In 2008, the National Science Foundation used over 100 computers to analyse the evolutionary history of the Earth’s earliest animals. They suspected that the earliest animal to branch off was the sponge.
But it wasn’t.
Instead, it was a comb jelly.
The comb jelly has tissues and a nervous system, which are complex systems thought to have evolved much later. A sponge, by contrast, is a more “primitive” creature, lacking both tissue and a nervous system.
Now, Jakob Vinther, a paleobiologist at Bristol University in the United Kingdom and Chinese researchers have learned that a "sea monster," which scientists dubbed Daihua sanqiong lived "518 million years" ago in China in time for the Cambrian Explosion that is still a big mystery for evolutionists.
The Cambrian creature had 18 mouth tentacles.
Geggel, Laura. 2019. 520-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 18 Mouth Tentacles. Live Science (22 March).
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Darwinian expectations have been wrong countless times. One of their mistakes has to do with the Denisovans which have been “known only from a handful of bones and teeth they left in Siberia’s Denisova Cave in Russia and the genetic legacy they bequeathed to living people across Asia.” a as Science articles put it.
Now, an article in New Scientist says we “may have bred with Denisovans much more recently than we thought”. Now, when the Neanderthals are humans, the evolutionists have to try another trick.
According to the model based on Genesis, the Neanderthals were Adam’s descendants just like us. They probably lived in Europe during the ice age following the Flood of Noah and it seems the Denisovans where their closest comrades.
Gibbons, Ann.2019. Moderns said to mate with late-surviving Denisovans. Science 364, 6435, 12-13. (5 April).
Wilson, Clare. 2019. We may have bred with Denisovans much more recently than we thought. New Scientist (2 April).
Sunday, 7 April 2019
One of evolution’s truths is that it always goes forward. However, a trait than causes it to degrade and bring evolution to a standstill is also generally understood as evolution.
In other words, evolution has no clear focus. IT
In an articled in Science Daily, the evolutionist David Fisher shows that traits can also degrease: “The research appears in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, where lead author David Fisher shows that the increased evolution of selfless traits -- such as sharing food and keeping watch for one another -- is mathematically equivalent to the decreased evolution of individually beneficial traits.”
He then goes on to explain.
“For example, a fast-growing tree may take all the sunlight, water and nutrients out of the environment, causing its neighbours to grow slowly. In the next generation, more trees are fast-growing but are also nasty neighbours. As a result, negative social effects are much more prevalent, and so everyone's growth is reduced.”
This is natural selection doing what it should not do. as Michael Behe says, things don-t evolve, they devolve in the Darwinian world.
McMaster University. What makes evolution go backwards? Science Daily (19 March 2019).
Friday, 5 April 2019
Evolutionists have finally found a whale that they think would be a precursor to the whales living today. It’s been called Peregocetus pacificus.. meaning "the travelling whale that reached the Pacific”.
They think that this species was was four metre long (13 feet) could swim and walk on land. They also think that this able to walk like an otter or a beaver.
"’ This is the most complete specimen ever found for a four-legged whale outside of India and Pakistan,’ Dr Olivier Lambert, a scientist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and co-author of the study, said.”
They dug up a fossil of thought to be a 43 million years old.
But maybe we should remember Pakicetus.
When Philip Gingerich discovered Pakicetus inachus in the early 1980s, it was initially thought to be a marine creature – on the basis of a few teeth and fragments of the skull and lower jaw. Dated at 52 million years it was touted as a whale ancestor. Science magazine even published a front cover showing a diving Pakicetus.
However, when more bones were unearthed, it became obvious that Pakicetus was a land animal resembling a pig.
In a new Darwinian tale, an ancient deer turned into a whale.
Mathematician and philosopher David Berlinski calculates that a cow-like creature living on dry land would have needed at least 50, 000 morphological changes for such a move.
From skin to the breathing apparatus, almost everything has to be changed if the cow wants to stay alive in its new watery environment. Like transforming a car into a submarine, it needs an enormous amount of changes.
Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru. BBC News (5 April).
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Miracles are for today. not only did Jesus perform miracles, but His followers have the same idea, as told in the gospel of Mark and the Acts of the Apostles.
Jesus’ closest followers were not the exception but it was the rule . Such miracles are taking place today in our midst.
Now, “a peer-reviewed medical journal published a documented case of spontaneous healing after prayer in Jesus' name. A young man who wasn't able to eat without a feeding tube for 16 years has been healed of gastroparesis.
The article, Case Report of gastroparesis healing: 16 years of a chronic syndrome resolved after proximal intercessory prayer, was published in the April edition of the Complementary Therapies in Medicine.”
This was not the first case to suggest this.
“The Complementary Therapies in Medicine article is not the first scholarly publication to document the miraculous.
The Christian Post reported in 2016 that Indiana University's Dr. Candy Gunther Brown travelled to Pemba, Mozambique, in pursuit of evidence for miraculous healings along with a team of researchers. They were there to test the effects of prayer on the deaf and blind.
Brown's team detected statistically significant improvements in hearing and vision in 24 Mozambicans after receiving healing prayer and the results were published in the September 2010 edition of the Southern Medical Journal.”
Showalter, Brandon. 2019. Spontaneous Healing After Prayer in Jesus' Name Featured in Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Christian Post (1 April).
Monday, 1 April 2019
In 2007, assyriologist Dr Michael Jursa found the name Nebo-Sarsekim in a clay document in the British Museum. The details mentioned in the tablet written around 595 BC correspond to what the Book of Jeremiah says about the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem that took place during the reign of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II.
Yes, Jeremiah mentions this man.
Finding archaeological support for the Bible has become so commonplace that in 2014 Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) published an article entitled Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible.
The number of people found in the Bible keeps on growing. The latest name is an official named Nathan-Melek, a servant of king Josiah.
This is shown in 2 Kings 23:11:
“He removed from the entrance to the temple of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They were in the court[a] near the room of an official named Nathan-Melek.” (2 Kings 23:11).
“A bulla (seal impression) and a 2,600-year-old stamp bearing Hebrew names were uncovered in the City of David. the archaeologist think that it was 'likely during the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC.' ”
“Bullae were small pieces of clay impressed by personal seals, used in ancient times to sign letters.”
“The title “Servant of the King” (Eved HaMelech) is appears often in the Bible to describe a high-ranking official close to the king. This title appears on other stamps and seal impressions that were found in the past. This seal impression is the first archaeological evidence of the name Biblical Nathan-Melech.”
Archaeology also states that David’s and Solomon’s kingdom was real. And it also shows that catastrophes, for instance the earthquake mentioned in Amos 1:2, were real.
2,600-year-old seal impression and stamp bearing names from Bible found in public building destroyed during destruction of First Temple. Arutz Sheva 7 (31 March).