Sep 102016
 

Is it so hard to do science without the obligatory infusion of Darwinian fairy tales into everything? Apparently so. Take a look at this quote from the journal Chemical Senses, From the evolutionary standpoint, the ability to taste starch or its oligomeric hydrolysis products would be highly adaptive, given their nutritional value.

According to the author of this study Juyun Lim the ability to taste starch is an evolutionary adaptation. How? To a Darwinist, as long as there is a need then evolution will provide the answer. Are you kidding me? It would be advantageous to be invisible but why didn’t random mutation (RM) and natural selection (NS) or even evodevo created that solution for us? Or sprouts wings to fly but that didn’t happen. Maybe the superhero power like Reed in the Fantastic Four with stretchable body parts. My point is this, just because there is a need it doesn’t mean evolution is able to provide the solution, but this is exactly what Lim is claiming.

How, which came first the chicken or the egg? If there is a causal effect between eating starchy food’s nutritional value and adaptation of a new taste sense, which came first or is it simultaneous? If our putative ancestors ate starchy food without the taste sense, then why is the adaptation necessary. If there is no adaptation advantage, then there is no selective pressure to evolve a new taste sense. On the other hand, if the taste sense for starch was evolved first what was the driving factor if our putative ancestors did not eat starchy food for the nutritional value. Again there is no selective pressure and correlation between evolution and nutrition.

My point against this author is that Darwinian fairy tales is a mantra and the default solution for everything whether there is evidence for it or not.

Feb 132015
 

Everyone agrees evolution is a fact if we define it as change over time. Darwinism on the other hand extends that change to common descent through novel mutations. But what happens when there is no novel mutations over billions of years, well that’s okay because that is also proof for Darwinian evolution. Say what?

“It seems astounding that life has not evolved for more than 2 billion years—nearly half the history of the Earth,” said J. William Schopf, a UCLA professor of earth, planetary and space sciences in the UCLA College who was the study’s lead author. “Given that evolution is a fact, this lack of evolution needs to be explained.”

Charles Darwin’s writings on evolution focused much more on species that had changed over time than on those that hadn’t. So how do scientists explain a species living for so long without evolving?

“The rule of biology is not to evolve unless the physical or biological environment changes, which is consistent with Darwin,” said Schopf, who also is director of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life. The environment in which these microorganisms live has remained essentially unchanged for 3 billion years, he said.

I am sure prof. Schopf is looking at this purely from a scientific perspective and not based on his presupposition that evolution is a fact, and therefore some excuse explanation is needed for this lack of evolution (yes, that was a bit of sarcasm). Continue reading »

Jan 302014
 

The internet have been buzzing with news that Ken Ham will debate Bill Nye at the Creation Museum. Even someone that I ran into in the doctor’s office was talking about it.

This to me is like a debate between obstinate arrogant blind faith vs. idiotic fairy tales. It is true I am an old earth creationist and I can probably count in one hand all the young earth creationists that is worth one’s salt on this subject. But I really resent the fact the people like AiG and ICR are suppose to be representative of all Creationists. Atheists love to make them the representatives because it is so easy for them to shoot them down like fish in a barrel.

Will RTB respond to the debate?

Jul 292013
 

That said, it occurred to me that Charles Darwin voiced a deeper doubt, of relevance to all of Meyer’s critics. In a letter to William Graham on July 3, 1881, Darwin wrote:

Nevertheless you have expressed my inward conviction, though far more vividly and clearly than I could have done, that the Universe is not the result of chance. But then with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?

Or as Indiana Jones would say, “Umm…, chilled monkey brain.”

Sep 092012
 

An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome
This is just one of many scientific papers that have come out as a result of the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project discovering functions in the “non-coding” region of human DNA. ID theorist have long disputed the Darwinian propaganda of 98% similarity of chimps and humans. But that debate has really been on 2-3% of the entire human genome. The rest of the genome according to the Darwinian fairytale is junk, an artifact left over from millions of years of evolutionary changes. This study puts a nail in the coffin of Darwinian common ancestry story that chimps and humans must share a recent common ancestry because of our morphological and phylogenetic similarities. The ENCODE project shows that 78% (80% of 98%) of our genome is functionally different than the Darwinian chimp model. See my other related posts Research on Intelligent Design by Darwinians and How To Grow A Homo Sapien

From RTB : Dr. Fazale Rana’s take on this.
Junk No More: ENCODE Project Nature Paper Finds “Biochemical Functions for 80% of the Genome”
The Demise of Junk DNA and Why It Matters

Sep 112009
 

A few weeks ago PZ defended his religion of Darwinism in the post Darwin and the vermiform appendix. PZ Myers is a Darwinian Prior, who refuse to allow silly things like facts stand in the way of his worship of atheism. So when a lot of press starts to suggest evolution might be in error, PZ the Darwinian Prior, must spin the fairy tale once again.

Where they go awry, though, is in trying to pick a fight with a dead man, and making that the focus of their public relations. … Charles Darwin is dead. Your research can’t be very cogent if your approach to drum up interest is to dig up a 120-year-old corpse and kick it around; is there anyone alive who disagrees with you who can put up a more informative and entertaining struggle? What this does is pick this one fellow as a symbol of the whole edifice of evolutionary theory

I agree. Darwin is dead and no one should make him the symbol of the whole edifice of evolutionary fairy tale theory. I mean only a crazy person would make such a big deal about a dead guy right? A rational and smart scientist like PZ would never make such a big deal about a 120 year old corpse who does not have very cogent research to science, right? Hey, PZ do you know the Darwin corpse worshipper from Fairyngula who said this?

Get out and celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important scientists of all time, Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of one of the most important books in biology, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It’s that day!

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Oct 232007
 

I know I am being redundant with the post title.

Invoking Darwin’s Theory to Argue for Inferiority of Blacks

He says that he is “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really”, and I know that this “hot potato” is going to be difficult to address. His hope is that everyone is equal, but he counters that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”. He says that you should not discriminate on the basis of colour, because “there are many people of colour who are very talented, but don’t promote them when they haven’t succeeded at the lower level”. He writes that “there is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so”. [Emphasis added.]

Oct 152007
 

The Darwinian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad syndrome.

EN&V

Roger DeHart and a particularly egregious example of Darwinian persecution that occurred in 2000 and 2001 in Burlington, Washington. DeHart, then a veteran Washington state High School biology teacher, tried to supplement his biology textbook with articles critical of Haeckel’s embryos and peppered moths from mainstream science publications, such as The American Biology Teacher, Natural History, The Scientist, and Nature. You can guess what happened next. The American Civil Liberties Union issued veiled threats of legal action, and the National Center for Science Education, a pro-Darwin lobby group, insisted that DeHart teach only the evidence that allegedly supports Darwinism. Bowing to the intimidation, the superintendent of DeHart’s school district prohibited him from distributing the articles– or even talking about them. DeHart was subsequently removed from his biology teaching position, replaced by a junior faculty member with a degree in physical education.