Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Miracle of Development | Origins with Dr. Paul A. Nelson

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Paul Nelson

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Paul A. Nelson is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for over two decades. His grandfather, Byron C. Nelson (1893-1972), a theologian and author, was an influential mid-20th century dissenter from Darwinian evolution. After receiving his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, Nelson entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.[1] He is currently a Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University.[2]
An early associate of Professor Phillip Johnson of UC-Berkeley, author of the bestselling critique Darwin on Trial, Nelson was an organizer of the Mere Creation conference (1996), where the modern intelligent design research community first formed. Nelson’s research interests include the relationship between developmental biology and our knowledge of the history of life, the theory of intelligent design, and the interaction of science and theology. He lectures frequently at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Europe, has spoken on American and Italian national public radio, and written for popular publications as varied as the Oslo Dagbladet and the Christian Research Journal.[1]
Nelson’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Biology & Philosophy, Zygon, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Touchstone, and book chapters in the anthologies Mere Creation (Intervarsity Press), Signs of Intelligence (Brazos), Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics (MIT Press), and Darwin, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press). His forthcoming monograph, On Common Descent, critically evaluates the theory of common descent. He is a member of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) and the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).[1]
Paul is married to Suzanne Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. They reside in Glenview, a suburb of Chicago, with their daughters, Hannah (18) and Olivia (16).[1]
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

How did animals get from Noah's Ark to Australia? - Genesis Unleashed

God's Word says that the whole globe was covered in water at the time of Noah's Flood. All land dwelling, air-breathing creatures not on the Ark perished and the world was repopulated by those surviving on the Ark. That means that all of the animals and their worldwide distribution has taken place within a timescale of just over 4,000 years since the Flood. How can this be?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Creation Today Season 2 Finale

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Season 2 Finale

Paul Taylor and Eric Hovind reflect on Season 2 of the Creation Today Show and discuss highlights of the many special guests, topics, and answers given throughout the season.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fossil Man - Dr. Don Patton

Click to ViewMany students are convinced of evolution by nothing more than charts & illustrations. The order of the line up and brutish restorations reflect more about the prejudices of the restorer than true scientific evidence. What is the actual, up to date evidence? What do we know about Australopithicus, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal and more recent finds? Dr. Patton demonstrates that the fossil record which supposedly indicates the evolution of man actually represents a variety of apes and men, not that different from what we see in the living world. There is nothing in-between but a great deal of imaginative effort and some pithican-spoofus.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flying Spaghetti Monster? CrEvo Rant #15 with Wazooloo, aka Ian Juby

In this rant, Ian Jubyshows how we know who the Intelligent designer/Creator really is.

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Prophecies of Christ

Buddha predicted Christ????

Changes to the book of Mormon:

Book of Mormon points to Christ:
"For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do," (2 Nephi 25:23).

The Koran points to Christ:
[Jesus] said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;
"And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;
"(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;
"So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!
Quran, sura 19 Maryam, ayat 30-33

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Fossil Record - Dr. Don Patton

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The fossil record is supposed to be the primary documentary evidence for evolution. If there is proof, it would have to be from the fossils. Dr. Patton will examine the evidence, as described by the leading paleontologists themselves, and demonstrate that the supposed proof is very much against evolution. The critical beginning does not show simple, slow, gradual progress. Instead it is sudden, complex and diverse. One by one the supposed links like Archaeopteryx and the American horse series have been "debunked." The imagined progressive continuum from one kind to another is not to be found. There are regular and systematic gaps between the different kinds. See for yourself that the fossil evidence is positive evidence, strongly in favor of the creation.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Why Genesis Matters - Dr. Jason Lisle

This presentation shows the central importance of the history in Genesis to major Christian doctrines, and shows how the decline in society is connected to the increasing rejection of biblical creation. The defense of a literal, historical Genesis is absolutely crucial to the success of the Church in its call to make disciples of all nations. Topics include the age of the Earth and the origin of death and suffering.

Introducing ICR's New Director of Research: Jason Lisle, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Lisle approaches science from the perspective that God’s Word is true—“the Bible teaches us the truth about origins, and good science confirms what the Bible teaches.” Dr. Lisle, a Christian astrophysicist who writes and speaks on various topics relating to science and the defense of the Christian faith, graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He then earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Lisle specialized in solar astrophysics and has made a number of scientific discoveries regarding the solar photosphere, including the detection of giant cell boundaries using the SOHO spacecraft. He also does theoretical research and has contributed to the field of general relativity. His areas of interest in creation studies are in developing models of cosmology and stellar aging.
Since completion of his research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Lisle also began working in full-time apologetics ministry, specializing in the defense of Genesis. He has written a number of articles and books on the topic. His book The Ultimate Proof of Creation demonstrates that biblical creation is the only logical possibility for origins. Dr. Lisle was instrumental in developing the planetarium at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, and he wrote and directed popular planetarium shows, including “The Created Cosmos.”

Dr. Lisle wrote his book Discerning Truth: Exposing Errors in Evolutionary Arguments because he believes Christians often face “criticism from evolutionists for their belief in God and His glorious creation.” Lisle says, “Creationists need to be able to recognize and refute evolutionist arguments, and to do so in a way that both honors God and lines up with the truth of His Word. The role of logic, the study of correct reasoning, is becoming a vanishing skill in our society.” Dr. Lisle hopes that he can help believers defend their faith “in the face of adversity.”

The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky taps into Dr. Lisle’s expertise in astrophysics and his understanding of the galaxies. Astronomy and physics have always been areas of special interest. One of his favorite hobbies is viewing the night sky through a telescope. His other books include Are ETs & UFOs Real? and Big Problems with the Big Bang. While most astronomers and astrophysicists present the Big Bang theory as an explanation for our origins, Dr. Lisle says, “They are simply wrong.” Naturalists present their “alternative model to explain the universe naturalistically, and that goes against what the Bible teaches.”

For over 40 years ICR has maintained its commitment to research and biblical truth, drawing talented research scientists like Dr. Jason Lisle from around the country to contribute their skills to our ministry efforts. Dr. Lisle will focus his research efforts in astrophysics, as well as lead ICR’s gifted team of scientists who continue to investigate and demonstrate the evidence for creation. The Institute for Creation Research welcomes Dr. Jason Lisle!

Cite this article: 2012. Introducing ICR’s New Director of Research: Jason Lisle, Ph.D. Acts & Facts. 41 (4): 18.

The Record of the Rocks and the Geologic Column | Dr. Don Patton

http://bible.ca/tracks | Evolutionists tell us that the gradual development of life has been recorded in the record of the rocks, illustrated in textbooks by the geologic column. It is seldom revealed that this column is actually a mental abstraction constructed with evolutionary assumptions. The complete column is found only in the textbooks, nowhere on the face of the earth. The column does illustrate evolutionary predictions and thus provides a means of testing the evolutionary model. Leading evolutionists acknowledge that finding a contradictory sequence would falsify evolution.

Dr. Patton demonstrates that this has been done again and again: skeletons of modern men, fossilized human footprints and human artifacts in the same layer with dinosaurs; Native American petroglyphs of dinosaurs; Peruvian and Mexican dinosaur artifacts. This is crucial, exciting evidence that you should see for yourself.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Marvellous Molecular Machines | Creation Magazine LIVE! (2-12)

Through eye-popping computer animation, based on recent scientific discoveries, this week's episode explores amazing biological machines at work in our bodies.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Dictionary of Life | Origins with Dr. Paul A. Nelson

Dr. Nelson breaks down some of the amazingly complex functions of the most simple cells. The simplest cell is to complex to have come from non-life or evolved.

Paul Nelson

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Chicago

Paul Nelson is currently a Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the MA Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. Paul’s articles have appeared in Biology & Philosophy, Zygon, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Touchstone, and chapters in the anthologies Mere Creation, Signs of Intelligence, Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics, and Darwin, Design, and Public Education. His forthcoming monograph, On Common Descent, critically evaluates the theory of common descent. Paul is a member of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) and the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB). Paul is married to Suzanne Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University; they reside in Glenview, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) with their two daughters, Hannah (14) and Olivia (12).

Monday, April 8, 2013

Scientific Age of the Young Earth - Dr. Don Patton

bible.ca/tracks | The media assert that the earth is billions of years old with such incessant regularity that any disagreement seems completely out of step. They fail to report that there are thousands of scientists with graduate degrees in the natural sciences, who have been convinced by the scientific evidence that the earth is thousands of years old, not billions. Of course, there are tremendous implications to the relatively recent idea of an earth billions of years old. Many are convinced the conclusion has been driven by philosophical forces, not scientific. The two reasons most often given for the idea that the earth is very old are radiometric dating and various geological processes. Dr. Patton will expose the unscientific procedures and the unreasonable assumptions inherent in radiometric dating. He will discuss the geologic phenomenon typically assumed to take great periods of time: formation of rocks, layers, fossils, petrifaction, etc. See for yourself that the best scientific explanation of these supposedly slow processes is that they formed rapidly.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

The Laws of Science Support Young Earth Creation - Dr. Don Patton

Science has demonstrated that there are "laws" which govern our universe. In contrast to unobservable models, laws are verified by repeatable experiments. As an example, consider the laws of Thermodynamics, undoubtedly scientific laws. While many are unfamiliar with the terminology, all are very familiar with the effects experienced every day. These laws appear to be direct predictions the creation model but provide serious challenges to evolutionary theories. Simplistic and fallacious arguments have been made on both sides but when properly applied, significant light is shed on the study of origins.

See what we learn from these laws about Physics, Biology, Geology and the spectacular world of Astronomy.

At least an analogy is seen in the fossil record which indicates that (contrary to evolutionary propaganda) virtually every living thing was larger in the past. Things have been getting smaller over the years, not larger. See dozens of specific examples for yourself.

   Quotes used by Dr. Don Patton in video lecture.


"LAWS" OF NATURE, James H. Shea, Editor, Journal of Geological Education, "The most serious problem with this concept grows out of the fact that it uses a metaphor, the Laws that govern or control nature.... We seem to believe that there literally are such laws. The concept is anachronistic in that it originated at a time when the Almighty was thought to have established the laws of nature and to have decreed that nature must obey them.... It is a great pity for the Philosophy of Science that the word 'law' was ever introduced.", Geology, v. 10, p. 458

1st Law of Thermodynamics

Albert Einstein, "Classical thermodynamics...only physical theory of universal content concerning which I am convinced that within the framework of applicability of its basic concepts, it will never be overthrown." Science, Vol. 157, p. 509

Isaac Asimov, "This law is considered the most powerful and most fundamental generalization about the universe that scientists have ever been able to make. No one knows why energy is conserved... All that anyone can say is that in over a century and a quarter of careful measurement scientists have never been able to point to a definite violation of energy conservation, either in the familiar everyday surroundings about us, or in the heavens above or in the atoms within." Smithsonian Institution Journal, 6/1970, p.6

ORIGIN OF MATTER, Isaac Asimov, "Perhaps in an infinite sea of nothingness, globs of positive and negative energy in equal-sized pairs are constantly forming, and after passing through evolutionary changes, combining once more and vanishing. We are in one of these blobs in the period of time between nothing and nothing, and wondering about it.", Science Digest, Vol.69, p.69

2nd Law of Thermodynamics

FAMILIAR TO EVERYONE, Isaac Asimov, "Another way of stating the second law then is 'The universe is constantly getting more disorderly!' Viewed that way we can see the second law all about us. We have to work hard to straighten a room, but left to itself it becomes a mess again very quickly and very easily. Even if we never enter it, it becomes dusty and musty. How difficult to maintain houses, and machinery, and our own bodies in perfect working order: how easy to let them deteriorate. In fact, all we have to do is nothing, and ev-erything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself-and that is what the second law is all about.", Smithsonian Institution Journal, June, 1970, p. 6

HOPELESS EVASION, Sir Arthur Eddington, "...if your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics, I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.", p.74 Nature of the Physical World.

JUST STATISTICAL? A.B. Pippard, Cambridge Univ., "There is thus no justification for the view, often glibly repeated, that the Second Law of Thermodynamics is only statistically true, in the sense that microscopic violations repeatedly occur, but never violations of any serious magnitude. On the contrary, no evidence has ever been presented that the Second Law breaks down under any circumstances.", Elements of Chemical Thermodynamics for Advanced Students of Physics, p.99-100

COMPREHENSIVE APPLICATION, Richard Morris, "The second law of thermodynamics has a chameleonlike character. It can be expressed in more different ways than any of the other laws of physics. The reason that it takes so many different forms is that it is the most general of all the laws that scientists have discovered. It applies to practically everything." Time's Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time, 1984, p.113

APPLIES TO INFORMATION, Tom Siegfried, Dallas Morning News, 5/14/90, "Is there a real connection between entropy in physics and the entropy of information? ....The equations of information theory and the second law are the same, suggesting that the idea of entropy is something fundamental..." [Quotes Robert W. Lucky, Ex. Director of Research, AT&T, Bell Laboratories & John A. Wheeler, of Princeton & Univ. of TX, Austin]

GREAT FAITH, Eric J, Chaisson, Harvard, "Along an arrow of time starting at the Big Bang, Chaisson depicts cosmic evolution in a wide range of systems: particulate, galactic, stellar, planetary, chemical, biological, and cultural. Over time, all these systems-be they manifested in worms, human brains, or microchips-become both more complex and more ordered..." Cosmic Evolution, Bookcover

Applies To Open System

OPEN?, John Ross, Harvard University, Chemical And Engineering News, p.40 July 7, 1980, "Ordinarily the second law is stated for isolated systems, but the second law applies equally well to open systems." Arnold Sommerfel, "...the quantity of entropy generated locally cannot be negative irrespective of whether the system is isolated or not." Thermodynamics And Statistical Mechanics, p.155

USEFUL ABSTRACTION, Richard Morris, "An isolated system is one that does not interact with its surroundings. Naturally there are no completely isolated systems in nature. Everything interacts with its environment to some extent. Nevertheless, the concept, like many other abstractions that are used in physics, is extremely useful. If we are able to understand the behavior in ideal cases, we can gain a great deal of understanding about processes that take place in the real world In fact treating a real system as an isolated one is often an excellent approximation.", Time's Arrows, p.113

UNSATISFACTORY "EXPLANATION" Charles J. Smith, "Biological systems are open and exchange both energy and matter. This explanation, however, is not completely satisfying, because it still leaves open the problem of how or why the ordering process has arisen (an apparent lowering of the entropy), and a number of scientists have wrestled with this issue. Bertalanffy (1968) called the relation between irreversible thermodynamics and information theory one of the most fundamental unsolved problems in biology." Biosystems, Vol.1, p259.

SURPLUS ENERGY: INSUFFICIENT! George Gaylord Simpson & W.S. Beck, "But the simple expenditure of energy is not sufficient to develop and maintain order. A bull in a china shop performs work, but he neither creates nor maintains organization. The work needed is particular work; it must follow specifications; it requires information on how to proceed.", An Introduction To Biology, p. 466

INFORMATION REQUIRED, Manfred Eigen (Nobel Laureate) "Here at the molecular level are the roots of the old puzzle about the chicken or the egg. Which came first, function or information? As we shall show, neither one could proceed the other; they had to evolve together." Evolution, p.13, 11/10/1982.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION??? Carl Sagan, Cornell, "The information content of a simple cell has been estimated as around 1012 bits, comparable to about a hundred million pages of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.", Life, Vol.10, p.894. Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft, Human DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software we have ever created." The Road Ahead, p.228

MUTATIONS, Theodosius Dobzhansky, "....one can say that mutations are owing to incorrect copying, to occasional mistakes in the generally so remarkably accurate process of replication... You may, if you wish, compare mutations to accidental misspellings or misprints which even the most experienced copyist makes.... ...harmfulness of most mutants is just what could be reasonably expected. ....an accident, a random change, in any delicate mechanism can hardly be expected to improve it. Poking a stick into the machinery of one's watch or into one's radio set can hardly be expected to make it work better." Heredity And The Nature Of Man, p.126

MOST PROBABILE, Peter T. Mora, National Institute of Health, "Crystallization occurs because it leads to the lowest energy state, and to the most stable arrangement of atoms or molecules under the given conditions. Crystallization leads to simple, very uniform repeating structures, which are inert. These structures do not function, and are not designed by function." Nature, Vol. 199, 1963, p 216.

STRUCTURE CONFUSED WITH ORDER, Richard Morris, "For example, when a crystal grows in a liquid, structure appears that was not present before the process of crystallization began. As the crystal becomes larger, the entropy of the system does increase. ...The appearance of structure does not always imply an increase in order, even though "structure" and "order" are equated in our everyday speech." Time's Arrows, p.119.

EVOLUTION REQUIRES Energy & Information Increasing Energy & Information Require An "Open System" (Outside Source) Source For Energy is the Sun. Source For Information is ?????

Applies To Life

LIFE PROCESSES, Harold Blum, Prinston Univ., "No matter how carefully we examine the energetics of living systems we find no evidence of defeat of thermodynamic principles, but we do encounter a degree of complexity not witnessed in the non-living world." Time's Arrow and Evolution, p.14

LIFE WON'T "FORM" Ilya Prigogin (Nobel Laureate) "Unfortunately this principle cannot explain the formation of biological structures. The probability that at ordinary temperatures a macroscopic number of molecules is assembled to give rise to the highly ordered structures and to the coordinated functions characterizing living organisms is vanishingly small. The idea of spontaneous genesis of life in its present form is therefore highly improbable, even on the scale of billions of years during which prebiotic evolution occurred." Physics Today, Vol.25, p.28. 

Observed In Life Of The Past

DOWNHILL, Stephen J. Gould, Harvard, "The sweep of anatomical diversity reached a maximum right after the initial diversification of multicellular animals. The later history of life proceeded by elimination not expansion." Wonderful Life, 1989, p.46

"LAW"? Stephen Gould, Harvard, "According to a 'law' formulated by E. D. Cope in 1871, the body size of organisms in a peculiar evolutionary lineage tends to increase. But Cope's rule has failed the most comprehensive test applied to it yet." Nature, V.385, 1/16/97

BIGGER & MORE DIVERSE, Von Engeln & Caster, "Also that mammalian life was richer in kinds, of larger sizes, and had a more abundant expression in the Pliocene than in later times.", Geology, p.19 "Giants Of The Past," "Leakey...had been scouring the gorge since 1931. Over the years he has unearthed the bones of an ancient pig as big as a rhino, a six-foot-tall sheep, a twelve-foot-tall bird and the flattopped skull of the erect 'Nutcracker man'.", Time Magazine, 3/10/1961 Larger Boy, Richard Leakey "...the boy from Turkana was surprisingly large compared with modern boys his age; ...he would probably go unnoticed in a crowd today. This find combines with previous discoveries of Homo erectus to contradict a long held idea that humans have grown larger over the millennia." National Geographic, 11/19/85 p.629 p.158 "...fossil bones from a 4 m tall, 500 kg [12', 1100 lb] bird that once roamed the Australian Outback (along with giant kangaroos and wombats the size of cars), were discovered near Central Australia's Alice Springs." Peter Murray, Mu. of Central Australia, Quoted in Daily Telegraph, 8/17/2002, p.7 "Stone Age Elepant" "...would have been twice the size of the largest modern African elephant. ...Bones from other large animals, including rhinoceros, buffalo and wild horses, have also been found nearby." BBC News, 6/19/04 "Ratzilla" Science News, 9/20/03 "Dig reveals real mighty mouse 8 million years ago, buffalo-size rodents roamed Venezuela" Science, 9/19, 2003 "Killer Kangaroos Once Roamed Australia" "University of New South Wales, Dr Sue Hand, told the Daily Mail had slicing crests on their teeth that, 'could have crunched through bone and sliced off flesh.'" Science News8/8,2006 Demon Duck of Doom, Bullockornis...stood approximately 2.5 metres (8 ft 2 in) tall. It may have weighed up to 250 kg (550 lb). ...a very large beak designed for shearing,...the bird may have been carnivorous." Wikipedia The Fossil Cycads, Robert Buckley, 1999"...the true cycads were apparently quite large. One fossil from Japan, a large stem over four feet in diameter...." p.13 A giant frog fossil from Madagascar dubbed Beelzebufo or 'the frog from Hell' has been identified by scientists from UCL (University College London) and Stony Brook University, New York. The discovery of the 70 million year-old fossil frog" 2/18/08, Physorg.com All Insects Larger, "In general all the Pennsylvanian insects were larger than the ones we know today." Trilobite, Dinosaur And Man, Clifford Simak, p.158 "Why Were Prehistoric Insects Huge?" "Alexander Kaiser, Ph.D., of Midwestern University's Department of Physiology, Division of Basic Sciences, was the lead author in a recent study to help determine why insects, once dramatically larger than they are today, have seen such a remarkable reduction in size over the course of history." Science Daily, 8/8/07

Observed Throughout Universe

DEGENERATING UNIVERSE, The Universe And Dr. Einstein, "The sun is slowly but surely burning out, the stars are dying embers, and everywhere in the cosmos heat is turning into cold, matter is dissolving into radiation, and energy is being dissipated into empty space. The universe is thus progressing to an ultimate 'heat death'....And there is no way of avoiding this destiny. For the fateful principle known as the second law of thermodynamics, which stands today as the principal pillar of classical physics left intact by the march of science, proclaims that the fundamental processes of nature are irreversible. Nature moves just one way." p.102

OBSERVED DETERIORATION, Fred L. Whipple, Dir., Smithsonian Astrophysical. Observatory, "Comets tend to split in pieces, particularly when they are near the Sun or Jupiter, but also when they are quite undisturbed in space. Some comets seem to tire out and die.", Mystery Of Comets, 1985, p.93
"A Comet Continues To Crumble" "A Comet discovered last January just can't keep itself together. Ever since astronomers first spied the object dubbed C/2001 A2, it's been breaking up. ...another comet shattered into more than 10 pieces as it neared the sun last summer..." Science News, V.160, p.41, 7/21/2001

STARS "THEORETICALLY" IMPOSSIBLE, J. C. Brandt, "Contemporary opinion on star formation holds that the objects called protostars are formed as condensations from interstellar gas. This condensation process is very difficult theoretically and no essential theoretical understanding can be claimed; in fact, some theoretical evidence argues strongly against the possibility of star formation. However, we know that the stars exist, and we must do our best to account for them.", Sun And Stars, p.111 Abraham Loeb, Harvard Center for Astrophysics, "The truth is that we don't understand star formation at a fundamental level." New Scientist, V.157, 2/7/1998, p.30 Derek Ward-Thompsom, Cardiff Univ. "Stars are among the most fundamental building blocks of the universe, yet the processes by which they are formed are not understood." Science, V.295, p.76, 1/4/2002 Geoffrey Burbidge, Director, Kitt Peak National Observatory, "If stars did not exist, it would be easy to prove that this is what we expect.", Stellar Structure, p.577 Genesis 2:1 "Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished."

GALAXIES "THEORETICALLY" IMPOSSIBLE, James Trefil, Physics, George Mason U., "It seems that the more we learn about the basic laws of nature, the more those laws seem to tell us that the visible matter-the stuff we can see-shouldn't be arranged the way it is. There shouldn't be galaxies out there at all, and even if there are galaxies, they shouldn't be grouped together the way they are. ...The problem of explaining the existence of galaxies has proved to be one of the thorniest in cosmology. By all rights, they just shouldn't be there, yet there they sit. It's hard to convey the frustration that this simple fact induces among scientist...Despite what you may read in the press, we still have no answer to the question of why the sky is full of galaxies..." Dark Side Of The Universe, 1988, pp.2, 55 Martin Rees, "The most basic questions about galaxies are still not understood. If galaxies didn't exist, we would have no problem explaining that fact.", Dallas Morning News, 8/15/1988

ORIGIN OF SOLAR SYSTEM, Sir H. Jeffries, Cambridge, "I think all suggested accounts of the origin of the Solar System are subject to serious objections. The conclusion in the present state of the subject would be that the system cannot exist.", The Earth, 1970, p.359. Fred Whipple, Harvard "All of the hypotheses so far presented have failed, or remain unproved, when physical theory is properly applied." Orbiting The Sun, 1981, p.284. Ida, Canup, & Stewart, "Many models have been proposed for the formation of the Moon, but no one has succeeded in showing the formation satisfactorily." Nature, V.389, 9/25/1997, p. 353 Nafi Toksoz, M.I.T., "It's far easier to explain why the moon shouldn't be there than to explain its existence.", Science 81, 3/81, p.120. Stuart Ross Taylor, Lunar and Planetary Institute, "The ultimate origin of the solar system's angular momentum remains obscure." Solar System Evolution: A New Perspective Cambridge University Press, p.53 "All in all, developing a theory of lunar origins that could make sense of data obtained from the Apollo lunar landing programme proved very difficult. So much so, in fact, that when I took a class on our planetary system from Irvin Shapiro two decades ago, he joked that the best explanation was observational error the moon did not exist." Nature, V.389, 9/25/1997, p.327

Demands Beginning, A Creator

DEMANDS BEGINNING, Isaac Asimov, "As far as we know, all changes are in the direction of increasing entropy, of increasing disorder, of increasing randomness, of running down. Yet the universe was once in a position from which it could run down for trillions of years. How did it get into that position?" Science Digest, May 1973, pp.76-77 Paul C.W.Davies, Kings College, London, "The greatest puzzle is where all the order in the universe came from originally. How did the cosmos get wound up, if the Second Law of Thermodynamics predicts asymmetric unwinding toward disorder?" Universe In Reverse," Second Look, 1, 1979, p.27

ONE ADEQUATE CAUSE, H.J. Lipson, Physics, U. of Manchester, "I think however that we should go further than this and admit that the only accepted explanation is creation. I know that is anathema to physicists, as it is to me, but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it.", Physics Bulletin, Vol.31, 1980, p.138 

POINTS TO CREATOR, G.J. Van Wylen, Richard Sonntag, "...we see the second law of thermodynamics as a description of the prior and continuing work of a creator, who also holds the answer to our future destiny and that of the universe." Fundamentals Of Classical Thermodynamics, 1985, p.232.

Quotes used by Dr. Don Patton in video lecture.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Color of Our Skin - Origins with Dr. David Menton

http://www.ctvn.org/the-programs/orig... | Dr. Menton explains the difference is the color of our skin is based by the amount of melanin we have. He also explains scientifically how all the races came from one man and one woman.

Acts 17:26-27 - New American Standard Bible (NASB)

"and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;"

Dr David Menton

Creationist Anatomist (AiG - USA)

David Menton
“Dr. Menton presented at Mt. Hood Community College (Oregon), and two evolution profs were firing questions after each of David's 40-minute presentations. When most of the audience had left, one of the students came up and said, referring to the profs, ‘Those guys were playing T-ball against the Yankees (Dr. Menton).’
“I love that comment.”
—Craig H., Portland, Oregon
NOTE: For those unfamiliar with T-ball, it is a children’s version of
baseball where there is no pitcher; instead, the batter simply hits the ball off a 2-foot high tee—like a long golf tee—so that it is very easy to hit.
By the way, Dr. Menton wants to let AiG supporters know that he has a burden to reach teens and college students with the creation/gospel message. When speaking at a seminar or church, he likes to add on speaking engagements at nearby colleges or high schools, so please think about that possibility when considering this excellent communicator as a speaker in your area (call 1-859-727-2222 ext. 403 for information).


Professional Affiliation:

  • Biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in the Department of Dermatology (1960-62)
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (1966-2000)
  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (July 2000)

Professional Activities:

  • Guest lecturer in gross anatomy
  • Former coursemaster of Microscopic Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Consulting editor in Histology for 'Stedman's Medical Dictionary', a standard medical reference work

Extraprofessional activities:

  • Vice-president of Congregation of Faith Lutheran Church of Ballwin, Missouri
  • Sunday school teacher for high school students
  • President of the Missouri Association for Creation, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Technical Advisor for the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, California
  • Lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the Creation-Evolution controversy


  • B.A. from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota
  • Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University


  • Member of the American Association of Anatomists
  • Member of Sigma Xi
  • Silver Award for Basic Research from the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Given 'Distinguished Service Teaching Award' from Washington University School of Medicine in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Named 'Teacher of the Year' at Washington University School of Medicine in 1979
  • Elected 'Professor of the Year' in 1998 by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2000
  • Profiled in 'American Men and Women of Science - A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences' for almost two decades


Written numerous articles in technical and scientific journals dealing with bone, wound healing, and the epidermal barrier function and biomechanics of skin.

Events information for Dr. Menton


Listen to Ken Ham’s interview of Dr. David Menton at Steubenville, OH.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Man and Dinosaur Coexisted: Evidence from South America | Dr. Don Patton

bible.ca/tracks | Dinosaur Art in South America - Dr. Patton has made numerous trips to Peru, together with Dr. Dennis Swift, to investigate the ceremonial burial stones found in the Inca tombs (c.a. 500-1500 AD). Almost one third of the stones depict specific types of dinosaurs.


The evolutionary scenario tells us that man and dinosaur were separated by at least 65 million years and "modern" man's conception of dinosaurs did not begin until the 1800's. This find appears to falsify that theory and verify the fact that ancient Peruvians saw these dinosaurs. See the stones for yourself. Hear the whole story and learn of the numerous independent sources of confirmation.

dinosaur tapestry

See the ancient tombs and view the tapestry (ca. 700AD) which clearly displays the dinosaur motif. Visit the ruins of Tiwanaku, a city that existed before Christ with astounding technology; 20000 ton building stones, precisely cut into complex geometrical shapes, ancient temple walls decorated with human faces typical of today's races. This is a record that defies the often heard story of "primitive" man and evolutionary development.
Brain surgery

If you want, you can get this video on DVD

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Dark Side of Darwin - Ian Juby

The Dark Side of Darwin, Part I: Genesis Week, episode 26, season 2 with Ian Juby/Wazooloo 



The Dark Side of Darwin, Part II, Genesis Week, Ep 27 season 2, With Wazooloo/Ian Juby