The Dover “Trial”, Who Cares About Evidence?

Was curious about what Judge Jones had to say about his decision in the case brought against the Dover board of education. The Dover Board was trying to include teaching materials friendly to intelligent design in their public classrooms. A few parents objected filed the complaint.

Oddly, he had nothing to say about the evidence that the defence presented. But, he had lots to say about their “preparation” and “delivery” in court. So, because the prosecution was “on top of their game” as they say, judge Jones decided the way he did. I wonder if he even cared at all about the evidence they presented.

God deals with people very differently. He could care less about a person’s credentials, or their education. He doesn’t care about someone’s prestige or position in the community. He deals with each of us as individuals at the same level of humanity.

He looks at the evidence of our faith in Him. Why, is He an egotist or something? Absolutely not! He designed us, our world, the universe and everything in it! He knows what He’s doing! To have faith in Him as our Creator is to acknowledge reality.

From what i can tell, the Dover School Board was found guilty of showing evidence of their faith in their God and their commitment to the children in their district.

Because judge Jones was impressed more by presecutors’ performance, the Dover Board was required to shell out nearly 2 million dollars in “court costs” and forbidden to use any teaching materials that mentioned intelligent design in any way, shape, or form. So, our high courts are going American Idol. What a shame!

Wayne Hollyoak

Is Evolution Really a Fact of Science?

Evolution is surely a doctorine of the faith of evolutionism, but has it ever really been tested scientifically? What would it take to really do so?

How about genetics? We use genetic testing to settle questions in criminal investigations. Shouldn’t genetics support common ancestory and such, if it exists?

That would be nice, but there’s a problem. Many supposedly closely related species have their genetic material bundled quite differently. That is, the number of chromosomes do not match. The fox appears to be very similar to dogs and the wolf which both have 78 chromosomes. But, the fox only has 35-39. So, it would appear that these two animals could not possibly be related at all.

In fact there is a diversity of chromosomal numbers within the group we call mammals.

MAMMALIA: Platypus, 70 / Opossum, 17-22 / Hedgehogs, 48 / Shrews, 23 / Hares, 36-46 / Deer Mice, 48, 52 / Voles, 42, 46, 50 / Mice, 40, 44 / Rats, 46, 62 / Cats, 35, 38 / Cattle, 16, 20, 60 / Goats, 60 / Sheep, 33, 48, 54, 60 / Pigs, 18, 38, 40 / Horses, 60, 66 / Rhesus Monkeys, 42, 48.

If genetic similarity is truly the “smoking gun” test of ancestory as it is often claimed, then evolution has a serious problem here. This alone SHOULD completely refute the theory, but for some reason “evolution science” persists.

To really PROVE even one single instance of evolution, or a completely new creature emerging solely by the “natural design” efforts of evolution it would take a bit of footwork to be sure.

First, you will need to isolate a confirmed example of a completely new creature developing in the first place. This should be the easy part since all of the known million or so species on earth are supposed to by evolving as we speak. So there ought to be perhaps hundreds of new species emerging every day.  And a new genera popping up every month or so! Well, at least one a year wouldn’t you say… (I wouldn’t suggest crocodiles as a test case)

The next part is a little trickier and that is to determine how the new characteristics that sets the new creature apart came about. Normal genetic variation doesn’t count since evolution claims to infuse new genetic “cards”, not just simply shuffling the genetic cards that already exist.

You would need to have at your disposal examples of every POSSIBLE genetic variants from the original deck of genetic cards for comparison not only genetically, but physically. Otherwise, how could you reasonably say that your “new” creature wasn’t simply a different combination of the species’ existing genetic material.

Finally, a long term study of the “new creature’s” viability in the wild would need to be conducted. Unless the new creature can compete for food and reproduce successfully AT LEAST at the same level as it’s ancestral type, such a creature cannot be considered PROOF of evolution.

Do i have all the answers for the wonderful diversity of living things? No way! But, evolution theory presents an enormous uphill battle if anyone really wants to support the claim that it is in any way “proven”. At least from the standpoint of documenting it in action.

Using adaptations from existing genetic possibility doesn’t qualify so you have to rule them out. Natural design (evolution) depends solely on genetic mutation to supply all the new traits that make such a new creature unique.

Wayne Hollyoak

Nanotechnology and Intelligent Design

I laugh whenever i hear people say that there’s no evidence of intelligent design in nature. Most of them really have no idea how living things work. Every living thing that we know of is full of tiny mechanical marvels we call nano machines. Nano machines are so tiny that they are invisible to the naked eye. They operate at the molecular level where the tolerances are always ZERO.

Men are just starting to play with trying to fabricate nano machines. To build them requires electron microscopy and an obsurd amount of process control. One ATOM out of place can shut one down in many cases.

Yet, these perfect/nanomachines run constantly and flawlessly in every cell of our bodies. Every cell may contain thousands of them. They are constantly being built and dismantled and the materials reused to make others. We can look at them and hope to understand what each one does, but never hope to reproduce one.

Yes, each and every nano machine that exists in nature is proof (not just evidence) that we were all created by the wisest Person imaginable.

 Wayne Hollyoak