Month: June 2009

Static About Static

If all the hoopla about evolution and atheistic science is a source of constant irritation, so is the insistence that living thing must have always been the way we see them today. Has the Creator stopped creating? Will He ever stop creating? Doesn’t every newly divided bacterium constitute a new life? A designer with the unlimited power to make things happen can certainly do as He pleases with his creations. He can keep a design unchanged as long as he pleases and sees fit, or modify and retool His creatures at any time needed in any way He chooses. What if He decides to do a biospheric “reset” by means of a global catastrophy and flood? In a pinch He could easily reengineer all living things and select only those needed to “replenish” the earth for preservation during the global purge of the worldwide ecosystem. The ecosystem is totally plastic to an engineer of this sort. Even massive beasts like dinosaurs exist at the complete discretion of such a creator. When they have served their purpose, they can be destroyed or allowed to die out. Enough of this “competition for food sources” or “environmental pressures” naturalistic dribble. The biosphere(all of…

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Making Predictions Based on Intelligent Design

What are the hallmarks of a good design? Balance, efficiency, endurance, economy, etc are a few qualities you might expect. There is a subtle, but real interelationship among all species on earth. You could say that the clam was designed with the panda in mind. The ecosystem is a clean, mean, running machine. The closer we look at the ecosystem, the more we learn about what really good design IS. It’s all operating at the highest engineering standards. There has been no expense spared. The species are designed without exception with complete command of the medium. Living things handle energy transfer and work efficiency as a complete tour de force! A human being can run 26 miles on a few thousand calories. Loose very little as heat and actually improve the conditioning of his body in the process. An expected result of intelligent design is a variety of unique applications of the same basic systems. An intelligent designer will come up with enduring systems. The more successful the systems are and the wider the range of applications, the more intelligent the designer must be. An intelligent design will challange our most brilliant minds in their attempts at unravelling how that…

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Born to be Wild

This is the first in a series of posts concerning the major problems facing the theory of evolution. Any one of these in themselves should kill the theory. But, since evolution has taken on a religious status, to question it within the ranks has become tantamount to blasphemy or treason. Anyway, there is a concept in genetics known as, “reversion to wild-type”. Anyone who has ever attempted to breed plants, cattle, dogs, cats etc. quickly becomes aware of the importance of maintaining a somewhat pure line. Otherwise, the Angus will start to be less Angus and more run of the mill in just a few generations. Feral dogs don’t seem to care about pedigrees when they begin to breed in the wild. Very quickly in just a few generations the litters will loose many of the characteristics that were so carefully chosen by their human breeders. The australian “Dingo” is very likely the end result of “reversion to wild-type” for a variety of domesticated breeds that have been feral for a few hundred years. How close the Dingo is to the original pre-domestication dog type is hard to guess. But, there’s no doubt that the Dingo is closer than any…

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Super Mutants, Genetic Tweaking and Dynamic Engineering

The concept of Intelligent Design was one of the great assumptions of the fathers of science. It was that is, until Charles Darwin made his great discovery of the adaptability of living things in answer to environmental changes. Intelligent Design would have probably remained one of the pilars of our understanding of the natural world if Darwin had left his fanciful creation story out of it. He figured that if small changes could happen to species as they adapt over many generations to new environments, why couldn’t these changes eventually result in completely different creatures in the course of time. Pretty soon a whole new creation story emerged that had all living things on earth owing it’s ancestory to a simple single celled organism like a yeast or bacterium. The idea was that nature has all the tools and ability needed to create itself. Today this creation story is know by the term “evolution”. Like the flat-earth notion of ancient times, evolution was born out of ignorance of many more recent developments in man’s understanding of how matter functions(physics), how living things thrive and reproduce and how they store and manage information that directs their development, regulates their life systems,…

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