Month: June 2010

Tiny Insects

This morning there’s been a VERY tiny insect walking around on my computer monitor screen. Even though its so tiny, its able to fly from spot to spot. Probably attracted to the light like so many bugs outside at the lights. As far as size goes, maybe 1.5mm in length. Think of how tiny its brain must be. Maybe composed of 1000 cells or so?? The eyes of most insects are faceted compound eyes. So, i would guess each facet may have just a few cells. What about the wings and their muscles? Watching it move around and considering that it has 6 legs and antennae like other insects. It moves rather quickly and smoothly for its size. It’s difficult to appreciate a creature of this size. Could you breathe them in all day long and not even sneeze? Who knows? One thing I can tell you! It’s an engineering marvel of the highest order! A completely functional, thriving insect at a dust particle scale! Wayne Hollyoak

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My Days

I was introduced to the Bible while working on an auto assembly line back in the mid 70’s. I started learning about its prophecies and what it tells us about mankind’s future. I found out that the Creator came as a man to receive my punishment so I could be free. Glad I chose to follow Jesus and let my Creator show me the way, cause He obviously knows what He’s doing! On the assembly line there were occasional opportunity for breaks so I’d have my spray paint covered New Testament handy. One day I asked the Creator to help me understand my place in His world. When I opened the book, it opened to Psalm 39: “I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: (Then) spake I with my tongue: Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let…

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Evidences of Intelligent Design Continued…

31. The enormity of the challenges that living things present to those attempting to understand them. The language of biology is as complex and convoluted as it gets! That’s necessary in order to make more or less precise descriptions of what we can figure out about them anyway. 32. “Alternation of generations” allows certain creatures to grow and reproduce as completely different forms of life. Ferns live in two distinct forms. One form has only half the full complement of chromosomes and the other form develops from the full complement of chromosomes. Locusts will only develop into the swarming type under certain conditions, otherwise this insect will reproduce as ordinary grasshoppers. These are complex design considerations. 33. Man’s attempts at creating “living cells” are rather feeble and shabby compared to anything out there in nature. The One behind the design of real creatures was obviously smarter then us. Yet, we allow people to call these “scientists” “intelligent” don’t we? 34. Very similar species often have completely different food preferences. Most bears will eat almost anything that’s edible, yet the panda(if it can be called a bear) will only eat tender bamboo leaves. More intelligent design considerations were needed to fit…

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Just a Few More Evidences for ID

Not done, yet. Here’s just a few more: 21. The skunk has a great defense mechanism in its ability to raise a stink. It is so effective and so simple, yet it is so unique to this animal. 22. Poisonous Animals- Protecting the creature against injury from its own dangerous cocktails. Design and forethought opposed to adaptive afterthought. 23. Ornamentation- structures on plants and animals that serve no purpose other than to make them more interesting to look at. Horney Toads, Hammerhead Sharks, Crabs, Stag Beetles, etc. 24. Symbiosis- Bees need flowers and flowers need bees. 25. Aquatic Mammals lack gills- were they designed to need to surface periodically way so we could enjoy and admire them more? 26. Mola Mola- The ocean sunfish has no fins, at least not like we’re used to. 27. Plants lack muscles and a nervous system- wouldn’t that be adaptive disadvantage. 28. Turtle Shells- Aren’t they just a little too well thought out! Seriously!! 29. Bats- Flying by echolocation, if only we could figure out how to do it with our aircraft! 30. Common placental wolves and the (recently extinct) marsupial wolf (Thylacine) have very similar skulls and yet marsupials are generally quite different…

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Intelligent Design, You Want Evidence?

OK, let’s see. Here are 10 more evidences that I see… 11. Micromachinery is not only present in living creatures, it’s everywhere! We, in all our boasts of high technology are only learning the fundamentals of designing such devices, and ours are embarrassingly crude in comparison to simplest ones we see in biology. If you took each one as an evidence for ID, how many would that add to the list? A few billion perhaps? 12. Clean Design is the hallmark of every living creature! They live, they thrive, they reproduce and they endure! They even fine tune themselves to their environments. This is exactly what you’d expect from well thought out systems. The exact opposite of what the mutation-adaptation formula would predict- a complete history of trial and error biology. Everything we see in paleontology worked from the get-go! How many species have been ID’d so far? Several million? Each one constitutes another clear evidence of ID? Contrast that to the number of transition forms predicted by evolution- multiple billions at least. How many have been found in the whole world? A dozen perhaps that are still highly debatable suggest transition between the major groups? 13. Diversity is another…

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Just a Few of the Ways that Nature Points Us Towards Its Creator

I’ll start with 10 things that are rather obvious, or should be anyway: 1. Entropy is considered a universal law in physics. Yet, very well designed machines can minimize it’s impact. Cars can be made today to last a quarter million miles or longer by applying better design and manufacture methods. This is through the collective efforts of highly intelligent designers. Living creatures are so well designed that they seem to play with entropy at will. Birds make a mockery of human attempts at flying machines. Swifts fly so efficiently that they can remain airborne for the entire lives powered by tiny insects. Landing only for brief periods long enough to rear their young 2. Artistry is everywhere in the natural world. The peacock is considered a symbol of beauty. How about the horse, the rose and the rainbow trout. How many favorites can you think of? 3. Flight requires advanced knowledge of aerodynamics, weight economy and balance. Feathers alone are engineering marvels that work beautifully because they were designed intelligently. Remember. that the sole design consideration for so called, “Natural Selection” is function, that’s it. And ns can only operate on existing designs. 4. Music requires a complex knowledge…

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