A New Blog to Visit & Rapid Acceleration in Evolution & Friends

Friends,

Those of you who are interested might trying visiting the new blog Design of Life. Lead blogger is Denyse O’Leary who also blogs at PostDarwinist and Uncommon Descent. I have added this blog to my blogroll as well. Here’s a sampling from one of her first posts. It concerns several myths that are currently propagated by the materialist culture:

– Humans and chimps are 99% genetically identical?

– Christian Europe believed and promoted the idea that the Earth is flat? Debunked here. In reality, the old cosmology pictured Earth as a sphere.

– The US government denies the age of the Grand Canyon? Believe it or not, someone at TIME Magazine was promoting that one. Remember that when you get the subscription renewal notice.

– Oh, and here’s a good one: Religious folk opposed anesthesia in childbirth?

– Isaac Newton was the soul of materialism? Wait till you hear what he had to say about the end of the world …

– And lastly, Charles Darwin invented the idea of evolution? What he invented was unguided materialist evolution. We explain that clearly in The Design of Life. (Prediction: You will soon be awash in nonsense because of the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth.)

O’Leary writes:

If you enjoy The Design of Life, we are sure you will enjoy the blog too. And, if you enjoy the blog, the book will help you get up to speed on the reasons we have started this blog. Here you will read the news about evolution that does NOT support the propaganda that is – increasingly – legislated as the only information you or your kids or grandkids are allowed to learn in tax-supported schools. Why do we call it propaganda? Well, let’s start with the fact that the history of life has – so far – proceeded entirely differently from what Darwin’s theory of evolution would reasonably suggest.

Now, to be sure, I don’t buy the notion that the earth or universe is as old as O’Leary believes (millions upon millions) because I believe in a literal reading of Genesis (without the constraints of misinterpreted genealogies to set dates), but I do think there is something to be said about her careful observations concerning the logical inconsistencies and materialist underpinnings of Darwinian evolution. I think this new blog deserves a chance to get going assuming it will be something substantially different from the (at least) two other blogs she contributes to.

On another note, I read this short article about 10 days ago and forgot about it. Turns out that evolution in humans has been advancing rather more rapidly than scientists had previously thought:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Human evolution has been moving at breakneck speed in the past several thousand years, far from plodding along as some scientists had thought, researchers said on Monday.

Then there is this:

For example, Africans have new genes providing resistance to malaria. In Europeans, there is a gene that makes them better able to digest milk as adults. In Asians, there is a gene that makes ear wax more dry.

The changes have been driven by the colossal growth in the human population — from a few million to 6.5 billion in the past 10,000 years — with people moving into new environments to which they needed to adapt, added Henry Harpending, a University of Utah anthropologist.

“The central finding is that human evolution is happening very fast — faster than any of us thought,” Harpending said in a telephone interview.

“Most of the acceleration is in the last 10,000 years, basically corresponding to population growth after agriculture is invented,” Hawks said in a telephone interview.

Kind of makes you wonder what else scientists have been wrong about, doesn’t it? Oh, yes, I know. All this shows is that science is self-correcting. And I am glad they are. It is amazing to me that science, as it continues to improve and correct, keeps coming closer and closer to the Scriptural revelation. I wonder how many years it will take for science to evolve out of the silly idea of Materialist Darwinian evolution?

Isn’t it amazing how much we have changed in the past 10,000 years since God created us?

jerry

PS–BTW, I accidentally watched this last night. I thought you might like to see one of the proponents of Darwinism:

Perhaps we can all learn a little wisdom from Phoebe in these scenes. But it is funny how she puts Ross in his place. (I can’t believe I’m putting a Friends video on my blog.)

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  1. onein6billion

    This is one very-biased side of the story.

  2. One,

    Should I be unbiased at my blog? You are free to post the other side if you think equal time matters at a private blog.

    jerry

  3. onein6billion

    “Why do we call it propaganda? Well, let’s start with the fact that the history of life has – so far – proceeded entirely differently from what Darwin’s theory of evolution would reasonably suggest.”

    Actually, this is so nonsensical that the other side can be summarized quite succinctly: Wrong.

    “that evolution in humans has been advancing rather more rapidly than scientists had previously thought:”

    And what will humans be like in another 100,000 years?

  4. Mike McCants

    “I don’t buy the notion that the earth or universe is as old as O’Leary believes”

    And you are against almost all of the scientific disciplines – not just evolution.

  5. onein6billion

    “Scientific circular reasoning?”

    I cannot force you to accept science as the proper description of reality. But rejection of science in this day and time is a good definition of insanity.

    • Mike,

      Where have you read that I suggested anyone should reject science? I certainly don’t reject science! Medical science helped save my wife from Cancer about 18 years ago. Reject science? I’m using science to write this response to you. As we say around here, that dog won’t hunt. What I categorically reject is the notion that Darwinian mechanics are conclusively proved as the means by which a species has ‘advanced’ or come into existence. What I reject categorically is that it has been conclusively proven, beyond doubt, to explain all the subtleties and mysteries of existence–let alone origins. What I reject categorically is the insane notion that the complexity of this universe and world and the very body I exist in happened by chance apart from the wisdom and power of God and specifically the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. So you can label me all you like. You can reject Christ all you like. You have not proven a worthy adversary nor have you proven to be a careful debater. You are like all your heroes: Good at labeling, broadly generalizing, and petty name calling. Still, for all your faults, I hope that you will at some point in the not too distant future recognize that you will be held accountable to Christ some day and that each day you harden your heart and reject him is one more day that you have prevented yourself from seeing the end of all these arguments when Christ returns in His glory to set things straight once and for all. I have hope. As it stands, you appear not to. That is more sad that my inability to persuade you that Darwinian evolution is a hoax perpetrated by unbelievers and atheists. Sad, Mike. Really. Really. Sad.

      cheers,
      jerry




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