Beating the Odds in Mutation’s Game of Chance
Discovery that plants protect their most essential genes transforms our view of evolution.
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Mutations of DNA do not occur as randomly as previously assumed, according to new research from Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen in Germany and University of California Davis in the US. The findings have the potential to dramatically change our view of evolution. The insights have far-reaching implications, from better knowledge of crop domestication to predictions of the mutational landscape in cancers.
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Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.(Genesis 3:16) KJV
If the theory of evolution is the centerpiece of the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop), then radiometric dating has been the pseudoscientific glue that held it together.
Continue reading “The Role of the Decay Constant”
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.(Lamentations 4:3) KJV
A new definition of “scientific knowledge” is necessary for the post-Hawking popular science (SciPop) Trekkie generation.
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“Anecdotal evidence combined with probability means its a reasonable assumption.”
Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.(Psalms 74:13) KJV
We’re learning that the process of creation was based on spheres of life, not on the passage of heritable traits from generation to generation.
Continue reading “From the Water to the Air”
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:1-2, 8-9) KJV
Devolution and genetic decay are analogous to the story of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11). After the great flood, the growing population stayed together in the city of Babel. They all spoke the same language at this time.
Continue reading “I Am, Therefore I Think”
For inquire, please, of the former age, And consider the things discovered by their fathers; For we were born yesterday, and know nothing,(Job 8:8-9) NKJV
Because our days on earth are a shadow.
The creation of gravity is one thing, but how do we deduce that life began before it? There are several clues. One involves the scriptural metaphor that milk has to come before solid food.
Continue reading “Deducing Life in Zero-G”
Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!”(Job 2:9) NKJV
Have you ever been asked this question: If God is a God of love then why does he allow little children to suffer? Some people focus their anger at God on questions like: why do innocent children get sick and die of incurable diseases?
Continue reading “Does God Make You Angry?”
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.(Matthew 7:24-27) KJV
There’s no chaos through the ages. We have about 6,000 years of human history. Not just human history though, all history. Geological history has taken place within the same 6,000 years.
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God looked at everything he had made, and he was very pleased. Evening passed and morning came—that was the sixth day.(Genesis 1:31) Good News Translation
The first day of creation included development of cellular and multicellular life which was capable of photosynthesis. This may seem far-fetched but it’s in harmony with scientific theories of the origin of life.
Continue reading “Abiogenesis not Evolution”
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.(Luke 12:27) NKJV
The classification of plants animals and minerals is called taxonomy or systematics. Our scientific background is plant systematics. The modern age of systematics is based on comparing DNA sequences.
Continue reading “Carl Linnaeus”