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Psalm 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

More unsettled settled science!

Evolution or "from goo to you by way of the zoo" hypotheses, requires untold quadrillions times quadrillions of "positive mutations" over the course of the alleged billions of years of life on earth! It is accepted and believed though coming up with even one or two "positive mutations" (when we should point out legions of them if evolution be true) has proven so very elusive while finding negative and toxic mutations is so easily seen!

Massive Genetic Study Purporting Human Evolution Debunked
BY JEFFREY P. TOMKINS, PH.D. * | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

The recent publication of a research paper evoked such headlines as “Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving.”1,2 Despite the improvement of health-care technology, many other studies indicate that chronic disease among humans is increasing worldwide—and that mutations are commonly associated with disease, not upward evolutionary improvement.3,4 A closer analysis of this new study shows that its evolutionary conclusions are deeply flawed and humans are actually devolving. This is exactly what modern biomedical data shows and the Bible indicates is happening due to the effects of the Fall where the whole creation is subject to corruption.


Even from a purely naturalistic perspective, studying alleged human evolution is notoriously difficult. Unlike animals, humans create highly complex cultures and distinctive societal systems, including sophisticated health care programs that treat disease and improve and extend life. Secondly, the study of human health and disease is highly complicated with nearly all traits being controlled and affected by numerous genes and various types of regulatory DNA sequences in the genome. Sorting out the contributions of each individual DNA feature to a particular disease or health-related outcome can be extremely difficult.

In the highly theoretical study of human evolution, scientists postulate that mystical and mostly undefinable selective pressures operate to somehow mold the genome over time leading to upward improvement and change. It’s claimed that the effects of these selective processes can be statistically detected when analyzing large genetic data sets.

In this recent study, scientists analyzed large biomedical and genetic datasets of common human DNA variants in the United Kingdom, including those with data on longevity looking for selective effects. Not surprisingly, they could hardly find any effects of alleged selection except for a few disease-related genetic variants that correlated with human longevity. In summarizing their lack of success, the authors state, “We only found a few individual genetic variants, almost all of which were identified in previous studies.”1



But what about the data linking some variants with life span, including one odd association between delayed fertility and longevity? The problem with these results is that they provide no evolutionary support for the scientist’s naturalistic presuppositions. In the fundamental definition of evolution, progress is not defined by longevity per se but is based on reproductive success as an indicator of fitness. This was noted by one evolutionary author who summarized the research in the prestigious journal Nature. He says, “This is not, by itself, evidence of evolution at work,” and, “In evolutionary terms, having a long life isn’t as important as having a reproductively fruitful one.”2

Amazingly, the authors of the paper claim that despite finding nothing new, the study was a complete success and that the absence of data supporting the operation of ever-elusive and yet-to-be-defined selective pressures was actually evidence for evolution! Their contention was that all those destructive mutations must have been somehow removed through “purifying selection.”

In reality, there are a variety of serious problems with the conclusions made in this paper. Most importantly, the researchers were analyzing common genetic variants in living, generally healthy humans, so it’s not surprising that very few negative associations with human health were found. Most creationist geneticists maintain that the most common genetic DNA variations were part of the original created variability of Adam and Eve. This is well-supported by original research showing that the distribution of this variability across the world’s population occurred within a biblical timeframe.5,6

Human genome is not evolving and improving over time, but instead is in a devolving process. Tweet: Human genome is not evolving and improving over time, but instead is in a devolving process.
If the researchers had been analyzing rare genetic variants, they would have uncovered many associations with disease—a fact that is well-known among biomedical geneticists and documented in a variety of research papers.5,6 These rare variants are evidence of harmful mutations that have occurred in the human genome since the original creation and are commonly associated with an overall loss of information and genome deterioration over time. The human genome is not evolving and improving over time, but instead is in a devolving process referred to as genetic entropy as documented by Cornell University geneticist John Sanford.7

References

Mostafavi, H., et al. 2017. Identifying genetic variants that affect viability in large cohorts. PLOS Biology. 15 (9): e2002458.
Martin, B. 2017. Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving. Nature. Posted on nature.com September 6, 2017, accessed September 19, 2017.
Chronic Disease Overview. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Posted on cdc.gov, accessed September 19, 2017.
Tomkins, J. P. New Study Confirms Harmful Role of Mutations. Creation Science Update. Posted on ICR.org April 10, 2017, accessed September 19, 2017.
Tomkins, J. P. 2014. Genetic Entropy Points to a Young Creation. Acts & Facts. 43 (11): 16.
Tomkins, J. P. 2015. Genetic Clocks Verify Recent Creation. Acts & Facts. 44 (12): 9-11.
Sanford, J. C. 2008. Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome, 3rd ed. Waterloo, NY: FMS Publications.
*Jeffrey Tomkins is Research Associate at the Institute for Creation Research and earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Clemson University.

Article posted on September 27, 2017.

Blassey-Fords new stall tactic!!!

Besides all the dickering from a woman who wants to get her story out- now she does not want to fly to Wash. D.C.

and wants to drive!!! This has gone beyond a joke and is now just downright viciously evil!!!!

Sen Grassley should just announce a hearing Friday- conducted by a female counselor, with Ford going first and then Kavanaugh so he may answer the charges.

If her attorney and Schumer and his orcs don't like it- then if she does not show- McConnell should just move to have the Senate vote!

More unsettled "settled science"

In 1972, the late geneticist Susumo Ohno, coined the term "junk DNA to describe the vast amount of dna in humans that does not code for protein. He even declared it to be fossil vestiges of our evolutionary past- now just sitting useless. His research and papers were peer reviewed and approved and held sway in science for decades!

Well since the early 2000's and especially since the first two phases of the encode project have finished, settled science has become very unsettled! This junk DNA is not junk after all but plays critical roles in regulatory and direction in the genome!

So once again in the rush to show evolution to be teh be all end all in nature- they rish out information only to be embarrassed later when it is discovered that what was once settled science is now science fiction!

Another great unsettled settled science came when evolutionists searched for "mitochondrial eve" or the first truly human woman. they plugged in all the information into the program and out came an answer they were not expecting! Based on human genetics alone- m-dna eve appeared about 6,000 years ago!!!! Well of course they all rejected the conclusion and reworked the calculations adding in monkey dna to come up with human eve! Then of course they get the expected dates fro when humans were only human! That would be like putting chicken in a sandwich and calling it a hamburger!

http://apps.usd.edu/esci/creation/age/content/creationist_clocks/mutations.html

Another Evolutionary Ancestor Gets Nixed


BY BRIAN THOMAS, M.S. * | MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

Homo naledi skyrocketed to international fame in 2015 as a claimed ape-like ancestor of man that fit the story of human evolution. Discoverer and promoter Lee Berger published hasty reports and then toured the world with dynamic, media-packed presentations. Back then, the Associated Press wrote that scientists had “discovered a new member of the human family tree” in the odd-looking fossil assembly.1

The Institute for Creation Research responded to the claims and made a bold prediction that further research has now verified. Creation zoologist Frank Sherwin wrote, “We predict, on the basis of the creation model, Homo naledi too will become just one more dead end in the questionable human evolution parade.”2 New dating results show why Mr. Sherwin was right.

Why does the fossil’s age assignment matter? According to the evolutionary story, a gaggle of extinct apes slowly morphed closer toward the form of modern humans over millions of years. Supposedly, the first truly modern-looking people did not evolve until two to three million years ago. This follows from the long ages assigned to unquestionably human fossils. What, then, should qualify a fossil as a true evolutionary ancestor of man? First, it should have body parts that look more human-like than ape-like. Second, it should bear an age assignment of no fewer than two million years.

ICR geologist Tim Clarey described a key dating dilemma when he analyzed details published in 2015 about Homo naledi’s setting. He wrote that a relatively young evolutionary age assignment would place “Homo naledi alongside species of modern humans” instead of demonstrating it to be an ancestor of modern humans.3

Now in 2017, scientists including Berger revealed new dates that place Homo naledi only several hundred thousand years ago—far too recently to match their 2015 claims that it represented a human ancestor.4

A large team of scientists published the unexpectedly young age assignments in the online journal eLife.5 The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa wrote about the results:

After the description of the new species in 2015, experts had predicted that the fossils should be around the age of these other primitive species. Instead, the fossils from the Dinaledi Chamber are barely more than one-tenth that age.6

In other words, those who believed that this fossilized creature was evolving into humans had predicted an age of older than two million years. Now their own dating methods have refuted this. Meanwhile, experts have completely disagreed over the evolutionary significance of every other supposed ape-human transition, including the famous Lucy—which is merely an extinct ape.7 Those who believe God created apes separately from man therefore predicted that more research would eliminate Homo naledi from the fake parade of human evolution candidates. Creation science got this one right.

Despite its initial glad entry into the evolutionary lobby, it didn’t take long for Homo naledi to turn right around and exit the building, just like creation thinkers foresaw.


What Is Homo naledi?

In short, we don’t know yet. Its fragmentary remains might represent human variations or diseased people.8 Detailed trait analyses suggest an extinct ape, possibly related to Lucy’s kind.9 Then again, maybe it’s a mix of human parts (especially its feet) with parts from extinct apes (like curved finger bones and tiny skulls).10 That would make the whole construct farcical, like Java man, Piltdown man, and possibly Homo habilis. Whether extinct human, extinct ape, or man-made mixture, none of these creation-friendly categories helps evolution.

References

Chutel, L. and M. Ritter. Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative. Associated Press. Posted on phys.org September 10, 2015, accessed September 10, 2015.
Sherwin, F. Homo naledi, a New Human Ancestor? Creation Science Update. Posted on ICR.org September 10, 2015, accessed May 15, 2017.
Clarey, T. 2016. Homo naledi: Claims of a Transitional Ape. Acts & Facts. 45 (2): 15.
Torchia, C. Scientists in South Africa Reveal More on Human-Like Species. Associated Press. Posted on foxnews.com May 9, 2017, accessed May 12, 2017.
Dirks, P. H. G. M. et al. 2017. The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa. eLife. 6: e24231.
Young Homo naledi surprises. Wits University News. Posted on wits.ac.za May 9, 2017, accessed May 15, 2017.
Sherwin, F. 2017. Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link. Acts & Facts. 46 (5): 10-13.
Line, P. 2016. The mysterious Rising Star fossils. Journal of Creation. 30 (3): 88-96.
O’Micks, J. 2017. Rebuttal to “Reply to O’Micks Concerning the Geology and Taphonomy of the Homo naledi Site” and “Identifying Humans in the Fossil Record: A Further Response to O’Micks.” Answers Research Journal. 10: 63-70.
O’Micks, J. 2016. Homo naledi Probably Not Part of the Human Holobaramin Based on Baraminic Re-Analysis Including Postcranial Evidence. Answers Research Journal. 9: 263-272.
Image credit: John Hawks/University of Wisconsin-Madison. Adapted for use in accordance with federal copyright (fair use doctrine) law. Usage by ICR does not imply endorsement of copyright holder.

* Mr. Thomas is Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research and earned his M.S. in biotechnology from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Cite this article: Brian Thomas, M.S. 2017. Another Evolutionary Ancestor Gets Nixed. Acts & Facts. 46 (8).

Quote of the Day



Psalm 145 King James Version (KJV)
145 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Quote of the Day

Psalm 145:

9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

More fossil men that were not fossil men!

To continue with the evolution of evolution, some peer reviewed and accepted finds of the past that later had to be removed!

1. Nebraska man. Hesperopithecus haroldcookii Found in the 1920's Nebraska caused quite a stir for a short period. While many had doubts, it was accepted as a transitional form . Built Up from just a tooth! After a few years, it was found to be the tooth of an extinct pig.

2. Piltdown Man- Peer reviewed and accepted it was called Eoanthropus dawsoni (Dawsons dawn man) and was dated at 500,000 years. It was discovered in 1912 and it took until 1952 to confirm it was a deliberate forgery!

Java man Pithecanthropus erectus. Discovered by Rene Dubois in Java. One year he found a very human looking leg bone.The following year and a little over 45 feet away he found a partial skullcap he declared and was peer reviewed and accepted as belonging to the same creature. though accepted by many as homo erectus- many have debunked it as the skull of a gibbon and the leg of a man.

Peking man -Sinanthropus pekinensis. Discovered in caves of China it is mostly nearly complete and partial skulls. the fossils disappeared during WW2. Called Homo erectus, at one point the eminent paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de-Chardin once declared that they were simply the skulls of apes split open and their brains eaten as was custom for many centuries in many Asian and African countries.

Neanderthal man- Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, for over a century neander was considered the last link between modern man and his man-ape ancestors. It wasn't until recently that genetic studies have shown neanderthal to be over 96% identical to modern man which is within the variation of modern man to modern man!
Put a suit and tie on neander and you would not pay him any attention on a busy street. Neanderthals have been found buried in suits of armor and with religious artifacts.

Now many evolutionists would say that "see science is self correcting!" Well that is a good thing considering the number of errors they publish as fact. And who knows maybe they will self correct and realize the most scientific statement about men ever uttered is this:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Quote of the Day

John 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

He so loved
He gave
We believe
He gives!

Fossil men.

In order to show evolution in its true light, these are pictures of the fossil finds of supposed transitional hominids. From these they were able to show their cultures, lifestyles and how they looked. Truly amazing prognostication !

Homo rudolfensis:



Homo habilis:





Homo erectus:



Heidelberg man:



Saldana man:

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