Tag Archives: evidence

Voter fraud with the machine

Ballot box. The Texas voter ID law will stop people from stuffing this.

The news rings with tales of the most obvious kind of voter fraud: registering to vote when the law does not allow it, or standing in for a registered voter who has died or moved out-of-town or better yet out-of-State. But how do you know the voting machine tallies your vote accurately? Today a Republican State representative candidate from Chicagoland found out the hard way: you can’t always trust the machine. Election authorities can solve that problem, but only if they want to.

Creation ex nihilo – light

How old is this planet? Creation gives one answer, evolution another.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)

This verse is also scientifically profound and yet astonishingly simple. It begs the question: what came first? Sound waves or radiation waves? We know that waves transfer energy from one place to another.i Sound waves do this as well as radiation waves. The primary difference between the two is that light is polarized and travels transversely, and in most cases sound is not polarized and travels longitudinally.ii

Precambrian late embryos?

A quarry along the Provincial Road 228 near Sancha exposes the transition between the uppermost Doushantuo Formation (black, organic-rich shales known as 'algal coal') and the lowermost Dengying Formation made of bright, brittle dolostones. From http://www.sqfo.info, CC BY 2.0 Generic License

A Chinese-American team may have discovered, if not a “Precambrian rabbit,” the next best thing: Precambrian embryonic fossils showing the kind of development only multicellular organisms show. The team leaders do not know whether they found an early plant or animal. But their find, if it holds, threatens to shake the foundations of biological evolution.

Silk Road notes 8: healing

Silk Road route tracing

The Silk Road series closes with a brief mention of another distortion of the historical record: the alleged debt Western society owes to Islam for the development of modern medicine and dentistry.

Silk Road notes 7: slaves

Silk Road route tracing

This instalment of the Silk Road series examines something the exhibit omits. It makes no mention of the slave trade. That trade began and flourished during what the exhibit calls the “Golden Age of Islam.”

Silk Road notes 6: time

Silk Road route tracing

This critique of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Silk Road exhibit continues with further distortions of history. This includes how Arabic numbers got their name, though they were not Arabic originally.

Creation ex nihilo – intro

Blake's Image of Creation should be a warning to fools who deny God

Since Darwin first wrote On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured (sic) Races in the Struggle for Life (which title was shortened in the 1872 second edition to “The Origin of Species”), the hypothesis of Evolution has had an impact on the educated world. By strongly suggesting that the biblical account of Creation is nothing more than a myth for the uneducated and weak-minded, Evolution has indirectly served as the subliminal evangelist for atheism and agnosticism.

Silk Road notes 3: glass

Silk Road route tracing

These notes on the Silk Road exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History continue with a discussion of glass and ceramics. Again the exhibit gives a false impression: that glassmaking and pottery began, or at least were most closely associated, with Islam.

Silk Road notes 2: trade

Silk Road caravan

This article continues the series about the Silk Road exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. As mentioned, the Silk Road exhibit betrays its name and deceives the visitors, individuals, schoolteachers and students who come to view it. Some of the visitors are of those cultures who made formidable contributions. Yet this exhibit omits or gives scant recognition to these contributions. This denies some viewers the knowledge and sense of pride they might otherwise have, if they could learn their heritage contributed to the growth of civilization along the early trade routes. For instance, this Islamic presentation allowed about 20% credit to the Chinese, where the Silk Road began.

Silk Road notes 1: silk

Silk Road caravan

An exhibit, “1001 Inventions” is now showing worldwide, and what appears to be a small section, regarding the Silk Road, is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The larger professes to be a revelation of a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements by the Muslim world, with a nod to the various faiths and cultures that contributed. However, these faiths and cultures were victims of Muslim jihadists, those who followed in the footsteps of Mohammed and invaded the non-Muslim world over 1400 years – beheaded, slaughtered, raped, plundered, and took ownership of the creativity and advancements made by the besieged, converted survivors.