Tag Archives: biology

Irreducible complexity

Plasmodium falciparum illustrates irreducible complexity by being slow to develop resistance to the quinines.

Irreducible complexity. That phrase gets a lot of attention in the creation-evolution debate, or the accident-design debate. As well it should. Irreducible complexity shows that life did not come about by accident, but by design. Recently the advocates for “intelligent design” claimed vindication. Now it’s time to review the concept.

Life before Earth – or with it

Life before earth requires panspermia

Recently two scientists showed an amazing mathematical chimera: life before earth. They think they showed that life began 9.7 billion years ago – four billion years after the universe began. They really showed that life could not have come from non-life. At least, not on earth. In the process they made the creation story far more likely than they might care to admit.

Panspermia? Really?

Tagish Lake meteorite, incorrectly cited as evidence for panspermia

Panspermia — the idea that life is seeding itself everywhere in the universe — is suddenly popular again. The finding of the “stuff of life” in meteorites has made it popular. But panspermia assumes that those meteorites came from space and merely fell to earth.

Creation Day 6: Creatures Great and Small

Diplodochus carnegii, a type of the Behemoth of Job and of Creation Day 6

On Creation Day 6, God made the land animals. This included one class of creature usually lost in translation: the dinosaur.

Hydroplate theory debate reality check

Walt Brown, originator of the hydroplate theory

A challenger of Walt Brown’s Hydroplate Theory now accuses Brown of demanding sensitive information that might, if released, get him killed. He is due for a reality check.

Cadborosaurus – a saltwater plesiosaur

A plesiosaur skeleton

The only known video footage of Cadborosaurus willsi gives the best clues yet to what it really is: a saltwater pod of plesiosaurs.

Sea predators on land: evidence of a Flood

Ancient sea predator: giant shrimp

Paleontologists have found sea predators on land, in the wrong layer. Only a cataclysmic Flood could have put them there.

The latest sea predators

The journal Nature has an article this week about the latest finding of sea predators on dry land. (See here and here.) Paleontologists (scientists who study ancient, extinct creatures that they find buried deep in shale, limestone, and so on) call these creatures anomalocaridids—literally, “abnormal shrimp.” They look like shrimp, but are giant-sized. Some of them measure a meter long. They had long limbs, bristling with spines, on their heads, and blade-like filaments across their backs.

Creation advocates start campaign to ‘question evolution’

Charles Darwin, father of modern evolution, source of two prime secular falsehoods in America today.

An international creation-advocacy group is partnering with a noted social-conservative group to promote a grass-roots campaign to question the conventional wisdom about the origin and “evolution” of life.