October 8, 2019

More Atheistic Propaganda from Dawkins

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Seems that Dr. Clinton Richard Dawkins got himself another atheopathy book on the market, which got the hands at the Darwin Ranch on the prod. Rusty Swingset ordered overtime at the propaganda mill with everybody on standby, and he went with another publisher.


Richard Dawkins has a new book of the same old propaganda for an incoherent worldview. He inadvertently proves God right again.
Left image credit: Wikimedia Commons / David Shankbone (CC by 3.0)
Right image credit: Imgflip and many other places on teh interweb
In a podcast of The Briefing by Dr. Richard Albert Mohler, we learned that Dawkins is inadvertently proving God right again (Romans 1:18-23). If you study on it a spell, you'll see that words like should, ought, and the like imply ethical and moral claims. According to atheism and evolutionism, we are just rearranged pond slime reacting to our chemical impulses. He has no right to criticize Christians or creationists because, in his fundamentally flawed worldview, we are born this way and cannot help it.

Actually, his rants do not contain valid logic. He tacitly admits God exists and simply gives excuses for hating God, who gave him life. Science is impossible without God, and so is logic. When atheists and evolutionists make moral claims, they are admitting that their atheistic worldview is irrational and incoherent, and are standing on the biblical worldview!

Ironically, his disciples use fallacious arguments against "religious" people making money, but this sidewinder is pulling in the grotzits from bad atheism. It pays to confirm biases and reinforce bigotry,  right, Dick?

I have a couple of things for you. First an article, "More of Dawkins’ same old tired rhetoric: Review of Outgrowing God by Richard Dawkins" from Matthew Cserhati at Creation Ministries International. Next, the podcast that inspired this article. You can read the transcript, listen online, or download the MP3. Click on The Briefing, Monday, October 7, 2019. The second and third segments are what we're looking for.

September 10, 2019

Atheists and Misrepresentation

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Some time ago, I wrote an article about the proper use of debates, which drew heavily on what I had learned from Dr. James R. White. At this writing, he has done 169 formal debates. One thing he emphasizes is that to do this, both sides have to know what the other represents so they can discuss things properly.


Atheists and evolutionists frequently misrepresent Christians and creationists. Dr. James R. White points out some of these things. Christians need to be on guard against both receiving and giving them.
Screenshot from The Dividing Line, September 3, 2019 (linked below)
There is a section of The Dividing Line that I would like you to see. Dr. White is telling how he represents the other side correctly (at the moment, he was talking to a Mohammedan). That is an excellent set-up for the next segment where he is (if I understood this correctly) going to debate an atheist. This atheist wrote a post where he makes fifteen assertions that parts of the Bible had material that were inserted deceptively.

What he is doing (and what the Mohammedan was doing earlier) is focusing on textual variances. Christian scholars know about these things, and they are usually in footnotes of Bibles (such as, "...older manuscripts omit..." or similar). Claiming sneakiness from ancient Christians without evidence is not only illogical, it also makes him the liar. (I know of tinhorns who do the same thing: assert that someone is deceptive without offering evidence, then claiming that they "proved" someone is lying by irrationally invoking the fallacy of repeated assertion.) The atheist that White is discussing would do well to read "100 Alleged Bible Contradictions Answered" at the Domain for Truth.

Seeing this sort of thing helps Christians and especially creationists be on guard against harassment and misrepresentation by atheists and evolutionists. Also, we have to be mindful of our own approaches, avoiding "Gotcha!" tricks and so forth. We are not in this to glorify ourselves through our rhetorical skills, but to spread the truth and to glorify God.


The part I would like you to watch begins at the 25 minutes 49 seconds mark. I'm only asking a few minutes from you, from the Mohammedan and into the discussion about the atheist. You may want to watch Dr. White address each of the fifteen items, but I am not asking for that much.

ADDENDUM: Sometimes atheists pretend to be Christians, but you can tell from their misuse of the Bible and their attitudes that they are unbelievers in sheep's clothing. Ladies and gentlemen, for your edification and amusement, let me present Haywire the Criminal Cyberstalker (the crowd goes wild). Hailing from London in the UK, he stalks and harasses people, especially intelligent people, who do not agree with his narrow, convoluted, bigoted views. Although he hates the God of the Bible and rejects the authority of Scripture, and he does not understand either, he uses them in his idolatrous pursuit of internet validity. He also has a habit of proving his critics right. Let's have a big round of applause for Haywire the Criminal Cyberstalker:



September 1, 2019

Weasel Words and the Gay Gene Study

A recent study affirms previous results that there is no gay gene. Materialists still attempt to use genetic determinism to deny the Creator and dehumanize people.Scientific news confirmed previous scientific news. Namely, there is no such thing as a gay gene. People who claim they were "born this way" can make all kinds of explanations, but genetics is not supporting their lifestyles. The very big new study had scientists and tinhorn news reporters dealing from the bottom of the deck, however.

The saying applies here: torture the evidence enough and it'll confess to anything. This study on homosexuality was about behavior, not orientations. Conflicting items from the report were cited, but we see that many genes are associated with homosexual behavior — and with other things as well. One even is a part of the sense of smell, so that's a good indication that the results do not pass the sniff test. An important part of the research tends to be neglected by leftists: causation and correlation are two completely different things.

Materialists seek to deny that we are created by God, and are instead slaves to our biochemical impulses. Added to this is the dehumanizing aspect of genetic determinism. Environmental factors are thrown into the trail mix by leftists, but that concept is a red herring and should be examined separately. Weasel words dominate science news reporting in an effort to further leftist hijacking science for their own ends.

There are two important things for your serious consideration. The first is an article:

Largest genetic study ever done on the subject shows no conclusive evidence genes influence homosexual behavior.
There is no “gay gene,” a big new study concludes. The results of a large genome-wide association study (GWAS) study were published in Science today. Some scientists, however, continue to try to tease the data for some evidence of a predisposition to homosexual behavior.
To read the rest, click on "Homosexuals Can’t Blame Their Genes". The next item is The Briefing podcast by Dr. Albert Mohler. You can listen online, download the MP3, or read the transcript of the first two segments. For this, click on "Part 1, Is Homosexuality Genetic? New Research Reveals an Old Story; Part 2, The Impulse to Ground Homosexuality in Biological Terms Is Driven By Morality, Not Just Science". Bonus article for Christians from May, 2018: "Regarding 'Sexual Orientation', Evil Desire, and the Question of Moral Neutrality".

August 26, 2019

Nuke Mars, Start a War?

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

This article will confuse the Ministry of Truth, Fake News Division because it is a mixture of parody and real news. Old Joe Biden still has the desire to be president, but he is not showing intellectual acumen. If his errors happened to a Republican, the media would be all over it like chickens on June bugs.

Joe Biden does not show a firm grasp of reality at times. This is partly news and partly parody. Will it also be predictive?
Using a public domain photo of Joe Biden, I ran it through PhotoFunia, then added some text of my own
For example, he said that as Vice President, he met with survivors of the Parkland school shooting, which happened after he left office. Officials said he mixed up this one with another shooting.  He doesn't know when the Kennedy and King assassinations happened. Seriously, Democrats, are you so desperate to simply win an election that you want him in the most powerful position in the world?

The other real-but-looks-like-parody news is that Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, wants to launch nuclear missiles to Mars. He thinks it will help make Mars a place we can colonize, but scientists think it would be mostly pointless.

Those items were real. Here's where I get creative.
— Washington, DC, August 26, 2019

After learning of Elon Musk's desire to launch nuclear missiles to Mars, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden was aghast.

"We're in no position to provoke the Martians. Earth barely survived Martian invasions of the past, like in 1897 and when I was a Senator in 1953". Biden is referring to the H.G. Wells novel that was serialized in 1897 and the movie starring Gene Barry that was released in 1953. When asked about the 2005 movie by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, Biden sharply replied, "That's a movie. Do you think I'm stupid?"
I wouldn't be surprised if my parody turned out to be somewhat predictive, as the former Vice President and Senator has a tenuous grasp of reality at times. By the way, the words senile and senator have the same root.

via GIPHY

August 12, 2019

A Look at the 4K YouTube to MP3 Downloader

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

There is a scene in Young Frankenstein where Frederick, descendant of Victor Von Frankenstein finds a book titled How I Did It. I would like to make a video of How I Do It for some behind-the-scenes material for my work at The Question Evolution Project and the main site, Piltdown Superman, as well as some of my other sites.

One aspect of this is the posting of videos. I am reluctant to do like some other Pages and throw links at people without previewing the material. Since I have a day job doing data entry work, I do not have all that much time for watching videos and my eyes get mighty tired. Fortunately, I can listen to all sorts of audio material while working.

But what's this cowboy supposed to do with all those videos? Who wants to stare at a screen for a long interview, debate, or lecture? There are some online sites that convert them from video to MP3, but some of them no longer function and others will not convert anything of length. Then I happened across 4K Download while searching on the trail.

They have several products available, including a few methods of obtaining video and audio without installing anything. (One of these involves getting things from Instagram, but I do not have an account and no interest in getting one.) I didn't want the trouble of waiting for connections and such, so I downloaded the 4K YouTube to MP3 software. This was with great reluctance because I have been burned by free downloads in the past. However, they have not given me any problems and did not sound any alarms on my scanners.

This video-to-audio downloader is my primary tool for listening to video debates, lectures, and so forth before passing them on to other people. It seems to work quite well.

This company does something that I think is good marketing because they provide a free version as well as sell a license for all the functionality of the full version. I have been using the free version. The basic use is very simple. You can select which audio format you like and download locations as default (change them later if you wish). Head on over to the video in question, copy the link, then come back and click on the big green plus sign that says "Paste Link". It does that and begins the process. There are two passes, so don't get all excited too soon and wait for the message that it is completed before playing it.



There have been a couple of times where it has failed. Some videos just won't go. Other times I just paste again and usually get the download I'm after. They are surprisingly quick, but some of those two- or three-hour debates take a while. But that's to be expected. After I listen to the presentation, I can decide to post it, link to it, or even watch it anyway because I feel like I missed something by doing only the audio.

Also, the  4K YouTube to MP3 Downloader does more than just YouTube. I have used it for podcasts on Soundcloud as well as on other sites. If you use it, give it a try. You won't break anything, after all.

You may want to use this with a VPN. Although many lectures and such are intended to be freely available, YouTube gets on the prod about downloads. This downloader is targeted toward folks who want music and the full version will grab a full playlist. Funny that, as YouTube (owned by Google) licenses downloads for a price, but a great deal of the material on there is technically a violation of copyrights in the first place. (Mayhaps it's because a purchased download has higher quality than YouTube and such, I don't know.) I am not certain of the legalities of all this, but the 4K Download company doesn't seem to be having any problems.

Here is where I think I have to put in a caveat: I am supposed to get something for writing this here review for y'all and putting in this link (like I did earlier). It doesn't have to be a positive review, but they promised to give me a full version license for doing this. We'll see.

Anyhow, this is my primary tool for listening to videos and previewing them before I post links. Take a look-see at the company and the products in the links above and see what you think. What is Metacafe?


August 8, 2019

He is not Saying Trump Likes Nazis, but — Yes He Is Saying It

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen
Revised 8-10-2019

Leftists are running around saying that Donald Trump is a Nazi, calling him Hitler or fascist, saying he wants people dead, and other foul things. Hypocrites! Nazis are socialists, which is what many on the left are embracing. Try to get them to define fascist and you are unlikely to get an intelligent reply. They are like other people I could name, screaming something, no matter how stupid, just to provoke negative emotions in others.

Leftist propaganda is getting out of control. People who can spot bad reasoning can see through this kind of emotional manipulation.
Concentration camp image credit: Pixabay / Jacek Abramowicz
I keep saying that one reason I encourage spotting basic logical fallacies and engaging in critical thinking is not just for those of us who promote biblical creation science and apologetics. Rational thinking is applicable in many areas of life. Try it with politics. I've seen bad arguments on television between leftists and Conservatives and wanted to tell them both to shut up because they were doing it all wrong.

We can understand people doing the sour grape thing because Shrillary Clinton lost the election. But to fan the flames of hatred so much, even to the point of destroying the country? Leftists even want to dismantle the Constitution. Hatred begins with words, and when defamatory words by "journalists" on national television (and the world via the internet) are not only unchallenged but encouraged, we are in trouble.

Fortunately, a few sensible people are not going to put up with it and expose fools. One sidewinder on MSNBC said that August 8, which is 8-8, which is the eighth letter of the alphabet, which is H-H, which is heil Hitler, is Donald Trump's problem. But he's not saying that raising the flag back up on HH Day means Trump is a Nazi supporter, but yes, he is indeed saying that. He's manipulating you and playing with your heads. When I learned about the number eight business, I did a hurried but highly sarcastic post on Fazebook.

Here is a section of the Chris Plante Show where Derek Hunter was filling in. The part we want is at 1 hr. 39 min. 59 sec. Note that someone keeps referring to "the adversary". Who is that, people who disagree with leftists? You can click this link and it's supposed to take you right there. If you keep going, there are some excellent phone calls about not only this, but other numbers games such as Ronald Wilson Reagen =666=the Antichrist. Oh, boy. You may also like to read "8/8 = Hitler? ‘Remember, These Are the People Who Tell Us Trump Is Crazy’".

Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture. Santa has eight tiny reindeer. There were eight people on Noah's Ark, and is also the number used to represent new beginnings in the Bible. Stop signs in the US have eight sides. Reggie Jackson played for the New York Yankees and wore number 44, which is half of 88. See a pattern here? If you do, I wonder about your mental processes.

The next day, another guest host (Steve Malzberg) filled in for Chris and briefly covered the same subject. A caller said that he knows someone who has researched Neo-Nazis and had never heard of the 8-8 as H-H thing. I did a search, but could only find assertions making the same assertions, but I did not find any links to source documents or anything authoritative. Interesting that the "sources" seemed to all be leftists. I lack belief that this 88 business is anything more than an urban legend.

July 24, 2019

Celebrating Apollo 11 Splashdown 50th Anniversary

As a child, I was excited watching the Apollo 11 events. Of course, the details are fuzzy fifty years later, but I was excited to celebrate the anniversary. There are many details that the public did not know and I learned some of these just in the past few days. This helped me appreciate the events more fully, especially the skill of the crew and all the people involved that made it all happen.


Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 splashdown. Some interesting articles are linked.
NASA image modified through FotoSketcher
Can you believe some tinhorns (often flat-earthers) think that the whole thing was a fraud? Yeah, sure, as if all those thousands of people over all those years could keep the entire Apollo program a secret! Idiots. Many of these people (including astronauts) were Christians and creationists, by the way.

As a child playing with my space toys during the flight, landing, and so on, I was impatient. There were many details involved that needed to be performed with minute precision; it wasn't like they could do the equivalent of throw a saddle on a horse and ride off. Their lives were at risk most of the mission. This was back when NASA was doing real science, and not wasting time on evolution and astrobiology (or more accurately, bioastrology).

Answers in Genesis astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner remembers those days. He has written an excellent article about the mission and other events related to it. It take it mighty kindly if you'd read "Apollo 11: 50 Years Later".


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