Showing posts with label biology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label biology. Show all posts

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".

June 11, 2019

Tilapia, Regeneration, and Degeneration

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

When a creationist submits an article to a major creation science ministry, there is no guarantee that they will put it into their corral. I've had some rejected and a couple that were published, but only after scrutiny from a scientist and other editors.

Tilapia skin has been successfully used for healing purposes. Unfortunately, excellent medical science has also used it to corrupt our Creator's plan for men and women.
Credit: Freeimages / Alex Ringer
When submitting for publication, there are formats and guidelines to follow. One outfit edited an article of mine so much, I barely recognized it. CMI was good to me on this.

After I wrote an article for Creation Ministries International about how tilapia is not only an excellent food source but the skin is also useful to treat burn victims, there was a similar development. There was no way I was going to try to have it added to my article.

God provided us all sorts of things in nature. We can use them for food, medicinal purposes, and find other ways of using them. Like many of God's gifts and provisions, these can be corrupted by degenerate minds. Ever heard of neovaginoplasty? Well, a man wanted to be a woman, and the transsexual surgery was botched. Surgeons gave him a new vagina made from tilapia skins.

It should not be a surprise based on cultural trends. I'll allow that medical science is impressive, but science is enabling people in their rebellion against God and advancing leftist causes — especially adding to the confusion between the two sexes. We have a Creator, and he made us in his image. He also makes the rules and has defined male, female, sex, marriage, and so on. My cheer for medical science is bridled by the way it is being misused.

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January 1, 2019

Modern Creation Scientists Refuting Atheism and Evolution

One of the cornerstones of atheism is evolution, which is their creation myth. Atheists and other anti-creationists have been known to say, "There is no such thing as creation science". These sidewinders also tend to ridicule scientists who are creationists, saying that they are not "real" scientists". I lack belief that those making such claims have done any investigation, preferring instead to use prejudicial conjecture, straw man arguments, and outright lying. 

When atheists and other anti-creationists say there are no creation scientists or they have no credentials, this is completely false
Credit: Pixabay / Konstantin Kolosov
The view that someone must be an atheist or naturalist to be a scientist is false. Many of those who put the foundations of modern science in place were creationists, and current creationists have contributed to their disciplines and been published in science journals, often despite the blatant discrimination against creationists as a whole. It is interesting that several biblical creationists began as atheists and eventually realized that recent creation is the right trail to ride.

Here is an article that mentions some current creation scientists and their accomplishments. When anti-creationist poltroons deny the existence or credentials of biblical creation scientists, show them this link and watch them engage in hand waving.
I was recently asked to speak on creation in my Sunday school class. TASC had been helping organize the recent Origins Truth conference at the time, so I decided it might be encouraging to share something about the lives and work of two of the invited speakers for the conference: John Sanford and Russ Humphreys. I then added three more scientists: Matti Leisola, James Tour, and our very own Gerald Van Dyke to the talk. Each of these scientists has a unique story and has given glory to God through their life and research. Here, I share the essence of that presentation.
To read the article, click on "A Few Modern Creationists".

December 5, 2018

Science Shows the Differences Between Men and Women

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Some people refer to those of us who reject fish-to-fool evolution or the current version of anthropogenic climate change as "science deniers", "anti-science", and similar labels. Such claims are clearly blatant lies utilized to elicit emotional reactions for the sake of demonizing their opponents. 

It is not uncommon for advocates of evolution and climate change to misrepresent those they perceive of as enemies, even lying all the more in their straw man "arguments". Part of the problem is the all-or-nothing argumentation; we state that we appreciate real science, but they portray us as if we reject all science. You savvy? When it comes to differences between men and women, there are indeed science deniers. No, not all of science, but that which is applicable to their gender activism.

Medical science and biology affirm the differences between men and women. To ignore the facts can lead to serious health hazards.
The Happy LoversGustave Courbet, 1844
I have written about the differences between males and females (and how science confirms what the Bible says) in a previous post. Also, leftist activists in the secular science industry are denying what they are supposed to know and fueling gender confusion for a small segment of the population. (Interesting that all sorts of deviations have escalated ever since the Obergefell ruling.) For centuries, people knew that men and women are different; there are only two sexes like the Bible says (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:2). Nowadays people don't know which restroom to use. Your gender is not "fluid", and if you'll permit me a moment of the reification fallacy: science does not care how you feel.

Aside from the obvious differences in strength and physique, our differences go all the way down to the cellular level — even into the DNA. Men respond to certain medications differently than women. Snoring and sleep apnea are bad for anyone, but they seem to be a greater cardiac problem for women. Both sexes have kidneys, but those of women have been complicated. Men are less likely to survive some cancers than women. There is a great deal more in the link below.

Meanwhile, leftists want to ignore the factual differences between the sexes, and political correctness can interfere with proper medical procedures. As Christians and creationists (as well as secularists who have sense) have said all along, we are different and no amount of personal preference assertion can change that. Leftists mocked Donald Trump for saying that there are only two sexes. He is right. 

To read about science between the sexes, click on "Biological Fact: Men and Women Are Different". EDIT: I also recommend "Marriage and identity crisis" Redefining marriage, gender, age and species" for additional information.

Here is a song that leftists are making noise about getting banned. Probably because it is about man and woman stuff.

February 12, 2018

Genetic Tampering, Ethics, and Evolution

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

This is an important topic for any day, but even more so for Question Evolution Day. Western civilization has strong Christian roots which have, in turn, effected ethics. That is mighty helpful, since modern science was mostly founded because of the biblical worldview. Unfortunately, with postmodernism, Darwinism, and materialism galloping wild and free, ethical and moral concerns in science are fading into the background. One example is of scientists who want to keep human embryos alive even longer before killing them.

Question Evolution Day cloning genetics CRISPR editing ethics

Other countries do not have such ethical constraints from the get-go. China has been working on the CRISPR genome editing tool, and are "unfettered by rules". While we have ethical concerns, the ChiComs are materialists and force atheism on their people, so we know where their "morality" will lead. 

In addition, China is moving forward with cloning, announcing that they have successfully cloned two monkeys. The concept of cloning gets some folks on the prod, with visions of glass vats full of bubbling water and creatures in various stages of growth. It's not that easy, requiring a great deal more than test tubes and storage units. 

Although "identical" twins are not absolutely identical, they are natural clones. However, there are genetic variations that occur in cloning. If someone had the means and took a notion to clone a hero or a tyrant, when the child became an adult, he or she could have a far different personality than that of the source. Like gene editing, cloning is also an area where people have wrestled with ethical questions. At the moment, unethical secularists seem to be persuading people to their point of view.

Do we want people with a materialistic worldview in charge of such potentially beneficial or destructive ideas as cloning and genome editing? The Western world is becoming increasingly secularized, while places like China don't pay ethics no nevermind. Atheism is enforced, even though it is irrational and incoherent, and science is not possible in a consistent atheistic worldview.

Christians who believe the Bible know that we were created in God's image, and humans have value and dignity. The idea of cloning humans should be alarming to us, as well as the probabilities of increasing eugenics and abortion. Hopefully, we can present the biblical creation worldview and supporting evidence so people will begin to question evolution. They need to see that life has purpose and value, and we are not just cosmic and biological accidents. People also need to see that evidence supporting special creation and refuting evolution is largely withheld by secularists. Ultimately, we hope to see them repent and trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation.

As usual, I have some items that I'd like to share with you. These are my main sources and inspirations for this article. First is from The Briefing Podcast by Dr. Albert Mohler. Free to read the transcript, listen online or download, click here. Second, "Monkeying around with cloning". I hope you'll listen and or read them. Remember, we are created beings, not accidents of materialistic processes.

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