Posts of the Month for 2008
- January: Evidence that Archaeopteryx is transitional from dinosaurs to birds
- Augray provides a point by point rebuttal of an article
by Duane Gish of ICR which claimed that Archaeopteryx was
essentially a fully modern bird, not a transitional species.
- February: Saint Augustine on biblical literalism
- Vance McAlister (VBM) shows that this fifth century saint
was already pleading that Genesis be interpreted in light of
common knowledge and common sense.
- March: Are (non-functional) pseudogenes a product of Intelligent Design?
- Howard Hershey argues they are not because most look like copies
of existing genes that have accumulate random mutations with
time, a pattern consistent with an evolutionary process.
- April: The Nazi redefinitions of Christianity and Evolution
- Howard Hershey describes how the Nazis redefined and
influenced Christianity and Evolutionary thinking in
Germany to support their goals.
- May: What meaning empty rhetoric?
- Noctiluca expresses frustration over the empty rhetoric of
an anti-evolutionist who refuses to examine the evidence
from an "infinitely complex and endlessly interesting"
universe, much less consider the consequences for his beliefs.
- June: Testable examples of the emergence and development of novelty from evolution
- Steven J itemizes cases where random mutation coupled with
natural selection have produced novelty, describes intermediate
forms, and explains the mechanism of natural selection (death
before reproduction) in response to Tony Pagano's assertion that
it is impossible.
- July: Does handed DNA and protein prove Intelligent Design?
- "Dr. Gary Hurd discusses natural (undesigned) forces that may
have lead to the predominance of left handed [L] Amino Acids in
proteins and right handed [D] Nucleic Acids in DNA and RNA which
are found in all existing organisms. He also provides examples of
the continuing use of the D form of amino acids revealing clues
to the origin of life."
- August: Are evolutionists covering up the evidence for sudden creation?
- John Harshman answers three arguments by Jonathan Wells which
assert: The sudden appearance of all modern animal groups during
the Cambrian explosion; the use of a circular argument (shared
characteristics as evidence for common descent) and; that
Archaespteryx isn't transitional because evolutionists agree it
is probably not the ancestor of modern birds.
- September: Proposal for a Theistic Design Detector
- Following years of spiritual research by Rossum, Talk.Origins
reveals our official design for a Theistic Design Detector. It is
herewith presented to the Discovery Institute who are doubtless
anxious to begin construction.
- November: Does Natural Selection give every individual an equal fair chance at a beneficial mutation?
- Howard Hersey uses examples to show that Natural Selection
generates new characteristics by working from that small subset
of organisms that can be changed with tiny modifications to their
- December: Changing tires on evolution's bumpy meandering road
- Steven Litvintchouk describes how organisms are constantly
gaining and loosing functions over evolutionary time. Sometimes
short-lived modifications can act as a temporary scaffolding or
support allowing changes that would otherwise seem impossibly
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