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The Gene Genie

Friday 25th September 2015 by John - Science, Evolution, Darwin

As I headed for the front exit of Salisbury public library, firmly clutching the latest Wallander novel, and looking forward to reading Henning Mankell's latest flight of fiction, wrapped around the realities of life in a Swedish police station, I happened to glance at the 'Recently Returned' table and notice a book entitled 'Creation – The Origin of Life', by Adam Rutherford. Rutherford's book cover was decorated with a schematic of a DNA molecule unzipping and getting ready to replicate.…

Ways and Means

Wednesday 29th July 2015 by John - Science, Evolution, EvoGenesis, Darwin

The Andrew Marr show recently featured an army general discussing the struggle against Muslim fundamentalists in the Middle East and the need to send in the army, 'boots on the ground', to sort things out. He made the point that technology, such as missiles and drones can only do so much, and then you need those feet and boots on the ground, forces that generals like to play with like pieces on a chess board. He used the phrase 'ways and means' – the chosen 'way' to deal with the Islamist…

God's Executive Training Programme

Saturday 11th April 2015 by John - The Bible, Science, Evolution, Darwin

As a Christian person, what is your purpose in life? The apostle Paul tells us that we have a special calling or vocation, saying: 'I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called' (Ephesians 4:1). And Jesus Himself made that vocation a little more specific when He urged his disciples: 'Seek you first the Kingdom of God'. Astonishing as that calling is, very little ever seems to be said about it, at least in church services I attend.…

Darwin's Black Hole

Saturday 28th February 2015 by John - Gap Theory, Evolution, Darwin, Creation

Very few people realize that, after having hoodwinked the intellectual elite of the western world for a hundred and fifty years, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is being increasingly exposed for the infantile nonsense it really was. In an exchange of views with a professional scientist and evolutionist, Dr X, who posted some very helpful comments on this site recently, it became very clear that we were in pretty close agreement as to how 'nature' operates with regard to variation in plants…

Time for Change

Thursday 12th February 2015 by John - Creation, Darwin, EvoGenesis, Evolution

One of the most powerful problem-solving tools is “reversal”. To use the technique, you simply write down several statements about the problem situation that you regard as fact – then reverse them, one by one, and consider the consequences. So, for example, a teacher who wants to improve his exam results might write:  “I teach the children”. A possible reversals would be: “The children teach themselves”, or “The children teach each other”…

Blind as a Bat

Thursday 12th February 2015 by John - Darwin, Evolution

A recent article in the New Scientist concerned the famous pitcher plant found in the jungles of Borneo. These  'merciless killers'  lure insects to the mouth of their trap by means of sweet nectar. There, many insects lose their grip on the super-slippery rim and fall into a cup of  'fluid'  which is filled with 'stretchy fibres'. The more the insect struggles, the more entangled it becomes. Next victim please! How, you might ask, could such complexity evolve? Evolution's infantile…

Paleying into Insignificance

Thursday 12th February 2015 by John - Creation, Darwin, Evolution

One of my Christmas presents this year was a  'bird box camera'. The actual camera, which is about one or two cubic inches in size, can be fitted into a bird nesting box or near a feeding table, from where it transmits moving images to the house where they can be viewed on a computer or TV. Quite amazing. Although the camera and the receiver unit contain electronic circuit boards, plus a range of other materials and components, from copper wire, metal screws, solder, plastics and glass , none…

Moron, Idiot or Imbecile?

Saturday 31st January 2015 by John - Evolution, Darwin

About a century ago, French psychologist Alfred Binet became interested in the way that some people could not only play chess, but do so when blindfolded. Such is the power, or 'intelligence', of the human mind that some were able to actually visualize the chess board and all the pieces and move them in their heads. And I understand that playing mental chess is a popular activity in Russia today. Binet later moved on to study the abilities of retarded school children, and what could be done to provide…

Epigenetic Antics

Thursday 27th June 2013 by John - Science, Evolution, Darwin

dnaBack in the year 1802, Rev William Paley effectively started the Intelligent Design movement by asking how anybody who stumbled across a watch lying in a meadow could possibly believe an object of such complexity could be “natural”. Clearly, the watch had a maker and designer. The point being, of course, that all plants and animals are far more complex than a watch and so could not be the products of mindless evolution. For anybody who has not nibbled the magic mushroom of Darwinism,…

A Major Wager

Thursday 13th June 2013 by John - Science, Evolution, Darwin, Creation

NHGRI_human_male_karyotypeBack in 2009 the New Scientist announced a wager between evolutionist Prof Lewis Wolpert and fellow evolutionist Rupert Sheldrake, on the predictive power of the genome. The wager will be decided in 2029, and if the outcome is not obvious, the Royal Society, the world’s most venerable scientific organization, will be asked to adjudicate. Both agreed that at that time, given the genome of an egg, no one could predict the way an embryo will develop from it. However, Wolpert bet that by…