Jan. 13, 2019 at 6pm – Grace Evg. Free Church with Dr. Ken Funk
Topic: “Information: A Unifying Biblical and Scientiﬁc Perspective”. Dr. Ken Funk will review how intricate Life is – and our ever growing knowledge of how dependent Life is on Information. Information not just in the Genome, but how systems interact and make living systems sustainable. The evidence seems overwhelming that only an amazing Intelligence could have been the origin of Life on Earth.
Dr. Ken Funk is now a director for events at Midwest Creation Fellowship in Chicago. He is also a retired peptide chemist for Abbot Labs. In his 28 years there he was responsible for the development of many medicinal drugs as well as their manufacture. During this time he had twelve publications, three patents, nine patent disclosures and a book chapter.
Location: 5520 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
Join us at the Grand Canyon Rim and Raft Tour!
The Grand Canyon is America’s most recognized landmark. But was it carved out over millions of years or in a few days? Learning creation truth has never been this much fun! We are working with local expert Russ Miller (CESM) on this trip June 6-9, 2019.
While the scenery alone will fill up your camera’s memory cards; we’ll spend two days looking at both the scientific & Biblical facts that will embolden your faith.
You can fly in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), AZ, for a four-day, three-night trip. Or incorporate these 4 days into a longer vacation time out west. You will learn great truths from speakers: Russ Miller, Eric Hovind, and Helmut Welke.
Expected costs will be around $825/person (double occupancy), Children 17 and below in their parents (2 adults) room $675. Single Supplement +$170. This includes 3 hotel nights, bus travel with professional driver, a rafting trip, transfers, guides, National Park Entry fees and all meals for the middle 2 days. Put this trip on your calendar! It will be a great weekend of incredible scenery, Biblical teaching and fun. (flights not included)
Its Over! Darwin Proven Wrong
A new article published results from a major study of mtDNA in May 2018 – says that many species came into existence about the same time, much closer in time than previously thought: (emphasis mine)
“In analysing the barcodes across 100,000 species, the researchers found a telltale sign showing that almost all the animals emerged about the same time as humans.”
Comment: That means that Humans could NOT have evolved from apes or anything else! The authors, who are evolutionists admit they did not like this result, and “…fought against it as hard as I could,”. But it is there. The authors and the article author try to spin this into a discussion of genetic bottleneck, but the result – after the bottleneck or catastrophe – is that all species emerged at the same time. Think deep about that. No matter how you spin it, this means there is no time for Darwinism. No evolution of humans from apes and apes from a mouse-like creature which we are told lived 65 million years ago.
And —another unexpected finding from the study—species have very clear genetic boundaries, and there’s nothing much in between.
“If individuals are stars, then species are galaxies,” said Thaler. “They are compact clusters in the vastness of empty sequence space.”
The absence of “in-between” species is something that also perplexed Darwin, he said.
Comment: This last part indicates that Darwin’s Tree of Life is DEAD. Its been in very deep trouble for decades. This is the death knell. The data shows that the Creation Orchard is much more consistent with the science of genetics. (the creation Orchard refers to the concept of Created Kinds of Genesis – that is close to the Family level of biological classifications.) Each Created kind reproduces after its own kind, but with a lot of variation in coloring size and physical traits – but never turns into another ‘kind’. I.E. a pair wolf hounds gave rise to all breeds of dogs, as well as wolfs, foxes, hyenas, etc. but nothing like eagles. There is variation for sure within the ‘Kind’, but no kind turned into another kind (IE an amphibian of some type morphing into a T-Rex). Genetics does not allow this. Notice that the authors refer to the distances between animal clusters (Created ‘kinds’- or Family level) as being on a par to the distances “between galaxies”. Amazing.
As far as the time frame goes – (200k – 250,000 yrs) – that is based on the Genetic clock used for mutation rates. In the late 1990’s a genetic clock based on actual observed mutation rates put ‘Mitochondrial Eve’ – the Mother of all Humans, about 6,000 years ago. Evolutionists changed the clock because they did not like that result. So another clock was develop based on the assumption that apes evolved into humans. Change the clock on this assumption (which is not proven, use a little circular reasoning) and presto – you get the oft used number of 200-250 kya.
See also: See also http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/180601
Do you know the difference between ‘Natural Selection’ and ‘Evolution’?
Today many people regularly confuse the terms of “natural selection” (variation within a created Kind) and “evolution” (meaning the major changes over time from Microbes to Mankind). These are two very different concepts and should not be confused.
“Natural Selection” means some existing characteristics of a genus or species can become more dominant or less dominant. This includes the length of beaks in finches and the dominant coloring of moths, and even dominant hair and skin color in humans. This variation can be controlled by humans (i.e. dog breeding) and can also happen naturally due to droughts and other natural causes. But, there is never a whole new ‘kind’ of animal evolving. Unfortunately there are many text books that give several examples of natural selection, and then say this proves evolution. You don’t have to think very long to realize that there is something wrong with that statement. Having the numbers of mostly darker or lighter colored moths change statistically over time does not prove Darwinian evolution. The moths will evolve into eagles or a new creature. In some text books it is admitted no new species evolved. Yet many evolutionary books will confuse the 2 terms and try to lead unknowing students into believing in evolution. But, no examples of real Darwinian evolution are given.
Creationists before and after Darwin, do not disagree at all with natural selection – or Mico- Evolution as some call it. But Natural Selection will never change a worm-like creature in the sea into oak trees, giraffes, eagles and people. The late S.J. Gould (Harvard university) wrote in Scientific American, (Oct 1994) “Natural selection is therefore a principle of local adaption, not of general advance or progress.” (meaning it does not advance the evolution of more complex creatures.)
Considering Darwin’s finches – those with larger beak allows them to eat harder seeds when soft seeds go into short supply. So they survive and breed, while their small beaked cousins die off. Natural Selection does cause variation in the frequency of specific traits – but always within strict limits. It actually was a creationist who broadly discussed this idea before Darwin. Edward Blyth wrote three major articles on natural selection that were published in The Magazine of Natural History from 1835 to 1837. Blyth correctly saw the concept of natural selection as a mechanism by which the sick, old and unfit were removed from a population; as a preserving factor of a created kind. But Natural Selection never creates new and usable information. There is NO mechanism genetically for Darwin’s theory to create new information. Modern genetics has proven Darwin completely and absolutely wrong. Only people who do not research much into Genetics still believe this can happen.
Pierre P. Grassé, one of the most distinguished of all French scientists, published a book, “L’Evolution du Vivant” -and his conclusion is even stronger – that biology is impotent in explaining the origin of species, and must yield to a supernatural explanation. Darwinian evolution simply has no proof – None – Not when you look a little bit into the details. It just a game of words. And it is not even close. It is far more logical to accept that there is a creator God. And yes, many evolutionists have admitted they have no mechanism to advance from one species or ‘family’ to another.
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-I.L.Cohen, Mathematician & Researcher, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Officer of the Archaeological Institute of America, Darwin Was Wrong – A Study in Probabilities, PO Box 231, Greenvale, New York 11548: New Research Publications, Inc. pp 6-8, 209-210, 214-215..
“Every history of the 20th Century lists three thinkers as preeminent in influence: Darwin, Marx and Freud.
- All three were regarded as “scientific” (and hence far more reliable than anything “religious”) in their heyday.
- Yet Marx and Freud have fallen, and even their dwindling bands of followers no longer claim that their insights were based on any methodology remotely comparable to that of experimental science.
- I am convinced that Darwin is next on the block. His fall will be by far the mightiest of the three.”
Phillip E. Johnson, “Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds”, Inter-Varsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, USA, p. 95, 1997.
Phillip E. Johnson (1940) is a retired UC Berkeley law professor and author. He became a born-again Christian while a tenured professor and is considered the father of the intelligent design movement.
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