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Gab@StFerdinandIII - Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands.  Cults everywhere:  Corona, 'The Science' or Scientism, Islam, the State, the cult of Gender Fascism, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from.  It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?

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The Three Pillars of Evolution Demolished, by Jerry Bergman

Why Darwin was wrong

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There is not much science in the philosophical cult of Evolution.  In fact, none.  The ‘pillars’ of Evolution do not hold up to scrutiny or scientific evaluation.  This book is a comprehensive guide which uses known science to bring down and set fire to the pillars of Darwin’s cult.  It is an easy read, some 300 pages with about 50 pages of sources along with footnotes within the text.  It is very well researched and supported and written by a man with impeccable scientific and literary credentials.  What are the 3 pillars that J. Bergman eviscerates?

“…1) chemical evolution or abiogenesis, 2) mutations to provide the raw material of evolution, and 3) natural selection to ‘select’ advantageous traits provided by random mutations….these three pillars of evolution are not based on empirical scientific evidence, rather they are disproved by scientific evidence.” 

As J. Bergman details, none of the pillars withstands even a cursory investigation. 

1-Chemical Evolution

-Spontaneous generation has been disproven many times dating from the early 17th century (Harvey, Redi, Spallanzani, Pasteur).  Animate life cannot be formed from the inanimate.  Darwin believed in abiogenesis and was ignorant of science which destroyed this theory, philosophising that spontaneous generation would be proven by some future ‘natural law’. 

-Chemical evolution is a chimera like abiogenesis.  No proof, no experiment, no observation has even come close to demonstrating the enormous complexity of life, not even a single cell, nor a single protein arrangement, let alone DNA or RNA, not to mention the dependency on ATP and enzymes, all from nothing but a chemical soup.  Bergman spends many pages on this and illustrates with real science why chemical evolution is impossible.

-The failed 1954 Miller-Urey experiment (lab, contrived, producing a few dead amino acids) simply confirms the obvious that life cannot be borne out of simple electrified compounds, in a warm pond.  Contaminants, oxygen (which degrades DNA, RNA) and a million other issues are apparent with such a simplistic approach to the incredible complexity of organisms. 

-Chemical evolutionists cannot produce, even in contrived labs, proteins ex nihilo or from a chemical cocktail, self-forming, comprised of 150 amino acids with left-handed chirality.  The human body possesses thousands of proteins and enzymes (exact number is unknown). 

-For a protein with a chain of 500 amino acids the number of possible linear arrangements is 20300 or 10650.  There are 1080 atoms in the universe.  1 chance in 1050 is considered impossible.  There is no possibility of producing even a single protein by ‘chance’.  None.

2-Mutations

-Mutations don’t add functionality, most are neutral, the rest negative, decreasing functionality and leading eventually (after a certain mutational load is achieved) to extinction.

-Given that mutations degrade functionality, there is de-volution, not e-volution.

-There is no known or proven means of producing the significant genetic variations that molecule to human evolution necessitates.

-Mutations are the major cause of diseases including heart diseases and cancers.  More than 17000 diseases are listed, up from 1500 in 1966.

-Total number of mutations in the human genome is increasing in each generation (some 40-50 per generation).

-3 % of DNA or 6 inches of the 6 feet of DNA you have in each cell, is coding, 97% is control and administration.  There is no junk DNA. 

-Sexual reproduction is always a problem for Darwinists given its complexity, its design does however, slow down mutations by recombining DNA and slowing down the development of mutational loads.

-Modern medicine can extend those who are ill with high mutational loads and allow them to reproduce which enables the increase in overall genomic degradation.  Darwin opposed vaccination for this reason, stating that weak or ill children needed to die from smallpox in order to prevent them from reproducing (in actual fact the smallpox vaccination killed far more children than it ‘saved’).

-Aging is an example of mutation accumulation and the genome itself ages.

-In large scale experiments with bacteria and viruses, researchers found that even over 30 years of breeding these creatures did not ‘evolve’ but fluctuated at best around a species mean or degraded and lost functionality.

3-Natural Selection

-Acknowledged as the main contribution of Darwin to evolutionary theory but was in fact a very ancient idea, which Darwin popularised by using Herbert Spencer’s ‘survival of the fittest’ to describe a dialectical process of species development.

-Basically, all Darwin did was to apply human breeding techniques to nature and give ‘natural selection’ the role of nature’s breeder.

-Darwin never explained the arrival of the fittest, or the origins of any species.

-Darwin retreated to the discredited theories of Lamarck which postulated that biological characteristics acquired during a lifetime are passed on to the offspring (an entirely absurd idea, for example a weightlifter passing muscle size to his children).

-There are obviously clear limits for each species to size, weight, speed, height and other characteristics. Darwin believed in unlimited variation and combination.  Animals only procreate within their own species and within defined limits.  Horses cannot be bred to grow wings for example.

-Survival of the fittest does not mean ‘progress’, since it conserves what is known and is best described as the culling of the sick, ill and old (disease, still births, age, bad luck, competition, predators).

-Clearly good luck and happenstance are as important in survival as being ‘fit’ which cannot and is never defined (how is a sloth fit?).

-Fossils do not support macro-evolution, and there are no missing links.

All of Darwin’s ‘pillars’ are analysed in detail.  They are indeed demolished by J. Bergman.  Evolution and Darwinism is not a ‘science’ but a philosophy and an approach to historical biology.  None of the ideas from the 19th century or 20th century are particularly novel or unique.  One can read them in Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Paracelsus and even Descartes.  Evolution has a long history and pedigree of being ineffably wrong, unscientific and an obstacle to real scientific progress. 

 

 

 

Michael Denton 'The Miracle of Man'. The many millions of miracles and prior fitness.

There is no evidence to support Evolution. None.

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The Miracle of Man: The Fine Tuning of Nature for Human Existence (Privileged Species Series) by [Michael Denton] 

The complexity of design in creation is an obvious indication of a higher creative intelligence and designer.  Chance leads to nothing or at best, chaos.  Denton, not a Christian or a Creationist, looks at reality and the facts and inexplicable intricacy of system design and like some others before, puts the context of this detailed woven fabric against the backdrop of the environment we live in.  He calls this the ‘prior fitness’ necessary for life.  It is not just the perplexity of organism development which promotes the need for a creative designer, but the entirety of the natural environment which must be built and ready for life.  As with natural organic design, evolution has nothing intelligent to say about this ‘prior fitness’ of the earth and its environment.  As an anodyne and counter-narrative to the ‘things happen’ cult this book is a must-read to begin to grasp how a platform for life must first be enabled, before life itself, in all its grandeur and vast systemic combinations, can be allowed. 

Denton: “If the remarkable prior environmental fitness of nature for advanced energy-hungry creatures such as ourselves were restricted to our use of oxygen for generating energy, this prior fitness would still stand as a great wonder.  But, as we shall see, nature also exhibits highly specific prior environmental fitness essential for many other adaptations crucial to the existence of large terrestrial organisms like ourselves, including high acuity vision, fast nerve conduction, and muscles strong enough to grant mobility to be beings of our size and design….nature is also uniquely fine tuned to enable beings of our biological design and size to make fire, develop metallurgy, build and advanced technological civilisation, and come to do science and understand the nature of the universe and its unique fitness for our type of life.”

Denton uses science and even evolutionary observations to make the following pertinent and irrefutable claims about the prior fitness of our world, including water, soil, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and how sunlight is filtered and used. 

1-Hydrological cycle with 875 cubic kilometres of water evaporating from the oceans every day and replaced through the evaporation-condensation-precipitation cycle.

2-Water as the universal solvent of perfection, a chemical combination that is ideally suited to hydrate creatures large and small, along with complex soil systems and terrain.  The water cycle, the usual gentle rainfall versus a deluge, the role of the wind, mountains and geological shapes in water usage and regeneration is simply a miracle.

3-The fitness of the earth for aerobic life.  Oxygen powers our movements and is part of a complex process of energy transformation, namely: CH (sugar, fats) + Oxygen à is transformed into Carbon Dioxide + Water + Energy (ATP and heat).  This equation by itself is a miracle of engineering.  This process produces excess energy to allow organisms to grow in size and complexity and perform tasks beyond just surviving. 

4-Oxygen is generated by photosynthesis in the chloroplasts of green plants.  This process depends on Sunlight.  The fitness of the Sun’s radiation to allow this to occur is simply staggering.  The light emitted by the Sun exists in a miniscule visual region of the light spectrum, between wavelengths of 380 mm to 750 mm in length.  Any wavelength outside of this calibrated range would mean no life on this planet. 

4-The atmosphere must absorb a significant fraction of infrared radiation when the Sun is shining, or we would have wild swings in daily temperatures of 100 C of more.  No carbon-based life in a water matrix would survive such fluctuations.  About a ¼ of outgoing infrared emission escapes through a .80- and 100-micron window, allowing the Earth to build a stable atmosphere and not becoming Venus.  Without this detail in the absorption spectrum there is no life on Earth. 

5-Nitrogen (N2), oxygen, ozone (O3), carbon dioxide, and water vapour must be present in their respective gas by weight bandwidths, or no life would exist.  The combine absorption characteristics lets through just the right light for photosynthesis and absorbs just the right amount of heat.  70% of our atmosphere for example is N2 which adds density to the atmosphere, serves as a fire retardant, slows the speeds of Earthly fires and keeps the oceans from evaporating.  Only an oxygen concentration of about 20% at a partial pressure of more than 80 mm Hg offers the requisite oxygen for the metabolism of organisms our size.  If the concentration was any higher there would be devastating fires.  Co2 has operated within a ceiling and is 0.04% of gas by weight, a trace chemical, which may have an upper limit of 10 times of what is present today for cognitive life.

Denton goes through the above in some detail, using current and past science and even philosophy to demonstrate the obvious fact that somehow, embedded in millions of miracles of perfect design, our planet was made for humans.  He summarises:

“The wheel has turned.  Scientific advances beginning with the flowering of chemistry in the nineteenth century and continuing at ever increasing pace….have vindicated the ancient covenant and revealed humanity to be as the medieval scholars believed, reflective in the depths of his natural being of all facets of the greater macrocosm of which he is an integral part.  And in one of history’s supreme ironies, it is now the denial of humankind’s special place in nature, the foundational denial of the current secular culture and Zeitgeist, which increasingly outdated and devoid of empirical support.”

Randomness, ‘exploding big bangs’, chance, ‘selection’, would produce nothing.  The atheist-evolutionist worldview is empty of science.  Money, power, coercion, bullying, threats keep it alive.  Someday that paradigm of viewing the human and life as one would observe floating pond scum, or leaves in the wind will end and science will return in the clothing of faith. 

 

Darwin's cult has a problem with mutations in real life

Mutations do not added functionality nor metamorphic change

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Mutations don’t add value, they detract and diminish functionality.  Yet another ‘research paper’, funded by the cult of Darwin and prosecuted by the faithful, has reached what is for them, this disappointing conclusion.

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5/19/2022: Science paper by Park et al., “Epistatic drift causes gradual decay of predictability in protein evolution”

Science 19 May 2022, Vol 376, Issue 6595, pp. 823-830, DOI: 10.1126/science.abn6895.

 

The authors cannot point to any innovations, benefits or improvements wrought by mutations.

 

The effects of mutations were highly contingent on a dense network of epistatic interactions.

 

There were mutations with both short and long memory length, but the average rate of epistatic change was generally constant. The landscape of potential and actual interactions is thus constantly shifting at a rate that can be known, but the direction of the change is contingent on evolutionary history and becomes unpredictable after a time.

 

“We’re showing that in order for us to have a full understanding of how genes actually behave,” says Nguyen Ba, “the combinations of mutations are likely to be very important.

 

His own paper and research points out the obvious, that mutations do not act alone, are involved in ‘epistatic’ or multi-level changes and would need mathematical improbability involving many coordinated changes to derive a functional improvement.  Not one single experiment or piece of research supports such a supposition.  Not one.  Hand-waving, with allusions to ‘selection’ and stuff happens is anti-science.