Intelligent Design contradicted by strange fish

Mikey 8 comments
Intelligent Design contradicted by strange fish

An evolutionary missing like in a flatfish claims to cast aside any credibility to the concept of 'intelligent design'.

"CT scans of 50-million-year-old fossils have revealed an intermediate species between primitive flatfishes (with eyes on both sides of their heads) and the modern, lopsided versions, which include sole, flounder, and halibut."

I'm sure certain members of the community will have their own versions of why this particular fish evolved the way it has, even if they don't require any actual scientific research or foundation of logic. 'God did it' just doesn't cut it I'm afraid.


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C. David Parsons

Monday 21st July 2008 | 08:34 PM

Not only did God do it, The Quest for Right, a 7-book series on origins based on physical science, the old science of cause and effect, explains scientifically just how God did it.


The text begins simply enough, tracing the history of Darwin from an impressionable youth influenced by atheists and agnostics on every hand to a full-fledged agnostic in his own right. The in-depth investigation sums up the matter by the inclusion of Darwin’s sentiment regarding the Creator. In a bitter denial of Christianity, Darwin complained that he "could hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so, the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine." Darwin charged his original belief in God to the "constant inculcation" (instruction or indoctrination) in a belief in God" during his childhood, which was as difficult to cast down as "for a monkey to throw off its instinctive fear and hatred of a snake…. Darwin purposed in his heart that he would no longer retain God in his knowledge.

Once past the history of the Darwinist movement, you will be blown away by the exploration into the architecture of the atom. This is breathtakingly new: things will never the be the same after this.

The atom has been compared to a miniature sun-earth system with one or more electrons darting about everywhere at once weaving an electronic shell around the nucleus. In order for this to occur, “Bohr calculated that the electron must move at a speed of no less than seven million billion rotations per second.” Ummmm, "numerous electrons darting about, dodging one another at breakneck speeds would necessarily require the supernatural. The investigation will prove to your absolute satisfaction that the electron is directly adhered to the perimeter of the nucleus. “How could it have been otherwise?” The exciting text is remarkably easy to follow even for a lay person.

The book is a virtual smorgasbord of good things to taste: a few of the entertaining subjects include: the earth was created from a watery nebula, the mechanism of gravity which was used to form the earth, the failed photoelectric effect, theory of antimatter, quantum creation (big bang theory), disappearing color, magical application of mathematics to explain certain rudimentary principles, Rayleigh scattering (sunsets), electricity, lightning, electrolyte, the browning of fruit, the mystery of fire, and the role of oxygen in the ignition of hydrocarbons. Then, there’s the desserts which are far too numerous to mention in this limited space. You will marvel at the comprehensive law of fixed choice.

This is not your old science book filled with distortions of the truth, called “quantum mysticism.” The comprehensive investigation--like none other you will read--quickly escapes into realism by underscoring the numerous experiments and errors responsible for the debasement of scientific theories based on whim. Teachers and students will rejoice in the simplicity of earthly phenomena when entertained by the new discipline.

Continue your education:

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Kim OJ

Monday 21st July 2008 | 09:05 PM response to this comment by C. David Parsons. The very fact that it begins with an ad hominem attack on Darwinism undermines any scientific credibility it would try to establish.

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Monday 21st July 2008 | 10:26 PM response to this comment by C. David Parsons. That is the worst website I have seen in a long time. It says, using HTML from the mid-nineties, absolutely nothing at all about the content of the books and provides no examples of the content whatsoever.

I also note the advertised target market is primarily "home-schooled" kids in the South of the US.

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Tuesday 22nd July 2008 | 12:08 AM

This notion that electrons "rotate" so fast around the nucleus, that this has to be supernatural is the weakest point of your argument, ask yourself: WHY IS THIS SO??

The universe is massive in size - to the point we struggle to comphend the vast distances involved. We struggle as humans to get out heads around the concept of infinity and yet we accept that this is a legitimate construct. We accept that thousands of home computers make millions of calculations per minute every minute of every day and we are comfortable with the idea that a flight from Australia to Europe takes less than 20 hours these days (try telling that to James Cook, I reckon you'd blow him away!).

A dog or a cat is unable to comprehend the notion that it will one day die, and yet it does,we know this and accept this as inevitable, the limitations of the human mind constantly crop up when we delve into ideas of quantum physics and concepts like infinity, time or the begining of the universe itself. But we try because we are curious creatres by nature - so my challenge, if your up to it, is to question your belief in God. Instead of assuming that there is a God who created all that is and then trying to distrort the facts to suit this premise, be critical, don't take these headdy issues lightly and see where this takes you.

However, if reality scares you too much, if the notion that we as people are so small and insignificant in the vast scheme of things and our very existence so precarious - thats cool, tell yourself there is a god and live out your life in the shade. There's nothing wrong with that if this makes you feel better. Just dont go peddling your doctrines - with the bad ninety's HTML onto others, like they say... "isn't it enough to see the garden is beautiful, rather then having to believe that there are also fairys living at the bottom of it."

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C. David Parsons

Tuesday 22nd July 2008 | 04:32 AM response to this comment by Jamie. Jamie,

It is a fact that the electron is directly adhered to the nucleus via mutual electrostatic attraction. Rutherford and Bohr's architecture has fell flat on its face. After all, these two were delving into the mysteries of the atom in a scientific void. This has changed. For the facts, read The Quest for Right.

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Tuesday 22nd July 2008 | 07:24 AM

This whole attempt by evolutionary science to systemically bitch-slap the creationist argument is a little childish, if you ask me. In my very humble opinion it is neither relivant nor will it ever actually make any difference to their belief.

The creationist believes what it believes because, unlike the evolutionary biologist, all it needs is it's theological reasoning and claims everything as 'proof'.

e.g. Evolutionary biologist: "Wow, what a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, the clouds are light and whispy and the air is crisp and cool"

Creationist: "Yep, sure is. God placed the earth precicely in this orbit around the sun and gave it the perfect velocity of rotation to ensure adequate density of the atmosphere and seasonal change right across the globe. God also ensured that placement of the highest mountains to deepest valleys and oceans propotionately cool and heat the atmosphere to apply appropriate atmospheric displacement allowing for cloud formation and wind. This is of course only possible beacuse God produced an adequate density of trees on his earth to produce enough O2 and diffuse the CO2 and Methane that our organic life produces through respiration in the most perfect form of symbiosis".

EB: "Have you ever considered that it is perfection now because of billions of years of formation and evolution?"

C: "Nope, the bible said it was god. Oh, and Jesus said I should kill you for not following his way".

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Bob Dobalina

Friday 25th July 2008 | 07:03 AM

Intelligent design is a farce

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Friday 25th July 2008 | 07:07 AM response to this comment by Bob Dobalina. So is genetically modified canolla.

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