Monday, October 27, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT DNA

Hi everyone!

How has this last week been for you? I don’t hear very much back from my readers so I hope that means all is well. I am enjoying my daughter and grandson as they stay with us until they leave for Alaska in December. We just had an interesting conversation about the health of our teeth and enamel reproduction. “It’s all in the genes”, my daughter exclaimed and how right she is!
I just attended a wonderful Creation seminar last Saturday and learned a thing or two I would like to share with you.
Do you remember the blog I wrote on the science skeptic and
one of the red flag words was information? The long and short of this red flag word is; information is non-physical and does not arise out of material. Materials such as ink, paper, pens, pencils, discs, computer chips and DNA molecules are only carriers of information. “For example, the information in the Gettysburg Address exists outside of the paper and ink Lincoln used to write it. It could exist just as well on an audio CD, on the internet, or engraved in stone….but it did not begin in these materials; it began in Abraham Lincoln’s mind.
 I wanted to share two points on this. First, one of Webster's Dictionary’s definition for information is “One or two or more alternative sequences or arrangements such as the nucleus provides to the cell and the programer provides to the computer.” Very interesting...very insightful. Do you see what this definition is stating? That information does not come from chemicals (this is where secular scientists claim that information comes from)! Second, when you stop to think about it, there are no, zero, examples of information coming from natural process (engery or matter). Yet there are trillions of examples of information coming from intelligent designers. That tells us that information is embedded within our DNA. It had to have been placed there originally by an intelligent designer and passed down from generation to generation.
So what about mutations? As I have stated before, mutations
Mutated fruit fly with legs growing out of its eye
are always a loss of information not a gain. Fruit flies have been the victims of genetic manipulations for  a long time due to their fast reproduction rate. Over 800 different changes have been discovered through intentional mutations. Yet all 800 lead to death or disability. 
Well then how is it explained that chimpanzees and humans only have a 2% or less difference in their DNA. When presented with statistics like this a Christian should always look into the facts…
For example the study that claimed this small percentage used both chimp and human DNA that was based on the 3% of “perfect” DNA. That is there are no indwells, repetitions, or rearrangements. In addition the study picked a certain DNA sequence such as chromosome 21 (the shortest in humans) and used those specific parameters for C21 to find any DNA sequence within the chimps genome that would match it, not the chimp’s  C21 but any DNA that would match! How scientific is that?
Other studies which have looked a the average DNA sequences, not just the “perfect” DNA (which make up only 3% of the total DNA) sequences the have come up with 17.4% and 30.0 % differences.
Then if you take into consideration indels (the insertion or
From Answers In Genesis
deletion of a specific DNA code), it adds another 20% difference. Why so large a difference? Because if you delete one single code or insert one single code (letter), then the entire rest of the strand after that point is changed. And if you include repetations, there is yet another 6% difference.
So let’s be conservative (we’ll use the 17.4 % difference rather than the 30.0%) and add the numbers. 17.4 for use of average DNA, 20 for indels, and 6 for repetitions. That’s a 43.4% difference. Oh...and there’s something else. Another thing that is not mentioned, is the difference in size between a chimpanzee and a human. Chimp DNA is as least 12% larger in size than human DNA! Add that and you get a total of a 55.4% difference between human and chimpanzee DNA. 
And that, my friends, is the rest of the facts.
Here is some food for thought…
  1. The ape to human chart is supposed to show how man has evolved from a common ancestor of ape. How come that common ancestor is not included on the chart? Oh and how come you never see a chart of the common ancestor leading up to “modern” ape? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with money; (there’s no funding to find an “common” ape ancestor.
  2. Every kind of bacteria DNA is unique...there is no common ancestor for all the different bacterias out there. Hmmm how can we have evolved from a “simple” single cell organism if not even the bacterias have a common ancestor!

Enjoy God’s creations! God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel

This week in the night skies; for the northern lats...“Wednesday, October 29 The Ghost of Summer Suns. Halloween is approaching, and this means that Arcturus, the star sparkling low in the west-northwest in twilight, is taking on its role as ‘the Ghost of Summer Suns.’ What does this mean? For several days centered on October 29th every year, Arcturus occupies a special place above your local landscape. It closely marks the spot there where the Sun stood at the same time, by the clock, during warm June and July — in broad daylight, of course. So, in the last days of October each year, you can think of Arcturus as the chilly Halloween ghost of the departed summer Sun.
Thursday, October 30 First-quarter Moon (exactly so at 3:33 p.m. EDT). As twilight fades out, use binoculars to look a bit right of the Moon for Alpha Capricorni, a wide, lovely yellow double star. Look to Alpha's lower left for Beta Capricorni, a less wide, more difficult double for binoculars; the secondary star in this case is fainter.

For the southern lats; Evening sky on Saturday October 26 looking up towards the zenith  as seen from Adelaide at 5:00 (5:00 am) ACDST in South Australia. Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS is between the tail of Canis Major and Canopus….Comet C/2012 K1 Panstarrs is rising higher in the morning sky. It  should be easily visible in 10x50 binoculars as a fuzzy dot with a stubby tail. At magnitude 7 you will need to let your eyes adapt to darkness to see the comet clearly. It doesn't have any spectacular encounters, but will look nice amongst the stars. More detailed charts and a printable binocular map  are here


References:
AZosa meeting; speaker Guy Forsythe ; October 25. Arizona


Monday, October 20, 2014

HOMOLOGY, ANIMAL LIMBS, INTELLEGENT DESIGNER, CREATOR, EVOLUTION, COMMON ANCESTOR, DR. GAVIN DE BEER, EMBRYOLOGIST, GENE PATTERNS, HOMOLOGOUS

HOMOLOGY


Good day everyone! How are you all this week? I am well and enjoying God’s beautiful world as it changes once again into the spectacular colors of autumn and wonderful bounties of the fall harvests. I had such a good time with my two daughters and two grandsons taking them to a pumpkin patch last Saturday. There were many different pumpkins of all sizes and even some white ones along with a variety of cool looking winter squashes. Such a treasured memory!

Speaking of  varieties of winter squash...I am sure all you astute readers out there have noticed that many of Gods creations have similarities. For example, all mammals have mammary glands, and animals as well as humans have eyes, ears (or hearing apparatuses), mouths and nostrils of some type or another. Animals either walk, swim, or fly. As a matter of fact all terrestrial (land dwelling) vertebrates share universally homologous (similar) body parts.

We are familiar with this in the theory of evolution. Evolutionists use this similarity as evidence of a common ancestor that all animals grew out of and diverged from. Even a single celled organism (which evolutionists call simple) has similarities in that they have a means of reproduction, locomotion and digestion, etc. This concept sounds intriguing and possible, thus so many have come to accept it as truth.

However, even more logical is the theory that an Intelligent
Designer or Creator used a common theme to meet similar biological requirements. We see this all the time in the objects that man has created. For example motorized vehicles except for hover crafts have some sort of wheel mechanism. They also have an engine or motor, seat(s), in most cases a window shield of some sort, a fan and fan belts, starter, battery, fuel injector and storage tank, etc., etc. Artists in general use an array of colors including black and white and shades of grey. They use a background of some sort such as a canvas, side of a building, paper, metal, wood, etc. How about a road? Even back in the Roman Empire times people did what we do today, that is clear a straight line and put down a hard substance such as cobblestone, pavement bricks, asphalt, cement, gravel etc.  Need I go on? If something works, use that theme and fine tune it to whatever you want. Like a Volkswagen, motorcycle, porch, pickup truck, tractor, boat or airplane. You can follow the common theme in all of these man made items.

The same is true with our Creator God. “For example, all vertebrates with true limbs (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) have the same basic limb structure at least during their embryological development. This standard vertebrate limb consists of an upper limb comprising one bone, a lower limb comprising two bones, and a hand or foot bearing five digits (fingers and toes). Thus, the appendages of all limbed vertebrates share fundamental similarities, with each being specialized to meet the needs of each species.
“Horses have five digits while developing as an embryo, but generally all but one (the third digit) is absorbed before birth. Vestiges of the second and third metacarpal (and metatarsal) bones are visible in the modern horse as the splint bones. Some fossil horses, however, had three toes, but both three-toed and one-toed
horses have been found together in the fossil record. In National Geographic magazine, for example, there is a picture of the feet of both a three-toed horse (Pliohippus) and a one-toed horse (Equus) that were found at the same volcanic site in Nebraska.”1

But our amazing Creator goes one step beyond that. Once again He has left His fingerprints for us to see. You see, the fact is that it has been proved in many cases that homologous structures are not produced by homologous genes! For example the front limbs of reptiles, mammals, birds and humans are, as we discussed above, homologous. But surprisingly enough, the limbs of these various animals are not produced from similar (homologous) genes. 

“In the vertebrates the embryo is constructed of a large number of segments which can be numbered, starting at the head end. Surely particular segments develop under the control of particular genes. We would reasonably assume the same for any particular structure, such as the front leg. Yet we see in the diagram that in six different vertebrates which allegedly inherited their front legs from a common ancestor, the front legs as well as the rear legs develop from entirely different groups of segments from species to species.
From Answers in Genesis
“Thus if the front legs (or rear legs) of these different creatures have been inherited from a common ancestor through evolution, we have the incredible idea that the job of producing the legs is, by evolution, passed slowly back and forth from group to group of different genes, which are themselves gradually changing to accomplish this fantastic juggling act.
“In his 1971 monograph, Homology, An Unsolved Problem (reference Oxford Biology Reader), Sir Gavin de Beer, one of the truly great embryologist of this century, posed the question for evolutionary theory which still is unanswered:
“‘But if it is true that through the genetic code, genes code for enzymes that synthesize proteins which are responsible (in a manner still unknown in embryology) for the differentiation of the various parts in their normal manner, what mechanism can it be that results in the production of homologous organs, the same "patterns", in spite of their not being controlled by the same genes? I asked this question in 1938, and it has not been answered.’”2

The question, however, is easily answered by understanding that animals and humans were created and formed by a loving Creator and not randomly arising from non-life by chance.

Until next time, take care and God bless,
Willow Dressel

This week’s night skies, for the northern lats; Monday, October 20
The annual Orionid meteor shower should be active before dawn's first light this morning and for the next few mornings. The shower's radiant (apparent perspective point of origin) is in the top of Orion's Club, and this is highest before morning twilight begins. Also, Thursday, October 23 A partial eclipse of the Sun happens this afternoon for most of North America. Seen from the eastern half of the continent, the Sun sets while the partial eclipse is still in progress. Westerners get to see the whole thing. Eastern New England just misses out. See our article online: Partial Solar Eclipse, October 23, 2014. Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles plans a live webcast from 5:00 to 7:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Also: webcast from Columbus State University in Georgia, 5 p.m. EDT. Bonus: The huge sunspot AR2192 should be near the middle of the Sun's disk by today.”3
For the souther hemisphere; “The Orionids are a worthwhile shower that somewhat favours the Southern Hemisphere,best seen between 2-5 am, the radiant, the point where meteors appear to originate from, being just under Betelgueuse, the bright red star in Orion. The Orionids are the debris from Halley's comet, and this year the sky is nicely dark for the shower. The best viewing is the morning of the 22nd, when between 3-5 am under dark skies you should see about a meteor every 4-6 minutes. You can find out the predicted rates for your location using the  NASA meteor flux estimator (use 8 Orionids and make sure you set the dates to 21-22 October 2014).”4


References:
1Ham, Ken. The Answers Book 3 Over 35 Questions On Creation/Evolution and the Bible. Master Books, Green Forest, AR, 2013. Pp 233-234.
2https://answersingenesis.org/biology/a-serious-problem-for-homology/
3http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/
4http://astroblogger.blogspot.com








Monday, October 13, 2014

VESTIGIAL ORGANS, WHALE PELVIC BONE, APPENDIX, PITUITARY GLAND TONSILS, ADENOIDS, VALVES IN VEINS, PINEAL GLAND, THYMUS GLAND, MALE MAMMARY GLANDS

ARE VESTIGIAL ORGANS PROOF OF EVOLUTION?

Hello to all my readers out there! Are all of you well this week? Lord please heal and comfort any who read this if they are sick or in sorrow, and please bless everyone. I have been well myself and am enjoying the company of my youngest daughter and grandson. They have moved in with us while my son-in-law is in Alaska looking for a job. Once he has a few paychecks in the bank he’ll be sending for them. But I will get to enjoy them for a month or so. Yeah!

And that brings us to our topic this week. Vestigial organs. What exactly are these thing? Basically they can be explained as “rudimentary organs”. But are they? Let’s take a closer look.

The dictionary defines vestigial organs as a part of the body which is small, degenerate or imperfectly developed as compared to fully developed organs.” Charles Darwin even had a chapter on them in his book, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, in which he said they bore “the stamp of inutility (uselessness) and described them as common throughout nature. He believed (as many still do today) the vestigial organs once served a purpose in
survival but when they were no longer needed began to shrink until only tiny bits remained. In his book The Descent of Man he wrote that humans had a dozen or so of these organs including the appendix, body hair, the coccyx or tailbone, the muscles of the ear, and wisdom teeth just to name a few. Several years later, Robert Wiedersheim, a German anatomist added another seventy five organs to this list including adenoids, valves in the veins, the pituitary and thymus glands, tonsils, the pineal glands, and even male breast tissue and nipples. 

Unfortunately vestigial organs are still used as evidence for evolution in science magazines, evolution websites and blogs, and most regrettably textbooks. It is interesting that vestigial organs are to today being presented as evidence of evolution when doctors are finding out more and more uses for these “rudimentary” organs. We now know that organs such as the pituitary gland regulates the bodies natural insulin, tonsils help to prevent disease from spreading to the rest of the body, the valves in veins regulate blood flow, adenoids are part of the immune system, and very importantly the pineal glands produces melatonin which is essential sexual
development, sleep and metabolism. My favorite however, is the male breast tissue and nipples. When people claim that these parts of the male body are vestigial, vestigial from what? Are they saying that our male ancestors once nursed babies? This is ridicules and once pointed out, even evolutionists back up on this one. It seems the function of male and young female mammary glands takes place while still in the womb. The fetus secretes hormones through these glands that move through the fetal circulatory system then are passed through the placenta to induce milk production in the mother. So much for vestigial mammary glands!

Another example is body hair and its associated erector pili (the small muscles attached to the hair follicles). Evolutionists argue that human body hares are the useless remains of fur from our animal ancestors. “Hair serves a thermal insulation in most mammals, which is important because most animals are incapable of regulating their body temperature by sweating. Man, on the other hand, is a profuse sweater and can maintain body temperatures over a much wider range of ambient temperatures than nearly all other mammals.1 So we don’t need hair for endothermic temperature
control, but we do use our body hairs as sensory organs. “All hair follicles, regardless of size, are supplied with sensory nerves so that stye may be considered to be mechanoreceptors. Our hairs are like small levers that, when moved by any physical stimulus including air, send sensory signals to our brain.2 Hardly vestigial! Also the erector pili muscle moves our hairs from a flattened or inclined position to a standing or erect position. We have all experienced this in the form of goose bumps when we are frightened or get cold. When these small muscles contract, it produces heat. Again, hardly vestigial!

What about in animals? There has been a lot of emphasis on the pelvic bones found in whales and manatees being the vestigial remnants for the attachment of their “lost” hind limbs. “Although the manatee pelvic bones are not attached to the skeletal frame, they are near reproductive organs and the bladder. In whales, the pelvis is used to support internal organs and serves as an attachment point for muscles—very similarly to the function of the coccyx (tailbone) in humans (also claimed to be vestigial). It is highly probable that a similar function is served by the pelvis in manatees. Further research may determine whether the 10%
asymmetry is inconsequential or whether it has a function. God may have designed the manatee to produce the level of PitX1 protein necessary to produce a pelvis that would be just the right size to perform the functions of support and attachment. The manatee pelvis is not reduced in size, implying it was once bigger; it’s just the size the Creator intended it to be.”3 

In reality is, it is dangerous to declare organs to be useless (vestigial) when in fact they do have a purpose. “The problem with declaring any organ to be without function is discriminating between truly functionless organs and those that have functions that are simply unknown. Indeed, over the years nearly all of the organs once thought to be useless have been found to be functional. When we have no evidence for the function of an organ, it is well to bear in mind that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence...The most conspicuous logical flaw in the use of vestigial organs as evidence for evolution is circular reasoning. Evolutionists first declare vestigial organs to be a result of evolution, and then they turn around and argue that their existence is evidence for evolution. This kind of argument would hardly stand up in a court of law4 It is the same circular reasoning used by secular scientists in regards to the geologic column and fossils and the cosmos. 
Our great Creator knows what He is doing and it would be wise of mankind to not underestimate Him. If God put it there, it must be there for a reason.

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel 

This week in the night skies; How many of you had a chance to view the blood moon? It was gorgeous! “On Sunday the 19th, the faint Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) makes its much-awaited
blood moon of oct 8th 2014
close pass by Mars, as told in the September Sky & Telescope, page 53, with chart. This will be an extremely challenging observation, with Mars low in the southwest right at the end of twilight and the comet only 10th or 11th magnitude, fainter than originally predicted. But you can follow a webcast of the encounter courtesy of the Virtual Telescope project; watch in real time starting at 16:45 UT (12:45 p.m. EDT) October 19th, or the recording later. Also: NASA Prepares Its Science Fleet for Oct 19 Mars-Comet Encounter.”
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For the southern lats; C/2013 A1 and Mars can be seen the nights of 13 October to 22 October at 9 pm ACDST from Adelaide. “Similar views can be seen at equivalent times elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere...Another problem is that for any eyepiece/CCD camera frame that gets both Mars and the comet in the  same frame  Mars will be tiny (at least from Australia, from South Africa, larger magnifications will allow both the comet and Mars in the same field)….Despite the difficulties, this will be an historic encounter, and well worth the effort if you have medium to high end astronomical gear. If you are clouded out, there may be live coverage from iTelescope and the Virtual telescope (watch this space). Labels: C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, Conjunction.”6

References:
1-4Ham, Ken. The Answers Book 3 Over 35 Questions On Creation/Evolution and the Bible. Master Books, Green Forest, AR, 2013. Pp 229-240.








Monday, October 6, 2014

GLOBAL WARMING, BIOSHPERE, CRYOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, GEOPHYSICAL SYSTEM, ATMOSPHERE, BLOODMOON

GLOBAL WARMING AND THE BIBLE

     Hello all you fine people out there! How did this last week go for you all? Mine was a bit trying because everything seemed to happen at once and I was slammed. But even so I love being involved in so many things.

     Speaking of being involved, how many of you remember all the controversy over global warming. And its still going on! In 2006 former vice president Al Gore even was the narrator in an Oscar-winning documentary called An Inconvenient Truth. The documentary puts out an intimidating theory of if left unchecked, man will ultimately not only destroy themselves but the entire earth. But is that the truth? How do we know?

      It is necessary to dissect the issue to expose the answer. So lets’s look a little deeper. It is evident that this subject is complex but there are really two issues involved with global warming; science and politics. 

     First with the science. As with evolution, there are the physical evidences and then interpretations of that evidence. Also as with evolution there are differing views of interpretation.  So what are the scientific facts? 

      Because this subject is so complex I will just touch it fairly lightly. Our globe and its atmosphere with its magnetic field contains a geophysical system that is affected by the sun,moon and other extraterrestrial objects (i.e. asteroids, comets etc.). There are four principal systems that effect earth’s climate; the cryosphere which encompasses the frozen grounds especially in high elevations and the poles, the hydrosphere which are the oceans, lakes, rivers, aquifers, etc., the biosphere which are the plants and animals, and the atmosphere (most importantly the troposphere where the weather happens). 

      The cryosphere effects our climate because when the solar radiation hits the snow and ice approximately 90 percent of it is reflected back into space. In years where the temperatures have risen a bit, more ice melts and exposes more water and land. Since the land and water that becomes exposed is darker, it absorbs more incoming solar radiation which in turn releases more heat into the atmosphere.

     The hydrosphere covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface and acts as a sponge for carbon dioxide where this compound is stored for a long time. When there is an increase in carbon dioxide it basically overloads the “system” and the oceans can become acidic in places. When this happens it can negatively effect some of the hydro ecosystems like coral reefs.

     The biosphere in this Post Flood world is much less than it was
in the Pre Flood world. How do we know? Well the biggest clue is in the fossil fuels. In order to have as much fossil fuels as we do, there had to be a tremendous about of biomass, much, much more than what exists today. If we compressed all of the existing biomass, it would only produce a fraction of the current fossil fuels. What does this have to do with global warming? Scientists believe CO2, which can be naturally released into the atmosphere by forest fires and exhaled air and also through man by the burning of fossil fuels, is the biggest proponent for increasing worldwide temperatures. But is this true? 

      Even though all four of systems effect the climate, by far it is the atmosphere that is the most controversial. This is where the greenhouse effect (the trapping of heat on the earth) takes place.
And it is the man-released CO2 that comes into question.  

     “In the global warming debate, it is important to separate fact from interpretation. We hear a great deal about the dangers of CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases, but rarely do we hear the facts behind the hype.”1

     Next week we will take a better look “behind the scenes.” Until then, take care and God bless,
Willow Dressel 

     This week in the night skies, “Tuesday, October 7 Total eclipse of the full Moon happens before dawn Wednesday morning for North and Central America; Wednesday evening for Australia and eastern Asia. We’re approaching the second of four total lunar eclipses that come at half-year intervals in 2014 and 2015: a lunar-eclipse tetrad. All four can be seen from at least parts of North America. The one before dawn on Wednesday, October 8th, will be visible from nearly all of the Americas. Moreover, the Moon, two days after perigee, will be 5% larger in diameter than it was during the first eclipse of the tetrad on April 14-15 earlier this year. See our article, Wake Up to a Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8.” This is the second of four “blood moons.”

References:

https://answersingenesis.org/environmental-science/climate-change/global-warming-fact-or-fiction/

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEANDERTHAL, BROKEN HILL SKULL, RHODESIA MAN SKULL, ZAMBIA AFRICA, BRITISH MUSEUM, ACROMEGALY, HEAVY BROW RIDGES, LARGE BROW RIDGES

MODERN  NEANDERTHALS???

How are all you fine people out there?  I pray you all had a good week learning about and drawing closer to Jesus. I certainly did. Sunday is always my favorite day because I get to share what I learned throughout the week.

And so I want to share one more thing about these Neanderthal people (you should now be thinking “very old” when you hear this word). Dr. Cuozzo had taken a trip to the British Museum to further his studies. Down in the lower levels of this museum all the Neanderthal skulls were kept on one place. There he was able to x-ray, photograph and study “some of the most famous fossils from three continents: Zambia, Africa, the Broken Hill or Rhodesian Man Skull, without a lower jaw; from the Middle East, Israel, Tabūn C-I, found in one of the Mount Carmel caves; from the Island of Gibraltar, at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar I and II, a female adult Neanderthal…(However) the real shocker came, I must admit, when I was caught by surprise because of one of their prized possessions. It was the Broken Hill skull from Zambia.”1

The skull had been discovered in a cave in a lead and zinc mine in 1921 and the fossil is permeated with these minerals. Dr. Cuozzo at first didn’t think their x-rays would be able to penetrate such  dense material. But as the doctor examined the skull he found a “very strange, almost symmetrical hole in the left side of the head (temporal bone, squama). It’s not as if there were no holes or broken parts of the other Neanderthal skulls; there were. This hole was different. It appears on the outside of the skull and is wider than it is high. However, the ceph-alometric radiograph revealed an almost round hole….very close to 8mm by 8 mm round….(also) there is another hole in the back part of the bottom (occipital bone) of the skull, well inside the neck area...this second hole in the bottom part is also much larger than the first hole.”2 

So what could have made these holes? Cuozzo continues, “It looked as if it had been made by a high velocity projectile, a bullet. The first hole in the side of the head is larger inside the skull (brain side) than on the outside. It also has a bevel...this fits the description of and entry point for a bullet. Someone may have used it for target practice but this might have shattered a dry fossil, or the bullet could have actually killed this person.”3 Since the skull was found 60 feet below the surface this negates target practice. In addition the skull showed no signs of healing, so the victim did not live after the holes were put in the skull. 


What a Dilemma for an evolutionist--a Neanderthal skull with a bullet hole! So what could this all be about? Dr. Cuozzo believes because other features the skull exhibits, it is possible the owner of the skull suffered from acromegaly. “Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood. When this happens, your bones increase in size, including those of your hands, feet and face. Acromegaly usually affects middle-aged adults. In children who are still growing, too much growth hormone can cause a condition called gigantism. These children have exaggerated bone growth and an abnormal increase in height. Because acromegaly is uncommon and physical changes occur gradually, the condition often isn't recognized immediately; sometimes not for years. If not treated promptly, acromegaly can lead to serious illness and even become 

life-
Note the large brow ridges in this
 acromegaly altered man.

Note the heaver brow ridge and forward
 moved teeth of this acromegalic victim
threatening.”4 The unfortunate thing is a positive identification of this condition could not be made without the lower jaw, which is missing from the Broken Hill Man.  

The only other explanation is somehow Broken Hill Man possessed the genes for a long life, at least 200 year old. Either way, the evolutionist are stuck. If Broken Hill Man did have acromegaly, it proves that modern humans (home sapiens) can possess Neanderthal features thus rendering Neanderthals and modern humans one and the same. Or if Broken Hill Man did possess the genetics to live a very old life, that also would prove that Neanderthals are indeed just very old humans. 

Broken Hill Man is not a problem when understood through creation science. The truly “amazing thing is that this skull is supposed to be 200 thousand years old”5 according to evolutionists. It is also very interesting that evolutionists keep this skull that contains Neanderthal features along with a bullet hole in with other Neanderthal skulls. I would say they are very confused! Lol!

God be the glory...He has truly left His fingerprints for us to discover and see that they belong to Him. And that He speaks only the truth!

Until next time, take care and God bless,
Willow Dressel

This week in the night skies: Wednesday, October 1st  is the First-quarter Moon (exact at 3:33 p.m. EDT). In the northern hemisphere, the Moon shines above the Sagittarius Teapot in the south at nightfall. In the southern lats, “in the early evening of 8 October there will be a total eclipse of the Moon, the second of two visible from Australia this year. The 8 October eclipse starts at twilight in the eastern and central states and finishes in dark skies. Western Australia sees the Moon rise partly eclipsed, maximum eclipse occurs shortly after civil twilight, and totality finishes after nautical twilight.”6

References:
1-5Cuozzo, Jack, Buried Alive, Master books, Green Forest, AR, 2008. Pp 69-73.
6http://astroblogger.blogspot.com


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEANDERTHAL, MALIGNED LOWER MANDIBLES, EVOLUTION LIE, NEANDERTHAL SKULLS, LE MOUSTIER

THE NEANDERTHAL LIE 

Hi everyone!

Getting this off a day late because I just came home from a Grand Canyon trip with Rus Miller’s creation ministries. I recommend for anyone going to the Grand Canyon to schedule a trip with him. The amount of information about the truth of creation and the global flood is so clear as he presents it while you are viewing one of the best evidences of this cataclysmic event is just amazing.

Another amazing truth that disputes the lies of fallible man is the Neanderthal skulls. Neanderthals, as you have learned in my previous blogs, are fully human. However evolutionist, in an attempt to persist and embellish their belief have contorted many of the Neanderthal peoples’ skulls that are on display at prestigious museums to make them look more ape-like. The following are actual pictures of Neanderthal skulls on display. Look for the maligned lower jaws that have been pushed forward. This along with angling the skull backward (instead of in the correct upward position of a human skull) give the impression of a more snout-like look which make the skulls appear more ape-like. This gives credence to the thought that these people were the “missing link” between ape and man.


































Now the next four pictures are of the Neanderthal skull, Le Moustier. 

These two are from the Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte in Berlin, Germany. Notice the mixture of ape and human features.


This one is of a color slide that can be purchased
at the souvenir counter in the museum.
This is the official museum version of Le Moustier
located in a glass display case on the 1st floor.













The next two pictures of the Le Moustier skull are of the actual original skull. Notice there is no snout like jaws and no heavy ape-like brow ridges and cheek bones. As a matter of fact, no cheekbones were ever found so how could the people who created the replicas know what they looked like? There is certainly a huge difference between the ape-like versions and the real skull.





Do you see how we the public are being deceived on purpose?
How far will evolutionist go? And they say Christians are fanatics…

Until next time God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel 

This week in the night skies…” The September equinox is September 23rd. This is when the Sun crosses the equator heading south for the year. So for the northern hemisphere Fall begins.As summer ends, the Sagittarius Teapot is moves west of due south during evening and tips increasingly far over, as if pouring out the last of summer. And spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Day and twilight-plus-night are nearly equal in length. The Sun rises and sets almost exactly east and west.”1 Also in the south “Comet C/2013 V5 is still surviving, but has not reached preihelion yet. It is visible in strong binoculars and small telescopes as it rises higher into darker skies.”2

References:
Cuozzo, Jack, Buried Alive, Master books, Green Forest, AR, 2008.
2http://astroblogger.blogspot.com


Monday, September 8, 2014

NEANDERTHALS, RICKITS, SYPHILIS DEFORMITIES, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, PROMINENT BROW RIDGES, SLANTED PROTRUDING MANDIBLES, APE-LIKE, LONG LIFE SPAN, ANCIENT HUMANS, NOAH, SHEM

THE NEANDERTHALS

Hey everyone! How has your week been? I had a wonderful weekend spend with family to celebrate my oldest grandson’s 2nd birthday. It’s hard to believe that he’s TWO years old already! Time passes so quickly!

But then I can’t help but wonder what the ancient people who lived so long thought of the passage of time. How cool would that be able to do things over because you had so much time to make it right! There certainly would be enough time if you lived six hundred years!


You know that concept seems strange at first but the more I research the longevity of early humans, the more it becomes familiar and reasonable. Having grown up an atheist that believed in evolution, these concepts of a young earth, dinosaurs are dragons and long ages of ancient man all seemed unusual at first. But I believed it because that is what the Bible taught and it is all very logical, but mostly because I know God doesn’t lie. But since I have been teaching this so long it is more familiar to me than the fallacy of evolution. 

And speaking of teaching, back in May of 2013 I wrote a blog entitled Differences of Mankind. When I wrote it, I was unaware of other research that I have recently discovered about the Neanderthal people. I would like to present this information, and you can decide for yourselves which line of thought you agree with. Let’s go over some of the pertinent information in regards to Neanderthals found in the Differences of Mankind:

I wrote “First, it is absolute fact that the earliest (most ancient) human fossils (found in the lowest layers of deposits) are in fact Homo erectus. Again, fact-Homo erectus is so similar to Homo sapiens that they really should be considered one and the same. But even if they never get classified as one and the same, you must understand that Homo erectus (and H. neanderthalensis, H. florenensis, and H. devonianensis) are all 100% human. Differences in height, skull shape and even body size do not make or take away from our humanness.” This is absolutely correct and I included it here more as a refresher.

And then these three paragraphs that I wrote referencing the Neanderthals are a line of thought as to how they got their unique features: 

“The other question most frequently asked is; why was only the
Neanderthals affected so badly by rickets? Well, rickets is a disease brought on by the lack of vitamin D. Vitamin D comes to us through our diet and/or supplements and can also be synthesized (from cholesterol) when sun exposure is adequate. In humans vitamin D is produced in the deep layers of our skin through irradiation by the ultraviolet component of sunlight. 

Now, with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Neanderthal lifestyle. They are a people that in general, lived in the frigid shadow of the Ice Age glaciers. So what would be a natural response to such a harsh climate? “1) to seek out natural shelters such as caves, 2) to construct shelters out of whatever materials was available, and 3) to wear heavy clothing, probably animal skins, to cover much or all of the body. The lack of access to sunshine because of the heavy cloud cover, their need for shelter [and therefore much time spent indoors], and the wearing of heavy clothing would have predictable results; rickets.” Remember the component of sunlight that ‘brings’ the vitamin D? Ultraviolet waves. The very component of sunlight most effectively filtered out by heavy, thick, snow ladened clouds.”

This is the traditional teaching of neanderthal 

But take a close look at the evidence that I found that is contrary to this:

The three most prominent reasons paleoarcheologists have contributed the unique features of the Neanderthals to disease are rickets (of which I wrote about), syphilis, and arthritic deformities. 

Listed below are several aspects found in known rickets cases:

  1. The thinning and softening of portions of skull especially the posterior parietal bones.
  2. The brain case takes on a box-like look because of bony lumps on the front and sides of the inside of the skull.
  3. A flattening and/or concavity of the base of the skull but not the top or roof of the skull.
  4. A high arched and/or narrow hard bony palate.
  5. Delayed eruption of the teeth.
  6. Premature closure of the ‘soft spot’ in toddlers.

The Neanderthal skulls show only one of these features and only slightly and still within normal perimeters. 

In regards to syphilis deformities:

  1. Mulberry molars contain very little enamel.
  2. The second molars  are larger than the first molars which are very small.
  3. The upper and lower incisor crowns are permanently notched on the incisal edge. 
  4. The permanent lower incisors are barrel-shaped.
  5. A short maxilla
  6. A high palatal arch
  7. A saddle nose
  8. Relative protuberance of the mandible.
  9. Perforation of the hard palate
  10.  Osteomyelitis

Modern skull riddled with osteomylitis from syphilis infection.
No Neanderthal skulls have any of these manifestations. 

In regards to rheumatoid arthritis:

  1. Very little boney changes are found in the head with one exception, the jaw joint.

Therefore arthritis could not have caused the large brow ridges, facial protrusion, dolichocephalic skull, forward cheekbones and large noses. Only one Neanderthal skull has an arthritic erosion at the jaw joint and spine. 

So how did the Neanderthals get their features? Simple...old age. First let’s define what makes a Neanderthal and Neanderthal.  The most prominent features, of course, in the large bony brow ridges and  slanted upper and lower mandible bones and remaining teeth and the bulbous bulge at the back of the skull (which is what evolutionists try to say makes them partial apes). All three can be
explained by old age. After humans reach adulthood, most of their bones stop growing. But growth still takes place in the face and head. When people live to the long modern age of one hundred, this growth is minimal. But add another five centuries and the cranial-facial features now extend rather dramatically. Which is exactly what is found in Neanderthal skulls. What’s even more interesting is two of the children’s skulls look exactly like normal, modern, human children’s skulls just slightly larger. No large brow ridges or slanted mandible bones. (If you think about it--how do you age a horse? By how slanted the teeth--which are rooted in the mandible bone--are. The more slanted, the older the horse!)

The unfortunate thing is, is that Neanderthal skulls were not presented to the public that way. As a matter of fact most pictures of Neanderthal “children” skulls are actually of adults. Why? Because if Neanderthal children didn’t possess these defining characteristics then evolutionists would be hard pressed to call these people a separate species and a “missing link”.

The chart below shows how after the flood, and even more so after the dispersal from the language split at the tower of Babel, human life spans dramatically decreased. The humans that were born in the generations of Shem through Eber were still alive while generations after the dispersal all the way to Abraham and beyond where dying and being buried. This burial arrangement would put the people with very aged Neanderthal-like features at higher levels and later dates in time than the earlier more modern-appearing humans.

So you see, even though the first post-flood generations were obviously born earlier, due to their long life spans, they didn’t die until after at least six or more later generations were born and buried. This is the best explanation I have encountered that explains why the Neanderthals “suddenly” show up in the later burial layers and why they look so different. And yes the DNA of these ancient people is slightly different than “modern” man because they are direct descendants of the Former World before the genetics were split up. These people were actually more vital and better equipped physically than modern man. 

Fascinating isn’t it!

Until next week, God bless, and take care!
Willow Dressel 

This week in the night skies: “Monday, September 8 Full Moon (exact at 9:38 p.m. EDT). The Moon shines in dim Aquarius. To its upper left in the evening, the western side of the Great Square of Pegasus points down toward it (more or less). This is another perigean "supermoon," the third in a row.”1

For the southern hemisphere; “Near Earth Asteroid  2014 RC will  come close to Earth on 18:00 UT 7 September at distance of 0.0003 AU (around 0.15 Earth-Moon distances). It has an estimated diameter of  20m. It is brightest at 17:15 UT though. The asteroid is currently magnitude 19, and will be a reasonably mag 11.2 at closest approach, despite its small size. The asteroid is well placed for southern observers, and will be relatively bright (magnitude 13 to 11) from midnight on.”2

References:
Cuozzo, Jack, Buried Alive, Master books, Green Forest, AR, 2008.
1http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/weeks-sky-glance-september-5-13/
2http://astroblogger.blogspot.com