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Research into the relatively new field of "epigenetics" (over, or above genetics) is leading to the belief that organisms can adapt rapidly to their environment and not slowly as the result of natural selection. This adaptation is due to the environment triggering the release of pre-programmed instructions like pages in a book that are stapled together and the information released only after the staples are removed. The point is that the information is already there and not due to mutations followed by natural selection. As with "ordinary" genetics, these changes do not result in large-scale ("macro") evolution but rather adaptation.

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Please join us for our next Creation Forum on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM

Remember the TV show from the 1980's "Cosmos," hosted by the late Dr. Carl Sagan?

This show re-appeared last year, with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson as the new host. The mantra of that show is "The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, all there ever will be." However, as Bible-believing Christians, we must ask "Or IS it?" Atheism is the underlying theme, a cosmos without God. Last month, we discussed the Big Bang and presented a Creationist response. This month we explore claims about processes here on Earth, such as biological evolution.

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Creation/Evolution in The News ...

Astronomers recently detected "perytons," similar to fast radio bursts (FRBs), the "dispersion of an astrophysical pulse through a cold tenuous plasma." The curious thing was that the perytons were detected only during the working hours of the week at this observatory in Australia. It turns out that instead of making contact with ET, they were detecting signals from their microwave ovens. The evolutionary mindset with 21st century technology always points to the heavens for messages ftom other civilizations, but to no avail. Such seekers of intelligence looking through telescopes into the cosmos for messages should exchange their telescopes for microscopes and recognize intelligent messages when they see them in the genetic code of the living cell!

100,000 galaxies later, no sign of life. Using NASA's WISE satellite, astronomers thought that if an entire galaxy had been colonized by advanced civilizations capable of space travel, then the galaxy would generate tremendous amounts of infrared energy due to their technologies. (Could we perhaps call this "Galaxy Warming?").They found 50 candidates with "unusually high" levels of mid-infrared radiation. According to this article, in their "billion-year" lifetimes there would have been "plenty of time for them to have been filled with alien civilizations, if they exist. Either they don't exist or they don't yet use enough energy to recognize them." Notice two things - First, they claim that "time" is sufficient to make life, given the raw materials, of course. This goes contrary to the obvious fact that molecules do not write messages of life, they can only carry messages coming from intelligence outside the molecules themselves. Second, maybe the failure of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) to make contact with civilizations sending out real messages has reduced expectations to just detecting waste products. But how would they know that the heat source is life? Simply stated, just more evolutionary circular reasoning.

If evolution happened once, then why not multiple times? Such is the tale of “convergent evolution.” This article claims that the eye, whose existence is marveled at by evolutionists as a wonder of natural selection, evolved separately in humans and squids with the same genes. But why? Ernst Mayr in his book What Evolution Is, (page 222), says “convergent evolution is a phenomenon that convincingly illustrates the power of natural selection. The same ecological niche or adaptive zone is often filled on different continents by exceedingly similar, but entirely unrelated organisms.” This is amazing! A “zone” or “niche” simply waiting to be filled… by something. The controlling gene in question is called “Pax6.” The article says: “In order to create such an elaborate structure, the activities Pax6 controlled became more complex. To accommodate this, evolution increased the number of instructions that arose from a single Pax6 gene.” (emphasis added). Another trip to fantasy-land where molecules are imputed with the ability to write messages. Evidence for this? The evolutionist’s imagination.