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Creation Evolution University • View topic - GOPcord Q&A

GOPcord Q&A

For ID and creation science to prosper, the ability to communicate is vital from movies to books to social media to classroom to Sunday sermons. It is also vital to understand how opponents of ID and creation science use and abuse channels of communication. For example, the movie "Inherit the Wind" had tremendous impact on the culture in a way that was harmful to ID and creation science. This forum explores these topics.

GOPcord Q&A

Postby stcordova » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:26 am

OPENING REMARKS

I’m Salvador Cordova, and I’d like to thank everyone here for giving me a chance to introduce my work.

In 2001, as my father was terminally ill, I nearly left the Christian faith because I was troubled by 3 major questions.

1.if there is a God, why did He let the world become such an evil place, in other words, why did he let a snake into the Garden of Eden.

2.Why is God so hidden? In other words, why is he not as evident as the air we breath but instead we are left to wonder if God is just a figment of our imagination?

3. What is the evidence of God? In other words, is there evidence of miracles, because if there are miracles, there must be a miracle maker.

The theories of intelligent design and creation have convinced me there is evidence of miracles, and I’ve concluded that in addition to seeing miraculous prayers answers in Jesus name, biology is a testament to the miracle of life.

After I found satisfying answers to these three questions, I was restored to the Christian faith.

I own a small investment and research business. My principal client for my research work is world-famous applied geneticist John C. Sanford a now retired Professor at Cornell of 40 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Sanford
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collectio ... ah_1167050

A sizable fraction of all the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on planet Earth were synthesized through the gene-gun technology pioneered by Dr. Sanford. A model of his gene gun has been featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Like myself Dr. Sanford at one time believed in evolution, but subsequently rejected evolution in favor of the theories of intelligent design and special creation by God through a miraculous process. One of Dr. Sanford’s goals for creating GMOs was to help feed the starving masses on the planet. But as Dr. Sanford genetically re-engineered plant genomes, he eventually concluded there must have been a Great Genetic Engineer in the Sky who created the original genomes found in life.

In 2014, I signed a contract with Dr. Sanford’s foundation to do research including investigative reporting work on developments at the National Institutes of Health, the NIH, particularly the billion-dollar ENCODE and ENCODE-related projects which have upset certain evolutionary biologists.

ENCODE has uncovered spectacular computer-like machines in the human cells, particularly what are known as Chromatin complexes. There are about 100 trillion cells in the human body, and thus 100 trillion networked computer-like machines in every adult human.

In fact some have said the human nervous system has more connections than all the routers and switches on the entire global internet.

As the NIH ENCODE and ENCODE-related projects have highlighted the amazing nano-technology in the human genome which evolutionary biologists even to day insist in junk rather than exquisite technology, evolutionary biologists like Dan Graur have said, “IF ENCODE is right, then evolution is wrong.”

Because it is becoming apparent that recent scientific discoveries at the NIH are upsetting evolutionary biologists like Dan Gruar, I was called upon to investigate research developments such as ENCODE and other projects at the National Institutes of Health.

I’m a former scientist and engineer in the defense and aerospace industry, but I am now being retrained in molecular biology and biophysics through the generous financial support of Dr. Sanford’s foundation.

One of Dr. Sanford’s landmark claims in support of the theology of a literal Adam and Eve is his genetic entropy thesis which predicts the human genome is slowly dying. Jesus said, “this world is passing away” and it appears our genomes and the human race are at risk of eventual extinction due to accumulation of harmful gene mutations.

Although this is grims news for humanity in this life, to the extent that the genetic entropy thesis confirms the Adam and Eve account of the Bible it lends credibility Christian faith, and thus in this sense it is good news.

Dr. Sanford’s thesis is testable especially in light of NIH initiatives like the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative which is slated track the genomes of 1 million people. Thus we might have the chance to actually see if over time the human genome is indeed deteriorating.
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Life is a computerized 3D self-manufactring machine. Machines like that don't spontaneously emerge from a soup of lifeless chemicals any more than a tornado passing through a junkyard creates a 747. Even evolutionary biologists admit, natural selection doesn't solve the problem of the origin of life because Natural selection assumes life must already exist for natural selection to work.

If you find it hard to believe life is a 3D self-manufacturing computer, I encourage you to study the matter more. The programming of life video is a start.

http://programmingoflife.com/programming-of-life/

There are other videos like the Illustra Video, Unlocking the mystery of life:
https://youtu.be/CAc9oNjXe0M
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It is the question that even evolutionary biologists say doesn't evolutionary theory does not explain, namely the origin of the first life. It is where natural selection cannot work, becuase natural seleciton cannot work on creaturs that are non-living.

Time is not the friend of the orign of the first life. If we consider tornado passing throug a junk yard, the longer it stays the less likely a functioning machine like a 747 jet liner will emerge. There is something analogous in play with the problem of the origin of life. When something is dead, as more time passes, if it not resuccitated, it become more dead, not less. This is like putting a frog in a blender and expecting to reconstitute itself into a frog by running the blender for millions of years.

https://evolutionnews.org/2016/11/fred_hoyle_inte/

There is a natural direction of chemical reactions. This can be described by things like the Gibbs free energy and other considerations.


We understand the reasons for this from a scientific standpoint better than at any other time in history.

One could spend years studying why. But briefly the cell is like a self-replicating coputerized factory. It is not like a simple chemical replicator. Salt-crystals replicate, so to speak. That's not the kind of replicaiton happening in life.

The connection between computer architecture and life is described by the video:
http://programmingoflife.com/programming-of-life/

Don Johnson has a PhD in chemistry and a 2nd Phd in computer science and worked in the field of recombinant DNA. He used to be an evolutionist until he studied these problems.
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Facts don't care about our feelings and belief. Thus faith might only inspire our search for facts, it can't inform us what the facts are. For example, I want to find out how my financial portfolio did today. I hope it is favorable and thus I'm more willing to look, but the facts will be what they will.

Facts may inspire faith.
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Postby stcordova » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:49 am

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Progress of ID. What do the facts say vs. opinion. For myself over time the facts have been more not less persuasive since I began studying the issue in 2001, 17 years ago.

For example, John Sanford and I wrote a paper falsifying a widely accepted evidence for evolution, namely nylon eating bacteria. Since nylon was invented in 1935, it was presumed a large evolutionary event happened to enable bacteria to digest nylon. Dr. Sanford and I falsified that claim on many levels. Some still use this as evidence of how new genes can evolve in the supposed evolution of primates.

http://www.nylonase.org

Falsified a lot of silly claims by Ken Miller who was an expert witness who provided what we now know is scientifically erroneous data that Judge Jones used to rule against teaching of ID in the Dover District in the famous case Kitzmiller vs. Dover.

Dr. Sanford and I also search literature and showed that present research likely falsifies various theories of supposed JunkDNA. Example:
https://crev.info/2018/01/junk-dna-may- ... er-memory/

John Sanford managed to get 4 or 5 peer-reviewed articles out that are friendly to ID, the most recent being something he co-authored with mathematician Bill Basener on Fisher's Fundamental theorem of Natural Selection.

The facts have progressed like the 1-billion dollar NIH ENCODE and ENCODE related projects. Evolutionary biologists Dan Graur hates ENCODE, called the head of the NIH, Francis Collins a creationist. He calls the ENCODE researchers crooks and ignoramuses and one of them the scientific equivalent of Saddam Hussein. Graur is throwing a tantrum over the data because ENCODE and related projects are demonstrating and integrated level of machine-like technology incompatible with theoretical limits of what can evolve by random mutation and natural selection. "If ENCODE is right, evolution is wrong."

General public. Depressing, look at our education system. Nuff said. Stating the simple biological fact it's natural that women breast feed is now considered unacceptable.
https://youtu.be/zP-lpEOVcmY
If we're not allowed to teach simple facts, how are we going to move forward. I find it WAAAAY easier to teach ID to student with knowledge of chemistry, math, logic and rudimentary biology.

Interesting poll 2009, worth re-running, general public is losing faith in God, but younger generation scientists have a stronger belief in God than the elderly generation of atheistic scientists. I think this could be because of Intelligent Design but also Christians and other believers are finding homes in academia in the hard science rather in disciplines controlled by enemies of free speech such as post-modern, neo-Marxist Socilaist Justice Warriors in disciplines like Ethnic and Gender studies.
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https://business.highbeam.com/4776/arti ... psychology

Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne said, "In sciences pecking order, evolutionary biology lurks somewhere near the bottom far closer to [the pseudo science of] phrenology than to physics."

It was the lack of DIRECT testability he cited as a vulnerability of evolution.

Many claims of creationism are outside testability and thus outside of science, but some claims are testable, such as the claim by YEC and YLC that the clocks used to date the universe and the fossil record are mis-calibrated. That calibration can be tested over time, some clocks maybe in our lifetime, some clocks outside our lifetime.




Young Life and Young Earth Creationists claim that the clocks used to date the Earth are inaccurate or mis-calibrated. In principle the actual calibration of these clocks can be tested.

Earth and other Planetery Magnetic fields decay. Their rate of decay inconsistent with long ages.
http://www.icr.org/article/earths-magnetic-field-young/

Comets, do all comets eventually disappear in far less than geological time. Not direct evidence of a young universe, but it supportive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1b7U2DP1o

Genetic Entropy. Precision Medicine Initiative and other large scale GWAS studies. Are humans getting sicker and weaker and dumber?
http://www.geneticentropy.org/

Reductive evolution. More species dying than evolving. Not exactly celebrating if the genetic entropy thesis is correct. Some predict human extinction or viability in 100,000 years. Eco system collapse?


Genetic changes Natheniel Jeanson. Increasing homozygosity in subspecies inconsistent with millions of years, but rather Noah's flood. Difficult question in genetics and bio informatics. Non-trivial. Jeanson is bright guy, Harvard trained biologist and stem cell researcher.

https://answersingenesis.org/natural-se ... peciation/


Alternative geological models, earthquake prediction, oil and mineral exploration.

Experiments showing amendments to relativity, particularly one-way speed of light... problem of apparent homogenous age in galaxies and stars.
http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebo ... ces23.html
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=186

Other clocks: C14 diamonds and carboniferous caol, helium in zircons, erosion rates, mineral concentration in oceans,
https://creation.com/diamonds-a-creatio ... est-friend

Alternative explanations for nucleosynthesis and radio-active decay.
https://youtu.be/Xq6kUbLzYCc

Evolution falsified by ENCODE and ENCODE related projects at NIH.
https://crev.info/2017/04/the-4d-nucleo ... -research/


Y-chromosomal Abraham.
mtDNA Eve
http://www.truefreethinker.com/articles ... -years-old

Y-chromosomal Adam.
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