Humans Getting Dumber

“Human beings are getting dumber” proclaims an article in news.com 19 February 2013. This blunt unflattering assessment of humanity is based on articles by Gerald Crabtree of Stanford University entitled “Our Fragile Intellect” published in Trends in Genetics January 2013. Crabtree lists two reasons: genetic mutations have damaged genes involved in human intellect, and evolution […]

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Human Genome a Mindless Mess

John Avise of Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, has written an article in PNAS claiming that the human genome is so full of “dysfunctional traits” that it could not possibly be designed by an intelligent creator. He writes: “Here, I highlight several outlandish features of the human genome that defy […]

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Human Brain Has Downsized

Human brain has downsized, according to articles in Sky News 6 February 2011 and Discover magazine 20 January 2011. Psychologists David Geary and Drew Bailey of the University of Missouri have conducted a study of human brain sizes using fossil and present day skulls from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. They found the average […]

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Grey Horse Gene

Grey horse gene found, according to EurekAlert 20 July 2008 and ScienceNOW, 21 July 2008. Grey horses are born with black, brown or chestnut coloured coats but begin to lose their colour early in life, and are often completely white by the age of eight. Although their hair turns white, the skin remains pigmented, in […]

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Giant Wombat Doubles

Giant wombat doubles in size, according to a report in New Scientist 27 September 2003, p20. Stephen Wroe of the University of Sydney studied the relationship between limb bone size and total body size in living mammals and then applied their results to fossil mammals, which are only known from their bones. Using this method, […]

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Giant Vertical Fossil Trees

Giant vertical fossil trees found on Alaskan Creation Research field trip. The ‘polystrate’ petrified trees were found during reconnaissance around the Sutton area by Randy Comer and John Mackay. The largest tree had a width of 6ft – 7ft exposed, implying a total circumference of up to 30ft. The trees varied in vertical height from […]

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Extinction in the Anthropocene

In an article entitled “Defaunation in the Anthropocene” in Science vol. 345 p401, 25 July 2014, doi: 10.1126/science.1251817, an international team of scientists write: “Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: 67% of monitored populations […]

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DNA Creation

A reader writes: “I recently heard John Mackay at a meeting at Edinburgh Scotland and was impressed with his presentation and approach. I have relayed to one of my colleagues how he explained that Thymine has a higher affinity for Thymine so it supports design being involved in DNA creation. He went off disbelieving of […]

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Defunct Genes For All

Defunct genes for all, according to a report in Nature, vol. 467, p 1061, 28 October 2010, DOI: doi:10.1038/nature09534. An international team of scientists has begun an enormous study of the variation within the human genome entitled the “1000 Genomes Project”. A pilot study has now been completed, involving partial analysis of the genomes of […]

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Darwin’s Vestigial Year

As a contribution to the 2009 Charles Darwin anniversary, the website Live Science has a series entitled “Top 10 Useless Limbs (and Other Vestigial Organs)” which it introduces as follows: “In Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859) and in his later works, he referred to several “vestiges” in human anatomy that were left […]

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