Monthly Archives: July 2013

Junk DNA

“There is a renewed gaggle of articles in the media now about ‘junk DNA.’  An article was published reporting that a plant species was found692 that had no ‘extra’ DNA, ergo—no living thing needs it.  The hypothesis is that, if one living thing does not have this DNA, then all  living things—regardless of the fact that they have it—do not need it. This is a very unlikely proposal.

“’Junk DNA’ is the label given by evolutionists to the 98% of the genetic material in human (and most other species’) cells that does not code for protein and, therefore, has no well-proven known use. (Some uses have been proposed.)

“The ‘junk’ argument is weak, to say the least, but the evolutionists need it to save their overall hypothesis.”  Arthur B. Robinson, Access to Energy, October 2012, p. 2.

Editors’ Note:  For all interested in the “Junk DNA” argument used by the evolutionists we recommend Jonathan Wells, The Myth of Junk DNA.

CONJECTURE VS. HUMILITY

Arthur B. Robinson, Access to Energy, October, 2012, p. 2.

There is a renewed gaggle of articles in the media now about “junk DNA.” An article^ was published reporting that a plant species was found that had no “extra” DNA, ergo – no living thing needs it. The hypothesis is that, if one living thing does not have this DNA, then all living things – regardless of the fact that they have it – do not need it. This is a very unlikely proposal.

“Junk DNA” is the label given by evolutionists to the 98% of the genetic material in human (and most other species’) cells that does not code for protein and, therefore, has no well-proven known use. (Some uses have been proposed.)

The “junk” argument is weak, to say the least, but the evolution­ists need it to save their overall hypothesis.

There is deliberate confusion about the difference between “ad­aptation” and “evolution.” An example is available in experiments that were performed on a bacteria colony. Bacteria usually make their own amino acids – all 20. Humans make only 12, and must get the others from their food.

When some bacteria were fed a medium rich in tryptophan (one of the 20), the colony was soon found to be composed of bacteria that could not make tryptophan. If the medium was changed to elim­inate tryptophan, the colony reverted to bacteria that could make it. Continue reading

IRS Hypocrisy

“The IRS leaked the donor list of the National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign.  This is not idle speculation:  The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them.  The list of names was then published on a number of liberal websites, and NOM’s donors were harassed.”  Ann Coulter

Tips for Right-Wingers on the IRS Scandal

Ann Coulter, Whistleblower, July 2013, p. 38, 39

Instead of showing endless loops of IRS employees wasting taxpayer dollars line-dancing — Breaking news: Government employees waste bfcdd63c-d669-4214-b04b-d7d24367435fmillions of your dollars every single day! — I think it would be more useful for the public to hear a few crucial facts about the exploding scandal at the Internal Revenue Service.

At Tuesday’s congressional hearings on the IRS, witnesses provided shocking details about the agency’s abuse of conservative groups.

The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. This is not idle speculation: The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them. The list of names was then published on a number of liberal websites and NOM’s donors were harassed.

The IRS demanded that all members of the Coalition for Life of Iowa swear under penalty of perjury that they wouldn’t pray, picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood. They were also asked to provide details of their prayer meetings.

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. — who was ordered by the D.C. Circuit Court to pay more than $1 million to John Boehner in 2008 for the sleazy maneuver of publishing an illegally taped private conversation — blamed the conservative groups themselves. “Each of your groups was highly political,” he lectured them, noting that they wouldn’t have been asked any questions if they hadn’t requested tax-exempt status.  Continue reading

Marriage

Stretch marks

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Andrée Seu Peterson, WorldMag.com, Issue: “No pray zone?,” July 13, 2013

Many people of marriageable age think it insane to marry before living with the person first. “You need to get to know them,” they say. What about getting to know them in marriage? They say it’s too late then to pull out without major hassle.

The point deserves due consideration. It cannot be denied that God actually wants a young man and woman to start living together under one roof, in a legally binding situation, when there is still much about each other that is a “wild card.” The couple might discover on Day 1 that she is a night owl and he is a morning person, or that she likes a good argument, and he flips on the ballgame at the first whiff of confrontation.

So does the Shacking Up crowd have the better case? Wouldn’t these disappointing personality traits more conveniently come to light in a cohabitation arrangement that is not legally complicated? You test-drive cars, don’t you?

And yet God has so ordained that—by design!—when we marry we throw in our lot with a stranger. (The best-foot-forward business of courting is to marriage as the trailer is to the feature film—an alluring but imprecise sampling.) Why is God OK with us not having enough information about our future partner before promising to stick with him till we die?  Continue reading