Saturday, March 17, 2007

Defying Evolution

Has any one came across this DVD, well DVD series, yet?

I was going through a superstore, which I will not name or admit to, and in the DVD section I saw this. At least it is in the Easter section (like the Valentines, Christmas, and Halloween ones).

It is hard to read the title. And I can't help, but feel the producers of it want it that way.

Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution I (And there are 2 more. Oh, joy.)

The Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution Series enters the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisticated and complex designs that shake the traditional foundations of evolutionary theory.


Sounds like bad science...sorry, pseudoscience.

Now, let us not get this wrong. Evolution, like all theories need and are shook now and then.

That is the the way of science. Reality doesn't change, but our understanding does. And evolution is not immune. Though people like Scott Adams disagree.

So who has put this shocking unknown evidence forward?

This series features Dr. Jobe Martin, who for the past 20 years, has been exploring evolution vs. creation. His findings have been fascinating students around the world as he lectures on these remarkable animal designs that cannot be explained by traditional evolution.

Dr. Martin himself was a traditional evolutionist, but his medical and scientific training would go through an evolutionÉrather a revolution when he began to study animals that challenged the scientific assumptions of his education. This was the beginning of the evolution of a creationist.


An evolutionist?

From the creationist, Answers in Genesis site.

University of Pittsburgh Dental School, 1966

Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M., 1986

Dental School? Not that you can't or shouldn't come across evolution, but how much did he look at it before...say, a intense moment of emotional turmoil which lead him to leap into the seminary?

Okay, so what have the 20 years of research offered up?

Are there really creatures that produce fire to defend themselves?

How does a giraffe get a drink without causing lethal blood pressure to his brain?

How can Geckos walk upside down, even on glass and not fall?

How can birds navigate over thousands of miles of ocean and never get lost?

How do fireflies and glowworms create light that generates no heat?

How do great whales dive to the bottom of the ocean without the pressure causing them to implode?

What creature was the inspiration for the helicopter?

How can some creatures be cut in half and still regenerate themselves? Some can even grow a new head!

What kind of bird can kill a lion with a single kick?

How can some dogs know that a storm is coming before it appears, or can sense when their masters are about to experience a seizure?

Which creature perlexes scientists because of its amazing ability to heal itself, even when it sustains horrendous injuries?

How do Emperor Penguins go two and a half months without eating or drinking?

So the result, of 20 years of work? Riddles. Questions.

But questions are good. But these questions have been answered and explained in the confines of evolutionary theory, and have been known for years. Not that stops creationist from drudging them up and claiming they are unresolved questions.

If you would like to look at a variety of Creationist claims and the actual science, try the claims section of TalkOrigins.

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