A Whale of a Story

The proposed sequence of the fossilized remains of the evolutionary ancestors of modern whales has long been hailed as one of the clearest pieces of evidence of evolution in action – beginning some 50 million years ago (Ma) with land-dwelling hoofed animals (Mesonychids) and ending with modern whales.   First, let’s consider Pakicetus (pictured above).  In 1983, Philip…

New Paper: Common Design Trounces Common Descent for Diversity of Life

Charles Darwin originally proposed that all living things in the world today originated from a single common ancestor from which we all share a history of common descent.  This process of common descent formed the “Tree of Life”, where the process of gradual evolutionary changes over hundreds of millions of years of time produced a…

180 Million Year Old Soft Tissue?

On December 5, the well-known science journal Nature published an amazing article entitled, “Soft-tissue evidence for homeothermy and crypsis in a Jurassic ichthyosaur” (Link). One of the 22 co-authors is Mary Schweitzer, whose earlier papers (starting in 2005) on well-preserved dinosaur soft-tissue remains shocked the scientific community who had long thought and claimed this to…

Evolution from Space?

The statistical difficulties with the concept of life spontaneously arising on this planet (aka: abiogenesis from inorganic materials), without the involvement of intelligent design, have become so overwhelming that many scientists are actually starting to seriously consider other options – options that have long been ridiculed as utter nonsense (such the older theories proposed by…