The original question was: I have read and watched Professor Neeland’s material on your site about life spans of various molecules. What does he have to say about scientific claims we can extract detectable DNA from material hundreds of thousands to millions of years old? What is a reliable lifespan for intact DNA? And what […]
BREATHING: Inhaled foreign bodies usually enter the right bronchus. Is this a design flaw in creation?
Answer by Diane Eager First of all, a brief human anatomy lesson: When you breathe air moves down the throat, through the larynx (voice box) and down the trachea (windpipe). The trachea then divides into two main airways that convey the air into each lung. These are the right and left main bronchi (singular: bronchus). […]
SPECIATION? Is speciation a fact, and does this prove evolution?
A reader has sent in links to two evolutionist sites listing examples of speciation, and asked us which are not real examples of speciation. The list includes the Hawthorn fly, Three-spined sticklebacks, Cichlid fishes in Lake Nagubago, Tennessee cave salamanders, Greenish Warbler, Ensatina salamanders, Larus gulls, Petroica multicolour, Drosophila (fruit flies), Mayr bird fauna, Finches, […]
BLOOD CELLS: If there was no disease before the fall why did God design white blood cells?
Answer by Diane Eager It is commonly believed that white blood cells only exist to fight infectious diseases, but they do have other functions. First of all, we need to note that the cells that are called “white blood cells” do not actually live their lives or carry out their functions in the blood. These […]
YEAST MAN GENES? If man was created separately, why do we share 49% of our DNA with yeast?
Answer by Diane Eager Let’s start by asking where the figure of 49% comes from. The complete genome of fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe (the yeast used in brewing) was found to have only 4,824 protein coding genes, whilst humans have over 20,000. Therefore, it cannot be a reference to 49% of the total human genome. […]
APE MAN? If humans evolved from apes why would we grow long head and beard hair yet lose body hair?
Answer by Diane Eager First, a brief overview of human hair. The sparse short hair on our bodies and limbs is often used as evidence for evolution by claiming human body hair is vestigial, i.e. a useless leftover from when we were hairy apes. However, human hair is not useless. To understand this we must […]
EBOLA: Can ebola become a problem in bat plagued Charters Towers Australia?
Answer by Diane Eager Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Many bats live in the town and surrounding district, but do the residents of Charters Towers need to fear catching Ebola from them? For this to happen the bats would first have to harbour the Ebola virus, and then pass it onto […]
POPULATION: If animals didn’t die before Adam sinned, wouldn’t the world have become overpopulated?
Answer by John Mackay The hidden assumption within this question is that animal reproduction is both natural and autonomous: male plus female = offspring. The Biblical picture is quite different. So let us take into consideration what God who made animals, plants and all life says about how creatures multiply and fill the earth. Let’s […]
EBOLA VIRUS: Why did God make Ebola virus? To kill people?
Answer by Diane Eager First a summary of what is now known about how the virus gets into humans: According to articles in Scientific American 14 October and BBC News 19 October, scientists searching the source of the Ebola virus have tracked it to fruit bats. Researchers from International Centre for Medical Research of Franceville […]
DINOSAURS: Latest finds should convince you they evolved into birds. What’s stopping you?
The original question was: What does it take to convince you guys? Surely the latest find of a feathered dinosaur Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, is enough to convince any intelligent researcher that dinosaurs evolved into birds? What’s stopping you? Is it just your religious bigotry?” Answer by Andrew MacHutchon To tackle this question we must first ask: […]