Java Man: A Creature Between Apes and Humans, an Extinct Ape, or a Primitive Man?
Details of the Java man fossils were discussed as well as the problem of creating a species from a few bone fragments.
The Problem of Over-Design for Darwinism
The case for over-design is reviewed focusing on documented cases of normal persons that have exceptional abilities.
Revising Hominin Baraminology with Medoid Partitioning and Fuzzy Analysis
Creationist disagreement over the status of hominin fossils is unlikely to be resolved here, but Reeves’s recommendations bring alternative tools to baraminology that have not been applied.
Liver Evolution Claims Fail
An enormous unbridgeable gap exists between invertebrates, who do not have livers, and vertebrates, who cannot live without them.
Evolution of the Pancreas
All vertebrate pancreases have an endocrine function producing insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin hormones, as well as exocrine functions producing digestive enzymes.
The Spleen, Once Regarded as Vestigial, Now Recognized as a Critically Important Organ
The spleen is now acknowledged to be a critical organ serving at least six different important functions.
Evolution of the Vertebrate Kidney Baffles Evolutionists
An unbridgeable gap exists between the simple urinary system used in invertebrates and the far more complex kidney system used in all vertebrates.
Theistic Evolution: A Response to Wayne Grudem, Making the Same Errors He Opposes in Others
Grudem is making the same biblical and theological errors that theistic evolutionists make. To be biblically consistent, he must abandon his old-earth position.
Louis Agassiz and Alexander Winchell: Two Case Histories of Creationists Who Illustrate That Rejecting Genesis Influences the Acceptance of Racism
Theories that attempted to harmonize evolution and the Scriptures gave birth to, and perpetuated, a form of scientific racism based on Darwinism.
Darwin’s Views of Women Had a Considerable Effect on Society
This review has two goals, to document from Darwin’s writings that he believed women were inferior to men, and to document that his views greatly influenced modern academia and evolutionists.
Testing the Predictions of the Young-Earth Y Chromosome Molecular Clock: Population Growth Curves Confirm the Recent Origin of Human Y Chromosome Differences
The timescale for the human Y chromosome family tree has been a source of sharp disagreement within the creation/evolution debate.
Problems with the U-Pb Radioisotope Dating Methods—3. Mass Fractionation
The evidence for grossly accelerated radioisotope decay during a past cataclysmic event such as the Genesis Flood has been well established.
The Hermeneutics of Adam: A Figurative Approach to Genesis 1 and the Historicity of Adam1
It is here argued that the best interpretation is that Adam and Eve are real, historical persons.
Likely Discontinuity Between Humans and Non-Human Hominins Based on Endocranial Volume and Body Mass with a Special Focus on Homo naledi—A Short Analysis
According to the evolutionary concept of encephalization, endocranial volume increases from more primitive species to more developed ones.
Response to “Reply to ‘Response to ‘On the Creationist View on mtDNA’.”
I am pleased to see that the young-earth creation (YEC) critic, Stefan Frello, seeks to continue our exchange of ideas.
Reply to “Response to ‘On the Creationist View on mtDNA’.”
This is a short reply to Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson’s response to my comment to his work on human mtDNA.
Book Review of Almost Human, the Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery that Changed our Human Story, by Lee Berger and John Hawks
We review four main sections of the book starting with his first trip to Tanzania, H. floresiensis, Australopithecus sediba, and Homo naledi.
Response to “On the Creationist View on mtDNA”
Frello criticizes papers that he hasn’t carefully read. Not surprisingly, his objections turn out to be unfounded.
On the Creationist View on mtDNA
Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson claims to have documented a recent origin of humans, using mitochondrial DNA. A reader questions the results.
Further Evidence That Homo naledi Is Not a Member of the Human Holobaramin Based on Measurements of Vertebrae and Ribs
This study provides further evidence that Homo naledi is indeed not a member of the human holobaramin, but related rather to australopiths.
Rebuttal to “Reply to O’Micks Concerning the Geology and Taphonomy of the Homo naledi Site” and “Identifying Humans in the Fossil Record: A Further Response to O’Micks”
Baraminic analyses suggest that both H. naledi and H. floresiensis are not part of the human holobaramin.
Identifying Humans in the Fossil Record: A Further Response to O’Micks
Recent articles have questioned the validity of hominin baraminology studies that place Homo naledi in the human holobaramin.
Reply to O’Micks Concerning the Geology and Taphonomy of the Homo naledi Site
The best hypothesis for the origin of the H. naledi assemblage in the Dinaledi Chamber is still intentional burial/disposal by other H. naledi.
Debunking the Debunkers
Taken together, genomic data for both the alleged fusion and cryptic centromere sites refute the concept of fusion in a human-chimpanzee common ancestor.
Taxon Sample Size in Hominin Baraminology: A Response to O’Micks
Re-analysis of O’Micks’ character sets show that the lack of baraminic distance correlations is likely the result of a small taxon sample.
Reply to “Taxon Sample in Hominin Baraminology: A Response to O’Micks”
Baraminology is a holistic science and should distinguish between more or less important morphological characteristics.
Analysis of 101 Chimpanzee Trace Read Data Sets: Assessment of Their Overall Similarity to Human and Possible Contamination With Human DNA
The current chimpanzee genome assembly has problems that reduce its veracity as an authentic representation.
A Critique of Scientific Explanations of Belief and Unbelief and the Conflict between Evolution and Creationism
The recent claim that “conflicting networks” in the brain that explain belief and unbelief in God cannot be true.
Homo naledi Probably Not Part of the Human Holobaramin Based on Baraminic Re-Analysis Including Postcranial Evidence
With the inclusion of 37 postcranial morphological characters, this work attempts to reassess the baraminic classification of H. naledi.
Big Gaps and Short Bridges: A Model for Solving the Discontinuity Problem
This paper argues that the issue with the origin of life and the origin of biodiversity is not an issue of time, though deep time is problematical.
On the Origin of Human Mitochondrial DNA Differences, New Generation Time Data Both Suggest a Unified Young-Earth Creation Model and Challenge the Evolutionary Out-of-Africa Model
These results underscore the biblical model of human origins and simultaneously undercut the validity of the evolutionary out-of-Africa model.
On the Origin of Eukaryotic Species’ Genotypic and Phenotypic Diversity
This study shows that created heterozygosity, together with natural processes that are observable, is sufficient to account for species’ diversity.
Challenging the BioLogos Claim that a Vitellogenin (Egg-Laying) Pseudogene Exists in the Human Genome
Interestingly, BioLogos is probably the only evolutionary group that puts such a high level of focus on this hypothesis as key evidence for evolution.
Documented Anomaly in Recent Versions of the BLASTN Algorithm and a Complete Reanalysis of Chimpanzee and Human Genome-Wide DNA Similarity Using Nucmer and LASTZ
Past evolutionary research in comparative DNA analysis between chimps and humans has employed a great deal of preferential and selective data analysis.
A Young-Earth Creation Human Mitochondrial DNA “Clock”: Whole Mitochondrial Genome Mutation Rate Confirms D-Loop Results
New data agree with the expectations from D-loop results, further confirming the origin of humans within 6000 years and rejecting evolutionary timescales.
The Lost World of Adam and Eve: A Response
This paper contends that Walton has given a magisterial authority to the ANE mythic texts in order to interpret the Genesis accounts.
Mitochondrial DNA Clocks Imply Linear Speciation Rates Within “Kinds”
The mechanism of speciation remains one of the most contested scientific questions among both evolutionists and creationists.
Physical Difficulties with Hugh Ross’ Local Flood Model
There are at least three problems with Hugh Ross’ local flood model which render it physically impossible. This is in addition to numerous biblical issues.
A Review of Hugh Ross’ Latest Book, Navigating Genesis
While many Christians support Ross’ broad conclusions, few would agree with the details of Dr. Ross’ argument.
Natural Selection: Assessing the Role It Plays in our World
Natural selection is controversial among many scientists, both in evolutionary and creationary circles.
Scientific Evidence Indicates Natural Selection and Brain-Based Education Conflict with Human Nature
Children have an innate, natural, intuitive, and unlearned tendency to reason about the world as biblical creationists do.
Christians, the Brain, and Person: Conceptual Confusion, Unintelligibility, and Implications
That psychological properties can be attributed to a brain is a popular notion, even among Christians. This paper argues that such claims are incorrect.
The Human GULO Pseudogene—Evidence for Evolutionary Discontinuity and Genetic Entropy
Modern genomics provides the ability to screen the DNA of a wide variety of organisms to scrutinize broken metabolic pathways. This data has revealed wide-spread genetic entropy in human genomes.
Alleged Human Chromosome 2 “Fusion Site” Encodes an Active DNA Binding Domain Inside a Complex and Highly Expressed Gene—Negating Fusion
A major argument supposedly supporting human evolution from a common ancestor with chimpanzees is the “chromosome 2 fusion model.”
The Human Beta-Globin Pseudogene Is Non-Variable and Functional
The HBBP1 gene appears to be a highly functional and cleverly integrated feature of the human genome that is intolerant of mutation.
Stone Tools from the Early Tertiary in Europe—A Contradiction to Any Evolutionary Theory About the Origin of Man and to Long Geological Periods of Time
Approximately between 1860 and 1930, in some cases even later, there was a discussion about flint findings from Paleocene to Pliocene strata which were similar to tools.
A Response to Peter Enns’s Attack on Biblical Creationism
This paper overviews the recent work of Peter Enns, The Evolution of Adam.
German and American Eugenics in the Pre-World War 1 Era
Before the traumatic devastation of the Nazi genocides, eugenics theory was widely accepted by both German and American scientists, especially in the pre-World War 1 era.
Comprehensive Analysis of Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes Reveals Average DNA Similarity of 70%
A common evolutionary claim is that the DNA of chimpanzees and humans are nearly identical. Modern DNA research is showing much higher levels of discontinuity.
Evolutionary Psychology: Why It Fails as a Science and Is Dangerous
Christians and the public at large cannot afford to accept what they are being told about themselves from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.
The Unbeliever at War with God: Michael Ruse and the Creation-Evolution Controversy
The evidence to be considered will indicate that a fear of God and afterlife play a major role in the psychology of unbelief, and that points toward the realism of Scripture.
Understanding the Nature of Scripture, of Jesus, and the “Dis-Ease” of Theistic Evolutionists (BioLogos)
The apologetic suggests that BioLogos should consider that the ultimate source of their “dis-ease” is the nature and character of the Creator.
An Evaluation of the Myth That “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”
I reviewed both the textbooks used for life science classes at the college where I teach and those that I used in my past university course work.
Genome-Wide DNA Alignment Similarity (Identity) for 40,000 Chimpanzee DNA Sequences Queried against the Human Genome is 86–89%
To provide a global set of analyses, large-scale comparative DNA sequence alignments between the chimpanzee and human genomes were performed with the BLASTN algorithm.
Response to Comments on “How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees”
The author believes that his use of the Y-chromosome comparison example was misinterpreted and desires to clarify.
An Examination of Augustine’s Commentaries on Genesis One and Their Implications on a Modern Theological Controversy
Few individuals in church history are as popular as Augustine of Hippo. Old-earthers claim him as support for figurative interpretations of Genesis 1. But what did Augustine really say?
How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees
When evaluating comparisons between genomes using DNA sequence, it is important to understand the nature of how that sequence was obtained and bioinformatically manipulated before drawing conclusions.
Toward an Accurate Model of Variation in DNA
The Bible’s description of created kinds implies an information model which uses variables. The findings in this paper show that a model which uses variables forms a basis for understanding biology.
Baraminological Analysis Places Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, and Australopithecus sediba in the Human Holobaramin: Discussion
A discussion on a previous ARJ paper in regard to Australopithecus sediba and its classification.
Why Orthodox Darwinism Demands Atheism
A conflict exists between modern neo-Darwinism and orthodox biblical Christianity.
Baraminological Analysis Places Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, and Australopithecus sediba in the Human Holobaramin
This present study should end charges against creationists that classification of australopiths as human or ape is arbitrary and meaningless.
Those Enigmatic Neanderthals
Young-earth creationists rightly consider that Neanderthals were human, but are divided on various issues.
Fraud and Forgery in Paleoanthropology
A review of the history of paleoanthropology leads to the conclusion that the discipline is far less objective than that for physics, chemistry, or even biology.