* Darwinists Try Guessing What Made Whales So Big: RSR co-hosts Bob Enyart and Fred Williams discuss the latest science news and have a whale of a time in the process. The guys talk about:
- the amazing sinking razor clam
- a newly discovered organ in the whale's jaw
- the problem that Darwinists have identifying sensory organs
(like leg tendons and adipose fins)
- the problem evolving a giraffe's neck
- the similarity in eel and human backbones in what's amusingly referred to as "convergent evolution", and
- everything babies always wanted to know (but didn't know how to ask).
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* Babies Continue to Astound Scientists: First there was the Yale research that documented that babies are born with a rudimentary understanding of physics, math, and morality. (RSR talked about that back in 2010: You Go God!) Now, the University of Rochester has discovered the Goldilocks effect whereby in order for babies to be the extraordinary information sponge that they need to be to learn about the world that they are born into, they don't focus on what is too simple or too complex. Why not? Such subjects either won't provide them with enough data to learn much, or they would present too much data for the child to comprehend. Instead, the baby focuses on inputs that are neither too simple nor too complex but on things that are just right for his level of understanding. By doing so the baby rapidly learns what he needs to learn to live in our complex world. You Go God! (Remember too as at AmericanrRTL.org/Bible#Pain that in the original creation a mom would give birth after her baby was six months old, and pain in childbirth only resulted from Eve's sin because now the gestation period was lenthened, that is, multiplied, to nine months.)
* Human and Eel Backbones Converge on an Idea: Bob and Fred talk about what "convergence" really shows. Beginning with what could be considered a minor example
- Brian Switek refers to "a striking trend in parallel evolution" that produced saber-toothed cats and what are called nimravids.
- More dramatically, consider the alleged convergence of human and octopus eyes! (And just for fun, check out the squid.)
- Consider next the extraordinarily similar gene complex that enables human and parrot vocalization (yet without a similarly equipped common ancestor).
- Then there's the even more impossible for evolution to explain, the genetic parallels between bats and whales!
- And finally consider the fascinating similarity in the backbones of humans and eels as discussed on today's program. The guys also recall the RSR interview of a chiropractor about how quickly a species would go extinct if its spinal column was, say, 97% evolved. And by the way, RSR is still looking for all those intermediary fossils between invertebrate and vertebrates.
* Convergence in Archaeology Too (of course!): In June 2020 the Max Planck Society reports in Discovery of oldest bow and arrow technology in Eurasia that a...
...new study highlights that archeologists can no longer link specific technological, symbolic, or cultural developments in Pleistocene humans to a single region or environment. "The Sri Lankan evidence shows that the invention of bows-and-arrows, clothing, and symbolic signaling occurred multiple times and in multiple different places, including within the tropical rainforests of Asia," says co-author Michael Petraglia of the MPI-SHH [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History]. In addition to insulation in cold environments, clothes may have also helped against tropical mosquitoes [not to mention, adds RSR, that they cover up our private parts]."
While archeologists have long focused on the uniqueness of European markers of behavioral modernity, the new study is part of a growing awareness that many regions of the world saw extraordinary and complex new technologies emerge at the end of the Paleolithic. "Humans at this time show extraordinary resourcefulness and the ability to exploit a range of new environments" ...
Yes, they did indeed!
Another List Show? If RSR does a List of Convergent Evolution Claims program, we should point out that unlike "convergent evolution", what is not fake are the lines of evidence converging to falsify Darwinism! For example as at rsr.org/14c, the interaction between dinosaur soft tissue, unracemized left-handed amino acids, and Carbon 14 everywhere it shouldn't be, all together explains the true age of the geologic column.
* Don't Forget to to Check Out... Remember to peruse Real Science Radio's DinosaurSoftTissue.com. The guys also have plans to present their List of Not So Old Things on its own website soon, titled YoungEarth.com! So please pray for that project! And in the meantime, our dino soft tissue page presents all of the web's evidence for the existence of dinosaur soft tissue in a single location!
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