SUPERMAN VS. SUPERBUG

 

Superman vs. Batman is in the theaters right now.  The story of Superman actually originated in my home town of Cleveland, Ohio.

So let’s talk about origins…… Superman’s as well as ours.

 

Long, long ago and far, far away Jor-el and Lara lived on the distant planet Krypton with their young son Kal-el.  As fate would have it their planet was doomed and in imminent danger of total destruction.  Not wanting their young son to perish the loving parents strapped Kal-el in a rocket and shot him into space hoping that he would survive hundreds of light years of space travel and land safely on a planet that was hospitable to his carbon based body.  All of those stars he passed during his interstellar trip must have been lucky stars because he managed to crash land on the perfect home….. earth, where he commenced his career of leaping tall buildings in a single bound.  Never mind that he would have been tens of thousands of years old when he landed and how did he get x-ray vision anyway.  We allow those elements of artistic license in fiction.  Without them science fiction, more than any other type of fiction, would be dull.

 

Now I want to tell you the story about Superbug.

strep

STREPTOCOCCUS

Long, long ago and far, far away on a distant planet lived a family of bacteria, Sal Monella, E. (Eunice) Coli and their young son Strep.  As fate would have it their planet was doomed and their civilization was facing extinction.  Not wanting carbon based life to be lost Eunice and Sal strapped Strep in a rocket and shot him into space hoping that he would survive hundreds of light years of space travel and land safely on a planet that was hospitable to his carbon based body.  All of those stars he passed during his interstellar trip must have been lucky stars because he managed to crash land on the perfect home….. earth, where he commenced his career of sitting on a barren planet.  Superbug didn’t start  evolving for a few billion years because he had to wait for the invention of the phone booth in which he actually did most of his changing.  (Sorry, I just have to have some fun with this).  Never mind the problem of thousands of years of interstellar space travel and the insurmountable odds of landing on the one planet that would support life….and how did those bacteria get out of that craft in the first place?  And that’s just the start of a string of events that is so unimaginable as to make any science fiction writer envious.  But we overlook how ludicrous this story is because its just fiction….. right?

 

Hmmmmmm…… well….. not exactly!

 

Francis Crick was the co-discoverer of DNA.  He was an atheist and believed that life could only form through natural means that he could witness through his 5 senses.  He also was convinced that DNA forming on earth was impossible.

 

His solution?

 

Long, long ago and far, far away on a distant planet the inhabitants were facing the impending doom of their planet.  In an effort to save humanity or “alienity” or whatever you would call it, they shot bacteria into space in rockets in hopes that it would land someplace nice and evolve into the most complex beings in the known universe.

 

True to form, if evolutionists have an unsolvable problem they just kick the can somewhere else….. preferably somewhere invisible so their story cannot be corroborated.  Never mind how DNA formed on that distant planet.  They just thank those same lucky stars that they don’t actually have to answer that question.  And in the process their “science” becomes untestable.  How convenient.  Just like intermediates and feathers on dinosaurs the more untestable the hypothesis the more evolutionists like it.

 

I’d prefer to say that the above story itself is fantasy.  But that would not be true.  Francis Crick did in fact posit this theory.  Evolutionists even have a name for Crick’s theory.

 

They call it “Panspermia”.  I can just picture those evolutionists stroking their chins and saying, “Hmmmmm, sounds reasonable!”

 

They call it Panspermia.  I call it circling the wagons.

 

When a titan of scientific study like Francis Crick resorts to this kind of “solution” for the vast problems of the evolution of life through natural causes I’d say their camp is doing rather poorly.

 

Those of us who don’t buy into the evolutionists’ amusing stories understand that the story of Superman is fiction.  But a word to the wise…… if you go to the theater to see Superman vs. Batman with a friend who believes in evolution, try to remain very quiet so as not to disturb their concentration.  You will go to be amused.  However, they may think they are watching a documentary.

cultured bacteria The real missing link

What’s in your backyard?

HORSEFEATHERS

 

Have you ever seen a horse with feathers?  Of course not!  I haven’t either.  How about fishfeathers?  No?  How about frog feathers?……. Nope.  How about snake or turtle feathers?  Yeah…… I haven’t either.  I know!  How about bat or bumble bee feathers?  Hmmmmmm… I don’t think so.

But evolutionists tell us that dinosaurs had feathers.  They say that even T-Rex had them.  They come to that conclusion by looking at fossils…… hard rock!

Of course their vision is “improved” by the insistence that reptiles evolved into birds.  Necessity is the mother of invention and it sure would help evolutionists if they could put some feathers on T-Rex and the gang.  Evolutionists start with an endpoint they accept as fact.  Then they work backwards and fill in the huge and numerous gaps with quantum leaps of supposition.

You know what I mean….like the drawing of the thing crawling out of the mud and developing legs, and then choosing to use only two of them, and starting to become erect, and picking up a club, and then picking up a stethoscope.  They call that science.  I call that imaginative artwork.

Of course the reptile they choose to be their feathery poster boy is extinct and unavailable for comment.  Of yeah, he’s unavailable for legitimate investigation as well.  So let’s ask the very people who live and die with evolution THE basic question that evolution requires.  What was the evolutionary advantage of feathers to a dinosaur?

bird -cute

In the vicious and brutal battlefield of the Jurassic era would you prefer the protective armor of scales and plates or would you opt to give those up and step into the arena in…… feathers?  Humans can design their own protection.  That’s why Alexander the Great’s army, the Roman Legions, the knights of old and current day swat teams have opted for plates and chain mail over feathers.  And reptiles as well would have “naturally selected” to keep their scales and plates rather than trade them in for plumage.

Another function of feathers is to provide insulation.  Birds are warm blooded and produce heat that is trapped under the feathers.  But reptiles are cold blooded.  No heat and no advantage.

Feathers are a big advantage over scales for flight.  I must admit if I was a stegosaurus I would have cringed at the sight of a flying T-Rex.  But T-Rex’s feathers didn’t get him off the ground.  So while feathers help geese fly, this is another big goose egg for reptile feathers.

funny lizard

Feathers are also used to attract mates.  However, the first feathered reptile would have been an oddity and a creature to be avoided in the dating game.  Ooops, that’s actually a reproductive disadvantage.

But here’s the even bigger question in this conundrum of the advantage of feathers over scales and plates.  If reptiles had feathers 600 million years ago because they were such an advantage, then where are those feathers today?  600 million years of further evolution should have perfected that advantage and reptiles’ feathers should be more astounding than bird’s feathers.  As I said, T-Rex and the boys are conveniently missing and unavailable for comment.  But after 600 million years of the “fine tuning” work of evolution there are plenty of reptiles that are available.  I see turtles, alligators, iguanas, snakes, crocodiles, geckos, komodo dragons, and others.  What I don’t see are feathers.

Evolutionists point to fossils and say, “See the feathers!”.

Yeah, I see feathers.  I see horsefeathers.

 

What’s in your backyard?

TWEENERS

“And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:25

One of Stephen King’s novels featured people called “Tweeners”.  Tweeners were folks who went back and forth between two worlds or dimensions, not solely belonging to one or the other.

Evolutionists have sought to explain the origin of different classes of animals by the gradual progression of “tweeners” between one group to the next.  Evolutionists call these tweeners “intermediates”.

For example, evolutionists tell us that birds evolved from reptiles.  Birds differ from reptiles in a number of important ways.  Birds have wings.  Birds have a lighter, hollowed-out and reinforced skeletal system that decreases their weight and allows them to fly.  Birds have feathers, which are a marvelously complex structure in their own right.  Birds could not fly with nearly as much agility without them.  Birds have an entirely different respiratory system featuring the “avian” lung.  And birds are warm blooded while reptiles are cold blooded.

All of these major changes have to occur virtually simultaneously and completely intact or nothing, for lack of a better term, “gets off the ground”.  And evolutionists say they occur through random mutation and natural selection.

That requires an enormous number of miniscule changes and an unimaginable number of intermediates.  And each tiny mutation was a random mutation.  That means it occurred….. well….. randomly.  There was absolutely nothing that caused each mutation to miraculously move in the correct direction to produce the majestic creatures that soar so easily above us.

And remember, as unimaginable as it is to have just one of these systems develop in this manner, they all had to come into being simultaneously.   Then one day, after what must have been millions of mindless tweaks and an incalculable number of intermediates, one of these creatures flapped its new found wings -complete with its new found bone structure, with its new found respiratory system, with its new found feathers, with its new found warm bloodedness – and surprised even itself by lifting off the ground and into the sky.

Darwin admitted that complex structures would have untold numbers of intermediates and should be found in the fossil record.  Unfortunately for Darwin they were not found in the fossil record.  He blamed this total lack of intermediates on the paucity of fossils recovered at his time.  One hundred and fifty years later we have an extensive fossil record….. but still no intermediates.

But I have a bigger problem with this whole picture.  Evolution should not be static and complete.  It should be dynamic and alive.  After all, evolutionists claim that evolution is occurring around us all the time.  And in a very limited sense they are correct.  However, the same amazing creative force that supposedly turned reptiles into birds in the first place should be functioning in all its glory today.  Forget the fossil record.  (It’s pretty forgettable anyway.) Those intermediates should be flourishing everywhere today.  Our hillsides and valleys and woods and backyards should be teeming with them.

I’ve been all around the world and have never seen a single one.  But perhaps I am missing something.

So help me out……

 

What’s in your backyard?

 

God created every creature in its kind.  Yes, evolution occurs within the canine, feline, equine, porcine, and pachyderm families.  But that is its limit.

God didn’t create “tweeners”.  And evolutionists can’t find them.