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EVOLUTION IS A LIE


God’s Perfectly Timed Bugging of TBEs*

NOTE: THE LIFE SCIENCE PRIZE changed to LIFE SCIENCE TRIAL on 1-9-2016.

By Karl Priest March 3, 2015 (revised 4-3-15)

A perfect example of Darwinian Disciples tactics is at http://clashdaily.com/2015/02/evolutionary-hang-evolution-requires-faith/ . There you will see sissy-boy slurs, gang-up tactics, and refusal to acknowledge the obvious which are tactics used by True Believers in Evolutionism(TBEs) on the Internet and everywhere.

In God’s perfect timing one particularly fanatical individual (Shermer) posted (edited):  "Spend a few minutes explaining to me how the blood vessels and nerves of God's perfect creation - the human eye - found their way from the back of the retina to the front. Do that and you've pretty much convinced me."

I replied, "Mr. Shermer, who considers himself a god, keeps insisting that I play God." and posted a humorous quote from Dr. Mastropaolo.

AMAZINGLY, within a few hours, while looking for insect articles to read I stumbled upon (was guided to) a recent research paper and was able to post: >Recently, researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have confirmed the biological purpose for this seemingly counterintuitive setup. "The retina is not just the simple detector and neural image processor, as believed until today," said Erez Ribak, a professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. "Its optical structure is optimized for our vision purposes."<
(http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/aps-mot022715.php)

God has perfect timing and a sense of humor!

Then Dr. Mastropaolo sent this: “I have come across the faulty eye argument several times. However, I follow Francesco Redi's advice, "Belief is vain without the confirmation of experiment." Has anyone surgically changed one eye to the supposed superior design and proved that it functioned better than the other undisturbed normal eye? If so, then the person may have a valid argument. If not, then the person may be idly speculating and in need of Redi's advice.”

Then a friend sent the following (Excerpted from http://crev.info/2007/05/more_optical_design_in_eye_retina_than_seen_before/. Emphasis added.)   

“For decades, evolutionists have used the vertebrate retina as an example of poor design (dysteleology).  They have mocked how any designer could have been so unintelligent as to get the wiring backwards – with the photoreceptors behind a jumble of light-scattering cells.”  Scientists have found out (http://crev.info/2007/05/more_optical_design_in_eye_retina_than_seen_before/) that optical cells “work almost exactly like a fibre optic plate: a “zero-length window” that optical engineers can use to transmit an image without using a lens.… normal optical plates have simple bundles of optical fibres that collect and transmit the light.  The researchers have discovered that the vertebrate eye has gone one step further and created a funnel shaped cell that allows more light to be collected at the surface of the eye.… ‘ Nature is so clever,’ Reichenbach says.  ‘This means there is enough room in the eye for all the neurons and synapses and so on’… If the technique could be replicated with optical plates, it could mean engineers would be able to fit more into delicate sensors. ‘They could include lots of other things - computing elements for example," he adds. ’” The scientists said, “the increasing refractive index together with their funnel shape at nearly constant lightguiding capability… make them ingeniously designed light collectors.” 

Science Now reported that “For an organ that delivers such crystal-clear images, the eye is curiously designed.  Its light-sensing rods and cones lie hidden behind a blanket of nerve cells that carry visual information to the brain.  So what prevents those neurons from obscuring our vision?  The answer may be surprisingly high-tech… Not a bad trick for a camera designed 500 million years ago.”

Other rebuttals:

“Is our ‘inverted’ retina really ‘bad design’?” (http://creation.com/is-our-inverted-retina-really-bad-design)

“On the Design of the Vertebrate Retina” (http://www.arn.org/docs/odesign/od171/retina171.htm)

“The Inverted Retina: Maladaptation or Pre-adaptation?” (http://www.arn.org/docs/odesign/od192/invertedretina192.htm)

Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?  He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?  He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?  The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity . Psalm 94:8-11

*TBE = True Believer in Evolutionism

ADDENDUM

After several days of silence, Mr. Shermer posted: “ I forgot to tell you, I wrote to Dr Mastropaolo and got a very prompt personal reply from him (I guess he's not very busy). He wasn't all that keen on answering the question either.”

I decided to respond to Mr. Shermer one last time because he has been so kind to help establish a written record of the fantastic fanaticism of True Believers in Evolutionism (TBEs). Also, I hereby declare Mr. Shermer the #1 Internet TBE.

For some of Dr. Mastropaolo’s scientific work see http://originalitythroughouttheuniverse.com/life-science-trial/ and look up “An Objective Ancestry Test for Fossil Bones” for a pdf file. Being a gentleman, as well as a certified scholar, Dr. Mastropaolo would naturally graciously answer a polite email. However, he would rather spend his spare time doing real research (see http://originalitythroughouttheuniverse.com/). Except for the TBE major hero Dr. Richard Dawkins (see http://www.insectman.us/testimony/dawkins.htm), Dr. Mastropaolo has little time for non-scientists (see how many peer reviewed research papers Dr. Dawkins has published) or anti-science anonymous (in most cases) atheists using the Internet as their mission field.

This is my final post on this article. Mr. Shermer, and his devoted disciples, can have the last word. They are obsessed with endless Internet commenting. They have the talk, Dr. Mastropaolo has the walk (see http://originalitythroughouttheuniverse.com/life-science-trial/). Mr. Shermer incorrectly thought he had scored a point when he brought up the often TBE cited “bad design” of the human eye. Had Mr. Shermer done a little research he might have found “Recently, researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have confirmed the biological purpose for this seemingly counterintuitive setup. ‘The retina is not just the simple detector and neural image processor, as believed until today,’ said Erez Ribak, a professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. ‘Its optical structure is optimized for our vision purposes.’" (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/aps-mot022715.php)

I cite other science about the wonderful DESIGN of the human eye at http://www.insectman.us/evolution-is-a-lie/gods-perfectly-timed-bugging.htm. Perhaps Mr. Shermer, if he is unable to surgically improve that eye design, will produce a better designed camera then whatever is tops on the market today. Or, maybe he would rather wait for it to evolve without intelligent interference. TBEs are forced to admit creation is real. See http://www.insectman.us/articles/karls/evos-admit-creation.htm. Remove the word “evolution” (and its forms) from articles and no real science is effected (see http://www.insectman.us/articles/karls/helping-evos.htm).

Above, Mr. Shermer wrote, "Spend a few minutes explaining to me how the blood vessels and nerves of God's perfect creation - the human eye - found their way from the back of the retina to the front. Do that and you've pretty much convinced me." Someday Mr. Shermer will become a creationist. I hope he gets saved by choice (see http://www.insectman.us/getsaved.htm) instead of bowing his knee by force (see Romans 14:11-12 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+14%3A11-12&version=KJV). The same goes for Mr. Shermer’s namesake, Dr. Michael Shermer (see http://www.insectman.us/misc/creation/debate-dodgers.htm).

Mr. Shermer’s spiritual condition is a serious matter, but his scientific beliefs are worthy of satire. He has went through the mirror of fantasy and puts Carroll’s White Queen to shame. Mr. Shermer surely believes 10 impossible things before breakfast! For belly laughing moments, see http://www.insectman.us/articles/karls/bwah-hah.htm. With an apology for being repetitive I must again say that TBEs live in a Twilight Zone world. There is another dimension beyond that which is known to humanity. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and dark, between sanity and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fear of God and the summit of his understanding. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call Evolutionism . (apology to Rod Sterling)

Do di do do, do di do do Do di do do, do di do do Do di do do, do di do do   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk

I encourage readers to read all comments on this article.

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At the end of March God sent me the following to add icing to the cake.

DAWKINS DOWNED AGAIN as Erez Ribak and colleagues from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) have produced detailed 3D scans of cells named Muller cells that are found in the retina, the light sensitive layer of the eye, and measured what happened to different wavelengths of light shone through them (see report in BBC News 7 March 2015). Muller cells are long cylindrical cells that span the thickness of the retina from front to back. Several years ago Ribak and colleagues suggested that these cells could act like fibre-optic cables conveying light from the front of the retina to the back layer, where the photo-sensitive cells are located. As such they could explain why the retina in vertebrates, including humans, seems to be arranged the wrong way around - "a centuries old puzzle" according to Ribak.

The light-guiding function was not initially accepted by other scientists, but now the Technion team have shown the Muller cells are just the right size and shape to "funnel crucial red and green light into cone cells, leaving blue to spill over and be sensed by rod cells - which are responsible for our night vision". According to Ribak "This kind of clinched it". There is still some scepticism about how the vertebrate retina ended up with the photo-receptor cells at the back. According to the BBC, "Mark Hankins, a professor of visual neuroscience at the University of Oxford, admires Dr Ribak's work but is not convinced that the light funnelling phenomenon is the 'driving force' behind the reverse-wired vertebrate eye". Hankins pointed out that the photoreceptor cells need to be close to a layer of pigmented cells at the back of the eye that clear away debris and worn out cell components and help supply light sensitive molecules. He also pointed out that the squid and octopus eye has the photoreceptors at the front, but it still has Muller cells. Hankins commented: "So Muller cells do plenty of important things other than perhaps functioning as light guides". However, he did concede Ribak's work showed how the different parts of the retina worked together to give good vision in both daylight and dim light.
Link: BBC

ED. COM. Mark Hankins is correct - the light funnelling function of Muller cells was not a "driving force" to build the vertebrate retina. The vertebrate retina works because Muller cells already had this property. Furthermore, Muller cells do not work on their own. The retina works because all the retinal cells are in the right places. Hankins is also right about Muller cells having other functions, but that is just evidence of more clever design. In his book "The Greatest Show on Earth" Dawkins wrote that the retina was "the design of a complete idiot". (Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth, Bantam Press, 2009, pp353-354) We hope Richard Dawkins reads this BBC report and if so, we hope he has enough insight to see he owes God an apology for calling Him an idiot for the way the retina is constructed. Dawkins cannot even hide behind the fact his book was published in 2009 and the research described above was only reported this year. The light transmitting properties of Muller cells was first reported in 2007. (See our report "Eyes Badly Designed" Evidence News, 29 August 2007 here) Furthermore, we have known for many years about the other features described by Mark Hankins
http://www.creationresearch.net/enews/enews0415-150325.pdf

In April God sent The Eye Astounds Evolutionists.

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