This is the week of the Sixth International Conference on Creationism in Pittsburgh, PA. A great deal of peer review papers will be presented (40+) dealing with the debunking of evolution. One in particular will be quite interesting called: Snake Hybridization: A Case for Intrabaraminic Diversity. "The occurrence of successful hybridization closely fits the creationist model, as opposed to the evolutionist model." An article that gives a sneak peek here and also a backup article that agrees.
Basically a line has been drawn in the sand. "It is axiomatic that there are only two possible basic models of origins--that is, of the origin of the universe, of the earth, of life, of human life, and of all the basic systems of the cosmos. These are, in simplest terms, evolution or creation. Either the origin of things can be understood in terms of continuing natural processes, or they cannot--one or the other. If they cannot, then we must resort to completed supernatural processes to explain the origin of at least the basic symptoms of the cosmos. Evolution and creation thus exhaust the possibilities, as far as origins are concerned.
This necessarily means that if we can "falsify" (that is, demonstrate to be false) either model of origins, then the other must be true. There is no other option. By definition, evolution should still be occurring now, since it is to be explained by present processes." (ICR)
Some scientists claim we're living through the Holocene period, the sixth extinction our planet has faced since existence. Each of the previous extinction events wiped out the most dominant life forms and as much as 95 percent of all life.
Worldwide, in the IUCN's (International Union for Conservation of Nature) 2004 Red List of endangered, a total of 15,503 species were listed as threatened. Keep in mind just over 38,000 species were examined out of the 1.5 million species that the IUCN considers "described species." Thus, only 2.5% of all known species were evaluated by the IUCN.
Of the counted and according to various estimates by scientists, every day 35-150 species of life become extinct. These are observable and testable.
Now let's compare this figure to the number of observable species evolving. Let's be fair and gather all the data. According to ICR: "In all recorded history, extending back nearly five thousand years, no one has ever recorded the natural evolution of any kind of creature (living or non-living) into a more complex kind."
The article goes on to say: "Stars explode, comets and meteorites disintegrate, the biosphere deteriorates, and everything eventually dies, so far as all historical observations go, but nothing has ever evolved into higher complexity." Which was the point I was making before in the post Why Disease and Suffering? I said "As a result, we live in an imperfect world, with the effects of sin running through it. We see that the universe is running down." (emphasis added)
Genetics, Science Against Evolution
Genetics: no friend of evolution
GENETICS AND GENESIS
A Critique of Douglas Theobald’s “29 Evidences for Macroevolution”