Thursday, October 23, 2014

Why I need Help Raising Concert Harp Funds -- Look at the Concert Harp Price Tag!

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To prove to you why I need your help to raise the concert harp funds, here's the price list of all the harps built by Lyon & Healy, one of the world's most prestigious harp factories in the world.

Lyon & Healy Price List as of 2013. 

Chicago Petite 40 40 strings: Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $11,500
Chicago Concertino Extended 47 strings: Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $15,500
Chicago CG Extended 47 strings; Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $16,500
     
Concertino Pedal Harp (47 strings)  
Style 85 E 47 strings; Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $19,950
   
Concert Grand Pedal Harps (47 strings)
Style 150 Mahogany, Limited-Edition $19,950
Style 85 CG Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $21,950 
Style 100 Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $23,500
Style 30 Mahogany, Walnut, Ebony $25,000
Style 23 Natural $33,000
Style 11 Natural $34,000
Style 23 Bronze Walnut with Bronze-Finish $35,000
Salzedo Natural $37,000
Style 11 Nouveau Natural with hand-painting $39,000
   
Electroacoustic Pedal Harp (47 strings)
Style 2000 CG Natural, Mahogany, Ebony $25,000
   
Gold Harps & Special Instruments (47 strings)
Style 23 Gold Gold with transport cover set $53,500
Style 11 Gold Gold with transport cover set $54,500
Style 26 Gold with transport cover set $69,000
Style 3 Gold with transport cover set $79,000
Style 8 Gold with transport cover set $79,000
Prince William Gold with transport cover set $89,000
Louis XV Gold with transport cover set $139,000
Louis XV Special Gold with transport cover set $189,000
 
 Source here.

And here's a list of used harps put on by W&W Venus Harps (another prestigious harp factory) that shows you that even used harps as well as new harps can be just as expensive as some of the new harps at Lyon & Healy Harps.

Venus Classic Grand Concert

Venus Classic grand harp. Purchased new from Venus in 1998. Model 2509, 47 strings, French walnut finish with carved roses embellished in gold. Perfect condition. Never been moved. Original owner. Cover, stool, music, and two- wheel dolly included. Buyer responsible for shipping cost or may pick up from my home. Asking $16,500.00.

Venus Penti Grand Concert

Natural finish with mahogany soundboard trim
47 strings
Only one owner
Bought new in 2002
Includes light cover
Gorgeous full rich sound
Excellent condition 

There is a beautiful red tint in the soundboard decal which matches the mahogany trim. The harp is located in Milwaukee, WI but I am willing to negotiate shipping/delivery. $11,500

Venus Premier

Venus Harp Model  Premier in Natural finish, 46 string extended soundboard, Harp #638; harp is located in N. California and includes padded cover and wood shipping crate; $10,000.

And here's another list of used harps for sale from HarpColumn.com (a Harp Magazine website) that carries the same price tag as a majority of concert harps sold at Lyon & Healy and Venus harps. I'll give you just a few examples.

Salvi Daphne 44 String Harp - $10,200

L&H Style 15 Gold Finish - $14,500

Camac Little Blue Electric - $17,950


This is big example of why I am not kidding when I said that I need help to raise concert harp funds. I'm serious! This is why I need help raising funds to buy a concert grand harp here! Everything else I don't need help raising funds for. I can raise money for rent, groceries, and necessities on my own. But raising money for a concert harp, I can't do it on my own. Please help by making a donation through GoFundMe.com to The Owosso Harpist Concert Harp Fund and help me afford a $10,000 pre-owned modest style pedal harp (in awesome condition) that makes beautiful music that's pleasing to everyone. Then I can go back to playing my favorite musical pieces and performing at my local farmer's market again. Thanks a lot in advance.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Idiot Creationist Book Walkthrough -- Dragons of the Deep Part 1

Well, here we go! Another creationist book to debunk. This time it's Dragons of the Deep: Ocean Monsters Past and Present (Master Books, 2005) by Carl Wieland, creationist who broke away from Dumb Idiot Ham and his cronies due to a power struggle that eventually ended in a uneasy truce. It's not really a dinosaur book, but simply a book all about sea animals past and present along with needless attacks on evolution, outright lies, heartless bigotry, and senseless hatred toward all those who oppose their young earth views, Christian and non-Christian.

The front cover of the book only has images of Plesiosaurs swimming about and a plesiosaur skull and neck bones on the lower right hand corner of the cover. The back asks the following question, "Can the stories of sea dragons be true?" Answer: It all depends on what kind of "sea dragons" one talks about. If it's all about stories of ships being attacked by giant squids and we find actual giant squids both living and dead that confirms the notions of giant squids being the real deal, you may say that such stories like that is true while other stories are just simply all made up with no valid evidence supporting it. Whether they're based on factual encounters or just simply made up, folkloric tales about sea monsters are often times told in an exaggerated way to provide entertainment to the listeners at a time long before the invention of TV, newspaper, radios, and the internet. Most people, at that time, just couldn't read or write, so they had to make due with stories told through word of mouth that change over time. Even written stories change over time, with one person writing about an incident only to have another person write a different version of the same incident that greatly contradicts the original version of the tale. The second writer would change and distort the whole story around to make it fit into his version of the story and so on until it gets to the point of not telling whether the story is true or false. Creationists are like such people. They have a knack of distorting mythology and folklore by rewriting, distorting, ripping them out of context, twisting the stories to fit their young earth beliefs. Wieland is such a creationist who does just that.

Page 4 reveals the intro to the book, entitled The Dragons of The Sea in which the beginning of the paragraph claims,
"Mention huge awesome creatures roaming our planet and most people think of dinosaurs that live mostly on the land. Fearsome giants like T.rex (Tyrannosaurus rex) and plant-eating earth shakers like Brachiosaurus are gone now, recalled only in the dragon stories of many cultures."
All dragon stories recall nothing like that. Wieland's claim is the direct result of fabricated and distorted dragon stories invented by creationists who did it to help spread lies about dinosaurs living with humans as told in science fiction stories, never mind that the dragons in the tales are described to have serpentine bodies, fiery and poison breaths, horde gold, and have the ability to create storms. Also found within the young earth dogma is the fallacy about all Creation being cursed just after Adam ate the apple. Wieland mentions this next, claiming that since it brought on "death, disease, and bloodshed" to a once [sic] perfect world, some of the creatures are no longer with us. Here's the definition of a perfect world told through the eyes of a creationist: A sickly, happy-go-lucky, teddy bear picnic where all animals and people live in harmony, munching plants out of existence, buttering up on one another as seen in some old kiddie cartoon. Never mind the fact that if there's no death, all animals would be bald (hair is made up of dead cells), plants and worms would get nothing to eat (they feed on dead and decaying matter), chewed up food goes in one hole and out the other without being broke down by bacteria and give out nutrients to the body, starving it (Digestion and fermentation is a form of decay.), and sharp claws and teeth would be wasted. And right below is the definition of a Fallen World through the eyes of a creationist: A worldwide, never ending Venatio!
Man vs Beast, Beast vs Beast! Never mind the fact that when God created everything, He created germs, bacteria, chemicals, good things, evil things, scary things, destructive things, docile things, all things with no exception, including the things that instigate death, disease, and bloodshed. The very three things God, Himself, have ordained so many times to further His agenda according to the very same Bible creationist claims to uphold. Next in the Intro, Wieland claims,
"The bones of such extinct animals (and sometimes bits of skin and flesh) along with many other creatures that are still with us today, are found buried and preserved in huge layers of rock."
Try IMPRINTS, Wieland! Soft tissues don't fossilize but they sometimes leave behind imprints that gives us the idea of what their skin and their innards were like when the animal was alive eons ago. And finding such fossils are monstrously rare.

Like all creationists, Wieland believes that the rock layers are really mud or sand covering the land by Noah's flood. As shown especially in Dumb Idiot Ham's crackhouse (creation "museum"), the flood is portrayed as a one-time, fast-acting, process. First, a huge tremors and volcanic eruptions occur, breaking up every bit of land, creating turbidity currents that destroys everything including the most delicate of marine life, such as coral, while releasing geysers of water and lava all over the already devastated land. Then a hurricane-style rainstorm occurs that lasted 40 days and 40 nights, filling up the whole area (forests, towns, and all) with water while at the same time the area gets peppered with meteor showers so much that the Earth begins to tilt on its axis. At the same time, all parts of the globe gets smothered with volcanic ash falls, lava flows, and mudslides. Had God be given himself the chance, He would've destroyed all of Earth the same way Krypton is destroyed in the Superman series. Never mind that the Flood passage tells nothing of meteors, volcanoes, and earthquakes. It says it just rain. Nothing more. Never mind that no meteor craters have been found anywhere in the Middle East and that the mentioning of volcanoes, earthquakes, and meteors are the products of creationists' imagination to explain the natural disasters that actually occurred in separate periods of time spanning over millions of years.

Once the whole area is covered with water polluted with drowned and battered bodies of people and animals that have failed to flee to higher ground, tore-up vegetation, volcanic debris, burning ash, and meteor debris floating about after 40 days of pummeling rain and debris, a huge massive wave of water, mud, and debris quickly comes by at approximately 200 MPH (!) and cover up everything except those who are able fled to higher ground to try to rebuild their lifestyle and the animals to try to eat, mate, and reproduce as quickly as possible, only the whole process to start all over again and again for 150 days until everything, including the very tops of the mountains and hills filled with people and animals that have fled to the top highest peak, are completely covered in water and debris.

It's just like building a huge lasagna filled with people and animals that were given no chances at all to rebuild their lifestyles, eat, mate, and reproduce let alone flee to higher ground after being buried by a fast moving wall of polluted water filled with scores of debris. Then another earthquake occurs and the mountains rapidly push up from the depths instead of the waters going down to reveal the mountaintops. Then the water goes down and disappears to reveal a huge global deserts filled with impassible mountains formed by the violent flood. That's what creationists demand everyone to believe without questioning. An apocalyptic flood that occurred 4,500 years ago, never mind that the passages in the Bible greatly contradicts such a scenario such as the fact that during the 40 days and 40 nights it just rained, ALL life on land died (Genesis 7:21-23) and after it rained for 40 days, the waters went straight down, not up, revealing the peaks of mountains that were previously covered in water by the Flood (Genesis 8:1-5). Not a single earthquake occurred. If young earth is true and everything happened exactly what creationists claimed it happened, then how would God protect the ark and all its passengers inside without resorting to empty, miraculous "angels protected them" explanations?

This scenario is filled with flaws and mistakes. If young earth is true, all life, past and present, should be found in all layers from top to bottom, including remnants of cities, towns, and farmland with animals and people of all types found in and around it. But none has ever been found and never will be found. There should also be multiple instances of modern plants and animals found alongside extinct plants and animals in all rock layers as well, but none has ever been found either.

Wieland asserts that while most people are aware of Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaurs, a very few people, however have heard of Kronosaurus and Mosasaurus along with the other sea creatures both living and extinct. Oh sure. Never mind that the mass majority of dinosaur fanatics like me who are most aware of these Mesozoic sea creatures and never mind the vast majority of Paleontologists, Zoologists, and other naturalists who are all well aware of such animals and how all these animals are closely related to modern animals of today. What Wieland claims is a stinkin' lie.


The next segment on page 5 is the infamous Monsters of the Bible where in every literature creationists made, they are still ruling Behemoth and Leviathan found in Job 40 and 41 as dinosaurs. The reason they deliberately did this is because this is their only way they can fit dinosaurs into their young earth fables while at the same time shun out references to Behemoth, the bull's erotic ways and Leviathan, the fish's coiling serpentine body, fiery breath, and illuminating eyes and scales, features dinosaurs don't in fact have
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Their one and only "proof" they have to make a worthless case for Behemoth being a sauropod dinosaur is none other than the tail. In their eyes, the hippo and the elephant's tail are puny in comparison to the big, thick, wide tails of sauropod dinosaurs which to them are as thick, tall, and long as a cedar tree. Actually the real reason they want to "tail" to mean a large, thick sauropod tail is to avoid having to deal with the embarrassment of telling small children that the tail passage of Job Chapter 40 actually refers to the monster's erotic behavior. When it comes to dealing with children, creationists had to water-down the meanings of the passage to make them as child-friendly as possible. Especially since the passage about the monster's erotic behavior would, in their eyes, frightened, traumatize, gross out, embarrass, and pervert the minds of children. So to make it more "child friendly", they twist the meaning of the passage around to make them as if Behemoth was a dinosaur with a big chunky tail like a tree while it's not.

As for Leviathan, creationists are highly aware of how terrifying and uncontrollable the animal is with impenetrable armor, a fiery breath, and its ability to churn up the water in his wake. After all, in their eyes, if the Bible is true, then Leviathan must be a true animal that breaths out hot gases and liquid that produce fire the same way the bombardier beetle does when it shoots out hot liquid from its abdomen to drive its enemies away...or so they thought. To make their fire breathing fable look real, creationists add the Bombardier Beetle to the mix. In their reasoning, if what the beetle shoots out from its abdomen is real, then it must be real for animals like Kronosaurus, Parsaurolophus, and Sarcosuchus to have such features that helps them to produce hot, fiery chemicals inside their bodies for defense and display purposes.... or so they thought idiotically while being in denial of the fact that they themselves made the whole thing up as part of their fairy tale scheme to make these fictional monsters appear to be real in a deceptive way. Constantly using the beetle's hot liquid to justify this crank and imaginary fable just won't work.


Both Behemoth and Leviathan are really in fact monsters of Jewish folklore. Behemoth or Behemot is a mammalian monster in form of a bull ox. Leviathan is a fish monster in form of a coiling serpentine fish with eyes and scales that glow and illuminate from many miles around. Both Behemoth and Leviathan are also 2 parts of the Triune Beasts of Jewish Folklore. The Bull monster Behemoth lives in a mountain range made up of the Yabul Stream flowing from Eden or Paradise and a thousand hills that provided him with plenty of grass to feed on as reference to the midrash supplement to Psalm 50:10. Leviathan makes his home in the Mediterranean, where when he gets hungry, he churns up the waters with his hot breath to make them boil. And the bird monster Ziz makes his home in the sky where the spreading of his wingspan is known to block the sun. Ziz resembles the mythical griffin, while Leviathan resembles the serpentine fish, and Behemoth resembles a raging bull ox.

According to midrash recording traditions supplement to Genesis 1:21 and 1:24, God created 2 Leviathans, male and female and one Ziz on the 5th day of Creation Week. The next day, God created 2 Behemoths, both male and female. But realizing these 2 monsters, Behemoth and Leviathan, could produce offspring that would destroy the whole world, God killed off the females and place the males into 2 different locations each, where they will remain until the End Times come and both Behemoth and Leviathan would rise up from their places and battle one another to the death, with Behemoth interlocking Leviathan with his horns while Leviathan flails back with his fins until God intervenes and kill both monsters along with Ziz and use their remains and their meat to provide His people in the New Heaven and New Earth with luxurious meals, jewelry, tent skins and wall coverings to decorate Jerusalem's protective wall.



Behemoth is the King of Mammals and is the Chief of the Ways of God while Leviathan is the King of Fish and Ziz is the King of Birds. All three supernatural animals are the only animals man cannot control and can only be controlled and killed off by the One who created them in the first place -- God. These 3 supernatural beasts can never be dinosaurs left over from Noah's Flood. For none of them resemble dinosaurs in every way, nor can they be killed off by man. Neither can they explain why are there no dinosaur remains found alongside human remains anywhere on earth even if they are what creationists claim they were.


Pages 6-9 talks about Mosasaurus, a marine reptile that lived between 70 and 65 million years ago. Despite what the pages claim about the Mosasaurus having articulated jaws that allows it to swallow its prey whole, Mosasaurus, unlike other earlier Mosasaur species, has a mandible that is so much tightly articulated that it can only allow Mosasaurus to tear up its prey into bite size pieces before swallowing it. Note on page 8 there is a crank claim about the fossils being "rediscovered" in the late 1700s'.

In their recent literature, creationists would make up claims about prehistoric animals being rediscovered after they've been long forgotten since the end of the Flood which is their way of explaining why don't we find valid, credible accounts of people encountering these animals in any form of archaeological evidence, including art and literature. They claim that people were around when these prehistoric animals were alive out of ignorance of the complete lack of human and prehistoric monster remains alongside one another in the fossil record. This is what Wieland assumes when he uses Mark 10:6 to further his idiot claim. That verse is taken out of context. When you read the whole chapter of Mark 10:1-12 in full context, you will find that Jesus is really answering the Pharisees' trick question about divorce. It has nothing to do with prehistoric animals at all. Still that doesn't stop "Whineface" from engaging in wishful thinking and assume that the ancient people, especially the fisherman, knew about Mosasaurs and made many live sightings of them coming up to the surface to breathe before they were officially discovered by the Europeans in the 1700s'. This crank is not without flaws and errors. Why are there no fossils of Mosasaurs found above the Mesozoic strata? Why do the ancient people have no recollections of any kind of seeing such animals alive? If the ancient people knew about them, they would only knew them through their fossilized remains, not live ones.

To justify this crank claim, Wieland tries to make a point by stating that even though human and whale remains have not been found alongside coelacanth remains, the coelacanth have been known to be found alive and living alongside humans and whales in remote areas of the world today since the 1930s. Thus, if it is possible for a coelacanth be found alive and living with humans despite finding no fossils of humans, whales, and coelacanth together, then it would be possible to find Mosasaurs alive and living alongside humans.

 
Wieland is an idiot. The only reason why the coelacanth was not found alongside whale and human remains is because the fossil record is sporadic with only rare sightings of fossils being made in every rock strata. In order for a dead animal to be fossilized, it has to be in an area where the conditions are perfect for the fossils to form and get preserved. To this date no coelacanth fossils dated to the early Cenozoic Era has ever been found.     

The Lazarus Taxon is a special taxon that only includes animals that once live at on point in time, only to disappear from the fossil record, and reappear at a later time. The coelacanth is such an animal. The coelacanth is a fish that supposed to be extinct at the very end of the dinosaur age. But in 1938, one individual made a sensational discovery of an extant coelacanth living off the coast of South Africa near the  Chalumna River. This living coelacanth is part of the only species of coelacanth alive today called Latimeria. All the rest of the species such as Miguashaia and Macropoma are extinct. The only difference between Coelacanth and the Mosasaurs is that Mosasaurs are entirely extinct. They've been extinct alongside the non-avain dinosaurs for 65 million years. No fossils of Mosasaurs has ever been found above the Mesozoic strata and no Mosasaur of all species has ever been seen alive since the K-Pg Extinction.

For the Mosasaurs along with Plesiosaurs,  Pliosaurs, Ichthyosaurs, whales, and humans to be part of the Lazarus Taxon, you have to have them appear in a certain layer in the fossil record, disappear in the fossil record, only to turn up at a much later time. But this is not the case here. No human remains has ever been found below the Quaternary Strata (Humans first appeared about 4 million  years ago) and no whale remains has ever been found below the Paleogene strata (Whales first appeared about 50 million years ago), and no remains of Plesiosaur, mosasaur, and ichthyosaur remains has ever been found above the Mesozoic strata (They went to extinction along with non-avian dinosaurs 65 million years ago) and no plesiosaur, mosasaur, and other Mesozoic marine reptiles has ever been found alive in every part of the world today. Thus, the Mesozoic marine reptiles, whales, and humans are not part of the Lazarus Taxon. Therefore, what Wieland claims is entirely illogical, fantasy, and wishful thinking. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Why I'm having a hard time raising funds for a concert harp, and why I need help [Revised and Updated].

Revised and Updated as of 10/18/14-- In case you don't know it by now, I am an aspiring harpist who has been putting up a huge struggle to raise money to purchase a concert harp (aka pedal harp) for 3 years due to its massive 5-digit price tag put on it regardless of whether it's new, used, or pre-owned. Honestly, this is the hardest thing ever. I can't do it by myself. I still need big help. But every time I tried to get help, my pleadings seem to fall on deaf ears. It seems I have a habit of asking help from the wrong people who either make excuses, spew out criticism, or say "I wish we can help, but we don't have any financial means to do so at this time". I tried to get as much needed help as I can only to see my begging and pleading for financial help to afford a concert harp fall on deaf ears. I prayed for the harp many times only to see them unanswered in one way or another. There were two people I asked for help only to make up excuses not to help me out, claiming that there are people who don't have homes, people who can't afford living expenses, etc. Never mind that their budget is high enough for them to part some of their cash for a much needed concert harp.

Other times I was able to rent a concert harp only to end up having the harp get sent back due to an expiring rental contract, the harp having wooden and mechanical issues, and the inability to afford renting it any longer. I tried to raise credit to get a loan, but it was getting to expensive for me and I wasn't able to get credit approval from any financial company at all. So I ditched them right after I paid the credit card bills in full.

I tried getting help from certain harp groups only to get criticized for it, told to "get your own harp" or to "be thankful for what you got" or "raise the money yourself". There was even the time when I've been told by a now defunct rehab group that I would never be able to play the harp due to the fact that I was born with autism (or Aspergers Syndrome) which causes my hands to shake and wiggle at a rapid pace. I tried to crowdfund the purchase of the concert harp through Indiegogo and Kickstarter only to waste money on advertisement only get very little to no response at all. One Facebook group, not too long ago, did offered to help raise funds for the concert harp only to never work out due to the offer of helping me out end up being made at the very wrong time; I was going to work and I didn't have a smartphone at that time to help set up to where I can get substantial help from the many multitudes of people following him on his site. I now have a smartphone, but it's much too late for me to set it up with the administrator. The administrator called it off because he was running into problems and I was unable to help out because I was at work and I wasn't able to be there to help fix it up. All these things and more is making me feel sorry and making me regret I ever choose to play the harp.

I was born to love the concert harp. I grew up looking at pictures of concert harps in books, seeing them on TV, even drawing pictures of them to express my love for the concert harp. I never wanted to play with no other instrument but the concert harp. Forget the folk harp, forget the lever harp, the lap harp, the piano, violin, drums, forget any other instrument that's out there. It's the concert harp for me. That's all. No other instrument will do. But all these circumstances mentioned above, plus the lifestyle of living in a low budget class where I can only afford to buy groceries and pay the bills and the rent for my apartment, is keeping me from achieving a lifelong dream of owning a concert harp. There were people on Facebook who tell me to settle for a small lever harp instead of a concert harp, but I refuse to do it. I was born to love the concert harp. I will not have things any other way. No lever harp, no lap harp, no nothing.

I want to play and own a concert harp. I've proved to everyone living in my hometown of Owosso, MI that I can play the harp whether during live concert events or on my YouTube channel. I posted videos and photos of me performing on both a rental concert harp I used to rent from a place down in Florida and on a small 26-stringed lap harp which I own in hopes that someone with a big heart will come along and help me fund the purchase of a concert harp.





Listen. Despite all of what I'm going through and what I have to put up with, I still will not give up until I find myself the proud owner of a wonderful concert harp. You who are reading this article, I'm asking and pleading for your help to substantially fund the purchase of a concert harp. What I'm asking for is honest, friendly, heartfelt help from bighearted readers like you no matter who you are. I don't want no criticism or anyone telling me to stick with a small lever harp and make excuses not to help. I don't want excuses. I don't want dishonesty, bribes, criticisms, gimmicks, offers with strings attached (no pun intended), empty hopes and promises, or skinflints. I want honest, caring, thoughtful people to come and help me raise all the money I need to purchase a concert harp so I can continue my harp studies and play beautiful music for everyone to enjoy.

The concert harp I want to own does not have to be a $20,000, $30,000 $50,000 or a quarter of a million dollar harp. It does not have to be a fancy harp worth a million dollars, either. There are concert harps out there that's worth just around $10,000, yet it can produce a warm, beautiful tone that's pleasing to the ears of anyone who enjoys listening to harp music. That's the kind of harp I want to have. It doesn't have to be swanky or be overloaded with gold and jeweled blings. What I want for a harp is a harp with 46-47 strings, an extended or a straight soundboard, in a natural finish, no mechanical or other types of substantial issues affecting it, and it has to come from a legitimate retailer such as Virginia Harp Center and The Harp Connection whose websites I often visit to do some harp browsing.

I set up a GoFundMe page where readers like you are welcome to pitch in and make a donation to help fund the purchase of a concert harp of my very own. All donations will go towards the purchase of a concert harp which I'll use to enhance my harp studies and play music for the community.  If you would like to help me fund the purchase of the concert harp, so that I'll resume playing my favorite musical pieces, click here or click the widget on the right side of the page to go to my GoFundMe page and find out how to donate to my project. Every little bit counts. Please help me make a difference in my career as a harpist. Thank you and God bless.       

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Breathing new life into this blog.

Long time since I post here. I got real bored with blogging, so I went on a blogging hiatus for awhile. At one point I came back to post about Mars Hill's Mark Driscoll and Answers in Genesis' Ken "Dumb Idiot" Ham being under fire for multiple violations from plagiarism to discrimination against people to who don't fit one's Christian beliefs. Then I went back to my hiatus. Now I've returned to breathe in new life to this site. I updated the theme to make it much more professional looking with a great Blogger theme called "Prefix" It's a theme for bloggers like me who just want to write and not bother putting up a ton of photos that slows the loading speed down. It's a great theme with a lot of features on them. Here's the lowdown on what this theme has.
Prefix Blogger Template has a jQuery Slider, Dropdown Menus, Header Menu, Related Posts, Breadcrumb, 2 Right Sidebars, 3 Columns Footer, Social Profiles, Google Fonts, Tabbed Widget and More Features.
I only discovered Google fonts a few days ago and found it appealing enough to use on my site where I used to have the old theme on it. But I ran into trouble with Disqus which was not showing up on my site properly. So I ditched it and switched it to Google+ Comment and found to be a much better option to use than Disqus. (Note: you must have a Google+ account to comment on this site. No spam, preaching, threatening, abusive, obnoxious, trolling, and abhorrent messages, please!) Because of problems with Disqus and the time it took to get Google+ comments to work, I had to ditch the old theme and use the new Prefix theme, instead. It works well for me. I got the Google+ Comments to work, added the Adsense ads to different spots, add links to my Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, and DeviantArt sites, and got everything else all set up so I can resume posting up articles debunking creationist dinosaur idiocy, concert harp fundraising updates, and everything else that comes to my mind.            

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mark Driscoll and Ken Ham are digging their own graves.

Mars Hill Church is a cult ministry which at this time is experiencing a huge downfall due to the horrific allegations made against its founder Mark Driscoll who's notorious for making abhorrent remarks about women and people abandoning his church, plagiarizing other people's materials, slandering, threatening, and swearing his employees, insinuating himself into getting one of his books into the #1 slot on The New York Times Bestselling list, every arrogant, offensive move and remark that I think is causing him to dig his own grave he cannot get out of no matter how much he heaps out one threat after another against those who are exposing his criminal actions via the internet. Driscoll has no one to blame but himself for all the foul deeds he's done and spewed out of his mouth.

That said, a similar experience is happening right now at the infamous Answers in Genesis ministry where Dumb Idiot Ken Ham is under fire for hiring and discriminating against people who don't fit their views of Christianity to build their ill-fated for-profit Ark Park for their non-for-profit AiG ministries and lying to the public about it. That fact is being exposed wide open on the internet and is being used against him like what Driscoll and his vile Mars Hill Church is going through. Even the infamous debate with Bill Nye can do nothing to deter anyone away from the fact that Ham is lying when he claims he's not hiring anyone to build his Ark Encounter park while the exact opposite is happening. Thus, it is completely wrong for the Kentucky government to reward tax incentives of 18 million dollars to AiG and Dumb Idiot Ham who's finding himself digging his own grave he cannot get out of, taking his own empire with it like what Driscoll is doing to his church right now.             

Thursday, August 28, 2014

No, TodHunter. Plants DO Die!

This should be among the top 5 most stupidest young earth creationism claims of all time. Any person knows that leaves do die when Autumn comes and the leaves change color when the days became shorter, the nights longer, and the earth's northern axis faces away from the sun, depleting the leaves of all of the photosynthesis needed for the leaves to maintain their green chlorophyll color. A short time later, the leaves will fall off the trees, lay on the ground, and just decompose to provide food and nutrients for ground growing plants to feed on. Tell that to any religious nut and you will get a much more stupider response. Get this -- creationists claims plants don't die. That's nonsense! How can they not die while they do? Does this mean a wilted plant just come back to life after it has water dumped on it? Get real! Plants do die! They whither, die, and decompose, never to come back to life. Plain and simple. Even the Bible tells us about death among plants as well as animals and humans. If plants don't die, then how did the plant actually die in Jonah 4:7 other than being attacked by a worm? Withering is a form of dying, you know.

However in this pathetically, stupid article from Ken Ham's dumb idiot site, Creationist Michael Todhunter, who claims to be an expert in forest genetics (Seriously, how can he be a major in forest genetics when he doesn't know a dog gone thing he's talking about here?!), claims falsely that plants don't die by starting this article off with,
"Fall in America and throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere is a beautiful time of year. Bright reds, oranges, and yellows rustle in the trees and then blanket the ground as warm weather gives way to winter cold. Many are awed at God’s handiwork as the leaves float to the ground like Heaven’s confetti. But fall may also make us wonder, “Did Adam and Eve ever see such brilliant colors in the Garden of Eden?” Realizing that these plants wither at the end of the growing season may also raise the question, “Did plants die before the Fall of mankind?”

Plants do die! When they're eaten, they die. When they are given too much water, they die. When they dry up due to lack of water, they die (Note how Todhunter is taken Psalms 37:2 out of context to help justify this pathetic plant nonsense. When put in full context, the verse is actually part of 37th Psalm where David tells the readers never to fret over wicked men because they will all whither and die the same way plants whither and die.) When they're given no sunlight, they die-- seeds and all. Like all living beings, all plants have a breath of life in them. They take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen for animals and people to breathe in. Like all living beings, plants do have blood. Other than sap, some plants has a special type of blood called leghemoglobin which is a type of blood protein found in leguminous plants such as soybeans and lentils. Like all living beings, plants die! Even toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners know that! This is one of the dumbest cases of creationists not knowing what they are talking about. Especially concerning how plants live, how they are structured, how they breathe, eat (Plants are in fact natural food factories. They make sugar and starch foods they eat from sunlight, rain, and carbon dioxide.), drink (from the roots), reproduce, and die.

This article also claims stupidly that the deaths of plants is much different than the deaths of animals and people, never mind the plants' ability to have the same traits people and animals have concerning breathing, feeding, drinking, reproduction, death, and decay.

This article claims that plants are not what creationists claim to be Nephesh chayyah (Hebrew word for 'soulish creatures with the ability to afflict pain') in them. Neither is fish, invertebrates, reptiles, and insects "Nephesh chayyah". In fact plants are nephesh creatures in which some are Nephesh chayyah such as the picture plant and the Venus FlyTrap! Let me explain.

The word nephesh according to Strong's Hebrew Dictionary literally means "a breathing creature." Even plants breathe although they don't breath the same way humans and animals breathe. Instead of lungs or gills, plants breathe through stomata, tiny holes underneath the leaves that takes in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen as well as absorb light during the process of photosynthesis which occurs during the daylight hours. They also do the opposite during the process of respiration which occurs both day and night. During respiration, the plant takes in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide. Both process is done through the stomata, the "nose" of the plant. So, you might say that plants were the first nephesh creatures God has ever made before He created 5 more nephesh creatures, fish, birds, wild and tame animals, and man. All organisms are nephesh creatures because they all breathe the air through lungs, gills, or stomata.

The word nephesh also means "a spirit", too which only humans have in them. Nearly every part of the Bible that has the word nephesh in them refers only to humans-- spiritual beings created by God who gave mankind a soul. Creationists asserts that plants are not alive in a sense because they don't have a spirit or a nephesh in them. Neither do animals have a "nephesh" in them, but do the creationists care? Nope. They rather ignore the fact that throughout the Bible the word nephesh is used to describe only humans, who are the only beings that possess nephesh in them. This is something that was given exclusively to them by God. Neither animals, nor plants have nepheshim (plural) in them. Obviously this is all imagined up to compromise pagan beliefs that says animals have what the webmaster calls "a spirit, consciousness or soul" and to ignore the fact that most Christians believe that only humans have souls in them, not animals and definitely not plants.

According to one crank explanation, the reason why some animals are "non-living" is because they don't have red blood cells in them (!). Proof that this must be among The Top 5 Creationist Idiocies around.

First, creationists say that there was no death before the Fall, yet turn around and say that sharks, whales, lions, T.rex, Velociraptor, and other carnivorous creatures probably can get away with eating only "non-living" animals with no red hemoglobin blood cells in them? Ooh, the irony…

Just because an animal has blue blood doesn't mean they're "not alive." Everyone of those blue-blooded creatures are all living beings just like those with red blood in them. They breathe, they eat, they drink, they grow, they reproduce, and they die. It doesn't matter what kind of blood type they have.

To be frank, Nephesh chayyah is literally used to describe animals that eat meat (that's why the phrase literally mean "soulish creatures that inflict pain") such as wolves and lions. If God created such creatures, then He must have meant for these animals, along with all other carnivores past and present, to kill and eat meat to begin with. After all, how do creationists and religious vegans explain passages in the Bible where God ordained and instigated carnivory to punish man for his sins? Why are there passages in the Bible where God ordained wild animals to kill and devour men and vice versa? God has put carnivorous animals on this Earth for a reason. They mainly kill animals that eat plants to prevent them from overgrazing the land, to prevent diseases from spreading about, and to maintain a very healthy ecosystem by keeping the population of herbivores under control and give plants a chance to grow and thrive. There is no evil in carnivory. Especially when its clearly established by God.

Nephesh chayyah also describes animals that show feelings, emotions, even pain like dogs, dolphins, monkeys, and above all humans. That word in every part of the Bible is used to only describe humans. Humans are soulish creatures that indeed have the ability to inflict pain. According to Christian beliefs, animals don't have souls. That trait is given only by God exclusively to the human race, thus making Mankind into a far different animal than the rest of the animal kingdom. Thus, when creationists use such words to further their dogma, they are only compromising themselves with the pagan beliefs that depicts animals to have souls like humans do.

Misusing such words is just an attempt for creationists to work around the problems associated with the no-death-before-the-Fall fallacy. Still, the fallacy is highly riddled with problems.

In the segment entitled A “Very Good” Biological Cycle, Todhunter claims,
"When plants wither or shed leaves, various organisms, including bacteria and fungi, play an active part in recycling plant matter and thus in providing food for man and animals."

That's funny. You usually treat bacteria and fungi as part of The Curse of Sin.

"These decay agents do not appear to be nephesh chayyah and would also have a life cycle as nutrients are reclaimed through this “very good” biological cycle. As the plant withers, it may produce vibrant colors because, as a leaf ceases to function, the chlorophyll degrades, revealing the colors of previously hidden pigments. Since decay involves the breakdown of complex sugars and carbohydrates into simpler nutrients, we see evidence for the Second Law of Thermodynamics before the Fall of mankind. But in the pre-Fall world this process would have been a perfect system, which God described as 'very good.'".

That means there WAS death and decay before the Fall after all -- a perfect form of it! In that case, so much for the no-death-and-decay-before-the-Fall fallacy. So much for the God-would-never-regard-death-and-suffering-as-very-good. So much for the no-Second-Law-of-Thermodynamics-before-the-fall fallacy. So much for the How-can-a-"loving God"-allow-such-death-and-decay fallacy. So much for everything creationists have taught over the years.. *roll eyes*

To help survive as a whole, plants reproduce, sending off their seed offspring into the world through wind currents. When plants whither, they die and then decompose, providing their seed offspring with food, along with good soil, water, and sunlight, to help them grow into new generations of plants that in many cases will be consumed by plant-eating animals who will be consumed by meat-eating animals who will then drop feces on the ground. The feces will then decompose, providing seeds with food to help them grow into a new generation of plants and the whole cycle will start all over again. This is what is called the life cycle, the cycle where plants and animals recycle their nutrients to help sustain all life on earth.

The last part of the article is nothing more than an empty appeal to emotion when Todhunter claims,
"It is conceivable that God withdrew some of His sustaining (restraining) power at the Fall when He said, “Cursed is the ground” (Genesis 3:17), and the augmented Second Law of Thermodynamics resulted in a creation that groans and suffers (Romans 8:22). Furthermore, because of this sin, all of creation, including nephesh chayyah, suffers (Romans 8:19–23)."
Two things: those verses are taken out of context. When put into full context, Genesis 3:17 refers to God cursing Adam to sweat and toil in the fields instead of enjoying easy labor and free meals in the Garden of Eden. It has nothing to do with the entire globe, let alone the entire universe. Also, when put into full context, all the verses from Romans 8 refers to the unsaved, people who never knew or have yet to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has nothing to do with plants, animals, and other forms of non-soulish animals that can't think, reason, have any ideas who or what God is, and can only rely on instinct to survive, unlike the real Nephesh Chayyah who can think, reason, have an idea who God is, and have morals and consciences to survive -- humans.

At the conclusion of his article, Todhunter preaches the Gospel of Christ and how one can be reclaimed from death through Christ's death and resurrection just as nutrients from a plant can be recycled into new life. Yet by saying that plants don't die, creationists like Todhunter, is greatly denying the fact that in order for plants to recycle nutrients, they must die. If plants don't die, there will be no recycling of nutrients, no creating new generations of plants, and no renewal of life whatsoever. The same goes double for all other living things. In order to have new life, old organisms must die so that their bodies, along with skin and feces, will decompose to provide nutrients in the soil for seeds to germinate and grow into plants that will serve as food for new generations of organisms who are the offspring of their parents. No death, no food, no renewal -- no life.

Monday, June 2, 2014

PaleoFairy Tales Exposed!

Notice anything different about the title? It's no longer "Stupid Dinosaur Lies" the title reads, but "PaleoFairy Tales Exposed". It's a brand new title I made up to give this site a new kick and attract more people who hate creation lies and the dumb idiocies of Ken Ham and John Moronic Morris to this site, which theme will remain exactly the same just like before - to show to everyone that there is no such thing as a world where dinosaurs (of non-avian types) and humans once lived together at one time on a 6,000 year old earth in a 6,000 year old universe no matter what those young earth idiots claim. That particular scenario is entirely the invention of Hollywood and science fiction authors.    
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Monday, May 26, 2014

What Really Happened 4,300 years ago.

There are a lot of historical data dated to the time of the alleged year of the Noah's Flood that contains not a single trace of evidence or recollection of the fabled biblical worldwide catastrophic Flood as described in The Book of Genesis, which first 11 chapters became distorted and took creative liberties upon by creationists, including that Dumb Idiot Ken Ham who stupidly declares the Allosaurus fossil, which he obtained by a member of a Dumbmerican hate group, proof that the worldwide Flood did occurred 4,300 years ago. The Flood according to Ham is said to have allegedly occurred in approximately 2350 BCE which is in the 24th century BCE timeline. A lot of events happened at that time, but not one of them tells of the Worldwide Flood event.

To reveal just how false and mythical the Worldwide Flood of Noah truly is, here's a small list of what's really happening in the year 2350 BCE.
Reigning in Egypt in the alleged year of the Flood is King Unas, the last ruler of the 5th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. He reigned from 2375 to 2345 BCE. Throughout his reign, he ordered a pyramid to be built for himself. It was small. Not as great as the Great pyramid of Giza, but nonetheless breathtaking and fascinating especially to the archeologists who came to study the Unas' tomb in the pyramid which contains the Oldest of the Pyramid Texts inscribed on the walls of the tomb which tells of the journey the departed king's soul will make as he journeys into the afterlife to join Ra the god of the sun as he sails into eternity. If the alleged Flood did occurred, the pyramid, the texts, the people, and other treasures of Ancient Egypt would've never stand a chance.

The City of Mari in Syria experience its first destruction in the so-called year of the Flood, but the flood itself had nothing to do with it. After a time of prosperity, an invading army came and level the city to rubble, reducing the city to a small village In all of the city's historical data dated to 2350 BCE, no such account and evidences of a massive wall of water coming along and consuming the city along with all of its inhabitants has ever been found.

The Akkadian Empire was a large Mesopotamian Empire that existed during the alleged year of the Flood-- and existed afterwords with no records or recollections made of any large size wall of water coming their way. At this time the empire was ruled by a powerful king known as King Sargon of Akkad who spent years conquering many city states and suppressing any rebellious army that came up against him. When he died, his sons took his place and continued to struggle keeping the Akkadian Empire intact before it finally crumbled at the feet of the Gutian army and the force of climate change years later.

These are just a few examples of historical accounts dated to approximately 2350 BCE that reveals absolutely nothing about a Worldwide Flood Event that covered the entire world destroying almost every life on earth accept for those inside the ark. When you look into the real archaeological past like what I mentioned in the list above, you'll come to know and accept the fact that what that Dumb Idiot Ham and his cronies claim about dinosaurs like "Ebenezer" perishing in a worldwide catastrophic flood in 2350 BCE is entirely false and all a lie.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Answers in Genesis -- A DumbMerican Hate Group No different than the one that donated the Allosaurus skeleton to the Crackhouse.

In yesterdays' post, I reveal that a Dumbmerican Politician associated with a hate group donated an Allosaurus fossil to Dumb Idiot Ham's Crackhouse in Kentucky, which is funny because according to The Panda's Thumb, Ham and his cronies are said to be anti-racist and anti-prejudice. They blame evolution and Charles Darwin for all the racism and prejudice in the world and promote this kind of propaganda through books such as Darwin's Plantation and One Blood; The Biblical Answer to Racism. And yet, turn around and associate themselves with all-white confederate supremacists who are heavily racists and donated an actual real Allosaurus fossil to Ham's Idiot crackhouse which also displays a plaque below that claims that all Africans are descendants of Ham, one of the sons of Noah, that allegedly migrated from the Middle East to Africa after the Flood. This claim over centuries, though debunked and discredited multiple times, have been used by Christian fundamentalists to justify slavery, racism, segregation, and prejudice against blacks who was rounded up and sent to slavery against their will by Christians who regard blacks and native Americans as inferior. 
From a now defunct blog I used to read one time -- "The worst thing that [the author] saw was a display that suggests that black people are cursed.  Notice this illustration of post-Babel dispersion:

Look where the decedents of Ham, who are cursed for seeing Noah's nakedness, are going:


Guess who lives in Africa? Black people. Therefore: black people carry the curse of Ham in their pigmentation. This, of course, was used as a biblical rationalization for chattel slavery of black Africans for generations, and the Creation Museum, right across town from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, continues to perpetuate this unsubstantiated, non-biblical and racist heritage. .... And you have the balls to sell "Darwin's Plantation" in the bookstore? You are beneath contempt, you nauseating hypocrite."

Answers in Genesis is a Dumbmerican hate group just like the Dumbmerican hate group that donated the fossil to the crackhouse. They're against Jews, Muslims, evolutionists, Christians that oppose young earthism, homosexuals, the list goes on and on of who to hate and be regarded as God's Enemy. They can't say they are against racism and prejudice when they oppose homosexuals, Jews, atheists, evolutionists, Christians and other religious groups that oppose young earthism, Muslims, and others.

If Ham and his cronies are opposed to prejudice and racism, then why did they associate with this particular hate group that donated the Allosaurus fossil to the crackhouse? And why do they display a plaque that displays a scenario that's used to justify such things Ham and his cronies are said to opposed to and blame Darwin for? If that's not hypocrisy ham and his cronies are displaying, then I don't know what it is.    
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

No, Ebenezer did not died out 4,300 years ago!

It makes a lot of science-loving people's blood boil, including myself, when the latest news tell of a Dumbmerican Confederate, Evolution Denying Butthole donating a real actual Allosaurus skeleton to Dumb Idiot Ham's Stupid Crackhouse.




Nicknamed "Ebenezer" this 30ft long Allosaurus skeleton is herald by Ham and his cronies as proof that Noah's Flood did occurred some 4,300 years ago at the time of the height of the Egyptian Empire. 
"Michael Peroutka, who was on hand Friday morning for the private dedication of the allosaur exhibit, stated that this fossil 'is a testimony to the creative power of God in designing dinosaurs, and that it also lends evidence to the truth of a worldwide catastrophic flooding of the earth in Noah’s time.'
No, it's not. The skeleton is no testimony to any biblical claim nor does it debunk evolution. Using an actual 150 million year old dinosaur skeleton proves completely nothing. Absolutely nothing. It doesn't make the crackhouse a legitimate museum. It doesn't prove the Bible to be true. It doesn't prove that the world 6,000 years old. It doesn't prove Noah's Flood to be an historical event. And it especially doesn't prove that dinosaurs once lived with humans.

Look into every historical and archaeological record dated back 4,300 years ago and you'll find completely no such historical evidence, artifacts, or recollections that tells of some worldwide catastrophic flood, which allegedly killed "Ebenezer" along with almost all other forms of life, occurring at that time -- pure evidence that creationists have taken huge creative liberties from the Bible, just like Darren Aronofsky have done for his movie Noah, and made everything up about some worldwide catastrophic flood that never existed 4,300 years ago at the time Egypt was building pyramids for their rulers including this Egyptian queen whose pyramid dates back to the alleged time of the Flood.

The real history of Allosaurus reveals that this 30 to 45 foot long North American super predator lived 150 million years ago during the time of the Jurassic Period and died out during the early Cretaceous Period.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dinosaurs - A Seventh Day Adventist View No Different Than The Usual Idiot YE View

According to Ronald Numbers book The Creationists, the Seventh Day Adventists, a Christian cult founded the cult of young earth creationism though Ellen G White, the founder of this cult, who claims to have seen a vision from God allegedly telling her how He made the universe in a 6-24 hour fashion, 6000 years ago, just as creationists claimed. But as we know, this is false thanks to the numerous scientific evidence that points to the fact that our world and the universe is billions of years old - far older than what Archbishop James Usher thought when he attempted to determine the age of the earth though biblical dates and some other historical events. But that doesn't stop some people from believing that the fictional 6,000 year old earth is fact because the Bible allegedly tell them so.

From the local library's website, I ordered and checked out this dinosaur book written by a SDA member named Elaine Graham-Kennedy who published Dinosaurs: Where did they come from... and where did they go? in 2006. This book is pretty rare. In it she's not telling the reader what to believe about dinosaurs. She's actually presenting just two different points of views about dinosaurs and allows the reader to decide which side to believe in and which side to reject. But knowing the creationists' habit of distorting and ignoring evidence for scientific reality pointing to the world billions of years old as well as display all sorts of hate, slander, and fear mongering, it would be better to side with the scientists who correctly teach that the earth is billions of years old and that dinosaurs lived long before humans came to earth.

Because this book only presents different points of views rather than brainwash readers into the author's point of view, I'm not going to do a page by page rebuttal to this book, but a short review of it instead.  

Like any YECreationist and the SDA which spawned this cult, she's an anti-evolutionist who believes everything the Bible says about the Creation Story and gives out the usual creationist canards throughout the book along with plenty of photos of dinosaur skeletons taken from various museums throughout the western areas of the United States, including a terribly inaccurate skeleton of a dromaeosaur build in a 4-legged pose reminiscent of various toy dinosaurs that erroneously portray dromaeosaurs like Velociraptor as a four legged dinosaur. This is taken from the Geoscience Research Institute, a Seventh Day Adventist organization founded to address the conflict between scientific reality and creationist fairy tales as believed by the SDA which founded the young earth cult.

This book is very informative about dinosaurs but that doesn't stop the author from making all sorts of creationist-style remarks, like this.
"Did you know that most of the people who read and write about dinosaurs know more about dinosaurs than they know about God? That's terrible! If we're going to talk with those people about dinosaurs, we need to know the basic facts. When they see that we know about dinosaurs too, they might listen when we talk about the God who created them."
Lady, there are most people who know lots about both God and dinosaurs together, including myself. Apparently you bought into the biblically-unfounded canard that anyone who disagree with you and your SDA beliefs is not a Christian. In fact you are no different than all cult-groups out there including young earth creationists who claim that anyone who disagrees with their idiot views is not a Christian, let alone a true one.

She mentions lot of creationist canards (i.e. fossils formed by Noah's Flood, dinosaurs died out after the Flood, etc.) in the book to which she rightfully says they cannot be proven, they're only made up based on faith-- faith no different than having faith in believing in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, gnomes, etc. I suppose.     

Other canards mentioned in the book include the Ecological zonation fallacy, which claims the Triassic, Jurassic, and the Cretaceous layers were formed as a result of animals fleeing to higher ground to escape the Flood. Dinosaurs found in the Triassic layers is claimed to to the first ones to die in the Flood while others in the Cretaceous layers were the last ones to go. Never mind the absolute flaws behind the claim such as how did these animals find themselves pile up on top of each other and how did a terrestrial ecology came to be transported on top of a marine ecology, such that fine details such as footprints, burrows, and paleosols were undisturbed and such that the layer extends over hundreds of square miles (as discussed here)? And the all-dinosaurs-including-theropods-were-herbivores-before-the-Fall-of-Man canard were all made up by the way the Bible is interpreted out of ignorance of no mentioning of any references of animal death in passages where only human death and salvation from sin is referenced and discussed in, such as the oft-used, out-of-context Romans 8 passage where only human death and salvation though Jesus Christ is mentioned for example.

She flat out denies that birds are living dinosaurs. She thinks dromaeosaurs cannot be the ancestors of birds because bird fossils have been found in rock layers below the rock layers where the dromaeosaurs have been found. Have she ever heard of common ancestry and the fact that the birds that are found below the Cretaceous strata look more of theropods than modern birds? Does she know that Dromaeosaurs have hips that resemble the hips of modern birds and that they have feathers? Does she know about the abelisaurs, such as Majungasaurus, processing the ability to breathe like a bird? Apparently not.

She also acknowledge that there are no human remains found alongside dinosaur remains (including footprints), but this doesn't stop her and the likes of her from believing that one day, real evidence for humans and dinosaurs together will be found. Chances of finding such real evidence is nil. It's a pipe dream made up by people who wanted such a scenario to be real despite the odds of such things happening being slim to none.

Though this book is written by a YECreationist, this book is extremely rare. A one of a kind creationist dinosaur book that displays no fear or hate mongering, no proselytizing, no threats of Hell or slandering non-creationists. It is only made to present two different points of view about dinosaurs in a non-threatening, non-intimidating way. She created this book to allow readers the freewill to decide what they wish to believe about dinosaurs after presenting different point of views about them both from a "Christian" and a "non-Christian" perspective.

And so, since she has given us the freewill to decide, it'll be no problem for us to decide on embracing the so-called "non-Christian" point of view that says the earth is billions of years old and that dinosaurs lived and died long before humans came along. And that's nothing based on faith, but actual scientific evidence pointing to such facts.

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