Alien Skull???

Had a pile of people asking me about this “Alien skull” that was found in Peru.

Like something straight outa Indiana Jones and the crystal skull, a child’s skeleton with a bizarre, elongated skull has come to light:

Story is here:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious-triangle-shaped-alien-skull-found-peru-161615656.html

 

Lots ‘o photos here:

http://guanabee.com/gallery/non-human-peruvian-alien-mummy-pictures/non-human-peruvian-alien-mummy-pictures-01/

 

To add to the fray, several “scientists” from Russia and Spain claimed it was an alien skull.

This is actually old news – I’d seen skulls like this some 15 years ago. I was quite shocked at first (as I’m sure some viewers have been), however, this is typical head binding and Trephination.  Trephination is the drilling of a hole in the skull, and head binding is a practice of binding a newborn’s head with a board and cushion, in order to shape the child’s skull as it develops. This practice is actually found all over the world, and usually used in conjunction with trephination, in order to relieve pressures in the skull from the head binding.

Some other examples:

http://www.skullsunlimited.com/record_species.php?id=1959

 

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/71151/body-modifications-and-mutilations/8270/The-head

http://opposingdigits.com/forums/about1265.html&highlight=

No one really knows why cultures do this, but there is a lot of mutilation or modification of the human body in a lot of cultures.

 

Now in the case of the new peruvian skull, yes, the skull is unusually large – but that can be a variety of reasons and yet it’s still completely human.

In short, I disagree that it’s an alien skull.  It is a modified human, that’s all.

Dinosaur death pose caused by ….water!

Yup, as I have contended for many years now, the classic “death pose” position in which we find so many organisms (most notably the dinosaurs), seems to be cause by water.
I talked about this in Complete Creation, part 3, and previously on this webpage.

I was focusing on asphyxiation and rapid burial, with Padian and Faux essentially coming to the same conclusion in their 2007 paper.

 

Now it seems another method of achieving the “death pose”  post-mortem (after death) can also be accomplished, using…..(wait for it)….water!

Read all about it:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228404.600-is-water-the-secret-of-the-dinosaur-death-pose.html

So once again the death of the dinosaurs and the resulting “death pose” is a consequence of water.  The best explanation for the death of the dinosaurs is a global flood.  Always has been the best explanation, always will be, because it matches the evidence.

Whale bones…in the desert….again….

I’ve been bombarded this past week with people asking about the fossil whales found during the expansion of a highway in Chile:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/ancient-whale-bones-discovered-desert-parents-outraged-hooters-165721306.html

Everyone already gets it – it was a world-wide flood that put’em there. 🙂 Not much to comment except this isn’t the first case of a whale in the wrong place, probably won’t be the last. We find marine critters like the Mosasaur, found in the middle of Texas. Not far from my home in Ontario was found the “Mount Pakenham Whale” – fossilized remains found 500 feet above sea level, probably close to 1,000 kilometers inland from the ocean. Of course, they’re blaming that one on isostatic rebound after the ice age, of which for a variety of reasons I’m skeptical. It makes a lot more sense to just explain it within the context of a world-wide flood.

More on “Noah’s Ark” find

As I previously reported, many of us “in the know” (and I was nowhere near as much “in the know” as the people I mention here) were highly skeptical of the Hong Kong NAMI team’s alleged finding of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat, in Turkey, announced in the summer of this past year.

What followed after the initial media releases and consequent public skepticism by people like Dr. Randall Price and Dr. Don Patton, was a barrage of confusing and messed-up statements made in defense by the NAMI team.

Problem was, I was not part of any of the teams, and even I knew that NAMI was publicizing incorrect claims and information. For example, in one of the videos they posted on their website in their defense, the NAMI team claimed they had Panda (one of their team members) visit the alleged ark without the knowledge of Price and Patton. I couldn’t understand how they could say this, because even with my minimal insider information, I knew when Panda was at the location and sending back reports! I was sworn to secrecy at the time and made no mention of it to anyone, because loose lips tend to kill people over in that part of the world.

Again, while I’m not accusing the NAMI team of deliberate fraud, the facts are that they are promoting a fraud, and raising funds to research it.  Their reporting and research has been incredibly sloppy, unprofessional, and just plain inaccurate at best.  And unfortunately people are still asking about this “find.”

Drs. Price and Patton recently released some public commentary, detailing the facts that they know, as well as some follow-up research. I will simply point to their commentaries, because they have done a splendid job detailing the facts:

http://www.worldofthebible.com/Documents/Fall2010.pdf

Dr. Patton also put together a video documenting the shenanigans:

(30 megs) Windows format:

http://www.noahs-ark.tv/patton-noahs-ark-nami-fraud.wmv

(60 megs) Flash Format:

http://www.noahs-ark.tv/patton-noahs-ark-nami-fraud.f4v

(70 megs) Real Player format:

http://www.noahs-ark.tv/patton-noahs-ark-nami-fraud.ram

I mean no harm to the NAMI team, but what am I supposed to say? People keep asking me about the NAMI team’s finding, and the NAMI team keeps on promoting and fundraising for a fraud.

News Bite: Oh, now the eye IS a good design???

News Bite: Oh, now the eye IS a good design???

I’ve heard the anti-creationists whine so often about how we’re so  “poorly designed,” that it has inspired not one, but two CrEvo rants.  The first rant, where I dealt with the argument from a general point of view was just to show the incredibly arrogant falacy of such claims:

CrEvo Rant #67: Poor Design? (Lessons from the robots, Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns0KpZJE9F4

The second rant was also my most recent, spurned by the most common “poor design” argument of all, the ridiculous claim that the human eye was “poorly designed.”

CrEvo Rant #50: The eye and the snowflake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8V0DXaq8U

Well now looky here!  After years of anti-creationist mantra about how the human eye is a poor design (and the creationary community pointing out for many years why the human eye is designed the way it is),  the anti-creationists now turn around and give credit to the god of evolution for the incredible design of the eye!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627594.000-evolution-gave-flawed-eye-better-vision.html

Comments from the famous theistic evolutionist, Dr. Kenneth Miller at the end are especially noteworthy:
” However, Kenneth Miller, a biologist at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island cautions that this doesn’t mean that the backwards retina itself helps us to see. Rather, it emphasises the extent to which evolution has coped with the flawed layout. “The shape, orientation and structure of the Müller cells help the retina to overcome one of the principal shortcomings of its inside-out wiring,” says Miller.”

C’mon Miller!  Get with the times and do some research, and catch up on the facts the creationary camp has been pointing out for years!  The eye was built with an “inverted retina” for a reason:

http://www.trueorigin.org/retina.asp

Of course, this is typical behaviour of the anti-creationist camp – evolution has hindered medical research.  For many, many years, if a particular organ seemed to have no function, it was immediately labeled as a “vestigial organ” – a useless leftover from our evolutionary history.  The Creationary camp of course, would look at it, assuming the human body was designed they would assume therefore that this organ must have a purupose, and went searching for the purpose. This has led to the advancement of discovery and science, whereas evolution has retarded science and medical research.  Once again, we see this hindrance of scientific research rearing its ugly head.  Creationists once again lead the way in discovery because we sought an answer, instead of assuming there wasn’t one, and it has to do with our world view.  Your world view effects everything you do, including your science.

“CrEvo News Bites” are short commentaries from Ian Juby on current events relating to creation and evolution.  You can subscribe by visiting his blog at: http://ianjuby.org/newsletter.  He has many informative hours of video available for free viewing on line, including his exhaustive, 12-hour “Complete Creation” video series – a veritable video encyclopedia.  http://completecreation.orghttp://youtube.com/wazooloo

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