Friday, December 28, 2007

More on the Hydroplate Theory

I missed this November article in regard to Brown’s Hydroplate theory that was posted at the Christian Broadcasting Network website. They did a great job of condensing his theory for a short article.

The Foundation for Creation Doctrine has also posted an article referencing Brown’s work and his take on what some creationists describe as the Catastrophic Plate Tectonic Theory.

It’s interesting to me that there are several mainstream theories that are being questioned lately, yet the latest findings don’t seem to pose a problem for Dr. Brown’s Hydroplate theory. If you are familiar with Brown’s work, consider it with regard to new concerns posed in regard to the supposedly well established ancient super continent Pangea.

Or, consider that some scientists are now questioning the extent to which meteorites or asteroids could have caused mass extinctions.

From Carl Zimmer‘s article in Wired Magazine:
At the same time, scientists have also been putting together a chronology of fossils from the same time, known as the Ordovician Period. They're recording when species first emerged in the fossil record, and when they disappeared as they became extinct. And this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, the scientists report that the impacts coincided with a drastic change in the world's biodiversity.

You might expect mass extinctions. The most famous of all impacts, a ten-mile-wide asteroid that hit the Earth at the end of the Cretaceous Period 65 million years ago, has been linked to mass extinctions that wiped out Tyrannosaurus rex, the other dinosaurs without wings, and about half of all other species on Earth.

But 470 million years ago, that's not what happened. Instead, the diversity of life took a sharp climb right after the meteorites started falling.

Scientists say the discovery is quite unusual. Nature Geoscience's press release declares, "These results are surprising as meteorite impacts are often more commonly associated with mass extinctions."


From the Nature abstract referenced in Zimmer’s article:
The rise and diversification of shelled invertebrate life in the early Phanerozoic eon occurred in two major stages. During the first stage (termed as the Cambrian explosion), a large number of new phyla appeared over a short time interval 540 Myr ago. Biodiversity at the family, genus and species level, however, remained low until the second stage marked by the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event in the Middle Ordovician period1, 2, 3. Although this event represents the most intense phase of species radiation during the Palaeozoic era and led to irreversible changes in the biological make-up of Earth's seafloors, the causes of this event remain elusive. Here, we show that the onset of the major phase of biodiversification 470 Myr ago coincides with the disruption in the asteroid belt of the L-chondrite parent body—the largest documented asteroid breakup event during the past few billion years4, 5. The precise coincidence between these two events is established by bed-by-bed records of extraterrestrial chromite, osmium isotopes and invertebrate fossils in Middle Ordovician strata in Baltoscandia and China. We argue that frequent impacts on Earth of kilometre-sized asteroids—supported by abundant Middle Ordovician fossil meteorites and impact craters6—accelerated the biodiversification process.

If one is familiar with Brown’s theory, it seems to me that it fits these finding more accurately if one can actually step away from the Darwin/old earth mindset for a bit. Brown’s theory would support the notion that “diversity of life took a sharp climb right after the meteorites started falling“. His theory suggests that comets, asteroids, and meteorites formed when jetting water and rock debris were forcefully launched from the subterranean chamber, escaped the earth’s gravitational pull and blasted into space to become part of our solar system.

For a time after this catastrophe occurred, it would seem to make sense that meteorites and asteroids may have more frequently collided with the earth if they were not launched far enough to escape the earth's gravitational pull. Shortly after the flood waters started to subside and earth became more stable, there would have been a sharp increase in the diversity of life as the population started to grow again.

I also recently read this article in regard to comets. Again, scientists still question where they came from, and are starting to question many previously held beliefs such as the notion that comments helped deliver water to planet earth. What if this hypothetical Oort cloud (which has never been observed) does not exist...where then do comets come from?

I’d also like to know why there are comets left after 4.5 billion years. Where is the evidence for this comet reservoir? Comets have a short life span, so when, where and how did they evolve?

When reading Brown’s hydroplate theory and considering the many issues that it addresses, it’s make so much more sense and solves so many mysteries that mainstream scientists keep going back to the drawing board to try to explain.

Brown’s theory explains...
... using well-understood phenomena, how this cataclysmic event rapidly formed so many features. These and other mysteries, listed below, are best explained by an earthshaking event, far more catastrophic than almost anyone has imagined.

The Grand Canyon (pages 175–204)
Mid-Oceanic Ridge
Continental Shelves and Slopes
Ocean Trenches (pages 138–159)
Magnetic Variations on the Ocean Floor
Submarine Canyons
Coal and Oil
Methane Hydrates
Ice Age
Frozen Mammoths (pages 220–251)
Major Mountain Ranges
Volcanoes and Lava
Geothermal Heat
Strata and Layered Fossils (pages 162–173)
Limestone (pages 212–217)
Metamorphic Rock
Salt Domes
Jigsaw Fit of the Continents
Changing Axis Tilt
Comets (pages 254–284)
Asteroids and Meteoroids (pages 286–303)

When reading this material, it fits together so coherently.

Yes, yes, I know....I’m no scientist, so I’m only considering what I read and ponder the issues which seem to be a conundrum for the current scientific consensus, but which seem (to me) to lend some support to Brown’s work.

I won’t be discussing this post here or in other forums or blogs as I’ve grown quite weary of debating with Darwinists who have no intention of actually peering outside of the box.

But, if there is anyone truly interested in meaningful dialogue with regard to Brown’s hydroplate theory, I’d rather you debate the man yourself and allow me to listen as I do not have the background that he does in regard to these issues. A phone debate offer can be found here.

To the dismay of many evolutionists, I find Brown’s work fascinating and probably always will. Although his theory falls in line with the Genesis flood, he has provided scientific evidence for his claims based on empirical evidence or inference to support his theories rather than miracles or supernatural events.

Consider theses final thoughts found in an excerpt from Brown’s Book, In the Beginning:

Thomas Crowder Chamberlin1, former president of the University of Wisconsin and the first head of the Geology Department at the University of Chicago, published a famous paper in which he warned researchers not to let one hypothesis dominate their thinking. Instead, they should always have or seek multiple working hypotheses, especially in fields, such as geology, where much remains to be learned. Chamberlin stated that testing competing hypotheses or theories sharpens one’s analytical skills, develops thoroughness, reduces biases, and helps students and teachers learn to think independently and discriminate rather than simply memorize and conform. Chamberlin said the dangers of teaching only one explanation are especially great in the earth sciences. The explanation for oceanic trenches is an example. The plate tectonic theory dominates the earth sciences. A recent survey of scientists selected it as the most significant theory of the 20th century. Undoubtedly, Darwin’s theory of organic evolution would be voted as the most significant theory of the 19th century. Both dominate, despite their growing scientific problems, because schools and the media ignore competing explanations. Chamberlin warned about the comfort of conformity.

Stepping in the middle...which is probably a mistake

Go to my post at Young Cosmos for further clarification on the title of this post.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

May you all experience God's love and grace this Christmas and always!

Monday, December 17, 2007

More Christmas Music

This kid can seriously play the guitar...

The Laughing Wii Baby

I think everyone has seen this clip by now, but it still cracks me up...

Jars of Clay jam to the Little Drummer Boy

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Kansas Attorney General Resigns

An extramarital affair drops another political figure.

But, this *two-year* fling accumulated a lot of baggage...

This week, his reputation was devastated by revelations of a two-year affair with Linda Carter, a former employee in the Johnson County district attorney’s office, and allegations that he harassed Carter and tried to use her to meddle with the DA’s office, now run by Kline. Throughout the week, Morrison seemed resolute, acknowledging the affair but steadfastly denying the other allegations.


The statement included allegations of sexual harassment, including claims that Morrison harassed Carter by phone and made repeated threats to interfere with her attempts to find a new job if she disclosed the affair to Kline. Four of the calls were overheard by two employees of the district attorney’s office, according to the Harris News report.

I didn't vote for the guy...women's intuition that he was a schmuck. Besides that, I wanted to see Kline put an end to Tiller's illegal late term abortions.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Letter from Jesus about 'Christmas'

My Mom sent me this circulating email...

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival, although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. Not just during Christmas time, but all through the year. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a 'Merry Christmas' that doesn't keep you from wishing them one.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no 'Christmas' tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions and words that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember:


I think Mom's trying to tell me something, and I think she's right.

Funniest First Date Ever!

Circulating email....

If you didn't see this on the Tonight show, I hope you're sitting down when you read it. This is probably the funniest date story ever, first date or not! We have all had bad dates but this takes the cake.

Jay Leno went into the audience to find the most embarrassing first date that a woman ever had. The winner described her worst first date experience. There was absolutely no question as to why her tale took the prize!

She said it was midwinter... Snowing and quite cold...and the guy had taken her skiing in the mountains outside Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a day trip (no overnight). They were strangers, after all, and truly had never met before. The outing was fun but relatively uneventful until they were headed home late that afternoon.

They were driving back down the mountain, when she gradually began to realize that she should not have had that extra latte. They were about an hour away from anywhere with a rest room and in the middle of nowhere!

Her companion suggested she try to hold it, which she did for a while. Unfortunately, because of the heavy snow and slow going, there came a point where she told him that he had better stop and let her go beside the road, or it would be the front seat of his car. They stopped and she quickly crawled out beside the car, yanked her pants down and started.

In the deep snow she didn't have good footing, so she let her butt rest against the rear fender to steady herself. Her companion stood on the side of the car watching for traffic and indeed was a real gentleman and refrained from peeking. All she could think about was the relief she felt despite the rather embarrassing nature of the situation. Upon finishing however, she soon became aware of another sensation.

As she bent to pull up her pants, the young lady discovered her buttocks were firmly glued against the car's fender. Thoughts of tongues frozen to poles immediately came to mind as she attempted to disengage her flesh from the icy metal. It was quickly apparent that she had a brand new problem due to the extreme cold.

Horrified by her plight and yet aware of the humor of the moment, she answered her date's concerns about 'what is taking so long' with a reply that indeed, she was 'freezing her butt off' and in need of some assistance!

He came around the car as she tried to cover herself with her sweater and then, as she looked imploringly into his eyes, he burst out laughing. She too, got the giggles and when they finally managed to compose themselves, they assessed her dilemma.

Obviously, as hysterical as the situation was, they also were faced with a real problem. Both agreed it would take something hot to free her chilly cheeks from the grip of the icy metal! Thinking about what had gotten her into the predicament in the first place, both quickly realized that there was only one way to get her free.

So, as she looked the other way, her first-time date proceeded to unzip his pants and pee her butt off the fender. As the audience screamed in laughter, she took the Tonight Show prize hands down. Or, perhaps that should be 'pants down'. And you thought your first date was embarrassing.

Jay Leno's comment... 'This gives a whole new meaning to being pissed off'.

Oh, and how did the first date turn out? He became her husband and was sitting next to her on the Leno show.

We were without electricity for 2 days due to the recent ice storm, and I swear I thought at times my butt was going to freeze to the toilet seat it was sooooooo cold. Luckily, my guys are always prepared, and they hunted down the kerosene heaters and lamps and we were able to keep a couple rooms quite toasty.

You don't realize how spoiled you are with all the modern conveniences until you lose all electricity for a few days!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Taking a little break

I've been deep in the trenches this week reading forums and blogs where discussion of these debate issues wage on relentlessly.

Honestly, it's starting to really get to me. The hatred and venom being shot back and forth is horrific, so I'm going to take a bit of time off and reflect upon my participation in this debate.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the Christmas Season.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Blog Diets

I was watching the Early Show this morning, and they were talking about blog diets and how well they work. I know it was much easier for me to lose weight during the blog diet that took place here during the first 5 months of the year rather than just working at it on my own.

I'm hoping to start one up again Jan. 1. I know my sister is interested, and Kristine (Amused Muse) said she might join us.

Kristine, my sister and I are all in our early forties, so we are primarily interested in eating healthy rather than starving ourselves to get the weight off. A healthy lifestyle is much more important than looking good (or so they say).

Anywhoo...I'd love for people to join us. I know most of my readers are Darwinists, and the IDers who read my blog are probably worried about what the crazy soccer Mom gone activist is going to say next, so I'm not sure if I can get anyone to join us due to that fact. But, I thought it would be fun to invite anyone who is interested regardless of your thoughts about evolution, ID, religion, the culture war, etc., etc.

Bloggers are especially encouraged to join, because I think some of us spend far to much time sitting on our butts at our laptops when we should be out jogging!

Monday, December 03, 2007


It gets even uglier...

I simply cannot believe how intense this debate has become. I also don't understand how on earth some of these professors can consider ID as a "movement that is endangering science". That's insane.

**reaches for another klennex**

More on Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez's Tenure Case

The tenure case has become so sordid, I just can't bring myself to comment about it...

Ugh, and Ugh.


Saturday, December 01, 2007

John West in MN

Bruce Chapman gives us more information about West's lecture at the University of MN. Seems West was kind enough to introduce PZ and his groupies. He even gave PZ the high atheist honor of being compared to Richard Dawkins. Gosh, PZ must be gushing with pride!

Just as expected

Per my previous post, PZ/Laden et. al. cry victory. D'oh, isn't that what they always claim regardless of what actually transpires.

Laden claims the hound knocked West cold, and the handful of other Darwinists danced around his "unconscious, livid body".

Apparently, he took a picture to prove the beating...

Tsk, Tsk, such violent behavior.

Don't worry though, it sounds as if the crowd was not entirely made up of PZ's atheist followers. You can read Greg's account for yourself...but, don't believe a word of it. No doubt West did a superb job at explaining the facts to the audience.

The Hound of Hell... hot on the heels of John West tonight. West is speaking at the University of MN, and it looks like PZ and the militia are ready to strike! Free beer and pre-seminar preparation will ensue before they take aim at their target.

I'm sure West is just shaking in his I can't imagine reasonable folks being impressed with the likes of PZ and his atheist fundamentalism. Poor thing hasn't figured out yet that he's the mirror image of all that he abhors about religious intolerance.

One has to wonder if some day he'll wake up, smack himself on the forehead and say to himself, "dang, I'm a religious extremist! What in the world have I been thinking?"

Nah, he just doesn't get it...