Archive for January, 2006

Skeleton of Strange recently Dead Creature Found

Crypto, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 27 2006

The 45-year-old fisherman said the animal could have been up to seven metres long, although he only managed to bring back bones measuring up to 1.5m.

“The rest is still rotting in the mud, but I will bring it up gradually, so that it can be identified,” he said.

Arbain said there was speculation among the villagers that the remains were of a saltwater crocodile, but a pawang (medicine man) who specialised in catching crocodiles had discounted that possibility.

A fisheries officer in Port Klang was called in by villagers, but could not identify the animal.

“It’s like nothing I’ve seen before, but these are partial remains so I don’t want to speculate,” he said.

The officer said an expert from the Fisheries Research Institute in Terengganu would have a look at the remains, and DNA samples would be taken to determine what it was.

Dinosaurs in Literature, Art & History–Revisiting The Stones of Ica

Church of Darwin, Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, s8int.com, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 27 2006

“So God created the Great Dragons”
…Genesis 1:21 The Latin Vulgate; 5th Century

In the whole “did dinosaurs co-exist with man- “controversy””, the Ica Stones are the smoking gun. More than that really–they’re a mushroom cloud over the notion that dinosaurs died out millions of years before man even “evolved”.

In this section of the website; Dinosaurs in Literature, Art and History, I believe we’ve already proven to the open minded that dinosaurs did in fact live with and “interact” with man. If you’re a Christian, we shouldn’t have had to convince you of that.

The Ica stones are an archaeological treasure trove. They are in general beautiful works of art with themes seen in some of the other ancient Peruvian art we’ve examined on these pages.

Dr. Jose Cabrera, whose Father began collecting the stones in the 1930’s now has over 11,000 of these ancient artifacts in his museum, which are engraved stones of varying sizes, which depict: advanced astronomical scenes, advanced medical knowledge,- including heart transplants and brain surgery and many scenes showing dinosaur and man interacting.

Fully one third of the stones portray known dinosaur types; some displaying characteristics in the 1960’s (when the existence of the stones became “generally known”), which predated our current understanding of how these animals looked.

These stones show scenes of man controlling, killing or being killed by dinosaurs (a term first used in the mid-1800’s). As seen below, some of the scenes depicted appear to be of mechanical contrivances that remind us of Pascal’s tomb lid.

These stones show signs of being of great age, such as oxidation. Rocks cannot be carbon dated but as we relate below a number of experts have given their opinion as to the age of these stones as being between 1,500 and 12,000 years old.

Conventional science and archaeologists have either ignored these enigmatic stones or condemned them as fakes. They have refused to cooperate with any scientific analyses of the stones and in general act as if they wish they’d go away.

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Antony Flew: Thinking Straighter

Church of Darwin, Religious, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 26 2006

Why the world’s most famous atheist now believes in God. (Follow up article)

by James A. Beverley

Antony Flew, one of the world’s leading philosophers, has changed his mind about God. And he has agnostics worried.

Some are mystified and others are angry. Typical of many responses is this one skeptical blogger: “Sounds to me like an old man, confronted by the end of life, making one final desperate attempt at salvation.”

Richard Carrier of The Secular Web even accuses him of “willfully sloppy scholarship.”

His pedigree in philosophy explains the recent media frenzy and controversy. Raised in a Christian home and son of a famous Methodist minister, Flew became an atheist at age 15. A student of Gilbert Ryle’s at Oxford, Flew won the prestigious John Locke Prize in Mental Philosophy.

He has written 26 books, many of them classics like God and Philosophy and How to Think Straight. A 1949 lecture given to C. S. Lewis’s Oxford Socratic Club became one of the most widely published essays in philosophy. The Times Literary Supplement said Flew fomented a change in both the theological and philosophical worlds.

Flew taught at Oxford, Aberdeen, Keele, Reading, and has lectured in North America, Australia, Africa, South America, and Asia. The Times of London referred to him as “one of the most renowned atheists of the past half-century, whose papers and lectures have formed the bedrock of unbelief for many adherents.”

Last summer he hinted at his abandonment of naturalism in a letter to Philosophy Now. Rumors began circulating on the internet about Flew’s inclinations towards belief in God, and then Richard Ostling broke the story in early December for the Associated Press.

According to Craig Hazen, associate professor of comparative religions and apologetics at Biola, the school received more than 35,000 hits on their site that contains Flew’s interview for Philosophia Christi, the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. At his home in Reading, west of London, Flew told me: “I have been simply amazed by the attention given to my change of mind.”

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CIA Memorandums Re: Noah’s Ark On Mount Ararat

The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 25 2006

Released Through Freedom of Information Act.

From: Cliff Paiva
Date: 16 Jan 06

Subject: HLS DCI Mt Ararat Data from the mid-1990s

1. As most folks are aware, the Department of Central Intelligence (DCI) through the National Image Mapping Agency (NIMA) and CIA had conducted research on Mt. Ararat since the 1950s U-2 surveillance flights.

Here are some of the files made available to me through Dr. ____ of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. I was associated with the East Asian Working Group at CSIS, representing Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC).

2. The anomaly is of interest in these earlier researches conducted by DCI. The Simmons-Ahmet Object is not of course the “anomaly”, however the anomaly and many other objects may be resident on the mountain. This is due to the reluctance of Noah’s immediate family to descend to lower regions.

3. The “anomaly” is located at the foot of the probably temporally inhabited plateau…the Simmons-Ahmet Object on the other hand is located considerably higher and to the left of the Ahora Gorge.

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An Antarctic Bone Bed

Science, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 25 2006

W. Zinsmeister was accustomed to scoff at the idea that the Age of Dinosaurs ended violently with the impact of a giant asteroid some 65 million years ago.

He always asked: “Where’s the layer of burnt and twisted dinosaur bones?” His certainty was shaken, however, when he began mapping fossil deposits on Seymour Island, Antarctica.

He didn’t find the dinosaur bones but rather a giant bed of fish bones at least 50 square kilometers in area. Some sort of catastrophe must have annihilated untold millions of fish.

And guess what? This great bone bed was deposited directly on top of that layer of extraterrestrial iridium that marks the 65-million-year-old Cretaceous Tertiary boundary at many sites around the world.

(Hecht, Jeff; “The Island Where the Fish Had Their Chips,” New Scientist, p. 16, November 11, 1995)

Lawn Chair Man-As Drawn by National Geographic Illustrator

Amusing?, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 24 2006

National Geographic Illustrator Excited after hearing about the “Discovery” Of “Lawn Chair Man” Immediately Set To Work On This Drawing. Here, primitive, lawn chair man will use rocks to knock down balloons when ready to descend.

Truck Driver Takes to Skies in Lawn Chair

From The New York Times 3 July 1982
LONG BEACH, Calif, July 2 (AP) A truck driver with 45 weather balloons rigged to a lawn chair took a 45-minute ride aloft to 16,000 feet today before he got cold, shot some balloons out and crashed into a power line, the police said.

“I know it sounds strange, but it’s true,” Lieut. Rod Mickelson said after he stopped laughing. “The guy just filled up the balloons with helium, strapped on a parachute, grabbed a BB gun and took off.”

The man was identified as Larry Walters, 33 years old, of North Hollywood. He was not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration was not amused.

Lawn Chair Man Spotted by Airline Pilots

A regional safety inspector, Neal Savoy, said the flying lawn chair was spotted by Trans World Airlines and Delta Airlines jetliner pilots at 16,000 feet above sea level.

“We know he broke some part of the Federal Aviation Act, and as soon as we decide which part it is, some type of charge will be filed,” Mr. Savoy said. “If he had a pilot’s license, we’d suspend that. But he doesn’t.”

The police said Mr. Walters went to a friend’s house in San Pedro Thursday night, inflated 45 six-foot weather balloons and attached them to an aluminum lawn chair tethered to the ground.

This morning, with half a dozen friends holding the tethers, he donned a parachute, strapped himself into the chair and had his friends let him up slowly.

Minutes later, he was calling for help over his citizens band radio.

“This guy broke into our channel with a mayday,” said Doug Dixon, a member of an Orange County citizens band radio club. “He said he had shot up like an elevator to 16,000 feet and was getting numb before he started shooting out some of the balloons.”

Mr. Walters then lost his pistol overboard, and the chair drifted downward, controlled only by the gallon jugs of water attached to the sides as ballast.

The ropes became entangled in a power line, briefly blacking out a small area in Long Beach. The chair dangled five feet above the ground, and Mr. Walters was able to get down safely.

“Since I was 13 years old, I’ve dreamed of going up into the clear blue sky in a weather balloon,” he said. “By the grace of God, I fulfilled my dream. But I wouldn’t do this again for anything.”

Lawn-Chair Man Faces $4,000 in Fines

From The New York Times 19 December 1982
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) Larry Walters, the lawn-chair pilot who catapulted to fame when balloons lifted his contraption 16,000 feet into the sky, faces $4,000 in fines for violations cited by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“If the F.A.A. was around when the Wright Brothers were testing their aircraft, they would never have been able to make their first flight at Kitty Hawk,” said Mr. Walters, who plans to challenge the fines.

Mr. Walters, a 33-year old truck driver from North Hollywood, surprised himself and several airline pilots July 2 with his aluminum lawn chair tied to 42 weather balloons. He had to pop some with a pellet gun to land.

The F.A.A. has cited him for four violations of the Federal Aviation Act, including operating a “civil aircraft for which there is not currently in effect an airworthiness certificate” and operating an aircraft within an airport traffic area “without establishing and maintaining two-way communications with the control tower.”

Noah’s Ark Rests in Iran?

Religious, Science, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 23 2006

An army officer stationed in Iran in 1943 thinks he’s found the landing place of Noah’s Ark in mountainous region

Monday, January 16, 2006
by Spero News

Despite popular speculation that Noah’s Ark rests on Turkey’s Mount Ararat, there are a few believers seeking elsewhere. Specifically, Iran.

Evangelical explorer, author and lecturer Bob Cornuke has followed the Exodus route of Moses, dived the Red Sea in search of Pharaoh’s chariots, searched for the lost Ark of the Covenant in Israel and Ethiopia, sought in Malta’s ocean beds the four anchors from the shipwreck of St. Paul, and traveled through Eastern Turkey with Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin.

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The Day the Sun Stood Still–Joshua’s Long Day

Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 21 2006

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel….Joshua 10

One of the evidences for the historicity of the long day recorded in Joshua 10:13 and reiterated in Habakkuk 3:11 lies in the large body of traditions from many parts of the world according to which there was a long day (or night, or evening, depending upon the location) at about the same time that Joshua lived.

David Nelson dramatically informs us of this fact as follows: Chinese history speaks of Yao, their king, declaring that in his reign the sun stood so long above the horizon that it was feared the world would have been set on fire; and fixes the reign of Yao at a given date, which corresponds with the age of Joshua the son of Nun. . . .
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Giant Skeleton of Mystery Animal Found– Feared Dead

Giants in Those Days, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 21 2006

By: UNI
July 12, 2005

Ahmedabad: Mystery shrouds the discovery of a giant-size skeleton of a yet to be identified animal, found partly buried on the bank of Pampa Sarovar near Subir village in Dangs district.

The skeleton was exposed after the earth on the bank of the Sarovar was washed away in the recent heavy floods in the district.

Initial reports reaching here from the Dangs said the skeleton is 15 ft long. It has long bones, long thin nails and jaws with sharp canine teeth.

When contacted, Dangs collector J Jadhav said that he visited the site along with the civil surgeon and veterinary doctors from the district headquarters at Ahwa. Since the skeleton is partly buried in the earth, they could not identify the animal.

Meanwhile, a team of Archaeological Survey of India is expected to reach the village shortly to examine the skeleton and identify it

Thanks to Munguanaweza (Mark)

Can the Bible be Taken Literally? A Response to Lenny Flank

Church of Darwin, Religious, s8int.com, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 18 2006

By Helen Fryman Setterfield

Can the Bible be Taken Literally? is a series of challenges posted by Lenny Flank.

Questions concerning this list of questions are frequently asked of Christians who field emails. It is with the very able help of Roger Hutchinson that I have decided to answer these ‘challenges’ in detail.

In the short form, the answer to Mr. Flank is “The Bible can be taken to mean what it says given a straightforward reading. The concept of ‘literal’ seems to invite some rather ridiculous criticisms regarding idioms and poetic language.

However, since Hebrew is a living language, tracing idioms and poetry is not nearly as difficult as it would be with a dead language, such as Latin.

So yes, Mr. Flank, the Bible is trustworthy.”

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