When is a chicken not a chicken, but it is a chicken, but its not? In an article over what came first, the chicken or the egg, secular scientists/philosophers have concluded that the egg came first. Now what was in the egg before the chicken developedwell you would have to call it a chicken! Sound confusing? Well here is an excerpt from the article:
Now a team made up of a geneticist, philosopher and chicken farmer claim to have found an answer [to the chicken and egg problem]. It was the egg. Put simply, the reason is down to the fact that genetic material does not change during an animal's life.
Therefore the first bird that evolved into what we would call a chicken, probably in prehistoric times, must have first existed as an embryo inside an egg. Professor John Brookfield, a specialist in evolutionary genetics at the University of Nottingham, told the UK Press Association the pecking order was clear. The living organism inside the eggshell would have had the same DNA as the chicken it would develop into, he said. "Therefore, the first living thing which we could say unequivocally was a member of the species would be this first egg," he added. "So, I would conclude that the egg came first."
The same conclusion was reached by his fellow "eggsperts" Professor David Papineau, of King's College London, and poultry farmer Charles Bourns. Mr Papineau, an expert in the philosophy of science, agreed that the first chicken came from an egg and that proves there were chicken eggs before chickens. He told the Press Association that people were mistaken if they argued that the mutant egg belonged to the "non-chicken" bird parents. "I would argue it is a chicken egg if it has a chicken in it," he said.
I think its evolution gone mad! However, you can read the rest of this "amusing" article for yourself at: CNN World News.
NEW YORK MAYOR BLOOMBERG BLASTS CREATIONISTS
It is becoming more and more politically correct to blast Christians/creationists. On Friday, the mayor of New York entered the creation/evolution battle with a blast against creationists and those who believe the fundamentals of Christianity:
The New York Daily News reported:
Mayor Bloomberg lashed out against conservatives yesterday for ignoring science and common sense on issues like stem-cell research, global warming and even evolution. Making his latest foray into national issues, the mayor blamed ideologues for trying to drag the nation back decades by disputing scientifically proven facts. "Today we are seeing hundreds of years of scientific discovery being challenged by people who simply disregard facts that don't happen to agree with their agendas," he told medical graduates of his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University...
Bloomberg said he was angered to see fundamentalists trying to turn back the clock on teaching evolution in schools - and denounced the intelligent design theory as "creationism by another name." "It boggles the mind that nearly two centuries after Darwin ... this country is still debating the value of evolution," he said. The mayor was especially scathing about conservatives pandering to the Christian right over the case of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who was at the center of a national right-to-die debate.
You can read the whole article at: The Daily News.
COBB COUNTY STICKER CASE BACK IN THE NEWS. If you havent read the lead article on our website about a Federal Courts ruling on the Cobb Sticker controversy, then I urge you to do so. Mark Looy wrote the article that begins:
In a tentative victory for academic freedom in Americas public schools, a federal court yesterday sent back a lower courts order that Cobb County, Georgia, schools remove textbook stickers that called evolution a theory, not a fact. A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, although not rendering a final decision itself on the stickers constitutionality, ordered that the previous decision be vacated and the case retried.
You can read the whole article at: Answers in Genesis.
KANSAS BACK IN THE NEWS.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported that:
David Awbrey, the mouthpiece for the Kansas State Department of Education, is making the news following his comments about science, evolution and religion at a recent public forum. The controversy may drive him out of the job.
You can read the entire article and found out why he might lose his job at: The Lawrence Journal.
Well, a lot has been happening in the news.
I trust you all will have a great Memorial Day weekend.
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