Is Evolution falsifiable?

According to the rules of how a theory works, it must “always” remain falsifiable. The minute it becomes unfalsifiable is also the same minute it’s no longer a theory. And when it’s no longer a theory, it has to become one of 2 things. Proven wrong, or what is considered an unchangeable law. In the video below you will see the attempt to make evolution an historical fact. Historical facts are not falsifiable.

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Notice in the video that she says that to have students “question” evolution is to mislead them. Then of course the Christian problem of challenging evolution is brought up. What I find ironic is that a real scientific theory would never compete with religion. Example: Does the theory of how electricity works compete with religion? The word weakness is being removed because it puts evolution into question. Then it’s brought up again, to question evolution is to mislead students. So basically historians can now enter the ranks of people who can prove evolution even though they generally don’t have any degrees in biology.

Next video is where a discussion is being held over evolution. Notice how the advocate, Eugene Scott, makes every attempt to say: If you question evolution you are basically stupid. And then what really is an eye opener is what she says about our kids in schools: I would question whether high school students are capable of evaluating high level science. Because according to Eugene Scott, you only being taught the basics. Why send them to school at all if they cannot learn how to evaluate? So basically instead of a high school student being able to make up his or her own mind, and test whatever they are taught. Instead they have to believe it. That’s not education, that’s indoctrination. In other words, you have to believe in evolution, with no questions asked. Let’s look at the definition of indoctrination.

Indoctrination: teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically.

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Basically to teach someone a way to think and not be able to question it. So are our schools teaching mindless clones the doctrine of evolution? But what I find ironic is that evolutionists will use education and ignorance to say that people who don’t believe are uneducated and ignorant. But lets look at what happens to a person who is very educated and questioned evolution.

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Ben Stein graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics and as valedictorian of the 1970 Yale Law School class. Now did his opinions matter when he is well educated? Nope.

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As this video illustrates, you are a fool, regardless of education, just because you disagree with evolution. And what funny is that this guy claims there is no such thing as Darwinism. I suggest you Google it: Darwinism (link) The reason the word Darwinism was made up in the first place was that there were different beliefs about evolution as it was being researched. Basically how evolution progression happened. So a separation was needed thus the word Darwinism was born. Then he brings up the Nobel Prize deal. Sorry, but ever since Gore and Obama got Noble Prizes, I have totally no respect for it. Scientist Dr. Raymond Damadian who invented the technology for the MRI. He was not been given a Nobel prize for his work, but as a slap in the face it was awarded to Paul Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield for their discoveries related to MRI instead. All because Dr. Raymond Damadian was a creationist. Reference: Wikipedia

So is the invention of the MRI worthy of a Nobel Prize or not? To further inflict insult, I can guarantee it will not be awarded until after he is dead. And If I were in Damadian’s family, I would reject it if they hold it until he dies. This goes along with the page I did on evolution being about conformism. Which by the way, the video above is a perfect example of.

So is evolution falsifiable? Not if:
1) It can no longer be questioned.
2) Naturalism remains the only thing science will investigate.
3) Indoctrination is the only way it will ever be taught.
4) And fear of character assassination, or loss of job because one does not conform to evolutionary beliefs. Basically using fear to spread their beliefs.

Every time I see a video, website, forum, or blog making fun of creationists, I laugh. You know why? It’s because it shows that when the evidence fails for evolution, character assassination is all that they have left. So ham it up, it only shows how lame evolution is that it would require a person to resort to such things. In fact, while I’m on this subject of how evolutionist “have to” act badly to prove their theory. Let’s see where their ideas to do this really came from… Saul Alinsky’s book on communism called: Rules for Radicals. Gives a point by point action in defeating your non-communist foe and be able to take over. See if any of these tactics look familiar.

7. Tactics

“Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. … Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.” p.126

Always remember the first rule of power tactics (pps.127-134):

1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.

3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”

9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”

11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”

12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…

“…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

“One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)

I find it ironic that almost every evolutionist resorts to these tactics during debates. Militant atheists are the worst and will train the wannabes by example. So is it really science they are promoting while using evolution as their tool, or is there another agenda? And all of these tactics make evolution unfalsifiable. Fear of having their beloved theory proven wrong requires such actions. if not. maybe one can post here and explain why?

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And sin. Abortion has been practiced for thousands of years and we need to protect human life.

good point

it's selfishness , todays ppl worship and adore themselves to a degree that they would fo any sin

Selfishness.

A Bill is being introduced in Ohio in regard to ectopic pregnancy, doctors are told that they must re- implant the fetus ( a medical impossibility) or face imprisonment or death.

Selfishness and a western mentality regarding anything sacred.

Another old white man who wants to take women's rights away... Very original 🤦‍♂️

This Holocaust needs to end. These babies need a voice. Their lives matter!

The root of ALL evil is the love (worship) of self!

Or perhaps lack of money ?

That is, the lust of the flesh, haters of Good.

Yes. Boiled down it looks like this: 1. People don't love God with all their hearts. 2. People don't love others like they love themselves. You can call it love of money or selfishness if you want.

Abortion may be mostly about $ at this point but it starts with the carelessness and self gratification selfishness on the participants. Which indicates a lack of understanding about what God intended.

Yes it is

This is so true, all planned parenthood is, is a money laundering scheme for the dems.

People it’s not the love of money by the individuals themselves. The abortion industry is the basis of many other industries such as the vaccine industry where they are forcing chemicals upon us that alter our dna and our minds, the food industry to enhance the flavor of our foods, the medical industry (yes I say industry cause they are all about money too) used for research, etc. Its the governments love of money that keeps child sacrifice legal and in business. It’s all about control.

The world rips babies out of the womb and throws them in the trash. The church ripped books out of the Bible and threw them in the trash. We rebuke the world for their sin while we continue in ours.

And the idolatry of Self.

True! Just as the medical industry makes no money from healthy people, neither can they when babies live. Wait. Are they being short sighted?

Truth

My heart breaks for those precious souls. It's money and selfishness.

Truth

That comment is ridiculous

what are you on bro?

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Praise God for you

It's really beautiful at Christmas time.

On my list of trips.

Had a great time last Easter!

Wow!

Isabella Strickland “glice”

Is it real ice?

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Emeal E.Z. Zwayne is the president at Living Waters / Way of the Master.

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Amen.

No debt. As you cannot even prove two people in a garden disobeyed. 🤣

Maj. Ian Thomas is the author of this quote.

True

Amen!

🙌

amen to that

Amen !

There’s a song in there somewhere 🎼

You guys played a huge part in my coming to know Christ. Thank you, Ray and Emeal.

Amen

AMEN!

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY SOUL WHEN I DIE, I'LL B WITH MY GOD FOREVER.💖

Grace

Juan José Toledo Bayouth

There’s an old hymn with this phrasing. digitalsongsandhymns.com/songs/4203

wouldn't you like to trottle the jerk he thinks this is funny

who thinks

i would

Do you mean that he gave up his weekend for us? Tell him thanks

True

Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for everything. Amen 🙏👑❤️

Retards.

Powerful!

True ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Amen!

Let’s not arm any pro abortion people. Your follow is to large to be talking all this twistable nonsense

A new creation never before seen on Earth

2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version (NKJV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Amen

Ray, come on. Are you not really one of these "bots" that are just letting out a string of words that sounds sort of okay?

thank you Lord that I am Born again.

Been born again for seven years. Thank you, Jesus

Amen!

If you commit the same sins after the new birth that you did prior, does that mean you are a false convert??

Christians: “You reject our God because you want keep sinning!!!!” Also Christians: “I still sin. No one is perfect”. And you wonder why we don’t take you seriously.🤷🏼‍♂️

I'm being attacked by Satan but greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I have the strength of Jesus Christ! to withstand the enemy's onslaught.

Ray is talking about the new birth in Christ

Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for everything. Amen 🙏👑❤️

Born once, die twice. Born twice, die once.

Amem! ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Amen!

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I know I’m not the only one this happens to! 

It’s the weekend so it’s good to post something that is both funny ... and scary.

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I’m not sure I’ve had this stuff happen but I’ve probably had.

Im researching my family tree....ever time i find a new surname i get friend suggestions on facebook of people with those name

It's because most people leave their data or wifi on constantly, which means your apps are running, well you gave the apps permission to access your camera, calander ect. I only turn my data on if i go on fakebook or need to google something. The sheep aren't thinking anymore🐑 in the name of convience they let wifi/data run constantly...NOT GOOD! Plus for some STUPID reason most everyone i know uses fakebook messenger to communicate, instead of the regular phone features to text/talk which are a bit more private. Use your heads people it's the apps, why do ypu think they want you to have an app for everything??? Only app i have is walmart and fakebook and the standard ones they make you have, like GOOGLE to be able to use your computer phone you have to have a google account...use your phone as a phone and keep your life private as you can, turn on wifi/data only when needed...why make it easier for them? Use your computer for all the rest. Think of how open people leave themselves gps for driving? No i google the directions and write them down before i go, not to mention the drain on your battery having your location, bluetooth and data on😕 one last thing to help open up some eyes...car insurance will give you a safe driver discount if you leave your data, location, and crap on so they can see your doing the speed limit and stuff to know your a safe driver😉 BAAAAH🐑🐑🐑

Big Brother is here.

Jasmine Georgia

'tis the plan, don't you know?

"1984" must be a how to book for the ruling elite .

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It’s creepy. No Alexa in our house and cell phones stay out of our bedroom. They can read the words on a book with a satellite, you know they’re watching. Just don’t know who or what they want. (diane)

How do they know?

No Alexia in our home. Commuters shut off.

Sometimes I've been thinking about stuff say a song, movie etc something I've forgotten and couldn't remember. Next day low and behold there it is in suggestions......creepy WIFI off!!

Oh it's scarier, sometimes I get ads of what I'm doing like brushing my teeth and new tooth brush ad comes up.😮

Who are these two people?

Bethany Cousins

all the time...creepy

Yes! I don’t think it’s funny though.

100%. The wife and I were talking about something a couple weeks ago that I’ve never even heard of, never googled it, all of a sudden the next day I see a ton of adds for it on my phone.

I promise... I can THINK of something and ads will pop up 😂😱😂😱😂

yeah they’re definitely listening through devices.

Google reads minds. Yep, there is a conspiracy here. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are in on it. Maybe the politicians too! Lol

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who ever did ?

Stopped a long time ago!

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Yep, that's the problem. Kids think everyone else causes supposed climate change, and not them. But why should they think different, when the adult examples like Al Gore, produce a carbon footprint equal to almost 50 people?

If you cannot take what you preach serious enough to change you own lifestyle, then why should anyone else?😂 What a joke. ~ Issac
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Yep, thats the problem. Kids think everyone else causes supposed climate change, and not them. But why should they think different, when the adult examples like Al Gore, produce a carbon footprint equal to almost 50 people?

If you cannot take what you preach serious enough to change you own lifestyle, then why should anyone else?😂 What a joke. ~ Issac

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You are paranoid. Your following goes down as people realise how inept and willfully ignorant yoj are. Kick me if your a snowflake but i like to see how the mentally ill are thinking. BTW Is the earth flat? Ideas on moon landings. Intriguing you are.

So am i right to say you don't think the climate is changing?

Green Iguana

The following All By Design column by Dr. Jonathan O’Quinn appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2017.

Throughout nature we can see everywhere that plants and animals seem to be perfectly designed for the habitats in which they live. In May of 2011, while my wife and I were visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, I snapped this picture of a green iguana sunning itself one morning. These large lizards climb up into the tops of the native palm trees each morning to warm themselves before climbing back down to start the day’s search for food.

It was only several years later, while studying this photograph, that I realized how perfectly designed these lizards are for their habitat. Note how the pale, greenish-brown body color nearly matches the color of the trunk and branches of the tree. Notice, too, how the dorsal frills on the neck and back resemble the “spikey” appearance of the palm fronds. Finally, see how the darker bands of color on the tail match the banding patterns of darker leaves against the lighter sky.

In fact, when iguanas are at rest, they are extremely difficult to see. Now ask yourself: how could random processes, that are claimed to be responsible for evolution, have enabled the appearance of these particular physical characteristics which would assist the lizards in avoiding predators? Even if the iguanas themselves were in some way cognizant of such a need, how could chance have produced these features? Oh, okay—they couldn’t. Well, there goes the theory of evolution!

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Green Iguana

The following All By Design column by Dr. Jonathan O’Quinn appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2017.

Throughout nature we can see everywhere that plants and animals seem to be perfectly designed for the habitats in which they live. In May of 2011, while my wife and I were visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, I snapped this picture of a green iguana sunning itself one morning. These large lizards climb up into the tops of the native palm trees each morning to warm themselves before climbing back down to start the day’s search for food.

It was only several years later, while studying this photograph, that I realized how perfectly designed these lizards are for their habitat. Note how the pale, greenish-brown body color nearly matches the color of the trunk and branches of the tree. Notice, too, how the dorsal frills on the neck and back resemble the “spikey” appearance of the palm fronds. Finally, see how the darker bands of color on the tail match the banding patterns of darker leaves against the lighter sky.

In fact, when iguanas are at rest, they are extremely difficult to see. Now ask yourself: how could random processes, that are claimed to be responsible for evolution, have enabled the appearance of these particular physical characteristics which would assist the lizards in avoiding predators? Even if the iguanas themselves were in some way cognizant of such a need, how could chance have produced these features? Oh, okay—they couldn’t. Well, there goes the theory of evolution!

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The Fake News as well as Fake Science of evolution is mentioned as part of the plan of the Illuminati to undermine the warnings in the Bible. They are behind the conspiracy to bring in the Antichrist's kingdom the Marxist New World Order which is referred to in their plan called the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (Scion). The Liberal Democrat Conspiracy They plan to depopulate the earth for the coming Antichrist to weed out inferior evolved people groups. “Eugenics and population control are long-time hobbies of the financial elites. biblicalsciencenews.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-liberal-conspiracy-exposed.html

Should pornography be legal in the United States?

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Yes. It destroys everything. Marriage. Relationship. And a covenant with your spouse and the Father! If I hate one and only one thing on this earth, this is it.

Should be legal anywhere. WWJD

Putting aside the Spiritual aspect of the corrosion that pornography causes of the soul. Pornography dissolves the positive side of Love, compassion and humanity and turns the objects of lust into a twisted fantasy, denigrating them to mere objects stripping them of value erasing the facts that they are flesh and blood with hopes and dreams.

It should be banned. I don’t even think they should only allow adults on there but ban it all together. It does just as much harm as drugs. Governments ban porn in many countries and the west should follow.

In a perfect world it should be illegal. In the real world it will creep in wherever it is desired. (diane)

Clearly it's not properly regulated when legal. Ban it, narrow down the real threats

I highly recommend everyone watch The Kinsey Syndrome Documentary on YouTube. VERY eye opening

Drugs are illegal and how is that working? Good Fight Ministries you guys do amazing works dealing with pop culture and exposing darkness. I thank you for your major influence in my life, new walk. Making it illegal will only do more harm and make it more underground. Keeping our kids away from it and continuing to work on the changing the hearts of people close to us with prayer and scripture is what we do. Young men and women need to be able to approach people they trust and talk about things. The devils power is in secrets, lies and isolation. It's a multi billion dollar industry. There is no worldly solution to rescue and repair all the lives destroyed by it. Lean hard in your faith and saviour, plant seeds, and be the example and pray. Good fight tough question. Thank you for all that you do!

Sick woman.

Outlawing it will result in an explosion of interest in it. You can't stop something by banning it. For example - most mass shootings occur in gun free zones. Prohibition saw an explosion of crime of all kinds, including alcohol consumption. Jesus never said, "Force them to accept righteousness." HE has Paul tell us we are to persuade people. You have no right to enforce your beliefs on anyone else. No matter how good they may be.

No, it shouldn’t be legal. I pray that their computer servers burn! I pray that all of their electronic equipment burns to the ground!

I personally don't think it should be illegal. That's not to say it's not immoral. It is. However, if Christians ban everything that they think is immoral, we'd be living like the Puritans in pseudo theocracy in which we depend on fallible men to be the judge, jurors, and interpreters of hundreds of God's laws. I mean, if we look at a woman with lust, we have committed adultery. Therefore, Instagram should be banned. Any social media that allows pictures to be posted for that matter. Maybe pictures of attractive people should be banned. If you go down this slippery slope, our society might end up like the Muslims, requiring women to be completely covered. As a Christian, I also believe that we have the freedom to practice our religion the way each of us best interprets it. Once again, I'm not saying that all interpretations are valid. However, there was a time when religious authority was centralized and that wasn't a utopia either. I say, if consenting adults want to make porn, and another adult freely chooses to watch it, that should be legal. They're only hurting themselves. Now, if they display it to others in public, like children, then they are violating someone else's negative rights. Then that should be illegal and I believe it already is. If we were to ban everything that offends us as Christians we'd be just like the extreme leftists or communists that demand "safe spaces" whenever a controversial word is uttered. Say goodbye to comedy, art, and romance. And no, I'm not saying that porn is art or romance. But it wasn't that long ago that it was considered to be sexy for women to show their ankles with a poodle skirt. It's very subjective. I don't want the government to make those decisions for us. We as Christians should be strong enough to make them ourselves or with the help of the church if we're struggling.

No, pornography should be illegal in The United States, it is the root cause of violence, especially toward women, and complete lack of morals, causing many different crimes.

If it was illegal, what should be the consequence?

Ever heard of the 1st amendment? it already is legal.

No. there is alot of human trafficking involved in pornography and it should be illegal. My opinion is that it should be illegal.

"A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the threshing wheel over them." Proverbs 20:26

Praying for eyes to be open

It's already legal. They sell it in stores!!! ;0)

Porn "stars" are slaves not only to sin, but to the pimps filming and abusing them.

Pornography destroys marriages. And now you just go on a computer not go to 7 eleven and ask for it and be embarrassed

Legal? USA is a big Whore house. It produces more porn movies than any other country. Porn is everywhere: movies, soaps, advertising, billboards, flyers, sports, schools, jails, etc. It is either "staying in the jungle or back to God"!

Yes it should be illegal.. it at least sends a message in morality... but the spirit of the living God in the heart of man makes it undesirable!!!

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Does anyone know how long the lights stay up past Christmas? How long it stays decorated?

Beautiful!

One thing I remember about my visit last summer is the powerful music playing everywhere.

Would love to go here some day.

Is Glice open in the rain or if it has rained that day?

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Hidden History of Evolution

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To play the game, you first must learn their tactics. ~ Issac

Plants in Motion

The following Math Matters column by CRS president Dr. Don DeYoung appeared in Creation Matters Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2019.

A dull, boring event is sometimes likened to watching grass grow. Many plants, however, do in fact display remarkable activity. For example, the tropical touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) folds and droops its compound leaves within seconds of a touch. And underwater bladderworts (genus Ultricularia) close a tissue trapdoor on mosquito lava in just milliseconds.

In spring 2018, I monitored the growth of a Midwest clementis flower vine. During 12 hours of daylight the vines grew an average of 3.5 cm in length, which is nearly three millimeters per hour. Assuming a plant cell size of 50 microns, and a vine diameter of two millimeters, each clementis vine builds complex cells at the rate of twelve cells per second. With more than a trillion atoms in each cell, there is frenzied activity in plant growth on the nano scale.

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) capture mechanism is also a standout for plant motion. Its leaves capture prey in a process called snap-buckling, similar to the “rubber popper” toys that launch themselves into the air. The flytrap leaves close by flexing themselves quickly from a convex shape to concave in a fraction of a second.

The current plant speed record may be held by the dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum). This plant explosively releases seeds through the air on a microsecond timescale.

Those of us who mow lawns can appreciate the slow growth of grass. However, the botanical world has a host of plants that rapidly catapult, kick, jump, and snap.

Reference

Forterre, Y., P. Marmottant, C. Quilliet, and X. Noblin. (2016, Feb. 10) Physics of rapid movements in plants. Europhysics News. 47(1):27–30. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2018 from www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf /2016/01/epn2016471p27.pdf.

See also Garisto, D. (2018, May 26) The secrets of plant speed. Science News, pp.16–19. Retrieved Oct. 25, 2018 from www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/ may_26_2018?pg=18#pg18

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Plants in Motion 

The following Math Matters column by CRS president Dr. Don DeYoung appeared in Creation Matters Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2019.

A dull, boring event is sometimes likened to watching grass grow. Many plants, however, do in fact display remarkable activity. For example, the tropical touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) folds and droops its compound leaves within seconds of a touch. And underwater bladderworts (genus Ultricularia) close a tissue trapdoor on mosquito lava in just milliseconds. 

In spring 2018, I monitored the growth of a Midwest clementis flower vine. During 12 hours of daylight the vines grew an average of 3.5 cm in length, which is nearly three millimeters per hour. Assuming a plant cell size of 50 microns, and a vine diameter of two millimeters, each clementis vine builds complex cells at the rate of twelve cells per second. With more than a trillion atoms in each cell, there is frenzied activity in plant growth on the nano scale. 

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) capture mechanism is also a standout for plant motion. Its leaves capture prey in a process called snap-buckling, similar to the “rubber popper” toys that launch themselves into the air. The flytrap leaves close by flexing themselves quickly from a convex shape to concave in a fraction of a second. 

The current plant speed record may be held by the dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum). This plant explosively releases seeds through the air on a microsecond timescale. 

Those of us who mow lawns can appreciate the slow growth of grass. However, the botanical world has a host of plants that rapidly catapult, kick, jump, and snap. 

Reference 

Forterre, Y., P. Marmottant, C. Quilliet, and X. Noblin. (2016, Feb. 10) Physics of rapid movements in plants. Europhysics News. 47(1):27–30. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2018 from www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf /2016/01/epn2016471p27.pdf. 

See also Garisto, D. (2018, May 26) The secrets of plant speed. Science News, pp.16–19. Retrieved Oct. 25, 2018 from www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/ may_26_2018?pg=18#pg18

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We have this plant everywhere in Puerto Rico.

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Hidden History of Evolution

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Its the simple things that show how much a deception evolution is. ~ Issac

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