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Fossil Find: Fungus Controlled Ant Just Like Today


The fossil record cannot usually tell us about the soft body parts or the behavior of its specimens. For these, we look to the extant species. But now a clever finding reveals an odd behavior in carpenter ants from the distant past.  Read more
Theres been no change because first it was fossilized just a few thousand years ago in the biblical flood. Anyways i say the true observation is that diversity was greatest at creation or after the flood. Diversity, like in the amazon, is the norm. Its instant . Therefore the remnants of biology around today will be found in the fossils but only because there was so many types of everything. No evolution by selection/mutation but instant change in the kids from adaptation mechanisms. Everything alive today can be found in the fossils. Robert Byers
Thanks, AussieID. I fully agree. Sharp criticisms from atheists or others can be very helpful and always welcome, in my opinion. But the juvenile insults from teenage (or they seem to be that) atheist-trolls add nothing to the discussion. I admire Dr. Hunter as a serious scholar and a man of integrity (as I'm sure we all do), so to see him face that kind of personal ridicule is embarrassing and unnecessary. Turning off the comments sounds like a good idea also. If anyone is interested in a serious, moderated discussion they could just come here. Proponentist
Dr Hunter, As Propentionist notes (I love your title!) the amount of simplistic athiestic drivel on your website is amazing. Some, of course, lends to a detailed response, but many are there sprouting off the same old answered canards. Dr Hunter, why don't you host your commentary here or turn off 'Comments' at your own site: I'm sure the troll wall is effective at eliminating or keeping out the asinine @ UD. A great argument is welcome and we all thoroughly enjoy a solid confrontation that ID-critic posters (those that have come for the challenge and are endeavouring to test the limits of ID!) have posed for us. But that's not what they're offering to you over there ... AussieID
If you paste what I used above (the &frac14) into your post. The preview window renders the fraction correctly. However, that is not what appears in the post. It would appear that some of the XHMTL entities post correctly, and some do not. The same is true for the "unordered list" and "list item" tags. They preview correctly, but upon posting, they do not render as they should. ciphertext
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These ants have not evolved a defense for this fungus-attack in over 48 million years. Or better, the fungus hasn't found the easier method of propagation that various other fungi use. Darwinian-apologists claim that this is due to "environmental conditions" which caused this bizarre and complex behavior to evolve (and remain unchanged since then). The environmental conditions are unspecified, and unknown. The evolutionary pathway for this behavior is likewise. This story has elicited a rash of responses from atheists on Dr. Hunter's blog (how do you put up with that asinine drivel every day?). Their response to this obviously Darwinian-defying process in nature is to launch a theological attack. Is there also some kind of atheistic fungus which controls human mental behaviors? Proponentist
Thanks. kairosfocus
kairosfocus, Just so that you know, if you so choose you can use the entities defined in ISO-8859-1 to reference specific characters such as the less-than or greater-than among others. Doing so you could produce the following texts: <a>&lt/a &gt <- though you will need to separate the "a" on the closing tag from the greater-than so that the parser knows that the entity reference isn't part of the text.Use a ¶ to denote a paragraph.Write a simple equation y = &frac14; + &frac34;You can even show range of error such as ± 0.5 ciphertext
William, You need to use what is called in XHTML an "anchor". Do this to post a link. I will put "commands" in italics that you should type. <a href="put the hyperlink (i.e. http://whatever.com) here, between the double quotes. "> Type a description of the link here, between the anchor open and close tags. </a&rt;When done it would look like this Link to syntax for using the "anchor" tag ciphertext
Argh, the text formatting forced the quotes into smart, curly ones. No, use the ordinary straight vertical double quotes or it won't work. The double quote keys in the text box will do that. G kairosfocus
WJM: Another way is to use the standard html linking tags: Less.than a href = "" grt.than then text to link less.than /a grt.than The less and greater than keys make the angle brackets. G kairosfocus
William, on the simplest way to submit a link: 1. Copy 2. Paste jurassicmac
I don't know how to post a link here, Dr. Hunter, but if you google this you might find another interesting paper to write about: Hundreds of Natural-Selection Studies Could be Wrong, Study Demonstrates It's at physorg.com William J. Murray

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