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Thinking Word — panache- \puh-NASH\ Click for pronunciation -noun: Dash or flamboyance in manner or style. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.--/ If you are going to do musicals, you must engage directors who know how to bring panache and sparkle to the production./ Brian put his panache on his marching band helmet./ Despite tripping on the way down the stairs, the contestant continued her walk with great panache.
Dr. Wysong's Blog - FLOWERS BEDEVIL EVOLUTIONISTS
There are about 300,000 species of flowering angiosperms today. They fill our world with wonder, color, and scent. Their roots, fruits, and seeds feed us, clothe us, and shelter us, and their biomass provides fuel. Their takeover of planet Earth occurred (it is speculated, since all dating methods into prehistory are speculation) about 100 million years ago. There are no transitions to flowers in the geological record, they just suddenly appear and in perfusion. Researchers have a bounty of analytical tools such as synchrotron radiation, fossils, biochemistry, genomic data, and so on, but they have not a clue how these plant creatures evolved.
Sometime look at a flower, I mean really look at it. Note the intricacy and exquisite beauty, symmetry, and detail. Look closer at the tender elements and think about how so many elements that lend to beauty and have nothing to do with survival could have come to be. Evolutionists believe it is all the result of atoms mixing together over a long enough time. We, in the meantime, are supposed to forget that such a thing has never been seen to occur, and that not one scientist anywhere can explain with detail how even a tiny pixel of even one microscopic cell in the flower could come together piecemeal over eons by chance.
Nevertheless, since evolution is a religion based upon faith, none of that matters. In a recent article in Science (April 3, 2009:28) about the flowering plant conundrum, note these quotes from the article: The appearance of flowering plants occurred “in a blink of geological time.” Darwin could not fathom how it happened and had “an abhorrence that evolution could be both rapid and potentially even saltational.” With all the modern minds and tools, scientists are coming up with ideas that “might explain the amazing success of this fast-evolving group.” The mystery remains “the nature and identity of the angiosperm ancestor itself.” They appear “with a bang, with no obvious series of intermediates…” “It doesn’t appear we can locate a close relative of the flowering plants.”
In other words, after hundreds of years working on the problem, nobody can explain any better than Darwin could over a century ago. Nevertheless, after enumerating all such problems and the paucity of data and proof, the article ends by quoting a leading evolutionary researcher: “I believe a solution to the problem is within reach…the mystery is solvable.”
And that, it is proclaimed, is the sobering science of evolution.