We of the 21st century somewhat pride ourselves as being truly grounded in science. Because of that we think that science is the answer for everything. But, can science explain everything? Still, more, can science be trusted? These are important questions and depending on how you answer them will tell how you approach everyday life situations.
Question number one
Before we can delve into a good answer to question number one, we must decide what real science is. Most people think that science is what scientists do. That is a quite circular in its reasoning. Just because a scientist performs an act does not make that act a performance of science. Just because a person does an act of science does not make that person a practicing scientist.
So then, what is science? Science originally meant “knowledge”, or the gaining of knowledge. The way knowledge was gained was by proposing a situation that at any given time would produce a given outcome every time it was presented. In other words, every time this “experiment” was performed the outcome would be the same. If it did not come out to be the same results the knowledge would be false “knowledge”. In essence, real science produced “truth”. It was “truth” that could be repeated every time the experiment was repeated.
With the definition just stated, science could give an explanation for things put to its test.
Problem with question one
In question one, science deals with problems that can be empirically tested. That means that the things being tested can be observed with our senses and the results can be measured and recorded to be assessed by others. Today, however, there are a lot of “scientific facts”, which can not and have not ever been observed or repeated, which are called “science”. The real question is, “If something cannot be empirically tested to see if it produces the same result as ‘true science’ says it will, can it give an explanation that is truly scientific?”
If we allow this approach to be considered science, then we have changed the definition of what science is. And that is what has happened in the world of science today. Many call this forensic science. Much of forensic science is founded on empirical science. Some of forensic science is built on assumptions. The empirical part is fine.
The assumption part is questionable. When scientists begin assuming, they inject a preconceived platform into the equation. This preconception will color the end results, without doubt. So, in this approach we are stepping outside the realms of true science. Because of this, explanations can be open to question. Because of predetermined viewpoints, results may have nothing to do with the real truth. When this happens, science should be questioned.
For the past thirty years or so, science has been finding viable proteins and DNA in fossils which were supposed to be tens and hundreds of millions of years old. True science proves that DNA and proteins break down at a certain rate which can be empirically measured and is consistent in its rate of breaking down. The true science says that DNA and proteins degrade at a rate such that within 10,000 to 100,000 years there will be no trace of them.
Yet, when some scientists are presented with this fact they still maintain that the fossil is millions of years old. Now, if true science demands that the finding can not be older than between 10,000 and 100,000 years old, can the person who denies this scientific fact be considered a scientist?
Yet, there are many who do just that. And they are most of which are in positions of teaching the next generation “real” science. Just because someone seems to be in the place of authority does not make them right, especially if they deny truth.
Science has long proved that particles(and thus atoms) do not attract one another, so as to clump together. In fact, in a vacuum particles tend to bounce off one another and disperse even more.
Yet, some scientists say that that is how the stars and the planets formed. Experiments have shown over and over that a clump of matter must be meters in diameter before it can exert enough gravity to attract another particle of matter. This has been proved empirically time and time again.
Yet, there are so called scientists who declare, and believe, that that is how the universe as we see it today came about. First, they believe that something came from nothing(a singularity). Then the “somethings”, which were smaller than atoms were attracted to one another to form atoms, and then the atoms were attracted to one another to form hydrogen and on and on until hydrogen atoms attracted one another until they came together and formed stars.
This has never been empirically proved and the concept has been empirically disproved. These, so called scientists, are teaching your children. And you are paying them handsomely to do it. Can you trust the science these people are teaching?
Can science explain everything? If we are honest, we know that science can not explain everything. Science can point us in the right direction, if we are willing to accept its findings. But those findings will always be filtered through our world view. There are only two world views if we are honest with ourselves.
There is the worldview that most so called scientists hold today, and that is the humanistic-materialistic worldview. This worldview is an anti-theistic worldview that says there is no Creator, or God, and that matter is all there is. Everything that we perceive comes about because of the properties of this matter and that is all that there is.
The other worldview is the Biblical worldview. It begins with the foundation that the creation as recorded in the Bible is how this universe began and how it operates. Scientists who operate in this worldview have the same facts and laws of science as the other worldview scientists have. However, they derive their motivation from and compare their findings to the truths set forth in the Bible.
It is not so much a question of “Can science be trusted?” as it is a question of “Can the worldview of scientists be trusted?” If we were to compare the findings of the two groups of scientists to batters average on a baseball team, it might look something like this.
Biblical worldview .900
Let me propose a new question.
If you were to choose how your children were to be taught science, which world view would you choose?
I have written several blogs on walking and several on the heart(Here and Here). But this one is on walking and the heart and how when the two are working together the whole body benefits.
If we were to rank the parts of the body in regard to importance, the heart would rank no lower than number 2, the brain being number one. It might be argued that they should share the number one spot together. Nevertheless, the heart is a machine like no other in that it never takes a day off nor does it stop to rest and recoup. For the normal person it begins beating soon after conception and continues for beating from sixty to sometimes over a hundred years non-stop. Human beings with all the technology that we have developed have not been able to even come near producing a machine that can hope to rival the heart. I am not so stupid as to think that unguided evolution could ever come up with such an intricate and finely tuned machine as the heart. Only a mastermind of infinite knowledge could design and put together such an instrument.
Speaking of walking, the human being has been designed to be able to stand erect and to provide self locomotion by which he or she transports themselves about this creation. Walking used to be the main form of transportation before civilization began to grow and spread out over the Earth. Even then the prevalent means of getting about was walking. There was no great need to go many miles when the main source of food was agrarian.
As societies grew and people spread out the necessity of other types of travel became necessary. At first, it was animal power such as horses, oxen, mules, donkeys, wind, etc. As technology increased steam engines developed along with other fuels and engines and all kinds of vehicles were invented and developed. First the steam engine, then the internal combustion engine, then the jet and on and on. Probably the internal combustion engine brought about the biggest change to how much people walked. It was incorporated into the automobile. With its development and refinement society could really spread out now. But the spreading out did not cause more walking, it caused much less walking.
You might think you do a lot of walking, but compared to half a millennia ago we are practically standing still today.
You might wonder why heart disease is the leading cause of death in American society. Look no further than our transportation technology. One of the big reasons for that is because we no longer walk very much. ” What does that have to do with heart disease,” you may ask. And that is a good and fair question. Would not walking make it harder on the heart than sitting since it would raise the heart rate? It is true that walking does raise the heart rate. But is that really bad?
Wouldn’t it be easier on the heart to be seated in a comfortable seat and riding to a destination than having to walk a long distance and cause many more heart beats in the process? Another good question.
Two things to consider
If you are concerned that too many heartbeats will wear out that magnificent machine, worry no more.
Did you know that every seven years every cell in your body, and that includes your heart, that every cell in your body is replaced? In other words, every seven years you get a new body. “Then why don’t I stay young?” you may ask.
Well, there are these little things called telomeres in your DNA which connect the genes of your DNA together. Because our forefather, Adam, sinned he set in motion dying. The results of that “dying” is manifested in that every time our cells are replaced the telomeres die just a little. They become a little shorter each time the cell reproduces itself. The day comes when it is no longer viable enough to connect the genes of your DNA. When that happens, the cell dies. When your cell dies, your body dies.
But until those telomeres go, your heart will keep on working unless otherwise injured.
Your vascular system was so designed so that the vein system(See here) is built with valves which allow the blood to flow only one direction. The arteries are not so designed. They will allow blood to flow either direction. The blood can only flow toward the heart in a vein, never away from the heart. In the typical human body the largest muscles are below the level of the heart. Therefore, the heart must exert not only enough pressure to push the blood through the arteries but must produce enough pressure to also push oxygen poor blood up the veins of the legs and groin and buttox and abdomen to get it back to the heart and then on to the lungs to pick up more oxygen. That is quite a load. When you are seated all those body parts are still below the heart and the heart still has to push it upward.
Back to walking
What happens when we walk, and I am talking consistent walking? The largest muscles in the body are employed when we walk. The quadracepts(thigh) muscle is the largest muscle followed by the gluteus maximus and the calf muscle is also of notable size. With these muscles working together and flexing and squeezing they become an effective machine in squeezing veins and forcing the blood to move back toward the heart. The can make it move even when the beat of the heart is in the negative. With their help the heart is relieved of some of the pressure it takes to push the blood through the body. Sure, it has to increase the speed at which it pumps to provide the oxygen for the fuel to work the muscles. But remember, it will get new parts every seven years. And it is such a magnificent machine. A Mercedes never was built that could even think of being compared.
I would encourage all who read this to try to begin some regimen of regular walking. Try to walk a mile a day. If you can not walk a mile, walk a half mile. The more you can walk the better it will be for you and your heart.
So when you consider walking and the heart, you must conclude that the whole body benefits.
A lot of folks who say they are serious about starting an online business are not really serious. They want to make a lot of money fast. Many of them are like I was when I first considered starting an online business. The headlines caught my eye and I fell for almost every trick in the book. “Make a thousand dollars by this time next week.” “Just one hour a day and you will be making thousands in just a few weeks.” “You don’t need to know anything, we do all the work.” Those are just a few that I fell for. You see, I was serious about wanting to make money, but I was not serious about what it would take to get to a point where I could make good money.
If that is what you are serious about, then you may not wish to continue reading this blog. But, if like me, you are serious about building, and I mean “building”, an online business, you may wish to continue reading. Click this sentence if you are really serious.
The Best online business opportunities
There are a lot of viable ways to build a business online. You can go to some popular online sales sites and set an account, usually free, and begin to sell products. Examples are Ebay, Bonanza, Etsy and other such online entities. You can buy upgrades if the free platform is not enough for what you wish to accomplish. If you wish to grow in that framework you will probably need to set yourself up with some drop shipping companies. With drop shippers, you advertise and sell their products but only pay for them when you sell them. When you make a sale, you purchase the product from the drop shipper and have him ship it to the customer. Of course, you sell it at a marked up price from what it would cost you. Simply by “googling” “drop shippers” you can find plenty of products to be able to sell on your account. Be ready to put in plenty of time and keep abreast of your products and their availability. You will have to pay around a 13% fee for each sale, assuming you use PayPal for your payment system. You can make good money but it will take a good amount of time.
Another way is to have your own online store. You might check with Shopify, Volusion, Onetify and other such providers. For a fee these people will set you up a shop and help you line up suppliers or drop shippers to supply your store. It will work similar to the Ebay or Bonanza but will be specifically your store and you will not have to pay any of the fees that you would on Ebay and others. The profit is all yours less any fees for Paypal(3%) or credit card fees. Depending on which platform you use, you will have some support but it will be limited unless you want to pay for it. If you have a good background in computer online use this may take a while to get it going and get exposure.
Probably the most advertised and promoted type of online business these days is affiliate marketing. This is an excellent way to build a business online. However, there have been many scams that have arisen around affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is when someone has a site, whether it is a blog or review or general interest site and they direct people through their site to products or companies with which they have an affiliation. When a customer comes through their site and makes a purchase from the company, that company will pay the site owner a percentage of the sale. If you know how to work this system you can make a lot of money and make it consistently. Unfortunately, if you do not know how to build the system, you probably will not make a penny. It will cost you, but never pay you back. Most “peddlers” of affiliate marketing products make a good sales pitch, but never really deliver the goods. Look out for “upfront” payments of large amounts; hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Check to see what kind of support they have. Are their guarantees outrages? It would be better not to try to build a business online than to try to use someone who can not support you.
Learn about online business
Take some time to learn as much as you can about online business. You are doing that here. So continue to learn. When you find a system you are interested in, see if they have a trial version, and how long does it last. There are several out there that offer free trials, but they last for a limited time and usually does not give enough exposure to the system for you to make an informed decision. Taking some time to weigh your choices will be time well spent. It is easier to spend a little time than to spend a lot of money that you probably can not get back.
The best online business that I know of
You may wonder how I might know which is the best online business type. Well, one reason is that I have tried all the types that I have mentioned above. All but one of them lost me money, big money. All of them can be good if you are given the knowledge and support necessary. All of them do have some programs that give that, but the cost is almost prohibitive. You will need a large bank account to weather the process of getting the business to a point of paying for itself.
There is one, though, that sets itself apart. It allows you to have a free, yes, free, membership with access to some of its training libraries. You will be trained how to set up a website step by step. To do that they will give you two free websites for you to develop and host them for you. So far, this is all free. They will give you ten free lessons from their vast library of lessons on building a business online. You can receive limited support to help in building your websites. You will be amazed at how fast you are able to build and launch your site. If after the ten free lessons and support you like what you see you will have the choice of becoming a premium member for $49 a month or you can remain a free member and continue to use your own two websites. The free membership is yours for life as well as the two websites. But, if your appetite is whetted so that you are ready to go on to bigger and better things, then take the Premium Membership. You then have access to over 700 tutorials and lessons on affiliate marketing and how to succeed. There literally thousands of members who are glad to help and support you in any way they can. You can get help from the experts and fellow members 24 hours a day. In the first three months I was there I learned more about online marketing than I had learned in the previous three years through other avenues.
The program I am talking about is known as Wealthy Affiliates. If you are serious about online business you need to at least check them out. I will leave you a link below by which you can try out their free membership. If I can be of help just leave me a comment below and I shall respond.
I wish you the best as you continue to learn about online business. May you have great success.
Today there are many channels on TV and radio that are given over to what we call “Talk Shows”. Some masquerade as news channels, but they are really talk shows. To verify their right to be on the air they must spew out a lot of words to keep their audience interested. There are many people who spend their day just listening to talk shows. This brings the question to mind, “What is the power of words in your life?”
A Question of Words
There used to be a little mantra that went like this: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Do you believe that? If you do, then you need to rethink your position. Not that what other people say about you, but what you say is what will affect you. The greatest and most influential man to ever walk on the earth had this to say about your words: By YOUR words you will be justified and by YOUR words you will be condemned.
That is a very thought-provoking statement. He is saying that the words that YOU speak will determine the things that you will experience in this life and what the outcome of your experiences will be. Notice that it is not what others say about you or what they try to do to you that will determine your destiny. Notice, also, that it is not what you “think” about you, but it is what you say about you.
Let’s contrast words to thinking
There is nothing wrong with having positive and uplifting thoughts. They help to define how your attitude will be in circumstances that arise in your life. But thoughts, or thinking, is an internal process and affects the “inner person”. So, while it may produce an inner serenity and positive attitude and outlook for you, it does not affect the outer circumstances. Now, I am basing this on what this great man said. You may wonder if this has ever been put to the test and, if so, what were the results. It has been, and we shall share the results later in this blog.
The “words” we are talking about are the audible intonations of communication. We all know that words, or the representation of words, is often put in the form of print and displayed on paper or on a screen such as the one you are reading on this screen. However, these are not the words to which he referred. The words referred to are those which you speak with your physical mechanisms with which you were endowed as a human being. No other created being has the ability to communicate in the complex way that human beings have. Of course, animals do communicate, but not in the grammatical way that humans do.
Words are information
In the simplest sense, words are transporters of information. For instance, if I say the word “car”, you do not visualize the letters “c”, “a”, “r”, but rather a framework that has four wheels with an engine and transmission which is able to transport people from one place to another. And depending on your age, interests and abilities, much more information than that. So when you speak words you are affecting and effecting everyone who hears you.
So, you see, that the words you speak carry not only a great deal of information but that information affects and influences those who hear it and will act upon it. Are you beginning to catch a glimpse of the awesome power of spoken words.
The best example of the power of spoken words
The best example of the power of spoken words that I know of are found in the Holy Bible. The Bible is the history of the Earth and the universe that we exist in. I know that there are some who question that, but do they have a viable and sound alternative? If they are truthful, they will admit that they do not.
When God created the heavens and the earth in 6 days, the narrative uses the phrase “And God said” nine times. Only on the sixth day did God “form” something from existing creation, and that was His ultimate creation, MAN. The power of the “spoken word” was how God created all that you see or hear or experience. So, if God chose the tool of words by which to build a universe, should we not consider them as tools for us, who are created in His image, as well.
Now, as we saw how God used words to be creative, we must also be aware that in a fallen world words can be tools of destruction, too. This is evident in the statement I mentioned earlier where the greatest man ever to walk the earth, his name is Jesus, said that, “by your words you will be condemned”. So you see, words can bring destruction.
Exactly how does this work. Let’s look at it first from the positive side. In Isaiah 55:11 God says it this way: “So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth, it shall not return to me void(or empty) but it shall accomplish that which I please and shall prosper in the thing where unto I sent it.” Notice that the God way is that He speaks His word and is specific in what He speaks. That phrase, “prosper in the thing”, means, “it does what it says”. So, when you are facing a problem or a situation, the God like approach is to speak God’s word, that relates to that situation, to that situation. If you do it God’s way, then He obligates Himself to see that it comes out the way His Word says it will. You must speak it out loud to the circumstance. The Word of God when spoken out loud carries the power of God in them.
There is the negative side of this power which God endowed man with when He created him in His image. Suppose you are attacked by sickness or financial calamity. What do you say? Let me give you a personal example. Years ago I was in the building business. There is a saying which is common in that trade which I “fell” for and repeated. I am going to print it, but I learned never to speak it out loud the hard way. The saying is: “In the building business it is either boom or but,” meaning it is either going great or you are going broke. You can guess what I am getting at. Yes, it went great, and then I went broke. God used that experience to show me that “by my words I would be condemned.” Having seen the proof in the negative, I chose to believe God’s word in the positive, and it was so.
There are so many opportunities in this life for us to speak the negative. But isn’t it wonderful that our Creator gave us the ability to choose. We can choose the positive and speak the positive. How do we do that. Jesus gave us the way when in Matthew 12:34 He said that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. When speaking of the “heart”, Jesus is speaking of the inner man, the real you. Whatever you have filled up your life with, the negative news, the negative talk shows, or the positive Word of God, that is what you are going to speak to your situation.
Let me share an example from my own life. Fifteen years ago I had to check into the VA hospital because I was experiencing lack of energy. Even as I went I was speaking, out loud, “by the stripes of Jesus I am healed. He bore all my sickness and all my diseases and with His stripes I am healed.” That was among other scriptures I spoke out loud. At the hospital, after giving a blood sample, the lab asked for another sample. The doctor was not sure why but he took another sample. Twenty minutes later the head of the lab came down to the emergency room. His reason for coming was that “he wanted to see the “dead man” who had given that blood”. The lab test showed that I did not have enough blood platelets to be alive. But that is not what my words were. My words said that Jesus bore the disease that was trying to afflict me. God honored His word. I took their treatments, after all, doctors are on God’s side because they want to heal people. Since that time have not had any symptoms of the cancer that tried to come against me. In fact, as I continue to speak the Word of God out of the abundance of my heart, I have been in the best health of my life.
I could share some examples from the negative side of people I have known that in their sickness they spoke the negative or allowed for the negative and that is what they received.
If you have been awakened to the power of words in your life through the reading of this blog, I hope that you will make the positive decision to fill up your heart with the word of God so that you can by your words be justified rather than condemned. God is eager to perform His Word for you. It delights Him so when His children take Him at His word.
Begin, today, to walk in His divine blessing for you.
There are several testimonials of people who have used the program and the success they have had with it. Because of the fast paced life style of 21st century America more and more people face the specter of gaining unwanted weight. There are numerous programs available and many good ones. I thought I would share a few of the best weight loss programs for 2018 that I have found. These will not be in any particular order or necessarily from best to least best. They all will help to lose weight and get to a point of better health, but people are individuals and one program may work better for one person and not as well for another. Read for yourself and see which might fit you better.
Stop Weight Loss Resistance
The founder of this program is a lady named Carolyn Hansen. She has thirty years of experience in the fitness industry. She should be very well versed in the area of weight gain and weight loss. She sets the foundation for her program by not putting the blame on “you”, that is the person who is over weight. I guess this relaxes the reader and gives them hope to continue reading. She blames “your” extra weight on experts who have sold you a false map of how to negotiate the path to weight loss. She thinks you should be angry at the experts. (She should be careful, because she is one of those experts.)
She gives a list of scenarios which would place you in the category of “weight loss resistance”. Among these scenarios are:
“Yo-yo” effect of weight loss the weight gain
Extreme workouts with little or no effect
Waist measurement stays over 40″ for men or over 35″ for women
Feel bloated after eating or have digestive problems
Regularly stressed out
Low energy levels all the time
Craving for sweets
Snacking at night
Ms. Hansen then shares her personal testimony of how she spent years experimenting with several approaches to loosing weight. From those years of experience she has found what she is convinced is the best way to lose weight and improve your health. But first she wants to debunk five myths about weight loss.
Myth Number One: To lose weight, burn more calories than you eat. TRUTH: Calorie counting is not enough. The quality of the calories is the determining factor. Five hundred calories of grain fed beef and spinach is far better than five hundred calories of ice cream.
Myth Number Two: You need lots of aerobics to raise your metabolic rate so you burn more fat. TRUTH: Low intensity cardio workout actually work to slow down the metabolic rate over the long haul. Strength training(weights) does more to stimulate the fat burning activities of muscle.
Myth Number Three: You need to exercise at least six times a week to see positive change in your body. TRUTH: It is better to exercise smart rather than long or hard.
Myth Number Four: To lose weight, eat a lot of health foods. TRUTH: Some foods which are labeled as “health” foods are nutritionally bankrupt. They may be lacking calories but they also lack nutrition.
Myth Number Five: To effectively lose weight, you must cut back on your fat intake. TRUTH: Fat is not your enemy. It is unhealthy fats that are the problem. Eating healthy fats will help you lose weight faster.
She goes on to list six things that everyone should seek to have and that her program will help them achieve. They are:
A healthy body
Natural and easy weight loss
Improved mental, emotional and physical health
More youthful appearance
She then introduces her book and its contents. They are as follows:
How to get healthy first, so you can lose weight
Change of mind set
How to overcome body toxicity
Realizing that weight loss is not about eating less but eating better
Identifying REAL food
Her secret weapon
Proper meal timing
Importance of well toned muscles
There are several testimonials of people who have used the program and the success they have had with it.
They then go on to show you all the material and aids that are included in the package. It is impressive the amount of material and support included and when it is all said and done the price is impressive, too.
If you have been fighting weight battle for a long time and have been losing, this may be the program for you. Click the BUTTON just below and see for yourself.
The founder of the Youth Method 14 Day Diet Detox is Erin Nielsen, a 44-year old physical therapist. She begins her presentation by saying that if you think that wrinkled skin and added belly fat are a normal part of aging, then you believe a myth. She believes that it has to do with “good genes” and “bad genes”. Without any scientific foundation she says that there are good genes and bad genes. I do not know how she draws the distinction between the two. Genes carry specific instructions for specific functions of specific areas in your body. I was not aware that there were good and bad genes. As I said, I do not know how she determines the difference.
It seems that no one who is over weight is at fault. She makes the same default claim that if you can not lose weight it is not your fault. It seems that everyone except this plan is misleading you in how to lose weight. She makes several other claims about dieting to lose weight which among them are; it makes you feel bad, you look older, and makes you pile on belly fat and in turn causes hidden inflammation inside and turns on your “bad genes”. I was looking for some studies that might support these claims, but there were none forth coming.
She then contrasts sugar to fats. She cites some unverified verified article in the New York Times that showed how the sugar industry in the 1960s paid for studies that showed that fat was the problem for obesity. The reason she cited this was to show that sugar all along was the problem, not the fats. This she says has caused the “bad genes” to become dominant in your body. She claims that with her diet you can switch on the “good genes”.
She says there are three things that switch on the bad genes.
Processed foods filled with sugars and sugar rich carbohydrates. They switch on the bad genes.
Starvation dieting causes stress to your body which increases inflammation which turns on your bad genes.
Liquid diets which usually only deplete the body of water and lack necessary proteins which are needed regularly which causes fatigue and stress and turn on your bad genes.
Now she tells you how to turn on the good genes.
You will lose one pound of fat in 24 hours. This will keep you motivated to stay on the program. You will be feeling 10 years younger in a week. And you will slim up for a fictional weekend event. These are all subjective, not scientific.
You turn on good genes that release age defying hormones that make you feel fifteen years younger, and all this in just a few days.
It permanently resets your metabolism so that you feel amazing and ready to take on the world.
All these claims sound really nice and they may actually occur. But most of what she has said here is not based in science. However, a positive approach is necessary for any type of program to succeed. With a positive approach this program may be the one that you need and may do wonderfully for you.
At the price of $19 and a 60-day money back guarantee, there is no way you can lose. Check it out and see if it might be what you have been looking for. Click the BUTTON below.
It was so refreshing to find a weight loss program that asks you to take responsibility for your life. It is a site for women. It states the conditions that you may be facing. Is it excess weight, eating too much junk food, sugar cravings or just lacking energy. They then challenge “you” to stop the spiral of losing control of your appetite. They call you to take responsibility for your own life and follow a seven-day plan to lose weight and keep it off, all the while becoming more healthy.
Katherine Kyle is the founder of Green Thickies 7 Day Diet Plan. She lost 56 pounds using her Green thickie diet. By following this diet she overcame chronic fatigue syndrome and several other maladies. She is passionate about the changes which were effected in her life and would like to help you achieve the same results in yours.
There are several testimonies which present a realistic appraisal of the Thickie Diet. Here is a list of some results experienced by several people who were asked to respond after the 7-day test.
Average weight loss was 305 pounds
A third said they had increased energy
A third had reduced cravings
A third said that they slept better
Other benefits: reduced hunger, less bloating, and for diabetics less insulin.
What they liked most about the plan was the easy to follow layout, simple but tasty recipes, and the delicious Green Thickie recipes.
Here is what you get with the plan:
90 page full color ebook with diet plan in PDF form
Recipes for every meal for seven days
A color photo is included for every meal
Suitable for special diets including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, whole foods, real food, refined sugar-free, unprocessed
Make from scratch or quick prepare options
Options on when to prepare specific meals
Each recipe is for a single serving
No unusual or expensive foods, can be found in local stores
Options for improving health but not losing weight
How to adapt program for longer than 7 days to achieve more weight loss if desired
Support to help avoid detox symptoms
Shopping lists print out
Ways to save money on ingredients if needed
The calories in a weeks worth of meals is calculated so that you do not get too much or too little. With this diet you will be well on your way to a healthier you. And you will be developing a lifestyle of healthy eating that will profit you for all your life.
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There is not necessarily a founder or developer of this diet plan, but a Master Cleanse coach. His name is Raylen Sterling. He presents himself as one who has helped thousands who have used the Master Cleanse process to lose weight and regain health.
He begins by listing 14 benefits of the Master Cleanse treatment. They are as follows:
Internal waste purge: According to Mr. Sterling, over the years your body builds up an accumulation of waste which places an extra burden on your immune system. He says that most may have only 2 or 3 pounds of waste built up, but some may have much more.
Another benefit, he says, is that the Master Cleanse treatment is fast. It only takes a few days. You will see quick results in weight loss and inches lost.
The ingredients of the Master Cleanse treatment are inexpensive. What you do spend on them you will make up in the food that you do not eat while working through the process.
You will have increased energy. It may take 3 days before you become aware of having a higher level of energy, but it will come.
You will not only have immediate weight loss but will continue to lose unwanted weight. The Master Cleanse process will take away cravings for junk food and sweets.
You will improve your immune system. By removing internal waste you take an added burden off your immune system.
Following the Master Cleanse system teaches discipline which will profit you in many other areas of your life.
By completing the Master Cleanse system you will grow in self-confidence.
By cleansing your body you will find that your desire for junk food will disappear, too.
After completing the process you will find that stopping other bad habits will become much easier, too.
Master Cleanse cleans your body of poisons which you get from the environment, as well. Many pollutants in the air of large cities may have built up in your body over many years. Master Cleanse helps your body rid itself of these, too.
The many glands in your body which help in keeping your body healthy will also benefit from Master Cleanse as well.
You will save money on groceries. After you complete the Master Cleanse process you will not have as large an appetite because your body will absorb the nutrients that it needs more easily and quickly.
The last benefit is that you can begin today.
He now offers you seven steps to help you through the Master Cleanse process.
He then gives you the steps to complete the process successfully.
Next is how to cleanse your liver.
Next is the Weight Loss cleanse. It is not a detox but an aid to lose weight faster.
You can click on the Master Cleanse Recipe and go to the page where you will find the recipe and how to prepare it. You will have a list of the ingredients and how much of each is needed in the mix. He offers alternatives if some things are hard for you to find or you may not be able to tolerate. Instructions are clear and easy to follow.
He does a good job of describing any side effects one might experience. None are life threatening but might be uncomfortable. He offers ways to cope with the temporary systems. They will only last for a short time and then you will experience a new level of energy and well-being.
Though I have never used anything like Master Cleanse, I have used products that cleansed my system in preparation for medical procedures. Master Cleanse works in much the same way but at a slower pace. Considering that all the ingredients are natural I would think that this product would be a great tool if one is really serious about losing weight and beginning a healthy life style. The price for the Master Cleanse book is normally $37.
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The founder and promoter of the Lean Belly Detox is a man named Matt Sterling. Matt has been a personal trainer for a number of years and presents several testimonials of people who have trained with him and the results that they have attained. He makes the same bold statement that most “experts” in the field of weight loss do not tell you the truth about why you are overweight or how to lose weight.
The program that he presents takes a different approach. He says that his diet targets one particular hormone which determines whether your body burns fat or whether it stores fat. That there are hormones that do this is a scientific fact. That there are minerals and vitamins and chemicals which can affect these hormones is a fact as well. His claim is that his diet ingredients flush out the toxins that hinder these hormones in their job of burning belly fat.
I must say that Matt does “beat around the bush” quite a bit. That term I just used means he says a lot of words but really does not say anything really necessary to gaining any knowledge of the product. He does state a few important points. Here are a few.
Avoid High-Protein Diets. Reasons: Reduces stomach inflammation from acid build up to break down proteins. Gut health improved by eating probiotic healthy foods. Better insulin sensitivity so that the body absorbs into muscle rather than fat cells.
Stop Cutting Calories: Cutting calories causes the body to go into a storing mode and begins to store fat.
Stop following Calories Burned: Excessive workouts can work against losing fat. The stress on the body causes it to go into a storing mode. Short, high intensity workouts are better and maintain a long term high metabolic rate increase.
This next point is one that I have trouble justifying. He says, “It’s not your fault.” I know that he is trying to get you to relax so that you can better address your problem. That’s OK. But the fact is, it probably is your fault. Therefore, you must be the one to make the decision to do something about it. You chose to eat the junk food and not the healthy food. So now you must choose to eat the healthy food.
The above statement is not to be construed as to say that the diet he proposes is not a good one. It is to say that you must take responsibility if it is to be effective in your situation.
He now lists seven points for your consideration.
No back breaking super workouts
No multiple daily workouts
No body-building workouts
You will begin to “feel” healthy
You will experience continual weight loss until you reach your best weight
Your body will adapt to burning fat instead of just sugar
You will learn how to eat your favorite foods and not store them as belly fat
He then launches into more testimonies and “beating around the bushes”.
The ingredients in this diet have been shown in clinical tests to do what he claims, so the diet is a viable diet. So, for someone who wishes to lose belly fat and not have to be too complicated in the process, this may be a good diet to pursue. It is offered at a price which is hard to pass up and comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. It is guaranteed because it is sold through ClickBank which guarantees all its products for 60 days with a money back guarantee.
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For a hundred and fifty years the biological world of science has been ruled by the practitioners of the pseudo-theory of evolution. It was taken as fact because its followers had positioned themselves in places of influence and control of information flow. Consensus became the controlling factor instead of facts. As of lately we have seen a return to facts as being the determining factor of true science. Evolution theory disproved is no longer “science denial” but is backed by more and more established scientific studies.
Scientific laws show evolution proven wrong
Several scientific laws prove that evolution is impossible.
The law of cause and effect
The law of cause and effect dictate that the cause is always greater, or has more information, than the effect. Evolution says that the effect, following generation, has more information. That is false. Such an “effect” has never been shown in science.
The first and second laws of thermodynamics
The first law of thermodynamics (which can be applied to information also) says that matter-energy can neither be created nor destroyed but only changed from one to the other. Evolutionists must rely on the “Big Bang” as their creation of the universe foundation which says that “something came from nothing”, which violates the first law of thermodynamics.
The second law of thermodynamics says that in a system entropy will always increase. Entropy is defined as increase in disorder or coming to a point where energy heat levels are equal and thereby no exchange of heat is possible. Evolution says that order and information increase from generation to generation. Once again evolution is proven wrong.
The laws of probability
In previous articles we have cited findings in the laws of probability which show that when certain things which reach a factor of possibility that is a factor of 10>40 that that thing is considered impossible. The probability of one protein being formed by chance is 1 in 10>110. That is only one protein. The number of proteins necessary for the simplest living thing known is 356 proteins. The probability of 356 proteins to be randomly assembled is 1 in 10>4004. One has to believe in fairytales to believe that this could happen by chance.
New findings in science
Since the ENCODE project has questioned the idea of junk DNA believers in evolution have tried to debunk its findings but have had little success. One evolutionist made this remark: “If ENCODE is right, evolution is wrong.”Klinghoffer, David. Dan Graur, Darwin’s Reactionary. Evolution News & Science Today, 21 June 2017.
A recent keynote presentation at The International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems, and Conservation Biology by Dr. Bill Basener of the University of Virginia addressed the continued crumbling of the human genome and how it was in direct contradiction to one of the long held tenants of evolution which is that in a given population fitness will always increase. In his research which he conducted with retired Cornell geneticist John Sanford, they found that this theorem did not fit with the facts.
If Dr. Basener and Dr. Sanford are correct, then evolution can not be correct. There is no reason to think that their findings are incorrect.
Science agrees with creation
Look at how science agrees with creation.
Cause and effect
Cause is always greater than effect. A supernatural being(one who is outside of nature and greater than nature) creates all that is seen and observed. Supernatural is greater than natural
Laws of thermodynamics
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. A supernatural beginning point establishes all matter-energy and time. No more is being naturally created whether matter or energy or time.
Man sins and brings death into creation. All creation is moving toward disorder and death.
A supernatural being Who is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, and outside and above nature is infinite therefore nothing in the natural is impossible. Being supernatural He is infinite in information and can introduce it into the creation. “In the beginning was the Word(information).”
It is more and more being established that evolution is nothing more than a concoction of people who are totally opposed to the fact that there is a Creator Who has established this creation that we observe and that He has founded it on laws that are sound and can be tested and proved if one is willing to accept the facts. For too long we have accepted the biases of people who wish to exalt themselves above their Creator. This was the original shortcoming of Adam. He thought that he could be his own god and determine what was right and what was wrong. He asserted this when he ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. His act said, “I shall determine what is good and what is evil.’ Isn’t that what this generation of mankind is doing? God ordained marriage as between a “man” and a “woman”. Now, those who wish to be their own “god” say that marriage can be a man and a man or a woman and a woman.
God made them “male” and “female”(man and woman). Now, people may be whatever they think they are, or they can be surgically changed to be what they think they are.
It is becoming more and more evident through science that the word of God is correct in all that it says. The Bible states that there was a beginning. Science agrees with that more and more every day. The Bible states that creation is decaying. Science is in complete agreement with that.
The Bible says that through the input of information the second law of thermodynamics can be channeled to produce temporary order. Science agrees.
It is no longer scientific to believe in evolution. Is evolution theory disproved? I think the question should be addressed differently. The question should be, “Was evolution theory ever proved?” My answer to that question is a resounding “NO”. It was a religion that was forced upon society using the guise of “science” so called. It is time for people who are willing to use their God given logic and reasoning to stand and firmly and logically refute those who are blinded by the “god of this world”.
There is nothing logical about evolution. A superficial study of its’ effects will show that it is not only illogical but is destructive in all that it espouses. History has shown that those who promote evolution have never brought about lasting good but only evil results.
It is not enough to be against the spirit of evolution, but one must be for something. The God of all creation is a God of love and compassion. He wants good for you. He is not for “survival of the fittest”, but for the blessing of all. He provided the Way by which you can receive His good in your life. He has done that through His only-begotten Son, Jesus, when He paid the price for our rebellion. Jesus did that by dying on a cross. You can receive forgiveness by trusting Him and believing that He paid the price for you. You will receive not only life now, but you will receive life that never ends.
May God bless you with wisdom so that you might receive Him.
I recently read a news article in which a former president of the United States, who calls himself a “born again Christian”, said that he believed that God was OK with same sex marriages. This is a stance that this same man would have had nothing to do with thirty years ago. Why has he changed his view on this subject? Was the “same sex marriages” not moral thirty years ago, but they are now? How does he determine when morals are not moral and when they become not moral?
Let me present some answers to all of these questions.
What are morals?
A simple explanation of what morals are would be that they are accepted standards by which any given society expects its’ citizens to live by. Most civilized societies would deem the act of one person taking the life of another in a premeditated act as “murder”. In many cases the punishment would be that the murderer would be put to death or put in prison for the rest of his or her life as payment for the crime.
Now, murder is an extreme example of morals that any society might install. But every civilization has its’ morals on which it will stand or fall. There are some morals that have been present in the beginning of every great civilization ever recorded in history. Among those morals are respect for individual persons, the foundation of the family unit, individual property rights, respect for those in authority and usually some type of religious authority recognized and reverenced.
The nature of morals
What determines if something can be defined as moral. Let us list a few things that a moral entity does.
The end result produces good for all involved.
It promotes the safety of all members of the society.
It limits evil actions.
It brings discipline for abusers of others
It honors those who honor it.
It brings harmony to the society.
It gives direction
It warns of evil.
True morality will prolong a society and bring good to those who participate in that moral society.
Are morals fluid?
The answer to this question can be “Yes” and it can be “No”. How can that be? Let me take for example how a former president of the United States once said about the Constitution of the United States. He said that the Constitution was a “living document”. By that, he meant that it was fluid. What it meant to one group or time may not be what it means to another group or time. It might mean one thing to this generation and another thing to the next generation. He believes that morals are fluid.
Now, contrast that to an orthodox Jew who believes the Torah. The Jews have not changed what the Torah says for over three thousand years. What it said when Moses received it and wrote it down, it still says today. The morals of an orthodox Jewish community is the same today as they were three thousand years ago.
By comparing the two methods of determining morals, which method brings about the most good? The first, that of being fluid or changing with whatever is convenient, was the way morals were applied in all the great civilizations of recorded history. They all began with a rigid set of moral standards(whether we would call them moral or not, to them they were) by which their society would be governed. As time passed and success brought lax in the standards by which they governed, so came the demise of all the great civilizations; the Egyptian, the Assyrian, the Babylonian, the Persian, the Greeks and the Romans. Though each was in the end defeated, the real defeat came first with the decay of their morals.
Contrast those societies or civilizations with the group of peoples called the Jews. They have maintained the same moral standard for three thousand years. Of course, they have had those who have tried to change those morals, but they have not been able to do it. Why? It is because the Jews believe that those morals come from their God and He does not change. They are still and entity and a society in this world and all the so called great civilizations have disappeared.
We have looked at two approaches to morality for a society. One has a failing record every time it is used. That is the fluid approach to morality. It is the approach that the two presidents I have cited above are espousing. On the surface it appears harmless, but in the end it becomes part of what is described today as “a slippery slope” of degradation. Their morality is merely a convenient tool to manipulate people for their own purpose. People who have fluid morality are not interested in the good of anyone except themselves. They become mere pawns in the hands of forces which they themselves are probably not ever aware. If they are aware they have become diabolical in their intent. That means they really want to destroy you and your society. History proves that they can do it. It may take a couple of generations but it does happen.
When morals become fluid, they are no longer of value to a society. That is when morals are not moral. They have then become the tool by which a society is destroyed.
What is the answer, then? The moral standard must be anchored to something that does not change, but is proven to produce that list of good things that we mentioned above.
Psalm 119:89 (KJV)
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
This a scripture from the Holy Bible. This verse was penned over 2500 years ago. It still carries its’ same force.
Psalm 119:160 (KJV)
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one
of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
God’s word does not change.
The hope for any nation or people or society is not found in its’ ability to shift its’ morals to accommodate for sins of its’ people, but its’ hope is in its’ willingness to humble themselves before the Creator of all things and receive His wisdom and then to walk in that obedience.
We as individuals and a society must be willing to stand against such people who will speak against our Creator, even if at one time they were president of the United States. If they stand against the God of creation, they have come against the ultimate power.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
This verse in Proverbs is followed with promises of blessing. If we wish for our nation and society to continue with the great blessings that we enjoy, then we must adopt true morality. That morality is found only in the Word of God.
Many people in our society today are not certain about the answer to a question which is often brought up in the debate about evolution or creation. That question is, “Are evolutionists atheists?” Let us address this question and see if we may shed a little light on the correct answer.
What is evolution?
Depending on whom you ask for a definition you may get different answers. Most evolutionists prefer to use the definition which says, “Change over time in an organism or living thing.” That is a simplistic definition and allows for anything involving change to be considered evolution. But that is not really what evolutionists consider to be evolution. They really believe that a living thing grows more complex and passes that complexity, or increase in information, on to the next generation. This continues for numerous generations until a new species of plant or animal comes about. So let’s be honest and use the correct definition. There must be an increase of information in the living cell and then that increase in information must be passed on to the next generation.
Of course, the only problem with this scenario is that it defies certain laws of science which are shown never to have been broken. The use of mutations to bring about increase in complexity has never been observed. In fact, not one mutation has ever added information to the genome, not one!
So, at the outset we can see that evolution is not even a scientific exercise. To believe it one must accept premises which can not be proved or even reproduced. There must be an axiom that “life began” from nothing and then began to “evolve” against all the laws of science. Evolution has no scientific foundation and is not built on science.
What is an atheist?
An atheist is someone who says “There is no god.” This is in itself a “self refuting statement”. For someone to be able to make such a statement would mean that he or she would have to have all knowledge of everything to be able to know for certain that there is no god. In a sense, he or she has set himself up as “god”. Therefore, the statement is false.
The correct word for a person who says that they are an “atheist”, is “anti-theist”. It means that they are against or opposed to God. Science can not prove one way or another that there is or that there is not a god. Each view begins with an “ad hoc” foundation. This “ad hoc” is a statement of “belief” as to the beginning of all things that we can perceive. From this beginning, or axiom, one then must proceed to make hypotheses and test these against their beliefs. If a hypothesis is falsified then the theory on which it was founded must either be discarded or redefined. If a theory has been falsified many times it is discarded as being unscientific.
It has been made abundantly clear over the past half century that the theory of evolution is not a scientific study. It has been falsified time and time again and has been shown to be at odds with numerous scientifically established laws. Therefore, since it can not stand up to the scrutiny of science it must be considered a belief. To believe in something which is lacking in any valid scientific backing is called a “religion”. Yet, evolutionist cling to their belief because they think it is scientific, but to acknowledge it as a “religion” would put them at a loss in the debate of the true nature of the creation which we observe.
They are “anti-theist” against the God of the Bible.
Are all evolutionists “anti-theists”?
There are two approaches to how the creation that we observe came into being. There is the Biblical approach, which is set forth in the first book of the Bible, in which God created the Earth and the universe in six days. The other approach is that it all came from nothing in “The Big Bang”. There are several versions of this “Big Bang”, non of which have any scientific foundation.
The Biblical version was given by One Who was an eyewitness to the six days of creation. It was given to a man named Moses who wrote it down and it has been passed down from generation to generation through the nation of Israel and its’ people, known as Jews. It was then included in the Holy Bible on which Christianity is founded.
The second, “The Big Bang”, is a fabrication which has been in the making for about 150 years, beginning with Darwin and his “fairy tale of evolution”. To keep the evolutionist’s view alive it has been necessary to introduce many, what are called, fudge factors to keep it anywhere near being considered a scientific theory, much less a scientific law.
Evolution does not even qualify as a theory. Why do I say that? A scientific theory must be falsifiable. That is, there should be something that it predicts which if it does not do, then it will be false. Though there have been many predictions made by evolutionists which have been proven false, the “theory” still lives on. But it really is not a theory. It is a belief.
The Biblical view is clear in its’ presentation of how the earth and the universe were created. There are some who paint themselves as Theistic evolutionists. In casting themselves as such these people are actually declaring that they know more than the God of the Bible. They may call themselves Christians. But how can a Christian, one who claims to worship the God of the Bible, read what God said about how He created the Earth and all creation and then say that that is not what He said. In essence, God lied.
I have heard many of these, so called, scientists who say they are theistic evolutionists and have heard their explanations of what God “really” said. It is impossible for a created being to tell the supernatural Creator what He “really” said. It is more logical to think that the supernatural Creator would communicate it in such a way that there would be no misunderstanding.
With that logical underpinning it is safe to say that even the theistic evolutionist is anti-theistic. When anyone who is lesser exalts himself above the greater, he is making himself above and thereby declaring himself as god. That is anti-theistic.
Are evolutionists atheists? Not really, because they are not God. They do not know all knowledge and therefore can not make a final conclusion on anything. However, they are all anti-theists. They stand opposed to the Creator of the universe Who is all knowing, ever present, and omnipotent. He is the only One qualified to establish the beginning of time and all things in it.
What is your response?
How will you respond to your Creator? Will you arrogantly declare yourself as god of your life. Or will you in humility recognize your need of His loving kindness and by faith receive His wonderful gift of grace purchased by His only-begotten Son, Jesus, when He died for you on the cross.
I hope that you will receive Jesus and find out what “life” really is. God bless you.
On my morning walk today I really had a time of clearing my throat and sinus passages. It took me about five minutes to get them cleared enough to continue my walk. As I continued I began to consider the process by which my body was seeking to take care of itself. I began to consider my mouth, my nose, my esophagus and my trachea. As I mused on these the thought of how this system could have possibly evolved by “Darwinian” evolution. Now, you understand that “Darwinian” evolution says that life began (but they give no explanation how that may have been) and step by step, little by little it became more and more complex until, voila, human beings. Let us look at just the mucous membranes which line our mouth, nose, pharynx, trachea and esophagus and see if they could possibly have evolved.
The cells which make up the mucous membranes are unique. The cells of mucous membranes are not like the cells which make up other organs of the body. They are specifically, if I may use the term, designed to perform the things that they do. They have sensors which detect toxins in the air being taken into the body and when alerted secrete chemicals(which they assemble) which attach to the toxin and stop it from progressing farther into the body.
When sufficient amounts of toxins have been collected the body will then be notified that it needs to be expelled. The cells then produce liquids which will begin to drain the toxins out of the nasal cavity out of the body. Though the oral cavity has the same processes going on it is not as efficient as the nasal cavity. (Hint: It is better to breathe through your nose than through your mouth.) As the toxins gathered build up the body will attempt to rid itself of them through built in programs. Two of the more notable are sneezing and coughing.
Neither of these processes in themselves are bad, but sometimes when the toxin build up is so much that they become a continuing activity one may need to take something to help them along. There are times that a cough expectorant is used and there are times that an expectorant is prescribed. Your doctor will know best.
The Nervous System
As intricate and marvelous as the cells are which make up the mucous membrane, they could not do their work by themselves. The cells receive information from their environment and then must transmit it to the brain. It is true that it is not very far to the brain from the nasal and oral cavities, but the information must be sent.
This is transmitted through the nervous system. I am not going into an in depth description of the nervous system here, but suffice it to say that is far more complex than our most sophisticated internet or computer system developed by mankind.
So, when evolutionist seek to explain the evolution of mucous membranes they must also explain the development of the nervous system and how the mucous membrane system connected to it and how it developed a language by which they could communicate the information between them. That information not only has to go from the mucous membrane through the nervous system, and after the brain understands the information, it must then develop a response to the situation and then communicate that information back to the mucous membrane cell so that the cell can give the appropriate response in defense of the body.
Source of mucous membrane cells
The source of the mucous membrane’s information is found from the very beginning of the body in which the mucous membrane resides. The beginning of the unique body began when a sperm joined with an egg to form a zygote. At that very moment, all the information needed to form that body came into being. It was contained in what is named, DNA, (dioxyribonucleic acid).
The information for the mucous membrane, the nervous system and the brain were included in that package of DNA. In fact, all the information needed to construct and maintain that body is in that DNA. When it is all said and done, the human body has over 150 trillion Gbytes of information. This has proved to be an insurmountable fact for evolutionists to figure out.
DNA is made up of protein. But proteins can not be assembled except through the information contained in protein. The question to the evolutionist is, “How did proteins and DNA appear at the same time?” If proteins can not be built without the information contained in DNA and DNA can not be constructed without proteins, can evolution be feasible? To the normal person who has a high school level education and nominal ability to reason, that to approach the appearance of life from an evolutionary view point is totally illogical.
The question then arises, “Why do some people believe in evolution?”
An evolutionist does not like to consider this subject. They think that they are looking at life through a scientific lens. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Science starts out with a “belief” which has some facts to back it up. It is called an “hypothesis”. An “hypothesis” must contain some aspects through which if proven could “falsify” the “hypothesis”, or prove it to be false. If there is no way to “falsify” the hypothesis, then the premises is not scientific but is a “belief” which one holds, but is not “science”.
So, one’s approach to science begins from one of only two world views. One is the “humanist” world view and the other is the “Biblical” world view.
There are no other. The “humanist” approaches every thing from a materialist mentality. Everything evolved through natural processes, and that is all there is.
The “Biblical” worldview begins with the premises that the Biblical account of creation is the correct view and proceed to study the creation from there.
Which view is right?
How do you determine which view is right? Well, the scientific way is to make hypothesis and the conduct experiments and studies to see which hypothesis is correct and which is falsified.
Let us look at just one particular area which is very true of almost all areas. The area of DNA, which we looked at above, has had many predictions made by the humanist world view and the Biblical world view.
The humanist(materialist-evolution) view point says that DNA somehow began and over millions and billions of years it has grown in information by mutations and natural selection.
The Biblical world view says that sometime between five and ten thousand years ago the earth and mankind were created and because mankind “sinned” against his Creator he has been slowly dying because of that sin.
Which is correct? What do the scientific facts say?
As to how long the earth has been here, over 112 methods of dating the earth say that it is no older than 6000 to 10,000 years old. Only about 6 methods say it is older. Understand that all these methods are tempered by world view.
As to life becoming more complex through mutations and natural selection. Scientific studies have shown that of all the millions of mutations found in living DNA there has yet to be found one that adds information to the DNA of any living thing. In fact 99.9% of all mutations are deleterious or neutral and subtract information from the system. Those which seem to bring some benefit actually subtract information from the DNA. (An example: cycle cell anemia- those affected by it can not catch malaria; because the blood cells affected by malaria are deformed).
According to the second law of thermodynamics a system will always increase in entropy(chaos will grow).
Evolution says that somehow elements and molecules managed to overcome this law and assembled in such a way as to produce a living cell that could overcome the second law and reproduce itself. The 2nd law of thermodynamics is a law, not a hypothesis, and has never been proven wrong.
The Biblical view says that a Supernatural Being (Someone who is outside of the natural creation, who is above and greater than the creation) established the natural things that we say and sustains them. He spoke(added information) into the system and that information applied redirects the 2nd law of thermodynamics but does not deny it.
If one is to be logical and scientific one will have to say that evolution “is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” I don’t know if Shakespeare had evolution in mind when he penned those words, but I think they fit very well.
So, when I call it “The Evolution Fairytale”, you can see why it is a tale of lies.
Tell me what you think.
I would love to get your feed back and what you think of the subject discussed above. I look forward to your response.
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In our desire to stay healthy and fit we of the 21st century have embraced the aerobic approach to achieve this goal. There are many avenues by which this goal may be attained. One of the most popular is cycling. Those who are able and are geographically able enjoy the actual activity of getting outdoors and actually cycling. But, for the average this is not the case. For them, the stationary bike is the answer. Among these are the recumbent exercise bikes. We shall set forth what we think are the best recumbent exercise bikes for 2018. We shall present what we consider the five best of these taking into account their price as well as the tools that come along with them. They will not necessarily be taken in order of best to least good because what is best for me may not be best for you.
You will find out what is included in each bike and where you can get it and what some users think of it. After looking at those that are presented, you can decide which one will fit your particular needs.
The recumbent bike
The recumbent bike is a bicycle that puts the rider in a sitting position that is somewhat reclined and gives some support to the back. The weight of the body is placed more on the buttox than on the crotch area. For those who are a little more advanced in age this is a definite must for stationary cycling. By not having to be in a bent forward position the rider can accumulate more time cycling thereby increasing the aerobic benefits. The seat position has also been shown to relieve tension and pressure on the neck, shoulders, arms, hands and lower back.
It is true that it is not a full body workout as some other types of stationary bikes are, but it the goal is aerobic, then it is more than achieved using the largest muscles of the body. By attaining aerobic goals you can maintain a healthy body weight and build strength in your cardiovascular system. This along with a healthy diet and regular checkups with your doctor should translate to a long and productive life.
The Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike
We shall begin our list of Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes for 2018 with the Exerpeutic 900XL. Though this bike carries a 300 pound weight limit it only weighs 63 pounds. It has a low center of gravity and has extended stabilizers at each end to minimize movement when working out. The seat is well padded and the pedals are large enough to accommodate a wide range of sizes.
For your information, here are the dimensions:
Weight 63 lbs
Some features include precision balanced flywheel and a V-Belt drive which provide a smooth and quiet operation. This model also comes with heart rate monitoring in the hand grips. It has 8 levels of magnetic resistance providing a wide range of workout intensity. Straps on the pedals prevent foot slippage. It has small transport wheels on the front stabilize make transport easy and convenient.
The Exerpeutic 900XL comes with a computer read out which includes the normal categories of distance, calories burned, and time with the above mentioned heart beat monitor. The standard warranty is three years on the frame and 90 days on parts.
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Unless you buy this from a dealer who sells it already assembled(usually much more expensive) there will be assembly required. If you are adepts at assembling things, this will be no problem. Even if not, it comes with easily understood assembly instructions and you should be able to complete the assembly in under 2 hours.
FINAL WORDS: Though the Exerpeutic 900XL is not the Cadillac of recumbent stationary bikes it is a well-built and designed exercise machine that can serve as a workout regimen for many years. The cost is typically under $200 and will give good service for years to come. If working out is a little more serious for you, you might consider the big brother the Exerpeutic 1000XL. For us though, the Exerpeutic 900XL serves as a good foundation for good health exercise.
Among the entry level recumbent stationary bikes this one weighs in at a mere 60 lbs. But even at that weight it is built rugged enough to carry a 250 pound rider in exercise mode.
Its dimensions are:49″(L)x22″(W)x43″(H). That is very compact.
Movement of the bike from one place to another is facilitated by small transport wheels attached to the front stabilizing bar.
One of the standout points that the ProGear 555LXT has is the 14 levels of magnetic resistance. Most recumbent bikes of this price range have only 8 ranges of resistance. Another “upgrade” found on this bike is a programmable computer. With the computer the rider can set his or her goals for distance, speed, or calories burned. The LCD display will display time, speed, distance or calories.
A useful addendum to the front setup is a holder for your smart phone or tablet. If you wish to read or watch a utube while working out you’ve got the means to do it.
A sometimes overlooked convenience is a water cup holder. Depending on how long your session is, a good drink of water along the way is always refreshing.
The seat is adjustable and slides up or down depending on the direction it is moved. It will adjust for heights ranging from 5’0″ to 6’3″ and it is cushioned.
It comes with standard over sized pedals and has cushioned grips on the handle bars.
It is hard to say anything bad about the ProGear 555LXT considering the price range it is in. It may not be for the professional athlete, but for the common person who just wants to stay in good shape and be healthy, it more than fills the bill.
The Nautilus R614 is one of the heavier recumbent bikes. It weighs in at 80 pounds. The only time that will really matter is if you need to move the bike to another location. But the small transport wheels on the front stabilizer makes that easy. The extra weight also makes the bike more likely not to wobble at higher speeds. In addition to the extra weight are added five stabilizing footers which can be screwed up or down to fit to any floor situation.
A few of the amenities you can expect to find on the Nautilus R614 are:
A cooling fan. How nice that is!
Water bottle holder.
Two acoustic speakers
ECB Magnetic resistance
Heart rate moniters
Twenty levels of resistance
Two user profiles
Twenty-two pre-programmed workout programs
USB port for charging and exporting information
Two LCD windows for display of workout details
A nice addition is the table shelf which can allow for your smart phone or tablet to be secured so you can enjoy your TV or YouTube or some other entertainment or study.
The workout programs are divided into three groups; Profile Programs, Goal Setting Programs, and Heart Rate Control Programs. Under Profile Programs you have a choice of Challenges, Mountains or Fun Rides. If you choose Goal Setting Program you can choose from distance, time, or calories burned. If you choose the Heart Rate Control Program you feed in your age and then choose which percentage you wish to achieve and then take off.
A nice perk for with the Nautilus R614 is the ability to upload your information to NautilusConnect or MyFitnessPal. This is done by inserting a USB stick into your console, then save your data and upload to the site you are working with.
There are a lot of features that recommend the R614. Here are a few:
and easy to assemble
packaged to prevent any damage prior to delivery
impact nature of the exercise makes it ideal for anyone with reduced mobility
or recovering from injury
seat and back support create a more comfortable workout
range of seat settings to suit user heights to 6ft+
data transfer helps you keep track of your progress
For under $500 the Nautilus R614 is one of the best investments you can make if you are serious about loosing weight or maintaining a high level of health.
The Marcy Me-709 recumbent exercise bike is another great entry into the under $200 range for exercise bikes. The ME-709 has the standard magnetic resistance of higher priced bikes and incorporates eight resistance levels which enable you to reduce fat and increase stamina as well as improve cardiovascular health. All this is done in the comfort of your own home.
It is constructed of heavy-duty tubular steel and is built to last. The high density foam seat makes for comfort and allows longer sessions of exercise. The handle bars are foam wrapped for easy grip and comfort. The pedals have adjustable straps so multiple users can be accommodated. Seat distance can be adjusted for users ranging in height from 5’0″ to 6’3″. The bike also has levelers to be able to stabilize on uneven flooring. The front stabilizer has transport wheels which make it easy to move or store out of the way when needed.
The computer read out measures speed, distance, time and calories burned. The default is set to scanning but can be set to one read out when setting goals for time or distance or calories burned.
Comes with easy to follow assembly instructions. Depending on your abilities, it will take about 45 minutes to an hour and a half to assemble.
If you are like me and only need a daily workout to maintain a healthy heart, this is an excellent bike for that purpose and will give many years of use.
I thought I would include one Cadillac recumbent bike for your consideration. The Schwinn 270 is an excellent instrument for building your exercise program around. It not only provides you with comfort as you do your work out but it provides you with entertainment. One reviewer commented that she had had so much fun in one of the programs that she did not feel as if she had been working out except for the fact that she was soaking with sweat when she finished.
The Schwinn 270 has everything that you would want in a work out machine. It has dozens of programs and numerous levels of resistance. It also has Bluetooth connectivity and RideSocial compatibility.
10 resistance quick keys to rapidly take you from easy to hard and back again.
25 levels of eddy current resistance
Heart rate telemetry enabled
4 user program setups
The monitor has two LCD screens and can monitor up to 13 different displays
You can track time, distance and calories and connect through Bluetooth to transfer data to Schwinn Trainer app or to MyFitnessPal
It has a USB charging port for the monitor.
Easy transport wheels on front stabilizer
I think you can see why I call this the Cadillac of home use recumbent bikes.
Below are a few more facts about the 270.
Dimensions – 64″ L x 27.7″ W x 49.9″ H (162.5 x 70.3 x 126.8 cm)
Maximum User Weight – 300 lbs (136 kg)
Assembled Product Weight – 86.6 lbs (39.3 kg)
Power Requirements – Plugs into any standard electrical wall outlet on a 110V-120V circuit. 120V 60Hz AC input; 1.5A output. 90-240V, 50-60Hz adapter included AC power adapter included.
Warranty – Frame: 10 yrs / Mechanical: 2 yrs / Electrical: 1 yr / Labor: 90 days
For all these great features the Schwinn 270 still comes in at under $600. The assembly should take no more than 2 hours, depending on how adept you are at the task. It comes with easy to follow instructions.
This bike provides features which come on much more expensive bikes ranging from $1500 $2000, yet it sells for under $600. If you are serious about fitness or just want to enjoy working out for years to come, you should consider the Schwinn 270.
We have presented here five recumbent exercise bicycles that we believe are good investments for the money. The range of price varies as well as the number of amenities. You can weigh the products as to which will fit your situation and finances best. But know that you will be getting a product that will be of service to you for years to come.
So, what is the best recumbent exercise bike for 2018? It is the one that fits your needs and budget and helps you fulfill your health goals. I hope that this has been helpful to you in making your decision.