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Angela Meyer

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Dr. Angela Meyer is a creation scientist with a specialization in Botany. She received a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) from botany University of Auckland, and an M.S. (Master of Science) from the botany University of Auckland. [1] She then received a Ph.D.(Doctor of Philosophy) in horticultural science at the University of Sydney. [2]

Dr. Angela Meyer was a research Scientist At Hort Research and at Mount Albert Research Centre in the past. [3] She has published 11 refereed papers on the seasonal affects on fruit production. Then in 1994 she was awarded the New Zealand Science and Technology bronze medal for excellence in kiwi fruit research and service to science. She was also quoted in the book, In Six Days, edited by Dr. John Ashton. [4]

Personal Life

Dr. Angela Meyer concluded her career of being a research scientist about 12 years ago when she gave birth to her first daughter. Since that time, she has had three children and homeschools all three of them. Even though she no longer resumes her research, she has not lost her passion for science and creation. She and her husband Lewis, an evangelist, have in the past spoke at churches, camps, schools, etc. Once they went around New Zealand in a trailer talking about science and faith for three years! During those three years, they talked about subjects such as creation vs. evolution, abortion, genetic engineering, cloning, and many other subjects that are being introduced today. Dr. Meyer has always been intrigued by the sacredness of the human life and is still occasionally asked to speak on the subject.

Dr. Meyer is also very proud of her husband Mr. Lewis Meyer. He has a degree in biochemistry and regularly speaks on Christian radio stations about science. He is an evangelist who loves to spread the good news of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ.(information directly from Angela Meyer)

Views on Creation

Dr. Meyer is a strong believer of the bible and has many reasons to do so. The bible has been found true in history, archaeology, prophecies, and is continually being proven even more so as it is tested by science. She believes the bible is the only explanation for the complexity of life.

She and her husband Lewis are a part of Auckland support group of Creation Ministries International (New Zealand). [5] Dr. Meyer also believes in the trinity: God the Father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit.[6]

Plants

During her research on plants, Angela has found no evidence for evolution. She finds proof of God in her research, the control of flowering in crop plants. While observing them, she concluded that the internal processes alone are so complex and are designed to bring out the best possible outcome for each individual plant. Temperature, day length, light quality and various hormones affect the flowering process depending on the species, plant age, position, growing conditions and season. This system is still hardly comprehended fully by humans today. Angela believes that this could not have been made by chance.

Every horticulturist should know that plants cannot survive if they do not have every single part present and functioning. Even if the smallest part is not working properly it cannot sustain life. It is impossible that plants could have evolved gradually because they depend upon every tissue. All plant life systems would have to have been fully complete all at the same time.

Also, animals are a vital part of a plant's life cycle. They provide the service of seed distribution and pollination. Animals were created on Day 5. There could not have been a 1000-year gap between each "day". Some plants might pollinate with wind, but many plants would eventually go extinct. The variety of shape, color and pattern is very clear evidence of a divine creator to Dr. Angela Meyer. If evolution was possible, all plants would most likely be very similar and dull. (Angela Meyer, In Six Days, [7])

Whales

Dr. Angela Meyer has written many works on the subject of Creation science. One of her more well-known works is about whales. The World of Whales from Creation magazine in 1996 addresses the issue of how it would be impossible for a land mammal to become a sea animal (i.e. the whale).

According to Meyer, there are many changes the mammal would have to go through. It would have to lose its hair, its tail (if it had one) would have to change dramatically, and it would have to lose its spinal flexibility. The nostrils would have to move to the top of its head and changes in breathing would occur. The front legs would have to become flippers, the back legs would have to somehow go away or absorb into the animal, and many skin changes would occur so it could live underwater. The ears would have to become internal which would change its hearing. There would also be changes in the way it would give birth and the way that it would feed its offspring.

In just the breathing alone there are a lot of changes to be made. Some whales can hold their breath up to one and a half hours! Some can even dive down as far a one kilometer without damaging their tissues. Whales do not get nitrogen stuck in their tissues or blood. When a human or animal dives, the pressure increase causes nitrogen from the water to dissolve into the bodies tissues and fluids. If you return to the surface too quickly, the nitrogen can become trapped in your body causing "bends". The whale also has much more efficient lungs than other mammals. When a whale comes to the surface for air they can replace 90% of the air in their lungs with fresh air from the surface in less than a second! Humans can only exchange 30% of their air in one breath!

Whales also have echolocation to help them successfully live in the water. The echoes of their clicking and whistling sounds help them know more about their surroundings. They need a special system to make and focus on these sounds. This structure is a fatty protrusion on the forehead. This is used to focus the sound waves to create a "picture" of their surroundings. This "lens" depends on lipids (fatty compounds) to bend the ultra sonic sound waves in just the right way in order to comprehend the echoes. They also have oil-filled sinuses in the lower jaw which help pass the vibration into the inner ear. The whale can figure out the distance based on the timing of the echo and it can detect the direction depending on what side of the head the echo was picked up in. These lipids are not the same as normal blubber lipids and they are all different. These lipids are made by a complicated chemical process, requiring many different enzymes.

Also, how would the land mammal grow so dramatically in size and change the way it gives birth? Whales are born tail first underwater! There are very few mammals that do that! The whale pumps milk into the baby rather than the baby having to suck it from its mother. Whales drink 100 gallons of milk a day until they are 11 months old! The milk has two times the protein, half the sugar, and anywhere from eight to ten times as much fat as cows milk! It is impossible any animal could change that dramatically and still be able to function.

And, what about all of the so-called "missing links" that have been discovered? What about the skeletons found of the Basilosaurus? The Basilosaurus is an animal with a long snake like body with flippers and a small appendage-like object on the tail. It had very small hind limbs, which are said to have evolved, or more correctly stated, devolved. from hind legs. Its nostrils seemed to be halfway between the front of the face and the top of its head. It also had a flexible backbone. The problem was the basilosaurus was completely aquatic unlike the whale, which needs to come up to the surface to breathe. Also the hind legs were useful for mating, they were not just some useless body part leftover from the last animal it was.

In 1993 they discovered the Ambulocetus, or more commonly known as the 'walking whale'. Scientists concluded that it could walk. The problem was that important fibula bones, pelvis, and tailbones were missing, making it physically impossible for the organism to walk. There was only one tail vertebra and it was five meters away from the rest of the skeleton. The researchers automatically assumed the skeleton was a whale's. Also the fossils of the Ambulocetus were found above the stratigraphic levels where whale fossils were found. This means it probably wasn't a whale at all.

Dr. Meyer believes that all beings, including whales, are beautifully designed to work perfectly in their environment. She is saddened by how God's creation was credited to the theory of evolutionary processes, which is now incorrectly told as fact. Dr. Meyer doesn't believe the whale or any animal ever evolved. The whale is a whale, was a whale, and will always be a whale.[8]

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