MAZE OF CONFUSION
HERMAN MAYS AND BIRD EVOLUTION:
WHERE LOGIC AND COMMON
SENSE HAVE FLOWN THE COOP

How a Globe Trotting Confidence Man
With A PhD Managed To Pull
The Wool Over The Eyes Of
His Followers

Or
"How To Succeed In Evolution
Without Really Trying"

James M. Foard 2018

In the Chicken Museum Gary Larson


"IN THE Northern Ocean there is a fish, the name of which is Kun [1],—I do not know how many li [1 li = ca. 500 m] in size. It changes into a bird with the name of Peng, the back of which is (also)—I do not know how many li in extent. When this bird rouses itself and flies, its wings are like clouds all round the sky. When the sea is moved (so as to bear it along), it prepares to remove to the Southern Ocean [darkness]. The Southern Ocean is the Lake of Heaven." The Writings of Chuang Tzu Book I: Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease (350 B.C.)

"Aristotle declared that summer Redstarts annually transform themselves into Robins in winter. He also thought summertime Garden Warblers change into Blackcaps. These miraculous transmutations were treated as a matter of fact for hundreds of years, and not just on the authority of Aristotle."
Richard Armstrong, No. 2228: Ancient Explanations of Bird Migration by Richard Armstrong, The Engines of Our Ingenuity, John H. Lienhard, University of Houston, https://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2228.htm

"It is conceivable that flying-fish which now glide far through the air, slightly rising and turning by the aid of their fluttering fins, might have been modified into perfectly winged animals." Charles Darwin, Origin, Chapter Six: Difficulties of the theory: Transitions in habits of life.

"My colleagues and I are using multidisciplinary approaches to look at the history of recently evolved taxa, with a particular interest in diversification in relation to geography. This includes generating multilocus sequence data sets from traditional and next-generation sequencing techniques alongside novel approaches to studying phenotypic characters. A major focus of our research lies in understanding how evolutionary processes shape avian diversity across the islands of East Asia." Herman Lee Mays, Marshall University · Department of Biological Sciences
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Herman_Mays

Introductory Preface
The four quotes above have as much to do with genuine reality as a frog turning into a prince; the latter of the four quotes dressed up in what I like to call "Scientese", a language peculiar to various scholars. The following will be an analysis of a popular evolution myth that has been passed around in one form or another for more than a century, which is the so-called evolution of birds. There are many aspects to this fantastic story, and many a tall tale has been spun by the masters of legerdemain ensconced in their towers of ivory as they present what they claim are the results of valid scientific inquiry and procedure into the origin of these amazing animals. Thus, it is necessary also that part of this study will be to investigate the very methods that these evolutionists use in their procedure, as well as their assumptions, or perhaps a better word would be presumptions concerning origins, and how these apriori presumptions might affect their interpretation of the data that is yielded from the results of their inquiry.
Part of my role will also be to be sort of a "compiler" of the information that they have accumulated, that is I will endeavor to parse their language or style of expressing themselves, which I have coined "Scientese" i.e. an overly verbose, tedius, longwinded method of expression using unnecessarily technical terms, and to simplify it similar to translating source code from a high-level programming language to a lower level language.
As an example, instead of writing "The man walked down the stairs," in Scientese this might be in the form of "The homo sapien diagonally descended the set of fitted wooden slats that sloped in an oblique or slanted direction at a forty five degree angle." Indeed, this kind of balderdash is not unusual in their journals. They wallow in this type of phony intellectual hyperbole, the quote from Mays above is a perfect example, and it serves it's purpose; it bolsters the appearance of genuine, methodical scholarship and impresses their peers while perplexing the public; hence I will attempt to be a faithful guide and simplify it for ordinary consumption. Many of their papers are rife with this tedius nonsense, which certainly appeals to the other elite of their particular craft and it looks nice and very scholarly (in a pseudo sense) in their journals.
Essentially, what these evolutionists have done in their language of Scientese is to construct a world, or worlds, of artificial reality, complex Bodhimandalas, which they wander in and out of and use to construct their various imaginary evolutionary worlds, complete with charts and graphs, in fact many of them are quite proficient in gaming theory and computer simulations. Then they use these faux worlds and write about them and present them to the unwitting public as the actual account of how biological systems have arrived and advanced here on planet earth. Herman Mays is an expert at this type of intellectual voodoo. It's a marvelous magic show for the masses, very cleverly done I admit, but after all, the serpent was no dummy when he deceived a perfectly innocent couple in a garden thousands of years ago. My task here is to untangle their lies and expose them for the academic hucksters that they truly are. The harm that they have done with their deceits to thousands or millions of innocent young souls who have abandoned their faith in our Creator and His Son is incalculable.
They will answer to God some day no doubt.
James M. Foard

Before we delve into the very meat of our study, I want to share with the reader a brief character sketch of Darwin and of his love for birds in his youth.
"I do not believe that anyone could have shown more zeal for the most holy cause than I did for shooting birds. . . How I did enjoy shooting . . . If there is bliss on earth, that is it." Charles Darwin, Autobiography and Letters

Much has been made about "Darwin's Finches" that he observed touring the Galapagos archipelago during his voyage on the Beagle, but little is said concerning a less fortunate flock of birds on St. Paul's Rocks. We have three accounts of this excursion made by Darwin and the Captain from the Beagle to St. Paul's Rocks between the Cape Verde Islands and the coast of Brazil.

First we shall read Darwin's version of the episode: "We found on St. Paul's only two kinds of birds-the booby and the noddy. The former is a species of Gannet, and the latter a tern. Both are of a tame and stupid disposition, and are so unaccustomed to visitors, that I could have killed any number of them with my geologic hammer." The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin, pp.10, The American Museum of Natural History, The Natural History Library, Anchor Books, Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City New York, 1962.

Browne mentioned the appalling incident in her biography of Darwin:
"Uninhabited except for dense flocks of seafowl, and previously unvisited by any scientific recorder, they were an alluring target for a restless naval man and an eager friend . . . Darwin and Fitzroy had a marvelous time of it, whooping and killing birds with abandon". Janet Browne, Charles Darwin, Alfred A. Knopf Pub., New York, 1995, pp.204. See also the original, Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Adventure and Beagle, Vol. 2:56.

Fitzroy recorded the bloody scene in his personal narrative as well. According to him, one of the seamen asked if he could borrow Darwin's hammer to kill some of the birds with, to which Darwin replied, "No, no, you'll break the handle." Then, apparently struck by the novelty of this idea, Darwin himself picked up his hammer and began killing the peaceful birds in this manner, as Fitzroy related "away went the hammer, with all the force of his own right arm." Narrative of the Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, by Admiral Fitzroy, 1839. See also Amabel Williams Ellis, "The Voyage of the Beagle, Adapted from the Narratives and letters of Charles Darwin and Captain Fitzroy, pp. 26, J.B. Lippencott Co., Philadelphia and London, 1931


  1. UNTYING THE GORDIAN KNOT
  2. Birds of a Feather
  3. Darwin's Finches and Evolutionist Nonsense
    Much as been made about "Darwin's Finches" by evolutionists. The finches never evolved into anything else except . . . more finches. The variations in beak size and shape are nothing more than the variation in the size and shape of the faces of different breeds of dogs. The dogs remained dogs, and the finches remained finches. And we have no idea where finches evolved from, except other finches of course. This phony "example" of evolution has been propped up for more than a century by Darwin's followers, and if this is the best that they have then they are in trouble. Here is another link discussing this issue from an epigenetic standpoint.
  4. Look at the Dinosaur up in the Tree
    The above link is an excellent refution of evolutionist "Fake Science" concerning dinosaur to bird evolution. Here is another very good link. One thing that is quite refreshing about scientific papers written by creationists; Although the thesis might become a little technical at times, there is thankfully none of the bloated rhetoric, the unecessarily obtuse, hyperbolic, inflated jargon (I have cited this above in the preface) that is used for padding in many evolutionist journals. This is not because that kind of pompous faux-scientific gobbledegook is necessary, it is simply the way they pander to each other, and in a sense justify obtaining their future research grants which they shamelessly syphon from the government (provided for by the taxes of hard working ordinary citizens, you know, truck drivers, factory workers, ditch diggers, waitresses working in restaurants - the ordinary every day heroes working hard to put food on their tables for their families) without which many of these pseudo scholastics like Mr. Mays - a globe trotting academic grifter with a PhD who has been pulling the wool over the eyes of his slack jawed followers for years spinning his fantasy evolution tales using a technique I call "Scientese" - would undoubtedly be selling pencils from tin cups on the street corner.
  5. The Absolute Impossibility of Abiogenesis
  6. Some More Facts About Birds
    Excellent link refuting the Dino to Bird myth, much good information on the avian lung.
    Also, Bird breathing anatomy breaks dino-to-bird dogma
    , and Dr Storrs Olson, Curator of Birds at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. wrote a scathing open letter about National Geographic’s Archaeoraptor, saying:
    “The idea of feathered dinosaurs and the theropod origin of birds is being actively promulgated by a cadre of zealous scientists [con artists, and well paid ones at that] acting in concert with certain editors at Nature and National Geographic who themselves have become outspoken and highly biased proselytizers of the faith.” Calling Herman Mays, you're needed at the front desk.
    Hello? Has anyone seen Herman Mays . . .?

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UNTYING THE GORDIAN KNOT

"There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not" 2 Peter:2-3. "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error." 2 Peter 2:17-18
"I am the way, the truth and the life". These words spoken 2,000 years ago by an insignificant, wayfaring Hebrew carpenter to a group of coarse fishermen, one tax collector and three zealots in a remote middle eastern outpost of the Roman Empire have reverberated down through the ages, perhaps affecting empires and western civilization more than anything uttered by Ceasar, Homer, Cicero, Plato or any of the other rulers and philosophers of the ancient world. With these simple words this man claimed to be Deity, the very manifestation of God incarnate in human form who walked among us ordinary mortals and showed the way from this life unto eternal life. This man, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, came to this earth to redeem a fallen race, the human race from the results of an encounter between a fallen angel and the very first man and woman, Adam and Eve. The tactic that this fallen angel used to seduce our original parents into disobeying the command of a Holy God was deception, and he has continued to use this tactic unabated throughout history down to the present day. There is a battle taking place between the Creator of the universe and this fallen angel, satan, who with his visible and invisible followers i.e. the tares and the fallen angels (demons), is waging war against the holy angels and the wheat, those who have responded to the call of the Holy Spirit to accept Christ's redemption through His blood. This warning against false teachers is not merely referring to Christians with errant doctrines, but is spoken against heretics and liars of all stripes, which would include the likes of Herman Mays and those of his peculiar ilk. Herman Mays is a major proponent of the false doctrine of evolution.
For those of you who may want to know some of the background on Darwin and his notorious Origin of Species, here is one link that helps to expose the methods used to deceive by the original huckster. For a further guide to Darwin's hopelessly confused attempt to validate his theory from the fossil record, here is another link.

Well, times a wasting, so lets get going with our in depth investigation of a fraudster who uses his academic credentials to grift off the government with research grants to prop up a fantasy that he presents as truth.

There are a couple of things you, as the reader need to do first before we can embark on this venture. We need to set up shop. This is where you may have to do a little bit of work. We are going to look at some of the material that Herman Mays has written and use the Sword of the Spirit to dissect it, analyse it like a surgeon would cut into and analyse a body.
There are two ways that we can do this.
1) The first option would be for you to download a browser where you can open up two tabs and view them both at the same time, one with my commentary and one with Mr. Mays' material on the web. The method is simple. First you open both pages in separate tabs, then you go to the menu at the top of the browser, click on the "Window" tab and in the submenu click "Tile Horizontally". That way you can look at both windows in one browser at the same time and be able to see my critique of Mr. Mays' work while at the same time seeing what he has written. Since most browsers do not have a top menu anymore with the Window tab, you will need to search the web for one of these two free browsers to download and install: (For the trolls out there, I make no money from this site and this is in no way an advertisement for these products, which are free anyhow)
  • Slimbrowser You may get a pop up window here suggesting that you update to Slimjet browser. Slimjet does not have the same top menu with a Windows tab like Slimbrowser does.
  • Lunascape
2) The second option is probably the best way, and the simplest. You need two browsers to do this. You can use your own default browser that came with your computer software as the first one; Windows Internet Explorer is the most common one on PC's. For the second browser you can go to any number of sites to download and install one of the more popular alternate browsers; Firefox, Cyberfox, Waterfox, Pale Moon, SRWare Iron (the best of the best), Chrome, Yandex, Sea Monkey or one of the other two browsers mentioned above. Check and make sure their software security updates are current.
Then open up two of the browsers. Have Herman Mays' page open in one of them, and my page in the other. Make sure you save each page in the bookmarks of each respective browser for easy access as this research will be updated periodically, or in the browser settings you can choose for your start up option "Open pages from last session." Then right click on your task bar at the bottom of your desktop. You will have several choices. Choose "Show windows stacked". This will horizontally align the two open browser windows with one stacked above the other. You may have to do some minor adjusting with the sizing using the mouse. That way you can see both windows at the same time, and this is probably the best and easiest way to do it.
Okay gang, for our first project we are going to look at Herman Mays' collaborative work along with Bailey D. McKay, Cheng-te Yao, Dongmei Wan, Hiroyoshi Higuchi and Isao Nishiumi in their masterful and scholarly work "Incorporating Color into Integrative Taxonomy: Analysis of the Varied Tit (Sittiparus varius) Complex in East Asia". And that's saying a mouthful! Strap yourself in for a ride through The Evolution Zone. This is my second day putting this together, more updates within a couple of days, JMF 7/17/2018