Sunday, May 06, 2007

LMLK Dotcom Attacked

When researching geology for "Evolution Science", I was amazed to discover how biased the scientific community is toward even the possibility of the global Flood described in Genesis, especially when the global evidence is so overwhelming. In fact, I can say with complete confidence that it's the best evidence to substantiate the historical record preserved in the book of Genesis. It's extremely unlikely that any Biblical archeologist will ever discover anything to surpass it.

A few weeks ago, another chunk of evidence was tossed upon the already-overwhelming pile.

In the May issue of the journal, Geology (vol. 35, #5), William A. DiMichele, Howard J. Falcon-Lang, W. John Nelson, Scott D. Elrick, & Philip R. Ames report on an ancient rainforest that once covered at least 4 square miles (a thousand hectares or 10 square kilometers) of what is now Illinois.

I haven't read the original report yet, but Science magazine & National Geographic each put their own little non-Biblical spin on the discovery. Naturally they immediately declare it to be exactly 300,000,000 years old without any mention of how that date was obtained.

But the fun part is when they say:

"A major earthquake ... caused the forest to drop below sea level, burying the entire ecosystem in mud almost immediately.... This rapid burial kept the forest's plant life from decomposing & allowed it to be preserved."

I have to ask a few obvious questions:

1) What's goin' on under Illinois that could make it suddenly sink to such a great depth, & then suddenly rise again so that everything could solidify to its present state?

2) If in 2006 (when the report was submitted for publication) we just discovered this vast region that's been literally right under our feet for all these centuries (see Fig. 4 on p. 46 of "Evolution Science"), how many other sections of the globe might contain similar info?

3) If the global Flood described in Genesis violates the scientific law of uniformitarianism, why doesn't someone place the writers of these articles under arrest?

We can't have scientists running around claiming that major bodies of water appeared suddenly out of nowhere, then vanished into thin air just as quickly! That can only happen on Mars (see pp. 272-4 of "Evolution Science")!

Speaking of catastrophic destructions, in the middle of April, someone hacked into the host server of LMLK Dotcom & maliciously altered a number of HTML pages. The apparent goal was to download an espionage virus to visitors' computers, then redirect them to websites with degenerate content.

Due to the nature of the problem, I immediately placed a password restriction over the entire site to prevent anyone from visiting it while an investigation began. After about 2 weeks of experiments, I believe I was able to resolve the problem & prevent it from happening again. However, if important government websites & multi-million-dollar business sites can be hacked (as we've all heard about), there's nothing preventing LMLK Dotcom from going down again. Like all other problems in this cursed world we live in, it's an ongoing battle. The big difference between me & big businesses is that I don't have millions of dollars at stake, nor do I have millions of dollars to spend on an in-depth investigation & legal proceedings.

On the bright side, there is no evidence that my site was attacked intentionally. It appears to have been a crime of opportunity, much the way E-mail spam is distributed to the just & unjust alike!

Another malicious device, possibly perpetrated by the same group or individual, was to steal the title of "The LMLK Research Website", & promote it in search engines for something entirely different. If you're curious, go to Google & search for "lmlk research" (both words with or without an AND constraint). If you scroll down the list of results, you'll probably see 2 headlines with this title. The legitimate one will have the URL with this description:

"Ancient Hebrew LMLK seal impressions found around Jerusalem on jar handles that may be royal stamps referring to the Biblical King Hezekiah of Judah."

The bad guys have an entirely different description for theirs, & I'd strongly advise everyone to not click on it.

Curiously, around this same time (the last week of April), most of the website for Answers in Genesis went down, or was attacked--if so, they chose not to admit it. For similar reasons, I'm not inclined to publicize any additional details other than to remind every sincere person who uses the Internet that they need to keep their guard up & be aware of what they click. The best form of security is secrecy, but the operation of a website is like standing up in a crowd, waving a flag, & hollering, "Come & get me if you can!"

In the end, if LMLK Dotcom ever does go down permanently, rest assured that my LMLK research will continue, & I'll find another avenue of publication.

Song of the week: "War" by Joe Satriani (click the song title to visit Amazon; click here for a 28-second sample; 360kb).
G.M. Grena

1 comment:

G.M. Grena said...

Today, nearly 1 month after the initial attack, I received confirmation from my host that my suspicions were correct, in that LMLK Dotcom was not targeted specifically, but part of a general security breach on the server. They're now undergoing some upgrades to their servers & data center: "As you know we have experienced some security issues recently & have migrated your site to a new server with hopes of rectifying this problem once & for all. ... You have been exceptionally patient allowing us to track & handle this issue & we want you to know that we sincerely appreciate it."