Margaret Helder completed her education with a Ph.D. in Botany from Western University in London, Ontario (Canada). She was hired as Assistant Professor in Biosciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Coming to Alberta in 1977, Dr Helder was an expert witness for the State of Arkansas, December 1981, during the creation/evolution ‘balanced treatment’ trial. She served as member of the editorial board of Occasional Papers of the Baraminology Study Group in 2001. She also lectured once or twice a year (upon invitation) in scheduled classes at University of Alberta (St. Joseph’s College) from 1998-2012. Her technical publications include articles in the Canadian Journal of Botany, chapter 19 in Recent Advances in Aquatic Mycology (E. B. Gareth Jones. Editor. 1976), and most recently she authored No Christian Silence on Science (2016) which promotes critical evaluation of scientific claims. She is married to John Helder and they have six adult children.
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Diatoms Defy the Evolutionary Endosymbiosis Theory

Here's why endosymbiosis cannot explain diatoms – or anything else.

Evolution of Vascular Plants a Kaleidoscope, Not a Tree

It takes effort to rearrange pieces from a kaleidoscope into a tree, but evolutionists do that with the "evolution" of vascular plants.

Previous Tetrapod Ancestors Fell Flat, Too

  Fame and Fortune (cont.): What constitutes a sister taxon to tetrapods? By Margaret Helder, PhD (continued from yesterday) Ever since Prof. Edward Drinker Cope identified a lobe finned fish called Eusthenopteron from Miguasha in Quebec, as a promising ancestor of four footed animals, the question arose as to what features in a fish would […]

Latest Tetrapod Ancestor Can’t Stand Up

In a two-part entry, Dr Margaret Helder examines the latest candidate fossil for ancestor to all land vertebrates.

Plant Ancestry: Where Are the Lines of Descent? – Part 2

In Part 2, Dr Helder explores major differences in land plants from other plants that pose challenges to evolutionary ancestry.

Plant Ancestry – Where are the Lines of Descent? – Part 1

A botanist explains why the unique characteristics of land plants defy common ancestry by a Darwinian process.

Flip Flops in Plant Ancestry

Are green algae the ancestors of all land plants? Do paleontologists even know that these fossils are green algae?

Bad News for Plant Origins

To find an ancestor for plant photosynthesis in red algae, evolutionists have to imagine a series of spectacularly improbable events.
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