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Coyote
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Message 1051 of 1053 (784872)
05-24-2016 10:53 PM
Reply to: Message 1050 by kbertsche
05-24-2016 8:26 PM


Re: Series on Chris Johnson
That explanation for freshwater shells was about the only decent thing in the whole article.

The rest is typical creationist nonsense totally unsupported by evidence.

Reading creationist's articles on C14 dating is both painful and laughable at the same time. They lengths to which they have to go to reinforce their beliefs in the face of contradictory evidence never ceases to amaze me.


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

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It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

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Message 1052 of 1053 (784881)
05-25-2016 1:48 AM
Reply to: Message 1051 by Coyote
05-24-2016 10:53 PM


Re: Series on Chris Johnson
Coyote writes:

That explanation for freshwater shells was about the only decent thing in the whole article.


His refutation of recent radiocarbon dates for coal is also fairly decent, I'd say.

Aardsma is about the closest thing that the YECs have to a radiocarbon expert. He got his PhD under Ted Litherland at U Toronto's IsoTrace lab. While his own thesis work was not on C-14 (I think it was on Al-26?), he was at a world-class AMS lab and gained a good understanding of C-14. Unfortunately, he and ICR parted ways, and he was not even consulted for their RATE project. He might have been able to temper their nonsensical claims had he been involved.


"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein

I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains, but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously. Erwin Schroedinger


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Message 1053 of 1053 (784890)
05-25-2016 6:55 AM
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05-24-2016 8:26 PM


Re: Series on Chris Johnson
Thanks for those. I will make edits.

JB


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