I believe that the forum fails in this regard and allows itself to be duped by the posters such as coyote. The forum tends to give them great leeway in areas of personal attack, labeling other long time posters as 'trolls', not backing up their claims, changing the subject and so on. Simply making an appeal to science should not cause the mods to look the other way, but apparently it does.
In this way the forum unwittingly becomes a tool of such individuals, and a evolutionist-atheist echo chamber.
Now that is okay if that what you want, just represent it as such without any false pretenses.
This is an example of signature spamming. Websites can increase their rank in search engines like Google by increasing the number of websites that reference them.
I get requests all the time to crosslink with other websites that have nothing whatsoever to do with the creation/evolution debate, and I always turn them down.
But it's always very easy to create references to your website at discussion boards like this one by simply including the link in a message (there are companies that will do this for you). And this is just what this spammer has done.
And so I will edit that message and break that link while leaving the message appearing exactly as it already does. Thus, when they check back in a week or so to make sure the message is still there, it will appear that all is well when it isn't, and they won't make another attempt to post the link here.
It really helps moderators figure out if a topic is disintegrating because of general misbehavior versus someone in particular if the originally non-misbehaving members kept it that way. When everyone is prickly and argumentative and off-topic and personal then it's just too difficult to tell. We have neither infinite time to untie the Gordian knot, nor the wisdom of Solomon.
There used to be a comedian who presented his ideas for a better world, and one of them was to arm everyone on the highway with little rubber dart guns. Every time you see a driver doing something stupid, you fire a little dart at his car. When a state trooper sees someone driving down the highway with a bunch of darts all over his car he pulls him over for being an idiot.
Please make it easy to tell you apart from the idiots. Source
The following exchange resulted in a warning by AdminNosy that I would be suspended if I continued in this vein.
no, my suggestion is that perhaps the earth is STILL flooded by water
Granny Magda writes:
It is indeed, but it has never been completely flooded, nor is that even possible.
1. Unless the earth was relatively smooth before the flood and the tectonic activity from the flood due to irregularities in the earth crust, (abe: volcanic activity) etc created the mountains.
2. Unless there was enough vapor in a vapor canopy over the earth to supply enough water to cover the relatively small mountains which were on the relatively smooth surface of the pre-flood earth.
There were likely pre flood mountains but obviously not nearly as high as they became post flood. The sea fossils in modern hight mountains attest to that.
I believe the observed tectonic activity can be interpreted to support the above possibility as an alternative to the mainline science model.
1. My understanding is that the consensus by all, including conventional science is that the mountains were at some period, formed by some means which requires that at some period the surface of planet earth was smoother than is observed today.
2. It is my understanding that there was a time of significant flooding on the planet as attested to by conventional science.
3. If the planet's surface was less mountainous the amount of water in the deep oceans would be such that far more, if not all of the planet would have been flooded unless some of the water was in the form of atmospheric vapor.
This is where I was intending to go with my argument. Thus I am requesting permission to continue posting in the current flood thread in the vein that I was pursuing.
Granny Magda's position is that a world wide flood is/was impossible. I beg to differ.
Problem for EvC: If the flood is considered proven to be impossible, why is the Biblical flood topic allowed at all on this board?
Perhaps the topic should be moved to the Free For All.
NOTE: I see the link is not working. I'll go ahead and post so as not to loose my message. Then I'll work to edit in the link fix.
Edited by Buzsaw, : link fix
Edited by Buzsaw, : Fix botched link fix.
BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW. The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.
perhaps not the right place, but the thread "Divinity in the Bible", or whatever it was called, has seemingly vanished.
It had, last I checked, about 357 posts, and that was yesterday afternoon (in sweden, at any rate. Percy time would be late morning). Mayhaps that's why it vanished? I know we have technical problems with huge threads, so.