quote: No I didn't forget and I knew you'd be right there to argue against my claim that the Flood could account for the order.
You mean you knew that I would point out the fact that the Flood cannot account for the order.
quote: Well, it must account for it and perhaps the main argument for that is the irrationality of the usual explanation.
Obviously your ideas about the Flood can be wrong (and are wrong) and there is nothing irrational in the idea of different creatures living at different times. Even Old Earth Creationists accept that.
quote: As I've argued at great length, you can't get a mammal from a reptile for instance, although that is the explanation for their relative positions in the strata/aka the fossil record.
First, the evidence says that we did get mammals from reptiles. Second, while evolution makes more sense of the order - giving us reasons for the order - even without it we would still have a better explanation than you.
quote: And the huge variety of trilobites over what are thought to be hundreds of millions of years just adds another kind of argument: there is no evolution over all those hmy, just variations on the Trilobite species/genome.
In reality the evidence shows plenty of evolution among the trilobites. The fact that you ignore the evidence doesnâ€™t change that.
But thanks for proving that you are wasting your intellect.
And the huge variety of trilobites over what are thought to be hundreds of millions of years just adds another kind of argument: there is no evolution over all those hmy, just variations on the Trilobite species/genome.
This is still just as fucking stupid as claiming all insects are the same species.
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There is no actual evidence that mammals came from reptiles. And when you try to figure out how many trials it would take before you got an ear arrangement even remotely similar to the mammalian ear from the reptilian you ought to see that the sheer numbers defeat the whole idea.
Anyway, it's clear that the whole fossil record "evidence" for evolution is a pipe dream. The very idea that time, hundreds of millions of years of time, sorted itself into separate stacks of sediments containing particular life forms that fossilized, is nonsensical. One "time period" of millions or hundreds of millions of years, is identified by, say, nothing but sandstone, another by, say, nothing but limestone, another by shale, and some by mixtures of sediments, you find them illustrated and labeled as time periods, such as "Devonian" or "Permian" or "Jurassic" or whatnot so don't tell me I'm confusing the time scale with the geological column, they are thoroughly well confused all over the internet without my help. And of course the idea is utterly nonsensical. Not to mention that if you try to figure out how a given layer of sediment formed in the time period in question you can't do it, it's impossible.
Such nice neat layers too, with nice neat separation from the sedimentary layers above and below. Supposedly formed over multiplied millions of years. But I'm just a stupid creationist so you can pretend I'm not saying anything.
Insects are not all the same species but trilobites are.
Says the Silly Lumper.
There is a comparable levels of diversity in both Class Insecta and Class Trilobita. It is shocking that a great taxonomist such as yourself doesn't know that, after a lifetime of intense study of Arthropods!
It is interesting that we see similar patterns of variation on similar single features like appendages, mouth parts, and eyes, but also very similar levels of variation on the overall body plan. This indicates that different species of Trilobites were specialists in many different habitats, a pattern we see in modern and fossil insects.
I know you didn't know any of this, from what you have said, but that undercuts your credibility as any sort of authority on the subject. Just think how much better your arguments would be if you actually knew anything about the subject.
You fail to take into account that the scientists who study these things are first of all dedicated to the ToE which colors how they think about all these things, and if the ToE is wrong, which of course it is, they are being misled. It isn't as if they approach their study without bias. I'm not so hampered. However, if I run across a seriously different trilobite body plan I may have cause to rethink things.
You fail to take into account that the scientists who study these things are first of all dedicated to the ToE which colors how they think about all these things, and if the ToE is wrong, which of course it is, they are being misled. It isn't as if they approach their study without bias. I'm not so hampered.
True enough. You are not constrained by things such as facts, evidence, principles ... or even reality.
However, if I run across a seriously different trilobite body plan I may have cause to rethink things.