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Author Topic:   Peanut Gallery for Great debate: radiocarbon dating, Mindspawn and Coyote/RAZD
vimesey
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Message 109 of 305 (711548)
11-20-2013 8:31 AM
Reply to: Message 108 by NoNukes
11-20-2013 7:54 AM


Re: No offence, but this was funny
Sadly, though, I don't think we're mindspawn's target audience.

The guy is bright and eloquent. I'm sure he knows that his hand waving doesn't persuade anyone who is rational - but his eloquence and superficial reading of the material enables him to come up with a never ending series of what-ifs, that use pertinent scientific terminology.

No matter there is never a single iota of evidence for the what-ifs. No matter that they are no more valid than me saying "what if leprechauns pinch the milk off my doorstep every morning and replace it with indistinguishable fairy milk".

The fact is that mindspawn's posts will be received as the insights of a genius and true believer, by the credulous fundies who are desperate for anything which is supportive of their beliefs and sounds all sciencey.

I fear we are being used to hone his skills and fill his quiver.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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vimesey
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Message 208 of 305 (712349)
12-03-2013 7:57 AM


Have I got this right ?
I've just read Mindspawn's last post.

I'm not a scientist, and I may be missing a few nuances here, but is he claiming, in the one post, that life forms exist which (a) die off 25 times a year, but (b) bloom (ie reproduce/grow) once a year ?

I know I've only got a very basic understanding of biology, but surely that can't be a remotely successful life form.

What am I missing ?


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

  
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