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Message 8 of 222 (809342)
05-17-2017 9:21 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Faith
05-17-2017 8:54 PM


Re: No new information needed
s with evidence for the Flood, it turns out to be a lot simpler than we first expect -- Fossils n stratified sediments prove the Flood just fine...

Only if you hand-wave away all the dating, otherwise you are faced with the fact those "fossils [in] stratified sediments" are spread out over billions of years, not a single flood year.

Oh, and you have to hand-wave away the fact that those stratified sediments show the development, growth, evolution, and extinction of tens of thousands of separate species over those vast spans of time. Those events aren't going to occur in a single flood year.

So, to believe in the flood you have to ignore, rationialize, misrepresent, or deny a huge amount of real-world evidence. Fortunately, all it takes is a simple "wave of the hand" and it all goes away, eh?


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Message 220 of 222 (818982)
09-04-2017 8:44 PM
Reply to: Message 219 by CRR
09-04-2017 8:37 PM


Re: Biological Information
You left off the link:

http://www.worldscientific.com/...10.1142/9789814508728_0001


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

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

In the name of diversity, college student demands to be kept in ignorance of the culture that made diversity a value--StultisTheFool

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

"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other points of view--William F. Buckley Jr.


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