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Coragyps
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Message 34 of 38 (398804)
05-02-2007 5:46 PM
Reply to: Message 32 by Percy
05-02-2007 1:01 PM


Re: The Reasons....
This is because they'll, for instance, approve of challenging the authenticity of the Archaeopteryx fossils and ignore the shabby scientific grounds upon which Hoyle based his challenge.
They also seem to ignore his statement, somehow connected with the Arkansas school creationist lawsuit, that a person was delusional if they thought the universe was less than billions of years old.

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Coragyps
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Message 37 of 38 (398808)
05-02-2007 6:19 PM
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05-02-2007 5:57 PM


Re: The Reasons....
That was Wickmarasingh rather than Hoyle himself.
All I can find at the moment is what Wick said on the witness stand in [i]Epperson vs. Arkansas:
Q. Could any rational scientist believe that the earth's geology can be explained by a single catastrophe?
A. No.
Q. Could any rational scientist believe that the earth is less than one million years old?
A. No.
quoted here
But I had a quote once.....on a now-defunct computer, of course, that I remember as being from a book H&W coauthored. Oh well.

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