Re: Your Response To Thomas' article
- --- In Maury_and_Baty, Jerry McDonald wrote (post #14293):
> Todd, do you remember what post you wanted to use asJerry, here are the links to the two posts I made related to Thomas'
> your response to Thomas' article on "The Age of the
> Earth"? I need to know what it is if you want it to go
> in the next issue of Challenge.
> In Christ Jesus
> Jerry D. McDonald
The first is the primary one, and the second was a follow-up regarding
just one of the points I had made in the first one.
I believe Rick Hartzog made some posts about Thomas' article as well.
- Todd Greene
- --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, "Todd S. Greene"
>Yeah, my main point, though, was that Jerry was the one who
> --- In Maury_and_Baty, Jerry McDonald wrote (post #14293):
> > Todd, do you remember what post you wanted to use as
> > your response to Thomas' article on "The Age of the
> > Earth"? I need to know what it is if you want it to go
> > in the next issue of Challenge.
> > In Christ Jesus
> > Jerry D. McDonald
> Jerry, here are the links to the two posts I made
> related to Thomas' article:
> The first is the primary one, and the second was a follow-up
> regarding just one of the points I had made in the first one.
> I believe Rick Hartzog made some posts about Thomas' article
> as well.
should be held accountable for the poor quality of Thomas's
article. Jerry does a lot better job editing his own
material than what we saw from Thomas -- it's almost as if
Jerry published Thomas's article "as is" to deliberately make
Thomas look bad.
My secondary point was that the age of the world's oldest
living thing (in this case, coral reef) is not evidence
for the age of the world itself, anymore than the age of
the oldest bacterium in a Petri dish tells us how old the
Petri dish is.
A third point was that plants can't live on a planet without
a Sun, whether it's for a billion years or a single day or
even five minutes.
I had copied Thomas's article into Works and color-coded it
with my responses like McDonald does, and I asked McDonald
about formats and deadlines for submitting it but couldn't
get a straight answer out of him, so I let it pass.
I was a lot more interested in debunking McDonald's silliness
about thermodynamics anyway. Of course, as things drug on
and on with McDonald's SN 1987A project and his many other
more pressing responsibilities (such as removing the numerous
lies we have identified on his website), I kinda lost interest
in trying to explain thermodynamics to Jerry, considering
all those months we had just spent on simple logical validity.
As things worked out, it's probably for the best, Todd.
If Thomas is like Jerry, and is actually of the opinion
that "there isn't a nickel's worth of difference" between
an old-earth creationist and an atheist, that if some thing
is more than a few thousand years old then the Bible isn't
true, he'll probably have to be led out of that delusion
with gentle baby steps. And a nose ring.
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