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    ... From: Todd Greene To: OriginsTalk@yahoogroups.com Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:41:07 +0000 Subject: Silly rhetoric by YECs (was: Silly claims by evolutionists)
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      From: Todd Greene
      To: OriginsTalk@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:41:07 +0000

      Subject: Silly rhetoric by YECs (was: Silly claims by evolutionists)

      The following is a beautiful example of how young earth creationist rhetoric fundamentally relies on misrepresentation and straw man arguments.

      (By the way, please note the fact that the individual posting as "Leon" ["idoubtit8o"] is really David Goldsmith. Goldsmith has also used such IDs as "newbie", "tinroad6g" [he was trying to masquerade as the other "tinroad" who has been a long time critic of creationism pseudoscience], and many others.)

      --- In OriginsTalk, "Leon" <idoubtit8o@...> wrote (post #21321):
      > Regardless of what evolution claims...
      >
      > 1-Mountains DON'T slide 50
      > miles and flip upside down

      It isn't mountains that slide 50 miles and flip upside down. Geological strata are deformed by the plate tectonics processes (in subduction zones and continental collisions) that create mountains in the first place.

      > 2-Layers of rock WON'T
      > fold-they'll break

      Unless the rock layers are under high pressure and temperature - which they are at depth - in which case the rock becomes ductile. This fact has long since been proved in geology labs. Again, this young earth creationist rhetoric ignores the relevant geological research and the processes of plate tectonics.

      > 3-Unfossilized bone WON'T
      > last 65 MILLION YEARS

      No one says that it does. In fact, this young earth creationist rhetoric is based on a misrepresentation of some discoveries by paleontologist Mary Schweitzer and her team. While the degree of preservation is virtually unprecedented (especially for vertebrate fossils), the bone is indeed fossilized, and Schweitzer never said otherwise.

      > 4-A 40 ft T-rex did NOT
      > turn into a chicken

      No one says that it did.

      > 5-Apes do NOT pass along
      > mutations to their offspring

      This is a blatantly false remark.

      Mutation

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation

      > 6-All the rock strata on
      > Earth did NOT flip over

      No one says that it did.

      > 7-Dino fossils ARE found
      > on the surface

      Of course they are. That's what erosional processes do: They erode rock strata.

      Duh.

      > 8-The Neanderthal DOES
      > refute evolution

      How?

      > 9-The number of fossils in the
      > Karoo DOES prove a global flood

      How?

      - Todd Greene

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