Joined: June 2007
Not to be content with that sort of kick-off, here is another dandy from the same thread.
|JJF, I’m sure the atheist trolls on this board would applaud your submission to the authority of science. You’re right, it’s hard for we, the “unwashed herd,” to comment (let alone contend) with an overwhelming consenus on the part of a professional elite.|
The science mainstream tells us to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” since they know that if we took a peak, we’d understand how evolutionary science constantly fabricates contrived explanations in response to contrary data. Take the currently accepted model of the formation of the Earth-Moon system, as dreamed up by Bill Hartmann et al….
The Moon’s orbit is too circular to support a capture scenario but the Moon’s composition (as established by the Apollo missions) is too iron-deficient to support co-accretion with the Earth. So let’s just imagine a Mars-sized object that collided with the proto-Earth a zillion years ago and blew off enough silicates to form the observed mass and composition of the Moon. And let’s create a computer model that includes the exact size, mass, angle of attack, and other parameters of the object and the proto-Earth to shoehorn the currently-observed data into the model. Presto! a reverse-engineering of the desired scenario. Then let’s include that theory in public school textbooks and make a few PBS specials about it and pat anyone on the head as a simpleton who has any doubts.
Critics of darwinism might find it hard to compete with this sort of manpower and resources, but such endeavors nevertheless do not incontrovertibly establish objective scientific “fact” but are rather more akin to indoctrination. Apparently it worked in your case.
I've been hammering one particularly intoxicated troll, mynym, familiar to some of you miners i am sure. Fundies love the narrative form of model selection. Tell the story, replete with punch line, slap knee guffaw scientists are stoopid Praise Jesus Amen tell me another story. Use some big words this time but make it end the same way (they don't know nothin, and we do because It Was Revealed etc).
This is the po-mo influence on the religious right. Model selection and comparison, parsimony, explanatory reduction, predicate logic, etc are lost on them. It is all, construct a narrative using a symbology that is non-referential, and end with we know what we need to know already.
You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK
Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG
the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat
I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles