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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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reply to post by Cosmic.Artifact
 


Why didn't I use the link you provided? Because the link you posted didn't contain the full quote. It removes that this is a reference to the words of another or that the discussion is about Nile archeology.



and all I was doing with Wiki was reading further down and posting the facts that are often overlooked, that radiometric dating is inaccurate.


No, you cited a snippet from wiki that references the need to calibrate radiocarbon dating and then skipped over how that calibration corrects for possible inaccuracies. It is not inaccurate.

I'd like to ask how the need for calibration of carbon-14 dating shows that carbon-14 dating is inaccurate. Also, why aren't you looking into how you were off by a factor of 10 on the scale of carbon-14 effectiveness? You said it's only good to 5000 years ago, yet it's good to 60,000 years ago.




posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by Cosmic.Artifact

Originally posted by MrXYZ

Originally posted by Cosmic.Artifact
manipulation of data and truth is one thing we ignorant Creationists are quite used to by now I might add...

Academic Palgiarism


You'd imagine so after years of Hovind seminars


he has some interesting points that he is quite adamant about, I somehow can understand why


Let's not go into Hovind, there's already dozen of sources out there that clearly debunk his...how can I put this delicately...BAT # CRAZY IDEAS


Loved one of his interviews at a creationist museum where you saw people roam around with dinosaurs in a diorama. It felt a bit like Disneyland's "It's a small world" ride, totally surreal











It's rare to find someone who's so incredibly wrong the second he opens his mouth

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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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What's on earth is this about?

The Black Book


...somehow I'd felt some deep truth in this site


Any suggestion??? tksss
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:57 PM
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reply to post by MrXYZ
 


Ah, the ExtantDodos, such a great job they do. I could have simply created a thread called "The Ignorance of Kent Hovind" and simply went: WATCH THESE VIDEOS, then linked to the videos you provided on top of the entirety of their work debunking his claims.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by MrXYZ
 


Ah, the ExtantDodos, such a great job they do. I could have simply created a thread called "The Ignorance of Kent Hovind" and simply went: WATCH THESE VIDEOS, then linked to the videos you provided on top of the entirety of their work debunking his claims.


Pretty much...but we all know you love typing


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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by leeangqi
The Black Book

What's on earth is this about?

...somehow I'd felt some truth deep in this site


Any suggestion??? tksss
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I'd start by noticing that nothing on that site is backed up by credible evidence and then go from there...and with "go from there" I mean find a more informative website



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by Cosmic.Artifact
 


Why didn't I use the link you provided? Because the link you posted didn't contain the full quote. It removes that this is a reference to the words of another or that the discussion is about Nile archeology.



and all I was doing with Wiki was reading further down and posting the facts that are often overlooked, that radiometric dating is inaccurate.


No, you cited a snippet from wiki that references the need to calibrate radiocarbon dating and then skipped over how that calibration corrects for possible inaccuracies. It is not inaccurate.

I'd like to ask how the need for calibration of carbon-14 dating shows that carbon-14 dating is inaccurate. Also, why aren't you looking into how you were off by a factor of 10 on the scale of carbon-14 effectiveness? You said it's only good to 5000 years ago, yet it's good to 60,000 years ago.


so in fact I was not... what you call it... "quote-mining" then correct ? if you have issues with the comment I posted then take it up with the site owner in the link I provided.

My selection of the quoted text is exactly how it appears on the site which I provided the link. It also served its purpose well for the point I was trying to make and about how science alot of times fudges data so some can win their meal, it does not matter if the quote was made about Nile archeology, instead what matters is that the comment was made... and I don't even want to bring up Piltdown Man supporting my statements.

your "quote-mining" attack on me was only an attempt to discredit established fact, but in turn only made yourself look (how should I say) rather desperate.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 08:15 PM
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I never accused you of quote mining (except in the wikipedia instance), I accused the reference of being a quote mine. An individual can unknowingly cite a quote mine, it happens quite often.



My selection of the quoted text is exactly how it appears on the site which I provided the link.


Which is why I provided you with a counter-link to the original text. In fact, if you had bothered to visit the link I provided, it discusses the evolution of this particular quote-mine and actually gathers the 'intermediate stage' from the site you provided. I never accused you of anything, I did accuse the source of something.

The quote is still dishonestly edited. It removes all context. It's a reference to Egyptology.



It also served its purpose well for the point I was trying to make and about how science alot of times fudges data so some can win their meal,


Except that is not what the quote states. It's about



it does not matter if the quote was made about Nile archeology, instead what matters is that the comment was made...


It actually does matter. It's talking about a practice that is found in a certain portion of archeology, and it doesn't even make reference to specific events. It talks about a general attitude. Unfortunately it doesn't contain any references, so it's anecdotal at best. Of course, that doesn't seem to matter to you. Why haven't you bothered with providing a single reference to an event where someone actually fudged data on purpose and was discovered by someone other than honest colleagues reviewing the work.



and I don't even want to bring up Piltdown Man supporting my statements.


Don't, as it was not a fraud made to support evolutionary theory and was actually viewed with skepticism by many immediately and was then debunked by evolutionary biologists.

See how quickly I rebutted ol' Pilty? I've heard it far too many times to even bother with anything longer than that.



your "quote-mining" attack on me was only an attempt to discredit established fact,


I'm sorry, but an off-hand anecdote and your own personal bias doesn't make something established fact. Please demonstrate where the science of radiometric dating is flawed.



but in turn only made yourself look (how should I say) rather desperate.


No, it made me realize that you were being deceived by deceptive editing. You also deceptively left out information about calibration methods. And finally you took a single off-hand anecdote as enough evidence to simply state that we can chuck out radiometric dating.

Please, provide some substance to your arguments.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Creationists are still reusing old arguments, misrepresenting what evolution is and isn't, and just generally displaying a total lack of understanding of general areas of science. So I'm just going to bump this thread right here.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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This is awesome, your side of the argument gets totally ripped apart and you come back to say that you no longer wish to debate the theory because all your doing is banging heads and not getting anywhere. From where I sit it’s because basically that’s all you’ve got is circular reasoning.

If you follow a book written two thousand years ago over hundreds of years by different people and their different accounts of stories handed down by their forefathers and plagiarized to suit the needs of the rulers of the time, as the word of some manmade god you’re the ignorant one , actually if you think about that fact even the bible has evolved which should be a slap in the face to creationist, their own book “evolved” laughing my butt off right now about that.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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Your presentation sucks, as does your condescending attitude. I (used to ) Know people like you that think they are a 'special snowflake, above all the rules, and superior to the unwashed mouth breathing masses. I don't even have time for you, thus this is short. Dust to dust.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Plotus
Your presentation sucks, as does your condescending attitude.


I'm merely stating facts. Creationists, even those who should know better, repeatedly demonstrate ignorance of basic science. Either they're ignorant or they know better and are lying.



I (used to ) Know people like you that think they are a 'special snowflake, above all the rules, and superior to the unwashed mouth breathing masses.


What? I'm sorry, but you must be reading the wrong thread. I'm not above any rules and I'm not superior to anyway unwashed masses. Creationists just don't know science or they're just not showing that they do. They're uninformed about something...and I'm uninformed about plenty of things as well.



I don't even have time for you, thus this is short. Dust to dust.


So you just popped in hear to insult me? Classy.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Er... Madnessinmysoul?

You do realize that Creationism and Evolution are not mutually exclusive, right?

And either way yo really are going about this the wrong way, try the "friendly guy who happens to be and Atheist" routine. You're an Atheist, right?



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Cuppy
Er... Madnessinmysoul?

You do realize that Creationism and Evolution are not mutually exclusive, right?

And either way yo really are going about this the wrong way, try the "friendly guy who happens to be and Atheist" routine. You're an Atheist, right?


Well, biblical creationism is...and so is Muslim and Hindu creationism


As for being friendly, sure...but it's not easy if some people bring up the same flawed creationist arguments over and over again. Like the one where they claim scientists say it all happened "by chance", when in reality, they're saying natural forces are responsible for it.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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Details, Please.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Cuppy
Er... Madnessinmysoul?

You do realize that Creationism and Evolution are not mutually exclusive, right?


Well, I know that there's a creationism spectrum and that it does allow for evolution past a certain point on that spectrum. Of course, the majority of people who identify as 'creationists' fall in the part of the spectrum that does not allow for evolution.



And either way yo really are going about this the wrong way, try the "friendly guy who happens to be and Atheist" routine. You're an Atheist, right?


Um...it has nothing to do with my atheism. I thought creationists were ignorant when I was a Catholic. Creationists are ignorant of science, it's just something that I've found generally true on here. They regularly demonstrate their ignorance.

Whether it's the claim that Einstein's relativity is unproven or that there is geologic evidence for a Biblical flood, they say things that are simply untrue and show an ignorance that can often be traced to specific creationist websites.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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A suggestion for some details would be to sort the threads in this sub-forum by either post count or flag count and read over the repetition of false arguments from creationists between those threads...and then notice how often people like MrXYZ or myself repeatedly have to refute those arguments, often multiple times in the same thread.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul

Well, I know that there's a creationism spectrum and that it does allow for evolution past a certain point on that spectrum. Of course, the majority of people who identify as 'creationists' fall in the part of the spectrum that does not allow for evolution.

Um...it has nothing to do with my atheism. I thought creationists were ignorant when I was a Catholic. Creationists are ignorant of science, it's just something that I've found generally true on here. They regularly demonstrate their ignorance.

Whether it's the claim that Einstein's relativity is unproven or that there is geologic evidence for a Biblical flood, they say things that are simply untrue and show an ignorance that can often be traced to specific creationist websites.


But you keep saying "Creationists are ignorant", this is covering all Creationists and is simply rude and unneeded. You have proven the opinions of others that you're just being sarcastic and smarmy. (no, not the exact words).

Come on man, just try to avoid starting # like this, otherwise you look like a troll.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by Cuppy
reply to post by MrXYZ
 


Details, Please.


They all claim humans just popped up in their current form...we KNOW that's not what happened. Furthermore, they also make a ton of hogwash claims like global floods, or that the sun was created after the earth, or other similar nonsense.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Well...I'd have to say that all creationists are in fact ignorant. All people are ignorant. Of course, what I had exactly said is (emphasis added):


Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
Well, I'd like to actually call into question the amount of education and research that the majority of creationists on here have with regard to the sciences.


I'm talking about the majority of creationists that post on ATS, not all creationists.





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