posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 03:59 PM
Oh yeah, now you mention the name Joe Taylor.... he showed up at our university years ago when I was still an undergrad... he is pretty much a
Estragon is absolutely correct, he likes to show his findings and gift wrap it in creationist mumbo jumbo, but WILL NOT let any
geologist/paleontologist anywhere near his real findings. When any of us approach him, he becomes overtly hostile, verging on getting violent when he
is questioned on his methodology.
In terms of this find being fake or not, I believe there is a good chance it is a real fossil... however, I am not at all convinced it is associated
with any kind of hominid. There is a very good chance it could be any number of permian to cretacious dinos that existed in the Permian Basin area. An
experience paleontologist *should* be allowed to examine it (but then, he or she would blow Taylors theories out of the water if he found proof it was
really a femur for some dinosaur).
I, as well as many of the geology students in college, had many a lively discussion (shouting matches) with the creationist bunch. Strange that the
creationist often resort to shouting, since they have precious little to support thier side of the arguement.
On the geology/paleontology side:
relative stratigraphy analysis
currently evolving DNA evidence
(to name a few)
On the creationists side:
Well, you cant prove that we're *not* correct
All the radiometric/Carbon 14 dating is a fraud and all the data is manufactured (my personal favorite)