Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Evolution Stickers In Georgia

There has been a bit of an uproar over some stickers in Georgia schoolbooks that read evolution is a theory, not a fact. Well, Duh! Isn’t that a redundant statement, (Charles Darwin’s Theory of ) Evolution is a theory…? What’s going on here is the secular humanists are trying to deny the existence of God. They are trying to say this simple statement means that God exists, and that in all other respects the Bible is literally true. Therefore the fundamentalist Christians are right and they are wrong and they just can’t be wrong…yada, yada, yada. Well, I’ve got a question to shut the critics up.

Presumably they have heard that a meteorite impact killed the dinosaurs. There is scientific “proof” of this from the existence of an iridium layer in rocks worldwide. Below the rocks are the fossils of the dinosaurs. Above there are no dinosaur fossils. Correct? Well if the bottom of the iridium layer was the Earth’s surface at the instant of the impact, wouldn’t a dying dinosaur’s fossil start at that level and go up? And given that virtually all dinosaurs are pretty big, their skulls etc should stick way up above that iridium layer. So who buried Sue the T-Rex, God?
It is amazing that a single research paper whose chief investigator was a 23 year old graduate student at the University of Chicago could have become established as "scienctific fact". That student's faculty adviser was Luis Alvarez who added his name to the paper, which caught the attention of Carl Sagan, who used the hypothesis to bolster his "nuclear winter" political disinformation campaign and The Rest Is History!
Bah, Humbug!


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