Wednesday, December 3, 2008

And the Bullshit Continues!

Bobbo,

Today, I listened to your spiel about the earth being a few thousand years old. Beyond being thoroughly unimpressed by your claims, I am left with a small question: What are your sources?

You see, when scientists make claims about a phenomena, they clearly lay out their experimental apparatus and their data in order to ensure that others can verify their claims. This information is vital to ensuring accurate and truthful dissemination of information.

Let me give you an example:

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) is a satellite designed to map the Universe, detecting microwaves coming from the most distant source there is: the cooling fireball of the Big Bang itself.

The results of the five year study is conclusive: The age of the Universe is 13.73 billion years, plus or minus 120 million years. And if you don't believe the scientists, Bobbo, you can go here, check their findings, examine the experiment's parameters and prove them wrong.

But you can't do that, can you, Bobbo? Because you don't have the science education to intelligently comment on their experiment, do you?

Which, of course, brings me back to my original point: You don't list your sources because they just won't stand up to scrutiny. You make bold assertions about the truth of this, that, or the other thing and then claim that if "all" the evidence was put forward, you would be heralded as authoritative. But that just makes you a bullshit artist, doesn't it?

So if you wouldn't mind, point me to the scientific papers that explain how a cowboy boot came to be "rapidly" fossilized, or how the Bible is a trustworthy scientific source, or to a scientific paper that backs up any of your bullshit claims.

You won't, will you? Because you're a bullshit artist and you know it, don't you?

Irl

3 comments:

Jeff said...

I highly recommend the "cowboy boot" link as it thoroughly thrashes one of Bob's favorite arguments.

What's important to note is that even if Bob can show evidence of "rapid fossilization," such evidence simply would not show that the Earth and the Universe are not billions of years old. Such evidence would only serve to show that fossilization can occur rapidly, but does not prove that fossilization always occurs rapidly or that it occurs rapidly most of the time.

This is all simple logic, which, of course, Bob has in short supply.

Jon said...

Well you gotta buy the Top 10 Proofs CD's for those details.

I heard Bob make an interesting claim this week. He said that the Neanderthal genome was mapped and it was 99.5% identical to modern man. That seems to check out. He then said that the variation amongst humans is something like 98% or something. In other words there is more variation amongst modern humans than there is a difference between Neanderthals and humans. Ever heard of this one?

djtyg said...

Jon,

Read the above post.