Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More Fun With Creationism


For those previously unacquainted, this is how young-earth creationists/Biblical literalists calculate the age of the earth.

****ing flamingos, how do they work?!

Disappointed... I have yet to see any creationist nonsense that includes extinct mammals on the ark, like Moropus or Elasmotherium or Pakicetus.

Some interesting information in the book, such as the idea that there was no rain before the Deluge-- something about mist coming out of the earth.
The rivers were fed by artesian wells, plant life was lush and abundant, and there was probably just one large cotinent instead of several. The mountains were most likely rolling hills compared to wat we see now. It would have taken far less water to cover the highest mountains at the time of the Flood than it would today.

The layers of the Grand Canyon are all flat, one one on top of the other. There is no evidence of erosion.

Um... no. (the squiggly lines indicate erosion and/or gaps in time.)

The book also uses the example of stratification in fast-cooling lava flows as proof that any sort of geological strata could have been formed really quickly. Geology fail again, all rock is not equal and forms under vastly different conditions and time intervals.. I should have posted a picture of their geology diagram fail, it claims that the flood created all the mountain ranges.
(read more about the creationist geology-think here, and scientific stratigraphy here)

Later, evidence for a young earth based on their ideas about population:

But suppose man has been around for one million years, as evolutionists teach. If the present growth rates are typical, there should be about 108600 people alive today!

The famous photograph of the Japanese Zuiyo Maru 'sea monster' is used as evidence for the post-Deluge survival of dinosaurs. (This carcass has been thought to have been a basking shark for quite a while now

On dinosaur diversity: "The fossil record shows that there were several kinds of dinosaurs and often varieties within the kinds." There's a reason for this sort of phrasing; the 'kinds' are called 'baramins' in creationist terminology and the book takes great pains to emphasize the word 'kind' with repeated italics.
Really, you could go on forever about it.

But hey, the artist is competent at least.

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