Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $26,270
30%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 30% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: yec

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Where is the proof in pseudoscience?

    02/01/2014 2:56:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Conversation ^ | January 31, 2014 | Peter Ellerton
    The word “pseudoscience” is used to describe something that is portrayed as scientific but fails to meet scientific criteria. This misrepresentation occurs because actual science has creditability (which is to say it works), and pseudoscience attempts to ride on the back of this credibility without subjecting itself to the hard intellectual scrutiny that real science demands. A good example of pseudoscience is homoeopathy, which presents the façade of a science-based medical practice but fails to adhere to scientific methodology. Other things typically branded pseudoscience include astrology, young-Earth creationism, iridology, neuro-linguistic programming and water divining, to name but a few.
  • Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham - HD (full video of last night's debate)

    02/05/2014 9:40:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 171 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 4, 2014 | Answers in Genesis
    Streamed live on Feb 4, 2014 Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham is joined at the Creation Museum by Emmy Award-winning science educator and CEO of the Planetary Society Bill Nye.
  • Are dinosaurs fossils really that old? [vanity]

    10/28/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 226 replies · 1+ views
    I read that carbon dating method is only accurate for up to 30,000 yrs. So how are scientists coming up with millions yrs. old fossils? For all we know dinosaurs died off not millions but 100's of thousands of yrs ago.
  • Why young-age creationism is good for science

    12/07/2009 7:30:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 170 replies · 3,384+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Brett W. Smith
    The current treatment of young-age creationists in the scientific community and society at large is unfair and unwise. Scientists and philosophers of science, including old-age creationists and naturalists, should respect youngage creationists as legitimate contributors to science. Young-age creationists offer to the current origins science establishment a competing rational viewpoint that will augment fruitful scientific investigation through increased accountability for scientists, introduction of original hypotheses and general epistemic improvement...
  • In The Beginning God, Not Darwin, Created

    10/11/2009 6:56:59 AM PDT · by OneVike · 220 replies · 2,177+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 10/11/09 | One Vike
    special thanks to hanna548 for the artworkThere is a disturbing trend that has taken hold of the modern day Christian community, and it is my opinion that this trend is causing a schism as big as the one that was addressed at the Council of Nicea over the Trinity. Now this is not a debate for those who have no faith in Christ, for what accord has Christ with Belial? No, this is strictly a debate for those who profess Christ as their Lord and Savior. Unfortunately, those who attempt to address the problem are usually labeled as rabble-rousers who...
  • T. Rex Cousin Evolved 60 Million Years Too Early

    09/29/2009 10:10:39 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 2,079+ views
    ICR News ^ | September 29, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The most popular dinosaur is probably Tyrannosaurus rex, a Latin term that loosely translates as “king lizard.” Based on evolutionary assumptions, scientists have long held that these dinosaurs lived for “only” 3 million years, approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. A fossil looking remarkably like a small version of T. rex, however, has been located in a much lower rock layer.[1] Using the evolutionary dates assigned to the relevant strata, this adds 60 million years to the T. rex timeline. If the evolutionary interpretation was this wrong about one creature, can it be trusted on the rest of the...
  • Youth Empowerment Ctr ("Anti-Capitalist Radical Youth Group") Secretary/Director in 2001: VAN JONES

    09/05/2009 12:05:29 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies · 644+ views
    Youth Empowerment Center, Oakland, California ^ | 5 September 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    From a clearinghouse site on radical leftist/marxist Bay Area organizations:YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CENTER / CORPORATE DESTRUCTION CLUSTERS Description: Anti-capitalist money-funnel for radical youth indoctrination groups founded in Oakland, California in 2000, by foundation-guided merger of four existing youth organizing groups and based on the Tides Center fiscal-sponsorship model with a half million dollars of foundation money. YEC is fiscal sponsor of the four founding groups: C-Beyond (a Tides Center project - radical organizers) Youth Force Coalition (anti-prison group) SOUL - School of Unity and Liberation (racial / economic justice group) Underground Railroad (art and culture for revolution) and subsequent groups:...
  • Biblical creation impedes evangelism? Plus yet another uninformed atheist.

    04/04/2009 12:10:35 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 1,234+ views
    CMI ^ | April 4, 2009 | Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.
    Biblical creation impedes evangelism? Plus yet another uninformed atheist. Published: 4 April 2009 First, Matthew P, a Christian evolutionist from the UK asserts that young-earth creation is harmful to evangelism. Dr Jonathan Sarfati shows the opposite, and explains the baneful consequences to the Gospel of denying its foundation in Genesis. Then Nigel H, an atheist from the US, hurls elephants about science and asserts that God deceived us and set up Adam and Eve to fail. Dr Sarfati explains some of the science and why God did NOT entrap the first couple...
  • Does Dark Energy Really Exist?: Or does Earth occupy a very unusual place in the universe? (LOL!)

    03/29/2009 6:32:33 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies · 2,881+ views
    Scientific American ^ | March 2009 | Timothy Clifton and Pedro G. Ferreira
    Does Dark Energy Really Exist? Or does Earth occupy a very unusual place in the universe? Scientific American, March 2009 By Timothy Clifton and Pedro G. Ferreira ... Most of us are very familiar with the idea that our planet is nothing more than a tiny speck orbiting a typical star, somewhere near the edge of an otherwise unnoteworthy galaxy. In the midst of a universe populated by billions of galaxies that stretch out to our cosmic horizon, we are led to believe that there is nothing special or unique about our location. But what is the evidence for this...
  • An emotional response to the age of the earth

    03/29/2009 9:27:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 151 replies · 1,966+ views
    CMI ^ | March 28, 2009
    An emotional response to the age of the earth by CMI staffPublished: 28 March 2009 Peter Milford’s article ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth’ prompted a reader to send this account of a quite remarkable experience:What a troubling issue this is in Christianity today! My sister, who helped me become a Christian many years ago, and her family, will now no longer talk to me about this topic. They appear to be long-age Christian believers. The last time I tried to talk to her about it she burst out...
  • An Overview of Day-Age's Errors (what does the word "day" mean in Genesis?)

    03/24/2009 2:14:12 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 71 replies · 1,181+ views
    ICR ^ | March 2009 | Larry Vardiman, Ph.D.
    An Overview of Day-Age's Errors by Larry Vardiman, Ph.D. Many Bible scholars today are buying into the day-age theory of origins. They seem to believe that their biblical views must conform to their mental image of how the world functions today and must be confirmed by members of the non-Christian world, whose minds are darkened (Ephesians 4:17-19). The basis of the day-age interpretation of long ages rests on a flawed understanding of the use of the word yom in Genesis 1 and 2. Here, I will discuss briefly the theory's five main errors...
  • Origin of life questions, and what biblical creationists really believe

    02/07/2009 12:39:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies · 1,050+ views
    CMI ^ | February 7, 2009 | Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.
    In reality, evolution has done nothing to help real science, and has actually hindered it in many ways...
  • Texas Governor Perry Reappoints Creationist As Head of Education

    02/07/2009 10:04:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies · 1,403+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | February 6, 2009 | Charles Johnson
    ...Apparently, in Texas you can be astoundingly dishonest and advocate teaching pseudo-science to children, and still be reappointed to a job you’re not remotely qualified to hold...
  • Oldest rocks on Earth found in northern Canada

    09/26/2008 1:31:18 AM PDT · by Soliton · 8 replies · 388+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 25, 2008 | Will Dunham
    A pinkish tract of bedrock on the eastern shore of Canada's Hudson Bay contains the oldest known rocks on Earth, formed 4.28 billion years ago, not long after the planet was formed, scientists said on Thursday. The rocks may be remnants of Earth's primordial crust, which formed on the planet's surface as it cooled following the birth of the solar system, according to Jonathan O'Neil of McGill University in Montreal.
  • Everything that is was created 6,010 years ago TODAY!

    10/23/2007 3:07:36 PM PDT · by balch3 · 174 replies · 2,612+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | October 23, 2007 | Worldnet Daily
    How old is the world? Most people would say: "Nobody knows." But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. – making it exactly 6,010 today. In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his "Annals of the World," subtitled, "The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian's Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews." First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages. The book, now published...
  • The Two-Brain Solution : Why Young Earth Creationists Are Attracted to Physics and Astronomy

    08/12/2007 8:51:38 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 401 replies · 5,112+ views
    Touchstone ^ | Phillip Johnson
    The January/February 2007 issue of Academe, the journal of the American Association of University Professors, features an article by a college teacher named Alvin Saperstein, of Wayne State University, about how his introductory astronomy and physics courses are attracting many young-earth creationists. These may be very good students, but they frustrate him because he cannot convince them that the universe and all it contains, including our planet, came into existence in a natural evolutionary process over billions of years, rather than in the six days of creation a few thousand years ago, as creationists calculate from the literal words of...
  • Venus: Hothouse Planet (or Venus vs. Uniformitarianism)

    07/09/2007 2:46:31 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 1,045+ views
    Astrobiology Magazine ^ | Aug 16, 2004 | Henry Bortman
    ...Now, fast forward to more recent times on Venus. We've begun to understand the story of its surface evolution largely due to the Magellan mission in the 1990s. The biggest surprise of Magellan was that the surface seems like it's all the same age. That's what I'm calling the second great transition. Something changed on Venus 600 or 700 million years ago to make the surface all the same age. If you use the word catastrophic it rubs some people the wrong way, but something dramatic happened on Venus which wiped out almost all signs of an older surface. The...
  • Cleaning the T. Rex cage must have been interesting

    05/23/2007 8:48:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 193 replies · 4,578+ views
    Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal ^ | May 23, 2007 | Marty Russell
    I would hate to have been the guy whose job it was to round up and herd a couple of T. rexes onto the ark. This Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of the new Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., which purports to tell the history of the world based on creationism instead of evolution...
  • Scientific debate heats up over fate of Australia's dinosaurs (aborigines killed them)

    12/27/2006 9:09:56 AM PST · by Paddlefish · 37 replies · 1,367+ views
    Palaeontology's angriest argument was given another nudge Tuesday with the release of research that claims Australia's giant prehistoric animals were killed off by Aborigines rather than climate change. Flinders University's Gavin Prideaux said the fossil record showed that the megafauna - giant marsupials the size of small trucks - were able to survive floods and droughts. They perished within 20,000 years of sharing the continent with humans, suggesting it was spears that did them in, rather than habitat changes. The giant kangaroos, 2.5-ton diprotodons vanished around 50,000 years ago. 'Climate change was certainly not the main culprit in the extinctions,'...
  • Wake Up, Dodos - Making light of a dry, but important, topic.

    05/11/2006 11:25:58 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 9 replies · 731+ views
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2006 | Anthony Dick
    Flock of Dodos, a new documentary on the controversy between Intelligent Design and evolution, debuted last week at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s a fine example of its genre, taking on a subject that is important and controversial (if occasionally dry), and treating it in a way that will compel broad interest. The insult in the title is not directed at just one side of the dispute: It lampoons both the supporters of ID, who are wrong on their pet issue, and the evolutionists, who are sometimes dismissive, inept, and arrogant. The movie’s creator and narrator is Robert Olson, a...
  • Helium Evidence for A Young World Remains Crystal-Clear

    05/19/2005 8:32:11 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 94 replies · 1,052+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 27, 2005 | D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. Institute for Creation Research
    (I couldn't reproduce the charts so I recomend you follow the source URL and read the original PDF file.-DannyTN) Helium Evidence for A Young World Remains Crystal-Clear D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. Institute for Creation Research April 27, 2005, Copyright © 2005. Recently an anti-creationist geochemist, a part-time instructor at the University of Kentucky named Kevin Henke,1 posted on the Internet a 25,000-word rejection2 of scientific evidence that the world is only about 6,000 years old, the helium-leak age of zircons (radioactive crystals) from deep underground. In politics, his procedure would be called “mud-slinging,” which in this case tries to bury...
  • The Physics of Extra-Terrestrial Civilizations

    11/03/2003 12:44:23 PM PST · by Michael Barnes · 260 replies · 1,874+ views
    http://www.mkaku.org/ ^ | unk | Michio Kaku
    The late Carl Sagan once asked this question, “What does it mean for a civilization to be a million years old? We have had radio telescopes and spaceships for a few decades; our technical civilization is a few hundred years old... an advanced civilization millions of years old is as much beyond us as we are beyond a bush baby or a macaque.” Although any conjecture about such advanced civilizations is a matter of sheer speculation, one can still use the laws of physics to place upper and lower limits on these civilizations. In particular, now that the laws of...
  • Young-earthism continues to be a stumbling block on the debates over origins

    03/06/2004 7:27:06 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 14 replies · 254+ views
    Young-earthism continues to be a stumbling block on the debates over origins. While more and more people turn to old-earth creationism/intelligent design as they find it to be the only way to defeat naturalistic evolution & adhere to the infallibility of the Bible, many continue to blindly subscribe to YEC beliefs. Below are some examples of the inane items prinited in some YEC circles, in particular in Creation magazine. The young-earth quarterly magazine Creation has been described as "a cross between the Flat Earth Society Journal and the National Enquirer." Here is some of the wild pseudoscience presented in the...