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Featured I thought I had them at the flood, but...

Discussion in 'Creation & Theistic Evolution' started by Valetic, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Jennifer Rothnie

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    Exactly, which is why I said 'in general' and not 'in every instance.'
     
  2. Dorothy Mae

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    Well you certainly used scientific knowledge but had a pay check coming in no matter what. No need for grants or publications. So since the living is secure and no ground breaking achievements expected, you wouldn’t know the competition out there.
    I have no doubt it requires a lot of science. I mean it.
    I’m sure there are. But the insurance company pays you, not federal grants.
    I’m sure it requires brains.
    Actually you don’t. Those who work at universities, not for comercial businesses like Insurance compies apply for government grants. They have to publish or they’re unemployed. Or they opt for commercial organizations and have secure but non-research jobs.

    How come copies of the completed manuscripts are NOT shared? Because others in your field will steal your work. You’ve never had to compete in real research. No job or fame depended upon you publishing first your work.
    Just enough info is given to show something new but not enough to replicate the research until the paper is submitted.

    If you have to quote Wikipedia as to how research conferences go, you’ve never done research hoping to publish.
    Like read wikipedia? I’ve been to them. This is the grade school description like one might explain the election process. Sound so great on wikipedia.
     
  3. Foxfyre

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    I have long believed and teach that pretty much every ancient culture has its own flood story(ies). But the fact is that floods occur all over the world. And if you are an ancient one without benefit of books, extensive travel, radio, television, reports from outside your society, and you see flood waters extending as far as you can see in every direction, you likely would believe the flood covered the entire world. And would record your impression of that.

    I resist trying to stretch the fossil record to conform to our literal 21st Century interpretations of the Biblical texts however much I appreciate and believe the Bible. For instance, I live near a 10,000+ foot mountain, and on top of it there are sea fossils clearly visible in the rocks along several foot paths.

    The Bible literalists say that is proof positive of a universal flood as the Bible describes. Those of us who know science however go with the scientific opinion that this area was once a vast shallow sea and that relatively young mountain was pushed up out of that sea (along with the rest of our state) by seismic activity and shifting of minor tectonic plates roughly 10 million years ago.

    I respect both beliefs but I can only go with one of them.
     
  4. The Barbarian

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    My mentors and teachers were all in that chase much longer than I was. And yes, there's pressure to publish. But more than that, these days, is the ability to attract grants to fund graduate students like me.

    One is somewhat, but not entirely, the consequence of the other.

    Most employers expect one to be a CSP and a voting member of the Human Factors society. And you have to be a competent biologist to understand the mechanics of it all. So there were some obstacles to entering the profession.


    I must have had extraordinarily trusting mentors. I didn't get to see the data in some cases, where I wasn't involved with it.

    I've assisted with poster presentations. I'm just showing you how much information is being freely shared. What it says is entirely correct. Would you like me to show you some more on it?
     
  5. The Barbarian

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    Yes, I noticed that. Sorry, if my message suggested otherwise. I have heard it referred to as "Cope's Law", so I clarified the point.
     
  6. Dorothy Mae

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    Why are these mutually exclusive except for the guesses at million of years?
     
  7. The Barbarian

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    If you think it's "guesses", you're way behind the curve. Maybe you should do some reading on the subject, and learn what the evidence is.
     
  8. Foxfyre

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    Because the fossils got into those rocks not because of a universal flood caused by torrential rains but because of catastrophic seismic shifts in the terrain. In much higher elevations in much older mountains, no sea fossils. A pretty good indication that different parts of the planet have had different experiences at different times.
     
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  9. Daniel Martinovich

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    You say you know science. I say that is your problem. You don't. You have faith in what amounts to political positions propped up by hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money. Because of the internet he raw data is out there for anyone that is willing to really put time and effort into studying it so one can come to their own rational conclusions. Few do though.
     
  10. The Barbarian

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    This may be hard to believe, but there's a lot of stuff on the internet that isn't true.
     
  11. Daniel Martinovich

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    First off I said 30 million plethora of animals not Woolly Mammoths. And no. One published research paper that numbers frozen carcasses in the hundreds of thousands does not create a scientific consensus because dozens of research papers say the tens of millions. My number 30 mil. is the middle ground.
    Further, what you just did sounds exactly like the slight of hand tricks the government funded website Talk Origins tries to pull. Did you even read the short little "paper" you provided? It says MANY hundreds of thousands. How many is many? is ten one hundred thousands many? 50? 300? 3000 hundred thousands many? In other words there are WAAAAAY to many carcasses of temperate or semi tropical animals buried in the frozen mud in Siberia for any "reasonable" "scientific" discussion to be had on just how such a phenomenon could occur. So Talk Origins falsifies the paper they got their number from so they don't have to discuss it and can continue to claim we have science and we refuse to discuss matters of "faith."
    I assume you made a mistake by calling these carcasses fossilized because they are not and you noted that in another comment of yours. On to your point though. Since Noah's flood modern science does not have any records of examples of the mass burial or mass fossilization of animals outside of perhaps some local volcanic activity or a flash flood. Everything is eaten by scavengers and microbes. There is nothing outside of massive world wide flood that could produce the conditions needed for the trillions of fossils present. Yes you can imagine all you want but that is faith not observable science. Secondly the animals in Siberia are temperate climate, sub tropical or even tropical animals and the tabloid science media publishes stories of tropical forests and animals in the arctic and ant-arctic all the time. Was a new one yesterday as a matter of fact. Science knows of no mechanism that can produce a 100% temperate or subtropical world. Yet and as usual the Bible beat them to their discoveries of a temperate world without polar ice caps. It says among other phenomena that in the world before the flood there was no rain.

    I'll look into that.
     
  12. Daniel Martinovich

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    That's your story on why you don't research yourself and you just take the "experts" at their word?
     
  13. The Barbarian

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    Fortunately, I have already put a few years into this particular story, and so I don't have to take the word of a physicist or a wealthy televangelist. I can look at it, and do my own numbers.

    You have no idea how liberating that can be.
     
  14. KomatiiteBIF

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    Let's see your quote.

    "Here is a more modern article I had read on the subject. It claims 150 million Mammoths but it is referring to the modern ivory trade and how it is hoped Woolly Mammoth Ivory will satisfy the markets demands for illegal ivory."

    Ok, so you did throw out the 150 million number.

    Second. Yes they are fossils. I don't know why you don't think they are. The articles are referring to fossils, that's just what they are.

    Lastly, you keep bringing up semi tropical environments, but no mammoths are locked in strata of tropical climates. You're mistaken so try again.
     
  15. Daniel Martinovich

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    Well your right. Couldn't find any data on what kind of sediment layers are beneath the muck. Did however stumble on the new new theory on the burying of Siberian animals. Dust storms after the flood. Claiming the region was far more temperate during the ice age than after and could support Woolly Mammoth populations. On the first page of a search there was one secular scientists theorizing how the dust storms over hundreds of years buried the animals. All the rest are creation scientists though using the during\ after flood upheavals caused such massive dust storms. Seems dust, called loess in the articles fits the evidence. Would make the argument over when and how they occurred.
    Search: Dust storms buried the Mammoths? (Did not use Google)
     
  16. KomatiiteBIF

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    The mammoths are buried in pleistocene strata which is the time of the ice ages. They're frozen which is why they are so well preserved, just like when you throw meat in a freezer, it lasts a long time.

    It's as simple as that. No complicated dust storm flood tropical ice storm nonsense.

    They lived in northern latitudes, which is why they're concentrated in northern Russia and Alaska. That's where it's cold. There were multiple ice ages over thousands of years. Mammoths died in their natural cold habitat and they froze there until today.

    Simple as that.
     
  17. KomatiiteBIF

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    And if you want, you're welcome to try to find any whooly mammoth fossils in any non icy location of any strata beyond the most recent pleistocene. You won't find such a thing because whooly mammoths never lived in tropical places. Hence the whoolyness.
     
  18. KomatiiteBIF

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    And yes, please do.look into "that", and when you have a response, I'll be here.
     
  19. Daniel Martinovich

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    No I specifically said 30 million and listed a number of animals included in that 30 million. I said this article claims 150 million. But if your going to stretch what I said was a claim to discredit me have at it. I As far as fossils are concerned. I am trying to distinguish between turned to stone fossils verses an actual ivory trade in mammoth tusks and Woolly Rhinoceros horns. Perhaps they might be called fossils but they are not fossils of the type where minerals replace cells. They find some of these with flesh intact and often wolves eat the flesh of mammoths that get eroded out of the permafrost. A flesh covered frozen animal is not what most people consider a fossil.

    fos·sil
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    1. the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock
     
  20. KomatiiteBIF

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    https://www.google.com/amp/www.dail...rd-woolly-mammoth-bones-uncovered-Russia.html

    Here's an article discussing mammoths suffering from osteoporosis.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mi...historic-woolly-mammoth-graveyard-8891594.amp

    And another article noting taller mammoths that died at an earlier period of time. It's telling a story of the demise of the mammoths.

    Strata further below contains dinosaur bones, but you never find dinosaurs in the same or shallower strata. Only superpositionally below. This is because they too lived at a different and earlier time.

    Even when dinosaurs are found at the surface, they are still in superpositionally older and lower rocks. And this is something that a flood just can't do. It cannot sort bones in the way that we find them.

    Plus we have things like nests with eggs in them. If a flood was building mountains and pushing continents around and metamorphosing rock, this would not be an environment suitable for dinosaurs laying eggs, nor would a nest made of twigs nor shells of eggs survive such chaos. And these were not rapidly buried either, as we have plenty of foot tracks, burrows, and more nests and varying depths in strata.
     
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