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A Creationist Answers Questions

Allen Clifton challenged creationists to answer ten questions to see if they could provide an answer that makes any sense at all. Lo and behold, one of them did try to answer them. The result is exactly what you would expect, nonsensical answers and non-answers. A few examples.

1) Do you understand the difference between science and faith?

Right back at you! It takes more faith to believe in evolution, and may scientists even use the term faith to describe their believe in “missing links”. The real question is “Where you there?” Did you observe the beginning of creation? I thought that was necessary for science apparently not . . . especially when science needs to take a “leap of faith!”

In other words: “No, I don’t understand the difference between science and faith.”

2) If Noah really lived for 900 years, do you realize that means he lived for nearly 1/6 of the time you claim the world has existed?

If the dinosaurs lived for billions of years as you suggest, isn’t it interesting that they existed for 1/6 of your age of the earth? What kind of science can prove either? It takes faith to believe both. I see you’re still struggling with that “faith” thing!

Uh, no. Dinosaurs existed for about 165 million years, or about 3.6% of the age of the earth. And no, it doesn’t take faith to believe that. We have evidence for it. Lots and lots of evidence.

4) If humans and dinosaurs roamed the Earth at the same time, why don’t we ever find their bones in the same places?

Why don’t we find animal remains and human remains together today? Same reason! People didn’t bury their dead where they eat! Your questions are getting more and more ridiculous! Did you give this any thought at all?

*headdesk* Yep, that’s about what one could expect.

Comments

  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    Uh, no. Dinosaurs existed for about 165 million years, or about 3.6% of the age of the earth.

    Not to mention that’s dinosaurs plural, not an individual dinosaur.

  2. Athywren says

    Not to mention that’s dinosaurs plural, not an individual dinosaur.

    Are you sure about that? Were you there?! :P
    Maybe it was a single dinosaur which shed its skeleton on a regular basis? Much like a snake shedding its skin… except far more horrifying. We may never know!!!1!

  3. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @ ^ Athywren : “Maybe it was a single dinosaur which shed its skeleton on a regular basis?”

    So a Stegosaurus and a Tyranosaurs Rex and a Velocirapter and a Brontosaurus and a triceratops and an Oviraptor and a Muttaburrasuarus etc .. all in one?

    Plus how does that explain the famous skeleton of a Protoceratops and a Velocirpator found locked in mortal combat?

  4. iknklast says

    The use of incorrect forms of words, poor grammar and spelling, and non-sequiturs makes this very difficult to read. But these are the sorts of answers I get on my tests (in college, no less). One of my students put the answer on my evolution test that we need to teach both sides. Which two sides is that? Evolution and one of the hundreds of creation myths, obviously. And I think I know which one.

  5. Athywren says

    Plus how does that explain the famous skeleton of a Protoceratops and a Velocirpator found locked in mortal combat?

    Have you ever seen that episode of Voyager? The one with the Voth – a Saurian race descended from dinosaurs from Earth who built a spaceship to escape the asteroid and ended up in the delta quadrant? Obviously that’s fiction, but it was clearly a very intelligent dinosaur, like the Voth, and it enjoyed making dioramas out of it’s shed bones. It’s all so obvious if you look to fiction for the answers! :P

  6. Jordan Genso says

    If you read all ten “answers”, I think you’ll agree they were written by Modusoperandi.

  7. reddiaperbaby1942 says

    In his # 7, he says that it’s easier to believe in the inerrancy and divine authorship of the Bible than it is to accept that Homer is the author of the “Illiad” [sic], yet everyone accepts Homer as the author of the Iliad. This alone is enough to disqualify his argument; in fact there are many classical scholars who debate the identity and authenticity of the putative single author of the oral narratives known as the Homeric epics. It’s a fascinating question in classical scholarship; a lot more interesting, and meaningful, than the putatively divine authorship of the two collections of stories, riddles, love poems, prophecies, laments and proverbs known as the Old and New Testament.

  8. Tobinius says

    “Where you there?”

    This really says it all right there, in so many ways. It just makes me sad for all these proudly ignorant people.

  9. Athywren says

    In his # 7, he says that it’s easier to believe in the inerrancy and divine authorship of the Bible than it is to accept that Homer is the author of the “Illiad” [sic],

    Sometimes I wonder what they mean when they say “easier.” I wouldn’t be surprised to hear some of them say that it’s easier to believe that heaven is a real and literal place than it is to believe that the sun is hot. After all, nobody’s even been to the sun with a mercury thermometer, have they? But just look at all of these people who’ve hallucinated being in heaven!

  10. trina says

    You didn’t quote the answer where he claims we have 1000′s of copies of the New Testament dating back to 1000BC. That have me a chuckle.

  11. says

    Uh, no. Dinosaurs existed for about 165 million years, or about 3.6% of the age of the earth.

    Uh, no. Your math is off. If the first number is right, and, biblically, it isn’t, dinosaurs existed for 300,000 times the age of the Earth.

     
    Jordan Genso “If you read all ten “answers”, I think you’ll agree they were written by Modusoperandi.”
    Hardly. I put some thought in to comments.

  12. Tsu Dho Nimh says

    The real question is “Where you there?” Did you observe the beginning of creation?

    And was he there when God said, “Let there be light”?
    Was he there when god created Adam?
    I didn’t think so.

    However, much of the stuff scientists study WAS there, and it’s history is becoming clear.

    From the appearance of fossils A and C, scientists have said, “If we find “C”, it should lok like this ___” and they have found C and it pretty much looked like the prediction.

  13. Steve Morrison says

    Someone should point out that the Iliad was not written by Homer, but by someone else of the same name.

  14. rmsc says

    “People didn’t bury their dead where they eat! ”

    That gives me a great business idea- McMausolems!

  15. caseloweraz says

    StevoR: Plus how does that explain the famous skeleton of a Protoceratops and a Velocirpator found locked in mortal combat?

    Two words: Ray Harryhausen.

  16. caseloweraz says

    @Steve Morrison:

    Nice to see that someone else knows about the student bloopers file.

  17. caseloweraz says

    This creationist seems to be using the Ian Plimer method of response: Answer every question with a mirror-image question. (Though I doubt the method originated with Plimer.)

    I wonder: Could the creationist’s initials be K. H.?

  18. says

    Reginald Selkirk (#1) -

    Not to mention that’s dinosaurs plural, not an individual dinosaur.

    If people are ignorant and deluded enough to believe in a 900 year old human, they are certainly capable of believing in 100,000 year old “leviathans”.

  19. dingojack says

    Why don’t we find animal remains and human remains together today? Same reason! People didn’t bury their dead where they eat!

    I wonder if they creationist in question has ever heard of roundhouses? Quite commonly people were buried below the floor of the roundhouse within metres (at best)) of the hearth.
    I’ve eaten (at takeaway joints) within cooee of Central and Town Hall Stations in Sydney, Australia, both of which were on the sites of the earliest European cemeteries (not to mention Kent Street).
    A convincing argument – not a chance.
    Dingo

  20. leonardschneider says

    Ugh. Now I’m gonna go read the talk.origins website for a brain enema. Too much concentrated ignorance and arrogance have me feeling all stopped up and nauseous. I need some rational thought to get unclogged.

    Personally, the poor grammar and misspellings in the “answers” speak volumes.

  21. matty1 says

    @21 One of the oldest sites where we know people built was Çatalhöyük where human remains were often found buried directly under the hearths of the buildings.

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