RE: Fermi Paradox, etc.

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Thu Oct 26 2000 - 10:09:05 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote,
> > What about the creationist anti-science meme? I think 8 states
> now prohibit
> > the teaching of evolution, genetics, carbon dating, dinosaurs, big-bang,
> > continental drift, ancient history, and anything else that
> might imply that
> > species can evolve or that the earth is older than 7000 years.
> Are you serious? Of course I've heard about the evolution teaching
> woes. But I haven't heard of banning all of these things.

I'm afraid so. Genetics and dinosaurs all are part of evolution of animals.
Big-bang and continental drift are part of the evolution of the earth.
Ancient history and carbon dating support some of the earth changes.
According to creationist theory, the humans, the earth, and the universe
were created in their present form by God 7000 years ago. Any evidence of
something older or a change from an earlier state is part of evolutionary
theory or contradicts creationist theory. Therefore, they cannot be taught
as "fact".

There is no room for any evidence that things used to be different and
evolved to their current state today. There is no room for anything dated
more than 7000 years ago. Cave paintings are out. Older pot shards are
out. Little carved figurines are out. Carbon dating is out. Redshifting
galaxies are out. Changes in the earth's rotational rate are out. Genetic
mutations are out. Ancient civilizations are out. Background radiation is
out. Dust on the moon or asteroids is out. Ancient ice-core drilling is
out. Sedimental rock formations are out. Fossils are out. Cultural
migration across the globe is out. Ancient shifts in the magnetic poles is
out. Anything older than 7000, or anything that shows change is out.

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