"Creationists believe the straightforward interpretation of Scripture—the earth and all living things were supernaturally created in six solar days by the God of the Bible about 6,000 years ago."

I am writing a paper refuting religious claims in a philisophical manner (using science, history, archeology, and anthropology to back my claims). I was looking at a Creation Science website and saw the above quote on this page: http://www.creationsciencetoday.com/01-Creation%20_vs_Evolution.html

After browsing this site, I realized that these people are stunningly wrong, and are making up scientific evidence!
What do you guys think?

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It makes historical sense in the ways civilizations sprang up, fell apart, and rebuilt.  Though as some one who appreciates literature, it can make for a really great epic story.  I've actually thought about reading through Genesis and creating an epic tale out of what it offers - especially where the details are obscure.

I think that's been done, in a '60's movie with George C. Scott and Ava Gardner, called, "The Bible."

No, I was thinking more along the line with orcs, elves, and dwarves - you know, like Lord of the Rings!  Real fantasy literature.  As for the movie, I've only seen a part of it - too boring.

You mean "The Ten Commandments"? My whole high school student body went to our hometown theater to watch it during school hours.

Also in high school, I took a first date to see it, and finally worked my arm around her, on the seat back, not realizing it was a 3 HOUR movie! I couldn't feel my arm for a week.

Of course that's Exodus, not Genesis....

RE: "it should really come as no surprise that there is a shared history of myths about surviving floods." - I've compiled a brief list of those here: http://in-his-own-image.com/2010/02/14/2-genesis-Chapter-6-part-2-d...

Screw everything I said before!  This explains it all:

I throw up in my mouth every time I see that guy.

I love him.  I watch Ancient Aliens from time to time - particularly when I am at my parents house because the History Channel is the only thing that my dad and I can agree to watch - other than BBC America when reruns of STNG come on.  He is a source of comic relief.

He belongs to the von Daeniken school of "only ask questions; never give answers." And that hair. Obviously an attention whore.

I love to do a comparison of him in early episodes and later episodes.  In the early ones, he is your typical pale-faced-pseudo-science-geek professor, and in the later ones he adds a fake-bake/spray-on tan complexion.  Must be for da ladies...

As for the hair, I am guessing it was once just an expression of being too lazy care once he got out of bed, now I am sure he uses hair-care products to make it that way.



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