How not to evangelise to an atheist: Focus Section

On pages 10 and 11 of the Creation magazine I’m blogging about, there’s a Focus section. I’ve looked at some of it more closely, but you can sum most of it up with the title: “Checking up on the scientific method. Yup, still working.” Creationists, I look at those articles, read them, and go: “So?” Anatomist says ‘hobbit’ had down syndrome is basically about how scientists throw up hypotheses about a discovery, argue about it, and change their minds as new facts come to light. Or cling too long to a pet idea, but get called on it by peers, you know, the way it’s supposed to work.

Rooster-comb Dino RAPIDLY OVERCOME! Also known as, some animals will have been sucked into or covered by mud very quickly after dying, with their fossils showing skin preservation you wouldn’t otherwise have expected. You see, showing me one, two, ten, even a hundred cases where this happened is not going to convince me there was a magical global flood. Catastrophic events such as tsunamis, mud slides and floods happen all over the world, all the time. It would be weird if we didn’t on occasion find evidence of animals having died under such circumstances. If you’re working from a foregone conclusion and you’re looking for anything that will support your already made up mind, stuff like this will of course for you show you’re right. If you’re not working from that foregone conclusion, this is not news. It’s mildly interesting shit dinosaur experts might find exciting.

Other people are not standing on your little island, looking at the world from there, so bear that in mind and don’t expect them to be impressed with stuff that impresses you.

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