|Posted by bonesiii on February 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Please note: I am considering doing a line-by-line rebuttal of Bill Nye's arguments in his recent debate with Ken Ham. For now, these links should suffice. CMI's article is probably the best place to start. AiG itself composed a very in-depth list of articles (links to old ones) that have already debunked most of Nye's points. To the specific debate topic itself, ICR's response utterly disproves Nye's overall point that creationists can't be good scientists (Nye's argument is a No True Scotsm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on January 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Two points I just thought of that I haven't really heard others point out:
1) Bacterial resistance "evolving" -- besides the usual debunking that this results from a breaking of a function normally helpful to the microbe, there's a larger point here that's missed -- this is still the life system of Earth BREAKING. This is not getting better.
Now, evolutionists usually would counter that evolution doesn't work that way -- it brings benefit to the specific ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on November 26, 2013 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Simple analogy for the scientific likelihood of the Global Flood described in the Bible, illustrating the fallacy of uniformitarianism interpreted as "science", specifically in geology.
Evolutionary and old-earth laymen and even scientists have fallen for a somewhat understandable but fallacious misunderstanding of how science related to global geology. The general idea of modern science is observe present processes and logically extrapolate from these to understand w...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on September 19, 2013 at 6:20 AM||comments (2)|
Two sites I have been planning for a long time have just been launched (for now still using webs.com), although very little is on them so far. Both are technically blogs, but I'm using them for much more specific purposes than this blog.
The first is:
The "Lingua Bible" is my attempt to use a simple, universal spelling-pronunciation system to (eventually, maybe) have the entire Bible (the ESV) with the nam...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on June 24, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Often skeptics will present the possibility (sometimes assuring us it's certain) that biblical creationists may be wrong due to being insane; being literally unable to understand why (they think) evolutionism is true and/or the Bible is wrong.
This approach has always intrigued me, because as I often point out, it's usually claimed that the insane do not realize they're insane. As John Locke of LOST said in the episode White Rabbit (to Jack, who ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on June 24, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
This is just a note that I think I'll be soon(ish?) be trying to find a better site to host this blog. I'm not really sure where, but I'm growing tired of the code errors this seems to always make every time I post an entry (it often adds extra spaces between paragraphs or deletes them, and I dunno of a way to turn that off). It's especially annoying if I try to edit an entry.
So like... if anyone knows of a good site or alternative, that would be cool (for free only). Unlik...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on February 11, 2013 at 6:40 AM||comments (1)|
Many people have wondered what type of fruit was being referred to in Genesis 2-3, from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden. Especially there is a common tradition that it was apples.
However, I've thought of a possibility that would rule apples out if it is correct. I cannot apparently be certain that this is the case (read on for why), but there are some interesting clues in Genesis 1-3 that the forbidden tree might n...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on December 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
I have noticed that the most effective, simple cure for (normal) hiccups is extremely rarely known, and even when it is known, it's usually not explained properly. I figured this out over the years by simple logic from the explanations in the news of what normal hiccups are, and have been testing it successfully for years. So here it is (basics in bold for easy skimming).
Hiccups are essentially muscle spasms in the diaphragm -- the muscle that forms the "floor" of the lung...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on November 1, 2012 at 6:15 AM||comments (2)|
The question of why God made so many stars has puzzled many, from my experience talking with people I know.
Reactions to this range from the belief that the answer is obvious (such as to demonstrate how wonderful our Creator's love for us is that he even notices us and that he didn't put us in some tiny box) to that a good answer is impossible (such as the idea that God would not want to confuse us about the age of the universe in this early scientific era when we have very...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on August 15, 2012 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
CMI had a good article today that sums up why this conversation has stalled, Robert:
Thus far I have explained in detail why your argument fails. But you have apparently rejected my explanations, apparently for no other reason than fear of people knowing that you were wrong. It's okay to admit you were wrong. It happens.
Or, if you do think you're right, please engage in the conversation and expl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
While I was researching the question of why we don't (apparently) find pre-Flood ruins, I noticed some things that made me form the following biblical theory and some related sub-theories.
I have often heard that Cain's line died out in the global Flood, so that only Seth's line lived on. But I noticed several clues that this might not be true, and they provide a theory about another mystery -- who are the four wives that were on the Ark?
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|Posted by bonesiii on August 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
From their Wikipedia pages, the following are the "real" englicized Hebrew spellings of the names of people given by the Bible, who were alive prior to the Flood (some surviving on the Ark). These are the spellings I intend to use in the future on this site, and may link back to this entry often. Due to oddities of language like consonant shift and misunderstandings, our English Bible translations tend to use strange spellings that are often clearly inaccurate.
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|Posted by bonesiii on August 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Record of final comments to Robert Baty (NonAnonymous on Christian Post); decided to finish it up on his user page rather than the article where it began. In hindsight, it appears memos posted there disappear after a certain number of new ones are posted, so putting the backups here for the record.
Unfortunately it now appears that he was trolling from the start, and as such I've simply decided to stop feeding the troll, as well as to pray that he will see the error of his ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on August 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
The following is a response to a follow-up point of Robert Baty's to my recent time dilation entry, which is here:
He had posted a quote from an AiG article that had just been posted that same day, which I hadn't yet had time to read. I admitted it did appear like a contradiction, and encouraged him to contact AiG to ask about it. I was out of time ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on August 9, 2012 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
The following is my response to a series of fill-in-form questions that Robert Baty has asked me to answer, about his "Goliath of GRAS" argument. This part of the response deals primarily with the first premise in his syllogism (the major premise), the key question being whether the first premise is true. I conclude in this argument that no, the first premise is not true (and the same for the second, for reasons alluded to here as well).
This conversation began in the commen...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on August 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
The following is a follow-up reply to Robert Baty, that also proved too long for Christian Post comments, and will be linked to. This first part I felt would be best not to stuff in with the reply to his systematic fill-in-form questions, so I have split the whole reply up into two blog entries.
This first part is an important clarification on the issue of time dilation and other time-related concerns as to Answers in Genesis's position on whether some objects, from those o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on August 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
This is a reply to Robert Baty's "Goliath of GRAS" argument, attempting to refute the biblical creationist position, which I'm convinced is true. Since a thorough analysis proved to be very long I have posted it here to link to.
My short answer:
Your argument can apparently be boiled down to two claims, neither of which are really anything new. First, that scientists have disproven the biblical "young Earth" position; creationists have been debunking thi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on June 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by bonesiii on June 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
So often I have encountered in origins debates and other discussions of the deeper issues of life a philosophy, always implied-only (so far :P) that if you can reach a certain emotion because of something someone else said, that disproves what they've said.
For example, someone who was debating me once said, "I have read a few of the AiG [Answer in Genesis; a biblical creationist organization] "answers" to the talk.origins [an evolutionist site] refutations of creationist ar...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bonesiii on June 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
One of the strangest arguments against the Bible's I've heard is the idea that there couldn't have been light before the sun. This question was depicted as asked in the movie about the Scopes “monkey trial”, for example, and the actor playing the Christian had no strong answer for it.
How can this be, when we are surrounded by other means to produce light?
To begin with, the text itself seems to say that God was making light itself directly, ...Read Full Post »