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Erasmus, FCD

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what happens when you give a complete fucking idiot an abacus?

 Quote Salvador T. Cordova Says: March 11th, 2011 at 2:26 amOne of the best pieces of evidence for a flood is the fossil record.FromOhio State UnivFossilizationStarts with burying:The key first step in the process of fossilization is the burying or otherwise entombing of an organism prior to that organism's complete decomposition.Often this entombment occurs as a corpse is buried under sediment at the bottom of a lake, stream, river, or sea. This may happen, for example, if an organism is swept away in a flood.But let us consider how long it takes to bury fossils on average if we assume the mainstream view of layers of dirt piling up over millions of years. A reasonable figure for the average rate at which dirt piles up over millions years is taking a representative height of all the layers of dirt involved in the history of life and dividing it by the number of years. If the layers of dirt are 5 miles high ( a reasonable figure, especially in light of the fact the farthes we've ever dug is 14 miles), then the average rate at which dirt accumulated to supposedly create the fossil record is: 0.017 milimeters a year, and 0.017 milimeters a year is 10 times thinner than a sheet of paper!The calculation is as follows:5 miles = 8.333333 kilometers = 8333.333 meters = 8,333,333 milimeters.8,333,333 milimeters/ 500,000,000 years = 0.17 milimeters/ yearSo, for a fossil that is 1 meter high, it will take 60,000 years to bury.The calculation is as follows:1 meter / (0.17 milimeters/ year)= 60,000 yearsClearly the fossil will likely be decomposed, eaten by scavangers, destroyed, etc. before becoming fossilized if it sits out there for 60,000 years.One could of course assert that the rate of burial in my calculation is only an average, and that in between there were fast burials, like floods. Fine. I'll accept that there were fast burials like floods.

one could of course assert anything, couldn't they sal?  I assert that you are a fool.  Fortunately, that's more than just an assertion, i've got proof

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

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