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Dean_from_OhioOctober 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm
daveS @ 30,
In 1650, Bishop Ussher set a date assuming that Genesis is written as a narrative, and that days, years and genealogies are to be understood in their most common senses: a day is a day, a year is a year, etc. Since then, more than a hundred estimates of the timeline of Genesis have been made using the same assumptions, and their dates for key events are similar to his. Ussher’s date for the flood was 2348 B.C. The good Bishop didn’t provide any confidence intervals.
Here’s a creationist assessment of Bishop Ussher’s work: http://www.icr.org/article....trusted
Here’s an a/mat assessment of the intent of Bishop Ussher:
I shall be defending Ussher’s chronology as an honorable effort for its time and arguing that our usual ridicule only records a lamentable small-mindedness based on mistaken use of present criteria to judge a distant and different past…. Ussher represented the best of scholarship in his time. He was part of a substantial research tradition, a large community of intellectuals working toward a common goal under an accepted methodology….
The a/mat advocate who stated this, while disagreeing greatly with the content, was Stephen J. Gould. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki.......onology
So what do I think? I think the flood was recent enough that soft tissue from dinosaurs is still being found (https://uncommondescent.com/evolution/is-there-some-reason-that-paleontologists-do-not-want-soft-dinosaur-tissue/), and it probably occurred no earlier than 4,000 B.C.
Does a lot of evidence seem to falsify this? Sure. But other evidence, such as the soft tissue of dinosaurs, seems to confirm it and also seems to falsify the standard narrative of hundreds of millions of years.
The point is, which model of origins has the better set of timeline residuals, which are the differences between predicted values and inferred actual values? I think that ID and a recent catastrophe does. I’m a young earth creationist also, but many ID supporters are not, and I can and do work well with them, and applaud their progress made against a stiff daily headwind.
Not for the faint hearted
Stiff daily indeed. Mr. I only come daily (from Ohio) is on a quest. Leaving no stone or platitude unturned he arrives at a consequence with no fork. Pleased with hisself he combines harvesters graining oats for all to see.
Poor man has never been at a seaside puppet show. For if he was he would (SHIRLY!!) know that a short sift through the sea shells would reveal a fossil of a sharks tooth not unlike his grandmother's false teeth (But without the high tech springs of George Washingmachine's false teeth).
For the love of all things that include deities and hopeless runs for mayoral office why is it that these non-arthropod invertebrate animals more commonly known as legless stomachs...erm sorry worms, crawl over the parapets of civilisation?
Well Donald Trump that's fucking what.
"I get a strong breeze from my monitor every time k.e. puts on his
clown DaveTard suit" dogdidit
"ID is deader than Lenny Flanks granmaws dildo batteries" Erasmus
"I'm busy studying scientist level science papers" Galloping Gary Gaulin