Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Someone recommended this book to me to convince me of the truth of "Scientific Creationism". I also recommend this book for anyone who doesn't feel they get enough facepalming in their life. One of my favorite parts was Morris' explanation of Noah's flood (with no mention of Noah, for after all, creationism is non-religious), which I wanted to share with you.
By Henry Madison Morris
In a chapter entitled Uniformitarianism or Catastrophism?, Morris tries to posit that the reason we see progression in the fossil record is because the more complex forms could get to higher ground better. "Mammals and birds would be found in general at higher elevations than reptiles and amphibians, both because of their habitat and because of their greater mobility."
Think about that. This would mean that not one mammal was so slow or injured that they died in the lowlands during the early part of the flood. It would also mean that not one single dinosaur or pterosaur overtook the sloths and kiwis in the race for higher ground. Not to mention this provides no workable concept of why we should see progression in the marine fossils. And we're asked to take this as sound science?
This book also makes the laughable claim that "most fossilized organisms can be found living today, if one ignores differences caused by environmental fluctuations." I know I personally fear going out at night in case I bump into a T. rex. And I prefer my trilobites sauteed in garlic sauce. And I'm firmly against Archeopteryx hunting.
Obviously the term "Scientific Creationism" isn't quite on, as it seems to me they're doing more creating than science.