Another nail in the coffin of creationism

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Feb 25, 2013
 

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Read it and weep, Yecs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

"Researchers have found evidence for a landmass that would have existed between 2,000 and 85 million years ago.

The strip of land, which scientists have called Mauritia, eventually fragmented and vanished beneath the waves as the modern world started to take shape."
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And the changes to our planet continue: climatic as well as geological.

Religionists often rant about some armageddon or day of judgement,(or some other such nonsense). It seems to me humanity is only about 3 million years old and modern society no more than hundreds of years old. We are at the start of a long journey, not nearing our end - as long as religious nutters don't end it fighting over which tribe owns some mythological 'holy land'...
http://www.history.com/topics/the-end-of-the-...

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EdSed wrote:
And the changes to our planet continue: climatic as well as geological.
Religionists often rant about some armageddon or day of judgement,(or some other such nonsense). It seems to me humanity is only about 3 million years old and modern society no more than hundreds of years old. We are at the start of a long journey, not nearing our end - as long as religious nutters don't end it fighting over which tribe owns some mythological 'holy land'...
http://www.history.com/topics/the-end-of-the-...
I love science!

It provides us with real and tangible explanations as opposed to the superstitious mumbo jumbo you get from religion and other forms of ju-ju.

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This was a really cool story. I got $100 that says the creationists will be claiming it as proof of Noah's flood.
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Read it and weep, Yecs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...
"Researchers have found evidence for a landmass that would have existed between 2,000 and 85 million years ago.
The strip of land, which scientists have called Mauritia, eventually fragmented and vanished beneath the waves as the modern world started to take shape."

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This was a really cool story. I got $100 that says the creationists will be claiming it as proof of Noah's flood.
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Unfortunately for them, the inane ramblings of late Iron Age goat herders do not count as evidence.

“I see quantum effects”

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In the macro world.

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Feb 26, 2013
 
You don't really think this will change their minds, do you?

It will just be a plot by those damned, god-hating, atheist scientists with an agenda.

Since: Mar 11

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Sadly they use a circular argument that says no matter what the facts show if it disagrees with the ancient myths the facts are either wrong or being misjudged because the bible is perfect.

Sad actually
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Unfortunately for them, the inane ramblings of late Iron Age goat herders do not count as evidence.
Siro

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"Now researchers believe they have found evidence of a sliver of continent - known as a microcontinent - that was once tucked between the two."

So they BELIEVE they have found evidence?
You either have evidence or you dont.

Is this not what atheists accuse theists of?

Since: Mar 11

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Those toilets are not going to scrub themselves you know. Just saying you may need to spend a little more time with your cleaning cart and a little less time making a complete jackass out of yourself okay?:)
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"Now researchers believe they have found evidence of a sliver of continent - known as a microcontinent - that was once tucked between the two."
So they BELIEVE they have found evidence?
You either have evidence or you dont.
Is this not what atheists accuse theists of?
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Non sequitur.
Siro wrote:
"Now researchers believe they have found evidence of a sliver of continent - known as a microcontinent - that was once tucked between the two."
So they BELIEVE they have found evidence?
You either have evidence or you dont.
Is this not what atheists accuse theists of?

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Siro wrote:
"Now researchers believe they have found evidence of a sliver of continent - known as a microcontinent - that was once tucked between the two."
So they BELIEVE they have found evidence?
You either have evidence or you dont.
Is this not what atheists accuse theists of?
I'd say that the following extract goes much further than a mere belief....

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurr...

"The Laccadive–Chagos Ridge and Southern Mascarene Plateau in the north-central and western Indian Ocean, respectively, are thought to be volcanic chains formed above the Réunion mantle plume1 over the past 65.5 million years2, 3. Here we use U–Pb dating to analyse the ages of zircon xenocrysts found within young lavas on the island of Mauritius, part of the Southern Mascarene Plateau. We find that the zircons are either Palaeoproterozoic (more than 1,971 million years old) or Neoproterozoic (between 660 and 840 million years old). We propose that the zircons were assimilated from ancient fragments of continental lithosphere beneath Mauritius, and were brought to the surface by plume-related lavas. We use gravity data inversion to map crustal thickness and find that Mauritius forms part of a contiguous block of anomalously thick crust that extends in an arc northwards to the Seychelles. Using plate tectonic reconstructions, we show that Mauritius and the adjacent Mascarene Plateau may overlie a Precambrian microcontinent that we call Mauritia. On the basis of reinterpretation of marine geophysical data4, we propose that Mauritia was separated from Madagascar and fragmented into a ribbon-like configuration by a series of mid-ocean ridge jumps during the opening of the Mascarene ocean basin between 83.5 and 61 million years ago. We suggest that the plume-related magmatic deposits have since covered Mauritia and potentially other continental fragments."
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Givemeliberty wrote:
Those toilets are not going to scrub themselves you know. Just saying you may need to spend a little more time with your cleaning cart and a little less time making a complete jackass out of yourself okay?:)
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Whatever wigger, yo beez tohkin' out yo azz brutha!
You the slumlord and porn peddler who goes to asia to 'help' poor people ('hey do you want to pose for my porn site or do you want to starve?').
But ultimately you the BS nutjob, just another KittenKoder.....

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Just don't miss a spot on mopping those floors again okay half wit?
Siro wrote:
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Whatever wigger, yo beez tohkin' out yo azz brutha!
You the slumlord and porn peddler who goes to asia to 'help' poor people ('hey do you want to pose for my porn site or do you want to starve?').
But ultimately you the BS nutjob, just another KittenKoder.....
Amused

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Siro wrote:
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Whatever wigger, yo beez tohkin' out yo azz brutha!
You the slumlord and porn peddler who goes to asia to 'help' poor people ('hey do you want to pose for my porn site or do you want to starve?').
But ultimately you the BS nutjob, just another KittenKoder.....
Yet more evidence of the crying need for Topix to devise a Judge It! icon for "racist". And one for Batsh*t Crazy.

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