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Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

Ok, I got 2 wrong. The dinosaur/stamp one threw me for a loop. Had no idea . And the virus question wrong. It was a Eukaryote not a virus. DUh. lol.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #25)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

There is a lot more than Carbon Dating. I just used it as a generalization cause I didnt want to go into detail. Carbon dating is rarely if ever used except in a few quartenary studies and even then it doesn't play much of a role. Carbon dating is more useful in other disciplines (anthropology, etc.) studying the recent past. Other radioactive techniques are used on the geologic timeframe....and again, not all that mainstream compared to using index fossils. Carbon dating is fairly accurate. The issue can be deposition and what's being measured. It's akin to watching CSI when they somehow miraculously exclude the other thousand bits of DNA from the hotel room and perform tests in minutes on 'the right' sample and then just happen to have the 'immaculate conception' data base on hand. If the methdology is done right then carbon dating is accurate. It's about physics and 'has to' be right. It's not the dating that's the issue but what's being dated. Sure, there might be an ancient garbage site but fire, etc. might have swept through a hundred times in the meantime...birds pooped...other animals flora died...stuff moved around by floods, storms, etc. How much integrity is there is the original material?  (Feb 18, 2014 | post #21)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

Good test! I got them all right but I study and research science so the questions were easy. Look, I am not saying that conservatives are stupid. That ridiculous. All I want is people to know the basics in science. I dont want them to think like me, I just want them to think and make uniformed decisions on their own. I am not a liberal. I am an Independent. I am conservative in some things, liberal in others and lean to the left at times. I belong to no specific political agenda. I see it for what it is. Corporations are ruining this country and it needs to stop.  (Feb 18, 2014 | post #20)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

We need people who vote and in politics know basic things like science. Its imperative. Or these sucky ass politicians and corporations are going to ruin us. This is why. We are leaders in technological advancements and I sure dont want someone in office or voting these people in that has their finger on the nuke button or with the ability to manipulate the public with lies. I want people who are aware of the world around them so they are not sheep. Just blindly following others  (Feb 18, 2014 | post #15)

Jamestown, TN

To attack Obamacare, Republicans forget the lessons of Bu...

There you go pointing fingers when you dont even know me or my political views. Maybe if you read to listen instead of comment you may get somewhere. I am not a liberal or a democrat . I did NOT vote for Obama nor would I have. SO stop pointing fingers and listen for once  (Feb 18, 2014 | post #20)

Jamestown, TN

To attack Obamacare, Republicans forget the lessons of Bu...

Roudy. If you think it sounds racist you have some serious reading and comprehension problems and I am done talking to you, I cannot identify with you on any level and if you cannot understand simple english you are of no use to me  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #18)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

And evolution is a well established FAT FACT. OMG OMG OMG! 99.9% of scientists know this and follow this method. HOW CAN YOU NOT BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION!!???? WEEPS!! :(  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #13)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

I am just in awe of people who don't understand basic science. I cannot compete with you all. I give up. This is beyond me. I just cannot fathom people who think the world is 6,000 --- 10,000 yrs old. Its not only ludicrous but preposterous . Basic science proves that the earth is 4.5 billion through the scientific method of carbon dating. The Cosmic Wave Background from the Planck Telescope has proven the universe is 13.8 billion years old through the red-shift --Doppler effect. This is basic scientific knowledge, and I am flabbergasted that people still believe the earth is 6,000 yrs old. WE HAVE PROOF!!! I could give you links . Peer reviewed PDF's that PROVES this!  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #12)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

I am not an Obama lover. I think he sucks at many things, but I always agree with helping the poor. Especially the middle class. The backbone of this nation. I want to see Obama do better, but I don't think he is the worst president we've ever had. I don't agree with many things he's done.  (Feb 16, 2014 | post #6)

Jamestown, TN

The world is not 6,000 yrs old!

What difference? These are the same people who vote, have their finger on the nuke button, politicians and are going to operate on you or I. It makes a huge difference. If we have people like this that yield this much power and don't know their ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to science or technology, watch us become like a Muslim Nation or Dictatorship nation or even worse at the mercy of these idiots.  (Feb 15, 2014 | post #3)

Jamestown, TN

To attack Obamacare, Republicans forget the lessons of Bu...

I could care less. I just don't like racism, Hate him all you want, Makes no difference to me.  (Feb 15, 2014 | post #12)

Jamestown, TN

To attack Obamacare, Republicans forget the lessons of Bu...

You think my comment is racist?! How old are you ? Are you 12? Cause you don't sound right. Are you sure old enough to be on here ? I don't mess with kids on public forums so if this is who you are you need to go somewhere else  (Feb 15, 2014 | post #11)

Jamestown, TN

To attack Obamacare, Republicans forget the lessons of Bu...

There is no need to call black people jungle bunny. I know some are not the most clean, or rich or educated, but to attack someone cause of the color of their skin makes no sense to me. Their character should speak, not their damn skin color. If you don't like Obama then fine but leave his skin color out of it. Has nothing to do with anything but a preconceived idea of a social norm  (Feb 15, 2014 | post #7)

Jamestown, TN

Where did we come from? The joy of discovery.

yes, and I would treat you all like family if you were here in my home regardless of beliefs. I just don't do racism. I grew up in a racist home, and I hated it.  (Feb 15, 2014 | post #52)

Jamestown, TN

Where did we come from? The joy of discovery.

I know I do. You ought to see what else I can do with it.  (Feb 15, 2014 | post #49)

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Headline:

Skeptic/Atheist

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Hardinsburg Kentucky

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God is Not so Great

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Science, Quantum Physics. Cosmology. Education

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Rid the world of religion and promote science

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Myself. I worship nothing and question everything. Believing in false knowledge is worse than ignorance.