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  1. #1 Accurate Predictions Based on Young Earth Creation Model? 
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    Someone on a facebook group page posted this link. It's supposed to be accurate predictions based on a young earth creation model by Russell Humphreys.

    http://www.tasc-creationscience.org/...creation-model


    I haven't read the entire thing in full detail but I eventually will this week. I'm just wondering if anyone notices any flaws with this.

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    What are your reactions so far?

    (I havent clicked the link, as I dont want to send traffic away from the forum)


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    It was hard to find even one factoid in two pages of so called presented evidence. The first matter was water is wrong, the "initial magnetic field" is wrong etc.

    It's pretty much entirely junk not even worthy of the pseudoscience forum.
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    Well I remember reading something in which they claim to have accurately predicted the magnetic fields for other planets which were later verified. I plan on looking for that data sometime after I finish my homework.

    That was really the only real prediction they claim to have verified which I can remember.

    They predicted something else about the universe itself having an axis. I don't know if any data is out there which conflicts with that. I imagine there is but I haven't really checked it out yet.

    And then that thing about zircon and accelerated decay in the past. But I remember reading that the accelerated decay necessary for 6,000 years would have given off enough heat energy to sterilize the planet.
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    i must have missed that physics lesson where the magnetic properties of water were explained

    a scientific theory surely is more than throwing a number of unsubstantiated factoids in the pot and then pull a rabbit out of the hat without much of an explanation of how one led to the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erebus
    Well I remember reading something in which they claim to have accurately predicted the magnetic fields for other planets which were later verified. I plan on looking for that data sometime after I finish my homework.

    That was really the only real prediction they claim to have verified which I can remember.
    Haven't read the link, so I don't know who "they" are; however Velikovsky predicted that Jupiter has a magnetic filed and this turned out to be accurate. Everything else that Velikovsky wrote is basically gibberish. One lucky guess does not a scientist make.
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    Seriously, apart from USA, who gives a damn about some religious fundamentalists who want the earth to be created 6000 years ago and God created the human and all that sorts of bs ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makandal
    Seriously, apart from USA, who gives a damn about some religious fundamentalists who want the earth to be created 6000 years ago and God created the human and all that sorts of bs ?
    Unfortunately the number of fundamentalists challenging the scientific position on evolution is growing throughout Europe. A mere 25% of Turks accept evolution and Turkey, within the decade, may well be part of the EU.

    I viewed this fundamentalism as a thing to be laughed at when I was over here (UK) and diplomatically avoided when I was over there (US). Now I see it as a genuinse, serious and concerning threat.

    Returning fully to the topic, links to the original research from the linked site do not work, so it is difficult to properly evaluate the claims being made. Those claims seem fanciful and more to the point contrived. If the base position is that scripture is the final arbiter and it is OK to insert supernatural events as required to make the explanation work, then the end result is going to be highly suspect. (Too put it mildly.)
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    This is my favorite single sentence so far:
    Hence the initial field strength of a planet’s magnetic field would depend upon how much water it was made from.
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    aren't some of Jupiter's and Saturn's moons for a large part made of water ice ?
    as far as i'm aware they're not magnetic
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