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Nye/Ham Debate Pt2: Scientific Assumptions

February 21, 2014

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In the debate, Bill Nye pointed out several indicators that suggest an old age of the earth: Ice cores Tree rings Radiometric dating Distant starlight Ken Ham’s consistent response to these challenges was that any effort to understand the past is “historical science” based upon assumptions and therefore unreliable.¬†You can hear him saying it throughout […]

Pageant Theory Becomes Law?

July 29, 2011

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Maybe I should apologize for being too tough on the Miss USA contestants last month [read post]. None of them seemed to understand what a scientific theory was, but it may not be their fault. Apparently science education materials sometimes get it wrong and kids can be misled. My wife and I just bought a […]