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Polls are meaningful
June 13, 2002
Letters to the editor
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
It's always good to get a second opinion when one is having a serious problem
or controversy. Thus the Cleveland Plain Dealer was correct in requesting a
second poll on the issue of origins. Interestingly the second opinion
essentially confirmed the Zogby poll on the same subject. Apparently a
majority of Ohioians would like to see the evidence for and against evolution
be a part of the Science Standards.
I think these polls are meaningful for several reasons: (1) they show a
consistent desire that students be given the evidence against evolution in a
sort of "teach the controversy atmosphere" and (2) they show that people do
not buy into the idea that the first cell eventually evolved into an Einstein
after zillions of genetic "miracles" or that bacteria are the ancestors of
Blue Whales (3) polls show that folks sense the search for the "miraculous"
mechanism for evolution is no more scientific than searching for an
Intelligent Designer amongst all the "irreducible complexities" of life
itself and biological processes.
Actually to justify their theory, evolutionists depend on the geological time
table which supposedly covers 600 million years or so. They read the fossil
record in the light of these vast periods of time. In the March Ohio
education board standards debate in Columbus, the two scientists, Krauss and
Miller, urged that only evolution theory be taught, constantly evoking the
fossil record as evidence for their theory.
Krauss and Miller also insisted on the importance of peer reviewed papers.
They should, therefore, welcome such a paper published by the French
Geological Society reporting on experiments invalidating the principles of
stratigraphy. The geological time-scale used to date the fossil record was
constructed upon these stratigraphic principles. They were invalidated
because over three centuries ago, the naturalist Nicholas Steno had not taken
into account the effect of water currents on strata formation. No one had
thought of testing the basic principles until a few years ago. As a result,
the millions of years reduce to very short time spans. For instance, the
time callculated to form the 800 km long Tonto Group in the Grand Canyon
reduces from 70 million years to fifty days or less. Consequently, fossils
of species in the rocks of the Tonto Group which were thought to have
millions of years between them, must have been buried within days of each
other. Also for any life forms from jelly fish to dinosaurs to become fossils
they must be buried quickly.
This peer reviewed research from France and the sedimentary flumes of
Colorado State Un. explain a number of other false evolutionary assumptions
such as: "Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago". In reality when
scientists actually dated the fossils instead of the rocks they obtained
radiocarbon dates in the ranges of 12,800-37,500 years for alleged 100
million year old carbonized wood and
9,980 to 25,550 RC +/- 250 years for the bones of five different dinosaurs
excavated from TX, UT, CO and WY indicating they were not completely
fossilized. Both of the above peer reviewed papers were followed with other
technical papers. Let's quit brainwashing our children with evolutionary
theory behind the mask of science; and, teach real science as found in
biological processes and good scientific principles.
"Experiments on Stratification of Heterogeneous Sand Mixtures",
Pierre Y. Julien, YongQuiang Lan and Guy Berthault, Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr.,
1993, n" 5.
"Geological Dating Principles Questioned" (Paleohydraulics: a new approach),
Fusion, n 81, Mai-juin 2000 Alcuin (Paris), also in English, Guy Berthault.
"Paluxy Footprints Revisited", Fields W., Miller H., Whitmore J., Davis D.,
Detwiler G., Ditmars J., Whitelaw R R., Novaez G., Proceedings of the of the
Second ICC, 1990, pp. 155-173 plus supplement pp. 371-374, Vol. 2 with peer
review evaluations and rebuttles.
"Direct Dating of Cretaceous-Jurassic Fossils", Robert Garbe, Hugh Miller,
John Whitmore, George Detwiler, Doug Wilder, Frank Vosler, John Ditmars, D.
Technical conference, August 1, 1992 (Minn. MN).