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Who is Evolving Into Stupid?

June 19, 2012

imageArrogant flight attendant Dylan Walker perhaps devolving into stupid in Daily Kos:

It is, however, very useful for dating artifacts like the Shroud of Turin and the Dead Sea Scrolls, but not quite the right radiometric clock for dating something very old, like the earth or igneous rocks and the objects found near them.  Potassium-40 (the potassium-argon clock) is probably better suited for that. 

In speaking of assumptions, who, in this case, are the ones jumping to conclusions?  The people forming conclusions based on years of careful research, analysis, reason, logic and a certain thing called “evidence,” or the cranks that know the truth because they read it in the Bible?  Ah, yes, the Bible.  A collection of thousands of years-old allegories and fairy tales, passed on from person to person, tribe to tribe, for hundreds if not thousands of years, before they reached someone literate enough to write them down; translated and transliterated literally hundreds of times, to and from hundreds of languages

I agree with the first paragraph, assuming the work is done right. The second paragraph is idiotic. Dylan can’t distinguish differences in interpretation, I suspect.

Daily Kos: Evolving Into Stupid Part 2

  1. June 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I’d have to agree with your assessment. He obviously knows very little about these books, except they have been translated and transliterated. These facts do not hardly disparage its message.

  2. Ironclad
    June 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    He’s echoing the views of Wellhausen and company, a closeted group of German antisemites who hated everything Jewish, including their sacred books. See, I could play the game too.

  3. Ironclad
    June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Apparently, he is not aware that those antiquated books he is scorning have also been subjected to “years of careful research, analysis, reason, logic and a certain thing called ‘evidence,'” adding to and enhancing our knowledge of the ancient near east.

  4. daveb of wellington nz
    June 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I wondered who the hell is flight attendant Dylan Walker, that entitles him to make such profound(??) statements that have puzzled the world’s intelligentia for millenia. Checking the URL, and his profile says it all. He’s discovered how to set up a web-site (Wow!) but is just your average wiseass who enjoys making fun of people different from himself. Profound? Yea right! He even knows how to scribble a few lines of integral calculus. Wow!

  5. June 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Not to mention that there are 2.1 Billion people worldwide who still believe 2000 years later. The very small minority that abstain are just that. It’s that they speak louder than we do. We don’t go after them but they’re on a mission to come after us wherever we happen to be. As Frank Turek says, “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist.”

    That fellow, Thomas, is confused between scientific evidence which has been continuous since the STRP Team went in, and the writings in the Bible. None of the Scientists’ evidence becomes proof of the Bible. It’s purely scientific–nothing to do with religion. That is until you realize the implication of the Shroud. Scientists do not know how it was imprinted. They do know it was not painted. They do know it portrays a man crucified according to the Roman penchant for torture. Therefore when faced with the “evidence” one must make a decision. Either believe the science or don’t. You can’t have it both ways guys!

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