To: Fredric Rhyce Msg #207, 17Sep93 11:11am Subject: Re: Listing Ron Stringfellow's faults
From: Hector Plasmic Kill
To: Fredric Rhyce Msg #207, 17-Sep-93 11:11am
Subject: Re: Listing Ron Stringfellow's faults
FR> 3) This from a guy who claimed that the Loma Linda University
FR>was in no way affiliated with the Ass Of God
That's 7th Day Adventists, not ass o' god.
BTW, I found some of that GRI crap while cleaning a couple of days ago.
Here's an example of their "technique." Article "Progressive Creation
and Biblical Revelation: Some Theological Implications" (Origins v18 #2
1991) claims that progressive creation (god made the world and life
slowly, in accordance with the evidence in the fossil record, emulating
abiogenesis and evolution) can't be true because it conflicts with the
literal meaning of the bible. (It can't be true because we've already
shot the arrow in the wall over _here_.) This is, of course, the same
reason (and the sole real reason) they claim that abiogenesis and
evolution can't be true. Aquinas, anyone? Non-science, anyone?
Here's another goodie:
"Seventh-day Adventists customarily place the disappearance of the
dinosaurs in the Genesis flood. Part of the basis for this position
are statements appearing in _Spiritual Gifts_, vol. 3, p. 92, and vol.
4, p.121. The latter quotation is as follows: 'There was a class of
very large animals which perished at the flood. God knew that the
strength of man would decerase and these mammoth animals could not be
controlled by feeble man.'" (Geoscience Reports, Spring 1991, #13,
wherein the "scientists" of GRI purchase their already "harvested"
fossils from local farmers (pg. 5)).
Note the idiocies promoted in that paragraph: a literal global flood,
dinosaurs coexisting with man, the "devolution"[sic] of man from the
Cretaceous, supposed-scientists quoting religious material as scientific
evidence (and no other evidence in sight). These are the folks Ronnie
thinks know their science. ROFL! At least they, unlike Ronnie, have
enough sense not to show their heads in HOLYSMOKE to be debunked.
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