Friday, April 23, 2010
Bridge to Nowhere
It seems that David Coppedge, the computer geek who is suing the JPL is not only an ID advocate but a young-Earth creationist as well. The Sensuous Curmudgeon found an article from the doyen of YEC lunacy, the Institute for Creation Research, defending Coppedge, who is, the ICR notes, a contributor to its Acts & Facts magazine. And here is one of his articles on the ICR website.
Coppedge describes the alleged "surprises" found when the Huygens probe landed on Titan (if we were sure what we'd find, why send a probe in the first place?). But this is the kicker:
In short, Titan turned out to be very different from predictions made using long-age assumptions. The near absence of ethane remains a profound mystery. Now that the data have been published (Nature, 12/08/2005), creationists could do good work modeling Titan's atmospheric dynamics unfettered by long-age assumptions.
If so, there's a bridge I know you might be interested in buying ...
But not to creationists. No ethane, God/intelligent designer(s) did it.
Apparently, Aug 1, 2006.
Is it really a surprise that someone who can ignore huge chunks of science in order to support his predetermined conclusion would also jump to that conclusion before all the evidence was in?
(After all these years, I still fall for it - accepting what a creationist says without checking.)