Another sequel to dishonesty from creationists

2013-09-20 10:23

Another example of creationist dishonesty.

His repeated untruth was made in a comment at 20:30, September 19, in the article http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Doubts-about-evolution-20130917

The repeated untruth:

The Fossil Record...Evolutionists have constructed the Geologic Column in order to illustrate the supposed progression of "primitive" life forms to "more complex" systems we observe today.

This certainly is an untruth.

From the previous article published:

This article is written to explain to people what a geologic column is and how creationists always tell untruths about.

What is a Geological Column?

From Glossary of Geology, American Geological Institute, Fourth Printing 1977:

Normally geologists refer to time tables when referring to time scales or stratigraphic columns or tables when they refer to rocks in an area, but I won’t discuss this here.

What do creationists make of "the" geologic column?

Creationists tend to tell that each of those time periods refer to "one rock layer" and is "supposed to be theoretically x metres thick". Then they also tell untruths about "geologists using evolutionary assumptions" for "The" Geologic Column.And then "polystrate" fossils are mentioned, too. Which, of course are all ridiculous untruths they keep on spreading.

The way "the" geologic column was compiled:

17. 1854 - Heinrich Ernst von Beyrich recognizes and defines the Oligocene Epoch.

18. 1858 - Darwin's first public presentation on his theory of evolution.

These time periods were confirmed with the advent of absolute dating methods, such as radiometric dating, in the middle of the last century. Those showed that our relative dating was correct, but also gave us absolute dates. For example, the Cambrian lasted from around 600 million years ago to around 505 million years ago, thus a period lasting around 95 million years.

Creationists just keep on repeating untruths:

The vast bulk of "The" Geologic Column was constructed way before Darwin wrote his wonderful book. The evolution of life is a fact, as witnessed by "the" geological column. Darwin used it as evidence for his theory of the origin of species by means of natural selection.

Consequences:

Next time some creationist, such as, Sydney Albertus Daniel , lies to you, tell him he is telling complete untruths. Laugh at him or her.

Further reading:

Berry, W. B. N., 1968, Growth of the Prehistoric Time Scale. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. 158 pp.

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