I often reply to the crazy emails I get just to see what kind of a response I’ll get which, most of the time, is none. Occasionally someone does take the bait and this brings us back to Paolo who challenged me on Evolution the other day. Here’s his latest missive:
- From: “Paolo”
Subject: you know it all dont´you?
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 10:42:14 +0200
To: Les Jenkins
Just quote me 1 fact in support of evolution! just one!
It´s a religion and in order to believe it you have to have faith.
Evolution keeps on adjusting its statements as soon as new evidence that disproves it come up.
Look for instance at the finding of soft tissues and blood vessels of dinosaurs recently, instead of dismissing that dinosaurs have lived 65 millions of years ago they say :” Wow blood vessels can keep soft for that long ??!…”
It beggars belief that elastic tissue like this could have lasted for 65 million years.
Soft tissues like blood vessels should not be there if the bones were 65 million years old.
How could these cells last for 65 million years?
Unfortunately, the long-age paradigm is so dominant that facts alone will not readily overturn it. What generally happens when a discovery contradicts a paradigm is that the paradigm is not discarded but modified, usually by making secondary assumptions, to accommodate the new evidence.
So will this new evidence cause anyone to stand up and say there’s something funny about the emperor’s clothes? Not likely. Instead, it will almost certainly become an “accepted” phenomenon that even “stretchy” soft tissues must be somehow capable of surviving for millions of years.
I am amazed at the faith of certain people, it would make fanatic fundamentalist out of them and in fact they are !
They keep on beliving against all odds .
Bye friend !
As you can see, Paolo is pulling out all the standard Creationist/IDiot arguments that have been debunked repeatedly by better people than myself. Not much new here, but then that’s no surprise.